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Gender and Local Governance Expert
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Monrovia, LIBERIA|
|Application Deadline :||27-Mar-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 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.
About UN Women Liberia:
UN Women’s programming in Liberia is developed within the framework of the gender priorities identified in Liberia’s 2012 – 2017 Agenda for Transformation (AfT) and reflected in the 2013 – 2017 UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The goal of UN Women’s presence in Liberia is to contribute to addressing gender justice and equity through sustained peace building efforts particularly addressing violence against women and girls, promoting gender equality in governance and supporting women’s economic security and rights. The following have been identified as strategic areas for UN Women’s support:
UN Women’s programme is implemented within the context of Liberia as a post-conflict country emerging from 14 years of armed conflict with devastating gender dimensions, which continue to pose serious challenges to the achievement of women’s human rights and gender equality in Liberia.
UN WOMEN Country Office is currently implementing its 2014 – 2017 Strategic Plan, informed by gender priorities within the Agenda for Transformation (AfT) 2012 – 2017 and the 2013 – 2017 UNDAF ONE Programme.
About the Position:
In line with its Strategic Plan, UN Women Liberia CO has received support from the Governance Peace and Security Division of UN Women to work on strengthening the focus of Decentralization and Local Governance on Gender.
This consultancy contributes to the results under DRF 1 of UN Women Liberia’s strategic plan for 2014 and will provide initial support to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the Governance Commission (GC) and Ministry of Gender and Development (MOGD) for the implementation of recommendations from the Study “From the Sidelines to the Forefront: Ensuring a Gender-Responsive Foundation for Liberia’s Decentralization Process.” The consultant will provide technical support to the relevant government actors to ensure that the foundations of the decentralization process and structures are gender-responsive and to help develop a longer-term programme focused on gender and local governance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Description of Key Functions:
The Gender and Local Governance Advisor will be responsible for providing technical assistance and support to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Gender and Development and the Governance Commission on matters relating to gender, decentralization and local governance.
Summary of key functions:
Impact of Results
All interested applicants must submit an application letter, CV with a UN standard personal history form and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please download the P11 form from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment. The deadline for application is March 27, 2014.
We will only consider applications with complete P11 attached. UN Women will only be able to respond to those applicants in whom UN Women has a further interest. UN Women does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
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.