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Gender Field Officer to Camp-in-Charge, Cox's Bazar
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cox's Bazar, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||09-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||6 months, with possible extension|
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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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women in Bangladesh supports the government to implement commitments to international normative standards on gender equality and women’s human rights. The new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2022-2026 was launched in 2021 and the corresponding UN Women Bangladesh Strategy Note (2022-2026), defining UN Women’s strategic engagement in Bangladesh, has also been finalized. The country strategy focuses on strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in policies, plans and budgets; supporting efforts to prevent and eliminate violence against women; promoting women’s access to decent and safe work; promoting policies and government investment in women’s empowerment and resilience building in the context of climate change, humanitarian crisis as well as other threats to peace and security. UN Women works with a range of stakeholders in Bangladesh including the government, civil society and women’s organisations, youth, UN agencies and donors, to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN Women in Bangladesh is supporting the Government of Bangladesh with the Rohingya refugee crisis response. The speed and scale of the influx of refugees resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency in 2017, which has become protracted. In order to help efforts led by the Government of Bangladesh to respond to the unprecedented level of influx, UN Women has developed a response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls and the women and girls in the host communities affected by the refugee influx in Cox’s Bazar. The objective of the programme is to ensure protection, empowerment, as well as equitable and safe access to and benefit from humanitarian assistance, information, livelihoods and learning opportunities, for the most vulnerable and marginalized Rohingya women while assisting them to live with dignity, supporting male engagement with gender equality considerations to advance gender equal relationships in the community. The programme also promotes women’s participation and leadership in the camps and host community, prevention and improved response to gender-based violence, and peace and social cohesion building between the refugees and host community. UN Women further works in host communities in Cox’s Bazar Teknaf and Ukhiya upazilas to promote women’s leadership and socio-economic empowerment as a means for social cohesion, recovery, and resilience building. UN Women is also conducting capacity strengthening and engagement initiatives with Camps-in-Charge and the police to be better equipped to address Rohingya women’s and girls’ needs, constraints and demands. UN Women co-chairs the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group for the Rohingya Refugee Response with UNHCR to promote gender-responsive humanitarian action across the humanitarian coordination system and humanitarian agencies in Cox’s Bazar. The Sub-office in Cox’s Bazar was established in January 2018 to implement and manage the programmes in Cox’s Bazar.
As part of its activities, UN Women is supporting community outreach activities by Rohingya female and male volunteers in the refugee camps, with the support of UN Women Gender Field Officers (GFOs). Volunteer activities seek to engage community members on gender equality issues, and to empower women and men, girls and boys in the camps through gender awareness and skills needed for gender equal relationships to counter gender-based risks of abuse, violence and neglect in their communities.
Young men and adolescent boys constitute a large group in the Rohingya refugee camps. Many have been exposed to, or are at risk of violence, and need support to build up their competencies to adapt to the challenging circumstances in the camps. As well, men and adolescent boys have influencing power among their peers to change regressive behaviours and harmful practices into transformative gender norms and behaviours which will ultimately improve the wellbeing of women and girls.
Against this backdrop, UN Women is seeking to recruit an experienced and highly motivated male Gender Field Officer (GFO) for a Camp-in-Charge (CiC) in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The male GFO will join the UN Women GFO Team reporting to the Programme Analyst – Women’s Empowerment and Governance, with matrix supervision by the Gender-Based Violence Specialist, Cox’s Bazar.
The GFO will provide strategic and technical input and advice on gender across the work of the CiC with the aim of strengthening the integration of gender considerations in the CIC’s work, reporting to the CiC on a daily basis. Furthermore, the GFO will provide advice and support to UN Women female GFOs (5) on how to engage with young men and adolescent boys in the camps while learning from them how to address the needs and concerns of Rohingya women and girls, under the supervision of the Programme Analyst – Women’s Empowerment and Governance; and will provide capacity development support, coaching and guidance to UN Women male volunteers in the Rohingya refugee camps. The GFO will report on programme progress and challenges on a weekly basis to the Programme Analyst – Women’s Empowerment and Governance and ensure monthly or bimonthly meetings with the CiC on progress and challenges.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide technical assistance and capacity development support to Camps-in-Charge (CiCs) and relevant humanitarian actors on gender equality and empowerment of young men and adolescent boys
2. Support monitoring, reporting and accountability mechanisms for gender-responsive humanitarian action at camp level in Rohingya camps, Cox’s Bazar
3. Support capacity development initiatives for male volunteers to enhance positive masculinities
4. Provide technical support and contribute to inter-agency/stakeholder coordination on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) in Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar
5. Provide inputs to advocacy, partnership building, knowledge building and communication efforts to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls at camp level in Rohingya camps, Cox’s Bazar
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
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