Programme Assistant - Democratic Governance Unit

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The Democratic Governance (DG) Unit of the UNWomen Kenya office has identified the need to provide technical support to its partner, The State Department for Gender (SDFG) to facilitate the partner to meet obligations and commitments as outlined in the grant agreement between UN Women KCO and SDFG. UN Women KCO is seeking to recruit a Programme Analyst (volunteer) to provide administrative and programmatic support in the implementation of the activities that contribute to the following outputs of the grant agreement with SDFG i. Capacities of state and non-state actors to monitor and report on progress in implementation of global normative and policy frameworks on GEWE enhanced ii. Access by women entrepreneurs to existing and emerging markets/procurement opportunities increased iii. Capacities of women entrepreneurs as suppliers strengthened iv. Capacities of selected institutions to implement, monitor, and report on women's access to procurement opportunities strengthened v. User-producer dialogues institutionalized to increase accessibility, quality, and demand for gender statistics vi. Women, girls, men, and boys at the community and individual level are mobilized in favour of gender equality and respectful relationships vii. Capacities to develop and implement the gender-responsive policies and frameworks on peace and security, P/CVE and DRR strengthened

Under the overall guidance of the SDFG Gender Secretary, and the Team Leader, Democratic Governance Unit and in consultation with the respective Programme Analysts, the Programme Analyst (volunteer) shall be responsible for the following tasks:

A. SDFG Agreement Management Support: i. Provide technical support to the implementation of the SDFG agreement; ensure synergies with thematic areas in KCO. ii. Provide technical inputs to the SDFG / UNWomen annual work plan and budget. iii. Support coordinating the Gender Sector Working Group on leadership, Gender Based Violence, and Women Economic Empowerment Task Forces, and relevant entities on the coordination and implementation of the Generation Equality Forum. iv. Support the coordination of normative work and implementation of requests from SDF to UN Women. v. Prepare relevant documentation for KCO such as project summaries, conference papers, briefing notes, and speeches. vi. Participate in stakeholders/ donor meetings and public information events, as delegated. vii. Coordinate with UN agencies, government, and stakeholders to ensure the programme is harmonized and coordinated.

B. Financial Management Support: i. Review expenditure support documents from SDFG in compliance with UN Women Programme Operation Policy (POM). ii. Support clearance of SDFG quarterly expenditure by the National Treasury and the liquidation process at UN Women. iii. Monitor progress of implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools. iv. Create requisitions in the UN financial management system to register goods and services for clearance and liquidation. v. Support the UN Women Programme Team in the financial management of the grant agreement. vi. Organize, compile and process information from stakeholders, and the programme team, as inputs to various databases and documents.

C. Administrative Support: i. Provide administrative support to the SDFG in the organization of events, meetings, workshops, etc. ii. Support travel arrangements for the project team / SDFG staff including preparation of travel requisitions and claims iii. Liaise with the SDFG operations team on procurement of goods and services iv. Support drafting of correspondence between SDFG and UN Women. v. Compile the monthly expenditure documents;- contracts, invoices, support documents, and support submission and clearance of the documents by the National Treasury before submitting to UN Women for payment. vi. Support filling the FACE form for liquidation of monthly expenditure as above. vii. Maintain and organize up-to-date hard and electronic files for easy access and retrieval. Ensure safekeeping of confidential materials. viii. Organize and coordinate filing of correspondence/documents and ensure up-to-date filing. Maintain both hard copies and electronic copies of the official records and reference files on various subjects. ix. Create and maintain appropriate folders for reference materials received electronically. x. Prepare presentation material/slides in PowerPoint for presentations for the meetings/workshops and keep all papers ready for meetings. xi. Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisors.

D. Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Support i. Undertake field visits with the project team to monitor the performance of commitments by SDFG and ensure programme objectives are being met. ii. Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results, outputs, and outcomes iii. Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning iv. Support knowledge sharing processes and systems by, among others, strengthening the development and integration of practices and procedures for information and knowledge capturing, packaging, sharing, and learning; v. Promote regular sharing of experiences across thematic, and KCO units and facilitate seamless sharing of ideas, knowledge, and experiences among staff. vi. In liaison with M&E and Communication team, support drawing of good practices and knowledge emerging from the implementation of SDFG project and document them for learning. vii. Follow up on monitoring data and assisting in compiling data sources, employing collection and/or meta-analysis of monitoring data from the national data sources viii. Assist in planning, designing, and implementing evaluations and reviews including management of the evaluation/ review process (drafting of TOR, identification of consultants, etc. related to the SDFG partnership.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: - Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking an active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD); - Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; - Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are 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.

  • Timely and quality programmatic support to the SDFG
  • Timely reporting and submission of Face form and monthly expenditure documents for clearance by National Treasury and payment by UNWomen
  • Timely procurement of goods and services for SDFG
  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing system in the country office ensured and facilitated;
  • Programmatic briefs and reports duly submitted.

project management or development projects - implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting, and capacity building, at the community or national level. - Experience working with and guiding multiple stakeholders; - Knowledge of report writing and documenting programmatic results; - Knowledge of research and information analysis; - Knowledge of specifics of UN Women/UNDP rules and procedures is an advantage - Computer Skills: Excellent computing and IT skills, with full competency in office software packages

The Republic of Kenya is an equatorial nation on the coast of East Africa, neighbouring Somalia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, and the Indian Ocean. Kenya has two levels of Government; National Government and 47 sub-national Governments called Counties. Counties are further divided into sub-counties. Kenya is a multi-party state with Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches. Kenya’s population of more than 40 million is growing at an annual rate of 2.2%. The country’s GNP per capita estimated at purchasing power parity (PPP) is $975, and the GNP is growing at an average rate of 0.1% annually. More than 26% of Kenya’s people live below the international poverty line of $1 per day. Kenya’s main food crops are “maize, wheat, pulses, roots and tubers.” (FAO).

Nairobi is a modern metropolitan city where most basic goods and services, health facilities, public transport, telecommunication and banking services and educational facilities are readily available. The city is widely connected through its main airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the smaller Wilson Airport. Air transport is also available to many upcountry destinations. The city is home to some 3,000 UN personnel mainly attributed to the fact that it serves as the headquarters for both the UN-HABITAT and UNEP.

The socio-economic and cultural background of the immediate society in the UNV would be living and working in is diverse and prevailing security conditions at the place of assignment are modest. The topographic and climatic features of the assignment location are a highland cool and warm tropical climate.

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