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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Economics
  • Closing Date: 2017-12-05

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Programme Analyst - Women Economic Empowerment

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

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.  Economic empowerment is one of the global impact areas for UN Women while it is also a key focus of the Growth and Transformation Plan II of the Ethiopian government. Through, the new United Nation Development Assistant Framework(UNDAF) which is aligned with GTP II, the overall UN system also finances programmes on Economic Empowerment for vulnerable populations, including women and youth. 
 
UN Women Ethiopia country office as part of its Strategy Note for 2017 - 2020 focus on creating opportunities for rural and urban women and their institutions by promoting women’s access and control over productive resources such as land, climate resilient technologies, finances and know how to ensure that they are economically empowered and increasingly benefit from economic development policies, programmes and reforms in Ethiopia. To sustain the intended WEE results for Ethiopian Women, UN Women engaged multiple strategies including building capacity of financial and non-financial service providers on gender mainstreaming to ensure women have better access to services, as well as strengthening gender equality advocates and their networks to enhance women’s agency and advocacy on women’s economic empowerment. Deconstructing the existing gender relations at the community level by working with men/boys/male partners/husbands, community leaders, to remove structural and social barriers to women’s economic empowerment has also been identified as critical intervention areas for the WEE Program.
 
In collaboration with government and other development partners  including the   Ministry of Women and  Children Affairs (MoWCA ) and Bureaus  of  Women and Children Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource (the Women Affairs Directorate ), Federal Micro and Small Enterprises Development Agency ( former name),  Agricultural Transformation Agency, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs  and   Bureaus of Labour and Social Affairs in  Addis Ababa,  Amhara, Oromia and Tigray and   Civil Society Organisations (CSOs ) and UN Agencies such as UNDP, ILO, FAO, WFP and IFAD, UN Women have been implemented different  Women Economic Empowerment programs and projects to reach women and build institutional capacities for gender responsive approaches and interventions. 
 
The Women Economic Empowerment Programme in Ethiopia has been implemented through multiple projects and programmes including the Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment; Fund for Gender Equality Programme; Women Economic Leadership Project; the Rural Women Economic Empowerment Programme as well as the   the female migrant domestic workers project  entitled  ‘Development of a Tripartite Framework for the Support and Protection of Ethiopian and Somali Women Domestic Migrant Workers to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) .
 
So far, the program and projects contributed to the realization of innovative results in partnership with partners where much is need to be done in more comprehensible and collaborative manner. Thus, drawing on lessons drawn from the implementation of the recently closed Joint Programme on Gender Equality (JP GEWE) and its programme on economic empowerment, RWEE and other projects on WEE, the UN WOMEN country office is in the process of developing a long-term strategy to frame its work on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Ethiopia.  
 
Therefore, to assist this economic empowerment portfolio of UN Women in Ethiopia Office, UN Women is interested to recruit a Programme Analyst. Under the overall guidance and direction of the programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women Economic Empowerment Program in the CO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  S/he facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring implementations , supporting consideration of  monitoring feedbacks  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 and Regional (ESARO) 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 Women Economic Empowerment:
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme documents and proposals and new initiatives;
  • Provide technical inputs to identify strategic interventions related to the program (WEE )and engage with the country team in  developing strategy notes, 
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Women Economic Empowerment 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;
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women Economic Empowerment 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 Women Economic Empowerment 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. Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Women Economic Empowerment in the country: 
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy 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 Women Economic Empowerment; 
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Women Economic Empowerment.

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.
Functional Competencies:
  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of technical area;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.

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 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the Women Economic Empowerment is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Resource Mobilization is an asset.

Disclaimer

UNWOMEN is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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