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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: SC-9/SB-4, Local Service Contract - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Security and Safety
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-16

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Programme Officer  - Women, Peace and Security (WPS) for UN Women (1 Position) (Duty Station: Cotabato)

New York City (United States of America)

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.

Building on over fifteen years of experience in the area of women, peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, security sector reform and access to justice, UN Women’s Asia Pacific Regional Office has been working to ensure a gender sensitive approach to understanding and preventing violent extremism across the region.

Reporting to Programme Specialist on Women, Peace and Security (P3), the National Programme Officer will support the effective implementation of UN Women programming on women, peace and security in the Philippines, with a particular focus on preventing violent extremism.  This will entail support to the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures.  She/he will work in close collaboration with UN Women country office and regional staff, government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.     

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of women, peace and security

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives in the area of women, peace and security.

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of women, peace and security programmes

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required;
  • 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 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 women, peace and security programmes

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Provide inputs to financial reports.

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 inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to women, peace and security;
  • 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 women, peace and security.

Competencies

Key Performance Indicator:

  • 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

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

  • 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 women, peace and security with focusing on prevention of violence and extremism, and conflict-related issues

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 with at least 2 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • OR Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required with at least 4 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;

Experience:

  • Experience in the women, peace and security or prevention of violence and extremism is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Tagalog is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Disclaimer

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