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Programme Specialist, Women Make the Change
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Women’s leadership and participation is one of UN Women’s primary areas of work as mandated in its inception, recognizing the integral role of women in strong and stable democratic processes. In order to promote the leadership and participation of women in decision-making processes, UN Women works to promote gender equality in parliaments, electoral bodies, political parties, media, and other institutions.
UN Women has a proven track-record in supporting women’s political participation through its projects across various regions, under the guidance of UN Women’s founding resolution (GA resolution 64/289) and its Strategic Plan. UN Women is increasingly being called upon by UN partners, civil society partners, donors and governments to provide specific and often short-term gender expertise for capacity building and policy support on women’s political rights, participation and leadership.
In 2016, UN Women conducted a joint consultation on women’s national leadership with the Department for Community Development and Religion. Findings from the exercise has led to the design of a new program titled Women Make the Change Programme (WMCP) on Women’s Leadership and Political Participation at the district, local level governments, provincial and national levels in partnership with UNDP. UN Women and UNDP will draw on good practice from around the globe.
UN Women is the implementing partner of the WMC programme, in collaboration with the Department of Community Development, Sports and Religion; Constitutional Law Reform Commission, The Department of National Planning and Monitoring; Office of the Registrar of Political Parties (ORPP)/Integrity of Political Parties and Candidates Commission (IPPCC); PNG National Parliament; PNG Electoral Commission; ABG Department of Community Development, Sports and Religion and UNDP.
The WMC Programme aims to contribute towards women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political and public life. In order to achieve the longer-term outcome; the WMC programme will contribute towards four sub-outcome areas:
Outcome 1: Legal and Policy frameworks promote gender balance throughout the electoral cycle
Outcome 2: A cadre of interested, diverse and capable women political leaders is formed at national and sub-national levels
Outcome 3: Significantly increased perception of women as equally legitimate and effective political leaders as men
Outcome 4: Women are promoted as leaders in gender sensitive political institutions.
Under the supervision of the Country Representative, and in coordination with UNW’s Deputy Country Representative, UNDP and the Secretary for Community Development and Religion; a Programme Specialist has been requested to ensure coordination and coherence among implementing partners, capacity development of stakeholders.
The Programme Specialist will provide overall programme oversight and policy advisory for Women Make Change which includes overseeing the monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators, monitoring WMC programme financial situation to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results, reviewing and developing partnerships and resource mobilization strategies; and leading knowledge management efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative, and in close collaboration with the Deputy Country Representative, UNDP and DFCDR; the Programme Specialist will:
1. Provide technical assistance and advisory support to the Department for Community Development and Religion;
2. Strengthen coordination, harmonization and coherence among relevant stakeholders, including at the State and regional level:
3. Provide capacity development, mentoring and coaching support to DFCDR staff including Women Make Change Project Staff, in strengthening their understanding of WMC, CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) compliance and latest global policies and tools on gender equality and women’s empowerment
4. Strengthen DFCDR-led monitoring and reporting mechanisms, including development of tools and preparation of report on the progress, achievements, gaps and challenges related to WMC, CEDAW, UPR and BPfA implementation
5. Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
6. Manage the WMC programme team
Key Performance Indicators:
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.