National Humanitarian Affairs Officer (for Kuwaiti nationals only) – Kuwait

Application closing date: 9 June 2019 

Background

Under the guidance and overall supervision of the Deputy Director of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Branch of the Operations and Advocacy Division (OAD) of OCHA, the National Humanitarian Affairs Officer (NHAO) will liaise with the Government of Kuwait and other Kuwaiti authorities to facilitate and support dialogue, coordination and cooperation regarding humanitarian operations in crisis settings, as guided by the Memorandum of Understanding between OCHA and the Government of Kuwait. The NHAO will report directly to OAD, but work in close collaboration with other sections of OCHA.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Director for MENA and under the day-to-day guidance of the Chief of Section, the incumbent is expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Research, analyze and present information relating to humanitarian crises and contribute to the preparation of written documents, including drafting sections of studies, reports, background papers, policy guidelines, etc.
  • Support national authorities to expand operational engagement both regionally and internationally to address emergency situations and to strengthen the response capacity of both the host country and affected countries.
  • Support OCHA’s engagement by developing and maintaining networks and operational partnerships with key interlocutors on humanitarian issues of concern.
  • Organize meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops with partners to facilitate exchanges of professional expertise and views on humanitarian subjects/issues.
  • Maintain awareness of current humanitarian affairs and related issues, including relevant policy and operational considerations, and respond to inquiries and information requests internally and externally.
  • Provide technical advice and assistance and support disaster assessments and trainings on humanitarian issues.
  • Advocate effectively to mobilize resources for humanitarian operations and for OCHA, pooled funds and humanitarian response plans.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in international studies, humanitarian affairs or development, political science, social science, public administration, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of Two years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, humanitarian affairs or development. preferably including two years at the international level. Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable. Experience in coordination and liaising with the Government of Kuwait is desirable. Familiarity and good knowledge of OCHA’s operations and mandate is desirable.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic and English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

Local Coordinator to Support UN Women Activities in Adana

Location : Adana, TURKEY
Application Deadline : 24-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 8d 12h 22m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 24-Jun-2019

Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Acknowledging the multi-dimensional characteristics of child, early and forced marriages and the need for a multi-sectoral approach to eliminate this phenomenon, the UN agencies in Turkey are committed to work in close collaboration with the Government of Turkey as well as civil society organizations active in the sector to carry out coordinated and complementary interventions, in line with the ‘gender equality and women’s empowerment’ component of the UN Development Cooperation Strategy (UNDCS) for Turkey covering 2016-2020[1].

The UN aims to address the root causes of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices such as CEFM, through increasing collective work on prevention, and by responding to the needs of victims and survivors through provision of multi-disciplinary services. Joint actions will include institutional strengthening, to ensure that relevant authorities have the necessary technical capacity to more effectively prevent and respond to CEFM; evidence generation to guide advocacy and programmatic actions; awareness-raising to inform communities on the harmful consequences of CEFM and constituency-building with local change-agents, such as civil society, religious leaders, men and women, and boys and girls at all levels to promote a culture of respect for women’s and children’s rights.

The UN recognizes CEFM as a critical issue in times of crisis as well as in times of stability. Humanitarian efforts and development programming to eliminate CEFM and promote the empowerment of girls must be complementary. Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) is a violation of child rights and women’s rights, a form of gender-based violence (GBV) and an obstacle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including achievement of gender equality and empowering all women and girls. To best reflect this complementary approach, Prevention of Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Turkey programme will cover refugee communities as well as host communities and will aim to illustrate how humanitarian and development efforts can be complementary to serve the practical and strategic needs of women and girls.

UN agencies (UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA, UN Women and IOM) who have extensive experience in protection, awareness raising and advocacy, covering various issues closely related with CEFM, including violence against women and children, child protection and education systems, sexual and reproductive health, human trafficking, and protection in humanitarian crises, has launched a joint programme targeting to achieve two main outcomes:

  1. an enabling environment to end child marriage by strengthening protection and assistance mechanisms in place;
  2. favourable social norms and attitudes towards ending CEFM are increased at national and community levels.

