UN Women: Programme Analyst, Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund
- Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
- Location: Geneva
- Grade: Junior level - P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
- Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
- Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
- Project and Programme Management
- Peace and Development
- Closing Date: 2023-03-29
The duration of the assignment is until 13 April 2024. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment; subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.
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 Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) is a partnership between the United Nations, Member States, and civil society, which supports women-led and women’s rights organizations working to build peace and provide humanitarian response throughout the world. Since the end of 2016, the WPHF has supported over 600 civil society organizations and is present in 28 countries.
UN Women hosts the Secretariat of the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund. The WPHF Secretariat provides support to the Funding Board, mobilizes resources from Governments, companies, foundations and individuals, designs funding windows and mechanisms, provides day-to-day support to Country Offices implementing WPHF programmes, and ensures timely and quality monitoring and reporting. The Secretariat’s mandate is also to strengthen stakeholders’ knowledge of and engagement with women, peace and security issues through proper internal and external communications, advocacy and outreach. Finally, the Secretariat provides knowledge management services for the WPHF, and manages the Community of Practice (CoP) for WPHF partners and grantees.
Under the direct supervision of the WPHF Programme Coordinator (P3), the Programme Analyst facilitates the implementation and management of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of women, peace and security and humanitarian action and provides substantive inputs to the Fund’s advocacy, knowledge building, reporting and partnerships. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the WPHF programmes and operations team as well as with Management Entities in countries and civil society, ensuring successful programme implementation of the portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute technically to the development of funding allocations and initiatives of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of women, peace, security and humanitarian action.
- Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of funding allocations and funding initiatives under the Fund’s Regular Funding Cycle, including the Spotlight Initiative and the Funding Initiative on Forced Displacement;
- Identify areas for support and intervention related to funding allocations and initiatives under the Fund’s Regular Funding Cycle;
- Provide substantive inputs to the development of the Fund’s women in climate security portfolio.
2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of women, peace, security and humanitarian action.
- Support the coordination of Calls for Proposals, including the organization of information sessions and materials for prospective applicants;
- Review and evaluate proposals from prospective applicants, including longlisting and shortlisting;
- Support the monitoring the implementation of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean;
3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support in the implementation of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of women, peace, security and humanitarian action.
- Provide technical support to Management Entities in the implementation of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Maintain relationships with Management Entities to support the implementation of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Identify opportunities for capacity building and trainings for partners, including through the Fund’s Community of Practice and Learning Hub.
4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of women, peace, security and humanitarian action.
- Monitor progress of implementation of grants and track finances of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Draft reports on monitoring missions, country results and portfolio results;
- Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of WPHF reports, donor reports, and ad-hoc reporting.
5. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and partnerships of the Fund’s portfolio in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean in the area of women, peace, security and humanitarian action.
- Develop relevant documentation such as background documents, briefs, project summaries, presentations, and speeches on the Fund’s work in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Coordinate and organize meetings, events, and knowledge products on the Fund’s work in Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean;
- Participate in meetings and public information events with partners and stakeholders, as delegated.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Timely and quality inputs to programme development
- Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note
- Timely and quality technical assistance
- Quality and timely inputs to reporting
- Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
- Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- 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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
- 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 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.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation.
- Work experience with programmes implemented in one or more of the following regions is required: Europe, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Experience in programmes or policy related to women, peace and security and humanitarian action is required.
- Experience with global and complex multi-partner funds and programmes is required.
- Fluency in English is required
- Knowledge of Spanish is an asset
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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.
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