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Coordination Specialist - UNDAP Outcome Group and Gender Mainstreaming
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dar-es-Salaam, TANZANIA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|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.
In Tanzania, UN Women contributes to the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP II) 2016-2022, within the context of UN Delivering as One. The UNDAP supports the achievement of the international development goals, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), national development priorities including the FYDP III (under development), and the localization of global norms and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE). UN Women is mandated to lead, coordinate, and promote the accountability of the UN system in its work on GEWE. Under this mandate and in line with the 2020 Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR), UN Women provides technical and coordination support across the UN system in Tanzania to deliver results for diverse groups of women and girls.
Towards this end, UN Women serves as the secretariat for the newly established UN Gender Coordination Mechanism (UNGCM), supporting the Resident Coordinator as the groups’ chair to strengthen the UN’s contribution to advancing GEWE. In this capacity, UN Women also provides substantive support for the implementation of the UN System-Wide Action Plan (UNCT-SWAP) Gender Equality Scorecard. The UN System in Tanzania has developed a Common Country Analysis (CCA) and is in the process of developing a UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). In the context of UN reform, the UNSDCF is the key planning and operational framework, outlining the UN’s support to Agenda 2030 and the SDGs. The UNGCM has a key role to play in ensuring that GEWE is strategically positioned across the CCA and UNSDCF, in line with the global norms set out in the UNCT-SWAP Scorecard, and to ensure the participation of diverse groups of women and girls. The UN Gender Coordination Mechanisms (UNGCM) also provides an important opportunity for the UN to coordinate its support to government and CSO partners working to advance the rights of women and girls, including the implementation of the FYDP III, the National Gender Policy and the implementation of the normative framework.
Towards greater normative coherence, UN Women leads the UNDAP Outcome Group on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation (OG WLPP). Outcome Groups are interagency groups responsible for coordinating UNDAP delivery on joint results; overseeing implementation, management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting. This focus on strengthening women’s leadership and political participation in governance at national and local levels remains a key priority for the new UNSDCF, featuring as a critical issue under the proposed “Enabling Environment” Outcome. The full development of this Outcome is currently ongoing, under the co-leadership of UN Women and UNDP. UN Women is also playing a key coordination role to support gender mainstreaming in the other three proposed Outcomes of the new UNSDCF.
The UNCT in Tanzania has increasingly focused on addressing the intersections between gender and other key issues within the LNOB agenda, such as disability inclusion, including through strengthening coordination across these critical issues. As a co-lead in recent joint LNOB and disability inclusion initiatives, UN Women has a continuing role to play in strengthening coordinated intersectional approaches to advance GEWE, disability and other LNOB issues.
Towards greater institutional coherence, UN Women chairs the UN Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Network (PSEA Network). The network coordinates UN Agency efforts to implement the Secretary-General’s directives on Special Measures for Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (ST/SGB/2003/13). Working in close partnership with UNICEF and the Resident Coordinator’s Office, UN Women convenes the UNCT to accelerate progress towards meeting the PSEA minimum operating standards (PSEA MOS).
Reporting to the UN Women Country Representative, the Coordination Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Resident Coordinator’s Office to support the UNCT achieve greater normative, operational, and institutional coherence on GEWE and LNOB across the current Outcomes of the UNDAP and the future Outcomes of the UNSDCF. Working through the inter-agency coordination mechanisms outlined above to connect the UN system internally and externally with key government and civil society partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage inter-agency coordination on GEWE+lnob to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the UN portfolio in Tanzania.
2. Provide technical support on gender mainstreaming and LNOB principles to the UNCT in strategic planning and reporting.
3. Provide technical support and guidance to the development of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts
4. Facilitate Inter-Agency Knowledge Building and Sharing on GEWE
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification
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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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