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Programme Specialist, Migration and Women’s Economic Empowerment (Thai national only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||21-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|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.
UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) migration and women’s economic empowerment programme works to protect and promote the rights of women in the region’s economies and labour markets, including through safe migration, decent work and sustainable development for all women workers.
Migration is a fundamental component of women’s economic empowerment in Asia and the Pacific. When migration and workplaces are safe and free of discrimination, and when women have equality of access and opportunity in the labour market, migration provides an important pathway to gain skills, work experience and social empowerment. Women migrant workers are frequently segregated into feminized, low-skilled, and low waged employment. Further, women face gendered obstacles in accessing safe migration pathways, increasing the risk of trafficking, labour exploitation and abuse.
UN Women is partnering with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to reduce poverty by increasing the access of women migrant workers to skills and protection. Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Thailand (PROMISE) is a 4-year project implemented by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Its overall impact goal is that migrants, especially women, from CLM have improved opportunities and conditions, particularly in Thailand, through enhanced skills and protection, leading to poverty reduction in communities of origin.
Under the project, UN Women will take a lead on mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment through advice and targeted activities, with a primary focus on affecting policy change related to skills development, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), entrepreneurship, and safe migration information; including through engagement with governments, private sector, civil society organizations (CSOs) and intergovernmental bodies. The project is led at the regional level with a focus on Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar.
Reporting to the Regional Programme Coordinator – Migration, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the PROMISE project; and contributes to the implementation and development of the women’s economic empowerment and migration portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women country offices and programme presences, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage the implementation and management of the PROMISE project
2. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to PROMISE project partners
3. Manage monitoring and reporting and financial resources for the PROMISE project and contribute to organizational monitoring and reporting
4. Manage strategic partnerships, advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
5. Design and develop programme strategies in the area of migration and women’s economic empowerment
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.