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 for women as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Based on UN legislative mandates and the UNW Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy / technical advisory services and quality assurance support to Multi Country Offices and Country Offices. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.
Reporting to the Regional Humanitarian, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Action Advisor , the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the RO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. The Programme Analyst 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 portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of disaster risk reduction
- Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
- Provide advice on contextualizing/ localizing programme documents, country strategies, and knowledge products;
- Identify areas for support and intervention related to the DRR programme.
2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the DRR programme
- Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
- Support implementation of regional programme activities;
- Support the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners
3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to UN Women country offices and DRR partners
- Provide technical and policy support to country and multi-country office teams in developing and strengthening projects/ programmes in disaster risk management; including to apply UN Women guidance on youth engagement, engagement of women with disabilities, other marginalized groups and promoting LGBTIQ rights;
- Maintain relationships with regional partners to support implementation and expansion of the DRR programme;
- Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.
4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
- Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
- Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports relating to humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction.
5. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the DRRprogramme
- Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
- Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
- Supervise Programme Assistants as relevant.
6. Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
- Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
- Provide technical support to field-based presences in the region in mobilizing resources for the implementation of DRR Programme and humanitarian action and surge (when necessary);
- Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
7. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on DRR to systematically integrate gender and social inclusion
- Provide substantive technical support to the Regional DRR Interagency and Coordination bodies including but not limited to Gender Action Plan, Issue Based Coalition- Resilience (IBC-R), Asia Pacific Partnership-DRR Gender Stakeholder Group;
- Coordinate specific efforts in mainstreaming gender and protection in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts of other clusters and relevant working groups,
- Advocate for the engagement and participation of local organizations and civil society networks in DRR coordination mechanisms.
8. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
- Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to gender in disaster risk reduction;
- Identify and disseminate lessons learnt and good practices in collaboration with country offices;
- Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
- Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on gender in DRR.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
- Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
- Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
- Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
- Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
- Timely organization of events;
- Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Good knowledge of Results Based Management
- Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendation
- Good analytical skills
- Good knowledge of gender in DRR and knowledge on humanitarian action is an advantage
- Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Master’s degree in social sciences, policy, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, a related field, is required; A specialization in disaster risk reduction, humanitarian, climate change is preferred.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in disaster risk reduction, humanitarian, climate change or development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
- Technical experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably in DRR, humanitarian action and/or climate change;
- Demonstrated experience engaging diverse stakeholders, including civil society and governments.
- Demonstrated technical expertise on gender equality, women’s empowerment, and social inclusion in DRR, humanitarian action and/or climate change.
- Fluency in English and Thai is required;
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
- All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from Application and recruitment process | About us: Careers at UN Women | UN Women – Headquarters Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
- Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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