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Programme Specialist, Women Leadership & Participation/ Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bujumbura, BURUNDI|
|Application Deadline :||31-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months|
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.
By placing the rights of women at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the efforts of the United Nations system to ensure that commitments to gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into actions around the world. It provides strong and consistent leadership in support of member states' priorities and efforts, by establishing effective partnerships with civil society and other stakeholders.
UN Women Burundi's Strategic Note 2019-2023 aligns with UN Women's Global Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the National Development Plan 2018-2027, the National Gender Policy (PNG) and UNSC Resolution 1325 action plans for 2017-2021, UNDAF (2019-2023) and the United Nations Resilience Framework. It captures the triple mandate of UN WOMEN (Normative, Coordination and Programmatic) aimed at supporting government and partners to achieve lasting results for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, building on its comparative advantages.
The strategic note prioritizes three outcomes: i) An environment for the implementation of WPS commitment is enabled in Burundi through the participation and influence of key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders’t; ii Women, including those in refugees/ IDPS camps and other vulnerable situations, experience enhanced safety, security, physical and mental health, and their human rights respected in conformity with ratified regional and international instruments’; iii) Women and girls participate in and benefit from socio-economic recovery opportunities in the context of peace and resilience-building’.
Hence, UN Women Burundi is structured in three main components: (1) Women Leadership & Participation, Peace and Security (WPS); (2) End of Violence Against Women and Girls/Human Rights and (3) Women Economic Empowerment (WEE).
Reporting to National Programme Coordinator, the Programme Specialist is responsible for coordinating the Women Leadership and Participation, portfolio which includes coordinating relationships with national partners and stakeholders for enhanced Peace and Security results, the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Coordinate the Women Leadership and Participation (Peace and Security) Programme Portfolios
2.Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders
3.Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the Women Leadership and Participation Programme/Portfolios for effective Peace and Security
4.Manage financial resources and supervise staff
5.Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
6.Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
7.Perform other tasks as requested by the supervisor and or senior management.
Required Skills and Experience