Programme Analyst, Gender and Climate Change



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Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :03-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
06-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :Until 31 December 2022
Expected Duration of Assignment :Until 31 December 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.

ASEAN and South Asian continues are the most prone to the impacts of disasters, with 8 of 10 deadliest disasters worldwide in 2018 occurring in the Asia-Pacific region. The recently published 6th AR shows that unless drastic measures are adopted by the nations immediately the world is going to be faced with the irreversible crisis of going beyond increased temperature of 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial era. While disaster risk profiles of individual countries in the region are diverse, hydrological and meteorological disasters account for the majority of recent disasters recorded. While all people are affected by disasters and conflicts, women and girls are disproportionately impacted due to gender inequalities. Age and disability are additional confounding factors. Post Disaster Needs Assessments and gender analyses of recent humanitarian crises in the region, including in the Philippines and Indonesia, continue to highlight the role of disasters in exacerbating inequalities. As IFRC research with the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management has shown, risks of SGBV are exacerbated in disaster situations, and the myriad actors engaged in disaster management are not adequately coordinating to reduce these risks. Further gendered impacts include increased burdens of unpaid care work, increased risks of forced, early, and child marriage, disproportionate loss of livelihoods, and adverse impacts on sexual and reproductive health and rights. Moreover, women are seldom getting into leadership positions in climate negotiations and actions.

Under such circumstances and based on UN legislative mandates and the UNW Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy / technical advisory services to CO and MCO on climate change and DRR. Towards that end ROAP undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed CC and DRR goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in this field.

So, UN Women regional office seeks hire a Programme Analyst to support programme development, coordination, and knowledge management functions for the Climate Change portfolio, including leading the development of the EmPower II project, which is continuation of a joint regional programme of UN Women and UNEP, supported by government of Sweden.


Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Regional Advisor on Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction, the Programme Analyst would carry out the following tasks:

1. Lead programme document formulation and programme strategies in the area of gender, climate change, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian action

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design, formulation, and facilitation of co-creation workshop for programme document formulation;
  • Coordinate inputs from different agencies and stakeholders to integrate in the programme document
  • Collate the EmPower final evaluation findings, concept note and development partner’s feedback and integrate in the prodoc draft
  • Coordinate with colleagues from regional office and country offices, development partners, as well as with technical experts to get the necessary inputs for the prodoc formulation and finalisation

2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the EmPower programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Support the implementation of programme activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners as and when required;

3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Develop technical knowledge products;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed;

4. Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies;
  • 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.

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
  • Lead producing knowledge 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

Please visit https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf for more details on UN Women Values and Competencies Framework.

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 gender, climate change and disaster risk reduction
  • 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.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in DRR, climate change, humanitarian or development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Demonstrated experience in gender equality, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian action;
  • Experience of prodoc formulation
  • Working experience in the Asia Pacific region a strong asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with diverse stakeholders, including civil society, UN agencies government agencies, donors, and inter-governmental bodies is an asset.

Language Requirements:

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

Application:

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.

This is re-advertisement.  Candidates who have applied do not have to re-apply.

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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