UN Women is looking to hire a program coordinator against sexual & gender based violence to coordinate activities with the three UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO, and UNHCR) that are a part of the Joint Programme under Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) and with relevant team members at UN Women.
About UN Women
As the UN agency with the mandate to work on gender equality, UN Women is responsible for leading and coordinating United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world and at the country level. UN Women is also expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector, and other relevant actors.
In times of crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, women and girls face a higher risk of violence. Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in India remains a highly prevalent and protracted problem which not only affects the human rights of many women, girls, and another vulnerable group but remains a major public health and development challenges. COVID-19 outbreak has uncovered the existing inequalities in families and society in India and exacerbated the structural factors that contribute to SGBV in its different forms including domestic violence, intimate partner violence, violence against children, sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and at different sites- private pubic, work and online. The UN Secretary-General made an appeal to the leaders of the Member States to put ‘Women and Girls Safety first’ and center- stage gender-responsive measures in their plans to address the challenge of COVID-19, to build back a better and equal world. India was among 140 countries to endorse the Call.
In response to this urgent concern, UN Women, along with three other UN agencies – UNICEF, WHO, and UNHCR, initiated a joint program under the Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). The program has been envisioned to enhance the protection of women and girls from SGBV in the times of COVID-19, to be implemented in 3 States, focusing on the most vulnerable groups.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Implementation of program strategies under the Joint MPTF Programme (UN Women Component)
Management of the Joint MPTF Programme
Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy for the MPTF program activities and the EVAW programs
Provision of advisory services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management
Any other duties assigned by the supervisor
Support the management and provide technical support
Implementing processes and documentation
Coordination and maintaining a database of partners
Basic research and analysis
Research best practices and pose new, more effective ways of doing things
Support the preparation of information for advocacy
Respect for Diversity
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
Creative Problem Solving
Leading by Example
Good knowledge of program management
Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions
Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats
Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow
Strong financial and budgeting skills
Strong IT skills.
Education: Masters degree in social sciences, women’s human rights, international studies, law, or any other related discipline
Experience: 5 years of professional experience with programming, especially project design, implementation, management, and evaluation
Programming experience on human rights and violence against women would be an asset
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages
Experience in handling web-based management systems
Fluency in English and Hindi is required
Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset
Click here for detailed, official information about the role.
Application Information: Interested applicants should apply to the announcement through UNDP jobs site.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from here.
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
In case of difficulties/queries, please contact erecruit.helpdesk[at]undp.org
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