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Technical Specialist (Gender and Capacity Development) UNDP/GEP II VA-2013/05/180
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||16-May-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|UNDP Afghanistan Mission statement:
UNDP supports stabilization, state building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.
The Gender Equality II is collaboration between the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and UNDP Afghanistan. It aims to develop effective gender mainstreaming models and strengthen the capacity of government ministries and institutions to promote gender equity. The Project is in line with the goals set out in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) for gender equity and consistent with the National Action Plan for Women of Afghanistan (NAPWA) and Millennium Development Goals of gender equality and empowerment of women. The Project has three components: 1) Enhancement of capacity of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MOWA) for policy making and oversight of NAPWA implementation; 2) Development of Women’s entrepreneurship skills and capacity building of women’s cooperatives in 19 provinces; and 3) Increasing access to justice for women including awareness of women’s rights among men and women. The Gender and Capacity Development specialist will provide capacity development assistance at the national and sub-national levels through direct support to the Women’s Policy Development Centre (WPDC) and Training and Advocacy Department at MoWA and related sub-national district-level departments (DOWAs). WPDC was created under the first phase of the GEP and is intended to function as a cross-sectoral entity: provide the policy framework and overall practical guidance for each ministry and sector to incorporate women’s needs and interests into the total development process for guaranteeing gender balanced results as outlined in the NAPWA indicators.
The Technical Specialist (Gender and Capacity Development) will be part of a team of Specialists supervised and guided by the Project Manager and will report on delivery to the Project Manager. Her/his primary task will be the provision of capacity development assistance to WPDC in order to analyze gender policies of the different sectoral ministries of the Government through the design and implementation of gender balanced strategies for achieving equitable service delivery and outcomes. In doing so, the WPDC will undertake gender analysis of strategies of other ministries and facilitate the development of innovative gender-focused policies that are recognized nationally. This would pave the way for a comprehensive gender-balanced formulation of government policies in all sectoral ministries which would then be translated into concrete programs and activities that would impact women and men, girls and boys equally. The Project is being implemented under the Direct Implementation modality of UNDP.
Note: UNDP Afghanistan reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP Afghanistan at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Gender Equality Project Manager, the Technical Specialist (Gender and Capacity Development) will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:
Summary of Key Functions:
Organization and Management of CDA:
Institutional Capacity Development at sub-national level:
Development of mechanisms for undertaking evidence-based advocacy initiatives for the project’s different Pillars
Support to Gender Studies Institute (GSI)
|Corporate Competencies: |
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Functional Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Interested and qualified international candidates should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm and please ensure that to fill up and upload Personal History Form-P.11 which is available at http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm in the relevant field of the on-line application
Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date (16 May 2012) will not be given consideration. Please note that only applications who are short-listed will be contacted.
For more detailed information about UNDP Afghanistan please visit our website at www.undp.org.af
Successful candidates must be prepared to start work within 6 weeks of the offer of appointment.
Internal candidates who have served a minimum of 12 months in the current assignment are invited to apply.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
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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.