Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in the area of Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) in Kenya
Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives
Support to translate the priorities of the Strategic Note into programme interventions in WEE;
Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to WEE;
Identify areas for support and interventions within the areas of WEE;
Review and evaluate partners proposals.
2. Provide Substantive Technical support to the implementation and management of WEE programme
Provide technical inputs to the annual work plan 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.
3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to WEE 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 the implementation and expansion of the WEE programme;
Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and facilitate technical/ programming support and training to partners, as needed
Participate in capacity assessment to identify capacity building needs of stakeholders;
Lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.
4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;
Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.
5. Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the WEE programme
Monitor budget implementation and make budget re-alignments/ revisions, as necessary;
Provide substantive inputs to financial reports;
Supervise Programme Associates and Assistant.
6. 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.
7. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on WEE to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country
Provide substantive technical support to the Representative and Deputy Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by drafting background reports and briefs;
Represent UN Women in inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, participating in groups and committees as needed and providing substantive inputs.
8. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Develop background documents, briefs and presentations related to WEE;
Coordinate and organize advocacy campaigns, events, training, workshops, and knowledge products;
Coordinate the development of knowledge management methodologies, and products on WEE;
Support UN Women’s participation in policy dialogues on issues related to WEE as necessary;
Support to develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
Contribute to developing knowledge management strategies, products, and methodologies on WEE programme.
9. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Support to develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
Support to finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Good program 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 women’s economic empowerment, private sector engagement, gender-responsive procurement, and climate-smart agriculture
Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities, and threats to fundraising
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification
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 two additional years of qualifying experience
may be accepted
in lieu of the advanced university degree.;
A project/program management certification would be an added advantage.
At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in development program/project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
Technical experience in women’s economic empowerment with a focus on climate-smart agriculture, access to markets/procurement opportunities and private sector engagement on women’s economic empowerment;
Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, CSOs and/or donors is an asset;
Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
Fluency in English is required;
Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
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.
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