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Gender Equality Capacity Development Adviser
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Buka, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||80 working days within 4 months|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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 will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Women’s leadership and participation is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work as mandated in its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes. In order to promote the leadership and participation of women in decision-making processes, UN Women works to promote gender equality in parliaments, electoral bodies, political parties, media, and other institutions.
UN Women has a proven track-record in supporting women’s political participation through its projects across various regions, under the guidance of UN Women’s founding resolution (GA resolution 64/289) and its Strategic Plan. UN Women is increasingly being called upon by UN partners, civil society partners, donors and governments to provide specific and often short-term gender expertise for capacity building and policy support on women’s political rights, participation and leadership.
To achieve its objectives, and ensure a high quality rapid response capacity on women’s political rights, participation, leadership and influence, UN Women supports the adoption and implementation of constitutional reforms and other measures in laws and policies, (including temporary special measures), gender-responsive electoral processes, and institutional change to enhance women’s engagement on leadership positions.
The Autonomous Region of Bougainville Government (ARBG), through the Department of Community Development, has requested assistance from UN Women for the strengthening of the Office of Gender Equality within DfCD. With funding through the Secretary General’s Peace Building Fund – Gender Initiative 2, UN Women is able to provide this assistance and is now recruiting a suitable qualified Consultant to facilitate this activity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision of the UN Women, Peace and Security Adviser in Bougainville and the National Programme Specialist in Port Moresby, the Consultant will be responsible for providing expert technical assistance contributing towards the various elements under:
Develop an Action Plan for the ARBG DfCD Office of Gender Equality and relevant DfCD officers in collaboration with DfCD. The Action Plan should include but not be excusive to:
Delivery of high quality, comprehensive capacity training/development for relevant DfCD and other relevant ARBG staff and stakeholders as identified through the Action Plan with on-going, scheduled mentoring and one on one training with the Gender Officer under the Office of Gender Equality AND through at least three scheduled training workshops during the consultancy period. Capacity development will include personnel being involved in developing the deliverables as detailed below.
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
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.