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PROJECT OFFICER( Women's Economic Empowerement Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nampula City, MOZAMBIQUE|
|Application Deadline :||12-Apr-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||UNV|
|Post Level :||UNV|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 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.
UN Women Mozambique focuses its interventions on women’s economic empowerment, participation and democratic governance, combating violence against women, among others. In this context, it puts a strong focus on girls and young women in the ddevelopment of high-profit initiatives as a strategy for improved economic empowerment as well as on gender equality and women’s rights at districtal, provincial and national levels.
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.
Within the UN Women Mozambique Country Office under the supervision of the Representative, and in general consultation with Program Specialist, the incumbent analyzes overall trends in development and in policy making, together with constraints, opportunities, potential and challenges with a stronger emphasis in providing economic opportunities for girls and young women to respond to poverty that drives them to the risks even when they have access to information, knowledge about sexual health and reproductive health and rights. In close collaboration with UN Women’s field-based presences are relevant, the Programme Specialist facilitates formulation process of projects/programmes through a highly participatory process with UN Women field-based presences; (a) increased synergies with the Government, UN Agencies and partners, (b) supports the day-to-day functioning of the field-based presences in, as required; and (c) supports the Country Office d) contribute to the creation and dissemination of knowledge products through capturing of best practices, in support of UN Women advocacy. The Project Officer will also take initiatives that contributes to the economic empowerment of girls and young women.
Under the overall guidance of the supervisor, the Project Officer will work closely with the programme unit team, UN Women Mozambique staff, Provincial level Government officials, UN Agencies involved in the project (UNFPA, UNICEF and UNESCO) and civil society to ensure the technical direction and implementing of the project and projects are maintained and key outputs are achieved in a cost effective and timely manner.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Monitoring and evaluation
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Required Skills and Experience
Diploma’s Degree in Economics, Gender and Human Rights related disciplines, Social Sciences or related field.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level with development programmes and projects
Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience working on development issues, preferably related to women economic empowerment
Knowledge of rural development, economic empowerment and community-based poverty reduction strategies is desirable.
Knowledge of policy frameworks, planning, budgeting and monitoring tools/processes at district, provincial and national levels is an asset.
English and Portuguese (written and spoken) is required.
Knowledge of local languages (Macua) is an asset.
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.