Senior HR Administration Assistant, CHHR2

  • Position title: Senior HR Administration Assistant, CHHR2
  • Grade: GS8
  • Position N°: 50000457 / 50069278
  • Reference: ADB/19/059
  • Publication date: 03/05/2019
  • Closing date: 02/06/2019
  • Country: Côte d’Ivoire

THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa. The Bank is seeking to build a management team that will lead the successful implementation of this vision.

THE COMPLEX:

The Vice-Presidency, Human Resources and Corporate Services (CHVP) ensures the delivery of efficient, people-centered, client-oriented, corporate services to ensure overall institutional effectiveness in all aspects of the Bank’s corporate services. The complex leads efforts to ensure the competitiveness of the Bank as the employer of choice and is responsible for providing leadership in the formulation and implementation of Bank’s strategies on people, IT, general services and institutional procurements, language services, business continuity and, health and safety strategies.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT/DIVISION:

The role of the Human Resources Management department is to develop and execute a People Strategy, Policies, processes and practices which will enable the Bank to achieve its strategic Agenda. Core to the HR Strategy will be the attraction, development, engagement, motivation and retention of a best-in-class workforce.

In order to create a truly transformed HR work-way, CHHR department is structured around a triangular Model: Business Partnerships for strategy, client contracting and HR delivery, Centers of Expertise/Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for internal consulting, thought leadership, design, talent and staff development and training and best practice benchmarking, HR Shared Services for transactional excellence and employees outreach. This new HR Model will deliver a world-class employee life-cycle experience.

Within the Human Resources Department (CHHR), HR Shared Services (CHHR.2) is responsible for the administration of employee contracts, management of benefits, HR processes and data management center.

THE POSITION:

The Senior HR Administration Assistant will be assigned to a moderate range of technical support assignments in HR administration. The incumbent will process transactions in HRIS to perform specialized tasks. S/he is responsible for carrying out administrative tasks related to HR administration and for assisting HR teams in providing statistics and data for decision support. The position holder works closely with the HR Administration Officer. Accountabilities are set for the HR activity in his/her area of responsibility – complex, field office or special contracts.

Under the immediate supervision of the HR Administration Officer, and the overall supervision of the Division Manager CHHR2, the incumbent will undertake the following Key Responsibilities:

A – Provide administrative support to the administration of HR processes by:

  1. Preparing HR Administrative documents and decisions relating to regular and short-term staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, Project Staff and others. These documents include new staff appointment contracts, and contract renewals, staff promotions and any other work related to contract processing.
  2. Maintaining templates and letters for staff separation, staff assumption of duty, transfers, promotions, contract renewals, confirmations, leave without pay and staff testimonials.
  3. Ensuring, in liaison with Records section, that electronic and hard copy personnel files are up-to-date.
  4. Monitoring staff probation periods and process staff confirmation.
  5. Undertaking the maintenance of the contract renewals/probationary periods in the Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) systems.
  6. Undertaking administration of staff dependents for new hires and update / changes by staff in liaise with HR Records section.
  7. Assisting staff members with administrative procedures for adoption.
  8. Working with Shared Services teams, HR Benefits; HR Payroll; HR Master Data & HR Employee Help Desk in problem resolution and treatment of queries from employees.
  9. Assisting in the administration of assumption of duty of Bank staff, Technical Assistants, Secondees, and Project Staff and also the administration of assumption of Staff transfers/Staff movements including Promotions, employment terminations.
  10. Assisting in the process of reference checks for employees to verify a range of candidate information, including employment history, academic qualifications and security checks.
  11. Collecting approval of individual HR action decided, update HR master data and follow up until completion.
  12. Tracking staff movements within and without the Bank.
  13. Maintaining and updating information on probation periods and fixed-term contracts of staff members.
  14. Drafting statistics on recruitment, staff mobility, transfers and promotion.

B – Perform day-to-day office management duties and provide assistance to other colleagues in the accomplishment of Division tasks when required.

C – Participate to continuous business improvements and HRIS projects for automation.

  1. Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and or its equivalent in Human Resources Management, Information Systems, Business Management or other related disciplines.
  2. Have a minimum of six (6) years of relevant practical working experience in progressive positions.
  3. Good planning and monitoring skills will be highly desirable.
  4. A relevant and practical experience in Human Resources Management, Staff and Legal counselling will be an asset.
  5. Proactive, solution oriented individual, keen to resolve challenges through innovation.
  6. Ability to implement continual improvement activities to processes, with a keen eye for detail.
  7. Ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines and work under a pressure.
  8. Ability to work independently and coordinate with peers and other HR experts in a multidisciplinary multicultural team.
  9. Excellent levels of initiative, enthusiasm, team spirit and organizational and interpersonal skills.
  10. Demonstrates tact and diplomacy in dealing with clients and other team members.
  11. Operational effectiveness.
  12. Communication.
  13. Problem solving.
  14. Client orientation.
  15. Team working and relations.
  16. Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, preferably with a working knowledge of the other.
  17. Good knowledge of the use of standard software (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and SAP). Good typing skills is highly desirable.

THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE POST HOLDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A LOCAL STAFF AND WILL NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT).

To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

Planning and Documentation Advisor

Application closing date: 31 May 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

The “Niger Compact” project funded by the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was recently signed. The Government of Niger (GoN) has created the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA-Niger) and needs support services in program management and infrastructure project management, in order to plan and implement the Niger Compact, which includes two projects: (i) the Irrigation and Market Access Project; and (ii) the project “Communities Resilient to Climate Change”.

UNOPS will deploy teams of specialists to work alongside MCA-Niger in Niamey. The staff will be integrated into the administrative body providing technical and administrative support to the senior management and Executive of Compact. In addition to the program management support unit, the core teams will work in the Irrigation and Road Infrastructure units on an ongoing basis during the Compact.

The Planning and Records Management Advisor will be supervised by the Deputy Chief of the Program Office.

Functional Responsibilities

The Counselor will be responsible for the following points:

  • Provide planning and cost control support for all road projects, including reporting variations, tracking milestones in preparing billing processes for clients, etc.
  • Perform and manage the planning and monitoring of project activities.
  • Coordinate and work with the project management team to resolve project issues to ensure delivery / completion of project work.
  • Attend project meetings and internal and external discussions.
  • Conduct a monthly report and review for the management team on the costs associated with the project and ensure that expenditures remain within the project budget.
  • Provide cost control and planning advice to the PMT internal team as needed.
  • Gantt, PERT, key milestone tables and other program management tools used to support critical path analysis, short-term work authorizations, priority-based resource allocations, performance gaps and support cost / planning integration.
  • Support the portfolio management team in the planning, monitoring, analysis and reporting of projects / programs, including maintenance of the dashboard.
  • Prepare and update the project schedule.
  • Monitor critical activities according to project schedule and advise project management.
  • Track progress of daily work and prepare weekly and monthly programs and reports.
  • Maintain and record for the project manager the update of progress.
  • Assists in the preparation of the work program, cash flow and labor histogram for tenders.
  • Use of specialized computer software to help keep the project running (preferably MS Project).
  • Make adjustments to schedules as needed and make relevant recommendations to the team leader.
  • Provide input for the Compact’s quarterly reports and other UNOPS deliverables.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Deputy Head of the Program Office.
  • Update project and program dashboards (through MS Project or Power-BI).
  • Ensure that key information is under configuration management and change control information sharing within the program.
  • Create and operate libraries or other storage areas to store documents and maintain reference documents.
  • Develop and maintain document control procedures to cover basic management, controlled release of key documents, version control, document history, and distribution lists.
  • Maintain the document management system.
  • Look for knowledge about access to relevant information outside the program office, other organizational systems, Internet resources, etc.
  • Ensure that processes are in place to manage the security and confidentiality of program / project documentation or other assets.

Expected Results

The effectiveness and success of the results obtained by the Planning and Documentation Advisor has a direct impact on project delivery and, as a result, enhances the visibility and image of UNOPS as effective service provider in project management and development.

Education / Experience / Language requirements

Training

  • A master’s degree in BAC + 5 (Master) in Project Management, or in Social Sciences, or in Economics or Planning or in a related field is required.
  • A combination of a BAC + 3 (Bachelor) undergraduate degree in Project Management, Social Science, Economics or Planning or a related field, and an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of educational requirements described above.
  • Specialized training in project management or cost control is essential.
  • Project Management certification (eg PRINCE2® Foundation / Practitioner is desirable.)

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in project management is required.
  • A minimum of at least 2 years in document management and the implementation of global information systems is essential.
  • A solid knowledge of planning tools such as MS Project and Primavera is essential.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards in document and information management (ISO 2709, 10244, 15836, 15489, 21127, 23950, 32000) is highly desirable.
  • Previous work experience in sub-Saharan Africa is an advantage.
  • An understanding of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) contract is an advantage.
  • Experience with United Nations organizations is desirable.
  • Experience with content storage solutions in Cloud is an advantage.

Linguistic knowledge

  • Perfect command of French is required.
  • A good knowledge of English would be an advantage.
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Administrative & Finance Officer (COSL)

  • Position title: Administrative & Finance Officer (COSL)
  • Grade: LP6
  • Position N°: 50067100
  • Reference: ADB/19/105
  • Publication date: 21/05/2019
  • Closing date: 20/06/2019
  • Country: Sierra Leone

THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE COMPLEX:

The Bank has established the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Complex whose major objective is to build regional capabilities and bring responsibility for client activities closer to the regions. Five Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs have been created, each run by a Director General: Southern Africa, North Africa, West Africa; East Africa, and Central Africa. Each Regional Directorate is headed by a Director General and is staffed with the relevant sectoral functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries. The Regional Directorates provide overall strategic direction to country offices within the regions and are responsible for the Bank’s operations, business development, project management and overall effective delivery of the Bank’s High 5s”.

THE HIRING DEPARTEMENT/COUNTRY OFFICE :

The various Country Offices fall within one of the five (5) Regions of the Africa Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery Hubs. The Hub oversees a combination of country and liaison offices, as well as non-presence countries. The Director General is accountable for the specific African region. Each Hub houses relevant operations, business development and project implementation functions and administrative capabilities in a shared service for rapid deployment into the individual countries, to help drive the overall business of the Bank effectively on the ground.

Sierra Leone Country Office of the African Development Bank has the mandate to strengthen policy dialogue between the Bank, Governments and other stakeholders; improve performance of the project portfolio and aid coordination with other development partners.

Under the overall administrative authority of the Country Manager and in consultation with the Administrative and Finance Unit at Headquarters, the Administrative and Finance Officer, will among others: undertake to implement the administrative services including accounting and budgeting, human resources activities and supervision of use of office facilities and resources. He/she will carry out effective recording, control and management of Bank resources, the Office’s operational activities in keeping with the Bank’s policies and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Prepare the administrative and capital budgets in compliance with the schedule set by the Budget Department at Headquarters;
  2. Monitor expenditures in accordance with the Bank’s internal control rules and procedures and prepare periodic reports and where appropriate propose revisions;
  3. Ensure timely processing of all invoices for COSL in line with established financial procedures and regulations including processing staff missions and claims;
  4. Keep and maintain daily updates of all the required Country Office books of accounts, records, inventory and files in order and for all financial transactions entered in SAP
  5. Implement financial management and reporting procedures and controls to improve service efficiencies, identify savings and promote the efficient use of resources;
  6. Review monthly financial reports and periodically prepare reports, statements and schedules to facilitate the audit of the Country Office by the Bank’s Auditors;
  7. Maintain personnel records including benefits in accordance with the Bank’s Human Resources policies and instructions;
  8. Supervise the procurement of goods and services and management of property and equipment in accordance with Bank rules and procedures;
  9. Prepare and monitor service providers’ contracts;
  10. Institute sound stock keeping for office supplies and maintain inventory records and a fixed assets register of Bank property and equipment;
  11. Control the processing of mission expenditure advances and balances;
  12. Prepare and follow up the processing by Government of requests for tax exemptions, long stay visas, diplomatic and international organization cards and registration of the Bank’s vehicles and staff members;
  13. Handle and follow up the processing of visa applications for official missions and all other Bank official documents;
  14. Submit reports on personnel management; manage office staff benefits in accordance with the Human Resources policy and instructions in force; assist the Country manager with consultant recruitment and staffing issues.
  15. Oversee the staff members responsible for airport arrival and departure formalities for Executive Directors and Governors, and all other personalities invited by the Country Office.
  1. At least a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Audit or Administration.
  2. Membership in an internationally recognized professional accounting body (CA, CPA, ACCA or Expert Comptable) and a degree in Human Resources Management would be an advantage.
  3. Minimum of four (4) years of relevant experience including 2 years in an accounting firm or in an international/multinational organisation plus 2 years’ experience in a public or private sector organisation;
  4. Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, multi-cultural environment, to function effectively as a member of various groups and to deliver under pressure;
  5. Proficiency in written and verbal communication in English, with a working knowledge of French as an advantage;
  6. Competence in the use of Bank standard software (SAP, Word, Excel, Access, MS Projects and PowerPoint).

THIS POSITION DOES NOT ATTRACT INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS. THE POST HOLDER WILL BE CONSIDERED AS A LOCAL STAFF AND WILL THEREFORE NOT HAVE INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO ARE NATIONALS OF SIERRA LEONE OR are nationals of member countries of the bank who ALREADY HAVE A PRE-EXISTING LEGAL RIGHT TO LIVE AND WORK IN SIERRA LEONE WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.  THE BANK DOES NOT Sponsor or sUPPORT APPLICATIONS FOR WORK PERMITS AND RELOCATION in relation to this post.

To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

Senior Transport Engineer

  • Position title: Senior Transport Engineer
  • Grade: PL5
  • Position N°: 50000993
  • Reference: ADB/19/106
  • Publication date: 21/05/2019
  • Closing date: 20/06/2019
  • Country: Togo

THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution. Its mission is to promote economic growth and social progress across the continent. The Bank has 80 member countries, including 54 African countries (regional member countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE COMPLEX:

The Vice-Presidency for Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery is responsible for operational relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of the Bank Group’s operational programs, and activities.  The Vice‑Presidency for Regional Development will ensure that the Bank operates successfully across its Regional Member Countries and oversee the full implementation of all aspects of the Bank’s Regional Directorates.

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:

Within the Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery (RDVP) Complex, the Bank has five (5) Regional Hubs, one in each region of Africa: North, South, East, West, and Central.  Each Regional Hub is headed by a Director General (DG) and is provided with the relevant sector functions and administrative capabilities for rapid delivery of services to client countries.  Regional Hubs provide country offices in their regions with strategic direction and are responsible for operations, business development, project management and the overall effective implementation of the Bank’s High 5s, namely:  “Light up and Power Africa,” “Feed Africa,” “Industrialize Africa,” “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa.”

THE POSITION:

Under the overall supervision of the Manager, Private Sector, infrastructure and industrialization Division (RDGW.3), the incumbent will be in charge of all project management and loan administration activities related to transport infrastructure and urban development of the Bank Group’s portfolio as defined in the country office functions and responsibilities, including the coordination of related programs with the Government, civil society and local bodies, the private sector and development partners.

The incumbent must:

  1. Contribute to the preparation and evaluation of strategies and policies for the development of infrastructure sectors (transport, urban infrastructure, etc.);
  2. Participate in the preparation of terms of reference and follow-up of studies relevant to the infrastructure sectors, contribute to the review of study reports and propose to the Bank actions to be taken ;
  3. Participate in missions relating to the identification, preparation and evaluation of studies, infrastructure projects / programs, urban development and reform support programs in these sectors in support of the Bank’s strategy and contribute to the writing and reviewing of reports;
  4. Support heads of the executing agencies with advice and expertise on the issues, constraints and priorities of the aforementioned sectors, technical aspects of the projects and Bank rules and procedures, particularly with regard to the acquisition of property, works and services and disbursement procedures;
  5. Provide expertise in the review of bid evaluation reports and conduct the evaluation of technical and financial proposals for contracts related to project implementation;
  6. Follow up on recommendations made in the supervision, mid-term review, portfolio review and audit reports, with due attention to project monitoring / evaluation;
  7. Contribute to strengthening coordination and dialogue with other donors on activities related to infrastructure projects / programs;
  8. Represent the Bank in national conferences, seminars and workshops and participate in meetings and conferences dealing with issues related to the infrastructure sector;
  9.  Participate in meetings and conferences related to donor coordination, sector approaches, which will guide the Country Office Manager, Sector Division and Management on strategic issues in the infrastructure and urban development sector;
  10. Contribute, with the structure in charge of monitoring public investments (DPSSI) in relation with the planning structures of the technical departments, to monitor and evaluate the impact of the projects on Togo’s economic and social development.
  1. Hold at least Master’s degree or its equivalent in Civil Engineering or Public Works.
  2. Have a minimum of at least five (5) years of relevant work experience preferably in a development finance institution, a project executing agency, or a state agency responsible for implementing projects financed by international donors.
  3. Capable of working under pressure and setting priorities within a dynamic framework of an international and multicultural environment. Ability to work and cooperate with people of diverse backgrounds.
  4. Experience in supporting the private sector and PPP projects structuring will be an additional asset.
  5. Sound mastery of strategies aimed at achieving transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty; Good knowledge of key issues related to aid effectiveness, in particular, the harmonization of donor practices and their alignment with borrower systems.
  6. Knowledge of COSTAB, HDM.4 and mastery of SAP will be an asset.
  7. Capable of communicating effectively both in writing and orally in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  8. Competence in the use of Bank standard software (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). Knowledge of SAP or other ERP systems would be an asset.

THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

Principal Legal Counsel

  • Position title: Principal Legal Counsel
  • Grade: PL4
  • Position N°: 50000638 / 50000659
  • Reference: ADB/19/108
  • Publication date: 23/05/2019
  • Closing date: 22/06/2019

THE BANK:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries).  The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.

THE COMPLEX:

The President, plans, supervises and manages the business of the Bank Group. Under the direction of the Boards of Directors, the President conducts the business of the Bank and the African Development Fund and manages operations and activities in accordance with the Agreements establishing the ADB and the ADF. The President supervises several Departments and Units including Office of the President (PRST0); Independent Development Evaluation Department (BDEV); Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (PIAC); Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (BCRM); Secretariat to the Sanctions Appeals Board (BSAB); Administrative Tribunal (BATR); Office of the Auditor General (PAGL); Group Risk Management Directorate (PGRM);  General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL); Communication and External Relations Department (PCER); Staff Integrity and Ethics Office (PETH) and Office of the Secretary General & General Secretariat(PSEG).

THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:

The General Counsel and Legal Services Department (PGCL) delivers legal advice and services to the statutory organs of the Bank group: Boards of the Bank Group (the Bank), to Senior Management, to Directorate General Regional Hubs and more generally to the whole Bank. PGCL also protects the interest of the Bank from legal liability and as necessary ensures an appropriate legal defence in cases filed against or brought by the Bank.

The role of PGCL.4 is to provide legal advice and assistance in connection with (i) litigation of any nature brought by or against the Bank (including legal action against the Bank through its own internal recourse mechanisms), (ii) all legal aspects pertaining to the Bank’s rules, regulations, procedures and processes in respect of human resources management including employment contracts, staff performance management, benefits, discipline and separation, (iii) institutional procurement, (iv) corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of various Bank instruments, and (v) insurance and pension matters, (vi) cooperation with public sector or private sector entities, including NGOs.

THE POSITION:

The Principal Legal Counsel will ensure the correct interpretation of, and compliance with, the various Bank’s policies, rules, regulations and procedures applicable to staff (including Staff Regulations and Staff Rules,  applicable Presidential Directives and Administrative Instructions), corporate procurement, and delegation of authority.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Division Manager, PGCL.4, the Principal Legal Counsel will:

  1. Advise on constitutional and corporate legal issues arising from the interpretation and application of the Agreement Establishing the African Development Bank  (the Bank) and the African Development Fund (the Fund);
  2. Advise on, draft, vet and revise legal documentation relating to the organization, structure, and administration of the Bank, the Fund and the Nigeria Trust Fund (together “the Bank Group”) and the relations of the Bank Group with international organizations and with member and non-member states, including matters pertaining to the privileges, immunities and exemptions of the Bank and the Fund and those of officers, employees, experts and consultants of the Bank;
  3. Prepare submissions and represent the Bank in litigation, arbitration, other administrative or legal proceedings including internal administrative review and appeal and tribunal proceedings and other matters in which the Bank is a party or may have an interest;
  4. Advise on, negotiate, and prepare contracts for the acquisition of goods and services for the Bank including consulting and professional services, intellectual property, technology and other products, in accordance with the Bank’s procurement rules and financial regulations, and provide legal support and advice regarding existing contracts or new contracts to be entered into the Bank; and advise on the legal aspects of matters arising in the course of contractual relations with external parties;
  5. Advise on administrative and human resources management matters of the Bank, including the drafting, reviewing and amending of contracts and legal documents and advising on legal questions relating to personnel matters;
  6. Advise on insurance matters and on administrative and policy matters concerning Staff Retirement Plan and Medical Benefits Plan, and provide legal support that may be required in respect of the Staff Retirement Plan and the Medical Benefits Plan;
  7. Advise on and provide legal support in the negotiation and finalization of legal instruments of co-operation between the Bank and the Fund and bilateral, multilateral and other partners;draft, negotiate and finalize host agreements and other instruments required to ensure the Bank’s presence in its member countries;
  8. Maintain contact with legal services of other multilateral institutions and of member states and with the legal profession in general in member states of the Bank on matters relating to the functions and activities of the Bank and the Fund;
  9. Undertake such other assignments as required.
  1. At least a Master’s degree or its equivalent in Law, or a Juris Doctor (JD) and admission to the Bar of one of the member countries of the African Development Bank;
  2. A minimum of Six (6) years of relevant experience preferably with an established law firm or an international financial institution, with proven administrative experience;
  3. Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous and shifting demands, priorities and tight deadlines.
  4. Good communication and inter-personal skillswith the ability to build partnerships with a broad range of clients and deliver results that meet the needs of the Legal Service Departments and the Regional Directorate Hub’s work programs.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge in the current trend of developments and familiarity with international law, and related matters
  6. Skills in drafting of legal documents including briefs and confidential legal opinions, resolutions for Boards of Directors, preparing certificates, leading the negotiation of host countries agreements or technology contracts and partnership agreements;
  7. Strong negotiation skills in relation to a varied range of legal documents. .
  8. Ability to work and deal with sensitive issues in a multi-cultural environment and to build and maintain effective working relations with colleagues.
  9. Ability to apply his / her legal knowledge and experience to deliver the full scope of strategic legal services
  10. Ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally in English and preferably with a working knowledge of French.
  11. Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office Suite applications; knowledge of SAP is an added advantage.

THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED AS A POST WITH INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.

To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

Legal Counsel

Type of contract: Fixed-term contract until 31 August 2022, which may be extended subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Who can apply: EU nationals

Salary: F/G band and benefits

Working time : Full-time

Place of work: Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date for applications: 13 June 2019

Your team

You will be a member of the Financial Law Division in the Directorate General Legal Services. Our Division is responsible for advising on legal questions related to monetary policy, financial regulation, foreign reserves and own funds management, financial market infrastructures and statistics. Among other things, we currently provide legal advice on the following areas:

  • non-standard monetary policy measures, such as asset purchase programmes and targeted longer-term refinancing operations;
  • the impact of regulatory, supervisory and other developments relating to the ECB’s market operations;
  • reforms of interest rate benchmarks;
  • the ECB’s role as operator, catalyst and overseer of financial market infrastructures and innovations in this area;
  • involvement in strengthening the EU’s financial crisis management and resolution frameworks, as well as important EU financial market regulations;
  • EU-IMF programmes pertaining to the ECB’s responsibilities.

The Division also represents the ECB on these issues at the European Court of Justice and in national courts.

In your role as Legal Counsel, you will work on issues relating to the areas of financial law outlined above, cooperating with the Division’s management, relevant ECB business areas and, when necessary, the national central banks in the context of Eurosystem working groups, task forces or committees.

The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply, irrespective of your gender, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or other characteristics.

Your role

As a Legal Counsel you will:

  • provide legal advice on issues related to any of the areas of financial law outlined above, and interact with both internal and external counterparties;
  • prepare briefing memos for the ECB’s decision-making bodies;
  • support the Division’s management in the assessment and preparation of legal documentation pertaining to the work of the Division and provide regular updates on current activities; when necessary, represent the ECB in court proceedings. The position offers excellent opportunities to actively contribute to legal assessments in a multi-jurisdictional environment, shape the legal framework for the ECB’s operational activities and support the development of EU financial market legislation. You will be part of a diverse team that continuously follows market developments and strives for legal excellence and innovation to make a positive impact on the lives of European citizens.

Qualifications, experience and skills

Essential:

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in law that was obtained in an EU Member State and facilitates recognition as a lawyer under Council Directive 77/249/EEC (for details on degree equivalences, https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/before-you-apply/html/index.en.html );
  • in addition to the above, at least three years of professional experience in financial law, obtained as a legal counsel or associate, or at a comparable level of responsibility, upon completion of an advanced law degree or a professional legal qualification referred to above;
  • sound knowledge of financial market instruments and relevant legal documentation, as well as the international and EU regulatory framework applicable to financial markets;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU according to the Common European Framework for Languages http://bit.ly/ECBLPS.

Desired:

  • a PhD or a master’s degree (LLM) in EU or financial law;
  • admission to the bar;
  • experience obtained in a legal practice active in the field of financial markets or in the legal department of a financial institution or operator of a financial market infrastructure;
  • a higher level of experience than stated above. You engage collaboratively with others. You pursue team goals and learn willingly from other people’s diverse perspectives. You signal any need for change by explaining it and proposing alternative solutions. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs.
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Programme Analyst – For for Tunisian Nationals and Residents ONLY

Application closing date: 8 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Through the combined objectives of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions 2250 and 1325, as well as under the peacekeeping program and the UN-Bank Pathways for Peace initiative, this project aims to maintain peace and strengthen social cohesion and resilience through the inclusion of marginalized young people at the local level in seven municipalities in southern Tunisia (Medenine, Tataouine, Remada, Gabes, Ben Guerdane, Zarzis and Ajim), paying particular attention to the needs of marginalized young women.

Designed as a “pilot” initiative, the project seeks to demonstrate the power to use an endogenous, resilience-based approach, and the imperative to engage with marginalized youth on the one hand, and to provide the required proof of concept that could lead the deepening and scaling up of the project across Tunisia on the other hand.

The project aims to enable young people to understand, identify and build on their own endogenous and community-based resilience sources, in a participatory and inclusive way, through youth-led projects on the one hand, and through joint development of youth-oriented or youth-sensitive projects as well as the development of strategies, programs and sustainable development initiatives at the municipal level, on the other hand.

In addition to these efforts, the project seeks to positively transform public attitudes and discourse about youth in the South through a concerted media engagement strategy. Taking advantage of the window of opportunity offered by the April 2018 municipal elections, the project supports the government’s ongoing decentralization efforts, which offer the potential to re-articulate relations between the state and society. The project will develop “poles for peace and youth” at the municipal level, designed to give local councilors the means to play a leading role in promoting the coherence, collaboration and learning of local and national and international actors working in this field.

The Program and the Reporting Associate will work with the various partners that the agency supports, particularly the Ministries concerned through their local representations, local authorities, associations and UN agencies partners in this project as part of the implementation of the Program’s activities. It will provide support to implement the program on time and in the expected quality for the expected results. He / She will ensure the operational aspects related to his/her responsibilities in close coordination with the colleagues of the Operations. He / She will also ensure the financial follow-up of the project. The Program Analyst will also facilitate the development and sharing of knowledge within the program unit team and provide administrative and logistical support for the implementation and management of the project as well to the mobilization of resources.

The program partner works closely with the Program and Operation teams of the Tunisian office with the support of the UN Women Cairo regional office for the good progress of the project.

Reporting to the UN Women Representative, the Programme Analyst works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he contributes to research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the and UN Women HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of sustaining peace building

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to sustaining peace building.

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the sustaining peace building programme

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of programme activities;
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project/programme partners

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of programme activities with partners;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Monitor progress on programme activity, results and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes.

Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of sustaining peace buildingprogramme

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Provide inputs to financial reports;
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.

Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on sustaining peace building to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Tunisia

  • Provide technical support to the Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to sustaining peace building;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on sustaining peace building.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and accurate support to events, workshops, and missions;
  • Full compliance of administrative activities with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Timely recording of overall programme unit finances;
  • Timely and accurate tracking of data for CO management and donor purposes;
  • Quality maintenance of internal systems.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the sustaining peace building is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic and French is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of English is an asset.

National Consultant to Conduct the Development of the Methodology for the Assessment of Hazardous Occupations for Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers in Georgia in Line with International Guidance – Tbilisi, partially home based

Application closing date: 6 June 2019

Background

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Georgia is implementing Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus (WEESC) Project with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). The overarching goal/impact of the project is to ensure that women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are economically empowered and participate in relevant decision-making.

Within the scope of the UN Women, provides the technical assistance to the Ministry of the Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and the Social Affairs of Georgia (hereafter the Ministry Responsible for Labour) in developing the methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Georgia has adopted the new Occupational Health and Safety Law in 2018 and Article 5.7 prohibits the employers to assign the pregnant women and nursing mothers any work that is hazardous or poses the significant risk to the health of the mother or child. The final list of occupations should be defined by the Ministry Responsible for Labour in consultation with the social partners. It is against this background that UN Women Georgia seeks to engage a national consultant to work in collaboration with an international consultant to:

  • Develop the methodology/framework for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers in line with international standards and good practices, in partnership with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and the social partners;
  • Develop an indicative list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women in partnership with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and the social partners;
  • Train labour inspectors at the Ministry of Responsible for Labour on the methodology for assessment.\

The national consultant will work in close collaboration with an international consultant in the course of this assignment. Both consultants will work closely with the UN Women team as well as the Ministry Responsible for Labour, the Georgian Trade Unions Federation and the Georgian Employers Association.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the National Consultant are:

  • Based on a draft provided by the international consultant, finalize the detailed workplan for the implementation of the assignment in consultation with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and UN Women;
  • To support the international consultant to develop a detailed outline of the international guidelines and methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • To develop a review of national guidelines/legal frameworks to be considered for this assignment based on the overview of international guidelines developed by the international consultant;
  • Based on the framework methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers developed by the international consultant, develop the list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • To conduct the consultations with the ILO constituents – Ministry Responsible for Labour, Trade Unions and the Employers Association on methodology and list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • To develop the training content for labour inspectors at the Ministry Responsible for Labour on the methodology for assessment with inputs from the international consultant;
  • To deliver the training for labour inspectors at the Ministry Responsible for Labour on the methodology for assessment with inputs from the international consultant.

Deliverables:

  • Finalize the detailed workplan developed by the international consultant in consultation with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and UN Women including the detailed outline of the international guidelines and methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers (2 working days, home based, June 26, 2019);
  • Provide inputs to the overview of the international guidelines applicable to Georgia and to methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers (1 working day, home based, July 13, 2019);
  • Provide a report reviewing the national guidelines/legal frameworks to be considered for this assignment based on the overview of international guidelines developed by the international consultant (3 working days, home based, July 13, 2019);
  • Develop the first draft list of the hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers based on the framework methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers developed by the international consultant (2 working days, home based, July 14, 2019);
  • Report on the consultations conducted with the ILO constituents – Ministry Responsible for Labour, Trade Unions and the Employers Association on methodology and list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers (3 working days, home based, July 30, 2019);
  • Updated methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers, the list of occupations and training materials based on inputs of the ILO constituents (2 working days, Tbilisi, Georgia, July 30, 2019);
  • Develop the training programme concept and objectives of each module (1 working day, home based, September 1, 2019);
  • Develop training modules for a 2-day training on the updated methodology and the list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers (4 working days, home based, September 10, 2019);
  • Trainings delivered to labour Inspectors, the other relevant staff of the ILO constituents (2 working days in the venue close to Tbilisi; October 20, 2019).

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Human rights, Labour law or another relevant field.
  • Certified trainings from the UN Women and/or the ILO training centers on the gender mainstreaming in labor rights and / or the assessment of the hazardous work are the asset;

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of work experience in the field of gender mainstreaming in labour protection and / or developing the legal frameworks for the occupational framework;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in assessing the labour protection frameworks’ compliance to ILO Standards;
  • Demonstrated previous experience of conducting the training on labour rights, women’s work and / or the occupation safety;

Language:

Fluency in English and Georgian.

Procurement Associate – Pretoria

Application closing date: 7 June 2019

Background

II. Organisational Context

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

III. Purpose of the assignment

Under the guidance and supervision of the Operations Manager, the Procurement Associate ensures execution of transparent and efficient procurement services and processes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Procurement Associate promotes a client-focused, quality and results- oriented approach and support: (i) compliance with UN Women policies and regulations; (ii) effective systems to support programme delivery and growth; (iii) accountability to organizational values and principles; and (iv) an enabling workplace environment in which staff potential is maximized. She/he also works in collaboration with operations staff in other UN Agencies, UN Women Regional Office (RO) and HQ staff and Government officials to successfully deliver procurement services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Implementation of operational strategies
  • Organization of procurement processes
  • Control of Office Assets
  • Logistical and General administration support
  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Implementation of operational strategies

  • Support full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UN Women rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control.
  • Lead procurement business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and workflows in Procurement and Logistics in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management.
  • Provide inputs to the preparation and implementation of administrative team results-oriented work plans.

Organization of procurement processes

  • Review and close all the open purchase orders for that need to be closed in consultation with the supervisor and the RO operations team.
  • Create/update a supplier data base for the UN Women South Africa MCO in consultation with the supervisor and the RO operations team.
  • Prepare procurement plans for the office and projects and is responsible for their implementation monitoring.
  • Prepare procurement related reports and analyses; research and draft responses to enquiries for clearance by the Operation Manager.
  • Implement corporate procurement management policies and strategies in support of the operations of the Regional Office.
  • Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and project equipment, supplies and services in a transparent and cost effective manner.
  • Organize procurement activities and processes, including preparation and conduct of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs, opening and evaluation of tenders, coordinate contract negotiations (as required), prepare request for award of contract for the review and approval of relevant authorities, in full compliance with UN Women regulations and rules.
  • Prepare Purchase orders and contracts in and outside Atlas including preparation of Recurring Purchase orders for contracting of services, and create vendor profiles in Atlas.
  • Review of procurement processes conducted by projects; submissions to the Regional Acquisition Management Review Committee (RAMRC), and Acquisition Management Review Committee (AMRC).
  • Ensure implementation of the internal control system, which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with errors (e.g. POs with budget errors, match exceptions, unapproved POs etc.), and provide timely information and response to relevant department to resolve the issues.
  • In consultation with management, find ways of improving procurement in line with the organization’s policies

Control of Office Assets

  • Prepare inventory reports.
  • Manage the implementation of Inventory and physical verification control in the MCO and projects.
  • Maintain records on assets management and preparation of required reports.

Logistical and General administration support

  • Organize travel including purchase of tickets, DSA calculation, PO preparation.
  • Timely conducted DSA, Travel Agencies, vehicle maintenance, hotel and conference facilities surveys.
  • Arrange shipments, vehicle maintenance, conference facilities contracting, etc.
  • Review and prepare material for common system activities relating to common services and premises, procurement processes, etc. and represent UN Women in related inter-agency meetings and working groups in the absence of supervisor.

Knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on Procurement.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in Procurement.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the management of the MCO.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness of the procurement services and success in implementation of operational strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of procurement information, duly organized procurement processes ensure client satisfaction and overall timely delivery of UN Women programmes and projects.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Completion of secondary education is required;
  • Specialized training in Procurement; or a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Business Administration or related field is required
  • Procurement Certification from an internationally recognized provider such as CIPS (level 3) is an asset;

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in procurement, administration or related at the national or international level;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc);
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems, such as Atlas

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.

International Consultant to Conduct the Development of the Methodology for the Assessment of Hazardous Occupations for Pregnant Women and Nursing Mothers in Georgia in Line with International – Tbilisi, partially home based

Application closing date: 6 June 2019

Background

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women Georgia is implementing Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus (WEESC) Project with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC). The overarching goal/impact of the project is to ensure that women, particularly the poor and socially excluded, in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are economically empowered and participate in relevant decision-making.

