UN WOMEN: PROJECT MANAGER ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (EVAW)
||Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC
|Application Deadline :||19-Jul-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations (UN), 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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinate UN system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Project manager will be based in Bratislava Sub-regional Office (SRO) and report directly to the Regional Programme Director (RPD) and closely cooperate with UN Women Central and Southeastern Europe (CSEE) Programme Specialist. The EVAW project covers all of the core-funded activities, initiatives and campaigns planned for the sub-region for the year 2012, and ranges from supporting the capacity building of providers of Domestic Violence (DV) protection services in Kosovo to leading the work being doing under the UNiTE campaign for the sub-region. The EVAW Project manager will also serve as a UN Women CSEE Focal Point for UN Trust Fund (UNTF) on EVAW and in this respect liaise directly with administrators of UN TF in UN Women HQ. He/she ensures effective implementation of the sub-regional project on EVAW and provides advice to the implementing partners as per his/her job description, and overall acts in line with UN rules and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women is currently in the process of strengthening its field capacities at country and regional levels, including through structural changes. This process may necessitate limited changes to the precise functions described below. There is also a possibility that this position will at some point be relocated to a different duty station within the region.
Summary of key functions:
- Effective Management of sub-regional core EVAW Project
- Technical Support to UN TF, including technical advice to CSEE grantees
- Advocacy and Partnership Development with key national and regional bodies on EVAW
Description of Duties :
Effective Management of sub-regional core EVAW Project
- Ensuring coherent and effective implementation of UN Women CSEE Human Rights/Ending of Violence Against Women Project (HR-EVAW) using results based approach;
- Coordinating timely delivery of high quality HR-EVAW Project narrative and financial reports, including support for NGO and partners reports;
- Overseeing budget management of the HR-EVAW Project;
- Monitoring, documenting and evaluating progress according to the project monitoring plan and take measures to close the gaps
- Providing overall technical support for capacity development of the implementing partners under the HR-EVAW Project as per project monitoring results;
- Representing UN Women in workshops, conferences, work meetings – presenting results achieved under the Project;
- Facilitating partnerships among stakeholders in the region and presenting the results of Strategic Plan and Annual Work Plan (SN-AWP) HR-EVAW project
Technical Support to UN TF, including technical advice to CSEE grantees
- Fulfilling the function of UN TF in Support of Action to EVAW focal point on behalf of UN Women CSEE;
- Monitoring progress towards implementation of UN TF projects in CSEE region, and Providing regular feedback to RPD and UN TF Team in HQ on progress achieved under both, HR-EVAW Project and UN TF in Support to Actions to EVAW project in CSEE region;
- Providing technical advice to UN TF grantees as per their request/ needs;
- Supporting process of the new cycle of UN TF calls and the selection process.
Advocacy and Partnership Development with key national and regional bodies on EVAW
- Supporting networking and information sharing, including exchange of good practices among NGOs and national and local authorities in CSEE on coordinated response to Violence against Women (VAW);
- Support for developing regional initiatives that extend beyond the CSEE sub-region to the Europe an Central Asia (ECA) region, but also the EU Member States;
- On behalf of UN Women CSEE and with authorization of RPD represent UN Women in regional and international fora and bodies that address EVAW, such as the Council of Europe, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), etc. and advocate for the improvements in regional frameworks and policies impacting on EVAW in CSEE countries.
Impact of Results:
- The key results have a direct impact on successful implementation of UN Women CSEE Work-Plan 2012-2013. His/Her results also significantly contribute to effective implementation of the goals of UN TF in support to EVAW in CSEE sub region.
- Integrity: Demonstrates the values of United Nations and UN Women, acts without consideration of personal gain, resists undue political pressure in decision-making, does not abuse power or authority, stands by decisions that are in the organization’s interest, and takes action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behavior;
- Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements, demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter, is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving results, is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, shows persistence when faced with challenges, and remains calm in stressful situations;
- Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds, treats all people with dignity and respect, treats men and women equally, shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view examines own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical responses, and does not discriminate against any individual or group.
Ethics and Values :
- Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
Organizational Awareness :
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Developing, Coaching and Mentoring :
- Be in charge of self-development and initiative-taking
Working in Teams :
- Act as a team player and facilitate team work
Communicating Information and Ideas :
- Facilitate and encourage open communication in the team, and communicate effectively
Conflict Management, Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements :
- Ability to managing conflict
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Learning :
- Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making :
- Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
- Ability to lead formulation, implementation and monitoring of projects
- Build strong relationships with partners, focusing on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback
- Ability to communicate project goals and results sufficiently both internal and external
- Ability to work under pressure and with multi-disciplinary and multicultural teams and possess excellent inter-personal skills, and ability to monitor progress against milestones and deadlines
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Political Science, Gender Studies or related disciplines.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.
- Fluency in English;
- Working knowledge of one of CSEE region languages is an asset.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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