Saturday, February 1, 2014

Capacity Assessment Executive - UN Women



Date of Issue: 30th  January 2014
Closing Date : 14th February 2014 

I. Position Information

Job Code Title :          Capacity Assessment Executive* 

Organization    :          United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the
                                            Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)

Classified Grade           :           SB-3

Direct supervisor      :          Programme Specialists

Duty Station                 :          New Delhi , India

Type of Contract           :           Service Contract

No. of positions           :           One  

Duration                       :          Six Months

*Open to Indian Nationals only

This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex with an approach to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, to promote equal opportunities. UN does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are based on merit.  

II. Organizational Context

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.

The Capacity Assessment Executive will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialists  and in close collaboration with the partners and stakeholders involved with the programme in India and other MCO countries to conduct a capacity assessment of partners & NGOs as implementing partner for the UN WOMEN projects in MCO.

The purposes of the assessment undertaken by the Capacity Assessment Executive for UNWOMEN partners & NGOs are:

·         Capacity development objective: The review supports all UN WOMEN partners and NGOs to identify strengths and weaknesses in their capacity for project execution management and areas for capacity development to comply with the UN WOMEN fiduciary standards.

·         Project management objective: The review assists in the establishment of appropriate cash transfer modalities, procedures, and assurance activities to be applied by the Agencies.

III. Functions and key results expected

Summary of Key Functions:

·          Inventory of existing capacity assessments of Implementing Partners;
·          Build Mechanisms & Recommend appropriate monitoring and quality assurance systems for partners with weak implementation capacity;
·          Establish a system to document Implementing Partners Capacity Assessments;
·          Training of UNWOMEN programme staff on undertaking capacity assessment of the project partners;      
·          Substantive and financial monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions of NGOs & Partners as assigned;
·          Participation in audit of projects, and follow up on audit recommendations as assigned;

IV. Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the success of the MCO programmes within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as facilitation of knowledge building.

V. Competencies


·         Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
·         Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
·         Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.


·         Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
·         Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
·         Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
·         Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
·         Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
·         Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
·         Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
·         Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
·         Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making


·         Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of the Programme unit including logistical support;
·         Ability to provide input to business process re-engineering, elaboration and implementation of new data management systems;
·         Creates, edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
·         Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
·         Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
·         Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client's perspective; anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly;
·         Ability to administer and execute financial processes and transactions;
·         Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;

VI. Recruitment Qualifications

Minimum Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Finance, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

10 years of relevant experience at the national, regional or international level in providing hands-on experience in Financial & Programme Management. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English and National language is required

Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy, using the:

1.             Application for the position.
2.             “Personal History Form - P 11” 
3.             Latest CV.

Application to this vacancy should be sent to Please insert Vacancy Announcement Number in the Subject of the E-mail.  Applications without the Vacancy Number or with the incorrect Vacancy Number will not be accepted. Applications received after the close date will not be accepted.

NOTE: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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