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UN Women: Programme Associate
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES|
|Application Deadline :||10-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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’s flagship programme on Stimulating equal opportunities for women entrepreneurs aims to support women entrepreneurs to grow their businesses by: (1) creating demand for their products and services from the public and private sector (e.g. through affirmative policies and practices); (2) developing their capacities, knowledge and skills and access to markets information; (3) supporting financial institutions to be more gender-responsive. The programme will engage UN Women’s broad spectrum of partners, including governments, UN system entities, civil society, large corporations, business associations, women entrepreneurs and women-owned and women-led micro-, small- and medium-size enterprises. The programme is being implemented in South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.
UN Women will leverage the following platforms to host and disseminate capacity development materials:
WeLearn, in its prototype phase, is the global learning community that will offer experiential, personalized and learning curricula to support women’s full participation in the economy. WeLearn will focus on equipping women with the skills needed for the jobs of the future (entrepreneurship and employment), including 21st century skills. It will provide access to customized, skills-based learning paths, a supportive community of learners and change-makers, and connections to real-world learning and employment opportunities that will empower women and girls and build a more gender inclusive society.
The Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) offer a holistic framework to ensure the business practices create an enabling environment for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment (WEE). The WEPs emphasize gender equality at workplace, marketplace and community, and women’s economic empowerment as a priority in global value chains.
EmpowerWomen.org is the global movement for women’s economic empowerment. It engages gender equality advocates and empowers women to achieve their full economic potential in more than 190 countries. Empower Women equips over a million women and men with resources, opportunities and a global platform to become change-makers and leaders in their communities.
Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit The signature activity of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) project is the Biennial Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit. Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit was held in 2017 to kick off the flagship and will be held again in 2019. Leading up to the Summit, focused trainings and workshop will be offered to both companies, as buyers, and women-owned businesses, as suppliers, to expand the knowledge based on gender-responsive procurement in the region.
Under the direct daily supervision of the Programme Specialist, Women’s Entrepreneurship and Gender-Responsive Procurement, the Programme Associate is responsible for the finance, administrative and programmatic support for effective implementation of this flagship programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide administrative support to the financial management of the flagship programme:
Provide administrative support to the programme team and activities:
Provide programmatic support to the team:
Key Performance Indicators:
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
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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.