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Programme Coordinator, Pacific Partnership (Open to Vanuatu Nationals ONLY)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Port Vila, VANUATU|
|Application Deadline :||10-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One (1) year|
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.
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 scope of work of the Programme Coordinator requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and violence against women and girls, to translate UN Women's strategic plans into effective programmes and results.
The UN Women Pacific Multi-Country Office (MCO) is based in Suva, Fiji and works alongside the 19 other UN agencies in the region and in 14 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Under its Strategic Note 2018-2022, UN Women Fiji MCO focuses on delivering on four interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:
Ending Violence Against Women and Girls / EVAWG In the Pacific
The Pacific has some of the world’s highest reported rates of violence against women, with studies showing that up to 68% of women are affected. To respond to the rates of violence in the Pacific, UN Women has developed a comprehensive EVAW programme which takes a transformative approach to prevent violence against women and girls at multiple levels (regional, national and community), and to ensure survivors have access to quality response services.
UN Women’s EVAW programme is primarily implemented under the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (hereafter referred to as ‘Pacific Partnership’). The Pacific Partnership is a 4.5-year programme that brings together governments, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors. The EUR22.7million programme is funded primarily by the European Union (EUR12.7m) with targeted support from the governments of Australia (EUR6.2m) and New Zealand (EUR3.2m) and cost-sharing with UN Women (EUR0.6m).
The Pacific Partnership is implemented through three coordinating agencies – the Pacific Community (SPC) Regional Resources and Rights Team (RRRT), UN Women and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat. The Pacific Partnership is funded primarily by the European Union (EU) with targeted support from the governments of Australia and New Zealand.
In Vanuatu, the Government of New Zealand has allocated approximately USD $2,738,880 to UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office and approximately USD $920,000 to the Vanuatu Department of Women Affairs (DWA) as part of an integrated investment under the Pacific Partnership to strengthen a holistic, transformational and multi-sectoral approach to preventing and responding to violence against women and girls.
The overall goal of the Pacific Partnership programme regionally, and in Vanuatu, is to bring together governments, civil society organisations, communities and other partners to promote gender equality, prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG), and increase access to quality response services for survivors. The three key outcome areas of (a) advancing favorable social norms, attitudes and behaviors promoted at the individual and community levels to prevent VAWG; (b) ensuring that women and girls who experience violence have access to quality essential services (health, social service, police and justice) to recover from violence; and (c); laws, policies and strategies are adopted and implemented in-line with international standards and informed by voices of women survivors in order to prevent and respond to all forms of VAWG, are foundational, inter-related, and structured to progress social change and eliminate violence against women and girls.
The programme’s main partners are the Department of Women Affairs (DWA), Vanuatu Women’s Centre (VWC) and the Vanuatu Christian Council (VCC) who will work together towards the overall objective of preventing VAWG and promoting gender equality. This only will be achieved by challenging negative social norms and practices through innovative approaches to prevention through faith, sports and communities; enhancing awareness and practice of respectful relationships and gender equality among women, men, girls and boys; and increasing access to essential services for survivors of VAWG; and strengthening the capacity of the DWA to lead on overall national efforts to addressing VAWG.
Under the overall supervision of the EVAWG Technical Specialist, the Programme Coordinator, Pacific Partnership is expected to support the implementation and coordination of the Vanuatu Country Programme, Pacific Partnership in close collaboration with programme partners, including but not limited to: Department of Women’s Affairs, Vanuatu Women’s Centre, Vanuatu Christian Council, and others.
Reporting to the Technical Specialist Programme, EVAWG, the Programme Coordinator, Pacific Partnership is responsible for coordinating the delivery of Pacific Partnership Country Plan for Vanuatu as well as providing administrative and operational support for successful implementation. It has an important role to play in ensuring that activities captured under the Pacific Partnership are implemented in a timely manner and continue to enjoy full ownership and buy-in by all Government and CSO partners. Key responsibilities including supporting planning and coordination; supporting implementation of activities; coordination and planning and supporting monitoring and evaluation.
The Programme Coordinator, Pacific Partnership will work closely with other UN EVAWG programmes in Vanuatu, including the Spotlight programme as well as activities being delivered through the Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development programme and with national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the overall coordination of the EVAWG programme in Vanuatu which includes:
Provide technical support in monitoring and tracking of results against country level targets:
Provide advanced administrative and financial management support to the Pacific Partnership Programme in close collaboration with the MCO based Admin and Finance Team:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication on Pacific Partnership and impacts:
Other Programme Requests as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification: