Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. The Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section supports UN Women to fulfill its coordination mandate in the area of peace and security and UN system efforts to improve implementation, and monitoring and reporting of global commitments on women and peace and security, including as set out in Beijing Platform for Action, ten Security Council resolutions and various other frameworks. In the area of mediation and conflict resolution, UN Women works to strengthen inclusivity by generating knowledge, providing expertise, building partnerships, facilitating dialogue and building the capacity of actors engaged in peacemaking to enhance women's meaningful participation and ultimately secure gender-equality outcomes. UN Women's Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section has been implementing a project on gender-inclusive peace processes for more than four years. The project, which is integrated within a broader portfolio as well, has been instrumental in raising the profile of one of the most intractable issues in the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda?women's direct participation in formal, high-level peace and political processes. Widespread and deep gender-based exclusion has continued into the 21st century. With its partners, UN Women has been building political partnerships across peace tracks, pushing knowledge generation forward, making expert resources available and offering spaces to strategize and build movements towards peace at national, regional and global policy levels. Still, despite significant efforts by the UN, civil society and others, high-level peace processes remain largely stalled and women's meaningful participation and influence at the track I level limited, hampering the likelihood of reaching durable peace agreements. Reporting to the Deputy Chief, the Policy Specialist will play key role in overseeing the implementation of the project "Enhancing Women's Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Context in the MENA Region." She or He will act as an important channel between country and regional offices, and global policy-related work in the areas of gender equality, conflict resolution and mediation. The Policy Specialist will also contribute to the broader work of the Peace, Security and Humanitarian section on mediation, including policy development and coordination, capacity building interventions and strategic partnerships, and learning. Duties and Responsibilities Lead project management and coordination for the "Enhancing Women's Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Context in the MENA Region project ": - Lead project's activities at the global level and effective coordination with UN Women Country and Regional offices to ensure implementation on the ground. - Develop and monitor annual workplan and budget - Oversee the substantive and programmatic work of implementing partners, - Compile and draft regular donor reports and updates ensuring strong tracking of results and documentation of good practices and lessons learned. - Maintain strong communication with country focal points, donor representatives and implementing partners to ensure coordination and complementarity of efforts. Provide substantive support to policy development and coordination: - Provide substantive support to Peace and Security Section in leading the global-level coordination, monitoring, and catalytic programming efforts to advance the implementation of gender sensitive mediation and inclusive peace processes; - Produce studies, reports, background papers on the gender and mediation portfolio - Provide inputs to intergovernmental processes and other international forums to facilitate and increase women's participation in, and influence of, mediation and peace processes; - Organize (online) conferences, dialogues, expert meetings, panels and other interactive events on relevant issues for intergovernmental processes and project implementation; - Assess implementation bottlenecks and gaps in advancing the women, peace and security agenda with regards to conflict resolution and take appropriate responses whether in terms of policy development and negotiation with relevant stakeholders, or pilot programming interventions. Provide substantive support and capacity building to UN Women field offices: - Provide technical support to UN Women Country Offices, civil society and governmental partners on Enhancing Women's Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Context; - Ensure information flow between Country and Regional Offices, and HQ on lessons learned, promising approaches, and good practices of support to women's participation in peace processes. Provide technical support to partnership building: - Identify relevant actors/forums, and liaise with key international, national, regional, and local civil society and governmental stakeholders to strengthen women's capacity and solidarity and to facilitate and increase their access, participation and representation to peace processes and to key stakeholders; - Develop and solidify partnerships with key stakeholders, including academic institutions, governments and civil society organizations; - Build and maintain donor relations and - Draft reports for the project, - Strengthen partnerships with other UN entities and international policy making forums to highlight and reinforce accountability mechanisms for the implementation of global policy commitments on women, peace and security, including SCRs 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009),1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013), 2242 (2015), 2467 (2019) and 2493 (2019); - Represent the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section at internal and external meetings, as delegated. Provide technical inputs to the development of knowledge products: - Provide technical inputs to the development of policy and knowledge products; - Provide substantive guidance and technical inputs to ensure the quality of knowledge products and capacity development tools commissioned under the Section's gender and mediation portfolio; - Provide feedback to UN Women offices on case studies and other related knowledge products and publications as requested and needed; - Collate good practices and lessons learned and feed into the WPS Community of Practice as needed; - Produce relevant knowledge products to meet UN Women needs and standards of quality. - Perform duties as assigned by supervisor. Key Performance Indicators: - Timely and quality implementation of the project - Quality reports, publications, and studies on mediation and conflict resolution as well as broader peace and security themes; - Timely and quality of organization of meetings; - Quality research which leads to actionable results; - timely and quality support to field offices; - Number of strong partnerships which lead to results. Competencies Core values: - Integrity; - Professionalism; - Respect for Diversity. Core Competencies: - Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues; - Accountability; - Creative Problem Solving; - Effective Communication; - Inclusive Collaboration; - Stakeholder Engagement; - Leading by Example. Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637 Functional Competencies: - Good planning, goal-setting and prioritization; - Strong communication skills, both written and oral; - Strong public speaking skills. - Strong analytical and drafting skills; - Strong analytical and problem solving skills; - Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all level of the organization; - Demonstrate sensitivity, tact and diplomacy, comfortable with handling external relationships at all level; - Work in a highly pressured environment; - Strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality and accountability; - Strong understanding of women, peace and security issues. Required Skills and Experience Education: - Master degree (or equivalent) in development related disciplines, gender issues, economics, public policy, law or other social science fields. (Education in Peace and Security is an advantage) is required. - A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience: - At least 5 years of progressive experience in international development, law, policy analysis, sociological/gender equality or related areas, preferably with work experience from international organizations and/or the United Nations system; - Experience of working on policy and advocacy work on women's human rights and gender equality, including conflict resolution and peacebuilding, with field experience in peace and security contexts highly desirable; - Experience in planning, coordinating and implementing events and other activities. Languages: - Fluency in English is required; - Knowledge of Arabic or French is highly desired; - Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset. ___________________________________________________________________________ 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](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with firstname.lastname@example.org. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). 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Background Peace and Development Advisors (hereafter PDA) are deployed to engage with national stakeholders to build, strengthen, and sustain nationally owned and driven efforts to prevent violent conflict and build just and peaceful societies. The range of countries to which PDAs are deployed vary considerably, with some deployed to countries emerging from conflict, others where violence is escalating, and others to countries where there is no violent conflict but underlying structural causes of conflict are present. PDAs are also deployed in countries where political and developmental challenges exist around issues related to elections and constitutional processes, exclusion and inequality, environment, climate change and natural resource management. PDAs are deployed through a partnership between the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. PDAs support Resident Coordinators (RC) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in their efforts to work with national partners on conflict prevention and sustaining peace. They support early warning and risk management measures, and ensure that UN assessments, frameworks (mainly UN Cooperation Frameworks), strategies and programmes are conflict-sensitive and informed by high quality analysis. They are located in the Resident Coordinators' office, with a direct reporting line to the RC, and a secondary reporting line to the UNDP Resident Representative and DPPA-DPO regional divisions. In 2021, PDAs will have been deployed to more than 50 countries through the Joint Programme. While most PDAs are deployed at country-level, there are a number of PDAs who cover multiple countries. In some contexts, PDAs are part of a small Peace and Development Advisory team composed of a PDA and a substantive national or international officer/analyst. PDAs also receive additional support from a Joint Programme Secretariat based at UN Headquarters in New York, from UNDP and DPPA technical advisors/specialists globally, and from a cadre of regional programme specialists supporting their regions from Amman, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul and Panama. PDAs at the P5 level will be deployed in: a) particularly complex political, conflict and security settings as determined by the Joint Programme criticality assessment and analysis carried out by DPPA and UNDP, b) in contexts of UN mission/mission transition settings or with other political presences, c) when regional/sub-regional functions are required, or d) when engagement with high-level officials is expected. Nigeria's Context The strategic importance of Nigeria to Africa cannot be overstated and her stability and sustained economic growth is an asset in driving the continental development agenda, especially with the coming to operation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement. Peace and security are conditions sine quo non for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Developments Goals (SDGs) for without an enabling environment, the possibility of achieving the SDGs is very minimal. Nonetheless, the country is challenged by multifaceted conflicts which have negatively impacted on its citizens' quality of life, democratic consolidation, stability and sustainable development. Nigeria's plural and diverse ethnic, regional, and religious character is a key defining context of her conflict dynamics. Generally, there are three broad typologies of conflict in Nigeria, namely, identity-based conflict, resource-based conflict and power-based conflict, which have diverse consequences on the country's peace and development. Significant resources have been invested to address these violent internal conflicts given the threat it poses to the country's cohesion and stability. While democratic governance in Nigeria has continued to improve since 1999 when the country returned to civilian rule, major threats to Nigeria's stability, internal security and democratic consolidation persist, as evident by recurring ethno-religious violence especially in the northern part Nigeria, the Boko Haram insurgency that has resulted in splinter groups such as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the militancy in the Niger Delta region, the herders-farmers conflict, the rising banditry acts (characterised by kidnaps of school children) in the north-west and the agitations for secession by the groups in the South East, particularly the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The widespread insecurity and growing terrorism have exposed large sections of the population to untold risks and attendant socio-economic challenges such as unemployment, endemic poverty, marginalization, social exclusion, mismanagement of public resources, and weak sense of national identity. Consequently, issues of national unity and cohesion remain core to national discourse, accentuating the need to strengthen mechanisms to address vulnerability and build resilience. The rising insecurity, the attendant deaths and destruction of property has orchestrated the demand for the creation of state and regional security outfits to confront the challenge. In addition, there is a continuous clamour for the restructuring of the Nigerian federation, although there is no consensus as to what the restructured Nigeria should look like. However, despite the significant capabilities for reducing and managing internal conflicts, the initiatives are often ad hoc and reactive, with limited overall impact. Elections in Nigeria, as is the case in other parts of in Africa, have become a serious threat to peace, stability and security, instead of being a celebration of democratic consolidation, due to the attendant violence that has characterized past elections. The UNDP through the Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) initiative has contributed immensely to addressing election related issues, particularly through support to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its various programmes, including voter education and violence free election campaigns undertaken in partnership with civil society organizations. This electoral cycle programme complements regular programmatic UNDP conflict prevention