Deadline: 19 January 2021
UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Lake Chad Basin Women Resilience (LCB) Programme Manager in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 1 year.
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Key Job Responsibilities
The Lake Chad Basin Women Resilience (LCB) Programme Manager will perform the following functions-
- Lead the coordination of the LCB programme
- Develop and oversee the implementation of annual workplans plans (AWP), provide overall advice, guidance and supervision of programme activities, and provide technical support throughout the programme cycle.
- Manage implementation of the day-to-day program activities to ensure prompt and adequate delivery of results.
- Ensure effective use of resources and compliance with UN Women rules, policies, and procedures as well as donor/fund requirements.
- Coordinate the programme activities between regional and country offices and report the programme delivery & status of implementation to the supervisors and the head of the unit.
- Provide technical guidance and capacity development support
- Provide policy and practice advice to the country offices and facilitate knowledge building and management in consultation with the DRR specialist and Humanitarian action specialist.
- Contribute to the mapping of capacity development needs across the different levels of project implementation and contribute to the organization and preparation of webinars and other training initiatives.
- Conduct analysis and research of the situation in the regions, in collaboration with the supervisors and prepare substantive inputs into briefing notes and other policy documents as necessary.
- Develop policy and thematic briefs on women’s resilience, gender and humanitarian action and DRR.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/ women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required.
- University Degree in combination with 2 additional year’s of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Project/program management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
- 5 year’s of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to gender responsive disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian action.
- Experience in coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects.
- Experience working in the UN system is an asset.
- Experience in establishing partnerships among international organizations and national governments.
- Experience in the field of gender and human rights of women, humanitarian action, DRR and resilience, climate security is an asset.
- Experience in administrative systems and UN system norms is an asset.
- Experience in country and/or region is an asset.
- Experience in working independently with minimal supervision.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Working knowledge of French and Japanese is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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