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UNWomen Programme Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||8 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.
Changes within Syria have the potential to generate some opportunities for returns in 2019, however, for the foreseeable future the majority of the 5 million refugees residing in countries hosting Syrian refugees in Syria’s neighboring countries will seek to remain within them – due to continued violence, displacement, threats of retaliation and the absence of the rule of law across large parts of Syria. While the refugee population as a whole is vulnerable to a range of threats, Syrian women and girls continue to pay a disproportionate toll from the conflict, not because of innate vulnerabilities, but due to historical and structural gender inequalities and discrimination. Across the region, this discrimination limits their access to employment and to public space and increases their isolation while heightening their risks to Gender-Based Violence (GBV).
Building on the ongoing support from the Government of Japan to UN Women’s work in countries hosting Syrian refugees across the Arab States region, UN Women is responding to this through the delivery of economic opportunities and protection services, for both refugees and host community nationals. This holistic approach contributes to efforts to bridge the humanitarian-development nexus, seeking to build women’s empowerment in situations of crisis and transition falls under the umbrella of UN Women’s flagship programme, Women's Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection (LEAP).
Reporting to Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action Advisor, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under LEAP programme. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Design and develop programme strategies in the area of humanitarian action, through a resilience framework.
2. Manage the implementation and management of the LEAP programme
3. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
4. Manage the monitoring and reporting of the LEAP programme
5. Manage the people and financial resources of the LEAP programme
6. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
7. Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Women Peace and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Egypt, Iraq and Jordan.
8. Manage 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.
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.