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Programme Officer- Gender-Responsive COVID-19 Recovery in India (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Oct-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.
As the UN agency with the mandate to work on gender equality, UN Women is responsible for leading and coordinating United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world and at the country level. UN Women is also expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector and other relevant actors.
In times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls face higher risk of violence. Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in India remains a highly prevalent and protracted problem which not only affects the human rights many women, girls and other vulnerable group, but remains a major public health and development challenge. COVID-19 outbreak has uncovered the existing inequalities in families and society in India and exacerbated the structural factors that contribute to SGBV in its different forms including domestic violence, intimate partier violence, violence against children, sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and at different sites- private pubic, work and online. The UN Secretary General made an appeal to the leaders of the Members States to put ‘Women and Girls Safety first’ and center- stage gender responsive measures in their plans to address the challenge of COVID-19, to build back better and equal world. India was among 140 countries to endorse the Call.
UN Women is currently implementing a programme focused on the reduction of the disproportionate gender-based risks and negative impact of COVID-19 on women, including those who are the most marginalized and in particularly vulnerable situations, by focusing on the following Outcome and Outputs 1, 2 and 4 , while Output 3 will be covered in a complementing programme, in order to generate best practices and lessons learned to inform a gender-responsive COVID-19 recovery:
Outcome: The disproportionate gender-based risks and negative impact of COVID-19 on women, including those who are the most marginalized and in particularly vulnerable situations, are reduced
Output 1: One-Stop-Crisis Centres (OSCCs) have strengthened ability to deliver and ensure for the accessibility and availability of essential GBV services
Output 2: Women have increased access to and benefit from economic and livelihood opportunities to enhance COVID-19 recovery
Output 3: Women in at-risk communities have increased access to and benefit from life-saving information, knowledge and resources to prevent the spread of COVID-19
Output 4: Platforms are strengthened to inform inclusive and gender-responsive measures to prevent the spread and the negative socio-economic impact of COVID-19
Theory of Change (TOC): IF:
Then: The disproportionate gender-based risks and negative impact of COVID-19 on women, including those who are the most marginalized and in particularly vulnerable situations, will be reduced
Because: Specific needs and concerns of women will be addressed in COVID-19 policies
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist Lead– Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW Specialist) and Girls and Programme Analyst – Intergovernmental Processes and UN Inter-agency Coordination (IGP-UNC Analyst), the Programme Officer is responsible to support formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio and provide policy advice services on the sectoral themes.
The Programme Officer will work in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UN WOMEN staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of specific components of the programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Support the management and provide technical support:
Implementing of processes and documentation:
Coordination and maintaining database of partners:
Basic research and analysis:
Support the preparation of information for advocacy:
Any other task assigned by the Programme Lead and Representative /Deputy Representative with regard to overall programmatic functions.
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.