Job Opportunity at UN Women - Programme Specialist

Job Opportunity at UN Women - Programme Specialist

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.

UN Women, in collaboration with the Government of Finland is implementing a four-year project titled, ‘Strengthening women’s and girls’ meaningful participation, leadership, and economic rights, (WLER) at the local levels in Tanzania’ (2022 – 2025). The project has the overarching goal of ensuring ‘Women’s and girls’ meaningful participation, leadership and economic rights are strengthened at local levels in Tanzania’ aims to increase the number of women in leadership and decision making positions and their voices at the local government levels through promoting gender-responsive norms, behaviours and practices, strengthening capacities of women leaders, enhance collection and use of sex and disability responsive data and enhancing women’s economic rights including by piloting gender and disability transformative innovative measures such as care services, in line with the Government of Tanzania’s Generation Equality Commitments.

The project will enhance implementation of the United Republic of Tanzania’s commitments to gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) including the Generation Equality. It builds on the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Project (Wanawake Wanaweza) Phase II (2017-2021) and Phase I (2014 – 2017) that identified discriminatory gender norms, behaviours and practices and lack of women’s economic opportunities as among the key barriers to women’s leadership at the local government levels. The project adopts a long-term action-based approach to advancing women’s leadership, meaningful participation, economic rights and, addressing the disproportionate share of unpaid care work by women and girls

Reporting to the Representative, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under their portfolio. The Programme Specialist 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

Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in WLER Project.
Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives; Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions within the WLER Project
Finalize country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to WLER Project
Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.

Manage the implementation and management of the WLER programme
Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation.
Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management within the WLER Project
Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams.
Review the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports as required.
Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators.
Lead Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings.

Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team
Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the WLER Project programme; respond to any potential problems.
Serve as an expert resource to partners on WLER Project.
Implement and oversee capacity building opportunities and initiatives.
Provide partners with advanced technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives.

Manage the monitoring and reporting of the WLER project
Manage the process of monitoring the programme/ project implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools.
Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes.
Write office donor and UN Women reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the WLER programme
Manage the programme budget and finalize financial reports.
Manage Programme Specialists and Programme Analysts; mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments.

Programme Specialist Job Vacancy at UN Women

Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization.
Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the WLER in Tanzania
Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees.
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.
Take part in country level Common Country Assessment (CCA)/ United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the RC system.
Prepare substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents, as necessary.

Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to WLER.
Manage advocacy strategies and their implementation.
Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning.
Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on WLER.

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
Functional Competencies

Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management
Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
Excellent knowledge in WLER
Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation
Strong networking skills
Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, 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.
Experience

A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage

Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
Technical experience in WLER.
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 requirements

Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required
Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
Submission of application:

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.

The deadline for submitting the application is 17 June 2022.

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