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M4C Project Manager, Solomon Islands (Open to Solomon Islands Nationals ONLY)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One (1) year.|
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 Markets for Change - Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Projects (hereinafter referred to as the M4C Programme) is a six-year initiative aimed at ensuring that marketplaces in rural and urban areas in Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory environments, promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.
The M4C Programme aims to promote the gender, social and economic empowerment of market vendors, with specific attention to the needs and aspirations of women market vendors. Through the creation of representative groups in marketplaces, a focus on economic security, the strengthening of local government institutions, procedures and development approach, and the design and building of gender-responsive infrastructure, market vendors will be able to influence decision-making on market management and resource allocation, supporting the economic and social empowerment of market vendors, and the advancement of women market vendors. In Solomon Islands, a total of 12 markets will be reached over the course of the Project. Evidence to date underlines support by local government and market management.
Markets for Change (M4C) Programme will use a multi-sectorial approach to build on previous work done by UN Women, and other UN agencies and partners, to strengthen the present network of market vendors, empower women market vendors and create an enabling environment for their growth. M4C will also support gender-responsive and universally accessible infrastructures regarding market extensions and refurbishments. For the Markets for Change project in Solomon Islands, UN Women will act as the Implementing Agent with UNDP acting as the Responsible Party for the delivery of Outcome 2 of the project as part of the programming for Women's Economic Empowerment.
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Project Manager, the Project Manager will be the team leader for the M4C Solomon Islands project with the overall responsibility for the project management and implementation in the Solomon Islands office, ensuring high quality of work for project implementation, strategic partnerships, financial and human resource management, and knowledge building.
The Project Manager will adopt an approach focusing on quality and result oriented management. The Solomon Islands Project Manager will participate with the M4C teams in Vanuatu and Fiji to jointly support a regional M4C approach, guided by the Regional Project Manager. The post will also work with UN Women Solomon Islands MCOs programme and project teams as well as its Operations Unit, in addition to the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and Pacific and HQ teams, in order to implement project activities and ensure maximization of the impact of M4C projects' beneficiaries, and to exchange information and ensure complementarity in service delivery with sister UN agencies and other national/international stakeholders, while ensuring consistency with the Solomon Islands UNDAF and other National Development priorities and adequate responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.
Reporting to Regional Project Manager, the Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the M4C Solomon Islands portfolio which includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Management of the Solomon Islands’ M4C Project:
Direction of M4C programming in Solomon Islands:
Partnership and Support to Resource Mobilization:
Managing the financial and human resources of Solomon Islands’ M4C Projects:
Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on M4C:
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication:
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification
Specific Additional Technical Expertise Required
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.