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New Job Opportunity at UNFPA, Programme Analyst – Gender-Based Violence | Deadline: 06th November, 2020

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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Jobs in Tanzania 2020: New Job Vacancies at The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) 2020
Job Title Programme Analyst, Gender Based Violence, Kasulu, Tanzania, NOB
Job ID 33198
Location East and Southern Africa
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Rotation This post is non-rotational.
Duty Station: Kasulu, Tanzania
Closing Date: 06 November 2020 (5 pm, New York time)
Duration: One Year (*)
Post Type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Organizational Setting

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is seeking to recruit a Gender Based Violence (GBV) and Harmful Practices Programme Analyst with a focus on Humanitarian Response. The successful candidate will work under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative and the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights based in Kasulu, as part of UNFPA’s Country Team in Tanzania.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities
Job Purpose:

The Programme Analyst, Gender Based Violence (GBV) provides strategic support and guidance as part of a broader team in advancing key UNFPA interventions encompassing Ending Sexual and Gender-based Violence and harmful practices within the context of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment; Adolescent and Youth Empowerment and Engagement; Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR); and Population and Development both in the context of Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar, with Humanitarian interventions spanning all areas.

The roles of the Programme Analyst, GBV are:
  • Strategic technical support
  • Results Based Management
  • Capacity Development
  • Evidence and Knowledge development and dissemination.

Key Job Roles
A. Strategic Technical Support
  • Support local government efforts in Kigoma to ensure that the response to GBV and harmful practices are aligned to national policies and strategies and implemented in an equitable and efficient manner.
  • Provides technical input to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to ensure a comprehensive response to GBV and harmful practices in the context of broader gender inequality issues and the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP) nexus in the Kigoma Region.
  • Identifies vulnerable groups among adolescent girls and women and supports the designing and implementation of targeted programmes that address their needs with a focus on GBV and harmful practices.
  • Participates in multi-sectoral coordination of GBV responses through the UN Humanitarian Protection Cluster and GBV Sub-Working Group and ensures the integration of gender equality, GBV and harmful practices priorities into local development and humanitarian response plans and implementation.
  • Establishes and maintains a network of partners, including key local government authorities, Civil Society Organizations and Development Partners and provides assistance in organizing and conducting meetings and public information events to promote UNFPA leadership and visibility of the organization’s programme in Kigoma.
  • Provides technical support in relation to GBV and harmful practices in the preparation of Regional Response Plans, appeals and other resource mobilization processes and documents.

B. Results-based Management
  • Provide overall strategic and technical guidance to ensure quality implementation, monitoring and supervision of interventions on GBV and harmful practices being implemented within development and humanitarian contexts in the Kigoma region.
  • Works closely with Implementing Partners to ensure the timely development and implementation of development and humanitarian work plans and identify and address any barriers to implementation.
  • In close collaboration with the UNFPA Country Office Gender Advisor, national and regional Humanitarian focal points, and the UNFPA Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and in coordination with the Implementing Partners, develops appropriate checklists/monitoring tools.
  • Carries out regular visits to sites and to health units, service delivery points and community centers, to check the main needs and to ensure that partners are implementing high-quality programmes to respond to the GBV and harmful practices needs of the affected population.
  • Monitors and prepares UNFPA GBV and harmful practices programme/work plans, budgets for Kigoma based programmes; and quarterly and annual progress reports on implementation of activities, funds being expended at the programme level and agreements being made with local partners for submission to the UNFPA Country Office Gender team and Senior Management.

C. Capacity Development
  • Supports development/adaptation and implementation of GBV in Emergencies and GBV Essential Service Package programme guidance, manuals and standard operating procedures and Information Systems.
  • Supports capacity building and knowledge sharing for Implementing Partners on GBV and harmful practices programme policies and procedures, particularly in areas of girls and women’s empowerment, community mobilization, referral and system strengthening (health, mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) and justice and legal aid), prevention of sexual exploitation and assault (PSEA) and for a comprehensive and multi-sectoral response in line with UNFPA’s programme priorities and principles.
  • Continuously guides Implementing Partners on UNFPA programming and operational policies and procedures and implementation of assigned programmes/projects, including adherence to programme and financial quality assurance measures, and on quality and timely reporting.Participate in the identification and formulation of gender equality, GBV and harmful practices programme proposal and work plans and support the integration of these issues in sectoral and regional policy and planning frameworks and support for increased and sustained support to women and girls’s empowerment and engagement
  • Provide substantial input to develop a comprehensive GBV and harmful practices programme including referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination, and monitoring/evaluation.

D. Evidence and Knowledge Development and Dissemination

Continuously analyze and interpret political, social and economic trends, progress, challenges and bottlenecks in the context of GBV and harmful practices as well as gender equality and women empowerment and engagement more broadly.
  • Contributes to regular UNFPA CO Situation Reports and Environmental Mappings.
  • Helps to strengthen and operationalize the evidence base on current and emerging GBV and harmful practices in the context of the HDP nexus to inform national, sub-national and sectoral policy development, planning and monitoring networks and coordination.
  • Contributes to the creation and sharing of knowledge by synthesizing and documenting research findings, lessons learned, success stories, best practices, strategies and approaches of the Country Office on GBV and harmful practices, and prepares relevant materials for dissemination.
  • Supports the communication and resource mobilization strategies of the Country Office by compiling and synthesizing relevant background materials on GBV and harmful practices for use in discussions, public events and social media platforms.
  • Strengthen partnerships and coalitions with the local government partners, humanitarian actors and other organizations working in the Kigoma region and in Tanzania more generally by representing UNFPA in multi-partner coordination platforms, including humanitarian protection groups and GBV sub-working groups.
Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.
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Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced university degree in social sciences, sociology, anthropology, gender and development studies, community development, public health or other related social sciences.
Knowledge and Experience:
  • At least three years professional experience in working on gender equality, with a focus on Gender Based Violence and harmful practices. Additional experience in the humanitarian programme context is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in working on sexual and reproductive health and rights, disaster risk management and/or human rights will be a strong advantage.
  • Experience and a thorough understanding of government systems (national, sub-national) especially in the areas of gender based violence and harmful practices, gender equality; sexual and reproductive health and rights planning and programming.
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Fluency in Kiswahili and English.

Required Competencies
• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• Embracing change

Core Competencies:
• Achieving Results
• Being Accountable
• Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen
• Thinking analytically and Strategically
• Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships
• Communicating for Impact

Functional Competencies:
. Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise,
. Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances . and partnerships
. Job knowledge/technical expertise
. Advocacy and advancing the policy agenda

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

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