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UN Women: Programme Policy Adviser, Gender-Responsive Governance, Women, Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bangui, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||19-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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, 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 Central African Republic, UN Women works with the Government, parliament and civil society in advancing gender equality through implementation of the national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights. Since August 2015, UN Women Programme presence has been focusing its interventions towards the realization of following strategic goals: women’s leadership and participation; implementation of women, peace and security agenda, including a humanitarian response through 2 programmes titled: “Support to transitional authorities in Central African Republic to strenghten women’s participation in peace and security and assistance to women and girls affected by conflict” and “Support to inclusive Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration (DRR) and Gender-Responsive Humanitarian response in Central African Republic”.
Simultaneously, UN Women launched a rigorous resource mobilization initiative through the development of two multi-year programmes in the thematic following areas: “Women Economic Empowerment through a climate-resilient agriculture and “Gender responsive governance and women peace and security”. These programmes aim at consolidating the efforts of Government, relevant stakeholders, namely civil society organizations and media, in support of women and young girls leadership and engagement in Peacebuilding and Recovery in CAR in line with the Government priorities. It is in this line that UN Women has received funding from the Government of Canada and from the Peace Building Support Office, funding to implement catalytic activities in support of the promotion of women and girls leadership and political participation. On the other hand, UN women is part of other joint programmes, namely “UN Pilot Project for Social Cohesion, Conflict prevention and Human security in support to Youth of CAR”.
To oversee the growing current programmatic portfolio of UN Women in CAR, UN Women is recruiting an experienced Programme Policy Advisor to be located within the UN structure in CAR. The Programme Policy Advisor will supervise the programme staff and other gender experts and oversee overall coordination, monitoring and evaluation of UN Women’s program portfolio. The position will entail coordination between UN agencies and MINUSCA, multi and bi-lateral donors, the Government, national institutions and civil society organizations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UN Women Deputy Regional Director for West and Central Africa (WCARO), the Programme Policy Advisor in CAR exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions in CAR under the programme portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration the Programme and Operations Team in the West and Central Regional Office, and relevant sections in HQ.
Summary of Key Functions:
Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in gender-responsive governance and women, peace and security:
Manage the implementation of the gender-responsive governance and women, peace and security programme:
Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to gender-responsive governance and women, peace and security partners:
Manage the implementation of programme activities through monitoring and reporting:
Manage the people and financial resources of the programme:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the gender-responsive governance and women, peace and security areas in CAR:
Lead advocacy, knowledge building 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-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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