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UNWOMEN Programme Management Specialist (FTA-NOC)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 05 December 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Morocco
  • City: Rabat
  • Contract Type: FTA Local
  • Post Level: NOC
  • 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 Morocco Country office (CO) works with national partners to promote the leadership and political participation of women and support the adoption of legislations, strategies and policies that promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and for the translation of Constitutional provisions into organic and ordinary laws.

    In addition, the Morocco office supports the development and implementation of gender-sensitive strategies and public policies. It fosters the production and dissemination of accurate sex-disaggregated and gender-based data to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation of progress in terms of gender equality, women’s empowerment and the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. Another important focus of the Office consists of improving the entrepreneurial capacities of women, with the goal to enhance their sustainable livelihoods and resilience though securing their access to, control over and use of productive resources.

    Under the supervision of the Country Office Representative, the Programme Management Specialist is responsible for managing the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes for the Country Office, including providing technical support to the implementation of the Country Office programme, managing the monitoring and reporting for the Country Office, overseeing and guiding people and budget management for the programme team, building partnerships and providing support in developing resource mobilization strategies, and managing knowledge building efforts.

    • Provide overall programme advisory support to the Office Management;
    • Guide the development of the CO programme, and provide technical support to the design and formulation of programme/ project initiatives;
    • Review and provide feedback to project/ programme strategies and documents, workplans, case studies and related knowledge products and publications, as needed;
    • Provide technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
    • Review and evaluate proposals and oversee the preparation of donor proposals and reports;
    • Draft policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/ materials for the use in the development and presentation of policy and programmatic positions.
    • Review programme annual work plans to assure compliance with UN Women programme goals and results-based indicators;
    • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
    • Draft reports on activities, outputs and outcomes; and compile information in preparations of country office donor and UN Women reports;
    • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
    • Manage programme quality control and identification of potential challenges;
    • Align programme activities with operations team in close liaison with Operations Managers;
    • Build and manage relationships with national partners, as necessary.
    • Recommend and establish programme monitoring standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing progress/results;
    • Manage the monitoring of mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators;
    • Coordinate the process of gathering information and preparing progress reports on programme implementation; prepare technical reports;
    • Prepare programme team for audits and monitor implementation of audit recommendations;
    • Provide training on results-based management to office staff, as necessary.
    • Lead a team, perform staff performance reviews, ensure capacity development of staff members by suggesting development opportunities;
    • Monitor and analyze financial situation on the portfolios and programmes to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results;
    • Ensure effective information flow, communication and coordination across the office, between programmes, projects and operations, and with other UN Women offices and units.
    • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
    • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for resource mobilization and cost sharing;
    • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.
    • 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.

    Key Performance Indicators

    • Programme team workplans and budgets are developed and implemented in line with Strategic Note and Country Office work plans
    • Programme team adhere to UN Women’s Rules, Regulations, policies and procedures, using a results based management approach
    • Programmes are implemented according to workplan and budget
    • Regular monitoring of programmes, issues/deviations are raised in a timely manner
    • Timely and quality reporting and regular dissemination and sharing of information, including best practices/ lessons learned

    Core Values:

    • Respect for Diversity
    • Integrity
    • Professionalism

    Core Competencies:

    • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
    • Accountability
    • Creative Problem Solving
    • Effective Communication
    • Inclusive Collaboration
    • Stakeholder Engagement
    • Leading by Example

    Functional Competencies

    • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
    • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
    • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
    • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems
    • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender 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.
    • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
    • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, including programme design, programme coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
    • Experience in working in a gender related area is an asset;
    • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing;
    • Experience in leading teams effectively is an asset.
    • Fluency in French, Arabic and English
    • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

    Important applicant information

    This post is subject to local recruitment.

    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

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    Female apllicants are highly encouraged

    Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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