Within the scope of the UN Women, provides the technical assistance to the Ministry of the Internally Displaced Persons from the Occupied Territories, Labour, Health and the Social Affairs of Georgia (hereafter the Ministry Responsible for Labour) in developing the methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers. Georgia has adopted the new Occupational Health and Safety Law in 2018 and Article 5.7 prohibits the employers to assign the pregnant women and nursing mothers any work that is hazardous or poses the significant risk to the health of the mother or child. The final list of occupations should be defined by the Ministry Responsible for Labour in consultation with the social partners. It is against this background that UN Women Georgia seeks to engage an international consultant to work in collaboration with a national consultant to:

Develop the methodology/framework for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers in line with international standards and good practice, in partnership with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and the social partners;

Oversee the development an indicative list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women in partnership with the Ministry Responsible for Labour and the social partners; Guide the development of a training programme for the labour inspectors at the Ministry of Responsible for Labour on the methodology for assessment ensuring key aspects are incorporated. The international consultant will work in close collaboration with a national consultant in the course of this assignment. Both consultants will work closely with the UN Women team as well as the Ministry Responsible for Labour, the Georgian Trade Unions Federation and the Georgian Employers Association.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the International Consultant are:

  • To develop the first draft of the detailed workplan for the implementation of the assignment in consultation with the UN Women and the national consultant (to be finalized by the national consultant);
  • To develop a detailed outline of the international guidelines and methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • To develop an overview of the international experience and practice and the applicability to Georgia of the methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • In collaboration with the national consultant, to develop a review of national guidelines/legal frameworks to be considered for this assignment;
  • To develop the framework methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • In collaboration with the national consultant, to develop the list of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • Support the national consultant to ensure conceptual content is included in the modules for the training of labour inspectors on the new methodology/framework.

Deliverables:

  • First draft of a detailed workplan developed for the implementation of the assignment in consultation with the UN Women and the national consultant (1 working day, home based, June 20, 2019);
  • A report outlining international guidelines and methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers developed based on international experience and practice (2 working days, home based, July 4, 2019);
  • Provide a report outlining an applicability to Georgia of the methodology for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers (3 working days, home based, July 4, 2019);
  • To provide inputs to the review of Georgian guidelines/legal frameworks applicable to the assignment developed by the National consultant (1 working day, home based, July 19, 2019);
  • To develop methodology/framework for the assessment of hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers, the list of occupations and training materials based on inputs of the ILO constituents (2 working days, home based, July 19, 2019);
  • To review the initial list of the hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers to be localized in Georgia prepared by the national consultant (1 working day, home based, July 19, 2019);
  • Report of consultations with the ILO constituents – Ministry Responsible for Labour, the Trade Unions and the Employers Association on the methodology (2 working days, Tbilisi, Georgia, July 30, 2019);
  • To revise the methodology/framework based on inputs from consultations (1 working day, home based, July 30, 2019)
  • To review training programme concept and objectives of each module (1 working day, home based, September 1, 2019).

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Occupational Health and Safety, Human rights, Labour law or another relevant field;
  • Certified trainings from the UN Women and or the ILO training centers on the gender mainstreaming in labor rights and / or the assessment of the hazardous work are the asset;

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of work experience in the field of gender mainstreaming in labour protection and / or Occupational Health and Safety;
  • At least 3 years of work experience in assessing the labour protection frameworks’ compliance to ILO Standards;
  • At least 3 years experience of establishing/strengthening women’s rights in the occupational safety;
  • Demonstrated previous experience in developing and/or assessing frameworks for hazardous occupations for pregnant women and nursing mothers;
  • Demonstrated previous work experience in the former socialist countries (Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South Caucasus) on gender and labour rights issues is an asset;

Language:

Fluency in English.

Consultancy for the preparation of a guide (with road map) to prevent, monitor, sanction and eradicate violence against women in politics.

Application closing date: 5 June 2019

Background

The persistent and lasting gender gap in the political representation of women is a global problem. As of 2017, only 23% of parliamentarians in the world are women (IPU 2018, https://www.ipu.org/file/4398/download?token=JCRQRubR ). Despite this reality, Latin America is the first region in the world with the largest number of women elected in parliament. Latin America and the Caribbean has a regional average of 30.7% of parliamentarians (OIG, 2019 based on IPU data), and with some countries that are among those with the representation of women in the lower or only single Chambers of the world: Cuba (53.2%), Bolivia (53.1%), Mexico (48.2%), Grenada (46.7%), Nicaragua (45.7%), Costa Rica (45.6%) (OIG , 2019 based on IPU data, Ibid).

However, these advances are not homogeneous, since large disparities coexist between countries and within all countries. Thus, 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have less than 20% of parliamentarians (OIG, 2019. https://oig.cepal.org/es/indicadores/poder-legislativo-porcentaje-mujeres-organo-legislativo-nacional- camara-baja-o-unica ,) and the percentages of women who participate in decision-making spaces at the national level, are not always reflected at the local level, where we have an average of 14.5% of women mayors (ECLAC, 2017 ). The participation and political representation of women in the region takes place in a growing context of violence and intimidation based on gender, which constantly affects their development in the political sphere.

The increase that we have witnessed in the last decades of the women who participate in political spaces has made visible a reality that continues to hinder the achievement of substantive equality, the violence that women suffer as candidates, as elected women, but also as electors.In Latin America and the Caribbean, expressions of harassment and political violence against women are of a varied nature. Among others, aggressions or threats during the campaign period, the assignment of clearly losing districts, the absence of financial or human support, and, in the case of elected women, the assignment to areas of little relevance, with low budget; discriminatory treatment by the media; greater demands for accountability, and intimidation, threats or physical violence directed at themselves or their families, which in extreme situations may include rape or murder or other forms of violence (ECLAC, 2016. https://repositorio.cepal.org /bitstream/handle/11362/40633/4/S1601248_en.pdf ).

According to a global study of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of 2018, 81.8% of women parliamentarians in the world experience psychological violence, 44.4% have received death threats, rape, beatings or kidnapping during their term. 65% have been subjected to sexism by their colleagues in parliament. 25.5% experience physical violence in the parliament and in 21.2% of the parliaments surveyed there is sexual harassment. 38.7% of women parliamentarians said violence against women in politics undermined the implementation of their mandate as freedom of expression and 46.7% feared for their safety and that of their family.

Despite the global phenomenon of this type of violence, very few countries are legislating on the issue and in the majority, it is not even discussed, nor relieved, nor are data generated. The first time the term “political violence” was mentioned by a United Nations document was in 2011 where it was requested to investigate these crimes. Since then, an avalanche of cases, complaints and examples have begun to appear, to the point that the Secretary General of the United Nations assigned a specific investigation on VAWP to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonovic, who delivered his report in August 2018 (UN Women, 2019).

In the report, one of the main findings is the blanket of silence surrounding the issue with the consequent lack of data and evidence. The rapporteur Šimonovic, in her report presented in the context of UNGA 2018, emphasizes that this violence is widespread and systematic, achieving among the women who hold these positions a shocking effect on their political careers, with intergenerational consequences for the full exercise of your political rights.

Political violence against women is a type of violence that has arisen to the extent that they are incorporated more into the political sphere. Historically recognized as a land of men, the arrival of women as candidates and then representatives in parliament, or in mayorships, or municipal councils, or even as presidents, has encouraged other women to follow their example and project in full exercise. of their political rights.

In 2019, Latin America and the Caribbean will be the scene of 8 presidential elections (El Salvador, Dominica, Panama, Guatemala, Antigua and Barbuda, Uruguay, Argentina and Bolivia). In some of these countries, the parity law will be implemented for the first time in a context that in many cases resists a greater participation of women in the political sphere.

The understanding that the political sphere is an essential space for the promotion of inclusive government plans and the eradication of practices that validate the traditional prejudices that sustain patriarchy, has driven actions from various multilateral organizations, such as the Organization of American States , the Follow-up Mechanism to the Convention of Belem Do Pará (MESECVI), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and UN-Women, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and International Idea, among others, aimed at establishing real commitments to advance the participation and political representation of women in our region.

INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT

The joint program ATENEA: Mechanism to accelerate the political participation of women in Latin America and the Caribbean seeks to contribute to the effective exercise of women’s right to political participation in conditions of equality and non-discrimination in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. contribute in the progress, the achievement and consolidation of a parity democracy in the region. It is a proposal developed jointly by the UNDP, UN Women and International IDEA with the purpose of giving a more strategic turn to the work they carry out individually and to consolidate a joint working alliance on the subject that will produce sustainable transformations in the long term.

Currently, the mechanism has already been implemented at a national level in 8 countries (Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Peru and Honduras) and its implementation is beginning in Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia and Córdoba-Argentina and The Savior.

The mechanism seeks to accelerate progress towards parity democracy in the region by monitoring the progress made and generating recommendations to correct, reverse or prevent identified situations of discrimination, inequality or exclusion of women in politics and move towards the achievement of a substantive political parity in the spaces of political power. This project is based on the notion that parity is fundamental for the strengthening of our democracies and the research carried out that shows that if participation reaches around 30% (critical mass), repercussions can be generated in the political style and the content of decisions and a renewal of political life (paragraph 16 of recommendation 23 of the CEDAW).

However, it is not enough to have a vision of the number of women in decision-making positions, it is necessary to have a comprehensive view that covers both an analysis of the obstacles that exist and that do not allow them to reach these decision-making positions. formalities, the conditions in which they access and perform their functions, as well as the effects that the participation of women and the inclusion of the gender perspective in political institutions have.

Aware that the violence suffered by women in the political sphere is one of the main barriers to the achievement of substantive equality and democratic parity, the organizations that constitute the ATENEA project organized in February 2019 a Think Tank of political violence, a work table for the construction of a strategic roadmap to prevent, sanction and eradicate gender violence in the political sphere in Latin America.

From the discussions that were promoted during the meeting, it was possible to identify the advances and pending challenges for the conceptualization, monitoring and measurement of the phenomenon of gender violence in the political sphere; analyzed the legal tools existing in the region, Law 243 of Bolivia, the Protocol of Mexico, the Model Law elaborated and promoted by the CIM / MESECVI, covering both the legislative initiatives and the role of the electoral bodies in the prevention and eradication of this type of violence in the absence of specific legislation; We also analyzed those non-legal tools that can help address and eradicate this type of violence.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

From the existing literature and the work that organizations have carried out, as well as the conclusions of the technical meeting of ATENEA that was held in February within the framework of the ATENEA project, to elaborate a strategic road map that identifies actions and actors involved for each of the dimensions of prevention, monitoring, sanction and eradication of gender violence in the political sphere.

Duties and Responsibilities

ACTIVITIES TO BE CARRIED OUT FOR THE SCOPE OF THE OBJECTIVE

The main functions that the contractor must fulfill are the following:

  • Develop a work plan that includes a calendar of goals and deliveries, and prepare an index of the document to be developed.
  • Make a strategic reading of the model law to identify key points where it is necessary to detail possible actions by governments, legislatures and / or electoral institutions to adapt the law to the national context;
  • Make a (strategic) reading of the minutes of the technical meeting “Think Tank to address violence against women in politics”, as well as key regional policies and documents, relevant reports and current documents (2016-2018) on the phenomenon of violence against women in the political space, to identify what already exists and what needs to be developed.
  • Include in this reading examples of gender violence in the political sphere that occurs in the media and social networks.
  • Mapping national and regional initiatives that monitor and measure cases of violence against women in politics, identifying the main criteria / indicators used;
  • Carry out interviews with at least 10 key actors who have studied and worked on this issue and / or participated in processes to elaborate legal and / or non-legal tools to prevent, punish and eradicate violence against women in politics;
  • Based on these readings and investigations, and taking as guide documents Bolivia’s law 243 against harassment and political violence against women, the Protocol of Mexico to address political violence against women for reasons of gender and the Model Law Interamericana elaborated and promoted by CIM / OAS, to prepare a guide (with a road map) that analyzes and summarizes the challenges for the eradication of this type of violence and proposes strategic action options to generate legal frameworks and work on prevention, monitoring, sanction and eradication of this form of violence against women.
  • Incorporate the comments and contributions that are collected regarding this product by the ATENEA inter-agency team, and an external group of 3 to 6 experts to arrive at a final version. Said comments will be previously reviewed and consolidated by the inter-agency team of ATENEA and delivered to the consultant in a single document for incorporation in the final version.

Required Skills and Experience

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

  • Training in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law or related disciplines at the postgraduate level.
  • At least 8 years experience in issues of political participation of women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Demonstrable experience and participation in at least 3 researches and / or studies on the phenomenon of violence against women in politics.
  • Regarding the language, proficiency in Spanish is required with oral and written fluency.

Reception and Safety Assistant – SC4 – Damascus

Application closing date: 6 June 2019

Background

Safety and Reception Assistant will provide support for all aspects of the day-to-day reception and access control to UNDP premises and facilities. In addition, will handle administrative and clerical tasks as assigned by the Security Officer and/or Operations Manager. The Reception and Safety Assistant will report to the Security Officer and/or the Operations Manager on a task-origin basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reception and access control management:

  • Provide security coverage at the entry points of a UNDP premises and/or annexes to prevent entry to unauthorized persons;
  • Report to the security officer all safety and security related issues and comply the directions of the security officer;
  • Management and planning of the front desk coverage, monitoring logbooks, and updating data;
  • Maintain a logbook for registering UNDP visitor’s names, IDs, time in and time out;
  • Providing “Visitors’ ID Card” to UNDP visitors and make sure to keep identity card that belongs to visitors;
  • Accompany VIP visitors to the Resident Representative, their Deputies offices and staff member offices;
  • Report immediately to the security officer and/or the operations manager, any difficult situation with any visitor;
  • Support the security staff with the submission of travel authorizations for internal and external travels, security clearances and later F10 for staff members involved in field missions;
  • Performing clerical receptionist duties regarding filing, faxing, archiving, receiving mails and sorting files accordingly;
  • Assist in the preparation of the security guards annual schedule and track their attendance;
  • Act as telephone operator and update the UNDP telephone list, UN Directory, Addresses of the Government, International Organizations, Embassies, and NGOs and other important contacts;
  • Operation and management of the telephone switchboard in accordance with appropriate protocol;
  • Maintenance of recording information in the system, solution of minor technical problems, and reporting to telephone service provider for regular maintenance and repair;
  • Weekly check and test of all lines;
  • Perform any related duties as assigned by the head of the security section and/or operations manager;

General administrative and clerical tasks in support of other departments as requested:

  • Arrange airline ticketing, hotel reservations and VISA arrangement “if requested”, then collect the supportive documents and follow up with the invoices;
  • Submit stationary orders and follow up with Operations for receipts, in addition to inventory check;
  • Handle 2G, 3G and 4G cards requests and act as a focal point with carriers, receive staff inquiries and communicate with carrier for resolution, follow up internal lists and record data;
  • Manage all incoming parcels / mails by receiving and recording and addressing them to the relevant parties.
  • Identify all staff and maintain a logbook for registering their time in and time out;
  • Assist HR team with the attendance of UNDP staff;
  • Maintain history files for each vehicle containing records indicating distance travelled, date of last service/maintenance, date of next service/maintenance, fuel usage, etc.
  • Maintain a detailed worksheet with full information of each vehicle trip /passengers, project number, duration, mileage, etc.;
  • Maintain a monthly logbook for all vehicles to track the mileage cut (internal, mission, etc.);
  • Maintain a record (in soft and hard copies) for the spare parts inventory, including spare parts shipments, available and used spare parts and receipt forms signed by the drivers.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

High school Diploma.

Experience:

  • 4 years of experience in Safety/Reception services and Administration is required;
  • Experience with UN Agencies is an asset

Language Requirements:

Fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is required

Other:

  • Safety and Reception Assistant will handle equally security and operations tasks; reporting mechanism is based on the task’s origin; to security officer and/or operations manager whom are directly supervising the tasks delivered;
  • Perform any related duties as assigned by the head of the security section and/or operations manager.

Project Manager – Manila

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

The Support to Peacebuilding and Normalization (SPAN) Programme will contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the Government’s comprehensive peace process, particularly in a) accelerating the implementation of critical aspects of the Normalization Annex of the CAB; b) enhancing the capacities of LGUs for conflict prevention and peacebuilding; and c) increasing access of vulnerable sectors to critical social services, including increased opportunities for education among youth in Marawi. By accelerating the achievement of results relative to the Normalization process, SPAN will help sustain confidence-building and stability on the ground, and help strengthen joint platforms for the transition process of the MILF towards self-governance through political rather than military means. By increasing capacities for conflict prevention and peacebuilding and responding to the critical needs of vulnerable sectors, SPAN will help establish conflict-sensitive and peace-promoting governance.

In partnership with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), UNDP will implement the SPAN through the National Acceleration Modality (NAM) over a period of one year. The Programme will be implemented in areas covered by the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB) and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

UNDP seek for a project manager based in Manila who will lead the day-to-day operations of the project and its required outputs, oversee the work of project staff and coordinate with project partners.

Under the overall supervision of the Team Leader for RPBU, the Project Manager will work with OPAPP, to deliver distinct outputs of the project, to ensure the quality implementation – from capacity building, management of human and financial resources, oversee the monitoring, evaluation and communication framework towards achievement of delivery targets.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Strategic management of the program and provide day-to-day financial and administrative support for the delivery of the Program’s activities
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships and coordination with key counterparts to ensure the successful implementation of the project.
  • Oversee the successful implementation of all the components of the SPAN programme.

1. Ensure strategic management of the program and provide day-to-day financial and administrative support for the delivery of the Program’s activities focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provide quality leadership in the overall coordination and management of SPAN Programme;
  • Contribute to the development and monitoring of action plans in order to identify and resolve issues on financial delivery towards the full and optimal utilization of project funds;
  • Lead the identification of project issues, challenges and risks, appropriate recommendations and implements them;
  • Prepare progress monitoring reports (e.g. donor reports), activity designs, briefing papers, technical reports, meeting documentation, situation updates, official correspondences, M&E documents, and other documentation as may be required in project implementation;
  • Organize and participate in workshops, needs assessments, consultations, planning sessions and provide technical inputs as maybe necessary;
  • Undertake communication assignments such as writing of articles, press releases, development of knowledge products and other related activities;
  • Mentor and coach team members as they perform their duties;
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisors.

2. Develop and maintain effective working relationships and coordination with key counterparts to ensure the successful implementation of quality assurance focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Network and build strong working relations with Government, UN, and donor partners;
  • Establish, develop and maintain mutually beneficial strategic partnerships with NGOs, civil society and community groups, the press and media, the business sector, etc.;
  • Establish networks with experts of UN System, international development organizations, and prominent private sector organizations;
  • Link with other UNDP projects and work closely with the UNDP Programme teams and Operations team to support efficient delivery of project activities in line with strategic objectives.

3. Oversee the successful implementation of all the components of the SPAN programme focusing on achievement of the following results:

Overall project management:

  • Manage the realization of project outputs agreed upon through activities;
  • Provide direction and guidance to project team(s)/ responsible party (ies);
  • Liaise with the Project Board or its appointed Project Assurance roles to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project;
  • Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;
  • Responsible for project administration;
  • Liaise with any suppliers;

Running the project

  • Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the initial quality criteria.
  • Mobilize goods and services to initiative activities, including drafting TORs and work specifications;
  • Monitor events as determined in the Monitoring & Communication Plan, and update the plan as required;
  • Manage requests for the provision of financial resources by UNDP, using advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using the FACE (Fund Authorization and Certificate of Expenditures);
  • Monitor financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports;
  • Manage and monitor the project risks as initially identified in the Project Brief appraised by the LPAC, submit new risks to the Project Board for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the Project Risks Log;
  • Be responsible for managing issues and requests for change by maintaining an Issues Log.
  • Prepare the Project Quarterly Progress Report (progress against planned activities, update on Risks and Issues, expenditures) and submit the report to the Project Board and Project Assurance;
  • Prepare the Annual review Report, and submit the report to the Project Board and the Outcome Board;
  • Based on the review, prepare the AWP for the following year, as well as Quarterly Plans if required.

Closing the Project

  • Prepare Final Project Review Reports to be submitted to the Project Board and the Outcome Board;
  • Identify follow-on actions and submit them for consideration to the Project Board;
  • Manage the transfer of project deliverables, documents, files, equipment and materials to national beneficiaries;
  • Prepare final Combined Delivery Report / FACE for signature by UNDP.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in social sciences, including Public Administration, Political Science, Public Policy and Management, or engineering. Or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field with additional 2 years of experience in lieu of Master’s degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum 5 years of work experience in project management and coordination, preferably in peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
  • Demonstrated capacity in project financial management including preparation of budgets, annual work plans, and financial reporting is required
  • Proven experience of effective partnership development with national counterparts, development partners and civil society is required;
  • Relevant technical experience in constitutional development, electoral processes, and working with civil society organizations is an asset.
  • Proficiency in standard software applications Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc. is required
  • Previous experience in UN is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

Excellent written and verbal English language skills. Fluency in Pilipino

Environment and Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer – Phnom-Penh

Application closing date: 7 June 2019

Background

Over the last 20 years, Cambodia has attained impressive economic growth. Yet, the rapid development has increased pressure on natural resources and biodiversity in rural areas and led to increasing levels of waste and air pollution in urban areas. Degradation of natural resources has adversely impacted rural livelihoods and reduced capacity for climate change adaptation and mitigation, including REDD+.1

In 2017, the Government consolidated protected areas totaling more than 7 million hectares (or 40 percent of total land). A number of other legal and policy measures are now in place to promote environmental sustainability. The primary need now is to assist national efforts to successfully translate these policy measures into action.

Among others, UNDP Cambodia will support the government to promote a green and circular economy through sustainable waste management, improved energy efficiency, and adoption of clean energy.

UNDP Cambodia also supports the government for sustainable management of natural resources and biodiversity conservation while strengthening the capacities of local authorities and community-based organizations to improve rural livelihoods, food security and effective climate responses. In particular, UNDP Cambodia introduce and promote GEF, BIOFIN2 and Payment for Ecosystem Services initiatives as incentive-based innovations that strengthen watershed restoration, biodiversity conservation and natural resource management.

In partnership with the Government the Environment Portfolio, under the Policy and Innovation Hub (PIH), aims to leverage private sector investment for scalable climate change-resilient and mitigation initiatives and a circular economy.

The NRM Officer will work under the overall guidance of PIH and direct supervision of Policy Specialist on Environment, Biodiversity and Environment.

Note:

Forest cover declined to 48 percent (2016) from 73 percent (1965), UNDP HDR 2016. A total of 2.96 Gt of carbon is stored in Cambodia’s ecosystems (MoE UNFCCC submission 2017). Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), http://www.biodiversityfinance.net/

Duties and Responsibilities

The Environment and Natural Resources Management (NRM) Officer will support international and national Policy Specialists in carrying technical and programme support in the areas of environment and NRM.

Summary of key functions:

  • Coordinate project support for the government and stakeholders for the ongoing works related to environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation;
  • Coordinate the policy dialogue processes on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation with government, development partners, private sector and CSOs;
  • Contribute to UNDP in the process of programming and pipeline formulation related to environment and NRM issues;
  • Partnerships building and knowledge management.

1. Coordinate project support for the government and stakeholders for the ongoing works related to environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation:

  • Design roadmaps and annual work plans of activities related to environment and NRM;
  • Design and coordinate key activities related to environment and NRM which the government and UNDP should focus on in partnership and consultation with relevant stakeholders;
  • Develop ToRs of, and supervise relevant consultants and provide quality assurance;
  • Prepare quarterly and annual project progress reports to the government, UNDP, and Project (PB) according to their respective reporting guidelines/ requirements;
  • Organize project board meetings and take lead in ensuring that recommendations made by the board are implemented;
  • Monitor and keep track of project implementation progress;
  • For project assigned, ensure fund are made available and proper use of project resources.

2. Coordinate the policy dialogue processes on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation with government, development partners, private sector and CSOs:

  • Collect, compile, analyse and interpret environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation related data, thorough research of the evidence-based issues in the country and production of relevant reports including National Human Development Report;
  • Preparation of analytical document and background information on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation for the policy debates within the overarching UNDP policy framework;
  • Support policy dialogue on environment, NRM and biodiversity related issues with the government, development partners, civil society, the private sector; contributions to development of policies as relevant;
  • Make sound contributions to knowledge networks through identification of best practices, lessons learned, and other related communication materials.

3. Contribute to UNDP in the process of programming and pipeline formulation related to environment and NRM issues:

  • Identify areas of UNDP comparative advantages in the field of environment, NRM and biodiversity related issues whenever relevant;
  • Assist the Policy Specialists to formulate project concept notes and full project documents including information materials in consultation with relevant stakeholders among others;
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization with donors, private sector, government and other global and regional resources;
  • Facilitate consultations required for the including Internal Project Appraisal Committee meeting, Local Project Appraisal Committee Meeting.

4. Partnerships building and knowledge management:

  • Coordinate and support the preparation of inputs from the CO to policy briefs/position papers that address environment, NRM and biodiversity concerns, in collaboration with other practices such as governance, poverty reduction, gender, and capacity development;
  • Identify opportunities for strengthening partnership with key stakeholders on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation under the guidance of the policy specialists;
  • Coordinate and organize stakeholder meetings/events/workshops to discuss priority issues within environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation with key stakeholders;
  • Assist the Country Office to explore the potential for private sector partnerships on environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation and opportunities for carbon/environmental financing;
  • Assist the policy specialist running and evaluating campaign relating to NRM, biodiversity and environmental financing;
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge products and communications in the areas of environment, NRM and biodiversity conservation.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of UN environment and NRM activities in the country, including short, medium and long-term planning, improved business results and client services.

They also impact on increasing Governments’, partners’, and civil society and communities’ awareness and knowledge of environment and NRM to development, and on the ability for environment and NRM a plans and sectoral policies. Accurate analysis, presentation and knowledge sharing promote timely positioning and readjustment of UNDP programme management.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in environment and NRM, environmental science or related disciplines.

Experience:

  • Master with at least 2 years or Bachelor with at least 4 years of relevant work experience on issues related to environment and NRM, biodiversity conservation;
  • Experience in development, policy and research work in the area of environment and NRM, biodiversity conservation, and related issues. Prior project management experiences are an asset;
  • Experience in working with multi stakeholders including the government, NGOs, private sector, and CSOs;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in spoken and written Khmer and English.

Finance Officer – New Delhi

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

UNDP operates in more than 170 countries and territories around the world. UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations that can withstand crisis, and that drive and sustain growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. Since, 1951 UNDP has been collaborating with the Government, civil society and people of India to help them find their own solutions to meet global and national development challenges. UNDP’s approach in India has been to develop and sustain strategic partnerships that find innovative solutions to address gaps on both the demand and supply side of development processes.

This initiative is designed to minimize negative impacts and risks to environment and to human health in India, by enhancing sustainable Plastic Waste Management practices, through a socio-technical model (segregation/collection/ recycling) while ensuring compliance with regulations, to improve use of resources and in line with Swacch Bharat Mission in India; in this project the waste pickers (Safaii Mitras) will be institutionalized with respective governance mechanisms and attain improved social conditions. Project’s targets at the end of period are, to better manage an amount more than 85,000 MT/year of plastic waste and to improve socio-economic conditions of 30,000 plus Safaii Mitras. To achieve the project objective and outcomes, the project is structured in 4 components: Component 1: Aims to develop support and implement an economically sustainable model (ESM) for packaging plastic waste management. This component focuses on developing and implementing the model at 50 selected cities in different States. It also entails support and active involvement of key stakeholders relevant to plastic waste management in urban areas in India for a holistic approach in convergence with the existing mechanisms and resources. This will also include an analysis of present regulatory mechanisms and practices followed, subject to relevance to ‘plastic waste’ in specific and current resources and technologies available as well as for creating an enabling environment, and covering under their umbrella the various kinds of plastic waste, including plastic bottles; Component 2: focuses on design and implementation of Pilots in City Units (Swacchta Kendras) for improved plastic waste management, in the administrative wards of selected 50 cities. Socio-technical approach is to be applied to combine improved technological development in handling, with the social aspects of waste collection and segregation. This component represents the core development of the project, from its results; projections will be developed towards implementation in the entire country. Component 3 is directed mainly to design, sustain and provide elements to institutionalize Swacchta Kendra in governance bodies and to obtain improved socio-economic conditions for waste pickers. This is to be achieved by incorporation of the plastic waste management model, and its main stakeholders presence and importance, into urban local bodies at city, state and national levels; by obtaining Safaii Mitras’ activities recognition as a service to society, with the corresponding starting up of their mainstreaming; and by fostering and strengthening self-help groups for Safaii Mitra living improvements of their way of life; Component 4 is aimed to developed a knowledge management, monitoring and communication mechanisms, which will be based in a in-built adoptive feedback system from project results at various stages along the entire duration. Adequate governance mechanisms will be established in order to assure the right development of project and targets fulfilment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Head, Circular Economy the Finance Officer; will be responsible for managing the Accounts, Finance & administration of the project and conduct following activities/ duties/ responsibilities:

(1) Support with Financial Management:

i. Lead the planning, budgeting and management of project activities including the preparation of the procurement plans. ii. Work in close coordination with the Operation Manager and the country office procurement team to support preparation of submissions to the Contracts, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Regional Advisory Committee on Procurement (RACP); Oversee the work of project staff/ consultants/vendors and ensure timely submission of required outputs; iii. Support the Operations Manager/ Project Analyst in preparing Annual Work Plans (with Budgets); iv. Maintain supporting documents of funds and activities and information for the audits with support from Account assistant; v. Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system with support from Operation manageger to ensure that requisitions are supported by proper approvals and payments are processed upon receipt of final invoices and deliverables; vi. Liaise with Donor on a regular basis for exchange of information and document;

Support with Internal controls:

i. Maintenance of the accounts receivables for UNDP projects and recording of deposits in UNDP’s Financial Accounting System and reporting financial progress as per the Annual Work Plan ii. Preparation of payment vouchers for the project, settling of travel claims with relevant supporting documents, check their accuracy and processing in UNDP financial system, creation of requisitions in the system, making budget checks and receipting in the system; iii. Coordinate and process payments of vendors and travel claims in a time bound manner upon receipt of relevant documents; iv. Donor reports – Prepare donor financial analysis and reports in consultation with UNDP finance team. v. Provide quarterly updates on financial progress of the project in consultation with the state project team.

(2) Provide Administrative support:

i. Support project team in ensuring full compliance of administrative activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies with admin assistant; ii. Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials and maintain data base of all stakeholders through Admin assistant; iii. Administrative support and financial management support to State teams (travel arrangements, office maintenance among others) with support through Admin. Assistant; iv. Carry out any other work assigned by the Head- Circular Economy related to the project.

Required Skills and Experience

Essential: Bachelors Degree in Commerce or Finance.

Desirable: Masters Degree in Commerce or Finance/MBA (Finance)

Desirable Additional qualification in Finance, Accounts, Operations

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of professional experience in administration and/or finance,
  • Experience of working in the Government or other international development organization will be an asset
  • Additional experience in the procurement of goods & services is desirable
  • Experience in supporting information technology driven projects
  • Should have computer knowledge in MS Office and other applications
  • Knowledge ERP software will be an asset.

Language: 

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Hindi and English is required.

National Expert – LAND USE FINANCE MAPPING IN CAMBODIA

Application closing date: 1 July 2019

Background

Cambodia has made significant progress in developing its REDD+ framework over the past years. In 2017, the RGC approved its National REDD+ Strategy (NRS). The NRS marks major milestone in Cambodia’s transition from REDD+ Readiness to REDD+ Implementation Phase. The NRS was developed through an extensive structured consultation and awareness raising process with key government agencies, non-governmental organization, civil society, indigenous and local community. It builds primarily upon three national policy frameworks that guide forest management. These are the National Forest Program 2010-2030 (NFP), the National Protected Areas Strategic Management Plan 2017-2030 (NPASMP) and the Strategic Planning Framework for Fisheries 2010-2019 (SPFF).

Cambodia is currently finalizing the preparation of its Action and Investment Plan for the Implementation of the National REDD+ Strategy (AIP-NRS). The strategic objectives of AIP-NRS are:

  1. Improve management and monitoring of forest resources and forest land use;
  2. Strengthen implementation of sustainable forest management;
  3. Mainstream approaches to reduce deforestation, build capacity and engage stakeholders.

The AIP aims to estimate the costs of the policies and measures (PAMs) considered on the NRS. In order to prioritize action and effectively mobilize additional resources, Cambodia will benefit from assessing the current level of financing supporting NRS implementation in the country. Identifying and mapping these flows from relevant sources (government, international donors, potentially private sector if data is available) will allow to identify the main funding gaps, support priority setting, as well as identify potential financing barriers and opportunities. This financial picture will serve as a baseline to track the mobilization of resources for REDD+ over time. By comparing the costing with the available financing identified through the mapping, the RGC will have a complete view of the main funding gaps and priorities to mobilize resources, as well as potential sources of finance and partners.

Mapping financial flows in land-use sectors can also identify, quantify and analyses investments, which are not aligned to REDD+ PAMs, and may be driving forest conversion in Cambodia. To achieve REDD+ objectives, it is essential that countries also look at these “grey” flows and take measures to redirect some of these investments to more sustainable activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The objective of this assignment is to assist the mapping of financial flows related to land-use in Cambodia. The mapping will quantitatively review public (and potentially private) spending and investments relevant to REDD+ and forests, with the objectives of:

  1. collecting data to create a database of existing spending on REDD+ policies and measures, including the key sources, financial instruments, the disbursement channels and end uses and beneficiaries.
  2. categorizing and consolidating spending that potentially drives forest carbon emissions or supports REDD+ objectives.

The approach will follow the land-use finance mapping methodology developed by the EU REDD Facility and Climate Policy Initiative and adapt it to the Cambodian context. The approach taken will build on the work and results of the Climate Public Expenditure and Investment Review (CPEIR) of 2012, AIP-NRD and other relevant studies, and will be conducted in parallel and in cooperation with the BIOFIN study.

The National Land Use Expert will support the general tasks under this assignment coordinated by the team leader the tasks related to the land use typology. The Land Use Expert will work in close coordination and consultation with the team leader, the national finance expert, UNDP/FCPF project staff, UNDP regional technical advisor and EU REDD Facility staff.

Important Notice: Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=55928 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Post-graduate degree (at least Master Degree) in forestry, natural resources management, agriculture and rural development, or any close field.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years progressive experience in natural resources management or a related field;
  • Strong understanding of REDD+ under the UNFCCC and Cambodia’s forest and land-use policy framework
  • Strong understanding of the drivers of forest conversion in Cambodia
  • Strong networks in forest and land-use sectors in Cambodia
  • Experience with public expenditure reviews related to natural resource management is an asset.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in written and oral in English and Khmer.

Communications Intern Ankara Turkey – Ankara

Application closing date: 9 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women has been operating in Turkey since 2012. UN Women Works on the following priority areas: (i) Increasing women’s leadership and political participation, (ii) Ending violence against women and girls, (iii) Making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting, (iv) Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action.

UN Women Turkey’s communications and advocacy is aligned with UN Women’s global and regional goal to drive Gender Equality (GE) and Women’s Empowerment (WE) as key issues on the Sustainable Development Agenda in Turkey and enhance UN Women’s role as the leading actor in gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). Communications and Advocacy is a key component of UN Women Turkey’s work and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women initiatives, results and programmes as well as for raising awareness about key issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Under the direct supervision of Programme Manager and guidance of the Communications and Advocacy Team, the intern will assist the team in expanding communications activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Turkey Programme Manager, the Intern will work in close collaboration with the Communications and Advocacy Team, ensuring timely support in carrying out communication and advocacy tasks related to UN Women Turkey programmes as well as cross-cutting areas of knowledge management, research, and analysis.

The intern is expected to undertake the following specific tasks:

  • Contribute in the development and production of communication tools such as newsletters, infographics, fact-sheets, brochures and multi-media assets etc,
  • Support writing and editing news, articles, stories under different programs of UN Women Turkey.
  • Support the daily management of the social media accounts, including content management such as writing stories, producing new content etc.;
  • Support the communication team in preparing social media weekly plans and monthly themes in line with the global campaigns & International UN Days
  • Support internal coordination of development of communication/promotion materials.
  • Assist the communication team in gathering and creating content for social media
  • Keep up to date on new social media tools and best practices to identify new campaigning opportunities
  • Follow donors and other UN agencies’ social media accounts and share/repost the content related to UN Women’s mandate
  • Analyze social media analytics together with the communications team to support the expansion of UN Women’s reach over social media in Turkey
  • Support research on specific themes relating to UN Women mandate,
  • Support the organization and preparation of events and communication activities such as 16 Days of Activism, UN Day, Beijing +25, and contribute and ensure the visibility of events, campaigns and key activities,
  • Taking minutes in the meetings and perform other communications/advocacy support tasks as required,
  • Provide support in coordination of vendors such as graphic designer, photojournalist, organization and printing companies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • The intern must have studies in communications, marketing, communications design, public relations, journalism, or other similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a post graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language

Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in Turkish and English are required;

Experience

  • Experience in managing social media and digital platforms
  • Experience in Adobe Photoshop and In-Design is required
  • Experience in Illustrator and Adobe Premiere Pro is an asset
  • Experience in UN is a distinct advantage

International Consultant on Technical Support to the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on Gender-Responsive Official Development Assistance – Kyiv

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Ukrainian Constitution, policy and legal frameworks guarantee equality for men and women in Ukraine in all sectors. The country adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), joined the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action (BPfA) of the 4th World Conference for Women (1995) and ratified the main international instruments on gender equality and women’s rights, including the Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and its Optional Protocol.

