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Ending Violence against Women Technical Specialist, Spotlight Initiative
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|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 extendable based on performance and budget availability|
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 also helps coordinate and promote the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. UN Women 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 Timor-Leste, contributes to the Government’s legislative and policy commitments to address violence against women and girls (VAWG), as outlined in its Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030, Sustainable Development Roadmap, and international human rights obligations. To address the global challenges of VAWG, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations commenced a multi-year programme - the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative. This is the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls by 2030. The Spotlight Initiative aims to support transformative change to end violence against women and girls in all its forms. The Initiative is active in more than 20 countries as well as regional programmes. It is the world’s largest targeted effort to end all forms of violence against women and girls. It was launched with a seed funding commitment of €500 million from the European Union and represents an unprecedented global effort to invest in gender equality as a precondition and driver for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is a demonstration fund for action on the Sustainable Development Goals, to show that a significant, concerted and comprehensive investment in gender equality and ending violence can make a transformative difference in the lives of women and girls.
In Timor-Leste, the Spotlight Initiative is implemented through five UN agencies (UN Women, UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, and ILO) under the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator. The Steering Committee, composed of government stakeholders, meets two times per year and is the key governance structure of the Initiative, including approving the Annual Plan of the Timor-Leste Spotlight Initiative. The Civil Society Reference Group provides ongoing advice and feedback on programming. The focus of the Initiative is to help reduce intimate partner violence and domestic violence. Meetings with Heads of Agencies from participating agencies are held to monitor and adjust on implementation and delivery. The overall vision of the Spotlight Initiative in Timor-Leste is that women and girls enjoy their right to a life free of violence, within an inclusive and gender equitable Timor-Leste. This contributes to implementation of Timor-Leste’s National Action Plan on Gender Based Violence (2017-2021 and the plan under development for 2022 - 2026), with attention to prevention and response to violence against women and girls.
The Programme in Timor-Leste commenced in January 2020 and has made significant progress over the past 2 years. In addition to supporting work at national level, the programme also supports work in 3 focal municipalities (Ermera, Bobonaro and Viqueque), which were chosen in a consultative process of programme design in 2019. It is aligned to UN Women’s Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) programme in Timor-Leste and complements its other thematic programmes focused on Women’s Economic Empowerment, advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, mainstreaming gender in planning and budgeting in support of national and international gender equality commitments. In support of its coordination mandate, UN Women Country Office Chairs the UN Inter-agency Gender Theme Group and the Co-Chairs the Multi-stakeholder Gender Coordination Group.
Reporting to UN Women Head of Office and under the strategic direction of the UN Resident Coordinator, the Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Programme Technical Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, coordinating and reporting on the Spotlight Initiative Country Programme. The Programme Technical Specialist works closely with staff of the Resident Coordinator’s Office, the Spotlight Steering Committee, the Spotlight Civil Society Reference Group, implementing UN agencies, implementing partners of Spotlight, the office of the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion, the EU Delegation technical focal point as well as other stakeholders. The Programme Specialist is also responsible to manage the Technical Unit, which is a joint office of staff from all agencies working within Spotlight, as well as UN Volunteers working within the Technical Unit. The Programme Specialist provides technical guidance and oversight, oversees reporting and monitoring, supervises the Programme Technical Unit and ensures overall coherence in the implementation of the programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the implementation and management of the Spotlight programme in Timor-Leste
Advise on technical inputs and capacity development to the Spotlight initiative in Timor-Leste
Lead programme development and activities related to the Spotlight Country Programme
Oversee the monitoring and reporting of the programme
Oversee the people and financial resources of the Spotlight programme
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Lead the coordination between different UN agencies to achieve a coherent and aligned presence of the Spotlight initiative in Timor-Leste
Oversee advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Key Performance Indicators:
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/en/about-us/employment/application-process 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 notified.
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.)
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