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United Nations Development Programme

Fast Track Procedure: Senior Project Coordinator - P4

Ethiopia, Tigray , Mekele

The Position The Senior Project Coordinator will  be based in Mekele Tigray, Ethiopia. The incumbent reports to the Head of Sub-Office, Mekele -Tigray, and is guided by the Humanitarian Coordinator in Addis Ababa with close liaison with GBV and PSEA specialist based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 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 conflict in Tigray broke out on 4 November 2020. It led to major movements of populations into Sudan, and internal displacement of  millions who are living in camps, and among host communities in urban locations. As a result of the conflict, 5.2 million people are in need of urgent humanitarian assistance, 2.1 million of whom were identified as internally displaced persons in Tigray region. Furthermore, spillover of the conflict into neighboring Amhara and Afar regions, in July 2021, displaced further, 1.2 million in Amhara, and 700,000 individuals in Afar Regions respectively. 52 percent of whom are women and girls. (DTM, 2021). Additionally, Tigray suffers from the impact of frequent and extreme weather events (droughts and floods), affecting people's access to food, crops, pasture, livestock production, and market functionality. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced each year due to floods, and on average approximately 3 million vulnerable people in Ethiopia experienced crisis level of food insecurity due to poor rains and drought conditions in the last few years. The trend of displacement has increased over the last three years from the 3.2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) recorded in 2018 to 5.2 million at the end of 2021 (according to DTM data of November 2021). Driven by conflict, population displacement, restricted movement/access, and economic collapse, 4 million people in Tigray, 1 million in Amhara, and 450,000 in Afar have fallen into Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) phase 3+ (Worse). Further IPCanalysis for May and June 2021, concludes that 350,000 people  are in IPC phase 5 (catastrophe) in the conflict regions of Tigray, Amhara and Afar. The northern crisis is thus the result of conflict, population displacements movement restrictions, limited humanitarian access, climate change, loss of harvest and livelihood assets, and dysfunctional or nonexistent markets. (IPC, 2021).  The Senior Project Coordinator (SPC) provides overall leadership and management of the project team.  The Project Coordinator builds strategic and operational relationships with key decision makers among funding and national implementing stakeholders, and across UNFPA, essential to sustaining effective project development, implementation and delivery.  S/He is visible, available and accountable to UNFPA CO management and all project partners.  The SPC provides support to the local government and other partners in the planning and implementation process to ensure that the "Improving access to GBV response Services in Tigray is implemented considering the evolution of the context.  She/he is instrumental in facilitating project implementation using and developing appropriate mechanism and systems and ensuring compliance with established procedures.  The Senior Project Coordinator will be responsible for Project Management and Implementation:The Project Coordinator will work with implementing partners to guarantee the smooth implementation of the project as follows:Oversee and manage the project on day-to-day basisManage the project team (technical specialists, support staff, consultants) and ensure timely implementation, results-orientation and accountability for project results.Lead the development of project work plans with delivery targets and guide Implementing Partners and the Project Team to achieve the set objectives and targets.Set direction for the team including roles and responsibilities, accountability and reporting ensuring that the work of the team is conducted in accordance with UNFPA's relevant business processes and that high quality outputs are delivered on time.Guide the project staff to perform project oversight, quality assurance, monitoring, reporting, field missions, audits, evaluations, formulations and project support services by providing day-to-day guidance and  enhancing team work within the project and with other Country Office Programme units.Monitor the progress on agreed results framework and performance indicators and take action/decision and/or provide timely support to project staff.Undertake performance management of staff including establishment of annual results, on-going feedback and mid-term and final assessments in line with UNFPA Rules and Regulations.Ensure project meets expectations with respect to quality, budget, delivery timelines, and strategy.Brief and consult with the Project Steering Committee on project progress and provide information and advice as required.Guide on ways to incorporate and apply HRB/RBM/M(S(DG) approaches as well as addressing cross cutting themes (e.g. gender) in project activities.Manage project budgets and ensure timely and accurate reporting.Undertake and supervise financial and administrative tasks including ATLAS transactions.Ensuring that financial and narrative reporting obligations to UNOPS  are met.Contributing to the creation and sharing of knowledge by summarizing and documenting results, lessons learned success and good practices, strategies and approaches.Participating actively in meetings and desk reviews and undertaking monitoring missions to assess progress in implementation, including appropriate substantive and administrative follow-up actions with the relevant local government authorities.Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for technical assistance and coordination of the midwifery programme.Technical and capacity building The Programme Coordinator works with government and civil society to strengthen national capacity by: Working closely with the local authorities and other strategic partners to ensure that high quality, relevant, and cost effective programme interventions are implemented in line with both with national policies and project objectives. Serve as a resource of knowledge and information on matters related to GBV in Emergency  CoordinationThe Programme Coordinator ensures smooth communication between all partners and stakeholders including the UN, government, civil society and development partners in Tigray and where necessary:Ensuring implementing partners working on related activities are communicating adequately with each other to minimize duplication and enhance synergies.Ensuring smooth communication with UNOPS as required contractually as to ensure up-to-date information for the donor.Contributing to the project regional governance meetings where experience on progress as well as challenges can be shared.Contribute to the process of technical/annual and financial reviews of the project Undertake any other assignments as may be requested by the UNFPA Representative. Qualifications and Experience  Education:  Master's degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science discipline. Knowledge and Experience: At least 7 years specialized experience in GBV Programming; minimum 4 of which in the humanitarian context at an international level     Experience in coordination and liaison with government counterparts and other stakeholders, including NGOs and communitiesProven relevant experience in working as a GBV Prevention and Response Program managerProven track record in budget managementDemonstrated strong leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.Excellent understanding of human rights-based and participatory approach.Proved experience in survivors-centered approachExperience in capacity development/training.Practical experience in GBV case management and referralExperience in developing SOPs, guidelines, tools for GBViE response and prevention interventions.Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors an asset.Proven communications and inter-personal skills, IT literacy, as well as organizational skills and time-managementGood understanding of international GBV best practices and guidelinesExperience of working at a global or regional level especially in the developing countries.Experience providing direct services to GBV survivors    Languages: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Amharic/ Tigray is a plus 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 performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment Functional Competencies:Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agendaLeveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnershipsDelivering results-based programmesInternal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization 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? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals 

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24/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

GBV Specialist Social Mobilization and Behavior Change - P3

Ethiopia, Tigray , Mekelle
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

The Position Under the overall supervision of the Senior Project Coordinator, the GBV Specialist Social Mobilization and Behavior Change will closely work with the GBV team in Tigray and liaise with relevant GBV and women's empowerment actors and GBV AOR coordination team to ensure that integrated and expanded activities addressing violence against women and girls are successfully implemented for GBV prevention and response. 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.  UNFPA is seeking candidates who 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 GBV Social Mobilization Specialist will closely work with the GBV team and liaise with relevant GBV and women's empowerment actors and coordination groups to ensure that social mobilization and behavioral change interventions are integrated and expanded in activities addressing violence against women and girls.  The incumbent will be responsible for Strategic Planning and Programme ManagementComplete a desk review of available GBV awareness raising material developed and used in the region and in other relevant emergencies. Conduct consultations with UNFPA partners, relevant GBV and women's empowerment actors, and beneficiaries to identify priority content and methodology of GBV prevention and risk mitigation program.Disseminate SASA Approach to Community Action against Gender Based ViolenceProvide guidance on community testing and oversee various community testing sessions.Develop and/or adapt and roll out awareness raising material as a comprehensive package of tools to guide UNFPA partners on GBV social mobilization including a ToT with a facilitators guide, key messages, and various GBV awareness-raising strategies for different community groups and audiences. Ensure that all programme activities create a neutral and supportive protection environment for women and girlsEnsure that compliance to GBV guiding principles are maintained among all staff and volunteers to ensure that survivors have easy access to psychosocial support and case management services in an appropriate and timely manner.Assist community mobilizers to plan community education and awareness-raising activities on GBV or violence against women and girls.  Assist the GBV team management by helping coordination and quality assurance of tasks allocated amongst personnel in the Gender/GBV Team and ensure harmony and unity in the team Monitoring and Evaluation, and knowledge management:Create and implement tools to measure change in knowledge, attitudes, and behaviorSupport data management flow and reporting from partners on timely basisSupport to prepare regular progress/after action reports and document lessons learned and challenges related to GBV prevention and risk mitigation and share with the relevant UNFPA Regional Office, UNFPA Humanitarian and Fragile Contexts Branch, and other units as may be necessaryProvide inputs for Sitreps and other communication products, as required. Capacity Development:Provide technical support to GBV staff (UNFPA and partners) in community engagement (women, men, girls, and boys) and participatory approaches taking into account 'do no harm' principlesCapacity development of relevant UNFPA personnel and Implementing Partners on GBV core concepts, risk mitigation, community mobilization, and women's empowerment in the context of GBV prevention and emergencies (in line with IASC guidelines).  Provide coaching to the staff and consultants, where appropriate. Coach and build capacity of staff members and staff of implementing partners responding to emergency/humanitarian crisis, as needed.  Coordination, Partnership Building and Resource Mobilization: Support in strengthening GBV social mobilization linkages between existing GBV, SRHR, adolescent girls and livelihood programming initiatives of UNFPA and other agencies. Represent UNFPA in sector/coordination meetings related to GBV prevention.Contribute to preparation of quality and timely funding proposals including HRP/HNO, CERF and UNFPA HQs Emergency Fund, in addition to bilateral/multilateral funding Any other tasks that may be required to achieve the objective of this assignment. Qualifications and Experience  Education:  Master's degree with a specialization in areas such as social work, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines  Knowledge and Experience: 5 years of relevant experience in GBV program development and management, preferably in an emergency context.Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response, is desired.Demonstrated leadership and management experience within a multinational and multicultural environment.Ability to develop and coordinate GBV prevention programs that target , IDPs/returnees, and their host communities.Proven relevant experience in community activism and mobilization.Excellent understanding of human rights-based, survivors-centered and participatory approach.Experience in capacity development/training of staff members and community groups.Experience in developing SOPs, training module, guidelines, tools for social mobilization in GBV preventionExperience in working with men and boys in GBV preventionProven communications and inter-personal skills, IT literacy, as well as organizational skills and time managementGood understanding of international GBV best practices and guidelinesExperience of working at a global or regional level especially in the developing countries. Languages: Fluency in English is required.  Required Competencies:  Ability to work within a team structure, maintain flexibility, and cope with stressful workloadStrong interpersonal skills and the ability to work within different cultural environments 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 performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment Functional Competencies:Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agendaLeveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnershipsDelivering results-based programmeInternal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation Compensation and BenefitsThis position offers an attractive package including a competitive 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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24/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Chief Technical Advisor âÀ Private Sector Development and Banking - P5

