Grant Manager and Reporting Officer

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    VOLUNTEER
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Project Management
  • Deadline:
    09/02/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

assignment(s)

Open recruitment (advertised)

Advertisement end date:09/02/2024

General

Description of assignment title

Grant Manager and Reporting Officer

Assignment country

Central African Republic

Expected start date

01/03/2024

Sustainable Development Goal

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions

Volunteer category

International UN Volunteer Specialist

Host entity

UNFPA Central African Republic

Type

Onsite

Duration

12 months (with possibility of extension)

Number of assignments

1

Duty stations

Bangui

Details

Mission and objectives

L’UNFPA est le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population. Il oeuvre en faveur du droit à la santé et de l’égalité des chances pour chaque femme, homme et enfant. L’UNFPA est présente en République Centrafricaine depuis 1972 dans le but d’appuyer les premières opérations de recensement général de la population de 1975. Depuis lors, l’UNFPA appui le pays dans la production et la dissémination des données de base sur la population et leur utilisation dans la formulation des politiques et programmes de développement et de réduction de la pauvreté. En outre, l’appui du Bureau de Centrafrique vise à protéger les femmes des grossesses indésirées, des risques liés aux grossesses et aux accouche-ments. Enfin, la protection de la population face aux IST et VIH/SIDA ainsi que le respect de la dignité des femmes et jeunes filles font partie des préoccupations de l’UNFPA Centrafrique. L’UNPA Centrafrique, est actuellement composé de sept staff internationaux et de vingt trois staff nationaux pour la mise en oeuvre du programme critique.

Context

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 humanitarian crisis c 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.

Task description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UNFPA Deputy Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Grant manager and reporting officer will: • Coordinate and produce timely quality donors’ reports. • Coordinate the production of monthly, quarterly, and annual reports of the Country Office • Coordinate proposals’ writing for resource mobilization. • Contribute to managing grants from various donors. • Generate, manage and promote the use of knowledge and information. • Any other task as assigned by the Representative and Deputy Representative

Eligibility criteria

Age

27 – 80

Nationality

Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Requirements

Required experience

4 years of experience in proposals writing and reporting, programme management, monitoring and evaluation, in a related field. • Strong understanding of donor environment, partnership and resource mobilization • Good analytical skills and ability to interpret complex socio-cultural backgrounds as well as quickly obtain an overview of a variety of activities and approaches of national and international actors. • Proven capacity in proposals writing, resource mobilization and reporting both in French and English • Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and team working skills and ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment, both within and outside UNFPA • Ability to transfer skills to national staff to further enhance existing skills • Communication skills especially for transfer of knowledge • Working experience in developing results-based M&E frameworks, mechanisms, and tools is desirable. • Prior experience in working in developing countries and humanitarian settings is a strong asset. • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness; • A good understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA mandate, policies, and operations, is desirable

Area(s) of expertise

Development programmes, Communication, Economics and finance

Driving license

Languages

French, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in Public Health, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Business management or other related discipline.

Competencies and values

• Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNFPA; technical capabilities or knowledge relevant or transferrable to UNFPA procedures and rules; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors, especially in senior positions; where appropriate, high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNFPA in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains; resist undue political pressure in decision-making; stand by decisions that are in the organization’s interest even if they are unpopular; take prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour; does not abuse power or authority; • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; sensitivity and adaptability to culture, gender, religion, nationality and age; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of UN operations; ability to achieve common goals and provide guidance or training to colleagues; • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment. • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Flexibility: adaptability and ability to live and work in potentially hazardous and remote conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort; to operate independently in austere environments for protracted periods; willingness to travel within the area of operations and to transfer to other duty stations within the area of operations as necessary; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNFPA’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

CAR is a post-conflict country. From 2013, a bloody conflict between the Seleka and the Anti Balaka armed groups, over almost the entire territory of the country. Fearing the risk of genocide, the United Nations decided to send peacekeepers to the country, to protect civilians and restore peace. The clashes having ended, entire areas of the country are always occupied by armed groups which continue to commit abuses against populations. Following the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation signed on February 6, 2018 between the 14 Armed Groups and the Government of CAR, the State started to deploy its services, in particular the Armed Forces, the police, the gendarmerie, justice in several regions of the country. The CAR has only one international airport (Bangui M’poko) which provides all air links with the outside and regions of the country. There are aerodromes in the 16 capitals of each Prefecture and in some of sub-prefectures. The road network is very poor, since there is only one main road that connects CAR to Cameroon which is paved. Two seasons alternate the climate in CAR. A dry season and a rainy season spread over 6 months each. The most feared disease is malaria, which kills many people every year. The hotel network is experiencing increasing growth but is still very expensive. In terms of food, there is a wide variety of local and imported products in Bangui and in some of cities of the country. But access to these products is different in parts of the country. All these difficulties make the cost of living more expensive. It is the same for services like banks, hospitals, electricity etc. which access is very limited and concentrated only in Bangui the capital.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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