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UN Women: Call for Regional Programme Advisory Committee member (Latin America)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a global multi-lateral grant-making mechanism supporting national efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls. The UN Trust Fund was established through the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UNDP and later UNIFEM (now UN Women) as it’s Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The overall responsibility for the administration of the Fund rests with UN Women’s Executive Director. This responsibility is further delegated to UN Women’s Programme Division Director, Deputy Director and the Chief of the UN Trust Fund’s Secretariat.
As a follow up to the General Assembly Resolution 50/166 and as called for in the UN Trust Fund Terms of Reference, the Inter-Agency Programme Advisory Committee (PAC) was established as “a mechanism for consultation and cooperation in the consideration of the Fund’s activities, inter alia to enhance effectiveness of UN system-wide efforts, and to aid in the mobilization of additional resources for the Fund, including relevant bodies and organs of the United Nations, and members of relevant non-governmental organizations.” This mechanism, (the PAC) was established in 1997.
The UN Trust Fund is currently seeking civil society members with expertise on the issue of ending violence against women to serve in its Regional Advisory Committee, referred to as the “RPAC”. This document sets out the terms of reference for members of the RPAC.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Role of the Regional Inter-Agency Programme Advisory Committee Members
The regional inter-agency PAC (RPAC) is intended to bring together, on a pro bono basis, a collection of individuals with unique knowledge and skills on the issue of ending violence against women and girls to more effectively consult and advise the Fund. Specifically, the role of the RPAC is to:
2. Membership of the Regional Inter-Agency Programme Advisory Committee
The Regional inter-agency PAC consists of representatives of UN entities and experts from civil society organizations and/or independent experts with significant regional or sub-regional expertise and experience in programming to end violence against women. Face to face meetings will be held at least once a year. RPAC members will be requested to participate via teleconference/phone if not available in person.
3.Terms of service and selection of members
Members should serve on the RPAC for a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years to allow for both continuity and change. New members will be appointed as terms expire. Members should not complete successive terms: members must be absent from the RPAC for at least one year before being considered for reappointment.
RPAC members must have the relevant skills, experience and seniority in their organization to make informed recommendations, as well as the interest and availability to complete RPAC responsibilities according to deadlines and standards required.
The RPAC Chair is the Director or Representative of the Regional Office, UN Women (or delegate). The UN Trust Fund Secretariat will act as an observer for the RPAC - RPAC members will be required to check and sign the minutes of each RPAC meeting.
4. Conflict of Interest and Ethics and Confidentiality Policy
In order to maintain principles of transparency, fairness, objectivity, the highest standards of quality assurance, as well as to avoid potential/emerging conflict of interest, RPAC members should disclose in writing any current or previous relationship with - or personal / organizational interest in - any of the organizations submitting proposals every year and excuse themselves from the process.
Likewise, RPAC members must not be involved in, or assist with, drafting or advising organizations on applications to the UN Trust Fund (except for outreach when disseminating the Call for Proposal). RPAC members must operate in an impartial and unbiased manner, ensure that confidentiality and independence of judgment are maintained and that recommendations are independently presented.
Strategic Planning and organizing:
Creativity, judgment and decision making:
Required Skills and Experience
This position is on volunteer basis only.
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.