and peace building programmes. It is in this regard that UNDP supported national stakeholders in the organization and the signing of the Abuja Peace Accord for Peaceful Elections in 2015. One of the outcomes of the Peace Accord was the establishment of a National Peace Committee whose accompanying role was significant in ensuring the peaceful conduct of the 2015 and the 2019 General Elections in Nigeria. The successes of the National Peace Committee have provided the much-needed launch pad for the resuscitation of the need to work with Nigerian Government and stakeholders to establish a functional Infrastructure for Peace in Nigeria, especially ahead of the upcoming general elections in 2023. In January 2019, the Resident Coordinator wrote to Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), expressing the UN's readiness to support the efforts of the Government of Nigeria's to create a National Peace Commission (reference: AF 1014/III/859 of 26th April 2018) in line with the National Economic Council (NEC) Security Summit of 17th August 2017, directing the establishment of a National Peace Commission by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Peace Agencies by State Governments. The UN request aimed at assisting the efforts by the Federal Government in harmonizing the efforts by the two arms of government and make the process more inclusive and consensual, by bringing on board international best practice and technical knowhow. This came in the heels of developments in the National Assembly, following the passage of the "Bill for An Act providing for the Establishment of the National Commission for Peace, Reconciliation and Mediation" on 19th July 2018 by the 8th Senate. However, the Bill was not signed into Law by the President. In his engagements with Nigerian stakeholders, including the Governors' Forum, the Resident Coordinator has strongly advocated for the need to support efforts at SDG implementation, including the creation of an effective National Peace Commission, and State Peace Architectures to promote justice and inclusivity by addressing the huge deficits in all aspects of gender equality. Currently, only Kaduna has a legislated State Peace Commission (which the UN supported with the PDA catalytic fund), while Plateau State has a State Peace Agency. Adamawa, Taraba, Benue and Nasarawa States are currently finalizing moves to establish formal peace infrastructures with the support of the United Nations and other partners. Despite the myriads of peace efforts at different levels, by various stakeholders, there is still a lack of coordination. Civic groups and security agencies largely operate on the basis of mutual mistrust and have not fully collaborated to put into place an effective early warning and response system. Inter-faith efforts to promote and sustain peace have reached neither the visibility nor the critical mass essential to their effectiveness. Institutional capacities for response to the emerging challenges are weak or non-existent, hence the constant resort to extra-legal or extra-judicial means in resolving grievances. Creating requisite institutional and well-funded peace structures is key to sustaining peace and effectively preventing further outbreak and escalation of violent conflicts. Moreover, remedial strategies need to align with the development plans and initiatives, to ensure that the Government of Nigeria takes full ownership of her development aspirations, working with civil society, academics, private sector and the media. This is based on the knowledge that the country has significant resources of its own both in terms of economic wealth as well as traditional skills for early warning and early response, the management of conflicts, such as ‘insider mediation', which can be effectively applied to addressing the growing levels of violence in the country. This renewed initiative is a response to the identified gaps in the previously implemented and on-going conflict prevention and peace building programme in Nigeria, that is, the need to move from ad hoc interventions on specific, short-term issues towards a standing and sustainable peace infrastructure that can operate at the federal, states and local levels. In the period leading to the 2023 general elections, there is a real urgency to fast-track action to support national efforts in the above-listed areas. The Peace and Development Advisor will support and build on the on-going conflict prevention and dialogue efforts in Nigeria, provide up-to-date monitoring and analysis of the political situation in the country, and manage the newly developed National Peace Architecture project. Working under the direct supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator, the Peace and Development Advisor will work with UNCT to promote dialogue at federal, state and local levels, and to advise on the prevention of conflicts, the strengthening of peace infrastructures including through insider mediation capacities and conflict-sensitive programming , that proffer lasting solutions to peace and security challenges in Nigeria. In line with the standard operating procedures of the Joint UNDP/DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention, the PDA will regularly communicate with both UNDP and DPPA-DPO Western Africa Division. By virtue of the Nigerian reality, the PDA is expected to also collaborate with UNOWAS and the Lake Chad Basin Commission in addressing the regional dimension of the peace and security challenges confronting Nigeria, in the framework of the UN Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS) and its Support Plan. Duties and Responsibilities Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic and early warning advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Western Africa Division. Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT actions in areas of political analysis, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to conflict prevention, Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. PDAs have a primary reporting line to the Resident Coordinator, and secondary reporting lines to the DPPA-DPO regional division and the UNDP Resident Representative. Under their guidance and agreed workplan, and in close collaboration with the Country Team, the PDA will: 1. Undertake conflict analysis and provide strategic and early warning advice to the Resident Coordinator in his/her engagement with high-level government officials, academia, civil society including youth and women's networks, UN Country Teams, HQ, and other relevant stakeholders. Submit the analysis and reporting to the RC, UNDP RR and DPPA-DPO Western Africa Division. - Provide risk-informed analysis to the RC and the broader UNCT (and in some contexts, the Humanitarian Country Team) as well as the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) on political and socioeconomic developments, and conflict dynamics. This would also require identifying appropriate ‘entry points' for conflict prevention and sustaining peace, proposing concrete, actionable and timely recommendations for consideration by the UN leadership; - Strengthen and support the capacity of the UNCT, including through training, to undertake conflict, context and political economy analysis, ensuring that gendered and human rights dimensions are reflected in both analysis and programming; and inform early warning and response mechanisms; - Provide updates to the UN Headquarters (and regional level as relevant) in line with the Joint Programme's reporting guidelines with advice on political and socioeconomic developments and conflict dynamics. - Support the regular update of the Common Country Assessment (CCA), which informs the design and implementation of the UN Cooperation Framework, including lead the conflict analysis part of the CCA; - Regularly brief the UNCT on political developments, and provide strategic advice on integrated approaches across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 ? Peace Justice and Strong Institutions; - Participate on behalf of the RC, in relevant national fora and represent the UN system where necessary, including through engagement with high-level government officials; - Facilitate the linking of political economy considerations, conflict and political analysis and strategies as well as risk-informed approaches to the UN's programmatic and policy engagement at the country-level; and - Engage with academia and think tanks in research and analyses on peace and conflict related themes, including areas such as climate-related security risk. - Participate in the UNDP CPD development and review processes; - Support UNDP's democratic governance programmes (elections, parliamentary development, rule of law) and peace building initiatives through providing top-notch analysis and advice as required. 