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National Junior Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Four Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Four Months|
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.
UN Women globally under impact area 2; Women Economic Empowerment, supports the leadership and participation of the most disadvantageous and poor urban and rural women in shaping laws, strategies, policies and programmes on all issues that affect their lives while also directly works with and builds the capacity of the women and their organizations. Aligned to the global, regional initiatives and country priorities, UN Women ECO’s WEE Programming has for the past 5 years focused on creating opportunities for women and their institutions by promoting women’s access and control over productive resources such as land, technologies, finances and Gender Responsive Business Development Services (BDS) and relevant capacity building initiatives. To achieve the intended WEE results for Ethiopian Women, UN Women engaged multiple strategies including building capacity of financial and non-financial service providers on gender mainstreaming to ensure women have better access to services, as well as strengthening gender equality advocates and their networks for advocacy on women’s economic empowerment. Deconstructing the existing gender relations at the community level by working with men/boys/male partners/husbands, community leaders, to remove structural and social barriers to women’s economic empowerment has also been identified as critical intervention areas for the WEE Program.
UN Women Ethiopia office has been leading and implementing development projects in different areas and in partnership with the Government of Ethiopia, sectoral ministries, UN Agencies and CSOs. The Women Economic Empowerment Programme has been implemented through multiple initiatives including ; the Joint Programme on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment (JP GEWE), the Global Fund for Gender Equality Programme, the Women Economic Leadership Project and the Joint Programme on Rural Women Economic Empowerment (JP RWEE).Since 2014 UN Women has been coordinating and implementing JP RWEE in two regions with policy level interventions at national level in partnership with FAO, IFAD and WFP and the Government of Ethiopia (Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MoWCA), Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MoAL), Federal Cooperatives Agency, Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation (MoFEC), regional and district counterparts as well as a CSOs called Society for Women and AIDS in Africa-Ethiopia (SWAA-E). JP RWEE is also implemented in Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Nepal, Niger and Rwanda. In Ethiopia the program aims at achieving accelerating progress towards Empowerment of Rural Women (RWEE) with in the following four main complementary outcomes:
Outcome 1: Improve food security and nutrition among rural women
Outcome 2: Increase income to sustain livelihoods of target rural women and family
Outcome 3: strengthen voice of rural women in decisions that affect their lives.
Outcome 4: Gender responsive policy and institutional environment for women's economic empowerment.
In addition, aligned to UN Women Global Flagship Programming Initiative for Women’s Empowerment through Climate-Smart Agriculture, UN Women Ethiopia Office has designed a four-year programme on Climate Smart Agriculture and Agri-business.
JP RWEE will be running until June 2020 where number of actions to ensure sustainability is needed in parallel with implementation, supervision , monitoring and evaluation of program activities. The program on climate smart agriculture will be running from 2018/2019 to 2021/2022 where different consultation is ongoing with key stakeholders before the finalization of the development of the program document.
This being the case, UN Women is seeking to hire a National Junior Consultant to support implementation, monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the JP RWEE while also supporting the roll out of CSA for the coming four months. While the position is based in the UN Women Ethiopia office in Addis Ababa, the role encompasses travel requirements within the different regions of Ethiopia. The post holder works closely with and report to the UN Women WEE Programme Officer with overall guidance from the Deputy Country representative.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall oversight of Deputy Country Representative and direct supervision by WEE Program Officer, the National Junior Consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• Substantive knowledge and understanding of gender and development issues and more broadly, economic governance, financing for development and aid effectiveness.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
• Ability to develop concept notes, proposals, work plans and report writing skills,
• Ability to deal with multiple constituencies
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Required Skills and Experience