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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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.

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

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

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.

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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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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