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UN Women Fresh Recruitment [5 Positions]

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26 Jan, 2017

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UN Women – In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

Job Title: Communications Officer
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Post Level: SB-5
Duration of Initial Contract: One Year

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.
  • Under the overall guidance and direction of the Country Representative, the Communications Officer leads the implementation of the UN Women corporate communications strategy, as well as the development, management and implementation of the Country communications and  advocacy strategies which are geared towards awareness raising of gender equality and the empowerment of women, promote public and media outreach, and increase the visibility of key programmatic results, and UN Women global campaign initiatives in Nigeria.
  • She/he works in close collaboration with the country programme and operations team, UN Women HQ Communications Team and UN Women West and Central Africa Regional Communications focal point, UN Communications Group in Nigeria, media and journalists ensuring successful UN Women communications strategy implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Formulate and implement a communications, advocacy and outreach strategy in support of Country Office visibility and resource mobilization efforts.
  • Supervision of UN Women Nigeria content production and publication via multiple channels for dissemination via Print, Radio, TV and Social media as well as internal media platforms such as UN Women websites, intranet, and other related web-based knowledge management systems.
  • Implementation of key knowledge sharing UN Women products and publications
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing on gender equality and women’s empowerment among key stakeholders for UN Women in Nigeria.
  • Perform any other related activity that may be assigned by the Management Team.
  • Development and implementation of an elaborate Monitoring and Evaluation framework for tracking and assessing progress and performance of the implementation of communications and advocacy activities.

Description of Functions
Provides support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Lead the preparation of country office communication and advocacy instruments including presentations, fast facts, brochures, briefing material for dissemination to different audiences as need be in coordination with supervisor. These include, for instance, monthly donor bulletins, a brochure on the new Country Programme, updated information leaflets per programme and project, etc;
  • Carry out communications needs assessments for UN Women Nigeria Office (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives/campaigns, etc.)
  • Play significant role in Strengthening the Communication and Visibility partnership with stakeholders (including print and electronic media organizations/ professionals) at all levels on the all programmes
  • Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals for elaboration of the country office communications and outreach strategy based on the communications strategy.
  • Play significant role in the systematic documentation, monitoring and evaluation of the visibility activities, at all levels, as an integral component of the overall Programme M&E framework and in line with UN Women corporate policy.
  • Development/production of communication and advocacy instruments and materials (News Letter, Brochures, etc.) for marketing and awareness-raising campaigns, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the supervisor and relevant Project Managers.
  • Synthesis of proposals for project formulations to integrate advocacy and development communication strategies into all aspects of UN Women’s development programming.
  • Work closely with UN Women Porgramme Managers programme managers for the effective management of the communications and visibility component of the respective programme.
  • Support in strengthening strategic partnership and visibility and communication initiatives with Government, Multilateral and Bilateral Donors, Civil Society Organizations, Community Leaders, Private sector and Media Organizations, among others in line with UN Women Corporate Communication policy.

Ensure the effective implementation of the UN Women country advocacy and visibility strategy and plan:

  • Ensure effective implementation of advocacy and visibility strategy and plan for content publications including project specific publications are produced in line with the UN Women brand guidelines.
  • Management of programme specific content production activities, to include the drafting of success story articles, content management and ensuring the corporate policies, norms and standards for publishing, design is upheld
  • Develop and Maintain a close collaboration and coordination with the Programme and Operations team to ensure effective communications support for country office programme and operations teams.
  • Provide regular, constructive and timely advice/recommendations on both general and emerging issues related to the Communications and Visibility Component of the WPS programme in line with UN Women Corporate Communication policy
  • Play significant role in the systematic documentation, monitoring and evaluation of the visibility activities, at all levels, as an integral component of the overall Programme M&E framework.
  • Build strong networks with key programme partners including the media (print, digital, TV and radio.)

Provides support to the provision of content to the UN Women web site, intranet, UN Women web-based knowledge management system and dissemination of information through social media:

  • Generation, preparation and editing of content for the websites and social media to ensure material is consistent and up to date.
  • Preparation of the content for dissemination via social media, print and TV while ensuring systematic, timely and excellence in the production and quality of the materials.
  • Document sequential programme implementation from inception to programme closure through video and print success stories at the Country Office level story telling.

Events and Campaign Management:

  • Managing flagship events and campaigns including promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for initiatives and publications such as Progress of the World’s Women, UNiTE Campaign and HeforShe.
  • Promotion and management of public information campaigns on UN Women Nigeria activities, gender equality and women’s empowerment, violence against women and implementation of normative frameworks on gender equality and women’s human rights, in close collaborations with country office Management and respective Program Managers.

