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Consultant - Coordination and Communication Support- Home and office based
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
|Application Deadline :||12-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 14h 47m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months subject to renewal as needed|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months subject to renewal as needed|
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.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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.
Empowering women in the economy and closing gender gaps are key to achieve the sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 5 on gender equality, and Goal 8 on promoting full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Economic empowerment is one of the priority areas of UN Women. UN Women works with Governments and multilateral partners to promote women’s economic empowerment and increase their access to economic opportunities, especially for those who are most excluded. The flagship programme contributes towards outcome 3 of UN Women’s strategic plan: women have income security, decent work, and economic autonomy through contributions to see that more women own, launch, and manage small, medium and large enterprises.
UN Women launched the Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI) on stimulating equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs in July 2018. The programme is implemented in UAE, as well as in South Africa and at a global level from UN Women’s headquarters. It is funded by NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, a semi-governmental entity in Sharjah, UAE and is implemented under the supervision of the UN Women Liaison Office (LO) for the GCC.
The FPI was designed as a three-year research, capacity building, and advocacy programme to support women entrepreneurs through promoting Gender-Responsive Procurement (GRP) in the public and private sector, supporting women entrepreneurs to access these opportunities and to strengthen their access to finance. The programme takes forward the findings of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment (WEE) which highlighted the benefits of inclusive procurement from women-owned businesses (WOBs).
The programme aims to foster WEE through entrepreneurship. The theory of change is that if organizations make concerted efforts to procure from WOBs and engage in gender-responsive supply chain and investment practices and if women business owners’ capacity to access finance and skills development is strengthened, then women will have access to a more equal share of the market and will be able to seize these new market opportunities to increase their sales, leading to their higher incomes and expansion of operations, thus creating jobs.
Reporting to the Director of the UAE Liaison Office for the GCC, the Consultant will work in close collaboration with the FPI team in the UAE by contributing to the programme coordination and communication requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant is expected to undertake the following:
Payment will be disbursed upon submission of approved monthly progress report that contain follow-up on tasks and responsibilities mentioned in the TOR.
The selected applicant will work remotely given the current restrictions in the UAE. The selected candidate may be required to continue the assignment in-person when it is feasible. No international travel needs are anticipated. For local business travel requirements for meetings and events across the emirates and if any international travel emerges, the UN Women LO for the GCC will organize the logistics of the travel including providing daily substance allowance and terminal fees as per UN Women travel policies.
Innovation and marketing of new approaches:
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of application:
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application by the deadline indicated in the post by submitting the following: