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Programme Specialist (Gender and Economy)
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year|
Important message to all applicants!
Please be aware that the Bureau For Development Policy will review your application only if you have uploaded a signed Personal History Form (P.11) to your application. Please download the form from the following link: http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc You will get the opportunity to upload the P-11 at when you apply for the position.
The Gender Team of the Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) is the institutional anchor of UNDP’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. As the UN’s lead development agency, with extensive field presence, UNDP facilitates the integration of gender equality in the work of its Country Offices through core and non-core fund investments and has initiated and implemented numerous innovative initiatives that support program county work on gender equality and women’s empowerment. UNDP's work on gender is guided by the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA), Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the frameworks provided by the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The UNDP Gender Team works to implement gender equality as a core objective of UNDP through a two-pronged approach (i) mainstreaming gender in all core practices; and, (ii) dedicated interventions that empower women and promote gender equality. In this context, the Gender Team developed the Gender Equality Strategy (2008-13) which was prepared in conjunction with the UNDP Strategic Plan (2008-13). The Gender Equality Strategy outlines the gender dimensions of the four practice areas (Poverty Reduction and MDG Achievement, Democratic Governance, Environment and Sustainable Development, and Conflict Prevention and Recovery) and sets goals for achieving gender equality and women's empowerment.
In line with the GES, UNDP works with national partners to: 1) design national development strategies, plans and budgets that respond to the needs of both poor women and men, while helping women to better influence and shape these policies 2) promote women’s and girl’s economic rights and opportunities, including investing in women’s entrepreneurship 3) build capacities to address the gender dimensions of HIV/AIDS through laws, polices and budgets and 4) strengthen national statistical and planning offices’ capacity to collect, analyze and use gender statistics.
In the fifteen years since 1995, despite genuine progress on many fronts, overall advancement toward gender equality and women's empowerment has been uneven and slow. With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, additional efforts are needed to reduce the inequalities between women and men as a critical foundation to achieving all the MDGs.
In this context, the growing global recognition of the need to incorporate gender perspectives into national development frameworks has led UNDP to develop the global Gender and Economic Policy Management Initiative (GEPMI), a capacity development and policy advisory programme which aims to accelerate achievement of the MDGs by making economic policies and poverty reduction strategies deliver equitably to women and men, girls and boys. The Gender Team have started to implement this global programme in Asia-Pacific and will be implementing it in Africa this fall. The demand for technical advice and support services has grown, particularly from country offices and government counterparts.
To continue the momentum created and expand the work, the Gender Team is seeking to fill the position of Gender and Economy Specialist.
The Gender Team is organised into five clusters: Poverty Reduction and Achieving the MDGs; Environment and Energy; Democratic Governance and Crisis Prevention and Recovery; Institutional Accountability/Interagency Cooperation; and Regional Advisors. The Gender and Economy Specialist, will support the Poverty Reduction and Achieving the MDGs Cluster which is comprised of the Head of the Cluster and two other professional staff based in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the implementation of the programme activities in the area of Gender, Poverty Reduction and Achieving the MDGs.
Support cross-practice collaboration with the poverty practice group
Contribute to the development of innovative research, policy and knowledge products/tools on Gender, Poverty Reduction and MDGs Achievement
Impact of Results
The Gender and Economy Specialist will support the integration of gender perspectives into UNDP programming in the area of poverty reduction and the achievement of the MDGs. This will impact on UNDP’s delivery on its Gender Equality Strategy 2008-2013 and UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Additionally, the Gender and Economy Specialist will play a critical role in our efforts to incorporate gender perspectives into economic/macroeconomic policies and national development frameworks and will contribute to promoting knowledge sharing and improved support on gender equality at the global, regional and national level.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.