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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Juba
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Democratic Governance
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-27

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UN Women: Programme Analyst, Governance and Leadership

Juba (South Sudan)

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.

About the Position

Reporting to Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the South Sudan Country Office 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.     

UN Women is implementing a Project, ‘Transformational Leadership Skills Building to Promote Women’s Effective Representation and Participation in Political and Peacebuilding Decision-Making Structures’ in partnership with the National Transformational Leadership Institute.  The National Transformational Leadership Institute (NTLI) was established through the technical and financial support of UN Women in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and the University of Juba. Since 2014, UN Women has continued to provide technical and logistical support to the NTLI, initially towards the development of the curriculum and training materials and the training of its core facilitators. After the official launching of the institute in February 2016, UN Women has continued providing support to roll-out the programmes of the institute. UN Women is represented on the NTLI Steering Committee and the Board of Trustees. The Project is to support the strengthening of the NTLI through ongoing capacity building/technical and financial support, research, outreach and monitoring of training activities and trainees. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Governance and Leadership:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Capacity Building of Partner/s and their 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.
  • Support the organizing of all planned Transformational Leadership Training, including tailor made modules development, assessments and identification of participants, post TL training assessments.

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 Gender, Peace and Humanitarian advocacy programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners 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 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.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Responsible Parties programme & Projects:

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.

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.

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country:

  • Provide substantive technical support to the UN Women South Sudan office on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to UN Women Programme;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.

Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products.

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. 

Competencies

Core values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

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:

  • 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 Resource Mobilization and reporting.

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.

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 of working in the conflict countries is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Languages:

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

Application:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Note:

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.

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.
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