The programme will be implemented on three interrelated levels: 1) At national level, through engagement of policymakers to close gaps in the policy and legal frameworks; support to evidence-based advocacy and planning; support for national coordination and leadership; and communication strategy; the analysis of data; the completion of studies on CEFM to increase understanding of the factors driving the phenomenon; and the establishment of a database to inform stakeholders’ programming; 2) Province-wide (across targeted provinces) through technical assistance to local policy makers and service providers and 3) Province/community-based (12 targeted provinces) through community-based interventions that will focus on raising awareness on CEFM among key duty bearers and rights holders and promoting changes in negative social norms that sustain and perpetuate CEFM and gender inequality.

UN Women, in cooperation with participating UN Agencies, will contribute to the achievement of the following outputs:

  1. Enhanced local and national mechanisms (including CSO networks) for more effective identification, prevention, response and monitoring mechanisms of CEFM;
  2. Children and women at risk of CEFM and victims and survivors of CEFM have better access to protection, prevention and response mechanisms as well as specialized services in line with the standards set in national legislation and the Istanbul Convention;
  3. Increased public awareness on legal, health, social, psychological and economic consequences of CEFM.

UN Women will concentrate its efforts in 3 provinces (Adana, Gaziantep, Izmir) for developing capacities of service providers and local agents including CSOs for effective policy development and implementation for elimination of CEFM practices; and will work in close collaboration with UNFPA. UN Women and UNFPA aim to organize capacity development activities, acting on the opportunity environment enabled by the current process of local action plan preparation to prevent CEFM in high-risk provinces, led by provincial directorate generals of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. In support and complementarity with the action plan development efforts of the provincial DGs of the Ministry, in three provinces, UNFPA and UN Women will prepare and deliver trainings and other technical assistance activities for service providers, civil society organizations and professional associations/groups, in three phases:

  • CEFM Service Provider Training Programme First Phase: definition of CEFM; CEFM as a child and women’s rights violation and a form of gender-based violence, and an obstacle against realization of sustainable development goals; causes, consequences, legal status of the practices; and prevention and response mechanisms
  • CEFM Service Provider Training Programme Second Phase: Sector-specific skills, mechanisms and operational procedures in combating CEFM,
  • CEFM Service Provider Training Programme Third Phase: Policy development, action planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and coordination modalities at the localities.

While UNFPA is responsible from development and delivery of the first two components of the Technical Assistance and Training Programme, UN Women will develop the third component of the Programme. Design, development and planning of the third phase module of the Service Providers Training Programme will be realized by the National Consultants of the UN Women CEFM Prevention Programme. Delivery of the trainings is going to be done by the local coordinators recruited by this TOR.

UN Women will also conduct a research over the subject of “male perception towards CEFM” and qualitative components of the research will focus on the localities in three implementation provinces of Adana, Izmir and Gaziantep. Local coordinators that will be recruited by this TOR will support the research team over the relevant issues that will come up during the planning and data collection phase of the study. Following the finalization of the research and the findings of the research having been shared with the general public and the specific actors working for elimination of CEFM practices, UN Women will implement a male engagement programme including community based activities in partnership with UNFPA. This programme will aim to engage men in the agendas for women’s empowerment, gender equality and elimination of CEFM and to promote positive masculinities. Local coordinators solicited to make applications with this TOR are expected to support this programme at various phases.

Un Women also needs the local coordinators to directly support the UN Women Programme team in activities related to development, implementation and monitoring of local action plans on CEFM and in organizing advocacy and communication events in the implementation provinces and facilitating effective communication with the local stakeholders. Local coordinators are expected to attend meetings of local monitoring platforms to be supported by UN Women, coordination meetings and other CEFM related events in the province.

The UNDCS includes two results indicators related to child marriage: a) rate of child marriage (number of women aged 20-24 who were married or are in union by the age of 18) and b) reported cases of violence against girls and boys (including child marriage as a form of violence against children)

Duties and Responsibilities

The UN Women Turkey office is looking for competent and experienced local coordinator who has solid knowledge and practical professional experience in the areas of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG); Prevention of Child, Early and Forced Marriages; Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality.

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

Under this specific assignment, the consultant is expected to provide direct support to UN Women Prevention of CEFM Project team in maintaining the communication with the local stakeholders. The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Supporting the UN Women national consultant in preparation of the training module on local action plans and providing the trainings to service providers;
  • Supporting the Male Perception research team with inputs and on several issues including providing knowledge on local communities, culture, history, and stakeholders, and monitoring research activities in the province;
  • Monitoring and contributing the male engagement related community-based activities conducted by UN Women in partnership with UNFPA;
  • Attending provincial policy monitoring activities and meetings on CEFM on behalf of UN Women;
  • Attending and contributing VAW- CEFM related coordination meetings in the province on behalf of UN Women

Planned Deliverables and Timeframe

Duration of the assignment is from June 2019 to December 2020.  The Consultant is expected to spend up to 95 working days on a non-consecutive basis throughout the assignment.

