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Programme Analyst

Ankara (Turkey)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Ankara (Turkey)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-10

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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.

UN Women maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia region, covering 12 countries, with programme presence in Kosovo[1], Serbia, Tajikistan and North Macedonia; and country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine. The adoption of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), and the fact that countries have to harmonize national legislation with the EU’s acquis as part of the accession process, has created an opportunity to step up UN Women’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) capacity to bring a regional perspective to human rights-based programming in relation to national, regional and international agreements, and the European Union (EU) normative frameworks for accession countries related to gender equality discrimination, and in particular, on ending violence against women in Western Balkans and Turkey.

Implementing norms, changing minds” is a UN Women regional programme, which aims to support a reduction in discrimination and violence against women and girls in the Western Balkans - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia – and Turkey, anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Istanbul Convention, and also in alignment with European Union accession standards.  The programme is funded by the European Commission under IPA II. The programme supports the development of an enabling legislative and policy environment on eliminating violence against women and all forms of discrimination; promotes favorable social norms and attitudes to prevent gender discrimination and violence against women; and pursues empowering women and girls (including those from disadvantaged groups) who have experienced discrimination or violence to advocate for and use available, accessible, and quality services. The programme channels its interventions through and to women’s organizations, with an emphasis on those working with women from disadvantaged groups.

Reporting to the Regional Programme Manager, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programme “Implementing norms, changing minds in the RO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  The Programme Analyst 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.  The Programme Analyst 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.     

* For the European Union, this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. For UN Women, references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

Duties and Responsibilities

1.       Contribute technically to the development of the regional programme strategies

·         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 regional 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 reports;

·         Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

3.       Provide technical assistance and capacity development to programme partners

·         Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities;

·         Maintain relationships with partners to support implementation and expansion of the regional programme;

·         Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate 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;

·         Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

5.       Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of finances of the regional programme

·         Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;

·         Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;

·         Provide timely response to RO requests to resolve financial data issues related to the ECA Regional EVAW programme;

·         Oversee that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas; travel claims and other entitlements are duly processed;

·         Follow-up on timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, matching exceptions, unapproved vouchers;

·         Provide administrative support in monitoring budget preparation and the finances of projects; including the finalization of FACE forms

·         Provide timely response to RO requests to resolve financial data issues related to the ECA Regional EVAW programme;

·         Provide technical guidance to the team and executing agencies on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances; 

·         Prepare information for the audit of programme and support implementation of audit recommendations;

·         Tracking and reporting on mobilized resources;

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 and budget proposals

7.       Provide administrative and logistical support to the Regional EVAW Programme:

·         Provide administrative support in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;

·         Undertake all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for organization for meetings, workshops, events, and missions;

·         Make travel arrangements for the team, including travel requisitions and claims.

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 and EU standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Timely process of payments to vendors and advances and liquidations to partners

 

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

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 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;
  • Demonstrated experience in providing financial and budget support to programmes/projects is an asset;
  • Experience in the in managing/implementing EC funded projects/initiatives is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience at developing detailed reports for donors in an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting more than one office simultaneously is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is 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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