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Project Associate - CEFM
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Ankara, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||08-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||13d 16h 48m|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year with possibility of renewal|
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.
I. Organizational Context
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 Türkiye, in line with its global Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and Country Strategic Note (2022-2025), and the overall UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Turkey (UNSDCF) (2021-2025), UN Women works towards the overarching goal of “Women and girls including those at greatest risk of being left behind fully exercise their human rights, enjoy a life free from violence and discrimination, and lead, influence and benefit from sustainable and inclusive socio-economic development towards the advancement of gender equality in Turkey”.
UN Women works in four thematic areas: (i) governance and participation in public life; (ii) women’s economic empowerment; (iii) ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) women, peace and security, humanitarian action, and disaster risk reduction. In that framework, UN Women in Türkiye contributes to three outcomes of the UNSDCF:
Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights, and services in political, social, and economic life, and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination, and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, and other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.
In the area of ending violence against women and girls (VAWG) and other harmful practices, UN Women supports enhancing services on VAWG prevention and protection through strengthened capacities of institutions, improved data management, better coordination, and empowerment of women and girls who are at risk of and/or are survivors of violence. Furthermore, to address the underlying root causes of VAWG and harmful practices, UN Women Türkiye works towards favorable social norms, attitudes, and behaviors at the individual, community, and institutional levels that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. The ending VAWG portfolio includes several ongoing projects including “UN Joint Programme for the Elimination of Child Early and Forced Marriages (CEFM)” implemented with UNICEF and UNFPA and “Strengthening Women’s Access to Justice” pilot project, as well as pipeline projects with government partners aimed to support the implementation of the Fourth National Action Plan on Combating Violence against Women (2022-2025).
The Second Phase of the “UN Joint Programme for the Elimination of Child Early and Forced Marriages (CEFM)” (the Joint Programme) is implemented by UNICEF, UNFPA, and UN Women, with consultative support from IOM and UNHCR over a three-year period starting from September 2021, with the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The Joint Programme draws on the experience and lessons learned during the implementation of the First Phase to continue to address the complex issue of CEFM in selected target provinces with high prevalence. The Programme focuses on advocacy and support for the implementation of the international and national normative framework, data generation and analysis, technical support to national and provincial coordination mechanisms and action plans on CEFM, and community mobilization with a focus on girls’ empowerment and the engagement of men and boys.
Against this background, under the ending VAWG portfolio and the Joint Programme on Elimination of CEFM, UN Women Türkiye office intends to contract a Project Associate to support the team in the implementation of the project in line with UN Women rules and regulations. Project Associate, in addition to contributing to the implementation of activities, is expected to support the Project Coordinator in financial, operational, and administrative management of the portfolio and/or the Project.
Reporting to the Project Coordinator, Project Associate will be working in close collaboration with the operations, programme, and projects’ staff in the Türkiye Office and UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchanging of information.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide administrative and operational support to the EVAWG portfolio and the UN Joint Programme on the Elimination of CEFM in compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and strategies
2. Provide support to prepare and administer project budgets in full compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems
3.Provide finance support to the Programme and Operations Teams
4. Provide administrative support to resource mobilization
5. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing
III. Key Performance Indicator
Required Skills and Experience
V. Recruitment Qualifications
The application package for this position should consist of:
How to Submit the Application:
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.)