The below planned deliverables and timeframe state the main areas of work. However, the consultants will be required to carry out support and coordination activities in relation to the completion of these tasks, which will be considered an integral part of this TOR and should be therefore included in the candidate’s financial offer.

The consultant should prepare detailed meeting notes after coordination meetings, as well as monthly reports, involving timesheets, on the TOR deliverables

Planned Deliverables and Timeframe

Duration of the assignment is from June 2019 to December 2020. The Consultant is expected to spend up to 95 working days on a non-consecutive basis throughout the assignment.

The below planned deliverables and timeframe state the main areas of work. However, the consultants will be required to carry out support and coordination activities in relation to the completion of these tasks, which will be considered an integral part of this TOR and should be therefore included in the candidate’s financial offer.

The consultant should prepare detailed meeting notes after coordination meetings, as well as monthly reports, involving timesheets, on the TOR deliverables

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender studies, political sciences, international development, or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years working in local development, women’s empowerment, women’s rights issues;
  • At least 1 years working in delivery of training programmes;
  • At least 2 years working with local actors and government organizations
  • Prior experience of working with the United Nations or another international organization is an asset.
  • Prior experience of writing analytical reports, conducting need assessments and situation analysis is an asset.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in English and Turkish (written and oral)

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Partnerships and Coordination Analyst

Location : kinshasa, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC
Application Deadline : 31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 16d 16h 12m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English   French
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 24-Jun-2019
Duration of Initial Contract : 3 months renewable
Expected Duration of Assignment :

Background

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.

The Democratic Republic of Congo Country Office (CO) recognizes the need for a strong rights-based emphasis in programming in relation to international agreements and human rights treaties that the CO has signed. In relation to gaps remaining between existing normative and policy frameworks on gender equality and women’s empowerment and their practical implementation, the CO programme focuses on the following thematic areas:

Changing societal attitudes in favor of gender equality, and in support of full participation of women at family, community and in public life, including in political and peace-building processes and in the workforce; Strengthening national and local gender-responsive planning and budgeting; Accelerating rural women economic empowerment. Cross-cutting to these is a continuation and strengthening of the CO focus on girl empowerment and the related involvement of young men in this process.

CO programming includes support to Government and civil society organizations in the development and implementation of innovative approaches aimed at achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UN Women supports efforts of the national partners and UN agencies in implementation of gender equality commitments in compliance with the UN human rights conventions ratified by the Country. The CO provides strong and coherent technical support of gender equality priorities relating to national and UN efforts and supports building effective partnerships between Government, civil society and other relevant actors. UN Women convenes and leads the UNiTE campaign to end violence against women and girls. The CO strengthens coordination on gender equality and women’s empowerment programming and enhances cooperation for the gender responsive Sustainable Development Goals’ implementation at the national and sub-regional levels.

Under the supervision of the Representative, the Partnerships and Coordination Analyst is responsible for strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders of the Country Office, including with Parliament, relevant Government entities, development partners, civil society, and private sector, and lead implementation of a set of activities assigned, including facilitation of implementation of UN Gender Thematic Group’s work plan aimed at improving United National Country Team accountability to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Partnerships and Coordination Officer also collaborates with project staff to support effective partnerships in their relevant sectors, leads resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives assigned; s/he mobilizes support in conjunction with intergovernmental processes, and substantively supports the communications and advocacy activities and events organized for UN Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop and support implementation of UN Women Country Office Partnerships Strategy with a view of effectively engaging and strengthening strategic partnerships in support of UN Women’s mandate:

  • Draft Partnership Strategy for the Country Office, to facilitate follow-up and coordination of commitments made with partners, and articulate effective implementation mechanisms;
  • Facilitate the understanding by UN Women’s partners of the institutional expectations from working with UN Women, as well as mutually beneficial communications mechanisms, including tools for monitoring these;
  • Update the current UN Women’s data base of contacts/partners that can be leveraged to deliver on key objectives of the AWP when required;
  • Provide technical assistance and ad-hoc capacity building support to key partners to gain their buy-in, proactive support for mutually beneficial partnerships, and facilitate their effectiveness.