Afghanistan, Kabul , Kabul

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 The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Afghanistan is implementing an Area-based Approach for Development Emergency Initiatives Strategy, referred to ABADEI Strategy, to support basic human needs that will enable people and communities to withstand multiple shocks related to the August 15 power shift in the country. Afghanistan entered 2021 with great difficulties stemming from Covid, drought and security issues, and with a significant need for international development and humanitarian support, despite the considerable progress made in the development investments made in the last 20 years. Since the Taliban takeover in mid-august 2021, foreign aid has been reduced to minimum. With 40 percent of Afghanistan's GDP coming from foreign aid, the economy is now on brink of collapse. The government budget also relied heavily on international aid with its share in government revenues exceeding 50 percent in 2020. Despite strong international aid flows, the per capita income of Afghanistan was around 600 USD, and the poverty rate increased to more than 70 percent in 2020.  Afghanistan's economic, financial and institutional infrastructures, and its management and production capacities are on the verge of complete collapse. In addition to the decline in economic activity, problems in the banking system will further reduce MSMEs' probability of survival, which is critical for the Afghan economy.UNDP, together with IICPSD and UNCDF, based on consultations with key stakeholders and partners has elaborated a comprehensive, sequential, and coordinated plan to assist the banking industry in Afghanistan to urgently preserve at least some part of the financial system. UNDP, IICPSD and UNCDF, in coordination with key partners aim to develop a comprehensive programme (i) to reduce the humanitarian cost of the crisis, (ii) to support the delivery of essential livelihoods and development activities, including under ABADEI and the UN Transitional Engagement Framework by keeping and improving the production capacity of the private sector, and (iii) to keep the financial infrastructure of the country afloat, which is vital for humanitarian and development efforts of the international community in the short-medium and long term. The programme will capitalize on the UNDP-UNCDF partnership framework.  Furthermore, under this assignment and together with IICPSD, the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) for Private Sector Development and Banking will support UNDP Country Office in supporting the development of the private sector and banking to lead the country's economic activities, development, and economic recovery. This activity includes managing different funding including revolving funds that extend support to the Women-led SMEs, Startups and Innovative SMEs, Export SMEs.  The CTA Holder will also be managing projects aiming to Support of Banking System, Central Bank and Microfinance Institutions and also conducting assessments on the complex financing structure in the country to identify new and innovative sources of financing for development to leverage the amounts coming from grants and other development sources. The CTA Holder will provide policy support to relevant financial entities on reforming and restructuring the financing ecosystem in Afghanistan to support financing national development plans. Furthermore, the CTA will work to establish an innovative partnership platform to bring together Financial Institutions, private sector, and a network of national and international investors to promote and finance SDGs in Afghanistan. Position Purpose:As CTA, the incumbent will provide overall technical support and advisory hand to UNDP initiatives with regard to the private sector development and support of financial institutions (FIs), including micro finance institutions (MFI).  The incumbent will collaborate with IICPSD, UNCDF, IFIs (International Finance Institutions) and donors. He/she shall be responsible for various assessments on the functioning of market ecosystems in the country to identify the reform and policy gaps to build the resilient financing architecture in Afghanistan and ensure the compliance with the international sanctions imposed on Afghanistan's DFAs. The CTA will provide regular support to the UN Country Team in collaboration with IICPSD and UNCDF on informing, influencing, and building consensus on core issues related to the Banking System and Private Sector Support Portfolio; DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Advice the UNDP country office management and programme team to strengthen programme development and implementation:Advise UNDP country office management with preparation and implementation of country programmes and strategies, including the development of country programme documents and related analysis with respect to private sector and banking, including MFI.Provide consultations and introduce innovations on private sector development and trade promotion within the Economic Recovery portfolio, ABADEI programme and other county office initiatives.Support UNDP country office teams to develop and manage relevant thematic portfolios, such as activities to support inclusive growth and progress towards the SDGs.In cooperation with the country office' policy unit review, compile, analyze and interpret economic and statistical data relevant to country's development assets, opportunities and constraints, and preparation of top quality relevant socio-economic research notes/briefs/reports.Ensure full use of policy and analytical instruments and modalities (e.g., MAPS and other assessments) to inform the substantive content of national development, to advance the 2030 Agenda.Support the preparation of policy briefs, background notes, speeches, talking points, presentation materials, etc. on critical development issues within the SDG framework for senior management at the country and regional levels.Leading UNDP country office efforts to conceptualize and implement the private sector development and banking concept and accompanying process and use existing financial resources more effectively and efficiently to achieve the SDGs.Support the creation of large-scale development solutions to help address complex development challenges on private sector development and banking.Compile and analyze statistical data as required in support of country strategies and activities.Lead the expansion of country office service offers on financing for development, including innovative financing models and country specific/sector specific studies. Promote financial inclusion, private sector development and banking sector in Afghanistan:Support the UNDP, IICPSD and UNCDF in the development of an inclusive approach towards harnessing banking system and private resources for national priorities and the SDGs. Design and operationalize innovative financing vehicles including Islamic financial vehicles and develop mechanisms for their implementations. The Islamic financial vehicles including Zakat, Waqf and financing instrument for private sector including Murabaha, mudharaba and musharakah. Establish an SDG Solutions Exchange Platform aimed to explore partnerships, ideating around new financing innovations, and prototyping new instruments ranging from green bonds, social impact investment, blended financing, and crowdfunding. Advice on establishing competitive financing mechanisms such as innovative and challenge funds to provide small financial contributions to SMEs by making their investments less risky and more financially sustainable.Conduct macro-level policy analysis on financing for development as a means for linking financing and sustainable development goalsexploring policy options ensuring measures that eliminate impediments to access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Produce policy products and insights geared toward aligning UNDP programming to sustainable development and economic transformation in Afghanistan, particularly assessing policies with greatest potential in restoring the investors trust in investing on sustainable development in Afghanistan.Lead the process of piloting financial revolving funds and provide consultations to banks and microfinance institutions on introducing new financial products.Promote activities on private sector development through capacity building and creation business advisory / supporting groups. Explore value chains and trade promotion of Afghan products. Provision of technical advice to national counterparts and other partners, especially in support of the 2030 Agenda and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies:Advise and facilitate dialogue on sustainable development issues with banking sector, development partners, civil society, and the private sector.Support the identification and analysis of interventions in private sector and financial industry that can impact multiple development goals and targets at the same time.Support to leverage UNDP's regional and global programmes, to provide holistic and effective support to the country. Leverage support and expertise from the UNDP's global/regional Economist networks to assist in strengthening UNDP's support on economic analysis and policy development to the UNDP Country Team.   Representation, advocacy, and partner engagement to support UNDP's institutional positioning and advance its mandate in Afghanistan:When delegated, represent UNDP country office in relevant forums, conferences or workshops, including to present research or programmatic results.Contribute, in close collaboration with senior management, to the development and/or strengthening of partnerships with UN agencies, IFIs, bilateral development agencies, private sector entities, and civil society.Assist the Country Office team in resource mobilization and future growth strategies and contribute to the design of large-scale programme and development solutions.Contribute to national, regional, and global knowledge networks and communities of practice. Contribution to UNDP's work across the Asia-Pacific region, including analysis of priority regional thematic areas:Collaborate and contribute to regional publications, practice notes, and private sector development and banking sector reports.Participate actively in the UNDP Asia-Pacific regional network of economists, through attending regional meetings (in-person and/or virtual), sharing relevant experiences, and conducting peer reviews.Contribute in production of case studies in private sector development and banking sector.Substantively contribute as possible to UNDP regional knowledge products and development of programming offers in regional priority areas (e.g., inequality, future of work, innovative financing).Enhance UNDP's understanding and design of new approaches to sustainable development across the region by acting as a regional thematic lead on private sector development and banking where possible. 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 People ManagementUNDP People Management Competencies can be found on the dedicated site. Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:  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 solutionsAbility 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 - Project Management : Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. Programme & Policy - SDG Integration: Economy-wide analysis, Engagement with South-South Global Thinkers, Fostering bilateral and regional South-South partnerships for SDG implementation, Institutional and Context analysis, Micro simulations for poverty 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 audienceAbility to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels. Inclusive growth  -2030 Agenda: Prosperity: Economic Diversification, Economic Planning, Economic Transformation, Policy and Planning Digital & Innovation - Innovation management: Being able to create the strategies, conditions, structures and systems to enable innovation at an organizational level. Ability to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, is able manage projects-based principles of adaptation and emergence. Ability to shape demand for innovation services, navigate political constraints and make the case for allocation of resources to innovation, connect the appropriate innovation approaches based on business needs and make the case for innovation to be integrated at the planning level within their context. Having in-depth theoretical and experiential knowledge of innovation processes, methods, capabilities. RECRUITMENT QUALIFICATIONS EducationMaster's Degree in Economics, Public Policy, Business Management and Finance or related fields is required.Ph.D. in Economics and Finance will be an advantage. ExperienceMinimum 10 years of relevant experience in structuring private sector development and banking sector packages and assessing risks for projects, with experience in crisis and development countries especially in conflict context. Knowledge of Islamic finance is must.Demonstrated ability to help mobilise resources for countries or organize roundtables and proven capacity to develop policy and impactful programme strategic interventions.Excellent report writing and organizational skills, advanced private and banking sectors analysis skills.Extensive experience in research and policy-level analysis, including in formulation, monitoring and evaluation of strategies and development programmes/projects.Knowledge of the SDGs and their application at the national level, politically astute with demonstrated experience in stakeholder analysis and engagement.Experience in handling of web-based management systems and advanced software programmes for statistical analysis of data.Previous work experience in Asia and the Pacific region would be an asset.Knowledge and experience with UN or UNDP administered agencies is desirable Language RequirementsFluency in oral and written English is required    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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24/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Fast Track Procedure: GBV Case Management Specialist- P3

Ethiopia, Tigray , Mekelle

The Position The GBV Case Management Specialist works closely with the Northern Response and National level GBV AoR coordinators. It  reports to the Senior Project Coordinator (P4) and  supervises  5 field based GBV analysts (NOB) posts.   How the Gender Based Violence Case Management Specialist 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 (2022-2025), 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 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 GBV Case Management Specialist (GBV CM) primary task is to strengthen capacity on GBV case management in collaboration with country GBV AOR mechanisms.  S/he will support regional evel service providers to provide quality care, support, and protection to GBV survivors, with a focus on safe, ethical, and comprehensive GBV case management. The specific purpose of the GBV CM is to develop a Pool of Trainers on GBV case management with enhanced understanding and commitment to GBV case management based on the Interagency Guidelines for Providing Care and Case Management Services to Survivors of Gender-based Violence in Humanitarian Settings, (IA GBV CM Guidelines), roll out strategy, and accompanying tools and training materials.  In coordination with existing  regional and country GBV coordination mechanisms, and Ministry of Women and Social Affairs (MOWSA) and Bureau of women affairs in Tigray  as envisaged, the GBV Case Management Specialist will contribute to the successful implementation of the GBV CM in Tigray. The roll out of the GBV CM CBI is divided into three phases:Preparation & Planning: This phase consists of assessing the capacity of existing actors in terms of GBV case management practices, conducting a desk review on available resources related to GBV case management in-country and selecting the participants for the training of trainers (ToT).In-person training of trainers (ToT): The GBVIMS Global Team conducts an eight-day, in-country ToT based on the IA GBV CM Guidelines and identifies candidates for the Pool of Trainers based on individual assessments during the ToT. Follow up phase: In-country actors (1) develop interagency and organisational action plans to ensure that GBV case management protocols and practices are in line with the IA GBV CM Guidelines; and (2) the Pool of Trainers prepare and deliver step-down trainings. The GBVIMS Global Team provides remote coaching and mentoring to further capacity building efforts. Major Duties and responsibilities The role will perform the following functions:  Management and Capacity BuildingSupervises the 5 field based GBV AnalystsRegularly meet with GBV case management service providers to assess their capacity building needs.Support the delivery of step-down trainings by the Pool of Trainers. Coordinate the organization of trainings (in-depth or refresher), coordinate coaching and mentoring in collaboration with the GBVIMS Global Team. Conduct quality checks with case management organizations on tools in place to ensure quality service delivery. This includes forms, protocols, and procedures.  CoordinationSupport the development of an interagency action plan with the GBV coordination group. Hold regular meetings with the Pool of Trainers to follow up on the implementation of the action plan, availability, feedback on step-down trainings, etc.Draft or update interagency protocols and procedures (i.e., SoP) to improve practices and standards for GBV case management in consultation with existing GBV coordination groups.If needed, recommend changes to the Pool of Trainers (i.e., is staff are no longer available) or flag to the GBV coordination group and the GBVIMS Global Team any challenges linked to the Pool of Trainers (i.e., staff turnover, lack of availability, etc.) GBV case management Monitoring & EvaluationMaintain an updated list of the Pool of Trainers (including up-to-date contact information).Collect training reports, including results of pre- and post-tests for the step-down trainings.Track results related to the step-down trainings using the M&E forms provided by the GBVIMS Global Team. Support the completion of the final evaluation of the GBV CM CBI.  CommunicationHold quarterly meetings with the GBVIMS Global Team to review the results of the GBV CM CBI and plan for the next steps.Communicate with the GBVIMS Global Team any gaps identified in the present guidelines during rollout.Perform any other duties as required by the Tigray and and CO team, UNFPA Qualifications and Experience  Education:  Master degree in Gender, Psychology, Political Science, Social work,  and/or other related behavioral/social science fields. Advanced degree in these fields is an asset. Experience and Knowledge: Mastery of gender-based violence in their respective contexts, with experience in humanitarian programming.At least 5 years of experience implementing GBV case management programs.Experience in training or facilitation to form teams that can train on GBV case management and provide "coaching".Experience in supervision of GBV case workers.Demonstrated organizational skills: the ability to work independently and productively with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced environment.Demonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety and other ethical concerns related to the sharing on sensitive data between humanitarian agencies.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to liaise with people successfully and effectively in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment. Fluency in English. Languages: Fluency in English required. Knowledge in other UN languages is an asset. Proficiency in Amharic/Tigrinya language is highly desirable.  Required Competencies Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity, Embracing change Core Competencies: Achieving resultsBeing accountableDeveloping and applying professional expertise/business acumen,Thinking analytically and strategicallyWorking 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 performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment Functional Competencies:Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agendaLeveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnershipsDelivering results-based programmeInternal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization Compensation and BenefitsThis 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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24/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist - P3

Ethiopia, Tigray , Mekelle
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

The Position The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be part of the UNFPA Humanitarian Response Team in Tigray. Under the overall direction of the Head of Sub-office, the M&E Specialist will directly report to the  Senior Project Coordinator. The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be the Focal Point lead on systematic, safe, and ethical process of collecting, collating, storing, processing, verifying, analyzing, and disseminating data and information related to GBV Tigray to enable evidence-based and quality GBV response How can the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist 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 (2022-2025), 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 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 Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist advises the Country Office on the monitoring and evaluation activities of the "Improving access to GBV response Services in Tigray'   project within the context of the Country Programme results-based management framework, taking into account lessons learned from previous project implementation and evaluations. S/He guides and assists the Project Coordinator and country office in establishing robust monitoring and evaluation frameworks and strategic information systems to ensure the collection, analysis and use of monitoring data for the midwifery programme. S/He manages programme-level monitoring and reviews of  the Improving access to GBV response Services in Tigray' project and assists the country office in positioning the project  results within the overall country programme Results and Resources framework.S/He contributes to the establishment of partnerships with government, professional bodies, regional institutions, United Nations partners and other development partners aiming at further developing monitoring and evaluation capacities particularly related to implementation of the "Improving access to GBV response Services in Tigray' project. S/He will provide technical support to ensure that up-to-date information necessary for effective GBV programming and coordination is collected, used, stored, and shared, in line with relevant standards. The incumbent will support the GBViE unit of Tigray to make informed, evidence-based strategic and programmatic decisions for GBV programming based on the collected and analyzed information on the scale/scope and coverage of the GBV responses at woreda, zonal, regional level and the needs of affected populations.  The Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will work within an integrated and coordinated approach. The primary roles of the M&E Specialist are:Key responsibilities in monitoring and evaluation                                              Support to strategic results achievementCapacity developmentEvidence and knowledge development and dissemination M and E Specialist would be responsible for the following  A.   Key responsibilities in monitoring and evaluationWork as part of the project team and in collaboration with the country Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to develop and implement field based methodologies and tools for monitoring and evaluation of the country programme and the project;Coordinate the planning, monitoring, evaluation, and regular reporting of the Improving access to GBV response Services in Tigray'Coordinate the implementation of the project monitoring and evaluation plan, programme performance monitoring matrix, the programme management demographic and policy inventories, annual work plan and  the strategic information system (SIS);Support the Country Office in the planning and conduct of project reviews, assessments, evaluations, and nurture a results based planning, monitoring and evaluation and reporting culture within the Country Office;Build the capacity of IP staff on data collection tools, and provide on job coaching as needed B.     Support to strategic results achievementCoordinate the formulation of, and monitoring the use of results-based indicators and advise on data collection and analysis to ensure results-based management is practiced in the midwifery programme and other Country Office programme thematic areas;Ensure  that the theory of change and appropriate results chain are applied in the project;Formulate objectively verifiable indicators, means of verification and  identify the relevant risks and assumptions that are contingent on the implementation of the project;Support the collection of accurate and precise data and develop data bases on project signature indicators and risk profiles, their measurement methods and sources;Promote the use of evaluation findings, lessons learned and findings from other studies and assessments related to UNFPA's areas of work in ongoing strategic planning, programme development, substantive strategies, policies, tools and approaches;  C.     Capacity Development Contribute to organizational learning and knowledge sharing through the CO, ESARO regional monitoring and evaluation communities of practice, knowledge groups and assets;Oversee the work of expert project consultants and provide quality assurance of their work, together with the country office thematic reference groups. D.     Evidence and knowledge development and dissemination Contribute to the identification, analysis/synthesis, documentation and dissemination of good practices and lessons learned in monitoring and evaluation of the project;Monitor and analyze evaluation reports, synthesize evaluation findings and disseminate lessons learned to improve relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the UNFPA's work;Keep abreast of the latest discussions and developments, new skills and knowledge in monitoring and evaluation through regularly reading articles, papers, presentations and publications.        Carries out any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Representative and Representative. Qualifications and Experience  Education:  Advanced degree in Gender Studies, Computer Science, Media, Public Health, Social Sciences or any discipline related to Information Management Experience and Knowledge: At least 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience, of which five years at the international level. At least 3 years in health and/or social sciences evaluation; including periodic updating of technical skills;Solid knowledge and expertise in monitoring and evaluation are required;Strong track record of leadership in managing programme-level monitoring and evaluation activities, and proven ability to produce good-quality, demonstrable results is required;Programmatic experience, including programme development, planning, monitoring and reporting, is desirable;Strong knowledge of RBM essentialsField experience especially in fragile/conflict affected countries is essential.Ability to network with the academic institutions, professional associations and development communityDemonstrated understanding of issues related to confidentiality, data safety/security and other ethical concerns related to the sharing of sensitive data between humanitarian agencies. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills: the ability to liaise with people successfully and effectively in a wide range of functions in a multi-cultural environment.Ability to work productively in a team environment as well as independently, and the ability to handle requests or issues as they arise.Excellent verbal and writing skills in English are required.Strong analytical and leadership skills.Proficiency in current office software and statistical application Languages:  Proficiency in English required. Knowledge of the local language 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  Managerial Competencies:Providing strategic focus,Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment Functional Competencies:Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agendaLeveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnershipsDelivering results-based programmeInternal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation 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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24/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

International MHPSS Specialist - P3

Ethiopia, Tigray , Mekelle
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

The Position The International MHPSS Specialist is based in Mekelle field office. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Project Coordinator, the International MHPSS Specialist will be responsible to support the     Tigray Sub- office to increase the capacity of UNFPA and implementing partner staff to deliver services in compliance with IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.  How the International MHPSS Specialist 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 (2022-2025), 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 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 overall guidance and direct supervision of Senior Project Coordinator , the incumbent facilitates the implementation of UNFPA's MHPSS programming to assist those affected by the conflict in Tigray region of Ethiopia.  The incumbent will be part of the Improving access to GBV response Services in Tigray project team and will support the assessment, planning, programme oversight, monitoring, and evaluation of MHPSS initiatives through the use of available IASC global guidelines and standards, tools to be in line with UNFPA's Minimum Standards for Addressing GBV in Emergencies integrated with MHPSS.  Build MHPSS partnership  and Capacity-building of national and local partners on MHPSS to respond, prevent   and mitigate risk of mental health issues in emergency and humanitarian settings.  International MHPSS specialist will be responsible for the following:  Major Duties and Responsibilities:  Ongoing assessment of current PSS interventions and staff knowledge and skills in UNFPA's Women and Girls Friendly Spaces (WGFS) and One Stop Centers ( OSC), with attention to staff changes, ongoing recruitment, and increase in number of centers.Lead the design of MHPSS interventions for UNFPA and implementing partners in Tigray, including consideration of a cognitive behavior-based approach tailored to staff without formal MHPSS qualifications. Support ongoing assessment of psychosocial needs of men and boys in affected locations/IDP sites and support appropriate activities in collaboration with social welfare officers /GBV case workers and participants.Develop training, mentoring and a supervision plan to equip GBV caseworkers and case managers/social workers/Midwives to deliver specialized interventions that address common psychosocial responses to both long standing and acute trauma and abuse.  Deliver training sessions and maintain intensive follow-up/coaching to ensure skill development and application.Lead and support case managers with training reviews on PFA and other psychosocial interventions to ensure capacity of health staff and community mobilisers to recognize and respond appropriately to MHPSS needs in close collaboration with the International GBV Case Management Specialist.Lead and support ongoing self-care sessions of UNFPA staff and IP case workers and social welfare officers, facilitated by IP case managers and national MHPSS Specialist.Develop/Regularly review and modify when necessary existing field manuals and guidance materials to ensure ongoing cultural appropriateness Review existing monitoring tools to ensure MHPSS interventions are being carried out in compliance with international guidelines and best practices. Represent UNFPA in MHPSS coordination structures and maintain linkage between MHPSS Working Group and GBV AoR to support information sharing and skills transfer.   Actively participate in and support the facilitation of inter-agency, multi-sectoral GBV and MHPSS coordination groups at national and local levels as necessary. Bring an MHPSS lens to reporting and assessments undertaken by UNFPA partners or jointly with other organizations. Identify MHPSS services available to include in GBV referral pathways at UNFPA-sponsored locations. Determine protocol for triage and referral of survivors to these services. Lead and facilitate sub-working groups for special GBV-related issues with UN agencies and INGOs as required.Document training and supervision using tracking tools designed in collaboration with UNFPA M&E Specialists. Create record of participants' progress.  Report on effectiveness of training materials and process. Take steps to assess and address gaps through iterative improvements to training protocols.      Supervise and review monitoring tools for MHPSS interventions to support quality programming in compliance with international standards.  Conduct monitoring and provide reports on compliance and challenges. Conduct review of GBV response and prevention interventions in collaboration with the International GBV Case management Specialist to ensure that all interventions are in line with the Guiding Principles, including the IASC Guidelines for Integrating GBV Interventions in Humanitarian Settings, IASC Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings and other international standards. Produce regular progress reports and contribute to SitReps as required. Review the training material tailored for the MHPSS intervention within the GBV response and prevention intervention.Provide support to IP case manager's capacity building activities to implementing partners, including Government counterparts and health responders. Support should include the provision of quality psychosocial first aid responses for survivors of GBV or trauma.Support monitoring and evaluation of PSS activities.Analyze results of monitoring visits and data to identify capacity development needs  Contribute to the development of appropriate IEC material to support the training and programme implementation for MHPSS interventions and review existing IEC materials to ensure that MHPSS aspects are included in SRH IEC and GBV response and prevention messaging.Support the ongoing capacity development of UNFPA staff to respond to emergency/humanitarian crisis with awareness of MHPSS needs, referral options, and interventions.  Support the ongoing development of MHPSS and GBV IEC material for case workers providing a direct response. Provide technical updates and training to UNFPA staff and partners in relevant technical areas related to GBV, particularly the MHPSS component of GBV case management.Prepare monthly work plans and reports as needed or requested.   Qualifications and Experience  Education:    Master's degree with specialization in areas such as social work, mental health/psychology, public health, gender, law/human rights, international relations, and/or other related social science disciplines from recognized universities/colleges  Experience and Knowledge: At least 5 years of specialized experience in GBV programming, preferably including in a complex, volatile, humanitarian context.Proven understanding of the survivors-centered and human-rights-based approaches.Direct experience providing support to GBV survivors is an asset.Excellent programme management skills, including organizational and time-management skills, IT literacy, and proven experience in programme / budget management and monitoring. Experience working through Implementing Partners and establishing / managing remote monitoring systems an asset. Excellent communication and interpersonal skillsHigh resilience and coping with stress abilities. Capability of delivering results on time, even under stress. Language: Fluency in English required. Knowledge in other UN languages is an asset. Proficiency in Tigrinya language is highly 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 performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgment Functional Competencies:Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agendaLeveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnershipsDelivering results-based programmeInternal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilisation Compensation and BenefitsThis 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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24/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

RE-ADVERTISEMENT - Programme Officer, SWEDD, Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal, P3 - Dakar, Senegal

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

The Position:Under the guidance of the SWEDD Director, SWEDD Programme Officer provides operational, planning, technical and coordination support for the Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend project (SWEDD). The main responsibility of the program officer is to ensure the technical coordination of the programme by providing appropriate support to the SWEDD Director. S/he prepares and ensures the annual planning and review of the programme.S/he acts as a key interface with all various units within UNFPA WCARO and SWEDD stakeholders, coordinating the flow of programmatic information and thereby ensuring smooth and timely operations, allowing better planning and more predictable delivery by the Regional Technical Secretariat (RTS) while optimizing the time of the SWEDD 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:The Sahel Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project (SWEDD) is a regional collaboration encompassing 13 countries in West and Central Africa, and is funded by the World Bank's regional IDA (International Development Association) resources. The Project acts on the UN-World Bank commitment and partnership to address the Demographic Dividend in the Sahel. The overall goal of the project is to increase women and adolescent girls' empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child and maternal health services in selected areas of the participating countries including the Recipients' territory, and to improve regional knowledge generation and sharing as well as regional capacity and coordination. The SWEDD Project interventions are structured around 3 primary components: (1) improve regional demand for reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child, adolescent, health and nutrition (RMNCAHN) and increase empowerment for women and adolescent girls; (2) Strengthen Regional Capacity and Availability of RMNCAHN Commodities and Qualified Health Workers; (3) Foster Commitment and Capacity for Policy Making and Project Implementation. Project governance is vested in a Regional Steering Committee, supported by the Regional Technical Secretariat (RTS) located at the UNFPA's West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO). The RTS is responsible for strengthening project management capacities of implementing agencies at national and regional levels. It also oversees the programming and implementation of all funding channeled through UNFPA for the project activities directly executed by UNFPA or sub-contracted to other agencies and partners.It is in this context and as a member of the SWEDD Regional Technical Secretariat, that the Programme Officer performs a range of programmatic and administrative functions and engages in planning, reporting, and coordinating the implementation of regional interventions in collaboration with UNFPA WCARO Units, Country Offices, implementing partners, SWEDD Project Implementing Units and other partners.  You would be responsible for:Planning: coordinate the development of work plans at the regional level and support the planning of technical assistance at the country level;Coordination support: Participates in the office's advocacy and resource mobilization efforts, assists the RTS in the preparation of the annual sessions of the Regional Steering Committee and other meetings;Programme support: coordinate and follow up the implementation of SWEDD work plans at regional level;Knowledge management: manage the knowledge management platform, gather the project relevant documents, reports and publications aimed at providing information and knowledge-based and readily useable methodologies to planners, policy makers, and program managers;Administrative and operations supports: ensure compliance of work plans with SWEDD agreement, provide and organize relevant briefings and meetings for the SWEDD Director; follow up on decisions related to programmatic processes; Reporting: assists in developing project contractual reports and support countries in the preparation of contractual reports, assists in monitoring and reporting mechanism;Ensure quality insurance of relevant documents before sharing with worldwide;Review all requests / search for additional information before submitting to Project Director;  Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advance Degree in Public Health, Sociology, Public Administration, or other related fields.  Knowledge and Experience: 5 years of professional experience in the substantive technical area and project coordination, of which at least two years at the international/regional level;Strong organizational, planning and analytical ability and professional experiences in project management and development work;Proven ability to produce demonstrable results;Ability to work in teams and in a multidisciplinary, complex and multi-country programme environment; 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:Planning, organizing and multitasking,Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and information,Providing a technical support system,Facilitating quality programmatic results,Manage documents, correspondence and reports,Internal and external relations and advocacy for resources mobilization 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. 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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22/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Communication and Media Adviser, Regional Office, P5

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

The Position:The Regional Communication and Media Adviser covers West and Central Africa and performs a strategic role in the regional team. As a member of the West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) team, the adviser develops the regional communications strategy and implements the work plan. The adviser works in close collaboration with management, technical and operations colleagues in the WCARO team, and as a member of the global communication network, works closely with the Division for Communication and Strategic Partnership (DCS). The adviser ensures efficient and timely delivery of results in line with the regional work plan.  In addition, the adviser delivers strategic communications support to country offices in the region and provides guidance and capacity advice to communications focal points in country offices.The adviser works under the overall guidance and supervision of the 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:The primary roles of the Regional Communication and Media Adviser are:  To sustain and increase public awareness of ICPD core issues and UNFPA's work in the region by promoting and protecting the UNFPA brand and reputation through media and other channels at national, regional, and global levels;To provide policy guidance and strategic advice to country offices in the region on effective and innovative strategies to build UNFPA's visibility and reputation among the media, UN agencies, partners and public, and to build the communication capacity of staff;To help ensure that UNFPA's branding and public messaging about its mandate and programmes is consistent across the region and reflects the Fund's global communication priorities, adapted appropriately to the regional context;To provide strategic communication support, guidance and advocacy in emergency and humanitarian contexts;  You would be responsible for:Based on the global communication framework and regional priorities, inter alia:Establish Regional Communication and Public Advocacy StrategyIn close consultation with the WCARO management and country offices, develop, implement, and manage a regional communication strategy to place ICPD issues into the public domain and strengthen political will in support of UNFPA's mission and regional priorities;  Coordinate media activities around events with a regional impact, such as visits by UNFPA senior managers, celebrity advocates, regional launches of The State of World Population report and the UNFPA response to conflicts and natural disasters; Undertake a range of internal writing assignments including key messages, statements, talking points and preparatory documents for international press events, interviews, and presentations;Prepare for and handle potential reputational crises and support the implementation of the crisis management framework in the region;Identify the need for communication materials for regional use and manage their production and distribution to target audiences to advocate and promote organizational goals;Oversee UNFPA's regional website, ensuring timely, accurate and comprehensive content based on information provided by regional and country offices;Promote UNFPA publications/reports to position UNFPA as a regional knowledge leader for our core issues;Identify feature stories and materials on good practices to support global and regional advocacy and resource mobilization;Regularly meet with the Regional Director to assess the state of regional communication: strategy implementation, emerging needs, progress and challenges, etc.;Support to Country OfficesProvide overall strategic and technical guidance and support to country offices in planning and implementing country-level public relations and visibility activities that project UNFPA's branding and image accurately and effectively, including:communication assessment and analysis to support the development of a Country Office communication strategy;advising on media outreach opportunities; organizing training sessions to improve and increase media/communication skills and capacity of country office communication focal points;reviewing the content of press releases and other media products;offering strategic guidance on key media events;facilitating information sharing among communications focal points; Identify and maintain a network of external technical resources to assist country offices in the development and implementation of communication activities;Support to Global Communications Strategy and Media OutreachMaintain up-to-date understanding of the communication, public advocacy, and the media environment including innovations and developments in digital communications;Monitor relevant global, regional, and national news media to identify trends in coverage priorities and perspectives to effectively position UNFPA media outreach and respond to misinformation;Under the regional communication strategy, design a media relations plan and maintain and update media relations contact list/database;Establish process of communicating with media contacts, including press conferences, events, site visits; issuing of media materials, etc.; Develop and design media materials in multiple, appropriate formats and ensure quality of communications materials; coordinate photo and video footage for digital platforms and distribution to media;Establish and maintain close working relationships with senior representatives of the media, including editors and regional correspondents of influential news organizations with a global or regional impact, as well as editors and reporters of key programme country news organizations, to generate positive reporting on UNFPA's work;Expose media to UNFPA's work in the region;Report and disseminate news and feature stories related to UNFPA's mandate and programme in countries of the region, using various media (e.g., print, the web, radio, video, news releases and documentaries) with DCS/HQ assistance to reach regional and global audiences, including constituencies in donor countries;  Promote ICPD issues in regional networks and contribute to developing new partnerships with individuals and organizations, including in the private sector, whose support is important to UNFPA advocacy work and build their capacity through access to information;Maintain and develop collegial relationships with media and communication counterparts from UN agencies, NGOs, and other partners to enhance cooperation and ensure coherence in public information activities and messages; With DCS/HQ, work to create synergies between regional communication activities and HQ-led efforts such as fundraising and global campaigns;Develop an annual workplan for regional communication activities, monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met;Knowledge Management Capacity Development Lead the identification of opportunities or lessons learned/best practices in communication and ensure that these are shared across the region;Contribute to promotion of technical knowledge, innovative approaches, lessons learned and success stories for use in improving communications programmes; maintaining accessible data bases on best 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 new tools and guidance as well as training materials and manuals in communication 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 the field of Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, or equivalent professional experience in the communication areas, combined with an advanced university degree in a relevant discipline required.  Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of ten years' professional experience with demonstrated ability to achieve powerful media coverage and drive brand reputation and recognition for international organizations;Proven ability to prepare for and manage reputational crises within an international context;Solid active network of journalist and editor contacts;Superior writing skills;Strong 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 multi-cultural, matrixed environment;Proven ability to lead and inspire, exhibit integrity and empathy, be a team player with initiative;Experience working in an international PR agency and/ or managing a PR vendor 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:External and internal communication and advocacy for results mobilization, Internal and external communication and resource mobilization,Creating visibility for the organization,Generating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and Information,Building strategic alliances and partnerships,Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda,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.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. 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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22/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Programme Analyst, P2

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

The Position:The Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCARO) covers 23 English, French, Portuguese and Spanish speaking countries. The countries in the region are organized at the sub-regional and regional levels into economic commissions. In its organizational set-up, the WCARO operates along broad thematic Units that are designed to stimulate and strengthen inter and intra-Unit coordination, coherence and synergy, facilitating timely and quality management and delivery of holistic population and development programme activities.The position of Programme Analyst will function out of the WCARO office in Dakar (Senegal) within an interdisciplinary and multi-function Policy, Advocacy and Evidence Unit, reporting to the Advisor in Population, Evidence and Development. In general, the position is expected to focus on fostering and ensuring that reliable data, graph and evidence are available to support UNFPA high level advocacy and policy dialogue in the region. The functions of the position on these issues will also extend to country programmes, in the context of the enhanced but supportive role that WCARO is expected to assume.  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 primary responsibility of the Programme Analyst is to support the effective provision of technical assistance and programme support to the countries of the region in the area of data analysis, evidence and policy. S/he analyses continental as well as specific regional/cluster trends and contributes to strategic action in response to these, contributing to the monitoring of UNFPA substantive areas being firmly placed within national development frameworks and programmes, including the achievement of the SDGs.Responsibilities of the Programme Analyst include: support to the implementation and monitoring of the UNFPA strategic plan in the region with sound data and evidence; and, to contribute effectively to the update, generation, collection and dissemination of technical knowledge for effective technical, capacity building and policy dialogue.In all activities, s/he works within an inter-disciplinary team that provides integrated programme and technical support to the region. S/he also liaises with other units and regions thus ensuring the timeliness, adequacy, relevance and quality of technical support to UNFPA operations.  You would be responsible for:Under the overall policy guidance of the WCARO Director and under the direction and supervision of the Policy Advisor, the position will:Identify areas for research in development of UNFPA niche, leading the analysis and synthesis of substantive trends, emerging needs and research findings in order to support the production of new and cutting edge knowledge for policy development and programme implementation;Contribute to regional perspectives on the elaboration of UNFPA Strategic Plan and to support the development of actionable initiatives;Contribute to the analysis of substantive reports on population and development issues, specifically around the Demographic Dividend and assist in follow-up actions in review of policies, programmes and processes;Assist with periodic assessment of gaps and constraints to policy development and programme implementation as well as organize, as needed, sub-regional, regional or inter-country training and capacity development activities, assuring utilization of new skills-set in programme implementation;Assist with synthesis of quantitative and qualitative data as well as with preparation of reports on programme patterns and trends to facilitate decision making, quality programming activities and implementation of corrective actions on the programmes;Provide regional perspective into the preparation, revision, adaption of training materials, manuals and tools, ensuring their availability and monitored use in order to assess their effectiveness for programme implementation;Contribute to the development and implementation of collaboration schemes on substantive issues with UN agencies, academia, research and training institutions, think tanks, centres of excellence, professional societies in the region in furtherance of UNFPA Strategic Plan and the advancement of ICPD agenda, SDG goals and the demographic dividend agenda;Maintain and utilize an active network of sub-regional and regional experts of diverse skills mix and institutions in area of work as an integral part of processes of programme and policy development, as well as for the larger objective of capacity building and transfer of skills and programme ownership;Prepare subject matter documents including, but not limited to, briefing materials, best practices, lessons learned and success stories to aid policy dialogues at sub-regional, regional or global levels as well as promote strategies for knowledge utilization to improve programme implementation;Contribute to the organic development and implementation of results-based indicators, ensuring necessary follow-up for compliance;Participate in missions related to policy development and programming processes;Consolidate documentation on lessons learned/best practices in area of quality assurance and compliance, ensuring that these are incorporated into the UNFPA knowledge sharing system;Contribute inputs into strengthening and accessibility of programme databases;Contribute inputs, evidence and data to efforts at resource mobilization;Participate in UNFPA networks in domain of work, providing regional perspectives;Develop and implement strategies to spotlight, UNFPA comparative advantage in the population and development domain within the policies and programmes of political and technical arms of the sub regional and regional intergovernmental organizations;Carry out any other duties as assigned.Within the context of an enhanced WCARO support to Country ProgrammesServe as a potential resource person to country programmes in its domain of work.Provide inputs and if need be, participate in activities to strengthen national capacities.Contribute to the promotion of data for development approaches for policy making, programming and programme assessment activities in the area of the Demographic Dividend.Contribute and if need be, participate in the preparation of national development frameworks, country action plans and all related documents, assuring hands-on participation of national experts and institutions as an integral part of the processes.Provide support, with the participation of national experts and institutions, to analyze and improve national programme development, implementation and reporting systems.Contribute to strategies that promote technical knowledge, programme evidence, lessons learned and success stories for use in improving country programmes.Contribute to the interpretation and clarification of existing UNFPA policies regarding quality assurance and compliance requirements and standards as well as in respect of new approaches and techniques;Provide support in the adaptation and use of programming, monitoring, evaluation and reporting guidelines and tools.Work RelationsExternal partners include staff of sister UN agencies, both at the regional and country level, implementing partners at the regional and sub-regional level, Governments and donors to exchange information.The Programme Analyst will liaise closely with other colleagues in the RO, the Programme Division, including Knowledge Management, and the Regional Desk; and, with the Technical Division and the UNFPA Technical network, ensuring the timeliness, adequacy, relevance and quality of technical support to UNFPA operations. In all activities, s/he works within an inter-disciplinary team providing integrated programme and technical support to the region.            Qualifications and Experience: Two years of increasingly responsible professional experience in work related to international development Substantive knowledge and practical experience in population, policy development and data Experience in Population research, census, DHS, civil registration, evidence, data, an assetExperience of linkages between population and other UNFPA issues like the demographic dividend Demonstrated experience in data collection, analysis and reporting Experience in population related policy development, an asset Have sound knowledge of the social and cultural realities of the region.Have strong research and analytical skills Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA's agenda, policies and procedures, is highly desirable. Education:  Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in public health, sociology, demography, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, management or other related field.  Languages: Fluency in English is required, 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 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,Functional Competencies:Knowledge and understanding:Demonstrated knowledge and an understanding of the social, political, economic, dimensions (milieu, context) of policy making and programme implementation generally and in WCARO zone;Knowledge and experience of work in development assistance programming processes;Experience of work in development assistance in developing countries;Ability to lead and drive for results with a strong knowledge of results-based management.Cognitive skills:Ability to identify the relative merits of different policy arguments in the broad or specific thematic area, applying principles and reasoned personal view in a logical and coherent way including presentation of reasoned choice between alternative opinions and solutions;Ability to conceptualize and to integrate knowledge with broader strategic, policy and operational objectives;Capacity to interact with public and NGO officials in programme countries and credibly influence their senior decision makers and other international development organizations in regard to ICPD agenda and MDG goalsCommunication: Working with others:Ability to organize information using appropriate mode of presentation and style and to communicate effectively, illustrating relevance of information to the intended audience;Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge product;Ability to promote knowledge management and a learning environment through leadership and personal example. Working with othersDemonstrated ability to work with and within inter-disciplinary and multicultural groups to find agreed solutions to set problems and to accept responsibility and accountability for performance on any aspect of a team task;Demonstrated ability to provide constructive coaching and feedback;Ability to reflect critically on own performance up to identifying issues on which assistance is needed and to obtain such assistance;Excellent negotiating and networking skills.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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22/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

ERP Solution and Planning Specialist, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO), New York, P-4

United States of America, New York , New York

The Position:The ERP Solution and Planning Specialist is responsible for managing medium to complex projects related to UNFPAs ERP and Planning systems. You will be a senior member of the team, working closely with business representatives to analyze needs and propose solutions as well as working with implementation partners to configure Oracle Cloud FIN+ modules.You will report directly to the Chief, Corporate Digital Solutions.  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:Together with our partner agencies, UNFPA is moving to a full Oracle Cloud ERP suite and we are working to implement a tightly integrated planning system. The ERP Solution and Planning Specialist will be the lead in ensuring existing and future business needs are met and will ensure we evolve, enhance and maintain the solution after go-live.  You would be responsible for:The ERP Solution and Planning Specialist is responsible for managing medium to complex projects related to UNFPAs ERP and Planning systems. You will be a senior member of the team, expected to ensure that solutions across functional streams are aligned. You will be working closely with business representatives to analyze needs and propose solutions as well as working with implementation partners to configure Oracle Cloud FIN+ modules.  A. Business analysis, needs assessment and solution proposalDefine business requirements, processes and related business rules in collaboration with internal business stakeholdersAnalyze business scenarios and identify opportunities for improvement through automation, system enhancements or process changesConduct Fit/GAP analysis, process mapping, root-cause analysis and requirements gatheringDevelop and/or lead analysts in functional specifications and high-level prototypesProvide input to project scoping, planning activities and product roadmapB. Project Management of improvement initiativesProject Management of improvement initiatives or implementation of new Oracle functionality or modulesManage project scoping and planning activitiesMonitoring project progress and reporting to stakeholdersC. Design, development and enhancement of Oracle FIN+ modulesDepending on scope and complexity, either conduct smaller configuration changes or work with implementation partner(s) for larger initiativesConduct or oversee design, development and configuration of modules, interfaces, and reports based on functional requirementsStay abreast of new and changed functionality in Oracle FIN+ modules, analyze impact of quarterly releases and advise business on improvement opportunities in new or changed features and modulesLiaise between business units, IT team, and vendor(s)/partners to articulate processes and procedures, implement project tasks and recommend improvements to the ERP systemAnalyze data contained in ERP databases, provide ad hoc data extracts and develop custom reportsD. Support, testing and documentationInvestigate and resolve application functionality related issues and provide support for issues and matters surrounding system utilization, functionality and data;Liaise with first level support as well as specialized maintenance team to ensure resolution of issuesBased on lessons learned, makes recommendations for enhancements and improvementsPreparation and execution of test plans for new or changed configurationsDevelop product documentation including user guides and implementation guidesDevelop and implement user training/education on system functionalitiesCarry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.   Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or related discipline.  A first-level university degree combined with financial management or project management certification programs and 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Knowledge and Experience: 7 years of specialized relevant experience is required related to ERP systemsIn-depth knowledge of Oracle Cloud ERP, preferably in FIN+ modules, as well as planning systemsExperience assisting in the definition of systems strategy, gathering and documenting business requirements, leading fit-gap analysis, as-is and to-be business process designs, conference room pilots (CRPs) functional configuration, testing, client user training.Excellent communication skills and experience presenting ERP processes to business / process ownersStrong analytical skills, ability to supervise staff, ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasksExperience with UN entities in ICT projects is desirable Languages: Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, 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 impact Functional Competencies:Developing ICT standards and applications,Manage information and workflows,Planning, organizing and multitasking.  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.  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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22/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Chief, Corporate Digital Solutions, Information Technology Solutions Office (ITSO), P-5

