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 Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR1325, 2000) is the landmark resolution on women, peace and security (WPS) that links gender equality to the maintenance of international peace and security. WPS agenda is a significant international normative and policy framework because it addresses the gender-specific impacts of conflict, political crisis, displacement, disaster, violent extremism, and mass atrocities on women and girls. Two decades and nine resolutions after, the WPS agenda continues to expand its footprint in global policymaking.
In the Philippines, UN Women has played a vital role in advancing the WPS agenda since 2015, including the support to advance the WPS normative framework at the national, regional and local levels, including the inclusion of gender and women empowerment provisions in the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and subsequently the establishment of the Bangsamoro Women’s Commission (BWC) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). In close collaboration with other UN agencies in the Philippines, UN Women has been part of three Peace Building Fund (PBF) initiatives, including the implementation of the current PBF III jointly with UNFPA and IOM under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator Office (RCO). It also has a number of ongoing projects in BARMM with a particular focus on capacity building and supporting women’s leadership and meaningful participation in conflict prevention, resolution and recovery in the Philippines as well as localization of the WPS agenda in BARMM Ministries and Agencies to expand space for engagement and participation of local women peace mediators, civil society and women organizations. In 2021, UN Women has established the Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) in the Philippines in close collaboration with RCO. The WPHF is a flexible and rapid financing mechanism. It supports quality interventions designed to enhance the capacity of local women to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities in the Philippines. At the ASEAN regional level, UN Women also launched the regional programme, “Empowering women for sustainable peace: preventing violence and promoting social cohesion in ASEAN”, which includes country-level implementation in the Philippines, given its prominent role in advancing WPS in the region.
Reporting to Programme Specialist, WPS and Humanitarian Action (HA) (SB5), the Field Programme Coordinator, WPS and HA is responsible to manage the implementation of the UN Women-UNDP Joint Programme, “Empowering women for sustainable peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) region” in Cotabato in close collaboration with UNDP. He/she will coordinate the field implementation and ensure the overall coherence of all of UN Women projects implemented in BARMM in close collaboration with RCO and UN agencies that have a presence in Cotabato. Under the technical guidance of the Programme Specialist, WPS and HA, the Field Programme Coordinator will work in close collaboration with government and civil society partners in Cotabato as well as the programme and operations team of UN Women Philippines and ROAP, and civil society ensuring successful delivery of UN Women’s programme results on the ground.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Coordinate the WPS-HA Programme/Portfolios in BARMM
- Coordinate the overall implementation of Programme/Portfolio work plan development and implementation according to the Bi-Annual Work Plans and Programme Documents;
- Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the Joint Programme 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.
2. Guide coordination with partners and other stakeholders in BARMM
- Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WPS-HA Programme/Portfolio, raise potential problems and suggest solutions;
- Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives, as needed.
3. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Joint Programme, “Empowering women for sustainable peace in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) region”
- Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
- Lead the implementation of programme activities;
- Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
- Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
- Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
- Train partners on Results-Based Management and monitor implementation.
- Provide inputs from WPS-HA programme activities and results in BARMM to Philippines Office reporting.
4. Manage people and finances of the Joint Programme
- 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 Programme Analyst and Programme Associate and/or Assistants.
5. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
- Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
6. 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.
- Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set work plans, 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
Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
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- 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
- 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.
- At least 3 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 in Women, Peace and Security, peacebuilding, conflict prevention and resolution in the Philippines;
- Experiences in BARMM is an advantage
- Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects.
- Fluency in English and Filipino is required;
- Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset
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