Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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 will lead and coordinate United Nations (UN) System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women launched its Regional Center for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in Panama following a series of consultations which enabled UN Women to identify a number of sectors and issues as priority programmes for the next years. As per the LAC regional strategy, the priority areas of work are:
It uses a number of strategies to achieve results in relation to all of its areas of work. Increasingly it is looking to utilize South-South Cooperation as a means to stimulate knowledge sharing, policy advocacy, and increased institutional capacities that promote gender equality.
- expand women's leadership and participation;
- enhance women's economic empowerment;
- end violence against women.
UN Women stands at the center of the architecture for gender equality within the UN system. It is mandated to act as a “knowledge hub/centre” on gender equality and women’s empowerment.  A key element to fulfill this mandate will be UN Women investment to become a stronger learning organization. This learning will draw upon UN Women’s own well planned, executed, documented and evaluated programmes; on-going policy and normative interventions; UN coordination efforts; and analysis on the part of UN Women and of expert partners connected to UN Women through its communities. Electronic information and content management tools are essential in this process. Such tools are needed to meet growth with systems to manage, organize, codify and enable searching for information and content; bringing together sources of information and people. UN Women has recently invested in significantly upgrading its information infrastructure and is using Sharepoint 2010 as its new intranet/extranet platform.
Under the guidance of UN Women LAC, a technical consultant is required to build a site within the overall organizational structure for the Latin America and Caribbean Region, based on an existing plan for the site. This will build upon existing functionality within the overall Sharepoint system for content management, networking and collaboration, social networking, user feedback systems, profile management, (limited) workflows and other tools. The consultant will also support content migration and tagging from multiple and dispersed locations to the Regional Office intranet/extranet platform within UN Women corporate intranet, though population of the content will be an on-going process. . The space will serve as an information management and knowledge platform for the region and will link to country spaces that will follow a similar design
 The mandates for this work are established in Para 11 (i) of the Secretary-General’s comprehensive proposal (A/64/588) and the UN Women strategic plan (UNW/2011/9). The Field Capacity Assessment and extensive partner consultations conducted in 2011 also confirmed the importance of this role according to United Nations, national governmental and non-governmental partners.
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