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National Programme Officer, 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-5|
|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 Initiative’s Pillar 6 component allocates dedicated funds for women’s rights groups and CSOs focused on strengthening the women’s movement in the region to end violence against women and girls. This allows Spotlight to directly fund women’s rights and grassroots organisations to reach the most marginalized groups of women and girls. This focus in the Pacific region builds on existing movement building efforts. The recipient UN organization for Pillar 6 is UN Women.
Reporting to the UN Women Regional Spotlight Technical Specialist and under the guidance of the Resident Coordinator and the Country Programme Steering Committee, the National Programme Officer is responsible for implementing the UN Women Pillar 6 Spotlight component which includes nurturing and coordinating relationships with a diversity of CSOs, local/grassroots women’s organizations, national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.
The National Programme Officer, Spotlight Initiative works in close collaboration with the Gender Coordinator, EVAWG team and the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the Spotlight Initiative and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office as required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Support the implementation and management of Pillar 6 of UN Women’s Spotlight Programme:
Lead technical assistance and capacity development to programme stakeholders with a focus on CSOs and local women’s organisations:
Undertake all monitoring and reporting on the Pillar 6 of UN Women’s Spotlight Programme:
Manage financial resources:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communications:
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.