Volunteer Programme Technical Coherence Specialist – UN Women

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Task of the Volunteer

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan and UN Women Country Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer in the capacity of Programme Technical Coherence Specialist will: Guide the implementation and management of the Spotlight regional programme in Central Asia and Afghanistan • Report to the UN Resident Coordinator for Kazakhstan and UN Women Country Representative on programme performance and results; • Ensure the timely coordination and management of the Spotlight Programme; • Facilitate consolidation of joint annual work plans and budgets with the support of the coordination officer; • Provide programme guidance, updates and information to the Regional Steering Committee, implementing partners and other stakeholders;


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• Regularly communicate with the Spotlight Initiative Secretariat Technical Unit in New York; •Generate lessons learned, share best practices and ensure risks mitigation. Coordinate technical assistance and capacity development to the Spotlight initiative in Central Asia and Afghanistan: • Provide guidance in the overall coherence of the programme across pillars, in line with Regional Programme document; Ensure coherent approach in implementation, monitoring, reporting and delivering on programmatic commitments and results, using participatory and inclusive practices; • Guide the process of delivery of technical assistance and engagement with partners, as per the planned activities within the Regional Programme; Support coordination within the UN system and stakeholders on the regional level; • Build, manage, and expand relationships with national and international partners to support implementation of the Spotlight regional programme; respond to any potential problems; • Provide technical assistance to local partners supporting programme implementation; • Analyze emerging needs and recommend solutions;

Requirements of the Volunteer

8 years of experience in managing complex and multi-component programmes with national partners, preferably related to thematic area; • Technical and thematic experience in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, Sexual and Gender-based violence thematic areas; • Proven track record of substantive reporting; Excellent writing skills; • Experience in managing, coordinating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development programmes and projects; • Previous experience working in the UN, EU systems or in international organization is an asset. Fluency in English and Russian is required; Knowledge of languages of Central Asian countries is an asset.

Core Values:

• Respect for Diversity; • Integrity; • Professionalism; • Demonstrating commitment to the UN System. Core Competencies: • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Equality Issues and /or SGBV issues;

• Accountability; • Creative Problem Solving; • Communicating for Impact; • Inclusive Collaboration; • Stakeholder Engagement; • Leading by Example; • Working in Teams; • Thinking analytically and strategically.

Functional Competencies

• Strong knowledge in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, Sexual and Gender-based violence thematic areas • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making • Ability to lead formulation of strategies and their implementation • Strong networking skills • Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems.

UN Women Inclusion

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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