- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
Project Coordinator - Refugee Response
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Ankara, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||29-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year with possibility of renewal|
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 leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides support to Member States’ efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
In line with UN Women Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021), and its Country Strategic Note (2019-2022) in Turkey, UN Women works towards three overarching goals: 1) Women lead, participate in, and benefit equally from governance systems; 2) All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence; 3) Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action. Towards these goals, UN Women implements programmes and projects that aim to advance gender equality, improve women’s access to opportunities, rights and services in political, social and economic life and combat gender stereotypes, discrimination and violence, as required by international and national legal and policy commitments.
The conflict in Syria has caused the largest humanitarian displacement crisis in the world, which has resulted in Turkey becoming the world’s largest host of refugees, with over 3.6 million registered Syrians of which 46% are women and girls. Despite the efforts by the Government of Turkey, civil society, and the international community in support of refugees, Syrian women and girls under temporary protection in Turkey continue to face numerous barriers in meeting their basic needs and in effectively participating in social, economic and public life. Existing risks, vulnerabilities and inequalities faced by women and girls have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under its Refugee Response Programme portfolio, UN Women in Turkey has been collaborating with the central government, local authorities, civil society organizations and other UN agencies to empower Syrian women and girls under temporary protection as well as other refugee women and vulnerable women from the host communities, and to improve their access to opportunities, rights and services, as required by international treaties and national legislation. The Refugee Response Programme (RRP) consists of several projects that have been implemented over the past years with funding from the European Union, Government of Japan and Government of Iceland. It prioritizes the most-at-risk women, focusing on their immediate needs and long-term resilience in selected host municipalities. The programme interventions have focused on women’s agency and leadership, and the various dimensions of women’s needs, through an integrated approach that combines a broad range of services, social cohesion and empowerment activities. In addition to programmatic interventions, as part of its coordination mandate, UN Women Turkey provides technical support to the inter-agency coordination mechanism of the Turkey Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis (3RP) to ensure a stronger gender perspective in the response, based on the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Gender Policy.
In 2021, building on the achievements and lessons learnt, UN Women will initiate a project ‘Strengthening the Socio-Economic Stabilization of Refugee and Host Community Women and Girls through Women’s Leadership in Gaziantep, Istanbul and Izmir.’ Implemented with funding from the Government of Japan, the project aims to increase and expand the role that women play and better serve them in humanitarian response and recovery efforts, adjusted to the emerging and urgent needs in COVID-19 context. The project will support refugee women and girls to have improved access to referral, psycho-social support, and counseling mechanisms as well as livelihoods opportunities. It will also support women’s leadership and organizations to enhance stability, resilience, and peaceful co-existence in their communities. UN Women will collaborate with diverse partners, including local authorities in Gaziantep, Istanbul and Izmir, civil society organizations, and women-led organizations for the implementation of this project and for ensuring the sustainability and replicability of the women-specific service delivery model through further capacity development.
Reporting to the Programme Management Specialist (NOD), the Project Coordinator exercises overall responsibility for the implementation of the Refugee Response Programme, including the project ‘Strengthening the Socio-Economic Stabilization of Refugee and Host Community Women and Girls through Women’s Leadership in Gaziantep, Istanbul and Izmir’ and its programmatic and financial delivery. S/he is responsible for developing and overseeing the implementation of annual plans, managing the project team, ensuring the production of quality progress and final reports, and managing risks and initiating corrective actions where necessary. The Project Coordinator works in close collaboration with the Operations and Programme teams of the Turkey Country Office, UN Women Regional Office and HQ staff as needed, the donor and all relevant national partners towards ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage the implementation of the project “Strengthening the Socio-Economic Stabilization of Refugee and Host Community Women and Girls through Women’s Leadership in Gaziantep, Istanbul and Izmir’ and coordinate the Refugee Response Programme
2. Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders
3. Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the Refugee Response Programme
4. Manage financial resources and supervise personnel.
5. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
6. Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
The application package for the Project Coordinator - Refugee Response position should consist of:
How to Submit the Application:
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.