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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.
In the Arab States region, UN Women is about to start the implementation of an exciting and unique three-year regional programme entitled ‘Dare to Care’ with the goal of transforming patriarchal social norms and masculinities, with a focus on three priority countries: Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. This ground-breaking regional programme aims to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment using the involvement of men and boys in unpaid care and domestic work as entry point. The programme is also meant to contribute to shift discriminatory social norms and break stereotypes that impede women’s participation in paid employment. Working through the Regional Programme and as per a nationally agreed upon implementation plan developed with national stakeholders and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2023-2027), the ’Dare to Care’ regional programme will work towards the achievement of three outcomes:
• Outcome 1: Societies across the MENA region demonstrate an increased involvement of men and boys in caregiving and household responsibilities and more empowerment of women and girls.
• Outcome 2: Key institutions effectively transform patriarchal masculinities and social norms, with a focus on advancing caregiving and household responsibilities of men and boys and the economic empowerment of women and girls.
• Outcome 3: More men and boys are able to take their share in caregiving and household responsibilities with more enabling laws and policies that promote their caregiving and household responsibilities, and paternity leave.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative in Egypt, and with a matrixed direct supervision of the ‘Dare to Care’ Regional Programme Manager from UN Women Regional Office for Arab States based in Cairo, the National Coordinator is responsible for managing the portfolio of the ‘Dare to Care’ programme at country level in Egypt.
The work of the National Project Coordination Analyst includes maintaining solid partnerships with key stakeholders of the programme in Egypt working closely with the Government of Egypt and collaborating with civil society (with emphasis on youth and women-led/focused organisations), academia and private sector partners and international development partners working on social norm change; supporting the advocacy efforts with relevant national stakeholders to support the realization of the objectives of the programme in line with national priorities at the national and sub-national levels; day-too-day management of the activities, finances and personnel of the programme in Egypt; contributing to the monitoring and reporting requirements of the programme as well as to the regional initiatives and activities of the programme. The National Project Coordinator will coordinate closely with the work of the UN Women Egypt’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women portfolios to ensure the “Dare to Care” programme strategies, partnerships, tools and approaches have greatest impact on the ground and as per the national areas of work agreed to between the Government of Egypt and UN Women.
Day-to-day management of the national portfolio of ‘Dare to Care’ programme in Egypt
- Prepare and ensure the planning, implementation, management, monitoring, coordination and reporting aspects of the ‘Dare to Care’ programme in Egypt as per the agreed-upon national workplan.
- Coordinate the overall national Programme/Portfolio work plan development and implementation ensuring strong national ownerships, and ensuring it is as per UN Women’s work under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2023-2027) and the Dare to Care Regional Programme;
- Coordinate closely and support the work of the UN Women Egypt’s economic empowerment and ending violence against women portfolios to ensure the Dare to Care strategies, partnerships, tools and approaches have greatest impact on the ground and as per the national areas of work agreed to between the Government of Egypt and UN Women.
- Liaise with the national counterparts, donors, UN Women colleagues and partners to ensure the Programme results are achieved and resources are managed;
- Upon close consultation with national partners, prepare and present work plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the Regional Programme Manager at UN Women Regional Office.
- As per UN Women corporate requirements and Egypt CO existing procedures, ensure strong project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
- Lead the documentation of relevant programme activities, issues, and risks;
- Coordination and supervision of the experts and consultants working as part of the programme on any of its components;
- Be responsible for the timely preparation and quality control of all substantive technical reports, briefs and required documents.
Guide coordination with national and sub-national partners and key stakeholders
- In collaboration with the programme support team and the Women’s Economic Empowerment and Ending Violence Against Women Teams in the Egypt Country Office, initiate procurement of goods and services including preparation of equipment specifications, ToRs and RFPs, managing process for the selection of suppliers, contractors and partners;
- Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and roll out of the programme in support of national priorities and the regional programme objectives, Provide guidance to partners on the establishment of performance indicators and monitoring the achievement of results;
- Identify capacity-building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, cross partner learning, and capacity development initiatives;
- Conduct field visits to supervise, coordinate and monitor field-level activities of the programme in the country, including to support preparation of field visits of UN Women members from Country Office and Regional Office, as well as donors;
- Facilitate and support the involvement and participation of partners from Egypt in the regional initiatives and activities of the programme.
Coordinate the monitoring and reporting of the programme at the country level
- Gather, compile and write all information necessary to meet the monitoring and reporting requirements of the programme at both Regional Office and Country Office levels.
- Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds by partners, including by conducting regular monitoring visits;
- Draft annual and quarterly progress reports of the programme in Egypt; review and coordinate the submission of implementing partners’ financial and narrative reports;
- Provide inputs on programme activities and results to UN Women’s Country Office and Regional Office as needed.
Day-to-Day management of financial resources of the programme at the country level
- Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting, as per the Egypt Country Office’s procedures and in cooperation with the Egypt Country Office operations team;
- Oversee and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
- Manage and oversee the financial aspects of the project and ensure the proper delivery of the project budget in the country by the implementing partners according to the project’s work plan.
Maintain partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
- Provide technical support to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
- Identify potential programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.
Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge-building, management and communication efforts
- Ensure documentation of the programme implementation process and products produced are in accordance with UN Women guidelines;
- Contribute to the exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
- Support and/or organize major advocacy campaigns, events, training, workshops and knowledge products.
Key Performance Indicators
- Timely and quality implementation of programme activities against set work plans, timelines and budgets, in line with the national priorities of Egypt as agreed to under the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2023- 2027) and UN Women Egypt’s portfolio therein, and as per the Dare to Care Regional Programme;
- Quality and timely reporting on progress of activities and on expenditures
- Strong relations with partners and stakeholders at the national and local levels;
- Regular and timely monitoring of activities
- Timely and quality implementation of advocacy actions in line with the work plan of the programme
- Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and disseminated.
- 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: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
- Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Strong knowledge of gender equality and national priorities in Egypt in this regard.
- Strong budget and finance skills
- Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
- Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports in order to inform management and strategic decision-making
- Strong analytical skills
- Solid knowledge of community-based programming;
- Good knowledge of UN programme management systems is an asset
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 would be an added advantage.
- At least 2 years of progressively responsible experience at the national and/or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to gender equality, social norms change for gender equality, positive masculinities and/or women’s economic empowerment.
- Solid experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects;
- Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and donors is a strong asset;
- Experience in community-based programmes is an asset.
- Previous experience working in the UN system is an asset.
- Fluency in English and Arabic, is required.
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- UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
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