GRB Technical Advisor – Harare

Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE
Application Deadline : 23-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 14d 18h 28m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 03-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 120 days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 120 days

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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, 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 focuses on five priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality and that can promote more broad-based progress: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; promoting women’s involvement in peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and highlighting the importance of a gender perspective in national development planning and budgeting. In the recent past, Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) has emerged as one of the most pragmatic and effective tools for mainstreaming gender concerns into public policy. Simply put, GRB refers to a method of looking at the budget formulation process, budget outlays and outputs from a gender lens. As a tool GRB seeks to attain the larger goal of gender mainstreaming in public policy. It tries to reveal its gender-differentiated impact and advocate for greater priorities for addressing the gender-based disadvantages faced by women.

In 2007, Government officially adopted Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) as one of its key gender mainstreaming strategies. Despite its adoption GRB has not been firmly institutionalized in the legal, policy framework and in practice within the national budget planning process and cycle. Financing for gender equality and enhancing Government’s technical expertise to plan and budget for the eradication of VAWG, SGBV and HPs is one of the specific focus areas of the Spotlight Initiative. In line with international best practise, the Ministry of Finance is a key stakeholder in ensuring that this is achieved.

UN Women through the Spotlight Initiative seeks to leverage Government’s commitment to GRB and strengthen the capacity of key Government Ministries to institutionalize financing for gender equality and promote investment in the eradication of EVAW, SGBV and HPs. This will be positioned as a priority strategy for Zimbabwe to achieve the SDG 5 targets: Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation; and Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriages and female genital mutilation.

In this context, UN Women Zimbabwe is seeking the services of a consultant to provide technical support towards the integration of gender into Government policy planning and budgeting processes.

Objectives of Assignment:

The overall objective of the partnership is to support government partners identified as responsible parties in the Annual Workplan to strengthen their knowledge of gender responsive budgeting tools and their capacity to apply these tools to sector budgeting.

Scope of the Assignment:

Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative, Zimbabwe and the guidance of the UN Women Country Representative, the technical advisor will provide support to the Ministry of Finance around mainstreaming gender in programming and budgeting. Based at the Ministry of Finance, the Technical Advisor will work closely with the Programmes and Budget Division.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Programme Development and partnership building
  • Technical Support
  • Monitoring and Reporting
  • Knowledge and capacity development

Programme Development and partnership building focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Strategically position the GRB work in national contexts in line with the reform agendas in public sector, budgeting;
  • Identify innovative approaches and opportunities to address gaps in relation to planning and budgeting;
  • Build strategic partnerships in support of GRB efforts at country national and regional institution;
  • Foster dialogue amongst multi-stakeholders.

Technical Support focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provide technical guidance to Ministry of Finance staff in the implementation of GRB;
  • Design and implement capacity building activities for selected Line Ministries Ministry Health, Justice, Women Affairs, Labour, Home Affairs, Primary and Secondary Education, Agriculture NPA key Government Ministries;
  • Elaborate a multi stakeholder, multi level approach for GRB programming at national, sectoral and local levels);
  • Develop partnerships with experts, academic institutions, civil society for sustainable capacity building.

Ensures Monitoring and Reporting focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Set up and maintain a mechanism for tracking progress on GRB related indicators;
  • Support development of a mechanism for tracking progress on GRB related indicators (to track allocation, disbursement and expenditure of budgets for the following, Health , Labour, Educating, Agriculture and Justice) with special emphasis on SGBV, SRHR, HP;
  • Oversee tracking of annual indicators in relation to (budget call circulars, changes in budget allocations for gender equality, parliament debates);
  • Generate technical and progress reports as necessary .

