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Gender Project Manager (FSM)

Pohnpei (Micronesia)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Pohnpei (Micronesia)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
    • Waste Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-08

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Background

UNDP is the development arm of the United Nations system, with offices in 180 countries. Globally, the organization employs 17,000 people and manages a budget of USD 5 billion each year. 

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Team Leader for the Inclusive Growth unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the implementation, management and monitoring of gender equality projects; provide project review updates and provide guidance to the project board on consensus management decisions.  The Project manager will provide the direction of project activities, ensures the achievement of project targets and results, plans project activities and inputs, and manages the day-to-day implementation of the project and supervises project experts and personnel. The position will have matrix reporting arrangement to the FSM government through the FSM Chief Social Affairs and will work closely with the gender development officer. S/he will work in close collaboration with the FSM government and keeps them abreast of project progress and issues. S/he also liaises closely with UNDP CO Programme and Operations Teams and maintains effective working relationships with project donors and other partners

The project exists to enhance women and girls leadership role by engaging them and the key partners in gender related policy advocacy, income generation and access to necessary small scale infrastructures working alongside traditional community leaders in sectors of importance to the communities in Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap states, which will ultimately improve women and girls agency, access and control over clean water and sanitation services, which according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are the leading causes of diarrhoea and child mortality amongst children under five.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The project generally aims to improve leadership roles of women and girls by engaging them and the key partners in gender related policy advocacy, income generation and access to necessary small scale infrastructures working alongside traditional community leaders in sectors of importance to the communities in Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap states.

The project will be involved in the following activities:

  1. Strengthening of the institutional capacity of the FSM national gender machinery;
  2. Workshops for policy planners and makers on gender;
  3. Purchasing of raw materials for women groups, youth groups and disability groups;
  4. Partnering with selected radio stations;
  5. Supporting 2 women & girls from each FSM State and 2 National reps from the National Gender Machinery;
  6. Support a Women Mock Congress
  7. Establishment of Ecological Purification system to filter community water source in the communities; Partnering with Environmental Protection Agency and also monitoring and evaluation of projects in the four states (Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap)

All activities are driven towards improving women and girls agency, access and control over clean water and sanitation services, which according to the World Health Organization (WHO), are the leading causes of diarrhoea and child mortality amongst children under five.

 

Competencies

Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery - Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Gender Issues & Analysis - Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective;

Project Management - Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals;

Relationship Management - Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationships

Results Based Management - Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results

Innovation outreach and partnerships - Ability to communicate within and at large, participate in peer communities and engage substantively

Monitoring and Evaluation - Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations

Capacity Development Ability to support partner countries' capacity to manage ODA resources effectively and harmonize with national policy and financing frameworks

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree up to a Master’s degree in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Finance, Social and Public policy, Politics, Economics

Min. years of relevant Work experience 

Minimum of 5 years of management working experience on issues relevant to FSM, developing countries in Asia pacific and preferably in advising UNDP managements and high-level government officials

Required Language(s) (at working level)

Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable

 

 

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