Re advertisement-Programme Analyst, Women, Peace and Security



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Amman, JORDAN
Application Deadline :27-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
30-Aug-2018

Background

“This is a re-advertisement and all candidates who applied in the previous selection processes may not re-apply”.

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. Peace and Security is one of five thematic areas of UN Women’s strategic plan, and an area in which UN Women coordinates and leads the UN system.

In Jordan, UN Women is coordinating a multi-country programme that seeks to leverage theglobal normative framework on women, peace and security to address the women’s rights and gender equality challenges faced in the Arab region by countries both affected by crisis and transition, and those supporting communities displaced by crisis. To this end it targets Iraq and Tunisia as countries in crisis and transition, and Jordan — in its role responding to the Syria crisis. This multi-country programme aims to create the space, opportunities and support to amplify women’s leadership in the areas of conflict prevention, humanitarian engagement, conflict resolution and long-term peacebuilding in the region. It supports national bodies, governments and civil society to call for and ensure the implementation of the global commitments on women, peace and security. In addition to its coordination role, UN Women Jordan is also responsible for the direct implementation of the Jordanian component of the programme, which mainly aims to support the development and the implementation of a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 (JONAP).
C Jordan is also one of the priority countries of the Global Acceleration Instrument (GAl) on Women, Peace and Security, a new pooled funding mechanism established following the 15 year review of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000). Composed of representatives from donors, United Nations entities, and civil society organizations, the GAl aims to re energize action and stimulate a significant increase in financing for women and their organizations to enhance their capacity to prevent conflict, respond to crises and emergencies, and seize key peacebuilding opportunities. At country level, a National Steering Committee manages the country allocation and decides on the projects to be funded by the GAl. UN Women serves as both the Secretariat of the National Steering Committee that gives orientations on the country allocation,
and the Management Entity for civil society organizations beneficiaries of the fund.

Furthermore, Jordan is one the five “pathfinding countries” of UN Women’s new global Flagship Programme on Women’s Engagement in omen, Peace, Security and Recovery (WPSR), and whose objective is to bring transformative change through convening partners around an overarching theory of Change based on the five pillars of the women, peace and security agenda: National Action Plans, conflict prevention, women’s participation in peace processes, protection against human rights violations and sexual and gender based violence and women’s contribution to peacebuilding and recovery.

Reporting to the Programme Specialist, Women, peace and security, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women interventions under the women, peace and security area of work by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. 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

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of women, peace and security:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives, in particular the project document for the Flagship Programme on Women’s Engagement in Peace, Security and Recovery in Jordan;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

Provide substantial technical support to the implementation and management of the Women, Peace and Security portfolio:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget of the multi-country programme;
  • Lead the implementation of women, peace and security programme activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the calls/request for proposals for the women, peace and security programme,  including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partners financial and narrative reports;
  • Support Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed, for the multi-country programme and the GAI, and any other women, peace and security project as necessary.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/programming support and training to partners, as needed, including on results based management tools.

Provide technical inputs to programme/ project activities through monitoring and reporting:

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions and programme results;
  •  Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports;
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/revisions, as necessary.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Maintain credible working relations with key partners in Government, UN, civil society organizations in support to peace and security programmes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the development and implementation of a resource mobilization strategy in the field of women, peace and security, including through the contribution to the development of proposals for resource mobilization in the area of women, peace and security;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

Provide substantive inputs to knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs, speeches and presentations related to women, peace and security;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the development of knowledge products on women, peace and security and contribute to UN Women’s global Community of Practice on Women, Peace and Security;
  • Contribute to the visibility of Programme results.

? Impact of? Results / Key Performance Indicators

The key results of this post directly impact on the ability of UN Women to effectively lead, manage, monitor and
oversee UN Women’s programs and related operations in the country. This impact should lead to enhancing the
visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s rights and
empowerment within the country.

• Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
• Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
• Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
• Timely monitoring and tracking of finances;
• Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
• Timely organization of events;
• Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.


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

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations;
  • Good knowledge of technical area;
  • Good organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Strong knowledge of gender equality issues is required. Experience in women, peace and security is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Familiarity with UNDP Atlas system and Prince 2 is an asset

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Arabic is required


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.


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