UN Women in partnership with the Office of the Deputy-Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration (DPM) launched the project “Enhancing accountability for gender equality and women’s empowerment in national reforms, peace and security” (referred to as Reforms Project hereafter) with the goal to support the Government in achieving transformative results in Ukraine by integrating gender equality and women’s human rights commitments into the national reforms and the peace and security processes, and by putting mechanisms in place for adequate financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The efforts on increasing aid effectiveness have made clear that reform of aid management systems should translate into enhanced performance and results for development and gender equality. The Paris Declaration for Aid Effectiveness (2005), Accra Agenda for Action (2008), and Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (2011), as well as subsequent meetings and actions have clearly articulated the need for gender responsive ODA and acceleration and deepening of the implementation of the national priorities through gender responsive budgeting.

In 2012-2013, UN Women with support from European Commission, conducted a baseline study Gender Analysis of Official Development Assistance to Ukraine. The baseline contributed to enriching the knowledge and subsequent efforts related to gender-responsive ODA in Ukraine and regular mapping of gender equality commitments in the Official Development Assistance and creating an online Gender Equality Dashboard in Ukraine. The Government has demonstrated the commitment to gender-responsive ODA through the Gender Donor Coordination Group, led by Deputy-Prime Minister for EU and Euro-Atlantic Integration.

Aimed at contributing to the increased volume and effective use of aid to implement national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women Reforms Project is working with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade on introducing systems for tracking the allocations for gender equality in the ODA. UN Women will provide policy advice and technical support to the Government on establishing international standards of data generation; establish systems for evidence generation on gender financing gaps; thereby, establish systems to ensure the quality, volume and sustainability of the ODA that corresponds to the gender equality commitments related to national priorities in compliance with the Addis Ababa Action Plan. The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade will also be supported in using Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – Development Assistance Committee (DAC) Gender Equality Policy Marker for a systematic approach to track the gender-responsiveness of ODA. Given the importance of DAC gender equality policy marker as a key monitoring and accountability tool in the context of 2030 Agenda, the gender equality tracking system will also enable the Government of Ukraine to strengthen the monitoring of progress on SDG Agenda 2030.

As outlined above, UN Women seeks to hire an International Consultant in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MoEDT) to undertake gender analysis of the ODA and introduce OECD-DAC Gender Equality Policy Marker for ODA tracking. The international consultant is expected to work in collaboration with a national consultant to be recruited by UN Women, and work closely with the MoEDT focal point during the entire assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Representative of UN Women in Ukraine and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the International Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, finetune the methodology, and workplan for the assignment (2 days) – by 25 June 2019;
  • In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, prepare a report based on the desk-review/gender analysis of ODA in Ukraine in relation to Ukraine’s national gender equality commitments (using the donor dashboard), which will be aimed at assessing the following (11 days) – by 30 July 2019:
  • The volume of aid to implement national commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • The extent to which the national gender specific priorities of Ukraine are addressed through donor financing
  • The extent to which gender is integrated and prioritised in donors’ development assistance frameworks;
  • The extent to which gender indicators are included in performance assessments/joint reviews carried out by donors (including assessment of implementation of gender national action plans);
  • The extent to which gender is included in Joint reviews, TORs/reports and Performance Assessment Framework (PAFs) during the implementation of the programme;
  • The extent to which gender responsive aid is prioritized in ODA budget support, including the level of participation and decision-making entrusted to the gender equality experts in donor conferences on financing;
  • The extent to which gender expertise is utilized by bilateral and multilateral donors for the design or review of CSPs, PAFs, joint needs assessments, evaluations and joint reviews (incorporated after the first mission to Ukraine).
  1. Undertake a field mission to Ukraine to hold consultations and interviews with the key stakeholders (Parliament, Government (DPM Office, MoEDT, Ministry of Social Policy), donors, international development partners and CSOs) to assess to which extent gender expertise is utilized by bilateral and multilateral donors for the design or review of CSPs, PAFs, joint needs assessments, evaluations and joint reviews and to identify needs and entry points for establishing a monitoring system for gender-responsive finance tracking and reporting. The mission and consultations will be organized with the support and participation of the national consultant, hired by UN Women (5 days including travel) – by 12 September 2019;
  2. In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, develop a locally adapted methodology, guidance and monitoring system for gender-responsive finance tracking and reporting on ODA using OECD-DAC gender markers (in coordination with the DPM Office and the MoEDT and with consultations and peer review of the draft methodology by OECD-DAC experts on gender marker) (13 days) – by 9 October 2019;
  3. Undertake the second mission to present and discuss the draft findings and recommendations at a multi-stakeholder workshop. The mission and consultations will be organized with the support and participation of the national consultant, hired by UN Women (4 days including travel) – by 18 October 2019;
  4. In cooperation with and with support of the national consultant, hired by UN Women, design a roadmap and training manual to conduct training with the selected ministries’ staff on gender sensitive finance tracking of the ODA (10 days) – by 8 November 2019;
  5. Undertake the third field mission to conduct the training. The mission and training will be organized with the support and participation of the national consultant, hired by UN Women (5 days including travel) – by 22 November 2019.

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications/Education:

Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Development Studies, International Law, International Relations, Public Policy and Administration, and other related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of gender responsive budgeting (GRB), gender and M&E, gender and organizational development, and other related fields;
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of international best practices, tools and methodologies on GRB, gender-responsive tracking of the ODA and gender markers, gender and M&E, gender and organizational development;
  • Proven track record of developing methodologies and tools for GRB, gender-responsive tracking of the ODA and gender markers, gender and M&E, gender and organizational development and leading trainings and workshops with national governmental institutions;
  • Proven experience with conducting a gender analysis and gender studies and preparing reports for national governmental institutions;
  • Advanced understanding of gender equality and women’s human rights;

Languages and other skills:

  • Fluent in English; knowledge of Russian or Ukrainian is an asset.
  • Computer literacy and ability to effectively use office technology equipment, IT tools, ability to use Internet and email.

International Consultant on Gender Responsive Security Sector Reform

Application closing date: 6 June 2019

Background

UN Women (UNW) grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all of its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations systems efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Over the past years, and in response to the need for increased accountability for implementation of gender equality commitments policies and financing decisions related to aid and domestic resources, UN Women played an active role with all its partners, to ensure that gender equality is mainstreamed in strategies, programmes and action plans. Moreover, UN Women is leading the global efforts related to women, peace and security (WPS) agenda.

One of the key areas of work for UN Women country office for Jordan is supporting Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW) and other government stakeholders in the security sector in the implementation of the Jordanian National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (JONAP), which was endorsed by the prime minister and the cabinet in December 2017 and formally launched it in a ceremony in March 2018. There were also extensive discussions during 2018 between UN Women, government and international partners on additional funding required for JONAP full implementation. As a result, a pooled fund mechanism was established in partnership between UN Women and the Government with support of Canada, Finland, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom[1].

The JONAP is based around four strategic goals, aiming to increase; (1) gender responsiveness and meaningful participation and leadership of women in the security sector and in peace operations, (2) participation of women in Prevention of Violent Extremism and in peacemaking, (3) gender sensitive services to refugee and Jordanian women, and (4) recognition of the benefits of gender equality and the role of women in Peace and Security.

As part of supporting JONAP’s implementation UN Women has been working with national Security Sector agencies to support gender mainstreaming in security sector reform. All four security sector agencies – Jordanian Armed Forces (JAF); General Directorate of Civil Defence (CDD), Public Security Directorate (PSD), and General Directorate of the Gendarmerie have finalized the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and are in the process of approving the Work Plans. MOUs will be signed with UN Women for setting the framework for partnership for JONAP implementation. This is significant step towards contributing to increase the number of women in peacekeeping police/military contingents through concrete support to JAF’s Directorate for Women and Military Affairs and Peacekeeping Operation Training Center, to Gendarmerie Women’s Unit, to Public Security Directorate Women’s Unit and Peacekeeping Operation Training Center. UN Women will continue to provide technical expertise and support to relevant departments of all security sector institutions in strengthening institutional capacity development on women, peace and security issues and gender responsive security sector reform; and support in implementation of JONAP Strategic Goal 1: Achieve gender-responsiveness and meaningful participation of women in the security sector and in peace operations. The further work will be focused to finalize the annual work plans and then implement their activities.

UN Women continues work with JNCW and security sector agencies in Jordan towards implementation of the JONAP on a national level and is recruiting an international consultant to provide further technical support and capacity building to all security sector agencies to enhance capacity for gender responsive security sector reform in line with JONAP.

Objective of this Assignment

The main objectives of this assignment are to support security sector agencies to strengthen their institutional capacity, and enhance skills, knowledge and attitudes to mainstream gender and to implement the Women, Peace and Security Agenda in security sector reform. The consultant has to work in close cooperation with the UN Women, its Institutional Capacity Building Specialist and all four security sector agencies in Jordan.

Duration

The duration of this assignment is estimated to be 200 working days within a period of 24 months between June 2019-July 2021. The contract will be managed in accordance to the UN Women applicable human resource procedures and general terms and conditions.

[1] The pooled fund mechanism was approved for the period of 2018-2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of UN Women’s Country Representative, and the direct supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, and the Institutional Capacity Building Specialist the Consultant will be responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop work plan for the assignment, including the proposed approach, the specific activities and timeline and get approval from UN Women.
  • Conduct the initial consultations and strategic meetings with all security sector agencies- Jordanian Armed Forces; General Directorate of Civil Defence, Public Security Directorate, and General Directorate of the Gendarmerie. Especially with the heads of relevant departments, and gender focal points. He/she will introduce the approved work plan by UN Women and agree on the next steps
  • Provide capacity building sessions on gender mainstreaming and UN SCR 1325 for the high ranked military officials from security sector agencies, such as heads of departments, and to the female and male staff on leading positions (in total 4 sessions)
  • Provide technical assistance to the Jordanian Armed Forces; General Directorate of Civil Defence, Public Security Directorate, and General Directorate of the Gendarmerie to implement the gender related work plans and mainstream the gender into their internal policies and procedures, including revision of the strategic papers, ToRs for gender advisors, operational policies and procedures
  • Plan and conduct the trainings needs assessment of the representatives of different departments in all four security sector agencies to define the learning needs in gender and security related issues
  • Design the capacity building plan for all security sector agencies based on the results of trainings needs assessment in close cooperation with UN Women, PSD, JAF, CDD, and Gendarmerie
  • Provide four capacity building trainings for the different representatives of all four security sector agencies in gender mainstreaming, on women, peace and security, conflict-related sexual violence in particular in the context of military operations and Gender-based Violence. One training will be conducted in each agency
  • Conduct the Training of Trainers (ToT) Course for GFPs and gender advisors, in total four ToTs, one course will be conducted per agency, including PSD, JAF, CDD, and Gendarmerie
  • Conduct four gender responsive pre-deployment training for peacekeeping operations. One training will be conducted in each agency
  • Provide regular follow-up and coaching to GFPs from all security sector agencies both remotely and at least 12 times in person in Amman Jordan during 2019-2021
  • Design four gender and security sector training modules based on the results of the capacity assessment of the and submit for UN Women’s feedback and endorsement. The content of the module has to be agreed with the respective security sector agency. Each agency has to have one specially designed gender and security sector training module.
  • Adjust draft modules based on the feedback from UN Women. The training module should consist of the following minimum elements:
  1. Course outline and agenda;
  2. Training methodology;
  3. Presentation slides with visuals, infographics, charts, maps, including notes for each slide;
  4. Case studies and small groups exercises with handouts;
  5. Background reading;
  6. Pre and post-tests to assess progress of participants’ skills and knowledge before and after trainings.
  • Contribute to the annual conferences as a resource person JONAP implementation, which will be planned and organized by JNCW and UN Women; in total two to three conferences will be conducted.
  • Support and provide technical assistance to organize the international missions, and study visits for security sector agencies. This task will include drafting the concept notes, agendas and discussing the content of the visits with host security and training institutions
  • Liaise on an ongoing basis with UN Women, and four security sector agencies and provide advice to UN Women and partners as needed
  • Work closely with the national partners to ensure their effective engagement in the execution of the assignment.
  • Submit final report with recommendations for further strengthening the institutionalization of gender mainstreaming in security sector on national level.

Deliverables:

Monthly time-sheets and brief progress reports about implemented activities and achieved results with supporting documents (summary of strategic meetings, training reports, other materials) submitted. (by 5th of each month, up to 195 working days)- by 1 July 2021. Final report about the progress and achievements, lessons learnt, and recommendations submitted (up to 5 working days)- by 25 July 2021.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

A first level university degree or above in Law, Political Sciences, Governance, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Public Administration, International Relations, International Law, Public Policy, or related fields. A degree from a military staff/war college is strongly preferred

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience at an international level in the formulation, designing, implementation and facilitating military-related training;
  • Experience in training on women, peace and security and conflict-related sexual violence in particular in the context of military operations and military staff responsibilities;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mandates and role of UN Peacekeeping operations on preventing conflict-related sexual violence and promoting gender equality;
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting similar kinds of capacity building exercises with proven experience in providing technical support with a facilitation role;
  • Institutional knowledge of the UN and UN Women would be an asset;

Language Requirements:

Fluent spoken and written English (Arabic is an asset).

Consultant to develop a Male Engagement Strategy

Application closing date: 5 June 2019

Background

The Malawi Spotlight initiative is grounded on the core rallying principle of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – leaving no one behind and reaching the furthest behind first. During the first phase of the initiative, and in alignment with government’s own commitment to the SDGs, effort will be made to identify the groups furthest behind on key targets such as reproductive health, empowerment, and economic activity. The ‘left behinds’ in the context of Malawi include persons with disabilities, persons with albinism, stigmatized HIV-positive persons, the LGBTI community, refugees, prisoners, and widows. However, further and deeper investigations will be conducted to identify other population groups that face multiple and intersecting discriminations.

Men are critical change agents in bringing about gender equity since, in most societies, men exercise preponderant power in nearly every sphere of life, ranging from personal decisions regarding the size of families to the policy and programme decisions taken at all levels of Government. It is essential to improve communication between men and women, girls and boys and their participation on a wide range of development issues for instance sexuality and reproductive health, food security and nutrition, and the understanding of their joint responsibilities, so that men and women are equal partners in public and private life.

Advancing gender equality is critical to reducing gender-based violence, promoting positive health seeking behaviour of men and boys and advancing efforts to fast-track the national AIDS response towards achieving the 90-90-90 targets. There is evidence that many men of reproductive age engage in unsafe sexual behaviours including multiple sex partners, cultural practices and cross generational sex putting them at risk of constructing STI’s including HIV. Men’s role in achieving gender equality, and advancement of women and girl’s sexual reproductive health and rights is increasingly being recognized globally. Although small changes are notable, traditional customs and stereotypes are still deeply entrenched in Malawian society.

In line with SDG 5, the UNFPA’s Strategic Plan (2019 -2023) clearly refers to the importance of scaling up – or institutionalization of the engagement of men and boys as an important area of work with an emphasis on supporting institutionalization– defined as government supported and funded policies and programmes. In addition, the new UNAIDS 2016-2020 Strategy calls for action on gender equality in the AIDS response .The HeForShe Initiative established to support the implementation of UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018- 2021 is a key strategy targeting men and boys to enable them to identify with the issues of gender equality and to recognize the crucial role that they can play to end the global persisting inequality faced by women and girls, both in their own lives, and at more structural levels in their communities.

In a bid to effectively implement the 2019 Spotlight Initiative Annual Work Plan under pillar 3 and 4. 18

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and present an inception report demonstrating a clear understanding of the TORs, with details on the methodology and timeline for completing the assignment
  • Conduct a literature review of all relevant documents (both local and international) on evidence informed strategies, structures and mechanisms for effective male engagement on gender equality, SRHR and HIV interventions
  • Review institutional structures and mechanisms for the coordination and delivering of gender equality, GBV, SGBV, Harmful Cultural Practices, HIV and SRHR services at national and sub-national levels?
  • Carry out key informant interviews, that includes national level and sub-national actors to build consensus on effective, appropriate and context specific strategies for male engagement in Malawi
  • Develop a draft national male engagement strategy and a two-year operational plan with details on the packaging of services and interventions on gender equality, GBV, SGBV, Harmful Cultural Practices, HIV and SRHR for men and boys.
  • For costing purposes, the proposed operational plan will provide details on strategies, outcomes, outputs and activities to be implemented over the next two years.
  • Present the draft national strategy and operational plan to a Stakeholders’ Validation Meeting and incorporate the recommendations of thereof in the final plan
  • Develop a Policy Brief on Male Engagement in Malawi for advocacy and resource mobilization purposes

Deliverables of the Assignment

  • Inception report demonstrating a clear understanding of the TOR with detailed roadmap on the methodology and timeline for completing the assignment
  • A national male engagement strategy and a two years operational plan with details on the packaging of services and intervention on gender equality, GBV, SGBV, Harmful Cultural Practices, HIV and SRHR for men and boys.
  • PowerPoint presentation to be facilitated during stakeholder validation meetings
  • Policy brief on engaging men and boys in gender equality, GBV, SGBV, Harmful Cultural Practices, HIV and SRHR interventions

Required Skills and Experience

  • Masters’ degree in Programme Policy, Public Health, Social Sciences or Development Studies and any other related fields
  • Good knowledge in Policy, Strategy and operational planning, formulation and development
  • Technical knowledge and experience in gender equality, GBV, SGBV, Harmful Cultural Practices, HIV and/or SRHR programme design and implementation at both national and local level is required.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in evidence-based program development and management is desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as part of a team;
  • Previous experience working directly with PLHIV and GBV survivors in a non-stigmatizing and non-discriminatory way.

Intern with UNDP Communication Unit – Tirana

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

UNDP began its operations in Albania in 1991. As a member of the United Nations Country Team in Albania, the UNDP works with the government and people of Albania, including its civil society and businesses, to strengthen the rule of law, promote human rights and freedoms, protect the environment and support economic and social reforms for social inclusion and an equitable society.

The United Nations Development Programme works with partners to promote economic and social reforms and innovations that help bring services to those who need them most – unemployed youth, vulnerable women, Roma and Egyptian communities and persons with disabilities. It further provides support to independent institutions and fundamental democratic processes to foster rule of law and for deepening democratic practice. Through its programmes, UNDP promotes sustainability, identifying working solutions to respond to climate change by protecting Albania’s rich biological diversity and natural resources for future generations.

Noting that the EU principles and the core values of the United Nations are shared, UNDP actively supports Albania’s EU integration. UNDP’s main goal is to translate principles of the UN and the EU into daily practice of the institutions of Albania, and into social, economic, political and cultural opportunities for men and women of Albania to live knowledgeable, healthy and prosperous lives.

The goal of UNDP is sustainable human development for an Albania:

  • which deepens its democratic practices and ensures that all Albanians and Albanian institutions are equally accountable before laws that are in line with UN Conventions and international human rights norms and standards;
  • whose public and civil society institutions at all levels work towards removing barriers for all men and women, especially vulnerable groups, to participate in the social, economic, cultural and political life of the country; and leverages the market for equitable growth that benefits the poor;
  • whose people have access to social and physical infrastructure that responds to their local needs and protects and ensures sustainability of natural resources for future generations;

UNDP’s work targets all levels of government and across the country, working with regional and local authorities that provide services to the people and support their capacities to participate in Albania’s economic and institutional reforms and its EU accession processes.

UNDPs work is clustered around mutually interlinked four programme areas: Social Inclusion, Democratic Governance and Rule of Law, Environmental and Climate Change, Economic Growth and Employment. A more detailed view on the focus and work of programme clusters is given in section 2 of these ToRs.

UNDP Albania has a Communications and Advocacy Unit which provides strategic communication support to UNDP programme, works to raise awareness about impact of UNDP programmes, provide visibility for donors and partners.

Aiming to advance its current initiatives and expand on new ones, UNDP Office has organized internship programmes to provide a framework by which young professionals from diverse academic backgrounds may be assigned to UNDP offices, where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments as well providing an opportunity to make substantive contributions to an office’s work.

Duties and Responsibilities

One intern will be selected to support the work of UNDP Country office and specifically of the UNDP Communications Specialist in implementing communications -related tasks.

Communications

The UNDP Albania has a communications and advocacy unit which provides strategic communication support to UNDP programme, works to raise awareness about impact of UNDP programmes, provide visibility for donors and partners. It deploys social media strategically to maximize UNDP Audiences. The Unit also advocate for issues that UNDP stands for and are at the heart of the national development agenda. The communications unit also spreads awareness and promotes sustainable development goals and strongly promotes multidimensional partnerships at the benefit of UNDP’s development work.

In this view, the candidate will engage, inter alia in the following activities:

  • Support in updating and maintenance of the UNDP website including providing updates to all project mini-sites on UNDP web.
  • Provide daily support in Social media related tasks such as preparation of content, selection of photos/video footage etc.
  • Assist the communication’s specialist in the organisation of key events and communication opportunities;
  • Provide translation from English to Albanian
  • Photograph events and prepare relevant files
  • Assist the Communications Specialist in other duties as required

Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in one of the following disciplines:

Communications, journalism, international relations, computer science and any other related field.

Language

Fluency in spoken and written English

Operations Manager – Aden

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Sub-Office (primary reporting line) in matrix management with the Deputy Resident Representative Operations (secondary reporting line), the Operations Manager acts as an advisor to the Head of the Sub-Office on all aspects of management and operations in the Sub-Office (SO). The Operations Manager is responsible for financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, provision of ICT and other administrative services. Working in close coordination with the Country Office (CO) Operations Teams, the Operations Manager ensures consistent services delivery to Sub-Office (SO) and UNDP programmes and projects. The incumbent implements policies and methods to maximize the SO performance in operations demonstrating capacity for innovation and creativity and providing advice to Management on readjustment of the operations to take into account changes in the operating environment as and when needed.

The Operations Manager leads and guides the SO Operations Team, fosters collaboration within the SO team, and with other UN Agencies consistent with rules and a client-oriented approach. The Operations Manager works in close collaboration with programme and project teams in the SO, operations staff in other UN Agencies, and Government officials to successfully deliver operations services.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. As a member of the SO management team, and in close coordination with CO Operations Teams, ensures the strategic direction of operations focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Ensures full compliance of operations with UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies, implementation of corporate operational strategies, establishment of targets and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Successfully manages SO operational support by provision of advice on strategies, policies and plans affecting SO operations based on business principles;
  • Establishes collaborative arrangements with potential partners for resources mobilization purposes and appropriate operational partnership arrangements;
  • Under the guidance of the DRRO responsible for SO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Finance, Human Resources Management, Procurement, Travel, Logistical and ICT services and Results Management;
  • Sets and monitors targets for operational efficiency and ensures the constant monitoring and analysis of the operating environment, quick readjustment of the operations, advice on legal considerations and risk assessment;
  • Knowledge building and sharing with regards to management and operations in the SO, organization of the operations staff trainings, synthesis of lessons learnt/best practices, and sound contributions to UNDP knowledge networks and communities of practice.

2. Ensures effective and accurate Financial Resources Management and strategic Human Resources management, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Financial Management:

  • In coordination and guidance from Resource Management Team, proper planning, expenditures tracking, reporting and audit of financial resources of the SO in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Performance of Manager Level 2 in ATLAS for financial transactions approvals (vouchers, Purchase Orders). Approval of pending disbursements as the third authority (cheques, bank transfers, EFT);
  • Organization and oversight of SO cash management processes, including liquidity management, recommendation of imprest level, risk assessment, bank relationship management; timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions, security for cash assets on site;
  • Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP staff of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained;
  • Ensures the financial integrity of the SO through appropriate controls and reporting structures; manages the SO audit exercise; follow up on necessary training and orientation;
  • Ensures cost-recovery system for the services provided by the SO to projects or other agencies;
  • All financial transactions are identified, recorded and verified in compliance with IPSAS as outlined in the corporate policies and procedures;
  • Member of the SO bank account signatory panel.

Human Resources Management:

  • SO compliance with corporate human resources policies and strategies;
  • In coordination and guidance from Resource Management Team, ensures optimal staffing of the sub-office and projects;
  • Ensures maintenance of the proper performance management and staff development systems;
  • In coordination with CO Learning committee, reviews training needs for SO staff, develops a training plan and makes recommendations to Management for its implementation taking into consideration resources available.

3. Ensures effective and efficient Procurement, Travel, Logistical services management focusing on achievement of the following results:

Procurement and Travel:

  • SO compliance with corporate rules and regulations in the field and in coordination and guidance from the CO Procurement Unit, management of the SO procurement strategies including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement promotion and introduction, performance measurement;
  • Management of the SO contract strategy including tendering processes and evaluation, managing the contract and contractor, legal implications. Oversight of procurement processes and logistical services in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations, OM acting as Manager Level 1 in Atlas for Purchase orders approval and requisitions;
  • Ensure Sub Office travel process complies with the corporate Travel Policy, ATLAS T&E Modules and Ultramar ticket Issuance procedures;
  • Liaise with Country Office Travel and Procurement Units and seeks guidance for the complicated travel and procurement cases as necessary.
  • Logistical Services, Common Services, Office and Accommodation Premises:
  • In coordination with CO Service Center, manages the provision of support services, including travel, logistics and office premises for the Sub-Office;
  • Supervises the effective management of the guesthouses in the Sub-office location;
  • Supports the common services that UNDP manages in the field office location;
  • Supervision of vehicle fleet management;
  • Management of SO assets ensuring full compliance with IPSAS in the accounting for procurement, utilization and disposal of the SO’s assets.

4. Ensures forward-looking information and communication management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Maintains a secure, reliable infrastructure environment for ICT and adequately plans for disasters and recoveries. Use of Atlas functionality for improved business results and improved client services;
  • Identification of opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency and full accountability;
  • In coordination with CO ICT Unit, promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge sharing, information provision and learning including e-registry, web-based office management system, etc;
  • Identify office technology needs and oversee maintenance of equipment, software and systems.

5. Supports establishment of partnerships with other UN Agencies at the field level focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provides leadership in overseeing effective provision of services to counterparts including fair and transparent procurement, efficient logistics and sound financial management as well as the consistent application of UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Actively participates in the AOMT in the sub office location.

6. Ensures safe working conditions through adherence to UNDP security management in the field and focusing on the following results:

  • Works closely with UNDSS to ensure security of Sub-Office staff and premises, in particular, supports the implementation of UNDP MOSS/MORSS compliance;
  • Administers the staff security arrangements and provisions.

7. The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that:

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft;
  • Experience of accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is highly desirable.

Certifications:

Certification in the following fields is desirable:

  • Project Management (Prince 2, PPM)
  • Procurement (CIPS)
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and accounting

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Arabic.

Head of Communications

Application closing date: 16 June 2019 

Purpose of the job:

As Head of Communications, you will be responsible for developing and implementing a communications strategy that advances the BIS’s public profile in support of its mission and strategic objectives, disseminating key messages to global audiences.

In this key role you will report to the BIS General Manager and work closely with senior management. You will advise senior management on strategic messaging and managing the BIS’s external presence and reputation. You will work closely with the business unit leaders, the BIS’s hosted committees and the Representative Offices to further strengthen external awareness of the BIS’s economic research, policy analysis, financial regulation and statistics as well as banking services.

You will also be responsible for driving effective communication within the organisation and facilitating collaboration to deliver a joined-up approach to internal and external communications, with a focused and integrated narrative.

You will be responsible for leading and setting the strategic direction for the Communications team, encompassing media and public relations, digital communications and internal communications.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Working closely with the General Manager and other members of senior management, develop and implement strategic communications that support the BIS’s global mission and strategic objectives
  • Provide strategic communications insight, perspectives and advice on messaging to a range of internal and external stakeholders including the central bank and broader financial community
  • Guide and support the chief spokespeople for the organisation including the General Manager and other key officials
  • Work with senior management in communicating departmental business priorities and effectively managing associated organisational change activities
  • Advise senior management on internal communications priorities, including timing, content and communication of key messages, aligning efforts with the Bank’s strategy and planning, and providing feedback
  • Identify and alert senior management to any communications-related risks, and propose countermeasures. Coordinate crisis communications as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with international and local media
  • Develop the use of different communication tools and channels to provide the most effective means of reaching target audiences including the Bank’s internal and external online presence
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Communications unit promoting functional excellence and continuous improvement. Develop and strengthen internal talent
  • Build strategic alliances with business areas throughout the Bank, and develop relationships with counterparts in central banks and international institutions

Qualification and experience:

  • Advanced university degree preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience in senior leadership positions within communications, and with deep experience of both internal and external communications
  • Experience of working at a senior level in a central bank, financial regulatory authority, international financial institution or finance ministry would be advantageous
  • Strong grasp of economics and finance; sound knowledge of central banking issues would be advantageous

Skills:

  • Skilled at advising and counselling senior management regarding communications strategies and activities
  • Strategic thinker with honed relationship skills and an ability to influence at a senior level and gain consensus
  • Effective listener with an appreciation of different perspectives, able to distil nuances and reflect this in thinking
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to communicate a vision effectively
  • Excellent leadership, people management and coaching skills
  • Ability to drive organisational change and manage a complex reform agenda effectively
  • Strong analytical skills with an ability to identify relevant issues quickly
  • Proven crisis management skills and a record of impeccable judgment
  • Familiarity with social media and other digital communication tools

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Programme Executive (2 Positions) – New Delhi

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

The Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India is responsible for developing India’s policy and strategy for economic development in the Government of India. The department engages in creating research inputs in Economics and financial issues. The Department also engages academics and researchers outside the Government to study new economic issues that evolve and arise periodically and develop a think tank on these issues. DEA has entered into a partnership with UNDP India to provide research and development support and procurement services to the DEA under the two ongoing partnership projects. The partnership aims to support capacity strengthening, improved knowledge, producing original research, and contribute substantially to India’s research and development agenda presented at the multilateral and regional cooperation fora with references to countries.

The thematic areas for research work include trends in the global economy and specifically G20 countries, financial sector regulations, public debt management, regional financing arrangements, governance of International Finance Institutions, international development institutions, investment financing, international trade, global energy issues including commodities, climate change financing, food security, and labour policies.

The outcome of the research programme is to a) gain clear and dynamic understanding of ongoing global developments in multiple fora, b) build on the current positions and understanding, including identifying and clarifying issues. Develop Indian perspectives and policy positions, and c) understand issues of importance to other countries

To support DEA in the above area of work, UNDP is looking for dynamic individuals for the position of Programme Executives (2 positions) to be located in DEA. The incumbent should have a good mix of academic and research expertise, understanding of policy issues, analytical capabilities, documentation and report writing, publication record and familiarity with international debates on concerned issues in the areas, as above.

Supervisor: Director, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government`of India

Duty Station: New Delhi, Position based at Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Summary of Key Functions:

The Programme Executives will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director, Multilateral Relations, DEA, and Programme Analyst, UNDP. The incumbent will primarily be responsible for extending research and analytical support, preparation work for meetings including documentation and report writing, and coordination and follow up in matters relating to G20 matters and other multilateral and regional cooperation fora. The Programme Executives will support the attainment of the results envisaged to the required standards of quality, efficiency, accuracy, and consistency of work within the constraints of time and cost.

For this, s/he will support

– Collate and analyze all relevant information, document, and data contributing to India’s position on the issues in multilateral and regional cooperation fora

– Produce research, knowledge products and facilitate knowledge building and management

– Analyse documents produced by International organizations

– Prepare reports, statistics , data bases and presentations for the meetings

– Plan meetings, prepare minutes and follow up with other Government departments and think tanks in matters related to G20 agenda

S/he will undertake any other task consistent with the level of the post and/ or as assigned by the Director, DEA.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Analysis of the global economy and its impact on the economies of G20 countries. Analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the G20 countries
  • Analysis of the documents received from the G20 secretariat including comments and proposals of various countries on issues under discussion in the G20. Based on the analysis, provide brief policy notes at short notice on critical issues coming up for discussion in G20 meetings
  • Prepare monthly bulletins on global economic updates, research summaries from academic work / technical reports / articles / books, etc. and provide quick comments on documents on thematic issues of the G20, some of which are identified in the background section above. Preparation of graphs, reports, using databases available with DEA.
  • Analysis of documents and reports produced by various international organizations and G20 reports
  • Identify areas for research within the thematic areas, including as identified in the background above, for DEA review and ensure effective support to the management of the G20 Programme focusing on quality control.
  • Provide necessary technical backstopping for the preparation of position papers and knowledge products on important issues being discussed in the context of G20 matters.
  • Research and analysis of issues in multilateral and regional cooperation fora including on the BRICS New Development Bank and the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.
  • Organize and attend internal meetings, consultations, workshops, conferences, brainstorming sessions, meetings as required, and prepare briefing notes, minutes, follow up with other Departments in matters relating to multilateral issues for necessary action. The programme executives may be required to present research papers in these meetings
  • Regularly interact with those representing India in various multilateral fora meetings through face to face meetings, telephone and e-mails
  • Maintain an established network of contacts for information sharing and to remain up-to-date on economic and development issues and ensure adequate information flow, regular contact and feedback among various stakeholders
  • Create G20 research library and identify on line sources where research / published materials in areas of G20 concerns and other multilateral fora are uploaded and properly catalogued and also obtain them for research purposes.
  • Submit regular updates, progress reports on deliverables to the Director(UN) and UNDP

Possess good knowledge of information technology tools and apply it in work assignments

Perform any other related task(s) assigned by the Director, DEA

Required Skills and Experience

Educational Qualifications:

  • Post graduate / Master’s degree in Economics with familiarity in Econometrics, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field.
  • Specialization in international economy would be an advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in research, development studies, economic studies.
  • Experience of working with academia / think tanks / research institutions and such will be preferred
  • Hands on experience on economic and social development issues (policy and strategic) will be preferred.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal and presentation skills management and organizational skills.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, (MS Word, Excel, and Power Point, etc.). Advanced knowledge of spread sheet, database and research packages will be an asset.
  • Familiarity with the working environment and professional standards of international organizations and national and state governments.
  • High quality reports and knowledge products (samples may be requested as reference)
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure
  • Willingness to travel

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Clear and dynamic understanding and knowledge of ongoing global and regional economic and development issues and challenges
  • Abreast of new developments and challenges in the area of work
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely and produce high quality reports and knowledge products
  • Ability to focus on impact and result based management tools and quality assurance of the programme
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and requirements, and multitask as needed.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with people and multi-sectoral teams to achieve results
  • Consistent approach to work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and respond positively to feedback
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point etc).

Language Requirements:

Excellent command of the English language and local language of duty station. Excellent writing skills in English

Intern- Response, Recovery and Resilience – Amman

Application closing date: 5 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

As the protracted nature of the Syrian conflict is becoming more apparent and its impact on neighboring countries and host communities more severe, there is an increasing recognition among all partners that the development challenges arising from the crisis need accelerated actions and enhanced capacity in order to be addressed. In this respect, UN Women is contributing to the UNCT and HCT processes to support the Jordanian Government’s efforts and the UN humanitarian response to the Syrian refugee crisis and its impact on the Jordanian host communities. UN efforts have led to the preparation and adoption of a National Resilience Plan (NRP), the Jordan Response Plan for the Syria Crisis, which provide a coordinated and coherent multi-sectorial national response to the crisis.

To date, UN Women’s support to recovery efforts has entailed:

  • Supporting Syrian women refugees’ access to economic opportunities and to basic services, including working in Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan through income-generating projects and access to psycho-social and legal support for GBV survivors; This work is currently being scaled up to Azraq camp;
  • Providing support to Jordanian nationals and Syrian refugees in the areas of service delivery and decision making in hosting communities, and providing Jordanian nationals with concrete employment and livelihoods opportunities;
  • Ensuring that there is knowledge and expertise available to address Syrian women’s humanitarian needs by the UN, the international community and other partners through assessments and documentation of the specific needs of Syrian women and girl refugees.

Against this background, UN Women is seeking to expand its work in the area of women’s economic empowerment and livelihoods in host communities affected by the Syrian crisis, and is providing ongoing technical support to the Government of Jordan and partners in support of gender mainstreaming through the humanitarian and resilience response. Additionally, UN Women has brought on line a new work stream on women, peace and security.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Unit, the intern will provide support to the following key tasks in the areas of peace, security and humanitarian action. A work plan with achievements for the duration of the internship and learning opportunities will be agreed upon commencement of the position.

