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Project Associate (Markets for Change / M4C) (Open to Solomon Islands Nationals ONLY)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Honiara, SOLOMON ISLANDS|
|Application Deadline :||13-Nov-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One (1) year|
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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 provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) covering the Pacific sub-region has four main thematic areas:
The Markets for Change - Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Project (hereinafter referred to as the M4C project) is a six-year initiative aimed at ensuring that marketplaces in rural and urban areas are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory environments, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The M4C project aims to promote the gender, social and economic empowerment of market vendors, with specific attention to the needs and aspirations of women market vendors. Through the creation of representative groups in marketplaces, a focus on economic security, the strengthening of local government institutions, procedures and development approach, and the design and building of gender-responsive infrastructure, market vendors will be able to influence decision-making on market management and resource allocation, supporting the economic and social empowerment of market vendors, and the advancement of women market vendors. In Fiji, a total of 10 markets will be reached over the course of the Project. Evidence to date underlines support by local government and market management.
M4C project will use a multi-sectoral approach to build on previous work done by UN Women, and other UN agencies and partners, to strengthen the present network of market vendors, empower women market vendors and create an enabling environment for their growth. M4C will also support gender-responsive infrastructure regarding market extensions and refurbishment. The Markets for Change projects is implemented by UN Women, with UNDP acting as the Responsible Party for the delivery of Outcome 2.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the M4C Solomon Islands Project Manager, the M4C Project Associate assists in the overall management of administrative services, administers and executes processes and transactions ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The M4C Project Associate promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
Reporting to the M4C Solomon Islands Project Manager, 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 contributes to logistical and financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the RO/MCO/CO and UN Women HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provides effective support to management of the M4C Project in Solomon Islands focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Provides administrative, secretarial, financial and operational support to the M4C Project in Solomon Islands focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the M4C Project in Fiji focusing on achievement of the following results:
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
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.