Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security – UN Women
|Application Deadline||10-Nov-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left||15d 20h 52m|
|Type of Contract||Service Contract|
|Languages Required||Arabic English|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract||ONE YEAR|
|Expected Duration of Assignment|
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 Sudan’s Strategic Note (SN) 2018-2023, aims “to consolidate efforts that contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sudan”. Key strategies for the implementation of the country programme include capacity building, advocacy, gender mainstreaming, evidence, information and data collection and the use of media to highlight and inform the general population of Sudan. The SN outlines the overall strategy and plan of action for the UN Women Sudan Country Office (CO) for the years 2018-2023 and includes an Integrated Results and Resources (IRRF) which combines the DRF and OEEF, with expected results and targets/ indicators/ baselines.
2022-2023 Annual Work Plan (AWP) of UN Women Sudan Country Office (Co) focuses on three mutually reinforcing priorities on enhancing women’s participation in climate resilient agriculture in rural, conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian contexts, strengthening their effective participation in Peace, Security and Humanitarian processes and strengthening women’s political participation and leadership as priority areas that UN Women will work on to contribute towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sudan.
In the WPS domain, UN Women is working at macro, miso and micro level. At the macro level of peace processes, UN Women is supporting the women movement to hold accountable to gender equality and empowerment of women in the peace domain. At the miso level, UN Women supports the strengthening of institutional and technical capacity of women’s organizations and governments in relation to human rights and the rule of law, including transitional justice and the security sector. At the micro level, UN Women is working with women peace builders’ organizations at community level to strengthen the women led peace movement and develop a common agenda for peace through a bottom-up approach.
Reporting to the Senior Program Specialist, the WPS Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the WPS portfolio. She/he should work 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 WPS portfolio
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Design and develop programme strategies in the area of women, peace and security
- Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
- Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to women, peace and security
2.Manage the implementation and management of the women, peace and security 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 WPS project/programme partners
- Manage the implementation of technical advice and guidance.
- Develop and implement technical tools, and initiatives
- Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the women, peace and security 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 theWPS 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, peace and security programme
- Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
- Coach staff 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 on women, peace and security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Sudan
- Provide technical support to the Representative and Senior Program Specialist 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, peace and security
- Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to women, peace and security 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, peace and security
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- 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, peace and security
- 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 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 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
- At least 4 years in developing and managing WPS programs
- 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.
Fluency in English and Arabic is required.
Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment .
UNWOMEN 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.