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National Project Coordinator - Lautoka (incl Ba, Nadi and Namaka) (Open to Fiji Nationals only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Lautoka, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||08-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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.
UN Women provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) covering the Pacific sub-region has four main thematic areas:
• Ending Violence against Women (EVAW);
• Improving Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE);
• Women’s Political Empowerment and Leadership; and
• Gender and Protection in Humanitarian Action
The Markets for Change - Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Project (hereinafter referred to as the M4C PROJECT) is a multi-year initiative aimed at ensuring that marketplaces in rural and urban areas in Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory environments, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The M4C Project aims to promote the gender, social and economic empowerment of market vendors, with specific attention to the needs and aspirations of women market vendors. Through the creation of representative groups in marketplaces, a focus on economic security, the strengthening of local government institutions, procedures and development approach, and the design and building of gender-responsive infrastructure, market vendors will be able to influence decision-making on market management and resource allocation, supporting the economic and social empowerment of market vendors, and the advancement of women market vendors. In Fiji, there are a total of 12 markets (Nausori, Suva, Sigatoka, Nadi, Namaka, Lautoka, Ba, Tavua, Rakiraki, Labasa, Savusavu and Levuka). Evidence to date underlines support by local government and market management.
Markets for Change (M4C) Project will use a multi-sectoral approach to build on previous work done by UN Women, and other UN agencies and partners, to strengthen the present network of market vendors, empower women market vendors and create an enabling environment for their growth. M4C will also support gender-responsive infrastructure regarding market extensions and refurbishment.
The Markets for Change projects is implemented by UN Women, with UNDP as the Responsible Party for the delivery of Outcome 2.
Under the technical guidance and supervision of the Project Manager for Market for Change Project, the National Project Coordinator (M4C – Lautoka, Ba, Nadi and Namaka) will ensure that UN Women’s M4C initiatives are aligned with the National Priorities and strategies.
Reporting to the Project Manager, M4C Fiji, the National Project Coordinator contributes to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Fiji MCO for M4C Fiji by providing substantive inputs to programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women M4C Project by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary. 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
Contribute technically to the development of programme strategies for Markets for Change Fiji:
Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of Markets for Change Fiji project:
Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:
Provide substantive technical inputs to the management of people and finances of the Markets for Change Fiji project:
Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies:
Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Markets for Change Fiji:
Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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.