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- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
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- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||26-May-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 :||12 Months with possibility of extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 Months with possibility of extension|
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 betwe en women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women supports United Nations Member States in setting international standards for achieving gender equality and works with governments and civil society to formulate and enforce the laws, policies, programs and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and that they truly benefit women and girls around the world.
UN Women through its Liaison Office to the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) engages with the AU and its various organs, the UNECA and civil society organizations, as well as the diplomatic community. Through the office, UN Women provides technical support to Member States and the AU in the adoption, implementation and monitoring of commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE), in accordance with its mandate. Furthermore, the UN Women Liaison Office represents UN Women in the UN Liaison Team and facilitates the participation of relevant UN Women Offices including regional offices for East and Southern Africa (ESAR), West and Central Africa (WCAR) and North Africa (ROAS) in the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) for Africa to advance the GEWE agenda on the continent.
UN Women, through its Liaison Office to the AU and ECA, aims at providing technical assistance to the African Union Commission (AUC) through the Women, Gender, and Youth Directorate (WGYD) to effectively mainstream gender issues in AU and its programs and policy processes. UN Women Liaison Office also collaborates with relevant departments of the AUC for gender responsive development and implementation of regional initiatives. In addition, the Liaison Office continues to establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with relevant UN agencies, INGOs and CSOs to implement catalytic initiatives in supporting the continental GEWE agenda. In this regard, the Liaison Office carries out knowledge management activities by tracking the implementation of policies as well as identifying and disseminating advocacy messages and good practices to inform decisions and priorities of the AU and its organs. The Liaison Office accordingly endeavors to catalyze the adoption and implementation of gender responsive regional policies which inform programming, policy and partnerships at different levels in Africa.
In 2022, with the establishment of the Liaison Office as a full-fledged presence, its Strategic Note (2022-2025) which defines its key development results and management/operational results was developed. The Strategic Note is aligned with the global UN Women Strategic Plan (2022-2025), the AU GEWE Strategy (2018-2028), Agenda 2063 and other key GEWE frameworks of Africa as well as global normative frameworks including Agenda 2030. To support this process and ongoing collaborations with AU and other regional stakeholders, the Liaison Office proposes to engage the services of a “Program Associate” who will support the implementation of the SN and other priorities as a core member of the Liaison Office team.
Under the overall guidance of the Special Representative to the AU & ECA and reporting to the Liaison Specialist, the Program Associate contributes to the effective management of UN Women Liaison Office programmes and initiatives by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The Program Associate facilitates the delivery of UN Women Liaison priorities by monitoring results achieved during implementation by ensuring the appropriate application of systems and procedures as well as developing enhancements if necessary. The Program Associate works in close collaboration with the Liaison Office colleagues, UN Women at country, Regional, and HQ level, as well as officials in regional organizations, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society organizations to ensure the successful implementation of UN Women relevant initiatives and programmes
Duties and Responsibilities
Contribute technically to the development and implementation of programmes and initiatives of the Liaison
Provide technical assistance and capacity development to regional project/programme partners
Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of Liaison programmes/ projects and initiatives
Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of finances of the Liaison Office
Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination for gender mainstreaming through coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes and initatives with other regional partners
Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Required Skills and Experience
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