Technically contribute to coordination of UN agencies’ in support of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE), including support in development of UNCT Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, Gender Thematic Group’s work plan, and lead implementation of the assigned activities:

  • Facilitate Gender Thematic Group’s work in conducting gender scorecard exercise, implementation of the UNCT Gender Mainstreaming Strategy, and its annual work plans;
  • Provice coordination support in the implementation of activities to realize the strategies and plans;

Coordinate Country Office’s engagement with private sector leaders to support advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment principles:

  • Identify and engage with private sector leaders in joint initiatives in support of GEWE principles, resulting in MoUs, parallel funding support, or other commitments;
  • Draft and implement a work plan to carry out joint initiatives with the private sector partners to promote GEWE principles in their work;
  • Ensure extensive media coverage and dissemination of progress and results of joint initiatives with private sector, including documentation of lessons learnt and best practices.

Coordinate the implementation of activities under the relevant Annual Workplan (AWP) assigned by the management:

  • Ensure timely implementation of activities under the relevant AWP, their monitoring and evaluation as per Results Based Management (RBM) principles;
  • Monitor budget utilization/implementation in the ERP including budget administration and revisions as required;
  • Ensure that all progress reports, pertaining to coordination and partnership activities, are prepared in a timely manner and that their quality and details are up to standard
  • Draft concept notes in consultation with programme colleagues to implement activities in support of partnership strategy;
  • Establish relations with potential donors, and lead resource mobilization efforts to secure funding for the projects proposed, including the development of full proposals.

Provide technical support in the implementation of the Knowledge Management and Communications and Advocacy Strategy by substantively contributing to analyzing lessons learnt and documenting best practices:

  • Document best practices and lessons learnt in the course of building partnerships with key stakeholders;
  • Based on the lessons learnt and best practices produce communications materials in a manner that can be shared and disseminated to target audiences in coordination with the Communications Specialist
  • Produce content for information materials for key government partners using reader-friendly and innovative communication tools;
  • Proactively support UN Women’s advocacy and communications campaigns by contributing to their design and implementation.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Master’s degree in Social Sciences, gender studies, human rights, international development, or other relevant social science fields.

Experience

  • At least two years five years of relevant experience in the area of partnership building
  • Experience in project management, with a focus on either partnership development, or gender equality promotion, or women empowerment;
  • Experience in coordinating multi-stakeholder initiatives and projects, ideally involving either government or civil society counterparts;
  • Good understanding of the government functions, and policy is developed is required; experience of providing technical assistance to government institutions is a strong asset;
  • Proven experience in writing project documents or project reports; Experience of private sector engagement is an asset;
  • Familiarity with UN system and UN Women is an asset;
  • Competent in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, ppt etc.).
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Local Coordinator to Support UN Women Activities in Izmir

Location : Izmir, TURKEY
Application Deadline : 24-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 10d 15h 21m
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 24-Jun-2019

Background

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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Acknowledging the multi-dimensional characteristics of child, early and forced marriages and the need for a multi-sectoral approach to eliminate this phenomenon, the UN agencies in Turkey are committed to work in close collaboration with the Government of Turkey as well as civil society organizations active in the sector to carry out coordinated and complementary interventions, in line with the ‘gender equality and women’s empowerment’ component of the UN Development Cooperation Strategy (UNDCS) for Turkey covering 2016-2020[1].

The UN aims to address the root causes of violence against women and girls (VAWG), and harmful practices such as CEFM, through increasing collective work on prevention, and by responding to the needs of victims and survivors through provision of multi-disciplinary services. Joint actions will include institutional strengthening, to ensure that relevant authorities have the necessary technical capacity to more effectively prevent and respond to CEFM; evidence generation to guide advocacy and programmatic actions; awareness-raising to inform communities on the harmful consequences of CEFM and constituency-building with local change-agents, such as civil society, religious leaders, men and women, and boys and girls at all levels to promote a culture of respect for women’s and children’s rights.

The UN recognizes CEFM as a critical issue in times of crisis as well as in times of stability. Humanitarian efforts and development programming to eliminate CEFM and promote the empowerment of girls must be complementary. Child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) is a violation of child rights and women’s rights, a form of gender-based violence (GBV) and an obstacle to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including achievement of gender equality and empowering all women and girls. To best reflect this complementary approach, Prevention of Child, Early and Forced Marriage in Turkey programme will cover refugee communities as well as host communities and will aim to illustrate how humanitarian and development efforts can be complementary to serve the practical and strategic needs of women and girls.

