Programme Analyst - Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia – WeEmpowerAsia (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
New Delhi (India)
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 2015, on 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted unanimously the Resolution 70/1 Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of the agenda, as numerous goals and targets address structural barriers to achieve equal rights and opportunities between women and men, girls and boys.
One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment and active engagement of the corporate sector. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 1 (Poverty Reduction), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).
About 90 per cent of jobs in the world are in the private sector. This represents a huge potential to implement transformative actions in the world of work and social responsibility in favour of women, benefiting the whole society. There is an increasing consciousness, interest and commitment of private and public sector companies on the value and benefits of gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and its role to achieve it.
UN Women - in partnership with the European Commission is proposing the regional programme “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia – WeEmpower Asia” 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 programme 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 guiding platform will be the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe.
Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in selected Asia countries, the project will promote business opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women-owned enterprises in Asia and their business relations with Europe, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender-sensitive business culture and practices. The programme will cover seven countries: India, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of UN Women Region Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).
Reporting to the India Country Programme Manager for WeEmpowerAsia, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of WeEmpower Asia programmes at the country level by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by supporting the monitoring and implementation of the country-level activities 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 and external partners, including private sector, women organisations, civil society, UN partners, government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society to ensure ensuring successful programme implementation at the country level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the country-level implementation of the Regional Programme, "Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia" (WeEmpower Asia)
- Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
- Support 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;
- Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme, particularly private sector engagement and WEPs signatories and implementation at the country level;
- 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 at the country level
- Support the Country Programme Manager in monitoring progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
- Provide substantive inputs to reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
- Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports;
- Support the Country Programme manager in monitoring budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary.
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;
- Coordinate UN Women’s efforts to promote WEE with particular focus on WEPs and private sector engagement to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes at the country level.
Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts at the country level
- Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to WEE and private sector engagement;
- Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
- Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on WEE and private sector engagement.
Provide advanced administrative and financial support to the country-level programme
- Monitors the budget utilization and implementation in lieu with the work plan and the signed agreement;
- Ensures that expenditure is in accordance with the project document and project work plans and that accounting records and supporting documents are properly kept;
- Provide advanced administrative support and inputs in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;
- Creates projects in Atlas, prepares budget revisions, revises project award and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close of projects;
- Produce detailed financial reports in line with EU/donor requirements;
- Ensure full compliance with UN/UN Women rules, regulations, and policies of financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and follow-up on audit recommendations; implementation of effective internal controls, proper functioning of a client-oriented financial resources management system;
- Support in meeting organization arrangement and preparation (budget preparation, venue selection and administration for the meetings such as send out and track invitation letters, organize travel of participants, prepare meeting documents and provide pre/post session logistical and administrative support for the meetings);
- Support in Procurement contracts for goods and services i.e. production of publication, maintain record of procurement documentation for audit purpose (request for RFP/RFQ, assessment, creation of contract and contract amendment, process payment);
- Support the recruitment of national consultants; maintain record of recruitment documentation for audit purpose (advertising of vacancies, reviewing candidate applications, and all administrative aspects of the recruitment, archiving and maintaining records and liaising with the relevant unit to ensure appointments are achieved as planned);
- Support travel arrangements of programme staff and consultants (pre-post mission preparation, ticket reservation, visa preparation, process allowance and reimbursement);
- Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas. Maintain programme unit files and documentation.
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.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- 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 technical area
- Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising
- Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
- Ability to provide input to business process re-engineering, elaboration and implementation of new data management systems;
- Excellent financial and budgeting skills;
- Excellent IT skills.
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.
- A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
- Experience in the women’s economic empowerment and private sector engagement is an asset;
- Experience in coordinating and liaising with government, private sector partners, women entrepreneurs and women-owned business and/or donors, particularly EU is an asset.
- Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages;
- Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;
- Experience in in administration or programme management/support.
- Fluency in English and Hindi is required;
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
Application Information: Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
- All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
- 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;
- UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
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.