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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a tripartite U.N. agency that since 1919 the brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. ILO is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.
Safe & Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018/2022) (“Safe and Fair”), is part of the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to eliminate violence against women and girls, a global, multi-year initiative between the European Union and United Nations. Safe & Fair is implemented through a partnership between the ILO and UN Women with the overriding objective of ensuring that labour migration is safe and fair for all women in the ASEAN region. The project aims to address women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence and trafficking, strengthen rights-based and gender-responsive approaches to violence against women and labour migration governance and support access to essential services.
Women are increasingly migrating for work within the ASEAN region, and today close to half of all migrant workers in the region are women. However, women have fewer options than men for regular migration, and are often channeled into lower paid informal sector work with few if any labour protections. Due to gender inequalities and discrimination, women are particularly vulnerable to violence and trafficking, and services for survivors of violence often do not meet their needs.
Safe & Fair will be implemented in the ASEAN region, in countries of origin (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Vietnam) and countries of destination (Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand), working with women migrant workers, ASEAN Member States’ government authorities, ASEAN institutions, and worker, employer, civil society and community-based organizations.
Safe & Fair works in close cooperation with governments and social partners to achieve three inter-linking specific objectives: (1) Women migrant workers are better protected by gender-sensitive labour migration governance frameworks; (2) Women migrant workers are less vulnerable to violence and trafficking and benefit from coordinated responsive quality services; and (3) Data, knowledge and attitudes on the rights and contributions of women migrant workers are improved.
Reporting to Country Programme Coordinator of UN Women Cambodia Office, technical reporting to UN Women Programme Specialist (P4) and ILO Chief Technical Advisor (P5) in the Regional Office and working in close coordination with ILO Country Office, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of UN Women- ILO Joint Project providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of ILO and UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation 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, UN Women HQ staff, UN Women RO staff, ILO HQ staff, ILO Regional Office staff and ILO staff at the national level, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence against Women (EVAW), labour migration and trafficking
Provide substantive inputs to the design, formulation and implementation of the project Safe & Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region (2018/2022);
Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme.
2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Project Safe & Fair: Realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region, with a focus on all 3 Objective areas on behalf of ILO and UN Women
Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
Lead 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;
Ensure the coordination with implementing partners, UN Women and ILO Country Offices, UN Women and ILO Regional Offices;
Ensure proper operational, financial and administrative management in the projects, as well as adherence to all UN Women rules and procedures.
3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities;
Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Joint Project;
Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.
4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the regional project
Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results based management tools;
Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs and outcomes;
Participate and provide support to the organization of national and regional consultations organized by ILO, UN Women- Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in cooperation with Country Offices;
Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor reports for ILO and UN Women;
Ensure high quality financial and substantive monitoring, including identification of operational and financial risks and issues and development of solutions.
5. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Joint Project
Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
Supervise Programme Assistant on project work / operational / budget / procurement plans with the related detailed budget allocations for projects implementation to ensure timely and appropriate preparation and arrangement.
6. Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
Contribute to the identification of potential implementing partners and support the process of creation of partnerships;
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.
7. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on EVAW, labour migration and trafficking to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women and ILO programmes with other partners in the country
Provide substantive technical support to the Head of Office and Programme Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs;
Participate in inter-agency coordination groups related to EVAW to promote partnerships and coordination.
8. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to labour migration governance, access to essential services of WMWs and victims of trafficking;
Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on labour migration governance frameworks and access to essential services of WMWs and victims of trafficking.
Key Performance Indicators:
Timely and quality substantive inputs to programme strategies and activities;
Timely and quality substantive inputs to workplans and budgets;
Adherence to UN Women and ILO standards and rules;
Timely monitoring, tracking and reporting 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
Ability to organize the workload meeting strict deadlines
Good analytical skills
Good knowledge of violence against women and labour migration
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.
At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
Previous experience in the field of violence against women and/or labour migration, and experience with both is an asset;
Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset.
Experience supporting/implementing an EU-funded project is an asset;
Experience with a regional programme is an advantage.
Fluency in English and the official national language is required.