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  • UN Women - In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization's goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

    Gender and Humanitarian Project Coordinator

     

    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, with funding from the Japanese government, is implementing a one year project titled ” Mainstreaming Gender into Humanitarian Response in Nigeria” This project is a humanitarian action component of UN Women’s current Peace and Security programme in Nigeria. It is designed to address the needs of internally displaced women and girls especially survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
    It will focus on filling critical gender gaps in the on-going humanitarian response activities in three areas:

    • Strengthen emergency assistance initiatives to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) women/girls and survivors of SGBV in target areas;
    • Improve the economic capacity and social rehabilitation of women affected by crisis for peaceful cohabitation in target areas;
    • Strengthen humanitarian coordination mechanisms for a more comprehensive and gender-responsive approach in Nigeria.

    Under the overall guidance and direction of the supervisor, the Project Coordinator exercises overall responsibility for planning and implementing UN Women interventions under the project. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women Programme implementation.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Project Implementation and delivery:

    • Ensures donor deliverables are met in a timely manner;
    • Constant monitoring and analysis of the project environment, timely readjustment of project interventions;
    • Reviews donor documents and ensures work plans are prepared and implemented, taking corrective actions as needed;
    • Design and formulation of project initiatives within the area of responsibility, translating UN Women’s priorities into local interventions;
    • Provision of project advisory support to the Office Management within the thematic area/portfolio assigned.

    Management of the Project and supervision of the Project team:

    • Under the guidance and oversight of the supervisor, exercise overall responsibility for planning, implementation, management, and coordination aspects of the project/s under his/her responsibility;
    • Ensure effective application of RBM tools and monitoring achievement of results;
    • Manage the portfolio of on-going projects through technical monitoring and administrative and financial supervision ensuring the proper application of a monitoring system to track progress on program results and indicators;
    • Lead project’s appraisal and evaluation according to results-based management requirements;
    • Coordinate and supervise the activities of project staff, experts and consultants working as part of the technical assistance team;
    • Responsible for the timely preparation and quality control of all substantive technical reports, briefs and required documents;
    • Ensure timely production and submission of all partial and/or progress reports by all members of the project team, contractors and project partners;
    • Conduct field visits to supervise, coordinate and monitor field level activities of portfolio;
    • Ensures consultants, CSOs and other partners are recruited for the implementation of the project.

    Strategic partnerships building and support:

    • Ensure partnerships are established with actors in the humanitarian sectors in the target states and at the national level;
    • Create and coordinate partnerships with the relevant UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc. especially as it affects the humanitarian efforts in northern Nigeria;
    • Identifies organisations working in the humanitarian sector and ensures gender issues are addressed.

    Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management:

    • Helps implement the visibility component of the project by engaging the media; 
    • Proactively and substantively support and implement relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners;
    • Identify and synthesis best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to project country policy goals in the sectorial/thematic areas assigned;
    • Proactively contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
    • Liaises with the country and regional office in sharing of information and knowledge generated from project activities.

    Donor Reporting And Proposal:

    • Leads the reporting process to the donors;
    • Prepares donor documents in the event of a re-grant;
    • Scouts for additional funding.

    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:

    • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
    • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Knowledge and experience of working on  gender, elections and democratization processes;
    • Substantive knowledge of issues on gender equality and women's empowerment;
    • Outstanding team-building, organizational and communication skills;
    • Capacity to work with diverse partners including governments, donors and civil society.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Master’s Degree in, International Development, Gender, Human Rights, Psychology, and Sociology or in other related Social Sciences.

    Experience:

    • Minimum 7 years relevant experience at the national or international level in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments, preferably in the field of gender and human rights of women;
    • Working experience in the northern part of Nigeria;
    • Experience in working with survivors of Gender Based Violence and humanitarian response;
    • Experience in working with cooperatives for economic empowerment;
    • Experience in M&E is an added advantage;
    • Needs experience in the management and supervision of staff and consultants;
    • Prior experience in the UN System and the Region will be an asset.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English is required (other Country Specific UN language such as Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian);
    • Knowledge of Hausa is an added advantage.

