UN Women is seeking a Gender in Humanitarian Action/DRR Specialist to support the efforts of the Myanmar Country Office to promote gender equality and empowerment of women in humanitarian action and across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
Reporting to the Country Representative in Myanmar, Gender in Humanitarian Action Officer will lead the country office’s work on Gender in Humanitarian Action/DRR by overseeing the design and formulation of Humanitarian/DRR and nexus programming, supporting the implementation and management of programmes, providing capacity building to partners, establishing and strengthening partnerships, supporting resource mobilization, supporting inter-agency coordination and managing advocacy, communication and knowledge management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop programme strategies on Gender in Humanitarian Action/DRR
- Design and formulate programme/project proposals and initiatives on Gender in Humanitarian Action/DRR and nexus programming;
- Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Humanitarian Action/DRR and nexus programming;
- Provide technical inputs to programme proposals from other program teams within the country office.
Manage the implementation and management of the humanitarian/DRR program
- Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
- Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;
- Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
- Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
- Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed;
- Manage monitoring and reporting of the programme;
- Manage human and financial resources of the programme.
Provide capacity building support to Country Office teams and partners
- Provide technical and policy support to country office teams in developing and strengthening projects/ programmes;
- Implement and monitor capacity building initiatives;
- Provide technical support to partners on integration of gender in humanitarian action and DRR.
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners
- Build and maintain alliances and strategic partnerships for the advancement of gender in humanitarian action/DRR;
- Build and maintain close liaisons with relevant donors and other actors supporting efforts towards humanitarian action, as delegated;
- Contribute inputs to updates and briefs on country development situation to be used by stakeholders, CO and HQ;
- Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Women Asia-Pacific regional Office and HQ.
Manage the resource mobilization strategy for humanitarian action in the region
- Participate in the implementation, monitoring and periodic updating of the resource mobilization strategy on humanitarian action;
- Provide technical support to the country office in mobilizing resources for the implementation of humanitarian action;
- Research and analyze information on donors.
Manage the advocacy of humanitarian action/DRR through inter-agency coordination
- Provide technical support to the Representative on inter-agency coordination on humanitarian action including through the Humanitarian Country Team;
- Work closely with and provide advice to national bodies and interagency groups that influence national policies related to humanitarian action/DRR;
- Participate and contribute inputs to the Myanmar Humanitarian Protection Cluster;
- Coordinate specific efforts in mainstreaming gender and protection in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts of other clusters and relevant working groups;
- Advocate for the engagement and participation of local organizations and civil society networks in humanitarian coordination mechanisms.
Manage advocacy and communication efforts of humanitarian action
- During emergency response, develop and implement communication and advocacy messages and contribute inputs to strategies on key gender and protection concerns;
- Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to humanitarian action and DRR as necessary;
- Develop information, education and communication (IEC) materials, press releases, situation reports, alerts and contribute gender and protection-related inputs to documents prepared by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Manage knowledge building and sharing for humanitarian action
- Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to gender in humanitarian action and DRR;
- Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
- Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on gender in humanitarian action/DRR.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note;
- Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;
- Timely and quality technical advice and support;
- Quality reports and other strategic documents drafted and submitted in a timely manner;
- Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders;
- Contributions to resource mobilization;
- Timely and quality knowledge products.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
- Strong knowledge and experience related to current policies and practices in the fields of gender equality, protection and humanitarian action, including humanitarian coordination;
- Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
- Strong networking skills;
- Ability to interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;
- Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative policy research;
- Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
- Strong analytical skills;;
- Ability to write policy papers, speeches, briefings;
- Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation, results based management and reporting.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or equivalent in human rights, gender, international relations, international development, international law or other social science fields 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/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and managing humanitarian programmes, with a particular focus on gender and protection in emergencies;
- Technical experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably protection cluster coordination, and/or ProCap/GenCap in a natural disaster setting;
- Experience in policy analysis and strategic planning;
- Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field;
- Experience working with the UN is an asset; and
- Experience working in the region is an asset.
- Fluency in English is required;
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
- Knowledge of Burmese is an asset.
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