United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) / Project Analyst / Gender Adviser for the Legal Entity of Public Law Enterprise Georgia



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :06-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
16-Sep-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months (with the possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment :16 September 2019 - 15 September 2020

Background

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, humanitarian action, human rights 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.

One of UN Women’s key programme areas worldwide and in the country of Georgia is women’s economic empowerment. Currently, with the support of the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs, UN Women is implementing the 3-year project “A Joint Action for Women’s Economic Empowerment in Georgia” (JAWE).  The project has three outputs with activities engaging these three groups and building sustainable and mutually beneficial links between them. All outputs contribute to one outcome, for women to fully realize their economic rights with the support of a gender-responsive private sector and an enabling State legislative and economic environment. In the project, UN Women disseminates information about gender equality and the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) to companies and supports them to design and implement action plans for women’s empowerment.

One of the key state partners of the project is the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and its LEPL Enterprise Georgia. UN Women facilitated a Participatory Gender Audit (PGA) exercise for Enterprise Georgia throughout November 2018- June 2019 which looked at whether internal practices and related support systems for gender mainstreaming are in place and effective at Enterprise Georgia and reinforce each other; identified the gaps and challenges, in terms of effective gender mainstreaming and generated recommendations for addressing them.

One of the recommendations of the PGA is to create a post of a Gender Adviser at the Enterprise Georgia who will work for the agency and mainstream gender into policy documents, manuals, procedures and guidelines of the agency. As a follow up on recommendations of PGA, UN Women and Enterprise Georgia signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 8th August 2019.  In order to support the achievement of the results spelled out in the Memorandum of Understanding, UN Women Georgia Country office would like to hire a Project Analyst / Gender Adviser for Enterprise Georgia.


Duties and Responsibilities

Project Analyst / Gender Adviser will be responsible to:

  • ensure that the Enterprise Georgia has its internal gender equality strategy and an action plan that is greatly informed by the findings and recommendations of the PGA as well as the Parliamentary Thematic Inquiry and other relevant international and national commitments of the Government of Georgia;
  • facilitate the establishment of an effective institutional mechanism within the Enterprise Georgia for mainstreaming gender into its programmes, policies, practices and communication interventions of the entity as well as for supporting Enterprise Georgia in delivering on its national and international gender equality and women’s economic empowerment commitments;
  • mainstream gender in the entity’s all relevant policies’, programmes’ and action plans’ implementation, monitoring, and evaluation processes (as relevant);
  • ensure entity’s active engagement in the implementation of national gender equality and women’s empowerment policies (Action Plans) as well as in the work of the Inter-agency Commission on Gender Equality Violence against Women and Domestic Violence;
  • support capacity development interventions of the Enterprise Georgia staff in the areas of gender equality, women’s rights and women’s economic empowerment issues;
  • support Enterprise Georgia in setting up sex-disaggregated data collection and analysis system;
  • support the entity in operationalizing the sexual harassment complaints mechanism and raising awareness of staff;  
  • establish effective cooperation and communication mechanisms with all the relevant departments of Enterprise Georgia, but also other structures of the Ministry of Economy and sustainable Development and other relevant ministries;
  • establish effective cooperation and communication mechanisms with non-governmental organizations, especially organizations working on women’s rights in Tbilisi and in regions of Georgia;
  • actively participate in generating data on the situation (needs and priorities) of women entrepreneurs in Georgia;
  • mainstream gender in the work of regional branches/hubs of Enterprise Georgia (when established);
  • supporting communications department in promoting women’s entrepreneurship through Enterprise Georgia’s outreach and communication interventions, including but not limited to promotion of female entrepreneur role-models;
  • organize regular outreach meetings in the regions to inform grassroots women and women entrepreneurs on Enterprise Georgia’s funding opportunities;
  • Perform other relevant duties as required.


Competencies

Core values:

  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
  • Respect for Diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and promote ethics and integrity by creating organizational precedents
  • Organizational Awareness: Build support for the organization and ensure political acumen
  • Work in teams: Build and promote effective teams. Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communication and Information Sharing: Create and promote an environment for open and effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to contribute to the formulation, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects
  • Ability to build strong relationships with partners, focus on impact and results for the partners and respond positively to feedback
  • Basic financial and budgeting skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • General knowledge of RBM tools
  • Strong knowledge of local country context
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Strong IT Skills

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-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

 


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Background: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender/women's studies, international development, economics, law or a related field;

Relevant work experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of relevant work experience in development programme/project implementation, research, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building
  • At least three years of work experience on women’s issues. Experience of work on women’s economic empowerment issues will be an asset
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, CSOs and/or donors is an asset

Languages:

  • Fluency in English and Georgian

Application submission package:

 

The application consisting of a CV, cover letter, and P11 form, for the position of Project Analyst/Gender Adviser on the level of SB4-Min (60%) must be in English, and submitted electronically through the website: http://jobs.undp.org/

Please, group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

 


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.

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