UN Women: Programme and Knowledge Management Specialist – Making Every Woman and Girl Count



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :09-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-3
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

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.

To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative “Making Every Woman and Girl Count” (Women Count) aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Programme envisions a multi-year and multi-country programme of work, supported by global and regional activities linking normative and technical work on gender statistics at the global level to the regional and national levels through three interlinked areas of work:

  • Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
  • Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production.

Reporting to the Programme Management Specialist, the Programme and Knowledge Management Specialist works in close collaboration with the Women Count programme team at the global, regional and country levels and is responsible for managing knowledge and internal communication of the Women Count global programme; contribute to monitoring, reporting and communicating results; programme management and advocacy and resource mobilization.


Duties and Responsibilities

Manage knowledge and internal/external communication of the Women Count global programme:

  • Oversee the implementation of the Women Count knowledge management strategy, including developing knowledge management systems and tools for Women Count to improve efficiency in producing, storing and sharing information across all levels of implementation; 
  • Coordinate and oversee the process of developing and dissemination of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the programme including with donors and relevant partners;
  • Ensure efficient flow of information across all levels of implementation and facilitate dissemination and sharing of resources between global, regional and country offices;
  • Oversee the development and dissemination of knowledge products and information sharing;
  • Liaise frequently with UN Women’s Outreach, Visibility and Online Content Specialist to communicate the status of the implementation of Women Count to the broader UN Women organization, including contributing regularly to the Annual Newsletter.

Provide substantive inputs to monitoring, reporting and communicating results of the Women Count programme

  • Coordinate end ensure quality control of quarterly and annual reports and other report as needed in coordination with the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist;
  • Assess the quality and undertake rigorous analyses of quarterly reports of all Women Count projects and prepare quality summaries of achievements, challenges and trends;  
  • Provide technical guidance to the regional and country offices in meeting internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines, including annual reporting process, in coordination with the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist;
  • Organize Steering Committee and Donor Committee meetings, prepare timely meetings reports and follow-up as needed.
  • Coordinate the organization of Women Count meetings including the Women Count Annual Review Meeting.

Provide Programme management support to Women Count projects including the Global Policy Support (GPSP) project:

  • Provide formulation, planning and implementation support to regional and country offices, including ensuring a results-based management approach;
  • Provide budgeting and coordination support to the annual work planning process of Women Count projects;
  • Provide operational support as needed to ensure timely implementation of projects’ activities including financial monitoring, HR monitoring, procurement and logistics to ensure alignment with UN Women’s Rules and regulations and results-based management principles;
  • Prepare an maintain an up-to-date repository of all Women Count agreements and commitments, including Memorandums of Understanding, Letters of Agreement, Project Cooperation Agreements, and related documents.

Provide technical inputs to advocacy and resource mobilization for Women Count:

  • Coordinate the organization of global public events, including seminars, conferences and launch activities, and provide related logistical support as needed;
  • Manage and regularly update a calendar of events and activities that are relevant to the programme’s implementation;
  • Oversee the implementation of the Women Count resource mobilization strategy and contribute to resource mobilization efforts through liaison with members of the Women Count Donor Committee and support to fundraising activities/events;
  • Provide strategic support to identify opportunities with new and existing partners.

Provide any other support as requested by supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators: 

  • Timely implementation of knowledge management strategy;
  • Efficient and timely flow and sharing of information across all levels of implementation (Global, regional, national);
  • Timely and quality quarterly reports and annual donor reporting;
  • Ensure timely and smooth organization of the Women Count Annual Review Meeting and Steering and Donor Committee meetings;
  • Timely technical support provided to field offices on results-based management and programme management, including annual work planning;
  • Efficient coordination and organizing of global Women Count events.

 


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 Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong organizational and planning skills, including ability to estimate realistic timelines, foresee and account for risks and to adjust as needed to deliver results on time;
  • Substantive knowledge and understanding specifically on programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of gender statistics programmes;
  • Strong knowledge of programme management and results-based management;
  • Strong skills on Knowledge Management including storing and sharing information across all levels of implementation;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills to organize and coordinate global public events, including seminars, conferences;
  • Ability to curate and synthesize programme performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats related to programme performance and develop strategies to respond.


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;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience: 

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Experience in knowledge management and advocacy activities;
  • Experience in programme design, coordination, management and implementation of a gender statistics programme is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset.

Languages: 

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN 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 https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

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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