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Project Analyst – Funding and Learning Initiative for Girls in Higher Education and Skills Training (FLIGHT) (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.
Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,UN Women is currently implementing a programme called Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE), which is aimed at empowerment of the most marginalized women and girls who, owing to poverty and gender-based discrimination, have been denied access to opportunities at an early age.
The programme undertakes a holistic approach to empowerment using the pathways of learning, employment and entrepreneurship. The SCE programme enables and offers women and girls opportunities to (1) re-enter or pursue formal education, (2) undertake vocational education, (3) receive entrepreneurship, digital, and professional training and skills, and (4) find potential employment. SCE offers a comprehensive solution by adopting a holistic approach, leveraging partnerships at all levels, using innovative pedagogies and finance to achieve its objective.
During the course of implementation of the SCE programme, experiences of women and girls has highlighted that finding job opportunities were restricted due to the lack of degrees and/or diplomas from higher education/training institutes, lack of employable skills (domain and transferable skills) and lack of entrepreneurship opportunities.
To respond to this challenge UN Women is implementing FLIGHT to create a cadre of skilled women, who have completed their higher education and are ready to gainfully participate in the formal and digital economy. This project will be implemented for a duration of three years – March 2021 to February 2024 in the Greater Metropolitan Region- Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Thane, Palghar & Raigad in Maharashtra. By the end of three years, approximately 750 women and girls will pursue their higher education to attain a degrees and/or technical education post schooling along with attaining employable skills for gainful employment. Further, about 5000 girls and their parents will be sensitized on gender equality and women empowerment.
Reporting to Country Programme Manager, Second Chance Education, the Programme Analyst contributes to the effective management of FLIGHT by providing substantive inputs to project design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he (a) guides and facilitates the delivery of the project by monitoring results achieved during implementation, and (b)ensures appropriate application of systems and procedures, and (c) develops enhancements if necessary. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, program donor, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of the project.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute technically to the development of project strategies:
Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the Project:
Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project partners:
Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:
Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the project:
Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:
Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on FLIGHT to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in the country:
Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Application Information: Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
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.