UNWomen Policy Advisor

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Policy Adviser, Governance, Peace and Security will engage proactively with local and regional women leaders and UN Entities (including relevant Divisions, Sections, and Country Offices within UN Women) to ensure gender issues are addressed on efforts related to political participation processes, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding including formal mediation processes with UN’s involvement, transitional justice mechanisms, security sector reform processes, post-conflict elections among others relevant in the region. The Adviser will oversee the development of peace and security, leadership and governance programmes and regional interventions, support UN Women offices in the ECA region, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on peace and security, leadership and governance issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide policy advice to Regional Office and Country Offices

  • Provide policy recommendations, strategic advice and proposed courses of action to the Regional Director and Country Representatives;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regional trends, challenges and opportunities in political development, governance and peace and security issues and integrate information in support of policy and programme development, analysis, outreach and advocacy;
  • Prepare analytical reports, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, talking points and others as required by the Regional Director;
  • Represent UN Women at inter-governmental and regional meetings on gender responsive governance and leadership and peace and security issues in the region, as requested by the Regional Director;
  • Work closely with colleagues of UN Women’s Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Sections at HQ to identify promising practices, technical expertise, and strategic opportunities for addressing women’s empowerment and gender issues in the areas of governance and peace and security;
  • Provide technical support to COs in developing and strengthening policies and programmes to scale up efforts to increase women’s participation as candidates and voters; to reduce violence against women in politics; to support newly elected women; to create more gender responsive parliaments, and to promote gender responsive policy making and budgeting;
  • Provide technical assistance to the Government on key governance/political participation and women, peace and security issues, including for the development and implementation of National Action Plans on women, peace and security, in collaboration with the Peace and Security section, at the request of COs.

2. Lead the provision of programme development support to UN Women Country Offices (COs):

  • Manage the development of regional programmes on leadership and governance and peace and security, and monitor implementation;
  • Promote coordination and participation in joint activities with various stakeholders including UN agencies, relevant government stakeholders, civil society, inter-governmental organizations and regional women’s networks;
  • Provide programme guidance and support to UN Women COs to develop and implement programmes at the local and national level on the area of governance, women’s political participation, women’s participation in public service delivery, and on all aspects of women, peace and security in conflict-affected settings, including conflict prevention, mediation, transitional justice, justice and security sector reform, peacekeeping, conflict-related sexual violence, national action plans on SCR 1325, among others.

3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships for the advancement of women, peace and security and leadership and governance; Build and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships to develop regional strategies and initiatives in the areas of women peace and security, leadership and governance.
  • Maintain close liaison with relevant donors, regional entities and other actors supporting efforts on governance/political participation and women, peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to offices in the field in mobilizing resources for the implementation of leadership/governance and women, peace and security initiatives in the region;
  • Liaise with relevant regional organizations engaged in peace and security issues, such as the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), UN peacekeeping missions (ex: UNFICYP), regional networks and academic institutions;

4. Provide technical contributions to resource mobilization on Governance peace and security in the region

  • Participate in the implementation, monitoring and periodic updating of the resource mobilization strategy on governance peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to field-based presences in the region in mobilizing resource;
  • Research and analyze information on donors; prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation.

5. Manage knowledge building and sharing for Peace and Security and Governance in the ECA region

  • Manage the process of compiling reports and lessons learned on peace and security, leadership and governance, and contribute to UN Women’s corporate and regional knowledge management efforts;
  • Establish and regularly update a regional knowledge management platform on peace and security, leadership and government, With HQ and the field, which is regularly updated;
  • Review reports and knowledge products developed in the field to develop regional and sub regional best practices and analysis of lessons learned to improve and scale up results;
  • Prepare briefs and presentations on best practices developed in the region on peace and security, leadership and governance to share with internal and external stakeholders, including at the global level and cross-regionally;
  • Collect information at the regional level to input to into regional mechanisms as appropriate and into annual SG reports such as the report on Women and Peace and Security, as well as other relevant thematic SG reports such as peacebuilding and sustaining peace;
  • Provide strategic information to input into briefings by UN Women’s Executive Director to the Security Council and to UN Women participants in regional coordination mechanisms such as the Regional Monthly Review as requested;
  • Ensure technical skills and knowledge are shared within and among field offices in the region; facilitate cross-regional exchange with Regional Peace and Security Advisors and HQ Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Divisions;

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality technical advice and support
  • Leadership in area of expertise in the region
  • Quality reports and other strategic documents drafted and submitted in a timely manner
  • Regular communication and information flow with other UN Women Advisors Quality strategic documents delivered in a timely manner
  • Timely and quality knowledge products
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders
  • UN Women is well represented in important meetings on topics related to expertise
  • Increase in resources mobilized

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender, human rights, international relations 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.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the area of women, peace and security and inclusive governance, preferably with 5 years field experience in one or more of the regions in which UN Women operates;
  • Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of women, peace and security and humanitarian assistance;
  • Significant progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, programme development and implementation, results-based management and reporting;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong partnerships and in mobilizing resources;
  • Experience working in large multicultural development agencies is a distinct advantage.

