Project Analyst – Funding and Learning Initiative for Girls in Higher Education and Skills Training (FLIGHT) (Open to Indian Nationals Only)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :16-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
02-Aug-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)
Expected Duration of Assignment :One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)

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.


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.

Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,UN Women is currently implementing a programme called Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE), which is aimed at empowerment of the most marginalized women and girls who, owing to poverty and gender-based discrimination, have been denied access to opportunities at an early age.

The programme undertakes a holistic approach to empowerment using the pathways of learning, employment and entrepreneurship. The SCE programme enables and offers women and girls opportunities to (1) re-enter or pursue formal education, (2) undertake vocational education, (3) receive entrepreneurship, digital, and professional training and skills, and (4) find potential employment. SCE offers a comprehensive solution by adopting a holistic approach, leveraging partnerships at all levels, using innovative pedagogies and finance to achieve its objective.

During the course of implementation of the SCE programme, experiences of women and girls has highlighted that finding job opportunities were restricted due to the lack of degrees and/or diplomas from higher education/training institutes, lack of employable skills (domain and transferable skills) and lack of entrepreneurship opportunities.

To respond to this challenge UN Women is implementing  FLIGHT to create a cadre of skilled women, who have completed their higher education and are ready to gainfully participate in the formal and digital economy. This project will be implemented for a duration of three years – March 2021 to February 2024 in the Greater Metropolitan Region- Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Thane, Palghar & Raigad in Maharashtra. By the end of three years, approximately 750 women and girls will pursue their higher education to attain a degrees and/or technical education post schooling along with attaining employable skills for gainful employment. Further, about 5000 girls and their parents will be sensitized on gender equality and women empowerment.

Reporting to Country Programme Manager, Second Chance Education, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of FLIGHT by providing substantive inputs to project design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  S/he (a) guides and facilitates the delivery of the project by monitoring results achieved during implementation, and  (b)ensures appropriate application of systems and procedures, and (c) develops enhancements if necessary.  She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, program donor, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of the project.


Duties and Responsibilities

        Contribute technically to the development of project strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the project.

        Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Project:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget of the Project;
  • Lead the implementation of project 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 and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

       Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project partners:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of project activities like  - programme management, coordination, financial and narrative reporting,
  • Maintain relationships with national and state partners to support implementation and expansion of the project;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

       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;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results , outputs and outcomes;
  • Prepare donor reports, quarterly and annual reports  for the project and provide substantive inputs to the UN Women reports.

       Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the project:

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;

      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, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

     Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on FLIGHT to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with        other partners in the country:

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

     Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to the project;
  • Coordinate and organize, and implement advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on the project.

    Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to project strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of project results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.


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
  • Good knowledge of technical areas like – Women’s Economic Empowerment, gender and education, Programme Management and coordination.
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the thematic area is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of local language is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application Information: Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
  • 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.
  • Applications received after the close date will not be accepted.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.



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