UN agencies (UNICEF, UNHCR, UNFPA, UN Women and IOM) who have extensive experience in protection, awareness raising and advocacy, covering various issues closely related with CEFM, including violence against women and children, child protection and education systems, sexual and reproductive health, human trafficking, and protection in humanitarian crises, has launched a joint programme targeting to achieve two main outcomes:

  • an enabling environment to end child marriage by strengthening protection and assistance mechanisms in place;
  • favourable social norms and attitudes towards ending CEFM are increased at national and community levels.

The programme will be implemented on three interrelated levels: 1) At national level, through engagement of policymakers to close gaps in the policy and legal frameworks; support to evidence-based advocacy and planning; support for national coordination and leadership; and communication strategy; the analysis of data; the completion of studies on CEFM to increase understanding of the factors driving the phenomenon; and the establishment of a database to inform stakeholders’ programming; 2) Province-wide (across targeted provinces) through technical assistance to local policy makers and service providers and 3) Province/community-based (12 targeted provinces) through community-based interventions that will focus on raising awareness on CEFM among key duty bearers and rights holders and promoting changes in negative social norms that sustain and perpetuate CEFM and gender inequality.

UN Women, in cooperation with participating UN Agencies, will contribute to the achievement of the following outputs:

  • Enhanced local and national mechanisms (including CSO networks) for more effective identification, prevention, response and monitoring mechanisms of CEFM;
  • Children and women at risk of CEFM and victims and survivors of CEFM have better access to protection, prevention and response mechanisms as well as specialized services in line with the standards set in national legislation and the Istanbul Convention;
  • Increased public awareness on legal, health, social, psychological and economic consequences of CEFM.

UN Women will concentrate its efforts in 3 provinces (Adana, Gaziantep, Izmir) for developing capacities of service providers and local agents including CSOs for effective policy development and implementation for elimination of CEFM practices; and will work in close collaboration with UNFPA. UN Women and UNFPA aim to organize capacity development activities, acting on the opportunity environment enabled by the current process of local action plan preparation to prevent CEFM in high-risk provinces, led by provincial directorate generals of the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services. In support and complementarity with the action plan development efforts of the provincial DGs of the Ministry, in three provinces, UNFPA and UN Women will prepare and deliver trainings and other technical assistance activities for service providers, civil society organizations and professional associations/groups, in three phases:

  • CEFM Service Provider Training Programme First Phase: definition of CEFM; CEFM as a child and women’s rights violation and a form of gender-based violence, and an obstacle against realization of sustainable development goals; causes, consequences, legal status of the practices; and prevention and response mechanisms
  • CEFM Service Provider Training Programme Second Phase: Sector-specific skills, mechanisms and operational procedures in combating CEFM,
  • CEFM Service Provider Training Programme Third Phase: Policy development, action planning, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and coordination modalities at the localities.

While UNFPA is responsible from development and delivery of the first two components of the Technical Assistance and Training Programme, UN Women will develop the third component of the Programme. Design, development and planning of the third phase module of the Service Providers Training Programme will be realized by the National Consultants of the UN Women CEFM Prevention Programme. Delivery of the trainings is going to be done by the local coordinators recruited by this TOR.

UN Women will also conduct a research over the subject of “male perception towards CEFM” and qualitative components of the research will focus on the localities in three implementation provinces of Adana, Izmir and Gaziantep. Local coordinators that will be recruited by this TOR will support the research team over the relevant issues that will come up during the planning and data collection phase of the study. Following the finalization of the research and the findings of the research having been shared with the general public and the specific actors working for elimination of CEFM practices, UN Women will implement a male engagement programme including community-based activities in partnership with UNFPA and ACEV. This programme will aim to engage men in the agendas for women’s empowerment, gender equality and elimination of CEFM and to promote positive masculinities. Local coordinators solicited to make applications with this TOR are expected to support this programme at various phases.

Un Women also needs the local coordinators to directly support the UN Women Programme team in activities related to development, implementation and monitoring of local action plans on CEFM and in organizing advocacy and communication events in the implementation provinces and facilitating effective communication with the local stakeholders. Local coordinators are expected to attend meetings of local monitoring platforms to be supported by UN Women, coordination meetings and other CEFM related events in the province.

