Programme Analyst



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kyiv, UKRAINE
Application Deadline :18-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :6d 14h 43m
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
24-May-2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 months with a 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.

In Ukraine UN Women works with the government, parliament and civil society in advancing gender equality through implementation of the national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights. UN Women Ukraine implements interventions towards the realization of following strategic goals: elimination of violence against women and girls; implementation of women, peace and security agenda and gender responsive governance. UN Women works closely with the UN Country Team in integration of women’s rights and gender equality in all spheres of UN work.

As part of the UN system in Ukraine, UN Women supports national partners to implement their commitments to Women, Peace and Security Agenda (WPS), since 2015. UN Women has been providing technical assistance to develop, implement and monitor the first and the second National Action Plans for the implementation of UN SCR 1325 as well as other relevant international and national commitments related to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in Ukraine. In doing so, UN Women has partnered with and provided demand driven technical assistance to the key governmental institutions of the National Machinery for the Advancement at national,  regional and local levels, and women’s CSOs and grassroots women, especially those affected by conflict and marginalized.

In 2020 the world commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the landmark UNSCR 1325 on WPS, and Ukraine has adopted  the second NAP 1325 covering the period 2021-2025. In April 2020, Ukraine also joined the UN Group of Friends of Women, Peace, and  Security. The renewed country commitments to the advancement of gender equality and implementation of WPS agenda create a momentum to effectively address areas of WPS agenda, which require special attention. These, according to the in line with the UN Secretary General’s Report to the UN Security Council (2020) globally include  a) radical shift in women’s meaningful participation in decision-making and in all states of peace processes, b) unconditional defense of women’s rights as part of WPS agenda, c) greater investment in social infrastructure for human security d) increase investments in women’s organizations, and e) improve gender data for WPS.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of Women, Peace and Security portfolio leader, the Programme Analyst provides support to the effective implemnetion and management of the WPS portfolio.The Programme Analyst supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring and analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with UN Women the programme and operations team, and creates and maintains working relations with government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring effective technical support to the national parthers in line with UN system commitments in the Government of Ukraine – UN System Partnership Framework

Impact of results:

The key results of this post directly impact on the ability of UN Women to effectively implement UN Women’s programmes and related operations in the country. This impact should lead to enhancing the visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment within the country.


Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area WPS

  • Provide technical inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives related to WPS

Provide technical support to the implementation and management and WPS portfolio

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

Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to project/programme partners

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

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

  • Monitor progress on programme 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.

Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finance of  WPS portfolio

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

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.

Provide technical inputs to inter-agency coordination on [thematic area]  to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners  in the country

  • Provide technical support to the the Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by providing inputs to background reports and briefs.

Provide inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to WPS;
  • 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  WPS.

KEY  PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR EVALUATION OF RESULTS:

  • Timely and quality inputs to programme design
  • Timely and quality inputs to workplans and budgets
  • Adherence to UN Women standards and rules
  • Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances
  • Timely organization of events
  • Number of knowledge products developed


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 technical area


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 (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years (with Masters’ degree) of relevant progressively responsible experience at the national and/or international level (e.g.  in project/programme formulation, management, local governance, private sector developement, monitoring and evaluation, finance, operations, administration or audit services.
  • Experience and understanding of implementing human rights, gender equality and women's empowerment projects/initiatives. Experience in advocacy for gender equality and women's empowerment is desirable.
  • Experience in support to design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments is an advantage.
  • Experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the governmental and non-governmental institutions involved into recovery issues at the national and sub-national levels;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office, Outlook, etc.).

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English, Ukrainian and Russian languages.

The UN Women Ukraine is committed to workforce diversity. Women and men with disabilities, other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, IDPs, refugees legally entitled to work in Ukraine, are particularly encouraged to apply.

UN Women Personal History Form (P11) must be completed and attached as part of the online application - https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558



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