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Technical Project Analyst

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Last update: Sep 1, 2022 Last update: Sep 1, 2022

Details

Deadline: Sep 15, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sectors: Human Rights, Programme & Resource Management Human Rights, Programme & Resource Management
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
Languages:
Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian
Work experience: From 4 years
Date posted: Sep 1, 2022

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Description

Background

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.

UN Women maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia region, covering 12 countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo[1], Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Ukraine).

“Implementing norms, changing minds” is a regional programme, which aims to support a reduction in discrimination and violence against women and girls in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) and Turkey, anchored in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the Istanbul Convention, and also in alignment with European Union accession standards. The programme is funded by the European Commission under IPA II. The programme supports the development of an enabling legislative and policy environment on eliminating violence against women and all forms of discrimination; promotes favorable social norms and attitudes to prevent gender discrimination and violence against women; and pursues empowering women and girls (including those from disadvantaged groups) who have experienced discrimination or violence to advocate for and use available, accessible, and quality services. The programme channels its interventions through and for women’s organizations, with an emphasis on those working with women from disadvantaged groups.

Within this context, the UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) is seeking a EVAW Technical Project Analyst, who will be responsible for the implementation of the UN Women programme "Implementing Norms, Changing Minds" under the overall supervision of the Resident Representative and the EVAW Programme Coordinator, based in Sarajevo, and in close collaboration with the Regional Programme Manager. The Technical Project Analyst will liaise with government officials, civil society organizations, donors, and other UN Agencies for ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation.

The Technical Project Analyst will become part of the well-established Ending Violence Against Women Team and will closely coordinate with it in order to ensure that the activities under the “Implementing norms, changing minds” programme are aligned with the already ongoing work, and contribute to UN Women in Bosnia and Herzegovina's overall Strategic Note 2021 to 2025, Impact 3: “Women and girls live a life free of violence".

[1] For the European Union, this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence. For UN Women, references to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of UN Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).


Duties and Responsibilities

Description of Functions:

1. Project Implementation

Ensure timely and adequate implementation of activities according to the programme activity plan;
Prepare a detailed work plan and performance monitoring plan to implement proposed activities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in coordination with the Regional Programme Manager, and ensure links with UN Women’s commitment under UNDAF/UN Framework (Development Partnership Framework 2016-2020), UNSDCF 2021-2025 and UN Women Strategic Plan and Strategic Note 2021-2025;
Design, oversee, and coordinate the implementation of relevant programme activities with responsible parties, UN Women EVAW staff in Sarajevo, and local and regional programme team;
Closely coordinate with the European Delegation (EU DEL) for the implementation of the programme activities, including communication and visibility initiatives, the selection of implementing partners, and ensuring synergies with EU portfolio in the country, as well as communication flow for the smooth running of the programme;
Maintain close communication with UN agencies, national authorities, development actors, civil society organizations and other key stakeholders working on ending violence against women;
Provide overall supervision of the work of responsible parties and external consultants to ensure the production of the expected outputs.
Ensure proper identification of and follow up with civil society groups, national institutions and consultants who will be involved in the implementation of activities under the relevant programme outcome areas;
Provide technical support and expert advice to responsible parties and key stakeholders on specific issues related to the programme scope;
Assume responsibility for the smooth functioning of all operational activities related to programme implementation;
Hold consultations with the programme partners and other stakeholders in order to ensure timely information about the programme implementation;
Organize and run effective Technical Working Group meetings and ensure communication flow among membership;
Ensure timely implementation of all programme activities and monitor the proper use of funds according to signed agreements and work plans;
Prepare complete documentation necessary for signing Project Agreements (PA) with responsible partners, and contracts with individual and other service providers; and
Provides support to responsible parties to manage activities

2. Results based monitoring and evaluation, knowledge building and communications

Ensure monitoring and reporting of project implementation and result achieved at the country level, as well as for timely submission of quality progress reports and agreed-upon monitoring deliverables;
Regularly review planned activities, and make necessary modifications/ratifications when needed in response to any emerging circumstances;
Draft programme progress reports and provide inputs to programme related products, including updates;
Provide evidence-based advocacy inputs to inform UN Women and the programme’s advocacy efforts, as well as its communications and partnership strategies in ending violence against women;
Take the lead in implementing the programme communications and visibility plan at country level, as well as the programme advocacy related activities;

3. Finance and Administration

Manage the activities’ financial resources in accordance with UN Women rules and regulations;
Manage programme files and support information collection and dissemination;
Support Office Finance and Admin assistance on programme procurement/procedures related to the programme;
Contribute to the development of technical documents for projects, including those needed to initiate and generate momentum, such as project proposals, and clear action plans for each programme activity;
Prepare partnership agreements with responsible parties.

4. Provide EVAW Technical Support and Advise

Provide programmatic and technical support to UN Women EVAW Team in Bosnia and Herzegovina on ending violence against women area as deemed necessary;
Foster partnerships with development partners, UN Agencies, government institutions, private sector, academia, media and civil society, etc., on ending violence against women to enhance collaboration, resource mobilization and policy agenda setting;
Draft concept notes and follow-up on resource mobilization efforts at the country level in coordination with Resident Representative, Programme Specialist and EVAW Programme Coordinator.
Report on a regular basis to the EVAW Programme Coordinator based in Sarajevo and UN Women Regional Programme Manager in order to ensure coordination, linkages, and synergies between all areas of work carried out by UN Women’s Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Contribute to annual work planning and budgeting processes of the Regional Programme and the UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and
Support building partnerships at the country level, and in collaboration with the UN Women Country Office in Bosnia and Herzegovina, coordinate with the relevant stakeholders as deemed necessary.


Competencies

CORE VALUES:

Respect for Diversity
Integrity
Professionalism

CORE COMPETENCIES:

Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Accountability
Creative Problem Solving
Effective Communication
Inclusive Collaboration
Stakeholder Engagement
Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES

Ability to extract, interpret, analyze data and resolve operational problems,
Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work,
Ability to support a team and team building skills,
Strong IT skills and ability to apply it consistently in work tasks,
Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations, organizational policies and procedures related to the position and ability to apply it consistently in work tasks,
Focus on results and positive response to feedback,
Attention to detail,
Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things,
Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches,
Reports to internal and external partners in a timely and appropriate fashion,
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet partners and donors needs and deadlines,
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners,
Responds to partners needs promptly.


Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

MA degree in Gender studies, human rights, social work, international development, management, public administration or related field.
BA with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of MA.

Experience:

Bachelor's Level Degree - 6 year(s) experience, Master's Level Degree - 4 year(s) of working experience in providing technical assistance and managing of development and/or humanitarian programmes, particularly on gender equality and ending violence against women,
Previous experience working in the development and humanitarian sectors,
Proven track record and experience in reporting and communicating results, and developing programme and project planning documents,
At least 2 years of experience in working on gender equality and violence against women,
Prior work experience with UN is highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian, both verbal and written, is required.