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Programme Officer - Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Mar-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months with a possibilty of extension|
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.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) mandate provides for support to catalytic and innovative programmes which promote gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights. One of the programme priorities of UN Women for Ethiopia is Ending Violence against Women and Girls. In this area, UN Women works with key partners from government and civil society to address legal gaps and strengthen policy frameworks with regards to protecting women survivors of violence and their rights; to expand the provision of legal and protection services to women; and to provide awareness raising initiatives on legal instruments and mechanisms and sexual and gender based violence targeting among others, religious institutions, law enforcement agencies, young boys and men.
UN Women works closely with the other UN organizations and key government line ministries within the framework of a joint UN-Government Gender programme that includes response to violence against women and girls, and promotions of their human rights.
UN Women plays a central role in the national –level implementation of the Secretary General’s Africa-UNiTE campaign with the overall objective to mobilize and support the government in fulfilling its commitment to ending violence against women and girls.
To implement its 2015 Annual Work Plan, UN Women is seeking to hire a Programme Officer to strengthen delivery of its programme on Ending Violence against Women and Girls (EVAWG) and advancing women’s right and coordination of broad-based national partnerships in this area. While the position is based in the UN Women Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa, the role encompasses travel requirements within the different regions of Ethiopia.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall oversight of UN Women Representative, and direct supervision by Programme Specialist-Human Rights and EVAWG, the Programme Officer will:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-management:
Required Skills and Experience
Learning and development are a central part of the UN Women’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aim to strengthen the programme officer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the programme officer’s motivation high.
Learning elements for the programme officer include the following;