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Programme Specialist, Violence against Women Data and Research - P3

United States of America, New York, New York - UN Women
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

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 work of UN Women's Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Section is broadly focused on a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women that addresses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, research and data. UN Women is currently implementing the Global Joint Programme "Strengthening methodologies and measurement and building national capacities for violence against women data" (the Global Joint Programme on Violence against Women Data). This 5-year programme (2018-2022) aims to ensure quality, comparable data on different forms of violence against women are available and collected over time to address national data gaps and meet policy and reporting commitments under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Beijing Platform for Action. This will be done through: (1) The strengthening and dissemination of measurement and methodologies for violence against women data collection and use, including for national, regional and global monitoring and reporting requirements for SDG target 5.2 indicators; (2) The increase of capacities of national institutions to collect violence against women data in line with globally agreed standards; (3) The collection and use of national data on violence against women for advocacy, policy and programming to end violence against women and girls. UN Women is the Administrative Agent and Convening Agency of this Joint Programme, which will be implemented jointly with WHO and will engage other UN agencies and relevant partners.   Reporting to the Policy Specialist on Violence against Women Data, the Programme Specialist is responsible for providing technical, programmatic and operational inputs in the implementation of the Global Joint Programme on Violence against Women Data, including the monitoring of results, annual planning and reporting, and building partnerships with global stakeholders and development partners.  S/he works in close collaboration with the EVAW Section and Policy Division teams, UN Women staff in HQ and in field offices, multi- and bi-lateral donors, academia, government representatives and civil society as relevant, ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under her/his portfolio. The Programme Specialist will also contribute to the broader work of the Ending Violence against Women Section, particularly in the area of violence against women data and research.   Duties and Responsibilities   Design and develop programme strategies in the area of violence against women data and research: - Draft and contribute to programme proposals and initiatives, as needed; - Draft inputs to country documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to violence against women data and research.   Support the implementation and management of the Global Joint Programme on Violence against Women Data: - Coordinate the finalization of the annual workplans and budgets; - Contribute to the technical implementation of the programme; ensure synergies with other teams; - Coordinate the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports, as needed; - Organize programme Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed; - Contribute to resource mobilization initiatives and documentation in the area of violence against women data and research, as relevant.   Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme: - Manage the monitoring of the programme implementation and finances using results-based management tools; - Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;   Manage technical assistance and capacity development to programme partners: - Build and manage relationships with global/regional/national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Global Joint Programme on Violence against Women Data; - Identify capacity building needs of partners and coordinate the provision of technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives to partners; - Organize expert meetings, advocacy events, panels and other interactive events on violence against women data and research.   Contribute to inter-agency coordination on violence against women data and research to achieve coherence and alignment of the programme with other partners: - Contribute to provision of technical support on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees, as needed; - Contribute to coordinating with other UN agencies and relevant partners to ensure the programme's capacity development component is harmonized and aligned with other global, regional and in-country efforts.   Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts: - Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to violence against women data and research broadly and the Global Joint Programme in particular; - Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to violence against women data and research as necessary; - Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning; - Develop knowledge management strategies and products on violence against women data, as needed.   Provide technical contributions to the data and research activities of the EVAW Section: - Technically contribute to data and research activities for all products of the EVAW Section, including technical assistance to UN Women field offices.   Key Performance Indicators:  - Timely and quality implementation of the Global Joint Programme on Violence against Women Data activities in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations; - Quality and timely reporting of the Global Joint Programme; - Regular and timely monitoring of activities; - Timely and quality technical advice to UN Women field offices; - Strong partnerships developed/strengthened which lead to results; - Quality and timeliness of knowledge products, briefs, reports, proposals and other documents.   Competencies   Core Values: - Integrity; - Professionalism; - Respect for Diversity.   Core Competencies: - Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues; - Accountability; - Creative Problem Solving; - Effective Communication; - Inclusive Collaboration; - Stakeholder Engagement; - Leading by Example.   Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637   Functional Competencies: - Strong knowledge of violence against women data and research; - Strong programme formulation, implementation and monitoring skills; - Ability to produce well-written reports and publications in coordination with and input from multiple partners; - Ability to interact effectively with partners, especially with other UN organizations; - Ability to establish, build and sustain effective relationship with clients, demonstrating an understanding of client's perspective; - Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes; - Strong analytical skills; - Strong communication skills, both written and oral; - Ability to manage complexities; - Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities.   Required Skills and Experience   Education:  - Master's degree or equivalent in social sciences, public health, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field 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.   Experience:  - At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international level in design, planning, implementation, management and monitoring of development projects, particularly in the area of gender and development and/or ending violence against women; - Technical experience in the area of violence against women data and research; - Experience in conducting primary research (quantitative methods, qualitative methods) on violence against women, gender equality or related fields, is an asset; - Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset; - Experience working in the UN System is an asset.   Languages:  - Fluency in English is required; - Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.   Application: All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. 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.     ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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25/12/2020 - 08/01/2021

Policy Specialist - P4

United States of America, New York, New York - UNICEF
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

