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UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 10 years.

 

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United Nations Development Programme

Multi Donor Trust Fund Manager - Juba, South Sudan

South Sudan, Central Upper Nile , Juba

BACKGROUNDUNDP 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.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.The recently revitalized peace process offers new opportunities for South Sudan to realise transformational change and move beyond the cycles of conflict and violence that have propagated widespread aid dependency. Providing immediate and flexible financing to maximise the potential of the current political environment, the South Sudan Multi Partner Trust Fund for Reconciliation, Stabilization, and Resilience (South Sudan RSRTF) has been established to enable integrated programmes that together lessen the destructive drivers of conflict and develop more peaceful and self-reliant communities.The Fund pioneers an innovative whole of system, area-based programming approach to support comprehensive and durable approaches to overcome fragility, political instability and societal disintegration. The approach ensures a collective effort across political, security and development actors, within and outside of the United Nations system. In so doing, the Fund will build stronger foundations for implementation and consolidation of the R-ARCS and foster stable political and security environments in which to pursue increased resilience focused programming and seize enhanced recovery and development opportunities.The Trust Fund builds on the vision of the Secretary General to forge greater coherence across the United Nations system and will promote more coordinated, coherent and integrated peacebuilding efforts among the United Nations mission and the United Nations country team. Positioned at the intersection of peacekeeping and development, the Fund's programmatic framework reflects the mutual priorities of UNMISS and the UNCT. It draws upon the overarching strategic documents of both bodies, the 2019-2021 UN Cooperation Framework (UNCF) and the UNMISS Strategic Vision 2021/2024.The Fund is governed by a Steering Committee which functions as the key decision-making body. It provides strategic guidance and holds ultimate accountability that the fund achieves its programmatic objectives. The SC is chaired by the Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary-General (DSRSG), UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator (HC/RC). The Fund Secretariat is embedded within the Office of the DSRSG/RC/HC at UNMISS. In addition to providing administrative support to the Steering Committee for fund operations, the Fund Secretariat fulfils a technical function and provides programmatic support.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES In accordance with the United Nations Enabling Environment Guidelines (EEGs) and their accompanying Supplementary Guidance for the United Nations System developed in response to the UN Secretary General's System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity the post is being made available on a remote working modality.Under the overall guidance of the Steering Committee, the Fund Manager will have a dual reporting line to the DSRSG/RC/HC and UNDP   Deputy Resident Representative - Programme), the Fund Manager will act as the Head of the Secretariat and will be responsible for the establishment, management and functioning of the Secretariat. The tasks may include: Coordination:Execute and coordinate all management functions of the RSRTF, including the implementation of decisions made by the Steering Committee.Provide/facilitate technical advice to the Steering Committee on Fund related matters.Oversee planning, preparation and record of meetings of the Steering Committee.Manage and oversee fund allocation processes providing quality assurance throughout the programme/project approval process and ensuring necessary coordination with relevant counterparts in line with the Terms of Reference, Operations Manual and/or allocation guidelines.Humanitarian Fund and Donors:Oversee preparation of research papers, reports, strategic considerations and recommendations to facilitate decision-making by the SC, ensuring the Fund's approach and priorities remain relevant to wider developments.Undertake outreach and participate in coordination forums to ensure the RSRTF is well situated within the broader 'Triple Nexus' and funding landscape, ensuring opportunities for cooperation and complementarity are maximized and to promote coordinated and complementary use of funds.Facilitate systematic cooperation with UNMISS, the UN Country Team, the South Sudan Humanitarian Fund, donors, bilateral partners, multilateral funding and coordination mechanisms and programmes, to ensure RSRTF funding allocations leverage comparative advantages across the 'Triple Nexus'.Guide Participating UN Organizations and NGOs on the processes and requirements as laid out in the TOR and Operations Manual and ensure compliance with it in accordance with signed legal agreements.Monitoring and Evaluation:Ensure robust systems are in place for systematic monitoring and evaluation of projects/programmes implemented at various levels and in various locations by the different participating agencies, UNMISS sections, and NGOs.Monitor Fund performance and progress towards Fund results, evaluating progress of the Fund's strategic direction and objectives, making recommendations to the SC for adjustments as necessary.Systematically provide information on Fund progress/project status to the SC, donors and relevant stakeholders of the Fund, flag external and internal factors influencing results and proposes corrective actions.Knowledge Management Strategy:Consolidate the narrative annual and final reports submitted by recipient organizations and present reports to the SC for review and to the Administrative Agent for consolidation of narrative and financial reports.Implement the Fund's Risk Management Strategy to establish a common understanding of risks among all stakeholders, ensuring efficient and strategic risk mitigation and adaptation measures and ensure monitoring and control of operational risks, including by routinely updating the risk monitoring matrix.Implement the Fund's knowledge management strategy and ensure a systematic approach to retaining institutional memory and capturing lessons learned and best practice across the Fund and its partners.Oversee implementation of the Fund's communications strategy with targeted messages for both public and private stakeholders demonstrating results, success stories, outcomes, and learning from the Fund.Mobilize an appropriate and sustainable funding:Mobilize an appropriate and sustainable funding base and maintain existing partnerships including through outreach, and timely preparation of donor proposals, presentations, and briefing papers.Manage the overall operational administration of the Fund and liaise as necessary with the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office, Managing Agent and Steering Committee including on issues related to Fund Transfer Requests, programme/Fund extension and programme/Fund closure and ensuring timely investigation and advise on any concerns encountered in relation to the administration of funds.Ensure periodic review of the ToR of the Fund and recommend changes or revisions to the SC.Plan and oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Fund Secretariat team ensuring that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion including preparation of the Annual Work Plan(s) and budget for the Secretariat including for the inception phase and operational tasks.Recruit, supervise, mentor, and evaluate RSRTF staff and work with HR teams to manage administrative aspects of hiring processes.  COMPETENCIESCore Competencies:Achieve Results: LEVEL 4: Prioritize team workflow, mobilize resources, drive scalable results/strategic impactThink Innovatively: LEVEL 4: Easily navigate complexity, encourage/enable radical innovation, has foresightLearn Continuously: LEVEL 4: Create systems and processes that enable learning and development for allAdapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demandsAct with Determination: LEVEL 4: Able to make difficult decisions in challenging situations, inspire confidenceEngage and Partner: LEVEL 4: Construct strategic multi-partner alliances in high stake situations, foster co-creationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 4: Create ethical culture,  identify/address barriers to inclusionCross-Functional & Technical Competencies:Partnership management: Relationship managementAbility to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understandingPartnership management: Emerging partnershipsAbility to engage with emerging partners, develop and manage a strategy and develop approaches to developing and managing these new strategic partnershipsPartnership management: Multi-stakeholder engagement and fundingKnowledge and ability to forge multi-stakeholder partnerships, and remove any obstacles to resource mobilization and multi-stakeholder funding platformsPartnership management: Resource mobilizationAbility to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirementsPartnership management: Strategic engagementAbility to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level vision and objectives QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Master's degree or equivalent in political science, international relations, social science, economics, law, public administration, or a related field orBachelor's degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Masters degreeExperience, Knowledge, and Skills:A minimum of 10 years (with Masters) or 12 years (with Bachelors) of progressively responsible experience at the international level in managing and/or providing management advisory services for the design, monitoring and evaluation of Trust Funds or large scale multi-dimensional programmes including results-based management is required.Solid experience in project design, formulation, and management and demonstrated results in managing teams, leading inter-agency initiatives, as well as establishing strategic partnerships.Demonstrated experience working with multilateral agencies and bi-lateral aid organizations and coordinating with a wide variety of actors is required. Excellent drafting and communication skills is essential.Experience/understanding of conflict analysis and conflict sensitive approach, basic knowledge and understanding of gender analysis required.South Sudan experience an asset.As a minimum the successful candidate must demonstrate experience within conflict and/or post-conflict settings.Familiarity with the UN system, requirements, procedures and rules and regulations and knowledge of UN inter-agency pooled financing instruments is an asset.Language Requirements:Proficiency in oral and written English.Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.UNDP Disclaimer for FTA/TA International PostsImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.Application Deadline: 24 August 2022  

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11/08/2022
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United Nations Development Programme

Head of Inclusive Growth, D1

United States of America, New York , New York

Background 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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. The twin challenges of rising poverty and inequality: for the first time in 20 years, the number of people living in poverty globally has risen due to the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 100 million people have been pushed into extreme income poverty due to COVID-19. 1.3 billion people live in multidimensional poverty as per the global MPI which measures simultaneous deprivations in health, education, and living standards. In parallel, global income inequality is increasing. Looking beyond income, pre-existing inequalities have also been amplified within and across countries.To address these challenges, UNDP's Inclusive Growth team focuses on integrated solutions that tackle inequality of opportunities and advance sustainable human development to achieve prosperity for all, through a continuum of services that aims to protect, empower, and transform – enabling the multidimensionally poor and vulnerable, to live better lives and be empowered agents in an inclusive, resilient development process and green recovery. Our mutually supportive service lines include: (i) Developing new poverty and inequality metrics and tools; (ii) Expanding and improving social protection, including promoting the care economy, focusing on the most vulnerable first; (iii) Protecting and enhancing the productivity and resilience of informal workers and informal enterprises; (iv) Supporting national counterparts to harness and shape the future of work opportunities. The Head of Inclusive Growth leads the Inclusive Growth Team in HQ and coordinates work on inclusive sustainable growth, poverty reduction and inequality, through a team based partly in New York and partly in the Regional Hubs. S/he works with teams across UNDP's Regional Hubs, Country Offices and Global Policy Network (GPN), and relevant partners. S/he manages the development of tools and services to support countries achieve priorities for inclusive growth, poverty eradication and addressing inequalities in the most effective means possible through national and local plans. S/he is the main substantive anchor for guiding the implementation of the Signature Solution on Poverty and Inequality. The Head of the Inclusive Growth will bring world-class authoritative leadership, advice and technical expertise, leading advocacy and speaking authoritatively on behalf of the team and the organization, establishing guidelines and directing the work of staff within the team.  Duties and Responsibilities Policy Formulation and DevelopmentLeads the inclusive growth team and its collaboration with other teams on the integration of UNDP's work into a coherent policy and programming framework for effective SDG implementation at the country level.Leads and coordinate production of relevant analysis and guidance on emerging issues of global significance related to SDG achievement, poverty and inequality, social protection, future of work, informality and more. Provides strategic leadership in the design of policy initiatives on key inclusive growth policy areas, and data analysis for global standards setting, in collaboration with policy teams in the Regional Hubs and Global Policy Centers bringing in perspectives and knowledge from Country Offices and regions;Coordinates and commissions new research on inclusive growth, the reduction of inequalities, social protection, poverty eradication, informal economy, LDCs and decent work and the future of work, through working with the Global Policy Centers; andGuides the quality assurance of policy services and fosters policy innovation and leveraging digitalization in the inclusive sustainable growth areas to enhance programme delivery.  Policy Advice/ Programme Support Delivery Provides authoritative leadership, supervision and guidance to IG teams in Regional Hubs in their provision of inclusive growth policy advisory services to country offices, taking an integrated approach that considers all aspects of inclusive growth helping them to ensure relevance of the services provided to country and regional context;Oversees the identification and use of data and rigorous evidence for national/sub-national policy formulation and monitoring, consistent with global standards and norms;Leads the team in using integrated multi-disciplinary approaches to meet policy and programming needs in line with corporate guidance and standards; andFosters close interaction and collaboration with relevant teams in the CB to ensure a rapid and well-coordinated response to crisis and conflict situations and provide related contributions to UNDSP SURGE for country offices when required.Overall Management and Resource MobilizationSets strategic goals and direction for the team, including roles and responsibilities, accountability and reporting;Leads and manages staff in the team in the formulation and implementation of the substantive work plan of the team and oversee staff accountability—including for coordinating work with other teams across the GPN; Ensures that the technical capacity of the policy advisors and specialists is optimally aligned with business needs and that team members are encouraged to seek new client opportunities and amplify the value and reputation of BPPS in the thematic area;Encourage the team to critically assess itself against emerging trends and thinking in the profession;Ensure that Performance Assessments are carried out according to UNDP procedures;Fosters and maintain an enabling environment for harmonious working relationships and team-building, by promoting consistent and constructive communication, open information sharing, and coordination among all staff;Ensure that the work of the team is conducted in accordance with relevant business processes and that high-quality outputs are delivered on time; andLeads resource mobilization in the inclusive growth area to support the delivery of UNDP Strategic Plan results.   Partnerships, Representation and Advocacy Forges and leads the development and strengthening of strategic partnerships including with UN agencies, IFIs, think tanks and academia to advance UNDP's integrated approaches for inclusive growth, the reduction of inequalities, poverty eradication and sustainable human development, and to monitor and report on progress in implementation;Leads in the identification of relevant thematic partnerships with UN agencies, IFIs, think tanks and academia in relevant inclusive growth areas;Represents UNDP and engages in UN interagency coordination, including high level sustainable development fora, as well as in other fora with the aim to advance UNDP's strategic agenda in this thematic area;Provides leadership to advocate policy and positioning of this thematic area in various fora, including academia and civil society.  Knowledge Management Oversees, influences and promotes policy dialogue in the thematic areas through cross-regional exchange of knowledge and collaboration, and synthesis of knowledge emerging from the development and implementation of programmes across thematic areas;Leads and provides substantive expert advice in the Community of Practice for Poverty;Guides and coordinates cross-regional exchange of knowledge by collaborating with policy teams in Regional Hubs and Global Policy Centers to research, develop and share knowledge-based tools and guidance to help influence/advance policy dialogue on priorities for inclusive growth, including the reduction of inequalities, poverty eradication and sustainable human development and present such material at various fora;Oversees the knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned on inclusive growth, ensuring that knowledge sharing, and content management is in line with the knowledge management strategy.  CompetenciesCore Competencies - UNDP Core Competencies can be found here.Achieve Results - Level 4: Prioritize team workflow, mobilize resources, drive scalable results/strategic impactThink Innovatively - Level 4: Easily navigate complexity, encourage/enable radical innovation, has foresightLearn Continuously - Level 4: Create systems and processes that enable learning and development for allAdapt with Agility - Level 4: Proactively initiate/lead organizational change, champion new systems/processesAct with Determination - Level 4: Able to make difficult decisions in challenging situations, inspire confidenceEngage and Partner - Level 4: Construct strategic multi-partner alliances in high stake situations, foster co- creationEnable Diversity and Inclusion - Level 4: Create ethical culture, identify/address barriers to inclusionPeople Management CompetenciesUNDP People Management Competencies can be found here.Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies2030 Agenda: prosperity - Inclusive Growth: Multidimensional Poverty and Human Development; Inequality and exclusion; Social Protection Systems; Job/ Employment /Decent work Promotion/ Future of workDigital & Innovation - Systems thinking & transformation: Understand that complex problems need a holistic approach. Being able to identify intervention points to leverage change and system transformation by setting out a coherent collection of multiple interventions to probe the system for desirable effects.Business Management - Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policiesBusiness Development - UNDP Representation: Ability to represent UNDP and productively share UNDP knowledge and activities; advocate for UNDP, its values, mission and work with various constituencies Required Skills and Experience Education:Advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in economics; development economics or related field. Experience:15 years of professional work experience leading teams, providing policy advice and advancing the development and implementation of inclusive growth/poverty eradication/equality approaches in different development contexts, including 5 years' experience working in developing country settings.Proven track record and leadership experience in the UN System/multilateral organizations related to inclusive growth, poverty eradication and reducing inequality. Strong analytical skills in economic and social dimension of sustainable development. Language Skills:Fluency in English, both written and oral.Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable. Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.  UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.  

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11/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Head of Fund Secretariat - P5

Uzbekistan, Tashkent , Tashkent

Job Description BACKGROUND 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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. The Uzbekistan Vision 2030 Fund (the Fund) is a UN Multi-Partner Trust Fund to support principled, transparent, and effective asset restitution via programs aimed at accelerating the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan's (the Government) national reform agenda and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Fund is a country-based pooled fund providing a vehicle to enable the UN Country Team members, including UN Specialized Entities, to make strategic investments in accelerating Uzbekistan's national SDGs. The Fund draws on multi-sectoral expertise inside and outside the UN to enhance cross-sectoral approaches to national and sub-national policymaking and policy implementation, in line with global best practice and the highest standards of aid effectiveness and transparency.  The Fund will primarily target transformative interventions focusing on the strategic priorities identified and agreed between the Government and the UN within the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2021-2025 (UNSDCF) and its subsequent iterations. Additional priorities of the UN Specialized Agencies (non-signatories to the UNSDCF) or the Government that are fully aligned with the UNSDCF and the national SDGs might also be covered by the Fund. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES The position of the Head of Fund Secretariat is located in the UNRCO in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and will be principally responsible for managing a new Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) in support of Uzbekistan's national SDGs. The Head of the Fund Secretariat reports to the UNRC.The Head of the Fund Secretariat will provide strategic, operational and administrative support in the day-to-day management of the Fund. He/she will report to the UNRC in Uzbekistan, working closely with fund stakeholders – which include the Uzbek government, the Swiss government, the UN and civil society. Under the strategic guidance of the RC, the Head of Fund Secretariat will provide the following functions:  Leadership & Strategic Advice (20%): Provides strategic advice to the Management Committee, the Civil Society Advisory Council, and other governance structures on all aspects of the Fund, including on strategy, policy, communications, outreach, monitoring and compliance.Acts as liaison between the Fund's governance structure and the UN Resident Coordinator/UN Country Team.Manages delegated authorities for the Fund.Supports the Fund's governance structures to develop and implement the vision of the FundOther duties as requested by the UNRC and the Fund's governance structure.  Management of the Fund Secretariat (50%):Manages the Fund Secretariat to provide strategic, operational, and administrative support to the governance structure of the Vision 2030 Fund, as defined aboveLeads the implementation of the resource allocation strategy by soliciting and consolidating input from Results Group Chairs and Window C implementing partners, other internal UN mechanisms, and guiding the review and decision-making process by the Management Committee, incorporating feedback/revisions throughout the process.Communicates decisions of the Management Committee to relevant partners, (including eligibility, maximum allocation available, timeline for programming and any strategic requirements).Oversees an efficient project approval cycle, with timely submission of properly appraised project/programme proposals with supporting documentation. Prepares and updates (quarterly) an annual workplan and budget for the MPTF Secretariat Support Civil Society Advisory Committee and civil society engagement (5%):Represent the Fund in relevant civil society for a and platformsMaintain close relationships with Uzbek civil society Ensure the Secretariat provides logistical support to the Civil Society Advisory Committee Oversight of Fund Secretariat documentation, risk management and technical guidance (10%):Oversees implementation of the risk management strategy, M&E strategy and communications strategy as well as any revisions to these strategiesGuide review and revisions to the Operations ManualEnsures the Secretariat pro-actively provides technical guidance to the Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs) and UN specialized agencies (non-signatories of the UNSDCF) on the programming processes and requirements as laid out in the Operations Manual Building partnerships (5%):Identifies and develops strategic and innovative partnerships with other entities, initiatives and/or organizations, especially key member states, other multilateral partners, the private sector (including investors and civil society).Contribute to develop partnerships within the UNDS and beyond that can be leveraged to support the implementation of projects funded by the Fund. Advocacy, Communication and Resource Mobilization (5%):Represents the fund in various fora as necessary and communicates its work to the public and other stakeholders. Human resources (5%):Prepares job descriptions and vacancy announcements, and identifies, hires and supervises staff and consultantsOversees development of staff workplans and quarterly reporting on progress within the Secretariat Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:Supervises Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Programme Specialists, Communications and Outreach Analyst, and Finance and Administration Associate.  COMPETENCIES Core Competencies:Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity People Management Competencies: UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.  Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:  Business Direction & Strategy: Strategic ThinkingAbility to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP is objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP Business Management: Results-based ManagementAbility to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results Business Management: CommunicationAbility to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels Business Management: Risk ManagementAbility to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks  Programme and Policy: Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Crisis risks and early warning  Partnership management: Strategic engagement Ability to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level vision and objectives  2030 Agenda – People: Gender UNDP's Gender Equality Seal Initiative  QUALIFICATIONS Education:Master's degree or equivalent in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A Bachelors degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Masters degree.  Experience, Knowledge, and Skills: Minimum 10 years of progressively responsible experience at international level in project or programme management, administration or related area is required, or 12 years (with Bachelor's degree) with qualifying experience may be accepted. Proven experience in managing and/or providing services for the design, management and monitoring and evaluation of UN Trust Funds, or UN or similar Programmes including results-based management is required.Proven experience in facilitating dialogue with Uzbek civil society and government structures on key reforms in the country related to human rights, labor rights or other social issues.Demonstrated in-depth experience in providing policy advice and developing programmatic solutions, tools and methodologies for the attainment of the SDGs is desirable.Experience in partnership development will be an advantage.Experience working in Uzbekistan will be an advantage. Language Requirements:Proficiency in oral and written EnglishWorking knowledge of Russian and Uzbek are assets.Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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09/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Policy Advisor - P5

