Project Analyst for Women’s Economic Empowerment United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) - for Armenian Nationals Only



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Location : Yerevan, ARMENIA
Application Deadline :27-Oct-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)
22-Nov-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months (with the possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment :From 22 November 2021 to 21 November 2022

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.

UN Women Country Office in Georgia has been implementing its Strategic Note (2021-2025), under which one of the priority areas is women’s economic empowerment, with specific focus on women living in rural areas and on marginalized women with multiple disadvantages. With financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Austrian Development Agency, and in close cooperation with UN Women ECA Regional Office, UNCTs in Armenia and Azerbaijan, governmental and civil society partners in all three countries, UN Women has started the implementation of the second phase of a multi-year project entitled “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” (WEESC, phase II). The project goal is to increase economic security and improve access to livelihood and development opportunities for women, particularly the poorest and most excluded in the South Caucasus countries. The project outputs are informed by relevant international commitments to women’s empowerment, and directly linked to the existing agreements between UN Systems and the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The project contributes to national priorities and various national plans, that underline the importance of gender mainstreaming in development.

Reporting to Programme Specialist (based in Tbilisi, Georgia), Project Analyst (based in Yerevan, Armenia) will support the Programme Specialist in planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the above-mentioned project - WEESC II Phase - in Armenia under outcomes 2 and 3. She/he will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations’ team of UN Women in Georgia, Responsible Parties in Armenia (including UNDP Armenia) and relevant UN Women staff in the Regional Office (Istanbul) and HQ (New York), Government officials, representatives of the project’s donors, other multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society in target countries ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation and achievement of planned results.


Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Project Analyst are:

  • Support UN Women Programme Specialist to ensure that progress is made in achieving WEESC goals and objectives in Armenia in line with the project document;
  • Provide substantive technical inputs to the project’s annual workplan and budget;
  • Monitor the project’s budget implementation and make the budget re-alignments/ revisions as necessary;
  • Work towards timely implementation of the project’s detailed annual work plans together with project partners and beneficiaries;
  • Work towards safeguarding, monitoring and facilitating quality assurance of relevant WEESC phase II activities as spelled out in the project document;
  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using the results-based management tools;
  • Organize and attend field missions and draft reports on monitoring missions;
  • Draft reports on activities, outputs and outcomes, and contribute to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports;
  • Ensure adherence to project objectives, rules, regulations, processes and procedures in the planning and implementation of project activities;
  • Contribute to the selection of international and national consultants/companies and preparation of procurements and contracting packages in line with the work plans and UN Women rules and guidelines;
  • Supervise project staff, national and international consultants working in the frameworks of the WEESC phase II as relevant;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Draft and coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Coordinate and maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of programmatic interventions in the area of women’s economic empowerment (WEE) in Armenia;
  • Keep updated a mapping of main stakeholders/ partners in the field in the WEESC and identify their capacity development needs in Armenia;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development/ expansion of knowledge management strategies, methodologies, and products on WEE;
  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the WEESC phase II and contribute to their dissemination.
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events as relevant;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing;
  • Ensure proper maintenance of the documentation and filing system;
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.


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:

  • Support, guidance, and advice
  • Policy and governance related to Women’s Economic Empowerment
  • Crisis management and communication

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University degree (Masters) in Social Sciences, Economics, Gender Studies, or Law;

Experience: 

  • At least five years of relevant professional experience in project / programme management and implementation;
  • Three years of working experience in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
  • Proven experience of working in the area of women’s economic empowerment.

Language:

  • Fluency in Armenian and good knowledge of English

Management arrangements:

The Project Analyst will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme Specialist and overall guidance of UN Women Georgia Country Representative.

Application submission package:

Application package for the position of Project Analyst on SB4-Mid level should consist of:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=3539   
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and Motivation Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.?

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.?

UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)?



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