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Programme Manager, Women, Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year extendable depending on performance and budget availability|
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.
Since 2010, UN Women has been providing support to partners in Afghanistan to increase the meaningful participation of women in conflict prevention, conflict resolution and sustainable peacebuilding processes. Under the current country Strategic Note (2014-2019) and in line with UN Partnership for Sustainable Development (2016-2020) and Afghanistan’s National Peace and Development Framework (2017 – 2021), UN Women supports the government to implement its National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), including district and provincial localization, and to achieve targets of SDG 5 and 16.
Within this framework, UN Women supports capacity development of women peacebuilders and creates spaces for women peace activists’ effective engagement in all efforts to resolve conflict and build peace, including through the High Peace Council, Provincial Peace Councils and other forums. UN Women also plans to support the security sector actors, including the Ministry of Interior Affairs, and Afghan National Police to mainstream gender into the Security Sector Reform process and its outcomes.
Support for localization of the 1325 National Action Plan with active participation of diverse women and women peacebuilders, as well as local governments, as well as the Provincial Peace Councils, is one of the UN Women’s top priorities for the years 2018-2020. UN Women supports the development of capacities for women’s organizations to build platforms and advocacy for peace through the Afghan Women’s Network and beyond. In partnership with UNAMA, UN Women will continue to support women’s engagement in the peace and stability processes. In partnership with UNDP, UN Women will continue to engage on women’s access to justice and security sector reform.
Reporting to Deputy Country Representative, the Programme Manager (based in the UN Women Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan) will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions in the above-mentioned areas of work and the full scope of the women, peace and security portfolio in country. She/he works in close collaboration with the UN Women programme and operations team in Afghanistan, and relevant UN Women staff in the Regional Office (Bangkok) and HQ (New York), Government officials, civil society and development partners to ensure successful implementation and achievement of planned results.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide programme development advisory services related to women, peace and security agenda (WPS):
Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams:
Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team:
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the WPS programme portfolio:
Manage the people and financial resources of the WPS programme portfolio:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned implementation of WPS activities:
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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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.