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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Head of Bukavu Office
|Location :||Bukavu, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||23-Nov-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
UN Women programme direction and results frameworks are spelled out in its global and regional strategic plan (2012-2013). This plan puts emphasis on deepening UNW support to countries to implement their commitment to gender equality and women human rights particularly in the areas of enhancing women's economic security and rights; reducing the prevalence of violence against women ; promoting gender equality in democratic governance in stable and fragile states. The Strategic Plan also calls for greater alignment with and support to emerging UN regional coordination mechanisms.
UN Women relies on a wide range of partnerships in fulfilling its mandate (i.e. governments, and intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations; including women's NGOs and grassroots organizations, networks, the academia, multilateral partners and faith based organizations). Its support is aligned with commitments to gender equality and women's human rights as agreed in international and regional framework such as the MDGs, the Beijing Platform for Action, CEDAW, and the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa and the Protocol on Women Human Rights in the African People Charter.
UNW established its presence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in 2002 and 2003. The main focus of its interventions has been a substantive support and partnership with all key stakeholders to promote gender equality through addressing feminized poverty and exclusion, violence against women, women's active participation in the peace processes, gender equality in democratic governance as well as in HIV/AIDS responses. The necessity to advance gender equality and women's human rights in DRC has been enhanced by the heightened incidences of sexual and gender based violence in conflict zones.
UNW will capitalize on its position and successful experience to strengthen partnerships with key national stakeholders as well as donors to ensure the realization of women's rights in DRC, within the framework of the UNW DRC Annual Work Plan.
In order to strengthen its presence in DRC, UNW seeks to recruit a Programme Specialist. The Programme Specialist will represent UNW in key events and meetings in Bukavu. S/he will be responsible for ensuring effective execution of the Bukavu programme and UNW's mandate with respect to the advancement of women human rights in Bukavu, DRC.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the DRC Country Representative, the Programme Specialist will have following functions:
Summary of Key Functions:
Strategic Direction Setting:
External Relations:Administration and Human Resources Management:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Management and Leadership:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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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.