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UN Women: Gender Consultant / African Coordinator
|Location :||Las Palmas, SPAIN|
|Application Deadline :||20-May-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
UN Women´s regional project office in the Canary Islands (RPOCI) hosts the Secretariat of the African Spanish Women´s Network for a Better World. The Network comprises more than 1,300 individuals and women's organizations working together to achieve women's empowerment and gender equality. Since its creation in 2007, the Network has focused on strengthening the capacity of women's organizations and NGOs in Africa and Spain to influence policy, and work for women´s rights and gender equality. The work of the Network is organized around 5 working groups in the areas of: education, health, economic development, violence against women, and women´s rights and empowerment. Training, sharing of experiences, information exchange and advocacy around relevant topics in the women´s agenda in Africa have been the main activities of the Network in the last three years.
UN Women RPOCI seeks to recruit an international consultant to support the office in the implementation of several activities in the Network's work plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of UN Women´s Chief of the Africa Section, and under the direct supervision on the Head of the regional project office in the Canary Islands, the consultant will support the office in the implementation of the Network/Project Annual Work Plans, including the coordination of up to three Network´s working groups.
In particular, the consultant will, for the working groups under his/her responsibility:
In addition to this, the consultant will:
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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.