Programme Analyst



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Erbil, IRAQ
Application Deadline :09-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-8
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year - with possible extension
Expected Duration of Assignment :One Year

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 Iraq-Country Office (ICO) is based in Baghdad with filed presence in Erbil. ICO programming includes support to Governments and civil society organizations in the development and implementation of innovative approaches aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Reporting to Programme Specialist, the Programme Analyst works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.  S/he contributes to research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UN Women and HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.


Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of project proposals and initiatives.

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Iraq programme

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

Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to programme partners

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of programme activities with partners;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme

  • Monitor progress on programme activity, results and indicators;
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes.

Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Provide inputs to financial reports;
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.

Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Iraq  

  • Provide technical support to the programme team on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations;
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products


Competencies

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

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
  • Good analytical skills

Good knowledge of gender issues and women empowerment.


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
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the gender equality and is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Kurdish and Arabic is an asset.


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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