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Programme Officer on Gender Mainstreaming Officer (Open for Moldovan Nationals only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jan-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year (with possibility of extension)|
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
The work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its Country Strategic Note for 2018-2022, aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022, the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women for 2018-2021, the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2017-2021 (NSGE), the National Strategy for prevention and combating violence against women and domestic violence for 2018-2023 elaborated in line with the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Istanbul Convention). UN Women Strategy for Moldova 2018-2022 focuses on three main areas: 1) strengthening women’s participation in politics and decision making, 2) economic empowerment of women and 3) ending violence against women and girls.
To achieve progress under these areas, UN Women works with a variety of national and international partners, as part of different national and regional initiatives. UN Women emphasize strong partnership to civil society to support stronger movement towards gender equality and women’s rights, building on the existing platforms and networks, while aiming to ensure that they remain inclusive, open, united and reach out to women and girls from all corners of the country and from diverse groups.
Under the impact area, women and girls live a life free of violence; UN-Women focuses its contribution on promoting that more cities have safe and empowering public spaces for women and girls. This includes support to: incorporate safety for women and girls in urban development plans, develop gender-responsive and locally relevant programmes, and investments in the safety and economic viability of public spaces that are effective and accessible to all.
Based on the European Commission Decision ENI/2018/041-302 regarding the Annual Action Programme 2018 in favor of the Republic of Moldova for support for the implementations of the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, UN Women Moldova
CO is implementing a three-year project (January 2020 – December 2022) under the name “Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts” (hereinafter EVA). The project is implemented in line with and in contribution to the Gender Action Plan II (GAP II) of European Commission “Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Transforming the lives of girls and women through externa relations 2016-2020”, adopted in September 2015.
The project started in January 2020, funded by the European Union, co-founded and implemented by UN Women Moldova Country Office and in partnership with UNICEF. The overall purposes of the EVA is to promote gender equality, women’s empowerment through strengthened implementation of gender mainstreaming in local policies and combating gender-based and domestic violence affecting women and children in two focal regions: Ungheni and Cahul.
The principles of gender equality and women empowerment are central to the EVA Project, as women in Moldova continue to face gender inequalities when it comes to the decision making, labor market, the gender pay gap - as the regulatory framework still impedes women to participate in certain occupations and allows for discrimination based on age, disability, marital status, etc.
One of the expected results under the EVA project is that gender equality is promoted and mainstreamed in local policy making and decision-making. The project supports Cahul and Ungheni localities to integrate gender equality in their policies and budgets through training elected and appointed representatives of the LPAs on gender equality and gender mainstreaming and its implications for decisions taken by the LPAs; coaching LPAs to adhere to the principles of the European Charter for Equality of Women and Men in Local Life; raising the capacities and knowledge on women’s rights of local CSOs; raising awareness of local population on gender equality and empowering women to actively participate in local decision-making processes.
Another set of expected results under EVA project refers to a greater access to effective survivor - focused multidisciplinary services for the victims of domestic violence, including sexual violence; and violence prevention programmes piloted in local schools and communities. In this sense, UN Women EVA project supports strengthening the capacities of the multidisciplinary teams for an effective protection of women and children victims of domestic violence, empowering domestic violence survivors, and the usage of innovative tools to raise the capacities of local civil society to change attitudes and behaviors on violence against women and gender-based violence.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager, the Programme Officer on Gender Mainstreaming contributes to the effective and efficient implementation of the Programme by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programme by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. . The incumbent applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.
The Programme Officer on Gender Mainstreaming works in close collaboration with the EVAW Officer, Child Protection, Communications and Knowledge Management and Research Officers, and the rest of the programme team, and
other programme teams in the Country Office (CO) for effective achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex programme-related issues and information delivery.
The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UN Women programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
The Programme Officer will be part of the Programme Management Team (PMT) and will, under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager, be responsible for managing the successful implementation of Gender Mainstreaming Programme component. The Programme Officer will lead the team of short-term experts.
The incumbent will ensure the provision of development services and products (commensurate with the scope of the programme) of the highest quality and standards to national counterparts and clients. More specifically:
2. Capacity development support to programme staff and partners
3. Facilitation of gender mainstreaming into all programme components and activities:
4. Building strategic partnership
5. Advocacy, knowledge building and communication:
MEASURABLE OUTPUTS OF THE WORK ASSIGNMENT:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply
This is a local position; therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted on line and include fully completed UN Women Personal History Form as attachment instead of CV/resume. https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc
Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.
The system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document e.g. P11, CV and Cover letter must be scanned as one attachment. Only qualified, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.
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.