Programme Analyst, Women, Peace and Security - Lebanese Nationality ONLY



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :26-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jan-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months with possibility of 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.

UN Women has been working in Lebanon since 2015 to address the economic and social needs of refugees and host communities in close cooperation with the Government of Lebanon. In mid-2017 UN Women brought UN partners together under one umbrella to support the Government of Lebanon to develop its first NAP on UNSCR 1325. UN Women served as the General Secretariat for a United Nations advisory board for the development and operationalization of a NAP on UNSCR 1325 and lead all coordination and communication efforts between UN agencies and national machineries including the National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW). The Lebanon NAP 1325 was endorsed by the Government of Lebanon in September 2019. It complements a number of national strategies on violent extremism and violence against women and will serve as a key policy instrument to drive forward national action on women, peace and security (WPS).  In times of economic crisis and social tensions, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, the NAP 1325 remains a relevant framework for action and as a costed document, it will help  ensure government accountability to the WPS agenda and will drive women’s engagement in national decision-making, conflict resolution, and economic relief and recovery. 

Reporting to the Women, Peace and Security Technical Programme Specialist the Programme Analyst provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Lebanon office by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.  The Programme Analyst supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. The Programme Analyst works 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.     


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women Peace and Security (WPS)
  •  Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of project proposals and initiatives related to UN Women’s Programme on WPS including conflict prevention/mediation portfolio.

       2. Provide technical support to project implementation and management

  • Provide inputs to the annual workplan and budget as required.
  • Coordinate and monitor the implementation of project activities;
  • Coordinate the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity ssessment of partners;
  • Review and coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Train partners on Results Based Management.

       3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project partners

  • Provide technical support to and technically oversee the implementation of project activities with partners.
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners as needed.

       4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the WPS programme/project

  • Monitor progress on project activity, results and indicators.
  • Monitor the implementation of proposals by responsible partners;
  • Provide inputs to quarterly reports, donor reports and other reports on outputs, results outputs and outcomes

       5. Provide technical inputs to the management of project finances of WPS programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and project activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required.
  • Provide inputs to financial reports.
  • Oversee the work of Programme Associates as needed

       6. Contribute to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases.
  • Provide inputs to relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles

       7. Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on Women Peace and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Lebanon

  • Provide technical support to the WPS Technical Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs

       8. Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to Women Peace and Security.
  • Coordinate and support the organization of advocacy activities and campaigns events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.
  • Provide inputs to the development of knowledge management products on Women Peace and Security


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

  • Programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Women’s Rights, Women, Peace and Security issues and/or transitional justice


Required Skills and Experience

  Education and certification:

  • 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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an asset

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building.
  • Experience in the Women, Peace and Security is an asset.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience in UN System is a plus
  • Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset.
  • Experience and interest in gender equality and women’s empowerment is an asset
  • Computer skills, internet communication and command of MS Office

Language Requirements:

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



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