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Regional Programme Coordinator, WE RISE Together (Thai national only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||09-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|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 extendable based on performance and budget availability|
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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 UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) addresses gender equality and women’s empowerment challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, including deeply embedded discriminatory social norms and practices that perpetuate inequalities based on gender and other intersectional identities (e.g. ethnicity, class, region, age, disability, migratory status, and sexual orientation and gender identity, among others). The Regional Office works across the following areas: Governance and Inter-governmental support (including on Gender Statistics); Women’s Economic Empowerment (including Migration, Ending Violence Against Women; Women, Peace and Security; Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Action. Covering 42 countries within Asia and the Pacific, it exercises its triple mandate and functions i.e. Normative, Coordination and high-quality programming at a regional level and in support of UN Women’s offices and UN Country Teams in 24 countries across the region. The UN Women Asia Pacific Regional Office also oversees and manages programming in programme presences.
In 2015, on 25 September, the United Nations General Assembly adopted unanimously the Resolution 70/1 Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Gender equality and women’s empowerment is at the heart of the agenda, as numerous goals and targets address structural barriers to achieve equal rights and opportunities between women and men, girls and boys.
One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment and active engagement of the corporate sector. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 1 (Poverty Reduction), SDG 10 (Reduced inequalities) and SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).
WE RISE Together – Advancing gender-responsive procurement in the Mekong sub-region is a three-year Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) project developed by UN Women. It sits under MAP’s Economic Resilience Fund (MAP-ERF) and addresses its four drivers of resilience (including macroeconomic, household, business, and government resilience). The project responds to the prioritisation of women’s economic empowerment by expanding market access for Women-owned Businesses1 (WOBs) and Gender Responsive Enterprises1 (GREs) through procurement opportunities.
WE RISE Together tackles the structural gender inequities that exist within the global procurement market in which WOBs secure only one per cent of spending worldwide.2 By introducing and advancing increased market access through gender-responsive procurement1 (GRP), WE RISE Together operates with the overall objective to empower more women to equally access, lead, and benefit from expanded market opportunities in the Mekong subregion.
The project works across the Mekong subregion, namely in Thailand and Viet Nam, where the concept of GRP is still in nascent stages of development. Despite regional and national initiatives prioritising financial inclusion of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), there is currently a limited amount of gender-sensitive data available to promote GRP practices and policies in the project’s geographical focus areas.
As such, WE RISE Together will introduce GRP as an opportunity to address and attempt to channel more procurement spend towards WOBs and GREs. The project will work towards four interlinked outcomes:
Outcome 1: More public and private organisations are promoting and developing policies and practices that advance GRP (Normative Change in the Ecosystem)
Outcome 2: WOBs/GREs have increased capacity to build more resilient and inclusive business models and utilise networking opportunities to better access markets. (Strengthening the Supply Side)
Outcome 3: Larger public and private sector organisations have increased capacity to advocate, promote and implement GRP within their organisations and industries to enable market access for WOBs/GREs (Strengthening the Demand Side)
Outcome 4: More equitable market opportunities are created through connecting WOBs/GREs to larger public and private buyers. (Connecting Demand Side and Connect to Supply Side
Reporting to the Regional Programme Manager and Technical Advisor - Regional Women’s Economic Empowerment in Asia (P4) with matrix reporting line to Thailand Programme Coordinator (NOC), the Regional Programme Coordinator, WE RISE Together (WRT) is responsible for coordinating activities among the regional, Thailand and Viet Nam WRT teams and UN Women’s Economic Empowerment Unit, managing WRT program in Thailand and serving as a donor contact person, in close collaboration/consultation with the UN Women’s Thailand Programme Coordinator to ensure programme coherent. S(he) is the focal person to build partnerships in the framework of this project and work in close coordination with various partners and stakeholders, including the DFAT delegations, which will guide and provide input for the performance of the programme at country level. The incumbent will also inform and update WEE unit and Un Women Thailand about programme implementation and opportunities to build synergies with other relevant initiatives implemented by UN Women and key relevant stakeholders at the country and regional level.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Coordinate regional and country-level implementation of the Mekong-Australia Partnership (MAP) project, “WE RISE Together”
2. Coordinate monitoring and reporting activities between regional, Viet Nam and Thailand, and donor engagement
3. Support outreach and support and knowledge management
4. Build strategic partnership and support resource mobilization
5. Manage financial resource and supervise staff
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