2. Identify opportunities to build national capacities for conflict prevention including areas of strategic, programmatic and policy engagement with national stakeholders, and support the RC and the UNCT actions in areas of political analysis, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, human rights, humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) among others - Provide strategic and technical advice, and support the design and initiation of peace-promoting initiatives or engagements in areas such as conflict prevention and sustaining peace; infrastructures for peace; dialogue processes; confidence-building measures, electoral violence prevention; social cohesion; reconciliation; countering violent extremism; and stabilization; - Support the design and facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes, building national and local capacity for negotiation, mediation and dialogue; and strengthening networks of mediators and facilitators (including female mediators) at national and local levels; - Identify opportunities and options for UN political and preventive diplomacy engagement as required; - Support connecting local and national level conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts, as well as regional and/or cross-border initiatives as appropriate; - Identify and engage civil society actors in the peace and development agenda supported by the UN and work with other UN entities, including OHCHR and UN Women, to protect human rights and expand civic space; - Support the UNCT in their efforts on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and gendered dimensions of peacebuilding and SCR 1325 (and related resolutions) as well as Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) and SCR 2250; - Support the design and implementation of strategies for identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the work of the UNCT (including within the CCA, Cooperation Framework, Country Programme Documents (CPD), etc.); and where relevant, support UN's resource mobilization efforts for conflict prevention; - Provide strategic guidance and quality assurance to the design and implementation of programmes funded by the UN Peacebuilding Fund (PBF), where applicable, and engage closely with PBF governance mechanisms; as well as with DPPA regional divisions and UNDP Country Offices and HQ on the implementation; and - In contexts of a UN Mission transition, work closely with relevant stakeholders to ensure that the activities of the UNCT incorporate a conflict prevention dimension to sustain the peacebuilding gains achieved during the mission's presence. 3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners on issues related to conflict prevention, Sustaining Peace and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. - Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships for the prevention of conflict, sustaining peace related strategies and initiatives and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and national SDG plans; - Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders including civil society, academia, think tanks, women's and youth networks and key international actors (including International Financial Institutions and regional organizations) to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, trust- and confidence-building, and reconciliation initiatives; - Maintain close liaison with relevant development partners, the diplomatic corps, regional organizations and other actors supporting the UN's conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts; - Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters as well at the regional level including relevant focal points at UNDP, DPPA-DPO Western Africa Division, DCO and work closely with the regional programme specialists based in the region; - Maintain close contact with Special Envoys, Special Representatives of the Secretary-General, special political missions and offices where relevant; - Liaise with the DPPA-Peacebuilding Support Office together with the respective DPPA-DPO regional division in countries where PBF activities are being developed and/or implemented; and - Contribute to the results-based management efforts of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme, including through setting up mechanisms to assess and measure impact of peace and development initiatives and providing the Joint Programme secretariat with inputs on progress at the country level. Competencies Core Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas. - Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow - Ensures teams are resourced for success and empowered to deliver People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction - Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform - Level 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen Delivery - Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement. - Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services Technical/Functional Social Cohesion - Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility. Peacebuilding and Reconciliation - Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development Conflict-Sensitive Programming - Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations. - Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Conflict and Political Economy Analysis - Knowledge of the interaction of political, social and economic processes in a society; including distribution of power and wealth between groups and individuals, and the processes that create, sustain and transform these relationships over time, and how these dynamics both affect, and are affected by the UN's work. Knowledge Management - Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge . - Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Relationship Management - Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships. Gender - Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective Required Skills and Experience Education: - Advanced university degree (Master's Degree) in conflict resolution, peace studies, political science, sociology, human rights, international relations, economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. Experience: - At least 10 years of experience in conflict analysis, strategy development, risk informed/conflict sensitive development and/or conflict prevention & sustaining peace in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization; - Proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior officials, such as in the United Nations, government and external partners; - Experience in programming and project management, such as programme design and results monitoring, in areas related to conflict prevention, peacebuilding and/or development; - Experience working within a UN Agency/Fund/Programme or Department and/or field experience would be a major asset. - Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; with experience in gendered dimensions of peacebuilding being an asset. - Experience working in the West Africa sub-region, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, would be an asset. 