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UN Women: EVAW Specialist
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||20-May-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :|
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.
Since 2002, the UN Women (formerly UNIFEM) Afghanistan Country Office (ACO) has been assisting the government of Afghanistan and its partners in the area of Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW). UN Women Afghanistan’s Elimination of Violence against Women Special Fund (EVAW SF) was established in 2007, in order to provide coherent and specialized support on EVAW, improve financial support and mobilize community-based and non-governmental organizations working on EVAW and expand EVAW initiatives throughout Afghanistan in a coordinated, strategic and sustainable manner. Since 2012, the ACO’s work in EVAW has expanded to include coordination of the SG’s UNiTE campaign, support to developing shelter protocols and standard services, and establishment of a GBV Referral System, in partnership with UNFPA and WHO and relevant ministries.
In supporting EVAW in Afghanistan, UN Women also recognizes the need to protect women human rights defenders engaged in promoting the full realization of gender equality commitments and women’s participation in political, peace and governance processes. UN Women is intensifying its advocacy role to support the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in developing its capacity to establish and manage an Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a mechanism to address targeted violence against women, and to provide rapid responses to ensure safety and security of those targeted by threats and violence.
The ACO’s organizational structure for its programme is comprised of three priority Pillars: Coordination and Advocacy, Political and Economic Empowerment, and EVAW. This post is within the EVAW Pillar. The EVAW Specialist reports on daily matters to the EVAW Pillar Manager.
Under the guidance of the Deputy Country Representative and reporting directly to the EVAW Pillar Manager, the EVAW Specialist will provide strategic direction, support resource mobilization, and contribute to policy setting for the EVAW Pillar, as well as work closely with the EVAW Pillar Deputy Manager, who will manage the EVAW Special Fund. The post serves as a key advisor to the Pillar Manager on policy and programming pertaining to EVAW initiatives, with the aim of ensuring effective and coordinated systems to support program delivery and growth, and will be held accountable for: (i) compliance with UN Women and UNDP policies and regulations; (ii) effective systems to support programme delivery and growth; (iii) accountability to organizational values and principles; and (iv) an enabling workplace environment in which staff potential is maximized .
Duties and Responsibilities
Management and supervision, leadership and financial management and administration
Capacity building and information and knowledge management
The key result of the post is to develop and strengthen the ACO’s strategic position for EVAW campaigning, advocacy, and programming of the UN Women Afghanistan Special Fund. The post ensures linkages between strategic planning, policy analysis, external relations, networking, knowledge management, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, and resource mobilization for the ACO’s EVAW activities.
Further, this position will ensure program and project management consistency, effectiveness, efficiency, effective partnerships and expansion of EVAW activities to all parts of Afghanistan.
Core values and Guiding principles:
Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Ethics and Values:
Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Take charge of self-development and take initiative
Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
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/employmentKindly 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.