Back Re-Advertised - Programme Analyst (Climate Smart Agriculture), Pretoria, South Africa

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 24 March 2021
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 24 June 2021
 

Re-Advertised - Programme Analyst (Climate Smart Agriculture)

Location : Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA

Application Deadline : 02-Apr-21

(Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : Service Contract

Post Level : SB-4

Languages Required : English

Duration of Initial Contract : One year with possibility of extension

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.

Background

Readvertisement - candidates who previously applied need not reapply.

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.

Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) is based in Pretoria, South Africa and covers 5 countries (Botswana, Lesotho Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland). SAMCO works with government, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and the Private Sector to contribute to gender equality through formulation and implementation of norms, laws, policies, programmes and services that ensure the human rights of women and girls and increases economic participation. SAMCO's programmes include increasing women's political participation and leadership, securing women's economic rights, strengthening women's involvement in peace building, ending violence against women and making government budgets and policies gender responsive.

UN Women South Africa is implementing a flagship programme on

Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs through Affirmative Procurement, Investment and Supply Chain Policies. The programme seeks to improve women's access to public and private procurement of goods and services in general, linking women through the value chain. Within CSA, UN Women focuses on supporting women in agriculture to fully and equally participate in decision-making at all levels as necessary for the development of appropriate policy interventions; deployment of more effective tools, technologies, infrastructure and institutions to implement measures to build resilience; and the achievement of sustainable resource management for resilient green value chains.

Reporting to The Programme Specialist and overall supervision of the Deputy Representative, the incumbent will be responsible for is responsible for planning, implementing and managing UN Women interventions under the Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Portfolio which includes ensuring the delivery of project commitments, coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders, monitoring and tracking progress, and managing project finances in accordance to UN Women rules and procedures S/he contributes to project research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Climate Smart Agriculture

  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Climate Smart Agriculture.

Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Climate Smart Agriculture programme

  • 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.

Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners

  • Coordinate and provide technical support in the implementation of programme activities; Develop technical knowledge products;
  • Maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Climate Smart Agriculture programme;
  • Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and trainings to partners, as needed.

Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the Climate Smart Agriculture programme

  • Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using Results Based Management tools;
  • Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results outputs and outcomes;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.

Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Climate Smart Agriculture programme

  • Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
  • Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
  • Supervise Programme Associate Climate Smart Agriculture.

Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive inputs to resource mobilization strategies; analyze and maintain information and databases;
  • 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.

Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on Climate Smart Agriculture to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in South Africa

  • Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects' capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.

Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts

  • Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to Climate Smart Agriculture;
  • Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products;
  • Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on Climate Smart Agriculture;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;

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: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • 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;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Good knowledge of Climate Smart Agriculture;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in development programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in the Climate Smart Agriculture is an asset;
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and is required;
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset;
  • Knowledge of at least 2 official languages (Limpopo and Free State) is an asset.

Application Process: The application should include:

  • Personal History Form (P-11 form) - including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment a signed copy must be submitted;
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;

Note:

UN WOMEN 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.

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for 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 (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

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