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Human Rights Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months with a possibility of extension|
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.
In Ukraine UN Women works with the government, parliament and civil society to advance gender equality through the implementation of the national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights. The work of UN Women Ukraine is guided by the following strategic goals: elimination of violence against women and girls; implementation of the women, peace and security agenda; and gender responsive governance. UN Women collaborates closely with the UN Country Team to integrate women’s rights and gender equality in all spheres of the UN’s work in Ukraine.
The project “Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through Decentralisation Reform of Ukraine” goal is to achieve transformative results for gender equality and women’s empowerment through decentralisation reform in Ukraine. The project will provide policy, technical and capacity-building support to the national mechanism on gender equality and the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, to strengthen the implementation of the national government policy commitments and programs that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment at national, oblast and local levels. The project will support diverse women’s groups and civil society organisations to enhance their equitable participation in decision-making about decentralized governance and service delivery and to demand accountability for gender equality commitments. The project will contribute to development of favourable social norms, attitudes and behaviours to address the root causes of discrimination. The project has a strong focus on human rights and builds on the principles of the UN Human Rights-based Approach.
Reporting to Programme Specialist, P3, the Human Rights Specialist contributes to the effective implementation of project by providing substantive inputs related to human rights to project design, formulation, implementation and evaluation. S/he guides and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programmes from human rights-based approach perspective by monitoring results achieved during implementation of the UN Country Strategy and ensuring appropriate application of the human rights-based approach and provides advice on enhancements if necessary. She/he works in close collaboration with the project team, programme and operations teams, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Impact of results:
The key results of this post directly impact on the ability of UN Women to effectively promote the human rights by applying the human rights- based approach through the implementation of the UN Women programme portfolio in the country. This impact should lead to enhancing the visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s human rights and empowerment in the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
1. Programme Development and Management
2.Technical support in integration of human rights strategies into programming:
3. Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management
MEASURABLE OUTPUTS OF THE WORK ASSIGNMENT:
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS FOR EVALUATION OF RESULTS:
Required Skills and Experience
The UN Women Ukraine is committed to workforce diversity. Women and men with disabilities, other ethnic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, IDPs, refugees legally entitled to work in Ukraine, are particularly encouraged to apply.
UN Women Personal History Form (P11) must be completed and attached as part of the online application - https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558