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UN Women: Programme Associate on Women’s Economic Empowerment - (For Moldova Nationals or Legally Authorized to Work in Moldova)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jul-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year renewable|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, empowerment of women and 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 heart of all efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system to ensure that gender equality and gender mainstreaming commitments are turned to action everywhere.
UN Women is operational in Moldova since 2010. Currently, it is implementing its Strategic Note for 2014-2017. UN Women closely cooperates with the government, civil society, and private sector to advance social, economic and political rights and opportunities for women and girls, placing special focus on those from marginalized groups. These include, but not limited to rural women, Romani women, women with disabilities, young women, women living with or affected by HIV, women survivors of violence and trafficking, women migrants, elderly women and women in Transnistria and Gagauzia. We work with them to challenge the stereotypical image of women. We apply new tools to ensure women’s proactive engagement in designing, prototyping and implementing the state policies and plans. UN Women’s operation in Moldova focuses on bringing about concrete change in the lives of women and the society as a whole through the following three key areas: advancing women’s participation and leadership, combating violence against women and enhancing women’s economic empowerment.
Currently, the Moldova Country Office is in its final stage of implementation of its strategic plan covering the period 2014-2017. This entails number of key momentums, including the completion of current and starting of new programs, raising funds for the new areas of engagement and focus, and implementing new initiatives, including those in the area of increasing women’s economic empowerment and leadership as well as gender mainstreaming into the security sector and in negotiation and peace-building processes. UN-Women’s next Strategic Note for 2018-2022 in Moldova will build on the activities implemented, results achieved and lessons learnt in this and all of its areas of work.
UN Women is therefore looking for a Program Associate, who will be responsible to assist in the implementation of activities and achievement of planned results under the UN Women portfolio on women’s economic empowerment (WEE).
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to National Programme Officer, the Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the UN Women Moldova CO and provides programme, administrative, and logistical assistance to the team for the smooth programme implementation.
1.Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of WEE portolio
2.Provide administrative support to the financial management of the WEE portfolio
3.Provide administrative support to the WEE portfolio
4.Provide administrative support to resource mobilization
5.Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
IMPACT OF RESULTS:
The key results have an impact on the overall UN Women CO efficiency in programme and success in implementation of Strategic Note. Accurate analysis and presentation of information enhances UN Women position as a strong development partner. The information provided facilitates decision making of the management.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
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
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 “Programme Associate (WEE) /UN Women Vacancy” by 10 July 2017, COB.
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.
The system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document e.g. P11, CV and Cover letter must be scanned as one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Only qualified, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.
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.
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.