Gender Mainstreaming and Coordination Analyst



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Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :16-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 Year

Background

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) is the UN’s strategic programme framework that defines the UN’s support to national development results. UN Women in Uganda co-chairs the Human Rights and Gender Equality Outcome Results Group and chairs the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Advisory Group, which is the UNCT group responsible for the coordination of and policy advice on gender equality issues in the UNDAF. UN Women is also a principal partner in several outcome results groups in the UNSDCF as well as a partner to several UN joint programmes. UN Women is the Secretariat to the Gender Development Partners Group, a coordination mechanism that is comprised of the lead donors in Uganda.

In 2016, the United Nations in Uganda conducted a UNCT SAWP Scorecard Exercise that assessed the capacities of the United Nations Country Team to respond to its gender mainstreaming responsibilities and the gender coordination mechanisms. The recommendations from the Scorecard are carried forward to the 2016 – 2020 UNDAF. With the enhanced role of UN Women as the leading agency on coordination and gender mainstreaming, and the ensuing increased role of UN Women to lead the UN Gender Advisory Group of the new UNSDCF, a strong, flexible and versatile coordination function within UN Women Country Office is required. This will be an important effort towards strengthened accountability for results for gender equality and women's empowerment, enhanced efficiencies, improved coherence, and joint action through better coordination between UN agencies, the government and development partners.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Representative, and in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative, the Coordination Analyst will be responsible for the following:

  • Work closely with the Country Representative to assist in the strategic coordination of Uganda's priorities and commitments for gender equality and women's empowerment (GEWE);
  • Support macro-level government and donor gender­ coordination structures, including institutional capacity development and strategic planning;
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of the UNCT Gender Scorecard, including through the development of a work plan, in line with the UNDAF/UNSDCF;
  • Support the development and roll-out of a strategy for the UNCT Gender Advisory Group and the implementation of the UNCT's commitments to GEWE in the country's UNDAFUNSDCF;
  • Organize series of training for relevant UNDAF management structures, including sensitizing UN Women, the Gender Advisory Group and others on mainstreaming GEWE in SDGs;
  • Actively participate and represent the Country Office in the UN Women Community of Practice of Interagency Coordination;
  • Identify and lead UN joint programming opportunities to deliver on the UNDAF's GEWE, including leading the coordination of the development joint programmes on GEWE;
  • Contribute to strengthening strategic partnerships and coordination for GEWE within the UN System and with external partners, including government and development partners;
  • Support UN Women in interagency humanitarian coordination work, including capacity building support to partners in government and humanitarian actors;
  • Produce policy notes, briefs, and undertake gender analysis of joint UN programming on women peace and security and humanitarian action;
  • Represent UN Women in UNDAF Outcome Results Groups and ensure gender equality and women’s rights are mainstreamed in processes and documents;
  • Document and advocate best practices and lessons learnt for UN System-wide coordination;
  • Liaise with UN Women regional and HQ offices on developments related to UN Women's coordination mandate;
  • Contribute to joint UN and donor advocacy efforts for GEWE, including serving as the secretariat of the Gender Development Partners Group.


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

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong analytical, written and oral communication skills, including good presentation skills;
  • Good understanding of UN Women coordination mandate in the UN system;
  • Good understanding of UN Women peace and security and humanitarian action;
  • Familiarity of the Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Ability to work within a team as well as carry out tasks independently;
  • Strong planning and organizing skills with ability to identify priority activities and assignments and to use time efficiently;
  • Ability to take decisions and manage political/cultural sensitivities;
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of gender equality issues in peace and security and humanitarian action;
  • Experience in mobilizing resources;
  • Proficient IT skills;
  • Familiarity with results-based management and rights-based programming;
  • Familiarity with UN system and UN Women mandate in coordination.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master's degree (or equivalent) in one or more of the following disciplines: International Relations, Gender Studies, Human Rights, Social Sciences or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in international/regional organizations in gender mainstreaming and coordination;
  • Experience with mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights in peace and security, humanitarian action and coordination;
  • Experience in providing capacity building training on gender equality to UN, government partners and CSOs;
  • Strong familiarity of gender equality coordination issues and mechanisms in Uganda;
  • Experience in formulation, implementation of gender equality and women’s empowerment projects;
  • Experience in resource mobilization for gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Prior experience in the UN System will be an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required;
  • Proficiency in other UN languages is an advantage.


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