Eritrea, Ma'ākel , Asmara

Job Description BACKGROUNDUNDP 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.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Policy Advisors (variously called Peace and Development Advisors or National Capacities Advisors depending on the national context and needs PDA) work with national stakeholders to build, strengthen, and sustain nationally owned and driven efforts to prevent violent conflict and build just and peaceful societies. The range of countries to which PAs are deployed varies considerably, with some deployed to countries emerging from conflict, others where violence is escalating, and others to countries where there is no violent conflict but underlying structural causes of conflict are present. PAs are also deployed in countries where political and developmental challenges exist around elections and constitutional processes, exclusion and inequality, environment, climate change, and natural resource management.PAs are deployed through a partnership between the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention.  PAs support Resident Coordinators (RC) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in their efforts to work with national partners on conflict prevention and sustaining peace. They support early warning and risk management measures and ensure that UN assessments, frameworks (mainly UN Cooperation Frameworks), strategies, and programmes are conflict-sensitive and informed by high-quality analysis. They are located in the Resident Coordinators' office, with a direct reporting line to the RC and a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Resident Representative and DPPA-DPO regional divisions.   In 2022, PAs will have been deployed into more than 70 countries through the Joint Programme. While most PAs are deployed at the country level, there are a number of PAs who cover multiple countries.  In some contexts, PAs are part of a small Peace and Development Advisory team composed of a PA and a substantive national or international officer/analyst. PAs also receive additional support from a Joint Programme secretariat based at UN Headquarters in New York, from UNDP and DPPA technical advisors/specialists globally, and from a cadre of regional programme specialists supporting their regions from Amman, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul, and Panama.   Given the broad range of skills and experience required by PAs, the Joint Programme encourages applications from individuals with a combination of expertise spanning sustainable development, political affairs, peacebuilding, sustaining peace, conflict prevention/resolution, community engagement, justice, reconciliation, dialogue, mediation, and humanitarian-development-peace nexus among other relevant areas. While UN experience is a major asset, it is not a requirement for this position. Moreover, the skills of diplomacy, dialogue and facilitation, analysis, advocacy, networking, capacity development and coordination are critical elements of the work of a PA. PAs at the P5 level will be deployed in a) particularly complex political, conflict, and security settings as determined by the Joint Programme criticality assessment and analysis carried out by DPPA and UNDP b) in contexts of UN mission/mission transition settings or with other political presences, c) when regional/sub-regional functions are required, or d) when engagement with high-level officials is expected. Eritrea Country Context: Located along the Red Sea in the Horn of Africa, Eritrea is one of the youngest countries in the continent, having achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1991 (formalized in 1993) after a protracted 30-year liberation struggle. According to the latest national data available, the country's population stands at 3.65 million, the majority of whom reside in rural areas, with over 49 per cent being under the age of 15.  Soon after independence, Eritrea's development path was disrupted by the 1998-2000 border war with Ethiopia followed by a protracted 18-year stalemate between the two countries and ten years of international sanctions imposed in connection with Eritrea's alleged support to Al-Shabaab in Somalia, a claim that Eritrea denied. The situation normalized with the signing of a landmark peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia in July 2018 and the lifting of sanctions by the UN Security Council in November of the same year. Although the historic rapprochement with Ethiopia and the subsequent diplomatic engagements among Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia generated hope that the region could enter a period of peace, security, and cooperation, the armed conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region from November 2020 has reversed the trajectory towards regional peace and the progress in Eritrea's re-engagement with the international community, with the European Union and the United States imposing new sanctions on prominent Eritrean officials and ruling-party related entities in the country in the course of 2021. Eritrea has protested against these new sanctions, terming them unfair and against international law. Over the past three decades, Eritrea has made progress towards its own vision of people-centered, sustainable development premised on self-reliance, attaining results, particularly in the areas of health and education, though challenges remain. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has added another layer of vulnerability, in a context already characterized by recurrent drought and frequent climatic shocks.  UN Context: The arrival of a new UN Resident Coordinator (RC) in the country in June 2021 created a new momentum for reinvigorating the partnership between the Government and the UN which has remained cordial over the years. In November 2021, the UN Heads of Agencies (HoA) held their annual retreat in Nairobi to review their preparedness for the roll-out of the new Cooperation Framework. They were joined in this retreat by several UN Regional Directors. Discussions were also held about enhancing a UN system-wide strategy of engagement with Eritrea. In December, the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa made his first visit to Eritrea following an exchange of letters between the President of Eritrea and the Secretary-General. The visit helped to frame discussions about Eritrea's engagement and contribution to regional peace and security which require follow-up. In January 2022, the Government of the State of Eritrea and the United Nations jointly launched the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for the period 2022-2026. The document will guide UN collective engagement in upcoming years in support of national development aspirations, and by extension the SDGs, and is built around the following strategic pillars:Equitable access to quality essential social services;Accountable and efficient institutions;Livelihoods, inclusive & diversified economy;Climate resilient, sustainable environment & natural resources Also in January 2022, and as a follow-up to the November 2021 HoA retreat, the Government and the UN Resident Coordinator hosted a 25-strong team of UN Regional Directors and their representatives for a week-long programme of engagements with the Government and for a first-hand experience of the national development context. This was the largest ever-UN mission to Eritrea and both the Government and the UN hailed it as exceptionally successful in affirming and aligning the partnership towards the implementation of the new Cooperation Framework.  The RC and the UNCT are keen on building on the current momentum through increased engagement with the Government, partners and the Office of the Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa. Deployed in the Office of the RC, the interim Policy Advisor will support the UNCT in its strategic engagement with the Government, to deepen trust and dialogue with key national interlocutors and identify entry points to concretely support the country in its development objectives and engagement with the UN and development partners. The PA will also contribute to enhanced exchanges with other UNCTs in the region to increase the sharing of analyses and developments on regional dynamics, including engagement with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa.  Alongside the proven ability to build networks and being an excellent writer able to build trust and sustain constructive dialogue with Eritrean stakeholders, the incumbent should demonstrate the capacity to navigate sensitive political environments, provide strategic analysis and advice to senior officials and effectively identify opportunities and informed strategic choice-making.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES There are three broad functions of the position: Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society, including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA.Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention, including areas of strategic, programmatic, and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) among others.Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors, and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. PAs have a primary reporting line to the Resident Coordinator and secondary reporting lines to the DPPA-DPO regional division and the UNDP Resident Representative. Under their guidance and agreed workplan, and in close collaboration with the country team, the PA will assume the following responsibilities. Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society, including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR, and DPPA:Provide risk-informed analysis to the RC and the broader UNCT (and in some contexts, the Humanitarian Country Team) and the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) on political and socio-economic developments and conflict dynamics. This would also require identifying appropriate entry points for conflict prevention and sustaining peace, proposing concrete, actionable and timely recommendations for consideration by the UN leadership.Strengthen and support the capacity of the UNCT, including through training, to undertake conflict, context and political economy analysis, ensuring that gendered and human rights dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming; and inform early warning and response mechanisms.Provide updates to the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) in line with the Joint Programme's reporting guidelines with advice on political and socio-economic developments and conflict dynamics.  Support the regular update of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), which informs the design and implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework, including leading the conflict analysis part of the CCA;Regularly brief the UNCT on political developments and provide strategic advice on integrated approaches across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 – Peace Justice and Strong Institutions.Participate on behalf of the RC in relevant national fora and represent the UN system where necessary, including engagement with high-level government officials.Facilitate the linking of political economy considerations, conflict and political analysis and strategies as well as risk-informed approaches to the UN's programmatic and policy engagement at the country-level; and Engage with academia and think tanks in research and analyses on peace and conflict-related themes, including areas such as climate-related security risk. Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention, including areas of strategic, programmatic, and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) among others:Provide strategic and technical advice, and support the design and initiation of peace-promoting initiatives or engagements in areas such as conflict prevention and sustaining peace; infrastructures for peace; dialogue processes; confidence-building measures, electoral violence prevention; social cohesion; reconciliation; countering violent extremism; and stabilization;Support the design and facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes, building national and local capacity for negotiation, mediation and dialogue; and strengthening networks of mediators and facilitators (including female mediators) at national and local levels;Identify opportunities and options for UN preventive diplomacy engagement as required; Support connecting local and national level conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts, as well as regional and/or cross-border initiatives as appropriate;Identify and engage civil society actors in the peace and development agenda supported by the UN and work with other UN entities, including OHCHR and UN Women, to protect human rights and expand civic space;Support the UNCT in their efforts on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gendered dimensions of peacebuilding and SCR 1325 (and related resolutions) as well as Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and SCR 2250; Support the design and implementation of strategies for identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the work of the UNCT (including within the CCA, Cooperation Framework, Country Programme Documents (CPD), etc.); and where relevant, support UN's resource mobilization efforts for conflict prevention;Provide strategic guidance and quality assurance to the design and implementation of programmes funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), where applicable, and engage closely with PBF governance mechanisms; as well as with DPPA regional divisions and UNDP Country Office and HQ on the implementation; andSupport UNDP in the design of strategic interventions and programmes that will promote a coherent national governance architecture for sustainable development in the context of SDG 16, and aligned to both the national priorities and CPD. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors, and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships for sustaining peace-related strategies and initiatives and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and national SDG plans;Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders, including civil society, academia, think tanks, women's and youth networks and key international actors (including International Financial Institutions and regional organizations) to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, trust- and confidence-building, and reconciliation initiatives;Maintain close liaison with relevant development partners, the diplomatic corps, regional organizations and other actors supporting the UN's conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts; Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters as well at the regional level, including relevant focal points at UNDP, DPPA-DPO, DCO and work closely with the regional programme specialists based in the region;Maintain close contact with Special Envoys, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, political missions and offices where relevant;Liaise with the DPPA-Peacebuilding Support Office together with the respective DPPA-DPO regional division in countries where PBF activities are being developed and/or implemented; andContribute to the results-based management efforts of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme, including through setting up mechanisms to assess and measure the impact of peace and development initiatives and providing the Joint Programme secretariat with inputs on progress at the country level. Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:Policy Advisor will supervise the Peace and Development Officer/Analyst/Specialist (for countries for such positions are established) COMPETENCIES Core CompetenciesAchieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of a diverse workforce and champion inclusivity People Management Competencies:UNDP People Management Competencies can be found on the dedicated site.  Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies: Business Direction and Strategy: Strategic ThinkingAbility to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UN's objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.'Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for the UN. Business Management: Partnership ManagementAbility to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts, and others in line with UN strategy and policies Business Management: CommunicationAbility to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels Agenda 2030 - People: GenderWomen, Peace, and Security Agenda 2030 - Peace: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and ResponsiveConflict Analysis and conflict sensitivity Agenda 2030 - Peace: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and ResponsiveDialogue, Mediation and Reconciliation Agenda 2030 - Peace: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and ResponsiveEarly Warning QUALIFICATIONS Education:Advanced university degree (Master's Degree) in conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, sociology, human rights, international relations, economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. Experience, Knowledge, and Skills: At least ten (10) years of experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk-informed/conflict-sensitive development and/or conflict prevention & sustaining peace in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization; Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior officials, such as in the United Nations, government and external partners;Experience in programming and project management, such as programme design and results in monitoring, in areas related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and/or development; Experience working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and/or field experience would be an asset;Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; with experience in gendered dimensions of peacebuilding being an asset;Knowledge of and experience working in Eritrea or the Horn of Africa region would be an asset. Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset. Other Requirements: Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals 

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08/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Peace and Development Specialist - P4

Djibouti, Djibouti , Djibouti

Job Description 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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. BACKGROUND Peace and Development Specialists (hereafter PDA) work with national stakeholders to build, strengthen, and sustain nationally owned and driven efforts to prevent violent conflict and build just and peaceful societies. The range of countries to which PDAs are deployed varies considerably, with some deployed to countries emerging from conflict, others where violence is escalating, and others to countries where there is no violent conflict but underlying structural causes of conflict are present. PDAs are also deployed in countries where political and developmental challenges exist around elections and constitutional processes, exclusion and inequality, environment, climate change, and natural resource management.PDAs are deployed through a partnership between the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) under the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention.  PDAs support Resident Coordinators (RC) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in their efforts to work with national partners on conflict prevention and sustaining peace. They support early warning and risk management measures and ensure that UN assessments, frameworks (mainly UN Cooperation Frameworks), strategies, and programmes are conflict-sensitive and informed by high-quality analysis. They are located in the Resident Coordinators' office, with a direct reporting line to the RC and a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Resident Representative and DPPA-DPO regional divisions.  In 2022, PDAs will have been deployed into more than 70 countries through the Joint Programme. While most PDAs are deployed at the country level, there are a number of PDAs who cover multiple countries.  In some contexts, PDAs are part of a small Peace and Development Advisory team composed of a PDA and a substantive national or international officer/analyst. PDAs also receive additional support from a Joint Programme secretariat based at UN Headquarters in New York, from UNDP and DPPA technical advisors/specialists globally, and from a cadre of regional programme specialists supporting their regions from Amman, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul, and Panama.  Given the broad range of skills and experience required by PDAs, the Joint Programme encourages applications from individuals with a combination of expertise spanning sustainable development, political affairs, peacebuilding, sustaining peace, conflict prevention/resolution, community engagement, justice, reconciliation, dialogue, mediation, and humanitarian-development-peace nexus among other relevant areas. While UN experience is a major asset, it is not a requirement for this position. Moreover, the skills of diplomacy, dialogue and facilitation, analysis, advocacy, networking, capacity development and coordination are critical elements of a PDA's work. Djibouti's Context  Despite its sustained economic growth in recent years, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Djibouti experienced a sharp fall of GDP in 2020, with output growth plummeting to 0.5% according to World Bank figures, compared to an average of 7% per year from 2015 to 2019. This was the result of a halt to trade and a fall in the global demand for transshipment and logistics services on which Djibouti is heavily dependent. Although the overall economic trend has remained positive, the pandemic has harshly impacted on the socio-economic situation in the country, exacerbating humanitarian needs, poverty levels and unemployment, particularly in the informal sector, with women, youth, refugees and other vulnerable groups disproportionately impacted. The pandemic struck in a context already characterized by high levels of inequality and underdevelopment, with poverty being four times higher in rural areas compared to urban ones, and the most recent official national extreme poverty rate standing at 21.1%. Owing to recurrent droughts, water scarcity and other climate shocks, the country faces chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, with unfavorable conditions for agricultural production prompting the country to import 90% of its food needs.  President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh has been in power since 1999, winning its fifth term in April 2021. The elections were largely boycotted by the opposition, who alleged the process was rigged. In the months preceding the polling, the country saw increasing signs of social discontent, triggered, inter alia, by high youth unemployment and lack of basic services, with the concomitant challenges of COVID-19, desert locusts and flooding having heightened grievances. The elections however took place in a calm atmosphere and a new Government was established in May 2021, which includes a larger representation of women (6 compared to 3 in the past) assigned to portfolios in the social and economic development spheres. The appointment of the new Government might create possible openings for the UN to support programmes on community dialogue and youth engagement, including in the context of the COVID-19 response.  Djibouti is set to hold local elections in 2022, followed by parliamentary ones in 2023.      Alongside internal challenges, Djibouti is highly vulnerable to external shocks and is being severely impacted by the crisis in neighboring Ethiopia, due to its economic dependence on Ethiopian trade. The country has faced a sharp decline in port activities (main source of GDP) owing to a contraction in Ethiopia's maritime imports and exports, and a further deterioration of the political and economic situation in Ethiopia could have serious knock-on effects on Djibouti's socio-economic prospects. Increasing ethnic clashes between the Afar and Somali ethnic groups in eastern Ethiopia in recent months have also triggered tensions in Djibouti. In early August 2021, violence erupted between the Afar and Somali communities in various neighborhoods of Djibouti's capital and in the North of the country. While the situation has since returned to calm, it remains unpredictable, with sustained efforts by the Government to encourage unity and social cohesion. In parallel to the Ethiopian crisis, the uncertain internal situation in Sudan, tensions between Ethiopia and Sudan over the disputed al-Fashaga area and the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, political instability in Somalia and the ongoing conflict in Yemen could all have negative spillover effects on Djibouti, including triggering a new refugee influx in the country, which - as a major transit hub in the Horn of Africa - already hosts over 30,000 refugees and recently experienced one of the largest migrant flows in the continent, facing already strained response capacities. The Al-Shabaab threat in neighboring Somalia also warrants constant attention. The message addressed by Al-Shabaab to the people of Djibouti in March 2021 encouraging attacks in the country might signal an attempt by the group to exploit simmering youth grievances in Djibouti to expand its recruitment and operational base.   The United Nations Country Team has been focusing on four strategic axes of intervention: accelerating sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction; enhancing social services and inclusive human development; strengthening good governance institutions; and increasing community resilience and equitable development. Since 2020 the UNCT has also worked closely with the Government on the COVID-19 response and on the drafting of the new National Development Plan, yet to be released, which also considers the socio-economic impact of the pandemic. The volatility of the current regional context and the potential repercussions on Djibouti have accentuated the need to deploy a Peace and Development Advisor (PDA) to the country. Located in the Office of the Resident Coordinator (RC), the incumbent will monitor and analyze the internal situation in Djibouti and the potential impact of regional dynamics on the country to provide early warning, identify appropriate 'entry points' for UN conflict prevention, and support potential local-level dialogue initiatives. The PDA will also contribute to enhanced exchanges with other UNCTs in the region to increase the sharing of data, analyses and scenarios on cross-regional dynamics, including in the context of the implementation of the UN Comprehensive Regional Prevention Strategy for the Horn of Africa. Alongside being an experienced networker, able to build trust and sustain constructive dialogue with local and regional stakeholders, the incumbent should have demonstrated capacity to provide strategic advice to senior officials and proven technical and advisory skills on dialogue processes and sustaining peace. Position Purpose: There are three broad functions of the position: Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society, including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA.Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention, including areas of strategic, programmatic, and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) among others.Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors, and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Division:Monitor political and socioeconomic developments in Djibouti, as well as unfolding dynamics in the region, analysing trends and risks and providing timely analyses to the RC, the broader UNCT as well as the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant). This would also require identifying appropriate 'entry points' for conflict prevention and sustaining peace, proposing concrete, actionable and timely recommendations for consideration by the UN leadership;Strengthen and support the capacity of the UNCT, including through training, to undertake conflict, context and political economy analysis, ensuring that gendered and human rights dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming; and inform early warning and response mechanisms;Provide weekly updates to UN Headquarters, in line with the Joint Programme's reporting guidelines with advice on political and socioeconomic developments and conflict dynamics.  Support UNDP's governance, justice, and civic engagement portfolio as required.Assist the RC and UNCT in integrating a conflict sensitive approach into UN programming related to COVID-19 response.Support the regular update of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), which informs the design and implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework, including lead the conflict analysis part of the CCA;Regularly brief the UNCT on political developments, and provide strategic advice on integrated approaches across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 – Peace Justice and Strong Institutions;Facilitate the linking of political economy considerations, conflict and political analysis and strategies, as well as risk-informed approaches to the UN's programmatic and policy engagement at the country-level; andEngage with academia and think tanks in research and analyses on peace and conflict related themes, including areas such as climate-related security risk.   Identify opportunities, formulate project concept notes and mobilize resources to build national capacities for conflict prevention including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT action in areas of conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others:Provide strategic and technical advice, and support the design and initiation of peace-promoting initiatives or engagements in areas such as conflict prevention and sustaining peace; infrastructures for peace; dialogue processes; confidence-building measures, electoral violence prevention; social cohesion; reconciliation; countering violent extremism; and stabilization;Identify and formulate new initiatives to support the humanitarian-development-peace nexus, formulate project concept notes and mobilize resources to ensure concrete UNCT support in Djibouti,Support the design and facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes, building national and local capacity for negotiation, mediation and dialogue; and strengthening networks of mediators and facilitators (including female mediators) at national and local levels;Identify opportunities and options for UN preventive diplomacy engagement as required;Support connecting local and national level conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts, as well as regional and/or cross-border initiatives as appropriate;Identify and engage civil society actors in the peace and development agenda supported by the UN and work with other UN entities, including OHCHR and UN Women, to protect human rights and expand civic space;Support the UNCT in their efforts on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gendered dimensions of peacebuilding and SCR 1325 (and related resolutions) as well as Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and SCR 2250; Support the design and implementation of strategies for identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the work of the UNCT (including within the CCA, Cooperation Framework, Country Programme Documents (CPD), etc.); and where relevant, support UN's resource mobilization efforts for conflict prevention. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships for sustaining peace related strategies and initiatives and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and national SDG plans;Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders including civil society, academia, think tanks, women's and youth networks and key international actors to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, trust- and confidence-building, and reconciliation initiatives;Maintain close liaison with relevant development partners (notably EU, World Bank and Africa Development Bank), the diplomatic corps, regional organizations (IGAD, AU) and other actors supporting the UN's conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts; Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters, as well at the regional level including relevant focal points at UNDP, DPPA-DPO, DCO and work closely with the regional programme specialists based in the region;Establish regular communication with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa and other UN Country Teams in the region to ensure sharing of data/information, analysis and scenarios on cross-regional dynamics like migration, as well as domestic developments in neighboring countries with potential spillover effects on Djibouti. Contribute to the results-based management efforts of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme, including through setting up mechanisms to assess and measure impact of peace and development initiatives and providing the Joint Programme secretariat with inputs on progress at the country level. Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:supervises the Peace and Development Officer/Analyst/Specialist (for countries where such positions are established). COMPETENCIES Core CompetenciesAchieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impactThink Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity Cross-Functional & Technical competencies: Business Direction and Strategy – Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UN's objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.'Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for the UN.Business Management – Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels2030 Agenda: Peace – Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions: Conflict Analysis and conflict sensitivity; Social cohesion; Conflict Prevention; Peacebuilding and Reconciliation2030 Agenda: People – Gender: Gender Mainstreaming Gender Issues & Analysis Women, Peace and SecurityAgenda 2030: Peace – Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive:    Early WarningBusiness Management – Partnerships Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policiesExternal Relations & Advocacy – Relationship management: Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding. RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS EducationMaster's Degree in conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, human rights, sociology, international relations, economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences.   ExperienceMinimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk informed/conflict sensitive development and/or conflict prevention and sustaining peace in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization; Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior officials, such as in the United Nations, government and external partners;Experience in programming and project management, such as programme design and results monitoring, in areas related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and/or development is desirable; Experience in national and community level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; with experience in gendered dimensions of peacebuilding being an asset.Experience working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and field experience would be a major asset.  Language RequirementsProficiency in oral and written English and French.Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage. Qualified female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals 

