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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Ankara, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||05-Apr-19 (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 :||1 YEAR|
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.
By the end of 2018, 3.622.366 Syrian refugees were registered under Temporary Protection (SuTP) in Turkey. Only around 143.452 have been hosted in temporary centers or around 4% of all SuTP. Syrian women and girls in Turkey continue to face large-scale barriers to meet their basic needs and participate in Turkey’s social and economic life.
In 2018 UN Women published a comprehensive needs assessment of Syrian women and girls in Turkey, which revealed that many live below the poverty and hunger thresholds, isolated from their host community, and unable to engage in economic and social life, due to family burdens, lack of knowledge of Turkish, and basic and vocational skills. The study found that 70% of Syrian women do not speak any Turkish, blocking their access to rights and services and about 15% of women work in income-generating jobs (regular and irregular). Almost half of all widowed women have monthly incomes around $140 (700 TRY), as do 36% of divorced women and 32% of single women. Only 28% of women reported to leave their houses daily and 36% of women interviewed described their housing as bad or very bad.
UN Women in Turkey is working to strengthen refugee women and girls and their access to opportunities, rights and services, as required by international treaties and national legislation. In the context of its Refugee Response Programme (RRP) UN Women implements projects aiming to: (i) increase women and girls’ access to safe and sustainable life, through economic recovery and livelihood opportunities, protection, psycho-social support, and referrals for violence against women, (ii) create platforms for social cohesion, dialogue and co-existence women and girls from refugee and host communities.
Since September 2017, UN Women has been addressing the challenges faced by Syrian women and girls through the SADA Women´s Empowerment and Solidarity Centre in Gaziantep run in partnership with Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) and the International Labour Organization (ILO), providing protection and livelihood support to refugee and host community women. UN Women’s programmatic interventions also include strengthening gender responsive refugee response and services of municipalities, local authorities, government and civil society organizations and foster social cohesion and solidarity among the refugee and host communities through community level activities and strengthen the capacities of civil society organizations working with refugee women, women’s groups and platforms. UN Women’s response, together with partners’, aims to promote women’s leadership and participation of women to influence and equally benefit from resilience and recovery efforts.
UN Women plans to extend its operations to other cities, including Izmir, Sanliurfa, Adiyaman, Batman and other cities in the south-eastern region of Turkey, through strengthening the existing mechanisms of the local authorities, municipalities and civil society organizations with regards the women-only and gender-responsive outreach, protection, referral,
livelihoods services, and establish safe spaces accessible to women and girls. The efforts to strengthen the capacities of the first-line responders and civil society organizations will also continue in additional cities.
Reporting to the Programme Management Specialist, the Programme Assistant 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 provides programme, administrative, and logistical assistance to the team for the smooth programme implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes
2. Provide administrative support to the financial management of the Programme Unit
3. Provide administrative support to the Programme Unit
4. Provide administrative support to resource mobilization
5. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
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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.