The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and was established to coordinate and accelerate the attainment of the rights of women globally. UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life and supports the formulation and implementation of policies, global standards and norms at both regional and national levels that seek to enhance gender equality and inclusive governance.
The Constitution of Kenya has clearly articulated Kenya’s constitutional commitments to gender equality and empowerment of women. Achieving gender parity in all spheres of life and the actualization of gender responsive laws, policies and planning is expected to empower women on their economic, social and political rights and make progress towards achieving gender equality. The progressive rights-based Kenya Constitution 2010 provides the legal framework for the Government to fulfill basic rights, and for marginalized and vulnerable groups, especially women and children, to claim their rights. UN Women seeks to increase accountability for national and devolved planning with a goal to ensure that national and devolved planning fully reflects accountability for gender equality commitments and priorities.
Violence against women and girls is one of key persistent gender inequality in Kenya. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) exists in many different forms and persists as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality or any development goals in Kenya. There is a lack of reliable, comparative and properly disaggregated statistical data on the prevalence of VAWG. Harmful attitudes, social norms and practices continue to encourage VAWG, impunity, victim-blaming, and stigmatization of survivors. In response to this, UN Women is implementing a fully-fledged programme on EVAW, grounded in the Joint Programme (JP) on the prevention and response to GBV, the Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG) impact area and is premised on two UN WOMEN flagship programmes being (i) Prevention and Access to Essential Services to End Violence against Women and Girls and (ii) the safe cities and safe public spaces FPIs.
The EVAWG portfolio by UN Women seeks to enhance prevention and response of violence against women and girls. This includes access to justice for survivors, coordination of implementation and monitoring of policies and programs at national and devolved level and strengthening referral mechanisms among service providers and duty bearers including both state and non-state actors.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Country Representative and with a matrix technical supervision of the Team Leader EVAWG, the Programme Analyst will support with implementation of the programme. The Programme Analyst will work on supporting the implementation of EVAWG programme with strong focus on women access to justice, violence against women in elections and engaging young women and men in prevention and response to GBV. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation monitoring and reporting of the programme activities; as well as supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the Programme specialist and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under his/her portfolio, as well as liaising with relevant stakeholders and partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
- Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
- Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to EVAWG.
- Contribute to review of bills, laws and policies on EVAWG to ensure conformity with global norms and standards.
Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Programme on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls
- Coordinate and ensure high-quality implementation of the UN Women EVAWG Annual Workplans, including women access to justice activities by providing technical support and overseeing implementing Partners annual workplan implementation;
- Coordinate and monitor the implementation of EVAWG 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;
- Train partners on Results Based Management.
Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project/programme partners
- Provide technical and policy support to country office in developing and strengthening projects/ programmes in on EVAWG.
- Contribute the development and implementation of technical tools, and initiatives that contribute to the realization of EVAW Annual Work Plans.
- Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAWG programme.
- Provide strategic direction and technical advice on any potential emerging needs.
- Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.
Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
- Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results-based management tools working closely with M&E colleagues.
- Conduct field missions, spot checks and review reports on monitoring missions to ensure recommendations and feedback are fully implemented.
- Substantively contribute to drafting of internal and external reports that are results based and of high quality.
Provide technical inputs to the leadership of people and management finances of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme
- Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
- Provide inputs to financial reports;
- Support to oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.
Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
- Support to develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
- Support to finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization.
- Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.
- Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.
Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Kenya
- Provide technical support to the Programme Team Leader on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports, briefs, and participating in technical working groups/committees as needed.
- Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.
- Advocate for the engagement and participation of women’s organizations and civil society networks in GBV coordination mechanisms.
- Provide technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
- Develop and provide technical review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the EVAWG.
- In the absence of EVAWG Programme Team Leader, represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to EVAWG as necessary.
- Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning.
- Contribute to develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on EVAWG.
Key Performance Indicators
- Timely and quality programme design and inputs to the UN Women Kenya Strategic Note
- Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances
- Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of program
- Relations with partners and stakeholders
- Quality reports and timely submission
- Regular communication with other agencies and partners
- Number of knowledge products developed.
- Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.
- 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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- Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
- Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
- Strong knowledge of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, especially on women’s access to justice
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Law, Access to justice, 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 would be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring, results-based reporting and evaluation of development projects;
- Technical experience in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, with special expertise in women access to justice
- Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
- Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
- Experience in leading a team is an asset.
- Fluency in English and Swahili is required;
- Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
- Knowledge of any Kenyan local language is an asset.
- All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
- Please note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years. Applications without the completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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