National Consultant- Programme Officer



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Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :27-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 Months

Background

 AGCCI is a programme that is being implemented by UN Women in collaboration with the African Union Commission and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and is designed to expose and equip young girls with digital literacy, CODING and personal development skills. The four-year programme with a total programme budget of US$7.5Million will train young girls to become programmers, creators and designers, placing them on track to take up educations and careers in ICT and CODING through the following overall four components:

1. AGCCI Camps: organized annually in many countries and targeting young girls aged between 17 – 20 years from all African Countries. The first African girls Can Code Camp was held in 2018 with 90 young girls aged 17-20 years from all AU member countries. ITU and UN Women aims to scale up the Camps over the coming years, making it an annual event which will take place in different countries reaching more than 1,000 girls within the 4-year period.

2. Mainstream ICT, gender and coding into the national curricula – working closely with Ministries of Education and Ministries of ICT in all countries across Africa. This part of the Initiative will allow millions of girls both urban and rural girls to begin to learn the IT skills from the early stages of their education primary, middle school to high school. In this way ICT will be engrained in young girls and they will reap the benefit of the global digital boom.

3. National Media Campaigns involving role models (e.g. women in ICT, female teachers in schools) – to inspire young girls and women to choose education and careers in Coding and ICT.  

4. Online platform – The platform will allow the girls who will have attended Coding Camps to be an active member linking not only the campers, but also their trainers, and role models. On the online platform the training will continue, and the girls will stay connected and discuss and inspire each other after the camps. The platform will contain a mentorship part where mentors with a good understanding of gender and ICT can support and encourage the girls. The platform will also be used for informing the public about the initiative and issues of gender, ICT and Coding.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support in monitoring the implementation of AGCCI related programmatic activities (national coding camps; mainstreaming ICT, Gender and Coding into the National Curricula of selected countries; media campaign in selected countries; etc.) according with AWP and budget;
  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Assist in gathering information on identified donors, plan and arrange for meetings towards resource mobilization to foster the Office’s work on AGCCI;
  • Coordinate provide technical assistance and support capacity building of key partners for effective implementation;
  • Maintain regular contact with implementing partners through periodic meetings for continued update on field activities, challenges and results;
  • Analyze reports from partners for quality control, undertake field missions, identifying challenges, suggest possible solutions and provide advice and support;
  • Contribute to development and strengthening of networks and broad-based partnerships at national, regional and local levels to ensure collective knowledge of Girls in ICT, advocacy and lobby for promotion of Girls in ICT;
  • Coordinate sharing of good practices and dissemination of lessons learned;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, Coding camp papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in office programme-operation, staff meetings and joint activities with other colleagues in Ethiopia including technical working group and UN agencies joint events;
  • Perform other duties as may be directed by the supervisor.


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

Functional Competencies

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong knowledge of Thematic Area
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills
  • Strong familiarity working with UN agencies or other agencies in the development sector
  • Proven advocacy, analytical and writing skills
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others)


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification

  •  Master's degree or equivalent in International development (Gender Studies), Public Policy, Public Administration, or a related field is required

Experience:

  • At least four years of relevant experience in advocacy, program management and coordination, partnership building experience in gender, women’s and human rights related programs
  • Technical expertise in African Affairs, women and gender issues policy formulation; training and capacity building
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with AUC, UN 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;
  • Experience in Resource Mobilization is an asset

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Amharic is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language 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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