UNICEF works in some of the world's toughest places, to reach the world's most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.   Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.   And we never give up.   Disability and social protection contribute to Goal Area 5 of UNICEF's strategic plan. UNICEF is working in many countries in expanding and strengthening disability inclusive and sensitive social protection in line with the joint statement on inclusive social protection that UNICEF is signatory to. UNICEF's work is further strengthened by the joint project with ILO and IDA, financed by UNPRPD, that focuses on the collaborative development of capacity across countries, development agencies and academia to support development and reform of inclusive and CRPD compliant social protection systems that foster inclusion and empowerment in line with related ILO standards (GLO/18/40/UND).   For every child, Social Protection….   Under the general supervision of the Chief of Child Poverty and Social Protection and in close coordination with the disability section and other relevant sections, you will be responsible for setting UNICEF's building blocks and positioning on inclusive social protection, with a specific focus on disability.  This will include strategic planning and formulation of programming; accelerating disability inclusion in the social protection programmatic area; providing technical support to Regional offices and country offices in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management of all stages of social protection programing for persons with disabilities; and communication and advocacy.    How can you make a difference?   Strengthening disability inclusive social protection programming   - Support and development of UNICEF's strategy around social protection for persons with disabilities, drawing from ongoing work in UNICEF as well as external expertise. - Support countries in strengthening the integration of disability-focused strategies and interventions in social protection systems and providing technical support to partners to improve the design of critical components of social protection programming. This may include cash transfers and child grants as well as linkages with other social protection interventions and complementary services such as nutrition, health, education, water and sanitation, child protection and HIV. - Assist country teams on system's capacity for local delivery to extend/increase the coverage of social protection to persons living with disabilities and their caretakers. - In close collaboration with Supply Division and the Disability Section, explore the capacity of Social Protection programmes and mechanisms (including Cash Plus) to provide assistive devices for children and adults with disabilities in UNICEF Programme countries.   Capacity building, support development of tools, guidance and advocacy material on disability inclusive social protection    - Develop global guidance and develop tools on mainstreaming disability in UNICEF social protection programming, including in fragile and humanitarian contexts. Ensure connection and harmonization with products of the United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD), Social Protection Interagency Coordination Board (SPIAC-B), Interagency Social Protection Assessment tools (ISPA) and Global disability working groups. - Lead in preparation and delivery of training/orientation on disability inclusive social protection for Regional offices and Country offices. - Identify and develop strategies to fill knowledge gaps on disability inclusive social protection and facilitate knowledge sharing, develop tools and mechanisms to collect, synthesize and disseminate knowledge and best practices to inform country programmes and policies on disability inclusive social protection. - Document best practices related to disability inclusive social protection, including policies and programme design including adequacy, linkages with other social protection benefits, referral services (including disability related support) as well as costing and financing. - Coordinate and review of thematic issue papers, background papers and position papers, aimed at developing UNICEF's global positioning on disability inclusive social protection. - Supports disability inclusive social protection research and analysis to generate knowledge and inform social protection programming. Facilitate dissemination of policy briefs, research reports and lessons learnt.   Strengthened advocacy and partnerships for disability inclusive social protection   - Connect to, and where necessary establish, policy and practice networks for learning and lesson sharing on disability inclusive social protection and leverage partnerships for improved advocacy. - Support development of mechanisms to collaborate with partners (ILO, World Bank, IDA and other bilateral partners) in advancing UNICEF agenda on disability inclusive social protection. - Support correct and compelling use of data and evidence on the situation of children living with disabilities and coverage and impact of child focused disability services for advocacy and partnership development, as well as country support. - Establish effective partnerships with bilateral and multilateral donors, NGOs, civil society and local leaders, the private sector, and other UN agencies to support sustained and proactive commitment to the Convention of the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and global UN agendas such as the Sustainable Development Goals. - Identify other critical partners, promotes awareness and builds capacity of partners, and actively facilitates effective collaboration within the UN family.   UNICEF Programme Management and reporting   - Manage and coordinate technical support around child poverty, disability and social protection ensuring it is well planned, monitored, and implemented in a timely fashion so as to adequately support scale-up and delivery. Ensure risk analysis and risk mitigation are embedded into overall management in close consultation with UNICEF programme sections, Cooperating Partners, and governments. - Support efficient planning, management, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of strategic plan goals, targets and indicators on social protection. Ensure annual reports are submitted in a timely manner, and that SMQs, RAM analysis capture the true sense of UNICEF's engagement on social protection. Support reporting on UNICEF social protection programmes, including on thematic funds pertaining to disability and social protection.   To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…   - Advanced university degree (Master's or higher) in Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science and/or in relevant field is required. - A minimum of 8 (eight) years of experience in in the area of disability, social protection, programme design and implementation is required.  - Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a multicultural environment is also required.   - Prior experience working at the national level either as part of or directly with governments on social protection and disability programming is an asset. - Working at the international level, including with development partners is desirable. - Experience in emergency settings is beneficial, but not required. - Strong analytical and communication skills are essential. - Fluency in English (written and verbal) is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.   For every Child, you demonstrate… UNICEF's core values of Care, Respective, Integrity, Trust and Accountability.   For more information on remuneration and benefits, please visit [UNICEF's Entitlements' page](https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/index_69003.html).  If you would like to find estimates for entitlements, you may use the online [Salary Estimate Calculator](https://info.undp.org/gssu/onlinetools/SalCalcInt/SalCalcInt.aspx)   Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.   UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, appearance, socio-economic status, ability, age, religious, and ethnic backgrounds, to apply to become a part of the organization.   UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.     ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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25/12/2020 - 07/01/2021