Description of Responsibilities:

The UN Women Turkey office is looking for competent and experienced local coordinator who has solid knowledge and practical professional experience in the areas of Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG); Prevention of Child, Early and Forced Marriages; Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality.

[1]The UNDCS includes two results indicators related to child marriage: a) rate of child marriage (number of women aged 20-24 who were married or are in union by the age of 18) and b) reported cases of violence against girls and boys (including child marriage as a form of violence against children)

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work and Responsibilities

Under this specific assignment, the consultant is expected to provide direct support to UN Women Prevention of CEFM Project team in maintaining the communication with the local stakeholders. The consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Supporting the UN Women national consultant in preparation of the module of service providers training and delivery of the trainings;
  • Supporting the Male Perception research team on several issues including providing knowledge on local communities, culture, history, and stakeholders;
  • Supporting the male engagement related community-based activities;
  • Attending CEFM policy monitoring activities and meetings on behalf of UN Women;
  • Attending CEFM related coordination meetings in the province on behalf of UN Women

Planned Deliverables and Timeframe

Duration of the assignment is from June 2019 to December 2020. The Consultant is expected to spend up to 95 working days on a non-consecutive basis throughout the assignment.

The below planned deliverables and timeframe state the main areas of work. However, the consultants will be required to carry out support and coordination activities in relation to the completion of these tasks, which will be considered an integral part of this TOR and should be therefore included in the candidate’s financial offer.

The consultant should prepare detailed meeting notes after coordination meetings, as well as monthly reports, involving timesheets, on the TOR deliverables

Key Deliverables:

Activity/Task Output Target deadline Work days

up to

Supporting the UN Women national consultant in preparation of the module of service providers training and delivery of the trainings Evaluation reports on trainings Mid

June – September 2019

5 days
Supporting the Male Perception research team with inputs, networks and information related to the province and monitoring research activities in the province.  Inputs for the research

Monitoring reports

June-November 2019 10 days
Monitoring and contributing the male engagement related community-based activities conducted by UN Women in partnership with UNFPA and ACEV Event/activity/monitoring reports including recommendations Until December 2020 30 days
Attending provincial policy monitoring activities and meetings on CEFM on behalf of UN Women Meeting minutes including recommendations Until December 2020 30 days
Attending and contributing VAW- CEFM related coordination meetings in the province on behalf of UN Women Meeting minutes Until December 2020 15 days
Submission of final report Final report December 2020 5 days
Total 95 Days

All deliverables shall be agreed with the UN Women CEFM Project Coordinator in Turkey. All deliverables shall be presented in English, in electronic version.

Management Arrangements:

Organizational Setting: The national consultant will work under the direct guidance and supervision of the UN Women Project Coordinator in Turkey.

Contributions: UN Women in Turkey Programme will put at the national consultant’s disposal any relevant material and report available and relevant to better perform and achieve the proposed objectives.

Travel

The Local Coordinator will have official in country travels to implementation provinces of the Project. The travel arrangements and associated costs will be covered by UN Women. UN Women will not cover transportation cost within the duty station, Izmir.

Performance Evaluation

Local Coordinator’s performance will be evaluated against such criteria as: timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.

Payment schedule

Payment will be disbursed in separate installments upon the delivery of services and timesheets on monthly basis and certification by the UN Women CEFM Project Coordinator that the services have been satisfactorily performed. Payment terms and conditions along with the daily fee rate (indicated in the contract) and number of days invested (not to exceed maximum number of days stated in contract) will be the basis of the payment to the consultant.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, gender studies, political sciences, international development, or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years working in local development, women’s empowerment, women’s rights issues;
  • At least 1 years working in delivery of training programmes;
  • At least 2 years working with local actors and government organizations
  • Prior experience of working with the United Nations or another international organization is an asset.
  • Prior experience of writing analytical reports, conducting need assessments and situation analysis is an asset.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in English and Turkish (written and oral)

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ICS Youth Engagement Officer

Application closing date: 27 May 2019

ICS Youth Engagement Officer -Role overview

You will support the delivery of the ICS Innovation Strategy enabling youth volunteers to be lifelong active citizens and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Drawing on your youth engagement expertise and innovative thinking, you will establish and strengthen youth engagement platforms. You will proactively collaborate, influence and support colleagues to design, deliver and share learning  from quality engagement initiatives that enhance the personal and professional development of young people globally.

