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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Gender Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
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.
About the Portfolio/Programme/Project:
The 2030 Agenda sets out a historic and unprecedented level of ambition to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by 2030” (SDG 5) as well as including 37 gender-related targets in 10 other SDGs. To successfully track the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, a robust and equally ambitious monitoring framework is essential to be established. Also, Significant investment in gender statistics is necessary to ensure that evidence-based policies are devised, the impacts of these policies are assessed and the accountability of policymakers and governments to deliver on these commitments is promoted. The demand for gender statistics has been increasingly recognized in Bangladesh as essential to monitor the progress of countries 7th Five Year Plan and SDGs. The National Women Development Policy and the 7th Five Year Plan prioritized the need of high quality data in a timely fashion by strengthen the capacity and scope of Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. The country has produced its National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) which needs to be implemented with greater effort by 2021. There are gaps in financing for the data collection and capacity constrains to generate gender statistics at the National Statistical Office, much of the available gender statistics are descriptive in nature, produced in a sporadic manner, without analytical information on the impact made by sectoral plans and programmes in terms of changing the conditions that cause gender inequality. Given financial as well as technical constraint the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics has taken initiatives to strengthen the institutional mechanism and established a gender cell at Statistical and Informatics Division.
With financial support from the Government of Australia UN Women Bangladesh Country Office is implementing the” Making Every Women and Girl Count” program aimed at Improving the availability, accessibility and use of quality gender statistics to inform policy, advocacy and accountability for delivering gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments in the SDGs, CEDAW, the Beijing Platform for Action and other national priorities.
The program has three objectives: (i) Promoting an enabling environment by putting in place a supportive and well-coordinated policy environment to ensure gender-responsive localization and effective monitoring of the SDGs; (ii) Increasing data production by removing technical barriers and constraints to ensure that quality, comparable and regular gender statistics are produced to monitor the implementation of national policies and meet reporting commitments under the SDGs; and (iii) Improving data accessibility by ensuring that the data produced are widely available and used effectively by different players with sufficient capacities to understand, analyse and use them to inform advocacy, research, policies and programmes and to monitor progress on the SDGs.
Under the framework of Support to the Government of Bangladesh, UN Women is partnering with the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies to implement this programme under three Phases. The first phase covered objectives on enabling environment for gender responsive localization and effective monitoring of SDGs and increasing data production. Under the current implementation phase will cover all three objectives including improving of data accessibility.
Reporting to the Country Representative, the Programme Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Gender Statistics:
Manage the implementation and management of the Gender Statistics programme:
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/project:
Manage the people and financial resources of the Gender Statistics programme:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Contribute to inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for Gender Statistics in Bangladesh:
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
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.