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Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) was established through the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund (UNTF) is a global multi-lateral grant making mechanism supporting national efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. The UN Trust Fund provides technical assistance and funding to advance the development of innovative models and strategic interventions in the area of ending violence against women and girls. To date, the UN Trust Fund has awarded US $175 million to 572 initiatives in 140 countries and territories. Under the overall guidance of the Chief and the direct supervision of the Grants Manager, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring a specific portfolio of grants for the UN Trust Fund. Duties and Responsibilities Lead the Monitoring and Grant-management processes of 20-25 projects across the UNTF grants portfolio: - Manage and oversee all operational and project management processes related to the grants life-cycle, including, processing of project modifications and no-cost extensions, budget revisions and disbursements and processing grant closure in close collaboration with the Operations Manager and Finance colleagues. This includes keeping information on internal and external Focal Points up-to-date for each active grant. - Lead the coordination on all aspects related to the assigned grants portfolio with the Grants, Operations and M&E teams, UN Women Regional, Country Offices and others as necessary to ensure the efficient oversight of the portfolio. This includes liaising with external stakeholders to ensure required documentation is received according to timeline agreed upon and the same files are stored in the UNTF SharePoint. This also involves consolidating UNTF feedback to the grantee in all aspects of the project. - Provide technical assistance to grantees including in the design of their Results and Resources Frameworks (RRFs), in collaboration with the M&E team. Assist grantees in clarifying proposed project outcomes, outputs, indicators of success, activities and budgets; - Provide tailored technical support throughout the project life-cycle, review progress reports and provide feedback to grantees as needed to ensure results-based reports and analysis and capturing of data; - Perform a basic review of financial reports and flag inconsistencies between financial spending and project implementation in collaboration with relevant finance staff before final approval for grants and subsequent disbursements; - Monitor and assess progress towards overall results based on results framework and monitoring schedules; - Review and provide technical feedback to grantees to ensure results-based analysis and capturing of data, with the effective use of Grants Management System. - Monitor Audit Recommendations and update Action Plans in the system, in coordination with the Operations team, where applicable. Provide technical support in Grant-making: - Participate in annual grantee selection processes including through review and substantive analysis of concept notes and full-fledged proposals, accompanying budgets and monitoring and evaluation frameworks submitted to the UN Trust Fund. - Prepare application feedback letters and summaries for all shortlisted applicants and grantees for the region and systematically update these summaries based on progress reports and monitoring missions; - Provide guidance to COs and grantees to ensure adherence to UN WOMEN policies, administrative and financial procedures. - Review and lead finalization of project documents and Results Resources Frameworks through dialogue with grantees on submitted documents; - Review implementing partner assessment forms and grant agreements prior to grantee selection and signature. Provide technical inputs into Reporting and Knowledge Management: - Maintain centralized portfolio matrix of grants, and provide quarterly portfolio updates to the Grants Manager; - Prepare written contributions for various purposes, including inputs for the report for the Commission on Status of Women, UNTF annual donor reports, newsletters, fund raising efforts and other reporting needs; - Contribute to tracking and synthesizing, on an ongoing basis, developments, tools, emerging or good practices in the field of ending violence against women and girls, including capturing findings and lessons learned from evaluations; - Update and maintain UNTF Grants Management Tracking database and Partner Portfolio assessment with relevant grantee information. - Support the Fund's communications efforts through direct engagement with grant recipients to gather information about the achievements and impact of the grant, knowledge products, media, etc. and ensure communications accurately reflect grant programmes; - Keep systematic track of noteworthy grantee achievements and communicate to colleagues for possible visibility, such as special features on the website. - Support and organize knowledge sharing events and identify good and promising models that can be shared widely across grantees and other key stakeholders; - Identify challenges and lessons learned across the grants, and contribute to a process of institutional learning through documenting lessons learned and contribution to modification of strategies and programmes. - Support, organize and participate in knowledge sharing and capacity development events and trainings for grantees. Support other activities as required by the Supervisor or UN Trust Fund Chief. Key Performance Indicators: - Accurate analysis, monitoring and oversight of grants. - Timely coordination of grants management with UNTF Operations team. - Issue are raised in a timely manner to appropriate stakeholders. - Grants portfolio well maintained and information easily retrievable. - Quality of communication and training materials. Competencies Core values: - Integrity; - Professionalism; - Respect for Diversity. Core Competencies: - Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues; - Accountability; - Creative Problem Solving; - Effective Communication; - Inclusive Collaboration; - Stakeholder Engagement; - Leading by Example. Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637 Functional Competencies: - Knowledge of women's organizations and governmental agencies working on women's empowerment and gender equality; - Familiarity with UN Women procedures, particularly with regard to project management and more specifically in relation to the development of work plans, budgets, monitoring and reporting plans, purchasing plans and the identification of indicators. - Able to effectively represent UN Women in, and contribute to, United Nations inter-agency programming initiatives related to ending violence against women; - Builds strong relationships with, and focuses on results for clients and partners, responds positively to feedback; - Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities; - Experienced in working in a global multi-cultural setting respecting gender equality and an ability to contribute to team work and provide conceptual leadership; - Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines; - Ability to use critical thinking, conceptualize ideas, and articulate relevant subject matter in a clear and concise way. Required Skills and Experience Education: - Advanced University degree or equivalent in Political Science, International Development Studies, Gender/Women's Studies or other relevant field. - A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience: - 5 years of relevant experience in managing complex and multi-component interventions with various partners and multi-stakeholders; - Knowledge and experience in working on addressing issues related to violence against women and girls; - Experience in grants and project management is required; - Experience with databases and data management a plus; - Experience in the United Nations, a governmental, other multilateral or civil society organization in a developed or developing country is highly desirable. 