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Project Associate (Maternity Replacement) UNDP/ UN Women Joint Programme on Strengthening the Rule of Law in the oPt
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Gaza, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES|
|Application Deadline :||31-Oct-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||04 months (Full time post-Approximately 22 working days per month)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||04 months (Full time post-Approximately 22 working days per month)|
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 centre 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 has played an innovative and catalytic role in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) since its inception in 1997. UN Women Palestine focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely to support the implementation at the national level of existing international commitments to advance gender equality in line with the national priorities. In support of this goal, and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the Palestinian context, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realisation of following strategic goals: Engendering governance, peace and security; Supporting women's economic security and rights; and Promoting women’s rights and protection against violence.
UN Women, as part of its approach and methodology within the unique political and social context and situation of Palestine and in order to advance the recognition and enjoyment of women's rights, developed and implemented a programme aimed at creating and institutionalizing systems, policies, procedures and mechanisms related to the protection and empowerment of women victims of violence, as well as to women’s access to equitable justice. Building on that programme and through the UN Women/UNDP programme "Strengthening the Rule of Law in the oPt: Justice and Security for the Palestinian People" (2014-2017)”, UN Women is currently supporting the process of institutionalization and capacity development of the justice and security sectors in Palestine. Within this framework, the Women’s Human Rights Programme (WHRP) would like to recruit a highly-qualified Project Associate for the Security and Justice Sectors, based in Gaza to the substitute the current project associate in her maternity leave.
Under the overall guidance of UN Women Special Representative and the direct supervision of the UN Women Project Specialist and UN Women Programme Officer in Gaza, the Project Associate (maternity replacement) will support the implementation of the UNDP/ UN Women joint programme "Strengthening the Rule of Law in the oPt: Justice and Security for the Palestinian People" (Sawasya Programme) in Gaza besides supporting other UN Women Gaza sub-office programmes’ activities.
Objectives of the Assignment:
UN Women is seeking to hire an experienced consultant to achieve the following:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Associate (maternity replacement) based in Gaza will undertake the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:
Core values / Guiding principles:
• Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
• Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural Sensitivity / Valuing diversity:
• Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values.
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
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor Degree in Management, Law, Human Rights or International Relations or any other related fields.
Evaluation of applicants:
This SSA modality is governed by UN Women General Terms and Conditions. UN Women will only be able to respond to applicants who meet the minimum requirements.
Candidates should clearly indicate how they meet the above-mentioned criteria in their applications.
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials:
P11 Or CV including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment, a signed copy should be submitted
Candidates should have the ability to quickly submit degree certificates, and medical certification (of good health) should they be short-listed in consideration of this consultancy.
Evaluation of applicants:
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.