Programme Analyst, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action - ROAS

Cairo

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 July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

The UN Women Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) located in Cairo, supports programmes broadening the scope of women’s citizenship, leadership and political participation, especially in countries affected by crisis and undergoing transition. This is essential to meeting women and girls needs in crisis, and ensuring that transitions are both fully inclusive and democratic, and respond to the needs and priorities of women and girls. Additionally, and as part of broader momentum for reform across the Arab States, and towards institutionalizing gender in governance, ROAS assists efforts to make national plans and budgets fully supportive of gender equality commitments. Economic empowerment is another critical concern, therefore, ROAS engages with regional partners and civil society to advance policies and programmes that bolster women’s opportunities in this arena. Ending violence against women is another critical component of UN Women ROAS by supporting the adoption of national policy frameworks, reforming laws discriminating against women, establishing comprehensive prevention and protection services, and raising awareness of strategies to combat violence.

The Regional Office is leading and supporting the roll out of a number of programmes on peace, security and humanitarian action. These programmes aim both to meet the needs of women and girls in crisis settings, and to ensure that they are active participants in shaping humanitarian aid flows and peace and security processes – for the promotion of equality and empowerment.

 Reporting to Advisor, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action, the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the ROAS by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures.  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 [Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action]

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to [Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action]

2. Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action 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.

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

  • Provide technical support to 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.

4.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.

5.Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action programme

  • 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.

6.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.

7.Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the [Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action in the [ROAS]

  • Provide technical support to the Advisor, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

8.Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to [Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action];
  • 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 [Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action].

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme design;
  • Timely and quality inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Number of knowledge products developed.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action.

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.

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 Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience in ERP, ATLAS is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development
    • Security and Safety
    • Humanitarian Affairs
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-08

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