Ending Violence Against Women and Girls Programme (EVAW) Analyst



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Nairobi, KENYA
Application Deadline :03-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-9
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :2 years

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

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and was established to coordinate and accelerate the attainment of the rights of women globally.   UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life and supports the formulation and implementation of policies, global standards and norms at both regional and national levels that seek to enhance gender equality and inclusive governance.

The Constitution of Kenya has clearly articulated Kenya’s constitutional commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Achieving gender parity in all spheres of life and the actualization of gender-responsive laws, policies and planning are expected to empower women on their economic, social and political rights and make progress towards achieving gender equality.  The progressive rights-based Kenya Constitution 2010 provides the legal framework for the Government to fulfil basic rights, and for marginalized and vulnerable groups, especially women and children, to claim their rights. UN Women seeks to increase accountability for national and devolved planning with a goal to ensure that national and devolved planning fully reflects accountability for gender equality commitments and priorities.

Violence against women and girls is one of the key persistent gender inequality in Kenya. Violence against women and girls (VAWG) exists in many different forms and persists as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality or any development goals in Kenya. There is a lack of reliable, comparative and properly disaggregated statistical data on the prevalence of VAWG.  Harmful attitudes, social norms and practices continue to encourage VAWG, impunity, victim-blaming, and stigmatization of survivors. In response to this, UN Women is implementing a fully-fledged programme on EVAW, grounded in the Joint Programme (JP) on the prevention and response to GBV, the Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG) impact area and is premised on two UN WOMEN flagship programmes being (i) Prevention and Access to Essential Services to End Violence against Women and Girls and (ii) the safe cities and safe public spaces FPIs.

The EVAWG portfolio by UN Women seeks to enhance prevention and response of violence against women and girls. This includes access to justice for survivors, coordination of implementation and monitoring of policies and programs at the national and devolved level and strengthening referral mechanisms among service providers and duty bearers including both state and non-state actors.

The EVAWG Unit, under the supervision of the Team Leader EVAWG, is seeking to recruit a Programme Analyst to support the implementation of the programme. The Programme Analyst will work on supporting the implementation of EVAWG programme with a strong focus on women access to justice, violence against women in elections and engaging young women and men in prevention and response to GBV. The Programme Analyst will ensure high-quality and timely implementation of the EVAWG portfolio, which includes supporting effective programme management; monitoring and reporting of the programme activities; as well as liaising with relevant stakeholders and partners.


Duties and Responsibilities

Policy review, design and develop programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls  

  • Provide technical inputs and policy support to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives on EVAWG;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to EVAWG;
  • Contribute to review of bills, laws and policies on EVAWG to ensure conformity with global norms and standards.

Manage the implementation and management of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme

  • Coordinate and ensure high-quality implementation of the UN Women EVAWG Annual Workplans, including women access to justice activities by providing technical support and overseeing implementing Partners annual work plan implementation;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme and ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Support the coordination and organization of technical review committees, capacity assessment of partners, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

  Support to manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Provide technical and policy support to the country office in developing and strengthening projects/ programmes in on EVAWG;
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of technical tools, and initiatives that contribute to the realization of EVAW Annual Work Plans;
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support the implementation and expansion of the EVAWG programme;
  • Provide strategic direction and technical advice on any potential emerging needs;
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.

Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results-based management tools working closely with M&E colleagues;
  • Conduct field missions, spot checks and review report on monitoring missions to ensure recommendations and feedback are fully implemented;
  • Substantively contribute to the drafting of internal and external reports that are results-based and of high quality.   

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Support to develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Support to finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing;
  • Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Kenya  

  • Provide technical support to the Programme Team Leader on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts;
  • Advocate for the engagement and participation of women’s organizations and civil society networks in GBV coordination mechanisms.

Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the EVAWG;
  • In the absence of EVAG Programme Team Leader, represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to EVAWG as necessary;
  • Support to develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategic planning;
  • Contribute to developing knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on EVAWG.

Key Performance Indicators 

  • Timely and quality programme design and inputs to the UN Women Kenya Strategic Note
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and work plans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Quality reports and timely submission
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives


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

  • Strong program formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills
  • Strong knowledge of Results-Based Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong knowledge of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, especially on women’s access to justice  
  • Strong analytical skills

Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities, and threats to fundraising and develop strategies


Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification 

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Law, Access to justice, 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 6  years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring, results-based reporting, and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, with special expertise in women, access to justice
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.

Language requirements 

  • Fluency in English required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;



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