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Programme Finance Associate, Women's Political Empowerment (WPE)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-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 Nigeria, UN Women works to support the Government’s national development agenda, which prioritizes the empowerment of women and girls and their contribution to all areas of economic, political, and social development.
Women’s leadership and political participation is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work as mandated in its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes. Through its Leadership and Governance pillar, UN Women’s programmes are guided by a history of international commitments to women’s representation. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women upholds women’s right to participate in public life, while the Beijing Platform for Action calls for removing barriers to equal participation. The Millennium Development Goals measure progress towards gender equality in part by the proportion of women in parliamentary seats.
In the area of Women’s Political Empowerment, Nigeria has ratified most of the international and regional instruments on women’s rights. However, critical challenges remain in the application and domestication of these frameworks, causing Nigerian women to be underrepresented and marginalised from political decision-making processes. Currently, women’s political representation in Nigeria is abysmally low in the legislative, executive, and judicial powers due to different gendered social norms. Young women in particular experience a double jeopardy because of gender and because young people are equally marginalized in politics.
Under the funding of the Government of Canada, UN Women will implement a programme to the women’s political leadership and participation, as well as gender-sensitive reforms to ensure that affected communities, especially marginalized women and persons with disabilities are fully engaged to advocate and participate in the development of policies/legislations, in elections and other political processes affecting them. Priority areas of the programme include:
UN Women seeks to recruit a Programme Finance Associate to support the implementation of the next phase of the WPE programme in Nigeria. Reporting to the WPE Programme Manager, and in close cooperation with the Operations Manager in the Country Office, the Programme Finance Associate works with and provides support to the members of the WPE and other programme teams in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. She/he contributes to the research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative, and programmatic support. The Programme Finance Associate will also support activities of the wider CO operations and programme teams as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide financial support to the management of the Programme in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems
Prepare and administer Programme budgets in full compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems
Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of the programme
Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization
Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
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