Programme Specialist: Humanitarian and Protection at UN Women, Suva, Fiji

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Deadline: 12 April 2019

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist: Humanitarian and Protection in Suva, Fiji. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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Key Job Responsibilities

The Programme Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Lead the inter-agency coordination:
    • Lead UN Women’s role in the regional Pacific Humanitarian Protection Cluster (PHPC), and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in emergencies sub-cluster/ additional sub-clusters as required.
    • Ensure the effective co-lead of the Fiji Safety and Protection Cluster, led by the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.
  • Oversee humanitarian response and provide technical assistance and planning support:
    • Lead the Fiji Multi-country office response during humanitarian response periods through the provision of information, development of office and programmatic response planning in conjunction with programme leads, ensure intra-office coordination and preparedness.
    • Develop appropriate mechanisms for beneficiary feedback and complaints mechanisms.
    • Deliver training to humanitarian actors and other organisations on gender and protection in humanitarian action and gender-based violence in emergencies, as needed.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of humanitarian and resilience programming:
    • Oversee the implementation of the Fiji MCO’s portfolio of humanitarian and resilience programming including the Gender Inequality of Risk programme in Solomon Islands (partnership with UNISDR and IFRC) and the Women’s Peace and Humanitarian Fund grants programme.
    • Provide substantive technical and policy support to field office and MCO programme teams in developing and strengthening humanitarian programmes and humanitarian components of development programmes.
  • Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/international actors and development partners and lead on resource mobilization initiatives:
    • Build and maintain alliances and strategic partnerships for the advancement of humanitarian action.
    • Build and maintain close liaisons with relevant donors and other actors supporting efforts towards humanitarian action and resilience programming.
  • Provide advocacy, communication and knowledge building support:
    • During emergency response, develop and implement communication and advocacy messages and strategies on key gender and protection concerns.
    • Develop information, education and communication (IEC) materials, press releases, situation reports, alerts and contribute gender and protection-related inputs to documents prepared by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
  • Oversee work of team:
    • Manage budget; and operations of team.
    • Finalize financial reports in accordance with UN Women procedures as necessary.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in human rights, gender, international relations, international development, international law or other social science fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 7 years progressively responsible experience in designing and managing humanitarian programmes in diverse cultural settings, with a particular focus on gender and protection in emergencies and/or gender and resilience.
  • Substantive and technical experience in inter-agency coordination, preferably protection cluster coordination, and/or ProCap/GenCap in a natural disaster setting.
  • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing.
  • Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field.
  • Experience working with the UN is an asset; and
  • Experience working in the Pacific region is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

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