United Nations Development Programme
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 Kenya’s Strategic Note (SN) 2023-2026 envisions a state where gender relations empower women and men to make informed decisions, have equal access to and use quality services, and control resources and assets in a secure, accountable, and inclusive nation. The Strategic Note has prioritized the following four impact areas: 1) Women’s leadership in decision-making, 2) Women’s Economic Empowerment, 3) Ending Violence against Women and Girls and 4) and Women, Peace, and Security. The SN’s priorities are fully aligned with national priorities, the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and the Global UN Women Strategic Plan (SP).
The Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) programme in Kenya Country Office is conceived and anchored within the framework of Kenya National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325, the commitments of the World Humanitarian Summit, Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme embodies the “Leave No One Behind” principle, by ensuring the inclusion of women, youth and other marginalized groups in peace, security and humanitarian initiatives. The Programme focuses on two key areas; a) Development and implementation of gender-responsive polices and frameworks on peace and security and DRR; and b) Women and girls have access to DRR and humanitarian services.
As part of the Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) programme, UN Women with support from the Government of Japan has been implementing a 2-year Project on “Enhancing Women’s Resilience in Refugee Camps and Host Communities” which is contextualized to the global LEAP (Leadership, Empowerment, Access & Protection in Crisis Response) Programme and is being implemented in Garissa county which hosts Dadaab Refugee Camp and Turkana County which hosts Kakuma Refugee Camp and Kalobeyei Integrated Settlement.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Coordination Analyst will work closely with the Humanitarian Action (HA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) teams to support the conclusion of field activities and phasing out of the LEAP III.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide technical assistance and capacity development to Project partners:
- Provide technical support to implementing partners in the field. Support these partners to track and adhere to implementation and reporting (narrative and financial) timelines.
- Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and coordinate and facilitate technical/ programming support, mentorship, and training to partners as needed.
- Provide guidance to partners to identify voices from the field (beneficiaries) that could be profiled in the final donor report.
- Support the organization of high-level events and activities on WPS, HA, and DRR with a specific focus LEAP III project.
Support the program’s monitoring, evaluation, and reporting
- Conduct regular field monitoring visits to implementing partners in Garissa and Turkana counties.
- Document emerging issues after monitoring visits.
- Provide regular updates on partners’ implementation during project team meetings.
- Support the organization of field visits for the Steering Committee Members
- Support project final evaluation and other close-out activities.
Support communication efforts and knowledge sharing:
- Regularly share ideas of stories from the field that can be used for communication products with the program and communications team.
- Contribute to the production of communication products including impact stories, social media posts, videos, etc.
- Support knowledge sharing and the creation of a network between civil society partners (implementing partners), national-level dialogues, etc
Support the UN Women Communications team fast-track the rollout of the accelerated plan.
Required Skills and Experience:
Education and certification:
- Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, Conflict Studies, Political Sciences, Policy, Humanitarian Action, Gender/Women’s studies, International Development, or a related field is required
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of 5 years experience in Programme/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting, and capacity building
- Technical experience in social inclusion in humanitarian action and women, peace, and security.
- A proven track record in the management of projects and teams in a complex and diverse context involving multiple stakeholders is required;
- Experience working on issues of gender equality and women’s rights and civil society organizations in Kenya.
- Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
- A project/program management certification would be an added advantage.
- Fluency in English and Swahili (written and oral) is required.
- Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset
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