Programme Analyst – Regional Programme Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business
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 partnership with ILO and European Commission, UN Women is proposing the regional programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. The action will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.
The Programme will be implemented in 6 Latin American and Caribbean countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Uruguay. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of UN Women Brazil CO.
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator, the Regional Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of the “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” Programme by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he leads the project support staff located in the implementing countries and works in close collaboration with the operations and programme teams in the Regional Office, Country Office, Multi Country Office, Programme Presence Offices and UN Women HQ for resolving together complex programme and financial-related issues.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute technically to the development of the Regional Programme Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business strategies
- Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of partnership proposals and initiatives related to the Regional Programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business”
2. Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Regional Programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business”
- Provide inputs to the overall annual workplan and budget of the Regional Programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” as required;
- Coordinate and monitor implementation of “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” country level and regional activities and assist the Regional Programme Coordinator in the organization of regular meetings aimed to assess work progress, discussion of challenges and constraints;
- Flag in a timely way issues of strategic concern and seek the Regional Project Coordinator advice in finding appropriate solutions;
- Provide technical inputs to design programme initiatives of the Win-Win Regional Programme translating UN Women’s priorities into local interventions and ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches;
- 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 partners financial and narrative reports;
- Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
- Provide technical support to implementing partners as well as consultants and collaborators, towards the achievement of intended results, following results based management principles;
- Review studies, analysis and consultancies that are commissioned by the project and troubleshoot as needed;
3. Provide financial and operational support to the project
- Monitor expenditure to ensure it is in accordance with the project document and project work plans and that accounting records and supporting documents are properly kept;
- Prepare budget revisions when required;
- Coordinate the preparation of Procurement Plans of the Regional Programme.
- Draft Terms of reference as needed. Supervises and evaluates the service provider’s performance in delivering required outputs;
4. Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
- Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
- Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
- Participate in meetings with stakeholders and project partners, at different events and initiatives in accordance with the Regional Programme Coordinator;
- Provide technical support for the establishment of advocacy networks at national and regional levels
5. Provide technical inputs to inter-agency and multi-partners coordination related to the Regional Programme to achieve coherence and alignment
- Provide technical support to facilitate the collaborative relationships with other UN agencies, experts, government counterparts ensuring timely and efficient delivery of inputs related to assigned portfolio;
- Provide technical support to maintain relationships with the EU Delegation, ILO, Global Compact and IDB, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
6. Provide reporting support to the project
- Provide inputs for the elaboration of the Project Progress Report (progress against planned activities and expenditures);
- Work in close collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation to compile data and information for reports for the Regional Programme Coordinator;
7. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
- Collects knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices.
- Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Regional Programme;
- Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
- Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
- Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products related to the Regional Programme
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
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- 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
- Development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights
- Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects
- Good understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues
- Knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches
- Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies
- Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Economics, Gender and human rights related disciplines, Social Sciences or related field.
- Minimum 1 years of relevant experience at the national or international level with development projects preferably including some experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
- Experience in gender equality and women`s economic empowerment
- Fluency in Spanish and English is required.
- Knowledge of other UN official language is an asset.
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.
In accordance with Staff Rule 4.7, posts in the General Service (GS) and National Officer (NO) categories are subject to local recruitment. GS and NO posts shall be filled, as far as possible, by persons recruited within the country and residing within commuting distance of each office.
National Officers must hold citizenship of the country in which the duty station for which they are recruited is located. If an applicant for a GS or NO position has dual nationality and is selected for the post, the nationality of the country where the position is established will be recognized for the purposes of the UN.
***For this position the candidate must have Brazilian Nationality.