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Supporting NGOs for the Mobilization and Empowerment of Grassroots Women
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Oct-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||2 Months|
The Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls, builds on lessons learned in similar projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Port Moresby has been selected as one of 5 cities in the world for this project. The focus of the Port Moresby: A Safer City for Women and Girls Project (hereon referred to as the Project) is to reduce violence against women and girls (VAWG) particularly all forms of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV). The city’s markets will be the target intervention sites of the Project. The Project will aim at strengthening women’s leadership and citizens’ active participation in improving governance, as well as fostering a deepening understanding of citizens’ rights and responsibilities.
UN Women Office in PNG is calling for Expressions of Interest from competent supporting NGOs for the first phase of the Project.
The current call for Expression of Interest is therefore for one or several support NGOs who will play key roles at this initial phase of the Project in building capacity of the grassroots women organizations and other key stakeholders to ensure their ability to further develop, implement and monitor the Port Moresby Safe City Project.
Duties and Responsibilities
The supporting NGO(s) will be responsible for:
I. Collaborating with the Safe Market Management Steering Committee (SMMSC), UN Women, the Gender and Equity Desk of NCDC, and men and women councillors of NCDC to:
II. Support leaders and the formation of market vendors association with a focus on fostering women leaders.
III. Support grassroots women and youth organisations to formulate key principles and new standards of dignity, respect and human rights, as a basis for the market bylaws and daily standards of behaviour to be set and monitored on the marketplace.
IV. Mediate and resolve any conflict or misunderstanding that may arise among these groups so that they can present a united front to City Hall and the national Government.
V. Support the mainstreaming of HIV into project activities including the implementation of trainings, development of awareness materials and campaigns, etc.
VI. Work with men and boys on: 1) developing violence prevention initiatives; 2) implementing a zero tolerance policy for violence against women and girls; 3) becoming agents of change on ending violence against women and empowering women and girls; 4) support the implementation of the project at all stages.
Required Skills and Experience
PROJECT LIAISON AND REPORTING:
The support NGO will liaise with and report to the Safer Cities Project Steering Committee and the UN Women Safe Cities Coordinator/Team Leader.
HOW TO SUBMIT AN EOI:
Interested organizations will need to submit the following documentation to UN Women:
Interested participants must be willing to present the above information to UN Women in a face to face review of applicants.
The Country Programme Manager
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.