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UN Women: Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
|Location :||Panama City, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Mar-13|
|Additional Category||Women’s Empowerment|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 months|
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, 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, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations 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 Fund for Gender Equality provides direct multi-year grants of up to USD $3 million to women’s organizations and governmental agencies to advance women’s political and economic empowerment. Applications are reviewed by independent experts in the field. Grants are ratified by a Steering Committee composed of government, civil society and UN representatives.
for themselves and their families.
The Fund for Gender Equality is managed by UN Women and is guided by a Steering Committee composed of donors, UN and other multilateral agencies and civil society organizations' representatives. A Technical Committee, composed of experts in women's economic and political empowerment from every region of the world, reviews proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the Steering Committee.
The knowledge management, communication, monitoring and evaluation aspects of the Fund are central to its operations.
The Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be part of a cohort of four specialists based in four developing regions. S/he will support the UN Women Latin America and the Caribbean Region to facilitate better monitoring and reporting by grant recipients.
The Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be responsible for the management of a grants portfolio of approximately 15 grants (4 grantees from Round I and 11 grantees from the new Call, Round II) that are being implemented from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) Region. The 15 programmes are implemented by civil society organizations in countries from Mexico to Argentina. Programmes are at different stages of implementation, with some in the starting/design stage and others nearing finalization and the evaluation and closing stage.
The Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be under the supervision and guidance of the Deputy Manager of the Fund for Gender Equality and the UN Women Regional Director of the Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Monitoring & Evaluation Services
Reporting and Knowledge Management Services
Impact of Results:
Core values and Guiding principles:
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.
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.