Programme Associate (GBV)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Tunis, TUNISIA
Application Deadline :30-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Jun-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months

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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Together, UN Women in Tunisia and Libya form a Cluster Office with joint management and operational team.

In Libya, UN Women is currently focusing on the following Impact Areas:

  • Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
  • A comprehensive and dynamic set of global norms, policies, and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and implemented
  • Women and girls contribute and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and from humanitarian action.

In Tunisia, UN Women is currently focusing on four Impact Areas:

  • Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems;
  • Women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy;
  • Women and girls contribute and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and from humanitarian action;
  • A comprehensive and dynamic set of global norms, policies, and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and implemented.

About the position:

The programme associate will support the programme coordinator in implementing activities related to GBV and gender statistics projects.

The programme is working toward the achievement of three outcomes:

  •   Outcome 1: Improved prevention of and response to gender-based violence including economic violence against women and girls;
  •   Outcome 2: Increased public demand by women and girls, boys and men, and organizations in Tunisia to end GBV including economic violence;
  •   Outcome 3:  Increased resilience demonstrated in marginalized and vulnerable including disabled women and girls affected by GBV, including economic violence.

Under the general supervision of the Head of Programmes and directly under the Programme Management and the Programme Coordinator, the Programme Associate will support the implementation of the programme’s activities in line with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he provides financial, administrative and logistic supports and works in close collaboration with the communication and operations team.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programme’s activities.
  • Provide administrative support in the preparation of programme’s work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements, including tracking the delivery of funds;
  • Provide administrative support to the executing agencies / responsible parties on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
  • Provide administrative support for the audit of programmes/projects and support the implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches, and position papers, in collaboration with the Programme team.
  • Other duties as required :
  • Provide administrative support to the financial management of the programme
  • Create projects in Atlas, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status
  • Do necessary follow-up to determine unutilized funds and to do operational and financial closure of a project;
  • Provide administrative support in monitoring and preparation of budget and the finances of programmes/projects, and in the preparation of FACE forms;
  • Prepare non-PO vouchers for development projects;
  • Process payment for consultants, as delegated;
  • Create E-requisitions in Atlas for development projects; register good receipts in Atlas;
  • Undertake all logistical, administrative, and financial arrangements for the organization for meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
  • Support travel arrangements, including travel requisitions and claims;
  • Draft minutes in meetings, as delegated;
  • Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations, in collaboration with the Programme coordinator;
  • Organize and coordinate filing of documents; maintain mailing lists.
  • Provide administrative support to resource mobilization
  • Organize, compile, and process documentation and information from donors, and programme team as inputs to various databases and documents.
  • Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination activities on gender and COVID-19 health response by providing inputs to background reports and briefs
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
  • Provide administrative support to the organization transversal activities of the office.

* Consultant are expected to be equipped with all materials and equipment needed to perform their tasks for example laptop, software etc..

Deliverables

Timelines

1 report on programmes activities for each month

Monthly

1 report on programmes achievement, results and expenditures

Monthly

1 report on programme communication

Monthly

Provide logistical/administrative support to organise 7 events/meetings

From 15 June to 14 December 2022


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

  • Mature judgment and initiative;
  • Ability to think out-of-the-box;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  • Ability to work under pressure against strict deadlines;
  • Ability to present complex issues persuasively and simply;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, business, Management, public administration, law or a related field is required;
  • A Master’s degree or equivalent is an asset;

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in: development and implementation of programmes/projects, coordination and organization of seminars/workshops, communication, providing administrative and financial support.
  • A prior experience working for UN agency is an asset.
  • Experience in working with women’s rights and/or gender equality programmes/projects is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, civil society organizations, private sector, and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, French and Arabic.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria Weight Technical: 70% (70 points)

Criteria 1: Education – 25% (25 points)

Criteria 2:  Experience – 30% (30 points)

Criteria 3:  Language – 15% (15 points)

Financial: Lowest Financial Proposal: 30% (30 points)

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);

The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;

 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation

Application:

Interested Individual Consultants must submit all the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
  • Personal CV; and Financial proposal at monthly basis in Tunisian Dinar.

The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all them, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

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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