1- Provide administrative and organizational support to the implementation of the portfolio

Support implementation of programme activities;

2- Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

Support monitoring of partners’ work and compiling of monitoring reports

3- Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Produce research briefs, talking points, meeting minutes, etc.;
  • Compile secondary data on women’s rights/gender equality in Jordan as it relates to humanitarian action and women, peace and security;
  • Develop advocacy tools including on issues of women, peace and security and humanitarian action;
  • Support the roll out of strategic communications including documenting lessons learned from partners, engaging in social media, etc.;
  • Engage in policy research on women’s rights and gender equality in context of Syrian Crisis effects in Jordan.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Must be enrolled in a master’s, post-master’s or doctorate programme, or be in the final year of a first university degree programme (bachelor’s level or equivalent) in the field of political science, international relations, or related.
  • If you have recently graduated from university, you must be able to commence the internship within one year of graduation.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

 

Mapping legislation or bills that address and / or criminalize violence against women in politics (linkage with comprehensive laws of violence) including a section on the main legislative debates on the subject

Application closing date: 5 June 2019

Background

The persistent and lasting gender gap in the political representation of women is a global problem. As of 2017, only 23% of parliamentarians in the world are women ( Data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), 2018. See: https://www.ipu.org/file/4398/download?token=JCRQRubR ). Despite this reality, Latin America is the first region in the world with the largest number of women elected in parliament (Ibid) .Latin America and the Caribbean has a regional average of 30.7% of parliamentarians (OIG, 2019 based on IPU data), and with some countries that are among those with the representation of women in the lower or only single Chambers of the world: Cuba (53.2%), Bolivia (53.1%), Mexico (48.2%), Grenada (46.7%), Nicaragua (45.7%), Costa Rica (45.6%) (OIG , 2019 based on IPU data) (See Observatory on Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.) Information available at: https://oig.cepal.org/es/indicadores/poder-legislativo-porcentaje-mujeres-organo -legislative-national-camera-low-only , consulted on February 4, 2019.)

However, these advances are not homogeneous, since large disparities coexist between countries and within all countries. Thus, 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have less than 20% of parliamentarians (OIG, 2019) (See Observatory on Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.) Information available at: https://oig.cepal.org/ is / indicators / power-legislative-percentage-women-organo-legislative-national-chamber-low-or-only , consulted on February 4, 2019) and the percentages of women participating in decision-making spaces at the national level , they are not always reflected at the local level, where we have an average of 14.5% of women mayors (ECLAC, 2017).The participation and political representation of women in the region takes place in a growing context of violence and intimidation based on gender, which constantly affects their development in the political sphere.

The increase that we have witnessed in the last decades of the women who participate in political spaces has made visible a reality that continues to hinder the achievement of substantive equality, the violence that women suffer as candidates, as elected women, but also as electors. In Latin America and the Caribbean, expressions of harassment and political violence against women are of a varied nature. Among others, aggressions or threats during the campaign period, the assignment of clearly losing districts, the absence of financial or human support, and, in the case of elected women, the assignment to areas of little relevance, with low budget; discriminatory treatment by the media; greater demands for accountability, and intimidation, threats or physical violence directed at themselves or their families, which in extreme situations may include rape or murder or other forms of violence (ECLAC, 2016) (ECLAC (2016) Autonomy of women and equality in the sustainable development agenda (LC / G.2686 / Rev.1), available at: https://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstream/handle/11362/40633/4 /S1601248_en.pdf.)

According to a global study of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of 2018, 81.8% of women parliamentarians in the world experience psychological violence, 44.4% have received death threats, rape, beatings or kidnapping during their term. 65% have been subjected to sexism by their colleagues in parliament. 25.5% experience physical violence in the parliament and in 21.2% of the parliaments surveyed there is sexual harassment. 38.7% of women parliamentarians said violence against women in politics undermined the implementation of their mandate as freedom of expression and 46.7% feared for their safety and that of their family.

Despite the global phenomenon of this type of violence, very few countries are legislating on the issue and in the majority, it is not even discussed, nor relieved, nor are data generated. The first time the term “political violence” was mentioned by a United Nations document was in 2011 where it was requested to investigate these crimes. Since then, an avalanche of cases, complaints and examples have begun to appear, to the point that the Secretary General of the United Nations assigned a specific investigation on VAWP to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonovic, who delivered his report in August 2018 (UN Women, 2019).

In the report, one of the main findings is the blanket of silence surrounding the issue with the consequent lack of data and evidence. The rapporteur Šimonovic, in her report presented in the context of UNGA 2018, emphasizes that this violence is widespread and systematic, achieving among the women who hold these positions a shocking effect on their political careers, with intergenerational consequences for the full exercise of your political rights.

Political violence against women is a type of violence that has arisen to the extent that they are incorporated more into the political sphere. Historically recognized as a land of men, the arrival of women as candidates and then representatives in parliament, or in mayorships, or municipal councils, or even as presidents, has encouraged other women to follow their example and project in full exercise. of their political rights.

The understanding that the political sphere is an indispensable space for the promotion of inclusive government plans and the eradication of practices that validate the traditional prejudices that sustain patriarchy, has prompted UN Women to elaborate a regional project together with CIM / MESECVI to prevent, sanction and eradicate violence against women in politics.

OBJECTIVE OF THE CONSULTANCY

Mapping legislation or proposals that address and / or criminalize violence against women in politics (linkage with comprehensive laws of violence), including a section on the main legislative debates on this subject in Latin America and the Caribbean. The reference framework for this consultancy consists of the Convention of Belém do Pará and the Model Inter-American Law on Violence against Women in Political Life.

Duties and Responsibilities

ACTIVITIES TO BE CARRIED OUT FOR THE SCOPE OF THE OBJECTIVE

Carry out a regional mapping of:

  • Existing normative frameworks that address violence against women in politics;
  • Comprehensive laws of violence that mention or not political violence against women as one of the manifestations of gender violence;
  • Bills in current debate in the region, includes a section on the main contents of the legislative debates on the subject, performs an analysis of arguments for and against; explore the reasons why laws have not been passed.
  • Profile of the actors that present and support the legislative initiatives. (PDL sponsored by the executive, parliamentary initiatives, civil society initiatives in alliance with the parliamentarians).

Required Skills and Experience

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

  • Training in Law, Political Science or Social Sciences, at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • Experience of at least 5 years in matters of political participation of women in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Demonstrable experience and participation in at least 3 investigations and / or studies on violence against women in politics.
  • Have at least 3 publications violence against women in politics in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Regarding the language, proficiency in Spanish is required with oral and written fluency.

Coordination and logistic support of the regional project “Eradicating violence against women in politics in Latin America and the Caribbean”.

Application closing date: 5 June 2019

Background

The persistent and lasting gender gap in the political representation of women is a global problem. As of 2017, only 23% of parliamentarians in the world are women ( Data from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), 2018. See: https://www.ipu.org/file/4398/download?token=JCRQRubR ). Despite this reality, Latin America is the first region in the world with the largest number of women elected in parliament (Ibid).Latin America and the Caribbean has a regional average of 30.7% of parliamentarians (OIG, 2019 based on IPU data), and with some countries that are among those with the representation of women in the lower or only single Chambers of the world: Cuba (53.2%), Bolivia (53.1%), Mexico (48.2%), Grenada (46.7%), Nicaragua (45.7%), Costa Rica (45.6%) (OIG , 2019 based on IPU data) (See Observatory on Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.) Information available at: https://oig.cepal.org/es/indicadores/poder-legislativo-porcentaje-mujeres-organo -legislative-national-camera-low-only , consulted on February 4, 2019.)

However, these advances are not homogeneous, since large disparities coexist between countries and within all countries. Thus, 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean have less than 20% of parliamentarians (OIG, 2019) (See Observatory on Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean.) Information available at: https://oig.cepal.org/ is / indicators / power-legislative-percentage-women-organo-legislative-national-chamber-low-or-only , consulted on February 4, 2019) and the percentages of women participating in decision-making spaces at the national level , they are not always reflected at the local level, where we have an average of 14.5% of women mayors (ECLAC, 2017).The participation and political representation of women in the region takes place in a growing context of violence and intimidation based on gender, which constantly affects their development in the political sphere.

The increase that we have witnessed in the last decades of the women who participate in political spaces has made visible a reality that continues to hinder the achievement of substantive equality, the violence that women suffer as candidates, as elected women, but also as electors. In Latin America and the Caribbean, expressions of harassment and political violence against women are of a varied nature. Among others, aggressions or threats during the campaign period, the assignment of clearly losing districts, the absence of financial or human support, and, in the case of elected women, the assignment to areas of little relevance, with low budget; discriminatory treatment by the media; greater demands for accountability, and intimidation, threats or physical violence directed at themselves or their families, which in extreme situations may include rape or murder or other forms of violence (ECLAC, 2016) (ECLAC (2016) Autonomy of women and equality in the sustainable development agenda (LC / G.2686 / Rev.1), available at: https://repositorio.cepal.org/bitstream/handle/11362/40633/4 /S1601248_en.pdf.)

According to a global study of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of 2018, 81.8% of women parliamentarians in the world experience psychological violence, 44.4% have received death threats, rape, beatings or kidnapping during their term. 65% have been subjected to sexism by their colleagues in parliament. 25.5% experience physical violence in the parliament and in 21.2% of the parliaments surveyed there is sexual harassment. 38.7% of women parliamentarians said violence against women in politics undermined the implementation of their mandate as freedom of expression and 46.7% feared for their safety and that of their family.

Despite the global phenomenon of this type of violence, very few countries are legislating on the issue and in the majority, it is not even discussed, nor relieved, nor are data generated. The first time the term “political violence” was mentioned by a United Nations document was in 2011 where it was requested to investigate these crimes. Since then, an avalanche of cases, complaints and examples have begun to appear, to the point that the Secretary General of the United Nations assigned a specific investigation on VAWP to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonovic, who delivered his report in August 2018 (UN Women, 2019).

In the report, one of the main findings is the blanket of silence surrounding the issue with the consequent lack of data and evidence. The rapporteur Šimonovic, in her report presented in the context of UNGA 2018, emphasizes that this violence is widespread and systematic, achieving among the women who hold these positions a shocking effect on their political careers, with intergenerational consequences for the full exercise of your political rights.

Political violence against women is a type of violence that has arisen to the extent that they are incorporated more into the political sphere. Historically recognized as a land of men, the arrival of women as candidates and then representatives in parliament, or in mayorships, or municipal councils, or even as presidents, has encouraged other women to follow their example and project in full exercise. of their political rights.

The understanding that the political sphere is an indispensable space for the promotion of inclusive government plans and the eradication of practices that validate the traditional prejudices that sustain patriarchy, has prompted UN Women to elaborate a regional project together with CIM / MESECVI to prevent, sanction and eradicate violence against women in politics.

JUSTIFICATION

The report of the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations identifies four priority actions to eradicate violence against women in politics: 1) Professionals and academics must adapt and formalize their measure of / and commitment to violence towards women in politics, for example, developing indicators that reflect the universal nature of the VCMP. 2) Develop the capacity of professionals and policymakers to analyze politically violence against women for reasons of gender, as well as political violence with a gender perspective, translate the data according to the needs of the policies (including in “local” languages) and relate the eradication of this type of violence with democratic integrity. 3) The states, Institutions and companies must assume the following responsibilities: states have a responsibility to address VCMP as a violation of human rights; Parliaments must ensure that their institutions allow the participation and work of women parliamentarians; Media companies and courts should not protect the VCMP as “freedom of expression”. 4) Collect and share good practices, for example, in legal reforms, parliamentary responses and national and international investigations. Media companies and courts should not protect the VCMP as “freedom of expression”. 4) Collect and share good practices, for example, in legal reforms, parliamentary responses and national and international investigations. Media companies and courts should not protect the VCMP as “freedom of expression”. 4) Collect and share good practices, for example, in legal reforms, parliamentary responses and national and international investigations.

The UN Special Rapporteur also identifies a list of specific recommendations for States, political parties, other bodies involved in electoral processes, independent oversight mechanisms at the global and regional level on violence against women and rights of women. women and the United Nations System and other international organizations.

The Monitoring Mechanism of the Belem do Para Convention (MESECVI), in accordance with its mandate to monitor the implementation of the Convention of Belem do Pará, made important efforts in recent years to address violence against women in politics. The MESECVI has recognized the progress of states in the prevention and punishment of violence against women in the private sphere, however, it has also repeatedly emphasized that “these actions do not cover all manifestations of violence against women, especially those produced in the public sphere “, and has affirmed the need to advance legislation that sanctions violence against women that is perpetrated in the public sphere. Linked to this reality,

In October 2015, the Sixth Conference of the States Parties to the Convention of Belém do Pará adopted the Declaration on Violence and Political Harassment against Women, the first comprehensive regional agreement addressing this issue, in which the signatory countries declared, among others, the need to promote the adoption of norms for the eradication of political violence and harassment against women. Based on this commitment from the Member States, MESECVI has developed an Inter-American Model Law to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Violence against Women in Political Life that was adopted in October 2016, as well as a Model Protocol for Political Parties and Organizations. to prevent, sanction and eradicate violence against women in political life that will be presented throughout 2019.

It is based on and in accordance with: a) the recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur to independent global and regional monitoring mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights to strengthen coordination with other existing mechanisms for adequately address violence against women in politics, as well as strengthen their oversight functions to correct the deficiencies of states in the elimination of violence against women in politics; b) The recommendation of the Special Rapporteur to the UN agencies to support and complement the efforts of the member states to prevent and eradicate violence against women in politics, in particular through the development of standards for data collection and support for surveillance initiatives throughout the electoral cycle, in cooperation with independent mechanisms of violence against women and their rights; that UN Women decides to support the efforts of CIM / MESECVI in dealing with violence against women in politics, to unite synergies and carry out joint actions to disseminate both the Model Protocol for political parties and the Model Inter-American Law to prevent, punish and punish eradicate the VCMP.

Duties and Responsibilities

ACTIVITIES TO BE CARRIED OUT FOR THE SCOPE OF THE OBJECTIVE

The main functions that the contractor must fulfill are the following:

  • Develop a work plan that includes a schedule of goals and deliveries according to what was discussed with the Regional Adviser on Governance and Political Participation of the regional office of UN Women, with whom the contractor will work in constant coordination.
  • In the selected countries, support in the organization, logistics and promotion of:
  1. Informative sessions and specific campaigns, as well as training, for affiliates and supporters of political parties and / or organizations, to socialize the Model Protocol of the CIM / MESECVI for Political Parties and Organizations to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Violence against Women in the Political life.
  2. Legislative debates, as well as workshops aimed at parliamentarians to socialize the existing normative tools that address violence against women in politics, in particular the Model Inter-American Law to Prevent, Punish and Eradicate Violence against Women in Political Life.
  3. Workshops with civil society on how to carry out strategic litigation.

To carry out this activity, it is necessary to carry out the following specific actions:

  • Prepare a conceptual note for each workshop, taking into account the socio-political context of each country in which the session will take place, as well as a proposal for an agenda, in coordination with the UN Women regional office for
  • LAC, the UN office Women in the country and the technical secretary of CIM / MESECVI.
  • Identify the stakeholders of the workshops in coordination with the regional office of UN Women and the technical secretariat of CIM / MESECVI, prepare and send a letter of invitation;
  • Prepare a digital card to promote the event and disseminate it through the networks of UN Women in the country and at the regional level and of CIM / MESECVI.
  • Organization / logistics of the event: purchase tickets, reserve accommodation, identify and reserve space where to hold the workshop, catering reservation, etc.

Required Skills and Experience

PROFILE OF THE CONSULTANT

  • Training in Social Sciences, Communication, Management and Administration, or related disciplines at the postgraduate level.
  • Minimum three years of experiences in gender issues;
  • Experience in event organization and development of digital content;
  • Proficiency in Spanish and English with oral and written fluency.

Programme Specialist, Migration and Women’s Economic Empowerment (Thai national only) – Bangkok

Application closing date: 8 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) migration and women’s economic empowerment programme works to protect and promote the rights of women in the region’s economies and labour markets, including through safe migration, decent work and sustainable development for all women workers.

Migration is a fundamental component of women’s economic empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. When migration and workplaces are safe and free of discrimination, and when women have equality of access and opportunity in the labour market, migration provides an important pathway to gain skills, work experience and social empowerment. Women migrant workers are frequently segregated into feminized, low-skilled, and low waged employment. Further, women face gendered obstacles in accessing safe migration pathways, increasing the risk of trafficking, labour exploitation and abuse.

UN Women is partnering with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to reduce poverty by increasing the access of women migrant workers to skills and protection. Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Thailand (PROMISE) is a 4-year project implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Its overall impact goal is that migrants, especially women, from CLM have improved opportunities and conditions, particularly in Thailand, through enhanced skills and protection, leading to poverty reduction in communities of origin.

Under the project, UN Women will take a lead on mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment through advice and targeted activities, with a primary focus on affecting policy change related to skills development, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), entrepreneurship, and safe migration information; including through engagement with governments, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and intergovernmental bodies. The project is led at the regional level with a focus on Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar.

Reporting to the Regional Programme Coordinator – Migration, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the PROMISE project; and contributes to the implementation and development of the women’s economic empowerment and migration portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women country offices and programme presences, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manage the implementation and management of the PROMISE project

  • Finalize the PROMISE project workplan, budget and results-based management system, in close consultation with the Regional Programme Coordinator – Migration; UN Women country offices and programme presences; and IOM
  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the PROMISE project; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the project is harmonized and aligned with other efforts in-country, and within ASEAN
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

2. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to PROMISE project partners

  • Manage the implementation of technical advice and guidance for the PROMISE project
  • Develop and implement technical tools, and initiatives
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of PROMISE project; anticipate and respond to any potential problems;
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.

3. Manage monitoring and reporting and financial resources for the PROMISE project and contribute to organizational monitoring and reporting

  • Manage the monitoring of project implementation and finances using results based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.
  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
  • Oversee recruitment and procurement processes, as necessary.

4. Manage strategic partnerships, advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to migration and women’s economic empowerment as necessary;
  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the women’s economic empowerment and migration;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on migration and women’s economic empowerment.

5. Design and develop programme strategies in the area of migration and women’s economic empowerment

  • Keep abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepare briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks
  • Design and formulate programme/project proposals and initiatives, including with a view to project expansion, in consultation with the Programme Coordinator – Migration
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to migration and women’s economic empowerment, in consultation with the Programme Coordinator – Migration

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Experience in gender equality and women’s empowerment; women’s economic empowerment; or economic issues is required;
  • Specific experience on entrepreneurship and/or skills development training is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in English is required.

Country Programme Manager, Thailand/Malaysia, “WeEmpower Asia” – Re-advertisement (Thai national only)

Application closing date: 9 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

In 2015, on 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted unanimously the Resolution 70/1 Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of the agenda, as numerous goals and targets address structural barriers to achieve equal rights and opportunities between women and men, girls and boys.

One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment and active engagement of the corporate sector. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 1 (Poverty Reduction), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).

About 90 per cent of jobs in the world are in the private sector. This represents a huge potential to implement transformative actions in the world of work and social responsibility in favour of women, benefiting the whole society. There is an increasing consciousness, interest and commitment of private and public sector companies on the value and benefits of gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and its role to achieve it.

UN Women – in partnership with the European Commission is proposing the regional programme “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia – WeEmpower Asia” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. The programme will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.

The guiding platform will be the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe.

Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in selected Asia countries, the project will promote business opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women-owned enterprises in Asia and their business relations with Europe, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender-sensitive business culture and practices. The programme will cover seven countries: India, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of UN Women Region Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).

Reporting to the Regional Programme Manager (P4), the Country Programme Manager for Thailand and Malaysia is responsible for the country-level programme coordination and implementation in close collaboration/consultation with the Thailand National Programme Coordinator to ensure programme coherent. S(he) will lead the partnership building in the framework of this project and work in close coordination with various partners and stakeholders, including the EU delegations, which will guide and provide input for the performance of the programme at country level. The Country Programme Manager will also inform and update his/her supervisors at country level about programme implementation and opportunities to build synergies with other relevant initiatives implemented by UN Women and key relevant stakeholders at the country level.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead and coordinate the country-level implementation of the Regional Programme, “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia” (WeEmpower Asia)

  • Analyze country context and identify key opportunities and partners to advance the programme planning and implementation at the country level in close collaboration with the Thailand National Programme Coordinator to ensure UN
  • Women’s programme coherence at the country level;
  • Led the country level consultations during the inception phase to elaborate the detailed formulation of programme initiatives and the Performance Monitoring Framework (PMF) at the country level
  • Ensure the translation of the UN Women’s and EU Delegation regional programmers’ priorities into successful national/local interventions that resonate with country-level priority to promote women’s economic empowerment (WEE);
  • Develop a detailed country-level work plan development and implementation in line with the approved programme document in close consultation with the Regional Programme Manager and the Country Representative to ensure that it is aligned with the overall direction of the Regional Programme as well as UN Women’s strategic priorities on WEE and private sector engagement at the country level;
  • Manage the implementation of the country-level programme based on the Results-based Management (RBM) principles and in accordance to the UN Women’s standard rules and regulations;
  • Connect the country level activities with regional level initiatives and cross-country learning
  • Finalize country strategy documents, proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to WeEmpower Asia
  • Coordinate country-level needs assessment and development of training materials and workshops to avoid duplication of efforts and ensure coherence in the overall approach within UN Women and other partners at the country level
  • Identify country-level capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, cross partner learning and sharing

2. Lead monitoring and reporting of the country-level programme

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools in close collaboration with the M&E officer at the regional level;
  • Lead the drafting and consolidating of the reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes at the country level;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports, including quarterly and annual results reporting in RMS, narrative and financial reports;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, risks and risk mitigation plans
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;

3. Strategic partnership building and resource mobilisation at the country level

  • Develop and manage partnerships with EU Delegation, key private sector players, relevant UN and multilateral agencies, government and civil society partners and experts at the country level to ensure timely and efficient delivery of activities;
  • Engage private sector companies and employers` organizations in close cooperation and coordination with the regional communication and advocacy specialist to expand WEPs signatories and implementation of WEPs;
  • Contribute to the development of the shared-value partnerships strategy of WeEmpower Asia involving private sector companies, finance institutions, multilateral organizations, businesswomen, entrepreneurs, relevant national authorities and sub-national governments from Asia and EU, in close dialogue with Country Programme Manager and EU Delegations;
  • Engage in high level dialogue at country level with private sector companies, finance institutions, multilateral organizations and its networks to create and/or strength commitment regarding corporate practices on gender equality;
  • Provide inputs for mapping activities and to connect and match business interests of European and Asian networks of women entrepreneur and business women to exchange experiences and strength each other business;
  • Develop strategy, build partnerships and networks to support women entrepreneurs and/or women-led small-medium enterprises at the country level;
  • Provide inputs for the development of methodologies, tools and knowledge products to strengthen companies´ capacities to implement WEPs and create a non-discriminatory workplace tailored to the country context;
  • Build strategic partnerships with private companies and policy makers to identify possible areas of cooperation, especially contributions to gender-responsive value chain and social impact investment and/or social enterprises in key relevant sectors at the country level.
  • Identify key partners to co-finance and co-organize workshops, trainings and/or activities based on methodologies and tools developed by the regional programme at country level;
  • Identify resource mobilisation opportunities particularly through private sector engagement to advance country-level results of the regional programme, WeEmpower Asia

4. Outreach and advocacy support and knowledge management at the country level

  • Lead advocacy and knowledge building at country level
  • Manage advocacy strategies and supports relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners and their implementation.
  • Collects knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices.
  • Contributes to accomplish an updated databased of relevant women’s business networks after the initial mapping;
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice, facilitating the knowledge exchange of companies to take up effective gender equitable business practices and guide development of incentives for companies to enjoy recognition of their advances.
  • Represent the programme in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to WEE;
  • Coordinate exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally of the programme at country level;
  • Contribute to the advocacy and communication strategy for the WeEmpower Asia with particular attention to country level work and its linkages to the multi-country platform, including key opportunities for major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.
  • Contribute for the elaboration and implementation of knowledge management strategy
  • Contribute to organization of activities to promote exchange of experiences between national and regional corporate commercial associations, chambers and networks and advocate for implementation of WEPs
  • Build partnerships and provide technical support for the organization of EU-Asia cross regional policy dialogues on gender sensitive private sector in close consultation with EU Delegation and relevant EU initiatives.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, economics, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Work Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
  • Experience in promoting gender equality and/or social development
  • Experience on economic empowerment, private sector engagement and/or corporate social responsibility preferred.
  • Knowledge on Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) is an advantage
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Experience in applying the Results-based Management (RBM) principles and approaches in programme planning, monitoring/reporting and implementation
  • Previous experience working in the UN system is an advantage.
  • Experience in private sector engagement for resource mobilisation is an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Thai is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

Communications Officer with Yemen Emergency Crisis Response Project (YECRP) – Sana’a

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

Yemen’s current multi-dimensional war is now entering its fourth year. This conflict has exacerbated the Yemen’s chronic vulnerabilities, leaving an estimated 22.2 million people (or more than 75 percent of its population) in need of humanitarian assistance, including an estimated 11.3 million children and 2.9 million Internally Displaced People.

Yemen is one of the most food insecure countries in the world. Around 20 million people (70 percent of the population) are facing hunger, a 13 percent increase from 2017. The current conflict has led to a decline in the national economy. Gross Domestic Product was cut in half since 2015, and more than 80 percent of the population living below the poverty line. The fighting around the country’s seaports and the ensuing suspension of commercial imports and supply shortages, the depreciation of the Yemeni riyal, which is now worth barely a third of 2015 level, have combined to push the food prices up.

Only half of health facilities are functioning, and many Yemenis in need of critical treatments especially for malnutrition are too poor to access the ones that are open. Beyond those at risk of famine, many millions with only emergency food assistance to survive, face a collapse in their immune systems – especially children and the elderly – increasing their vulnerability to malnutrition, cholera and other diseases. Chronic water shortages exacerbate food insecurity and risk of famine in areas where people depend on agriculture for food and income.

Against this background, UNDP’s strategy to mitigate the impact of the current crisis, including the risk of famine, is anchored on a two-pronged approach: on the one hand to addressing immediate needs – leveraging and enhancing endogenous support mechanisms to populations at-risk that can complement and safeguard the gains made through the humanitarian response – and on the other hand for the need to maintain the existing capacities and mechanisms at local and national level to maintain the foundation for future reconstruction and recovery.

UNDP will contribute to and complement the overall collective efforts for the prevention of Famine in Yemen. Based on the its comparative advantage and demonstrated results, UNDP’s Famine Response will address the following key critical drivers of food insecurity: 1) lack of income and weak purchasing power of households; 2) deteriorating public infrastructure and community assets creating a gap in the delivery of critical services for famine prevention including Health/Malnutrition, Roads and Water, Sanitation and Health ( WASH) ; and 3) lack of local capacities for food production.

The Project is expected to achieve the following results:

  • Enhanced Income for Vulnerable Individuals and Households at Risk of Famine
  • Rehabilitation of Key Community Assets for Famine Response (Roads, Health, WASH and Solar Systems)
  • Increased Capacities for Local Food Production
  • In delivering these outputs, UNDP will be able to ensure that Yemeni households and communities will effectively cope with the current severe food insecurity and mitigate the risk of starvation and be strong drivers of the resilience-building and recovery efforts.

As such, the project contributes towards Outcome 6 of the UNDP corporate Strategic Plan: Early recovery and rapid return to sustainable development pathways are achieved in post-conflict situations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Team Leader of the Economic Resilience and Recovery unit and direct supervision of the National Coordinator, the Communication Officer will undertake the following tasks

Provide a substantive contribution to the project and capacity building for the partners:

  • Develop an annual communication work plan respective of the Project activities implementation plan and Communication and Visibility Plan and ensure its timely implementation.
  • Constantly assess the validity and need of updating the Communication Strategy in order to fully support all outputs of the Project.
  • Liaise as needed with other Communications focal points within UNDP as needed.
  • Develop the project branding (logo, promotional materials, signboards etc.) and ensure their correct and systematic use in the target areas of the project and for all communication, visibility and advocacy activities.
  • Provide support to the project partners in planning and implementing advocacy and communication actions and ensure that work-flow, branding and products are aligned with the overall project communication and visibility strategy.
  • Liaise with implementing partners and develop a calendar of monthly events for the planning and support communication activities.
  • Organize media events, including press conferences, journalists field visits, press kits, regular radio and TV interviews on lessons learnt and major achievements of the project to be aired nationally and internationally.
  • Prepare and organise awareness programmes and public messages to be aired on local radio channels, television and newspaper.
  • Promote projects’ actions and activities and ensure visibility of the Programme and information updates at national, regional and international levels by preparing and managing content published on social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Flickr etc.) and publishing regular press releases in English and Arabic.
  • Produce Human interest stories focusing on interventions and strategies that bring about real changes in the lives of the beneficiaries, with special interest to marginalized groups and women beneficiaries, and that could be replicated by donors and partners. (E.g. Support communication of success stories where women’s engagement in self or wage employment activities positively contributed to income generation at household or community levels.)
  • Collaborate with professional photographers and implementing partners for the collection of professional high-quality photos of the project activities to be used for the project communication and visibility materials.
  • Draft speeches, notes, develop briefs and other public relations materials for the project and project partners for advocacy, visibility actions and awareness-raising campaigns.
  • Develop and organize publication activities, communication materials, flyers, newsletters, information briefs, posters, handbooks, case studies, social impact studies and thematic studies aimed at empowering stakeholders and enhancing visibility of the Project outcomes.
  • Ensure strong and continuous relations/contacts with journalists and media in Yemen and regularly monitor the coverage of the Programme in the regional and local media (print, electronic, video, social media).
  • Work closely with other project staff to ensure strong linkages with the partners and media.
  • Provide direct technical knowledge and expertise that is necessary for the implementation of assigned project activities.
  • Support the project partners in planning and implementing advocacy and communication actions
  • Develop campaign and outreach activities, as requested by Project Manager, according to the needs of the Project and its beneficiaries.
  • Support communication of success stories where women’s engagement in self or wage employment activities positively contributed to income generation at household or community levels.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in Communications, Journalism, International relations or political sciences or BA degree with relevant working experience as indicated below in experience requirements.

Experience:

  • For candidates with MA degree, 3 years of relevant experience in communication and partnership and/or program support service specifically focusing on media outreach work, media relations, advocacy, communications, coordination with various stakeholders and communication strategy creation and implementation (minimum 5 years of relevant experience for candidates with BA degree).
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Ability to use information and communication technology (ICT) as a tool and resource, experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel), and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages; experience in handling web-based management systems;
  • Working experience in the United Nations system, particularly UNDP, is an asset.

National Humanitarian Affairs Officer (for Kuwaiti nationals only) – Kuwait

Application closing date: 9 June 2019 

Background

Under the guidance and overall supervision of the Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Branch of the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of OCHA, the National Humanitarian Affairs Officer (NHAO) will liaise with the Government of Kuwait and other Kuwaiti authorities to facilitate and support dialogue, coordination and cooperation regarding humanitarian operations in crisis settings, as guided by the Memorandum of Understanding between OCHA and the Government of Kuwait. The NHAO will report directly to OAD, but work in close collaboration with other sections of OCHA.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director for MENA and under the day-to-day guidance of the Chief of Section, the incumbent is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Research, analyze and present information relating to humanitarian crises and contribute to the preparation of written documents, including drafting sections of studies, reports, background papers, policy guidelines, etc.
  • Support national authorities to expand operational engagement both regionally and internationally to address emergency situations and to strengthen the response capacity of both the host country and affected countries.
  • Support OCHA’s engagement by developing and maintaining networks and operational partnerships with key interlocutors on humanitarian issues of concern.
  • Organize meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops with partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on humanitarian subjects/issues.
  • Maintain awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, including relevant policy and operational considerations, and respond to inquiries and information requests internally and externally.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance and support disaster assessments and trainings on humanitarian issues.
  • Advocate effectively to mobilize resources for humanitarian operations and for OCHA, pooled funds and humanitarian response plans.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in international studies, humanitarian affairs or development, political science, social science, public administration, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of Two years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, humanitarian affairs or development. preferably including two years at the international level. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable. Experience in coordination and liaising with the Government of Kuwait is desirable. Familiarity and good knowledge of OCHA’s operations and mandate is desirable.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

Operations Manager – Hodeidah

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of Sub-Office (primary reporting line) in matrix management with the Deputy Resident Representative Operations (secondary reporting line), the Operations Manager acts as an advisor to the Head of the Sub-Office on all aspects of management and operations in the Sub-Office (SO). The Operations Manager is responsible for financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, provision of ICT and other administrative services. Working in close coordination with the Country Office (CO) Operations Teams, the Operations Manager ensures consistent services delivery to Sub-Office (SO) and UNDP programmes and projects. The incumbent implements policies and methods to maximize the SO performance in operations demonstrating capacity for innovation and creativity and providing advice to Management on readjustment of the operations to take into account changes in the operating environment as and when needed.

The Operations Manager leads and guides the SO Operations Team, fosters collaboration within the SO team, and with other UN Agencies consistent with rules and a client-oriented approach. The Operations Manager works in close collaboration with programme and project teams in the SO, operations staff in other UN Agencies, and Government officials to successfully deliver operations services.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. As a member of the SO management team, and in close coordination with CO Operations Teams, ensures the strategic direction of operations focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Ensures full compliance of operations with UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies, implementation of corporate operational strategies, establishment of targets and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Successfully manages SO operational support by provision of advice on strategies, policies and plans affecting SO operations based on business principles;
  • Establishes collaborative arrangements with potential partners for resources mobilization purposes and appropriate operational partnership arrangements;
  • Under the guidance of the DRRO responsible for SO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Finance, Human Resources Management, Procurement, Travel, Logistical and ICT services and Results Management;
  • Sets and monitors targets for operational efficiency and ensures the constant monitoring and analysis of the operating environment, quick readjustment of the operations, advice on legal considerations and risk assessment;
  • Knowledge building and sharing with regards to management and operations in the SO, organization of the operations staff trainings, synthesis of lessons learnt/best practices, and sound contributions to UNDP knowledge networks and communities of practice.

2. Ensures effective and accurate Financial Resources Management and strategic Human Resources management, focusing on achievement of the following results:

Financial Management:

  • In coordination and guidance from Resource Management Team, proper planning, expenditures tracking, reporting and audit of financial resources of the SO in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Performance of Manager Level 2 in ATLAS for financial transactions approvals (vouchers, Purchase Orders). Approval of pending disbursements as the third authority (cheques, bank transfers, EFT);
  • Organization and oversight of SO cash management processes, including liquidity management, recommendation of imprest level, risk assessment, bank relationship management; timely accounting and reconciliation of all transactions, security for cash assets on site;
  • Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP staff of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained;
  • Ensures the financial integrity of the SO through appropriate controls and reporting structures; manages the SO audit exercise; follow up on necessary training and orientation;
  • Ensures cost-recovery system for the services provided by the SO to projects or other agencies;
  • All financial transactions are identified, recorded and verified in compliance with IPSAS as outlined in the corporate policies and procedures;
  • Member of the SO bank account signatory panel.

Human Resources Management:

  • SO compliance with corporate human resources policies and strategies;
  • In coordination and guidance from Resource Management Team, ensures optimal staffing of the sub-office and projects;
  • Ensures maintenance of the proper performance management and staff development systems;
  • In coordination with CO Learning committee, reviews training needs for SO staff, develops a training plan and makes recommendations to Management for its implementation taking into consideration resources available.

3. Ensures effective and efficient Procurement, Travel, Logistical services management focusing on achievement of the following results:

Procurement and Travel:

  • SO compliance with corporate rules and regulations in the field and in coordination and guidance from the CO Procurement Unit, management of the SO procurement strategies including sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, customer relationship management, e-procurement promotion and introduction, performance measurement;
  • Management of the SO contract strategy including tendering processes and evaluation, managing the contract and contractor, legal implications. Oversight of procurement processes and logistical services in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations, OM acting as Manager Level 1 in Atlas for Purchase orders approval and requisitions;
  • Ensure Sub Office travel process complies with the corporate Travel Policy, ATLAS T&E Modules and Ultramar ticket Issuance procedures;
  • Liaise with Country Office Travel and Procurement Units and seeks guidance for the complicated travel and procurement cases as necessary.

Logistical Services, Common Services, Office and Accommodation Premises:

  • In coordination with CO Service Center, manages the provision of support services, including travel, logistics and office premises for the Sub-Office;
  • Supervises the effective management of the guesthouses in the Sub-office location;
  • Supports the common services that UNDP manages in the field office location;
  • Supervision of vehicle fleet management;
  • Management of SO assets ensuring full compliance with IPSAS in the accounting for procurement, utilization and disposal of the SO’s assets.

4. Ensures forward-looking information and communication management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Maintains a secure, reliable infrastructure environment for ICT and adequately plans for disasters and recoveries. Use of Atlas functionality for improved business results and improved client services;
  • Identification of opportunities and ways of converting business processes into web-based systems to address the issues of efficiency and full accountability;
  • In coordination with CO ICT Unit, promotion of different systems and applications for optimal content management, knowledge sharing, information provision and learning including e-registry, web-based office management system, etc;
  • Identify office technology needs and oversee maintenance of equipment, software and systems.

5. Supports establishment of partnerships with other UN Agencies at the field level focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provides leadership in overseeing effective provision of services to counterparts including fair and transparent procurement, efficient logistics and sound financial management as well as the consistent application of UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Actively participates in the AOMT in the sub office location.

