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Team Leader for UN Women Peace and Security portfolio (Maternity Replacement)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||7 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||7 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.
In Kenya, the UN Women Country Programme contributes to the development objectives of Kenya’s blueprint- the Vision 2030, the SDGs particularly, SDG 5 and is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) 2018-2022 as well as UN Women Global Strategic Plan. The Kenya Country Programme aims to achieve the following results: (i) Increased women’s leadership and participation in governance; (ii) Strengthened women’s economic empowerment; (iii) Increased protection of women against gender-based violence & access to justice for women; and (iv) Strengthened women’s leadership in peacebuilding and humanitarian response.
The Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction- (WPS/HA/DRR) programme in Kenya Country Office is conceived and anchored within the framework of the current country Strategic Note (2019-2022) and in line with UN Development Assistance Frameworks (2018-2022) and Kenya Vision 2030. UN Women supports the government to implement its Second-Generation National Action Plan for the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (UNSCR 1325), including localization, and to achieve targets of SDG 5 and 16. The programme embodies the “Leave No One Behind” principle, by ensuring the inclusion of women, youth and other marginalized groups in peace, security and humanitarian initiatives. The Programme focuses on two key areas; a) Development and implementation of gender-responsive policies and frameworks on peace and security and DRR, and b) Women and girls have access to DRR and humanitarian services.
UN Women is recruiting a national consultant- Team Leader for Women, Peace and Security; to support UN Women’s women, peace and security programming within the Kenya Country Office for a period of eight months.
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Deputy Country Director, the Team Leader for Women, Peace and Security exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with Senior Management, other Team Leads at UN Women Kenya, Operations Team, UN agencies, government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society, with the aim of successfully implementing the Women, Peace and Security (WPS), Humanitarian and Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) portfolio in the country office.
He/she will manage the country programme, including continued monitoring of the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security Component, lead the programme team within the Unit, providing strategic direction, planning, and identify new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF and UN Women Global and Kenya Country Strategy priorities and creative response to emerging challenges and opportunities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop programmes on Women’s Peace and Security, Humanitarian Action and DRR (WPS/HA/DRR) in Kenya
Manage the implementation and management of the WPS/HA/DRR programme
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
Manage the people and financial resources of the WPS/HA/DRR programme
Build Partnerships and Support in Developing Resource Mobilization Strategies
Contribute to Inter-Agency Coordination on WPS/HA/DRR to Achieve Coherence and Alignment of UN Women Programmes with Other Partners in Kenya
Manage Advocacy, Knowledge Building and Communication Efforts
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification: