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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Safe City
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Aug-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
The 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 center of all its efforts, the 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.
Rooted in UN Women’s mandate on ending violence against women, and in line with its Strategic Plan 2011-2017, UN Women is implementing a Global Programme “Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls” (SC GP). The programme builds on the experiences to date of leading women’s and international organizations and local level initiatives across various parts of the world.
The Global Programme aims to produce a global model, tested and proven through a comparative impact evaluation in the cities of Kigali, Quito, Delhi, Port Moresby and Cairo, which can be widely disseminated to policy-makers, mayor’s offices, donors, and civil society for adaptation and upscaling. UN Women office in PNG joined the SC GP in 2011 with its pilot Project: Port Moresby: Safer City for Women and Girls”.
Shortly after the Port Moresby Safe City Programme started in 2011, UN Women conducted a scoping study with local partners in the city to understand the nature and extent of violence against women and girls, including sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence in six marketplaces. It found that 55 per cent of women had experienced some form of violence in market spaces in the previous year. Eighty per cent of market vendors in Port Moresby are women. Many of them are extremely poor, depend on the selling of their vegetables for daily subsistence, and have experienced multiple forms of violence in public and private spaces, including sexual violence. Single mothers and widows face particular risks, as they are often stigmatized and lack economic and social opportunities to reach their potential.
Five years later, a lot has changed in the Safe Cities intervention markets of Port Moresby as a result of the strong participation of the National Capital District Commission, the establishment of many women vendors’ associations and other innovative initiatives undertaken as part of a comprehensive approach to build safe markets with, and for, women and girls. The Geheru market has extensively upgraded its infrastructure., Security has been upgraded and since 2013 acts of violence in the market have decreased dramatically. Increasing emphasis is now being taken on urban planning in the environs of the markets to ensure they too are safe. A referral system for survivors of family and sexual violence in the markets is established with survivors of violence from across the city accessing market police stations and services. The programme is now working in Gordon’s market, the largest market in the South Pacific. In 2017 a major infrastructure renovation will mean the Gordons market will close with temporary alternate market sites having been developed for the market stall holders. UN Women in collaboration with the National Capital District Commission will oversight this venture and assist the Commission with managing Safe City Programme interventions in the temporary markets. In addition, the large inner city Koki Market is also the site of the Safe Cities intervention. In September 2016 a behaviour change campaign will be implemented throughout the city targeting users and providers of public transport and also market vendors and the public that use markets. UN Women, through the Safe Cities Programme, also works with the National Capital District Commission and a local NGO on a Safe Transport for Women and Girls Project. The Safe Transport Project provides free, safe women and children only bus services and links safe markets and urban environs. Plans are underway to expand the programme to several other markets around Papua New Guinea.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Specialist, Safe Cities exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing the Safe Cities programme. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop the Safe City programme in Port Moresby:
Oversee the implementation and management of the Safe City-Port Moresby programme:
Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to Safe City-Port Moresby project/programme partners:
Oversee the implementation of Safe City-Port Moresby programme/ project activities through monitoring and reporting:
Manage people and financial resources of the Safe City-Port Moresby programmes:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the Safe City-Port Moresby programme:
Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts for the Safe City- Port Moresby programme:
Key Performance Indicators:
The post has an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of UN Women interventions and activities in Papua New Guinea which impact in turn on the overall effectiveness of the UN Women programme in the region and globally. By helping ensure effective design, planning, implementation, and M&E of assigned sectorial/thematic areas, and building networks and helping mobilize resources for these areas, the incumbent enhances the organization’s capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programmes with strong impact.
Respect for 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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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