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Programme Associate, Spotlight Initiative (Open to Fijian Nationals ONLY)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||One (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 Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU), focusing on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The initiative places SDG 5 at the center of efforts (as well as SDG 16) with the aim to provide an enabling environment for the implementation of all goals. Spotlight provides a model for partnership with donors, civil society, and all UN partners, to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a comprehensive manner leveraging comparative expertise.
The Spotlight Initiative in the Pacific focuses on Intimate partner (physical, sexual and emotional) violence (IPV) to address the continuum of gender-based violence in the Pacific region. The Initiative aims at improving access to services, particularly for those most left behind and will build upon existing programmes, both at the country and regional level.
The Spotlight Pacific Regional Initiative builds on existing Pacific Islands Forum commitments as well as country specific commitments in Fiji, Republic of Marshal Islands and Solomon Islands to ending domestic and intimate partner violence The programme will focus on understanding the cost of violence through research, and improved planning and budget allocations to address violence and supporting CSO to advocating to governments to increase funding based on evidence and increasing the quality and availability of administrative data. The Spotlight Regional Pacific Initiative will support women’s movement building and civil society organisations through Pillar 6, a component of the initiative focused on building the capacity and engagement of CSOs. The recipient UN organizations are: IOM, UNCIEF, UNDP, UNFPA and UN Women.
Reporting to the National Programme Officer, Spotlight Initiative, the Programme Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Spotlight Team for effective implementation of UN Women’s programme, especially Pillar 6, by providing substantive inputs to the formulation of the initiatives and projects, their implementation and reporting and evaluation. This position also substantially liaises with civil society organisations, include local women’s organisations and women’s rights organisations, to support effective implementation of their programming.
The Programme Associate position guides and facilitates the delivery of the programme by monitoring results achieved during implementation and ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures consistent with UN Women and Spotlight rules and regulations and develops enhancements if necessary. He/she works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project staff in the Regional Spotlight programme and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.
The Programme Associate reports to the National Programme Officer, Spotlight Initiative based in Suva, and under the guidance of the Resident Coordinator and the Spotlight Programme Steering Committee and in close partnership with the Programme Coordination Committee.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide administrative support to the financial management of Pillar 6 of the UN Women Regional Spotlight Programme:
Provide administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes:
Provide administrative support to the UN Women components of Pillar 6 of the Regional Spotlight Initiative:
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.