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Programme Officer, EVAWG
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Mar-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One 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, is 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.
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. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.
UN Women, as part of the United Nations in Uganda, contributes to the Government’s efforts to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, as outlined in its National Development Plan 2021-2025, its Sustainable Development Goals Roadmap, and in support of its international human rights and gender equality obligations. Within the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2021-2025), and UN Women Uganda Country Office Strategic Note( 2021-2025) focuses on programming in the areas of Women’s Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG), advancing the Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action (WPSHA) agenda, Women Political Participation and Leadership; and supporting implementation of Normative commitments (e.g. CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, SDGs), mainstreaming gender across areas to achieve these results.
To address the challenges of VAWG, UN Women is implementing a multiyear Joint Programme with funding from the Government of Sweden Programme on Gender based Violence (GBV) meant to contribute to elimination of Gender Based Violence and improvement of Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR)of women, girls, boys and men including disadvantaged and vulnerable populations in Uganda. The Joint programme on GBV is coordinated by UNFPA. In addition, The Country Office is in the second phase of implementation of a multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls and harmful practices and promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights with funding from European Union-United Nations Global /Spotlight Initiative. The Spotlight is coordinated by UN Resident Coordinator’s Office with 5 recipient UN Organizations: UN WOMEN, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR; and associated UN Agencies. Further UN Women with funding from Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) is implementing an Access to Justice programme for women and girls aimed at strengthening integrated Service Delivery and Accountability Systems for managing GBV cases across the Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS).
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist/Team Leader - EVAWG Unit, the PO will demonstrate understanding and strengthen in policy and Advocacy engagements, social norms change, prevention, and response to VAWG, women’s rights and gender equality, strategic partnerships and national level stakeholders’ engagements (Donors, Government ministries, the Parliament, CSOs and academia, media and Private sector). The Programme officer in addition will contributes to the effective management of UN Women EVAWG programme by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation, and monitoring using results-based management tools and quality assurance of EVAWG programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide substantive technical support to the design, implementation, and management of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programmes.
2.Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners.
3. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
4. Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
5. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Required Skills and Experience
Interested qualified individual candidates must apply online by latest by 21st March 2022 . Candidates should submit one PDF File attachment containing:
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
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.)