Programme Coordinator - Inclusive Governance



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : HONIARA, SOLOMON ISLANDS
Application Deadline :29-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-5
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year with possibility of Contract Extension

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.


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.

The UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office has four main thematic areas:

  • Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG);
  • Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE);
  • Gender and Protection in Humanitarian Action; and
  • Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership (WPEL)

Under the WPEL programme the ‘Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources for greater social cohesion in the Solomon Islands’ (IGNR) project (December 2019 to December 2021) is the third of the UN’s Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) programme in the Solomon Islands.  It is a project jointly implemented by UNDP and UN Women and aims to support partners to reduce actual or potential conflicts triggered by deficient legislative frameworks, private interest and lack of inclusivity with regards to decision on the use of land and natural resources and traditional governance in the Solomon Islands.

Inequitable Land resource management is a key driver of conflict at many levels in Solomon Islands society.  There is a lack of inclusiveness in natural resource governance especially of women and youth to reduce conflict in Solomon Islands.  The IGNR project provides technical assistance through timely reform of Solomon Islands’ legislation and policy with regards to private sector land ownership for natural resource exploitation.  The project also builds capacity of community leaders to ensure processes determining customary land ownership do not override or dismiss traditional land rights especially of women and youths which may lead to more conflict.  

Reporting to the Programme Specialist: Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Governance (GEWRG) the Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the IGNT project which includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the project.


Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate the Inclusive Governance of Natural Resources project

  • Coordinate the overall Programme/Portfolio work plan development and implementation according to project document;
  • Liaise with the Programme Board, national counterparts, donors, UN Women and partners to ensure the Programme results are achieved and resources are managed;
  • Prepare and present work-plans, periodic narrative progress reports and expenditures status reports to the Programme Board and UN Women;
  • Establish systems for project planning, implementation and monitoring, in collaboration with partners;
  • Record and maintain documents on relevant Programme activities, issues, and risks.

Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders

  • Coordinate relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the IGNR project, raise potential problems and provide solutions;
  • Provide guidance to partners on establishment of performance indicators, and monitoring achievement of results;
  • Identify capacity building needs and support partners through technical assistance, mentoring, training, cross-partner learning, and capacity development initiatives. 

Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on IGNR Project

  • Gather and compile all information necessary for monitoring and reporting on programmes and projects from the planning to the evaluation stages;
  • Monitor the implementation of activities and the expenditure of funds by partners; conduct regular monitoring visits;
  • Write annual and quarterly reports; review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide inputs from IGNR Project activities and results to Fiji Multi-Country Office reporting.

Manage financial resources and supervise staff

  • Supervise and manage Administrative Assistant, review performance and mentor/ coach staff;
  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources of the Project including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting;
  • Oversee and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Coordinate the development of partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Identify potential programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.

Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication

  • Ensure documentation of the programme implementation process and products produced are in accordance with UN Women guidelines;
  • Contribute to the exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally of the programme;
  • Organize 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

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Strong budget and finance skills
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports in order to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas 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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to gender equality, governance, natural resource management;
  • Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes and projects;
  • Strong knowledge of the issue of gender equality, inclusive governance,
  • Previous experience working in the UN system is an asset.

Language Requirements:

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

 



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