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Programme Specialist, Women’s Leadership and Political Participation
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||06-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|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, 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.
The Women’s Leadership and Political Participation Unit strengthens the capacity of women and advocates for legislative and constitutional reforms to ensure women’s fair access to leadership and decision making spaces in all areas, including peace and security, political, economic and humanitarian spheres.
The National Transformational Leadership Institute (NTLI), a semi-autonomous institution at the University of Juba, was established in 2015 under a tripartite partnership between UN Women, University of Juba and the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare, and offers transformational leadership skills to emerging and existing women leaders from all sectors of South Sudanese society. The institute seeks to galvanize these leaders' potential for contributing to inclusive and sustainable socioeconomic as well as political policies for gender equality, nation building and development. Since its inception, NTLI has trained over 4,000 South Sudanese women across the country using its bespoke training curriculum.
UN Women supports NTLI so that the institute can prepare South Sudanese leaders for the fulfillment of the R-ARCSS (Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan) 35% affirmative action for women's participation in governance and peace processes. UN Women notes the importance of this phase of the project as there is a need to prepare women for upcoming elections. Thus, NTLI needs assistance to meet the current demand for its services.
UN Women supports the ongoing progression and development of NTLI as an academic institution, both institutionally and logistically. UN Women has supported NTLl's trainings with a broad base of partners within South Sudan, as well as sought to establish new partnerships with NTLI outside of South Sudan. Aside from supporting the development of NTLl's strategic as well as project documents, UN Women has continuously contributed to NTLl's curriculum development and expansion, and have worked to improve monitoring and assessment of NTLl's country-wide programming. UN Women alongside the University of Juba and Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare sits on the NTLI National Steering Committee to improve governance, management, and accountability at the institute.
NTLI continues to reach its programmatic objectives and has ambitious plans for future development and expansion in support of women leaders. UN Women's work with NTLI in South Sudan contributes to the South Sudan Country Office Strategic Note 2019-22, specifically integrating into UN Women's broader Women, Peace, and Security portfolio and specifically contributing to the Outcome area: 'Government of South Sudan and stakeholders' capacity to implement WPS commitments enhanced.'
Under the general supervision of the Country Representative and direct supervision of the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Specialist, Women’s Leadership and Political Participation is responsible for managing the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of NTLI programme for the CO providing technical support to the implementation of the NTLI programme, managing the monitoring and reporting for the Country Office, overseeing and guiding people and budget management for the programme team, building partnerships and providing support in developing resource mobilization strategies, and managing knowledge building efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Women’s Leadership and Political Participation
Manage the implementation and management of the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation programme
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
Manage the people and financial resources of the Women’s Leadership and Political Participation programme
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in South Sudan
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
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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.
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.
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