Programme Analyst - UN WOMEN


Location : San Salvador, EL SALVADOR
Application Deadline :19-Sep-14 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-A
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  

Background

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.

Under the overall guidance and direction of the supervisor, the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the CO by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures.  She/he 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

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Programme Development and Management
  2. Inter-agency Coordination Support
  3. Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization Support
  4. Advocacy support and Knowledge building and management 

Programme Development and Management

  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, supports the analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and drafts reports to support the UN Women country office programme planning.
  • Participates in the design and formulation of programme initiatives in the assigned focus area translating UN Women’s priorities into local interventions and ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches.
  • Facilitates the collaborative relationships with other UN agencies, experts, government counterparts ensuring timely and efficient delivery of inputs related to assigned portfolio.
  • Supports the effective application of RBM tools and monitoring achievement of results
  • Manages programme/projects appraisal and evaluation according to results-based management requirements.
  • Design and Initiation of projects, presentation of the projects to PAC, finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review.  Monitoring, follow up and evaluation of the projects.

Inter-Agency Coordination Support

  • Provides programme support to the UN Women Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities.
  • Provides inputs for the country level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/UNDAF processes and similar exercises related to the RC system by ensuring that gender concerns are clearly reflected.
  • Contributes to CCA/ UNDAF processes and other documents by collecting substantive inputs form the Programme Unit and analyzing and researching the political, social and economic situation in the region.
  • Helps puts together analytical and regular progress reports on UN Women´s programme experiences in support of UN women inter-agency coordination role.

Strategic partnerships building and resource mobilization Support

  • Supports strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts by researching relevant documentation, and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
  • Maintains information and databases on donors and developing database of project profiles for presentation to donors.
  • Ensures good partnerships with the UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
  • Researches information on donors and drafts briefs on possible areas of cooperation.
  • Follows up on resource on mobilization activities for fund raising for new projects in coordination with the UN Women Representative.

?Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management

  • Under the guidance of the supervisor, supports the establishment of advocacy networks at national level.
  • Supports relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners.
  • Collects knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on program, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices.
  • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


Competencies

CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative.
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Development/programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to UN Women strategic priorities on gender issues and women’s rights.
  • Ability to support formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches.
  • Ability to maintain networks and partnerships with UN agencies and other international partners to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies
  • Good skills for problem solving. 
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s Degree in Economics, Social science and related areas.

Experience:

Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level with development projects preferably including some experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of official national language essential, i.e. Spanish. 


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