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

The Position:The Chief Corporate Digital Solutions is responsible for the operation and evolution of UNFPA's core corporate digital solutions including the ERP and CRM systems. This includes responsibility for defining and maintaining the solutions architecture as well as managing the team supporting the solutions. The team is responsible for enabling organizational effectiveness and promotes common platforms for UNFPA's corporate solutions.You will report directly to the IT 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:The Chief Corporate Digital Solutions ensures strong relationships with business owners and devises the overall direction for UNFPA's core corporate digital solutions. This includes supporting business owners in envisioning solutions that underpin business priorities and devising solutions that are fit for the organization.  You would be responsible for:The Chief Corporate Digital Solutions will be responsible for UNFPA's core corporate digital solutions including the ERP and CRM system and will manage the team responsible for maintaining relationships with business owners as well as overseeing operation and continuous improvement of the solutions.A. Effectively manage and support the Corporate Digital Solutions unitManage the staff and personnel of the Corporate Digital Solutions unit. This includes motivating the team, recruiting new team members, evaluating performance and developing training plans;Develop, manage, measure and report on key performance indicators, such as average response time, first contact resolution rate, customer satisfaction;Operationalize the continuous improvement of the incident management process and its integration with other IT operations management processes;Ensures the development of knowledge management and capacity building processes and tools to improve the effective and efficient use of IT corporate platforms;Ensures the delivery of trainings and webinars on the effective use of corporate technologies and platformsB. Client relationship managementDevelop and manage the relationship between ITSO and internal partners / business units through the work of the unitEnsure customers' priorities for new or changed solutions, in alignment with desired business outcomes, are effectively established and articulatedOversee that the Corporate Digital Solutions unit works with other ITSO and partner teams to identify solutions for customer needsC. Effective management of Corporate Digital SolutionsEnsure continuous operations and availability of core corporate applications in the scope of the unitManage relationship with partners (including UNDP as main partner for the ERP system) to provide effective and efficient corporate digital solutionsEnsure issues and problems are addressedKeep abreast of pipeline of patches and changes planned for corporate systems by partners and cloud service providersConduct impact assessment of upcoming patches and changes and devise adoption strategies together with business partnersAssume the responsibility of Change Manager for all changes going into the Production ERP and CRM environments, ensuring compliance to best practices and agreed SOPs on Promote to Production procedures.D. Evolution and continuous improvement of Corporate Digital SolutionsInform and advise business owners of new trends and leading practices to enable business process improvements and achieve higher levels of efficiencies and effectivenessSupport the continuous improvement of corporate digital solutions through the analysis of system usage and user feedbackProvide advice to business owners to leverage corporate digital technology and new product offerings.E. User support and capacity buildingEnsure an effective global service desk to address user questions and issuesDetermine training needs and methods for providing training. Develop training materials and providing self-service learning capabilityProvide guidance on the use of the corporate digital workplace infrastructure and frameworkCarry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.    Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced university degree in Information Technology, Business Administration or related discipline. A first-level university degree combined with management or project management certification programs and 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Knowledge and Experience: Minimum 10 years' experience with increasing levels of scope and responsibility.Knowledge and understanding of ERP and CRM systems in cloud environmentsSound experience on information systems management and supportStrong knowledge of broad administrative functional activities, and practical business analysis experience Knowledgeable about UN system policies and operations and advantage Ability to communicate effectively within all levels of the organization, including briefing executive management and key client stakeholders  Languages: Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, 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 impactFunctional Competencies:​​​​Developing ICT standards and applications,Manage information and workflows,Planning, organizing and multitasking. 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.  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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22/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Global Senior Technical Coordinator (GSTC), Technical Division P6

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
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The Position:The Global Senior Technical Coordinator (GSTC) assists the Technical Division (TD) Director in the management, coordination and oversight of the Catalytic Leadership Investment (CLI) grant  implementation, with the aim to strengthen integrated, synergistic and coherent technical leadership and support by the Division and its four Branches.The position reports directly to the Director of the Technical Division.  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 (2022-2025), 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, UNFPA seeks 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; staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them; and who commit to deliver excellence in policy and programme results.  Job Purpose:The Global Senior Technical Coordinator (GSTC) provides substantive support to the planning, management, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the CLI grant, and effectively coordinates and supports cross-thematic engagement. The Senior Coordinator serves as the principal adviser on substantive issues and ensures coordination and collaboration with key HQ units (Policy and Strategy Division (PSD), the Humanitarian Response Division (HRD), Division of Strategic Communications and Partnerships (DCS)) and with Regional Offices, to enhance the timeliness, relevance and quality of technical support and collaboration.  Responsibilities: •    Policy analysis and strategic planning •    Technical leadership and coordination•    Technical assistance and representation•    Management of resourcesThe GSTC takes the lead in operationalizing the work of the Division, in particular with support of the CLI grant, and in this respect ensures that there is congruence between the substantive and technical goals and objectives of the CLI grant and the global technical programme. A. Policy analysis and strategic planning•    Coordinate and oversee the work of the TD teams to analyze social, demographic and economic trends, global and regional developments and their impact on the work of UNFPA;•    Support  the Director in strategic engagements and dialogue with global technical and development institutions, academia, think tanks, and the UN partners;•    Coordinate the process of scanning the environment on substantive issues and advise on the implications for the work of the Fund and the Division; •    Coordinate the Division's input to the overall UNFPA strategic planning process led by PSD, and in identifying its priorities for the work of the Division and its branches;•    Support the Director in the strategic positioning of UNFPA on all substantive issues; •    Interpret and oversee implementation of decisions and resolutions of the Executive Committee, the Executive Board and the Executive Director which pertain to the Division, in coordination with the Director. B. Technical leadership and coordination •    Strengthen technical coordination, coherence, integration and cross-thematic collaboration for gender transformative and human rights based approach to SRHR thought leadership; •    Lead and guide the Division's integrated planning, management and oversight, including of tailored technical assistance and policy guidance on gender transformative and human rights based approach to SRHR; •    Strengthen UNFPA leadership and collaboration in inter-agency frameworks and initiatives, guide TD's partnership engagements in SRHR;•    Facilitate the coordination of TD inputs into strategic global events, global advocacy and communications, and resource mobilization; •    Lead and guide the Division's contribution to the knowledge sharing system; oversee the preparation of various reports, including donor reports, annual reports, reports to the Executive Board, among others. C. Technical assistance and representation •    Provide corporate policy guidance and support Division staff in all phases of their activities to ensure coherence with corporate priorities and global development frameworks as well as consistency with principles of results-based and adaptive management; •    Represent the Division and participate   in inter-divisional and inter-agency committees and meetings, as requested, and represent the Division in the absence of the Director;•    Manage the process of ensuring robust monitoring, reporting and evaluation of all the work of the Division, and CLI grant in particular;•    Coordinate the UNFPA technical delivery system in line with a revamped Technical strategy (under development) and ensure the implementation of the quality assurance systems;•    Facilitate effective information and knowledge sharing across the Division; ensure the Division's products are incorporated into the wider UNFPA knowledge sharing system;•    Coordinate technical support and inputs to all HQ Divisions to ensure the accuracy, consistency and quality of substantive issues in advocacy, communications, resource mobilization, and evaluations; D. Management of resources•    Oversee the management of CLI grant and related Global and Regional Programme (GRP) initiatives; lead and manage the process of preparing the annual work plans, ensuring  conformity with UNFPA Strategic Plan priorities;•    Support the Director in the integrated planning process and in monitoring the management and implementation of Branch annual work plans ;•    Oversee the projection of the Division's resource requirements and their subsequent allocation and management; monitor and periodically brief the Director on the status of programme implementation; and, recommend required adjustment in resources to ensure the achievement of results; •    Provide guidance and support to Division Director and teams on finance, human resources, procurement and office management practices, ensuring compliance with UNFPA policies and procedures;•    Guide the preparation of the Division's component of the UNFPA global programme, oversee its management, and ensure its quality, and achievement of results;•    In collaboration with DHR, support the director to ensure that staff management issues are adequately addressed, and are in line with the vision of the People Strategy and UNFPA policies and procedures;•    Develop a sustainability strategy for the CLI grant ensuring ability to continue building UNFPA technical leadership and excellence to deliver on the Strategic Plan beyond 2025; •    Promote opportunities for staff collaboration as well as staff development at all levels, and identify and oversee Division-wide learning activities;•    Promote a team-based, harmonious working environment that support diversity and inclusion and recognizes initiative, openness and performance; and,•    Monitor implementation of Audit recommendations by the Division; •    Support the Director in ensuring an ethics-based approach to management of all human and financial resources, and other aspects of Division management as required.Carry out any other duties as may be required by the TD Director and UNFPA leadership.   Qualifications and Experience   Education:  Advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Demography, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.  Knowledge and Experience: •    15 years experience of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development, of which at least 8 years at the international level;•    Job knowledge and technical expertise in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Population and Development and/or Gender;•    Proven ability to lead and manage teams of high level experts to achieve demonstrable results;•    Extensive network within the academic and development community;•    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; •    Field experience is a strong asset.  Languages: Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.   Required CompetenciesValues:•    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 self and relationships,•    Communicating for impact •    Convening and building partnerships  Functional Competencies:•    Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise – conceptual innovation;•    Leveraging the resources of national government and partners, and building strategic alliances and partnerships – building strategic partnerships;•    Job knowledge / technical expertise – expert knowledge of own discipline. Managerial Competencies: •    Providing strategic focus; •    Engaging staff and partners; •    Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance; •    Making decisions and exercise good judgment   Compensation and BenefitsThis 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.  DisclaimerUNFPA 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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22/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Demographic Resilience and Policy Adviser, Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal, P5 - Dakar, Senegal

