Job Identification : 13050
Locations : Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Posting Date : 08/15/2023, 03:08 PM
Apply Before : 09/03/2023, 09:59 PM
Job Schedule : Full time
Vacancy Type : Service Contract Holders
Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension
Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 5 year(s) experience
Required Languages : English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Vacancy Timeline : 2 Weeks
Job Category : Humanitarian & Emergency Response
UNFPA has been providing support to authorities in view of mixed migration humanitarian response since October 2017, and has been managing two Women and Girls’ spaces, as well as three Centres for Boys and Young Men in Una Sana and Sarajevo Cantons. UNFPA has been coordinating the Working Group on Gender Based Violence in Emergencies and provided technical support in the development and implementation of referral pathways for survivors of Gender Based Violence.
The Gender Based Violence in Emergency (GBViE) Project Manager ensures overall coordination and delivery of UNFPA projects’ goals. The Project Manager builds capacity of implementing partners, consultants and contractors as relevant, oversees the work of Field specialist, GBViE Project Assistant and implements and monitors the quality of GBViE project.
The Project Manager oversees and manages all aspects of UNFPA GBViE Project in Una-Sana and Sarajevo cantons, S/he will support GBViE team to design and further develop context specific innovative and evidence-based model of GBV specific prevention and response program in line with GBV Guiding principle and UNFPA Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies. S/he will support all activities related to the GBV Humanitarian Programme in Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on transitioning GBV response and SRH services to the relevant institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He/She will supervise and oversee the all programme components focusing on the support services provided to survivors of gender-based violence and women and girls in general, as well as adolescents and young men. He/She will oversee the work of other UNFPA humanitarian personnel engaged in direct work with migrants and refugees. Additionally, s/he will lead and oversee the transition of the humanitarian repos information collection and advocacy related to GBV and reproductive health gaps and services. This position technically supports Case Managers and Case Workers in Women and Girls centres and empowerment officers in Boys and Young Men centres, under the direct supervision of the Assistant Representative, and overall supervision of the Representative.
The Project Manager will engage in the coordination, planning, and advocacy activities related to GBV prevention and response in the humanitarian context, and humanitarian preparedness, and will give special emphasis to increasing access to holistic services and support to survivors of GBViE within the country.
As UNFPA is chairing GBViE Working Group, and GBV requires a multi sectoral response, the Project Manager will also be required to encourage smooth communication, collaboration and coordination among partners from the protection, health, security, legal and psychosocial sectors working to end violence against women and girls.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
Summary of key functions:
- Delivery of projects’ activities;
- Regular and timely project reporting;
- Maintenance of relevant records relating to projects’ management.
Under the supervision of the Assistant Representative, you would be responsible for:
- Leads the work of the Field specialist and Project Assistant, consultants/experts, IPs and contractors in the organisation and coordination of all existing and project activities;
- Support development of the transition plan and implementation in cooperation with authorities;
- Support capacity building of relevant actors through planning, designing and implementation of training packages that will empower professionals to deliver quality services;
- Regularly chairs GBViE Working group, coordination with multi/sectoral actors, and development/revision of GBViE SoPs as relevant;
- Provides leadership and coordination role involved in humanitarian action/emergency response and actively facilitates cooperation among partners with whom UNFPA is working;
- Regularly attends coordination mechanisms and ensures issues related to protection of women/girls, and boys/young men are addressed through appropriate channels;
- Ensures effective communication in the delivery of projects’ results including communication methods and mechanisms;
- Supports the establishment of inclusive cross and multi-sectoral GBV coordination mechanisms and scale up interventions to address GBV issues including in humanitarian and emergency settings;
- Regularly engages with CO programme staff to ensure harmonisation of programmatic interventions;
- Ensures mainstreaming of gender in the humanitarian response through capacity building;
- Ensures timely reports to donors, further resource mobilisation and development of project proposals;
- In coordination with Filed specialist and Project Assistant drafts various documents to help with monitoring implementation of projects (e.g. summary table of AWPs, summary table of overall programmatic expenditures, determination of funds utilisation; checks FACE forms and other programme related finance reports);
- Acts as a member of CO BiH Preparedness Team and follows up on recommendations.
Qualifications and Experience:
Education: Advance Degree in Psychology, Social Work, Women’s Studies, Public Health, Law, Humanitarian Affairs, or any other related Social Science field.
Knowledge and Experience:
– Professional level with a minimum of five years of experience in project management, preferably in a humanitarian context;
– Experience in partnering with government institutions and CSOs;
– Demonstrated understanding of and ability to maintain confidentiality and respect for clients;
– Experience facilitating trainings and workshops and mentoring others;
– Positive and professional attitude, including the ability to lead and work well in a team setting;
– Experience in adolescents and youth programming will be an asset;
– Proficiency in MS Office (MS Word, Excel and Outlook) software applications. Knowledge of financial and web management programmes would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian are mandatory languages for this post.
- Exemplifying integrity,
- Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
- Embracing cultural diversity,
- Embracing change
- Achieving results,
- Being accountable,
- Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
- Thinking analytically and strategically,
- Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
- Results-based management – Uses analytical skills to identify opportunities for project development and participates in formulation of proposals ensuring substantive rigour in the design and application of proven successful approaches.
- Innovation and marketing of new approaches – Enhance existing processes and products. Documents and analyzes innovative best practices and new approaches. Adapts quickly to change.
- Leveraging the resources of partners/ Building strategic alliances and partnerships – Establishes, maintains and utilizes a broad network of contacts to keep abreast of developments and to share information. Analyzes selected materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
- Resource mobilisation – Provides inputs to resource mobilization strategies analyzing and maintaining information and databases on donors and developing database of project profiles for presentation to donors.
- Providing strategic focus,
- Engaging in internal/external partners and stakeholders,
- Leading, developing and empowering people, creating a culture of performance
- Making decisions and exercising judgment.
Compensation and Benefits:
This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits as applicable.
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In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.