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Gender National Programme Officer - (Open to Somali Nationals Only)
|Location :||Mogadishu, SOMALIA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Mar-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-9|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (with possible extension)|
The UNDP Somalia Country Office has operated a cross-border operation from 1993 to the end of 2012; due to the prevailing security situation in Somalia, the Office was located in Nairobi. However, with the recent political development (adoption of Provisional Federal Constitution, selection of the New Federal Parliament, and election of the President and his Cabinet) the Office is now relocating fully to Mogadishu. UNDP Somalia is currently composed of two main Programme portfolios: Governance and Rule of Law (GROL), and Poverty Reduction and Environment Protection (PREP). UNDP Somalia programmes are further implemented through 2 Sub Offices in Hargeisa and Garowe and staff are required to undertake regular field missions.
The UNDP Somalia Country Programme (2011-2015) has one Outcome dedicated to the Promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment with four specific Outputs: i) gender equality and the empowerment of women implemented through advocacy initiatives in partnership with civil society and public institutions; ii) women’s participation in peace building, representation, civil service and public life increased at all levels; iii) women are empowered in social and economic development; and iv) women supported by appropriately designed, implemented and enforced legal and policy frameworks in line with CEDAW and Security Council Resolutions 1325 (2000), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009) and 1820.
In order to help ensure adequate mainstreaming of gender throughout the other three Outcomes:
(1). Somali women and men are better able to build peace and manage conflict, 2).Somali women and men benefit from more inclusive, equitable and accountable governance, improved services, human security, access to justice and human rights; 3). Somali women and men benefit from increased sustainable livelihoods opportunities and improved natural resources management) and to help design and implement new activities under Outcome 4) (Somali women and men attain greater gender equality and are empowered),, UNDP Somalia has recently recruited a Gender Specialist with advisory and project management skills and plans to establish a gender unit comprised of a small team of administrative and specialized programme support staff in Nairobi and Somalia, respectively. The Gender unit will work closely across all Country Office Programmes and Units as well as with relevant government counterparts and civil society partners.
The Gender National Programme Officer will report to the Gender Specialist.
The Gender National Programme Officer will work on a daily basis with colleagues in the Country Office, necessitating that the incumbent be able to develop and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues across the organization and be able to work with them in a responsive client orientated manner.
The Gender National Programme Officer will also work in close collaboration with Government Officials, UNDP operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, as well as Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to ensure the successful implementation of UNDP programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Ensures the strategic direction of all programme operations at regional level focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures effective and accurate financial resources management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures provision of high quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures efficient support to tasks related to advocacy, programming, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and representation focusing on achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
Key impact of results will include optimal mainstreaming of gender dimensions across all programmes as well as the design and implementation of stand-alone projects in support of GEWE in Somalia, cumulatively ensuring that UNDP maximizes its contribution to improve the plight of Somalia’s women over the next five years. Effective implementation of the key results, together with efficient management of all gender related activities will enhance the organization’s capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programmes with strong impact.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
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.