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Consultant to Support UN Women’s Innovative Financing Programme and Partnerships
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Maximum of 30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Maximum of 30 working days|
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.
The UN Women MCO Caribbean covers 22 countries and territories in the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean, which are part of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Strides towards gender equality in the countries covered by the MCO have resulted in gains for women and girls in the Caribbean, relating primarily to high education rates and increases in employment rates. However critical gaps remain. These gaps are further exploited during hazards like COVID-19 and other environmental hazards.
The programme focus for 2018 -2021 built on the strengths and lessons learned by focusing on the programme areas in which the MCO has a comparative advantage and which have demonstrated the most return on investment. The lynch pin of the programmatic focus is to use Caribbean government development priorities and UN Women’s strengths to demonstrate how gender equality and women’s empowerment tools and programmes are critical to achieving their development priorities.
As part of the 2018 -2021 Strategic Note, UN Women - in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and European Commission – implemented the regional programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in Europe and selected Latin American and Caribbean countries, the project promoted business links, joint ventures and innovation between women from both regions, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender equal business.
Private sector companies have a central and active role to play in achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be achieved unless women and girls are on an equal footing with men and boys and unless the private sector is on board. In addition to gender equality being a fundamental and inviolable human right and integral to the achievement of the SDGs, women’s and girls’ empowerment is essential to expand economic growth, promote social development and enhance business performance. The full incorporation of women’s capacities into labour forces would add percentage points to most national growth rates – double digits in some cases. Further, investing in women’s empowerment produces the double dividend of benefiting women and children, and is pivotal to the health and social development of families, communities and nations.
UN Women MCO Caribbean wants to ensure that the 2021 -2026 Strategic Note builds on the outputs of the Win-Win programme and fully integrates the private sector as a critical partner in attaining sustainable development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO - Caribbean Representative, the consultant will support the development and implementation UN Women’s Innovative Financing Programme and establish key stakeholder partnerships.
Scope of Work and Deliverables
The consultant will conduct the following tasks:
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UN Women MCO-Caribbean Representative, with day-to-day supervision by the Private Sector Specialist.
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Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should meet the following criteria:
Location and Duration
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Application Process and References
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