UN Women Programme Specialist, (Women, Peace and Security)



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Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :23-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :5d 16h 40m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
18-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :5 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :5 Months


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 has been working in Lebanon since 2015 to address the economic and social needs of refugees and host communities in close cooperation with the Government of Lebanon. In mid-2017 the UN came together under one umbrella to support the Government of Lebanon to develop its first NAP on UNSCR 1325. UN Women served as the General Secretariat for a United Nations advisory board for the development and operationalization of a NAP on UNSCR 1325 and lead the coordination and communication efforts between UN agencies and national machineries including the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) and the Office of the Minister of State for Women’s Affairs (OMSWA). The NAP is currently under finalisation. To complement this work UN Women has also developed partnerships across Lebanon to support local mediation and conflict resolution work, which is it seeking to expand.

Reporting to the Country Programme Manager, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.  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

1.Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in the area of Women, Peace and Security

  • Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives; Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions within the women, peace and security;
  • Finalize country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to women, peace and security;
  • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.

2.  Manage the implementation and management of the women, peace and security programme

  • Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management within the women, peace and security;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Review the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports as required;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Lead Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings.

3.  Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team
  • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the women, peace and security programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Serve as an expert resource to partners on women, peace and security;
  • Implement and oversee capacity building opportunities and initiatives;
  • Provide partners with advanced technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives.

4.  Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Manage the process of monitoring the programme/ project implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
  • Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Write office donor and UN Women reports.

5.  Manage the people and financial resources of the women, peace and security programme

  • Manage the programme budget and finalize financial reports;
  • Manage Technical Specialists as relevant; mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

6.  Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

7.  Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the women, peace and security in Lebanon

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Country Programme Manager on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts;
  • Take part in country level Common Country Assessment (CCA)/ United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the RC system;
  • Prepare substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents, as necessary.

8.  Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to women, peace and security;
  • Manage advocacy strategies and their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on women, peace and security.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality programme strategies and contributions to Strategic Note
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget, workplans and the Strategic Note
  • Strong and clear leadership/ supervision of team
  • Partners and other stakeholder provide positive feedback on advisory and technical services
  • Quality reports and timely submission
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives
  • Resources mobilized
  • Strong relationships with donors, partners and other stakeholders


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:?http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:?

  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Excellent knowledge in women, peace and security
  • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
  • Strong networking skills
  • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • 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 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: 

  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in women, peace and security;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of Arabic or French is an asset;
  • Knowledge of any other UN official working language is an asset.

Application:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.


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