Skills, qualifications and experience

You will be passionate about empowering young people to be agents of change. As a dynamic self-starter, you will be able to prioritise your workload and collaborate effectively with a range of functional teams. You will drive your initiatives forward while keeping key stakeholders informed and consulted.

Essential criteria:

  • Significant experience (3-5 years) of global youth engagement approaches, particularly effective network/movement building
  • Strong understanding of international development/youth volunteering for development (graduate degree or equivalent work experience)
  • Extensive understanding of, and practical experience in, designing and delivering activities that enable meaningful youth engagement, including youth-led or co-designed projects, at national and/or global levels
  • Excellent project management skills, including process design, feedback loops and budget management
  • Proven experience of cross-cultural working in a matrix management environment
  • Ability to work proactively, effectively and flexibly across multiple locations simultaneously
  • Effective and inclusive communication / interpersonal skills with people at all levels, including the ability to use tact, diplomacy and persuasiveness
  • Experience of analysing and synthesizing complex information, including data and statistics, and supporting youth to use it
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Country Representative, Republic of Moldova

Location : Chisinau, MOLDOVA
Application Deadline : 31-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 21d 19h 9m
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

Country Representative, Republic of Moldova

Background

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. The above is fulfilled through the triple mandate of the organization.

Through the normative mandate we support the strengthening of global norms and standards. We also promote more effective coordination, coherence and gender mainstreaming across the UN system in support of commitments for gender equality and women’s empowerment; and as part of our operational mandate we support Member States to translate global norms and standards into legislation, policies and development plans at the regional, national and local levels.

UN Women’s presence in the Republic of Moldova has evolved from being a project-based office in 2007 (as UNIFEM) to a Country Office with full delegated authority as of 2015. Currently, UN Women Moldova Country Office is implementing its Strategic Note (SN) for 2018-2022. The SN 2018-2022 aims at advancing progress under the following three Impact Areas: 1. Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems, including in the security sector, 2. Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy, 3. All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence.

UN Women’s Strategic Note is fully aligned with the Republic of Moldova-United Nations Partnership Framework for Sustainable Development 2018-2022 (PFSD, further as UNDAF) and the Global Strategic Plan of UN Women.

The PFSD/UNDAF is a medium-term strategic planning document that articulates the collective vision and response of the United Nations system to national development priorities and activities to be implemented in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Moldova and in close cooperation with international and national partners and civil society throughout the time period indicated. The strategic direction and the vision of the PFSD/UNDAF are fully aligned with national development priorities and aspirations. Four thematic areas have been selected for further pursuit: 1. Governance, human rights and gender equality; 2. Sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth; 3. Environmental sustainability and resilience; 4. Inclusive and equitable social development. In total four Result Group (RG) were established for coordination of the PFSD/UNDAF thematic areas. UN Women is part of three areas and is leading the RG 1 on Governance, human rights and gender equality as well as is part of other coordination thematic groups. UN Women leads and participates in groups such as: UN Gender Thematic Group (UN GTG), UN Youth group, UN Operations Management Team, UN Communication Group, UN Monitoring and Evaluation Group, as well as acts as board members of the joint programs and initiatives. UN Women is also actively engaging CSOs through various platforms, including through their engagement in Civil Society Advisory Group.

In line with the Strategic Note, UN Women continues supporting UN concerted efforts on promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment, supplemented by UN Women contributions on coordinating the work on GE and WHR, advancing women’s leadership and participation in decision making in public and private sectors, as well as in the security sectors, contributing to women’s access, especially from rural areas to productive resources and services, providing social protection to the most excluded groups of women such as Roma and disabled, leading UN agencies efforts for ending violence against women and girls. The Strategic Note implementation is supported by the Government of Sweden for the period 2016-2020, a unique funding modality that was successfully tested during 2016-2017 and extended for the period 2018-2020.

