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Regional Programme Specialist – Women’s Economic Empowerment (Re-Advertised)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||11-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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.
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UN Women’s Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) has recently adopted its new Strategic Note (2022-25). Our vision is to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and the full enjoyment of their human rights in the Arab States, propelling economic prosperity and sustainable development for all. Our goal is to accelerate achievements for the largest possible numbers of women and girls in the region, including the most vulnerable, in the next 4 years. To accomplish this, we work with our partners and offices across 17 countries in the region to implement targeted programmes that support women’s economic empowerment, women’s leadership and participation, women, peace and security and humanitarian issues, as well as ending violence against women.
Our growing women’s economic empowerment (WEE) portfolio builds on critical results achieved between 2018-21 and capitalizes on existing enablers to advance the number of women in decent employment, equitable access to employment opportunities and services while addressing foundational concerns related to unpaid care, negative gender stereotypes, and the implementation of legal reforms.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Regional Programme Specialist – Women’s Economic Empowerment, will lead this exciting portfolio, and guide a small team, working in support of 17 countries, UN Women’s country offices (COs) and in collaboration with UN Women’s WEE Network. The objective is to propel and scale WEE results, including by strengthening and developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN organizations, CSOs and the Private Sector. The incumbent will oversee the development of women's economic empowerment programmes, build capacities of UN Women staff and country offices in the Arab States, establish and strengthen partnerships, conduct in-depth trends and organizational analysis, and develop relevant knowledge products on women's economic empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the development of programmes on Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) in the Arab States:
Lead capacity building efforts to country offices, teams and partners:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/international actors and development partners
Develop and manage the resource mobilization strategy for women's economic empowerment in the region:
Oversee the design/implementation of women's economic empowerment strategies/programmes in the region and develop relevant knowledge products:
Lead knowledge building and sharing for women's economic empowerment:
Key Performance Indicators
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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.
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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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