6. Ensures safe working conditions through adherence to UNDP security management in the field and focusing on the following results:

  • Works closely with UNDSS to ensure security of Sub-Office staff and premises, in particular, supports the implementation of UNDP MOSS/MORSS compliance;
  • Administers the staff security arrangements and provisions.

7. The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that:

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, Economics or related field.

Experience:

  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft;
  • Experience of accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is highly desirable.

Certifications:

Certification in the following fields is desirable:

  • Project Management (Prince 2, PPM)
  • Procurement (CIPS)
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and accounting

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Arabic.

Executive Assistant – Tirana

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Resident Representative (RR) Executive Assistant is responsible for ensuring the effective delivery of secretary duties by performing, under minimal supervision, the full range of office management and administrative support functions; typically provides direct assistance to senior officers or managers such as a Resident Representative consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Executive Assistant to RR ensures efficient functioning of the RR office, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made. The Executive Assistant to RR works in close collaboration with UNDP staff, UN Agencies and national authorities to ensure efficient flow of information, actions on instructions, agendas.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures effective and efficient functioning of the Resident Representative’s (RR) office focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Maintenance of the RR’s calendar, contacts with high-ranking visitors, arrangement of appointments and meetings, acting as an interpreter when required and/or taking minutes.
  • Maintenance of protocol procedures.
  • Preparation of high-quality briefing materials for RR’s appointments, meetings, missions.
  • Preparation of informal translations.
  • Management of RR’s missions and representation schedule.
  • Maintenance of rosters of high-level partners, telephone lists.
  • Preparation of correspondence, directives, comments on behalf of the RR for his/her signature and making follow-up when required.
  • Use of automated office management systems for effective functioning of the RR’s office.

Ensures provision of effective communications support to the office focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Maintenance of the filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials. Use of automated filing system.
  • Coordination of the information flow in the office, follow up on circulation files.
  • Follow up on deadlines, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports to the Resident Representative.
  • Screening of all incoming calls and correspondence.
  • Presentation of proposals to eliminate communication bottlenecks in the office and streamline office procedures between the supervisor’s office and subordinate division.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of specialized trainings for secretaries.
  • Organization of trainings to UN staff on coordination, administration and protocol issues.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the RR’s office. Accurate analysis and presentation of information strengthens the capacity of the RR’s office and promotes the image of UNDP as an effective contributor to the development of the country. Incumbent’s own initiative is decisive in results of work and timely finalization

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field

Experience:

  • 4 years of progressively responsible secretarial, administrative, programme experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Diplomatic skills and protocol experience to handle relations with various UNDP stakeholders is preferred
  • Specialized secretarial training or office management would be considered an asset (10 points)
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.), experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

Very good knowledge of written and spoken English and Albanian is necessary.

Mine Action Specialist – Phnom-Penh

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

Cambodia’s landmine contamination is the result of a protracted sequence of internal and regional conflicts that affected the country from the mid-1960s until the end of 1998. The northwestern regions bordering Thailand have some of the highest concentrations of anti-personnel (AP) mines in the world. Other areas of the country, mainly in the east, have been impacted primarily by the presence of explosive remnants of war (ERW), including cluster munitions. More than 64,700 human casualties can be attributed to mines and ERW in Cambodia since 1979.

With support from the international donor community, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has made great efforts over the past 26 years to remove landmines and ERW throughout the country. In 2000, the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority (CMAA) was established under the Royal Decree No. 177 to better plan, regulate, coordinate and monitor the mine action sector and responsibly contribute to the priorities stipulated in the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP).

The current 4-year project, Clearing for Results Project, Phase3 (2016-2019): Mine Action for Human Development, is a multi-donors project implemented by CMAA with technical and financial support from Australia, Switzerland, Canada and UNDP. It has a total budget of US$11,210,599. The project aims to further enhance CMAA’s role in planning, regulating, coordinating and monitoring the mine action sector with the project outputs outlined below:

Output 1: Align mine action policies and strategic frameworks to national and sub-national sectorial policies and planning strategies;

Output 2: Develop and manage a CMAA mine action performance monitoring system that delivers quality evidence linking mine action and sustainable development outcomes/impact; and

Output 3: Release at least 27 square kilometres of the total mine/ERW contaminated areas in Cambodia for human development.

Build on the CFR3, the Phase 4 (2020-2025), the Mine Action for Local Development Project is developed at the request of the Royal Government of Cambodia. This project is the transition phase of the Clearing for Results project, which has been the flagship project of support from UNDP to the RGC in the mine action sector beginning in 2006. With the government’s target of seeing Cambodia mine free by 2025 based on the National Mine Action Strategy 2018-2025, this project presents final phase of the CfR project, serving as a transition strategy from the mine action sector by consolidating results to date and linking those results to the longer-term development vision of Cambodia.

The project will have the following outputs:

Output 1: The prioritized mine-impacted communities in Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Pailin provinces are deemed mine-free

Output 2: NMAS 2018-2025 is implemented and responsibilities for mine action transferred to relevant government institutions

The Mine Action Specialist will support CMAA to implement the final year of phase 3 and the phase 4. S/he will focus on the provision of technical assistance and policy advisory support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provision of strategic technical, policy and advocacy advice/inputs to CMAA and wider government stakeholders on mine action;
  • Management guidance and advisory support for effective and timely project implementation;
  • Be responsible for the overall delivery of UNDP’s advisory and capacity development support to the CMAA for the implementation of the project;
  • Provide technical support and advice to the Government-Donor Technical Working Group on Mine Action;
  • Conduct Resource Mobilization efforts and support UNDP Country Office and CMAA in resource mobilization and lead the implementation of the knowledge management strategy.

1) Provision of strategic technical, policy and advocacy advice/inputs to CMAA and wider government stakeholders on mine action:

  • Provide technical guidance and strategic advice to CMAA on the implementation of the NMAS and provide reasonable adjustment to the changing policy and technical needs of CMAA as it moves from Phase 3 to Phase 4 of NMAS 2018-2025 implementation;
  • Support the capacity development and provide strategic advice to CMAA leaders and development Capacity Development Plan for the implementation of NMAS 2018-2025; so that Cambodia can fully take on the demining work after 2025;
  • Provide strategic advice on the preparation of a residual threats strategy;
  • Advise and support the transition to a sustainable and Government led mine action beyond 2025;
  • Provide technical support to the National Project Director and Manager to develop and implement strategies, plan and roadmaps for the project and to ensure that project activities are fully aligned with the project objectives and the targets and that the plan meets required standard of quality, is result-based and within the specific constraints of time and cost.

2) Management guidance and advisory support for effective and timely project implementation:

  • Provide management support to the National Project Manager to develop workplan, to coordinate its implementation, and to monitor and report on progresses;
  • Provide close and regular technical backstopping to the Project Manager and guidance to the project team and other implementing entities of CMAA for the effective and timely implementation of various components of the project;
  • Prepare Terms of References (TORs) and concept note, mobilize expertise, and provide advice to ensure quality reports and products;
  • Supervise and provide quality assurance for the works conducted by international and national consultants, project staff, and other project partners
  • Support the project to ensure that the project board meets on regular basis and that the board’s decisions and recommendations are implemented;
  • Contribute to project audit, spot-check, and evaluation exercises and support the management to prepare management responses as needed;

3) Be responsible for the overall delivery of UNDP’s advisory and capacity development support to the CMAA for the implementation of the project:

  • Coordinate and manage UNDPs overall advisory and capacity development support for the implementation of the project by the CMAA. This shall encompass support to the CMAA in planning, budgeting, managing, monitoring and reporting on all project activities as defined in the project document and/or endorsed by the Project Board in Annual Work plans;
  • Support the CMAA in the procurement and management of demining contracts including defining the scope of work, formulating Statement of Work (SoW), advising on procurement processes and contracting modalities, jointly monitoring the implementation of the contracts so as to ensure UNDP’s core principles such as best value for money, transparency, fairness and accountability are being applied;
  • Oversee and support the work of UNDP project team to ensure that strong partnerships are established between the project team and their Government counterparts, contributing to national capacity development;
  • Assist the CMAA in monitoring risks and issues affecting project implementation, predefine preventive actions and recording lesson learned;
  • Support CMAA capacity development as the institution transitions from measuring landmine release to measuring the impact this has on human development;
  • Ensure CMAA coordinates well with other government bodies to link land release and livelihoods activities that benefit the poor and vulnerable;
  • Coordinate the delivery of support services from the UNDP Country Office as per the workplan;
  • Provide advisory support to the CMAA in preparing and reporting to the project board on a quarterly and annual basis;
  • Ensure that gender mainstreaming is prioritized in the implementation of all project activities, and overall strategic and operational planning of the mine action sector.

4) Provide technical support and advice to the Government-Donor Technical Working Group on Mine Action:

  • Advise the Mine Action Technical Working Group (TWG) on prominent Mine Action issues, including funding channels and funding levels for the sector, monitoring of relevant mine action indicators and throughout the process of signing, implementing and monitoring the Partnership Principles;
  • Provide support to the Chair of the Technical Working Group and develop the capacities of the TWG Secretariat to efficiently prepare and lead the TWG meetings on behalf of Government;
  • Assist in coordination of donor financial and technical support to the Mine Action sector; and
  • Provide advice to the Chief of Secretariat of TWG as required.

5) Conduct Resource Mobilization efforts and support UNDP Country Office and CMAA in resource mobilization and lead the implementation of the knowledge management strategy:

  • Provide advisory support to CMAA in mobilizing resources for the sector as a whole by creating opportunities to meet donors, report on achievements and raise awareness on the needs of the sector and support effective and timely resource mobilization in close collaboration with UNDP country office;
  • Report in a timely manner to the UNDP, Government and cost-sharing donors on the status of resource mobilized and assist the CMAA in reporting on progress and achievements, against agreed Results, Output and Outcome indicators;
  • Provide advisory support to CMAA in mobilizing resources for the sector as a whole by creating opportunities to meet donors, report on achievements and raise awareness on the needs of the sector to implement the NMAS and the Article 5 Extension Request;
  • Coordinate the implementation of, and substantially contribute to, the knowledge management strategy and activities on South-South Cooperation with ARMAC;
  • Provide technical inputs for communication materials such as the website, social media and newspapers;
  • Promote communication and coordinate programme activities with other UNDP initiatives as well as with other United Nations agencies and donors, to develop inter-agency synergies;
  • Raise visibility of the programme strategies through knowledge sharing and well-developed communication materials;
  • Oversee and coordinate the development of any concept notes and full project proposals;
  • Oversee the development of CMAA capacity in procurement and finance management to allow the CMAA to progressively take over responsibilities in line with progress realized in these areas.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree in Conflict Studies, International Relations, Development, Social Sciences, or other relevant disciplines.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experiences in mine action sector;
  • Experiences working with and advising governments and other stakeholders on mine action related policy and on the implementation and formulation of relevant strategies and action plans;
  • Experiences in programme and project coordination and management and in providing management advisory support to national counterparts;
  • Solid knowledge and experiences in advocacy, partnership building, knowledge management and South-South Cooperation;
  • Experiences working with international organizations, including UNDP;
  • Solid knowledge of international mine action related standards, policies, etc. and in UNDP policies and procedures;
  • Experiences working in South-East Asia is a plus.

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in English (both spoken and written). Knowledge of Khmer language is desirable.

Project Officer – PTIB Project – Dhaka

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

The United Nations Development Program Bangladesh’s (UNDP) “Partnerships for a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh” (PTIB) project promotes diverse and constructive narratives already present in the country in support of tolerance. UNDP will support a better understanding of the challenges peaceful narratives face, and help Bangladeshis develop platforms and media for disseminating their ideas. UNDP partners with youth groups, interfaith activists, the private sector, multinational companies (including Google, Facebook, and Twitter), government agencies and international donors to maximize the capacity and appeal of local organizations supportive of peaceful development. UNDP has responded thus far by conducting a series of pilot projects that UNDP, and has upscaled into a full project in 2018. PTIB activities have a wide-ranging and diverse range of operational needs, requiring solid backstopping and process management for this highly sensitive issue. The Project Officer – Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE), under direct supervision and guidance of UNDP’s International Project Manager, will provide programmatic and operational support to the management of the Partnerships for a Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh Project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Functions / Key Results Expected:

The Project Officer will report and work under the guidance and supervision of the International Project Manager. The incumbent will do the following activities:

Summary of key functions;

  1. Assists in the Implementation and Administration of the Project’s Activities;
  2. Monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and knowledge sharing;
  3. Provides additional administrative support to the project team as required.

1. Assists in the Implementation and Administration of the Project’s Activities:

  • Provides support to the PTIB project activities, including technical contributions, analysis, and coordination with operations;
  • Provides professional and timely support to activity planning, budgeting, project implementation and monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that results are delivered in accordance with work plans, and within budgetary limits and rules and regulations;
  • Ensures effective application of Results-Based-Management principles, following and working towards key targets as set by project management, and monitoring achievement of results (quality assurance, ROAR, etc.);
  • Assists in developing project and component level work plans, monitoring plans, human resources and procurement plans as required, and ensures timely completion of required quarterly and annual reports;

2. Monitoring, reporting, evaluation, and knowledge sharing:

  • Contributes and supports the overall daily management and delivery of project research and social engagement outputs;
  • Effective application of result-based management tools, providing guidance to partners on establishment of performance indicators, and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Oversees preparation of quarterly monitoring reports and share with cluster and senior management;
  • Identify and validate references, revise documents, proofreading and editing, validating data;
  • Provide inputs in publishing Annual Reports, success stories, and other publications;
  • Provide substantive technical inputs to donor reports;
  • Supports the creation, dissemination and management of learning materials;
  • Help to manage the inputs of consultants and undertake knowledge capture at national, regional and global levels as relates to violence, and assist the creation of knowledge-based products.

3. Provides additional administrative support to the project team as required:

  • Work closely with the Project Officer to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of the PTIB project’s activities;
  • Develop procurement plans, presentations, briefing notes, and be prepared to address key procurement and operations challenges on tight deadlines;
  • Help manage programme and administrative workflows in support of the Project Officer and other team members;
  • Support the PTIB team to implement and document workshops, consultations and training activities;
  • Support in analyzing of information on donors, and the preparation of donor profiles;
  • Help in tracking and reporting on mobilized resources, including reviewing contributions agreements and managing contributions in Atlas;
  • Support all required systems, tools, reports and indicators required for efficient, effective reporting
  • Provide support to Operations colleagues as required;
  • Provide support to the team in monitoring and updating the PTIB Annual Workplan.

Impact of Results

The Project Officer is to provide integral support and boost the efficiency of the Tolerant and Inclusive Bangladesh team and overall project. Accurate analysis and presentation of information for both internal and external audiences will strengthen the capacity of the team and promote UNDP efforts in this new area. The candidate’s initiative will be decisive in achieving high quality results.

Required Skills and Experience

Educational background:

Bachelor Degree in Social Science / Management / Business Administration;

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Experience in international agency’s procurement, operations practices and procedures is an advantage;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages;
  • Experience using web-based software for statistical analysis of data.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills;

Language Requirements

Fluency in written and spoken English

Programme Associate (Ending Violence Against Women & Girls / EVAWG) (Open to Solomon Island Nationals ONLY) – Honiara

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Pacific Multi-Country Office is based in Suva, Fiji and works alongside over 20 other UN agencies in the region and in 14 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Under its Strategic Note 2018-2022, UN Women Fiji MCO focuses on delivering on four interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:

  • Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Ending Violence against Women
  • Gender and Protection in Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls / EVAWG

The Pacific has some of the world’s highest reported rates of violence against women, with studies showing that up to 68% of women are affected. To respond to the rates of violence in the Pacific, UN Women has developed a comprehensive EVAW programme which takes a transformative approach to prevent violence against women and girls at multiple levels (regional, national and community), and to ensure survivors have access to quality response services.

UN Women’s EVAW programme is implemented under the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (hereafter referred to as ‘Pacific Partnership’), a new, four and a half year (2018-2022) programme which brings together governments, civil society organizations, communities and other partners to change the social norms that allow violence against women and girls to continue; to ensure survivors have access to quality response services; and to support national and regional institutions to meet their commitments to gender equality and prevention of violence against women and girls. The Pacific Partnership is funded primarily by the European Union (EU) with targeted support from the Australian Government and UN Women supporting directly UN Women’s programmatic interventions under the programme.

Reporting to the EVAWG Programme Officer, the Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Solomon Islands Pacific Partnership / UN Women Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.  S/he contributes to research, financial management, procurement, HR and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support.

The Programme Associate further supports the Fiji based EVAWG Programme Team and the Deputy Programme Manager, Programme Management Support Specialist and Finance Officer in their coordination roles towards the Pacific Partnership Programme.  The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects staff in the Fiji UNW MCO and Solomon Islands Office Team as required.

Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist

Application closing date: 28 May 2019

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Afghanistan is responsible for implementing a number of projects on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the aid donor community.

The Afghanistan Operational Centre (AFOC) has been set up as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the Implementing Agency/Consultant. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP) which has strategic importance for the movement of goods and freight between the Northern provinces and Capital of the Country. This road has a significant role not only for the current traffic movement but also as part of a reginal resource corridor which is already targeted as a priority to construct. The Government of Afghanistan intends to improve and upgrade the Bamyan to Baghlan (B2B) Road, rehabilitate the Salang Pass Highway and Tunnel and implement a sustainable future maintenance regime for these critical routes. The objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity, to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

The THRCP project is being delivered under the MPW by a government led Project Management Team (PMT) and a new Construction Supervision Unit (CSU) has been set up to undertake site supervision of all associated contracts. In parallel, the client has also appointed an international Implementation Consultant (IC) team through UNOPS to support development, delivery and oversight of the project.

THRCP IC is seeking a qualified International Social and Environmental Safeguard Specialist to support delivery of THRCP.

Functional Responsibilities

The Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist report to the IC Team Leader. Working under the Ministry of Public Works (MPW) the Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist is responsible to assist in the management of the socio-environmental studies and reports along the 164 km road connecting Northern Provinces to Center and South, the update of the existing Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Environmental Impact Assessment (ESMP) and the development of Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) and estimation of the Project-Affected Person (PAPs) along the proposed project.

The Environment and Social Safeguard will be expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Under the overall supervision of the IC Team Leader, the Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist will support the review of the existing documents of Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) which were developed between 2010 and 2013, and make recommendation for improvement. The specialist will assist in the development and update the Social Impact Assessment (SIA), Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) which should be compiled with the World Bank Safeguard Policy and requirements;
  • The Environment and Social Safeguard Specialist will assist the development of a comprehensive Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for the Project-Affected Person (PAPs) within the entire road alignment. Specific responsibilities and duties will cover three main areas of activity:

Area (1): Support and advice in the review and study of existing documents to ensure the implementation of Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) procedures including the establishment of an appropriate field structure to ensure the appropriate level of support to technical personnel; Area (2): Support in the coordination of training activities to ensure the principles and procedures for Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) are well understood and being followed; and Area (3): Advice in the best practice of monitoring and reporting on the social and environmental impact of the proposed project.

Detailed responsibilities under each area are listed below:

Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

  • Support the Social and Environment staff on site to achieve the maximum efficiency in their assigned tasks.
  • Support dissemination of information to community/Project-Affected Person (PAPs) as proposed in the Social Inclusion Framework (SIF).
  • Support the coordination with regional/provincial agencies (line ministries, governor’s offices, Provincial Councilors; PDC’s, DDAs, NGOs and NEPA) for ensuring implementation of ESMF provisions especially social development issues during SIF implementation.
  • Support the MoPW to ensure that the contractor and E & S Safeguard staff educate the workers and other relevant stakeholders to undertake the health and safety precautions.
  • Support the MoPW to ensure that safety and health concerns of the workers and the general public are addressed during construction.
  • Advise in the assessment of vulnerability and entitlement issues and oversee the coordination of R&R implementation as required.
  • Support to ensure the timely and accurate consolidation of ESMF related information of each project at the PMU level.
  • Advise in the implementation of Environmental Management Measures (EMM)/Environmental and Social Management Plan (ESMP) and SIF as per schedules.
  • Support in the review all Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) related documents and technical proposals to ensure full compliance with Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) requirements prior to submission for bid documentation preparation.
  • Advise the regional/provincial offices on the elaboration of screening checklist and environmental and social management plans (ESMP) as required.

Training and Awareness Raising

  • Support in the efficient coordination with Ministry of Public Work (MoPW) Provincial and Project Management Team (PMT) staff regarding Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) and social targeting considerations to be taken into account in the sub-project preparatory activities;
  • Advise in the coordination of the delivery of training on Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) related issues including environmental health & public safety and requirements for programme staff and other relevant stakeholders in the field.
  • Support in the identification of training needs of Project Management Team (PMT)/ Ministry of Public Work (MoPW) Engineers regarding social targeting principles and ensure that the required training is provided.

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Support the monitoring and report against the Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) provisions, highlighting environmental and social issues not addressed, and provide recommendations for corrective measures for subsequent projects;
  • Support the monitoring and compliance with Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF) requirements by undertaking periodic audits of all sub-project files.
  • Support in the monitoring of socio-economic impacts of the road project on local residents and lead discussions between communities.
  • Support to monitor health and safety impacts of workers and the public in general during construction.
  • Support the MoPW-PMT in the preparation of socio-economic impact assessments of Bamiyan to Baghlan projects as required;
  • Monitor the progress in the implementation of environmental and social management plans;
  • Monitor environmental health and safety awareness among workers and the public.
  • Advise in the coordination of the implementation of social audits for all completed Bamiyan to Baghlan /MoPW contracts;

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Master’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or similar.
  • A bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences, environmental engineering or similar with an additional two years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced university degree requirement.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ developing and implementing environmental and social safeguard strategies for large construction or engineering organisations or for major infrastructure projects.
  • Experience mentoring and providing capacity building in developing and implementing environmental and social safeguard policies, strategies and guidelines.
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken.
  • Previous experience working in post conflict countries will be an advantage.
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Tunnel Specialist

Application closing date: 28 May 2019

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Background Information – Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Afghanistan is responsible for implementing a number of projects on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the aid donor community.

The Afghanistan Operational Centre (AFOC) has been set up as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the Implementing Agency/Consultant. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) of the Government of Afghanistan aims to construct the Trans-Hindukush Road Connectivity Project (THRCP) which has strategic importance for the movement of goods and freight between the Northern provinces and Capital of the Country. This road has a significant role not only for the current traffic movement but also as part of a reginal resource corridor which is already targeted as a priority to construct. The Government of Afghanistan intends to improve and upgrade the Bamyan to Baghlan (B2B) Road, rehabilitate the Salang Pass Highway and Tunnel and implement a sustainable future maintenance regime for these critical routes. The objectives are to improve the Trans-Hindukush road connectivity, to provide all year-round access and enhance local as well as international trade and regional integration. Furthermore, the improved roads will increase security by reducing the time to respond to local, regional, or national incidents, facilitate access to social services and provide new regional trade opportunities including agriculture and mining.

The THRCP project is being delivered under the MPW by a government led Project Management Team (PMT) and a new Construction Supervision Unit (CSU) has been set up to undertake site supervision of all associated contracts. In parallel, the client has also appointed an international Implementation Consultant (IC) team through UNOPS to support development, delivery and oversight of the project.

THRCP IC is seeking a qualified International Tunnel Specialist to support delivery of THRCP.

Functional Responsibilities

The Tunnel Specialist will report directly to the Senior Highway Engineer and will be responsible of the review of all aspects related with the design of Salang pass tunnel, including preliminary investigations works, assessment of the data, structural design, drainage, safety and all facilities involved in a tunnel design. Specific responsibilities and duties include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and support the Consultant responsible to perform the tunnel design.
  • Review all design reports issued by the Consultant and propose modifications and/or improvements if needed.
  • Review the tunnel design to ensure it is accordance with international standards.
  • Review and develop take-off quantities, estimation, and advise in preparation of Bill of Quantities for tunnel works.
  • Review the assumptions, data and other technical issues used for design including calculations.
  • Undertake a comprehensive review of the tunnel design to ensure that the design is compliant and robust.
  • Review existing practices of local contractors and conventional methodology of road construction; make recommendations that will increase efficiency, safety, and productivity through good practices and troubleshooting methods.
  • Advise on the development and implementation of standard QA/QC systems for the project and provide guidelines to the field implementation teams to review and implement contractors’ QA/QC plans.
  • Review design changes as deemed necessary.
  • Provide capacity building to MPW counterpart engineers in tunnel design and construction techniques including construction planning.
  • Provide technical advice and guidance to MoPW to ensure that economic and good quality materials are purchased
  • Develop and submit weekly and monthly progress reports.
  • Assist MoPW in the preparation of tunnel’s maintenance manuals.
  • Assist MoPW in the preparation of tunnel’s operation manuals.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or similar field required.
  • A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, or related, with an additional two years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the master’s degree requirement.
  • A Minimum 7 years in substantive roles with projects constructing road or railway tunnels.
  • At least 5 years designing major road or railway tunnels using international standards.
  • Previous experience working in post conflict countries will be an advantage.
  • Experience in mentoring, training and conducting capacity-building activities both in team and counterpart scenarios.
  • Excellent English skills, both written and spoken.
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Team Leader

Application closing date: 28 May 2019 

Background Information – Afghanistan

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Summary of key functions: Under the direction of the Operations Centre Director and Representative and direct supervision of the Head of Programme, the Team Leader (TL) for THRCP will be ultimately responsible for the overall success of the program. The TL will provide overall program management and leadership to ensure that the road rehabilitation is implemented effectively to achieve the Government’s goal of promoting stability and security in Afghanistan. The TL will liaise with the National Coordination Unit (NCU) to review and plan program activities and to report on technical and financial progress. The TL will manage program staff, lead the mobilization of additional resources on behalf of UNOPS and support the PIUs and NCU in their resource mobilization activities, and provide quality assurance for road rehabilitation, capacity building, and community outreach activities to ensure that the desired program results are achieved on time and on budget, and contribute to the Government of Afghanistan’s social, economic and environmental aims as expressed in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS). The TL will ensure that World Bank financial and other resources are used appropriately and effectively.

Specific Responsibilities

The Team Leader will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following functions and responsibilities:

Programme Management and Coordination:

  • Determines programme resource requirements in conjunction with the AFOC Head of Programme, other Managers and the Programme Management Office;
  • Defines the programme’s governance framework (resource management, monitoring and control, quality and risk management, stakeholder engagement and benefits management);
  • Maintains overall integrity and coherence of the programme, and develops and maintains the programme environment to support each individual project within it.
  • Handles the day-to-day management of the programme and oversees the delivery of all projects in the programme, monitoring delivery in terms of quality, costs and time;
  • Ensures that the delivery of new outputs or services from the projects meets the programme’s requirements;
  • Ensures that security considerations are assessed and implicated in programme conception.
  • Mentors and assists the project managers in planning, execution and delivery of projects, ensuring that best practice project management processes are incorporated;
  • Ensures maximum efficiency in the allocation of resources and skills within the programme;
  • Works closely with the project managers to identify potential project-cost overruns, time delays or quality deficiencies, and implements actions for rectification;
  • Analyses project results, and interprets these results into recommendations for the Head of Programme to assist him/her in the development of UNOPS as the service Provider of Choice in Afghanistan;
  • Ensures that clear communication and good relationships are developed and maintained within the programme, with internal support units (Human Resources, Procurement, Logistics, etc.) and with external parties such as donors, the Government, etc.;
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, communicates and directs the internal policies and procedures of the Programme Section;
  • Effectively and efficiently delegates responsibility and authority to subordinate staff for the delivery of agreed outputs while ensuring accountability;
  • Provides timely and accurate project tracking, analysis of outputs, and reporting;
  • Develops and drives a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and performance optimization across all projects in the programme;
  • Establishes performance objectives with appropriate measures for project managers and other programme staff;
  • Initiates activities and other management interventions wherever gaps in the programme are identified or issues arise.

Fiscal Responsibilities:

  • Has responsibility for programme budgeting and resource planning;
  • Implements UNOPS pricing strategies, with a disciplined approach to business case development and pricing models which balances revenues and capacity development, within the mandate and spirit of the United Nations;
  • Prepares and submits for approval, revenue and expenditure forecasts based on established financial goals;
  • Supports the Head of Programme in the development of the business model for AFOC in Afghanistan assessing costs and revenue streams as well as margins.

Business & Corporate Development:

  • Develops current and future growth plans for the programme (1 – 3 years), ensuring that those plans conform to UNOPS overall strategic plans;
  • Supports and provides inputs to the Head of Programme in developing business opportunities in preparing and delivering complex proposals and partnerships;
  • Ensures subordinate programme staff with the relevant authority are properly trained in proposal development and presentation;
  • Identifies and develops potential new business and customer opportunities;
  • Develops and maintains close working relationships with Donors, the Government and other clients.

Technical Functions:

  • Plans, develops, implements and maintains appropriate standards, best practices and procedures in the programme;
  • Researches, identifies and introduces appropriate new technologies for the execution of projects across the programme.

Human Resource Responsibilities:

  • Assumes responsibility for all staffing issues as required by the demands of the various projects in the AFOC programme including adherence to UNOPS security regulations and guidelines;
  • Conducts Staff Performance Reviews of project staff and other staff on the programme in accordance with UNOPS HR Policies, and initiates appropriate responses;
  • In conjunction with the Project Managers and the HR Unit, identifies, recruits and maintains appropriate project staffing capacities for the programme;
  • Encourages and develops the technical and project management skills and attitudes of the programme’s personnel.

Communication Functions:

  • Reports to the Head of Programme with regard to all matters concerning the delivery of projects in the AFOC programme including security matters;
  • Works closely with other departments to continuously improve interface processes;
  • Directs the preparation and updating of information materials used for external dissemination of UNOPS Afghanistan activities and capacities.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

The incumbent is also responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS; Carries out any other duties as specified by the Head of Programme.

Monitoring and Project Controls

Puts in place and continuously implements solid reporting mechanisms in the programme on a regular basis against set targets and indicators. Provides reports to the Head of Programme, Donors and other stakeholders on the AFOC project portfolio as required. Maintains a systematic filing system of all programme and support documents with off-site backup for continuity security and in line with audit requirements specific to project agreements. Ensures that the UNOPS Project Management Manual (PMM) Requirements are fully integrated into the program at all levels and that OneUNOPS Projects and ERP are fully updated and complete at all times.

Final Product

The programme and its projects are delivered to the satisfaction of AFOC senior management, clients, donors and stakeholders, in compliance with UNOPS procedures and requirements.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

A master’s degree in civil engineering, transport engineering, transport economics, project management or another relevant field. A first level university degree in a relevant field with a combination of an additional two years’ relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of the master’s degree.

b. Work Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years leading projects delivering national or regional transport infrastructure projects.
  • Experience leading projects funded by one of the multilateral development banks, such as the World Bank or the Asian Development Bank will be well regarded.
  • Experience in road construction in Afghanistan will be well regarded.
  • A minimum of five years’ successfully advising and working with senior government authorities, up to director and ministerial level, on the implementation of national or regional transport infrastructure projects.
  • A minimum of five year’s managing and conducting both team and counterpart based capacity building in technical fields related to transport infrastructure.
  • Previous experience working with UNOPS or one of the other UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes will be well regarded.
  • Must have certification in PRINCE2 or achieve certification within the first six months of appointment.

Language

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

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Programme Management Specialist – Kampala

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 02-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 12d 16h 19m
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : NO-D
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jul-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 Year
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 Year

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Uganda Country Office is in the third year of implementing its Strategic Note-2016-2020. UN Women has received funding from the Government of Sweden to implement a 5-year Joint Programme on Gender based Violence (GBV) to contribute to elimination of Gender Based Violence and improvement of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)of women, girls, boys and men including disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in Uganda. The Joint programme on GBV is coordinated by UNFPA.

The Country Office has also received funding from the European Union-United Nations global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls and harmful practices and promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The European Union-United Nations global, multi-year initiative is coordinated by UN Resident Coordinator’s Office with 5 recipient UN Organizations: UN WOMEN, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR; and associated UN Agencies.

The two multi-year initiatives will be implemented in partnership with the Government of Uganda, Non-Governmental Organisations, and Civil Society Organizations and will enable expansion of the EVAWG programme to 20 districts of: Abim, Amuria, Kaabong, Kaberamaido, Kiryandongo, Kotido, Napak, Nakapiripirit, Pader, Yumbe, Moroto, Gulu, Bundibugyo, Tororo, Kitgum, Kasese, Amudat, Arua, Kyenjojo and Kampala. The two programmes aim to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Under the overall guidance of the Representative but immediate supervision of the Deputy, the Programme Management Specialist is responsible for overseeing the management, development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) programme for the Uganda CO as well for managing the human and financial resources of the team. This includes providing technical support to the implementation of the EVAWG programme, overseeing the monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators, monitoring the EVAWG programme and financial situation to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results, reviewing and developing partnerships and resource mobilization strategies; and leading knowledge management efforts. This position is fully funded by the Government of Sweden under the Joint Programme on Gender Based Violence.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) programmatic development for Uganda CO based on Programme Documents with donors and Strategic Note:

  • Advise and guide the development of EVAWG programme, including design and formulation programme/ project initiatives;
  • Review and provide feedback to ongoing projects/ programmes on related strategies and documents, workplans, case studies, and related knowledge products and publications;
  • Provide strategic and specialized technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
  • Review and evaluate proposals and oversee the preparation of donor proposals and reports;
  • Finalize policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/ materials for the use in the development and presentation of policy and programmatic positions.
  • Provide technical support to the implementation of the EVAWG programme
  • Assess EVAWG annual work plans and provide recommendations to assure compliance with EVAWG programme goals and results-based indicators;
  • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
  • Oversee programme quality control and identification of potential challenges.
  • Oversee monitoring and reporting for the EVAWG programme
  • Review and recommend programme monitoring standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing progress/results;
  • Oversee the monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators;
  • Gather information and prepare reports on progress of programme implementation for the EVAWG programme and donors; prepare technical reports;
  • Provide technical support in the preparation of audits and follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Develop, coordinate and provide training on results-based management for the EVAWG programme.
  • Review budget management for the EVAWG programme and manage people
  • Lead a team, perform staff performance reviews, ensure capacity development of staff members by suggesting development opportunities;
  • Monitor the EVAWG programme financial situation to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results;
  • Ensure effective information flow, communication and coordination between offices, programmes and projects.
  • Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
  • Review and develop partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.
  • Lead knowledge building and sharing efforts
  • Lead the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the programme and contribute to their global dissemination;
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested by supervisor from time to time.

Key Performance Indicators:

The EVAWG Programme is implemented in line with the CO Strategic Note and Annual Work plans; EVAWG Programme team adhere to UN Women’s Rules, Regulations, policies and procedures, using a results-based management approach; EVAWG Programme is implemented in a timely manner, in line with budgets; Regular monitoring of programme, addressing issues in a timely manner Timely and quality reporting; Regular dissemination and sharing of information; EVAWG programme is sharing best practices/ lessons learned on programme management.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in EVAWG programme management, including programme design, programme coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in working in a gender related area is an asset;
  • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing;
  • Proven experience in leading teams effectively.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Working knowledge of any local language in Uganda is an asset.
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Finance Assistant – SC6 with UNDP Regional Office in Amman

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the Finance Analyst, the Finance Assistant ensures effective execution of financial services and processes, and transparent utilization of financial resources in support of the Regional Hub in Amman, The Finance Associate promotes and supports a client-oriented approach.

The Finance Assistant works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the Hub, and RBAS HQ for resolving finance-related issues and information exchange.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

1. Provide support in Implementation of operational and financial management strategies 2. Support in the administration of budgets and cost-recovery system 3. Provides accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit 4. Support the Hub’s cash management system

Provide support in Implementation of operational and financial management strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations of financial processes, financial records and reports and audit follow up; Assist in the implementation of the effective internal control framework.
2. Support in the administration of budgets and cost-recovery system
  • Prepare and modify project budgets in Atlas and submit them for approval.
  •  Prepare cost-recovery vouchers using the Regional Hub cost recovery system
  • Assist in the preparation of the rent and common services quarterly invoices
  • Provide support in the preparation of a periodic financial reports, reconcile accounting information.

3. Provide accounting and administrative support to the Finance Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Preparation of all types of vouchers.
  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas;
  • Timely accounts closure
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. Timely response to HQ requests to resolve financial data issues.
  • Timely corrective actions on erroneous data in Atlas. Preparation of financial reports as required.
  • Timely VAT reimbursements.
  • Any other related tasks as assigned by the supervisor

4. Support the Hub’s cash management functioning focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provide support to the finance unit for timely review of cash position for local accounts to ensure enough funds on hand for disbursements. Timely identification and recording of receipts for income application.
  • Provide support to the finance unit for daily review of zero-balance account bank statements in Atlas to monitor Imprest level; identification and recording of contributions.
  • Provide support in the preparation of monthly UN exchange rate report to Treasury.
  • Provide support in preparation of bank reconciliations.
  • Provide support to the finance unit for timely preparation of monthly cashflow forecast for use by Operations Manager/ Finance Analyst. Liaison with all teams, UNRCO, UNDCO, and UN Agencies to obtain estimate of their cash requirement.
  • Any other related tasks as assigned by the supervisor

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

College diploma in Finance or in Accounting. Certified accountants from an internationally recognized institute of accountancy or a bachelor’s degree in Finance or in Accounting will have a distinct advantage.

