UNDP Programme Officer, Women, Peace and Security Jobs in Ethiopia
UNDP Programme Officer, Women, Peace and Security Jobs in Ethiopia
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.
In recent years, conflict in Ethiopia has displaced many Ethiopians. Ethiopia is also hosting a huge number of refugees from neighboring countries. As anywhere else in the world, women and children are highly and disproportionately being affected by a lack of peace in the country. While women can contribute to peacebuilding and conflict resolution efforts, they are mostly marginalized and portrayed as victims only.
About the Position
Reporting to the Program Specialist Women in Leadership and Governance, the Programme Officer contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the CO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation.
The Programme Officer guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes on Women Peace and Security by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and developing enhancements if necessary.
The Programme Officer works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ personnel, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women Peace and Security
Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives.
Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of UN Women’s initiatives on Women Peace and Security
Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget.
Support the implementation of programme activities.
Lead/Support the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners.
Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports.
Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products
Maintain relationships with national partners to support the implementation and expansion of UN Women’s initiatives on Women Peace and Security.
Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and training of partners, as needed.
Build the capacity of partners on Results-Based Management and monitor implementation.
Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools.
Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes.
Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.
Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of UN Women’s initiatives on Women Peace and Security
Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary.
Provide substantive inputs to financial reports.
Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases.
Prepare relevant documentation such as project summaries,
conference papers, briefing notes, speeches, and donor profiles.
Participate in donor meetings and public information events, as delegated.
Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on the thematic area of UN Women’s initiatives on Women Peace and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country
Provide substantive technical support to the Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs.
Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to UN Women interventions on women peace and security.
Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.
Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on women peace and security thematic area.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
Good knowledge of Results-Based Management
Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
Good analytical skills
Good knowledge of technical areas
Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in Conflict and Peace Studies, Gender and Development, International Relations, Public Administration, Law, Human Rights or equivalent in relevant fields of Social Science 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 would be an added advantage.
Minimum five years of relevant experience in implementation of projects related to women’s empowerment and women, peace and security.
Demonstrable experience in organizing multi-stakeholder meetings and coordinating with a wide range of stakeholders, including government, non-governmental organizations, women groups, and local communities.
Experience in preparing background documents, agendas and talking points for such meetings.
Hands-on experience in the implementation and evaluation of development projects and programmes will be an advantage
Knowledge of the governance, peace and security context in Ethiopia and experience working with government partners
Hands-on experience in designing, implementing and monitoring development projects with particular experience in the areas of women, peace and security a distinct advantage.
Experience in results-based and rights-based development approaches and management of multi-stakeholder programmes.
Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills.
Proven advocacy, analytical and writing skills
Computer skills (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others)
Fluency in English and Amharic is required.
Knowledge of other local languages is advantageous.
Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
How to Apply
For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Programme Officer, Women, Peace and Security Jobs in Ethiopia
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