I. Position Information
Job Code Title: National Programme Officer Department / Project: Reports to: Andean Regional Programme Director Position Status: FTA Nacional Place of Work: Andean Regional Office, Quito, Ecuador. Duration of Contract: Current Grade: NOC Approved Grade: NOC Position Classified by: Classification Approved by:
II. Organizational Context
Under theoverall supervision of the Regional Programme Director (RPD) of UN WOMEN Andean Regional Office, the National Programme Officer is responsible for programme management. She/he participates in all aspects of UN WOMEN activities of programme development, management of operational projects and initiation of new projects. The National Programme Officer supervises and leads programme support staff andcoordinates activities of the projects staff. She/he works in close collaboration with the operations team, with UN WOMEN /HQ staff, and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi and bilateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN WOMEN programme implementation.
III. Functions / Key Results Expected
As a member of the CO management team, ensures the strategic directionof UN WOMEN programme focusing on achievement of the following results: • Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation. • CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit
• Provide strategic advice to the RPD regarding regional and national level integration of UN WOMENprogramme into socio economic development process through monitoring policy changes and preparing situational analysis reports that serve as the basis for the programme formulation of UN WOMEN in the region. • Be acquainted with UN WOMEN Strategic Plan (SP) and follow up its application through the implementation of related projects and programmes. • Provide support to the RPD in thedecentralization process. • Take part in country level CCA/UNDAF processes and similar exercises related to the RC system ensuring that gender concerns are clearly reflected and mainstreamed in process. Prepares substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents thoroughly analyzing and researching the political, social and economic situation in the region. • Act as officer in Charge in the absence of theRPD, providing overall management of the Regional Office and programme including day to day supervision of project offices throughout the region, as well as, representational functions. • During the absence of the RPD, as an Officer in Charge he/she is delegated the authority to sign on documents specifically assigned. Likewise, he/she will be responsible for the overall management of the Office.Ensures effective management of the CO programme and supervision of the Programme team focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results: • Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme. • Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported. • Design andformulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UN WOMEN priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. • Supervise the overall Management of the portfolio of on-going projects in the subregion through technical monitoring and administrative and financial supervision. • Prepare analytical and regular progressreports on UN WOMEN´s program experiences to donors, UN WOMEN NY, and the RC system. • Designing/ implementing required research for formulating appropriate interventions, preparing TOR, identifying consultants, and giving them appropriate guidance for project identification, formulation, monitoring, and evaluation missions. • Ensure the proper application of a monitoring system to track progress...