Senior Field Assistant - Multiple field-based locations- 4 positions (Karak, Al-Salt, Aqaba, and Irbid governorates)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Amman, JORDAN
Application Deadline :10-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-7
Languages Required :
Arabic   English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Dec-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months

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.


Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

UN Women works at multiple levels to respond to the specific needs of vulnerable women in Jordan. UN Women partners with the Minister of Social Development to run Oasis Centers for women and girls across Jordan. Each center provides multi-sectoral services including livelihoods support, GBV prevention and protection and education, leadership, and civic engagement opportunities.  The overall goal of UN Women’s interventions is to empower vulnerable women through increased access to opportunities and meaningful engagement in community life.

In this framework, UN Women is seeking to recruit a Senior Field Assistant who will support the implementation of activities at the field level.  The Senior Field Assistant will work under the supervision and guidance of the Field Officer.  The Senior Field Assistant has daily contact with the Field Officer and with functional units at the Country Office.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Field Assistant will coordinate project activities and operations with the target municipalities, NGOs, and CBOs in the assigned governorate and will also be responsible to engage directly with community members and community institutions. She/he will report to the Field Officer of UN Women.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow up with local partners on implementing activities, including the monitoring of work plans and activities.
  • Report on daily basis activity progress.
  • Closely work with the project team to facilitate the preparations and implementation of field activities, events, assessments, and support if needed admin/finance exercises including petty procurement, purchasing, invoicing, and reporting.
  • Facilitate meetings with counterparts in the governorates.
  • Events and meetings are properly scheduled and organized.
  • The Senior Field Assistant is responsible for on-the-ground preparations of activities in the assigned governorate and in coordination with the Field Officer for the implementation of the project activities, events, and communications. 
  • Participates in internal and external coordination meetings representing the project;
  • Support the production of any material needed for information purposes, such as reports, articles for the web, brochures, films, etc.
  • Follow up operations in the field, day-to-day management and delivery of the activities, and facilitation of knowledge sharing.
  • Work with the UN Women protection focal point to maintain a function referral system in each center. This includes:
  • Providing on the spot referrals where the protection focal point is unavailable, as in line with internal UN Women guidance and the Jordan Interagency SOPs on protection referrals;
  • Undertaking protection-related awareness raising in all centers.
  • Develop ideas and build relevant linkages to ensure sufficient relevant activities for women and girls at risk;
  • Ensuring the continuation of viable volunteer related opportunities in each center;
  • Regularly participate and contribute to relevant interagency coordination spaces as requested;
  • Provide timely data collection for reporting purposes;
  • Participate in relevant training and workshops as required;
  • Timely reports are shared.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:  

  • Ability to work under minimal supervision and be proactive and initiative;
  • Integrity, flexible approaches to work coupled with enthusiasm, commitment and energy;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-national environment;
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills;
  • Adequate knowledge and experience of administrative and record keeping;
  • Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.

Please visit the link below for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or related fields.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in administration and coordination
  • Proven experience working on project implementation in a humanitarian or development setting
  • Proven experience related to gender equality and women’s empowerment

Language Requirements:

Fluent written and spoken English and Arabic.

Application:

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from P11 form. 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.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.? 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.? 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)? 



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