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Programme Officer on EVAW (Open to Moldova Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Aug-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|
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.
UN Women’s presence in the Republic of Moldova has evolved from being a project-based office in 2007 to a Country Office with full delegated authority as of 2015. Currently, UN Women Moldova Country Office is implementing its 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. The SN 2018-2022 aims at advancing progress under the following three Impact Areas (IA): IA1: More women from diverse groups fully participate and lead in governance processes and institutions, 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.
Under the impact on preventing violence against women and girls and delivery of quality essential services, UN Women will contribute to the realization of the Outcome: Parliament and Government adopt and implement laws, policies and strategies to prevent violence against women and girls and deliver quality essential services, which is planned to be implemented via three inter-connected outputs: Output 1: Public institutions have capacities to apply international norms and standards in developing and implementing laws, policies and services towards eliminating VAW, Output 2: Target communities and institutions, including in the field of education, have knowledge and tools to combat stereotypes and gender discrimination and advance favorable social norms that prevent VAW and Output 3: Women and girls, especially from excluded groups, have knowledge and skills to exercise their rights to essential services.
Programme Officer on EVAW, among other responsibilities, will coordinate activities related to the “EU4Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence" programme, funded by European Union, implemented jointly by UN Women and UNFPA. The programme is implemented in six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The Programme Officer on EVAW will be responsible for coordinating the UN Women project interventions in the Republic of Moldova in close collaboration with UNFPA Country Office.
The regional project aims to strengthen equal rights and opportunities for women and men through shifting social perceptions, gender stereotypes, and men’s participation in caretaking. The specific objectives are threefold: 1. Shifting societal perceptions around gender stereotypes and patriarchal norms which limit women's rights; 2. Men's involvement in the care taking of their children and participation in fathers programmes have increased; 3. Social workers (mediators) and CSOs have increased knowledge and tools on how to conduct evidence-based violence prevention programmes targeting perpetrators of domestic violence.
The programme is aimed at achieving the following outputs: 1) Increased awareness of country-specific norms and stereotypes: the public is more aware of rights to reduce the impact of stereotypes and change the roles of men; 2) Actions taken and behaviours changed in key areas by targeted audiences and decision-makers to improve equality of opportunities and realization of women’s rights, including their employment opportunities and women; 3) Targeted citizens, governments, medical providers and professionals are aware of the benefits of involving men in prenatal check-ups and in fathers’ groups, and put the new skills to use; 4) Men are engaged in prenatal services and Papa groups in order to involve them in their caretaking responsibilities, and advocate for gender transformative approaches related to parental leave; 5) Evidence-based violence prevention programmes for perpetrators used in EU Member States and other prevention programmes for perpetrators are being piloted.
UN Women is therefore looking for a Programme Officer on Ending Violence Against Women, who will contribute to the effective and efficient implementation of UN Women Country Office interventions in EVAW area and will be responsible for implementation of the UN Women component of the joint UN Women-UNFPA regional programme “EU4Gender Equality: Together against gender stereotypes and gender-based violence" , while ensuring close collaboration and coordination with UNFPA Country Office and full engagement of Programme Manager at EECA region level. The Programme Officer should ensure alignment of the project activities with UN Women strategic work at national level and donor requirements as per signed agreement(s).
Programme Officer on EVAW will work with government bodies, civil society organizations, direct beneficiaries to promote social change and address the underlying structural gender barriers and norms, with particular emphasis on changing gender-stereotyped behavior, strengthening men’s involvement in parenting and reducing the number of victims of violence through targeted violence prevention interventions with perpetrators and also targeting policies related to family, such as parental leave regulation.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Programme Implementation and Technical Support:
2. Capacity development to programme staff and partners:
3. Facilitate EVAW into all programme components and activities:
4. Building strategic partnerships
5. 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
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.