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Project Associate - (2) Positions
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Ankara, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||10-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year with possibility of extension|
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It 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.
1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems.
2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action.
Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments. UN Women collaborates with numerous partners – central and local level government authorities, civil society organizations, including women’s organizations and platforms, academia, private sector companies, other UN agencies. It commits itself to the Leaving No One Behind principle, by supporting targeted actions to remove the obstacles that marginalized and vulnerable groups of women face in accessing their rights and to promote them as agents of change.
In the area of preventing and combating violence against women and girls, including child early and forced marriages, UN Women is implementing a number of projects and initiatives, which focus on supporting local service providers and civil society organizations to apply the international standards and provisions, in particular as set in the Istanbul Convention and CEDAW to prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services. These interventions target both Turkish women and refugee women living in Turkey. Under this programmatic portfolio, UN Women works with targeted local authorities to support policy development, institutional capacity strengthening and dialogue and cooperation with civil society and community leaders, towards preventing and combating different forms of gender- based violence, including child early and forced marriages. UN Women also extensively partners with civil society organizations (CSOs), with a focus on support to capacity building and advocacy by women’s CSOs and CSOs representing the rights of the most marginalized women. Furthermore, UN Women is cooperating with partners to harness the power of sport as a driver for gender equality and a world free from gender-based violence. Through a unique partnership with Fenerbahçe Sports Club, UN Women aims to set an example globally by modelling a gender-responsive sports club.
Under the supervision of UN Women Turkey Programme Management Specialist, Programme Associate reports to the relevant Project Manager. Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. Programme Associate contributes to research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the Turkey Office and UN Women Regional Office as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes under the ending violence against women portfolio
2. Provide administrative support to the financial management of the Programme Unit
3. Provide administrative support to the Programme Unit
4. Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization
5. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Key Performance Indicators
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.