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Programme Specialist, [Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)]
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|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.
UN Women South Sudan developed its Strategic Note, 2019 – 2021/2022 in a context of conflict, humanitarian crisis and challenging economic downturn. The Strategic Note is designed to support the strengthening of normative environment, and women's voices and agency, in the achievement of all the key national and UN indicators focusing on peace and security, ending violence against women & SGBV/CRSV through humanitarian-development-peace action. South Sudan has one of the highest rates of violence against women and girls, including conflict-related sexual violence, manifested at different levels – conflict-related sexual violence by armed groups, of both government and opposition, within communities during ethnic/communal violence, normalization of domestic violence (DV), almost 65% of women in various studies have admitted to facing intimate partner violence and through insecurity in Protection of Civilian (PoCs) sites. Displaced adolescent girls are further marginalized, often forced into child/early marriages as coping strategies, resulting in a lack of access to educational services, skills for job opportunities and decision making, and exposure to sexual exploitation and abuse. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women in South Sudan, yet they are less likely to be included in the design and development of responses to the shocks they endure.
UN Women has a triple mandate, and in addition to the coordination and operational actions touched upon above, UN Women ensures that a comprehensive and dynamic set of norms, policies and standards on gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and implemented. Specifically, in South Sudan this sees the Government of South Sudan fulfilling its national (Revitalized peace agreement 2018) and international reporting obligations on CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action, UNSCR 1325, Maputo Plan of Action, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
UN Women as a key partner of the government of the Republic of South Sudan is grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the UN and works specifically 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.
To respond to the context and needs of the South Sudan, the UN Women South Sudan Country Programme focuses on four priority areas- i) Increase women's leadership and participation; ii) Increase women's access to economic empowerment and opportunities; iii) Prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG) and expand access to services; and iv) Increase women’s leadership in peace, security and humanitarian response.
UN Women partners with other UN agencies through the UN Joint programme on GBV, UN Joint programme on HIV/AIDS, and works closely with local NGO’s and INGO’s and national governments in order to leverage humanitarian response efforts and bridge the humanitarian-development nexus for promoting gender-responsive planning, programming, effective gender coordination, prevention and response to EVAWG, SGBV, CRSV, women peace and security, as well as for challenging inequalities based on entrenched gender norms that are harmful for women and girls.
Reporting to the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the EVAW portfolio. The Programme Specialist works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women Regional and Headquarters staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Design and develop programme strategies in the area of EVAW:
2. Manage the implementation and management of the EVAW programme:
3. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
4. Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:
5. Manage the people and financial resources of the EVAW programme:
6. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
7. Contribute to inter-agency coordination on EVAW and PSEA to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programme with other partners in the country:
8. Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts :
9. Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.