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.
UN Women Tunisia office works towards advancing national priorities in the areas of Governance and Women’s Political Participation, Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence against Women and Women, Peace and Security.The Representative is based in Tunis, Tunisia with regular travel to Libya.To support its programming and particularly the setting up of new programmes, UN Women Tunisia office is looking to hire a Programme Associate to support projects in Tunisia.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of UN Women Programme Specialist, the Programme Associate will support the staff in implementing programme activities in line with UN Women rules and regulations, communicating and reporting on results, and engaging with programme partners and stakeholders.
Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes
- Provide administrative support in the preparation of program work plans, budgets, and proposals on program implementation arrangements, including tracking the delivery of funds;
- Undertake all logistical, administrative, and financial arrangements for 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 team;
- Organize and coordinate filing of documents; maintain mailing lists;
- Provide administrative support to the executing agencies / responsible parties on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
- 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;
Provide administrative support to the financial management of programmes
- Create projects in Quantum, prepare e-requisitions, budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close 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 requisitions in Quantum for development projects.
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.
Consultants are expected to be equipped with all materials and equipment needed to perform their tasks, for example laptop, software etc..
Prepare a monthly progress report on:
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- 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
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human right gender/women’s studies, international development, business, or a related field is required;
- A Master’s degree or equivalent is an asset;
- A project management certificate (PMP) is an asset.
- At least 2 years of relevant work experience at the national level in the development of programme/project implementation, with a particular focus on gender;
- Demonstrated experience in event management;
- Demonstrated experience in working on gender equality and governance;
- Demonstrated experience in overseeing the production of knowledge products, videos, social media content, and/or graphic design
- Fluency in French and English is required;
- Knowledge of another official UN Language is an asset.
- Proficiency with computer skills including Microsoft office (required), and Adobe Premiere (asset).
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 10 points
- Criteria 2: Experience 50
- Criteria 3: Language and computer 10 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.
- Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
- UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;
- Personal CV; and financial proposal; Proposed daily rate.
- A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work.
The above-mentioned documents should be merged into a standalone file including all of 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.
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.)
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.
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.)