Capacity Development Analyst - Partners for Prevention


Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :30-Dec-11 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Feb-2012
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

Background

The UN Regional Joint Programme for Gender Based-Violence prevention in Asia-Pacific, “Partners for Prevention: Working to Prevent Gender-based Violence” (P4P) is an inter-agency initiative of UNDP, UNFPA, UNIFEM and UNV. The programme seeks to address the challenges of gender inequality and reduce the prevalence of gender-based violence in the region. Partners for Prevention is located in Bangkok, and provides consolidated responses and support for gender-based violence prevention. The programme also provides technical and substantive support to key partners including UN country offices and CSOs in the region. The programme’s interventions and technical support cover three main areas: 1) research and policy advocacy; 2) capacity development and networking; 3) communications for social change.

Under the supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the incumbent will support the successful delivery of selected activities under the capacity development component of the joint programme.


Duties and Responsibilities

Management of the capacity development component of P4P

  • Under the guidance and supervision of the Programme Coordinator manage and implement the Output 2 of Partners for Prevention joint programme: this includes work plan preparation, consultant supervision and management, planning, implementation and contribution to project activities;
  • Prepare regular reports on progress achieved by the project following the reporting requirements set by the Regional Programme Coordinator in collaboration with the programme team and project donors;
  • Contributing to the programme’s overall monitoring and evaluation tasks;
  • Coordinating the exchange of information among the programme partners;
  • Supporting other programme-related activities as required;
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the project, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Aggregate reports on activities, outputs and outcomes;
  • Preparation of donor reports;
  • Provide support to the PC with the design of country/regional work plans;
  • Provide technical backstopping to the PC in support of missions related to priority countries and regional programme activities;
  • Represent the P4P in meetings, workshops, conferences and inter-agency collaboration, as assigned by the PC; 
  • Support and oversee the monitoring process for the impact evaluation of P4P;
  • Ensure timely implementation of the P4P impact evaluation strategy.

Day-to-day implementation of the capacity development component of P4P

  • Support the coordination of all capacity development activities in selected countries and regionally in Asia and the Pacific;
  • Provide support and technical advice to regional partners, UNCTs, and CSOs in the
    region to plan and implement localised capacity development;
  • Provide technical assistance for the adaptation and implementation of primary prevention activities in selected countries;
  • Provide technical assistance for the implementation of national GBV prevention policy and programme enhancements based on new evidence;
  • Support the coordination of dialogues with CSO and government partners in select countries to discuss the promising practice in primary prevention;
  • Provide quality assurance of national activities of P4P and national implementing partners (UN, government and CSO) including programme enhancements. Includes providing regular follow up with implementing partners to ensure programme activities are progressing on schedule for the timely completion of deliverables and communicating progress and any issues to the Programme Coordinator.

Ensure provision of effective advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building

  • Identification areas of collaboration with CSOs, UN agencies and Government in the areas of capacity development and programme enhancement and following up through provision of technical assistance;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Organization of trainings, seminars, meetings;
  • Mapping the learning from capacity development projects on GBV prevention and gender issues in Asia-Pacific and provide recommendations for deepening capacity of partners in the region;
  • Undertake/facilitate training sessions at regional/national level based on work plan.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Strong understanding and knowledge of gender-based violence, particularly related to primary prevention;
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Ability apply conceptual models in support of formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources;
  • Basic IT skills Proficiency in the use of the internet and PC applications, including Microsoft Office and Window XP;
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change.

Management and Leadership

  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Proven ability to (i) take initiative and work independently with limited supervision in a multicultural team environment; (ii) prioritize and multi-task in an organization transcending national boundaries and multiple time zones;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Willingness to travel extensively within the region and sometimes globally.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in a discipline relevant to gender-based violence prevention

Work experience:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in violence prevention in the Asia and Pacific region.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web based management systems.

Language requirement:

  • Fluency in the English
  • Excellent analytical writing skills in English.
  • Language skills in Asian regional languages preferred but not mandatory.


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