PROGRAMME OFFICER (UNIFEM) (NATIONAL)
Location : Jakarta, INDONESIA
Application Deadline : 25-Nov-08
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year (renewable)
UNIFEM is the women’s fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality. Placing the advancement of women’s human rights at the centre of all of its efforts, UNIFEM focuses its activities on four strategic areas:
Reducing feminized poverty;
Ending violence against women;
Reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls;
Achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as conflict/war.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Country Programme Manager, the National Programme Officer is expected to analyze political, social and economic trends and participate in the formulation, management and evaluation of UNIFEM country programme in Indonesia.
The National Programme Officer will supervise and lead programme support staff. The National Programme Officer works in close collaboration with programme staff in other UN agencies.
1. Implementation of country programme strategies:
Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, MDG and other documents.
Analysis and synthesis of proposals on the areas for support and interventions within the practice area specialization assigned.
2. Management of UNIFEM’s country programme/projects:
Design and formulation of some parts of country programme/projects within the area of responsibility, translating UNIFEM’s priorities into local interventions.
Assist in the development of programme, presentation of the programme to PAC, finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review.
Application of conceptual models in support of programme design.
Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
Preparation of reports, including donor reports.
3. Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization strategy:
Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new programmes, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
Assist the Country Programme Manager in the identification, design and formulation of projects/programmes in accordance with the Strategic Plan 2008-2011 and the Strategic Results Framework.
Draft project concepts and proposals for the purpose of resource mobilization.
4. Advisory services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management:
Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
Sound contributions to knowledge networks.
Organization of training for the operations/projects staff on programme issues.
5. Advocacy and UNIFEM Representation:
Be the lead person in developing advocacy materials on UNIFEM’s work in Indonesia;
Attend and speak at meetings and inter-agency activities on relevant topics representing UNIFEM and make presentations as assigned by the Country Programme Manager.
Represent UNIFEM in UN Theme Groups, including UNTG on Gender and UNTG on HIV/AIDS, by participating in regular meetings and identify entry points for joint programming.
6. Office management:
Support the Country Programme Manager in the management of the UNIFEM office in Indonesia, with particular focus on the administration of the operational budget;
Supervise the work of support staff;
Maintain effective communication with UNDP on a wide range of operational issues such as office space allocation, cost recovery, personnel, payments, etc., and inform the Country Programme Manager of the latest developments.
Demonstrated project management skills and familiarity with the result-based approach;
Excellent command of English, both oral and written; good report writing skills;
Good human relations skills, especially the ability to relate with a wide range of partners;
Excellent communication skills;
Excellent computer skills, ability to work with Microsoft Office 2000 software;
Ability to manage multi-tasks.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree in a related field, e.g. women’s studies, development studies, sociology, economics, law, public administration, etc.;
Up to 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
Strong background on gender studies in the Indonesian, regional as well as global context;
Ability to write project proposals.
“Female candidates are encouraged to apply”
“ UNDP Indonesia reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.”