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UN Women: Statistics Specialist – Gender - 2 positions
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA and Dakar, SENEGAL|
|Application Deadline :||14-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
This vacancy is for 2 positions: one in the UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya and one in the UN Women West and Central Africa Regional Office in Dakar, Senegal.
Applicants should indicate their duty station reference, if any, in their on-line application.
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.
To support member states in implementing the 2030 Agenda, UN Women’s Flagship Programme Initiative, “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. The regional component of the MEWGC Programme envisions a multi-year and multi-country programme of work with particular focus on implementing and supporting the regional and country activities in the region. This includes enhancing the linkages between normative and technical work on gender statistics at the regional and national levels in the three inter-related key areas of work:
• Building a supportive policy and institutional environment for the localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs;
• Increasing the quality, comparability and regularity of gender statistics to address national data gaps and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
• Ensuring that gender statistics are accessible to users in governments, civil society, academia and the private sector, to strengthen adequate demand for their production.
Under the guidance and the direction of the Deputy Regional Director as a primary supervisor and the Chief Statistician, Global Programme Manager of MEWGC in HQ as a secondary supervisor, the Statistics Specialist is responsible for managing and overseeing the implementation of Making Every Woman and Girl Count at the regional level, providing knowledge management and capacity development services, managing advocacy, partnership building and networking initiatives and contributing to monitoring and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage and oversee the implementation of Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC) at the regional level:
Provide knowledge and capacity development services to UN Women offices and project/programme teams to strengthen their capacities in the area of gender statistics and SDGs monitoring:
Manage advocacy, networking and partnership building initiatives:
Provide substantive inputs to Knowledge management/sharing and contribute to monitoring and evaluation of results:
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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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.