Experience:

  • 4-5 years of progressively responsible finance and accounting experience is required. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft.
  • Knowledge of the UAE VAT application is preferable.
  • Knowledge of IPSAS and/or IFRS will be an asset

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Arabic and English

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Technical Specialist, Research and Survey Analysis – PTIB Project

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

In August 2017, an escalation in violence and human rights abuses in Myanmar prompted hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to seek shelter in Bangladesh. When combined with previous cohorts of refugees, UNHCR estimates a total refugee population of 878,596, IOM estimates the population at 905,418, while the Government’s biometric registers counted 1,114,386 refugees in Cox’s Bazar district alone. The rapid influx of refugees into districts which already face significant levels of poverty and environmental fragility has put immense strain on infrastructure, the local economy, and contributed to a rise in tensions in the region.

Many Bangladeshi host communities remain nearly as poor and open to exploitation as the refugees themselves. The scale and visibility of the international response (though still insufficient) has led to widespread perceptions of unfair or preferential treatment for Rohingya refugees. The prospect of inter-communal tensions, recently between Rohingya themselves, or along the complex religious and ethnic lines which further divide both groups, could have negative implications, including for women and children caught in the middle.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

The international community and national stakeholders would benefit from a clearer understanding of the complex drivers of tensions among the Rohingya and their host communities, and the potential ramifications, to contribute to early warning and prevention. UNDP proposes to explore these by focusing on four key outputs implemented by a research & survey unit in Cox’s Bazaar:

1: Bi-Monthly Updates on Drivers and Trends: Identify and assess the intra- and intergroup dynamics prevalent among various Rohingya refugee and host community groups, and update stakeholders (including the ISCG and humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar) on developments; 2: Perception Surveys: Conduct quarterly public perceptions surveys to better understand Rohingya and host community perceptions on issues which may impact social cohesion in Cox’s Bazar; 3: PEAs: Building on themes identified in the monitoring reports and perceptions surveys, these analyses will pair insights from the relevant global literature to specific developments in the region; 4: Scenario Planning and Annual Review: Share and review the information gathered with key partners, and receive feedback that can strengthen and direct future research, policy and programming.

The research & survey unit forms a part of UNDP’s broader “Partnerships for a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh” (PTIB) project, which promotes diverse and constructive narratives already present in the country in support of tolerance. UNDP partners with research groups, universities, government agencies and international donors to maximize the capacity and appeal of local organizations supportive of peaceful development. The unit will provide key inputs to UN and international programming addressing the Rohingya crisis. Key partners will include the UN Rohingya Inter-Sectoral Coordination Group (ISCG), civil society and national and local authorities.

The Technical Specialist is supervised by UNDP Project Manager PTIB and has secondary reporting line to the UNDP head of -sub-office in Cox’s Bazaar. With the support of the RCO Peace & Development Advisor and the UNDP Assistant Country Director for Democratic Governance, the Technical Specialist will provide expert recommendations for research methodologies in the area and help build the capacity of national staffs and local partners to investigate drivers and dynamics in affected communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Responsibility:

  1. Provide Quality Leadership;
  2. Provide Expert Technical Inputs and Advice on Research and Analysis;
  3. Research, Learning and Knowledge Management;
  4. Advocacy and Capacity Development Support;
  5. Strategic Partnerships and Coordination
  6. Any other functions or responsibilities which may be assigned by UNDP management.

1. Provide Quality Leadership

  • Lead and provide necessary technical support to the national staffs and consultants in the research unit in developing all reports and research/survey documents in accordance with key deadlines;
  • Be responsible for final products before final approval;
  • Ensure effective communication and coordination between unit members, stakeholders, government agencies and UN counterparts from other agencies;
  • Ensure quality control mechanisms are sufficient to ensure superior quality of activities, outputs, research products, publications, as subject to the review and approval of the UNDP Country Office;
  • Provide sound analytical direction to the unit to help identify key opportunities and knowledge gaps;
  • Contribute knowledge and experience of relevant research/survey best practices from other countries and contexts, and propose means of integrating these and ensuring complementarity with the unique Bangladeshi context;
  • Provide strategic advice to the UNDP CO senior management involving strategies for successful implementation;

2. Provide Expert Technical Inputs and Advice on Research and Analysis

  • Lead the implementation of the research and survey unit;
  • Provide expertise and advice on research and analysis activities, including: design of repeatable survey on issues related to peace and tolerance, regular monitor and report on trends, drafting of in-depth analyses and research products, and contribute to the contingency planning process in the region;
  • Ensure top quality analysis and substantive inputs to unit documents, reports, concept notes and other strategic documents, considering national and global trends on policies and development issues as well as international best practices of peacebuilding and the promotion of tolerance;

3. Research, Learning and Knowledge Management:

  • Lead and guide the unit for capturing best practices from the field and document the lessons learned from implementation;
  • Build partnerships with relevant practitioners, academics and civil society organizations including think tanks;
  • Organize internal and external networks covering prominent experts in government, non-government, think tanks, private companies, international development organizations and the UN system;
  • Facilitate knowledge creation, dissemination, documentation of lessons learnt etc.
  • Assist in identifying areas where technical assistance will be required, prepare TORs for short-term consultancies, and provide technical support to the advisors.

4. Advocacy and Capacity Development Support

  • Lead and promote synthesis of the best practices including active participation in UNDP global and regional network;
  • Lead effective adoption and implementation of a capacity development strategy that responds to the Bangladeshi cultural and institutional context;
  • Share and troubleshoot any issues or challenges in implementation of agreed activities and ensure proper mitigation strategies;

5. Strategic Partnerships and Coordination

  • Actively engage development partners in the field and provide guidance on research and analysis that contributes to deeper understand on social cohesion and peace in Cox’s Bazaar;

6. Any other functions or responsibilities which may be assigned by UNDP management.

  • The Technical Specialist should expect to periodically provide inputs to other UNDP projects, especially as relate to UNDP’s Democratic Governance portfolio and UNDP’s work in Cox’s Bazaar.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in a relevant field, including international relations, social science research, or related discipline.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of work experience in social cohesion, Peacebuilding and complex emergencies in developing countries;
  • Previous experience producing Risk Analyses and PEAs;
  • Experience designing data collection and research methodologies on sensitive thematic subjects required;
  • Excellent written English and capacity to provide high-quality reports in a professional and timely manner;
  • Previous experience within the UN system, and with UNDP specifically, strongly preferred;
  • Experience in South Asia is desirable;
  • Experience in Bangladesh will be an added advantage.

Language Requirements:

Excellent spoken, writing and presentation skills in English.

Regional Evaluation Specialist – Cairo

Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline : 06-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 16d 17h 49m
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-4
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

Background

The UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The mandate and functions of UN Women call for the promotion of organizational and UN system accountability on gender equality through evaluation, strengthening evaluation capacities and learning from evaluation, and developing systems to measure the results and impact of UN Women with its enhanced role at country, regional and global levels. The purpose and role of evaluation in UN Women is to enhance accountability, inform decision-making and contribute to learning on the best ways to achieve women’s empowerment and gender equality through operational and normative work.

The Independent Evaluation and Audit Services (IEAS), provides independent evaluation and internal audit assurance, as well as advisory services, to management on UN Women’s programmes, controls, business systems, and processes to identify good practices, provide recommendations for improvement, and contribute to learning. The Charter governs the mandate, responsibilities, and activities of the IEAS.

IEAS is supported by two services; the Independent Evaluation Service and the Internal Audit Service:

Independent evaluation at UN Women is defined as a systematic and impartial assessment that provides credible and reliable evidence-based information for understanding the extent to which an intervention has achieved or made progress (or lack thereof) towards intended and unintended results on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations, governance, risk management and internal control. Reporting directly to the Chief of the Independent Evaluation Service (IES), the Regional Evaluation Specialist will independently support decentralized evaluations at regional and country level by strengthening decentralized evaluation systems, conducting and managing regional and country portfolio evaluations, ensuring use of evaluation findings and recommendations, providing internal and external evaluation capacity development and promoting coordination on evaluation that is gender responsive at regional and country levels.

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertake/manage evaluations and strengthen decentralized evaluation systems at regional and country levels in Asia and the Pacific:

  • Undertake/manage evaluations in the region, including regional and country portfolio evaluations, promote stakeholder’s ownership and learning, align with country evaluation systems and partners’ participation;
  • Provide sound methodological advice and quality assurance to decentralized evaluation processes, including the preparation of Terms of References (TORs), evaluation study, final evaluation report and dissemination strategy;
  • Provide technical support to the planning, monitoring and implementation of evaluation plans in UN Women’s regional and country offices;
  • Substantially contribute to the development of methodologies for regional and country evaluations, and to the review of guidelines, systems, procedures and tools related to decentralized evaluations;
  • Coordinate with the Regional Planning and Coordination Specialist to ensure the alignment of evaluation with Results Based Management systems of the Regional Offices and country offices;
  • Contribute to corporate level evaluation processes led by the IES and ensure alignment to corporate evaluation systems.

Promote the use of evaluations and ensure that evaluation findings and recommendations are implemented:

  • Prepare aggregate analysis and qualitative assessments of decentralized evaluations to input to Evaluation Annual report and management briefs;
  • Organize meetings, workshops and other discussion fora to establish a dialogue on evaluation results and the evaluative knowledge management at regional level;
  • Ensure that evaluation results are taken into account for the continued implementation of strategies, programmes/projects and for the design and appraisal of new projects/ programmes;
  • Ensure that project/programme managers respond to recommendations and monitor the follow up on evaluations.

Strengthen evaluation capacity development in UN Women at regional and country levels:

  • Provide training and coaching on evaluation, self-evaluation, UN Women evaluation policy and guidelines, monitoring and results-based management within the Regional Office and country offices, including substantial support in coaching and training Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) focal points at country level;
  • Provide advice/information/guidance to programme managers on evaluations on programme design from evaluability perspective;
  • Establish partnerships with governments, regional evaluation associations, networks and academic institutions to promote capacity and learning on gender responsive evaluation.

Promote UN coordination on evaluation that is gender responsive:

  • Collaborate with UN Country Teams on evaluation and regional inter-agency evaluation working groups on integrating gender equality perspective in evaluation;
  • Collaborate with other UN joint evaluation initiatives at regional and country level;
  • Contribute to UN Women in United Nations Evaluation Group taskforces and substantial contribution to the inclusion of gender equality dimensions in UNDAF and system-wide evaluation;
  • Collaborate with professional evaluation bodies in the area of gender responsive evaluation.

Manage knowledge building and sharing in Evaluation in the region and IEAS:

  • Keep abreast of developments in the area of evaluation, exploring innovative approaches in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Identify, collect, and disseminate best practices and lessons learned;
  • Contribute to the active exchange of information with evaluation specialists and internal audit specialists of IEAS.
  • Perform other related duties and assignments as and when requested by supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality implementation of evaluation plans in Regional Office and in Multi-Country Offices (MCOs) and County Offices (Cos) in the field;
  • Effective management of consultants;
  • Timely and quality advice provided to stakeholders;
  • Quality aggregate analysis and qualitative assessments of decentralized evaluations;
  • Timely provision of quality capacity development opportunities leading towards improved capacity amongst CO evaluation focal points;
  • Quality gender inputs provided into evaluation;
  • Quality and timely collaboration with other UN agencies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in evaluation or relevant social science or related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in evaluation;
  • Experience in conducting gender analysis;
  • Experience in conducting/managing a portfolio of strategic, programmatic, institutional and/or project evaluations;
  • Experience working in the field.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge in Arabic is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
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Liaison Officer, UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism

Application closing date: 27 May 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

The current conflict in Yemen has resulted in a wide-spread humanitarian crisis, and had left 80 per cent of the population (22.2 million people) in need of assistance at the time of the design of the project at hand. The impediments on commercial imports to Yemen led to a severe lack of basic items. It was determined, should the situation continue to the point that basic commodities are not imported and therefore not available in the market, the current humanitarian crisis would deteriorate even further.

In order to address the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, the restoration of regular commercial cargo flows into the country is essential. UN Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) decided that Member States shall take necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned. In order to facilitate the unimpeded flow of essential commercial items to Yemen, the UN has been requested by the Government of Yemen to provide a monitoring and inspection service that ensures that commercial cargo entering Yemen’s territorial waters is compliant with UNSCR 2216 (2015).

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) was requested to operationalise and manage a mechanism to oversee the monitoring and inspection services on behalf of the UN and the concerned Member States.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Project Manager, the Liaison Officer will be responsible for the following functions:
  • Stays abreast of the latest political, security and humanitarian developments in Yemen and ensure that such information is shared among the members of UNVIM, through daily situation reports and a weekly security briefing.
  • Maintains close communication with the Regional Coordination Officer and the Project Manager on all operational aspects.
  • Participates, as an observer, in the relevant coordination meetings, including the Security Management Team and other coordination meetings relevant to the project in Djibouti.
  • Together with the Coordination Officers and the Monitors, establishes standard operating procedures for the deployment of the inspection teams and organise inspection operations and security requirements.
  • In close collaboration with the Coordination Officers and the Monitors, plans and facilitates the deployment of the inspection team as needed;
  • Monitors and facilitates the progress of inspections and liaises constantly with the team.
  • Maintains UNVIM inspection facilities and equipment at the port
  • Monitors all security-related matters for the UNVIM team, including liaison with UN Security on a daily basis and ensures compliance on UNVIM operations with minimum operational security standards.
  • Coordinates for all operational matters between UNVIM and service providers or institutions as required to ensure operational excellence including Djiboutian authorities, port authorities, shipping companies
  • Conducts other duties as requested by the Regional Coordination Officer and the Project Manager.
  • Liaises with and coordinates information with EU NAVFOR and MSCHOA on all maritime security matters.

Requirements

Education

Advanced university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, military or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and 2 years of additional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • Five years of professional experience in civil-military coordination, or related field such as the navy, military, police or organized forces;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current situation in the Middle East and Horn of Africa is desirable;
  • Experience in a conflict environment is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of maritime affairs and security is essential.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Knowledge of MS Office and the use of web-based management systems.

Languages

  • English fluency in speaking, writing and reading.
  • French fluency in speaking, writing and reading.
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
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Monitor, UN Verification and Inspection Mechanism, Multiple Positions

Application closing date: 29 May 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

The ongoing conflict in Yemen has resulted in wide-spread humanitarian crisis, and has left at least 80 per cent of the population (21.1 million people) in need of assistance[1] as of 2017. The impediments on commercial imports to Yemen have led to a severe lack of basic items including food and fuel.

In order to address the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen, the restoration of the unimpeded free-flow of commercial goods to areas of the country not under the control of the Government is essential. The United Nations Security Council resolution 2216 (2015) decided Member States shall take necessary measures to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer from or through their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment, and spare parts for the aforementioned.

In order to facilitate the unimpeded free-flow of basic commercial items to Yemen’s Red Sea ports , the Government of Yemen requested the UN to provide a verification and inspection mechanism to ensure commercial cargo entering Yemen’s territorial waters is compliant with UNSCR 2216 (2015).

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has established, operationalized and managed the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) since January 2016. As of October 2017 UNVIM issued clearances to more than 612 vessels discharging over 10.7 million metric tonnes of commercial cargo to Yemen’s Red Sea ports of Hodeidah, Saleef and Ras Isa.

[1] Yemen: Humanitarian Emergency Situation Report No. 16 (UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, 20 July 2015), http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-emergency-situation-report-no-16-20-july-2015

Functional Responsibilities

A: In accordance with the UNVIM guidelines, the incumbent will lead the document verification process(desk review) of the clearance requests submitted to UNVIM in order to facilitate the provision of a certificate of clearance for legitimate commercial imports and humanitarian cargo destined to the Yemen Red Sea Ports while ensuring compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2216 (2015).

  1. Creates a case file on the internal database for all received clearance requests.
  2. Ensures the verification process of the clearance requests is conducted in a timely and efficient manner.
  3. Assesses, analyses and investigates the clearance requests and request for supporting documents where necessary.
  4. Conducts internal discussions and consultations with Coordination Officers, Monitors, Inspectors and other UNVIM staff to obtain a consensus on requests and resolves any discrepancies before the request is cleared for further processing.
  5. Ensures the cargo does not contain any prohibited items as per UNSCR 2216 (2015) and as declared by the requesting entity.
  6. Categorises the cargo list into Food, humanitarian cargo and suspected cargo if required.

B: In accordance with the UNVIM guidelines, represents UNVIM during the monitoring, screening, inspection, seizure and disposal processes of containerized, bulk or break bulk cargo destined to Yemen’s Red Sea Ports in international waters or trans-shipment ports.

  1. Works with importers, traders and port authorities to process container screening and inspections are compliant with UN and Government of Yemen guidelines.
  2. Monitors the screening and inspection process of suspected items in trans-shipment ports as outlined in UNSCR 2216(2015).
  3. Ensures that the relevant sections of the database are populated properly
  4. Prepares monitoring and inspection reports as per the reporting templates and provide them to the Coordination Officers for onward perusal.

C: In accordance with the UNVIM guidelines, oversee primary and secondary inspections of vessels and cargo in international waters or designated regional trans-shipment ports respectively.

  1. Verifies relevant information and documents from relevant UNVIM colleagues or database sources.
  2. Coordinates the inspection planning dates, times and procedures with internal and external entities.
  3. Ensures the inspection of the vessel, cargo and crew is conducted according to UN guidelines.
  4. Engages shipping entities and port authorities to obtain relevant documents.
  5. Drafts inspection reports listing the conclusions of the inspection for the UN Security Council.

Impact of Results

Facilitates the unimpeded free-flow of commercial items to areas of Yemen not under the control of the Government of Yemen and ensure all shipments are compliant with UNSCR 2216 (2015).

Requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, logistics, procurement, security, Maritime Affairs or related fields.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with an additional 2 years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience

  • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience in supply chain, logistics, security or related fields.
  • Experience in Monitoring of commercial shipments will be an asset
  • Experience in computers and office software packages (MS Office, Excel, etc.).

Languages

  • English fluency in speaking, writing and reading. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
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Travel & Events Assistant

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Location: Flexible, home based, – UK, Kenya or India

Contract type: Permanent, full time with flexibility

Grade: D

Reporting to: Senior Global HR & Operations Manager

Line manager for: None

Job Purpose:

The Travel & Events Assistant is a central resource for the Secretariat, with a focus on supporting the Alliance Programme team and members, providing administrative and travel logistics support for member events and meetings, and ensuring travel security measures are adhered to.

Scope and Limits of Authority:

The post holder is expected to organise their own day-to-day activities according to the overall priorities and timescales set, and to exercise sound judgement in many critical decision-making areas.

  • Purchase delegation of £5,000; invoice approval delegation of £10,000

Key Responsibilities:

Member & Alliance Programme team travel logistics

  •  Supporting Alliance Programme colleagues in managing all aspects of team and member travel including sourcing flights and accommodation, liaising with travel agents, supporting visa applications, personal requirements
  • Ensuring that the necessary authorisation and travel security procedures are adhered to, including risk analysis of destinations and supporting colleagues to complete travel risk assessments with members
  • Processing travel invoices for payment
  • Ensuring travellers’ personal needs are met including dietary requirements
  • Supporting travellers during travel with ad-hoc issues
  • Supporting members with ‘grant’ processes for travel expenses
  • Supporting travellers with travel insurance claims

Member event & meeting planning & logistics

  • Supporting Alliance Programme colleagues in managing all aspects of arranging in-country meetings and travel schedules for the visiting staff/members
  • Supporting the event planning for face to face member events including:
  1. Researching venues and venue selection
  2. Booking and arranging requirements with the venue
  3. Travel logistics (as above)
  4.  Supporting content and schedule planning
  5. Sourcing and supply of equipment
  6.  Organising interpretation/translation
  7. Arranging printing and delivery of materials
  8. Onsite event support (if attendance is required)
  • Supporting the event logistics arrangements of the bi-annual Forum and General Meeting, working closely with the outsourced events management company to support all aspects as above, from the pre-planning stage to delivery
  • Completing the event wrap up including de-briefing with event managers, checking in on attendees, making sure all expenses are claimed, materials and equipment are returned, and that payments go through on time etc.

General administration and travel logistics support

  • Supporting colleagues with efficient communication and the provision of administrative and logistics support across the Alliance, including the Board as well as the wider Secretariat.
  • Undertaking any other reasonable duties as required to support effective administration across the Secretariat and wider Alliance

Person Specification:

Education, qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential:

  • Educated to UK A level (international Level 3) or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Direct experience of arranging complex international travel schedules and booking trips for multiple travellers and individuals
  • Experience of supporting safe travel to insecure locations
  • Direct experience of making arrangements for large events in different countries
  • Strong administration experience including supporting invoice/expense processing
  • Experience of effective communication at all levels across an organisation
  • Experience of operating in an organisation in which a facilitative and consultative style of working is appropriate
  • Experience of working in a multicultural setting, demonstrating understanding of working internationally
  • Experience of working remotely or with remote-working colleagues and of working as part of an international team

Desirable:

  • Experience of working within a network organisation
  • Experience of working with Google Apps

Skills and personal attributes Role specific skills

  •  Attention to detail
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with people from different cultures and with different levels of experience of international travel
  • Excellent prioritisation and time management skills, having used different time management tools and software would be advantageous

The following skills and personal attributes are expected of all staff:

  • Flexible and adaptable; willing to contribute to other streams of work and across teams
  • Bringing a results focused, open and collaborative way of working to all you do to include agility, flexibility and a ‘can do’ mentality, supporting colleagues to thrive in a remote working environment.
  • Highly skilled communicator, in different formats, capable of working across languages and cultures with a high level of fluency in English (using translation and interpretation support as relevant)
  • Flexibility to work outside typical working hours and days and across time zones, including where needed the possibility to work up to two hours per day between 9am and 12.30pm UK time
  • Highly organised and self-motivated, able to manage and deliver on multiple concurrent task
  • Competent IT proficiency across a range of packages, able to learn quickly and troubleshoot problems independently
  • Ability to use initiative and work without close supervision, working both as part of a team and as an individual
  • Excellent command of English (oral and written) is a must, but working knowledge of Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic or French is appreciated to broaden the range of language skills within the Secretariat

This role requires travel

  • Infrequent travel – limited to one-two weeks per year for team/Secretariat meetings including the January all staff Planning Week (maybe international depending on home location)
  • Travel and attendance at the bi-annual Forum (usually one week in September)

Benefits

We offer a flexible working environment with generous benefits to support your work and personal life:

  • Flexible and family-friendly employment policies which support your work life balance
  • 36 days annual leave (including bank and public holidays, and including up to six days between Christmas and New Year). This is pro-rated for part time staff.
  • Support to establish a home working environment including provision of IT equipment and contribution to costs of using a co-working space
  • TOIL for additional hours worked beyond a full time week (of 35 hours)
  •  7.5% matching pension contribution (or cash allowance)
  • Life assurance (up to 3 times salary)
  •  A generous training budget and study leave days to help you develop to your full potential
  • Enhanced sick pay and maternity pay
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Project Coordinator – Phnom-Penh

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

The Cambodian Rehabilitation and Development Board (CRDB/CDC) is an operational arm of the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) with the mandate to act as the Royal Government of Cambodia’s coordinating body for managing external aid, officially known as the Official Development Assistance (ODA) with line ministries and agencies and the development partners.

To successfully achieve the mandate in mobilizing and managing the ODA, as articulated in the government’s policy documents i.e. the Rectangular Strategy-Phase IV (RS4), the National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP) and the strategies at sector level, the RGC prepared and adopted the Development Cooperation and Partnerships Strategy 2019-2023 (DCPS-2019-2023) as a framework to guide for the successful implementation of its mandate. CRDB/CDC, as embedded in its mandate, is designated as the RGC’s secretariat to the lead the implementation of the Strategy.

The current 5-year project, Partnerships for Development Results Phase II (PfDR-2), is a new phase of the development project that extends its advisory technical support activities to the Ministry of Planning (MOP) and CDC’s Industrial Development Policy (IDP) Secretariat to strengthen capacities and systems for managing multiple sources of development finance in the context to implement the RS4, NSDP as well as to integrate the SDGs and the preparation for LDC graduation. The project started from 01 January 2016 and will run until the end of 2020.

The project built on the following three main outputs: 1). Institutional strengthening to manage and align diverse sources of development finance with the national budget, the NSDP & SDGs; 2). Industrial Development Policy capacity, especially for resource mobilization; and 3). Implementation of the Development Cooperation and Partnerships Strategy (DCPS), focusing on preparations for graduation from the LDC category.

Working with CRDB/CDC, the project supports mobilization, management and monitoring of development cooperation. In the past, an International Senior Advisor (ISA) led CRDB’s capacity development efforts related to the production, analysis and management of data, information and knowledge that informed resource allocation and policy dialogue with partners. After successful developments of CRDB’s capacity the ISA role has been phased out, yet the Project retains access to TA from the former post-holder, remotely, and via 2 in-country missions a year.

To supplement TA capacity and enable the changes, the Project is now seeking to appoint a Project Coordinator on a full-time basis at CRDB/CDC to offer day to day technical advisory supports and coordinating inputs to the Project Board and the CRDB/CDC’s works and maintain good relations with development partners and RGCs relevant focal points.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

The Project Coordinator will perform assignments under the overall guidance of the Assistant Resident Representative – Programme and in close collaboration and consultation with Programme Analyst to provide project management advisory supports to CRDB/CDC in consistent with its mandate and functions over the three main outputs of the project and as directed by the CRDB/CDC management. The Project Coordinator will analyse political, social and and economic trends, project management and monitoring of project activities within his/her portfolios.

The Project Coordinator will supervise and lead project experts and support staff, will coordinate the activities of the projects with UNDP CO staff and Government officials, Technical Advisors and Experts, multi-lateral and bilateral donors as well as civil society to ensure successful project implementation.

The Project Coordinator will perform the following key functions:

  • Provide advices and strategic guidance for effective implementation and results-based management of the project according to project objectives and stated results as well as with UNDP policies and procedures;
  • Provide advisory support on operations management for effective and efficient delivery of project activities and objective;
  • Provide advisory supports on monitoring and evaluation of the project activities to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of project activities and objectives;
  • Develop and maintain effective relations with all partners; and
  • Knowledge management and sharing and capacity development.

1. Provide advices and strategic guidance for effective implementation and results-based management of the project according to project objectives and stated results as well as with UNDP policies and procedures:

  • Take lead and coordinate with all relevant government officials, within CRDB/CDC and relevant line ministries/agencies, and the project team to prepare annual activities and budget planning and strategies and ensure that they will successfully achieve the intended results;
  • Ensure that the project activities are fully aligned with the national policies, strategies and plans as per mandate of CRDB/CDC which include facilitation of linkages between the works of CRDB/CDC and NSDP, sector development program and the joint-technical working groups and strengthening DCPS partnerships dialogue mechanism and promote the use the of mutual accountability and results-based approaches through the Joint Monitoring Indicators (JMIs);
  • Inform the production of analytical reports on the provision of development cooperation, including as inputs to reviews of the NSDP and sector programmes. This task entails advisory support on maintenance and adaptation of ODA & NGO Databases, support to CRDB’s analytical capacity and production of the Development Cooperation and Partnerships Report;
  • Assist the National Project Manager and the project team in management and monitoring the project work progress and ensure timely delivery of project outputs;
  • Provide effective communication, coordination and cooperation between the project team and CRDB/CDC’s management and technical team in planning, monitoring and implementation process;
  • Work closely with and advise the National Project Manager and project contracted staff members in the review of the progress outputs against the project targets;
  • With the approval of the Project Management and as per agreed schedules and workplan, assist in preparing the conduct of the technical consultation meetings, bilateral and multilateral dialogs with DPs and TWG
  • Workshop to discuss the current development and issues;
  • Prepare project quarterly and annual progress report by reviewing and consolidating technical progress of activities prepared and submitted by project experts from line ministries and agencies and submit them to
  • National Project Manager and Director for review and further processes;
  • Prepare documents for and report of the project board meetings and take lead in ensuring that recommendations made by the board are implemented;
  • Advise the National Project Manager in organizing and conducting effective stakeholder meetings in line with the work plan.

2. Provide advisory support on operations management for effective and efficient delivery of project activities and objective:

  • Work closely with the project team to provide overall quality assurance for the project based on National Implementation Modality (NIM) procedures particularly policies and procedures stated in the Operations
  • Manual of CRDB/CDC and ensure that the formulated Operations Manual is regularly adjusted to fit with the status of the developed capacities of the operation team and the CRDB/CDC as a whole;
  • Ensure that all operational transactions related to project resource are fully accounted and in full compliances with the applied rules and procedures;
  • Provide advice to the National Project Manager and lead the project team in planning, developing and managing logistics and procurement and contractual aspects of the project;
  • Provide technical advisory support to the National Project Manager and the Director of Admin Department to analyze and evaluate procurement requests and ensure appropriateness of technical specifications and provide advisory and technical support at all stages of the procurement cycle to the Procurement Committee, including the preparation and distribution of invitations to tenders of all aspects of bid/proposal evaluations, submissions to the Procurement Committee for review and subsequent approval by the CRDB/CDC management and evaluate responses to tender and make recommendations for finalization of purchases and award of contracts;
  • Provide advisory supports for effective management of physical assets of the project;
  • Follow up the strategic plans of the project and undertake the coordination roles to ensure the planned events are organized with sufficient technical and logistic supports;
  • Advise on further use and strengthening of the performance management system as a tool for staff development and CRDB strategic capacity management including to update, monitor and assess CRDB/CDC
  • Performance Management System to ensure that it functions systematically and stay relevant to the updated status; and
  • Advise and support maintenance of a secure and reliable ICT environment, including adequate plans for disaster recovery.

3. Provide advisory supports on monitoring and evaluation of the project activities to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of project activities and objectives:

  • Develop and coordinate the implementation of internal administrative and performance management system for CRDB/CDC and the assigned focal points from the line ministries/agencies to ensure effective and efficient delivery of and management of services and interventions;
  • Provide technical support on financial control functions and work processes of the Finance Unit, including to ensure full record keeping for monitoring and evaluation, audit and spot checks;
  • Liaise with UNDP Country Office (CO) in the tracking, management and update of project risk and provide corrective recommendation where possible;
  • Provide inputs to the CRDB/CDC’s Senior Management in drafting management responses to issues and recommendation raised by the monitoring and evaluation processes, audit and spot checks.

4. Develop and maintain effective relations with all partners:

  • Coordinate activities among the international technical experts, technical team, government responsible parties, service providers and consultants;
  • Develop and maintain effective relations including with all implementing partners;
  • Together with the Programme Analyst, maintain close coordination with the relevant line ministries partners, secretariats, donor focal points, UN agencies and development partners on all aspects of the project implementation;
  • Contribute to the development of appropriate working relations with national stakeholders and work closely with national counterparts, in particular with the focal points of the line ministries to build strong relationships to support UNDP effort in ensuring effective partnership;
  • Build and maintain partnership through networking with stakeholders to generate their interest in the area related to the project and in contributing to the resource mobilization effort;
  • Ensure good partnership with contracted experts, consultants and other responsible partners to ensure that outcomes are met in a timely manner;
  • In close collaboration with the Programme Analyst, liaise with UNDP management for the effective implementation of the project;
  • Prepare necessary reports and documents in support of future resource mobilization efforts, if required.

5. Knowledge management and sharing and capacity development:

  • Conduct staff capacity needs assessment against the project outcomes and draft terms of reference for technical consultants and support the project manager in recruitment of contracted project t staff as well as the government’s;
  • Coordinate with Knowledge Management or Communication Officer to maintain the documentation of best practices and lessons learned on an ongoing basis;
  • Contribute to the consolidation of knowledge and lessons learned and disseminate good practices;
  • Coordinate contribution to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Ensure that experiences and lessons learnt from project implementation are adequately recorded and disseminated;
  • Based on the knowledge from the project, share experiences and best practices with all relevant staff in the form of seminar, workshop etc.

Impact of Results

The key results will be to ensure the successful implementation of the PfDR Project in accordance with project objectives, UNDP policies and procedures and National Implementation procedures as described in UNDP Programme, Operations, Policies and Procedures (POPPs); promote the mobilization of resources to support the implementation of the project activities and improve coordination among stakeholders.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in Economics, Public/Business Administration or other development-related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of professional experience at the national or international level in providing technical supports in the field of development project management;
  • Experience in managing project in compliance with the requirement of the donor and other development agencies;
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate and deal effectively with partners at middle management and working level including government, academia, civil society, private sector, UN and other development partners to address relevant issue and to ensure the greater impact of the development project;
  • Strong experience in managing technical advisory supports at supervisory level;
  • Possess comprehensive awareness of government development policies which include RS, NSDP, IDP, DCPS and their linkages with good technical analysis skills.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Khmer and English (both spoken and written).

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, ICBA-AR Programme – Dhaka

Application closing date: 3 June 2019

Background

UNDP Bangladesh is supporting the Government to find innovative solutions to its development challenges based on the Country Programme Document approved by the Government and UNDP in 2006 and signed United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Bangladesh 2012-2016. Pillar Five of UNDAF: Climate Change, Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Response. Outcome One: By 2016, populations vulnerable to climate change and natural disaster have become more resilient to adapt with the risk. Outcome Two: By 2016, vulnerable populations benefit from natural resource management (NRM); environmental governance and low- emission green development.

Coastal greenbelts have long been seen as an important strategy for reducing the vulnerability of coastal populations to climate-related hazards in Bangladesh and the country has over five decades experience of coastal afforestation and reforestation. Over 200,000 ha of mangroves have been planted along the coast since the 1960s. However, the success of afforestation and reforestation efforts has been highly variable due to a range of institutional, technical and socioeconomic factors that have affected their long-term sustainability. A number of barriers currently prevent the realization of the full adaptive potential of coastal greenbelts, including an underlying incentive structure that drives people to exploit and degrade coastal forests rather than preserve them. LDCF support will be used to help the Government of Bangladesh to overcome these barriers through a suite of complementary measures to achieve the project’s objective of reducing the vulnerability of communities to the adverse impacts of climate change in the coastal zone through participatory planning, community-based management and diversification of afforestation and reforestation programmes. The project has been designed to complement a major new programme on coastal afforestation and reforestation funded by the Bangladesh Climate Change Resilience Fund (BCCRF). Project Component 1 addresses existing barriers relating to lack of livelihood diversification and lack of coastal forest diversification, both of which adversely impact coastal forest sustainability.

Thus Component 1 seeks to reduce the vulnerability of local communities in new afforestation and reforestation sites through livelihood diversification and more effective greenbelts, by a) linking livelihood diversification interventions to improved coastal forest stewardship and b) diversifying coastal plantations to increase their ecological and social sustainability by, respectively becoming more heterogenous and dense and by increasing the range of tangible benefits the forests can provide. Component 2 seeks to strengthen community engagement and ownership of forestry-based adaptation and climate risk reduction programmes by developing and demonstrating effective co-management and benefit-sharing for coastal greenbelt plantations. Finally, while mangrove greenbelts are a vitally important adaptation measure for coastal areas, there will always remain a need for complementary measures to further protect human lives and livelihoods assets in the face of extreme climate events. In recognition of this, the third Project Component focuses on protecting communal livelihood assets in afforestation and reforestation sites from extreme climate events through effective early warning and preparedness planning. Altogether, over 60,000 vulnerable people will benefit from a range of LDCF-supported interventions. Capacity development of local communities and key government actors is central to the project approach and will enhance the long-term sustainability of project impacts. Furthermore, the project will leverage strategic partnerships with the BCCRF project, USAID’s Climate Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods project (CREL) and the GoB’s Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme, also supported by UNDP, to promote scale up and replication of successful strategies.

