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Project Assistant - Spotlight Initiative regional programme for Central Asia and Afghanistan (Open to Nationals of Kazakhstan Only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Aalmaty, KAZAKHSTAN|
|Application Deadline :||26-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-2|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year with possible 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.
Funded by the European Union and managed from Kazakhstan (Almaty) in cooperation with all participating countries, the Spotlight Initiative (SI) regional programme for Central Asia will harness the collective expertise, experiences challenges and energy of gender equality advocates from the five Central Asian countries as well as Afghanistan. This will be done with the purpose of advancing legislative reform, policy dialogue and advocacy, technical assistance in adaptation of most effective measures to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and social norm changes necessary to prevent and respond to SGBV and harmful practices such as bride kidnapping, child, early and forced marriage.
Mobilizing the UN country teams (UNCTs) in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, as well as in partnership with Afghanistan, the SI seeks to fill a vital vacuum in the region. Namely, the absence of any Central Asian consensus around SGBV, and the absence of any institutional forum for such consensus to be generated.
Through collective thinking and collective advocacy, governments, parliamentarians, civil society, human rights and women’s activists, survivors as well as women from marginalized groups will develop Central Asia-specific models for legislative, policy and institutional reforms. These Central Asia-specific models will be grounded in the international norms and standards guiding work on SGBV, including the CEDAW, and the Council of Europe (CoE)’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – also known as the Istanbul Convention. In addition, the Models will reflect the importance of gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) methodologies – including costing – to ensure prevention and response to SGBV is robust.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the oversight and supervision of the Pillar 6 Project Officer, Pillars 1-3, 5 Project Officer, the Project Assistant provides support to the effective management of Pillars 1-3, 5, and 6 components managed by UN Women in the Spotlight Initiative regional programme by actively assisting the day-to-day implementation of activities. In this context, the Project Assistant provides logistical and administrative support to the project in compliance with the Programme Document and appropriate policies and procedures. The Project Assistant works in close collaboration with the other Project Assistants hired under the same project, the programme team as well as Programme and Operations Units.
The Project Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day implementation and operational support of project activities to ensure timely and efficient support to programme related activities.
Substantive Project Support:
Mission logistics and Workshop logistics:
Project documentation and filling:
Impact of Results
Specific impact should be achieved through smooth implementation of the Pillar 6 project activities and attainment of projects results as well as active dialogue and coordination with the national stakeholders and on project activities implemented.
The work of the programme will contribute to the implementation of SDG 5, SDG 3 and SDG 16 in particular. Through these processes, and in developing a region-wide Alliance, the SI Regional Programme for Central Asia and Afghanistan will support the strengthened knowledge and skills of partners to development and implement innovative and effective actions to eventually end SGBV.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf.
Required Skills and Experience