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Regional Gender and HIV Project Officer (Open to Only CARICOM NATIONALS)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kingston, JAMAICA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Sep-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
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.
UN Women believes that one of the most important strategies in responding to the HIV epidemic is empowering women and guaranteeing their rights – so that they can protect themselves from infection, overcome stigma, and gain greater access to treatment and care.
Priority areas of support include:
As the newest UNAIDS cosponsor, UN Women commits to supporting the implementation of the UNAIDS Strategic Framework – “Getting to Zero” – which advances three strategic directions: a) Revolutionizing HIV prevention; b) catalyzing the next phase of treatment, care and support; and c) advancing human rights and gender equality.
In Jamaica, UN Women’s work under the Strategic Framework will focus on supporting national stakeholders, in close collaboration with the UN Joint Team on HIV and AIDS, ensuring that stakeholders have the tools and partnerships necessary to analyze, formulate and execute gender-responsive HIV plans and budgets; as well as ensuring women living with HIV are actively engaged in national and regional policy and standard setting processes.
In the Caribbean, UN Women’s regional level work has prioritized supporting the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS in integrating gender equality and women’s empowerment concepts into its work. Additionally, UN Women has supported the creation and functioning of the Caribbean Coalition on Women and AIDS (CCWA), and which prioritizes ensuring the voice and needs of women living with HIV are reflected in the regional and national standards and policies adopted.
UN Women Multi-Country Office (MCO) – Caribbean covers all of the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean. Having recently opened a programme presence in Jamaica, the MCO will continue to strengthen its country support to Jamaica and to the Caribbean Region on Gender Equality and HIV&AIDS through the recruitment of a Regional Gender and HIV Project Officer, to be based in Jamaica.
Duties and Responsibilities
Working under the supervision of the UN Women Representative – Caribbean, the Regional Gender and HIV Project Officer will be responsible for delivery of the following functions:
Provision of advisory and project support services to the MCO’s work in the Caribbean in the area of HIV&AIDS:
Support the coordination of the implementation of the UN Women Gender and HIV projects in Jamaica:
Partnership development and coordination at the MCO and Jamaica level:
Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management at the MCO and Jamaica level:
Core Values/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
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.
UN Women 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 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.