Reporting to UN Women’s Representative in Argentina and the DRD, the Country Programme Coordinator assists the Country Office in taking responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and reporting UN Women interventions in Argentina. The Country Programme Coordinator works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team at country and regional offices, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Lead the Argentina’s country programme:
- Develop, implement, monitor and report the country programme annual workplan and individual programme workplans, including budget and results framework;
- Manage delivery of the day-to-day programme activities to ensure prompt and adequate delivery of results;
- Ensure effective use of resources and compliance with UN Women rules, policies, and procedures as well as donor/fund requirements;
- Prepare for programme audits and implement its recommendations.
- Lead technical support and capacity development to national partners:
- Provide substantive technical support on GEWE to national partners and other stakeholders;
- Build relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the country programme; respond to any potential problems;
- Manage capacity building opportunities and initiatives of key institutions and mechanisms;
- Provide timely inputs and suggestions on programmatic areas;
- Provide partners with technical assistance, training, and capacity development initiatives as needed.
- Manage the implementation of programme/ project activities through monitoring and reporting:
- Establish an effective monitoring system for the delivery of programme results;
- Prepare quarterly and annual progress reports and donor reports and organize progress reviews as necessary;
- Attend field missions and write reports on monitoring missions.
- Manage people and financial resources of the programme:
- Manage programme budget; and office operations as necessary;
- Write financial reports in accordance with UN Women procedures and submit the reports to the Regional Office and donors;
- Supervise and coach programme staff and manage performance;
- Write terms of reference for new staff, consultants and contractors and oversee the recruitment process, as necessary.
- Manage inter-agency and country coordination support for UN Women in Argentina:
- Participate in country level Comprehensive Country Assessment (CCA)/United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) processes and similar exercises related to the Resident Coordinator (RC) system, as necessary;
- Provide guidance to the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in supporting enhanced response to national partners in advancing gender equality and women's empowerment;
- Write progress reports on UN Women’s programme experiences in support of UN women inter-agency coordination role;
- Collaborate with the Regional Office, provide coordination support to UN Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and national authorities to promote gender equality and women empowerment activities in Argentina;
- Identify and inform the RO of joint programming opportunities and participate in the development of UN joint programmes, as necessary.
- Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
- Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
- 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.
- Manage knowledge building and sharing and communications advocacy:
- Develop knowledge management strategies and methodologies;
- Identify and synthesize of best practices and lessons learned to dissemination information;
- Provide the MCO, RO or HQ with updates and relevant information for publication and advocacy campaigns.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
- Timely and quality programme design;
- Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans;
- Strong relations with partners and stakeholders;
- Timely and quality of reports;
- Quality monitoring and reporting.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
- Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
- Strong budget and finance skills;
- Strong knowledge of Results Based Management;
- Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
- Strong knowledge of gender equality and women's empowerment;
- Strong knowledge of country and/or region;
- Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.
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/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national and/or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
- Experience in establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments;
- Experience in leading a team is an asset;
- Experience in the in the field of gender and human rights of women is an asset;
- Experience in administrative systems and UN system norms is an asset;
- Experience in country and/or region is an asset;
- Experience in working independently with minimal supervision.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish;
- Provable knowledge of Argentina’s social and political context is an asset.
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