Programme Coordinator, Spotlight Initiative

  • Added Date: Monday, 10 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 24 February 2020
  • Work closely with different RUNOs to ensure a coordinated, well-functioning and aligned presence of the Spotlight Initiative in Nigeria;
  • Work closely with the RUNOs to support the RC in overseeing implementation, schedules, deliverables and budgets as articulated in the programme document and liaise with the Spotlight Secretariat when programme revisions are foreseen; 
  • Ensure the programme is implemented in compliance with the approved document and in collaboration with RUNOs, Implementing Partners and the National Steering Committee (NSC); 
  • Provide strategic support to achieve programme outcomes, consolidate AWP, budgets and reports; 
  • Lead the development of system and processes necessary for the tracking, planning and execution of all programme activities and programme-related governance structures; 
  • Oversee the monitoring of the programme implementation at all stages, with particular an special attention to the analysis of risks and other difficulties, initiate remedial actions when necessary;
  • Support UN Women to facilitate the Mid-Term Review, periodic evaluations and the independent final Evaluation;
  • Provide support, coordinate the convening, and act as the Secretary to the National Steering Committee; the Civil Society Reference Group and the Technical Committee prepare working documents for discussion at CLSC and ATG meetings;
  • Ensure the timely preparation of joint substantive, financial and other project reports stipulated in the Programming Document for their submission to MDTF and the EU and the annual workplan including the financing required; (Steering Committee); 
  • Oversee the technical coherence through the supporting the SI Technical Coherence Staff and link to SI implementation approach and strategy
  • Ensure the programme team draws from the relevant experts in the agencies to support programme implementation and results
  • Facilitate the joint delivery of results by the different RUNOs that will reduce transactional costs, duplication and build economies of scale
  • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders to gather inputs on the programme design, as necessary
  • Prepare and provide guidance for staff and implementing partners on RBM and performance indicators including the Spotlight Initiative implementation strategy focusing on outputs and outcomes
  • Provide reports to and advise the Resident Coordinator on programme performance and results;
  • Coordinate with all key partners including the UN, government, donor and civil society to ensure harmonization of SI interventions with other efforts particularly on capacity-building and technical assistance 
  • Manage the RCO allocated Programme Management Unit (PMU) budget and finalize financial reports from RCO’s allocated budget and provide relevant support to RUNOs in consolidation of their plans and reports
  • Oversee the work of other members of the Spotlight PMU team, via mentoring and effective supervision of their work
  • Lead and manage advocacy and communication efforts (in collaboration with RUNOs and UNCG);
  • Represent the Spotlight Initiative in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Spotlight programmes;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Lead the development of knowledge management strategies and methodologies and products on Spotlight Initiative programmes with input from thematic experts from the agencies.
  • Lead the development of a joint resource mobilization and sustainability strategy in coordination with the RCO Partnership Officer; Head of RCO and RC and UNCT
  • Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration.
  • Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet need.
  • Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
  • Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision, and mission:
  • Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
  • Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships:
  • Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency)
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) policy and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations
  • Master's degree in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required
  • Minimum 7 years of progressively responsible experience at the international or national level in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
  • Proven experience in coordinating and liaising with government agencies and civil society; 
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.
  • Technical experience in EVAW or SGVBV is a strong asset; 
  • Experience working in the UN System is an asset;
  • Experience in leading/managing a team is an asset. 
  • Experience and knowledge in of the Africa especially West Africa region is asset
  • English
  •  Working knowledge of other UN languages desirable 

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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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