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UNFPA Vacancies 2023 for Programme Specialist Jobs in Juba Location.
UNFPA Jobs in Juba 2023:- New job notification not for UNFPA job opportunity portal for the post of Programme Specialist. Programme Specialist Vacancy is for the Juba location. Candidates should apply through www.unfpa.org before the last date which is 24/05/2023.
Programme Specialist Jobs at UNFPA Details
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|Name of Vacancy||Programme Specialist Vacancy in South Sudan|
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Programme Specialist Jobs Description
The Programme Specialist, Gender & Women Empowerment position is located in the Country Office of UNFPA in Juba. Under the direct supervision of Gender Specialist, the Programme Specialist – Gender & Women Empowerment is responsible for assisting the Gender and Human Rights Unit in implementation, coordination and monitoring of programme activities across the country in the areas of Gender & Women Empowerment, including on issues of Gender-Based Violence (GBV), Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender Mainstreaming, as well as gender and population issues in both humanitarian and development settings.
The Programme Specialist, Gender & Women Empowerment is a member of the Programmes Team and provides functional leadership in programming, delivery, stakeholder relations, knowledge management, M&E and efforts towards delivering the CPD and accelerating attainment of the transformative results of UNFPA in the Country. S/he provides support for various functions of the CO and maintains collaborative relationships with all staff and teams in the CO.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
The Programme Specialist, Gender & Women Empowerment will support UNFPA South Sudan in ensuring that women and the most marginalized populations are empowered to exercise their full sexual and reproductive rights in a safe and enabling environment free from gender-based violence and harmful practices through gender transformative and intersectional approaches. S/he will contribute to UNFPA South Sudan’s new Country Programme Document (CPD) specifically to advance results on Gender, Women Empowerment, Gender-Based Violence (GBV), FGM, and Ending Child Marriage in line with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework of South Sudan. The incumbent will be based in Juba. Under the overall guidance of the Representative, s/he shall work under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Gender Specialist and in close coordination with the GBV Sub-Cluster Coordinator.
The Programme Specialist, Gender & Women Empowerment will focus on normative work in gender and development policy and programming strategies to implement human rights-based, integrated, context-specific, evidence-based, innovative and gender transformative approaches to address harmful social norms, discrimination and other causes of marginalization including for persons with disabilities. S/he
S/he will ensure close coordination and partnership with other UN entities operating in South Sudan, as well as with international and national partners and civil society organizations on issues related to the promotion of gender equality, prevention of GBV and harmful practices (FGM and ECM) and promotion of women’s empowerment. He/she will strengthen gender mainstreaming and GBV programming across the humanitarian-development nexus and ensure an integrated approach between sexual and reproductive health and rights and GBV for women.
You would be responsible for:
A. Programme Management and Technical Support
- In collaboration with Government counterparts, CST advisers, NGOs and other partners provide substantive leadership to the formulation and design of the country programme and its AWPs in line with Government priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures.
- Coordinates and provides effective management and guidance throughout all stages of programming to ensure management and delivery of results so that women and the most marginalized populations are empowered to exercise their full sexual and reproductive rights in a safe and enabling environment free from gender-based violence and harmful practices through gender transformative and intersectional approaches.
- Address policy issues and provide substantive inputs to facilitate policy dialogue and the central positioning of gender issues within policies, national plans and strategies, UN system initiatives, and development frameworks in national and development partners’ coordination mechanisms in line with the new aid environment.
- Ensure quality of programme/project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
- Contributing to effective coordination related to Gender Mainstreaming, Women Empowerment and their Sustainable Livelihoods,, SRHR/GBV/HIV and gender equality in the country by being actively involved in key coordination meetings at district and regional levels. This includes participating in relevant humanitarian meetings, including settlement coordination meetings etc
- Providing high level technical support to partners when needed, including supporting capacity building of district local governments and local partners to generate, analyze and utilize quality data for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring and evaluation in support of integrated district-level development and humanitarian response.
- Assessing implications of new policy developments and strategies on programme execution, and ensuring their integration. Provides technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address SRHR, GBV and broader gender issues in the country.
- Assesses priority technical requirements of the programme and offers technical support to program officers and implementing partners to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of program implementation in humanitarian and development settings across the country office and decentralized offices.
- Support the Gender Working Group to facilitate a coordinated approach between the Government and the development partners in support of the frameworks for protection and advancement of Women.
- Lead and provide technical guidance to the UN convergence areas that are relevant to the UNFPA’s mandate in the country.
B. Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Management for Policy Advocacy
- Substantially contribute to the achievement of programme results by ensuring that monitoring and oversight mechanisms are established and implemented
- Participate in relevant national and sub-national fora, enhancing UNFPA mandate on gender and work to ensure that technical issues are incorporated in national development plans and frameworks.
- Ensure increased availability and use of technical information to improve data collection, analysis, and use; with special attention to recent developments in analysis of data from censuses, surveys, statistics, etc.
- Ensuring effective knowledge management strategies are implemented by the programme team, capturing lessons learned and best practices for future planning; addressing training needs of partners and staff.
- Create substantive knowledge of gender issues in the country, assess technical assistance needs in these areas and advise on the suitability of programmes and related interventions to meet these needs, including on male engagement issues.
