Ending Violence Against Women Programme Analyst - Open for National and International Consultants



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Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline :18-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :5d 7h 57m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :10 Months


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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

The UN Women Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) located in Cairo, is leading and supporting the roll out of several programmes on ending violence against women in the region. These programmes fall under the triple mandate of UN Women and provide support at the normative, coordination and operational level to ensure women and girls in the region live a life free from violence.

Reporting to Programme Specialist managing the Regional EVAW portfolio, the EVAW Programme Analyst - Consultant will support the effective management of UN Women programmes in the ROAS by contributing in the programme design, formulation and implementation.  S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures.  She/he 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

Ensure effective administration of budgets and monitoring of EVAW projects’ expenditure focusing on the achievements of the following results:

  • Support the preparation of annual project workplans and related sub-plans (procurement plan, quarterly plans if required, and others as necessary)
  • Ensure timely and good-quality implementation of workplan activities
  • Continuously monitor progress against the approved work-plan; Identify changes in the external environment and promptly agree necessary solutions/actions (ex. related to the planning and implementation of activities, need for new activities)
  • Monitoring expenditure to ensure that it is in line with approved budgets, AWPs and Programmed/Financial policies.

Provide advanced administrative support to the EVAW Programme Unit

  • Prepare all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements and support the organization for meetings, workshops, events, and missions (virtual and non-virtual);
  • Prepare travel arrangements for the EVAW team, including travel requisitions and claims.
  • Prepare public information materials and briefing packets.
  • Liaise with high level officials on administrative issues.
  • Prepare and assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations; contribute inputs to the materials.
  • Take minutes of meetings and share with relevant stakeholders

Provide Substantive Support to EVAW regional programmes:

  • Contribute to the implementation of ongoing EVAW programmes in the regional office.
  • Contribute to the development draft proposals, concept notes, briefing notes on different areas of EVAW programming in the Arab States region.
  • Ensure timely preparation and quality control of substantive technical reports, briefs and required documents, including donor reports; and,
  • Conduct regular thematic analysis of EVAW activities in field offices to inform programming.
  • Contribute to effective resource mobilization and donor relations by analyzing and researching information on donors and preparing substantive briefs on possible areas for financial cooperation.
  • Prepare briefing notes, talking points, background papers, and presentations as requested.
  • Coordinate and document coordination meetings on EVAW as needed.
  • Maintain records of all EVAW files and related documents in the share drive
  • Participate in Strategic Note and Annual Work planning processes, including Monitoring and reporting

Contribute to Regional EVAW knowledge management and communication:

  • Identify sources of information on evidence-based programming on EVAW and prepare a synthesis of best practices and lessons learned to feed into programming.
  • Identify innovative ways to share knowledge on EVAW with partners and field offices.
  • Review and edit the EVAW knowledge library and update it regularly.
  • Contribute to strengthening the knowledge management system to support effective and efficient collection and dissemination of information
  • Contribute to regional communication activities related to EVAW (16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence as part of the UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign)
  • Work closely with ROAS communication team on EVAW related communication materials

Contribute and provide support to other tasks that may be assigned

Deliverable

Timeline

Administrative and budget and monitoring support is provided to

 the EVAW regional projects

Throughout the assignment

 duration (April 2021-February 2022)

Communication material is produced and knowledge products 

on EVAW are managed in an effective manner

Throughout the assignment

 duration (April 2021-February 2022)

Substantive support is provided to the implementation of the

EVAW regional projects including the development of

 high-quality program and monitoring documents

Throughout the assignment

duration (April 2021-February 2022)

Monthly brief project progress report about implemented

activities and achieved results, including a monthly

overview of project budget and status and monthly updated PMF

Every first week of each month


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

  • Ability to perform a broad range of administrative activities related to operations resources management and services;
  • Ability to extract, analyze data and resolve operational problems;
  • Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Ability to research, select relevant information, and maintain accurate records and database;
  • Knowledge of administrative rules and regulations;
  • Good application skills of IT tools and management systems;
  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.


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.

Experience:

  • At least 4 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Previous experience in the field of ending violence against women;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with UN agencies, partners,
  • Experience in using ATLAS is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Arabic and English is required.
  • Knowledge of French is an asset.

Evaluation Criteria:

Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

Technical Evaluation (70 points) split such as:

  • Education -20 points
  • Relevant work experience- 30 Points
  • Thematic knowledge- 20 Points

Financial Evaluation (30 points): The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:

  • Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical);
  • The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula: (Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30;
  • 'Lowest Bid Offered' refers to the lowest price offered by Offerors scoring at least 49 points in the technical evaluation.

Application:

Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work and link to portfolio of work;
  • UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment;

Financial Proposal – Daily/Monthly rate. The above-mentioned documents should be merged in a standalone file including all of them since the online application submission does only permits uploading one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.

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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