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UN Women: Policy Specialist, Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW)
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|Location :||Panama City, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
The goal of UN Women´s presence in the region is to support the achievement of gender equality, women´s empowerment and the promotion and protection of women´s human rights. Ending violence against women and girls has been identified by UN Women as a key primary focus area in the region. UN Women is working to improve the quality of, and increase accessibility to, coordinated services and responses to violence against women. UN Women works with partners to reach a shared understanding at the regional level on the range of services and responses required and the corresponding standards and/or guidelines for the provision of the services that are considered essential to meet the needs of women and girls subject to violence. In addition, UN Women actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas.
The scope of work of the Policy Specialist on Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and strategies to prevent and address violence against women, to translate UN Women´s strategic plans in the area of EVAW into effective programmes and results. It also requires developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN organizations, and Civil Society Organizations. The EVAW Policy Specialist will lead UN Women’s Regional Programme in the EU/UN funded Spotlight Initiative as well as provide in depth technical advice and programmatic guidance to Latin America and Carribean country offices.
Reporting to the Deputy Regional Director, the Policy Specialist, Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) will oversee the development programmes and resource mobilization strategies on the thematic areas of gender equality and EVAW, provide capacity building to programme presence offices, country offices and multi-country office in the region, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on EVAW. The EVAW Policy Specialist will also directly supervise EVAW Team members, including the Regional Spotlight Programme Coordination Team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the development of programmes on gender equality and ending violence against women to support Programme Presence Office (PPO)/Country Office (CO)/ Multi Country Office (MCO) teams:
Provide capacity building support to Programme Presence Office (PPO)/Country Office (CO)/ Multi Country Office (MCO) teams and partners:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners:
Manage the resource mobilization strategy for the thematic area of gender equality and ending violence against women in the region:
Oversee the design of gender equality and ending violence against women initiatives in the region and the development of relevant knowledge products:
Oversee knowledge building and sharing for gender equality and ending violence against women:
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-valuesand-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.
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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.