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Humanitarian and DRR Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||1d 15h 31m|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-D|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||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.
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 East and Southern Africa region suffers from multiple threats driven by climate induced disasters (floods/cyclones/drought) that have resulted to high levels of food insecurity & destruction of livelihoods; conflict both protracted and emerging leading to internal displacement (IDPs) and external (refugees); pandemics as well as pests invasion. The scale and magnitude of these disaster causing hazards are likely to increase in the foreseeable future. The impacts of these disasters often affect women and girls much more due to pre-existing negative gender norms and practices that contributes to their vulnerability before a crisis strikes and are highly deepened during disaster situations.
In ESAR UN Women’s overall focus on Humanitarian Action and Disaster Risk Reduction is to support gender responsive humanitarian and DRR interventions through coordination of gender, capacity development on gender for stakeholders including women led organizations, gender responsive livelihoods & resilience building measures and as well as knowledge management.
The scope of work of the Humanitarian Specialist substantive experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment across the humanitarian, disaster risk reduction and resilience building nexus. Experience in engaging and building strategic partnerships with regional entities, development partners, UN agencies, INGOs as well as women led organizations in support of gender equality and empowerment of women across the region.
Reporting to the Policy Advisor – (Humanitarian and WPS), the Humanitarian and DRR Specialist will position UN Women Humanitarian and DRR work in the region. She/he will engage in high level policy dialogues to influence and advocate for gender, provide programmatic and technical support to operationalize UN Women’s Humanitarian and DRR global and regional priorities; build capacities, coordinate and support gender mainstreaming efforts with relevant stakeholders; establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products in Humanitarian and DRR sectors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the development of programmes on Humanitarian and DRR to Country Office/ Multi Country Office/ Programme Presence teams:
Provide technical and capacity building support to Country Office/ Multi Country Office/Programme Presence teams and partners:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners:
Manage the resource mobilization strategy for humanitarian action and DRR in the region:
Oversee the design of humanitarian action and DRR in the region and the development of relevant knowledge products:
Oversee the advocacy of humanitarian action and DRR through inter-agency coordination:
Oversee advocacy and communication of humanitarian action:
Oversee knowledge building and sharing for humanitarian action:
Key Performance Indicators:
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Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
All applications must include (as an attachment) a completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/2022-07/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form-en.doc
Please note that the system will only allow one attachment and candidates are required to include in the P-11 form links for their previously published reports and articles completed within the last two years. Applications without the completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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.
Diversity and inclusion:
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. 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.