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Programme Analyst, Innovation And Knowledge Management

Closing: Sep 20, 2022

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Published: Sep 8, 2022 (18 days ago)

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Job Summary

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Job Purpose:

The incumbent shall provide technical guidance and oversight support to UNFPA programme managers and implementing partners in identifying and nurturing innovations including linking innovators to potential partners for scaling up. The incumbent shall work to ensure that results from studies and research work are appropriately disseminated with a clear dissemination plan and utilized to inform policies and programming processes. He/She shall work with staff in integrating innovations in resource mobilization, sexual reproductive health & HIV integration, youth development, gender and human rights, monitoring and evaluation, GBV and harmful practices and in Humanitarian preparedness and response.

The Programme Analyst ensures the appropriate application of UNFPA CO systems and procedures. S/he facilitates the work of consultants, advisors and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multilateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues with regard to UNFPA’s work. S/he plays a pivotal role in managing resources for work. S/he is a substantive contributor to the unit and overall UNFPA CO programme team.

Education:  

  • Masters Degree in Knowledge Management, Organization Development, Information & Knowledge Strategy, Education, Development Communication, and/or other related fields.
  • Training or professional experience in facilitation, ideation management, strategic communications and marketing will be an asset.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities;
  • Work experience in the field of innovation, and knowledge management is preferred.
  • Specialized knowledge and experience in strategic thinking, facilitation methodologies and approaches will be desired;
  • Experience in writing or developing knowledge pieces
  • Experience with partnership development is desirable.
  • Field experience is an asset;
  • Prior experience in the UN system is an asset
  • A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in Uganda will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team

Languages: 

Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable


Responsibilities

Job Purpose:

The incumbent shall provide technical guidance and oversight support to UNFPA programme managers and implementing partners in identifying and nurturing innovations including linking innovators to potential partners for scaling up. The incumbent shall work to ensure that results from studies and research work are appropriately disseminated with a clear dissemination plan and utilized to inform policies and programming processes. He/She shall work with staff in integrating innovations in resource mobilization, sexual reproductive health & HIV integration, youth development, gender and human rights, monitoring and evaluation, GBV and harmful practices and in Humanitarian preparedness and response.

The Programme Analyst ensures the appropriate application of UNFPA CO systems and procedures. S/he facilitates the work of consultants, advisors and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, multilateral and bi-lateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues with regard to UNFPA’s work. S/he plays a pivotal role in managing resources for work. S/he is a substantive contributor to the unit and overall UNFPA CO programme team.

Education:  

  • Masters Degree in Knowledge Management, Organization Development, Information & Knowledge Strategy, Education, Development Communication, and/or other related fields.
  • Training or professional experience in facilitation, ideation management, strategic communications and marketing will be an asset.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the field of development and population activities;
  • Work experience in the field of innovation, and knowledge management is preferred.
  • Specialized knowledge and experience in strategic thinking, facilitation methodologies and approaches will be desired;
  • Experience in writing or developing knowledge pieces
  • Experience with partnership development is desirable.
  • Field experience is an asset;
  • Prior experience in the UN system is an asset
  • A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues in Uganda will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team

Languages: 

Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages is desirable


A. Programme Management and Technical Expertise  

  • Strengthen integration of GBV/FGM prevention and response, rights-based approach, gender and SRHR/HIV issues for women and young people within UNFPA humanitarian-development programming.
  • Work closely with program officers at field and country office to manage, monitor and evaluate ongoing program implementation in the area of an integrated package of rights (SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM/etc) for women and young people, providing technical support to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and coherence of program implementation.
  • Support national partners to develop advocacy and policy documents across humanitarian and development settings.
  • Build the capacity of government and implementing partners to effectively diagnose gaps in GBV prevention and response, propose effective strategies to address existing bottlenecks, and support coordination of the multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response across humanitarian and development settings
  • Accelerate efforts towards reducing the prevalence of GBV in the region
  • In collaboration with Government counterparts, NGOs and other partners, ensure quality of SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM programme/project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.

B. M&E, Policy and Knowledge Management

  • Ensure robust tracking of SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM programme implementation and financial expenditure, and support implementing partners to submit quality technical and financial reports in conformity with signed agreements.
  • Analyze and report on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identify constraints and resource deficiencies and recommend corrective action.  Monitor projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.
  • Help create and document knowledge about current and emerging trends and issues, by analyzing SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM programmes, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Support national partners’ capacity to generate quality SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM data, analysis and utilization for evidence-based decision making, policy and program formulation, monitoring and evaluation in support of integrated national development and humanitarian response.
  • Analyze and interpret the political, social and economic environment relevant to SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keep abreast with new policy developments and strategies by analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination and development frameworks.
  • Participate in relevant local, national and sub-national fora, enhancing UNFPA mandate on GBV and work to ensure that technical issues are incorporated in national development plans and frameworks.
  • Address policy issues and provides substantive inputs to facilitate policy dialogue and the central positioning of SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM issues within policies, national plans and strategies, UN system initiatives, and development frameworks in national and development partners’ coordination mechanisms in line with the new aid environment.
  • Create substantive knowledge of SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM issues in the district, assesses technical assistance needs in these areas and advises on the suitability of programmes and related interventions to meet these needs.
  • Participate actively in appropriate UN coordination mechanisms (e.g. Joint UN Team on FGM/GBV, etc.) and support and contribute to all joint programmes/activities among the UN agencies.
  • Advise the Yumbe team in order to ensure that the specific needs of adolescents and persons with disability on SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM and Human Rights are fully addressed.

C. Advocacy and Resource Mobilization and Funds Management

  • Assist advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Country Office by preparing relevant documentation (i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events).
  • Develop and disseminate factsheets, briefing materials, infographics, and presentations for public information, advocacy and resource mobilization purposes.
  • Facilitate the identification of resource gaps in the districts and humanitarian settings and assist prepare project proposals with SRHR/GBV/HIV/FGM and Human Rights components and share information about UNFPA tools for co-financing and funding.
  • Prepare and manage relevant budgets; Monitor expenditures to ensure delivery is in line with approved budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels and deliver timely and accurate reporting of financial information.
  • Raise requisitions for relevant travels and procurement under the e-procurement module in Atlas.
  • Manage assets that have been procured by the UNFPA and supplied to the implementing partners; ensuring that they are put to proper use (Form C).
  • Represent UNFPA at key events where required, with regard to UNFPA’s mandate.

D. General Support 

  • Stand-in for other Programme team members on selected functions as may be required.
  • Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.


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