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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Women’s Economic Empowerment
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|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||21-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
Through the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok and a number of country and multi-country offices as well as programme presences across the region, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments, civil society and other actors to promote gender equality and empower all women and girls. We stand behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: addressing gender perspectives in intergovernmental processes; women’s political participation and leadership; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; ending violence against women and girls; and promoting women’s participation in peace and security and humanitarian action.
Our economic empowerment programme seeks to generate greater economic security and rights, particularly for marginalized groups of women, promoting decent work and social protection for women, including migrant women workers; women’s access to digital, financial, technical and vocational education and training opportunities; income security, and access to, control over and us of production resources, including in sustainable agriculture, and the energy sector.
The scope of work of the Regional Programme Specialist in the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific requires experience and in-depth understanding of women’s rights and economic empowerment (WEE) in the Asia Pacific Region, including in the context of migration, trade, and other cross-border issues, to translate UN Women's strategic plans into effective programmes and results on the ground. It also requires developing and maintaining strong partnerships, including with relevant Government counterparts, regional bodies, UN organizations, financial institutions, donors, the private sector, and CSOs.
Reporting to Deputy Regional Director, the Regional Programme Specialist is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and managing the regional UN Women WEE portfolio. S/he is leading the development of women´s economic empowerment programmes (regional and country-level) and providing policy support and capacity building to UN Women staff, country offices and partners as needed in the AP Region, including through knowledge generation and the establishment and strengthening partnerships. S/he leads a dynamic and results-oriented regional team, and work in close collaboration with the broader regional programme and operations team, UN Women HQ and country-level staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors, the private sector, other UN Agencies, and civil society, ensure successful UN Women programme implementation, including through joint programming.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and oversee the development of regional and country-level programmes in the area of women’s economic empowerment (WEE):
Provide technical and policy support to Country / Multi-Country Offices and programme presences in the AP region to effectively implement programming on WEE, including in the area of migration:
Oversee monitoring and reporting for the WEE and migration portfolio:
Lead the implementation of the WEE and migration programmes of ROAP and effectively manage people and resources:
Build strategic partnerships and develop and contribute to the implementation of resource mobilization strategies:
Lead knowledge building and sharing efforts on the WEE portfolio:
Perform other job-related duties, as requested by the supervisor from time to time.
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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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.