UN Women: Programme Analyst - Human Rights and Violence
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.
To prevent and respond to violence against women and girls and ensure their access to quality services, UN Women Multi Country Office for the Maghreb supports national and local authorities in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia in their efforts to develop and implement laws and strategies in line with international standards. The MCO also supports capacity-development of gender equality advocates and coordinates awareness campaigns on EVAW in the Maghreb.
In addition, the MCO works with national partners to promote the leadership and political participation of women. UN Women Maghreb supports women parliamentarians to effectively influence governments for the adoption of legislations, strategies and policies that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and for the translation of Constitutional provisions into organic and ordinary laws. Gender equality advocates and their organizations can also count on the MCO’s support for their advocacy initiatives to promote women’s leadership and political participation, including through quotas.
The MCO supports the development and implementation of gender-sensitive strategies and public policies. It fosters the production and dissemination of accurate sex-disaggregated and gender-based data to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of progress in terms of gender equality, women's empowerment and the achievement of SDGs. Another important focus of the MCO consists of improving the entrepreneurial capacities of women, with the goal to enhance their sustainable livelihoods and resilience though securing their access to, control over and use of productive resources.
Reporting to the Representative of UN Women Multi-country Office for Maghreb, the Programme Analyst is responsible for coordinating the human rights and ending violence against women portfolio which includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the human rights and ending violence against women Programme/Portfolios:
- Coordinate the overall Programme/Portfolio work plan development and implementation according to Strategic Note/ programme document;
- Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the steering committee and UN Women;
- Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
- Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.
Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders:
- Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the human rights and ending violence against women Programme/Portfolio, raise potential problems and suggest solutions;
- Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives, as needed.
Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the human rights and ending violence against women Programme/Portfolios:
- Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
- Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds; conduct regular monitoring visits, as required;
- Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
- Provide inputs from human rights and ending violence against women programme activities and results to Multi Country Office reporting.
Manage people and finances of the human rights and ending violence against women programme:
- Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting;
- Monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
- Supervise Programme Associate.
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
- Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication:
- Document the programme implementation process and products;
- Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
- Coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note;
- Quality and timely reporting;
- Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
- Regular and timely monitoring of activities;
- Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated.
- 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
- Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
- Good budget and finance skills;
- Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
- Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations;
- Good analytical skills;
- Knowledge of UN programme management systems.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to thematic area;
- Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset.
- Knowledge of Atlas is an asset.
- Fluency in English and French is required;
- Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
- 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.
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.