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Programme Manager for Women in Politics Programme in Moldova (Maternity Cover)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Sep-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||up to 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to 6 months|
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, 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. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women is operational in Moldova since 2010 on the basis of former UNIFEM projects, which were laid and active in the country from 2007. It extended continuous support to the Government of Moldova, to key stakeholders from national and local levels, through various programmes and activities aimed at creating an enabling environment for gender equality, recognized as a prerequisite for sustainable development with a strong and active policy on gender equality.
In 2014, UN Women jointly with UNDP and in partnership with the East Europe Foundation (EEF) and the Centre for Participatory Development (CPD) started a new programme in Moldova: “Enhancing Women’s Political Representation through improved capacity and enhanced support in Moldova” (Women in Politics). The programme aims at ensuring an increased participation of women in politics and in the decision-making process by creating an environment conducive to their meaningful participation, and providing support to capacity development of women before, during and after the elections at the central and local levels. It also seeks to promote increased public awareness of women’s contribution to political leadership. The programme supports the realization of women’s rights and commitments undertaken by the Government of Moldova.
The programme purpose is to support gender equality advocates in creating a favourable environment for advancing women’s right to participate in decision making at national and local levels by influencing legal frameworks and policies to increase women’s leadership and political participation.
The programme consists of two inter-related components, and each UN Agency is responsible for the implementation of activities under particular areas of intervention. UN Women is responsible for the overall programme implementation, and is leading the specific parts related to the election legislation review and high-level advocacy for Temporary Special Measures (TSM), media capacity development, capacity of CSOs and women candidates, work with the communities and women on identifying their needs, among others. UNDP’s area of responsibility is related to the electoral assistance and administration, parliamentary affairs and capacity building of elected women and builds further on the results achieved through the previous and on-going support to the institutional capacity development of the Parliament and the Central Elections Commission (CEC) with a focus on enhancing capacities of the Election Management Bodies on gender responsive electoral management and on strengthening capacities of elected women parliamentarians and councillors for performing the elected official’s duties.
The Programme is managed as a Joint Programme (UN Women and UNDP) on the basis of the UN Moldova Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF). The activities are implemented in close coordination and cooperation with the on-going UNDP Democracy Programme (2012 – 2016).
With the overall aim to ensure effective and timely programme implementation, UN Women is looking to hire a Programme Manager, based in Chisinau, Moldova. Programme Manager will bear full responsibility for providing adequate substantive support to overall implementation of the programme document at all levels in efficient and timely manner.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor of the Women in Politics Programme, and in close coordination with UNDP Portfolio Manager, the incumbent provides effective and efficient coordination of the Women in Politics Programme through a range of actions contributing to the design, planning, and management and monitoring of programme activities in line with the programme document and the UN Women Strategic Note for 2014-2017. The Programme Manager applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women and UNDP corporate rules and regulations. He/she is responsible and accountable to the Programme Board for the programme results.
The Programme Manager works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations, Communications and other programme teams in the Country Office (CO) for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex programme/programme-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UN Women and UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
The Programme Manager, under the supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor and in close coordination with the UNDP Portfolio Manager, will ensure the provision of development services and products (commensurate with the scope of the Programme) of the highest quality and standards to national counterparts and clients through applying Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) and Gender Equality (GE) approaches. More specifically, he/she will perform the following tasks:
Programme Management and Coordination:
Monitoring and Reporting:
Partnership and advocacy:
Knowledge Management and Sharing:
Perform other tasks as requested
The post has an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of UN Women and UNDP interventions and activities in the assigned sectorial/thematic area of promoting women’s political participation, which impact in turn on the overall effectiveness of the UN Women programmes on the global and national levels. By helping ensure effective design, planning, implementation, and M&E of assigned sectorial/thematic area, 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 on increased women’s participation.
Functional and Managerial Competencies:
Leadership and Self-management:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise / In-depth knowledge of the Subject-matter:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Required Skills and Experience
This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted on line and include fully completed UN Women Personal History Form as attachment instead of CV/resume, with the mark “WiP Programme Manager/UN Women Vacancy” by 4 September 2016, COB. The system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document e.g. P11, CV and Cover letter must be scanned as one attachment.
Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.
Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.
The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply.
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.