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Project Assistant (Egyptians Nationals and Residents Only).
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||15-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 9h 54m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||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.
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 Centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts and builds effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Financial inclusion has been identified as a valuable tool in fostering women’s economic empowerment, increasing their capacity to face risk and unexpected expenses and participate in sustainable economic growth. The current environment in Egypt holds huge potential for women’s financial inclusion. Egypt’s National Women’s Empowerment Strategy 2030 and its accompanying pillar on Women’s Economic Empowerment lists women’s access to economic resources through increased access to financial services as an important objective. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) co-hosted the 9th Global Policy Forum of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), held in September 2017. In his opening speech, President H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi emphasized the high-level political commitment for financial inclusion in the country, especially for women. Financial inclusion has moved to the top of the development policy agenda and gained a great deal of traction. In September 2017, the CBE and the NCW signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together to foster women’s financial inclusion in Egypt, with the expansion of Savings Groups or ‘Village Savings and Loans Associations’ as one of the key objectives of the MOU. These developments pave the way for programs to create financial inclusion for all in Egypt, especially the rural women.
UN Women signed a 3-year agreement with the European Union Delegation in Egypt entitled “Women’s Empowerment and Financial and Economic Inclusion in Rural Egypt: COVID-19 Response” and with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Egypt entitled “Women’s Financial and Economic Inclusion in Rural Egypt”. The two agreements aim to advance women’s financial and economic inclusion in four governorates, namely Assiut, Sohag, Minya and Benisuef. The programme will utilize complementary approaches, including a) the formation and expansion of Savings Groups (SGs) utilizing digital financial services to increase women’s access to quality and affordable financial services such as savings and credit; and b) supporting SG-related women-led enterprises and/or women-led clusters through the provision of in-kind grants and non-financial services, including skills development, as well as their integration into value chains and markets.
Under the above programme, the NCW and UN Women have signed a Partnership Agreement, which is focused on large scale actions to be directly implemented by the National Council for Women, in alignment with a broader CBE/NCW Agreement recently signed on financial inclusion.
The Project Assistant will support and contribute to the implementation of the UN Women/National Council for Women Partnership Agreement and support with the administrative, financial, and operative tasks relating to the NCW/CBE agreement on women’s financial inclusion.
Under the overall supervision of the Programme Analyst based at the NCW and the day-to-day supervision of the National Council for Women, the Project Assistant has the responsibility for the support of the delivery of the outputs and activities agreed to under the UN Women/NCW Partnership Agreement on women’s financial inclusion, as per the agreed-upon workplan.
The Project Assistant post will be based at the National Council for Women (NCW).
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide administrative and logistical support:
2. Provide administrative financial management support:
3. Provide administrative planning, monitoring and reporting support:
Key Performance Indicators:
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