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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Dar es Salaam
  • Grade: National UN Volunteer - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-12

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Programme Analyst

Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

Background

UN Women Tanzania, as part of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP), focuses on women’s leadership and participation in decision making at all levels; elimination of violence against women and girls; ensuring gender equality and accountability in governance and national planning; and women’s economic empowerment.

Under its Strategic Note for 2017-2021, UN Women in Tanzania focuses on three major areas: 1) ensuring priority policies and strategies for women’s economic empowerment are adopted and strengthened; 2) ensuring financial intermediation services for women entrepreneurs are strengthened; 3) Skill, information and social norm barriers for women entrepreneurs are removed. This approach is based on the assumption that in order for women entrepreneurs to be successful the appropriate gender responsive policies need to be in place; women need systematic access to financing and financial services; and women need the appropriate entrepreneurial skills and business development services to support them.

UN Women’s work supports both the regulatory and enabling environment as well as strengthening government and other systems that will enhance skills and services of women entrepreneurs. Particular emphasis is placed on increasing and improving employment opportunities for young women across the priority sectors. UN Women works with public and private sectors to support women entrepreneurs both with financial and business development services as well as with the development of entrepreneurial skills.

Finally, UN Women also partners with other UN partners and the Government of Tanzania on ensuring that social protection safety nets are in place and the poor can also benefit from development paying specific attention to gender inequalities. UN Women’s work will be focused at the macro and meso levels to ensure that the systems being developed in these areas are responsive to women entrepreneurs’ needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Programme Coordinator, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Programme Development and Management (40%)
  • Supports the implementation of ongoing programmatic initiatives with a specific focus on the Joint Programme in Kigoma.
  • Contributes to the development of new WEE programme initiatives.
  • Supports partnership development with other UN agencies, experts, government institutions and civil society organisations ensuring timely and efficient delivery of inputs related to the assigned portfolio.
  • Supports programme/projects monitoring and evaluation according to results-based management requirements.
  1. Policy Analysis/Research (20%)
  • Supports policy analysis and research and identifies entry points for strengthening UN Women’s programming in the area of women’s economic empowerment, with a focus on the UN Joint Program in Kigoma.
  1. Inter-Agency Coordination Support (20%)
  • Supports annual reporting processes in relation to the UNDAP.
  • Participates in UNDAP II coordination meetings and in particular the Inclusive Growth, Environment and Social Protection Outcome Groups.
  • Supports collection of data and analysis and research.
  1. Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management (20%)
  • Supports relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners of the UN Joint Programme in Kigoma.
  • Collects knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices at regional and global level.
  • Participates in program monitoring visits at the field level and helps to prepare reports
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Competencies

  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender;
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

Required Skills and Experience

Type of degree: Master’s Degree in Gender, Agriculture, Development Studies, Social Sciences or related fields

Required Experience: Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in the areas of WEE in developing countries required

Experience Description:

  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

Disclaimer

The United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV) is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. 

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