Programme Analyst, Women, Peace and Security



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Location : LEBANON
Application Deadline :18-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year

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.

As the United Nations continues to convene talks in Geneva under the framework of Security Council resolution 2254 (2015), it recognizes the importance of a fully inclusive process to ensure that the voices and views of Syrian women are heard, consistent with the Geneva Communiqué of 30 June 2012 and Security Council Resolutions 2122 and 1325.

As part of these efforts, UN Women is working to support Syrian women’s engagement in peacemaking since 2013. One stream of this is a partnership with the Office of the Special Envoy for Syria, including support to Syrian women’s leadership and effective engagement in the political process through the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB). To complement this, UN Women is working to document women’s priorities for peace, and to build dialogue and trust across women’s groups, women leaders, and women’s rights actors operating inside and outside of Syria – seeking to create strategic alliances around key issues and processes that may shape the future of Syria. UN Women is also providing balanced gender analysis of the conflict and political process, and coordination with other actors supporting on gender equality and women’s rights in Syria. This work is done under two programmes: (1) “Supporting Syrian Women’s Engagement in the Syrian political process – Building a homegrown constituency for peace”, which is supported by the governments of Finland, the Netherlands, Norway; and (2) “Advancing Women’s Participation in the Syrian Political Process” funded by the European Union.

Reporting to the Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of the Syria programme by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of the programme by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.  The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the programme team in Beirut, operations team in Cairo (Regional Office of the Arab States), UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society, ensuring the successful programme implementation.     


Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of women, peace and security

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Syria women, peace and security programme

  • Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Lead the implementation of programme activities;
  • 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.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to programme partners

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities;
  • Develop technical knowledge products;
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Syria women, peace and security programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Syria women, peace and security programme

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

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze 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 women, peace and security;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on women, peace and security.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme development
  • Timely and quality implementation of Programme/Portfolio/ activities against set workplans, timelines, and budgets,
  • in line with the Strategic Note
  • Timely and quality technical assistance
  • Quality and timely inputs to reporting
  • Strong relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Enhanced best practices and lessons learned documented and circulated


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.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 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

  • Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Good knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of women, peace and security in the context of Syria
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising


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 2 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 women, peace and security is an asset;
  • Experience in managing civil society partnerships is an asset;
  • Experience working on Syria is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working 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 P11 form. 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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