UN Women - Technical Project Analyst


Location : Prishtinë/Priština, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline :17-Mar-17 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
03-Apr-2017
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months with possibility of extension
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months with possibility of extension

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. 

UN Women maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia region, covering 14 countries, with programme presence in Kosovo (under UN Security Council Resolution 1244), Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine; country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Moldova; and remaining countries are covered through a multi-country office in Almaty that covers Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The adoption of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention), and the fact that countries have to harmonize national legislation with the EU’s acquis as part of the accession process, has created an opportunity to step up UN Women’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECA RO) capacity to bring a regional perspective to human rights-based programming in relation to regional and international agreements, and the European Union (EU) normative frameworks for accession countries related to gender equality discrimination, and more particularly, on ending violence against women in Western Balkans and Turkey.

“Implementing norms, changing minds” is a UN Women regional programme, which aims to support a reduction in discrimination and violence against women and girls in Turkey and six Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Istanbul Convention, and also in alignment with European Union accession standards.  The programme supports the development of an enabling legislative and policy environment on eliminating violence against women and all forms of discrimination; promotes favorable social norms and attitudes to prevent gender discrimination and violence against women; and pursues empowering women and girls (including those from disadvantaged groups) who have experienced discrimination or violence to advocate for and use available, accessible, and quality services. The programme will channel its interventions through and for women’s organizations, with an emphasis on those working with women from disadvantaged groups.

Within this context, the UN Women office in Kosovo is seeking a Technical Project Analyst, who will be responsible for the implementation of the UN Women programme "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds" under the overall supervision of the Head of Office  based in Prishtina and in close collaboration with the Regional Programme Manager. The Technical Project Analyst will liaise with government officials, civil society organizations, donors, and other UN Agencies for ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation.


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Programme Implementation and Technical Support
  2. Results based monitoring and evaluation, knowledge building and communications 
  3. Finance and Administration
  4. Other support

Description of Functions: 

Project Implementation

  • Ensure timely and adequate implementation of activities according to the programme activity plan;
  • Prepare a detailed work plan and performance monitoring plan to implement proposed activities in Kosovo coordination with the Regional Programme Manager, and ensure links with UN Women’s commitment under UNDAF/UN Framework (UN Common Development Plan 2016-2020 ) and UN Women Strategic Plan;  
  • Design, oversee, and coordinate the implementation of relevant programme activities with implementing partners, UN Women staff in Kosovo and local and regional programme team;
  • Closely coordinate with the European Delegation (EU DEL) for the implementation of the programme activities, including communication and visibility initiatives, the selection of implementing partners, and ensuring synergies with EU portfolio in the country, as well as communication flow for the smooth running of the programme;
  • Maintain close communication with UN agencies, national authorities, development actors, civil society organizations and other key stakeholders (Organization for Security and Cooperation  in Europe/OSCE  United States Agency for International Development /USAID  working on ending violence against women);
  • Provide overall supervision of the work of implementing partners and external consultnats to ensure the production of the expected outputs.
  • Ensure proper identification of and follow up with civil society groups, national institutions and consultants who will be involved in the implementation of activities under the relevant programme outcome areas;
  • Provide technical support and expert advice to implementing partners and key stakeholders on specific issues related to the programme scope;
  • Assume responsibility for the smooth functioning of all operational activities related to project implementation;
  • Hold consultations with the programme partners and other stakeholders in order to ensure timely information about the programme implementation;
  • Organize and run effective Technical Coordination Group meetings and ensure communication flow among membership;
  • Ensure timely implementation of all programme activities and monitor the proper use of funds according to signed agreements and work plans;
  • Prepare complete documentation necessary for signing Project Cooperation Agreements (PCAs) with implementing partners, and contracts with individual and other service providers; and
  • Provides support to implementing partners to manage activities 

Results based monitoring and evaluation, knowledge building and communications 

  • The technical coordinator in each country is responsible for monitoring and reporting at the country level, as well as for timely submission of quality progress reports and agreed-upon monitoring deliverables;
  • Regularly review planned activities, and make necessary modifications/ratifications when needed in response to any emerging circumstances;
  • Draft programme progress reports and provide inputs to programme related products, including updates;
  • Provide evidence-based advocacy inputs to inform UN Women and the programme’s advocacy efforts, as well as its communications and partnership strategies in ending violence against women;
  • Takes the lead in implementing the programme communications and visibility plan at country level, as well as the programme advocacy related activities; and
  • Support the implementation of the activities in Kosovo related to UN Secretary General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.

Finance and Administration

  • Manage the activities’ financial resources in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations;
  • Manage programme files and support information collection and dissemination; 
  • Support the Regional Programme Manager with translation, as needed;
  • Support Office Finance and Admin assistance on programme procurement/procedures related to the programme (Collecting of Offers, preparation of Travel Authorization, Travel Claims, and related logistics); and
  • Contribute to the development of technical documents for projects, including those needed to initiate and generate momentum, such as project proposals, and clear action plans for each programme activity; prepare terms of reference, project cooperation agreements with civil society organizations, and letters of agreement with government and non-governmental partners;

Other support

  • Provide programmatic and technical support to UN Women in Kosovo on ending violence against women area as deemed necessary.
  • Foster partnerships with development partners, UN Agencies, government institutions, private sector, academia, media and civil society, etc., on ending violence against women to enhance collaboration, resource mobilization and policy agenda setting; .
  • Draft concept notes and follow-up on resource mobilization efforts at the country level in coordination with Head of Office/UN Women Kosovo.
  • Report on a regular basis to Head of Office and UN Women Regional Programme Manager in order to ensure coordination, linkages, and synergies between all areas of work carried out by UN Women’s UN Women’s Head of Office in Kosovo
  • Contribute to annual work planning and budgeting processes of the Regional Programme and the UN Women Office in Kosovo.
  • Support building partnerships at the country level, and in collaboration with the UN Women in Kosovo, coordinate with the relevant stakeholders as deemed necessary; 
  • Contribute to UN Women Quarterly Monitoring and Annual reporting on EVAW Impact Area; and
  • Provide programmatic and technical support to UN Women in Kosovo  as deemed necessary  

Impact of Results 

The key results have an impact on the success of the programme at country and regional level. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation, programming, monitoring and reporting of activities, progress and achievements, as well as creation of strategic partnerships.


Competencies

Competencies 

Core values and 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:

  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring of development projects and activities;
  • Ability to lead results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and results for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skill;
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications, e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internet, etc.;
  • Mature judgment combined with a proactive, resourceful and energetic approach to problem solving;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills;
  • Strong analytical and team building skills;
  • Ability to handle conflict and sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner; and 
  • Capacity to work under pressure and to meet strict deadlines.


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:    

  • Master’ Degree in Gender Studies, Human Rights, Social Work, International Development, and Management, Public Administration, political, social sciences or related field is preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in International Development, and Management, Public Administration, political, social sciences or related field is accepted. 

Experience:    

  • Bachelor's Level Degree with 6 year(s) of experience, Master's Level Degree with 4 year(s) of working experience in coordinating, programming and reporting; previous experience the development or/and humanitarian sector, particularly on gender equality and violence against women;  
  • Prior work experience with UN is highly desirable;
  • Proven track record and experience in reporting and communicating results, and developing programme and project planning documents;
  • Proven experience or understanding of issues of gender equality and violence against women;
  • Understanding of Kosovo normative framework, government and non-government working on gender equality in Kosovo.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Albanian, both verbal and written, is required. Serbian is an asset.

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