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SCE officer, Second Chance Education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls in Australia
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||23-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||11.5 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||11.5 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.
Aligned with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Learning (SCE) Programme is a solution for those who have missed out on education. The Programme will be implemented in a number of pilot countries globally, including Australia. SCE aims to break current trends and provide a comprehensive solution for marginalized women and young women who have missed out on education and who are at risk of being left behind. It offers women and young women, their families and local communities access to educational services which are tailored not only to their needs as learners, but also to their future as earners. This project aims to develop context specific, affordable and scalable learning, entrepreneurship and employment pathways for empowering the most disadvantaged women and young women. It offers women and young women, their families, local communities and societies the benefits of access to educational services which are tailored not only to their needs as learners, but also to their future as earners. The SCE Programme achieves this by leveraging the opportunities of innovative teaching approaches, digital technologies and social networks.
The Programme will contribute to the following outcomes of SCE in Australia: i) More marginalized women and young women access and benefit from high quality educational content, material and learning pathways; ii) More marginalized women and young women benefit from increased employment, livelihood and entrepreneurial opportunities; iii) Fewer marginalized women and young women are disadvantaged and denied education opportunities due to harmful and discriminatory social norms; iv) More marginalized women and young women have improved access to education and employment pathways through enhanced multi-sectoral policy and financing frameworks that enable scaling of successful SCE solutions.
Under the oversight and management of the SCE Global Programme Manager in Geneva, Switzerland, the incumbent under this SSA will be required to support key processes and milestones for the timely and successful implementation of the SCE Programme component for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls in Australia. The incumbent will facilitate multi-stakeholder consultations, including the collection of baseline data, design of country plans, assisting in the selection and monitoring of relevant implementing partners
Duties and Responsibilities
I. Functions and Responsibilities:
The consultant will be responsible to support the implementation of the Australian Component of the SCE programme. The consultant will assist the global programme manager in the selection and monitoring of Implementing Partners and will facilitate initial multi-stakeholder consultations, including the collection of baseline data. In tandem with the Global programme team, the consultant will provide input into the country design and country plans, assisting in the selection and management of relevant implementing partners, co -ordinating the activities of relevant stakeholders and monitoring the implementation of the country plan.
II. Key Deliverables:
The consultant will report to the Global SCE Programme Manager and be responsible for providing relevant updates and reports as required by UN Women. Below are the key deliverables to be achieved by the consultant:
Deliverable 1: Labour Market Analysis and Needs Assessment
The labour market and needs assessment is a key step in determining the viability of potential learning and earning pathways. The consultant will support the SCE programme to conduct the need assessment which will take place by a specialized team. The mains function to be covered under this deliverable are:
Deliverable 2: Development and design of the SCE programme plan in Australia
The consultant should support identifying implementing partners and work closely with the global programme manager for the roll-out of country workplan.
Deliverable 3: Programme Monitoring and Implementation Support to the SCE programme
The above key deliverable will support the achievement of the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set for SCE. The key results have a major impact on the overall rollout and pilot of the SCE Programme in Australia:
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.
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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.