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Gender Coordination Officer (National of Sri Lanka only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Colombo, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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.
About the Position
UN Women together with the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator, is recruiting a Gender Coordinator Officer to coordinate collective engagement for gender equality and women’s empowerment of the UN Country Team in Sri Lanka.
The UNCT in Sri Lanka implemented the UNCT-SWAP Gender Scorecard for the first time in 2020, establishing a baseline for the progress that the UNCT has been making collectively on gender equality and women’s empowerment, over the 5-year cycle of the UN Sustainable Development Framework 2018-2022 (UNSDF). A detailed action plan was subsequently developed with the support of Heads of Agencies to initiate the setup of a resource person to lead and coordinate the work of the Gender Thematic Group (GTG) of the UNCT in Sri Lanka, as the Gender Coordination Officer, to ensure progressive improvement on gender equality and women empowerment (GEWE) outcomes, as measured among others against the UNCT-SWAP Gender Scorecard. A first iteration of the position was funded through 2021 by regional sources. In December 2021, the UNCT agreed to provide cost-shared funding to support a new iteration of the position.
The continuation of this position is further expected to guide, strengthen and coordinate joint and collective efforts towards GEWE in the new Cooperation Framework for the period 2023-27, in which gender equality and women empowerment has been collectively agreed to as a dedicated Strategic Priority and Outcome. As the UNSDCF 2023-2027 has been recognized as the "the most important instrument for planning and implementation of the UN development activities at country level in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda)" as per General Assembly resolution 72/279, the role of the Gender Coordination Officer in support of the UNSDCF will help leverage broader strategic engagement on GEWE with a wide range of stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall management of UN Women and matrix supervision of the Head of the RCO, the Gender Coordination Officer will work closely with the Chair of the GTG and will be responsible for the following duties:
Coordination and strengthening of the UN GTG:
Support to the RCO on coordinating joint efforts for GEWE:
Support the UN System on coordinating joint efforts for GEWE:
Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Over a 12-month period starting from assumption of duties, the incumbent will be expected to deliver the following outputs:
Demonstrated support on the planning, implementation and reporting of joint programming as part of UNSDCF 2023-2027 Outcome 6 on GEWE
The delivery schedule is expected to be used as a guide for the consultant in coming up with the final workplan with realistic timeline for the key deliverables. The schedule may be adjusted to reflect evolving realities.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notifed.
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.)