Programme Assistant

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This is a UNV National Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Youth contracts.

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Based on the vision of gender equality proclaimed by the United Nations Charter, UN Women works to eliminate all forms of discrimination against women and girls, empower women, and achieve gender equality as partners and actors in development, human rights, humanitarian action, peace and security. Placing women's rights at the heart of its work, UN Women leads and coordinates the efforts of the United Nations system to ensure that commitments to gender equality and gender institutionalization are translated into action around the world. UN Women provides close technical support to Member States in their priorities and efforts and develops effective partnerships with civil society and other partners.

The Morocco Country Office works within the framework of UN Women’s normative, coordination, and programmatic mandates with governmental and non-governmental partners towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in Morocco. As part of its normative mandate, UN Women Morocco works with national and local governments as well as civil society organizations towards developing and implementing laws and public policies to eliminate violence against women and girls. It also supports women Members of Parliament to harmonize national legal frameworks with international commitments and constitutional provisions on women’s rights.

Under the framework of the UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative “Making Every Woman and Girl Count”, and the programme “Support for gender mainstreaming in the production and analysis of gender-sensitive statistics”, UN Women Morocco has concluded a partnership with the High Commissioner for Statistics (HCP) on three areas:

i. Create an enabling environment to assess quality of produced gender statistics, promote peer-education exchanges and engage Members of Parliament to advocate reform to improve the legal, political and institutional environment for the production and use of gender-statistics. ii. Increase data production by providing financial and technical support to produce, analyse and generate gender-responsive statistics in line with international norms and standards. iii. Improve data accessibility, quality and use by institutionalizing user-producer dialogues, providing support to produce and disseminate user-friendly gender data related report and strengthening capacities of statistics users during development, budgeting, monitoring and assessment of public programmes.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Provide support to the effective implementation of the programmes: • Support the monitoring of the programmes work plans and ensure their quarterly updates. • Support in the preparation of terms of reference for the consultants. • Provide administrative and logistical support to the programmes meetings and committees. • Assist in collecting data and reporting key results for progress reporting and support production of periodic reports (quarterly and/or annual). • Support documentation of the best practices and lessons learned linked to strategic and operational objectives of the programmes. • Support quality assurance in the review of documentation, reports and e-mails and initiate corrective actions. • Maintain an efficient filing/documentation system of programme documents, ensuring their safekeeping • Maintain good relations and effective coordination between institutional partners, civil society, and the United Nations development system.

  2. Support the financial monitoring of programme activities:

• Monitor the setup of budgets in ATLAS/Quantum to ensure their accordance with budgets agreed with donors and are input into ATLAS/Quantum. • Control allotments, monitor expenditures, and prepare budget revisions of the programmes on a regular basis. • Contribute to the preparation of regular financial reviews and reports of the programmes. • Prepare the supporting documents and requests for procurement and payments. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, the UN Volunteer is required to: • Strengthen her/his knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in Morocco. • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that she/he is undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities. • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc. • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly arrived UN Volunteers. • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs:

• The management and substantive and contextual monitoring of programmes on gender equality are ensured, including quarterly internal online reports and reports to donors. • The preparation and updating of project documents and work plans are ensured. • Programme results are achieved, documented and communicated. • Knowledge, lessons learned and good practices from programmes are available and disseminated. • The organization of seminars, meetings, and training workshops is ensured. • Meeting minutes are written, and their recommendations closely followed up • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated, and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

• Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented. • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations. • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

International Development programmes , International Relations, Political Sciences; Economics, Finance or Equivalent. Computer skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Morocco is a middle-income country with a population of 35 million. The climate in Rabat is mild with very hot summers and short, rainy winters. Accommodation is available at reasonable prices. Public transport, including a train system, is cheap and connects the country's main centres. Taxis are abundant in major cities.

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