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Programme Associate (Open to Sri Lankan Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Colombo, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Eight Months (Renewable subject to availability of Project Funds)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Eight Months (Renewable subject to availability of Project Funds)|
UN Women is the UN’s global entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is an inter-governmental body that provides financial and technical assistance to innovative approaches aimed at fostering women's empowerment and gender equality at global, national, regional and sub-national levels. The UN Women Multi Country Office (MCO) works for countries including India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka.
Context of the programme:
UN Women Sri Lanka provides technical support to the Government of Sri Lanka in implementing and reviewing global policies and standards that Sri Lanka has signed. UN Women also provides support to the UN in Sri Lanka in mainstreaming gender in UN programmes, and to civil society organisations in terms of assistance with policy, advocacy and lobbying initiatives.
UN Women is currently engaged in promoting women’s political participation and creating a substantive body of knowledge to inform measures including policy advocacy, capacity and coalition building, lobbying for mainstreaming gender in the governance structure of Sri Lanka, and improving gender responsive governance.
To ensure women and men become equal partners in development, UN Women supports the Government of Sri Lanka on the following thematic areas: improving economic outcomes and access to livelihood assistance for women who are most vulnerable (rural female-headed households); increasing the female labour force participation; building capacities of current and future elected Local Government officials to promote greater women’s political participation; providing technical assistance to the Government on inter-governmental processes such as CEDAW and implementing its Concluding Observations; providing technical assistance in the preparation and implementation of the Sri Lanka Peacebuilding Priority Plan; and strengthening gender-responsive planning and budgeting (GRB) at national and local levels.
With regard to GRB, UN Women has closely collaborated with the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs in building the capacities of government officials at the national, provincial and local levels on GRB and its application, thereby enabling effective implementation towards a Cabinet Memorandum in March 2016. The Cabinet Memorandum directs specific Ministries and local governments to allocate 25% of all investment in rural economic development projects to benefit women.
In this context, with assistance from the Republic of Korea, UN Women will work on strengthening gender-responsiveness of employment sector policies and programmes, with a focus on women with disabilities. The objective of the project is to support the Sri Lankan government in formulating and implementing gender-responsive laws, policies and programmes in employment that address the specific vulnerabilities of women with disabilities.
Scope and Objective of the Program:
Given the multiple forms of marginalisation faced by women with disabilities particularly in the post-conflict situation, the proposed activities of the program shall facilitate the government’s ongoing effort in addressing the persisting challenges faced by women with disabilities, who constitute the most vulnerable. There are three objectives to the programme:
• To establish and disseminate evidence on the gender responsiveness in formulation and implementation of the Sri Lankan government’s laws policies and programmes and budgets in the employment sector from the lens of women with disabilities;
• To support the Sri Lankan government in formulating and implementing gender-responsive laws, policies and programmes in employment that address the specific vulnerabilities of women with disabilities; and
• To strengthen accountability by working with the collectives of women with disabilities for enabling their individual and collective access to employment.
Under the overall guidance of the Representative (UN WOMEN MCO) and direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, UN WOMEN in Sri Lanka, the Programme Associate provides programme management support services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he contributes to financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the Programme Analyst, UN Women Sri Lanka, the Multi-Country Office and UN Women HQ as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Support in the formulation of Programme Strategies:
Programme Management Support:
Administrative and Financial Management Support to the Programme Unit:
Facilitation of Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing:
Any other duties assigned by the Supervisor.
Impact of Resuts:
The key results have an impact on the efficiency of the Programme Unit and success in implementation of programme strategies. Accurate analysis, data entry and presentation of information ensure proper programme implementation.
Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
Application Information: Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
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.