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UN Women: Lake Chad Basin Women Resilience (LCB) Programme Manager
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||19-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women is committed to the achievement of equality between women, men, boys and girls as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. In September 2019, UN Women established its Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action Section to consolidate its advocacy, coordination and capacity development role for the integration of gender equality across peace security and humanitarian action. The Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action Section of the Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division supports UN Women to fulfill its coordination mandate in the areas of peace and security and humanitarian action. It supports the UN system in its efforts to promote improved implementation, and monitoring and reporting of global commitments on the integration of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, including as set out in World Humanitarian Summit’s Agenda for Humanity and all other related normative and accountability frameworks established by the UN system. The Humanitarian Action Unit with teams in Geneva and New York is addressing, humanitarian norms and standards, coordination, accountability, humanitarian crisis response and country support for prevention, preparedness and resilience.
The Lake Chad Basin (LCB) humanitarian emergency is amongst the most severe in the world and requires urgent and innovative interventions along the Humanitarian Development Peace (HDP) nexus due to the complexity of the crisis. The affected countries around Lake Chad, particularly Cameroon and Nigeria – have experienced unprecedented effects of multiple ongoing crises. These include the effects of climate change, violent attacks and human rights abuses by Boko Haram (BH), which have caused; hunger and malnutrition, loss of livelihoods, destruction of property, the disruption of government institutions, medical and educational facilities, as well as the unprecedented displacement of more than 2.5 million people in the region.
Given the context in the region, urgent, targeted, life-saving, sustainable and gender-responsive humanitarian assistance and programmatic interventions in support of women’s resilience, in line with the HDP nexus, are critical to address immediate needs and enable women and girls in the LCB region to be prepared to withstand crises, recover from their impact, and increase resilience to future crises.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action, the team is implementing and coordinating the project, UN Women’s global project ‘Promoting women’s resilience in the Lake Chad Basin Region’ 2020/2022 funded by the Government of Japan focuses on two key outcomes:
Outcome 1: Crisis affected women and girls are prepared to withstand crises, recover from these and increase their resilience to future crisis.
Outcome 2: Prevention, preparedness and recovery systems, plans and tools are gender-responsive and inclusive through enhancing women’s leadership, and decision-making, and building the capacity of women leaders and key stakeholders.
The overall goal of UN Women’s project is to ensure that women and girls lead, participate in, and are empowered by and benefit from humanitarian response and recovery and resilience building efforts by meeting specific needs of women and girls as well as mainstreaming gender into humanitarian actions and resilience building.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action (WPSHA) and with matrix reporting to the DRR & Resilience Programme Specialist and the humanitarian specialist, the LCB Programme Manager is responsible for the management and substantive coordination of the LCB Global Programme. From the WPSHA section based in Geneva, the Programme Manager will work closely with Country Project Managers in selected countries and the regional manager. The Programme Manager will be responsible for day-to-day management, implementation and effectiveness of the LCB Programme. In particular, he/she is responsible for the monitoring and review of the programme portfolio, workplans and budget, for preparing reports as required by donor and UN Women management, and to mobilize resources as needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the coordination of the LCB programme:
Provide technical guidance and capacity development support:
Manage the implementation of programme/ project activities:
Lead and organize project board meetings and prepare necessary documents, agenda, presentation and other required materials:
Support inter-agency coordination and collaboration in support of UN Women’s work and advocacy at global level on issues related to DRR, Humanitarian Action and Crisis Response:
Support development of new partnerships and resource mobilization initiatives in support of UN Women’s humanitarian and DRR work under the broader umbrella of promoting women’s resilience:
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication:
Organize global events and contribute to regional events to enable knowledge sharing among HQ, RO and COs to enable exchange of experiences and practices on gender responsive humanitarian action, DRR and resilience:
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: 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
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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.
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