Programme Analyst, Women, Peace and Security, Cairo, Egypt
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Office: UNDP Cairo
Closing date: Thursday, 12 May 2022
Programme Analyst, Women, Peace and Security - For Egyptian Nationals ONLY
Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline : 12-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : TA Local
Post Level : NO-B
Languages Required : Arabic English
Duration of Initial Contract : Up to 31 December 2022
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.
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.
UN Women Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) is implementing the programme "Women, Peace and Security in the Arab States- Phase II" (2019-2022), with the overall objective of enabling the implementation of women, peace, and security commitments through policy change and community level action. Phase II of the programme is structured around the following two outcomes:
Outcome 1: an enabling environment for the validation and implementation of WPS commitments is created with support to government implementation and civil society oversight strengthened;
Outcome 2: National Action Plans (NAPs) implementation is undertaken by government and non-government actors through interventions to enhance social cohesion and protection.
Under the supervision of the Regional Advisor on Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action - UN Women, Regional Office for Arab States, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the RO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. S/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 the portfolio. In the context of the last year of programme implementation, the programme analyst also works towards the operational closure of the programme and the coordination of its evaluation.
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/ project proposals and initiatives, including the next phase of the WPS programme;
Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the 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/requests 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 project/programme partners including the League of Arab States:
Coordinate UN Women’s engagement with the League of Arab States (LAS) through the organization of regular meetings, the provision of technical support in the implementation of the LAS activities under the programme and through maintaining an ongoing relationship with LAS to support the engagement under other UN Women’s programmes;
Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the 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/ project:
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;
Coordinate the programme final evaluation.
Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the women, peace and security programme:
Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary, including in the context of the operational closure of the programme;
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 substantive inputs to programme strategies and activities;
Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
Timely organization of events;
Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
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;
Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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.
At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
Experience working on women, peace and security is an asset;
Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
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 http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment. 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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UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check).
Link to the organization’s job posting: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1651243693766