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The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) is a private diplomacy organisation founded on the principles of humanity, impartiality and independence. Its mission is to help prevent, mitigate, and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. HD is currently looking for a: Project Officer Iraq Based in Beirut, Lebanon Start date: As soon as possible HD's mediation efforts in Iraq aim to promote the stability of the country through inclusive and sustainable dialogue between local actors and the Iraqi Government. The Project Officer will be hired for a temporary period of 6 months (which could be extended based on funding availability) and will contribute to Iraq projects by supporting the Project Manager both administratively and substantively, closely following up the implementation of the project and monitoring the projects' compliance with the strategic framework and internal procedures and policies. Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Officer will have the following responsibilities: - Support the Program Manager in coordinating the day-to-day management of the project; - Draft project/fundraising proposals, budgets and narrative/review reports; - Contribute to overseeing the work of project consultants; - Monitor the political situation in Iraq and the region to determine their impact on the projects, as well as research and analyze subjects related to the projects; - Work closely with the Grant Management and Reporting Officer on the budget and financial reporting and support the creation of forecasts and budgets; - Organise meetings and events in the MENA region and elsewhere, in collaboration with the Logistics Coordinator; - Conceptualise and formulate meeting agendas as well as draft meeting reports and mission notes; - Contribute ideas and suggestions to the project operations; - Help maintain and strengthen links with related parties and partners, including donors and high-level external parties; - Undertake assessments and explore possible new initiatives in the region; - Carry out periodic visits to Iraq and the region as needed and maintain a good working knowledge of the facts on the ground; - Draft, review and update the security guidelines for the Iraq team for all trips to be undertaken in the MENA region and ensure their compliance with these guidelines Qualifications: - Master's degree in a relevant area, such as international relations, law, history, political science or equivalent; - Knowledge of and commitment to conflict resolution and addressing humanitarian issues with at least 5 years of related experience; - Very good knowledge of Arabic and a strong command of written and spoken English are mandatory; - Structured, analytical and well-organised; - Ability to work with short deadlines and under stressful conditions; - Strong knowledge of the region and its politics. Personality: The successful applicant should possess good interpersonal and organizational skills. A flexible team player, s/he must be detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task under tight deadlines. If you are interested in this position and meet the required qualifications, please send your resume (maximum 2 pages) with a short cover letter by 11 April 2021 to [email@example.com](mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org). HD is an equal opportunity employer. For more information, please visit www.hdcentre.org
DCAF ? Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance is dedicated to improving the security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights. DCAF contributes to making peace and development more sustainable by assisting partner states and international actors supporting these states, to improve the governance of their security sector through inclusive and participatory reforms. It creates innovative knowledge products, promotes norms and good practices, provides legal and policy advice and supports capacity‐building of both state and non‐state security sector stakeholders. DCAF's Foundation Council brings together representatives of around 60 states. Active in over 70 countries, DCAF is internationally recognized as one of the world's leading centres of excellence for security sector governance (SSG) and security sector reform (SSR). DCAF is guided by the operational principles of impartiality, local ownership, inclusive participation, and gender equality. DCAF embraces and promotes values of accountability, excellence, inclusivity, integrity and respect. For more information please visit www.dcaf.ch For our DCAF Brussels office, we are looking for an experienced and committed individual to be our next Project Officer (work rate 100%) Location: Brussels, with occasional visits to Geneva Starting date: Upon mutual agreement Duration: Three-year fixed term contract, with possibility of extension YOUR ROLE You will support the implementation of an EU-funded project called the EU SSG Facility, within a team of five people. You will be responsible for the administrative, logistical and financial support of this ?4m project over the next three years. You will work under the supervision of the Team Leader and be accountable to the Head of the backstopping team for this project in Geneva. You will also have to collaborate very closely with the Resource Department team in Geneva. You will liaise with the EU FPI team as well as with the key and non-key experts deployed on missions for the EU SSG Facility. In addition, you will support the growth of the DCAF Brussels Office by developing existing projects, liaising with Geneva-based colleagues on EU developments, and increasing DCAF's visibility with EU and other Brussels-based partners. Under the supervision of the SSR Adviser in Brussels, you will support DCAF to identify, structure and reply to EU tenders in the field of security, justice, defense and governance. You will liaise with other DCAF Field offices and advise on upcoming opportunities and new developments within the EU (mainly EEAS, FPI, INTPA and NEAR). Specific tasks under the EU SSG Facility will include but are not limited to: ? Liaise with the European Commission on assignments and financial reporting ? Liaise with DCAF's Geneva Office on staff and financial matters ? Draft and format documents (expert contracts, reports, etc.) ? Verify and validate all project expenditure in line with DCAF's accounting rules ? Manage EU invoicing ? Prepare internal and external financial reports in line with DCAF and EU procedures ? Plan missions and deployments and book all local and international travel arrangements for the project team members, including flights, accommodation, ground transportation and security arrangements Other key areas of operation: ? Monitor closely EU developments and identify criticalities and opportunities for DCAF. ? Monitor EU calls for proposals, promptly informing the relevant DCAF Departments and Field offices. ? Work with DCAF staff based in Geneva to advance DCAF's priorities in terms of policies and projects, by providing briefs, explanations and flagging relevant opportunities. ? Assist in maintaining a regular engagement with the EU institutions, EU Member States and CSOs, development agencies and International Organisations based in Brussels. ? Assist in the organization of high-level events in Brussels and undertake administrative tasks as appropriate. YOUR EXPERIENCE ? University degree or equivalent in the field administration, management, law, international relations, economics, or social sciences. ? 