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Programme Manager (WRD), Disaster Risk Reduction
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||05-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
Women and girls face greater vulnerability and exposure to disasters and they are critical agents of change for prevention, preparedness, recovery and resilience, yet women remain largely ignored and their capacities unleveraged in conventional resilience building processes. As a result, women are generally absent in the development of resilience strategies and decision-making processes for prevention, preparedness and recovery and most laws, policies, strategies and plans for disaster risk reduction remain gender-blind, contributing thereby to increasing the gender inequality gap in disasters. This is compounded by significant gaps at the global, regional and country level in relation to the availability and use of sex, age and disability disaggregated data (SADDD), knowledge sharing on women’s resilience; an enabling environment for building women’s resilience (including capacities, leadership and funding); translation of commitments into action; coordination and private sector partnership; and a need for transformative change to tackle the underlying drivers of disproportionate risk. To address these issues, UN Women implements the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme at the global, regional and national levels.
UN Women’s WRD programme proposes a comprehensive package for building women’s resilience to disasters, climate change and threats (including COVID-19). The aim of the WRD Programme is to render women’s and girls’ lives and livelihoods disaster-resilient, contributing to sustainable and secure communities, by promoting gender responsive prevention, preparedness and recovery systems, plans and tools; and by enabling targeted action to help women and girls withstand hazards and threats, recover fully from disasters and increase their resilience to future risks.
The WRD programme unites results from UN Women’s current DRR work in 42 countries under a comprehensive theory of action and ensures strategic linkage between community, national, regional and global Gender & DRR processes and actors. The programme has a priority focus on the Pacific with sister programmes in the Caribbean and West Africa. The WRD approach provides the basis for UN Women’s DRR work in the Strategic Plan 2022-2025. It is intended to be replicated and upscaled in countries across the world with high disaster and climate gender inequality of risk and strong gender gaps in disaster risk reduction.
Reporting to the Chief, Peace, Security, Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction Section, PPID, the Programme Manager (WRD) will oversee the strategic implementation, management, development, partnerships, advocacy, capacity building and resource mobilization of the Women’s Resilience to Disasters programme and provide strategic direction and guidance to UN Women’s disaster risk reduction portfolio, mainstreaming the WRD approach to enable strategic coherence and results at scale.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the implementation and management of the Women’s Resilience to Disasters programme
Lead the provision of capacity building support to WRD teams and partners
Represent UN Women to ensure global focus on WRD priorities and establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, international actors and development partners on gender-responsive disaste risk reduction and resilience
Develop and manage the resource mobilization strategy for the Women’s Resilience to Disasters programme
Manage and coordinate WRD advocacy strategies and their implementation;
Manage the Global WRD Team
Key performance Indicators
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All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from?https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly 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.
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.
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