Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security at UN Women, Mogadiscio, Somalia

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Deadline: 8 April 2019

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security in Mogadiscio, Somalia. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security will be responsible to coordinate and oversee the implementation of the programme at the country level as well for managing the human and financial resources of the team.

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security will perform the following functions-

  • Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in Women Peace and Security:
    • Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives.
    • Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions within the Women Peace and Security areas.
    • Finalize country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Women Peace and Security areas.
  • Manage the implementation and management of the Women Peace and Security programme:
    • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation.
    • Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management within the Women Peace and Security areas.
  • Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
    • Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team.
    • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women Peace and Security programme; respond to any potential problems.
  • Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:
    • Manage the process of monitoring the programme/ project implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools.
    • Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes.
    • Write office donor and UN Women reports.
  • Manage the people and financial resources of the Women Peace and Security programme:
    • Manage the programme budget and finalize financial reports.
    • Manage Programme Analyst and Technical Specialists; mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments.
    • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.
  • Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
    • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
    • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization.
  • Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the Women Peace and Security in Somalia:
    • Provide substantive technical support to the Regional Director and Country Program Manager on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees.
    • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.
  • Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
    • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Women Peace and Security.
    • Manage advocacy strategies and their implementation.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

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  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Technical experience in Women Peace and Security.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UN Women.

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