Project Coordination Analyst- Women Political Participation - National Staff



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Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :07-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :12d 16h 20m
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Dec-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 year renewable based on performance and budget availibility


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 has been working in Lebanon since 2015 to address the economic and social needs of refugees and host communities in close cooperation with the Government of Lebanon. UN Women Lebanon works on issues of women’s political participation, peace and security, economic empowerment and changing social norms around gender and masculinities.

Under the UN Women’s Lebanon country portfolio, UN Women is implementing a joint three-year project with UNDP “Women’s Participation in Leadership”, which includes three pillars that seek to support multidimensional approaches that address both the practical and structural constraints to women’s voice, decision-making and leadership— targeting support to women’s leadership in more traditional elected spaces (for Parliament and local government), as well as elected leadership in civic spaces. Specifically, the project aims to:

  • Support women’s political and civic leadership, with a focus on making progress through elected processes and political parties, including through the application of gender quotas.
  • Support feminist social activism, including through social mobilization and social accountability processes, to promote gender-responsive reforms.
  • Promote positive social norms that reinforce gender equality and support for women’s leadership.

Reporting to the Programme Management Specialist, the Project Manager, Women’s Political Participation,is responsible for coordinating the Women’s Participation in Leadership project, which is a joint project with UNDP Lebanon and which includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.


Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the Women’s Participation in Leadership project

  • Coordinate the overall Programme/Portfolio work plan development and implementation according to Strategic Note/ programme document;
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the Project’s steering Committee and UN Women;
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.

Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders

  • Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women’s Participation in Leadership project, raise potential problems and suggest solutions;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives, as needed.

Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the Women’s Participation in Leadership project

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds; conduct regular monitoring visits, as required;
  • Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide inputs from WPP programme activities and results to Country Office reporting.

Manage people and finances of the Women’s Participation in Leadership project

  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting;
  • Monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
  • Supervise project staff

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.

Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication

  • Document the programme implementation process and products;
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
  • Coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.


Competencies

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets, in line with the Strategic Note
  • Quality and timely reporting
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Regular and timely monitoring of activities
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated

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

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good budget and finance skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Knowledge of UN programme management systems


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to thematic area;
  • Experience managing complex programmes on women’s political participation;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects is an asset.
  • Experience in the UN System is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required



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