UNDP hiring a Programme Coordinator in Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic. Job background The Joined program « Fight against GBV: Justice, Empowerment and Dignity of Women and Girls in DRC – known as JAD –, aims to significantly reduce Gender Based Violence (GBV) through adopting sociocultural norms promoting gender equality, empowering GBV survivors and strengthening their resilience by providing holistic care, and through reinforcing the provincial and national coordination in order to favor national ownership and sustainability.
The project has developed a holistic approach based on promoting and protecting girls and women rights and a strategy aiming at the institutionalization and sustainability of achievements and results. Indeed, thanks to its approach based on the “Communication for Behavior Changes”, the program wishes initiating key-transformations in social behaviors and sociocultural norms in the objective to significantly reduce GBV in DRC.
Throughraising-awareness campaigns, proactive commitment of community leaders, women organizations and survivors as actors of transformation, communities will be called to adopt social behaviors which are respecting and promoting gender equality. In addition, the program also addresses the specific needs of GBV survivors through providing them with holistic care (medical, psychosocial, judicial and socioeconomic reintegration) in order to mitigate consequences of GBV.
The One Stop Center (CISM in French) appears as the most efficient mechanism to address GBV survivors’ needs; community-based alert and protection networks are key elements located at the meeting point between GBV prevention and response to survivors’ needs. In a perspective of ensuring sustainability and national ownership, the program aims to institutionalize those CISM and to strengthen governmental capacities to efficiently coordinate the fight against GBV, in particular regarding collecting and analyzing data which are necessary to design and adapt strategy of intervention. In this perspective, the specific objectives of the program are:
• Support the commitment of men, women, young people and communities to adopt social behaviors and sociocultural norms which respect and promote gender equality, and to contribute to fighting against GBV.
• Strengthen parents of VBG survivors and VBG survivors’ power and resilience through reinforcing and developing holistic care systems such as CISM or other service provider structures, as well as through galvanizing community-based alert, prevention and response networks;
• Strengthen the efficiency of the national coordination to enable all stakeholders of the fight against GBV to develop and implement effective prevention and response strategies.
In its mandate of supporting the Congolese government, UNDP-DRC with its partners has designed a holistic program to fight against GBV. It covers 5 provinces of the DRC. On one hand, the program will enable to consolidate the results achieved by the precedent project, Tupinge Ubakaji, in North and South Kivu and Ituri. On the other hand, the program will develop and implement its strategy and activities in Kasaï Central and Kinshasa. Therefore, the program encompasses two parallel implementation strategies: one of consolidation of Tupinge Ubakaji’s achievements and one of development in the two new provinces. The strategies have been developed following a series of consultations hold in December 2017 and January 2018 with a wide-range of actors aiming to identify the needs and accurate responses according to the specific context of each targeted province.
In this project, funded by Canada, UNDP is responsible of three components: ‘access to justice’; ‘socioeconomic reintegration’ of GBV survivors as well as providing technical assistance to ministries and administration to ensure a better coordination of the fight against GBV. Moreover, UNDP is responsible of the global program coordination to ensure coherence and efficiency in its implementation by all stakeholders. UNFPA and BCNUDH are stakeholders of the program; their activities are directly related to their respective mandate. The Document of Project has planned the recruitment of an international coordinator who is responsible of the general coordination of program implementation for the two first years.
Consequently, UNDP is recruiting an international program coordinator expert in gender. He/she will be based in Kinshasa with regular travels to Kasaï Central, North and South Kivu and Ituri. Summary of key functions at UNDP.
. Ensuring strategic direction of objectives, results and financial resources management for joint programme;
• Effective and accurate financial resources management and supervision of the joint programme teams and UN Agencies and other partners of joint programme;
• Effective coordination and Management of the joint programme Monitoring, evaluation and reporting;
• Ensuring effective Management of contractual joint programme partner budgets;
• Facilitation of knowledge building and sharing in the CO.
The program coordinator will work under the overall authority and guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative – Program, the supervision of the Team Leader of the Unit “Peacebuilding and Strengthening of Democracy” and in close collaboration with the program analyst in charge of the portfolio “Support to the institutions and responsible for the quality assurance control and technical support to the Unit Coordinator”. Its duties and responsibilities are: Ensuring strategic direction of objectives, results and financial resources management for joint programme focusing on achievement of the following results:
.Ensure the global program coordination, provide strategic guidance and oversee a coherent and effective implementation of the program through adopting an approach based on results, creativity and innovation and flexibility according to the needs of the program;
• Provide technical support for drafting relevant legal, political and advocacy documents related to GBV in the broader context of gender inequalities issues;
• Maintain a strong collaboration with the Gender unit of the Country office in terms of strategic advices in the management of programs related to SGBV, of conducting regular gender analysis and producing high quality technical/strategic notes;
• In strong collaboration with UNFPA and other national and international partners, provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Gender, Family and Children as well as other ministries involved in the fight against GBV (such as the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights, Public Health, Education, Social Affairs…) regarding program activities or other issues linked to GBV;
• Oversee and coordinate the implementation of the work plan and the budget, the development of terms of reference for purchasing goods and services, of the purchase plan, and the daily monitoring of field-operations;
• Assist to draft project proposals and to find additional financial resources to support the joined program; • Provide technical assistance in the design and implementation of a holistic and coordinated GBV prevention strategy and ensure that gender equality is taking into account in all parts of the program;
• Ensure programmatic coherence and visibility of the joined program.
