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Project Associate – Women’s Economic Resilience(Karachi)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Karachi, PAKISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||15-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
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.
Job Code Title: Project Associate – Women’s Economic Resilience(Karachi)
Pre-classified Grade: SB 3 Step 2
Supervisor: Project Coordinator, Women’s Economic Resilience
Duty Station: Karachi
In the next phase, UN Women Pakistan will be implementing the Project titled Women’s Empowerment for Economic Resilience in Pakistan supported by the Japan Supplementary Budget (JSB) for the year 2023. UN Women’s support is specifically targeting women and girls in the most affected districts through innovative and sustainable approaches in the form of in-kind support psycho-social support to women and protection for women in girls in the camps and hosting communities. The support will cater to, protection, needs of the targeted communities for residual needs and recovery. The project will be adopting a gender transformative approach towards increased engagement of men and boys towards supporting women in all the initiatives proposed under the current project.
UN Women seeks to engage Project Associates at the provincial level (one each for Balochistan, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), to support the Women’s Economic Resilience program initiatives and implementation.
Under the administrative supervision of the Project Coordinator, Women’s Economic Resilience and with technical guidance from the Portfolio Manager WEE, the Project Associates will provide support and management in execution of services in the Provincial Sub Offices, support the design, planning and management by managing data and facilitating project implementation. The Project Associate is envisioned to promote a partner-oriented approach, consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.
The Project Associate will works in close collaboration with the sub-office team, as well as the Operations Unit, and Communications Team, and other programme units in the Islamabad office to ensure smooth implementation of the project activities, budget tracking, managing information and data collection overseeing contracts/ payments for vendors and consultants, and resolving complex project-related issues under the guidance of Project Coordinator, Women’s Economic Resilience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
1. Provides effective support to the Project Coordinator, Women’s Economic Resilience and Head of Sub-office and project team at the sub-office level focusing on the achievement of the following results:
2. Provides administrative & Logistics support to the sub-office focusing on achievement of the following results:
3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the Provincial Sub Office, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Project Development, Management and Monitoring
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences, Gender/ Women’s Studies, Law or Development Studies.
6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme/project experience for Economic Resilience is required at the national or international level.
Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling
Fluency in English and Urdu, knowledge of local languages will be an asset.
Application: All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from
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.
HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UN. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to
present HEC attested degrees.
Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the
university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.
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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.)