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UN Women: Programme Management Specialist

amman

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.

UN Women Jordan Country Office supports the Government of Jordan to implement global norms and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment; promotes women’s economic empowerment; and implements a resilience and empowerment model for Syrian refugee women and vulnerable Jordanian women. The country office will soon begin implementation of a new Strategic Note for the period 2018-2022 and will prioritize coherence and interlinkages across its projects and activities under these three pillars. This will require effective implementation, monitoring and reporting on progress and results and coordination with key stakeholders in government, civil society and the international community.

Under the supervision of the P4 Recovery Specialist, the Programme Management Specialist is responsible for managing the implementation, monitoring and reporting of projects for the Jordan Country Office, including providing technical support to the implementation of the projects, managing the monitoring and reporting of projects, overseeing and guiding people and budget management for the programme team, building partnerships and providing support in developing resource mobilization strategies, and managing knowledge building efforts.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support to the implementation of projects:

  • Review programme annual work plans to assure compliance with UN Women programme goals and results-based indicators;
  • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
  • Draft reports on activities, outputs and outcomes; and compile information in preparations of country office donor and UN Women reports;
  • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
  • Manage programme quality control and identification of potential challenges;
  • Align programme activities with operations team in close liaison with Operations Manager;
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners, as necessary.

Manage the monitoring and reporting for projects:

  • Recommend and establish programme monitoring standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing progress/results;
  • Manage the monitoring of mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators;
  • Coordinate the process of gathering information and preparing progress reports on programme implementation; prepare technical reports;
  • Prepare programme team for audits and monitor implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Provide training on results-based management to office staff, as necessary.

Oversee and guide people and budget management for the projects:

  • Lead a team, perform staff performance reviews, ensure capacity development of staff members by suggesting development opportunities;
  • Monitor and analyze financial situation on the portfolios and projects to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results;
  • Ensure effective information flow, communication and coordination across the office, between programmes, projects and operations, and with other UN Women offices and units.

Manage knowledge building efforts:

  • Manage the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the programme and contribute to their global dissemination.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Programme team workplans and budgets are developed and implemented in line with Strategic Note and Jordan country office work plans;
  • Programme team adhere to UN Women’s Rules, Regulations, policies and procedures, using a results based management approach;
  • Programmes are implemented according to workplan and budget;
  • Regular monitoring of programmes, issues/deviations are raised in a timely manner;
  • Timely and quality reporting and regular dissemination and sharing of information, including best practices/ lessons learned.

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:

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, including programme design, programme coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • At least 2 years of experience in managing and implementing gender related programmes;
  • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing;
  • Experience in leading teams effectively is an asset.
  • Experience in women, peace and security is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
  • Working 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.

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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: amman
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-21

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