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08/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

JPO - WHO: Technical Officer, Midwifery: sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health - P2

Nepal, Bāgmatī , Kathmandu

Job Description Important Note: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to NATIONALS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THAT APPEAR ON THE LIST OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES (excluding NEPAL) ELIGIBLE FOR THE DUTCH JPO PROGRAMME:http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List of eligible countries November 2018.pdf Background The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) will work as a member of the country team to support WHO's work in midwifery, including in the areas of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health (SRMNCH).  In particular, the JPO will support the implementation of the joint WHO-UNFPA-UNICEF-ICM 2019 "Framework for Action: Strengthening quality midwifery education for universal health coverage (UHC) 2030" in the context of improving quality of care through the global network for quality of care, which is actively led by the governments in both Sierra Leone and Malawi. The JPO will participate in efforts to harmonize support to countries in the design and implementation of national health strategies and plans in the context of SRMNCH and with an integrated focus on midwifery, in the context of the UN Secretary General's Every Woman Every Child initiative, Sustainable Development Goal 3 to help catalyse the related Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent's Health 2016-30. The overall aim is to work towards universal coverage of effective midwifery interventions to reduce morbidity and mortality among women, children and adolescents, and to improve health and development. In 2020, "The International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife", the JPO will have a unique opportunity to be engaged and actively support the development and implementation of the advocacy and communications strategy, in partnership with the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), The International Council of Nurses (ICN) and the Nursing Now campaign. Duties and Responsibilities Support the implementation of the joint WHO-UNFPA-UNICEF-ICM 2019 "Framework for Action: Strengthening quality midwifery education for universal health coverage(UHC) 2030" to help catalyse the implementation of the  Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescent's Health 2016-30. Assist in the development and implementation of a harmonized country level engagement approach for midwifery through the quality of care network, and facilitate coordination between multiple global partners and initiatives aimed at achieving the GS2 including through the H6, Global Financing Facility (GFF) and other coordination and financing mechanisms.Contribute to the evidence-based development of policy and tools to improve quality of midwifery care across the continuum of care and in facilities and communities, including on: midwifery education; addressing gender inequality and increasing the voice, agency and visibility of midwifery; and integration of midwifery with key areas of public health including family planning, breastfeeding, STI's /HIV, and cervical cancer. Provide specific country level support on advocacy and communications during 2020 , the "International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife", and contribute to other tasks related to midwifery. Competencies Producing resultsKnowing and managing yourselfRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesTeamworkCommunication Required Skills and Experience Education:Minimum: Fully qualified midwife with an advanced university degree in midwifery, public health, health education, health economics or other health related sciences A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (at least 3 years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degreePart of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme. http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List of eligible countries November 2018.pdf Experience:Minimum 2 years  to maximum 4 years relevant working experience, in midwifery with some international exposure.Desirable: Work experience in midwifery in a developing country or with an international organisation.Working experience within the UN system should not exceed 50% of the relevant working experience including UNV, ( paid) UN internship and UN consultancy.All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelor's degree will/can be  considered. Nationality: Note: This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to NATIONALS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THAT APPEAR ON THE LIST OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES (excluding Nepal) ELIGIBLE FOR THE DUTCH JPO PROGRAMME:http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List of eligible countries November 2018.pdf For criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation: Junior Professional Officer Programme - Nedworc FoundationNationals of Nepal cannot apply for a position in their own country.Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying. Attachments to be uploaded with your application:A brief motivation letter in English that explains why you're the perfect candidate for the position by using examples of your interests and achievements Copy of your passportCopy of your Master degree, or Bachelor's degree as applicable   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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08/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Ombudsman Specialist - P4

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

Background and Organizational Context 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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. The Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes (the "Office of the Ombudsman") acts for five UN Funds and Programmes (UNDP / UNFPA / UNICEF/ UNOPS / UN Women) and is an independent, confidential, neutral and informal dispute resolution resource to provide a safe place, in which all staff members and related personnel freely bring forward workplace issues or concerns.  The Office of the Ombudsman functions as an independent pillar of the integrated Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services ("UNOMS").  Reporting to the Deputy Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes (the "Deputy Ombudsman"), the incumbent addresses grievances raised by staff and related personnel of UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNOPS, and UN Women (the "Funds and Programmes").  The Ombudsman Specialist for Funds and Programmes (the "Ombudsman Specialist") is subject to United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules as well as the applicable policies of the contracting organization responsible for administrative oversight. The objective of the services of the Ombudsman Specialist is conciliation by seeking mutually acceptable solutions through informal means, particularly in the Africa region.   The work of the Office of the Ombudsman has evolved both in terms of the type of services rendered and the geography of the cases managed. This newly created role and function of the Ombudsman Specialist based in Dakar are responsive to these changes.  The Ombudsman Specialist is a skilled workplace conflict resolution professional and an experienced people manager. In addition to providing conflict resolutions services, he or she will support the Ombudsman and the Deputy Ombudsman in the oversight of the Africa operations. Position PurposeThe Office of the Ombudsman functions as an independent pillar of the integrated Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services ("UNOMS").  The Ombudsman Specialist is a skilled workplace conflict resolution professional and an experienced people manager. In addition to providing conflict resolutions services, he or she will support the Ombudsman and the Deputy Ombudsman in the oversight of the Africa operations. Duties and Responsibilities Reporting to the Deputy Ombudsman and under the supervision of the Ombudsman for UN Funds and Programmes the Ombudsman Specialist is responsible for the following duties:Provide an impartial, independent and informal conflict-resolution mechanism for the settlement of employment-related problems for staff members and related personnel of the Funds and Programmes based in the Africa region;Conduct appropriate informal fact-finding in order to fully understand an issue from all perspectives and whenever possible and appropriate, refer individuals to existing resolution channels within the pertinent organization, while maintaining confidentiality and neutrality.  Perform research and analysis and prepare opinions, studies, briefs, reports and correspondence. Provide advice to the unit/division on policy and case precedents.Identify and analyse policies, procedures and practices within the organizations that cause tension or conflict as well as interpret trends, particularly in the Africa region;Create and promote best practice reports, prepare statistic reports, monitor case resolution methodology and rate in the Africa region. Develop background materials and strategic direction for stakeholder meetings, including senior management and staff associations.Coordinate field-based staff reports and provide training in conflict management and mediation techniques to the personnel in the Funds and Programmes;Contribute to the preparation of an annual report providing practical recommendations for systemic improvement related to the Africa region;Raise awareness among staff members and related personnel about the functions and mandate of the Office of the Ombudsman;Travel frequently to field offices of the Funds and Programmes in Africa, as required, to deal with cases, provide training and increase awareness;Keep abreast of information for professional advancement and consistently update knowledge; and Perform other duties as assigned. Competencies CoreAchieve Results: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact Think Innovatively: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems Learn Continuously: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands Act with Determination: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity Cross-Functional & Technical competenciesIndependence: Demonstrates ability to remain autonomous and objective in the analysis of a diverse range of issues.Impartiality: As a designated neutral party, remains impartial and pursues no personal interest, holds no stake in the outcome of an issue. Considers the legitimate concerns and interests of all affected individuals.Confidentiality: Maintains strict confidentiality concerning matters that are brought to their attention and takes every reasonable step to safeguard confidential and privileged information. (The ombudsman shall not be compelled by any United Nations official to provide information about concerns brought to his or her attention.) Informality: Addresses work-related issues through informal means, including mediation, listening, providing and receiving information, identifying and reframing issues, exploring a range of options and undertaking informal fact-finding. With the permission of the staff member, collaborates with other offices and services to resolve work-related concerns and conflicts while respecting the authority and mandate of the involved department or entity.Justice: Demonstrates a concern for and commitment to justice and fairness. Is guided by the UN Charter, the UN Staff Regulations and the Staff Rules, as well as the ICSC Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service.Independence: Demonstrates ability to remain autonomous and objective in the analysis of a diverse range of issues.Impartiality: As a designated neutral party, remains impartial and pursues no personal interest, holds no stake in the outcome of an issue. Considers the legitimate concerns and interests of all affected individuals. Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) or law is required. Master's degrees in Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, Psychology, Counselling and other social sciences may be considered.   Experience:Seven years of professional experience in conflict resolution, including three years at the international level in ADR, law, human resources or related field. Experience providing informal conflict resolution services in the workplace is strongly desirable. Experience working in the United Nations or other similar international organization is desirableProficiency in French and English is required. Proficiency in Arabic is a very strong asset.Non-Smoking environment Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.    This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals 

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United Nations Development Programme

JPO - WHO Technical Officer: Child and Adolescent Health in Humanitarian Settings - P2

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

Job Description Important Note: this post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to Nationals of the Netherlands. For criteria see  the website of Nedworc Foundation: Junior Professional Officer Programme - Nedworc Foundation Background The Junior Professional Officer (JPO) will work in the Child and Adolescent Health Unit (CAH) within the Department of Healthier Population in WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. Under the supervision of the Regional Adviser for CAH, the JPO is expected to assist in strengthening child and adolescent health programming in humanitarian settings. S/he is specifically expected to contribute to appropriate implementation of the Regional Operational Guide for CAH in humanitarian settings in the target countries. S/he will be responsible for monitoring feedback on the operational guide and updating it accordingly. The JPO will work closely with counterparts in the WHO department for health emergencies (WHE) in order to ensure synergy and consistency in WHO approaches towards children and adolescents in emergency affected countries.  Duties and Responsibilities Under the overall supervision of the Regional Adviser, Child and Adolescent Health, the JPO shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:Participate in the CAH unit's response to humanitarian emergencyContribute to the development of the interactive online version of the Regional Operational Guide for Child and Adolescent Health in humanitarian settings (CAHHS)Update and maintain the interactive version of Operational Guide for Child and Adolescent Health in humanitarian settings (CAHHS) based on the inputs and feedback received from users and stakeholders Contribute to the development of a training package to support the country implementation of the Operational Guide for CAHHS in collaboration with WHE.Collaborate with WHE and relevant technical units to develop a monitoring framework of indicators for CAH in humanitarian settingsOrganize introductory workshops at country level to initiate and scale up implementation of the operational guidePrepare reports to track the progress of CAH activities in humanitarian settingsConduct discussions with different programmes and partners on finalization of child and adolescent health minimum service package and its' supply kits for emergency context  Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the supervisor Competencies Producing Results TeamworkCommunicationRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differences  Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree or equivalent in Medicine, Public Health, Health Sciences or relevant area. Experience:Minimum 2 years to maximum 4 years relevant working experience,Working experience within the UN system should not exceed 50% of the relevant working experience including UNV, (paid) UN internship and UN consultancy.All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelor's degree will/can be considered.   Note: this post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to PEOPLE WITH THE DUTCH NATIONALITY.   For criteria see  the website of Nedworc Foundation: Junior Professional Officer Programme - Nedworc FoundationPlease read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying Attachments: Please upload the following attachment:A brief motivation letter in English that explains why you're the perfect candidate for the position by using examples of your interests and achievements Copy of your passportCopy of your Master degree   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals 

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08/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Representative - P5

Lesotho, Maseru , Maseru

Job Description The Position:Under the guidance of the Regional Director, you will lead the Country team in the development and management of an innovative Country Programme of Cooperation focused on population and development and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, family planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment.  You are accountable for the effective implementation of the Country Programme, playing the lead role in promoting the mandate of the organization, and ensuring the integration of issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the broader national development agenda. Through engagement with national counterparts, UN Country Teams, compelling advocacy, and delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline of the organization, validating both the mandate of the organization and its ability to deliver high quality support and results. Your ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief. You will report directly to the Regional Director, East and Southern Africa Regional Office.  How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.  In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged communities. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.  The accountability of the post embraces UNFPA's advocacy with governments and partners as well as other aspects under UNFPA's strategic framework.  UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Representative leads the country office team in the design and implementation of a population and development and sexual and reproductive health country programme. Through alliances and partnerships with governments, UN and bilateral agencies, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector, the programme aims to realize the 2030 Agenda in order to make a  positive difference in the lives of millions of people; especially those furthest behind. You would be responsible for:  A. Strategic direction, planning and managementLead the positioning of UNFPA on strategic issues in the country on the basis of global, regional and national policies and strategies Build institutional relationships with government counterparts, civil society, the private sector, the UN community, other international/national organizations, academia and bilaterals that galvanize support for UNFPA's mandate Promote UNFPA's role in the national development agenda, and in the changing aid environment Establish priorities for the work of the Country Office in line with regional and global UNFPA corporate priorities Ensure that policies, programming tools, state-of-the-art knowledge and sound business practices are incorporated into UNFPA country operations Lead and coordinate the development of a strategic plan for UNFPA's humanitarian and preparedness actions in-country   B.  Management of resourcesManage international and national staff providing them with direction and motivation; fostering empowerment, learning and career management Demonstrate performance appraisal and transparent leadership approaches that support a culture of growth and development, where good performance is incentivized and underperformers are held to account Attract and retain the highest calibre of staff for the Country Office Set standards of performance, and assign responsibilities for achieving results according to the Country Office Strategic Information System Drive the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive resource mobilization and partnership strategy including donor relations and effective mobilisation of funds; securing and efficiently using mobilised funds and assigned budget allocations for the country programme Ensure the safety, security and wellbeing of staff by driving compliance with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Security Standards (MORSS) C. Programme leadership and representationAdvise senior management of UNFPA on country-level issues Provide leadership in the development and execution of the organization's country-level policy dialogue and programmes, including delivery of technical assistance for capacity development and for humanitarian situations Engage national counterparts through effective advocacy on UNFPA's agenda; build support for programme objectives and create awareness of the role of ICPD issues in the overall development agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals Represent UNFPA within the inter-agency United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the UN Humanitarian Team; support the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) as UNCT leader, promoting integration of population and development, and sexual and reproductive health issues in the development and humanitarian agenda; contribute to the UN reform process including the triple nexus (Development, Humanitarian and Peace) within the UNCT context Drive UNFPA accountability for the UN Flash Appeal/ Humanitarian Response plan and contribute actively to the achievement of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) common results, including through chairing/co-chairing UNCT Results Groups Initiate programme and technical support opportunities for South to South collaboration with other countries. D. Programme oversight and coordinationDrive the application of results-based management and quality assurance frameworks for the work of the Country Office; Enforce financial and monitoring processes to ensure the Country Office complies with UNFPA policies and procedures, corporate requirements and audit recommendations.  Qualifications and Experience  Education:  Advanced university degree in any of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field. Knowledge and Experience: 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which at least 8 years in the field of population and development, sexual and reproductive health or humanitarian at the international level; Current knowledge of issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and their place in the development and humanitarian agenda; Proven ability to lead teams to achieve demonstrable and high quality results Experience at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogue Experience in media/communication with partners, and public information Experience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; Field experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian or crisis context is an asset. Languages: Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, knowledge of another UN language is desirable Required Competencies  Values:Exemplifying integrity;Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system;Embracing cultural diversity;Embracing change. Core Competencies:Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact  Managerial Competencies:Providing strategic focus;Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders;Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance;Making decisions and exercising judgment.  UN Leadership Characteristics:Norm-based - grounded in UN norms and standards Principled - defends norms and standards without discrimination, fear or favour Inclusive of all personnel and stakeholders Accountable Multi-dimensional Transformational Collaborative Self-applied - modelled in our own behaviour Compensation and Benefits  This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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United Nations Development Programme

AD-HOC Leadership Pool/ Representative - D1

Yemen, Sana'a , Sana'a

Job Description The Position: The Representative leads the country office team in the design and implementation of a population and development and sexual and reproductive health country programme. Through alliances and partnerships with governments, UN and bilateral agencies, development partners, civil society, academia and the private sector, the programme aims to realize the 2030 Agenda in order to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people; especially those furthest behind. How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA's strategic plan (2022- 2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results Job Purpose Under the guidance of the Regional Director, you will lead the Country team in the development and management of an innovative Country Programme of Cooperation focused on population and development and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including maternal health, family planning, gender, and adolescent and youth empowerment. You are accountable for the effective implementation of the Country Programme, playing the lead role in promoting the mandate of the organization, and ensuring the integration of issues of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the broader national development agenda. Through engagement with national counterparts, UN Country Teams, compelling advocacy, and delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline of the organization, validating both the mandate of the organization and its ability to deliver high quality support and results. Your ultimate accountability is to the people that you serve; the most vulnerable, excluded, or marginalized and for the causes that you serve; human rights, sustainable development and humanitarian relief. Applicable to some countries where UNFPA Representative is Country Director:You may also act as non-resident Country Director in some country offices. In this function you are supported by the national staff in the respective country offices. Duties and Responsibilities   You would be responsible for: A. Strategic direction, planning and managementLead the positioning of UNFPA on strategic issues in the country on the basis of global, regional and national policies and strategiesBuild institutional relationships with government counterparts, civil society, the private sector, the UN community, other international/national organizations, academia and bilaterals that galvanize support for UNFPA's mandatePromote UNFPA's role in the national development agenda, and in the changing aid environment Establish priorities for the work of the Country Office in line with regional and global UNFPA corporate prioritiesEnsure that policies, programming tools, state-of-the-art knowledge and sound business practices are incorporated into UNFPA country operationsLead and coordinate the development of a strategic plan for UNFPA's humanitarian and preparedness actions in-country B. Management of resourcesManage international and national staff providing them with direction and motivation; fostering empowerment, learning and career managementDemonstrate performance appraisal and transparent leadership approaches that support a culture of growth and development, where good performance is incentivized and underperformers are held to account Attract and retain the highest calibre of staff for the Country OfficeSet standards of performance, and assign responsibilities for achieving results according to the Country Office Strategic Information SystemDrive the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive resource mobilization and partnership strategy including donor relations and effective mobilisation of funds; securing and efficiently using mobilised funds and assigned budget allocations for the country programmeEnsure the safety, security and wellbeing of staff by driving compliance with Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Security Standards (MORSS) C. Programme leadership and representationAdvise senior management of UNFPA on country level issuesProvide leadership in the development and execution of the organization's country level policy dialogue and programme, including delivery of technical assistance for capacity development and for humanitarian situationsEngage national counterparts through effective advocacy on UNFPA's agenda; build support for programme objectives and create awareness of the role of ICPD issues in the overall development agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development GoalsRepresent UNFPA within the inter-agency United Nations Country Team (UNCT) and the UN Humanitarian Team; support the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) as UNCT leader, promoting integration of population and development, and sexual and reproductive health issues in the development and humanitarian agenda; contribute to the UN reform process including the triple nexus (Development, Humanitarian and Peace) within the UNCT contextDrive UNFPA accountability for the UN Flash Appeal/ Humanitarian Response plan and contribute actively to the achievement of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) common results, including through chairing/co-chairing UNCT Results GroupsInitiate programme and technical support opportunities for South-South cooperation. D. Programme oversight and coordinationDrive the application of results-based management and quality assurance frameworks for the work of the Country Office;Enforce financial and monitoring processes to ensure the Country Office complies with UNFPA policies and procedures, corporate requirements and audit recommendations;Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director. Qualifications and Experience: Education:Master's degree in Public Administration, International Development or related fields Knowledge and Experience:15 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which at least 10 years in the field of population and development, sexual and reproductive health or humanitarian at the international level;Current knowledge of issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and their place in the development and humanitarian agenda;Proven ability to lead teams to achieve demonstrable and high quality resultsExperience at national and international level in advocacy and policy dialogueExperience in media/communication with partners, and public informationExperience in international development, particularly in the mandate of UNFPA and dedication to the principles of the United Nations;Field experience is essential; experience from a developing, humanitarian or crisis context is an asset. Languages:Fluency in English. Depending on the duty station, another language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Portuguese may be required. Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrityDemonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN systemEmbracing cultural diversityEmbracing change Core Competencies:Achieving resultsBeing accountableDeveloping and applying professional expertise/business acumenThinking analytically and strategicallyWorking in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships Managerial Competencies:Providing strategic focusEngaging in internal/external partners and stakeholdersLeading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment UN Leadership Characteristics:Norm-based - grounded in UN norms and standardsPrincipled - defends norms and standards without discrimination, fear or favourInclusive of all personnel and stakeholdersMulti-dimensionalTransformationalCollaborativeSelf-applied - modelled in our own behavior Compensation and Benefits:This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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United Nations Development Programme

Technical Specialist GBV, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, P-4 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, Central , Port Moresby

