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|Location :||Tbilisi, GEORGIA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 Year|
UNWomen, 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 above is fulfilled through the triple mandate of the organization.
Summary of Country/Sub-regional context
Through the normative mandate we support the strengthening of global norms and standards. We also promote more effective coordination, coherence and gender mainstreaming across the UN system in support of commitments for gender equality and women’s empowerment; and as part of our operational mandate we support Member States to translate global norms and standards into legislation, policies and development plans at the regional, national and local levels.
UN Women’s presence in the Republic of Georgia has evolved from being a project-based office in 2007 (as UNIFEM) to a Country Office with full delegated authority as of 2015. Currently, UN Women Georgia Country Office is implementing its Strategic Note (SN) for 2018-2022. The SN 2018-2022 aims at advancing progress under the following three Impact Areas: 1. Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems, including in the security sector, 2. Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy, 3. All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence.
UN Women’s Strategic Note is fully aligned with the Republic of Georgia-United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018-2022 (PFSD, further as UNDAF) and the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women.
The PFSD/UNDAF is a medium-term strategic planning document that articulates the collective vision and response of the United Nations system to national development priorities and activities to be implemented in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Georgia and in close cooperation with international and national partners and civil society throughout the time period indicated. The strategic direction and the vision of the PFSD/UNDAF are fully aligned with national development priorities and aspirations. Four thematic areas have been selected for further pursuit: 1. Governance, human rights and gender equality; 2. Sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth; 3. Environmental sustainability and resilience; 4. Inclusive and equitable social development. In total four Result Group (RG) were established for coordination of the PFSD/UNDAF thematic areas. UN Women is part of three areas and is leading the RG 1 on Governance, human rights and gender equality as well as is part of other coordination thematic groups. UN Women leads and participates in groups such as: UN Gender Thematic Group (UN GTG), UN Youth group, UN Operations Management Team, UN Communication Group, UN Monitoring and Evaluation Group, as well as acts as board members of the joint programs and initiatives. UN Women is also actively engaging CSOs through various platforms, including through their engagement in Civil Society Advisory Group.
In line with the Strategic Note, UN Women continues supporting UN concerted efforts on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, supplemented by UN Women contributions on coordinating the work on GE and WHR, advancing women’s leadership and participation in decision making in public and private sectors, as well as in the security sectors, contributing to women’s access, especially from rural areas to productive resources and services, providing social protection to the most excluded groups of women such as Roma and disabled, leading UN agencies efforts for ending violence against women and girls. The Strategic Note implementation is supported by the Government of Sweden for the period 2016-2020, a unique funding modality that was successfully tested during 2016-2017 and extended for the period 2018-2020.
UN Women is planning to increase its normative and coordination support to Armenia & Azerbaijan through close cooperation with the UN Country Team, as well as by partnering with the National authorities and Civil Society Organizations. Government of Armenia & Azerbaijan expressed their commitment to implementing the Agenda for Sustainable Development and its gender equality targets. The countries have made significant commitments in this regards and as such, UN Women aims to further support the their commitment to fulfilling their international obligations.
Reporting to the Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia region, the Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Georgia Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women's Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects for Georgia CO; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment. In Armenia & Azerbaijan, the incumbent will work with the UN Country Team (UNCT) to support GEWE related normative and high-level advocacy work, as well as support the programmatic work. Similarly, the incumbent will also represent the RO Regional Office (RO) and cover high level engagement with the various stakeholders
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage the strategic country programme planning and development
2. Manage the Georgia Country Office
3. Represent UN Women in UN system coordination
4. Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies
5. Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies
6. Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building
7. Oversee the UN Women activities in Armenia & Azerbaijan
Key Performance Indicators
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice and interact with high level decision makers
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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