Outreach:

  • Dissemination of communication materials and media mobilization through a regularly updated and populated contact database;
  • Preparation and dissemination of newsletter to key stakeholders, partners and target groups donors, target beneficiaries, donor reports, civic education and community awareness, where appropriate to support the office for advocacy and resource mobilization
  • Timely and effective responses to inquiries from public and interested stakeholders.
  • Document and widely disseminate success stories, lessons learnt, and best practices from the projects in print and electronically, including photos, infographics, short video clips, and documentaries of selected Programme initiatives.
  • Provide technical support in the production of audio-visual material and sound recordings for radio broadcast, and the organization of regular information campaigns and face-to-face meetings at National, State and LGA levels to raise the visibility of the action and to promote discussion of Programme-related issues
  • Ensures facilitation of research, knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities.
  • Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories.
  • Provision of training of UN Women staff on communications for development
  • Professional growth through active learning.

Building Strategic Partnerships:

  • Identifying and building partnerships:
    • Sensitizes UN Partners, donors and other international organizations to the UN Women’s strategic agenda, especially WPD component
    • identifying areas for joint efforts;
    • Promotes UN Women’s agenda in inter-agency meetings.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Developing tools and mechanisms:
    • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches;(for all UN Women Projects)
    • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

  • In-depth knowledge of the subject-matter
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
  • Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit;
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.
  • Creating Visibility for UN WOMEN (All Projects) /Supporting UN WOMEN’s Capacity to Advocate:
  • Developing promotional projects and organizational messages
  • Develops promotional activities based on monitoring/evaluation information identifying areas requiring higher visibility; (for all UN Women Projects)
  • Develops messages for use by UN WOMEN staff when working with partners, internationally and nationally;
  • Reviews documents and materials intended for use within and outside the organization to ensure consistency and validity of messages.

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UN WOMEN’s Goals:

  • Analysis and creation of messages and strategies:
    • Creates effective global advocacy messages/strategies;
    • Contributes to the elaboration of a global advocacy strategy by identifying and prioritizing audiences and messages.

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise:

  • Developing innovative and creative approaches:
    • Leverages different experiences and expertise of team members to achieve better and more innovative outcomes.

Competencies

Core Values/Guiding Principles
Core Values:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge Management and Learning:
    • Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UN Women Practice Areas
    • Develops knowledge in Practice Areas
    • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to implement communications and publications strategies
  • Advocates effectively
  • Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies
  • Excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills
  • Ability to conceptualize issues and analyze data
  • Demonstrates strong IT skills
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;

Management and Leadership:

  • Focuses on impact and result for the client
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
  • Solicits feedback about the impact of his/her own behavior

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in Media/Communication Studies, Journalism, Public Relations or other related Social Sciences

Experience:

  • With at least 3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy, preferably in social and gender issues.

Or

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field with at least 6 years of relevant experience

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2017.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Executive Assistant
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Post Level: SB-3
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Duration of Initial Contract: One Year

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.
  • Under the guidance and supervision of the UN Women Country Representative for Nigeria, the Executive Assistant provides a variety of executive administrative support in the Office of the UN Women Representative.
  • S/he facilitates the efficient flow of information and communication within the Office of the UN Women Country Representative to ensure expeditious dissemination of information and timely action.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  •  Provides administrative support to the UN Women Country Representative:
  •  Facilitates effective communications and information management support:
  •  Supports  external relations activities:

Description of Functions:

  • Provides administrative support to the UN Women Country Representative:
  • Provides administrative support to  ensure the smooth and efficient functioning of the UN Women Country Representative’s front office;
  • Coordinates the efficient and discreet management of the Representative’s schedule;
  • Coordinates calendar and schedule of  regular and ad-hoc internal meetings, including Senior Management Team, Programme and staff meetings; prepares minutes and summaries of actions to be taken; tracks progress on planned issues; ensures follow-up with focal points;
  • Adheres to appropriate protocol and correspondence guidelines when communicating with Government and other external partners;
  • Assembles briefing materials and prepare power-points and other briefs for the UN Women Country Representative;
  • Coordinates travel planning and logistical support arrangements for official missions of  the UN Women Country Representative;
  • Under the guidance of the Operations unit, undertakes logistical administrative and financial arrangements, for meetings, events and workshops organized by the UN Women CountryRepresentative;
  • Administers and manages the office leave plans and attendance system;
  • Maintains the roster of the UN Women Country Representative’s contacts for easy access and reference.