The Position:The Technical Specialist (GBV) will lead the UNFPA PNG Country Office GBV portfolio. S/he will report to the Deputy Representative under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative in Papua New Guinea. S/he will oversee the design and delivery of all GBV programming across development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts to ensure adherence to global best practices and standards. The position will also lead Sorcery Accusation Related Violence (SARV) programming.How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.Job Purpose:You would be responsible for:The Technical Specialist will oversee the design and delivery of all GBV programming to ensure adherence to global best practices and standards. They will provide technical and strategic leadership in GBV and gender equality including through advocacy and coordination. The Technical Specialist will also lead Prevention of Exploitation and Abuse actions on behalf of UNFPA and the UN Country Team. The Technical Specialist will lead the GBV team including direct supervision of staff. They will be responsible for partnership management and are expected to work closely with other UNFPA teams to ensure complementarity and integration with other UNFPA mandated areas, namely peacebuilding, data, reproductive health and youth.  The Technical Specialist will report to the Country Representative. The position will be based in Port Moresby, PNG.You would be responsible for:Technical LeadershipProviding overall technical oversight for UNFPA PNG CO GBV and SARV programming including programme design, implementing and evaluation to ensure adherence to best practice standards for response, prevention and risk mitigation.Leading standard setting, training and coaching initiatives with partners as well as key strategic actors to increase familiarity and compliance with established international GBV best practice and with the emerging principles of effective SARV programming.Leading GBV primary prevention interventions including their design, implementation and evaluation with a specific focus on positive masculinities, Comprehensive Sexuality Education and adolescent girl empowerment.Leading the design and implementation of SARV prevention interventions, with specific focus on addressing the shared and intersecting risk factors for GBV and SARV (eg. violence masculinities, conflict-related trauma).Increasing the understanding of the guiding principles, core standards and intervention models for GBV within the UNFPA CO.  Working closely with senior management to strengthen familiarity with PSEA within the UNFPA CO.Providing technical strategic leadership for the CO including strategy development and project design to apply best practice and innovations in GBV and related fields to advance UNFPA technical and strategic leadership.Advocacy and CoordinationLeading UNFPA inter-agency coordination in Protection Against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse and the GBV Sub Cluster.In coordination with the Programme Specialist, working with key government partners to strengthen their leadership in the coordination and governance of GBV and SARV response, prevention and risk mitigation.Partnerships and Programme ManagementOverall responsibility for the effective and timely implementation of GBV and SARV programmes including monitoring, evaluation and and reporting.Leading relationship management with strategic partners including key government actors such as the Department for Community Development and Religion, Department for Justice and the Attorney General and the National Department of Health.Ensuring effective programme management including leading implementing partner capacity development initiatives to strengthen overall implementation.Data and EvidenceLeading UNFPA GBV data programming. This includes spearheading GBV prevalence studies and qualitative research with national government and research partners.Working closely with the Programme Specialist to backstop where necessary the establishment of a national GBV database. Supporting this work by leading efforts to increase GBV actors' familiarity with all GBV data types and their application and principles of ethical and safe data management.Expanding the body of knowledge on effective SARV response and prevention interventions in PNG, particularly in the areas of health and social services as well as social norm change. Working closely with national and international technical specialist actors/partners to showcase UNFPA contribution to the nascent body of knowledge.Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced University degree in social work or other social sciences, public/community health, gender, legal advice as it relates to gender and GBV, and development or related field;Knowledge and Experience: At least 7 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience in GBV, including experience in programme management, including large multi-sectoral projects, designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential project partners;Expert knowledge of gender and GBV issues including relevant international human rights standards and mechanisms;Experience designing and leading GBV in emergency interventions as well as programmes which span the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding nexus;Experience leading GBV system strengthening initiatives with a focus on health and/or social protection systems;Experience designing and leading primary prevention interventions, in particular in the education sector and with in and out-of-school youth;Experience in Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, with a preference for experience in leading inter-agency PSEA action;Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies; the global Essential Services Package for Women and Girls;Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.Required Competencies: Values:Exemplifying integrity,Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,Embracing cultural diversity,Embracing changeCore Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impactFunctional Competencies:Business acumenImplementing management systemsInnovation and marketing of new approachesClient orientationOrganizational awarenessCompensation and Benefits:This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.Disclaimer: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfmIn accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.  

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United Nations Development Programme

Programme Specialist (GBV), Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, P-3 - Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, Central , Port Moresby
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

The Position:The Programme Specialist will be based in Port Moresby. S/he will report to the Technical Specialist (GBV) under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative in Papua New Guinea. S/he will lead GBV response programming, with a specific focus on health and social services systems strengthening. S/he will work closely with the Technical Specialist for the incorporation of Sorcery Accusation Related Violence response services into this work as relevant and safe. How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Programme Specialist will lead GBV response programming, with a specific focus on health and social services systems strengthening. They will work closely with government and non-government implementing partners to strengthen timely, quality and well coordinated GBV response services. This will encompass legal and policy review, service protocol development, training and capacity building and the development and dissemination of best practice guidelines and technical materials. They will work closely with the Technical Specialist who will lead Sorcery Accusation Related Violence (SARV) programming to incorporate this into their work as relevant and safe to expand and strengthen services for SARV survivors. For example, where appropriate encompassing a focus on SARV in GBV service protocols They will work closely with the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Technical Specialist to ensure the delivery quality and linked MHPSS care across the IASC pyramid including through GBV case management. They will work closely with UNFPA teams for the integration of GBV into sexual and reproductive health and youth programming as relevant and safe.You would be responsible for:Technical LeadershipWorking closely with national health and GBV specialist to lead health system strengthening programming through close partnerships with the National Department of Health, Provincial Health Authorities and other relevant health actors.Leading the strengthening of GBV case management services delivered by government and non-government actors through close partnership with the Department for Community Development and Religion, non-government case management providers and community-based actors.Supporting the strengthening of GBV health and case management services including improved quality, timeliness and accessibility. This includes but is not limited to the development and institutionalization of health and case management service protocols, standards and tools, policy and legislative review and revision, training and coaching. Incorporate SARV in this work to expand and strengthen health and case management services for SARV survivors, ensuring the safety of both GBV and SARV survivors in this work.Leading referral pathway strengthening work at national and subnational levels including through the development and institutionalization of referral pathway standard operating procedures.Working closely with UNFPA sexual and reproductive health, mental health and psychosocial support and youth personnel to ensure the linkages with GBV response services including safe and timely service referrals. Advocacy and CoordinationSpearheading advocacy and technical standard setting with all relevant partners on the Essential Service Package and global best practice standards for health and GBV case management services.In close partnership with relevant government partners, leading coordination of GBV response services along the referral pathway, particularly in health and social services. Support government counterparts to strengthen their capacity to lead coordination and governance of the multi-secor GBV response model at national and subnational levels.Partnerships and Programme ManagementLeading programme management of GBV response programmes/ interventions including UNFPA and implementing partners' workplans and budgets, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.Working with health and social service/GBV case management partners to strengthen their programme management capacity.Data and EvidenceDesigning and implementing research to advance quality GBV service provision, including action research in health and GBV case management.Leading the strengthening of GBV administrative data management including establishment of a national GBV database.Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced University degree in social work or other social sciences, public/community health, gender, legal advice as it relates to gender and GBV, and development or related field;Knowledge and Experience: At least 5 years of increasingly responsible relevant professional experience in GBV. Experience in direct implementation of GBV programmes is strongly favored;Expert knowledge of gender and GBV issues including relevant international human rights standards and mechanisms;Experience designing and leading training and capacity building initiatives;Experience in GBV health system strengthening work, including working with national health departments;Experience managing primary prevention interventions, with a preference for positive masculinities, school-based programming, comprehensive sexuality education and/or adolescent girl empowerment programming;Experience with GBV administrative data systems;Experience in utilizing the following internationals tools: GBV Standard Operating Procedures; GBV Information Management System; IASC GBV Guidelines; IASC Gender Handbook; GBV Coordination Handbook; WHO Ethical and Safety Recommendations for Researching, Documenting and Monitoring Sexual Violence in Emergencies; the global Essential Services Package for Women and Girls;Prior experience in counseling and psychosocial support will be an asset;Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.Required Competencies: Values:Exemplifying integrity,Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,Embracing cultural diversity,Embracing changeCore Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impactFunctional Competencies:​​​Business acumenImplementing management systemsInnovation and marketing of new approachesClient orientationOrganizational awarenessCompensation and Benefits:This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.Disclaimer: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfmIn accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.  

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United Nations Development Programme

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, P-3 - Port Moresb

Papua New Guinea, Central , Port Moresby
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

The Position:The MHPSS Specialist will be based in Port Moresby and under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative in Papua New Guinea and the direct supervision of the Technical Specialist GBV. They will work closely with the Technical Specialist (FP/MH/RHCS) and other program staff. S/he will also work collaboratively with the National Department of Health, National Department for Community Development and Religion, the National Department of Education, Provincial Health Authorities, NGO partners, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies to enhance stand alone and integrated MHPSS programming. S/he will provide technical and programmatic oversight and leadership on MHPSS including research, analysis and training activities. How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Government of Papua New Guinea has high political commitment to the health and wellbeing of the population is well articulated in the National Development Plan and Vision 2050. The Government of Papua New Guinea has also prioritized preventing and responding to Gender Based Violence in its National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gender Based Violence (2016-2025) as well as Sorcery Accusation Related Violence in the National Sorcery Accusation Related Violence Action Plan, which both include a strong focus on mental health and psychosocial services. The Technical Specialist will support these goals by providing technical guidance, advice and oversight in regards to MHPSS programming including its integration into GBV, SRHR, peacebuilding, youth and humanitarian interventions. You would be responsible for:Provide leadership and technical support to efforts to strengthen and scale up MHPSS programming with the view to increase demand, access and utilization of MHPSS services and support, including in peacebuilding contexts and humanitarian emergencies. Specifically, the MHPSS Specialist would be responsible for: Advocacy and CoordinationLead advocacy efforts with partners for the prioritization of integration MHPSS across relevant interventions and the delivery of  quality MHPSS services in line with international best practice standards. Ensure complementarity and linkages with parallel programmes and initiatives;Lead national and sub-national coordination including formal coordination mechanisms with partners and external stakeholders to improve the complementarity, cohesiveness and quality of MHPSS actions across the IASC MHPSS pyramid;Lead the development and dissemination of technical standards, tools, guidelines and materials on MHPSS. Strategic Guidance and PartnershipStrategically guide the expansion of MHPSS programming for the CO. Lead MHPSS resource mobilization to capitalize on strategic areas of growth in MHPSS;Provide strategic guidance on the development of the CO MHPSS strategy and provide strategic technical inputs into relevant documents, such as the new Country Programme Document;Ensure strong partnership for MHPSS programming including managing existing relationships with donors and partners. Identify and secure new national and international partnership to advance MHPSS. Technical Leadership and Capacity DevelopmentEnsure technical leadership and oversight for the design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of MHPSS interventions;Ensure a strong understanding of the principles and standards for MHPSS amongst partners, relevant external stakeholders as well as UNFPA staff including through  leading MHPSS training and capacity building actions. Work closely with the UNFPA CO training team/staff to set and delivery of a structured MHPSS training and capacity building plan;Lead collaboration across UNFPA CO teams to build support and capacity for the integration of MHPSS throughout. Programme Management and Evidence Generation and DisseminationLead overall programme management for MHPSS interventions. Work closely with relevant programme staff to oversee the management of work plans and budgets. With the support of programme support staff, lead reporting for MHPSS-related actions;Lead the design and implementation of evidence generation on MHPSS including effective programming. Work closely with relevant staff for quality monitoring and evaluation of project activities. Support research on MHPSS and the dissemination of knowledge products including working with key research partners. Consolidate, document and dissemination to UNFPA staff and external stakeholders MHPSS best practice and case studies on impactful programming;Work closely with Technical Specialists, Programme Managers and Senior Management to ensure the prioritization of MHPSS and cohesive integration of quality MHPSS across UNFPA programming;Undertake any other assignments as may be given by UNFPA Representative. Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced University Degree with specialization in areas such as clinical psychology, clinical social work or mental health. It is desirable to possess a Master's in Public Health.Knowledge and Experience: At least 5 years of specialized experience in community based psychosocial support interventions particularly as it relates to social norm change, and experience in this field at international level in a humanitarian context;Demonstrated knowledge of IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergency Settings;Demonstrated experience on counseling skills and clinical supervision of lay counselors;Demonstrated experience developing technical curriculum and materials for delivery of MHPSS programming/activities in low resource settings;Demonstrated knowledge of protection and peacebuilding issues in humanitarian settings, and of humanitarian emergency operations and roles/responsibilities of humanitarian actors;Proficiency in English and in other official languages or the UN required/desirable;Strong training and supervision experience required.  Languages: Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.Required Competencies: Values:Exemplifying integrityDemonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN systemEmbracing diversity in all its formsEmbracing changeCore Competencies: Achieving ResultsBeing AccountableDeveloping and Applying Professional Expertise/Business AcumenThinking analytically and StrategicallyWorking in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our RelationshipsCommunicating for ImpactFunctional Competencies:Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertiseLeveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnershipsResource MobilizationJob knowledge/technical expertise and Results based managementAdaptation/application of knowledge in different contextsIntegration in a multidisciplinary environmentCompensation and Benefits:This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.Disclaimer: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfmIn accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.   

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02/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

AD-HOC Leadership Pool: Representative P-5

Laos, Vientiane , Vientiane

The Position:Under the guidance of the Director of the respective Regional Office, the Representative post is located in a Country Office in a programme country and has overall responsibilities for UNFPA representation, policy, programme, finance, staff and office administration in her/his country of assignment. The Representative leads and motivates the UNFPA team in the development of innovative, relevant approaches for engagement on issues related to population and development, sexual and reproductive health and gender.   How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:In the country of assignment, the UNFPA Representative plays the leading role in projecting the programme of the organization, promoting at the national level the goals of the programme and ensuring the integration of issues of reproductive health in the broader development agenda.  Through empathetic engagement with national counterparts with effective advocacy on issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender, and presentation of valuable, well managed programmes, the UNFPA Representative serves on the frontline of the organization projecting a credible programme and validating both the mandate of the organization and its ability to deliver high quality services.  Key activities include: Strategic direction, planning and managementProgramme leadership and representationProgramme oversight and coordinationManagement of resources You would be responsible for:A. Strategic direction, planning and management Lead the positioning of UNFPA on strategic and substantive issues in the country on the basis of global and regional policies and strategies;Lead and direct the process of scanning the environment on country level issues and analyzing the implications for the work of the Fund and the Country Office;Identify and promote UNFPA's comparative substantive role and specific contribution in the national development environment and agenda, and in the changing aid environment;Provide overall vision, direction and management for the work of UNFPA in the country;Establish priorities for the work of the Country Office in line with UNFPA priorities and substantive global, regional and country level priorities;Establish processes to ensure that policies and procedures; programming tools and mechanisms; and sound business practices are incorporated into UNFPA country and regional operations;Establish processes to ensure that state-of-the-art knowledge incorporated into the UNFPA knowledge sharing mechanism is available for use in country and regional operations; andBuild institutional relationships with government counterparts, civil society, the UN community, other international organizations and bilateral that marshal support and galvanize action for UNFPA mandate.  B. Programme leadership and representation Act as the principal adviser on country level issues to the Regional Director and senior management of UNFPA;Act as senior advisor for the promotion of the organization's capacity for effective delivery, including on the development of regional and global policies, positioning, strategies, and plans;Provide leadership in the substantive development and execution of the organization's country level policy dialogue and country programme, assessing and addressing implications of national trends on UNFPA's work in the country;Direct the process of developing strategies and plans for the implementation of the Country Programme, including for the delivery of technical assistance for capacity development and for humanitarian and emergency situations; and guide the implementation of these strategies and plans; C.  Programme oversight and coordination Oversee implementation of the country programme, ensuring that it reflects country priorities;Ensure the application of results-based management and quality assurance frameworks and procedures for the work of the Country Office, including in the delivery of technical assistance;Ensure the application of financial and substantive monitoring processes, and the evaluation of the country programme;Establish processes for the incorporation of evaluation results in the work of the country office;Promote and support national execution modalities through appropriate UN, sectoral or direct budget support modalities, based on a risk based approach;Establish processes to ensure the Country Office complies with Audit recommendations; andEnsure UNFPA accountability for UNDAF results. D.  Management of resources Assume overall accountability for the management and work of the Country Office;Propose and secure annual allocations for the country programme, and ensure the efficient and effective use of such resources in compliance with UNFPA financial rules, regulations, and procedures;Direct the formulation and implementation of a resource mobilization strategy for the country, and mobilize, in coordination with IERD and the RO, additional financial resources for the country;Develop and guide an integrated and systems approach to the work of the Country Office;Oversee staff accountability, learning and career management within the office;Supervise the Deputy Representative and other international and national staff, providing them with managerial direction and motivation;Contribute to the appraisal of RC performance; ensure RC in the country is adequately briefed on UNFPA mandate and organizational strategies and priorities;Communicate standards of performance, and assign responsibilities for achieving results according to the Country Office OMP and the PAD system;Uphold standards for the recruitment and selection of the highest quality of staff for the Country Office;Establish and maintain a harmonious working environment; seek to strengthen team-building by encouraging active participation and interaction at all levels; foster staff motivation, development and empowerment; and lead by example;Establish a CO security strategy and plan in line with UN procedures and requirements;Ensure an ethics-based approach to management of all human and financial resources; and Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director.Represent UNFPA at the country level and provide its perspective in high level national, UN, and other initiatives and events;Represent UNFPA within the United Nations Country Team, promoting effective coordination on development issues with integration of population and development, and sexual and reproductive health issues in the larger development agenda;Engage national counterparts through effective advocacy on UNFPA agenda, build support for programme objectives and validate UNFPA as effective partner; and creates awareness of the critical role of ICPD issues in the overall development agenda and the achievement of the MDGs, including in the development of CCA, UNDAF and other national development frameworks;Actively promote and support participation of civil society and private sector in development processes at national and sub-national levels;Target local initiatives that promote relevance and greatest impact in issues  of population and development and sexual and reproductive health at the community level;Support the Resident Coordinator (RC) system and is an active member of the UNCT promoting inter-agency coordination and consultative processes;Proactively contribute to and promote the UN reform process within the country UNCT context; andInitiate opportunities for South to South collaboration, especially for programme and technical support to countries in the region.  Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Post-graduate university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field. Knowledge and Experience: 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which at least 8 years in the field of population and development at the international level;Job knowledge and technical expertise –up-to-date knowledge of issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender, and their place in the development agenda;Proven ability to lead and manage teams to achieve demonstrable results;Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing in English;Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations Population Fund and dedication to the principles of the United Nations; and;Field experience is essential. Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.   Required Competencies: Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships. Managerial Competencies (if applicable):Provide strategic focus,Engage internal/external partners,Lead, develop and empower people,Create a culture of performance. Compensation and Benefits: This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.Disclaimer: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfmIn accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.  

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United Nations Development Programme

AD-HOC Leadership Pool: Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok, Tha

Thailand, Bangkok , Bangkok

Job DescriptionRotation: This post is rotational.Duty Station: Bangkok, ThailandClosing Date: 19 August 2022 (5:00 PM, New York time)-----------------------------------------------------------The Position:The Deputy Regional Director post is located in Asia and Pacific Regional Office and reports directly to the Regional Director.  The post supports the Director in terms of the day-to-day leadership, programming and representation of the Office. The Region includes Regional and Country Office structures. The Deputy provides leadership and guidance to the regional team of technical and programme staff and provides leadership to the RO in the absence of the Regional Director. How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:A.  Leadership –Supports the Regional Director in the management of the Regional office, in close collaboration with the International Operations Manager; provides leadership to the RO in the absence of the Regional Director:Contribute a regional perspective to the formulation of UNFPA policies, strategic plans and strategies in close collaboration with the Regional Management Team (RMT) and in consultation with the Regional Desk Adviser;Within the Regional Management Team  promote the development of region-specific strategies; ensures synergies between regional programme and country level activities for the Regional Director's approval;Ensure the preparation of various reports (e.g., annual report, reports to the Executive Board, responses to the Board of Auditors, etc) by responsible managers / advisers;Coordinate review and analysis of Country Office Annual Reports (COARs) and identify critical issues for follow up; andProvide leadership to Regional programmes and operations in the absence of the Director.B.  Operational – Oversees the management of the regional programme, ensures the coherence of all programme activities in the Region with corporate priorities and ensures the integration of results based management in all programme activities:Provide direction and support to regional programme staff in guiding and overseeing the country (e.g., CCA/UNDAF and Joint Programming) and regional programming processes in all phases to ensure coherence with organizational/national/regional priorities and development frameworks as well as consistency with principles of results based management;Enhance the integration of technical and programme support to promote seamless, effective aid assistance within the region; Provide direction and support to regional programme staff in guiding and supporting Country Offices on programme management ensuring proper application of UNFPA policies and procedures;Oversee management of programme resources and advise the Regional Director on allocation of resources; monitor and periodically brief the Regional Director on status of programme implementation; undertake field monitoring visits;Support management of UNFPA response to humanitarian crises in the region in consultation with HSB; andSupport and coordinate Country Office resource mobilization efforts through contacts with UN Missions/RMB; facilitates special resource mobilization events.C.  Management of resources – Provides leadership and guidance to the technical and programme team, and, with support from the Regional Team Coordinator, ensures integrated, adequate, quality and timely support to the country offices:Support the Regional Director in all aspects of programme budget, finance and staff management.Collaborate with the International Operations Manager and Regional Management Team to consolidate/coordinate the preparation of Regional Annual Office Management Plan (OMP);Coordinate and manage Regional output;Promote a team-based, harmonious working environment that recognizes initiative, openness and performance;Supervise the Regional Team Coordinator and the technical and programme staff, providing necessary coaching and quality assurance;Promote effective information/knowledge sharing across the region; and promote opportunities for collaboration as well as staff development at all levels;Liaise with Country Offices to ensure that Management Audit recommendations are addressed;Support the Regional Director in assessment of RC performance; collaborate with DHR/Division Director in obtaining information on the suitability of RC candidates; coordinate briefing/orientation of newly selected RCs;Provide input to the performance appraisals of UNFPA Representatives and Deputy Representatives;Liaise closely with DHR, the Regional Director and the Operations Manager to ensure that staff management issues are adequately addressed, and are in line with the vision of the HR Strategy and UNFPA policies and procedures; andEnsure an ethics-based approach to management of all human and financial resources.D.  Representation – In close coordination with the Director, ensures the Region is represented as one voice: Liaise with HQ, primarily with the Regional Desk Adviser and the Directors of the Technical, Policy and Strategy Divisions;Serve as a member of the Deputy Regional Director teams and as alternate member in the Regional Director teams;Represent the Region/participate in various inter-agency and inter-divisional forums; is member of UNFPA standing committees;In coordination with the Regional Director, advocate for new programme initiatives and conduct resource mobilization efforts; and Maintain contacts with UN Missions of programme and donor countriesCarry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree (MA or MS) in one of the Social Sciences, including Public Health, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, Economics, International Development, Public Administration, Management or a related field. Knowledge and Experience: Minimum 15 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which 10 years should be in the field of population and development at the international level, preferably with the UN;Strong track record of leadership in development programmes;Proven ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of technical and programme specialists to achieve demonstrable results;Extensive network within the development community;Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English;Field experience is essential. Languages: Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages an asset.  Required Competencies: Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Managerial Competencies:Providing strategic focusEngaging in internal/external partners and stakeholdersLeading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment Compensation and Benefits: This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.Disclaimer: UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfmIn accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment. 