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

The Position:The Demographic Resilience and Policy Adviser post is placed in the West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO). The adviser will work with the WCARO, WCA Country Offices, UNFPA HQs and other RO 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, focusing on incorporating demographic dynamics within development policies, and highlighting the implications of population issues for environmental, economic and social trends and policies in the region.The adviser will work under the overall guidance and leadership of the Regional Director and reports directly to the Deputy Regional Director. 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 demographic changes and megatrends such as climate change, urbanization, displacement and migration, changing household structures, gender inequality and population aging on sustainable development. S/he works in an integrated manner with the technical, operations, programme and communications staff in the WCARO. S/he is an active member and contributes thinking to the community of practice network coordinated by the Population Branch of the Technical Division in UNFPA headquarters.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 using population data (e.g. census, CRVS, household surveys), to assess the implications of populations trends for development, for national investments to achieve the SDGs, and for the formulation of evidence-based population and development policies. S/he will provide guidance on how UNFPA Country Offices (COs) can support governments to use population data, including results from the 2020 round of census, to assure resilient national planning in the face of complex megatrends. S/he will provide technical guidance and support on the generation of national and sub-national population projections, and the development of use cases      on how the prevailing population dynamics are likely to affect attainment of UNFPA's 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 Demographic Resilience and Policy Advisor are:A. Evidence Generation and AnalysesB. Strategic Population and Sustainable Development Policy AdviceC. Quality Technical Support and Capacity DevelopmentD. Evidence and Knowledge ManagementE. Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic Positioning.Evidence Generation and AnalysesIdentify and analyze demographic trends and projections, 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; Leverage population censuses and other demographic data sources for the production and analysis of disaggregated data on vulnerable population groups such as persons with disabilities, adolescent and young girls, older persons, ethnic minorities, migrants, refugees and IDPs, including for SDG monitoring purposes.Analyze conditions and interventions that can facilitate countries to harness demographic, health and gender dividends to accelerate progress towards UNFPA's Transformative Results and the SDGs;Scan and analyze political, economic, social, technical, environment, health and legal factors pertaining to population and development issues, and provide strategic advice on their implications for the UNFPA mandate in the region; Strategic Population and Sustainable Development Policy   Advice                                                     Demonstrate the value of demographic analysis and demographic intelligence for sustainable development, and advise on the importance of integrating and addressing demographic dynamics within development policies across different sectors at the regional and country level;                                                                            Contribute to the development of new or updated population and development policies at country level, as well as regional position papers and policy products;    Participate in UNFPA technical networks, symposia and Reference Groups on Demographic Resilience and Population Policy, demographic dividends, population dynamics and climate change, migration, healthy aging, and provide input into UNFPA corporate thinking for the advancement of the three transformative results and ICPD PoA in the region;Develop and synthesize policy briefs and publications to better target public investments in the region toward sustainable development and demographic resilience;Quality technical support and capacity developmentAdvise country offices and provide technical capacity strengthening for the effective use of demographic data for development policies and planning;Support capacity strengthening on technical tools and approaches, including population projections, the use of the UNFPA Population Situation Assessment (PSA), National Transfer Accounts (NTAs) (including National Time Transfer Accounts, NTTAs); and related model-based estimates and tools on demographic dividend(s) in the region, ensuring consistency and coherence in addressing priorities for UNFPA;Work with HQ and other ROs to support the WCA regional adaptation of training materials, manuals and tools, including basic and advanced training on demographic analysis, NTAs/NTTAs, and ensure their availability and promote their use for capacity development;Contribute to the development and implementation of a regional integrated strategy to strengthen capacities pertaining to population and development issues in the region, including regional and sub-regional institutional capacities for supporting and sustaining high-quality technical work by governments;    Monitor the quality of the technical support received at the country level on issues pertaining to population dynamics, demographic resilience, demographic dividend and population megatrends, and coach and manage junior professional staff and consultants to assure quality technical work;Evidence and knowledge managementCoordinate 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;Work closely with HQ and COs to support the WCA regional sub-section of the UNFPA Population Data Portal (PDP), and support the coordination with governments and COs to facilitate national portals and thematic dashboards for the region;    Coordinate the preparation of white papers, policy briefs and related materials for evidence-based policy dialogues at regional level, and provide similar support at the request of country offices and in support of the corporate executive leadership at HQs;Identify regional experts and institutional sources of technical knowledge on population dynamics, demographic intelligence and dividends, and population policies      and establish and maintain a consultant roster for the region;Technical Representation, Strategic Partnerships and Strategic PositioningDevelop and co-ordinate partnerships and collaboration on population dynamics and resilience, demographic dividends, and population policies with other UN agencies and global partners, including in the context of the UNDG and the UN Africa Regional Collaboration Platforms and Opportunity and Issue Based coalitions, the Regional Economic Commissions, the African Development Bank, the African Union Commission, and other regional institutions;Represent UNFPA on relevant technical fora in the region, and elaborate UNFPA's substantive regional and global perspectives in relevant international, inter-governmental, and other policy and technical meetings;Initiate, develop, strengthen and monitor substantive partnerships in population dynamics, demographic resilience, demographic dividends and population megatrends, including with counterparts in UNFPA's HQ and ROs to identify opportunities for South-South cooperation and study tours to enhance technical excellence in the population development ecosystem in the region;      Collaborate  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, the Deputy Regional Director or Chief Population Branch in HQs;Qualifications and Experience: Education:  Advanced degree (doctorate level preferred) in demography, development economics, economic demography, population statistics, development policy 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 development, and social policies of which seven years has been at the international level;Demonstrated expertise in the substantive area of work including a track record of high-quality analyses and related publications;      Demonstrated ability to translate evidence and research findings into actionable policy programmatic recommendations;Familiarity with methods and tools for modelling the demographic dividend and the generational economy, especially NTAs/NTTAs;Experience working with a diverse range of countries, and with national leaders including government partners;Strong track record of technical leadership, and proven ability to produce quality and timely results;Excellent verbal and written communication, especially for the transmission of technical knowledge to non-experts;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. Other UN languages are assets;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 partnershipsDelivering Results Based ProgrammesGenerating, managing and promoting the use of knowledge and Information External and internal communication and advocacy for results mobilizationManagerial 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.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.  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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22/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Programme Specialist, Humanitarian-Development Nexus - P3

Sri Lanka, Western , Colombo

The Position:The Humanitarian-Development Nexus Programme Specialist plays an instrumental role in strengthening the humanitarian-development nexus approach across the UNFPA Sri Lanka Country Programme through a resilience building lens. You will also oversee the humanitarian preparedness and response for UNFPA Sri Lanka.You will work closely with all programme staff at the Country Office and will liaise and collaborate with government partners, other UN agencies and various inter-agency working groups.You will report directly to the UNFPA Country Representative. 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 a highly complex and vulnerable operating environment, the Humanitarian-Development Nexus Programme Specialist will play a pivotal role in programme management with a particular focus on strengthening humanitarian preparedness and response and the integration and transition of humanitarian approaches in development work through a continuum approach, in close coordination with the other programme teams.You will lead the formulation of strategic and responsive programmes to fulfill women and girls' rights and accelerate the achievement of the Three Transformative Results  through operationalizing the humanitarian-development nexus in a highly vulnerable environment in Sri Lanka. Working to advance the ICPD policy agenda in a politically sensitive context, you will anticipate and lead in the formulation of programmes that are responsive to the shifting political, social and economic landscape in Sri Lanka t.You will carry out timely, effective and strategic humanitarian planning, implementation and coordination, ensure results-based management of work plans and contingency frameworks in the areas of humanitarian preparedness and response, and provide quality technical support to the office. You will secure information on achievement of results in the implementation of the humanitarian preparedness and response programme. You would be responsible for:A. Programme Management and M&E: integration of the humanitarian-development nexus approach in programmingReview the national and sub-national political, social and economic environment in Sri Lanka as it impacts on vulnerable populations including women and girls' rights and choices, and pursue opportunities to position ICPD and accelerate the TRs through resilience building using a humanitarian-development nexus approach;Provide strategic technical leadership to ensure integration and a continuum approach across humanitarian and development programming within the Country Programme framework;Support the creation of a common understanding of the humanitarian-development nexus approach and buy-in of partnersFormulate and design programme/projects in line with changing national priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures, ensuring substantive rigor, timeliness and quality in the proposal formulation process;Generate innovative ideas and solutions to promote and accelerate the achievement of the TRs in the humanitarian-development context and ensure that generating evidence of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, scalability/replicability and sustainability of these innovations is integrated in their design.Monitor programme/project expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels;Closely monitor programme/project implementation to identify best practices as well as constraints, and share with the relevant UNFPA programme teams and implementing agenciesB. Humanitarian CoordinationEnsure strong collaboration and coordination among humanitarian actors at national and sub-national level including through the cluster mechanism and/or working groups, and facilitate the necessary technical and operational support for humanitarian action including conducting rapid assessments, mapping of partners and institutional response capacities, building capacities of relevant actors, and sharing/adapting relevant policy guidelines, technical standards and other resources and training materials;As requested, coordinate the CO's various interventions and represent UNFPA at Cluster/ Working Group coordination meetings to share knowledge and ensure comprehensive understanding.Ensure inclusion of UNFPA mandate areas through participation in existing Clusters, and/or, if appropriate, assist in the establishment of working groups to address RH, GBV and gender.Liaise with other sectors/Clusters (such as health, protection, WASH, camp management, education, logistics, early recovery) to ensure that SRHR and GBV issues are prioritized and integrated.C. Knowledge Management and Capacity Building:Maintain continuous and close communication and provide swift follow up and operational support the country office during emergency situations and act as the principal technical focal point for exchange of information between CO, APRO, HQ and UN agencies;Build capacity of UNFPA staff, partners and other relevant actors to bridge the humanitarian and development nexus, implement the humanitarian-development integrated approach, respond to emergency/humanitarian crisis, and ensure that UNFPA staff are prepared to undertake specific roles during disaster and crisis response; andOrient the CO with humanitarian/humanitarian-development nexus tools, policies and procedures.D. Advocacy, Communication, Partnerships and Resource MobilizationContribute to advocacy and resource mobilization efforts by ensuring preparation of relevant documents, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, donor briefs, concept notes and proposals for relevant partners and donors. and participation in related meetings and public events;Promote knowledge sharing and continuous learning including testing, evaluating and documenting innovative strategies and best practices internal and external to UNFPA particularly on the nexus, and integrating these as appropriate in programme and project design;Support development and implementation of a communication plan for humanitarian response including timely preparation of situation reports, and visibility materials;In collaboration with the Communications and Partnerships team, prepare articles, human interest stories, press releases and other print and audio-visual materials on UNFPA's humanitarian response activities,Identify strategic partnerships with CSO's and humanitarian actors in the country, and identify opportunities to influence national and sub-national policy setting for the inclusion of SRHR and GBV issues, based on evidence and good practice. Carry out any other duties as may be required by the UNFPA Representative.  Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree in economics, political science, public health, demography, sociology, gender, international relations, international development, management and/or related discipline. Knowledge and Experience: At least 5 years of increasing professional experience in humanitarian and development nexus work;Experience in programme/project management including designing and appraising proposals and actively liaising with relevant and potential partners;At two-year field experience;Substantive knowledge and practical experience of IASC humanitarian architecture;Prior experience in the UN system is an asset;Substantive experience with implementing SRH, Gender, A&Y and/or P&D programmes is desirable;Experience in programme technical assistance with the UN system, INGOs and CSOs is an asset;Languages: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official UN languages will be 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, Functional Competencies:Advocacy/advancing a policy-oriented agendaLeveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnershipsDelivering results-based programmeInternal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization 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:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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18/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

SWEDD Project Director WCARO - D1

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

The Position:The SWEDD Project Director oversees all project activities under UNFPA's responsibility and serves as focal point for interface with the Regional and Continental Governing bodies and key partners. She/He manages and oversees UNFPA's Technical Assistance to member countries and regional/continental partners.The SWEDD project seeks to improve women and adolescent girls' empowerment and their access to quality reproductive, child and maternal health services in selected areas of the participating west and central African countries, through improving regional knowledge generation and sharing as well as regional capacity and coordination. Initially targeting Sahelian countries, it has now expanded to include other countries in West and Central Africa.The project Director will work closely with UNFPA representatives of participating countries, UN partner agencies, the World Bank, WAHO and the African Union Commission.The primary functions of the Project Director are: Effective program coordinationBuilding and nurturing high-level relationships with implementing partners and participating governmentsProvision of high quality technical advisory servicesManagement of Regional Technical SecretariatManagement of financial resourcesKnowledge managementManaging SWEDD 's regional human resources. 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 Special SWEDD Director reports directly to the Regional Director, who provides overall direction and guidance. Under direct day to day oversight and coordination with the Deputy Regional Director, She/he is the coordinator of all technical and programme support functions for the UNFPA-managed regional activities carried out under the SWEDD project and is responsible for the smooth functioning of the Regional Technical Secretariat (RTS).Working with and drawing from UNFPA Regional Office technical teams, She/He provides state-of-the-art technical expertise and easy access to knowledge through high quality advisory services based on global applied research and best practices, builds partnerships, promotes regional capacity building initiatives and activities to allow participating governments and other development partners to identify, create and share knowledge relevant to solving development challenges in the areas of reproductive and maternal health, gender, youth and adolescents, human capital and demographic dividend.  The Director is also responsible for ensuring that quality and timely technical inputs and guidance is provided to the participating countries.  Timely and quality donor reporting is critical.She/He prioritizes the strengthening of existing continental strategies and initiatives, such as the AU Gender Strategy 2017 -2027, Agenda 2030, Agenda 2063, the Maputo Plan of Action on the Operationalization of the Continental Policy Framework for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (2016-2030), the protocol to the African  Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (the Maputo Protocol), the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child, the AU Roadmap on Harnessing the Demographic Dividend, the African Youth Charter (2006), the Common Position on Ending Child Marriage in Africa (2015) and others. You would be responsible for:A.     Programme coordination•          Provide and ensure substantive coordination, policy coherence, intellectual leadership, and integration across the various technical teams under the project, both at regional and national levels, and among UNFPA, WAHO and WB and with the other partners on the women empowerment agenda.•          Ensure effective coordination among all parties involved in the project implementation - the Regional Technical Secretariat, the Regional Steering Committee (RSC), WCARO Director and staff, the World Bank Task Team, the project coordination units and UNFPA country offices in each of the participating countries. She/He will also work closely with the UN and will be the main point of contact for technical/programmatic leads at the AUC.•          Provide substantive inputs and guidance to build and maintain effective partnerships across the region to facilitate regional policy dialogue and implementation of new regional initiatives identified and to be developed under the project.•          Provide substantive leadership to WCA Regional Office, WCARO, team and other partners to ensure that initiatives are on track and the project achieves its overall delivery targets and results.•          Develop annual workplan and budgets for UNFPA-managed regional activities for approval by the Regional Steering Committee.•          Coordinate the implementation, monitoring and reporting (substantive and financial) of the regional activities, ensuring complementarity between the regional-level and the country-level activities.•          Prepare annual progress reports for UNFPA-managed regional activities.•          Substantively review annual reports prepared by participating countries before submission to the donors; consolidate overall project results achieved and update the project M&E framework for submission to and review by the donors.   •          Ensure effective overall support to the work of the coordination bodies and convene meetings ensuring timely distribution of required materials to members.•          Inform the Governing bodies on a timely basis of any relevant project implementation issues, including financial matters, requiring their intervention.•          Coordinate the development, integration, implementation and monitoring of the overall SWEDD and Spotlight annual work plans.•          Keep the WCARO Director and donors informed of all relevant Project issues, major events, and communications.•          Represent the project in regional and international fora as required.•          Perform other duties as required. B.      Integrated technical and programme support•          Develop working mechanisms for team/integrated approach to ensure programmatic and technical coherence and effectiveness through integrated and multi-disciplinary planning and review mechanisms.•          Coordinate inputs to the implementation of Spotlight and SWEDD's regional-level strategies and activities, based on country and regional experience.•          Work closely with a multi-disciplinary team of WCARO technical focal points and other partners and subcontractors supporting SWEDD activities to ensure top quality technical assistance being provided to participating countries.•          Provide and/or coordinate guidance and support to project implementing partners and UNFPA country offices in the field on technical, programmatic, and operational issues to ensure smooth project implementation in accordance with regional strategies and approved guidelines established by UNFPA and/or donors as applicable. •          Participate in and contribute to regional capacity building initiatives and their effective implementation and monitoring of results.•          Formulate new policies and guidelines/guidance notes on technical and programmatic issues to guide future planning, development and implementation of new initiatives related to demographic dividend and women's empowerment in the Sahel.•          Perform other duties as required.C. Management of Regional Implementing Unit•          Attract, manage, nurture, and keep a highly motivated team of qualified staff assigned to the SWEDD project·         Lead and supervise the Programme Implementation Unit, PIU staff, ensuring high quality performance and outputs in a timely manner and in full compliance with established UNFPA rules, policies, and procedures.•          Coach PIU staff and actively promote teamwork between PIU and WCARO teams for technical coherence and effectiveness, and knowledge sharing.•          Ensure smooth functioning of PIU, and that effective and timely support is provided to the Regional Coordinating bodies•          Perform fiduciary oversight over all resources provided under the project and their prudent utilization per approved annual workplans.•          Ensure that the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan is effectively implemented, including coordination between regional and country-level monitoring and evaluation efforts.•          Ensure prudent management and utilization of project funds and maintain good record of technical services provided by WCARO and other agencies and partners for audit purposes.•          Facilitate project audit exercise, as and when required.•          Ensure the maintenance, updating and safe keeping of all technical materials and M&E systems for easy access and dissemination to partners.•          Supervise consultants and sub-contractors to ensure timely delivery of outputs and facilitate working groups and task teams with other PIU collaborators as required.•          Perform other duties assigned as required.    D.  Evidence and knowledge management•          Coordinate and integrate the process through which lessons learned in the Spotlight and SWEDD Project are systematically captured and develop an effective knowledge sharing system.•          Coordinate with regional technical institutions and establish an effective regional knowledge network of technical experts and practitioners in the areas of gender empowerment and demographic dividend.•          Take the lead and provide state-of-the-art technical advice on synthesizing project results, best practices and lessons learnt from the project and the region, and in preparation of knowledge products or dissemination to the public.  Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree in international development management, public policy or administration, Political Science, economics, sociology, demography, public health, or equivalent development management areas. Knowledge and Experience: A minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the management of complex, donor-funded and multi-partner programmes including five years at the international level.  Experience in the public policy sector is desirable.Work experience in a developing country context in Africa.Evidence of political acumen and partnership building.A track record of extensive national/international working experience with increasing managerial responsibilities in the development area, preferably with experience in gender, eVAWG and/or SRHR programming.Experience in leading/managing knowledge product development and dissemination.Experience in leading/managing communications product development and dissemination.Experience of working closely with the AU/AUC, the Word Bank Group is preferred.Strong track record of leadership and management, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results.Ability to build and motivate / lead cross-cutting teams to produce client-oriented results. Languages: Strong verbal and writing communication skills in English and French is required.Knowledge of other official UN languages 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,Functional Competencies:Advocacy / advancing a policy-oriented agendaResults based programme development and management.Leveraging partners' resources / building strategic alliances and partnershipsInnovation and marketing of new approachesJob knowledge / technical expertiseManagerial Competencies:Providing strategic focusEngaging internal & external partners and stakeholdersLeading, developing, and empowering people / creating a culture of performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgmentCompensation 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:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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18/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Project Management Analyst - P2