Facilitate effective communications and information management support:

  • Screens  all incoming communications, filters outgoing correspondence for supervisor’s signature, clearance and further action by other staff; wherever possible
  • Facilitates the flow of information/communication between the UN Women Country Representative’s Office and other Units within and outside UN Women office;
  • Reviews, prioritizes and routes correspondence to and from the Office of the UN Women Country Representative. Follows-up action and keeps the UN Women Representative informed;
  • Reviews correspondence for proper internal clearances prior to the UN Women Country Representative’s signature;
  • Responds and/or directs inquiries to the appropriate UN Women Unit for timely action and/or response;
  • Maintains and organizes up to date hard and electronic files for easy access and retrieval. Ensures safekeeping of confidential materials.
  • Works and coordinates closely with Operations unit to ensure compliance with corporate guidelines.

Support to external relations activities:

  • Supports the UN Women Representative’s interaction with various external partners such as governmental officials, donors, civil society, UN agencies and other partners through collaborative and proactive relationship with counterparts and colleagues in those offices;
  • Responsible for protocol matters, receives high ranking officials, and answer calls/inquiries with tact and discretion.
  • Organizes official events/hospitality for the UN Women Country Representative.

Competencies

Core Values/Guiding Principles
Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies
Effective Planning:

  • Demonstrate ability to effective planning and execution of different tasks.

Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment .

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional competencies:

  • Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of the UN Women; Representative’s office, including data/schedule management, maintenance of protocol and information flow;
  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work;
  • Creates, edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Ability to establish, builds and sustains effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client’s perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;
  • Ability to administer financial processes and transactions.
  • Good drafting skills.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • University degree or equivalent in Business or Public Administration.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years of administrative experience preferably in a large or international corporation or organization;
  • Experience in the use of computers applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) as well as web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN working knowledge is an asset.

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2017.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: National Program Officer
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Post Level: NO-C
Type of Contract: FTA Local
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Mar-2017
Duration of Initial Contract: One Year

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 UN Women Nigeria Country Office works to execute UN Women’s normative, operational and coordination mandate principally through partnerships with the national government, civil society, the private sector and UN System entities. The Nigeria Country Office also facilitates UN Women’s liaison and partnership with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Deputy Representative in Nigeria, the Programme Officer performs duties related to the development, execution, monitoring and effective delivery of UN Women  programmes/projects  to facilitate the economic and political empowerment of women in Nigeria, in  line with UN Women’s strategic plan, rules and regulations.
  • The National Programme Officer will be required to supervise other UN Women staff in Nigeria and  may occasionally serve as  Officer-in-Charge. The post holder works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project staff for resolving complex issues and ensuring exchange of information.

Duties and Responsibilities
Provide advisory and programme development services to the Country Programme:

  • Draft country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to the programme;
  • Draft the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Translate the priorities of the Strategic Note into programme interventions;
  • Participate in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to the programme on behalf of UN Women, as necessary;
  • Identify areas for support and interventions within the country programme.

Support the implementation and management of the Country Programme:

  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and oversee implementation;
  • Finalize reports on activities, outputs and outcomes; as well as donor and UN Women reports;
  • Ensure adherence to standard UN Women procedures in planning and implementation of programmes/ project;
  • Ensure synergies within and with other programme/ project teams;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Country Programme; respond to any potential problems
  • Identify capacity building needs of stakeholders;
  • Provide partners with technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives.

Support monitoring and reporting of the Country Programme:

  • Support the monitoring of implementation of activities and finances using the results based management tools;
  • Undertake field missions and write reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly reports and donor reports.

Manage people and financial resources of the programme:

  • Support management of overall programme budget;
  • Draft financial reports;
  • Supervise team;
  • Write terms of reference for new staff, consultants and contractors and oversee the recruitment process, as necessary.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination:

  • Provide technical support on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts;
  • Participate in country level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/UNDAF processes and similar exercises related to the RC system;
  • Prepare inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents;
  • Write analytical and regular progress reports on UN Women’s programme experiences in support of UN Women inter-agency coordination role.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.

Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Develop and expand knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies;
  • Manage the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the programme and contribute to their global dissemination
  • Perform any other job related duties assigned by supervisor and the Regional Director

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders
  • Timely and quality of reports
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives

Competencies
Core values;

  • Integrity: Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Respect for Diversity: Demonstrates an appreciation of the multi-cultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrates an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Programming and Management
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports in order to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong Knowledge of gender and development / women’s empowerment
  • Innovative partnerships development and resource mobilization skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail
  • Organizational learning and knowledge sharing skills
  • Good conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies

Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:

  • A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Management, International Relations, Humanities or any other relevant field.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects

Essential Proven track record in:

  • Gender analysis with capacity to mainstream gender into programmes and engage in policy dialogue;
  • Project and staff management experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including an ability to prepare succinct analytical documents and briefs in English.
  • Network building with a range of stakeholders (e.g. in civil society, government
  • private sector and donor  community);  Working with local and international
  • partners in complex projects and environments
  • Technical working experience in gender and development / women’s empowerment
  • Experience in establishing relationships among international organization and national governments in the field of gender and human rights of women
  • Experience working in the UN System and familiarity with UN system coordination mechanisms will be  an asset
  • Management experience will be an asset

Language Requirements:

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

Application Closing Date
15th February, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: International Expert, Project Management, and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)
Location:
Abuja, Nigeria
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start)m 01-Feb-2017
Duration of Initial Contract: 3 Months

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.

About the Region and/or Section

  • UN Women Nigeria is currently implementing the European Union (EU) funded Programme tagged Promoting Women’s Engagement in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria, which supports the Federal Government, three Northern States of Nigeria, and selected constituted Local Government Areas (LGAs) to strengthen women’s leadership, advance gender equality and improve protection for women and children in conflict settings.  The Programme is composed of three inter-locked components, each with their own specific objective:
    • Strengthening women’s role in conflict prevention, peace-making and peace building;
    • Mitigating the impact of conflict upon women and girls; and
    • Enhance a conducive environment for the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 and monitoring of gender equality commitments in Nigeria.
  • Interventions are coordinated through a results-based strategy to raise the capacities of Nigerian institutions, CSOs, Media, Women’s Groups, Community Leaders and Gender Equality Advocates over a  4 -year programme cycle.  The activities related to each thematic area will pursue common overall objectives while remaining flexible to fit the specificities of each of the target areas i.e. Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe State.
  • UN Women is the overall executing agency, but implementing the Programme in partnership with UNICEF, who is responsible for implementation of component 2, as well as the Federal and State Ministries of Women Affairs and Social Development for component 3. The Programme incorporates a strong communication and knowledge management element, thus, contributing to broader societal change towards gender equality and generating valuable lessons learned for possible similar ventures.
  • In furtherance to its implementation strategies under the Programme, UN Women will support some selected Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Nigeria, based in the target states, and or with existing functional structures in one or more of the states and the three States Ministries of Women Affairs (SMWAs) to implement projects specially designed to contribute to the attainment of set goal and objectives of the Programme. The need therefore to strengthen the capacity of these partners on Project Management and M&E – Result-Based Management Approach, in line with the Programme cannot be over emphasized.

About the Position

  • Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager , UN Women WPS unit, the l International Expert Consultant will design a training plan and facilitate a 5-day strategic capacity building workshop on Project Management and M&E, adopting Result-Based Management (RBM) approach each, for: 1) key project staff of the selected NGOs and 2) SMWA – Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe.
  • The trainees will include Project Managers, Programme Officers, M&E Officers and Finance/Admin Officers, implementing partners. A total of about 35 participants are expected to participate and benefit from each of the trainings.
  • The International Expert is also expected to design follow-up mentoring plan with UN Women, for the overall programme and for each of the five NGOs and three SMAs, so as to ascertain use of outputs/knowledge acquired from the workshop, in addition to practical guidance and support.
  • The specific objective of the assignment is to strengthen the capacity of UN Women’s Staffs and implementing partners in Project Management and M&E (RBM Approach), for effective and efficient implementation and monitoring of the WPS Programme at Federal level in Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe States of Northern Nigeria.
  • It is expected that the selected consultant would adopt participatory methodologies in line with UN Women corporate practices at every stage of the process, involving UN Women and the implementing partners. The training methodology should include but not limited to power point presentations, group work, role-plays, case studies and review of project documents. A follow-up on each of the NGOs and SMWAs as well as UN Women programme staffs  is also expected to be carried out by the expert to enhance use of output by participants.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Review relevant WPS resources, including Programme’s documents;
  • Develop strategic training and mentoring  plans on Project Management and M&E for UN Women staffs, NGOs and SMAWs;
  • Conduct capacity building workshop on Project Management and M&E for NGOs and SMAWs;
  • Support the development of the programme’s Monitoring plan
  • Provide technical support and mentoring of key staff of UN Women, the NGOs and SMWAs on Project implementation and M&E.
  • Develop a comprehensive report for the assignment