- Participate actively in appropriate UN coordination mechanisms (e.g. Joint UN Teams) and support and contribute to all joint programmes/activities among the UN agencies.
- Manage work plans and performance of field based project staff including UNVs engaged in UNFPA supported gender programmes including joint programmes on GBV, and provide guidance for other staff and consultants.
- Support district/local governments and implementing partners in the regions to prepare and submit technical and financial reports in conformity with signed donor agreements and in accordance with UNFPA guidelines and standards.
- Actively participate in the evaluation and documentation of program results in the region, best practices and lessons learned and effectively share these with relevant partners to inform programming, policy and advocacy.
- Conduct regular field visits to follow up and monitor the technical quality and financial effectiveness and accountability of UNFPA-supported programmes in the region to ensure value for money. Support district local governments to conduct quarterly and annual review meetings to address coordination, implementation and planning across development and humanitarian settings.
- Prepare analytical and project reports to be shared with the Local Government, UNFPA Country Office, UN Country Team (UNCT), donors and other relevant stakeholders.
- Support capacity building of district local governments and local partners to generate, analyze and utilize quality data for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring and evaluation in support of integrated district-level development and humanitarian response.
C. Partnerships, Communications and Capacity Building
- Coordinates partnerships and mobilizes support for national policies and programmes for gender and women empowerment with a particular focus on comprehensive and integrated approach to SRH and GBV services
- Contribute to advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation (i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events).
- Develop factsheets, briefing materials, infographics, and presentations for public information, advocacy and resource mobilization purposes.
- Prepare project proposals with gender, women empowerment components and share information about UNFPA tools for co-financing and funding.
- Build strong technical and programme multi-sectoral partnerships for advocacy for ICPD agenda from a gender perspective through national institutions, networks, alliances and coalitions. Monitor and keep updates on existing and potential partnerships. Follow through and ensure that recommendations and action points agreed to are addressed.
- Map and develop a database of gender empowerment actors and institutions in the country and provide support towards institutional and leadership development to strengthen the sector in the country.
- Plays a key role in supporting the CO to respond to its growing role in supporting the Government and partners in accelerating efforts towards gender and women empowerment in South Sudan
- Support the Representative in the effective co-leading of the UN Gender Joint Team and implementation of the working group’s annual work-plans; as well as supporting the national gender coordination group at national level.
- Support capacity building of partners to generate, analyze and utilize quality data for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring and evaluation
- Proactively contribute to Gender advocacy, partnership building and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation (i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events).
- Work with media to publicize UNFPA’s work and achievements, to disseminate UNFPA’s results in national media.
- Facilitate the identification of resource gaps in the country settings and provide technical input to the development of resource mobilization documents.
- Support accountability and Programme visibility for UNFPA programmes in the country, in alignment with donor signed agreements. Provide leadership in demonstrating UNFPA’s work to partners to enhance goodwill and partnership.
D. Humanitarian Response/Preparedness
- Provide information, analysis, reporting on humanitarian needs, response, gaps related to Gender Based Violence in emergencies to inform response planning and implementation, including participation in joint assessments.
- Facilitate planning, implementation, monitoring of GBV components of humanitarian response and preparedness by UNFPA Country Office, including development of contingency plans and response plans.
- Expedite and coordinate humanitarian response implementation by establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies.
- Facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs.
- Identifying and addressing capacity development needs of partners and project personnel.
- Ensure financial management and donor reporting for humanitarian response.
- Identification and strategic partnership building with Implementing Partners to allow for timely and effective humanitarian response.
- Support managing surge capacity deployed for humanitarian response.
- Facilitate Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) training including GBV response and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse, in collaboration with other UNFPA staff as part of humanitarian response and preparedness efforts.
- Engage in the development and implementation of humanitarian and emergency strategies at the HCT level including health cluster and protection cluster (GBV sub-cluster).
E. General Support
- Stand-in for other team members on selected functions as may be required.
- Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Advanced (Masters) Degree in development studies, gender, political sciences, social policy, public health, social mobilization, business administration, international relations or other related fields required
Knowledge and Experience:
- Minimum five years of relevant experience in administration, accounting, finance, or related fields is required.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and managerial skills required. Self-starter, proactive, passion for the issues.
- Proven ability to develop and implement effective resource mobilization strategies and campaigns.
- Excellent written and oral communications and editing skills both in English and Arabic;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems
- A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in South Sudan will be an added advantage
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team
Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic is an added advantage. Working knowledge of another UN Official Language, an asset.
- Exemplifying integrity.
- Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system.
- Embracing cultural diversity.
- Embracing change.
- Achieve results
- Being accountable
- Developing and applying professional expertise/ business acumen
- Thinking analytically and strategically
- Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
- Communicating for impact.
Functional Skill Set:
- Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
- Skills, knowledge and experience in gender mainstreaming, sustainable livelihoods, women empowerment, etc.
- Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
- Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
- Delivering results-based programmes
- Resource mobilization and donor relations
- Technical Understanding of the areas of work
- Project Management
- People Management and Leadership
- Managing financial processes
- Proficiency in current office software applications
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