Languages:

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

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Summary:

HarvestPlus seeks a highly-motivated Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities of the Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) project. This position is a one-year, fixed-term appointment and is renewable contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and program funding. The position is based at BIeNGS project office in the Jamalpur district under the HarvestPlus Bangladesh Country Office. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Bangladesh. Background:

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and partner organizations.

Essential Duties:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the BIeNGS Project. S/he will assist the Project Manager to develop a systematic monitoring plan to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the project. S/he will also provide technical assistance to the implementing agencies, particularly in relation to monitoring, reporting, and governance challenges.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

System Setup

  • Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement.
  • Assist in the development and/or finalization of the detailed project work plan and update project activities and timeframes.
  • Assist in developing the overall framework for project M&E including mid-term project review and impact assessment. This includes developing a project performance monitoring plan with relevant data collection systems.
  • Review the quality of existing data and collection methods.
  • Maintain baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators.
  • Liaise with collaborating partners to review their management information systems and agree on any required changes, support, and resources.
  • Organize and undertake training with collaborating partners on M&E as required.

Coordination and Implementation of M&E

  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
  • Check data quality with partners.
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyze and aggregate findings.
  • Support qualitative and quantitative project progress reporting.
  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project.
  • Provide feedback to the supervisor on improving project performance using M&E findings.

Communication

  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data.
  • Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.
  • Present monitoring and evaluation reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Development, or a related field.
  • Knowledgeable in M&E methods and approaches in the agriculture, health, nutrition, or rural development sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Working knowledge of program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Familiarity with substantive issues such as agricultural policies, agricultural extension systems and services.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer applications skills including MS Office.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities under strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Ability to drive motorbike with valid driving license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M&E working experience in EU-funded projects and/or International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO).
  • Advanced certificate in M&E, Statistics, or Economics.

Application closing date: open until filled

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (RCO)

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (RCO)

Background

In the midst of an internal reorganization, and in order to better understand the various future activities required by the transition, the Coordination Office wishes to proceed with the recruitment of its staff. This post is housed in the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Haiti.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support for the design and implementation of the United Nations Country Team strategies for data and research.

  • Plan and facilitate the design and implementation of the United Nations Country Team strategy for data and research in accordance with the Joint Country Analysis and the United Nations Assistance Framework. Development (UNDAF).
  • Undertake empirical analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team, including outcome groups, in producing reports and discussion papers on a range of development issues sustainable.
  • Collect information on recent developments in the use of new types of data sources and tools (eg large data) for sustainable development.
  • Provide technical and analytical support to the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Country Team to assist them in preparing and leading the United Nations to work more rapidly towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country, including establishing reports, analytical documents and briefing notes.
  • Undertake research and development of research and data tools and methods for the United Nations Country Team at the national level.
  • Keep abreast of emerging development issues to maximize the analytical capacity of the UN Country Team to respond to national priorities.
  • Provide substantive input to the development and implementation of peer review mechanisms and quality assurance mechanisms for United Nations Country Team research outputs.
  • Administer the UNINFO system and facilitate the preparation of the UN standard report on results achieved in the country.

Create and develop strategic research and data partnerships, including with United Nations agencies at the regional and headquarters levels, government counterparts, research institutes, leading thinkers of the world on development issues, and civil society among others.

  • Support United Nations activities related to national statistical and data systems, facilitate collaboration with national data systems and organizations.
  • Communicate and coordinate with existing partners and help create new partnerships with UN agencies, academic institutions, the private sector and government agencies to promote the use of data science for development purposes .
  • Ensure communication and coordination with internal and external partners on data collection and the implementation of projects and studies.
  • Support initiatives to bring together key thinkers around the issue of sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda to provide input, advice and guidance to the United Nations Country Team research and data program respect.
  • Help strengthen United Nations Country Team (UNCT) partnerships with research institutions and similar organizations at the system level, through concrete collaboration in the areas related to the 2030 Agenda.

Required Skills and Experience

Formation :

Advanced university degree in public administration or business, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related field. Otherwise, a first-level university degree plus two additional years of relevant experience.

Professional experience :

At least five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge management or project management and programs in the field of development cooperation or a related field.

Language skills :

English and French are the two working languages ​​of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in French is required. Knowledge of English is desirable.

Application closing date: 18 July 2019