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Project Assistant for United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) project Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Tbilisi, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months (with the possibility of extension)|
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 Country Office in Georgia has been implementing its Strategic Note (2016-2020), under which one of the priority areas is women’s economic empowerment, with specific focus on women living in rural areas and marginalized women with multiple disadvantages. With financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Austrian Development Agency, and in close cooperation with UN Women ECA Regional Office, UNCTs in Armenia and Azerbaijan, governmental and civil society partners in all three countries, UN Women will implement a multi-year project entitled “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus” (WEESC). The project goal is to increase economic security and improve access to livelihood and development opportunities for women, particularly the poorest and most excluded in the South Caucasus countries. The project outputs are informed by relevant international commitments to women’s empowerment, and directly linked to the existing agreements between UN Systems and the governments of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. The project goals aim at contributing to national priorities and various national plans, that underline the importance of gender mainstreaming in development.
Reporting to Programme Specialist and Project Analyst (based in the UN Women Country Office in Tbilisi, Georgia) Project Assistant will support in planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the above-mentioned project. She/he will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team in Georgia, Responsible Parties in Armenia and Azerbaijan ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation and achievement of planned results.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Assistant will carry out the following functions under the direct supervision of WEESC Programme Specialist and Project Analyst:
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
Academic Background: Bachelor’s degree in finance, administration, or in similar disciplines;
Relevant work experience:
Languages: Fluency in English, Georgian and Russian languages.
The application consisting of a CV, cover letter, and P11 form, for the position of Project Assistant for United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) project Women’s Economic Empowerment in the South Caucasus on the level of SB3-MID must be in English, and submitted electronically through the website: http://jobs.undp.org/
P11 form can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
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.