5 years of relevant work experience in a similar position and previous experience on EU project management and procedures are required. ? Understanding of the EU funding cycle and tender processes would be distinct advantages. ? Experience in Security Sector Reform and Governance across EU institutions, CSDP missions, EU Delegations, or other international organisations implementing EU development and foreign policy instruments would be distinct advantages. ? Understanding of the landscape related to the CSO, development agencies and international organizations in Brussels. Additional skills: ? Advanced knowledge of the European Commission's administrative and financial procedures ? Excellent written and communication skills in English and French. Additional languages are an asset. ? Strong ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team ? Excellent organisational and time-management skills, and the ability to prioritise work ? Very good knowledge of MS Office ? A valid work permit of one of the EU/EEA countries WE OFFER: ? a rewarding, dynamic and challenging work experience ? the chance to be part of a multicultural team of supportive, hardworking and values-driven people ? the chance to contribute to improving security of states and their people within a framework of democratic governance, the rule of law, and respect for human rights ? an employment contract under Belgian employment law with a benefits package (meal vouchers, 13th month salary, group & hospitalisation insurance, public transport reimbursement, 20 days legal holiday entitlement per year plus additional days when DCAF is closed during the Christmas-New Year period). ? This position will give you the opportunity to gain valuable skills, training and experience in a multidisciplinary setting. DCAF offers training programmes for all staff to develop the necessary skills for their position. NOTE: In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work at DCAF Brussels office is currently mostly organised remotely. This will change depending on the development of the pandemic and rules in Belgium. If you think you are a good match for DCAF and the position advertised, please send your application to email@example.com by 19 April 2021 enclosing: ? a one-page motivational statement in English describing your relevant experience and what you can bring to DCAF ? a concise CV (maximum two pages) DCAF is committed to equality of opportunity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates regardless of sex, age, disability, gender identity, religion, or ethnicity. Individuals who seek to serve with DCAF in any individual capacity will be required, if short-listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that that they have not committed or been convicted of any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their peoples. Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies. It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 111 projects in 99 countries and has committed USD 5.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts. The GCF's diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment. Position Objective This position is primarily responsible for advancing work under the Board Affairs pillar, including on developing policy concepts and drafts of policy documentation on governance related matters; assisting the Board Co-Chairs, Board members and their advisors, under the guidance of the Bord Affairs Manager and Secretary to the Board ; and supporting the organization of Board meetings in accordance with established procedures. Duties and responsibilities Purpose - Develops policy concepts and drafts of policy documentation on governance-related matters; - Engages in Board consultations of policy documentation, examining the outcomes and identifying next steps towards policy finalization in collaboration with respective teams; - Provides secretariat services to the Climate Policy Committee, in collaboration with OGA colleagues as required; - Analyses options to address Board related matters in an efficient and effective manner; - Develops documents and analytical material in support of the Board Co-Chairs. Engagement - Assists the Board Co-Chairs in the discharge of their functions under the guidance of the Secretary to the Board and the Board Affairs Manager; - Liaise with focal points of committees and groups to ensure appropriate monitoring on the implementation of mandates as required; - Enables cross-divisional coordination in preparing and presenting Secretariat work in the lead-up and during meetings of the Board. Delivery - Performs planning and organization activities for the hosting of in-person and virtual Board meetings, including informal and preparatory events; - Manages Board membership arrangements, including transitions in the term of Board membership; - Processes information to address requests from Board members and their advisers; - Organizes and documents OGA's processes related to Board meetings preparations, decision-making support, and other governance procedures; - Delivers and maintains tools to assist the effective decision-making of the Board, including the Board's portal in collaboration with ICT. Required experience and qualifications* - Advanced university degree in international relations, diplomacy, environmental policy, economics, finance, sustainable development, climate policy or related fields; or a relevant Bachelors' degree with 2 additional years of experience. - At least four (4) years of relevant work experience, including involvement in decision-making processes at the highest levels of the organization. - Ability to work under pressure, under strict timelines, demonstrating complex problem solving with independent judgment and decision-making. - Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position. ___________________________________________________________________________ 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](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with firstname.lastname@example.org. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals. Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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Tätigkeitsbereich Die Bundesregierung hat die Agenda 2030 als Handlungsrahmen und politische Leitlinie für die deutsche internationale Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZ) anerkannt. Gleichzeitig zeigt der internationale Trend, verstärkt durch Corona, dass die Staatengemeinschaft insgesamt ihre Anstrengungen intensivieren muss, um die Ziele zu erreichen. Um die Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 trotz der negativen Auswirkungen durch die Corona-Pandemie in den Partnerländern zu beschleunigen, hat das Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ) einen Fonds zur gezielten Förderung von Maßnahmen für einen nachhaltigen Wiederaufbau aufgesetzt. In der ersten Komponente werden in Kooperation mit dem Rat für nachhaltige Entwicklung (RNE) Multi-Akteurs-Gremien und Nachhaltigkeitsräte in Partnerländern gestärkt. Die zweite Komponente fördert lokale Ansätze zur nachhaltigen Reduzierung von Ungleichheiten, um die sozioökonomischen Folgen der Pandemie zu mindern. Ihre Aufgaben - Zuständigkeit für das auf den Fonds bezogene Projektmanagement inkl. Wirkungsmonitoring, Ausgabenmonitoring, Berichtserstattung an den Auftraggeber sowie Wissensmanagement - Gestaltung des Prozesses zur Auswahl förderungswürdiger Ansätze (unter Einbeziehung des Steuerungs- oder Beratungsgremiums) - Inhaltliche Betreuung der Maßnahmen des Fonds zur Stärkung von Nachhaltigkeitsräten und ähnlichen Strukturen - Enge und pro-aktive Kooperation mit dem RNE und dem BMZ - Gestaltung aktiver Kooperationsbeziehungen mit den Umsetzungspartnern sowie Förderung von Wissensaustausch und Netzwerkbildung zwischen externen Partnern und innerhalb der GIZ - Enge Zusammenarbeit mit dem Finanzmanagement des Sektorvorhabens und der Vertragsabteilung für die vertragliche Gestaltung der Förderungen und das Vertragsmonitoring - Pro-aktive Kooperation mit dem Team des Sektorvorhabens, insbesondere mit dem/der Berater*in, der/die die zweite Fondskomponente zu Armut und Ungleichheit inhaltlich betreut - Auswertung der Erfahrungen und Ergebnisse der geförderten Maßnahmen (u.a. für die fachliche Beratung des BMZ) Ihr Profil - Abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium im Bereich Politik- oder Sozialwissenschaften, Public Policy, Development Studies oder in einem verwandten Fachbereich - Mehrjährige Auslands- und Berufserfahrung in der internationalen Zusammenarbeit sowie vertiefte Fachkenntnisse im Themenbereich Governance inkl. der Gestaltung von oder der Arbeit mit Multi-Akteurs-Gremien - Kenntnisse zu den deutschen und internationalen Diskussionen zur Agenda 2030 und deren Umsetzung - Mehrjährige Erfahrung im Projektmanagement in der deutschen EZ inkl. Vertragsmanagement; Erfahrung in der Projektarbeit in Partnerländern der deutschen EZ ist dabei von Vorteil - Idealerweise Erfahrungen im Fondsmanagement - Starke Kompetenz in der Kooperation, Koordination und im Management sowie Belastbarkeit in Stresssituationen - Ausgeprägte Teamfähigkeit, Eigeninitiative und Verantwortungsbereitschaft, hohes Maß an Selbstorganisation und Flexibilität sowie Sensibilität im politischen und interkulturellen Kontext - Verhandlungssichere Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse; weitere Sprachkenntnisse (v.a. Französisch) sind von Vorteil Kontakt und Bewerbung email@example.com | +49 6196/79-3200 https://jobs.giz.de/index.php?ac=jobad&id=54408
UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child, Hope The Humanitarian Field Support Section (HFSS) aims to provide a ?one-stop-shop? approach to coherent field support in humanitarian crises, in addition to strengthening the UNICEF's field capacity on emergency preparedness and risk monitoring, as well as on early recovery programming, humanitarian advocacy and engagement with integrated missions and presences. Within the framework of the OMP, the team will not only be instrumental in providing support to the field on principled humanitarian action and a strengthened integration of the protection of children dimension in our engagement but will also strive to focus on the quality of the response in close collaboration with key other EMOPS sections. The team is also instrumental in providing briefings, data and analysis to UNICEF senior leaders across the organization to inform their decision making on behalf of strengthened UNICEF's action for children in humanitarian contexts. The section coordinates closely with all other EMOPS Sections, and other HQ Divisions. HFSS provides effective and timely communication lines and support between EMOPS, ROs and COs and day to day coordination and oversight of headquarters' support to country offices (technical guidance and engagement, humanitarian financing management of the EPF and CERF, inter-agency collaboration, direct guidance on global approaches on country specific crises, etc). The Section supports the EMOPS Director's Office and OED with timely updates and analyses on humanitarian crises to inform decision-making. It coordinates the deployment of the Emergency Response Team. How can you make a difference? - Support management engagement with high-level mechanisms such as Emergency Directors, Integrated Task Forces, Inter-Agency Task Forces, Regional Monitoring Mechanisms and other crisis-management mechanisms through the drafting of Briefing Notes, providing inputs to documents, presentations and other updates on UNICEF's response to COVID-19. - Monitor and report on UNICEF's global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including through regular UNICEF situation reports and drafting donor and weekly/ad hoc updates for senior management and strategic decision making. - Support and contribute to the effective and strategic coordination of HQ support to UNICEF's COVID-19 response through supporting emergency, management and technical meetings and conferences and follow up on key actions coming out of all meetings. - Provide support to HQ, RO's and CO's in preparing and reviewing COVID-19 emergency appeals, updates and resource mobilization documents. - Supporting the collection, analysis and reporting on UNICEF's key COVID-19 response gaps, challenges and lessons learned for senior management and organizational wide decision making. - Monitor the effectiveness of existing guidelines and strategies and propose adjustments. - Serve as back-up to Supervisor and other Emergency Specialists in his/her absence. - Assist with any other task as assigned by the Supervisor and Section Chief. To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have? - Advanced University degree in International Relations, Public Administration/Public Policy, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, or a related technical field. - A minimum of five (5) of relevant professional experience at national and international levels in humanitarian response. - Preferred experience in preparedness, complex emergencies, including experience in early recovery is considered an asset. - Fluency in both written and spoken English and knowledge of another UN language is desired. For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. The UNICEF competencies required for this post are... Competency Areas - Builds and Maintains Partnerships [I] - Demonstrates Self-Awareness and Ethical Awareness [I] - Drive to achieve results for Impact [I] - Innovates and Embraces Change [I] - Manages Ambiguity and Complexity [I] - Thinks and Acts Strategically [I] - Works Collaboratively with Others [I] Functional Competencies - Analyzing [II] - Deciding and Initiating Action [III] - Persuading and Influencing [III] - Applying Technical Expertise [III] - Planning and Organizing [II] - Adapting and Responding Change [III] - Coping with Pressure and Setbacks [III] To view our competency framework, please visit [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/media/1041/file/UNICEF's_Competency_Framework.pdf). Click [here](https://www.unicef.org/careers/get-prepared) to learn more about UNICEF's values and competencies. UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Remarks: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process. ___________________________________________________________________________ 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](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with firstname.lastname@example.org. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications. - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals. 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