Programme Support Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Home Based and/or UN Women HQ/New York
Application Deadline :29-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
08-Nov-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :Four months, with possibility of extension

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.

As the custodian of the project and programme management function, the Programme Support Management Unit (PSMU) leads development of project and programme management policies, strengthening of corporate project and programme management capacities, and provides increased support to the field and headquarters in non-core project and programme implementation to ensure that UN Women has project management policies, capacities and tools for delivering results on GEWE.

PSMU offers the Regional Offices (ROs) and Country Offices (COs) a range of services, trainings and toolkits that increase their implementation capacity to deliver programmes on time, on scope and on budget. PSMU has established corporate Tools such as the Country Office Assessment Tool, PPID Performance Matrix, etc. to support oversight on key indictors on a periodic basis. As part of its partner management policy, procedure and assurance function, PSMU is also responsible for conducting annual assurance exercise of programme partners and in ensuring that the recommendations from the programme partner audits are implemented.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of PSMU and direct supervision of the Manager - Programme Support, the Programme Support Consultant will play a proactive role in the data generation, analysis, and graphical representation of some of  PSMU’s routine oversight as well as dedicated follow up, review and oversight over closure of the partner audit financial findings for previous years.


Duties and Responsibilities

Support Oversight of PPID and Field Offices

  • Data generation, collection, analysis and graphical representation for PSMU’s weekly, monthly, quarterly or adhoc (need-based frequency) oversight Tools and donor specific portfolio monittoring
  • Creation of Templates for auto-generation of these graphical representations for future oversight
  • Data generation, collection, analysis and graphical representation for donor specific portfolio.
  • Support project data clean-up

Support to Resolution of Partner Audit Financial Findings

  • Maintain a database of status of implementation of partner audit financial findings
  • Follow up with the Business Units (Country/Regional Offices or HQ Divisions) on closure of partner audit financial findings
  • Coordinate with the auditors or HQ Quality Assurance Team for resolution of financial findings, 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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to undertake complex data generation, analyses and prepare presentations
  • Solid knowledge in financial resources management, particularly in project resource management and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration.
  • Ability to support audit processes, particularly audit of projects
  • Ability to contribute to implementation of new systems (business side),
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients; focuses on impact on results for the clients and responds positively to feedback.
  • Ability to manage complexities

The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency and success of PPID, UN Women. In the key results will ensure overall coordination and will have an impact on the delivery of services. Results will contribute to ensure a coherent team, timely and effective delivery of UN Women activities:

  • Creation and analysis of data for monitoring effective implementation of programmes/ projects which capture the strategic priorities of UN Women;
  • Timely sharing of pertinent information, inputs and analysis with the Chief for timely action and follow-up by the Director of Policy Programme and Intergovernmental Division
  • Effective coordination of stakeholders to ensure priorities are achieved;
  • Timely and quality development of presentation materials;
  • Timely and quality input to meetings and strategic discussions.


Required Skills and Experience

 

Education and certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Arts or Sciences.
  • Specialized certifications in Microsoft Excel and Data Generation and Data Analytics would be an asset.

Experience:

  • Three years of experience in data generation, analysis, graphical representation
  • UN system experience with ATLAS experience is an asset

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required



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