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Project Officer (Women, Peace and Security) (National)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Maputo, Mozambique, MOZAMBIQUE|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year|
UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security recognizes the importance of women's contributions to conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peacekeeping and peacebuilding. It seeks to ensure that the inclusion of women is valued and that their contributions are appreciated in peace processes and conflict management.
This resolution is essential to leverage strategic actions for equitable and sustainable interventions in peacebuilding processes through the involvement of women and girls. Since the adoption of the resolution 1325 in October 2000, member states have committed themselves to the development of National Action Plans for its implementation. With the support of UN Women, the Government of Mozambique, through the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Action, developed the National Plan of Action on Women, Peace and Security (PNAMPS 2018-2022) to fulfill the country's commitment to implement the Resolution 1325 and related resolutions.
Based on international experiences, PNAMPS was formulated around three strategic areas: (1) integrated response to violence against women and girls; (2) promotion of women's economic empowerment; (3) and promotion of and strengthening of environments conducive to the effective implementation of global commitments on women, peace and security at national level. This approach responds to a strong perception that in Mozambique, as in any part of the world, conflicts exacerbate violence against women and girls and their insecurity. They also destroy women´s livelihoods, weaken prospects for economic empowerment and reinforce exclusion women in decision-making processes because of their low representation on formal conflict resolution platforms.
In collaboration with the UN Women and with the support from the Governments of Iceland and Norway, the MGCAS developed project to implement the PNAMPS. The project entitled "Promoting the Effective Participation of Women and Girls in Peace, Security and Recovery in Mozambique" is based on four interrelated pillars: (i) strengthening security for women and providing integrated multi-sectoral response services to victims of violence; (ii) promoting and facilitating the economic recovery of women; (iii) strengthening the capacity of women and women's organizations to participate in conflict prevention and resolution, particularly at the community level; and (iv) strengthening institutional capacity to coordinate, monitor and ensure accountability for women's peace and security.
The MGCAS is the coordinating institution of this project. MGCAS also counts on the support of other actors: UN Women, the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and civil society organizations working in the area of women, peace and security.
With the MGCAS as the coordinating institution, the implementation of the project involves other actors including the Ministry of National Defense, the Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Justice and civil society organizations working in the area of women, peace and security.
Under the general guidance and supervision of the MGCAS´ Gender Division, the Project Officer will coordinate the implementation of interventions on women, peace and security.
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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.