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Programme Specialist, Latin America and the aribbean

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-18

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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.

 

Under the supervision of the Chief - Political Analysis and Programme Development Unit the Programme Specialist is responsible for providing political and regional analysis, support partnerships building at field levels, link the normative processes in New York to field operations, resource mobilization and knowledge management. 

The Programme Division (PD) sets the standards, assures the quality of program design, and provides guidance to country level programme work of UN Women, as well as supports the coordination role of UN Women at regional and country level. It supports the effective use of results based management and reporting across the organization. It also manages global Trust funds, and Global Programmes, and it provides technical capacity to countries on request, including a humanitarian response capacity.

The Political Analysis and Programme Development Unit (PAPDU) provide strategic analysis and support business development within a regional context to enable UN Women to better support localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and high quality programme development and mobilization of non-core resources. The PAPD also bridges UN Women’s field level initiatives with headquarters, particularly with the Office of the Executive Director (EDO) and the Strategic Partnership, Coordination and Intergovernmental Support Bureau. It specifically supports the EDO with regional political analysis, and correspondence to position UN Women’s mandate. The PAPDU also ensures that UN Women promotes South-South cooperation and cross-regional coordination.
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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.

 

Under the supervision of the Chief - Political Analysis and Programme Development Unit the Programme Specialist is responsible for providing political and regional analysis, support partnerships building at field levels, link the normative processes in New York to field operations, resource mobilization and knowledge management. 

The Programme Division (PD) sets the standards, assures the quality of program design, and provides guidance to country level programme work of UN Women, as well as supports the coordination role of UN Women at regional and country level. It supports the effective use of results based management and reporting across the organization. It also manages global Trust funds, and Global Programmes, and it provides technical capacity to countries on request, including a humanitarian response capacity.

The Political Analysis and Programme Development Unit (PAPDU) provide strategic analysis and support business development within a regional context to enable UN Women to better support localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) and high quality programme development and mobilization of non-core resources. The PAPD also bridges UN Women’s field level initiatives with headquarters, particularly with the Office of the Executive Director (EDO) and the Strategic Partnership, Coordination and Intergovernmental Support Bureau. It specifically supports the EDO with regional political analysis, and correspondence to position UN Women’s mandate. The PAPDU also ensures that UN Women promotes South-South cooperation and cross-regional coordination.
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Provide substantive political and regional analysis for Latin America and the Carribbean


  • Provide regional context, and political insights to strategic analysis process including Strategic Notes UNSDCFs, (SNs)/Annual Workplans (AWPs) and UN Women’s corporate Strategic Plan;
  • Stay abreast of regional political developments, gender equality issues (GE Issues), and cross-regional trends; 
  • Support the inputs to UN Women senior management participation in the SG’s Executive Committee as relevant for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Provide substantive programme development support to Country Offices (COs) and Regional Offices (Ros) with a focus on Latin America and the Carribbean

  • Provide substantive support to COs/ROs on UN Women’s engagement in the UN Development Cooperation Frameworks -  UNSDCF and support the internal UN Women support facility;
  • Provide substantive support to COs/ROs on programme development [concept notes, programme documents etc.] at regional and country levels to mobilize resource and grow UN Women’s programmes at field level;
  • Provide technical support and advice to field offices in their programming on localization of the SDGs;
  • Provide technical support to COs/ROs on the integration of normative and inter-governmental commitments (CSW Agreed Conclusions, UPR, GA resolutions, HLPF voluntary reports) in field-level programming and advocacy to ensure;
  • Guide and support offices in UN Joint Programme design and implementation;
  • In close collaboration with UN Women’s innovation team, support COs/RO to advance innovation as part of the programming processes and approaches;
  • Support the operationalization of key recommendations from corporate evaluation linked to strategic programme development;
  • In collaboration with PSMU, identify programme support needs at COs/ROs and provide and capacity building and programme support to COs/ROs to accelerate programme and business development; 
  • Promote inter-agency coordination on programming, in line with the QCPR on the development of joint programming, including the FPIs;
  • In close coordination with UN Women’s UN System Coordination Division, provide technical support to COs/ROs in carrying out their coordination function at country level as well as at regional level to ensure their full contribution through the UNDG Regional Directors teams.
  • Support and advise COs/RO with the translation and incorporation of Headquarter (HQ) driven campaigns into programme development and link UN Women’s programming to normative frameworks;
Build and maintain partnerships and establish and maintain and inter-agency collaboration


  • Represent and engage with HQ based inter-agency task forces, committees and initiatives to ensure that UN Women issues are considered in development planning and formulation;
  • Represent and engage to position UN Women’s programmes in IATFs, ITFS, HQ-based inter-agency coordination and crisis mechanisms thematic trends, from the respective of regions/countries so that policy direction and guidelines respond appropriately to demand from the countries; 
  • Liaise and engage with Permanent Missions within the region to disseminate information on UN Women’s programming and to discuss partnerships; 
  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships with emerging partners’ i.e., academia, faith-based organizations, youth groups etc.;
  • Provide timely analysis to COs/ROs on resource mobilization opportunities at Headquarters level and on support liaison with member states to enhance programme growth at the field level.

