United Nations Jobs – Programme Management Specialist – Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund – UN WOMEN

Job Title:    Programme Management Specialist
– Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund

Organization: The United Nations Entity for
Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: UN Women Country representative

Post Level: P-3

About US:

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the
Empowerment of Women, 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.

Job Summary:  The Programme Management Specialist is
responsible for overseeing the management, development, implementation,
monitoring and reporting of Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund in Africa. This
includes providing  technical support to
the implementation of the WPHF programme in the 7 countries (and any other
additional country in the Africa region in the future), overseeing the
monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and
performance indicators, providing capacity building for civil society
organizations, monitoring WPHF programme financial situation to ensure
adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon
targets and results, reviewing and developing partnerships and resource
mobilization strategies; and leading knowledge management efforts.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Manage the programmatic development for the Women’s Peace and
Humanitarian Fund in Uganda and other WPHF countries in Africa:

·       
Provide overall programme advisory support to
the WPHF programme in Africa, including the launch of the Fund, the setup of
its National Steering Committees and the launch and management of the calls for
proposals;

·       
Provide strategic and specialized technical
advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support
programme planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;

·       
Review and evaluate proposals and oversee the
preparation of donor proposals and reports;

·       
Finalize and draft policy documents, briefs and
other strategic papers/ materials for the use in the development and
presentation of policy and programmatic positions for the WPHF globally.

Manage the monitoring and reporting for the Women’s Peace and
Humanitarian Fund in Africa:

·       
Recommend and establish programme monitoring
standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing
progress/results;

·       
Manage the monitoring of progress by civil
society partners against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance
indicators;

·       
Gather information and prepare reports on
progress of WPHF programme implementation for WPHF Secretariat and donors;
prepare technical reports;

·       
Provide technical support in the preparation of
audits and follow up on the implementation of audit recommendations.

Provide technical support to the implementation of the Women’s Peace
and Humanitarian Fund in Africa:

·       
Ensure the organization of annual meetings of
the WPHF national steering committees in countries;

·       
Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets
with logical framework matrices and work plans;

·       
Ensure programme quality control with partner
civil society organizations and identification of potential challenges;

·       
Ensure all WPHF supported countries in Africa
have aligned WPHF programme plans with operations plan.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization
strategies:

·       
Develop and implement partnerships with civil
society partners and key stakeholders such as Governments, UN entities, women’s
movements and donor community, as well as Spotlight stakeholders in country;

·       
Ensure effective information flow, communication
and coordination between offices, programmes and projects;

·       
Support knowledge sharing between different
partner civil society organizations and movement building;

·       
Finalize relevant documentation on donors and
develop 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;

·       
Determine programmatic areas of cooperation,
based on strategic goals of the women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund, country
needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.

Manage knowledge building and sharing efforts:

·       
Manage the process of identifying and
synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to
the implementation of the programme and contribute to their global
dissemination;

·       
Develop, coordinate and provide training and
capacity building plan for WPHF partners in countries, in coordination with the
WPHF Secretariat knowledge management analyst.

·       
Perform other job related duties as requested by
supervisor from time to time.

Key Performance
Indicators:

·       
WPHF programmes are implemented in line with its
Operations Manual and Investment Plan;

·       
Programmes are implemented in a timely manner,
in line with budgets;

·       
Regular monitoring of programmes, addressing
issues in a timely manner;

·       
Timely and quality reporting;

·       
Regular dissemination and sharing of
information; best practices/ lessons learned on programme management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

·       
The ideal candidate for the UN Women Programme
Management Specialist – Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund career vacancy
should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political
Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender

·       
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.

·       
Five years of progressively responsible
experience in programme management, including programme design, programme
coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;

·       
Experience in working in a gender/women, peace
and security or humanitarian related area is an asset;

·       
Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work
plans, participating in programme development and programme writing.

·       
Languages: 
Fluency in English is required; Working knowledge of French is
an asset.

Competencies

Core Values:

·       
Integrity;

·       
Professionalism;

·       
Respect for Diversity.

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;

·       
Ability to develop detailed operational plans,
budgets, and deliver on them;

·       
Ability to synthesize program performance data
and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic
decision-making;

·       
Strong analytical skills;

·       
Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;

·       
Good knowledge of UN programme management
systems.

How to Apply: 

If interested in joining the UN WOMEN in the aforementioned
capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create profile or
express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system

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Deadline: 25th February 2020

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