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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-24

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Programme Analyst-National Planning & Budgeting

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)

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 uses GRB globally to promote accountability for gender equality. Accordingly, one of the key priorities of UN Women Ethiopia is ensuring that there is a national Gender Responsive Planning and Budgeting System in Ethiopia.  For this reason, UN Women Ethiopia has been working with MoFEC and the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs since 2012 in promoting GRB through the programme “Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality” through which remarkable results have been achieved with potential for upscaling and replication.

In the National Planning impact area of the Strategic note for 2017-2020, UN Women aims to contribute to the institutionalization and securing of predictable and sustainable financing for GEWE to ensure that the GEWE commitments are achieved within GTP II, and the SDGs. The Program will support strengthening of systems and accountability mechanisms to track financing, monitoring and reporting on GEWE Goals. Working with Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, select Sector Ministries and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, focus areas of work will include; institutionalization of the Gender Levelling Tool, institutionalizing gender responsive public finance management; strengthening capacities on gender responsive planning and budgeting, enhancing capacity of National Women Machinery to track and report on GEWE Goals at national, and global levels, promoting South-South cooperation and exchange of knowledge and best practices, strengthening capacity of the Central Statistical Agency to collect and analyze data from a gender perspective,  and supporting the National Planning Commission to lead and coordinate the domestication and popularization of the SDGs. CSOs will be supported to provide to strengthen their oversight roles in ensuring local level budgeting and planning responds to the needs of rural women.

Reporting to Programme Specialist- , the Programme Analyst exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.  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.     

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of National Planning and Budgeting
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
  1. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the National Planning and Budgeting 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.
  1. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the National Planning and Budgeting programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.
  1. 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.
  1. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the National planning and Budgeting programme
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  1. 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.
  1. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on National Planning and Budging to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
  1. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to National Planning and Budgeting;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on National Planning and budging.

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:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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 technical area
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising

Required Skills and Experience

Education & Certification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field 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.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage

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 in the National Planning and Budging is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and Amharic is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of another local language is an asset

Disclaimer

UNWOMEN is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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