Knowledge and capacity development focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Carry out an assessment of policy assumptions underlying the national budget and their impact on gender equality and women empowerment as it relates to SGBV, HP, SRHR and produce a policy brief and devise innovative ways to share outcome of the assessment;
  • Conducting gender analysis of the Health, labour, Agriculture Justice and Education sector 2020 Budgets and produce a comprehensive sector specific reports and policy briefs;
  • Document approaches and lessons learnt through GRB initiatives;
  • Build and support a network of institutions and experts that are leading the GRB work within the country;
  • Maintain a database of GRB tools that are tailored for the country.
  • Ensure the visibility of the programme through contribution to UN Women reports and publications and relevant global, regional and sub regional meetings

Expected outputs/deliverables from the consultancy:

The key deliverables of this consultancy will be:

  • Gender assessment report of the budget policy assumption
  • Policy brief on Gender Assessment of budget
  • A comprehensive report on the GRB training
  • 2020 Budget sector specific gender analysis reports for the Health, Education, Labour and Social Welfare, Agriculture and Justice and policy briefs:
  • Gender Budget Tracking and monitoring system

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Advanced degree in Economics, Gender Studies, Social Sciences, Public Administration or any other related field

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of direct experience in programmes on gender equality and women’s rights;
  • Demonstrated work experience in the reform of public administration, preferably public finance reform, or GRB introduction;
  • Excellent knowledge of gender issues and women’s empowerment issues in Zimbabwe;
  • Experience in development of GRB tool/guideline and gender mainstreaming strategies is required;
  • Experience in results-based and rights-based programming and management;
  • Ten or more years of experience with training, facilitation and capacity development for Government
  • Experience working within the Zimbabwe Government Public Finance System, understanding of how the system works;
  • Ability to influence decision making within the government high level and within the Ministry of Finance;
  • Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client’s perspective;
  • Experience with UN work highly desirable.
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Project Manager (Anti-Trafficking Project)

PLAN International is currently implementing a three (3) year project entitled “Collaborative Action Against Trafficking”. The overall goal of the project is to capacitate the government, communities and civil society to realize effective protection mechanisms preventing girls and boys up to 17 years old and young women and young men aged 18 to 30 years from all forms of human trafficking and provide recovery support to victims of human trafficking. The project will be implemented in three years, covering four provinces – Leyte and Southern Leyte in Eastern Visayas, Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao and Surigao del Norte in Caraga.

In this regard, PLAN International Philippines invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following position:

PROJECT MANAGER

The Project Manager leads PLAN’s project team assigned in the Visayas and provides supervision to the project implementing partner in Mindanao. She/He is responsible for the planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the part of the project which is assigned to PLAN. This role is based in Catbalogan City, Western Samar, Philippines.

Some of the other key responsibilities are: 1.) prepare detailed implementation plan (DIP) based on approved grant proposal, project results framework and budget, 2.) supervise the project team/staff in implementing each of the activities laid out in the plans, 3.) ensure that all project operations related reports are accurate and submitted on time, and 4.) ensure proper documentation of implementation processes of the projects.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree in social work, psychology, social sciences, public administration and/or any related field. A post-graduate degree is an advantage.
  • Has relevant training on rights-based programming; community development; project management; child protection; child sexual exploitation and abuse; child trafficking; gender-based violence; and policy and program management.
  • Has at least five (5) years’ experience in program management within an international NGO.
  • Has demonstrated the ability to manage budgets and programs.
  • Applicants must have the right to work in the Philippines without restrictions. Local applicants are preferred.
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Civil Society Team Lead

FLSA STATUS: Exempt

GRADE:       6

POSITION TITLE:   Civil Society Team Lead    

REPORTS TO: Chief of Party

LOCATION:  Amman, Jordan       

POSITION SUMMARY

IREX seeks qualified candidates to provide management and general technical direction to civil-society focused activities under an anticipated two-year extension for the USAID-funded Jordan Gender Program, Takamol. For five years, USAID Takamol has focused on mainstreaming gender at policy, national, and community levels. Takamol’s objectives are to expand social dialogue on gender equality and strengthen enforcement and advocacy for female empowerment. USAID Takamol delivers support mechanisms, in-kind assistance, training, and/or grants to build the capacity national and grassroots organizations including civil society, research institutions, and government ministries, as well as support USAID Implementing Partners achieve gender equity and female empowerment.

