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UN Women Project Officer on Gender Equality in Peacebuilding
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||2d 11h 14m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
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, peace, and security.
In 2018, UN Women Moldova Country Office started to implement the Strategic Note (SN) for 2018-2022, which is aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022 and the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women. Under its current SN, UN Women cooperates closely with the government, civil society, academia, private sector and the media to advance social, economic and political rights and opportunities for women and girls, placing special focus on those from marginalized, excluded and under-represented groups. These include rural women, Romani women, women with disabilities, women living with or affected by HIV, women survivors of violence, women migrants, young women, elderly women and others. UN Women’s operation in Moldova focuses on bringing about concrete change in the lives of women and the society towards the long-term impact of achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the country. Specifically, the SN 2018-2022 advances progress under the following three Impact Areas (IA): IA1: More women fully participate and lead in gender responsive governance processes and institutions, including in the security sector, IA2: Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy, IA3: Public authorities, institutions and communities prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services. Towards these Impact Areas, UN Women works with variety of national and international partners to challenge gender-based stereotypes and towards the creation of an environment, whereby women act as key agents of change towards greater equality and development, in partnership with men and boys.
Under the Impact area on advancing women’s leadership and participation, UN Women contributes to the realization of the Outcome: More women fully participate and lead in gender responsive governance processes and institutions which is planned to be implemented via three inter-connected outputs:
Output 1. National institutions have capacities to analyze and improve legislation, policies and budgets to fulfill gender equality commitments;
Output 2. A new generation of women from diverse groups have skills, knowledge and support networks for civic and political activism;
Output 3. Elected and appointed women have skills and knowledge to promote gender sensitive governance, in alliance with men.
This work builds and expands on the achievements and lessons learnt of the joint programme “Enhancing Women’s Political Representation through improved capacity and enhanced support in Moldova” (Women in Politics Programme), implemented by UN Women and UNDP in partnership with the East Europe Foundation (EEF) and the Centre for Partnership Development (CPD) in the period 2014-2017. Under this Impact Area, UN Women Moldova also takes forward and upscales the programmatic work on advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in the Republic Moldova, initiated in 2015.
In 2016 UN Women initiated cooperation with different security institutions, key among which the Ministry of Defense, including the Armed Forces Military Academy "Alexandru cel Bun" and the Ministry of Interior, including the Association of Women in Law Enforcement, Association of Women in Police and Association of Women in Defense under its auspices. Other relevant partners in this expanding area of work for UN Women include: the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, in particular the Women’s Caucus and relevant Committees, the Bureau for Reintegration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, Ministry of Justice, as well as civil society organizations, gender and security experts, and academia. The cooperation aims at increasing institutional capacities and knowledge in the areas of gender equality and implementation of SCR1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and other related Resolutions. Specifically, support has been provided to the development of a first of its kind manual for defense and security personnel, to serve as teaching resource for courses in the Military Academy, legal study on the legislation and policies in the security sector from a gender perspective, development and translation of other resource materials on WPS, awareness raising activities with different stakeholders on the implementation of UN SCR 1325, and its global, regional and local implications, as well as capacity building to women in the field of negotiation and mediation, supporting women’s meaningful participation in peacebuilding processes. Also, UN Women is one of the main actors towards implementation of the National programme and its action plan for implementation of national commitments under UN SCR 1325.
Under an anticipated project from the Peacebuilding Fund, UN Women, in partnership with OHCHR and UNDP, is expected to implement a two-years project “Building sustainable and inclusive peace, strengthening trust and social cohesion in Moldova” on both banks of Nistru river. The project seeks to facilitate an enabling environment for improved cross-river cooperation, reduced social tensions and the continuation of the fragile Transnistrian region settlement process in the context of growing regional and domestic geopolitical tensions exacerbated by the war in Ukraine, through the advancement of, and cross-river collaboration on human rights, Women, Peace and Security, and the promotion of equal access to services and through ensuring early intervention to prevent deepening divisions between the populations on either side of the conflict divide which are currently being affected by highly divisive narratives and misinformation
UN Women will focus on facilitating an environment conducive to women’s meaningful participation in the Transnistrian settlement process and the broader peacebuilding efforts, including at community level. To this end, UN Women is seeking the services of a Project Officer who will manage the UN Women project component, providing technical leadership and coordination to the Peacebuilding and Gender equality components of the project, and ensuring their effective implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to Programme Officer on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) and Programme Analyst of Women, Leadership and Governance and WPS, the Project Officer will be responsible for effective management of the project component led by UN Women under the UN Peacebuilding Fund project, by contributing to the project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women-led project component by conceptualizing interventions, ensuring their effective and efficient implementation in line with Result-Based-Management, ‘Do-no-harm' and leave no one behind principles by applying the appropriate UN Women Rules, Procedures and systems. systems and procedures. S/he works in close collaboration with the project team, UN Women WILG Programme and Operations team, state and non-state actors, including Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and donor ensuring successful implementation of UN Women project component.
Project Design, Implementation and Technical Support
Capacity development support to project staff and partners
Advocacy, knowledge building and communication:
Perform other duties connected directly with the implementation of the project and of the UN Women Strategic Note, as required.
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
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Demonstrated ability to manage a team and to foster team spirit and synergy.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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 online and include fully completed UN Women Personal History Form as attachment instead of CV/resume.
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.
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.)