Effective Partnerships and Coordination in resources management and supervision teams, UN Agencies and other partners of joint programme focusing on achievement of the following results: • Work in deep collaboration with all UN agencies involved in the program implementation (UNFPA, BCNUDH) and ministries (Justice and Human Rights, Gender, Public Health, Education…) to strengthen and facilitate inter-institutional and multisector relationships regarding the prevention of and the fight against GBV at the national scale. • Prepare Steering and Technical Committees; • As UNDP is the administrative agent of the program through MPTF, the Coordinator will ensure to maintain solid work relations with and to share information with all stakeholders of the joint program; • Collaborate with other stakeholders and partners, governmental institutions, donors, partner agencies and other CSOs actors to ensure that gender equality, women empowerment and Human rights are always included in programs and policies development; • Ensure UNDP representation in inter-agencies work-meetings and other coordination mechanisms dealing with GBV issues (thematic groups; clusters…); • Maintain excellent relations with national authorities and ministries and their provincial counterparts and ensure that they obtain regular updates regarding the program implementation. Effective coordination and Management of the joint programme Monitoring, evaluation and reporting focusing on achievement of the following results: • Support the design of accurate monitoring and communication tools: a communication strategy and plan, terms of reference for evaluations, reporting system; • Analyze reports on program achievements in terms of achieved results through using existing UNDP Monitoring and Evaluation tools and consolidate narrative and financial reports received from the other UN agencies according to the planed annual calendar of the program; • Oversee the preparation by the implementing partners of the trimestral and annual reports and other periodical working plan and evaluate achieved progresses according to the program monitoring plan, including contracts with partners; • Identify needs and priorities in the field and produce all necessary programmatic tools for program monitoring; • Ensure the development of the annual work plan, monitoring and evaluation plan; partners meetings schedule; • Develop a map of interventions from all program stakeholders; • Ensure the development of a purchasing plan in coordination with UNDP operation unit; • Ensure program budget monitoring: expenses monitoring to ensure service delivery in line with the approved program budget as well as the strict and uniform enforcement of UNDP rules and procedures in all program activities under UNDP responsibility; • Undertake monitoring mission and regular meetings with all involved stakeholders, including program partner, and advice on the strategy of intervention; • Ensure that reports are high quality and been transmitted on time to the donor and other stakeholders of the program; • Ensure the preparation and the participation in the Project Board and/or in the Technical Committees. Ensures effective Management of contractual joint programme partner budget, focusing on achievement of the following results • Management Joint program through planning, guiding, monitoring and controlling of the resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations; • Over sightings and monitoring of project’ budgets in Atlas; • Regular analysis and reporting on the delivery situation of the projects; • Elaboration of proper mechanisms to eliminate deficiencies in budget management; • Collection of information on internal and external clients’ satisfaction and needs in order to develop improvements to services; • Provides timely reports to the senior management on the joint programme performance (Atlas Data delivery, assets, etc.) and make recommendations for improvement, including benchmarks. Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and sharing in the CO, focusing on achievement of the following results: • Organization of training for the joint programme team and reinforce their capacity. • Synthesis of joint programme lessons learned and best practices. • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Job requirements Innovation
• Ability to make new and useful ideas work
– Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them Leadership
• Ability to persuade others to follow – Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers People Management
• Ability to improve performance and satisfaction – Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others Communication
• Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform – Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others Delivery
• Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement – Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions Technical/Functional competencies Addressing Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV)
• Knowledge of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) policy and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Gender Issues & Analysis
• Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Partnerships
• Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Project Management
• Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Resource Mobilization
• Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Knowledge Management
• Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Innovation
• Ability to manage organizational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovative approaches and initiatives – Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Operational Efficiency
• Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Learning and Development
• Knowledge of enterprise learning and development issues, concepts, and principles, and ability to apply them to enhance the fulfillment and performance of employees – Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Education
• Advanced (Masters) University Degree in sociology, with specialization in Gender or GBV. Professionally qualified in programme or project management will have a distinct advantage. Experience
• Seven (7) years of relevant experience at national and/or international level in providing management advisory services and/or managing staff, managing project in post conflict context and establishing interrelationships among international organizations and national governments;
• Experience in managing joint programme which include several organization will be an asset. • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).
• Experience in international organization and familiarity with UNDP management system is highly desirable. Language Requirements
• Fluency in French and working knowledge of English.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply
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