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Programme Officer, Women in Leadership and Governance (L&G), including Women in Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One 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.
In 2018, UN Women Moldova Country Office started to implement its new Strategic Note (SN) for 2018-2022, which is aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022 and the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women. Under its current SN, UN Women cooperates closely with the government, civil society, academia, private sector and the media to advance social, economic and political rights and opportunities for women and girls, placing special focus on those from marginalized, excluded and under-represented groups. These include rural women, Romani women, women with disabilities, women living with or affected by HIV, women survivors of violence, women migrants, young women, elderly women and others. UN Women’s operation in Moldova focuses on bringing about concrete change in the lives of women and the society towards the long-term impact of achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the country. Specifically, the SN 2018-2022 advances progress under the following three Impact Areas (IA): IA1: More women fully participate and lead in gender responsive governance processes and institutions, including in the security sector, IA2: Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy, IA3: Public authorities, institutions and communities prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services. Towards these Impact Areas, UN Women works with variety of national and international partners to challenge gender-based stereotypes and towards the creation of an environment, whereby women act as key agents of change towards greater equality and development, in partnership with men and boys.
Under the Impact area on advancing women’s leadership and participation, UN Women contributes to the realization of the Outcome: More women fully participate and lead in gender responsive governance processes and institutions which is planned to be implemented via three inter-connected outputs: Output 1. National institutions have capacities to analyze and improve legislation, policies and budgets to fulfill gender equality commitments; Output 2. A new generation of women from diverse groups have skills, knowledge and support networks for civic and political activism and Output 3. Elected and appointed women have skills and knowledge to promote gender sensitive governance, in alliance with men. This work builds and expands on the achievements and lessons learnt of the joint programme “Enhancing Women’s Political Representation through improved capacity and enhanced support in Moldova” (Women in Politics Programme), implemented by UN Women and UNDP in partnership with the East Europe Foundation (EEF) and the Centre for Partnership Development (CPD) in the period 2014-2017. Under this Impact Area, UN Women Moldova also takes forward and upscales the programmatic work on advancing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda in the Republic Moldova, initiated in 2015.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to Programme Analyst on Women in Leadership and Governance (L&G) – Impact Area 1, the Programme Officer provides programme support to the effective management of UN Women programmes in the Country Office in the area of women in leadership, including women in peace and security, by contributing in the programme design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he supports the delivery of UN Women programmes by analyzing results achieved during implementation and supporting appropriate application of systems and procedures. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
1. Programme Implementation and Technical Support
2. Capacity development support to programme staff and partners
3. Building strategic partnership
4. Advocacy, knowledge building and communication:
Key Performance Indicators
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
The United Nations in Moldova is committed to workforce diversity. Women, persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, as well as refugees and other non-citizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, are particularly encouraged to apply
This is a local position; therefore only citizens of the Republic of Moldova are eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted on line and include fully completed UN Women Personal History Form as attachment instead of CV/resume.
Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.
The system will only allow one attachment, hence all supporting document e.g. P11, CV and Cover letter must be scanned as one attachment. Only qualified, shortlisted candidates will be contacted for test and interview.
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.
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.