3R Programme Associate Vacancy-Job Ref: JKRWUNDP/0801/202376
UN Women grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
3R Programme Background:
UN Women is implementing a programme called the ‘Transformative approaches to recognize, reduce, and redistribute unpaid care work in women’s economic empowerment programming’ (‘3R Programme’) which is implemented in Rwanda. The overarching goal of the programme is to remove the structural barriers to women’s full and equal participation in the economy by recognizing, reducing, and redistributing unpaid care work.
The 3R Programme builds on UN Women’s expertise at the global, regional, and country level as well as UN Women’s existing strong partnerships with women’s cooperatives and other women’s rights organizations, traditional leaders, communities, men and boys, and the private and public sectors to address unequal power relations, systemic discrimination and harmful norms and practices that underpin inequities in care work. In particular, the 3R programme will complement existing UN Women programmes on rural women’s economic empowerment in Rwanda, by developing a care component which aims to recognize, reduce, and redistribute women’s unpaid care and domestic workloads and overall time poverty.
About the Position:
Under direct supervision of Unpaid Care Work Programme Coordinator, the Programme Associate will provide programmatic, financial, and administrative support and guidance regarding UN Women/ Donor procedures to the 3R project and Programmes. The overall role of the 3Rs Programme Associate is to support the 3Rs project operational elements at country level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of the Programme.
Provide administrative support in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements.
Provide technical guidance to the programme and executing agencies on routine delivery and reporting of programme supported activities and finances;
Prepare information for the audit of the programme and support implementation of audit recommendations.
Review programme data from the 3R programme;
Identify sources and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers.
Provide administrative support to the financial management of the Programme
Create projects in Quantum system, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds and the operational and financial close of a project;
Provide administrative support in monitoring budget preparation and the finances of programme; including the finalization of FACE forms;
Review financial reports;
Follow up payment for consultants;
Maintain internal expenditures control system;
Create requisitions in Quantum system for the programme; register good receipts in Quantum system;
Assist in the preparation and follow up of cost-recovery bills in Quantum system.
Provide administrative support to the Programme
Undertake all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for the programme for meetings, workshops, events, and missions;
Make travel arrangements for the programme, including travel requisitions and claims;
Prepare public information materials and briefing packets;
Assemble briefing materials and prepare power-point and other presentations;
Provide any other support needed.
Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization
Prepare cost-sharing and other agreements; follow up on contributions within the programme resource mobilization efforts;
Organize, compile and process information from donors, country office, and programme, as inputs to various databases and documents.
Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Provide administrative support synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices related to programme management and finance;
Provide administrative support to the organization on trainings for the office staff and partners on programme and operations related issues.
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Good knowledge of programme management;
Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats;
Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
Strong financial and budgeting skills;
Strong IT skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in business or public Administration is required.
6 years of progressively responsible in administration and programme management support.
Experience in the usage of computers and using multiple office software packages is required.
Experience in the use of modern web-based systems is desirable.
Experience in supporting a team is required.
Fluency in English and French is required.
Knowledge of another UN official working language is desirable.
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