The Civil Society Team Lead will be based in Amman, Jordan and manage a team of approximately 3-5 people focused on supporting civil society and research partners advocacy on policy and legislative reform. The Team Lead will be responsible for designing several small grants pools working with partners at both national and grassroots level.

Citizens/residents of Jordan are highly encouraged to apply. This position is contingent on funding.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide management and general technical direction to civil-society focused activities, including managing implementation plans and working with staff to identify risks and overcome implementation challenges;
  • Ensure close coordination with the Government Team Lead, in order to connect civil society priorities and expertise to supporting gender audits of public sector strategies and services;
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships across a wide range of civil society, including research partners, monitoring organizations, advocacy groups, and service-oriented organizations;
  • Identify capacity-building and technical assistance needs of partners, and find ways to address those needs;
  • Ensure high quality reporting, documentation, and contributions to monitoring and evaluation;
  • Coordinate on the budgeting and financial management of the team’s activities;
  • Ensure project activities are implemented on schedule and at high-technical quality;
  • Supervise, manage, and develop project staff to be an effective and high-performing team;
  • Other duties, as assigned

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required; Master’s degree preferred;
  • Minimum 5-7 years of progressive international experience working in civil society strengthening, civic engagement, human rights, or related field, with experience working on women’s rights or gender mainstreaming strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated experience increasing civil society’s participation in public policy and designing targeted advocacy strategies.
  • Successful track record of designing activities; Experience designing and managing subgrants preferred; Experience delivering training preferred;
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships civil society, researchers, donors, and other stakeholders;
  • Proven leadership qualities and excellent management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability plan both strategically and creatively to meet project objectives;
  • Strong understanding of the political, economic, and social landscape in Jordan; required, as well as of the current issues facing the advancement of gender equality;
  • Proven experience producing high quality reporting and/or communications materials capturing impact;
  • Strong representational and organizational skills;
  • Proficiency in English and the ability to write at an advanced level in English required; Fluency in Arabic highly preferred.
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Protection Program Manager in Angola

Location: Angola, Luanda with frequent field trips and regular trips to other provinces

Starting date: April/May 2019

Duration: 1 year with possibility of extension

Languages: Advanced English and good Portuguese or Spanish

Reports to: Head of Programs

Responsible for: Coordinating and managing national project team

Program Manager (PM) will ensure the timely and effective management and implementation of PIN’s country program focusing on Social Protection and Children Rights, ensuring efficiency, quality, M&E, impact and accountability, while upholding the core values of PIN. By supervising the implementation of results-based Monitoring and Evaluation systems, PM actively contributes into the programme strategy and development of future programmes. S/he will follow all necessary administrative / financial rules related to program implementation and will work in close collaboration with other PIN Country Program sectors where applicable, and other units (operations & systems, finances, logistics, procurement). Upon the agreement with HoP, represents PIN at relevant clusters and meetings. Furthermore, PM ensures continuous quality improvement of projects and contributes to well-being of project staff.

Organizational context:

People in Need (PIN) is a Czech NGO that provides relief and development assistance in over 20 countries around the world. Formed in 1992, PIN has grown to be the biggest organisation of its kind in Central Europe, providing relief where it is needed, and empowering civil society in the Czech Republic, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia.

PIN has been active in Angola since 2006. With its main office in Kuito (Bié province) and several other field offices, we have been implementing projects focusing on public health, promotion of human rights and civil society empowerment, livelihoods and food security, WASH, education and emergency response. In addition, PIN Angola is seeking to expand its operation to other geographical / programmatic areas. For more information see https://www.clovekvtisni.cz/en/what-we-do/humanitarian-aid-and-development/angola.

