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Gender and Governance Analyst
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-9|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||2 years|
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.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and was established to coordinate and accelerate the attainment of the rights of women globally. UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life and supports the formulation and implementation of policies, global standards and norms at both regional and national levels that seek to enhance gender equality and inclusive governance.
The Constitution of Kenya has clearly articulated Kenya’s constitutional commitments to gender equality and empowerment of women. Achieving gender parity in all spheres of life and the actualization of gender responsive laws, policies and planning is expected to empower women on their economic, social, and political rights and make progress towards achieving gender equality. The progressive rights-based Kenya Constitution 2010 provides the legal framework for the Government to fulfill basic rights, and for marginalized and vulnerable groups, especially women and children, to claim their rights. The promulgation of the 2010 Constitution in Kenya ushered in a new dispensation for women’s representation. However, political participation of women in decision making remains a major challenge, which compounds gender inequality in all spheres of life. There is a wide range of factors that contribute to the continuing underrepresentation of women in political leadership as well as the limited substantive influence for those in office. These factors include a failure to fully implement affirmative action provisions in the Constitution, the Political Parties Act 2011, and other legal frameworks; engrained patriarchy and socio-cultural bias against women; insufficient funding for women candidates; and low levels of preparedness by women candidates. Inadequate or complete lack of adequate training and knowledge building remains the most critical challenge that face women seeking for political office. More structured training efforts are therefore needed to address the bottlenecks to women participation in political leadership, especially in capacity development to compete effectively and successfully in national and county political elections.
In response, UN Women is implementing a project on Enhancing Women’s Participation in Political leadership and Decision-Making grounded on 3 impact areas, i) Women in decision making, ii) Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG), and iii) Women Peace and Security (WPS), premised on electoral cycle.
The Programme seek to increase participation and representation of women in political leadership and decision making in Kenya, enhanced capacity of targeted women to participate in politics and decision-making processes, strengthened capacities of women right organizations and key stakeholders to prevent and respond to Violence against women in politics (VAWP). Further, the project seeks to improve environment, reduced social norms, and gender barriers that exclude women from political participation and decision making.
The Democratic Governance (DG) Unit, under the supervision of the Team Leader DG, is seeking to recruit a gender and governance Programme Analyst to support implementation of the programme in the 3 impact areas, i) Women in leadership and decision making, ii) Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW), and iii) Women Peace and Security. in close collaboration with project communication analyst, monitoring and evaluation analyst, and Kenya Country Office programmes team
Under the overall guidance and direction of Team Leader DG, the Gender and Governance Programme Analyst will manage the Enhancing Women’s Participation in Political leadership and Decision-Making project. The Programme Analyst will ensure high-quality and timely implementation of the project, which includes supporting effective programme management; implementation, monitoring and reporting of the programme activities; as well as liaising with relevant stakeholders and partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the implementation and management of the gender and governance project.
Support to manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
Policy review, design and develop programme strategies around Gender and governance projects.
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project.
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies.
Contribute to inter-agency coordination on governance to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Kenya.
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts.
Key Performance Indicators
• Timely and quality Programme design and inputs to the UN Women Kenya Strategic Note
• Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security.
• Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes
• Relations with partners and stakeholders
• Quality reports and timely submission
• Regular communication with other agencies and partners
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
A project/Programme management certification would be an added advantage.