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Programme Analyst, Spotlight Initiative 07 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNWomen Nigeria
UNWomen
Nigeria
Abuja (NGA)
English
Immediate
12 months
07 February 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Specialist- Technical Coherence, Spotlight Initiative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Programme Analyst - Ending Violence against Women and Girls will:

Contribute technically to the development and implementation of the Spotlight Women Peace and Humanitarian Fund programme strategies and interventions for the prevention and mitigation of SGBV and Harmful Practices in humanitarian settings:

  • Provide assistance to the UN Women Sub-office in Maiduguri (Humanitarian office) for the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund (WPHF)/Spotlight Initiative projects on GBV and for the projects under the WPHF COVID-19 ERW.
  • Support implementation of WPHF baseline studies to inform the start-up phase of the programme.
  • Monitor and report on the work of WPHF implementing partners against the programme result framework.
  • Review the submission of Spotlight WPHF partners’ monthly quarterly activities reports and prepare internal (UN) and donor (EU) reports.
  • Support activities on EVAWGs/GBV, including contributing to development of policy documents, concept notes, policy reviews, briefing/speaking notes for management, research activities, trainings and capacity building activities targeted to government/CSOs.
  • Participate in weekly Spotlight team meetings, monthly and online engagement with partners.
  • Contribute to enhancing coordination with the UN Trust Fund on Ending Violence against Women.

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Spotlight Initiative to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country:

  • Support the implementation of cross cutting Spotlight Initiative inter-agency activities
  • Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Master degree or equivalent
  • 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 three additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in development program/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women
  • Knowledge and experience in providing oversight for implementation of GBV response services, including managing implementation of civil society organizations around EVAW
  • Experience in similar intervention like the Spotlight Initiative is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Have affinity with or interest in Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (GEWE) volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness

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Application deadline: 07-02-2021

UNV Gender Specialist 08 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Fiji
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UNV Gender Specialist

International Specialist
UNDP
Fiji
Suva (FJI)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
08 February 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative (DRR), the UNV Gender Specialist advises Senior Management on gender policies and trends and relevant linkages to UNDP programmes. The UNV Gender Specialist provides analysis for formulation of strategies and briefings to Senior Management. This includes working with Programme Team Leaders to implement the UNDP Pacific Office Gender Equality Strategy, ensuring that gender becomes a cross-cutting consideration in all programme activities, and exploring the viability of gender budgeting in the programme country. The UNV Gender Specialist will also work with Operations Team Leaders to ensure gender-sensitive recruitment and procurement processes.

  1. Provides advice and support to UNDP management, programmes and projects focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Design and formulate some parts of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions.

  • Apply gender conceptual models in support of programme design.

  • Review new project documents to ensure that gender analysis informed the project design and the design respond to the analysis with concrete measures to address gender inequalities and empower women; and provide recommendations for improvements.

  • Review of the current programme and projects and recommend adjustments to better integrate gender in planned results, activities and indicators.

  • Compilation, analysis and interpretation of gender issues and statistical data, thorough research of gender issues in the countries covered by the Pacific office and preparation of high-quality analysis and reports that will inform UNDP programming.

  • Provision of high-quality analysis and substantive inputs to UN and UNDP annual reports, including corporate and donor reports, and other strategic documents, with a focus on evidence-based reporting on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

  • Support the development of a new gender-related portfolio, both focused on integration of gender to existing programmes/projects (re: improving the UNDP Gender Marker) as well as creating stand-alone or joint-programmes with other UN agencies (re: UNWOMEN).

  • Contribute to sub-regional, regional and inter-agency initiatives related to gender issues.

    2. Participates in effective management of the gender work in the Office as well as identifying opportunities for cross cutting initiatives amongst thematic areas in the Pacific Office focusing achieving the following results:

  • Provide inputs to the periodical country reports on progress implementation against all relevant signed UN Conventions (with special focus women’s human rights and gender dimension of human rights, including civil, economic, political and social rights, and GBV).

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Gender Equality Seal Certification Action Plan and the Pacific Office Action Plan on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

  • Serve as the Pacific Office Gender Focal Team (GFT) Secretariat - responsible for organizing and documenting the GFT meetings and keeping records of their deliberations.

  • Provide substantive expertise and guidance on gender mainstreaming in UNDP Pacific Office and serve as an institutional gender focal point for all internal and external partners;

  • Provide on demand technical expertise and strategic advice; good practices and tools on gender issues for the Programme Teams.

    3. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

  • Represent UNDP in different working groups and interagency working groups on gender, including the UN Pacific Strategy Gender Outcome Group.

4. Provides policy advice and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals and gender.

  • Ensure knowledge sharing, documentation and dissemination of good practices on gender equality, women’s empowerment and rights within the UNDP and the broader UN system;

  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including the UNDP Gender Cop

  • Organization of training and capacity development events for the operations/ projects staff on gender and inclusion issues.

  • Raise awareness on gender as an accelerator for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Professional growth through active learning.

  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Master's Degree in social science especially gender studies, or relevant discipline

24 Months
  • Experience working in an international environment is critical.
  • Experience in managing gender equality and women empowerment programme in an international development context.

  • Experience in donor relations, resources mobilization, and partnership development.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.).

  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP financials, preferably PeopleSoft (Atlas).

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels.

  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

  • Sound security awareness;

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Gender equality and the advancement of women
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 08 February 2021