United States of America, New York , New York

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 United Nations Development Coordination Office (DCO) serves as the secretariat for the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG)–40 agencies, funds and programmes working on development–at the regional and global levels.At the regional level, five UN Development Coordination Office Regional Directors and their teams in Panama, Addis Ababa, Amman, Istanbul and Bangkok provide Resident Coordinators with regional-specific support, with a secretariat role for the UN Sustainable Development Group.At the global level the UN SDG is chaired by the Deputy Secretary-General. The Vice-Chair is the UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator.This position is located in UNDCO/CBSS at Headquarters in New York. The Project Management Analyst reports to Global Lead for the Business Operations Strategy (BOS) and works collaboratively with Sr. Change Management Advisor on matters pertaining to Knowledge Management.  This post will be administered by UNDP on behalf of UNDCO. Position Purpose:The role of the Project Management Analyst will be to assist in the delivery of UNSDG targets and objectives to scale up high impact common services under the BOS 2.0. The Analyst will leverage the experience and expertise of UN Operations Management Teams (OMTs) to evaluate the progress of BOS implementation and identify and report on high impact and low impact services from existing BOSes. In doing so, the Analyst will analyze data, suggest standardized approaches for high impact services, prepare success stories, undertake outreach activities, conduct training workshops and provide substantive inputs to consultative meetings in support of the delivery of UNSDG Efficiency Agenda targets for the BOS. Duties and Responsibilities:Plan, identify and analyze standardized approaches for high impact common services for scaling through BOS 2.0Analyze high impact common services such as HR roster and procurement data from select BOS;Recommend a scaling up approach to apply to other BOS based on best practices emerging from BOS with high impact common services;Identify and report high impact and low impact services from the existing BOS;Engage OMTs in utilization of the high impact services in their BOS;Organize interaction with the OMTs to engage OMTs in utilization of the high impact services in their BOS; Coordinate development of practice notes for high impact common servicesPrepare success stories from the implementation of the BOS at the country level;Seek inputs from members of country OMTs, UNCTs and HQ interagency staff to draft and finalize practice notes;Develop training modules and workshops with experts;Identify appropriate modality for knowledge sharing on high impact common services among UN OMTs;Performs knowledge sharing activities, in collaboration with the CBSS team, by planning workshops, other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the SDG knowledge portal.Monitors and analyzes BOS 2.0 development and implementationExample of Duties:     Reviews relevant documents and reports;Identify and report high impact and low impact services from the existing BOS;Identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions;Identifies and tracks follow-up actions.Analyze data, engage with OMTs virtually and report on progress of the BOS at output, outcome and impact levelIdentify and report lessons learns and best practices from the review for broader use and reference by the 131 UN Country Teams;Coordinate the interlinkage between the OMTs, Expert Agencies and DCO on optimization of the high impact services.Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, contributing data and analytical findings, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.Undertakes survey initiatives, designs data collection tools and reports analyzes as appropriateResearches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources;Interprets survey responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions;Undertakes outreach activities and conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.;Makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:None  Competencies:Core - CoreBehaviouralCompetencies.pdf (undp.org)Achieve Results:Level 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadlineThink Innovatively:Level 1:  Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvementsLearn ContinuouslyLevel 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedbackAdapt with AgilityLevel 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexibleAct with Determination      Level 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confidentEngage and PartnerLevel 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationshipsEnable Diversity and InclusionLevel 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:Operations ManagementAbility to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organization's business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanismsWorking with Evidence and Data            Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-makingCommunication              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 audienceAbility to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channelsMonitoringAbility to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and resultsData literacy     Understand the potential as well as the limitations of using data driven innovation.Ability to use a mix of data sources (quantitative, qualitative or real-time techniques) to develop understanding, identify patterns to inform decision making or identify opportunities for further exploration.EffectivenessPerformance and data analysis and sharing lessonsStrategic Policy Engagement     Influencing the policy agenda and collaboration with UNSDG  Required Skills and Experience Education:Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field; A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience:At least 2 years for those with a Master's Degree and 4 years if First Level University Degree of professional working experience in the field of international affairs, preferably working with UN Secretariat entities and UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes.  Demonstrated experience in knowledge management, communications and organizational learning.Experience in operating within UN Joint Programmes, inter-agency coordination and liaison Proven ability to carry out high-quality research and analysis.  Excellent writing skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Non-Smoking environment Language Requirement:Proficiency in English is requiredWorking knowledge of at least one other UN language is desirable        ______________________________________________________________________ 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:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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18/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Representative - P5

Togo, Lome , Lome

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. UNFPA Representative as Country Director:You may also act as non-resident Country Director in some of UNFPA's country offices. In this function you are supported by the staff in the respective 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 UNFPA Representative plays the leading role in projecting the priorities and mandate of the organization at the national and/or area level.  Through compelling advocacy and thought leadership, the Representative effectively positions UNFPA to be the visible centre of innovation and excellence on issues of population and development, sexual and reproductive health, and gender, human rights and culture.  Placing the ICPD issues at the centre of the overall development agenda, the Representative plays a significant part in ensuring a coordinated and comprehensive engagement across the UN system, with bilateral donors and civil society, with national counterparts and other partners.  The Representative provides leadership for the work of UNFPA in the country of assignment and is accountable for the UNFPA Country programme and operations in the country.   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 managementLead 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;Position the demographic dividend as the strategic focus to achieve national objectivesProvide overall vision, direction and management for the work of UNFPA in the country.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;Act as a leading spokesperson within the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), promoting effective coordination on development issues with integration of population and development and sexual and reproductive health issues in the larger development agenda;Advocate and engage in policy dialogue for concerted action by the international community, the UN and national counterparts on issues related to sexual and reproductive health, population and development, and gender, human rights and culture, and creates awareness of the critical role of ICPD issues in the overall development agenda and the achievement of the SDGs, including in the development of CCA, UNDAF and other national development frameworks;C.  Programme oversight and coordinationOversee implementation of the country programme using a 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;D.  Management of resourcesAssume overall accountability for the management and work of the Country Office;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;Ensure an ethics-based approach to management of all human and financial resources; andCarry out any other duties as may be required by the Regional Director   Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Post-graduate university degree in: International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management, Public Health, Gender 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 and French is required.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,Functional Competencies:Organizational Leadership and direction;Ensuring Operational Effectiveness and accountability for results;External and internal relations and advocacy for results mobilization;Strategically positioning UNFPA programmes in the country;Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness;Strengthening  the programme and technical capacity of country offices;Facilitating quality programmatic results;Aligning Human Resources with the organization's strategic direction. 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:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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12/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Leadership Pool International Operations Manager - P4

Central African Republic, Bangui , Bangui

The Position:The International Operations Manager (IOM) plays a leading role in supporting the delivery of the UNFPA country programme, which aims to realize the 2030 Agenda in order to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people. Under the guidance of the Representative, the IOM leads strategic planning for UNFPA operations, setting of management targets, and outsourced services.The IOM leads a broad portfolio ranging from:Finance ManagementHuman ResourcesProcurementITTravel and LogisticsCommon serviceSecurity of UNFPA premises and staff.The IOM advises the Representative on course correction; compliance, cost effectiveness; and creative responses to emerging complex challenges. 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 are accountable for supporting the effective development and delivery of an innovative Country Programme 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.Through delivery of effective programmes, including in emergency settings, you serve on the frontline, supporting the organization's ability to deliver high quality 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 would be responsible for:Summary of Responsibilities:Strategic direction of UNFPA operationsDay-to-day management of UNFPA's operationsSupport and coordination of UNFPA's common servicesSafety and security of UNFPA staff and premisesPartnership building on operational issuesCarry out any other duties as may be required by the County Representative, Regional Office management or Headquarters.Detailed Description of Responsibilities:A.  Strategic direction of UNFPA operationsContribute to the delivery of the country programme, and ensure overall operations are carried out effectively, in a transparent manner and in compliance with established policies, procedures and rules.Ensure annual and longer-term management targets, at the UNFPA corporate and Country Office level are met.Determine optimal approaches for improving effectiveness and efficiency of business management, fostering innovation and furthering operational excellence.Drive knowledge management practices within the Country Office.Build capacity of staff through coaching and mentoring on operations management relevant for programme implementation and sound project management.B.  Day-to-day management of UNFPA's operations:Financial Management: ensure the integrity of financial systems, review of budget requirements and the consistent application of rules and regulations.Human Resources Management: Support the Representative in the recruitment and management of staff, providing them with direction and motivation; fostering empowerment; learning and career management and promoting cross-unit team work.Supervise operations staff demonstrating 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.General Administration: Oversee CO travel, logistics and premises; establishment of work plans, and monitoring of the achievement of results in collaboration with programme staff.Ensure high quality provision of procurement and other project support services.Monitor quality and timeliness of services provided by Service ProvidersRoutinely monitor financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and alert HQ to any unusual transactions C.    Support and coordination of UNFPA's common services:Provide policy support, guidance and advocacy at the country level on development, establishment and management of common services with other participating UN organizations/ agencies.Ensure that common services and joint arrangements benefit UNFPA in its objective to provide efficient and economical support services to the implementation of the country programme.D.   Safety and security of UNFPA staff and premises:Support staff safety by driving compliance with UN Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) and Minimum Operational Residential Security Standards (MORSS).Together with the Representative, represent UNFPA in the Security Management Team and effectively implement security measures agreed in the SMT in compliance with security policy in UNFPA.Represent UNFPA in Operations Management Team (OMT) meetings, ensuring that UNFPA interests are respected and value for money for goods and services are in line with best business practices.E.  Partnership building on operational issues:Represent UNFPA in inter-agency administrative meetings, and ensure smooth cooperation between agencies on joint undertakings such as hardship questionnaires and salary surveys.Identify new approaches and measures to further enhance UNFPA delivery capacities, professional management and cost effectiveness.Promote a client-oriented approach among all operations staff.F.   Carry out any other duties as may be required by the County Representative, Regional Office management or Headquarters.  Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advance degree from an accredited university in any of the following disciplines: Public Administration or Business Administration, Economics, Management or other related field.Knowledge and Experience: 7 years of experience in development in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting, including 3 or more years' experience in managing teams in a complex organizational setting.Ability to build strong relationships with clients, focus on impact and result, and respond positively to feedback.Solid knowledge in procurement, financial and human resources management, contract, asset, and information and communication technology.Ability to lead business process re-engineering, to implement new systems, and to positively affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal changes.Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting, formulation and monitoring of projects/programmes.Experience in international development and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.Field experience is essential; humanitarian context is an asset.Demonstrated ability to sustain and advance current partnerships. Demonstrated ability to provide strategic vision and focus by successfully communicating and implementing priorities based on clear deliverables.   Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for team decisions, providing the rationale as appropriate.Demonstrated ability to provide team managers with the needed direction to achieve results and hold them accountable.Languages: Fluency in English and French is required.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,UN Leadership Characteristics:Norm-based - grounded in UN norms and standardsPrincipled - defends norms and standards without discrimination, fear or favourInclusive of all personnel and stakeholdersAccountableMulti-dimensionalTransformationalCollaborativeSelf-applied - modelled in our own behaviourManagerial Competencies:Providing strategic focusEngaging in internal/external partners and stakeholdersLeading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performanceMaking decisions and exercising judgmentCompensation 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:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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12/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Individual Giving Programme Manager, Strategic Partnership Branch - P4

