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UN Women: Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist
|Location :||Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||28-Sep-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||5 months|
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 center 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. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Fund for Gender Equality provides direct multi-year grants of up to USD $3 million to women’s organizations and governmental agencies to advance women’s political and economic empowerment. Applications are reviewed by independent experts in the field. Grants are ratified by a Steering Committee composed of government, civil society and UN representatives.
Founded in 2009 with a contribution of US$65 Million from Spain, followed by contributions from Norway, Mexico, and the Netherlands, the Fund’s total income is $71 million dollars. From 2010 to date, the Fund has invested USD $43 million in support of 55 grantee partners in 40 countries.
Out of the USD 43 million granted, USD 26 million funded political empowerment programmes. From Mexico to Nigeria over 1,700 women are been introduced into electoral politics. From Bosnia-Hezegovina to the Pacific Islands, grantees are working with over 13.6 million women to strengthen their leadership skills and have catalized 24 legislative and policy changes that benefit women and girls in 12 countries.
USD 17 million funded economic empowerment programmes to increase women’s access to and control over resources and assets – including land, water, technology, and viable employment. From Rwanda to Morocco, thousands of rural and indigenous women are implementing engendered sustainable development initiatives. From Egypt to Zimbabwe, grantees are helping over 4 million women getting financial skills, securing decent jobs, and gaining social protections for themselves and their families.
The second round of call for proposals started at the end of 2011 in response to the on-going transformations in the Arab States. The Fund awarded USD 4.85 million in grants for strategies ranging from advancing women’s political participation in Egypt, Libya and Yemen to fostering sustainable development in Algeria and the Occupied Palestinian territories.
Following, a call was launched in March 2012 for Africa, Central and South America, Asia and Eastern Europe. Proposals are under review and new grantees will be officially announced on November 2012.
The Fund for Gender Equality is managed by UN Women and is guided by a Steering Committee composed of donors, UN and other multilateral agencies and civil society organizations' representatives. A Technical Committee, composed of experts in women's economic and political empowerment from every region of the world, reviews proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the Steering Committee.
The knowledge management, communication, monitoring and evaluation aspects of the Fund are central to its operations.
The Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be part of a cohort of four specialists based in four developing regions. S/he will support the UN Women offices in the Africa Region to facilitate better monitoring and reporting by grant recipients.
The Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialist will be responsible for the management of a grants portfolio of approximately 12-15 grants from the African Region.
She/he will be under the primary supervision and guidance of the Deputy Manager of the Fund for Gender Equality in New York, while at the same time be supervised by the UN Women Representative of the corresponding Regional Office for day to day tasks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Monitoring & Evaluation Services
Reporting and Knowledge Management Services
Impact of Results:
Core values and Guiding principles:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
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.