The M&E Specialist will provide the on-the-ground support needed to closely evaluate progress and barriers and to prepare detailed quarterly, annual, and other monitoring reports. The M&E policy at the project level in LDCF/GEF/UNDP has four objectives: (i) to monitor and evaluate results and impacts; (ii) to provide a basis for decision making on necessary amendments and improvements; (iii) to promote accountability for resource use; and (iv) to document, provide feedback on, and disseminate lessons learned. Project monitoring and evaluation is conducted in accordance with established UNDP and GEF procedures and is undertaken by the project team and the UNDP CO with support from UNDP-GEF. The Logical Framework matrix provides performance and impact indicators for project implementation along with their corresponding means of verification. These, along with the objectives, procedures, and tools described in the project document’s M&E plan will form the basis on which the project’s M&E system will be built.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent will be assigned to develop and implement a monitoring system to capture the project activities, results and impacts. S/he will be responsible specifically to:

  • Establish the overall M&E strategy in accordance with the M&E plan outlined in the project document and promote a results-based approach;
  • Provide timely and relevant information to the NPD, Project Manager, PMU, and other project Stakeholders;
  • Coordinate and maintain close communication with the NPD, Outcome Board representatives, representatives of primary stakeholder groups, external consultants, and field staff, as well as with members of external M&E-related missions.
  • Guide and coordinate the review of the project log frame, including:
  1. ​Provide technical advice for the revision of performance indicators;
  2. Ensure realistic intermediate and end-of-project targets are defined;
  3. Conduct a baseline study (situation at project start) and prepare a baseline report;
  4. Identify sources of data, collection methods, who collects data, how often, cost of collection and who analyzes it;
  5. Ensure all critical risks are identified
  6. Update Project Risk Log regularly.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all project reports. Guide staff and executing partners in preparing their progress reports in accordance with approved reporting formats and ensure their timely submission. This includes quarterly progress reports, annual project report, inception report, PIR and ad-hoc technical reports. Reports should identify problems and causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and provide specific recommendations.
  • Collect and update project information at regular interval. Follow best practices/lessons learned in disseminating progress with colleagues and relevant stakeholders through project manager/management.
  • Foster participatory planning and monitoring by training and involving primary stakeholder groups in the M&E of activities.
  • Prepare project result/impact reports analyzing interventions specific activities of the project including recommendation.
  • Monitor the follow up of evaluation recommendations.
  • Organize (and provide) refresher training in M&E for project and implementing partner staff, local organizations, and primary stakeholders to develop local M&E capacity.
  • Monitor and evaluate the compliance of actual progress and performance against the planned work plan and expected quality.
  • Prepare reports for project management including identification of problems, causes of potential bottlenecks (if any) in project implementations with recommendation.
  • Recommendations on how to reduce the impact of deviations vs. work plans.
  • Prepare the ToRs for mid-term and final evaluation of the project in accordance to UNDP and GEF guidelines.
  • Design and implement a system to identify, analyze, and disseminate lesson learned.
  • Facilitate exchange of experiences by supporting and coordinating participation in any existing network of UNDP/GEF projects sharing common characteristics.
  • Identify and participate in additional networks, for example scientific or policy-based networks that may also yield lessons that can benefit project implementation.
  • Prepare regular and timely project monitoring reports for GOB/UNDP/donors/other concerned agencies.
  • Facilitate the work of external evaluation monitoring, and audit teams as required.
  • Assist the PM in reviewing and updating Project Quarterly Risk, Issue logs.
  • Assist the PM in preparation of GEF Annual PIR.
  • Any other related activities as assigned by Project Manager and UNDP Programme Specialist.

Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators

The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will ensure a results-based system is in place to tap key results that contribute towards the project Outputs and Outcomes.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

The incumbent should have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, Forestry, Statistics, Economics or other relevant academic disciplines preferably from a foreign recognized university.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in forestry and natural resources management with at least 3 years of experience with (a) The logical framework and other strategic planning approaches (b) M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory (c) Planning, design, and implementation of M&E systems (d) Training in M&E development and implementation and/or facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders (e) Data and information analysis (f). Report writing;
  • A solid understanding of adaptation to climate change, forests and environmental management, with a focus on participatory processes, co-management/joint management, and gender issues
  • Knowledge management and research experience in natural resources management, co-management/collaborative management, climate change adaptation, etc. with scientific papers/writings.
  • Working experience with forestry projects in Bangladesh financed by GEF, USAID, World Bank, etc. Have proven experience to work with government agencies (Forest Department, Fisheries Department, Environment Department, etc) and national and International NGOs.
  • Familiarity with, and a supportive attitude towards processes to strengthen local organizations and build local capacities for self-management
  • Leadership qualities, personnel and team management (including mediation and conflict resolution)
  • Understanding of UNDP and GEF procedures
  • Experience in data processing and with computers
  • Excellent verbal and written English and Bangla skills
  • Having willingness to undertake regular field visits and interact with different stakeholders, especially primary stakeholders.
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and other common software is a prerequisite.
  • Computer literacy in graphic design software will be appreciated.

Language Requirements:

Excellent command of English and Bangla, demonstrated writing skills and ability to produce high quality reports in English.

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Business Analysts/Developers – Banking Systems

Office location: Basel
Department: Banking / Risk Management
Unit: Banking IT / Risk Methodology
Service:
Employment – Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline:

Yours are the solutions that could evolve a unique international institution.

Your contribution to our mission

In our role as a bank for central banks, we manage reserves for a relatively small number of customer central banks and international financial institutions. The tools and systems we develop must meet their highly specific requirements and are often vitally important to their needs. Our technological solutions support our customers’ ability to manage their reserves.

We are currently undertaking a fundamental, long-term review of our trading, messaging and risk management systems, informed and inspired by the vast portfolio of new technologies available nowadays. You’ll be key to that rejuvenation.

A hybrid role at the heart of our transformation

This is a role that straddles both business analysis and development. You will help analyse our banking processes and systems to unearth the tools and technologies that will offer the highest standards of security, stability and usability to our customers. You will then, in your role as developer or business analyst, help to create these solutions through an agile workflow in a highly collaborative team-oriented environment.

This is an area with a lot of potential that requires energy and drive. Not just to explore the wide range of possibilities, but to collaborate with different areas of the Bank and strengthen our networks with central banks yourself.

Your qualifications and experience

  • A university-level degree in information management or computer science.
  • Programming skills in Java and C/C++ or C#/.NET.
  • Knowledge of different financial instruments.
  • An open mind: someone who will enjoy the exposure to different experts and areas both within and outside the organisation, and continually improve, learn and adapt with the team context.
  • A hands-on, practical approach.
  • Solid English writing skills, including the ability to write clear system and user documentation.

What you can expect in return

Simply put, we want your time at BIS to be a career-enriching experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment, which will give you exposure to a number of business areas and expert networks. You will also receive a competitive compensation package, including health insurance, and full financial support to help you relocate.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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Senior Business Analyst, Financial Messaging

Office location: Basel
Department: Banking
Unit: Banking IT
Service:
Employment – Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 02/06/2019

Your contribution to our mission

In our role as a bank for central banks, we manage reserves for a relatively small number of customer central banks and international financial institutions. The tools and systems we develop must meet their highly specific requirements and are often vitally important to their needs. Our technological solutions support our customers’ ability to manage their reserves.

We are currently undertaking a fundamental, long-term review of our trading, financial messaging and risk management systems, informed and inspired by the vast portfolio of new technologies available nowadays. You’ll be key to that rejuvenation.

A hybrid role at the heart of our transformation

This is an area with a lot of potential that requires energy and drive. Not just to explore the wide range of possibilities, but to collaborate with different areas of the Bank and strengthen our networks with central banks yourself.

We are looking for a Senior Business Analyst in financial messaging to join the Banking IT unit. You have experience in SWIFT messaging and will work as part of a team of five, where you will help manage the system infrastructure and software, including change analysis and user support.

Your responsibilities

  • Provide support for the financial messaging systems, including management of technical and business impact of changes
  • Manage confidential information related to cyber security in financial messaging systems and propose solutions to related threats
  • Provide business analysis and user support for the development, configuration and maintenance of tools and applications
  • Implement and customise package applications; develop departmental business applications, interfaces and web-based services
  • Represent the Banking IT department in groups for systems design, integration, standards and change management

Your qualifications, experience and skills

  • University degree in information management or a related discipline
  • Experience with SWIFT messaging formats
  • Knowledge of banking business practices (financial instruments, trading platforms, market infrastructures, etc.) and technical infrastructures (IBM MQ, Oracle, Sybase IQ, MS-SQL Server, Tuxedo, Control-M, SAP Business Objects, BizTalk, etc.)
  • Ideally some experience in the management of Bottomline Technologies, with GTSuite products an advantage
  • A hands-on, practical approach, with efficient problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Agile Methodology, Scrum, Kanban
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills; comfortable engaging with staff at all levels
  • Strong communication skills including excellent written and spoken English

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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Chief Representative, BIS Representative Office for the Americas

Office location: Mexico City
Department: Office for the Americas
Unit:
Service:
Employment – Duration: 5 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 09/06/2019

Purpose of the job:

Represents the BIS in central bank cooperation in the Americas with a particular focus on Latin America and the Caribbean by ensuring that the BIS proactively identifies and responds to the needs of central banks in the region. Contributes to the BIS’s strategic planning and management in close association with the members of the Executive Committee (ExCo). Oversees the effective functioning of the Representative Office.

Principal accountabilities:

  • Proactively identifies and organises an appropriate response to the changing needs and demands of the region’s central banks.
  • In line with the overall direction of the BIS, and in agreement with the General Manager, formulates and implements a long-term strategy for the development of relationships and strengthened collaboration with central banks and financial organisations in the region.
  • Initiates and coordinates activities, including ensuring that they are adequately resourced, across all BIS departments, in support of projects and strategic activities in the Americas.
  • Manages the effective running of the BIS Representative Office for the Americas. In this respect, promotes BIS activities and publications in the region and actively supports BIS banking operations and services in the region, in particular through the operation of a trading floor in the office, and regularly reports on these activities to Head Office in Basel and the secretariat for the Consultative Council for the Americas (CCA).
  • Represents the BIS in contacts with central banks and at conferences hosted by the BIS in the region.
  • Oversees the provision of the secretariat for the Consultative Council for the Americas (CCA).
  • Provides timely and relevant information to Head Office on financial, economic and political developments in the region.
  • Asserts and protects the special privileges, exemptions and immunities of the Bank, its staff, premises, records and facilities.
  • Supports effective coordination of the Representative Office’s activities with those managed from Head Office.

Relationships and representation

  • Ensures the establishment and maintenance of contacts at the highest level with central banks, governments, financial institutions and organisations, in both the public and private sectors, and with officials who are relevant to achieving the BIS’s objectives in the region.
  • Represents the BIS, or ensures that it is represented, at all relevant events in the region.

Staff responsibilities

  • Oversees, motivates and develops the Representative Office staff in close collaboration with the department heads.
  • Supports the implementation of individual staff measures by making proposals in connection with recruitment, transfers, promotions and disciplinary measures.
  • Contributes to staff performance review discussions.
  • Promotes an efficient workflow in the area of responsibility.

Qualification and work experience:

  • MA/MSc or PhD in economics, finance or business, or equivalent qualification from a university of international standing
  • At least 15 years of experience and a clear record of achievement in a visible, senior executive position within a central bank, international financial organisation, leading research institution or private sector financial services organisation
  • Extensive track record of interacting with Governors of central banks and/or executives of international financial organisations
  • Experience in a top-level representative role working across institutions and/or regions

Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of the parameters surrounding supranational and central banking institutions
  • In-depth knowledge of the Americas market
  • Analytical, managerial and leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluency in English and in Spanish; knowledge of an additional language or the willingness to learn one is a plus

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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Multilingual Assistant in the Legal Service

Office location: Basel
Department: Legal Service
Unit:
Service:
Employment – Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline: 03/06/2019

The Legal Service of the BIS has an opening for a Multilingual Assistant at its headquarters in Basel. You will be reporting directly to the Deputy Head of the Legal Service. You will contribute to the smooth running of the unit by providing high-quality and timely administrative services to the members and management of the Legal Service. The position will comprise a wide range of activities, from drawing up correspondence and other texts to diary management and maintaining the Legal Service’s files.

We would like to meet candidates with a diploma in office management from a reputable secretarial school. Relevant work experience, preferably in a multinational bank, law firm or international institution, would be a plus. You should be language-oriented, comfortable working with technology, able to multitask and customer service-minded. Excellent typing and language skills in English and German are essential (knowledge of French would be a plus).

We offer competitive conditions of employment and the chance to work in a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.

The BIS’s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance.

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Data and Analytics Engineers

Office location: Basel
Department: Various
Unit:
Service:
Employment – Duration: 3 years
Contract type: Fixed-term
FTE%: 100%
Application Deadline:

The scale and variety of our data is dwarfed only by what you could help us achieve with it. We are looking for a number of experts in big data, data analytics and software engineering to help us build the next generation of our data and analytics systems.

Your contribution to our mission

We compile and analyse a dizzying array of data and statistics on global financial systems and micro-economic activity. From this, we generate a variety of insights for central banks, financial regulatory institutions, specialised publications and high-profile academia around the world. Indeed, some of the source data sets we work with and the ways in which we combine them are unique to our organisation.

But we know that our full potential in this area is yet to be realised. Our aim is to collect a wider variety of data and harness new technology to generate more powerful insights. This is a chance to be involved in a step change in our capability.

A collaborative role that transforms our use of data

12You will be looking outwards and collaborating; not just with the team but with expert economists, technologists, data scientists and statisticians – and counterparts in other international organisations and central banks.

Your qualifications and experience

You will have a graduate degree in computer science, or another IT-related technical field, with at least three years of experience in software development or data engineering. Above all, you will have a passion for data and analytics. Depending on your skillset, you will fulfil one of the following roles:

Software / Data Engineer You will focus on a variety of software development, data management and analytics projects. You will have programming skills in languages like C#, Java, Python or MATLAB, and experience in agile software development and testing methodologies. You may have experience of large data modelling and working with financial statistics.

Big Data Platform Engineer You will focus on delivering data lake solutions that will power the Bank’s data and analytics transformation. You will have strong, practical experience in building and managing big data platforms using the Hadoop family of technologies including HBase, Hive, Pig, Spark and Scala. You will have experience in Kafka and Sqoop and knowledge of client analytical tools like Jupyter, Zeppelin, Hue and RStudio.

What you can expect in return

Simply put, we want your time at the BIS to be a career-enriching experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment which will give you exposure to a number of business areas and expert networks. You will also receive a competitive compensation package, including health insurance, and full financial support to help you relocate.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

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Driver to the Head of Office, UN Women CO Kazakhstan – Nur-Sultan

Application closing date: 2 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Reporting to the Operations Analyst, the driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the UN Women Country Representative and other high-ranking UN officials and visitors ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Reporting to the Operations Analyst, the Driver can be also required to provide driving services to the operations and programme staff in the Office, consultants and experts and UN staff on mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide reliable and secure driving services:

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of UN Women Country Representative, other high-ranking officials, visitors, UN Women programme and operations staff, and facilitate VIP missions;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items to Government – Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/ UN Offices;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport including visa and customs formalities arrangements when required;
  • Verify that all passengers wear seatbelts at all times in the vehicle;
  • Oversee and ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Oversee and ensure that all vehicles comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

Proper use of vehicle:

  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly;
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs and oversee; that other drives do the same;
  • Prepare and maintain data of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

Day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle:

  • Ensure that all official vehicles are kept clean and is always in good working condition;
  • Make minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs;
  • Change oil, check tires, lights horn, clutch and brakes and wash car regularly;
  • Ensure that vehicles comply with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies:

  • Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

Provide general administrative and logistic support:

  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records;
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payments of bills;
  • Assist in asset verification and other administrative support.

The key results of this position are to provide quality and efficient transport and logistics services for the UN Women Country Office.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Secondary Education;
  • Valid Driver’s license at least category “B”.

Experience:

  • 5 years relevant experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record;
  • At least 7 years of entire driving experience;
  • Knowledge of driving rules\regulations and safety;
  • Skills in minor vehicle repair;
  • Good orientation skills within the city and region.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Russian or Kazakh required, with knowledge of the other an asset;
  • Working knowledge of oral and written English language is required.
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Operations Analyst, UN Women CO Kazakhstan – Nur-Sultan

Application closing date: 9 June 2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Reporting to the Country Representative, the Operations Analyst serves as a member of the senior management team, with oversight responsibilities for all aspects of the Kazakhstan CO operations, this includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, security management, information and communications technology (ICT) and common services consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Operations Analyst additionally serves as a key advisor to the Country Representative on matters of organizational integrity with the aim of ensuring: (i) compliance with UN Women policies and regulations; (ii) effective systems to support programme delivery and growth; (iii) accountability to organizational values and principles; and (iv) an enabling workplace environment in which staff potential is maximized.

The Operations Analyst leads and guides the Country Office Operations Team and fosters collaboration within the team, with programme staff and with other UN Agencies and a client-oriented approach. The Operations Analyst works in close collaboration with programme teams in the Office, providing close guidance to programme staff who perform adjunct operations functions, ensuring that such staff are knowledgeable of rules and procedures governing programme finances, donor reporting, and personnel. She/he also works in collaboration with operations staff in other UN Agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the operations in the Country Office (CO) in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations and policies and strategies:

  • Provide professional expertise and technical support to the Country Representative on operational issues;
  • Draft the annual workplan for the Operations Team and oversee its implementation and monitoring;
  • Participate in review meetings and provide technical support to the assessment of the managerial and operational capacities of implementing partners in collaboration with the programme and technical team;
  • Guide and implement business process mapping and the establishment of internal standard operating procedures in all areas of the Operations Team’s functions;
  • Implement corporate, budget, financial, procurement, and HR policies and systems and identify training for staff and project personnel on these issues;
  • Ensure a continuous flow of information between the Country Office and Regional Office/HQ;
  • Oversee all operations activities, including finance, human resources, procurement, transport, IT, security, administration and ensure they follow UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Supervisor operations staff: Finalize performance plans and evaluation standards; conduct performance assessments, provide feedback and coaching.

Coordinate the planning, expenditure tracking and auditing of financial resources in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations and policies and strategies:

  • Provide professional expertise and technical support to the management of office and programme financial resources;
  • Exercise proper financial controls;
  • Report locally and to HQ in a timely manner on established structures; seek advice from RO when deviations may be necessary;
  • Review and take corrective action as appropriate on audit findings;
  • Perform Manager Level 2 role in ATLAS for voucher and PO approvals.

Provide Human Resources services:

  • Coordinate recruitment processes and contract management; liaise with the HQ and service providers as necessary.
  • Oversee contracts; advise on appropriate contract modalities in consultation with the HR Business Partner for the region.

Oversee procurement processes:

  • Manage the provision of goods and services for the CO and projects following established corporate procedures regarding sub-contract review and awarding of contracts, evaluate for cost effectiveness and manage the negotiations in connection with eventual agreements;
  • Provide professional recommendations to the preparation of procurement plans;
  • Ensure proper inventory control of assets and liabilities.

Coordinate information and communications technology (ICT) management:

  • Oversee the implementation of ICT systems;
  • Make professional recommendations and introduce new ICT systems which affect the productivity of the overall office staff performance.

Serve as the focal point for security issues and ensure safety and security of staff:

  • Brief supervisor and staff on security matters and disseminate relevant information as advised by UNDSS, brief UN Women visitors on security;
  • Ensure full compliance with MOSS and MORSS procedures on security of staff and office premises;
  • Provide professional recommendations to the Business Continuity Plan for the Country Office as necessary;
  • Liaise with HQ-based Security Advisor or his/her designated staff member on all security matters.

Participate in inter-agency activities:

  • Participate in inter-agency meetings and working groups to ensure UN Women’s interests are reflected in common system activities related to common services and premises, cost recovery and cost sharing arrangements, privileges and immunities, entitlements and salary surveys, security etc;
  • Liaise with UNDP and other UN agencies on operational issues, activities, and collaboration.

Contribute to knowledge sharing between the CO and RO:

  • Ensure knowledge is shared and adequately applied between the Country Office and other COs/MCOs in the region.

Key performance indicators:

  • All services are provided in compliance with UN Women rules, regulations and policies;
  • Finances are properly identified and in a timely manner;
  • Timely and accurate implementation of HR and procurement contracts;
  • Office has a reliable ICT infrastructure environment;
  • Safety and security systems are functioning effectively.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, HR, or related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level, in office management, operations or finance;
  • Experience leading a team;
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft;
  • Experience of accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is an asset;
  • Professional background in programming/ projects management is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Russian is required;
  • Knowledge of Kazakh is an asset;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
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Humanitarian Specialist – Asia and Pacific Region

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline : 03-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 18d 13h 1m
Additional Category : Crisis Response
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-4
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 19-Aug-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment : 1 year extendable depending on performance and budget availability

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women’s Humanitarian Unit consolidates and supports the entity’s existing humanitarian work, including disaster risk reduction, through its headquarters, regional and country offices, working closely with other divisions within the organisation. The aim of UN Women’s engagement in humanitarian action is to ensure consistency and sustainability in addressing gender equality concerns across the humanitarian-development continuum as well as to improve awareness and commitment, enhance capacity and strengthen partnerships with national entities, civil society, regional institutions and the international humanitarian system. UN Women supports coordination and accountability efforts in line with the IASC Policy and standards and collaborates with humanitarian partners to ensure determined and consistent response to women’s needs in humanitarian emergencies. Likewise, UN Women also actively engages in supporting regional and national governments in meeting the Sendai Commitments on DRR through regional partnerships including the UN, Government and CSOs.

Reporting to the Deputy Regional Director, the Humanitarian Specialist will oversee the development of humanitarian programmes, provide capacity building and technical assistance to Country Offices (CO) and Multi Country Offices (MCO), establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on humanitarian action across the Asia-Pacific region. The specialist will also be responsible for overall management of the regional portfolio on humanitarian response and DRR, including through regional programme development and implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide technical leadership and strategic planning support on Gender Equality and Humanitarian Response, including in the area of recovery and resilience

  • Provide technical leadership and policy support to UN Women Offices in Asia and the Pacific on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action;
  • Provide technical guidance and support to the Inter-agency standing committee (IASC) regional network for Asia and the Pacific through the formulation of high-quality gender equality programmes for capacity development and knowledge generation;
  • Provide technical support through gender mainstreaming into inter-agency sector coordination mechanisms, governmental mechanisms and other relevant sectoral level processes focusing on humanitarian action, such as relevant Inter Sector Working Group, sector coordination mechanisms and working groups, cross cutting thematic working groups, UNDAF processes, and similar exercises related to the R/HC system ensuring that gender perspectives are clearly reflected and mainstreamed in process;
  • Advise, support, guide and provide substantive inputs to ensure the formulation of high-quality gender responsive country level humanitarian programmes and projects from an inter-agency perspective;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the interagency coordination mechanisms on humanitarian action and other strategic humanitarian financing mechanisms –Emergency Response Fund (ERF), Central Emergency
  • Response Fund (CERF), Consolidated Appeals Processes (CAP)- thoroughly analyzing and researching the contextual issues at county and national levels through the Working Group on Gender and Humanitarian Action;
  • Provide technical support to GenCap, RedR and other gender advisers, gender focal points, and GBV managers/focal points in other agencies and organisations (including governments, UN, INGOs, local NGOs, community and women’s groups), and other key actors at country and regional level as needed;
  • Provide technical guidance to country humanitarian clusters in setting up or adapting existing systems to monitor the progress in gender mainstreaming by using inter alia the framework and checklists in the IASC
  • Gender Handbook and other resources;
  • In close collaboration with priority UN Women country offices and/or programme presences, particularly in crisis/disaster-affected countries in the region, provide technical assistance and oversight support to the development and expansion of UN Women’s humanitarian portfolio, including for programme and partnerships development as needed.

2. Oversee the advocacy of humanitarian action through inter-agency coordination

  • Coordinate the design and implementation of strategies for the Working Group on Gender in Humanitarian Action including ensuring proper linkages with disaster risk reduction, relief, and recovery and development efforts;
  • Coordinate the strategic thinking and policy decisions on mainstreaming gender into humanitarian response and influence agenda and priority setting in relevant UN system-wide inter-agency task forces and governmental coordination mechanisms;
  • Coordinate and provide technical support for the delivery of training activities for UN Country teams as needed;
  • Work closely with and provide advice to regional/ national bodies and interagency groups that influence national policies related to humanitarian action and where necessary represent UN Women;
  • Lead specific efforts in mainstreaming gender and protection in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts of other clusters and relevant working groups, including inclusion and participation of under-represented groups in accordance with Commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations;
  • Advocate for the engagement and participation of local organizations and civil society networks in humanitarian coordination mechanisms;
  • Coordinate and mobilize partnership for engendering the DRR in the region, including through IAP Gender Stakeholder Group and other intergovernmental processes.

3. Oversee Programme formulation and results-based management of the regional humanitarian and DRR portfolio

  • Guide the implementation of UN Women programmes in the region in disaster preparedness and humanitarian response and recovery context, analyze progress on achievement of the objectives and results, proposing adjustments and solutions where necessary;
  • Lead the formulation and development of UN Women’s humanitarian programme and projects in partnership with other implementing partners as necessary, including specific technical projects in line with global flagships;
  • Prepare technical guidelines, documents, briefs and other strategic papers and materials for use in the development and presentation of a coherent country level strategic plans;
  • Provide technical inputs to the conceptualization of the country-level annual work plan and strategic plans and ensure lessons learnt are captured to further guide recommendations and formulation of future humanitarian programme planning;
  • Coordinate proper monitoring and reporting for humanitarian action in collaboration with programme teams;
  • Supervise staff and manage performance; ensure compliance to the performance management cycle

4. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships and resource mobilization for humanitarian action in the region

  • Build and maintain alliances and strategic partnerships for the advancement of humanitarian action;
  • Build and maintain close liaisons with relevant donors and other actors supporting efforts towards humanitarian action;
  • Produce periodic updates and briefs on regional/country development situation to be used by stakeholders, CO and HQ;
  • As designated, participate in and support relevant regional inter-agency and inter-governmental forums and UN system-wide inter-agency tasks forces in the region;
  • Implement, monitor and ensure periodic updating of resource mobilization strategies to facilitate UN Women’s long-term engagement in humanitarian response and DRR in the region; maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Women HQ;
  • Provide technical support to field-based presences in the region in mobilizing resources for the implementation of humanitarian action and DRR;
  • Research and analyze information on donors; prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation.

5. Oversee Advocacy and communication of humanitarian action and DRR

  • Facilitate flow of information between the Country Offices, the Regional Office and UN Women headquarters by putting in place mechanisms to ensure the region and Country Offices know about humanitarian action related activities undertaken by UN bodies and major global and regional actors and that good practices and lessons learned from the field are shared with HQ and relevant UN system assessments and compilations (such as by CC: Learn, ISDR, and OCHA, etc.);
  • Promote the use and improvement of knowledge management mechanisms to share information about gender and humanitarian action and DRR related initiatives;
  • Identify relevant lessons learnt to be disseminated between countries and identify and develop linkages between countries in the region as appropriate;
  • Promote awareness and understanding of the UN Women mandate, mission and purpose and focus on Sustainable Development with special emphasis on gender and humanitarian and DRR.; Undertake research, develop and present analytical reports, research papers, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, corresp
  • ondence, and knowledge products on gender equality and humanitarian action from across the AP region which could help present data and practice in a cohesive manner and strongly position UN Women in humanitarian work as needed;
  • Participate in community of practices and facilitate cross-regional exchange of best practices and lessons learned;
  • Contribute to the development of the UN Women regional and global knowledge hub.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in human rights, international relations, international development, gender studies, international law or other related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage

Work experience:

  • At least 7 years’ progressively responsible experience in designing and managing programmes on humanitarian preparedness and response, gender and development, and/or related fields, ideally with experience in conflict or post conflict or disaster settings;
  • Substantive and technical experience in inter-agency coordination and response, including gender and protection related coordination, and/or ProCap/GenCap in humanitarian context;
  • Experience in policy analysis and strategic planning;
  • Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field;
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset;
  • Experience working in Asia and the Pacific is a significant asset.

Language requirement:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN official working languages is an asset.
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Digital Fundraising Specialist Consultant

Location : New York
Application Deadline : 19-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 34d 13h 33m
Additional Category : Management
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 24-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 8 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 8 months (with possibility of extension)

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Strategic Partnership Division (SPD) is responsible for proactively driving the strategic positioning of UN Women and ensure that the size, sources and predictability of its resources help the organization achieve its strategic goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Individual, Public and Digital Giving, the Digital Fundraising Specialist will focus in getting UN Women fit for digital business and revamping UN Women Donation Online presence, by developing and rolling-out the system road test to be fit for success and accelerating rapidly through 2019 to be ready for the major opportunity of Beijing+25 in 2020.

The Digital Fundraising Specialist will be expected to undertake the following:

1. Strategy Development

  • Develop UN Women digital fundraising strategy, action plan and budget that enable UN Women to improve efficiency and effectiveness of digital fundraising activity, including messaging, approach, landing pages and user experience;
  • In coordination with ICT and Finance Units, launch platform for global donations and lead generation, to accept donations from donors globally in a way that is simple, intuitive and seamless for the donor and can be integrated with NatComs with digital capacity. This includes assessments and recommendations on payment gateway/processor functionality, database, donation platform CMS, email marketing tools; and research into platforms that encourage new ways of giving or to reach certain demographics through platforms or UN Women is already using.
  • Development of UN Women digital fundraising policy; including guidelines for Regional and Country Offices on protocols, business ownership and approval process;
  • Put in place full analytics and tracking of digital fundraising activity so that user journeys are optimised and conversion from prospect to donor is improved. Create a reporting dashboard for use by senior management.

2. Strategic Advice and Technical Support

  • Support the UN Women Individual Giving team and UN Women National Committees to deliver and enhance digital fundraising activity including email marketing, digital advertising with the purpose of generating more supporters at an increased value, increasing the number of monthly donors;
  • Deliver digital fundraising activity within the UN Women current systems and platforms and assess whether they are fit for purposes and able to meet the deliverables required;
  • Recommend on best practices, new and existing tools and other supporting resources if needed.

3. Campaign Delivery

  • In coordination with the Communications Unit, conduct digital fundraising campaigns targeted to specific markets or audiences using the global donations platform to drive revenue. Campaigns should include International Women’s Day, Mother Day/Father Day, 16 Days of Activism, Giving Tuesday, End of the Year, Humanitarian Appeals;
  • Set up paid digital marketing channels including Google Adwords and Facebook advertising in coordination with Communications Section;
  • Creating content, including email marketing drives, ad copy for digital platforms and visual assets, as needed;

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

University degree in public relations, marketing, advertising, business administration or similar, plus relevant postgraduate qualifications.

Experience:

At least 8 years of progressively more responsible professional experience with digital commercial marketing/private sector fundraising, especially digital fundraising. Work experience within the UN system is a strong asset as well as international NGOs working in multiple markets. Experience in international development, donor aid programmes or another related field. Specific requirements are:

  • Experience in commercial marketing with a focus on digital marketing for leading brands and clients;
  • Experience of working across large NGOs or UN bodies in the area of digital fundraising and engagement, helping them to achieve significant growth in income;
  • Comprehensive understanding of key digital fundraising techniques especially email marketing, Google search advertising, website analytics, social media and display advertising and Search Engine Optimisation;
  • Extensive and proven experience of working with suppliers and agencies in the digital sector to deliver results and support income growth;
  • High level of communications and presentation skills so that teams with limited knowledge can grow and develop their capacity and skills.

Language:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish) is desirable.
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Technical and Financial Assistant of the Project “Strengthening of institutional capacities for the protection of children, adolescents and youth of the Colombia-Ecuador border area, affected by violence and armed conflict”

Location: Quito, Ecuador
Application Deadline: 27-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left: 11d 17h 14m
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-3
Required Languages: English Spanish
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 15-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract: 1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment:

Background

1. Context

The project “Strengthening institutional capacities for the protection of girls, boys, adolescents and young people in the Colombia-Ecuador border area, affected by violence and armed conflict” has as its central objective “to strengthen mechanisms for the prevention and protection of girls , children, adolescents and youth (NNAJ), in the face of the dynamics of violence, to promote the stabilization of the Colombia-Ecuador border area ” and will be implemented within the framework of the Binational Border Integration Plan 2014-2022. It will intervene in the cantons of San Lorenzo, Eloy Alfaro and Tulcán, in the provinces of Esmeraldas and Carchi (Ecuador) and in the municipalities of Cumbal and Ipiales of the department of Nariño (Colombia).

The situation and dynamics at the border have exacerbated the risk of recruitment and use of adolescents and young people for illicit activities, which is accompanied by the involvement of adolescents and women for sexual exploitation and other forms of GBV. The cross-border scenario with low development rates and little presence of the State and international cooperation, added to the “incentives” offered by the link to the practice of illicit activities, exposes the population to greater risks in the face of the aforementioned challenges.

For its approach, and given the difficulty of having figures and a clear picture of the situation in the border area, the project will first focus on the analysis and identification of conflicts and risks and then generate protective environments that prevent and respond effectively. , as well as alternatives to children and adolescents (NNA) and young people that require options other than those related to violence and illegality.

The project includes the strengthening of vocational education programs and technical skills to enhance opportunities for social, educational and employment inclusion of adolescents, youth and women, as a strategy for the prevention of recruitment, sexual exploitation and GBV.

The project will also aim to promote transformations in the perceptions and practices of families, the community, civil society organizations, institutions, and of the same child, adolescent and youth population in the face of: i) the naturalization of violence and the involvement in illegal activities as a means of survival, ii) xenophobia and iii) gender inequality.

Likewise, the project will strengthen, within the framework of existing binational cooperation, the public institutions of Colombia and Ecuador to expand and adapt the identification, registration, and documentation services of the population; and will support the binational strategy of identifying double registration cases. All of the above, as key and enabling tools for the full exercise of rights and access to social protection services.

2. Include Purpose (s) of the hiring

Have a professional that supports the Binational Coordination in the monitoring, implementation and monitoring of the programmatic activities within the framework of the project “Strengthening of institutional capacities for the protection of children, adolescents and youth of the Colombian border area- Ecuador, affected by violence and armed conflict “, during its execution and in accordance with the functions and responsibilities indicated in the following sections.

Duties and Responsibilities

3. Functions:

Under the direction and supervision of the binational Project Coordinator, in close collaboration with the territorial coordination units, it will provide support for the follow-up of the program activities that are developed within the framework of the Project.

4. Responsibilities

The Project assistant will be in charge of the following activities:

Administrative support that includes, among others:

  • Support in compliance with the guidelines and standards of the PBF (Peacebuilding Fund) and in strict compliance with the administrative, financial, operational and ethical standards of the United Nations System (UNS) and particularly of UN Women.
  • Support and collect information on monitoring the efficient and transparent implementation of physical and financial resources in accordance with the PBF standards.
  • Support in the follow-up of the commitments made in the project’s budget.
  • Compile financial and monitoring information for efficient preparation of annual work plans, for reporting on project funds and maintain related records, as well as for any meeting that requires it.
  • Support in the coordination of common actions of visibility of the project.
  • Support in the monitoring of the activities of the national and territorial project team.

Support for Project Management Activities that includes, among others:

  • Support the compilation of results and inputs at a general and sectoral level.
  • Support the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports according to the guidelines of the Coordinator.
  • Compile information for midterm and final evaluations.
  • Provide logistical support for the organization of teleconferences and meetings with the binational and national support team of the agencies involved in the execution of the project.
  • Support the monitoring and monitoring of the project, the reception and systematization of documents and financial execution data, the preparation of progress and communication reports that are required by the Binational Coordination.
  • Carry out a periodic financial reporting and monitoring system according to the POA versus the execution of the project.

Support for Coordination Activities that includes, among others:

  • Coordinate and supervise the annual work plan, based on the results framework of the Project Document.
  • Support the sending of required information to the Binational Technical Committee and the Project Binational Steering Committee, and in the coordination of meetings with all its members. This includes making the calls, supporting the preparation of the agenda, sending the required documentation on time, and making the minutes of the meetings held within the framework of the project, ensuring its correct filing.
  • Coordinate the communication actions of the project.
  • Maintain a registry with contact information of the different actors involved in the implementation of the project and update periodically.
  • Carry out mission to field plans to provide follow-up and financial and technical support to the territorial, national and binational team.

Secretarial support, which includes, among others,

  • Support for the systematization of meetings and workshops related to project activities.
  • Preparation of regular and administrative correspondence; transcribe written materials that includes reports on project documents; review and correct written material prepared by colleagues to ensure adequate format and writing.

Logistical support, which includes, among others

  • Organize the logistics of planned events, seminars and meetings and, if necessary, provide support to the technical team.
  • Support the preparation of informative notes, letters and communications related to public activities and their corresponding dissemination.
  • Support in the organization of missions of the personnel, which includes, among others, making the quotations of tickets and their reservations, preparing the calculation of travel expenses and managing the payment.
  • Prepare the forms for liquidating travel expenses and mission expenses of the Coordination.
  • Support in the preparation of agendas.

5. Supervision

The Binational Project Assistant will be under the supervision of the binational Project Coordinator and the lead agency of the project and will maintain permanent communication channels with the UN Coordination Offices in Colombia and Ecuador.

Required Profile

Only applications of people with Ecuadorian nationality or with a valid permit to work in Ecuador will be considered (work visa to reside and work in Ecuador during the contract period). This document must be included in the application, if the scanned document included in the application is not present, it will be REJECTED.

