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Programme Coordinator - Ending Violence Against Women (Open to Indian Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jan-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (Renewable subject to availability of funds)|
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, work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men and other diverse gender as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women’s work on ending violence against women focuses on advocacy for, and support to, women and girls’ access to quality, multi-sectoral services essential for their safety, protection, and recovery, especially for those who already suffer multiple forms of discrimination. As part of UN Women’s comprehensive approach, the team also work with partners to enhance data collection and analysis to provide a better understanding of the nature, magnitude, and consequences of violence against women and girls.
Violence negatively affects women’s health and well-being and prevents women from fully participating in society. It impacts their families, their community, and the country at large. It has tremendous costs, from greater strains on health care to legal expenses and losses in productivity.
A woman’s right to live free from violence is upheld by international agreements such as the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the 1993 UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women.
India is among the 155 countries that have passed laws on domestic violence and has strong legislation on sexual harassment in the workplace. But challenges remain in enforcing these laws, limiting women and girls’ access to safety and justice. Efforts to prevent violence must be stronger, along with effective accountability of perpetrators. The 2011 United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights is the first global framework that outlines the role of businesses and governments in combatting human rights violations in the context of business activities. In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognised the critical importance of partnerships among governments, businesses, and civil society to implement human rights-based approaches. Gender equality is also recognized as both an enabler and accelerator for all SDGs. Adopted in 2019, International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 190 (C190) is the first international treaty to recognize the right of everyone to a world of work free from violence and harassment, including gender-based violence and harassment.
At the end of 2014-15, there were approximately 60-75 million people employed in the garment and textile industry worldwide, 75% of whom were women. While the garment industry creates employment opportunities for millions of workers, there are many challenges. Sexual harassment (SH) against women and girls is highly prevalent in the textile and apparel sector globally, as well as in India. This women-dominated sector with low-paid and low-skilled jobs also comes with high risks of sexual harassment and violence
Within this context, UN Women is undertaking efforts to address gender-based inequalities faced by women workers in the garment supply industry. The Project ‘Addressing Sexual Harassment of women and girls at the workplace and other forms of gender-based violence: An Initiative with Textile and Apparel Industry in Tamil Nadu’ forms part of UN Women’s ‘WeEmpower’ Asia Programme and its intersections with UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiatives [ Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls and global initiatives (SASA ,RESPECT)] to end Violence against Women and Girls. It is an innovative and catalytic initiative aimed at preventing and responding to sexual harassment at the workplace and prevention of other forms of gender-based violence against women and girls in select locations of the Textile Industry in the state of Tamil Nadu. This will be done through strategic alliances with brands, suppliers/manufacturers, government partners, service providers, industry associations, civil society organizations, women’s groups, youth groups, research institutions, communities, and women and girls on ground. The interventions implemented and lessons learned in this project will inform the development of a comprehensive Global/National Framework on Women’s Safety and Empowerment in the Textile and Apparel Supply Chain in partnership with brands, for adaptation to other country contexts in the textile industry and to other supply chains.
UN Women is seeking the services of a Programme Coordinator based in New Delhi, India who will be working with the Ending Violence Against Women Unit towards the following goals:
Output 1: Increased rights awareness among women workers in garment supply chains.
Output 2: Identifying implementable solutions towards addressing violence against women workers.
Output 3: Multistakeholder discourse on women workers’ rights, safety and redress measures in formal and informal economies.
Output 4: Increased discourse on clarity needed for roles of employees of women workers.
Theory of Change (TOC): IF:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of UN Women Programme Specialist Ending Violence against Women and guidance from the Country Program Manager- Women’s Economic Empowerment, the Programme Coordinator - EVAW, will have the following Roles and Resposibilities:
Key Performance Indicators:
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
Interested applicants should apply to this vacancy announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
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.