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Programme Specialist - Gender Equality and LNOB
|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-4|
|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 December 2020 UN General Assembly adopted new resolution on the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) of the Operations Activities for Development of the United System, which calls for strengthened accountability mechanisms for both Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) and gender equality and empowerment of women (GEWE) and girls in the UN system. The QCPR is calling on the UN and its partners to ensure that the principles of LNOB and GEWE are fully mainstreamed in the development and implementation of the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). Leaving no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs – the commitment to fulfill the rights and needs of those who are the furthest behind. Likewise, the UNSDCF puts gender equality at the center of the UN system’s efforts to promote sustainable development through the UNSDCF planning and budgeting process in support of Tanzania’s own national planning and budgeting processes.
To ensure compliance to the QCPR and other important international GEWE and LNOB commitments, the UN Women Tanzania Office is expanding its efforts to support and advance its own and UN system-wide efforts to address LNOB and GEWE through the provision of high-quality technical expertise on gender and LNOB mainstreaming, primarily through use of Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting (GRPB) tools at the macro and meso-levels.
GRPB is a set of tools and methods designed to track and analyze the way Governments and other organizations make plans, allocate budgets, and use funds to promote gender equality and attention to LNOB issues through a variety of programmes and endeavors that, for example, reduce poverty, promote women’s employment, roll out gender-sensitive and disability-sensitive social protection schemes, increase women’s and other marginalized groups’ access to quality and equitable social services, social protection etc. GRPB generates data revealing both gaps and achievements, helping to guide governments and other institutions to improve their plans, allocations, and spending to promote gender equality and LNOB in line with national, regional, and local priorities.
GRPB tools and methods are crucial to increase and track financial commitments and accelerate progress towards GEWE and LNOB commitments. SDG monitoring indicator 5.c.1 requires members states to track and make public allocation for GEWE commitments, including the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA), CEDAW, and the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) linking the policy and legal requirements for gender equality with resource allocations for their implementation. GRPB enables governments to effectively reduce gender inequalities through policies, plans and budgets that address equally the specific needs and priorities of women and men, including the most excluded.
The UN Women Tanzania Office has been implementing GRPB initiatives and projects over the past eight years with government partners and civil society at different levels with positive results. The UN system in Tanzania, which is now formulating its new UNSDCF, sees the opportunity to deepen its engagement with the Government to ensure national, regional, and local planning processes, budgets, and programmes fully incorporate LNOB and GEWE principles into their design. The new FYDP III with its strong elements on GEWE, Youth and People with Disabilities, provides yet another opportunity for UN Women and other UN agencies and development partners to support the select sectors / regions / LGAs to deliver concrete results for the most vulnerable groups, including women and girls.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic recovery measures required, there is an increased need to work with national partners at the highest levels to develop more innovative financing for GEWE and LNOB, including development of gender bonds, blended financing bringing together public and private partnerships to address gender and LNOB issues, identifying new opportunities in gender-responsive public and private sector procurement, expanding into both blue and green economy financing mechanisms, and looking beyond Tanzania’s borders into opportunities to increase cross border trade through implementation and localization of the Regional Economic Communities that Tanzania is part of as well as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Given these developments, the UN Women Tanzania Office is now seeking to upscale and expand its work on gender mainstreaming by providing high quality technical advice on GRPB to address LNOB intersectionality and assist the wider UN system in Tanzania to deepen its promotion of both LNOB and GEWE through strong technical assistance to the Government on gender-responsive and LNOB-responsive planning and budgeting processes. To accomplish this goal, the UN Women Tanzania Office seeks to hire a qualified Programme Specialist with expertise in GRPB and LNOB programming to provide this high-quality technical advice.
Reporting to Country Representative, the Programme Specialist - Gender Equality and LNOB provides high quality policy advisory services to the government, UN, and Development Partners. The Programme Specialist - Gender Equality and LNOB works in close collaboration with the Resident Coordinator’s Office, fellow UN agencies, UN Women Regional Office and HQ staff, Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies, Development Partners, International Finance Institutions, Academia and Research Institutions and civil society partners, ensuring successful implementation of programmes and initiatives under the GE/LNOB portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide policy and programme advisory services in Gender-Responsive Planning and Budgeting, in support of Gender Equality Mainstreaming and Leaving No One Behind.
Manage the implementation and management of the GE/LNOB portfolio.
Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to partners.
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the gE/lnob portfolio.
Manage the people and financial resources of the gE/lnob portfolio.
Build/strengthen partnerships with multi-stakeholders.
Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the gE/lnob portfolio.
Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts.
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification
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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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