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PROGRAMME ASSISTANT, National UNV
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Maputo, 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 women’s role in agricultural production and natural resource management as a strategy for improved food security and climate change resilience as well as on gender planning and budgeting at local, 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 relevant to ending violence against women and girls (EVAW/G) and gender equality as well as mechanisms to contribute to increase accountability of national government towards gender equality and to monitor implementation of gender equality commitments in programme country levels. 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 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 at bringing an end to violence against women and girls (VAW/G) and knowledge and tools to analyze, formulate and execute gender-responsive plans and budgets. There are main aspects to the issues: prevent violence, provide services to survivors, promote justice and improve knowledge and capacity on gender responsive planning, budgeting and monitoring.
Under the overall guidance of the supervisor, the Programme Assistant will work closely with the programme unit team, UN Women Mozambique staff, Provincial level Government officials and civil society to ensure the technical direction and implementing of the programme and projects are maintained and key outputs are achieved in a cost effective and timely manner.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Support the programme team and the Head of office in ensuring smooth implementation of programmatic activities under Impact area 2 Women’s Economic Empowerment, impact area 3, Ending violence against women and Impact area 5, Governance, planning and budgeting responsive to gender:
Programme management support:
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing:
Identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers.
Required Skills and Experience
Diploma’s Degree in Gender and Human Rights related disciplines, Social Sciences or related field.
Minimum 4 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level with development and implementation of programmes and projects.
Minimum of 4 years of relevant experience working on development issues, preferably related to Violence against women and girls, women’s rights and gender equality, economic empowerment, capacity on gender responsive planning, budgeting and monitoring as well as Gender disaggregated data.
Knowledge of policy frameworks, planning, reporting, budgeting and monitoring tools/processes at district, provincial and national levels is an asset.
English and Portuguese (written and spoken) is required
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.