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UN Women: Programme & Grantmaking Specialist
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Nov-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
In 2009 a high-level Steering Committee with representatives from UN and other multilateral agencies, government, parliamentarians, and women’s organizations established the Fund for Gender Equality. Co-chaired by the Secretary of State of Spain along with the ED of UN Women, the Fund was created as a multi-donor aid effectiveness instrument working to support nations to advance their gender equality commitments, laws and policies. The Fund also helps the world make progress towards attaining gender equality goals enshrined in crucial international and regional agreements, such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), and the Beijing Platform of Action, among others.
Under the Guidance of the Chief and Deputy Manager of the Fund for Gender Equality, the Programme and Grantmaking Specialist will be responsible for supporting the design and execution of grantmaking systems and documentation to facilitate a high-volume, multi-lingual and regionally-based application review process that is independent, accountable and transparent (estimated at $10 million USD per grantmaking cycle). This will also include coordinating the Fund’s Technical Committee and serving as the primary liaison with all internal and external stakeholders (i.e. UN Women staff in the regional, multi-country and country offices as well as the Geographic Sections and Thematic Advisors, and the corpus of external consultants who will be recruited to support the application review process). Moreover, in order to reflect the realities of UN Women’s new Regional Architecture, the Programme and Grantmaking Specialist will be tasked with overseeing the decentralization of key phases of the grantmaking cycle and also conducting research on grantmaking as a fast-track modality within the organization, systematizing this information and developing training to support capacity development of UN Women staff on integrating principles and approaches of the grantmaking modality in the management of their respective regional, multi-country or country portfolios.
The Programme and Grantmaking Specialist will also contribute to fundraising efforts, including research, presentations, and follow up with donors (specifically Member States and representatives from the private sector) in order to replenish the Fund’s budget and secure funds for future grantmaking cycles. In this vein, the Programme and Grantmaking Specialist will also be tasked with developing and implementing a workplan to support Steering Committee engagement in grantmaking and fundraising processes.
In parallel, the Programme and Grantmaking Specialist will also be responsible for ensuring on-going programme management and support – particularly to ensure the effective integration of the fund’s current portfolio of grantees into communications and fundraising events and knowledge products – to ensure grantee visibility and highlight the Fund’s impact and concrete results. The Programme and Grantmaking Specialist will also be responsible for conceptualizing, managing and designing research methodology for the implementation of in-depth thematic and regional research projects on women’s economic and political empowerment. She/he will also be tasked with the conceptualization and implementation of the Fund’s capacity development strategy in order to facilitate the capture and systematization of best practices and lessons learned from grantee programmes. Finally, the Programme and Grantmaking Specialist will be responsible for providing ongoing support to the programmatic work of the Fund and support to the Chief and Deputy Manager of the Fund on an as needed basis.In 2009, when the Fund became operational, it did so under the auspices of UNIFEM (now UN Women).
Duties and Responsibilities
Programme Management and Support
Research and Strategic Communications
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Reporting and Project Management:
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.