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Project Specialist on the National Gender Equality Policy and Legal Framework
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||03-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 19h 27m|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months with possibility of extension|
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.
In Ukraine UN Women works with the government, parliament and civil society to advance gender equality through the implementation of the national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights. The work of UN Women Ukraine is guided by the following strategic goals: elimination of violence against women and girls; implementation of the women, peace and security agenda; and gender responsive governance. UN Women collaborates closely with the UN Country Team to integrate women’s rights and gender equality in all spheres of the UN’s work in Ukraine.
The project “Transformative approaches to achieving gender equality in Ukraine” aims at employing transformative approaches to the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment, which we understand as breaking out with ‘business-as-usual’; instead of focusing on barriers women face and empowering women through working with women, gender transformative approaches engage variety of agents of change. Transformative approaches aim at removing the root causes, structural barriers, and restrictive social norms, that underpin the persistence of gender inequalities in various areas of life. In our case transformative approach means engaging with the key institutions at the same time, that have significant impact on either reproduction of restrictive gender stereotypes or can help to break down these social norms and pave the way to greater gender equality and women’s empowerment: the government, women’s organizations, and the private sector.
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Specialist on Gender Equality Policy and Legal Framework contributes to the effective implementation of the Project by providing substantive inputs related to project design, formulation, implementation and evaluation within interventions on the National Gender Equality Policy and Legal Framework portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with the project team, programme and operations teams, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation related to the interventions on the National Gender Equality Policy and Legal Framework.
Impact of results:
The key results of this post directly impact on the ability of UN Women to effectively implement the UN Women programme portfolio in the country. This impact should lead to enhancing the visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s human rights and empowerment in the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
1. Programme development and management (design, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on the Project interventions on the National Gender Equality Policy and Legal Framework portfolio)
2.Technical support in the national gender equality policy and legal framework analysis, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation:
3.Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge development and management
4. Provide inputs to UN Women Operations team to ensure timely implementation of the activities in compliance with the UN Women policies and procedures (the Project interventions on the National Gender Equality Policy and Legal Framework portfolio)
MEASURABLE OUTPUTS OF THE WORK ASSIGNMENT:
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR EVALUATION OF RESULTS:
Required Skills and Experience
UN Women Personal History Form (P11) must be completed and attached as part of the online application - https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
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).