Programme Officer



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Pasto - Nariño, COLOMBIA
Application Deadline :21-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-A
Languages Required :
Spanish  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
16-Sep-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :1 ñoa

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 in Colombia in accordance with national priorities and international instruments for the protection of women's human rights, mainly the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), works to achieve substantive equality between men and women in all aspects of life, focusing on strengthening the leadership and political and economic empowerment of women and their right to a life free of violence, both in the context of conflict and outside this, as bases for a stable and sustainable peace. In this way, UN Women supports national efforts to make women beneficiaries and main actors in the sustainable development and construction of peace, democracy and security in Colombia.

 

Reporting to Deputy Representative, the Programme Officer provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Pasto Sub Office by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures.  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

Coordinate the Pasto Sub Office and Programme/Portfolios

  • Coordinate the overall Sub office work plan development and implementation according to Strategic Note/ programme document;
  • Gather inputs and coordinate the preparation of work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports.
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Sub Office activities, issues, and risks.

 

Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the sub office

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on sub office the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds; conduct regular monitoring visits, as required;
  • Draft and provide inputs to annual and quarterly reports; coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.
  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of programme activities with partners;
  • Monitor progress on programme activity, results and indicators;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes.

 

Provide technical support to the implementation and management of the Sub Office.

  • 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 inputs to the management of Pasto Sub Office

  • Monitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;
  • Oversee the work of the personnel 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 in Pasto Sub Office to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners Pasto Sub Office

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

 

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.

 

Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication

  • Contribute to the exchange of information and provide inputs to the development of knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
  • Coordinate the organization of major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge 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 the territory


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 first-level university degree in combination with two additional years 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 1 year of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience at field level is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

 

Language Requirements: 

  • Fluency in Spanish is required;
  • Knowledge in English is an asset

 

Solo se considerarán las aplicaciones que contengan el Formato P11 firmado, el cual podrá encontrar en el siguiente link: http://www.co.undp.org/content/dam/colombia/docs/Operaciones/P11_Personal_history_form-es.docx El formato debe ser subido en el espacio denóminado "Attach CV" que aparecerá en la segunda página del formulario de aplicación (después de dar clic en submit en la primera página).

 

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