Main Duties & Responsibilities

Senior Management

  • Support the Head of Programs in the strategic design of the PIN’s programming
  • Participate in the management team decision making as required

Project Management

  • Full responsibility for all the aspects of project cycle management aiming to achieve quality results and indicators and fulfilling contractual obligations
  • Coordinates projects administrative outputs (reporting, reviews/evaluation etc.) and properly processes all relevant documentation for procurement
  • Together with the assigned team, communicates and coordinates all matters related to project’s economy according to program’s timeframe and expected results
  • Supervises the compliance of guidelines and procedures – both PIN internal and from donors
  • Manages the project team, ensure the full implementation of PIN and the partners’ standards and the national staff policy
  • Ensure the overall capacity building of the team, organizing and designing trainings or arranging for the externally, in order to be able to continue to grow the responsibility of the national staff
  • Ensure proper archiving of all required documentation in the Data Management System

Project Development and Coordination

  • Continuous assessments of needs on the ground
  • Contribution to development of new project proposals to expand the program in-line with sector’s strategy and PIN’s and the Partners‘ Country Strategies to ensure the continuity of the program
  • Representation of PIN with the donor, local authorities, and other development stakeholders
  • Ensure that cross-cutting agendas and principles such as gender equality and non-discrimination are implemented across the program

Requirements

  • Proven experience with program/project management, incl. proposals writing and PCM (incl. M&E)
  • Professional experience in (Social) Protection and Children Rights; knowledge of gender mainstreaming an advantage
  • Sound experience with the team management, including development of national team capacities
  • Experience with donors such as UN agencies, EC/EU etc. a strong advantage
  • MA/Diploma/university degree in in development field or relevant educational background
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken; good knowledge of spoken Portuguese/Spanish is a distinct advantage
  • Sound judgment, coordination and management skills, critical analysis and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in difficult conditions and under pressure

PIN OFFERS:

  • Work experience with professional and flexible INGO, the largest in Central-Eastern Europe
  • Salary based on the PIN salary scale, experience and seniority
  • Work in the dynamic and motivated country team
  • Accommodation in PIN’s premises and local transport costs covered
  • 2 flights to home country covered per year
  • Costs of visas, vaccinations and others part of pre-deployment package covered
  • 25 days of holiday per year
  • Medical helpdesk (in the Czech Republic, provided in English)
  • Travel insurance (covers the health care incl. the repatriation)
  • Introduction and training in Prague
  • Work in dynamic and motivated team
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Project Coordinator (Human Rights)

Location: San José, Costa Rica

People in Need, Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, Latin American Program is calling for applications for the position of a PROJECT COORDINATOR within Latin American Program of the Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (HRD). The primary goal of People in Need’s Centre for Human Rights and Democracy is to support independent individuals and groups in countries with repressive regimes who are the target of persecution, harassment, or arrests because of their opinions or activities, and to strengthen civil society. The Latin American Program is currently focusing on support of civil society in Cuba, Honduras, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Ecuador. The main programmatic focus includes:

  • Capacity building for civil society organizations and support for their activities
  • Direct aid to politically persecuted individuals
  • International advocacy

For our office in Central America, People in Need (PIN) – Center for Human Rights and Democracy is seeking a Project Coordinator to join our Latin American Team. The Project Coordinator will support our programs in various Latin American countries and will have a chance to work on important human rights projects in the region.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Remotely monitoring projects in selected Latin American countries
  • Maintaining communication with local partners in Latin America
  • Organizing trips to Latin America and visits and trainings by Latin American partners in Central America
  • Writing project reports and proposals in English and/or Spanish
  • Maintaining social media profiles
  • Completing other tasks related with Latin American Program as required

Requirements:

  • Be Costa Rican, or legal resident with the right to work in Costa Rica
  • Fluent written and spoken Spanish and ability to conduct professional communication in English
  • University degree or relevant experience with working on projects
  • Interest in human rights
  • Good management and coordination skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Cultural sensitivity, previous work/travel in countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America is a great advantage
  • Ability to travel regionally and overseas
  • Ability to work full time

Benefits:

  • Full time job contract, 1.350 USD gross per month, with social security benefits and annual severance recognition
  • Participation in the development and execution of meaningful projects
  • Working with the biggest NGO based in Central Europe with branches around the world
  • Gaining in-depth knowledge about the current developments in human rights around Latin America
  • Joining an international team, having the opportunity to interact with civil society actors locally as well as regionally
  • Possibility of extending the contract beyond initial length at the successful conclusion of the contract
  • 25 days of paid leave annually
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