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Programme Analyst, Women’s Economic Empowerment - Kimbe

Kimbe (Papua New Guinea)

  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Kimbe (Papua New Guinea)
  • Grade: SB-4 (SC8/SC9), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Economics
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-23

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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.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals calls for gender equality and social inclusion to be fully integrated into any development effort. In Papua New Guinea, UN Women works towards promoting efficient, well-built and well-maintained market infrastructure that fosters inclusive growth for all people and ensure the dividends of economic growth are equitably shared. Infrastructure is too often considered to be gender-neutral, but infrastructure projects do no benefit men and women equally. Infrastructure can either enhance or limit the opportunities of its users.

Market infrastructure development need to promote women’s safety, promote their business, and offer avenues for business expansion and growth. Gender equality dimensions to consider when developing markets include differences in terms of who can safely and readily access the markets and income generating opportunities it creates; risks for communities near the markets; and representation of women in marketplace authorities or governing bodies. Infrastructure should enhance the experiences of its users, and markets must be built with the end in mind. In PNG, markets are dominated by women, yet they are least likely to be involved in the development or construction of a market, nor in the management and operational functions.  

UN Women Papua New Guinea has been working in building and strengthen market governance and women’s livelihood activities in markets for over 10 years. UN Women supports markets in 11 provinces in the country. This work is delivered through the UN Women Safe and Prosperous Districts (SPD) Programme. 

The Safe and Prosperous Districts Programme comprises two components; the first aspect involves infrastructure, ensuring that it is gender responsive and caters for the needs of women, who are majority of those who use the space. The second component involves social and economic interventions to strengthen market governance and management as well equip market vendors with skills, tools and knowledge to enhance their economic potentials in markets and increase their access and control over their income.  

Reporting to the Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Country 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

1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment.

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to Women’s Economic Empowerment.

2. Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the programmes under the Women’s Economic Empowerment impact area.

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required.
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of programme 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.

3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project/programme partners.

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of programme activities with partners.
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate 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 on programme 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.

5. Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of programme under the Women’s Economic Empowerment impact area.

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required.
  • Provide inputs to financial reports.
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.

6. 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.

7. Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on Women’s Economic Empowerment to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country.

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

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

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women’s Economic Empowerment.
  • 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’s Economic Empowerment.

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

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Women’s Economic Empowerment 

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Studies, Economics, Agribusiness 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 3 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience working on gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
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