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EVAWG Programme Coordinator (Spotlight Initiative)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||12-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Through 31 December 2023|
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 Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU), focusing on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The initiative places SDG 5 at the center of efforts (as well as SDG 16) with the aim to provide an enabling environment for the implementation of all goals. Spotlight provides a model for partnership with donors, civil society, and all UN partners, to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a comprehensive manner leveraging comparative expertise.
The Spotlight initiative in the Pacific is implemented through five Recipient UN Organisations (RUNOs -- UN Women,
UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, and IOM) with a focus on Intimate partner (physical, sexual, and emotional) violence (IPV). UN Women provides technical leadership and coherence to this initiative.
The position supports two programmes – Pacific regional and Vanuatu country level programmes. The Regional Initiative builds on existing Pacific Islands Forum commitments as well as country specific commitments in Fiji, Republic of Marshal Islands and Solomon Islands. In Vanuatu it contributes to implementation of Vanuatu’s National Gender Equality Policy, with attention to holistic prevention and responses to violence against women and girls.
This position will have a dual reporting function with direct reporting to the UN Women EVAWG Technical Specialist and matrix reporting to the Resident Coordinator. The EVAWG Programme Coordinator reports directly to UN Women on all technical and programmatic EVAWG work and reports to the UN RC on the Spotlight Initiative on matters related to governance and coordination .
The EVAWG Programme Coordinator will hold overall responsibility for operational coordination and technical guidance of the Regional Pacific Spotlight Initiative, and operational coordination responsibility for Vanuatu programme. S/he will provide strategic engagement with the Regional Inter-governmental and national Government counterparts, high-level oversight and monitoring, and quality assurance of both programmes’ components, in coordination with the Regional Pacific and Vanuatu Civil Society Reference Groups and the Pacific and Vanuatu Steering Committees. S/he supervises the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Communications Specialist and Finance Officer based in the Resident Coordinator’s Office to provide reporting and monitoring as well as appropriate sharing of lessons learned and communication.
Reporting directly to the UN Women EVAWG Technical Advisor and coordinating closely with the UN Women Fiji MCO EVAWG team and Operations team, the Programme Coordinator is responsible for the technical and operational implementation of UN Women’s Pacific Regional, Multi-Country Spotlight programming, through the provision of technical oversight and coherence through planning, implementing, coordinating, budget management and reporting on UN Women’s Spotlight programmes actions. S/he manages UN Women’s Programme Officer and two Programme Associates implementing UN Women’s Regional Spotlight Initiative activities.
The Programme Coordinator requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment, and expertise in developing capacities with Government and civil society institutions, to translate gender equality priorities, specifically on EVAWG, into effective development results.
Duties and Responsibilities
On behalf of the Resident Coordinator, ensure effective strategic coordination of the Pacific Regional and Vanuatu Country Spotlight Initiatives (75%):
On behalf of UN Women, support technical oversight, assistance and capacity building to the Spotlight Initiative, and be responsible for technical coherence of the Pacific Regional Spotlight Initiative (25%):
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.)