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Knowledge Management and Research Officer: Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts (Open to Moldova Nationals Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Chisinau, MOLDOVA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year, renewable|
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.
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 work of UN Women in Moldova is guided by its new Country Strategic Note for 2018-2022, aligned with the Republic of Moldova–United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018–2022, the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women for 2018-2021, the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2017-2021 (NSGE), the National Strategy for Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence for the Period 2018-2023, and aims to contribute to the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Strategic Note focuses on three main areas: 1/strengthening women’s participation in politics and decision making, 2/economic empowerment of women and 3/ending violence against women and girls. To achieve progress under these areas, UN Women works with variety of national and international partners and as part of different national and regional initiatives.
Starting January 2020, UN Women implements in Moldova a EU-funded Project “Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts (EVA)”. The project contributes to the consolidation and fortification of gender mainstreaming at the local level, in line with the provisions of the National Strategy to Ensure Equality between women and men in the Republic of Moldova for the years 2017-2021. The intervention tackles domestic violence against women and children, particularly on improving the capacity and assessment tools of multi-disciplinary specialist response and services, including sexual forms of violence in domestic violence, as this area has not yet been covered by any action or donor.
The project is aimed at achieving the following results: Gender equality is promoted and mainstreamed in local policymaking and decision making and victims of domestic, including sexual, violence have greater access to effective survivor-focused multi-disciplinary services and violence prevention is piloted in local schools and communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall leadership of the Country Representative, and guidance and supervision of the Programme Manager, the Knowledge Management and Research Officer contributes to the effective and efficient implementation of the Project “Strengthened Gender Action in Cahul and Ungheni districts”. The incumbent applies and promotes the principles of results-based management (RBM), as well as a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations.
The Knowledge Management and Research Officer works in close collaboration UN Women Programme Analyst and Coordinators and the Team of the Programme Implementing Unit, as well as other project teams in the Country Office (CO) for effective achievement of results, anticipating and resolving complex project-related issues and information delivery.
The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UN Women programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems. He/She will contribute to implementation of the provisions of the UN Women Knowledge management strategy 2018-2021.
Summary of Key Functions:
The Knowledge Management and Research Officer, under the supervision and guidance of the Programme Manager and in close cooperation with Programme officers, will be responsible for managing the successful implementation of knowledge management and research activities of the project.
The incumbent will ensure the provision of development services and products (commensurate with the scope of the project) of the highest quality and standards to national counterparts and clients. The Officer is expected to strengthen knowledge production and analysis in the EVA project; ensure internal and external knowledge sharing; streamline knowledge management activities in annual work plans and operation of the EVA project and significantly participate in the project monitoring, evaluation, reporting and data collection. He/She is expected to document and develop knowledge products, innovative practices and lessons-learnt documents of the implementation of EVA project and contribute to the exchange within UN Women and with partners.
Specifically, the Officer will perform the following functions:
Knowledge building and research
Knowledge management and knowledge sharing
Monitoring and evaluation
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
Experience and skills:
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.