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Field Specialist (Open to Kyrgyzstan Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bishkek city, KYRGYZSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||17-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-6|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 month|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Contract renewable subject to funds availability and performance.|
UN Women was established by GA resolution 64/289 of 2 July 2010 on system-wide coherence, with a mandate to assist Member States and the UN system to progress more effectively and efficiently towards the goal of achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Since 2001 UN Women (previously as UNIFEM) in Kyrgyzstan has been implementing catalytic initiatives on promoting women’s economic, political and social rights. In 2012 a full Country Office was established.
The position is in support of UN Women Kyrgyzstan’s Women, Peace and Security cluster that is primarily funded by the UN Peace-building Fund in support of realizing the Peace-building Priority Plan (PPP) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), both agreed between the Kyrgyz Republic and the United Nations.
The position relates to UN Women project activities aimed at building positive relationships and interaction across the Batken-Sughd provinces’ border through facilitating the engagement of women and girls in these processes. UN Women will seek to empower women at household and community level so that they can play a larger role in formal and informal interactions across the border in village clusters in Batken and Leilek districts of Batken province of the Kyrgyz Republic. UN Women will work towards promoting gender equality by involving - especially young - women in all aspects of public life and economic activity, and by building support systems to ensure their rights, especially those related to living a life free of violence. UN Women activities focus on bridging ethnic divisions by promoting equal opportunity regardless of ethnic origin, by facilitating side-by-side and cross-border learning of life- and livelihood skills and by actively building knowledge of how to be a good citizen based on respecting diversity. In the border area of Batken and Sughd, UN Women works in close coordination and collaboration with FAO, UNDP, UNICEF and WFP.
The Field Specialist promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations and commits to high standards of quality, productivity and timeliness in the delivery of tasks. The Field Specialist will apply the highest standards of integrity and impartiality.
The incumbent will be fully dedicated to the mandate and the values of UN Women, particularly to promoting Gender Equality as a strategy to reduce conflict, improve livelihoods and ensure fairness and justice; to Women Empowerment underpinning Gender Equality promotion efforts; to inter-ethnic tolerance and concord; and to respect for diversity.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision and guidance of the International UN Women Programme Specialist on Women, Peace and Security in Kyrgyzstan and in daily collaboration with the Project Coordinator on the Women, Peace and Security portfolio, the Field Specialist will provide substantive programmatic and administrative services to the implementation of the UN Women activities in the area of Women, Peace and Security in the country, specifically in regard to interventions in the border area between Batken and Sughd.
The Field Specialist will:
Conduct Regular Field Missions of several day duration to remote areas.
Ensure substantive and implementation support to, and administration of projects and/or activities.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience
Applications not including a fully completed P11 form which is used to assess the candidates’ responsiveness to the selection criteria mentioned in this Job Description will not be considered.
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.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted! All online applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women, UNDP or UN Personal History form (P11) in English which can easily be found via web search. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment which must be the P11.
Applications without the completed P-11 form are incomplete and will NOT be considered for further assessment!!!
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.