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Programme Analyst, Women, Peace and Security (For Lebanese Nationals ONLY)

Lebanon (Lebanon)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Lebanon (Lebanon)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Security and Safety
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Peace and Development
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-18

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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 has been working in Lebanon since 2015 to address the economic and social needs of refugees and host communities in close cooperation with the Government of Lebanon. UN Women Lebanon works on issues of women’s political participation, peace and security, economic empowerment and changing social norms around gender and masculinities.Although Lebanon stands out in the region for its cultural and religious diversity, exhibiting a complex multi-confessional society, the country continues to face challenges in dealing with the legacy of the civil war and in advancing towards a national reconciliation process that addresses the roots of continuous tensions. In November 2018, the Lebanese parliament passed the long-awaited Law 105 on Missing and Forcibly Disappeared Persons in Lebanon, which sets the basis for the establishment of an independent national commission to investigate the fate of the missing. The UN initiated a project that aims to support civil society, individual families, and national institutions in their efforts to seek the truth, foster collective remembrance and ultimately, move towards reconciliation around the legacy of the civil war. The project complements the Government of Lebanon’s National Action Plan (NAP) for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), which was endorsed in September 2019.Reporting to the Programme Coordinator and working in close cooperation with the Women Peace and Security Technical Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women Programmes in the Lebanon office by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Analyst supports the delivery of UN Women Programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. 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.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women Peace and Security

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of project proposals and initiatives related to the “Dealing with the Past: Memory for the Future” project.

Provide technical support to project implementation and management

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of project activities;
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project partners

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of project activities with partners;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the project

  • Monitor progress on project activity, results and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes.

Provide technical inputs to the management of project finances

  • Monitor budget implementation and project activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Provide inputs to financial reports;

Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  •  Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on Women Peace and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women Programmes with other partners in Lebanon

  •  Provide technical support to the Programme Coordinator and WPS Technical Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

 Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  •  Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women Peace and Security;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on Women Peace and Security.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme design
  • Timely and quality inputs to workplans and budgets
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances
  • Timely organization of events
  • Number of knowledge products developed

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:https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

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:

  • Bachelor’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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage

Experience:

  • A Bachelors’ degree with 5 years (Graduate with 3 years) of relevant 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;
  • Experience in UN System is a plus.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Computer skills, statistics, internet communication and command of MS Office

Application:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • 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. Make sure that you provide a valid email address for future communications.

Note:

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.

 

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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