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National Programme Officer - Women's Economic Empowerment (UNWOMEN)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Hanoi, VIET NAM|
|Application Deadline :||19-Nov-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-9|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year (with possibility of renewal)|
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.
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 centre 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.
Women’s economic empowerment is one of the key priorities for UN Women globally and in Viet Nam. Within the overall framework of UN One Plan 2012-2016 and UN Women’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2016, UN Women programmes focus on promoting women’s ability to secure decent jobs, accumulate assets, and influence institutions and public policies determining growth and development, with the understanding that women’s economic empowerment leads to gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth.
Primary areas of work include,
UN Women supports the leadership and participation of particularly marginalized groups including rural and ethnic minority women, migrants, and women in the informal economy, towards shaping laws, strategies, policies and programmes on all issues that affect their lives. The aims are higher incomes, better access to and control over resources, and greater security, including protection from violence.
UN Women coordinates UN’s work on gender as convener of the Joint Programming Group on Gender. Empowerment of women in the informal economy has been identified by the Gender Joint Programming Group also as a UN priority, among others. UN Women is also an active member of the JPG on Economic Growth and Decent Work and JPG on Social Protection, contributing gender equality perspectives in the joint programming process for these two important focus areas of the UN One Plan 2012-2016.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UN Women Viet Nam Programme Specialist, the National Programme Officer on Women’s Economic Empowerment will be responsible for the successful development and implementation of programmes and projects that support women’s economic empowerment.
The National Programme Officer is expected to analyze political, social and economic trends, lead formulation, management and evaluation of programme and project activities and provide policy advisory services to partners on economic security and rights of women.
In managing the programmes/projects, s/he will work as part of the UN Women Viet Nam Country Office team. S/he will closely collaborate with programme staff in other UN agencies, Government officials, PSPMO (Political, Social, Professional and Mass organizations) and development partners ensuring successful implementation of the programmes and projects that s/he is responsible for. S/he will have access to technical advice from relevant regional Policy Advisors in the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, and actively engage with colleagues across the region in knowledge sharing and peer support.
Summary of Key Functions:
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships focusing on the following results:
3. Ensures provision of top quality advisory services to the government, PSPMO and other development partners, and facilitation of knowledge building and sharing in the areas of women’s economic security and rights, social protection and decent work, women’s human rights and gender equality focusing on the following results.
4. Support to One UN Coordination
5. Other tasks assigned by UN Women Country Representative and Programme Specialist.
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.2: Preparing information for advocacy
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
Building Strategic Partnerships
Level 1.2: Maintaining a network of contacts
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)
Level 1.2: Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UN Women’s Goals
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships
Required Skills and Experience
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