United States of America, New York , New York City

Job Description Organizational Location The Individual Giving Programme Manager (IGPM) will be located in the Strategic Partnerships Branch. The IGPM will work under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Strategic Partnerships Branch, who leads organization-wide efforts to forge partnerships and resource mobilization to obtain new and innovative resources in support of the implementation of UNFPA's operations. Job PurposeThe Individual Giving Manager will work to implement the UNFPA Individual Giving Programme, expanding the portfolio of individuals donating to UNFPA and progressively increasing resources coming through gifts from the general public. In this position, the Manager will work to Strategy qualify, cultivate, and solicit prospective donors , building a solid pipeline of one-time, recurring donors and high-net worth individuals for major gifts.  Major Activities Strategic Activities Ensure effectiveness and accountability for the implementation of the IGP Strategy 2022-2025 and d     evelop a coherent approach for outreach and expansion of the IGP,      Develop the overall IG strategy, annual plans and priorities to deliver to agreed income targets with results achieving required KPIsLead the team to deliver progressive income growth and develop new and innovative ways of attracting and inspiring supporters.Ensure the highest Level of interaction and preparation for the IGP governance mechanisms;Ensure that risks are identified and mitigation strategies are in place in an externally evolving ecosystem.Coordinate the development of c     ountry-level digital IGP operations and maintain the continuous relationship with USA for UNFPA;Manage the IGP team, ensuring sound effectiveness and relevant capacity building;Ensure constant internal and external communications related to IGP as well as internal capacity building. FundraisingLead and inspire the Individual Giving team to plan for and raise the annual targets.Manage relationships with multiple vendors and monitor their performances as per agreed KPIs.Collaborate with focal points in the Media Communications Branch as well as communications and fundraising focal points at regional and country level in the development of fundraising campaigns.Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward gifts prospects. Provide strategic leadership in designing and implementing major gift support.  Develop annual work plans for both recruitment and stewardship activities.Maintain a best in class plan to recruit and maintain a large number of monthly donors with a low level of donor attrition.Track the global developments in digital fundraising and engagement platforms across the sector, and beyond, maintaining relationships with key contacts in the digital and fundraising industry. General support to the Strategic Partnerships Branch Support the general work of the Branch, including the relation with Regional and Country Offices and development and implementation of visibility activities and events.Participate in the review and provide feedback to Resource Mobilization and Partnerships Plans for country and regional offices.Perform other related duties, as and when required. Job Requirements Education:  Advanced University Degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Development Economics, Non Profits Management  Social Sciences or related disciplines. Knowledge and Experience: Seven years of increasingly progressive experience in fundraising from the general public and fostering partnerships with the private sector at national or international level. Solid and diverse technical and operational management experience in individual giving,  fund-raising/partnerships/foundation development initiatives, resulting in significant revenue growth;At least five years of experience managing teams of fundraisers.Demonstrated ability to use data and insights to drive performance and growth and embed this culture in teams,Demonstrated success in fundraising from individuals and partnership creation in the private sector or UN system. Superior understanding and proven track record for securing and managing multi-year/multi-million dollar corporate partnerships;Strong diplomacy skills and political savvy; the ability to strategically and effectively navigate within complex environments; Ability to conceptualize and actualize goals consistent with a strategic, long-term focus for private sector development; Excellent communication skills (both written and oral); ability to eloquently articulate the case for support.Financial budgeting and reporting skills and experience overseeing budgets of significant size is essentialRequired Competencies:  Core Competencies:   Achieving results,Being accountableDeveloping 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 the organization Global leadership and advocacy for ICPD goalsResource Mobilization Promoting organizational learning and knowledge sharingOrganizational awareness  Job knowledge/Technical expertise  Languages: Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, including the ability to set out a coherent analysis in presentations. Working knowledge of French or Spanish  desirable.  Compensation and BenefitsThis 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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11/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Knowledge Management Specialist - P3

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

Job Description The Position:The Knowledge Management / Grants specialist is in the External Relations Unit of the Humanitarian Response Division (HRD) in Geneva.  The post reports to the Head of the External Relations Unit and works in close relationship with other work streams of HRD, regional and field offices on reporting and knowledge management. 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 overall purpose of the Humanitarian Response Division (HRD) is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by leading emergency response and supporting humanitarian preparedness actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Grand Bargain Commitments, Sendai Framework, etc.). The ERD leads in leveraging and increasing effectiveness, efficiency, and capacity of UNFPA staff and partners to scale up UNFPA's role as a key global humanitarian leader. Through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) and other associated entities, the ERD acts as a point of convergence on humanitarian activities, including policy, coordination, programming, advocacy, field capacity development, resource mobilization, innovation, partnerships, technical guidance and, crucially, thematic integration, ensuring complementarity between humanitarian and development action within the organization. HRD advocates among humanitarian agencies to include sexual and reproductive health and rights needs and sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response needs and humanitarian concerns and specific needs of women, adolescents and young people into the overall humanitarian preparedness and response frameworks. The HRD facilitates the development of UNFPA capacities to prepare and respond to the emergencies and to ensure the Agency is well equipped to deal with the context of fragility and disaster risk reduction. Under the supervision and guidance of the Head of the External Relations Unit, the Knowledge management / grants specialist supports the ERD in strengthening effective reporting on UNFPA's emergency responses to donors and ensures harmonized and coherent approach to reporting HRD results. S/he will support work closely with other units in HRD, regional office, and CO's in capturing of best practice and lessons learned on UNFPA's humanitarian operations.  You would be responsible for: Grant Management Contribute to overall coordination of HRD proposal development to donors for new and ongoing multi-country grants for the HRDCompile and produce quarterly, bi-annual, and annual donor reports for all HRD led grants in collaboration with all ERD units and relevant stakeholders ensuring a harmonized and streamlined approach. Monitor compliance of reporting requirements and needs of all relevant HRD Units and HRD led grants Finalize all reports for timely submission to donors Support analysis of humanitarian funding trends for SRH and GBV Contribute to reporting to OCHA-managed Financial Tracking System. Evidence and knowledge management, and dissemination Supports the development of UNFPA's HRD knowledge management strategy in line with the ERD's results framework and related policies. As delegated by the Head of ERU, work with relevant stakeholders, including HRD units, to facilitate and support opportunities for identifying and capturing of initiatives borne out of the implementation of humanitarian responses and identify good practices and lessons learned that expand UNFPA's humanitarian knowledge base Ensure that documentation and compilation of good practices are consistently captured in a harmonized and structured manner, following UNFPA standards, Support linkages between different HRD units and the ROs and relevant HQ units to promote the dissemination and use of knowledge products and strengthens synergies across geographic and thematic areas.Support the creation and utilization of a HRD's Knowledge management repository and support effective dissemination and utilization of knowledge productsSupport partnerships with think tanks, academia, policy institutes and KM networks.Support to all ERD evaluations, studies, reviews, surveys, as directed by the head of the ERU Any other duties:Performs any other duties as may be directed by the Head of the External Relations Unit, the Director and/or Deputy Director, including emergency deployment. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced University degree in public health, medicine, sociology, demography, gender, economics, international relations, international development, public administration, marketing, management, or another related field.  Knowledge and Experience: 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in management and development relevant to sexual and reproductive health, gender and population and development of which three at the international level.Experience in Research, Results-Based Programme Development and Management to improve programme efficiency.Substantive knowledge Management and research experience; knowledge and practical experience in knowledge management and strategic information management.Experience in programme and/or technical assistance with the UN System and other international development organizations will be desirable.Experience in the use technology for development, mobile based data collection, web-based integrated systems and training and capacity building and human centered design experience Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to explain complex ideas and findings in a way that can be easily understood.   Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other official UN languages an asset.  Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity in all its forms,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:Job knowledge and technical expertiseLeveraging the resources of partners/ building strategic alliances and partnershipsResults-based programme development and managementImplementing management systemsDelivering results-based programmeOrganizational awareness. ​​​​​​​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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06/01/2023
United Nations Development Programme

Information Management - P3

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
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Job Description The Position:The IM Specialist post is in the Inter-Agency and Partnership in the Humanitarian Response Division (HRD), based in Geneva. In a matrix management arrangement with the Head, External Relations Unit (as the primary supervisor) and the Humanitarian Data Adviser (providing technical guidance), the IM Specialist provides remote and in-country technical support on IM, needs assessment and analysis and actively participate in relevant assessment-related work streams. 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 overall purpose of the Humanitarian Response Division (HRD) is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by leading emergency response and supporting humanitarian preparedness actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Grand Bargain Commitments, Sendai Framework, etc.). The HRD leads in leveraging and increasing effectiveness, efficiency, and capacity of UNFPA staff and partners to scale up UNFPA's role as a key global humanitarian leader. Through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) and other associated entities, HRD acts as a point of convergence on humanitarian activities, including policy, coordination, programming, advocacy, field capacity development, resource mobilization, innovation, partnerships, technical guidance and, crucially, thematic integration, ensuring complementarity between humanitarian and development action within the organization. HRD advocates among humanitarian agencies to include sexual and reproductive health and rights needs and sexual and gender-based violence prevention and response needs and humanitarian concerns and specific needs of women, adolescents and young people into the overall humanitarian preparedness and response frameworks. The HRD facilitates the development of UNFPA capacities to prepare and respond to the emergencies and to ensure the Agency is well equipped to deal with the context of fragility and disaster risk reduction. Under the supervision of the  Head of the External Relations Unit, S/He participates, in coordination with the Humanitarian data adviser, in all relevant data initiatives and provides direct technical support to colleagues in the field in collecting, analyzing, disseminating, and using GBV-related data. S/He will function as the technical backstop for GBV IM, will represent the GBV AoR in inter-agency groups such as the Information Management Working Group (IMWG) and will assist the GBV AoR Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator with representation of the GBV AoR in the Global Protection Cluster (GPC). You would be responsible for: The IM specialist will support the data and information management and quality assurance activities related to UNFPA's emergency response.  The data specialist responsibilities will include information management functions of the Global GBV AoR. Data and Information ManagementSupport the design, establishment, and use of UNFPA's data reporting systems for UNFPA's SRH and GBV activities in emergency/humanitarian crisis affected regions. Develop regular information management products to visualize and report analysis findings on implementation progress and gaps. (e.g., interactive, or static dashboards or maps) and contribute to the development disaggregated information products on operationally relevant themes,Support and guide COs in humanitarian (emergency) settings in collection and analysis Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) data and Programme results, as needed.Support COs for the timely reporting of indicators and milestones on emergency/ humanitarian programming, including report submission, and updating qualitative, quantitative, output and outcome performance indicator targets.Organize and archive data and information on operationally relevant themes for high-risk areas and monitor data quality through the processes of collection, collation, storage, analysis, and reporting.  CoordinationSupport IM capacity development efforts in line with IASC guidance and the expectation that lead agencies provide information management and analysis capacity at the country level to support coordination capacity, enabling stronger evidence base for the GBV responseWorking with the GBV AoR, provide supervision and guidance to IM staff in the AOR IM team, provide guidance and oversight to the GBV AoR Information management officer to strengthen UNFPA leadership in GBV information management and data analysis including in HPC-related joint interagency processes Support to GBV AoRGBV Analytical Framework and toolkit,Support GBV AoR IM team responsible for all HPC-related IM work streamsLead revision of technical guidance and adapting IM tools for use of GBV sub-clusters, As required, participation in inter-agency work in the various humanitarian data groups led by OCHA to ensure integration of GBV in inter sector analysis and planning.  Any other dutiesPerforms any other duties as may be directed by the Head of External Relations Unit, the Director and/or Deputy Director, including emergency deployment. Qualifications and Experience:  Education:  Advanced university degree in social science, economics, statistics, programming, geo-mapping, or other related field with a focus on skills relevant to information management and/or data management.  Knowledge and Experience: Minimum five years (of which at least 2 in field operations) professional and substantive experience in information management and/or data management. Advanced technical knowledge in developing dashboards (power bi or similar), creating ArcGIS  maps, and using Pivot tables (Excel) for data analysis, Experience and skills in operational / service mapping desiredExperience with spatial analysis desired   Demonstrated experience and knowledge of producing charts and tables in excel is requiredDemonstrated ability to produce high quality infographics required Experience with Adobe Illustrator for product design an advantage. Knowledge of and experience with the HPC cycle requiredKnowledge of SRH and GBV desiredExperience in humanitarian response required.Strong analytical and strategic thinking and a commitment to results.Ability to organize work effectively and to meet planned deadlines. Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work effectively in a multicultural and changing environment, communication skills, teamwork, analytic thinking, planning, and organizing, time management, creativity and innovation and client orientation.Demonstrated self-motivation, persistence, and the ability to proactively manage own stress level and those of others; capacity to deal with conflict situations and opposition in a positive manner; maturity and sound sense of judgment to interact with all UN colleagues at various levels, civil society representatives, donors and others. Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other official UN languages an asset.  Required Competencies:  Values:Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system, Embracing cultural diversity in all its forms,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:Job knowledge and technical expertiseProviding inter-agency coordination support.Generating, managing, and promoting the use of IM and dataProviding a technical support systemFacilitating quality programmatic resultsFacilitating large quantitative datasets, including in Excel, Stata, etc.IM data and trend analysis.   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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06/01/2023