UN Women: Programme Specialist (Economic Empowerment), Open for Nepali nationals only



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Localidad : Kathmandu, Nepal
Fecha límite de postulación :03-Oct-17 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Tipo de contrato :FTA Local
Nivel de puesto :NO-C
Idiomas requeridos :
Inglés  
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
15-Dec-2017
Duración del contrato inicial :1 year (with possibility of extension)

Antecedentes

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 a part of the Nepal Country Office Strategic Note (SN) 2014-2017 Development Result Framework (DRF) Goal 2, UN Women continues strengthening women’s leadership roles and economic empowerment in Nepal. The DRF Goal 2 is designed to support the Government of Nepal (GoN) to advance women’s economic empowerment through a multi-pronged approach. This includes a capacity building of government officials to develop gender-responsive macroeconomic policies, provisions of vocational skills and entrepreneurship development training to excluded and vulnerable women and girls for their leadership roles in economic activities, and evidence and knowledge based policy advocacy to address structural barriers facing women for gender equality. Within the broader framework of the DRF Goal 2, UN Women currently implements five programmes/projects (“Advancing Women’s Economic Empowerment”, “Rural Women’s Economic Empowerment”, “Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through the Provision of Comprehensive Sexuality Education and a Safe Learning Environment in Nepal”, “Advancing Resilience and Empowerment”, and “The Future We Want: Creating sustainable foundations for addressing human trafficking and unsafe migration of women and girls in Nepal”).

Reporting to Unit Manager (Economic Empowerment Unit), the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.  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.


Deberes y responsabilidades

1. Design and develop programme strategies in the area of women’s economic empowerment

  • Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to women’s economic empowerment.

2. Manage the implementation and management of the women’s economic empowerment programme

  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

3. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the women’s economic empowerment programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.

4. Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project

  • Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.

5. Manage the people and financial resources of the women’s economic empowerment programme

  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
  • Supervise technical consultants as relevant; Mentor and coach personnel and conduct performance assessments;
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

6. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • 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.

7. Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for women’s economic empowerment in Nepal

  • Provide technical support to the supervisor 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.

8. Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the women’s economic empowerment;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to women’s economic empowerment as necessary;
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on women’s economic empowerment.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

  • Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note;
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans;
  • 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.


Competencias

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 programme 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 women’s economic empowerment;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.


Habilidades y experiencia requeridas

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in economics, social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Technical experience in macroeconomic analysis, gender and human rights of women, specifically in the areas of women’s economic empowerment. Proven experience in producing analytical research work is preferred;
  • 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:

  • Fluency in English and Nepali is required.

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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