Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
•Implementation of programme strategies and activities
•Management of the programme
•Creation of strategic partnerships, including partnerships to enhance resource mobilization
•Provision of quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management
1. Ensures implementation of programme strategies and activities focusing on achievement of the following results:
•Gender-responsive analysis and research of status and emerging trends related to forced migration and trafficking in the target states, and preparation of substantive inputs to inform programme strategies
•Substantive contributions made to inform policy briefs and policy dialogues
•Effective programme implementation and management arrangements
•Preparation of analytical and periodic progress reports
2. Ensures effective management of the programme in the field within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focusing on quality control of the programme activities and results achieving the following results:
•Effective application of RBM tools, performance indicators and monitoring achievement of results.
•Development of annual programme workplan and budget and management of their implementation
•Coordination of programme implementation with the responsible partners, including facilitation of technical and capacity-building support to implementing partners
•Contribution to inter-agency coordination processes to advance programme implementation
•Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the programme partners’ activities, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
•Aggregate reports regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes.
•Contribution to preparation of donor and UN Women reports.
3. Ensures creation and maintaining of strategic partnerships in cooperation with programme team focusing on achievement of the following results:
•Development of partnerships with wide-ranging stakeholders including UN Agencies, government institutions, local authorities, law enforcement and security agencies, civil society, to enhance programme implementation.
•Analysis and research of information on partners, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office efforts towards resource mobilization.
4. Ensures provision of advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
•Identification of best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning
•Development of advocacy and knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies
•Documentation of the programme implementation process, including lessons learned, in accordance with established guidelines
•Coordinate advocacy interventions, workshops and trainings to share and distill knowledge and learning
•Consolidation and sharing of information and knowledge products emanating through the programme with UN and external partners
Impact of results
The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
•Respect for Diversity
•Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
•Creative Problem Solving
•Leading by Example
•Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation 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 Migration and Trafficking in persons
•Strong analytical skills
•Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification
•Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, human rights, gender/women’s studies, international development, or a related field is required
•A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage
•A minimum three (3) years (with Masters’ degree) or minimum five (5) years (with bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
•Technical experience on migration and human trafficking
•Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
•Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
•Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset
•Fluency in English is required;
•Knowledge of Hausa language an advantage.
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