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01/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Strategic Advisor, SDG Finance - Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand, Bangkok , Bangkok
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Background 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.  UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and of the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has considerably diversified and scaled up its role in the finance sector to unblock public and private resource flows for development. This has been achieved in cooperation with Governments, investors, banks, private companies and other financial actors with whom UNDP has been working in various areas, including the formulation of conducive policies and regulations, the design of new financing instruments, the building of bankable project pipelines and impact assessments in an increasing number of countries across Asia and the Pacific.  Position PurposeSome specific examples of such engagements mentioned in the background and organizational context section include:  operating impact ventures accelerators in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam etc.; providing impact advisory to Private Equity and Venture Capital funds in Indonesia and Singapore; introducing sustainability frameworks with capital markets/stock exchanges in Bangladesh, Mongolia, Thailand;  engagements with banks over "greening" lending operations and blended finance instruments in China, Thailand, Vietnam;  supporting  design of thematic (green, blue, SDG) bonds in Indonesia, China and Fiji; structuring and support the implementation of social impact bond initiatives in India; researching SDG-responsive investment opportunities in the ASEAN countries, China, India and Pakistan.At this point, UNDP's ambition is to increase the scope and expand its finance work building on the early achievements made and with added expertise go beyond pilots to scaled engagements.  As a senior member of the team, the Strategic Advisor will provide advisory services, technical expertise and guidance to the Regional Bureau and the Country Offices in the Pacific for the identification of new opportunities in finance for development, diversification of engagement with stakeholders and scaling up of operations. This position will be based in Bangkok with a direct report to the Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific in New York The SDG Finance Policy Advisor and Team Lead will have a matrix reporting line to the Strategic Advisor, SDG Finance position.  Duties and Responsibilities  1) Strategic expertise and leadership for financial frameworks and scaled engagement with capital markets and private sectorTechnical leadership and expertise on trends in the overall financial sector, global development finance, global financial institutions and processes, capital markets and private sector finance and their relevance to development challenges targeted through UNDP's current strategic plan.Developing, customizing, and structuring innovative financial frameworks and mechanisms for mobilizing, channeling and effective use of capital to address the SDGs.Strategic advice on existing offerings of UNDP in the areas relevant to private sector finance in light of revealing internal and external strategic challenges in materializing proposed solutions and approaches for scaling up in the context of limitations of mandates, operational and financial rules and regulations of  UNDP as well as implications of on-going trends and demand in the financial sector.Providing a vision for convergence and cohesion across a range of initiatives and programs in SDG Finance related areas. Work closely with UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub and SDG Finance team in BRH to support their service offerings and solutions to external stakeholders and support activities to UNDP country offices.Advisory inputs to UNDP  and partner governments to support strategies to unlock additional private finance from international and domestic sources; providing foresight and ideation regarding innovative approaches in directing capital from private sources towards SDG. 2) Business Development, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization:High-level engagement with private sector players, IFIs, UN agencies and other stakeholders as a thought leader and advisor on how public-private partnerships can unlock SDG investments.Development and leading partnerships with major financial institutions: investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds and asset owners and with philanthropies and foundations.Leverage potential new partnership intelligence, conduct risk assessment, and cost-benefit analysis on potential partnership models with private finance players.Donor/funder outreach and consultation (private and public) to help secure additional funding, seek opportunities for coordinating and co-funding projects in the context of both specific project opportunities and full-scale programme development, leveraging donor capital with institutional investor solutions.  3) Advocacy, Communication and Capacity development:Contribute to organization-wide culture change around private sector engagement, capital markets, impact factored finance and investmentsProvide intellectual leadership for research, learning and knowledge generation related to SDG finance.  Help in articulating UNDP's positioning for finance and private sector development through providing strategic vision and technical expertise to briefs, papers and related social media on key issues in this area and driving policy level dialogues with stakeholders.Support effective advocacy around UNDP's overall programmatic work and themes. Contribute to shaping UNDP's positioning in the innovative financing arena through outreach, establishing rapport with ecosystem stakeholders, and attending high-level forums and convenings.Support capacity development of UNDP staff on tools and the best practices relevant to SDG finance and their practical application in private sector finance.   CompetenciesCore:Achieve Results: Prioritize team workflow, mobilize resources, drive scalable results/strategic impactThink Innovatively: Easily navigate complexity, encourage/enable radical innovation, has foresightLearn Continuously: Create systems and processes that enable learning and development for allAdapt with Agility: Proactively initiate/lead organizational change, champion new systems/processesAct with Determination:  Able to make difficult decisions in challenging situations, inspire confidenceEngage and Partner: Construct strategic multi-partner alliances in high stake situations, foster co-creationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: Create ethical culture, identify/address barriers to inclusion Technical/Cross Functional:2030 Agenda:SDG Finance: ESG standards, Financial inclusion, Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation, Impact Investment, Innovative Finance.Partnerships:IFI Partnerships: Knowledge and understanding of IFIs (strategies, approaches, processes and systems)Private Sector Engagement & Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify, conduct outreach, and manage relationships with the private sector. Ability to identify, develop and manage partnerships that leverage private sector technical expertise and resources Business Direction & Strategy:Strategic Thinking: Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP's objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions; Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDPBusiness Acumen: Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome; Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks Required Skills and Experience Education:Advanced university degree (Masters or its university equivalent) in Business, Finance or Economics, or another related field Experience:Minimum of 15 years professional experience in the financial services industry, of which minimum of 10 years of exposure to impact investments, development or blended finance fields.Deep knowledge and long-term experience in financing structuring, capital markets, impact investing, venture capital, private equity, venture philanthropy, and financial innovation in both the private sector and  international development.Minimum 10 years of experience in working in the international development area and a proven track record for structuring financial frameworks for development.Proven track record of engagements with DFIs or the UN System related to sustainable finance, private sector development and partnerships with the private sector (including financial institutions) Extensive network of contacts across the financial and investment sectors and proven record of successful partnership development with IFIs, commercial banks, investment funds, family offices and philanthropic institutions. Proven leadership experience working with high-level government officials and decision-makers in finance sector.Excellent negotiating and communication skills to mobilize support from a wide range of partners (public, private, academic, business community leaders).Experience in managing cross-country complex programs and projects assuming policy level and field level engagements with the involvement of financial infrastructure players.  Proven hands-on experience in leading and managing large initiatives in the private sector and sustainable finance issues in international organizations including field experience.  Languages:Proficiency in English.Working knowledge of other UN languages desirable Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.  UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.  

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01/08/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Harmful Practices and Social Norms Specialist - P4

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

The Position:The Harmful Practices and Social Norms Specialist post is located at the UNFPA West Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and works under the overall direction and leadership of the Regional Director and direct supervision of Gender and Human Rights Adviser, WCARO.The Harmful Practices and Social Norms Specialist at the regional level provides integrated policy, technical and programme advice on the elimination of harmful practices, particularly FGM and child marriage, to countries in the region. In close collaboration with the Regional thematic Advisers, s/he will play a leadership role in furthering the ICPD Programme of Action focusing on supporting holistic and integrated approaches and interventions at regional and country levels for establishing enabling policy and legal frameworks, galvanising partners including civil society organisations and communities to abandon harmful practices including FGM and child marriage. S/he works in an integrated manner with the technical and programme staff in WCARO, and as part of the team which provides technical and programme support to country offices.  How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Harmful Practices and Social Norms Specialist provides technical, policy and programmatic support to the region, to ensure the Regional (RO) and Country Offices (CO) remain abreast of UNFPA's policies and programme strategies, as well as current thinking, innovation and academic advance in the substantive area of harmful practices, particularly FGM and child marriage.S/he analyses regional/cluster trends, and contributes to strategic action in response to these, and ensures that elimination of FGM, child marriage and other prevalent harmful practices are adequately addressed within regional and national development frameworks and programmes, including the achievement of the SDGs, ICPD Programme of Action and the AU Agenda 2063.In all activities, s/he works within an interdisciplinary team providing integrated policy, programme and technical support to the region and the respective country teams.  S/he also liaises with other regional units, such as the Programme and Technical Units, ensuring the timeliness, adequacy, relevance and quality of technical support to UNFPA country offices. S/he also collaborates within the broader organisation across other regions and with the Headquarter teams working on harmful practices including FGM and child marriage, human rights, GBV and social norms and gender equality. You would be responsible for:Strategic Advice and OversightProvide technical, policy and programme management advice and guidance for the elimination of harmful practices particularly FGM and child marriage, with a focus on strengthening regional and national protection systems for advancing gender equality and empowerment of women and girls using a human rights based, gender transformative and development, peace responsive and humanitarian nexus approach;Identify and provide analysis and advice on eliminating harmful practices particularly FGM and child marriage and UNFPA's comparative advantage and specific contribution in the changing development agenda and participate in related policy dialogues and advocacy at the regional, sub-regional and country levels;Provide oversight of UNFPA WCARO Harmful Practices flagship programmes such as the Global Programme on Child Marriage and Joint Programme on FGM, and ensure effective integrated implementation across the RO and COs;Identify and analyze trends, threats and risks related to harmful practices including FGM and child marriage that may affect the ICPD PoA, 2030 Agenda, AU agenda 2063, and UNFPA's work in the region, and ensure that they are appropriately addressed at the regional, sub-regional and country levels;Support the integration and implementation of strategic action to engage men and boys to advance progress toward eliminating harmful practices including FGM and child marriage for empowerment and protection of the rights of women and girls as well as positive masculinity and aspects of gender, diversity and inclusion;Contribute to the substantive elaboration and contextualization of UNFPA Strategic Plan and to its implementation in the region with focus on gender and social norm change for the elimination of harmful practices including FGM and child marriage as well as focusing on reaching the furthest behind;Identify requirements for and contribute to the development of new or updated policies, positioning, frameworks, guidance, standards, instruments and tools to ensure UNFPA is addressing the region-specific elimination of harmful practices including FGM and child marriage agenda;Participate in the UNFPA FGM and child marriage networks, maintaining communication and feedback loops on all substantive work;In collaboration with members of the FGM Joint Programme Coordination team at NY/HQ, provide substantive input in the development and utilization of programme results framework and indicators and ensure timely preparation and submission of periodic programme reporting by regional and country offices;  Technical support and capacity developmentAdvise COs on the adaptation, implementation and proper application of UNFPA policies, strategies, guidelines and tools on eliminating harmful practices particularly FGM and child marriage, including a focus on promoting positive gender and social norm change;Provide technical support in applying gender transformative approaches to programming, documenting practices and strengthening evidence on effective approaches to eliminating harmful practices including FGM and child marriage;Ensure that evidence-informed thinking and research on the elimination of harmful practices including FGM and child marriage is integrated within the work of the regional/country offices and partnership networks, including through strengthening intersectionality and interlinkages between gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, adolescents and youth and population and development sectors;Review products of technical support at key stages of UNFPA, UN, and national development planning exercises, including reviewing draft CCAs, UNSDCF, and CPDs for clearance;Analyze technical and programmatic and substantive reports from the field and recommend required follow-up actions;Organize and contribute toward regional and inter-country capacity development activities for the elimination of harmful practices particularly FGM and child marriage for COs, national/regional counterparts;Support the development of regional institutional capacities to eliminate harmful practices including FGM and child marriage and to deliver high-quality technical support in gender transformative approaches to programming as well as human rights-based programming;Coach and manage relevant professional/support staff and consultants, if any, on programming for the eliminating of harmful practices including FGM and child marriage and facilitate working groups and task teams;Evidence and knowledge managementPlay a key role in strengthening, coordinating and monitoring the regional knowledge platform through evidence-informed programming, impact evaluations and documentation of promising practices, including in other thematic knowledge platforms for the elimination of harmful practices including FGM and child marriage;Contribute to sharing technical skills and knowledge within and among programme countries and/or other regions for the elimination of harmful practices including FGM and child marriage;Facilitate and support the use of comprehensive databases that effectively capture best practices, partnerships and consultant rosters and help ensure their accessibility to all relevant colleagues at RO and CO levels;Collect, analyze and synthesize information/data and experience and prepare white papers, briefings and materials on elimination of FGM and child marriage and other harmful practices to be used in national, regional and global advocacy; Coordinate analysis and synthesis of substantive trends, emerging needs and research findings in the region in order to produce new, cutting-edge technical knowledge;Disseminate and promote the use of state-of-the-art technical knowledge, evidence, lessons learned, and success stories and ensure their use to improve the effectiveness of UNFPA programming;Technical representation, advocacy and partnership developmentRepresent UNFPA to further enhance UNFPA's regional and global role in the field of eliminating harmful practices including FGM and child marriage;Participate in policy advocacy, knowledge generation and high-quality programming;Collaborate with UN agencies, academia, research and training institutions, think tanks, centers of excellence, and other key stakeholders in the region to eliminate harmful practices including FGM and child marriage;Liaise with respective counterparts corporately including the Global Technical Division and Policy and Strategy Division to identify opportunities for South-South and triangular cooperation in the region and with other regions;Carry out any other duties as may be requested by the Regional Director and the Deputy Regional Director.  Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree or equivalent in gender studies, anthropology, feminist studies, public health, sociology, human rights, law, cultural studies, behaviour change, international development, or other field directly related to elimination of GBV and child marriage.Knowledge and Experience: At least 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in harmful practices programming, gender mainstreaming, social norms change and rights-based programming of which 5 years at the international level;Knowledge and understanding of a Human Rights based and gender transformative approach essential;Experience in gender mainstreaming and programming for women's development;Experience in evidence informed policy advocacy for eliminating FGM and child marriage and development of national actions plans to address gender and social equity;Demonstrated experience in leading capacity building initiatives in gender and human rights in development settings;Knowledge and experience of working on social protection and Civil Society involvement in related security and protection fields;Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;Familiarity with UN systems and procedures, management and monitoring tools;Field experience is strongly desirable;Languages: Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region).Required Competencies: Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change,Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impact,Functional Competencies:Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,Delivering results-based programmes,Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness,Providing a technical support system,Strengthening the programming capacity of Country Offices,Facilitating quality programmatic results,Internal and external relations and advocacy for resources mobilization,Creating visibility for the organization,Job/knowledge and technical expertise,Managerial Competencies (if applicable):Engaging internal/external partners and Stakeholders,Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance,Making decisions and exercising judgment,Compensation and Benefits:This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.        ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this 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28/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Gender and Human Rights Technical Adviser - P5

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

 The Position:The Gender and Human Rights Technical Adviser post is located at the UNFPA West Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and works under the overall direction and leadership of the Regional Director and direct supervision of Deputy Regional Director, WCARO.The Gender and Human Rights Adviser is the principal adviser at the regional level for integrated policy, technical and programme advice on gender and human rights to countries in the region.In close collaboration with the Regional thematic Advisers, s/he will play a leadership role in strengthening regional and national protection systems for advancing human rights and promoting and protecting sexual and reproductive rights as well as advancing gender equality and women's empowerment. S/he works in an integrated manner with the technical and programme staff in WCARO, and as part of the team which provides technical and programme support to country offices. How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Gender and Human Rights Technical Adviser provides technical, policy and programmatic support to the region, to ensure the Regional (RO) and Country Offices (CO) remain abreast of UNFPA's policies and programme strategies, as well as current thinking, innovation and academic advance in the substantive area of gender equality and social norms change and human rights.S/he analyses regional/cluster trends, and contributes to strategic action in response to these, and ensures that gender and human rights are adequately addressed within regional and national development frameworks and programmes, including the achievement of the SDGs, ICPD Programme of Action and the AU Agenda 2063.In all activities, s/he works within an interdisciplinary team providing integrated policy, programme and technical support to the region and the respective country teams.  S/he also liaises with other regional units, such as the Programme and Technical Units, ensuring the timeliness, adequacy, relevance and quality of technical support to UNFPA country offices. S/he also collaborates within the broader organization across other regions and with the Headquarter teams working on gender and human rights. You would be responsible for:Strategic Advice and oversightProvide technical, policy and programme leadership, management advice and guidance in gender equality and human rights, with a focus on strengthening regional and national protection systems for advancing gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, and ensuring the effective ability and exercise of reproductive rights using a human rights based, gender transformative and development, peace responsive and humanitarian nexus approach;Identify and provide analysis and advice on promoting gender equality, human rights, and human rights-based programming and UNFPA's comparative advantage and specific contribution in the changing development agenda and participate in related policy dialogues and advocacy at global, continental and regional and sub-regional levels;Provide oversight of UNFPA WCARO GBV-HP flagship programmes such as the Spotlight Initiative, the global programme on Child marriage, the positive masculinity work, and Joint Programme on FGM, and ensure effective integrated implementation across RO and COs;Identify and analyze trends, threats and risks related to the promotion and realization of gender equality and human rights that may affect the ICPD PoA, 2030 Agenda, AU agenda 2063, and UNFPA's work in the region, and ensure that they are appropriately addressed at the regional and/or sub-regional levels;Support the integration and implementation of strategic action to engage men and boys to advance progress toward gender equality and the protection of the rights of women and girls as well as positive masculinity and aspects of gender, diversity and inclusion;Contribute to the development and implementation of an integrated strategy for the delivery of technical assistance and programme support in the region and manage the gender and human rights components of the regional programme as per identified priorities in close coordination with the technical teams;Contribute to the substantive elaboration and contextualization of UNFPA Strategic Plan and to its implementation in the region with focus on gender and social norm change as well as focusing on reaching the furthest behind;Identify requirements for and contribute to the development of new or updated policies, positioning, frameworks, guidance, standards, instruments and tools to ensure UNFPA is addressing the region-specific gender and human rights agenda;Participate in the UNFPA gender and human rights networks, maintaining communication and feedback loops on all substantive work;Technical support and capacity developmentAdvise COs on the implementation and proper application of UNFPA policies, strategies, guidelines and tools on gender equality and women's empowerment, including a focus on promoting positive gender and social norm change;Provide technical support in applying gender transformative approaches to programming, documenting practices and strengthening evidence on effective approaches to promote gender equality and women's empowerment;Ensure that evidence-informed thinking and research on gender and human rights is integrated within the work of the regional/country offices and partnership networks, including through strengthening intersectionality and interlinkages between gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, adolescents and youth and population and development sectors;Review products of technical support at key stages of UNFPA, UN, and national development planning exercises, including reviewing draft CCAs, UNSDCF, and CPDs for clearance;Analyze technical and programmatic and substantive reports from the field and recommend required follow-up actions;Organize and contribute toward regional and inter-country capacity development activities in gender equality and women's empowerment, social and gender norm change, positive masculinities, and human rights for COs, national/regional counterparts;Support the regional adaptation of training materials, manuals and tools in gender and human rights, including mainstreaming gender and human rights in programming and advocacy, and ensure their availability and promote their use for capacity development;Support country offices on the work of international and continental human rights mechanisms with a mandate to promote, monitor and protect sexual and reproductive health and rights, and promote a life free of violence, including tracking and supporting the implementation of recommendations of the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council, UN Treaty Bodies and Special Procedure mandate-holders;Work with country offices to support civil society networks and organizations such as national Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) advocating gender equality and women's empowerment and human rights including sexual and reproductive health and rights;Support the development of regional institutional capacities to promote gender equality and to deliver high-quality technical support in gender transformative approaches to programming as well as human rights-based programming;Monitor the quality of the technical support received at the country level, for gender and human rights, for effective policy dialogue and programming;Coach and manage relevant professional/support staff and consultants, if any, on gender transformative approaches and human rights-based programming and facilitate working groups and task teams;Evidence and knowledge managementPlay a key role in strengthening, coordinating and monitoring the regional knowledge platform through evidence-informed gender and human rights programming, impact evaluations and documentation of promising practices, including in other thematic knowledge platforms;Contribute to developing a mechanism to share technical skills and knowledge within and among programme countries and/or other regions in gender and human rights;Facilitate and support the use of comprehensive databases that effectively capture best practices, partnerships and consultant rosters and help ensure their accessibility to all relevant colleagues at RO and CO levels;Collect, analyze and synthesize information/data and experience and prepare white papers, briefings and materials on gender and human rights to be used in national, regional and global advocacy; Coordinate analysis and synthesis of substantive trends, emerging needs and research findings in the region in order to produce new, cutting-edge technical knowledge;Coordinates the reporting on Regional UN-SWAP on gender mainstreaming and supports the countries in WCA to report timely using the analysis to further strengthen the institutional mainstreaming of gender equality; Disseminate and promote the use of state-of-the-art technical knowledge, evidence, lessons learned, and success stories and ensure their use to improve the effectiveness of UNFPA programming;Technical representation, advocacy and partnership developmentRepresent UNFPA to further enhance UNFPA's regional and global role in the field of gender and human rights;Participate in policy advocacy, knowledge generation and high-quality programming;Participate in policy dialogue and advocate for substantive progress of gender and human rights in international, inter-governmental, U.N., and other policy and technical meetings and fora;Collaborate with UN agencies, academia, research and training institutions, think tanks, centers of excellence, and other key stakeholders in the region to advance gender and human rights;Participate as the focal point for inter-agency working groups on Gender and Human Rights opportunity and Issue Based Coalitions (OIBC) as part of the Africa Regional Collaborative Platform (RCP);Liaise with respective counterparts corporately including the Global Technical Division and Policy and strategy Division to identify opportunities for South-South and triangular cooperation in the region and with other regions;Carry out any other duties as may be requested by the Regional Director and the Deputy Regional Director.  Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree or equivalent in gender studies, anthropology, feminist studies, public health, medicine, sociology, human rights, law, cultural studies, international development, or other field directly related to GBV prevention and response;Knowledge and Experience: At least 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in GBV programming, gender mainstreaming, and rights-based programming of which 7 years at the international level;Knowledge and understanding of a Human Rights based approach essential;Extensive experience in gender mainstreaming and programming for women's development;Experience in evidence informed policy advocacy for gender and human rights and development of national actions plans to address gender and social equity;Demonstrated experience in leading capacity building initiatives in gender and human rights in development settings;Knowledge and experience of working on social protection and Civil Society involvement in related security & protection;Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;Familiarity with UN systems and procedures, management and monitoring tools;Field experience is strongly desirable;Languages: Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organisations (West and Central Africa region). Required Competencies: Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change,Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impact,Functional Competencies:Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,Delivering results-based programmes,Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness,Providing a technical support system,Strengthening the programming capacity of Country Offices,Facilitating quality programmatic results,Internal and external relations and advocacy for resources mobilization,Creating visibility for the organization,Job/knowledge and technical expertise,Managerial Competencies (if applicable):Engaging internal/external partners and stakeholders,Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance,Making decisions and exercising judgment, Compensation and Benefits: This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.         ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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28/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Innovation Specialist, Regional Office - P3

