Deadline: 5 July 2019
UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer in Nuku’alofa, Tonga. The duration of this post is 1 year.
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Key Job Responsibilities
The Programme Officer will perform the following functions-
- Lead the planning, coordinating and implementing of the Primary Prevention and Service Delivery Pillars under the Pacific Partnership Programme for UN Women Activities:
- Lead and maintain working level coordination mechanisms, including at the government level and civil society partners for successful implementation of Pacific Partnership Outcome 2 activities.
- Coordinate closely with the Pacific Community’s programme partners in Outcome 1 and ensure all stakeholders are aware of, and well-coordinated across, the various Pacific Partnership programme activities.
- Ensure clear, consistent and transparent communication among all partners and support establishment of participatory governance and decision-making practice.
- Oversee the coordination and delivery of results-based monitoring and evaluation:
- Ensure implementation of a Pacific Partnership monitoring and evaluation plan with Programme Partners. This should include their roles and responsibilities for the M&E of the program:
- Ensure transparency of the M&E process by disseminating information to partners and relevant stakeholders;
- Ensure together with the UN Women EVAWG team in Fiji MCO that programmes comply with all donor requirements, and that support and advice from partners are fully utilized.
- Facilitation and dissemination and generation of knowledge on Pacific Partnership and impacts:
- Support the programme partners in identifying good practices and lessons learned and documenting this knowledge.
- Lead the process of knowledge creation and dissemination related to national and international know-how in EVAWG.
- Partner with practitioners and members of the UN global networks and leadership of the practice and sub-practice teams in the partner UN entities.
- Provide technical support and capacity development to national partners:
- Ensure that Pacific Partnership partners identify technical needs in order to implement programme activities.
- Provide inputs to and implement capacity-building and training of national counterparts and programme partners including providing inputs in developing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on evidence-based interventions to prevent VAW/G.
- Provide partners with direct technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives as needed.
- Build partnerships and support stakeholders coordination on EVAW/G Prevention and Services:
- Build and maintain strong relationships with key inter-agency and partner stakeholders at national levels.
- Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure that Pacific Partnership.
- Ensure that all partners work together to deliver and report on programmes in compliance with work plans, time frames and commitments.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in development related discipline/s including gender issues, public policy, social work or other related social science fields is highly required.
- First-level University Degree (Bachelors’ Degree) in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Excellent communication skills- including written and oral, interpersonal and liaison skills.
- Masters’ Degree or Higher + years of experience requirement:Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to thematic area.
- Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects.
- Previous experience working in the UN system is an asset.
- Strong knowledge of the issue of violence against women, women’s empowerment and gender.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team when the task requires.
- Familiarity with Pacific countries and cultures, especially Tonga.
- Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
- Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
- An asset but not mandatory would be fluency in the local language(s) of the duty station (Tonga).
- Nationality of Tonga.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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