Description of Functions
Review relevant WPS resources, including Programme’s documents:

  • Undertake desk reviews of relevant WPS resources, including the Nigeria National Action Plan on UNSCR and the WPS Programme Documents. Others are proposals, work plans and M&E framework developed by the implementing partners – identify gaps and proffer recommendations with a hindsight of the peculiar environments (political, social and cultural) of the states of interventions.
  • The expected output is the development of coherent work plans and M&E frameworks for the NGOs and SMWA Projects, in line with the overall WPS Programme’s objectives and expected results.
  • A comprehensive M&E framework and data base for documentation of results and performance indicators for the Programme is also expected to be reviewed, and a new framework developed. This will also be supported by participating in a planning/review meeting with UN Women. The time frame for this function is 8 days in Abuja.).

Develop  strategic training and mentoring  plans on Project Management and M&E for NGOs and SMWAs:

  • The expert consultant will develop a comprehensive training and mentoring plans on Project Management and M&E for the UN Women’s implementing partners in the three target states.
  • Training modules/slides on relevant topics for the training are also expected to be developed.
  • The training and mentoring plans, as well as the modules/slides should be designed to enhance the attainment of set goal and objectives of the assignment within the time frame of the consultancy services. These functions will be completed within 3 working days (Abuja-based).
  • The Government and NGOs offices are based in Abuja, Plateau and Kaduna States, while the SMWA in question are based in Adamawa, Plateau and Gombe States.

Conduct capacity building workshop on Project Management and M&E for NGOs and SMWAs:

  • The expert consultant will conduct a 5-day capacity building workshop each, for about 30 staff members of the NGOs and 25 staff members of the SMWA on Project Management and M&E, using the RBM approach. Relevant topics contained in the training plan will be delved into using participatory methodologies, including power point presentations, group work and case studies.
  • The expert will also develop and administer Pre and Post Test Questionnaire during workshop training in order to analyze and measure the degree of knowledge increase in the various training areas.
  • In consensus with UN Women, the two trainings will be conducted in any of the three Programme States i.e. Adamawa, Plateau ,Gombe or the Federal Capital, Abuja. Time frame for these functions is 14 days (field missions).

Provide technical support and mentoring of key staff of the NGOs and SMWAs on Project implementation and M&E:

  • The expert consultant will collaborate with UN Women to provide technical support to the trained NGOs and SMWAs within the time frame for the assignment, to enhance effective and efficient implementation of projects. The technical support will include mentoring of trainees, in addition to the conduct of two consecutive quarterly review meetings with staff of the 5 CSOs and 3 SMWA.
  • The meetings will aim at measuring progress, identify challenges and proffer recommendations for both the implementing partners and UN Women. Time frame for these functions is 20 days (field mission).

Develop a comprehensive report for the assignment:

  • The expert consultant is required to develop a comprehensive report (narrative and financial), describing all activities conducted within the framework of the assignment, including results achieved and recommendations for UN Women and partners.
  • Prior to this final report, progress reports and deliverables under each tasks are also required to be submitted to UN Women, in addition to a joint review meeting. The time frame for these functions is  4  days (Abuja-based). The overall time frame for the assignment is 50 working days (15 days  Abuja-based and  35 days field missions), and it is expected to be completed within 3 consecutive months.

Deliverables

  • Strategic training and mentoring plans on Project Management and M&E for NGOs and SMAWs;
  • Report of capacity building workshop on Project Management and M&E for NGOs and SMWAs;
  • Mission report, summarizing meetings held with partners, technical support provided, as well as  analytical summaries and recommendations for Programme follow-up;
  • Coherent work plans and M&E frameworks for the NGOs, SMWA Projects and the WPS  Programme, in line with the overall Programme’s objectives and expected results;
  • A Comprehensive report for the assignment, with results and achieved and recommendations to UN Women and partners

Competencies
Core values and Guiding principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
  • Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.Continuous
  • Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledgeAppropriate and
  • Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making

Functional Competencies
The consultant is expected to possess the following functional competencies:

  • Facilitate capacity building workshop and mentoring of trainees on Project Management and M&E (RBM Approach);
  • Design comprehensive M&E plans and frameworks for projects and programmes;
  • Provide technical advice and support on Programme Management to UN Women and partners;
  • Plan and set clear goals for effective and efficient implementation and monitoring of Programme;
  • Communicate clear and concise, both written and oral.

Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Gender Studies, International Development, Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, or other related field.

Experience:

  • Minimum of least 7 years’ substantial technical capacity and professional experience in programme Development, Project Management and M&E (RBM Approach);
  • Knowledgeable on programme management tools (RBM Approach), with track record of facilitating capacity building trainings for organizations, including UN Agencies, Government institutions and CSOs is required; provide relevant information to substantiate this;
  • Practical knowledge of programme implementation and extensive field work experience in the areas of project implementation and M&E ;
  • Strong knowledge and experience on Gender Equality, Women’s Rights, Women, Peace and Security agenda, and in particular the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and knowledge of the Nigeria National Action Plan on the Resolution will be a value added;
  • Effectiveness in establishing and fostering good relations with CSOs, government counterparts, development partners, including UN and EU is an Advantage;
  • Ability to work in an independent manner, organize work efficiently and deal with multiple tasks;
  • Previous consultancy experience similar to this assignment with development organizations, especially in programme design, implementation and M&E (RBM approach) is desirable;

Language Requirement:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN working knowledge is an asset.
  • Knowledge of Hausa langue is an asset.

Application Closing Date
27th January, 2017. (Midnight New York, USA)

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

Job Title: Programme Finance Associate
Locations: 
Adamawa, Gombe, Plateau
Post Level: SB-3
Type of Contract: Service Contract
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Mar-2017
Duration of Initial Contract: One Year

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.

About this  Position

  • Program Finance Associate will work under the direct supervision of Gender Technical Adviser and overall guidance of Operations Manager.
  • The Programme Finance Associate is responsible to support the financial management of all aspects for the site office and to support the effective and transparent utilization of financial resources of respective site office.
  • The Programme Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.
  • The Programme Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the Operations and the Project Teams within the UN Wome Nigeria Office in Abuja on finance-related issues.
  • The Programme Finance Associate also provides support to effective and efficient programme procurement processes.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:

  • Ensures effective programme financial operations of respective site office
  • Facilitate effective communications and information management support
  • Support to external relations activities

Description of Functions
Ensures effective programme financial operations:

  • Full compliance of financial processes and financial records with UN Women rules, regulations, policies and strategies;
  • Compilations of Direct payments request form Partners and submit to Country office for processing
  • Proper control of the supporting documents for payments form Partners and financial Management monitoring for project partners; preparation of all types of financial documentation for site office for onward submission to UN Women CO;
  • Ensure financial records are in compliance with SOPs, IPSAS and other UN Women Financial Rules and Regulations; at site office;
  • Coordinate with Un Women partners on site in order to resolve accounting queries/problems and discrepancies; and
  • Implement and follow internal controls including follow-up on pending payments related to site office.
  • Assist the Leads in fulfilling their responsibilities and escalate to the next level of authority when necessary;

Ensures effective programme financial planning & Reporting:

  • Assist to Prepare all financial components of annual work plans related to site office and associated project documents;
  • Undertake continuous analysis and monitoring of the financial situation and identify any potential financial issues with solutions to address them;
  • Maintain all records and electronic filing associated with financial operations.
  • Prepare regularly financial information to report to Co operations team, including to Project Manager (WPS) and
  • Prepare summary reports containing analysis of the financial situation of partners on site
  • Ensures support to programme procurement of goods and services, including ensuring gender mainstreaming:
  • Support the procurement of all goods and services including as per site requirement and all travel;
  • Support the management of all procurement contracts for partners, including payments;
  • Support the development of the annual procurement plans for site office;
  • Support the purchase, recording and registration, and disposal of all assets of site office.

Competencies
Core Values/Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core competencies
Ethics and Values:

  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment .

Development and Innovation:

  • Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in Teams:

  • Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:

  • Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Conflict Management:

  • Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

  • Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to perform a broad range of financial and administrative activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of the UN Women site office, including data/schedule management, maintenance of protocol and information flow;
  • Ability to administer financial processes and transactions.
  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work;
  • Creates, edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
  • Ability to establish, builds and sustains effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client’s perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;
  • Good drafting skills.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • University degree or equivalent in Business or Public Administration.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 4 years of Financial and administrative experience preferably in a large or international corporation or organization;
  • Experience in the use of computers applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) as well as web based management systems.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN working knowledge is an asset.

Application Closing Date
10th February, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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