Deadline: 14 July 2019
UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist, Women Make the Change in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Programme Specialist, Women Make the Change will provide overall programme oversight and policy advisory for Women Make Change which includes overseeing the monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators, monitoring WMC programme financial situation to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results.
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Key Job Responsibilities
The Programme Specialist, Women Make the Change will perform the following functions-
- Provide technical assistance and advisory support to the Department for Community Development and Religion;
- Provide high-level substantive technical and advisory support for development and implementation of annual work plan and budget for the implementation of the relevant WMC priority area(s), including activities that address SDG 5 on Gender Equality, CEDAW recommendations, UPR recommendations, UNSCR 1325.
- Conduct technical assistance to the Government of PNG for implementation of WMC.
identify/develop recommendations for TA gaps and priorities for future in line with national priorities.
- Participate in all relevant coordination meetings and provide substantive input to guide the coordination efforts and activities of the existing work.
- Strengthen coordination, harmonization and coherence among relevant stakeholders, including at the State and regional level:
- Review and identify bottlenecks in GEWE coordination at national, regional provincial and local levels and provide hands-on technical assistance to strengthen coordination, develop coherence and consistency across all stakeholders.
- Provide day-to-day supervision and guidance to the national TAs and ensure close coordination and harmonization among the TWGs.
- Provide capacity development, mentoring and coaching support to DFCDR staff including Women Make Change Project Staff, in strengthening their understanding of WMC, CEDAW, Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) compliance and latest global policies and tools on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- Provide substantive capacity development support, including coaching, mentoring and training of DFCDR staff for effective implementation of WMC, including through use and dissemination of latest policy and programming tools, global GEWE norms and standards, latest research and data on GEWE.
- Strengthen DFCDR-led monitoring and reporting mechanisms, including development of tools and preparation of report on the progress, achievements, gaps and challenges related to WMC, CEDAW, UPR and BPfA implementation
- Prepare policy briefs, background documents, training materials and other relevant information package to inform DFCDR led policy and programming efforts.
- Set up DFCDR led system for regular/standard mechanism including development of tools and guidance for monitoring and reporting on the activities of the four TWGs and prepare a comprehensive annual report inclusive of achievements, gaps and challenges.
- Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
- Coordinate exchange of information and knowledge products internally and externally of the WLPP.
- Organize major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products.
- Manage the WMC programme team
- Ensure recruitment of appropriate staff (TA and administrative).
- Manage the programme team to ensure results are deliver on time and within budget.
- Manage the programme budget.
Applicants must have:
- Master’s degree in a relevant field in social science, development, social inclusion or gender studies.
- Minimum 7 years of experience working in the field of gender equality and development, with progressive roles in GEWE policy advisory and technical support provision.
- Demonstrated experience in providing high level technical assistance and coordination support to government, CSOs and development partners is required.
- Demonstrated experience of working to improving women’s political leadership.
- Previous work experience on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in developing country context is required, preferably with government systems.
- An excellent understanding of the socio-economic and political context of the Pacific region especially Papua New Guinea, preferably in gender equality and women’s empowerment.
- Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Work experience in the UN system is an advantage.
- Fluency in oral and written English is a must, Tok Pisin language an added advantage.
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
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