Programme Analyst, Women Peace and Security (WPS)



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Location : Bujumbura, BURUNDI
Application Deadline :12-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-3
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Apr-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :12 Months

Background

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

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, 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 Burundi Strategic Note 2019-2023 aligns with the UN Women Global Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the National Development Plan 2018-2027, the National Gender Policy (NGP) and the UNSC Resolution 1325 2017-2021 Action Plan, the UNDAF (2019-2023), and the draft UN Resilience Framework. It translates UNW’s triple mandate to achieve lasting GEWE results, building on its comparative advantages.

The UN Women Burundi Strategic Note 2019-2023 aligns with the UN Women Global Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the National Development Plan 2018-2027, the National Gender Policy (NGP) and the UNSC Resolution 1325 2017-2021 Action Plan, the UNDAF (2019-2023), and the draft UN Resilience Framework. It translates UNW’s triple mandate to achieve lasting GEWE results, building on its comparative advantages.

The Strategic Note prioritizes three Outcomes: (i) Women Peace Mediators (WPM) and other gender advocates participate in, and influence conflict prevention and conflict resolution decision-making processes and responses in an enabling environment; (ii) Women, including those in refugees/ IDPS camps and other vulnerable situations, experience enhanced safety, security, physical and mental health, and their human rights respected in conformity with ratified regional and international instruments. (iii) Women and girls participate in and benefit from socio-economic recovery opportunities in the context of peace and resilience-building.

The UN Women Burundi Country Office wishes to recruit a Women Peace & Security Programme Analyst to help consolidate and further expand its work on the EVAW & Human Rights pillar.

Reporting to the Programme Specialist Women Peace & Security, SB5 and with strategic guidance from the Programme Specialist and the Country Representative, the Women Peace & Security Programme Analyst exercises?is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the WPS strategy, programmes and projects to increase?awareness about gender equality and women’s empowerment. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women RO and HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under her/his portfolio.? Specifically, she/he will support programme design and implementation, resource mobilization, technical support and advocacy engagements, partnership-building, monitoring and reporting, knowledge management interventions under his/her portfolio.

The post serves as technical support to the Representative on policy and programming pertaining to UN Women Burundi mandate on Peace and Security Programme.


Duties and Responsibilities

FUNCTIONS

1.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;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

2.Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Women Peace and Security programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

3.Provide technical assistance and capacity development to programme partners

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Develop technical knowledge products
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women Peace and Security programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

4.Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results- based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

5.Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Women Peace and Security programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Supervise Programme Associates and Assistant if any

6.Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

7.Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Women Peace and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
  • Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women Peace and Security
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Women Peace and Security


Competencies

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

  • 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 programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products

COMPETENCES

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

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 analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of technical Women Peace and Security thematic
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising


Required Skills and Experience

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional year of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage

EXPERIENCE

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • At least 3 working years of experience in gender equality areas,
  • At least 3 working experience in the Women Peace and Security area;
  • At least 2 progressive years of experience in Women Governance, Leadership & Participation, peace building, community peace building in post conflict countries, humanitarian areas
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages;
  • Experience in supporting a team,
  • Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Fluency in French and English is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Burundi context is an asset.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED: a signed and updated CV and/or the UN Women P11 template and other relevant documents as described in the apllication platform, to be uploaded in one document.


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