Vocational training

  • University degree in social sciences, administration, finance or related areas.
  • Specialized or fourth level studies in project management, public policies, international relations, project management, international cooperation or related.
  • Professional experience of at least two years in the implementation or monitoring of development projects. Special emphasis will be given to the experience in United Nations organizations and in the institutional sphere that works in favor of women’s rights and gender equity;
  • Experience in support of areas of organizational communication and communication for development will be valued.
  • Affinity or interest in gender equality or human rights, as a mechanism for sustainable development.
  • Capacity for analysis and synthesis.

Knowledge:

  • Solid computer skills, including advanced handling of several Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) as well as email / internet; familiarity with database management and office technology equipment;
  • Languages: fluent management of spoken and written Spanish; Spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of the United Nations Atlas system will be positively valued.

Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; cultural and social sensitivity; ability to work in an inclusive and collaborative manner with a variety of stakeholders, including members of the grassroots community, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at various levels; familiarity with tools and approaches to communication for development;
  • Motivation on own initiative, ability to work with minimal supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; ability to organize and plan;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of national and international personnel.
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Project Assistant – Bishkek

Location : Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN
Application Deadline : 27-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 11d 18h 47m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SC-5
Languages Required : English   Russian
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 24-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months (with extension subject to performance and funds availability)

Background

UN Women was established by GA resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence, with a mandate to assist Member States and the UN system to progress more effectively and efficiently towards the goal of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women. Since 2001, UN Women (previously as UNIFEM) in Kyrgyzstan has implemented catalytic initiatives on promoting women’s economic, political and social rights. In 2012, a full Country Office was established.

UN Women Kyrgyzstan office plans to contract a Project Assistant who will provide programme and administrative/finance support ensuring high quality of work, and accurate, timely and properly recorded/documented service delivery. The Project Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations and commits to high standards of quality, productivity and timeliness in the delivery of tasks. The Project Assistant will meet and apply the highest standards of integrity and impartiality.

The position is in support of several UN Women Country Office’s initiatives. As part of a global initiative involving seven countries, launched by the Executive Heads of UN Women, FAO, IFAD, and WFP in October 2012, the joint programme “Acceleration of Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment” (JP RWEE) focuses on rural women’s economic empowerment in the Kyrgyz Republic. The Programme uses a Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) modality to ensure transparency, accountability and efficiency. This partnership between UN Women, FAO, and WFP is expected to generate synergies that capitalize on each agency’s mandate, comparative advantage and institutional strength to generate more lasting and wider scale results.

Starting from July 2018, Kyrgyzstan has been selected as a non-pathfinder country under UN Women Regional Programme on gender statistics “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” (MEWGC). The programme aims to stimulate a radical shift in the way quality data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment are produced and used. The programme country-level activities mostly focus on: (1) enabling supportive policy environment to ensure gender-responsive localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs; (2) production of quality, comparable and regular gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet policy and reporting commitments under the SDGs, CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action; (3) enhancing accessibility of gender statistics to all users and strengthening data users’ analysis capacities to inform research, advocacy, policies and programmes and promote accountability.

Scope of work

Under the general guidance of the UN Women National Programme Officer but under direct supervision of the UN Women JP RWEE Programme Manager and UN Women EIDHR Project Specialist and in day to day collaboration with staff and personnel of the UN Women Country Office, the Project Assistant will provide programme, administrative and finance support for the implementation of the JP RWEE and MEWGC programmes. The position is physically based in the UN Women Kyrgyz Republic Country Office in Bishkek.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Programme support
  2. Administrative and finance support
  • More specifically the Project Assistant will perform the following tasks:Provide effective programme support in implementation of the Programme, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Assist in ensuring that all programmatic inputs under the project are available on time and in full compliance with the respective UN Women rules and regulations;
  • Assist in collecting information from project stakeholders and draft reports;
  • Maintain filing system, reports or other documentation related to the project in hard and electronic formats;
  • Support the monitoring and evaluations functions;
  • Assist in drafting communication materials for the programme, present information on programme activities, as well as ensure dissemination to broader public for the visibility of the programme;
  • Draft general briefing notes, official letters, documents, and minutes of meetings when requested;
  • Provide written and oral translation between the languages of English, Russian and Kyrgyz;
  • Create, edit and present information in clear formats (tables, forms, briefing notes/books and reports) using advanced word processing and presentation tools and basic database and spreadsheet software (MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.);
  • Engage in reciprocal support and backstopping with team colleagues;
  • Perform any other relevant tasks required for the smooth running and success of the programme.

2. Provide effective administrative and finance support in implementation of the programme, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Administrative and logistical support in organizing conferences, workshops, trainings and other project events;
  • Arrangement of travel and hotel reservations, preparation of travel authorizations;
  • Support to organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs documents, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their preliminary evaluation;
  • Creation of requisitions in the financial management system Atlas, registration of goods receipt in Atlas, budget check for requisitions;
  • Certifying availability of funds and ensuring that the activities are in line with the approved workplan and budget levels;
  • Monitoring regularly the programme budget, provision of timely advice to the programme Manager on fund limitations;
  • Provision of information for reports on financial status, procedures, exchange rates, costs and expenditures and potential funding problems;
  • Assistance in proper control of the supporting documents for payments and financial reports for the programme; payment execution and monitoring payment status;
  • Processing of financial documentation (vouchers, supporting documents, etc.) and maintaining internal expenditures control system by ensuring that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; travel claims, monthly payment orders (MPOs) and other entitlements are duly processed;
  • Preparation and handling the routine correspondence related to general administration, procurement, financial matters; faxes; memoranda and reports in accordance with UN Women rules and procedures;
  • Maintenance of files related to finance, procurement, administrative, logistical, programme matters;
  • Performance of other duties as and when required.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University degree in economics or other social sciences;
  • Two full years of relevant administrative and accounting/financial experience;
  • Proven skills to work with data and quantitative information;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills;
  • Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Fluency in English, Russian and Kyrgyz language;
  • Previous work experience with UN Agencies, government agencies and/or international development partners highly desirable;
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Partnerships and Coordination Analyst

Location : kinshasa, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC
Application Deadline : 31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 16d 16h 12m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English   French
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 24-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months renewable
Expected Duration of Assignment :

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Democratic Republic of Congo Country Office (CO) recognizes the need for a strong rights-based emphasis in programming in relation to international agreements and human rights treaties that the CO has signed. In relation to gaps remaining between existing normative and policy frameworks on gender equality and women’s empowerment and their practical implementation, the CO programme focuses on the following thematic areas:

Changing societal attitudes in favor of gender equality, and in support of full participation of women at family, community and in public life, including in political and peace-building processes and in the workforce; Strengthening national and local gender-responsive planning and budgeting; Accelerating rural women economic empowerment. Cross-cutting to these is a continuation and strengthening of the CO focus on girl empowerment and the related involvement of young men in this process.

CO programming includes support to Government and civil society organizations in the development and implementation of innovative approaches aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UN Women supports efforts of the national partners and UN agencies in implementation of gender equality commitments in compliance with the UN human rights conventions ratified by the Country. The CO provides strong and coherent technical support of gender equality priorities relating to national and UN efforts and supports building effective partnerships between Government, civil society and other relevant actors. UN Women convenes and leads the UNiTE campaign to end violence against women and girls. The CO strengthens coordination on gender equality and women’s empowerment programming and enhances cooperation for the gender responsive Sustainable Development Goals’ implementation at the national and sub-regional levels.

Under the supervision of the Representative, the Partnerships and Coordination Analyst is responsible for strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders of the Country Office, including with Parliament, relevant Government entities, development partners, civil society, and private sector, and lead implementation of a set of activities assigned, including facilitation of implementation of UN Gender Thematic Group’s work plan aimed at improving United National Country Team accountability to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Partnerships and Coordination Officer also collaborates with project staff to support effective partnerships in their relevant sectors, leads resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives assigned; s/he mobilizes support in conjunction with intergovernmental processes, and substantively supports the communications and advocacy activities and events organized for UN Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and support implementation of UN Women Country Office Partnerships Strategy with a view of effectively engaging and strengthening strategic partnerships in support of UN Women’s mandate:

  • Draft Partnership Strategy for the Country Office, to facilitate follow-up and coordination of commitments made with partners, and articulate effective implementation mechanisms;
  • Facilitate the understanding by UN Women’s partners of the institutional expectations from working with UN Women, as well as mutually beneficial communications mechanisms, including tools for monitoring these;
  • Update the current UN Women’s data base of contacts/partners that can be leveraged to deliver on key objectives of the AWP when required;
  • Provide technical assistance and ad-hoc capacity building support to key partners to gain their buy-in, proactive support for mutually beneficial partnerships, and facilitate their effectiveness.

Technically contribute to coordination of UN agencies’ in support of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE), including support in development of UNCT Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, Gender Thematic Group’s work plan, and lead implementation of the assigned activities:

  • Facilitate Gender Thematic Group’s work in conducting gender scorecard exercise, implementation of the UNCT Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, and its annual work plans;
  • Provice coordination support in the implementation of activities to realize the strategies and plans;

Coordinate Country Office’s engagement with private sector leaders to support advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment principles:

  • Identify and engage with private sector leaders in joint initiatives in support of GEWE principles, resulting in MoUs, parallel funding support, or other commitments;
  • Draft and implement a work plan to carry out joint initiatives with the private sector partners to promote GEWE principles in their work;
  • Ensure extensive media coverage and dissemination of progress and results of joint initiatives with private sector, including documentation of lessons learnt and best practices.

Coordinate the implementation of activities under the relevant Annual Workplan (AWP) assigned by the management:

  • Ensure timely implementation of activities under the relevant AWP, their monitoring and evaluation as per Results Based Management (RBM) principles;
  • Monitor budget utilization/implementation in the ERP including budget administration and revisions as required;
  • Ensure that all progress reports, pertaining to coordination and partnership activities, are prepared in a timely manner and that their quality and details are up to standard
  • Draft concept notes in consultation with programme colleagues to implement activities in support of partnership strategy;
  • Establish relations with potential donors, and lead resource mobilization efforts to secure funding for the projects proposed, including the development of full proposals.

Provide technical support in the implementation of the Knowledge Management and Communications and Advocacy Strategy by substantively contributing to analyzing lessons learnt and documenting best practices:

  • Document best practices and lessons learnt in the course of building partnerships with key stakeholders;
  • Based on the lessons learnt and best practices produce communications materials in a manner that can be shared and disseminated to target audiences in coordination with the Communications Specialist
  • Produce content for information materials for key government partners using reader-friendly and innovative communication tools;
  • Proactively support UN Women’s advocacy and communications campaigns by contributing to their design and implementation.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Master’s degree in Social Sciences, gender studies, human rights, international development, or other relevant social science fields.

Experience

  • At least two years five years of relevant experience in the area of partnership building
  • Experience in project management, with a focus on either partnership development, or gender equality promotion, or women empowerment;
  • Experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives and projects, ideally involving either government or civil society counterparts;
  • Good understanding of the government functions, and policy is developed is required; experience of providing technical assistance to government institutions is a strong asset;
  • Proven experience in writing project documents or project reports; Experience of private sector engagement is an asset;
  • Familiarity with UN system and UN Women is an asset;
  • Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, ppt etc.).
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Driver for Cox’s Bazar Sub Office

Location : Cox’s Bazar, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline : 27-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 13d 13h 11m
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-1
Languages Required :
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jul-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year (extendable based on the availability of fund)

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women in Bangladesh is supporting the Government of Bangladesh with the Rohingya humanitarian crisis response. UN Women has developed a humanitarian response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls and the women and girls in the host communities affected by the refugee influx in Cox’s BazarThe objective of the programme is to ensure protection, as well as equitable and safe access to and benefit from urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance and information to the most vulnerable, and marginalized Rohingya women while assisting them to live with dignity. The programme also promotes women’s participation and leadership in the camps and host community and peace and social cohesion building activities. UN Women co-chairs the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group for the Rohingya Refugee Response with UNHCR to promote gender-responsive humanitarian action across humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar, and established a sub office in Cox’s Bazar in January 2018 to reinforce management of programmes in Cox’s Bazar district.

The Driver provides reliable and safe driving services to the Head of Sub-Office ensuring the highest standards of discretion and integrity, sense of responsibility, and excellent knowledge of protocol and security issues. The Driver also demonstrates a client-oriented approach, courtesy, confidentiality, tact and ability to work with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

16 and clerical support to the UN Women Head of Sub-Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide reliable and secure driving services:

  • Drive office vehicles for the transport of authorized personnel;
  • Deliver and collect mail, documents and other items to Government – Offices/Embassies/Commercial Establishments/ UN Offices;
  • Meet official personnel and visitors at the airport, including visa and customs formalities arrangements when required;
  • Verify that all passengers wear seatbelts at all times in the vehicle;
  • Ensure all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents;
  • Ensure vehicle comply with the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

2. Provide proper use of vehicle:

  • Ensure cost-saving by driving responsibly;
  • Maintain daily vehicle logs, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil change, servicing, greasing, repairs;
  • Provide inputs to preparation of the vehicle maintenance plans and reports.

3. Provide day to day maintenance of the assigned vehicle:

  • Ensure that the official vehicle is kept clean and is always in good working condition;
  • Make minor repairs and make arrangements for major repairs;
  • Change oil, check tires, lights horn, clutch and brakes and wash car regularly;
  • Ensure that vehicles comply with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS).

4. Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies:

  • Maintain and ensure availability of all required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and map of the city/country, first aid kit, and necessary spare parts in the assigned vehicle;
  • Ensure that all immediate actions required by rules and regulations are taken in case of involvement in accidents.

5. Provide general administrative and logistic support as needed:

  • Assist office staff in filing, photocopying and maintaining required records;
  • Assist in the mailing and distribution of publications and payments of bills, as required.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Quality and timely driving services; safe and on-time
  • Quality care and maintenance of vehicle
  • Timely inputs to logs and records

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Completion of secondary education with 5 years of experiences; or
  • Completion of Grade VIII with 8 years of experiences;
  • Valid driver’s license is required.

Experience:

  • Completion of secondary education with 5 years of experiences of experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record;
  • Completion of Grade VIII with 8 years of experiences of experience as a driver in an international organization, embassy or UN system with a safe driving record.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Bengali is required;
  • Knowledge of English is an asset.
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Programme Analyst, Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) in Bangladesh

Location : Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Application Deadline : 27-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Level : SB-4
Languages Required :
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jul-2019

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) programme focuses on prevention and response to violence against women; strengthening the legal framework, ensuring coordination among key stakeholders working on EVAW and preventing and reducing child marriage.

As part of the EVAW programme portfolio, the Combating Gender Based Violence in Bangladesh (CGBV) project started in 2018 to boost efforts on preventing violence. The Project recognizes that prevention of violence requires sustained and comprehensive action at individual, family, organizational and societal levels. The project focuses on primary prevention, stopping violence before it occurs.

CGBV intends to enhance the capacity of civil society to design, implement and sustain primary prevention of gendered violence, while also strengthening government mechanisms and strategies identified under Bangladesh’s 7th Five Year Plan and the National Women Development Policy. The project will generate evidence to build knowledge on prevention strategies. The CGVB will engage and capacitate local stakeholders and high-level leadership of key institutions such as local government, civil society organizations, women’s organizations, education institutions and workplaces.

More specifically, the project aims at the following outcomes: i) strengthening national legal and policy framework to prevent violence against women; ii) promote favorable social norms, attitudes and behaviors to prevent violence against women; iii) policy and programming is increasingly informed by an expanded knowledge base on effective approaches to prevention of violence against women.

Under the supervision of the Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst will provide support to manage and implement EVAW related programmes by liaising with partners and ensure effective implementation at national and district level.

Reporting to the Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Bangladeh by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of EVAW:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the EVAW programme:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAW programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;

Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

5. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the EVAW programme:

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.

6. Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

7. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on EVAW to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

8. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to EVAW;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on EVAW

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the Governance and Women’s Economic Empowerment is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies at national and district level;
  • Experience in the United Nations systems is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Bangla is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
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Home-based Consultant, Second Chance Education and Vocational Skills (SCE) Programme for marginalized women in Australia

Location : Homebased
Application Deadline : 31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 17d 19h 36m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jul-2019
Expected Duration of Assignment : 11 months

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action, and peace and security.

Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme is a solution for those who have missed out on education. The Programme will be implemented in a number of pilot countries globally, including Australia. This project aims to develop context specific, affordable and scalable learning, entrepreneurship and employment pathways for empowering the most disadvantaged women and young women. It offers women and young women, their families, local communities and societies the benefits of access to educational services which are tailored not only to their needs as learners, but also to their future as earners. The SCE Programme achieves this by leveraging the opportunities of innovative teaching approaches, digital technologies and social networks.

The Programme will contribute to the following outcomes of SCE in Australia: i) More marginalized women and young women access and benefit from high quality educational content, material and learning pathways; ii) More marginalized women and young women benefit from increased employment, livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities; iii) Fewer marginalized women and young women are disadvantaged and denied education opportunities due to harmful and discriminatory social norms; iv) More marginalized women and young women have improved access to education and employment pathways through enhanced multi-sectoral policy and financing frameworks that enable scaling of successful SCE solutions.

Under the oversight and management of the SCE Global Programme Manager in Geneva, Switzerland, the consultant will be required to support key processes and milestones for the timely and successful implementation of the SCE Programme for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Greater Western Sydney area and for refugee and migrant women in the Greater Melbourne area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Functions and Responsibilities:

The consultant will be responsible to support the implementation of the Australian component of the SCE programme. The consultant will assist the global programme manager in the day-to-day coordination of partners and the implementation of the SCE Australia country plan.

Key Deliverables:

The consultant will report to the Global SCE Programme Manager and be responsible for providing relevant updates and reports as required by UN Women. Below are the key deliverables to be achieved by the consultant:

Deliverable 1: Development and design of the SCE programme in Australia

The consultant should work closely with the global programme manager for the continuous development and roll-out of country workplan.

  • Support in mapping of relevant local online content for the SCE programme
  • Facilitate the establishment of identified partner relations and monitoring systems
  • Build network with potential national and local private sectors stakeholders/partners for implementation of SCE programme in Australia

Deliverable 2: Programme Monitoring and Implementation support to the SCE programme

  • Establish monitoring system and conduct regular monitoring visits to project sites to ensure accountability of results in coordination with SCE Global programme team based in Geneva
  • Draft briefs and other strategic programme materials as required
  • Review and provide comments on the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework developed by the Global programme team
  • Provide quarterly reporting updates to the Global Programme team on the status of the programme implementation in accordance with targets and KPIs
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning; disseminate regionally or globally

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Education, Gender Studies, Political Sciences, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics or related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in providing management advisory services and programme management in the areas of education or livelihoods or women’s economic empowerment;
  • Experience with women’s empowerment and gender equality;
  • Solid experience in programme design, coordination and implementation throughout the programme cycle;
  • Experience in establishing relationships among international organizations and national governments in the field of gender and education;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people strongly encouraged to apply;
  • Previous experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English. Working knowledge of other UN official working languages is desirable.

Mode of Contract Execution

This consultancy will be home-based in Australia

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Country Representative, Republic of Moldova

Location : Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline : 31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 21d 19h 9m
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

Country Representative, Republic of Moldova

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. The above is fulfilled through the triple mandate of the organization.

Through the normative mandate we support the strengthening of global norms and standards. We also promote more effective coordination, coherence and gender mainstreaming across the UN system in support of commitments for gender equality and women’s empowerment; and as part of our operational mandate we support Member States to translate global norms and standards into legislation, policies and development plans at the regional, national and local levels.

UN Women’s presence in the Republic of Moldova has evolved from being a project-based office in 2007 (as UNIFEM) to a Country Office with full delegated authority as of 2015. Currently, UN Women Moldova Country Office is implementing its Strategic Note (SN) for 2018-2022. The SN 2018-2022 aims at advancing progress under the following three Impact Areas: 1. Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems, including in the security sector, 2. Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy, 3. All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence.

UN Women’s Strategic Note is fully aligned with the Republic of Moldova-United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018-2022 (PFSD, further as UNDAF) and the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women.

The PFSD/UNDAF is a medium-term strategic planning document that articulates the collective vision and response of the United Nations system to national development priorities and activities to be implemented in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Moldova and in close cooperation with international and national partners and civil society throughout the time period indicated. The strategic direction and the vision of the PFSD/UNDAF are fully aligned with national development priorities and aspirations. Four thematic areas have been selected for further pursuit: 1. Governance, human rights and gender equality; 2. Sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth; 3. Environmental sustainability and resilience; 4. Inclusive and equitable social development. In total four Result Group (RG) were established for coordination of the PFSD/UNDAF thematic areas. UN Women is part of three areas and is leading the RG 1 on Governance, human rights and gender equality as well as is part of other coordination thematic groups. UN Women leads and participates in groups such as: UN Gender Thematic Group (UN GTG), UN Youth group, UN Operations Management Team, UN Communication Group, UN Monitoring and Evaluation Group, as well as acts as board members of the joint programs and initiatives. UN Women is also actively engaging CSOs through various platforms, including through their engagement in Civil Society Advisory Group.

In line with the Strategic Note, UN Women continues supporting UN concerted efforts on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, supplemented by UN Women contributions on coordinating the work on GE and WHR, advancing women’s leadership and participation in decision making in public and private sectors, as well as in the security sectors, contributing to women’s access, especially from rural areas to productive resources and services, providing social protection to the most excluded groups of women such as Roma and disabled, leading UN agencies efforts for ending violence against women and girls. The Strategic Note implementation is supported by the Government of Sweden for the period 2016-2020, a unique funding modality that was successfully tested during 2016-2017 and extended for the period 2018-2020.

UN Women is planning to increase its normative and coordination support to Belarus through close cooperation with the UN Country Team, as well as by partnering with the National authorities and Civil Society Organizations. Government of Belarus expressed its commitment to implementing the Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the SDGs and therefore assumed the obligation to combat all forms of violence against women. The country has made significant progress in addressing the issue of violence against women, thus UN Women aims to further support the country’s commitment to fulfilling its international obligations.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia region, the Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Moldova Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women’s Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects for Moldova CO; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Belarus, the incumbent will work with the UN Country Team (UNCT) to support GEWE related normative and high-level advocacy work, as well as support the programmatic work. Similarly, the incumbent will also represent the RO Regional Office (RO) and cover high level engagement with the various stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the strategic country programme planning and development:

  • Develop and implement strategic direction of the Moldova CO;
  • Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note;
  • Provide substantive advice to the Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional strategy, direction and planning of programmes and projects;
  • Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the Moldova CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget;
  • Lead the monitoring of the results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

Manage the Moldova Country Office:

  • Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; Finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support;
  • Oversee and approve programme work plans and monitor the overall progress and compliance of the Moldova CO;
  • Manage the preparation of UN Women mandated country reports;
  • Manage the audit review process and timely response to audit reports;
  • Manage the performance of staff under his/her supervision; provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide performance feedback and coaching to staff under supervision;
  • Maintain and update Moldova CO security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure full compliance with UN security policies, procedures and requirements.

Represent UN Women in UN system coordination:

  • Serve as member of the UN Country Team (UNCT) under the strategic guidance and coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC)/Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and support UNCT programming and advocacy to ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment issues are fully integrated into UN programming processes, including the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and United Nations Development Assistance
  • Framework (UNDAF) and in an enhanced response to national partners;
  • Partner with RC and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, planning, cooperation, resource mobilization, advocacy, common services, and operations; Facilitate joint programming and promote UN competencies to advance gender equality and women’s human rights; report to the UN RC on these issues as required
  • Ensure UN Women’s active participation in UN system thematic and other working groups to establish effective networks and keep abreast of ongoing debates and thinking on development.

Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies:

  • Represent UN Women in intergovernmental forums, public information/relations events and key meetings, participate in policy dialogue; discuss policy initiatives, report on progress achieved and/or present policy papers/ideas;
  • Build relations and partnerships with high level and senior government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies and NGOs; and participate in regional, country and other critical meetings and events;
  • Lead and support advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment to ensure that UN support towards realization of the national plans and priorities are done in a gender responsive manner, and within agreed international frameworks that promote and protect gender equality.

Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies:

  • Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage the implementation of resource mobilization strategies, plans, and efforts;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization;
  • Finalize donor reports and negotiate and/or approve cost-sharing agreements with donors; Establish reporting accountability framework to ensure that donors are duly informed on a timely basis.

Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building:

  • Manage the development and implementation on Moldova CO communication plans, based on UN Women’s communication strategy;
  • Approve the implementation of innovation and best practices in the Moldova CO;
  • Promote learning and development by providing opportunities for training and capacity guiding to enhance the competencies/productivity of staff members;
  • Lead the production of knowledge products and establishment of an internal knowledge management system.

Oversee the UN Women activities in Belarus:

  • Work with the UN Country Team (UNCT) to support GEWE related normative, coordination and high-level advocacy work;
  • Provide substantive advice to the Regional Director and Senior Management on the UN Women’s engagement and contribution to interagency, multi-country and other joint programmes and activities;
  • Support UNCT and national partners by sharing best practices and knowledge on innovative approaches for GEWE related programmatic work in line with the international standards and norms (CEDAW, SDGs, BPfA)
  • Represent the Regional Office (RO) and cover high level engagement with the various stakeholders.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality development and implementation of the Country Strategic Note and Annual Workplan;
  • Timely and quality delivery on operational goals;
  • Timely submission of UN Women Country Reports, donor reports, and audit responses;
  • Quality and level of engagement with UNCT, including joint planning joint programming, joint resource mobilization, joint advocacy, working groups;
  • UN Women is seen as a reliable and trustworthy partner by governments, donors and civil society;
  • Timely development and implementation of Moldova CO resource mobilization strategy;
  • Performance of staff, security plans are in place and up to date, office produces quality knowledge products.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in development related disciplines, economics or public policy or other social science fields is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in aid development cooperation, some of which is in gender and women’s issues programming, at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes or UN Mission;
  • Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams;
  • Experience in leading a team.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of Russian is an advantage;
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language or additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.
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Specialists in Law

 

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Please note this opportunity will only officially open for applications on 06 June 2019


The European Commission is looking for specialists in Law and Finance.

The European Commission is currently looking for specialists (AD 7) in the following fields:

  1. Competition law
  2. Financial law
  3. Economic and Monetary Union law.

In these three fields of law, the tasks comprise conducting market investigations, carrying out legal and economic analyses and assisting or representing the legal service of the European Commission in litigation before the Courts of the European Union (field 1). Duties include drafting and negotiating legislation, controlling the conformity of national laws with EU law (field 2), as well as participating in preparing the convergence report for euro area entry processes and the EU accessions negotiations with regard to Economic and Monetary Union (field 3).

To apply, you need a university degree of at least 3 years followed by 6–9 years of professional experience in the field (depending on your education). You require a diploma in law to apply for the fields of financial law and economic and monetary union law. Additionally, you must be an EU citizen and have a thorough knowledge of one of the 24 EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of either English, French, German or Italian.

For detailed information on required qualifications and work experience, selection procedure and how to apply, please visit specialists-law-finance.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

The application period opens on 6 June and the deadline is 9 July 2019 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of experts with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU. The multicultural, international and diverse teams that make up the Institutions work together to benefit the lives of EU citizens and beyond.

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Graduate Administrators

 

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The EU is looking for young graduate administrators

Are you a recent graduate with an excellent skill set? Do you prosper in an international work environment? Are you motivated to help shape the future of Europe?

The EU institutions offer the opportunity to work on some of the most pressing challenges we face as a society. We are currently looking for talented graduates and young professionals to meet these challenges and to take on a broad range of tasks in formulating and delivering EU policies and managing resources. We require resourcefulness and resilience but we also provide opportunities to make a significantly positive impact on Europe.

Working for the EU means being part of one of the most impressive integration projects of our time. You will be part of diverse teams dealing with topical issues such as fighting climate change, managing migration, countering terrorism or boosting economic growth and creating jobs. Protecting personal data, ensuring food safety, securing passenger rights when travelling, enabling sustainable technology and preserving nature are just a few of the wide range of topics we are working on. To find out more about what the EU does for its citizens, please visit the website EUandme.

New members of staff usually start their career in Brussels or Luxembourg with opportunities to seek to work in locations across Europe and around the world.

To apply, you need a university degree of at least 3 years in any field, knowledge of 2 EU languages and EU citizenship. Students in their final year of studies can also apply if they receive their diploma by 31 July 2019.

The application period runs between 23 May and 25 June, at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

For detailed information on the requirements, selection process and how to apply, please visit graduates.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

Reference:  EPSO/AD/373/19

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Administrators in the field of Audit (AD7)

 

The EU is looking for Auditors (AD 7), If you are an EU national interested in this position, chat online to EU Careers recruiters on May 28th.


Reference number: EPSO/AD/372/19 – AD 7
Open for application: 07/05/2019
Deadline: 12/06/2019 – 12:00 (Brussels time)
Location(s):
Grade: AD 7
Institution/Agency: European CommissionCourt of Auditors Type of contract: Permanent official

The European Union is looking for experienced specialists (AD 7) in the field of audit. The recruited new members of staff will work primarily in the European Commission in Brussels and the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg.

Auditors of the EU institutions undertake a variety of external, internal and ex-post control audits. They provide assurance to management by undertaking audits in a broad range of EU policy areas examining compliance with laws and regulations and value for money. The tasks include assessing how well risks are being managed, how the organisation is governed and whether internal processes are working well. As the duties also include providing advisory services in all operational fields of the EU, auditors may be required to operate in the various EU Member States and third countries during their career. Additionally, as an experienced auditor, you will also lead audit assignments by allocating tasks and supervising the audit team.

To apply, you need a university degree or a professional qualification in a relevant field and also at least 6–7 years’ relevant professional experience of which at least 3–4 years in the field of audit (depending on your level of education). Additionally, you must be an EU citizen and have a thorough knowledge of one of the 24 EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of either English or French.

For detailed information on requirements, selection procedure and how to apply, please visit auditors.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

The application period opens on 7 May and the deadline is 12 June 2019 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

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Administrators in the field of Audit (AD5)

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Reference number: EPSO/AD/372/19 – AD 5
Open for application: 07/05/2019
Deadline: 12/06/2019 – 12:00(Brussels time)
Grade: AD 5

The European Union is looking for young talented graduates (AD 5) in the field of audit. The recruited new members of staff will work primarily in the European Commission in Brussels and the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg.

Auditors of the EU institutions undertake a variety of external, internal and ex-post control audits. They provide assurance to management by undertaking audits in a broad range of EU policy areas examining compliance with laws and regulations and value for money. The tasks include assessing how well risks are being managed, how the organisation is governed and whether internal processes are working well. As the duties also include providing advisory services in all operational fields of the EU, auditors may be required to operate in the various EU Member States and third countries during their career.

To apply, you need a university degree or a professional qualification in a relevant field. Additionally, you must be an EU citizen and have a thorough knowledge of one of the 24 EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of either English or French.

For detailed information on requirements, selection procedure and how to apply, please visit auditors.eu-careers.eu. You can find out more about EPSO’s equal opportunities policy on our dedicated page.

The application period opens on 7 May and the deadline is 12 June 2019 at 12.00 (midday), Brussels time.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of experts with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU. The multicultural, international and diverse teams that make up the Institutions work together to benefit the lives of EU citizens and beyond.

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IDB Invest – Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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IDB Invest Gender, Diversity and Inclusion Officer – Financial Clients

Background: The Investment Operations Department (INO) is responsible for generating a portfolio of high quality, creditworthy, and environmentally and socially sound projects that result in significant development impact. The business cycle goes from the identification, selection, origination and execution of transactions to their monitoring. 

INO follows a matrix model, with three Segment Divisions covering Infrastructure and Energy, Financial Institutions and Corporates, and three transversal areas such as the Financial Products and Services Division the Advisory Services and Blended Finance Team, and the Portfolio Management Division.

Our teamIn the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion team we are convinced that inclusive business is a better business. Our mission is to support IDB Invest clients in creating a more inclusive business by building inclusive strategies for the employees, supporting the creation of more inclusive products and inclusive value chains.  We focus on the inclusion of underrepresented groups such as, but not limited to, gender, indigenous and traditional people, people with disabilities and Afro-descendants. 

What you will do: 

Focusing on financial intermediary clients (banks, funds, and FinTechs), you will advise them in the creation, implementation and monitoring of their diversity and inclusion programs with a focus on employees, products or value chains. Key activities you will be working on:  

  • Support and advise clients on the creation, implementation and monitoring of their D&I programs across our focus areas and focus themes.
  • Ensure the delivery of training/workshops programs for clients
  • Consult with senior leadership teams to support local implementation and delivery, when required
  • Collaborate with the relevant internal teams to mainstream diversity and inclusion across all IDB Invest areas and ways of working
  • Draw upon internal and external D&I data and insights to implement targeted initiatives that support the client’s business strategy
  • Improve IDB Invest external reputation by ensuring representation and public speaking at external events
  • Lead the participation in third-party surveys to drive external reputation (receiving awards)
  • Identify global external influencers and stakeholders with which IDB Invest can partner in order to drive initiatives (meetings, conferences, etc.)
  • Support the team fundraising efforts (donor governments, private foundations, multilateral development banks, other financial institutions)
  • Collaborate closely with the Communications and HR teams, among others, in order to build a targeted approach in amplifying IDB Invest diversity and inclusion programs

 In addition:

  • In collaboration with Segment Divisions, support the identification and design of diversity and inclusion interventions
  • Act as Diversity and Inclusion Advisor for Segment Divisions by building and nurturing relationships with Investment Officers
  • Handle preparation of lessons learned related to gender and diversity within and outside the IDB Group, including technical input for the design of project-level communication products, including, press release, brochures, knowledge products and IDB Invest’s blog posts.

Skills you will need:

  • Education: You hold a Master’s Degree in economics, international development, public and/or international affairs, finance, business administration, engineering or other relevant fields.
  • Experience: You have at least five (5) years of relevant experience working in the field of diversity and inclusion in private sector companies, consultancies or development institutions.
  • Languages: you are fluent in English and Spanish. Portuguese or French is a plus.

Opportunity Summary:

  • Type of Contract: Staff, fixed-term
  • Length of Contract: 3 years
  • Starting Date: As soon as possible
Additional Information
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Senior ERP Developer

 

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Please note: this is a generic job description for a vacancy regularly open during the year but not currently. 

Job categories: IT

Contract type: Local ICA Specialist

Contract level: LICA Specialist-9

Duration: Ongoing contract

Background information – ICT

UNOPS Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit´s purpose is to embed innovation and harness cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions to UNOPS that truly address business needs as well as provide greater effectiveness, efficiency and differentiation to UNOPS products and services. UNOPS ICT unit is responsible for architecting, designing, delivering, and managing all UNOPS ICT infrastructure and business applications. The unit includes Enterprise Architects, Business Analysts, Solutions Designers and Developers from all around the world which are based primarily in Denmark and Thailand.

We are looking for highly skilled and motivated individuals who will help us position UNOPS ICT as a truly transformative part of UNOPS.

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the Development Team Lead in Copenhagen, the ERP developer works closely with other members of the ICT team to undertake developments in order to deliver business solutions. The ERP developer will primarily focus on:

Application Development within Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP to ensure that enhancements to the application are undertaken in a carefully planned manner and include the following sub-processes within functional areas of Finance, HR & Payroll, Project Management and Procurement:

  • Define and manage system enhancements to the Unit4 Business World ERP to streamline operations and usability, including execution, co-ordination of testing, and sign-off
  • Implementation of new modules
  • Standard change implementation
  • Ad hoc change implementation
  • Design and develop reports within the system
  • Unit testing and integration testing
  • Provide key input and assistance for user acceptance testing
  • Assist in the development of training materials and other guidance
  • Adequately document all work activities, including design specifications and test plans

Application Support Assistance. Assist in the support of the Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP, including the following sub-processes and procedures:

  • Testing of existing and new functionality and when upgrades / patches are applied
  • Configures changes to the ERP, including both regular and ad-hoc updates to the system and oversight of associated procedures
  • Work closely with the UNOPS ICT Services team / external hosting provided to address any system performance issues.

Competencies

Integrity and inclusion: Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Leading Self and Others: Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Partnering: Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Result orientation: Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Agility: Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Solution Focused: Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Effective Communication: Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Masters Degree, preferably in Computer Science, Information Technology and Information Systems, Finance or Management Sciences is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in combination with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of master’s degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with additional six years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree

Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of configuring / customising ERP systems is required, preferably in an international development environment
  • 2 years of experience working with Unit4 Business World/Agresso development is required.
  • Solid experience using .NET framework, C# and Visual Studio is required
  • Substantial experience in development, documentation and maintenance of relevant standards, guidelines and procedures is required
  • Solid knowledge of SQL is a requirement.
  • Substantive technical experience in Unit4 Business World/Agresso ERP is desired.

Language

  • Fluent English is required.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)

Contract level: Local ICA 9

Contract duration: Open-ended

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