UN Women is planning to increase its normative and coordination support to Belarus through close cooperation with the UN Country Team, as well as by partnering with the National authorities and Civil Society Organizations. Government of Belarus expressed its commitment to implementing the Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the SDGs and therefore assumed the obligation to combat all forms of violence against women. The country has made significant progress in addressing the issue of violence against women, thus UN Women aims to further support the country’s commitment to fulfilling its international obligations.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia region, the Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Moldova Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women’s Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects for Moldova CO; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. In Belarus, the incumbent will work with the UN Country Team (UNCT) to support GEWE related normative and high-level advocacy work, as well as support the programmatic work. Similarly, the incumbent will also represent the RO Regional Office (RO) and cover high level engagement with the various stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities

Manage the strategic country programme planning and development:

  • Develop and implement strategic direction of the Moldova CO;
  • Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note;
  • Provide substantive advice to the Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional strategy, direction and planning of programmes and projects;
  • Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the Moldova CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget;
  • Lead the monitoring of the results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

Manage the Moldova Country Office:

  • Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; Finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support;
  • Oversee and approve programme work plans and monitor the overall progress and compliance of the Moldova CO;
  • Manage the preparation of UN Women mandated country reports;
  • Manage the audit review process and timely response to audit reports;
  • Manage the performance of staff under his/her supervision; provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide performance feedback and coaching to staff under supervision;
  • Maintain and update Moldova CO security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure full compliance with UN security policies, procedures and requirements.

Represent UN Women in UN system coordination:

  • Serve as member of the UN Country Team (UNCT) under the strategic guidance and coordination of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC)/Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) and support UNCT programming and advocacy to ensure gender equality and women’s empowerment issues are fully integrated into UN programming processes, including the Common Country Assessment (CCA) and United Nations Development Assistance
  • Framework (UNDAF) and in an enhanced response to national partners;
  • Partner with RC and UN system partners to strengthen UN system interagency coherence, collaboration, planning, cooperation, resource mobilization, advocacy, common services, and operations; Facilitate joint programming and promote UN competencies to advance gender equality and women’s human rights; report to the UN RC on these issues as required
  • Ensure UN Women’s active participation in UN system thematic and other working groups to establish effective networks and keep abreast of ongoing debates and thinking on development.

Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies:

  • Represent UN Women in intergovernmental forums, public information/relations events and key meetings, participate in policy dialogue; discuss policy initiatives, report on progress achieved and/or present policy papers/ideas;
  • Build relations and partnerships with high level and senior government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies and NGOs; and participate in regional, country and other critical meetings and events;
  • Lead and support advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment to ensure that UN support towards realization of the national plans and priorities are done in a gender responsive manner, and within agreed international frameworks that promote and protect gender equality.

Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies:

  • Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage the implementation of resource mobilization strategies, plans, and efforts;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization;
  • Finalize donor reports and negotiate and/or approve cost-sharing agreements with donors; Establish reporting accountability framework to ensure that donors are duly informed on a timely basis.

Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building:

  • Manage the development and implementation on Moldova CO communication plans, based on UN Women’s communication strategy;
  • Approve the implementation of innovation and best practices in the Moldova CO;
  • Promote learning and development by providing opportunities for training and capacity guiding to enhance the competencies/productivity of staff members;
  • Lead the production of knowledge products and establishment of an internal knowledge management system.

Oversee the UN Women activities in Belarus:

  • Work with the UN Country Team (UNCT) to support GEWE related normative, coordination and high-level advocacy work;
  • Provide substantive advice to the Regional Director and Senior Management on the UN Women’s engagement and contribution to interagency, multi-country and other joint programmes and activities;
  • Support UNCT and national partners by sharing best practices and knowledge on innovative approaches for GEWE related programmatic work in line with the international standards and norms (CEDAW, SDGs, BPfA)
  • Represent the Regional Office (RO) and cover high level engagement with the various stakeholders.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and quality development and implementation of the Country Strategic Note and Annual Workplan;
  • Timely and quality delivery on operational goals;
  • Timely submission of UN Women Country Reports, donor reports, and audit responses;
  • Quality and level of engagement with UNCT, including joint planning joint programming, joint resource mobilization, joint advocacy, working groups;
  • UN Women is seen as a reliable and trustworthy partner by governments, donors and civil society;
  • Timely development and implementation of Moldova CO resource mobilization strategy;
  • Performance of staff, security plans are in place and up to date, office produces quality knowledge products.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in development related disciplines, economics or public policy 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;
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in aid development cooperation, some of which is in gender and women’s issues programming, at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes or UN Mission;
  • Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams;
  • Experience in leading a team.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of Russian is an advantage;
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language or additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian or sign language would be an asset.
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