Programme Analyst - Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace and Security (Open to Indian Nationals Only)



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Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :18-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 11h 22m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (Renewable – subject to availability of funds)
Expected Duration of Assignment :One Year (Renewable – subject to availability of funds)


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’s India Country Office works towards promoting women’s role in peace building, intergovernmental processes, UN interagency coordination. The country is affected by various types of conflicts which impact differently on women, girls, boys and men. In keeping with this understanding there is a need to design programmes which are not only conflict and gender sensitive but which also address women’s various roles in peace building through targeted interventions.

As the UN agency with the mandate to work on gender equality, UN Women is responsible for leading and coordinating United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world and at the country level. UN Women is also expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector and other relevant actors.

The Intergovernmental Processes & Inter-Agency Coordination in UN Women India CO plays a central role to deliver on UN Women’s normative support functions and strengthens linkages between normative work and operational activities. It contributes to the Entity’s support for the development and strengthening of a comprehensive set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment that is dynamic, responds to new and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities and is applied through action by Governments and other stakeholders at all levels. The Unit also has special responsibility for the coordination of substantive servicing of intergovernmental and expert bodies as mandated in relevant legislative documents.

Generation Equality

The year 2020 marks a confluence of anniversaries that come at a crucial and challenging time for multilateralism and women’s human rights. As the global community marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA, 1995), (Beijing + 25), 40th anniversary of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), 20 years since the ground-breaking UN Security Council resolution 1325 on Women and Peace and Security, 10 years anniversary of UN Women, and five years of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the moment is right to achieve irreversible and measurable progress towards this universal commitment to all women and girls, everywhere. At this time, equal enjoyment of the human rights of women and girls, in all their diversities, and in particular, those from marginalised communities, is at a greater risk given the additional repercussions of COVID-19. The time for transformative action is now!

To mark the occasion and build momentum for gender equality and women’s rights, UN Women will to take forward the Global Gender Equality Forum – Generation Equality, which will be a collective mobilisation moment, to galvanize all stakeholders to implement actions that remove the most egregious barriers to gender equality. The Forum will bring together civil society and the women and young people of the world, gender equality advocates from all walks of life, in a global public conversation on the urgent actions that need to be taken for the realisation of gender equality.

Reporting to Deputy Representative, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the CO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. She/he coordinates on the activities under the Generation Equality global programme and will work 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.

The Programme Analyst supervises and leads programme support staff, coordinates activities of the projects’ staff. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UN WOMEN HQs/RO staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN WOMEN programme implementation.


Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace, Security:

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme;
  • Ensures implementation of Generation Equality program contributes to and aligns with the Annual Work Plan.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace, Security programme:

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • Support effective management of the Generation Equality Programme focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the programme;
  • Manage grantees and Identify capacity building and technical support needed from grantee(s) working on normative frameworks and guiding principles i.e. CEDAW and BPfA;
  • Provide support in drafting annual and quarterly reports for IGP and WPS programmes;
  • Manage Donor-partner relationships and preparation of donor reports;
  • Lead the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.

Ensures implementation of the CO intergovernmental processes on gender equality and the empowerment of women with SAARC (South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation) and on the CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women) reporting in the MCO:

  • South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) partnership: Establish a regular communication channel with SAARC around the on-going initiatives including SAARC gender info base (SGIB), Gender Policy Advocacy Group, migration programme;
  • Coordinate partnership with the High Level Committee on the status of women in India: this involves coordination with the programme units to provide technical support to the HLC as required. Drafting reports to High Level Committees (HLC) as requested;
  • Manage the CO SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women) and BPfA (Beijing Platform for Action) review process: Follow up on the regional and national review processes for CEDAW and BPfA and provide UN Women’s support;
  • Coordinate the CO CSW (Commission for the Status for Women) participation: In coordination with programme units, identify the participants that UN Women will support to attend the CSW. Organize pre-departure and post-conference briefings;
  • Coordinate CSOs (Civil Society Organisations) and UNCT (United Nations Country Team) reports on all inter-governmental processes ie., CEDAW, BPfA, SDGs and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR);
  • Support Governments‘ to participate effectively in the CEDAW review sessions.

Ensures effective management of the CO led Civil Society Advisory Group (CSAG) in the CO region:

  • Manage, support and coordinate the CSAG activities;
  • Set up and organize regular meetings ensuring that gender concerns are clearly reflected and mainstreamed in the process;
  • Prepares substantive inputs and other documents thoroughly analysing and researching the political, social and economic situation in the region;
  • Focal point for communications between UN Women CO and UN Women HQ, UN Women CO and other UN agencies in India on intergovernmental processes and coordination mandate. This involves responding to high level requests and regular communications from other UN agencies, HQ and regional office. The role will be performed in close coordination with programme units to collect relevant information as required on programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices;
  • Develop quarterly progress reports on UN Women´s program experiences in support of the CSAG coordination role.

Ensures effective coordination through greater coherence and accountability of UN Systems work in CO:

  • Take part in country level Common Country Assessment/ United Nations Development Action Framework (CCA/UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the Resident Coordinator (RC) system ensuring that gender concerns are clearly reflected and mainstreamed in the process;
  • Prepares substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents thoroughly analysing and researching the political, social and economic situation in the region;
  • Support the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Performance scorecard implementation process;
  • Participate in UNDAF thematic clusters/gender working group;
  • Focal point for communications between UN Women CO and UN Women HQ, UN Women MCO and other UN agencies in India on intergovernmental processes and coordination mandate. This involves responding to high level requests and regular communications from other UN agencies, HQ and regional office. The role will be performed in close coordination with programme units to collect relevant information as required on programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices;
  • Develop quarterly progress reports on UN Women´s program experiences in support of the inter-agency coordination role;
  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace, Security programme:

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Supervise Programme Associates and Assistant.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyse and maintain information and databases;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles;
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace, Security;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Intergovernmental Processes, Inter-Agency Coordination & Women, Peace, Security.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
  • Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
  • Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely organization of events;
  • Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.


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:

  • Good knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues;
  • Good knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency coordination processes;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Ability to provide advice and support.


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.

Experience: 

  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the area of inter-agency coordination, peace and security, gender issues is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience in strategic planning and programme and project formulation using RBM tools;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language:

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

Application Information:

Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org

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  • 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;
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

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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