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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Gender Statistics
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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.
In September 2015, governments united behind the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which features 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that aim to end poverty, combat inequalities and promote prosperity by 2030 while protecting the environment. The 2030 Agenda sets out a historic and unprecedented level of ambition to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030” (SDG 5) as well as including 37 gender-related targets in 10 other SDGs. It commits to addressing core issues of gender equality such as eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls, eradicating discriminatory laws and constraints on sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recognizing and valuing unpaid care and domestic work and increasing women’s participation in decision-making.
To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is needed. Significant investments in gender statistics are necessary to ensure that evidence-based policies are devised, the impacts of these policies are assessed and the accountability of policymakers and governments to deliver on these commitments is promoted. Robust indicators and quality data are of critical importance and will determine whether policy efforts are marshalled and whether the goals and targets are achieved or missed.
To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI), “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC)” aims to affect a radical shift in the availability, accessibility and use of data and statistics on key aspects of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Through this global programme, UN Women in the Nepal will provide high quality technical support and advice to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) and other relevant stakeholders and partners with the aim of strengthening the production, accessibility and use of gender statistics. It will focus on three inter-related areas of work:
In regard to the above, UN Women is seeking to recruit a Programme Specialist on Gender Statistics for the implementation of the FPI “Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC)” in the Nepal Country Office (NCO).
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative and supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for managing and overseeing the implementation of MEWGC in Nepal and other related interventions under his/her portfolio. She/he will also provide capacity development services, manage advocacy, strategic partnerships and networking initiatives, contributing to knowledge management, monitoring and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and oversee the implementation of the Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MWEGC) programme in Nepal:
Manage human and financial resources of the MEWGC programme:
Provide technical support and capacity development to programme partners:
Manage networking and partnership building initiatives:
Manage knowledge building, advocacy and communication efforts:
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-valuesand-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.
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.