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National Private Sector Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kingston, JAMAICA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 Years|
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 - in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and European Commission - is proposing the regional programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. The action will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.
The guiding platform will be the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe.
Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in Europe and selected Latin American and Caribbean countries, the project will promote business links, joint ventures and innovation between women from both regions, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender equal business.
It thus aims to support businesses, employers, workers and trade unions to address gender inequality faced by women in the working environment. Where relevant, the programme will adopt the intersectionality perspective to address specific challenges faced by afro descendant and indigenous women. Special attention will be given to identify opportunities to increase the economic empowerment of migrant and refugee women.
The programme will be implemented in 6 Latin American and Caribbean countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Uruguay. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of UN Women Brazil CO.
Under the overall supervision of the Regional Programme Coordinator based in Sao Paulo and the daily supervision of the Caribbean Multi Country Office Deputy Representative, the National Private Sector Specialist- Jamaica is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the regional programme at country level. S(he) will work in close coordination with partner agencies and EU delegations, which will guide and provide input for the performance of the programme at country level. National Specialists will maintain the Programme Coordinator based in Sao Paulo and the UN Women supervisors at country level informed on programme implementation to coordinate with them on synergies to be built with other relevant initiatives implemented by relevant stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
1 Lead at country level the “Win-Win: Gender Equality means Good Business” Regional Programme:
2 Outreach and build partnerships with country key stakeholders
3. Advocate support and facilitate knowledge building and management
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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.
UN Women 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 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.