Project Analyst/Gender Mainstreaming Specialist to the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council, Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women)



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Location : Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Application Deadline :20-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :8d 15h 19m
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SB-4
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
10-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :12 months (with the possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment :10 May 2021 to 9 May 2022


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.


Background

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. UN Women in Georgia supports state and non-state partners towards the achievement of substantive gender equality in Georgia. In line with national and international commitments, UN Women works on the levels of policies and legislation, institutions and grassroots, in order to achieve transformative results for increased gender equality and greater protection of the rights of women and girls.

In September 2019 UN Women Georgia with the generous support of the Government of Norway launched a three-year project “Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG). The project responds directly to gender equality and gender mainstreaming commitments undertaken by the Government of Georgia at the international and national levels and aims to strengthen governance systems for gender equality in Georgia.

Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women have been identified as one of twelve critical areas of concern by the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women in September 1995. They play a central role in development, implementation and monitoring of state policies on gender equality and women’s empowerment and  supporting government-wide mainstreaming of gender equality perspective across all policy areas. Within the framework of the GG4GEG project, UN Women provides robust support to institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women at the national and local levels – the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council, the Inter-Agency Commission on Gender Equality, Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, the Public Defender’s Office and the municipality-level gender equality councils to institutionalize gender mainstreaming. In line with these efforts and to support the Parliamentary Council on Gender Equality – gender equality institutional mechanism at the legislative level – UN Women plans to recruit project analyst/gender mainstreaming specialist.


Duties and Responsibilities

The individual will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme Analyst and overall guidance of UN Women Georgia Country Representative and the Chair of the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council:

  • Work towards adoption of the national concept/strategy on gender equality and women’s empowerment by the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council;
  • Spearhead development and adoption of the legislative amendments to the Law of Georgia on Gender Equality;
  • Lobby for and provide substantial inputs towards the institutionalization of gender analysis and gender impact assessment (GIA) by the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council;
  • Contribute towards development of Parliamentary Thematic Inquires on gender equality and gender mainstreaming by the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council;
  • Plan and contribute to the implementation of capacity development interventions on gender equality and gender mainstreaming for the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council;
  • Provide inputs to relevant strategies, policy briefs, concept notes, reports and other documents as appropriate;
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with key stakeholders from government, development partners and civil society organizations;
  • Carry out thematic research and analysis as required;
  • Perform any other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Technical/Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical and research skills;
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment and its policy implications;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Strong knowledge and use of computer office tools and statistical software;
  • Proficiency in IT skills demonstrated;
  • Familiarity with results-based management and human rights-based programming will be an asset.

Behavioral Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment demonstrated;
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team;
  • Ability to approach work with energy, commitment and a positive, constructive attitude; Resourceful in finding solutions.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 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

Academic Background: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender/women's studies, international development, economics, public administration, law or a related field.

Relevant work experience:

  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience in programme/project implementation, research, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development and alike.
  • At least three years of experience working on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues.
  • Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies, CSOs and/or donors is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Georgian and English.

Management arrangements:

The individual will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women Programme Analyst and overall guidance of UN Women Georgia Country Representative and the Chair of the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council.

Application package for the position of Project Analyst/Gender Mainstreaming Specialist to the Parliamentary Gender Equality Council, Good Governance for Gender Equality in Georgia (GG4GEG) on SB4-Min level should consist of:

How to Submit the Application:

  • Download and complete the UN Women Personal History Form (P11)- https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558
  • Merge your UN Women Personal History Form (P11), CV and Motivation Letter into a single file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
  • Click on the Job Title (job vacancy announcement).
  • Click 'Apply Now' button, fill in necessary information on the first page, and then click 'Submit Application;'
  • Upload your application/single file as indicated above with the merged documents (underlined above).
  • You will receive an automatic response to your email confirming receipt of your application by the system.

Notes:

  • UN Women retains the right to contact references directly. Due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.



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