Programme Officer Youth and Advocacy - National Consultant



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : TUNISIA
Application Deadline :06-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :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.

UN Women in Tunisia is currently focusing on three areas – Governance and Women’s Political Participation, Women's Economic Empowerment, and Women Peace and Security, and working with various stakeholders from Government, CSO, and Parliament to ensure gender is mainstreamed in public policies and strategies, legislative reforms and in political and economic participation processes. Since the 2011 revolution, UN Women Tunisia has supported the integration of equality provisions in the 2014 constitution and parity conditions in electoral laws. These efforts were consolidated during this post-revolution process by the revision of different discriminatory laws, the establishment of high-level gender issues mechanisms such as the “Conseil des Pairs”, the adoption of the National Action Plan on 1325, and the integration of full parity into local elections law.

Reporting to the Head of Programmes, the Programme Officer will ensure effective delivery of the UN Women Tunisia Office projects related to youth and advocacy portfolio by contributing to the design, formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The Programme Officer supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting the appropriate application of systems and procedures. The Programme Officer works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors, and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the portfolio.


Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of youth and advocacy:

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to youth and advocacy;

 

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the youth and advocacy area programme:

  • Provide inputs to the annual work plan and budget as required;
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of programme activities;
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programmatic area:

  • Monitor progress on programme activity, results, and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports, and other reports on outputs, results outputs, and outcomes.

Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of programmatic area:

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Provide inputs to financial reports;
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed

Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles

Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to youth and advocacy;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on youth and advocacy.

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

Deliverables

Timelines

Monthly reports on programme implementation, including programme expenditure and wWorkplanof future activities (monthly deliverables will be agreed upon beforehand with supervisor)

Monthly based


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: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different constituencies;
  • Strong understanding of production, graphic design, and photography standards;
  •  Strong knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach;
  • Strong oral and written communication and editing skills;
  • Strong communication, networking, and advocacy skills;
  • Ability to provide advice and be strategic and analytical;
  • Good knowledge of local country media landscape;
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues is desirable.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • 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;
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting, and capacity building;
  • Experience in the field of youth and advocacy is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in French and Arabic is required;
  • Knowledge of English is an asset. 

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: Experience in development program/project implementation and/or coordination (35)
  • Criteria 2: Experience in gender/women’s rights activities/program implementation (25)
  • Criteria 3:  Fluency in French and Arabic (10)

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 candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

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

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality, and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, 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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