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UN Women Programme Manager: Gender in Humanitarian Action (National Position)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
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 (UNW), 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that the commitments to gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action in humanitarian response plans. As the war crisis in Ukraine continues and its impact on neighboring countries and host communities deepens, there is an increasing recognition among all the key actors that the development and humanitarian challenges arising from the crisis must be met with accelerated action and enhanced capacity. In this respect, UN Women Moldova Country Office is contributing to the United Nations processes to support the efforts of the Government of Moldova, I/NGOs, and UN Agencies on the humanitarian response to the refugee crisis and its impact on the host communities in Moldova.
As part of the country and regional response to the Ukraine crisis, UN Women Moldova CO repurposed and reprogrammed existing funds that helped swiftly respond to the rapidly evolving needs of civil society organizations focused on women’s rights and services. The funds were geared toward supporting women’s mobilization and leadership at the local level and ensuring their voices and concerns guide decision-making at all levels. It has also helped provide immediate gender responsive assistance to refugee women and girls.
In the frame of overall refugee coordination structure, the Moldova CO provides technical gender expertise and policy advice to refugee response working groups and their members on gender in humanitarian action. It is also contributing to the Refugee Response Plan in Moldova to ensure support for basic human rights and essential services for refugee women and girls, including tailored support to the most vulnerable and at-risk groups of women refugees (Roma, women with disabilities, and LGBIQ+); prevention of and early detection of and referral of GBV; and exploring livelihood opportunities in Moldova for Ukrainian women refugees.
In order to support the effective management and delivery of its humanitarian interventions which will focus in the upcoming period on providing multisectoral, gender responsive and coordinated services and responses to crisis affected and at-risk women and girls in Moldova, UN Women Moldova is recruiting a Programme Manager, who will lead UN Women Moldova CO humanitarian action/refugee response team and programmes, in alignment with the office Strategic Note and Annual Workplan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UN Women Country Representative and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist, the Programme Manager contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the CO by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. She/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
1. Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies in Gender in Humanitarian Action (GiHA)/Refugee response
2. Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the GiHA/refugee response programmes/projects
3. Provide technical assistance and capacity development to programme/project partners:
4. Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:
5. Manage people and finances of the GiHA/refugee response programmes:
6. Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies in the area of responsibility:
7. Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination on GiHA/refugee response
8. Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Key Performance Indicators:
The key results have an impact on the overall UN Women Country Office efficiency and success in Strategic Note’ implementation, particularly on:
Accurate analysis and presentation of the information enhances UN Women’s position as a strong development partner. The provided information shall facilitate the decision making by the management.
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
Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on the grounds of race, ethnicity, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We work with skilled professionals who are committed to put people first and make a real difference to people’s lives. Women, persons with disabilities, persons from ethnic, linguistic, race, and religious minorities or other under-represented groups, refugees, and other individuals legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova are particularly encouraged to apply.
This is a local position; therefore only citizens of RM and those who can legally work in Moldova are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted on line 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