Position: Programme Associate, Gender Statistics
Advertised on behalf of : UN Women
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 26-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : FTA Local
Post Level : GS-6
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Aug-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : One year
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 center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment. The 2030 Agenda sets out a historic and unprecedented level of ambition to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030” (SDG 5) as well as including 37 gender-related targets in 10 other SDGs. It commits to addressing core issues of gender equality such as eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, eradicating discriminatory laws and constraints on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work and increasing women’s participation in decision-making
To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed. Significant investments in gender statistics are necessary to ensure that evidence-based policies are devised, the impacts of these policies are assessed and the accountability of policymakers and governments to deliver on these commitments is promoted. Robust indicators and quality data are of critical importance and will determine whether policy efforts are marshalled and whether the goals and targets are achieved or missed.
To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI), “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC)” aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through this global programme, UN Women in the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) will provide high quality technical support and advice to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in the mainland, the Office of Chief Statistician (OCGS) in Zanzibar and other relevant stakeholders and partners with the aim of strengthening the production, accessibility and use of gender statistics.
In regard to the above, UN Women is seeking to recruit a Programme Associate on Gender Statistics for the implementation of the FPI “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC)” in the United Republic of Tanzania.
Reporting to the Programme Specialist-Gender Statistics, the Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he contributes to research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the Country Office and UN Women HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes
Provide administrative support in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements;
Provide technical guidance to the Country Office and executing agencies on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
Prepare information for the audit of programmes/ projects and support implementation of audit recommendations;
Review programme data from programmes/ projects for the Country Office website;
Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers.
2. Provide administrative support to the financial management of the Programme Unit
Create projects in Atlas, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close of a project;
Provide administrative support in monitoring budget preparation and the finances of programmes/projects; including the finalization of FACE forms;
Review financial reports; prepare non-PO vouchers for development projects;
Process payment for consultants;
Maintain internal expenditures control system;
Create requisitions in Atlas for development projects; register good receipts in Atlas;
Assist in the preparation and follow up of cost-recovery bills in Atlas.
3. Provide administrative support to the Programme Unit
Undertake all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for organization for meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
Make travel arrangements for the Programme Team, including travel requisitions and claims;
Prepare public information materials and briefing packets;
Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations;
Provide guidance and training to Programme Assistants as needed.
4. Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization
Prepare cost-sharing and other agreements; follow up on contributions within the Country Office resource mobilization efforts;
Organize, compile and process information from donors, Country Office and programme team, as inputs to various databases and documents.
5. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Provide administrative support synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices related to programme management and finance;
Provide administrative support to the organization of training for the office staff and partners on programme and operations related issues.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Good knowledge of programme management;
Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats;
Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
Strong financial and budgeting skills;
Strong IT skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
Completion of secondary education required.
Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration is an asset.
At least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in administration or programme management/support;
Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages;
Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset;
Experience in supporting a team.
Fluency in English and Kiswahili is required
Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.