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Gender Equality Specialist
|Location :||Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||14-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||1d 8h 55m|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-9|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One 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.
Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
If the successful individual is not already located at the duty station, UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements. Any official travel expected to be associated with performing the functions are also covered.
UNDP is contributing to the achievement of national development in Jordan. Our work is based on a number of national strategic development frameworks including the UNDP Strategic Plan, UNDP Gender Equality Strategy as well as the SDGs and Agenda 2030. At the national level, UNDP is guided by the Country Programme Document (CPD), which is based on an extensive UN Common Country Assessment (CCA) and the overall UN Sustainable Development Assistance Framework (UNSDAF).
The Central Team is a mixed skill-set team focused on building synergies, coherence and quality in programming and operations to allow for greater agility in its business model that can support high quality and timely delivery of projects to development partners, counterparts, and stakeholders. The unit ensures coherence across program deliveries, communication, monitoring and evaluation, financial reporting, and programmatic mainstreaming of the cross-cutting priorities of gender equality, youth, and innovation. The unit also leads the UNDP Gender Focal Team comprised of gender focal points from all office units and the implementation of the Gender Equality Seal, a corporate gender equality initiative promoting gender mainstreaming across programs and operations. In 2021, UNDP Jordan was awarded the Silver level of the Gender Equality Seal.
Within the Central Team, the Gender Equality Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative with second reporting line to the Resident Representative to lead the process of mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment as well as youth in the UNDP country office at all levels. The sections below specifically identify the scope of work.
The incumbent will report directly to the Deputy Resident Representative with second reporting line to the Resident Representative.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Coordination and technical gender mainstreaming
Mainstreaming of youth as a cross-cutting priority
Strategic policy advice
Communication, advocacy, and partnership building
Senior management support, business development, and programmatic quality assurance
UN CORE VALUES AND COMPETENCIES
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Communication:Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Required Skills and Experience