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Job Description The Position:The Regional Innovations Specialist post is placed in the West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO). S/He is part of an interdisciplinary team with a focus on support for initiation, stimulation and incubation of ideas; design thinking and prototype development; and monitoring, robust evaluation and scaleup of innovative approaches across the regional programme initiatives and in support of the country offices in the West and Central Africa Region.   S/He will work under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director and in close collaboration with the other units of the Regional Office, which operates along broad thematic areas designed to stimulate and strengthen UNFPA programmes and results in the West and Central Africa region.  How you can make a difference: UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:Innovation is positioned as an accelerator to help UNFPA deliver its ambitious Strategic Plan 2022-2025. The Innovation Specialist provides high quality innovation guidance and integrated knowledge management and programmatic support within a systems strengthening approach fundamental to UNFPA's overall strategy. S/He will support the innovation portfolio and mainstream innovation within the country offices of the West and Central Africa Region.The primary roles of the Innovation Specialist are to support initiation, facilitate, capture and monitor innovation strategies and practices in the region for review and scaleup; and to provide capacity development to UNFPA staff and implementing partners and knowledge management support for innovative approaches to policy and programme development, implementation and operations.  You would be responsible for: Management of the Regional Innovation Strategy In close consultation with the WCARO management and country offices, develop, implement and manage a regional innovation strategy to advance UNFPA's mission and regional priorities through a coordinated, creative and evidence-informed innovative approach;Establish a strategy for building innovation skills and competencies, including creative thinking, in staff in the region and find ways to nurture innovative thinking across the regional programme focus areas;Contribute to the definition of a methodology on how impact can be measured and how the value of new innovations can be demonstrated; Global and Regional Scanning  Monitor latest trends and developments in innovation globally and in the region related to UNFPA mandate and identify projects with potential for scaling up and replicating successful projects;Work with all units of WCARO to identify and capture, for each thematic area, innovative initiatives that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of UNFPA support, including technological advances, processes and approaches;Work with country offices to document stories, lessons learned and materials on promising innovation practices to support global and regional information sharing and scale up; Provide input into the UNFPA's regional website, ensuring timely, accurate and comprehensive content related to innovation and based on innovative approaches provided by regional and country offices; Promote UNFPA publications/reports to position UNFPA as a regional knowledge leader of innovation for our core issues to advance innovation objectives; Support to Country Offices and Capacity DevelopmentIdentify gaps and challenges in UNFPA programming and operations where innovative solutions are needed;Provide overall strategic and technical guidance and support to country offices in planning and implementing country-level innovations, from incubation of ideas to design thinking and prototype development; and implementation, monitoring, robust evaluation and scaleup of innovations;Identify innovation capacity building needs of the country offices and identify existing corporate capacity building activities or other learning programmes with a focus on stimulating innovative thinking and approaches at all levels of the organization;With partners, develop strong and innovative concepts for new products, tools and resources for a more vibrant and innovative approach towards delivering results and achievements, and assist country offices in the development and implementation of innovative prototypes;Identify and maintain a network of external technical resources to assist country offices in the development and implementation of innovation activities;Support country offices in identifying and implementing innovative approaches to internal and external communications, resource mobilization, and partnership building; Engagement in Global Innovation Activities and PartnershipsSupport and engage in key corporate innovation initiatives (e.g. Innovation Challenge, development of corporate tools and mechanisms, corporate innovation capacity building, Innovation Fair and Award, others);Promote, facilitate and support the UNFPA Ideas Bank - an innovation community space for shared innovation ideas across the organization, including Knowledge Exchange Hub, to nurture the culture of knowledge sharing and exchange across geographic locations and portfolios;Coordinate engagement of the regional community of innovators in technical discussions around accelerating the achievement of the transformative results, ICPD PoA and the 2030 Agenda;Assist in the development of partnerships with other organizations in the innovation space, with a particular focus on South-South collaboration; Support national and regional innovative initiatives and activities in the area of access and use of quality data for development for moving the region and the continent into the data revolution era; Knowledge Management Analyze existing practices for improvement or enhancement and brainstorm with the WCARO management and technical teams to discover new solutions and approaches to intractable problems;Follow feedback and responses to the implementation of new ideas, track and analyze the success, and prepare response to questions or concerns from COs and implementing partners;Contribute to the promotion of technical knowledge, innovative approaches, lessons learned and success stories for use in improving programmes; maintaining accessible databases on best and promising practices;Contribute evidence-based best practices and lessons learned from the region to inform and shape global practice and vice versa, including the South-South sharing of knowledge and best practices;Contribute to the development and adaptation of existing and innovative tools and guidance as well as training materials and manuals and support their use for capacity development of partner institutions and UNFPA staff in the region; Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director or the Deputy Regional Director. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced University degree in public health, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, marketing, Engineering or other science and technology related field; Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of five years' professional experience with demonstrated ability for creative thinking and innovative approaches, preferably with experience in design thinking, prototype development and implementation of innovation;Proven ability for creative thinking, innovative approaches and innovation management;Solid active network of innovators;Ability to catalyze and scope for innovative initiatives that enhance programme quality;Ability to explain complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood and to work creatively within a budget and use innovation to find ways of more effectively managing resources;Substantive knowledge and practical experience in knowledge management and strategic information management;Strong written, verbal, listening and presentation skills;A keen understanding and working knowledge of issues related to the ICPD Programme of Action;Demonstrated ability to build relationships at all levels in a multicultural, matrixed environment;Proven ability to lead and inspire, exhibit integrity and empathy, be a team player with initiative; Languages: Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region). Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Functional Competencies:Innovation and marketing of new approaches,Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and Information,Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,Results-Based Programme Development and Management,Leveraging the Resources of National Governments and Partners/Building Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Managerial Competencies:Providing strategic focus,Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,Leading, developing and empowering people,Creating a culture of performance,Making decisions and exercising judgment, Compensation and Benefits:This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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27/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Population and Development Policy Adviser, Regional Office - P5

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Job Description The Position:The Regional Population and Development Policy Adviser post is placed in the West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO). The adviser will work with the WCARO, WCA Country Offices and UNFPA HQs technical advisors to formulate and generate strategic UNFPA contributions toward advancing ICPD Programme of Action (PoA), the 2030 agenda and the AU Agenda 2063 in the West and Central Africa Region, particularly focusing on incorporating population issues into environmental, economic and social policies, with a focus on the mega-trends impacting the region.The adviser will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Regional Director and reports directly to the Deputy Regional Director who supervises this position. S/he is the Principal adviser at the regional level for evidence-based advocacy, policy dialogue/advice, capacity building and technical assistance in population and development issues including implications of population dynamics, demographic changes and megatrends such as the impact of climate change, migration and population aging on sustainable development. S/he works in an integrated manner with the technical, operations, programme and communications staff in the WCARO. How you can make a difference: UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose: The adviser provides strategic technical and programmatic leadership and policy direction on population and development issues for the region to ensure that WCARO and the UNFPA Country Offices in the region play a leadership role in advancing the Strategic Plan, ICPD PoA and the 2030 agenda. S/he maintains primary responsibility for coordination of provision of technical assistance, and for providing policy and programme support to the countries of the region on population and development issues including coordinating and providing evidence based guidance on how population dynamics, demographic transition and megatrends such as the impact of climate change, urbanization, population movements, migration and displacement, pandemics, to name a few, are likely to affect attainment of UNFPA Transformative Results and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). S/he analyses regional as well as specific sub-regional trends and contributes to strategic action in response of these as well as to the monitoring of UNFPA substantive areas being firmly placed within national development frameworks and programmes, including the achievement of Agenda 2030 and the AU Agenda 2063. You would be responsible for:Responsibilities will include identifying new and emerging needs in the area of evidence-based advocacy and policy dialogue, providing guidance on the impact of population dynamics and demographic transition in public policies and investments; establishing clear links between investments in SRHR, education, gender equality, young people, and the reduction of poverty and inequality, and maintaining technical partnerships in the region; coordinating and providing leadership to regional efforts around evidence, knowledge and innovation; and ensuring that technical knowledge is updated, generated, disseminated and utilized for effective technical, capacity building, policy dialogue and advocacy. The primary roles of the Population and Development Policy Adviser are:Evidence Generation and AnalysesStrategic Population and Sustainable Development Policy AdviceQuality Technical Support and Capacity DevelopmentEvidence and Knowledge Management Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic Positioning Evidence Generation and AnalysesIdentify and analyze trends, threats and risks in population dynamics, including fertility, mortality, migration displacement and urbanization, that may affect the achievement of UNFPA's transformative results, ICPD PoA and SDGs within the region at the regional, subregional and country level;  Analyze country and regional level patterns of population transition and mega-trends such as the impact of climate change, population displacement, urbanization and migration;Analyze mechanisms that can facilitate countries to harness demographic, health and gender dividends to accelerate progress towards UNFPA's Transformative Results and SDGs;Undertake analyses and scanning of the political, economic, social, technological, environment, health and legal factors and patterns pertaining to population and development issues focusing on UNFPA mandate and the ICPD PoA;Lead systematic analyses of population dynamics and their developmental implications;Develop and synthesize policy briefs and publications to better target public investments in the region toward sustainable development in the context of demographic resilience;Support the development of new and cutting-edge technical knowledge products on population and development issues that reflect priorities linked to UNFPA's mandate;Contribute and provide support for the analysis and interpretation of population, sexual and reproductive health and human and economic development data and evidence including those related to gender-based violence across a nexus approach - development, peace and humanitarian settings- in accordance with the main indicators of SDGs 3 & 5 that UNFPA is the main custodian;Strategic Population and Sustainable Development Policy Advice                                                      Use population dynamics and demographic intelligence, evidence and analyses of trends to participate in and advise on policy dialogue across different sectors at the regional and country level to accelerate the achievement of the transformative results, ICPD PoA, SDGs and Agenda 2063 in the region;                                                                             Contribute to the development and application of new or updated policies, position papers, frameworks, guidance, standards, instruments and tools, including the use of the national transfer accounts, pertaining to population dynamics, demographic dividend and sustainable development;Participate in the UNFPA technical network in population dynamics, demographic dividend and on the impact of other megatrends such as climate change, migration, aging, and provide input into UNFPA corporate thinking for the advancement of the three transformative results and ICPD PoA in the region; Quality technical support and capacity developmentAdvise country offices on the implementation and effective application of policy dialogue, strategies, guidelines and tools on population dynamics and demographic dividend, including national transfer accounts in the region, ensuring consistency and coherence in addressing priorities for UNFPA;Support the regional adaptation of training materials, manuals and tools, including basic and advanced understanding of the national transfer accounts, and ensure their availability and promote their use for capacity development;Contribute to the development and implementation of a regional integrated technical, operations and programme delivery strategy to strengthen capacities pertaining to population and development issues in the region, and guide implementation of the strategy;Support the development of regional and sub-regional institutional capacities for delivering high-quality technical support based on analyses of population dynamics, demographic dividend and population megatrends;Monitor the quality of the technical support received at the country level on issues pertaining to population dynamics, demographic dividend and population megatrends, for effective policy dialogue and programming;Coach and manage junior professional staff and associates, direct expert consultants and facilitate working groups and task teams; Evidence and knowledge management Coordinate and monitor the regional knowledge platform as a mechanism to share technical skills and knowledge within and among programme countries and/or other regions in population dynamics and demographic dividend;Facilitate and support the accessibility and use of databases that capture best practices, lessons and expert rosters which can enhance the delivery of technical support to countries;Collect, analyze and synthesize information/data and experience on programme priorities to be used in regional and global advocacy;Prepare white papers, briefing and materials for evidence-based policy dialogues at regional level, provide similar support at the request of country offices and in support of the corporate executive leadership at HQs;Disseminate and promote the use of state-of-the-art technical knowledge, evidence, lessons learned, and success stories and ensure their use to improve the effectiveness of UNFPA operations;Liaise with respective counterparts in UNFPA's Headquarters Technical Division and Policy and Strategy Division to identify opportunities for South-South cooperation in the region and with other regions and to enhance technical excellence in the population development ecosystem;Coordinate overall provision of technical and programme support to COs in the region regarding population dynamics, demographic intelligence and dividend, and population policies. Ensure that state-of-the-art thinking and research is generated and integrated within the work of WCARO and partnership networks;Identify sources of technical knowledge on population dynamics, demographic intelligence and dividend, and population policies among institutions and consultants; and establish and maintain relationships with institutions in the region; Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic PositioningDevelop and co-ordinate the substantive elements of partnerships and collaboration in population dynamics, demographic intelligence and dividend, and population policies with other UN agencies, including in the context of the UNDG and the UN Africa Regional Collaboration Platforms and Opportunity and Issue Based coalitions, particularly with the regional technical arms of these agencies, as well as with regional institutions;Represent UNFPA on population dynamics, demographic intelligence and dividend, and population policy related issues such as the impact of climate change, migration, urbanization, displacement and aging on sustainable development in the region and elaborate UNFPA's substantive regional and global perspectives;Participate in policy dialogue, and advocate for population dynamics including fertility, mortality and migration as well as megatrends in international, inter- governmental, UN, Economic Commissions, and other policy and technical meetings and fora;Initiate, develop, strengthen and monitor substantive and intellectual regional partnerships in population dynamics, demographic dividend and population megatrends, including for South-South technical support to countries and for the implementation of the regional programme; Collaborate on population dynamics including fertility, mortality and migration, demographic dividend, as well as megatrends with UN agencies, academia, research and training institutions, think tanks, centers of excellence, professional societies in the region; and;Act as focal point for inter-agency working groups including through the Opportunity Issues Based Coalition (OIBCs) on Demographic Dividend, Migration and Climate Change; Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director or the Deputy Regional Director. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced degree in Economic Demography and/or Economics with Demography, or other population and policy related fields directly related to the substantive area. Knowledge and Experience: Ten years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the substantive area, with emphasis in the linkages between population, economic and social policies and environmental sustainability of which seven years at the international level;Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work; and programme experience;Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;Strong verbal and written communications skills, especially for transfer of knowledge;Demonstrated ability to network within the academic and development community;Familiarity with management and monitoring tools is desirable;Familiarity with ICT/ERP is an asset;Field experience is strongly desirable; Languages: Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region). Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change, Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impact, Functional Competencies:Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners / building strategic alliances and partnerships,Delivering Results Based Programmes,Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and Information,  External and internal communication and advocacy for results mobilization, Managerial Competencies:Providing strategic focus,Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance,Making decisions and exercising judgment, Compensation and Benefits: This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals 

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27/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Youth, Peace & Security Programme Specialist, Regional Office - P3

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Job Description The Position:The Political and Intergovernmental Technical Adviser post is located at the UNFPA West Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and works under the overall direction and supervision of the Regional Director and direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director. The Adviser will focus on facilitating and guiding UNFPA's regional engagement in positioning sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights within relevant political and intergovernmental mechanisms across the development, humanitarian and peace contexts in the region. The Adviser will also strengthen relevant systems for keeping abreast of the political environment through guidance and tools as may be required in collaboration with other UNFPA Regional Offices and Addis Representational Office covering the continent of Africa as well as other members of the WCARO technical team and Country Offices. How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose: The Regional Political and Intergovernmental Advisor will play a critical role in supporting the region in delivering its mandate by providing leadership in political environmental scanning, analysis of the impact of the political environment on the achievement of the ICPD Programme of Action, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and Africa Agenda 2063. Additionally, s/he will serve as the principal advisor on political and inter-governmental partnerships required for the achievement of transformative results outlined in the Strategic Plan. The position will support the region to strengthen positioning and integration  of SRH/RR in outcomes of intergovernmental fora. Guided by the prevailing and evolving landscape for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the region, the Adviser will ensure UNFPA leverages opportunities and mitigates risks in a timely manner, while also learning from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on constrained policy and resource environments. Through the Adviser, UNFPA WCA region seeks to further consolidate and accelerate continental and regional political, policy and intergovernmental engagements through collaborations across UNFPA ESA and Arab States regions. UNFPA WCA Regional Office is keenly engaged in the  UN Regional reform aimed at strengthening the value proposition of the UN to member states and regional institutions, including the African Union Commission and its organs, and Regional Economic Commissions. You would be responsible for:Strategic Technical Leadership, Monitoring and Oversight;Quality Technical Support and Capacity Development on Political and Intergovernmental Processes;Evidence and Knowledge Management;Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic Positioning; Strategic Technical Leadership, Monitoring and Oversight Provide leadership in further understanding the political environmental for the advancement of the ICPD Programme of Action through undertaking regular scanning facilitated by systems, guidance and tools that take into consideration normative standards and relevant geopolitical dimensions applicable to the region and continent;Systematically guide country, region and global positioning as driven by political trends, with a view to supporting UNFPA regional and country level to further advance political commitment to the ICPD PoA;Facilitate actions to ensure SRH/RR is an integral part of regional and continental agenda; for instance, inclusion of neglected SRH/RR needs of adolescents, young people, and women, including persons living with disabilities, and SRH/RR in humanitarian situations;Support systems monitoring risks particularly regarding political sensitivities around SRH/RR and provide guidance on mitigation measures as may be applicable;Contribute to internal coherence and alignment of internal approaches, including use of reliable sources of evidence to guide corporate recommendations on political positioning and inter-governmental actions, and communicating these in a clear and compelling manner;Lead and make substantive contributions to assist with the preparation for global/regional/sub-regional inter-governmental processes and use such platforms to engage a broad range of stakeholders. These include global fora including the High Level Political Forum, Commission on Population and Development, and Human Rights Council, as well as regional fora convened by the African Union Commission and the Economic Commission for Africa; Quality Technical Support and Capacity Development on Political and intergovernmental processesProvide technical support to countries for sustained reporting, analysis and synthesis of environmental scanning information across the spectrum of political economy in line with the strategic direction and integrated approach of the organization, including through the Strategic Plan, Regional and Country Programmes;Develop tools and guide to inform regular trends analysis across the ICPD Programme of Action and produce periodic snapshot of current positions, of member states, and outcomes of regional and global bodies;Provide technical support to country offices to respond to requests from member States on the ICPD agenda, including building forward better from the impact of COVID-19 and prevailing multiple threats in the region;Establish and manage think tanks with ability to provide external perspectives to the interests of the organization and support decision making by UNFPA management in the region; Evidence and Knowledge ManagementSupport documentation for required regional management of political and inter-governmental engagements and outreach;Undertake and update mapping of current and potential strategic partners for enhancing political and intergovernmental momentum for ICPD in countries in the region; Develop guidelines for above partnerships, including contributing to a database on regional partners;Work with regional and country offices to harness and share knowledge from within and beyond the region on accelerating political influence and agenda shaping for SRH/RR, including through south-south cooperation. Disseminate and promote the use of state-of-the-art technical knowledge, evidence, lessons learned and success stories to improve the effectiveness of UNFPA's engagement in the political economy of ICPD and intergovernmental processes; Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic PositioningIdentify opportunities to mobilize key partners at global, regional and national level including through the African Union, Regional Economic Communities, United Nations System, Bilateral and Multilateral institution, etc. required to advance the ICPD Programme of Action, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and aspirations of Africa Agenda 2063;Provide support to strengthened internal coherence of UNFPA messaging with Headquarters, regional and Representational/Liaison Offices in Addis Ababa, Geneva and others;Manage networks of partners in the region and create mechanisms for interaction among partners in the intergovernmental processes (Economic Commissions for Africa, African Union Commission and its organs, parliamentarians, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), etc.) to further UNFPA's mandate;Perform any other duties as assigned by the Regional Director. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, International Relations; Political Economy or other relevant fields. Knowledge and Experience: At least 10 years of relevant and increasingly responsible professional experience in development and multilateral affairs, of which 4 years at the international level;Experience in implementation of political scanning and analysis of complex socio-economic and human rights issues is an asset;Experience with advocacy within intergovernmental processes and strong negotiation skills.Strong knowledge of the ICPD Programme of Action;Experience working with engaging civil society including faith and religious organizations as it relates to ICPD Programme of Action and the SDGs is desirable;Knowledge of international development policies and institutions, ICPD Programme of Action, 2030 Agenda and understanding of human rights approaches;Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proven experience in environmental scanning, analysis and reporting;Innovative and sound judgment;Field experience is desirable; Languages: Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region). Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change, Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impact, Functional Competencies:Creating visibility for UNFPA/Supporting UNFPA's Capacity to Advocate,Global Leadership and Advocacy for ICPD Goals,Organizational awareness,Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise,Building strategic alliances,Conceptual innovation,   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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27/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Political and Intergovernmental Adviser, Regional Office - P5

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Job Description The Position:The Political and Intergovernmental Technical Adviser post is located at the UNFPA West Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and works under the overall direction and supervision of the Regional Director and direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director. The Adviser will focus on facilitating and guiding UNFPA's regional engagement in positioning sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights within relevant political and intergovernmental mechanisms across the development, humanitarian and peace contexts in the region. The Adviser will also strengthen relevant systems for keeping abreast of the political environment through guidance and tools as may be required in collaboration with other UNFPA Regional Offices and Addis Representational Office covering the continent of Africa as well as other members of the WCARO technical team and Country Offices. How you can make a difference: UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The Regional Political and Intergovernmental Advisor will play a critical role in supporting the region in delivering its mandate by providing leadership in political environmental scanning, analysis of the impact of the political environment on the achievement of the ICPD Programme of Action, in the context of the 2030 Agenda and Africa Agenda 2063. Additionally, s/he will serve as the principal advisor on political and inter-governmental partnerships required for the achievement of transformative results outlined in the Strategic Plan. The position will support the region to strengthen positioning and integration  of SRH/RR in outcomes of intergovernmental fora. Guided by the prevailing and evolving landscape for sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in the region, the Adviser will ensure UNFPA leverages opportunities and mitigates risks in a timely manner, while also learning from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on constrained policy and resource environments. Through the Adviser, UNFPA WCA region seeks to further consolidate and accelerate continental and regional political, policy and intergovernmental engagements through collaborations across UNFPA ESA and Arab States regions. UNFPA WCA Regional Office is keenly engaged in the  UN Regional reform aimed at strengthening the value proposition of the UN to member states and regional institutions, including the African Union Commission and its organs, and Regional Economic Commissions. You would be responsible for: Strategic Technical Leadership, Monitoring and Oversight;Quality Technical Support and Capacity Development on Political and Intergovernmental Processes;Evidence and Knowledge Management;Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic Positioning; Strategic Technical Leadership, Monitoring and Oversight Provide leadership in further understanding the political environmental for the advancement of the ICPD Programme of Action through undertaking regular scanning facilitated by systems, guidance and tools that take into consideration normative standards and relevant geopolitical dimensions applicable to the region and continent;Systematically guide country, region and global positioning as driven by political trends, with a view to supporting UNFPA regional and country level to further advance political commitment to the ICPD PoA;Facilitate actions to ensure SRH/RR is an integral part of regional and continental agenda; for instance, inclusion of neglected SRH/RR needs of adolescents, young people, and women, including persons living with disabilities, and SRH/RR in humanitarian situations;Support systems monitoring risks particularly regarding political sensitivities around SRH/RR and provide guidance on mitigation measures as may be applicable;Contribute to internal coherence and alignment of internal approaches, including use of reliable sources of evidence to guide corporate recommendations on political positioning and inter-governmental actions, and communicating these in a clear and compelling manner;Lead and make substantive contributions to assist with the preparation for global/regional/sub-regional inter-governmental processes and use such platforms to engage a broad range of stakeholders. These include global fora including the High Level Political Forum, Commission on Population and Development, and Human Rights Council, as well as regional fora convened by the African Union Commission and the Economic Commission for Africa; Quality Technical Support and Capacity Development on Political and intergovernmental processesProvide technical support to countries for sustained reporting, analysis and synthesis of environmental scanning information across the spectrum of political economy in line with the strategic direction and integrated approach of the organization, including through the Strategic Plan, Regional and Country Programmes;Develop tools and guide to inform regular trends analysis across the ICPD Programme of Action and produce periodic snapshot of current positions, of member states, and outcomes of regional and global bodies;Provide technical support to country offices to respond to requests from member States on the ICPD agenda, including building forward better from the impact of COVID-19 and prevailing multiple threats in the region;Establish and manage think tanks with ability to provide external perspectives to the interests of the organization and support decision making by UNFPA management in the region; Evidence and Knowledge ManagementSupport documentation for required regional management of political and inter-governmental engagements and outreach;Undertake and update mapping of current and potential strategic partners for enhancing political and intergovernmental momentum for ICPD in countries in the region; Develop guidelines for above partnerships, including contributing to a database on regional partners;Work with regional and country offices to harness and share knowledge from within and beyond the region on accelerating political influence and agenda shaping for SRH/RR, including through south-south cooperation. Disseminate and promote the use of state-of-the-art technical knowledge, evidence, lessons learned and success stories to improve the effectiveness of UNFPA's engagement in the political economy of ICPD and intergovernmental processes; Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic PositioningIdentify opportunities to mobilize key partners at global, regional and national level including through the African Union, Regional Economic Communities, United Nations System, Bilateral and Multilateral institution, etc. required to advance the ICPD Programme of Action, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and aspirations of Africa Agenda 2063;Provide support to strengthened internal coherence of UNFPA messaging with Headquarters, regional and Representational/Liaison Offices in Addis Ababa, Geneva and others;Manage networks of partners in the region and create mechanisms for interaction among partners in the intergovernmental processes (Economic Commissions for Africa, African Union Commission and its organs, parliamentarians, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Faith-Based Organizations (FBOs), etc.) to further UNFPA's mandate;Perform any other duties as assigned by the Regional Director. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Political Science, International Relations; Political Economy or other relevant fields. Knowledge and Experience: At least 10 years of relevant and increasingly responsible professional experience in development and multilateral affairs, of which 4 years at the international level;Experience in implementation of political scanning and analysis of complex socio-economic and human rights issues is an asset;Experience with advocacy within intergovernmental processes and strong negotiation skills.Strong knowledge of the ICPD Programme of Action;Experience working with engaging civil society including faith and religious organizations as it relates to ICPD Programme of Action and the SDGs is desirable;Knowledge of international development policies and institutions, ICPD Programme of Action, 2030 Agenda and understanding of human rights approaches;Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as proven experience in environmental scanning, analysis and reporting;Innovative and sound judgment;Field experience is desirable; Languages: Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region). Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change, Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impact, Functional Competencies:Creating visibility for UNFPA/Supporting UNFPA's Capacity to Advocate,Global Leadership and Advocacy for ICPD Goals,Organizational awareness,Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise,Building strategic alliances,Conceptual innovation,  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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27/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Gender Based Violence in Emergency Specialist, Regional Office - P4

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Job Description The Position:Multiple countries in the West and Central Africa (WCA) region are experiencing several protracted natural and man-made disasters including health emergencies, climate change, armed conflict, displaced populations and refugees, drought and floods, food insecurity, as well as a continuing fragile security context in the Sahel. This worrying situation in the region has led the United Nations to develop and implement, since 2013, a United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS) covering 10 countries and encompassing 3 pillars including security, governance and resilience. An estimated 55 million people in the region required humanitarian assistance in 2021. Women, girls and children makeup almost all of those affected and are the most vulnerable.  The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has over the years become one of the indispensable humanitarian actors by providing life-saving, integrated sexual and reproductive health services, gender-based violence prevention and response, youth peace and security (SCR 2250) and women peace and security (SCR1325). The UNFPA West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) is striving for operational excellence in crisis and disaster response and is strengthening the capacity of the regional office and country offices (COs) with greater capacities for timely and quality responses to the populations affected by existing and potential humanitarian crises.  UNFPA humanitarian response is delivered in close collaboration with government authorities, UN sister agencies and non-governmental organization partners. The Gender Based Violence in Emergency (GBViE) Specialist's duties include: implementing the GBV Area of Responsibility's Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Emergencies, the Inter-Agency Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to GBV in Emergencies and IASC's Guidelines for Integrating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Action: Reducing Risk, Promoting Resilience, and Aiding Recovery, to facilitate:Planning, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of country, sub-regional and regional GBViE coordination; Developing regional partnerships;Designing planning, capacity development, advocacy, and information management of GBViE in the WCA region.  How you can make a difference:UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose:The GBViE Specialist P4, WCARO will coordinate technical assistance, capacity development, advocacy, information management, programme designs, monitoring and evaluation of GBViE interventions, communication, partnership development and resources mobilization for addressing GBViE at national, sub-regional and regional level. You would be responsible for: Under the direct supervision of the Gender and Human Right Advisor, and working very closely with the GBV Specialist, the GBViE Specialist provides technical support, capacity building, reporting, knowledge management to COs to ensure strong UNFPA leadership, partnership and collaboration with protection sector, other UN agencies, and national/international counterparts, in a comprehensive multi-sector, survivor-centered response to GBV in emergencies including Conflict related Sexual violence (CRSV). This approach includes close cooperation with health, humanitarian, psycho-social, protection, early recovery and legal sectors to ensure that the holistic needs of survivors are met in crises affected countries across the WCA region; A. Technical Leadership and Strategic Planning:Lead the technical support in developing and implementing regional, multi-sector GBViE prevention and response programmes including referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation;Ensure quality assurance of country rapid needs assessments for the protection of women and girl's vis-a-vis GBV in emergencies and other areas identified as potential settings for risk of violence;Work with countries and partners to develop and/or revise training materials to      identify GBViE capacity gaps and develop guidelines and training resources according to local contexts and international standards;  Ensure that GBV coordinators in countries are continually aware and appraised with the Inter-agency case management guidelines for GBV survivors;Provide oversight of technical work in the region to address GBViE and design support mechanisms/programs to ensure coherent action at RO and CO level in ways that address existing and potential capacity gaps; Ensure technical backstopping of roll outs of new IASC Guidelines on GBV in WCA countries, and in particular the mainstreaming of GBV across other areas of humanitarian intervention, focusing on Protection, Child Protection, CCM/Shelter/NFI, Education, WASH and Health sectors;In collaboration with countries map current national and regional institutions capacities in GBViE; B. Capacity DevelopmentFacilitate capacity strengthening on GBViE including through the development and continual strengthening of regional network(s) of GBV Coordinators and the implementation of a regional community of practices;Proactively engage with all relevant stakeholders at regional level for the inclusion of GBViE in inter-agency initiatives;Represent the regional GBV team in the Regional Protection Sector, Inter-Sector Working Group and gender related meetings. Engage in particular on gender and PSEA mechanisms ensuring gap stopping measures upon needs by the Humanitarian Regional Team;Liaise with the main GBV actors present in WCARO to strengthen regional multi- sector GBV coordination groups at all levels and engage meaningful participation of GBV actors in support to GBV six core coordination functions;Liaise with government agencies to enhance national inter-agency GBV capacity development programme in line with the Global GBV AoR guidelines and to reinforce national ownership for GBV prevention, response and risk mitigation;Support resource mobilization efforts to fund the progression of GBViE capacity development;Facilitate the development/review of GBV Sub-Cluster TORs, GBV Standard Operating Procedures for Cos;Ensure that GBV actors in countries are informed and regularly appraised on GBV guidelines, policies and practices (i.e., Interagency GBV in Emergencies Minimum Standards, CMR/IPV Guide, CP/GBV Cooperation framework); C. Advocacy, strategic partnerships and resource mobilizationProvide technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to strengthen regional action and partnerships that can address GBViE in the context of broader gender inequality issues;Develop advocacy strategies, resources and materials that effectively reflect the GBViE needs and gaps in the humanitarian context of WCA region in ways that appeal to key audiences;Establish and strengthen strategic partnership with key stakeholders including civil society groups and institutional partners (e.g. UN sister agencies) at regional and CO levels;Prepare monthly/quarterly/biannual highlights on the GBViE in the region;Contribute to advocacy outreach to donors in line with broader efforts to mobilise resources for GBViE and other GBV activities at regional and national levels; D. Monitoring and Evaluation and knowledge managementSupport analysis of regional and country data to enhance the availability of information related to trends and patterns on GBViE in the region which can inform evidence-based interventions, advocacy and policy dialogue;Consolidate existing assessments on the GBViE situation and work with national governments and partners to conduct analysis of GBViE practices in emergency/disaster/humanitarian contexts;Contribute to training of partner organizations and COs on GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS);Liaise with PSEA networks on data analysis to ensure that safe and accessible reporting of SEA cases is well documented and analyzed in alignment with ethical standards;Develop monthly reports (Regional SitRep) using standard formats that capture relevant information and which support the analysis and evaluation of program progress and outcomes, as well as emerging issues in emergency contexts;Document best practices and lessons related to responding to issues of GBViE;Support quality assurance of documentation/reporting related to humanitarian GBViE initiatives of countries offices; E. Perform any other duties as required by the head of the regional Gender and Human Rights unit, and the Deputy Regional Director. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced University Degree in gender studies, social anthropology, law and women's rights, social sciences, cultural sciences, public health, demography, international relations, international law, socioeconomics, or other related field; Knowledge and Experience: Minimum of 7 years of relevant overall work experience in the field of humanitarian response, GBV in Emergencies (GBViE), gender and protection, at regional and field levels, with progressively increased management responsibilities required;Must have at least 5 years of work experience in leadership and coordination of GBV within the IASC humanitarian cluster system and / or complex aid coordination in politically sensitive settings with proven track record in coordination of high-level diplomatic relationships. Previous experience as GBV Coordinator is preferable, experience as PSEA Coordinator or in gender and protection related coordination roles are an asset;Awareness and demonstrable knowledge of how GBV manifests in humanitarian settings and ability to describe context-specific prevention and response actions;Proven record of accomplishment in (i) effective resource mobilisation in the field of GBV, (ii) project management, (iii) donor relations, and (iv) funding negotiations;Demonstrated skills in interacting with senior management including Humanitarian; Coordinators, Regional Directors and UN Agency Representatives;In-depth expertise of the (i) GBV Guiding Principles, (ii) application of a gender 'lens' to humanitarian programming, (iii) survivor-centred approach, (iv) human-rights based approach, and (v) gender-equality;Experience in effective global advocacy for GBV prevention and response, including high-level events with multiple co-hosts from governments, UN, NGOs and donor community is an asset;Ability to effectively manage and lead inter-agency processes and inclusive consultations;Proficiency in the latest office software applications; Languages: Fluency in English is required and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organisations (West and Central Africa region). Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impac, Functional Competencies:Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,Delivering results-based programmes,Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness,Providing a technical support system,Strengthening the programming capacity of Country Offices,Facilitating quality programmatic results,Internal and external relations and advocacy for resources mobilization,Creating visibility for the organization,Job/knowledge and technical expertise, Managerial Competencies:Engaging internal/external partners and Stakeholders,Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance,Making decisions and exercising judgment, Compensation and Benefits:This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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26/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Technical Analyst, Fistula, Sexual Reproductive Branch, Technical Division - P2

United States of America, New York , New York City

Job Description The Position:Building on the on-going work of the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula (http://www.endfistula.org), which is present in 55+ countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Arab and Latin American/Caribbean Regions, the Technical Analyst, Obstetric Fistula (OF) supports in providing technical and operational assistance for obstetric fistula , a major maternal morbidity, and supports the work of UNFPA and its Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) in this area, as part of a comprehensive approach to maternal and newborn health within Sexual & Reproductive Health & Reproductive Rights (SRH&RR).  How you can make a difference:  The Technical Analyst, Obstetric Fistula is located in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Branch, Technical Division, and reports to the Technical Specialist, Obstetric Fistula/Coordinator of the Campaign to End Fistula.Job PurposeBuilding on the on-going work of the UNFPA-led Campaign to End Fistula (http://www.endfistula.org), which is present in 55+ countries in Africa, Asia Pacific, Arab and Latin American/Caribbean Regions, the Technical Analyst, Obstetric Fistula (OF) supports in providing technical and operational assistance for obstetric fistula , a major maternal morbidity, and supports the work of UNFPA and its Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) in this area, as part of a comprehensive approach to maternal and newborn health within Sexual & Reproductive Health & Reproductive Rights (SRH&RR). Main Tasks & Responsibilities  A. Assist in developing and providing program guidance in the area of Obstetric Fistula (OF):Assist in developing programme guidance and support to Country Office (CO) and Regional Office (RO) staff including Fistula Focal Points, Maternal and SRH Advisors, through analyzing lessons learned and strategies, and support timely dissemination of programme guidance;Assist in reviewing and quality assuring MHTF COs' and ROs'  multi-year and annual workplans (AWPs), and in disbursement of MHTF funding to COs and ROs, and in monitoring and implementation of activities;Contribute to planning and developing training and capacity-building activities for CO and RO staff, to enhance fistula programs and policies in ROs & Cos including MHTF capacity building meetings and south-south cooperation.Support the Technical Specialist / Campaign Coordinator in reviewing and analyzing the evidence based programme results, and disseminating publications and guidelines on effective programming strategies, including translation into different UNFPA regional and country contexts and emergency settings by liaising with translation providers;Support the Technical Specialist / Campaign Coordinator in reviewing and analyzing the evidence based programme results and disseminating publications and guidelines on effective programming strategies, for the elimination of obstetric fistula/maternal mortality and morbidity reduction, including liaising with relevant vendors for translation into different UNFPA regional and country contexts and emergency settings;Gather programme updates and dissemination of quarterly updates emails to partners and UNFPA fistula focal points, as well as HQ/RO/CO key colleagues;Liaise with country programs to track progress on implementation of  programme guidance, including the new global fistula guidance within national health plans and strategies.   B.     Support the effective functioning of the global Secretariat and reinforce UNFPA's leadership of  the Campaign to End Fistula (CEF), including the International Obstetric Fistula Working Group (IOFWG):Support coordination of the IOFWG as required, through organization of & participation in meetings and technical working groups; support to activities of the IOFWG, responding to technical requests, etc.;Contribute to the development of partnerships from different sectors by conducting research and analysis to identify potential donors, and supporting development of proposals and outreach to such donors;Support the revamping of the global Campaign to end fistula, ensure regular updates of UNFPA fistula focal points, prepare  and regularly update donor and partner profiles as requiredProvide analytical input into the development of, a global roadmap to end fistula by 2030 and monitoring of implementation of the roadmap;Support the planning and facilitation of MHTF meeting with donors, and assist in development and delivery of fistula presentations to key audiences at meetings, conferences, UN and partner events, etc.;Contribute to planning, organizing, and providing analytical input to global, regional and country level events to mark the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula with UNFPA offices and CEF partners;Serve as UNFPA focal point for the global fistula mapping exercise, liaising with UNFPA CO's, RO's and external partners.  C.     Report on and monitor fistula activities and achievements in the broader areas of maternal health and SRH and RR:Ensure timely production and analysis of required reports, including preparing performance-based and results-driven annual, and other reports on OF, as part of thematic fund reporting, documenting achievements, and making recommendations for follow-up actions;Provide analytical input and consolidate UNFPA CO reports to donors and other key reports as required, including the Obstetric Fistula chapter of the Maternal Health Thematic Fund annual report; the ED's Annual Report, and other UNFPA annual reports;Assist in the development of the Secretary General's biennial report on Fistula - Researching and analyzing inputs to inform progress to end fistula by 2030. Contribute to track work plan implementation and progress of fistula activities and to communicating feedback to ROs/COs;Participate in mid-year and year-end work plan reviews and help summarize lessons learned to improve MHTF performance. D.     Contribute to communication, knowledge sharing and knowledge generation on OF and SRH and RR:Actively seek out the identification of innovative approaches and new developments in the area of maternal health, particularly related to the prevention and treatment of obstetric fistula;Maintain mechanisms for knowledge sharing, including assisting in the management of the News and Updates tab of the global Campaign to End Fistula website (www.endfistula.org)  &  Updates of the obstetric fistula tab of the UNFPA website (technical information sharing portal), contribute to development of fistula-related news and updates on the maternal and newborn community, organizing meetings on technical areas, facilitating interactions utilizing information technology and supporting countries to document their lessons learnedCompile documents and communication for the Campaign to End Fistula, for the usage in newsletters, advocacy materials, etc., working closely with Global Campaign communications colleagues.Contribute strategic inputs to the analysis and synthesis of trends and research findings in Obstetric Fistula and Maternal Morbidities, to inform the development of MHTF annual report. Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating of best practices and lessons learned in Obstetric Fistula & maternal morbidities to inform improvements in UNFPA operationsAssist the generation of communication, advocacy, and knowledge products within the scope of the fistula and maternal morbidities program and the broader maternal and newborn health agenda.  E.  Additional responsibilities:Carry out other tasks as needed.Qualifications and Experience  Education: Advanced university degree in Public Health or Social Science or related field Knowledge and Experience:Two years of experience in the area of international development including public health, preferably sexual and reproductive health; knowledge and experience onObstetric fistula an asset;Excellent writing abilities, with strong analytical skills;Experience working in a developing country would be an asset;UNFPA/United Nations experience and familiarity desirable;Excellent interpersonal, communication and team skills; ability to participate effectively in a team-based, information sharing environment;Must be highly organized and possess initiative and sound judgment;Strong proficiency in English, with excellent writing skills, is required. Knowledge of French is an asset. Required Competencies  Values: Exemplifying integrity;Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System;Embracing Cultural Diversity,Embracing change Core Competencies: Achieving results;Being accountable;Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen;Thinking analytically and strategically;Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships;Communicating for impact Functional Competencies:Capacity to advocate/advance a policy oriented agenda for fistula, maternal health, SRHRAbility to build strategic alliances and partnershipsAbility to deliver results based programmesCapacity to support building external and internal relations and advocacy for resource mobilizationCapacity to provide conceptual innovation to support programme effectivenessAbility to generate, manage and promote the use of knowledge and information to enhance fistula and maternal health programmes Languages: Strong proficiency in English, with excellent writing skills, is required. Knowledge of French is an asset. UNFPA Work Environment UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals 

