A 1-year post in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, deadline for applications 26 Feb 2018.
Application Deadline : 26-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Languages Required : English French
Expected Duration of Assignment : 364 days
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’s overarching goal in Haiti is to support the achievement of gender equality and strengthen political and economic empowerment of women, to reinforce the resilience and recovery of communities, and contribute to violence reduction and political stability.
The UN Women Haiti Country Programme is aligned with Agenda 2030 and the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) in Haiti. Together these will contribute in an integral manner to the achievement of key national priorities set out in the 2012-2030 Strategic Plan for the Development of Haïti (PSDH) and the National Gender Equality Policy 2014-2034 and its Action Plan. Addressing the gender barriers impeding women’s economic participation and access to decent employment is at the heart of UN Women’s strategy to promote gender equality. UN Women Haiti’s work targeting the economic empowerment of women focusses on increasing access to productive capacities by leveraging new business models, ICT and strengthening women’s access to credit, required to develop sustainable and financially viable enterprises in key sectors.
Reporting to the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio. She/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 portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment :
Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives ;
Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Manage the implementation and management of Women’s Economic Empowerment focused 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.
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners :
Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio ;
Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the 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.
Manage the people and financial resources related to the Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio :
Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports ;
Supervise Programme Analysts and Technical Specialists ;
Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments ;
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 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.
Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Women’s Economic Empowerment to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in-country :
Provide technical support to the senior management 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.
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts around the Women’s Economic Empowerment portfolio :
Develop and review sector specifc background documents, briefs and presentations ;
Represent UN Women in sector specific meetings and policy dialogues 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.
Key Performance Indicators :
Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note ;
Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans ;
Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes ;
Relations with partners and stakeholders ;
Quality reports and timely submission ;
Regular communication with other agencies and partners ;
Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives.
Core Values :
Respect for Diversity ;
Core Competencies :
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues ;
Creative Problem Solving ;
Effective Communication ;
Inclusive Collaboration ;
Stakeholder Engagement ;
Leading by Example.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies : http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf.
Functional Competencies :
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 ;
Substantive knowledge on women’s economic empowerment ;
Strong analytical skills ;
Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
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 ;
Hand’s on experience in the design of cutting edge Women’s Economic Empowerment focused programmes ;
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 a required.
Fluency in French and working knowledge in English is required ;
Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
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.
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.
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.