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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Entrepreneurship and Gender-Responsive Procurement
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||Arabic 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.
The Policy Division develops and implements the UN Women programme of work on analysis, research and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance UN Women provides to the intergovernmental process, the UN system, and to UN Women staff working at country and regional level. It identifies emerging issues and trends and develops and proposes new strategies for achieving the agreed goals through innovative approaches and lessons learned about what works in practice.
The Policy Division undertakes issues-based research; analyzes data on country, regional or global trends; builds a knowledge base on policy commitments and their implementation; proposes evidence-based options for global policy, norms and standards and for UN Women’s flagship programmes; and contributes substantive inputs to policy advocacy and technical cooperation programmes.
UN Women’s flagship programme on Stimulating equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs aims to support women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by: (1) creating demand for their products and services from the public and private sector (e.g. through affirmative policies and practices); (2) developing their capacities, knowledge and skills and access to markets information; (3) supporting financial institutions to be more gender-responsive. The programme will engage UN Women’s broad spectrum of partners, including governments, UN system entities, civil society, large corporations, business associations, women entrepreneurs and women-owned and women-led micro-, small- and medium-size enterprises. The flagship programme will initially be rolled out in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates as well as Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
UN Women will leverage the following platforms to host and disseminate capacity development materials:
WeLearn in its prototype phase, is the global learning community that will offer experiential, personalized and learning curricula to support women’s full participation in the economy. WeLearn will focus on equipping women with the skills needed for the jobs of the future (entrepreneurship and employment), including 21st century skills. It will provide access to customized, skills-based learning paths, a supportive community of learners and change-makers, and connections to real-world learning and employment opportunities that will empower women and girls and build a more gender inclusive society.
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) offer a holistic framework to ensure the business practices create an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment (WEE). The WEPs emphasize gender equality at workplace, marketplace and community, and women’s economic empowerment as a priority in global value chains.
EmpowerWomen.org is the global movement for women’s economic empowerment. It engages gender equality advocates and empowers women to achieve their full economic potential in more than 190 countries. Empower Women equips over a million women and men with resources, opportunities and a global platform to become change-makers and leaders in their communities.
Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit The signature activity of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) project is the Biennial Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit. Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit was held in 2017 to kick off the flagship and will be held again in 2019. Leading up to the Summit, focused trainings and workshop will be offered to both companies, as buyers, and women-owned businesses, as suppliers, to expand the knowledge based on gender-responsive procurement in the region.
Reporting to the Policy Adviser for WEE and WEPs, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the UAE/GCC component of the flagship programme and for overseeing and quality assuring country-level implementation. S/he will also be responsible for contributing to and for preparing the global donor report. S/he will work in close collaboration with both HQ and field colleagues in a team and collaborative spirit, as well as with government officials, private sector partners, academia, international organizations, business networks and civil society to ensure successful flagship programme impact and results.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the development and implementation of the programme’s knowledge management and communication in UAE and GCC countries:
Provide technical advice on women’s economic empowerment to local, national and regional governments and large corporations in the GCC region:
Coordinate the organization of the Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit in consultation with the HQ Policy Advisor, HQ Programme Manager and South Africa Project Specialist:
Manage the people and financial resources of the Stimulating Equal Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs programme components implemented in the UAE:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners, including corporate partners:
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf.
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 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.