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Programme Specialist, Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-C|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||01 Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||01 Year|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.
The UN Women West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) in Dakar, Senegal, was established in 2013. The office, through its regional thematic advisers, works to provide strategic guidance and support for mandate implementation through UN Women country offices and programmes; analyzes regional trends and emerging issues related to the promotion of women’s rights and gender equality in West and Central Africa; facilitates UN regional-level coordination activities and partnership-building with regional organizations; and oversees knowledge production and knowledge management to inform policy direction.
In line with the identification of peace and security as a regional priority theme for West and Central Africa, and in view of UN Women’s expanding work in the Sahel, a Programme Manager will be recruited as part of the Governance, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action team in WCARO, to help oversee implementation of an evolving regional programme focused on ‘Reinforcing Women’s Leadership to enhance Peace and Security in the Sahel Region’, which will be implemented over a period of one year, commencing in April 2016.
Under the supervision of the Policy Advisor on Governance, Peace and Security, the Programme Specialist will provide quality oversight for the implementation of the regional programme, including overseeing regional policy interventions, contractual arrangements, technical monitoring and coordination of substantive and financial reporting requirements related to the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide advisory and programme development services to the Regional Programme:
Oversee the implementation and management of the Regional Programme:
Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
Oversee monitoring and reporting of the Regional Programme:
Manage people and financial resources of the programme:
Contribute to inter-agency coordination:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
Perform any other job related duties assigned by supervisor and the Regional Director:
The post has an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of UN Women interventions and activities in the Regional Programme which in turn impacts the overall effectiveness of the UN Women programme in West and Central Africa. By helping ensure effective design, planning, implementation, and M&E of assigned sectorial/thematic areas, and building networks and helping mobilize resources for these areas, the incumbent enhances the organization’s capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programmes with strong impact.
Respect for Diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
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