Lead Cross-regional collaboration and knowledge management 

  • Collect and disseminate best practices on programming at regional and country levels, and contribute to UN Women’s knowledge management efforts;
  • Develop and dissemination of gender-sensitive tools and methodologies for efficient and effective development programmes;
  • Develop and maintain global, regional and national knowledge networks and practices on innovative programming and approaches at field level;
  • Work closely with the COs/RO and Headquarter-based Divisions to facilitate South-South and Triangular Cooperation and advocacy efforts in UN Women’s programming;
  • Promote intra and cross-regional programme collaboration and knowledge management;
  • Work with PSMU to provide oversight and operational support to COs/RO, including addressing audit observations, when needed to ensure business continuity;
  • In close coordination with UN Women’s Coordination Division and SPPEU, share appropriate tools, mechanisms and practices in support of enhanced coordination efforts and linkages with regional staff. 
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Provide substantive political and regional analysis for Latin America and the Carribbean


  • Provide regional context, and political insights to strategic analysis process including Strategic Notes UNSDCFs, (SNs)/Annual Workplans (AWPs) and UN Women’s corporate Strategic Plan;
  • Stay abreast of regional political developments, gender equality issues (GE Issues), and cross-regional trends; 
  • Support the inputs to UN Women senior management participation in the SG’s Executive Committee as relevant for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Provide substantive programme development support to Country Offices (COs) and Regional Offices (Ros) with a focus on Latin America and the Carribbean

  • Provide substantive support to COs/ROs on UN Women’s engagement in the UN Development Cooperation Frameworks -  UNSDCF and support the internal UN Women support facility;
  • Provide substantive support to COs/ROs on programme development [concept notes, programme documents etc.] at regional and country levels to mobilize resource and grow UN Women’s programmes at field level;
  • Provide technical support and advice to field offices in their programming on localization of the SDGs;
  • Provide technical support to COs/ROs on the integration of normative and inter-governmental commitments (CSW Agreed Conclusions, UPR, GA resolutions, HLPF voluntary reports) in field-level programming and advocacy to ensure;
  • Guide and support offices in UN Joint Programme design and implementation;
  • In close collaboration with UN Women’s innovation team, support COs/RO to advance innovation as part of the programming processes and approaches;
  • Support the operationalization of key recommendations from corporate evaluation linked to strategic programme development;
  • In collaboration with PSMU, identify programme support needs at COs/ROs and provide and capacity building and programme support to COs/ROs to accelerate programme and business development; 
  • Promote inter-agency coordination on programming, in line with the QCPR on the development of joint programming, including the FPIs;
  • In close coordination with UN Women’s UN System Coordination Division, provide technical support to COs/ROs in carrying out their coordination function at country level as well as at regional level to ensure their full contribution through the UNDG Regional Directors teams.
  • Support and advise COs/RO with the translation and incorporation of Headquarter (HQ) driven campaigns into programme development and link UN Women’s programming to normative frameworks;
Build and maintain partnerships and establish and maintain and inter-agency collaboration


  • Represent and engage with HQ based inter-agency task forces, committees and initiatives to ensure that UN Women issues are considered in development planning and formulation;
  • Represent and engage to position UN Women’s programmes in IATFs, ITFS, HQ-based inter-agency coordination and crisis mechanisms thematic trends, from the respective of regions/countries so that policy direction and guidelines respond appropriately to demand from the countries; 
  • Liaise and engage with Permanent Missions within the region to disseminate information on UN Women’s programming and to discuss partnerships; 
  • Identify opportunities for new partnerships with emerging partners’ i.e., academia, faith-based organizations, youth groups etc.;
  • Provide timely analysis to COs/ROs on resource mobilization opportunities at Headquarters level and on support liaison with member states to enhance programme growth at the field level.

Lead Cross-regional collaboration and knowledge management 

  • Collect and disseminate best practices on programming at regional and country levels, and contribute to UN Women’s knowledge management efforts;
  • Develop and dissemination of gender-sensitive tools and methodologies for efficient and effective development programmes;
  • Develop and maintain global, regional and national knowledge networks and practices on innovative programming and approaches at field level;
  • Work closely with the COs/RO and Headquarter-based Divisions to facilitate South-South and Triangular Cooperation and advocacy efforts in UN Women’s programming;
  • Promote intra and cross-regional programme collaboration and knowledge management;
  • Work with PSMU to provide oversight and operational support to COs/RO, including addressing audit observations, when needed to ensure business continuity;
  • In close coordination with UN Women’s Coordination Division and SPPEU, share appropriate tools, mechanisms and practices in support of enhanced coordination efforts and linkages with regional staff. 
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The key results directly impact on the overall effectiveness of UN Women’s Senior Management to position UN Women's mandate and our work and to accelerate resource mobilization and programme development\:

  • Quality inputs to programme development, reports, presentations, and other high quality materials;
  • Quality inputs into trainings and tools to increase programme capacity of field offices;
  • Quality support which leads to increased resources mobilized and partnerships;
  • Innovation is mainstreamed in UN Women’s programming;
  • Timely and quality collection of information which leads to relevant programme development
 

 

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1.     

The key results directly impact on the overall effectiveness of UN Women’s Senior Management to position UN Women's mandate and our work and to accelerate resource mobilization and programme development\:

  • Quality inputs to programme development, reports, presentations, and other high quality materials;
  • Quality inputs into trainings and tools to increase programme capacity of field offices;
  • Quality support which leads to increased resources mobilized and partnerships;
  • Innovation is mainstreamed in UN Women’s programming;
  • Timely and quality collection of information which leads to relevant programme development
 

 

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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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies\: http\://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf 



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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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies\: http\://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf 



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FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES


  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Excellent knowledge in thematic area
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising

Education\:


Master`s degree (or equivalent) in development related disciplines, economics or public policy or other social science fields.  


Experience\:


7 years of extensive development programme experience, including in gender equality and women’s rights at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programs.


Language Requirements\:


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish  is an asset.


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FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES


  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Excellent knowledge in thematic area
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising

Education\:


Master`s degree (or equivalent) in development related disciplines, economics or public policy or other social science fields.  


Experience\:


7 years of extensive development programme experience, including in gender equality and women’s rights at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programs.


Language Requirements\:


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish  is an asset.


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