- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
Planning and Coordination Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Port of Spain, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO|
|Application Deadline :||23-Oct-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 renewable|
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 MCO-Caribbean (MCO) covers 22 English and Dutch speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. The MCO maintains a physical presence in only two (2) countries but there remains high and consistent demand for the exercise of UN Women’s integrated mandate across the 22 countries and territories.
The programme focus for 2018 -2021 built on the strengths and lessons learned by focusing on the programme areas in which the MCO has a comparative advantage and which have demonstrated the most return on investment. The lynch pin of the programmatic focus is to use Caribbean government development priorities and UN Women’s strengths to demonstrate how gender equality and women’s empowerment tools and programmes are critical to achieving their development priorities. Within the context of the Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework (Caribbean UNDAF) the MCO seeks to address the development challenges and priorities through five main outcome areas:
Outcome 1: CARICOM Governments and civil society representatives have SIDS relevant and gender equality tools and skills to monitor and measure progress on global commitments under the normative framework (Data, Statistics, A2J, CEDAW, SDGs, Bejing+25).
Outcome 2.1: Women farmers in at least 2 CARICOM countries are empowered through secure access to productive resources and engagement in sustainable agriculture (Women Farmers).
Outcome 2.2: (SP OC 3) Increased economic opportunities and influence for Caribbean (specifically Jamaican) women in the private sector(Gender Responsive Private Sector).
Outcome 3: More communities, CSOs and state institutions in the Caribbean are better able to prevent all forms of violence against women and girls and to deliver quality essential services (GBV Prevention and Response).
Outcome 4: Caribbean women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable individual and community resilience and benefit equally from the development of gender responsive disaster risk reduction policies and disaster preparedness and responses(Climate Change and DRR).
Outcome 1 is implemented both sub-regionally and multi-country wide and outcomes 2.1, 2.2, 3 and 4 are implemented based on multi-country initiatives.
Reporting to the Country Representative, the Planning and Coordination Specialist will provide support to the Country Representative in strategic programme planning, normative framework reporting and implementation, inter-agency coordination, resource mobilization and partnership building, as well as advocacy and communication.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide support to the Country Representative in strategic planning for the Caribbean Multi Country Office:
Provide technical support to the Country Representative and Caribbean Multi Country Office on inter-agency coordination
Provide technical support and guidance to the development of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization efforts
Provide advocacy and communication support to the Caribbean Multi Country Office
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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.
UN Women 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 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.