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Programme Analyst, Women Peace and Security (WPS) Open to Egyptian Nationals and Residents only

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Security and Safety
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2019-09-24

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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.

Reporting to the Country Representative and under the guidance of the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes / Women Peace and Security (WPS) in Egypt CO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation 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, 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 WPS

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the WPS 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.

3. 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 WPS programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

4. 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.

5. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the WPS programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Supervise Programme Associates and Assistant, if and when required.

6. 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.

7.Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on WPS to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

8. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to WPS;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on WPS.

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

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:

  • 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:

  • 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 Women Peace and Security is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirenments:

  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic required. 
  • Knowledge of another UN working language will be an asset.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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