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    National Gender and Economic Rehabilitation Officer

     

    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, with funding from the Japanese government, is implementing a one year project titled ” Mainstreaming Gender into Humanitarian Response in Nigeria” This project is a humanitarian action component of UN Women’s current Peace and Security programme in Nigeria. It is designed to address the needs of internally displaced women and girls especially survivors of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV). It will focus on filling critical gender gaps in the on-going humanitarian response activities in three areas:

    • Strengthen emergency assistance initiatives to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) women/girls and survivors of SGBV in target areas.
    • Improve the economic capacity and social rehabilitation of women affected by crisis for peaceful cohabitation in target areas.
    • Strengthen humanitarian coordination mechanisms for a more comprehensive and gender-responsive approach in Nigeria.

    Under the overall guidance and direction of the supervisor, the Project Officer provides project support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Country Office by contributing in the project design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Provide advice on the project aimed at ensuring internally displaced women and girls have increased access to adequate survivor service;
    • Contribute to the empowerment of women and girls IDPs and their vulnerable host communities;
    • Strengthening humanitarian coordination systems in target states;
    • Monitoring and evaluation;
    • Donor reporting.

    Provide advice on the project aimed at ensuring internally displaced women and girls have increased access to adequate survivor service:

    • Advices the project coordinator on the project direction and options at the state level based on a knowledge of the humanitarian response, priorities, challenges and emerging issues;
    • Contribute to the establishment of functional crises centers in target states and communities;
    • Ensures target survivors of gender based violence receive support while maintaining confidentiality of survivors:
    • Participates in the initiatives by other relevant stakeholders in the assigned focus area translating UN Women’s priorities;
    • Engage with government agencies tasked with ensuring support for victims gander based violence;
    • Facilitates the collaborative relationships with other UN agencies, experts, government counterparts ensuring timely and efficient delivery of inputs related to the humanitarian response.

    Contribute to the empowerment of women and girls IDPs and their vulnerable host communities:

    • Review project proposals from CSOs and cooperatives as it relates to the empowerment of women and host communities;
    • Ensure UN Women collaborates with other organisations working in the area of economic empowerment for internally displaced women and girls.

    Strengthening Humanitarian Coordination Systems in Target States:

    • Ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment consideration in the implementation and planning of the humanitarian strategic response plan in target states;
    • Provide technical and capacity building support to  humanitarian and Government actors, including the coordination system;
    • Ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment needs and rights are adequately and sustainably integrated into all humanitarian response;
    • Ensure good partnerships with the UN Agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.

    Monitoring And Evaluation:

    • Develop a monitoring and evaluation plan in-line with the principles of Result-Based Management;
    • Ensures humanitarian data is captured as required by the donor;
    • Collects knowledge on current and emerging trends by gathering relevant information on projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices;
    • Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
    • Manages the project’s appraisal and evaluation according to results-based management requirements;
    • Supports the effective application of RBM tools and monitoring achievement of results.

    Donor Reporting:

    • Work closely with partners and consultants to ensure timely submission of progress and final reports to donor;
    • Provide inputs to the donor reports in terms of accomplishments.
    • Ensure close collaboration with UN Women Administrative and Finance Staff to ensure efficient financial management and efficient transfer and tracking of funds for grants and contractors.

    Competencies
    Corporate Competencies:

    • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
    • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women;
    • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
    • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
    • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Knowledge and experience of working on gender, elections and democratization processes;
    • Substantive knowledge of issues on gender equality and women's empowerment;
    • Outstanding team-building, organizational and communication skills;
    • Capacity to work with diverse partners including governments, donors and civil society.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Master’s Degree in Economics, Gender and human rights related disciplines, Sociology, Psychology, Social Sciences or related field.

    Experience:

    • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level with development projects preferably including some experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable.
    • Experience with working with Internally Displaced Persons.
    • Experience in Economic Empowerment of Women is an added advantage.
    • Must have good knowledge and experience of gender issues as it affects the northern Nigeria.
    • Must have good working knowledge of M&E especially as it relates to gender issues.
    • Prior experience in the UN System and the Region will be an asset.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English is required;
    • Knowledge of official national language essential.
    • Working knowledge of Hausa is a requirement.

    Method of Application

    To apply, visit UN Women Career Page

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