Practice Area – Job Family:Capacity Development – UN WOMEN
Vacancy End Date:20/03/2019(Midnight New York, USA)
Duty Station:Beijing, China
Education & Work Experience:I-Master’s Level Degree – 2 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type:Service Contract (SC)
Bureau:Asia & the Pacific
Contract Duration:12 months
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 2015, on 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted unanimously the Resolution 70/1 Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of the agenda, as numerous goals and targets address structural barriers to achieve equal rights and opportunities between women and men, girls and boys.
One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment and active engagement of the corporate sector. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 1 (Poverty Reduction), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).
About 90 per cent of jobs in the world are in the private sector. This represents a huge potential to implement transformative actions in the world of work and social responsibility in favour of women, benefiting the whole society. There is an increasing consciousness, interest and commitment of private and public sector companies on the value and benefits of gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and its role to achieve it.
UN Women – in partnership with the European Commission is proposing the regional programme “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia – WeEmpower Asia” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. The programme will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.
The guiding platform will be the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe.
Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in selected Asia countries, the project will promote business opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women-owned enterprises in Asia and their business relations with Europe, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender-sensitive business culture and practices. The programme will cover seven countries: India, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, and Viet Nam. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of UN Women Region Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP).
Reporting to the China Country Programme Manager, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of WeEmpower Asia programmes at the country level by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by supporting the monitoring and implementation of the country-level activities and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements, if necessary. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team and external partners, including private sector, women organisations, civil society, UN partners, government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society to ensure ensuring successful programme implementation at the country level.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the country-level implementation of the Regional Programme, “Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work in Asia” (WeEmpower Asia)
• 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 technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
• Support the implementation of programme activities;
• Lead 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;
• Train partners on Results Based Management and monitor implementation.
2. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to programme partners at the country level
• Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products
• Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) programme, particularly private sector engagement and WEPs signatories and implementation at the country level;
• Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.
3. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project at the country level
• Support the Country Programme Manager in monitoring progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
• Provide substantive inputs to reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
• Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.
• Support the Country Programme manager in monitoring budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
• Provide inputs to financial reports;
4. 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.
• Coordinate UN Women’s efforts to promote WEE with particular focus on WEPs and private sector engagement to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes at the country level
5. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts at the country level
• Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to WEE and private sector engagement;
• Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
• Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on WEE and private sector engagement.
Key Performance Indicators
• Timely and quality substantive inputs programme strategies and activities;
• Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
• Adherence to UN Women standards and rules;
• Timely monitoring and tracking of programme results and finances;
• Relationship with partners and stakeholders;
• Timely organization of events;
• Quality of knowledge and advocacy products.
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 area
Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field 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.
At least 2 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
Experience in the women’s economic empowerment and private sector engagement is an asset;
Experience in coordinating and liaising with government, private sector partners, women entrepreneurs and women-owned business and/or donors, particularly EU is an asset.
Fluency in English and Mandarin is required
Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;