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Project Assistant- Empowering Women in Agribusiness and Fishing Value Chains in the Red Sea State
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Red Sea State, SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||10-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||ONE YEAR|
|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.
The overall goal of the project is to contribute to sustainable development, economic transformation, women empowerment and improved livelihoods in Sudan through women’s effective contribution to employment, job and income creation.
This project is developed to enhance women’s economic empowerment in the context of Sudan’s current efforts to end poverty, strengthen social cohesion, stability and build lasting peace, while bridging the Humanitarian-Development and Peace pillars. This first phase will build women’s capacity in agribusiness focusing on ‘baby food making, fish preservation, fish processing and fish net making’. These are areas that already have a comparative advantage, are culturally and economically dominated by women, accepted as their spaces, but up to date have received very minimal strategic attention and support.
UN Women’s unique approaches to Women Economic empowerment, tested in many countries in the region, will be leveraged to fast track project implementation. This will include enhancing access to skills and technology, supporting women to organize in cooperatives or networks, improving access to business development and finance, as well as access to markets. Baseline study will be conducted to assess where women are in the various value chains to determine entry points and opportunities to support them better. Women involved in the project will also be linked to relevant public and private institutions to help them access services and influence policy.
The project will reach out to empower urban, peri-urban and rural women and girls in the most vulnerable situations including women with disabilities, women survivors of GBV, women and girls in Refugee and IDP camps to become vibrant economic change agents. It sets out to reach at least 500 primary beneficiaries over 1 year. Its implementation will contribute to SDGs localization in Sudan ‘leaving no one behind’.
General Objective: To contribute to sustainable development, economic transformation, women empowerment and improved livelihoods in Sudan through women’s effective contribution to employment, job and income creation
Specifically, the project sets out to:
Promote women’s opportunities to move up the value chain in food and fish processing by building their business development skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Coordinator, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Core Values and Ethics:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
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.