Programme Specialist

United Nations Development Programme, Harare, Zimbabwe

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th October, 2021


Job Description

Reporting to the UN Women Deputy Country Representative, the eVAW Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the Spotlight 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 eVAW

  • Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to eVAW.

Manage the implementation and management of the eVAW programme in UN Women

  • 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

  • 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 eVAW 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.

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 the Spotlight Technical Team reports, UN Women quarterly and annual reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the eVAW programme

  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
  • Supervise programme assistants and consultants; 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 proposals and substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination on the Spotlight Initiative to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners  in Zimbabwe

  • Provide technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative 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

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to eVAW;
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to eVAW and the Spotlight Initiative 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 eVAW.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Spotlight Initiative, UN Women Strategic Note and Annual Work Plans
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Positive feedback from other Spotlight task teams
  • Quality reports and timely submission
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners
  • Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives

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 project/programme management certification would be an added advantage

Experience:

  • 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;
  • Technical experience in eVAW/GBV; experience in SRHR is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, Civil society organizations and/or donors;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team;
  • Experience in managing large and complex donor funded projects;
  • Experience working in the UN System and managing EU funded projects is an asset;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and a local language is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

Source:https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=101942


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