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25/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

Adolescent & Youth Technical Specialist, Regional Office - P4

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

Job Description The Position: The Adolescent and Youth Technical Specialist post is located at the UNFPA West Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and works under the overall direction and leadership of the Regional Director. The specialist will provide thematic leadership and technical guidance for policy and strategy development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes related to adolescents and youth in the region, such as regional initiatives, youth policies, laws pertaining to ASRHR and access to services, youth data, adolescent pregnancy, adolescent responsive health systems and youth friendly health services, comprehensive sexuality education, menstrual health, child marriage and other harmful practices, in particular Female Genital Mutilation, youth participation, leadership and accountability and contributing to aspects of youth in humanitarian action and youth, peace and security. The specialist will focus on engaging the political and technical arms of intergovernmental sub-regional and regional organizations as well as sub-regional and regional academic and research institutions, relevant Civil Society Organizations, professional associations and international development agencies to promote the inclusion of adolescents and youth related matters relevant to the ICPD and SDG agenda, and the AU agenda 2063 into their policies and programmes. The specialist will be part of the Human Rights and Gender unit of the WCARO and will work under direct supervision of the Gender and Human Rights Technical Advisor. How you can make a difference: UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to "build forward better", while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women's and girls' access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results. Job Purpose: Adolescents and youth laws and policy, youth participation, leadership and accountability are at the core of UNFPA's mandate and the three transformative results. Sexual and reproductive health and the enjoyment of related human rights is an integral part of young people's transition into adulthood and decisions about these are closely tied to their education, employment and participation in decision making processes. UNFPA is one of the pioneering agencies in working with young people and has contributed to shaping the youth space in the UN system. As such, UNFPA's work on youth leadership and participation provides a crucial backbone for its focus on young people across the board. Through its Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and the UNFPA's Strategy on Youth, My Body, My Life, My World, UNFPA supports youth regional and national networks and organizations in their work on development issues, human rights, humanitarian affairs and peacebuilding.  West and Central Africa's population is predominantly young, with more than 64% being under the age of 24. Young people and particularly young girls in the region face considerable challenges of child marriage, teenage pregnancies, and lack of access to comprehensive sexual and life skills education and youth friendly sexual and reproductive health services. Such challenges need to be overcome to ensure positive social and gender norms for bodily autonomy and women's empowerment to allow young people to realize their full potential. UNFPA plays a critical role in supporting governments and other partners to prioritize, strategize and invest in young people through policies and programmes that will improve their lives and result in the harnessing of the demographic dividend.  It is in this context that the Adolescent and Youth Programme Specialist will contribute to the coordination and management of innovative, quality, timely and integrated technical and programme support to regional entities and country offices, ensuring that country programmes are implemented in the context of the ICPD Programme of Action, Agenda 2030 and UNFPA Strategic Plan 2022-2025 as well as national development processes, frameworks, UN reform and AU Agenda 2063. S/He will monitor country level technical support progress and needs and work with a team of regional Technical Advisers for accelerating the achievement of the UNFPA's transformative results. You would be responsible for: Strategic Technical Leadership, Monitoring and OversightQuality Technical Support and Capacity DevelopmentEvidence and Knowledge Management Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic PositioningStrategic Technical Leadership, Monitoring and Oversight Substantive environmental scanning at sub-regional and regional levels, in order to identify opportunities and gaps to facilitate timely UNFPA interventions in adolescents and youth; Support social and political mobilization – and broader political momentum – to advance national policies and programmes that support youth development;Promote and facilitate the greater availability of data that can support the development of policies, programmes and activities for youth development including by identifying key entry points, partners and approaches for mainstreaming Adolescent and Youth issues; Contribute to the identification and synthesis of key trends in order to produce innovative and cutting-edge knowledge and evidence to make the case for increased investment in adolescent and youth programmes; Formulate proposals for innovative UNFPA interventions for youth programming in development and emergency preparedness, conflict related insecurities, humanitarian assistance, recovery and transition and relief efforts;Support the effective integration of UNFPA priorities and activities linked to ICPD Programme of Action (PoA) and SDGs as related to adolescents and youth into sub-regional and regional strategic planning and policy documents/initiatives;Collaborate closely on an intra and inter thematic unit basis, to communicate and exchange information and situational analysis on adolescents and youth with concerned parties and stakeholders, as follow-up and operational response; Contribute to the promotion of technical knowledge, programme evidence, lessons learned and success stories for use as appropriate; and liaise with the communication team for any support as required; Provide required leadership, as part of the regional office engagement, to various regional and country initiatives – i.e.: UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme on Child Marriage, Joint Programme to eliminate FGM, adolescent responsive health systems and youth friendly SRH services, and access for adolescents to wide range of contraceptives information and services, comprehensive sexuality education; Menstrual Health; Youth leadership, participation and accountability;In collaboration with the Regional thematic Advisers including on family planning, maternal health and health system strengthening, population dynamics, population data and gender equality, provide technical support to operationalize the refreshed thematic strategies including family planning strategy, maternal and newborn health strategy, gender equality strategy, adolescent and youth operational guidelines and disseminate, build understanding of the associated action plan especially around adolescent and youth specific interventions;Quality Technical Support and Capacity DevelopmentProvide quality inputs into the processes for preparation of regional and national development frameworks, country action plans and other related documents as well as assuring in the process, substantive hands-on involvement of national experts and institutions as integral part of the activities; Support resource mobilization efforts including the development of proposals and the design of regional and/or multi-country programmes that can be funded to address adolescent and youth issues; Support countries to analyze data for anticipating needs for technical, policy and programmatic assistance in adolescents and youth; Ensure the familiarization with the relevant UNFPA adolescent and youth strategy, documents and guidelines, ensuring interventions that are integrated into country programmes and regional frameworks which also support the participatory approaches; Prepare subject-matter documents including but not limited to briefing materials, best practices, lessons learned and success stories for policy dialogues at sub regional, regional and global levels; Contribute to promotion of technical knowledge, innovation, programme evidence, lessons learned and success stories for use in improving country programmes; Evidence and Knowledge Management Analyze existing practices for improvement or enhancement and brainstorm with the WCARO management and technical teams to discover new solutions and approaches to intractable problems affecting adolescents and youth;Contribute to the promotion of technical knowledge, innovative approaches, lessons learned and success stories on adolescents and youth for use in improving programmes; maintaining accessible databases on best and promising practices; Contribute evidence-based best practices and lessons learned on adolescents and youth programming from the region to inform and shape global practice and vice versa, including the South-South sharing of knowledge and best practices pertaining to adolescents and youth;Consider including references to utilization and maintenance of knowledge management systems to facilitate dissemination of information relevant to adolescents and young people's related evidence; Technical Representation, Networking and Strategic PositioningActively contribute to the mobilization of social and political actions for national policies and programmes, promoting adolescent and youth issues, programmes and data for development approaches for policy making, programming and programme assessment activities;Contribute to the upkeep and utilization of networks of sub regional and regional experts and institutions working on adolescents and youth, as part of the larger objective of capacity-building and transfer of skills and programme ownership to beneficiaries; Strengthen partnerships with development partners, civil society organizations, private sector and youth-led organizations, supporting capacity building and inclusion in regional policy and programming processes;Support the country offices to ensure regular and periodical youth leadership and participation related activities within both a development and humanitarian continuum;Assist with the participation of national experts and institutions to analyze and improve national adolescents and youth programme development, implementation and reporting systems, recommending actions including but not limited to schemes to assess the need for and utilization of new skills-set; Carry out any other duties as may be requested by the Regional Director and the Deputy Regional Director; Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences, Sociology, Demography, Gender, Economics, International Relations, International Development, Public Administration, Management, Communications or other related fields.   Knowledge and Experience: Seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience in management and/or programme development related to Adolescent and Youth, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, of which at least three at the international level;Hands-on experience in participating or leading a youth-led organization or network is an asset;Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender; Experience in programme and/or technical assistance within the UN System;Field experience is required; Languages: Fluency in English is required, and French is desirable to enable effective communication with English speaking and French speaking country coordination groups and local organizations (West and Central Africa region). Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change Core Competencies: Achieving results,Being accountable,Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategically,Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,Communicating for impact  Functional Competencies:Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,Delivering results-based programmes,Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness,Providing a technical support system,Strengthening the programming capacity of Country Offices,Facilitating quality programmatic results,Internal and external relations and advocacy for resources mobilization,Job/knowledge and technical expertise,   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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25/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

JPO - Programme Analyst, Partnership - P2

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

Job Description The JPO Programme provides young talented professionals pursuing a career in development with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in multilateral technical cooperation and international development within a UN agency. UNFPA Egypt Country Office interventions are planned within the framework of approved Country Programme Document (CPD) (Country programme (CP) 2023-2027) and fully aligned to the UNFPA's Strategic Plan, Egypt's 2030 vision and the national priorities as outlined in Sustainable Development Strategy, the SDGs (goals 3 and 5) and the 2023-27 UNSDCG results framework. Underpinning the CP strategies are designed to address the accelerated achievement of the three transformative results a) end unmet need for family planning, b) end preventable maternal deaths, and c) end gender-based violence and harmful practices. UNFPA is uniquely positioned in Egypt and within the UN system. The CP is in full alignment to national and UNSDCF priorities, providing UNFPA with a strategic opportunity to position itself as a key partner in supporting the Government of Egypt in their efforts to achieve the SDGs. UNFPA launched the Noura Framework in 2021, adapting a global best practice named the Girls Assets Framework to Egyptian realities. The Noura Framework focuses on reaching the most marginalised adolescent girls. It is a holistic and comprehensive programme that targets households, communities as well as services that surround adolescent girls. The GAF has been implemented in Guatemala, Haiti , Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Lao PDR, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Uganda, and Zambia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Niger and Sierra Leone, and Nigeria. Training/Learning Component Upon completion of the assignment the JPO will have/ will be able to:Appraise and prepare concept projects on partners engagement in support of sexual reproductive health; humanitarian response; gender based violence and youth empowerment;   Develop sound partnership plan for Country Programme Document and United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF); Document success stories & impact for development of UNFPA interventions;Write assessment reports on the subject of sexual reproductive health, humanitarian response, gender-based violence and Youth empowerment;  Monitor progress in alleviating gender disparities, using the rights based approach. The JPO training programme includes the following learning elements:The JPO position includes a Duty travel and training allowance (DTTA) of $ 4.000 per year which may be used for learning activities related to the assignment and career development. Content and methodology of supervision:Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO;Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results.;Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment;Easy access to the supervisor Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness;  Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise ;Completion of the yearly UNDP Results and Competency Assessment (RCA);If more than one supervisor; clear agreement of the roles and responsibilities between the relevant parties. Your Role  The JPO will work on implementation of UNFPA's partnership strategies as they relate to SRH, GBV, Gender Equality, and Youth Empowerment, and will play a pivotal role by providing sound data and reliable information in matters related to population and development.  The JPO will develop and provide information on UNFPA programmes and results to new and existing partners that are active in the socio-economic social spheres and influence the integration of population variables in development policies, plans and frameworks. The JPO will build close relationships with the programme and operations team as well as consultants, advisers, and experts and establish and maintain collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address population and development matters. The JPO will effectively influence donors to contribute to achieving UNFPA's mandate. The JPO will work closely with the communication and programme teams. Further, the JPO will collaborate with UN, private sector and significant NGO partners, to ensure collaborative, mutually reinforcing and consistent approaches to supporting the government efforts for strengthening sexual and reproductive health.  The JPO will also establish strategic partnerships, funding proposals and a young professional mentorship/advisory programme in support of the UNFPA cooperation in Egypt. Responsibility 1 Partnerships and resource mobilizationSupport in mobilising resources from private sector entities, individuals and the corporate sector to secure resources for large-scale programmes, including UNFPA Egypt´s Girls Assets Framework, "Noura" through the operationalization of the 2023-2027 country programme resource mobilisation plan;Develop a strategy and implementation plan for the "Noura" flagship programme strategic partnership component including mapping of donors, private sectors, multilateral and financial institutions for funding and in-kind  contributions;Strengthen and build a diversified network of partners, including development partners, corporate, academia, policy-makers, philanthropists, and foundations, among others;Draft appealing proposals and concepts to diverse sources, including development partners, corporate, academia, policy-makers, philanthropists, and foundations, among others;Support the facilitation of the negotiation and signing of new agreements, working in close cooperation with the Arab States Regional Office and HQ.  Responsibility 2 Environmental scanning and monitoringScan daily communication reports and prepare regular report to supervisor on emerging trends with new and existing partners;Establish and maintain close working relationships with representatives of donor community media relations and report on key programme "news worthy" and "donor worthy" interventions;Provide relevant support to the implementation of the UNFPA Communications Strategy;  Prepare briefing notes, background documents, notes-to-the-file and related materials for official visits, bilateral meetings, and other events;Research, gather and fact-check information for programme reporting to donors and for statements and talking points for the Representative. Responsibility 3 Capturing, documenting, and sharing best practices and lessons learnedLiaise with relevant Programme Specialists/Analysts to obtain evidence of programme/project success stories for dissemination to partners;  Assist the Programme team in the documentation of good practices that exemplify youth and gender mainstreaming, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and effective integration of population into development;Disseminate information and documentation to partners on population-related events, e.g. WPD, SWoP, international days, etc; Contribute to the quality and production standards for CO communications programmes.  Key competenciesGood analytical skills in developing and implementing resource mobilisation strategies and writing successful funding proposals Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and possess sound  communication and networking skillsHave sound knowledge and expertise around different financing mechanisms and modalities, including private sector engagementDemonstrated ability to work proactively by taking initiative and work harmoniously with staff members Ability to prioritise workload and demonstrate deliverables/outcomes.   Required Qualifications and Experience Education:Master degree or equivalent in social sciences or related fields with specialised knowledge in the field of communications, international relations, development studies or other relevant social sciences.A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (at least 3 years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List of eligible countries November 2018.pdf Working experience : At least 2 years and maximum of 4 years of experience in political affairs, development and formulation, monitoring and/or evaluation of communications. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelor's degree will/can be considered.  Working experience within the UN system should not exceed 50% of the relevant working experience. Languages : Fluency in English is a requirementKnowledge of another UN language is always and asset Nationality:This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to NATIONALS OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES THAT APPEAR ON THE LIST OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTRIES ELIGIBLE FOR THE DUTCH JPO PROGRAMME: http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List of eligible countries November 2018.pdfFor criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation: Junior Professional Officer Programme - Nedworc Foundation Attachments:A brief motivation letter in English that explains why you're the perfect candidate for the position by using examples of your interests and achievements Copy of your passportCopy of your Master degree, or Bachelor's degree as applicable   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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25/07/2022
United Nations Development Programme

UNAIDS Programme Officer - P2

South Sudan, Jubek , Juba

Job Description Background 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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. The  Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme provides young talented professionals pursuing a career in development with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in multilateral technical cooperation and international development within a UN agency.The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.   UNAIDS Country Offices are clustered under 6 Regional Support Teams: Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and Northern Africa, Western and Central Africa, and Eastern and Southern Africa. The South Sudan Country office (UCO SSD) is one of 17 Country Offices in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region.  South Sudan has, since 2013, been going through periods of insecurity, including armed and communal conflicts. As a result, South Sudan is a non-family duty station: the successful candidate CANNOT be joined by their family. Staff members have access to housing in secure UN-ran compounds and health services from UN-ran health facilities. This Salary calculator may come in handy to estimate your income as a JPO in a non-family duty station: https://info.undp.org/gssu/onlinetools/SalCalcInt/SalCalcInt.asp Content and methodology of supervision As part of the UNAIDS JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:Structured guidance provided by the UNAIDS Country Director and other members of the UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) Team especially at the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of increasing the JPO's understanding of their responsibilities, knowledge of the context of their work to enable them deliver on their responsibilities. Establishment of a work plan, with clear deliverables to guide their work and facilitate completion of their annual Performance Evaluation Reports.Knowledge sharing and periodic review of their work for the provision of guidance and feedback.Participation in UCO Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness.Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise.Regular calls organized by the Human Resources Department (individually and/or as a group) to establish a community of practice and provide networking opportunities for JPOs. Specific emphasis is set on mentoring and supporting first-year JPOs. Training and Learning Components Upon completion of the assignment the JPO will have/ will be able to:Fully understand the HIV/AIDS missions, objectives and operations of UNAIDS and its Cosponsors in South Sudan.Demonstrate a good understanding of the AIDS epidemic at country and regional level with regards to epidemiology, key strategic information required to improve understanding of the HIV situation, risk management, financial landscape and the legal and other enabling environment.Demonstrate competence in 'translating' strategic information into national interventions with regards to Prevention, Care and Treatment for vulnerable groups.Follow up discussions on technical issues on HIV & AIDS with counterparts to help promote AIDS policies and programs, at national level.Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the AIDS response in South Sudan, the structural barrier (cultural, policy and legal) and HIV in humanitarian settings.Demonstrate proficiency in the development of the UN Joint Program within the context of peace, development and humanitarian response (triple nexus).  The JPO training programme includes the following learning elements:Preventing and addressing sexual exploitation and abuse Human rights-based programmingSafety and security trainingDiversity and inclusionThe JPO position includes a Duty Travel and Training Allowance (DTTA) of $4000 per year which may be used for learning activities related to the assignment and career development. Duties and Responsibilities The mandate of the UNAIDS Office in South Sudan is to:Provide leadership, leverage strategic partnerships and coordinate UN system wide response to support the implementation of the Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026 and the Political Declaration Commitment by ending inequality that fuel the AIDS epidemic within the SDG framework.Promote generation and use of strategic information to better understand the source of inequality and barriers that fuel new infections, track the epidemic, measure progress and impact of the response. Support efforts to strengthen capacities of communities, community led monitoring and their meaningful engagement in Universal Health, social protection and human rights mechanisms applying GIPA principles. Provide intellectual leadership to guide policy decisions and programmes, including the creation of an enabling political, fiscal and legal environment and full integration of HIV in humanitarian settings. Promote, support and guide national partners, the UN system and private sector in integrating HIV and AIDS into wider Universal Health Coverage and country development plans both at national and subnational levels to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 leaving no one behind.  Under the direct supervision of the UCD, the incumbent will:Develop a knowledge base and advocacy tools on gender, legal and human rights issues in South Sudan, identifying the existing legal, social and structural barriers, including gender-based inequalities, unequal gender and social norms, and gender-based violence that hinder HIV programme implementation and protection of the human rights of key and vulnerable populations.Advocate for the removal of punitive and discriminatory laws and policies and structural barriers that foster HIV transmission, exposure or create barriers to HIV services for key and vulnerable populations. Support the UCO to provide technical and programmatic support for the implementation of guidelines on HIV integration in the humanitarian response. Support the UCO to strengthen capacities of communities for community led monitoring and their meaningful engagement in Universal Health, social protection and human rights mechanisms applying GIPA principles. Support the UCO to build the capacity of Civil Society Organizations to enhance their capacities to become eligible for sustained funding from Global Fund, PEPFAR and other donors.Support the UCO and the UN Joint Team in the documentation of successful HIV-related initiatives and improve strategic communication and knowledge management. Represent the UCO and participate in various coordination and technical working group meeting as may be required such as Prevention, Gender and Human Rights, Humanitarian, Social Protection, Key Populations, AGYW Technical Working Groups meeting. Competencies Analytical skills Communication with impactStrong interpersonal skills Partnerships and collaborationCritical thinking and creativity Required Skills and Experience Education:Master degree or equivalent in international development, international relations, social or physical sciences, public health, management or similar fields.  Working experience: Minimal 2 years to maximal 4 years relevant working experience preferably in programme management in public or private sector at the national or international level, experience in data analysis and coordination. Experience working in the areas of gender, human rights, humanitarian setting including working with refugees and internally displaced people, and civil society partnership will be an advantage.Working experience within the UN system should not exceed 50% of the relevant working experience including UNV, (paid) UN internship and UN consultancy.All paid work experience since obtaining Bachelor's degree can be considered. Internships will be considered if relevant to the position. Languages: Essential: Excellent knowledge of English Nationality:This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to Nationals of the Netherlands. For criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation: Junior Professional Officer Programme - Nedworc FoundationPlease read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying Attachments:A brief motivation letter in English that explains why you're the perfect candidate for the position by using examples of your interests and achievements Copy of your passportCopy of your Master degree   This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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