Gender-Based Violence in Emergency Specialist - P3

Switzerland, Geneva, Geneva - United Nations Population Fund
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Organizational Setting   The Position:   The Gender-Based Violence in Emergency Specialist is located in the Response and Technical Support Unit (RTSU), Humanitarian Office in Geneva. The post is part of the integrated technical team of experts, working under the close supervision of the Head of RTSU.  The incumbent works under the day-to-day oversight and leadership of the GBV Adviser, s/he is the UNFPA focal point for GBV in Emergency (GBViE) response and programming, working in close collaboration with the GBV AoR team and the GBV IMS specialist.   How You Can Make a Difference:    UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young's person potential is fulfilled. UNFPA's strategic plan focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal death; to end unmet need for family planning; end gender-based violence and harmful practices.   In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results. We need staff who are transparent and exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.    UNFPA is seeking a dynamic candidate, who as a catalyst for the advancement of reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence prevention and response and population concerns within humanitarian preparedness and response frameworks, will support the Humanitarian Office.   Job Purpose:   The overall purpose of the Humanitarian Office is to facilitate the delivery of the UNFPA mandate by supporting humanitarian preparedness, response, and recovery actions in increasingly complex humanitarian situations, within globally agreed frameworks (2030 Agenda, Grand Bargain Commitments, Sendai Framework, etc.). The Humanitarian Office leads in leveraging and increasing effectiveness, efficiency and capacity of UNFPA staff and partners to scale up UNFPA's role as a key global humanitarian actor. Through the Inter-Agency Standing Committee for Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) and other associated entities, the Humanitarian Office acts as a point of convergence on humanitarian activities, including policy, coordination, programming, advocacy, field capacity development, financing, innovation, partnerships, technical guidance and, crucially, thematic integration, ensuring complementarity between humanitarian and development action within the organization.   HO advocates among humanitarian agencies to include sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence prevention and response, the empowerment of young people, and population data into the overall humanitarian preparedness and response frameworks. The HO facilitates the development of UNFPA capacities to prepare and respond to emergencies and to ensure the fund is well equipped to deal with the context of fragility and disaster risk reduction. Furthermore, HO advances UNFPA's strategic global leadership for the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility for the development system.    The Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies (GBViE) Specialist works directly with UNFPA's GBV Adviser to provide technical support on GBViE programming to UNFPA GBV preparedness, protection and response efforts in the field. S/he assesses needs, provides technical backstopping and supports capacity development for UNFPA GBV programmes on GBViE, working in particular with regional and country GBV colleagues. The incumbent works in close collaboration with SRH, GBV, youth and CVA colleagues in the Humanitarian Office and supports an integrated SRH and GBV approach.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main Tasks & Responsibilities   A. Technical Support and capacity building - Support country offices in the analyze of their contextual and programmatic contexts to facilitate GBV programming; - Provide technical support in the area of GBViE prevention and response to support GBV programming. - Support the implementation of the GBViE projects, including grants management, monitoring and reporting.  - Contribute to the development, planning and coordination of global, regional and country level capacity building initiatives on GBViE prevention and response. - Develop and adjust guidance, training materials and webinars on GBViE programming. - Support new ways of building GBViE capacity of both humanitarian and non-humanitarian workforce through the design and implementation of training tools including in collaboration with DHR - Contribute to capacity building to enhance UNFPA engagement in humanitarian and fragile settings throughout the humanitarian programming cycle (preparedness, humanitarian needs assessment, response, and recovery).   B. Operations  - Contribute to the GBV resource mobilization efforts through the development or support in the drafting of project proposals. - Support with the review of requests and the monitoring and tracking of allocation and utilization of UNFPA Emergency Funds and Humanitarian Thematic Funds; - Provide rapid and pertinent support to country offices at the onset of emergencies and in preparedness phases, through collaborative situation analysis and response plans development - Work with Country Offices on humanitarian forecasting for more accurate emergency procurement planning, while ensuring adequate flexibility for rapid onset emergencies in terms of procurement of GBV-related supplies; - Ensures that the procurement procedures of Inter-Agency Emergency Health Kits (IARH) are implemented without any delays and that kits are delivered in the field in a timely manner by ensuring the orders are reviewed and executed in time. - Keep abreast of clinical development and support the revision of IARH kits on a regular basis accordingly. - Support the deployment and onboarding of Surge GBV profiles, as well as the fast-tracking procedures and rapid assignment of critical international staff in crisis countries.   C. Coordination  - Coordinate closely with the Division of Human Resources and Stand-by Partner for SURGE deployments; - Coordinate with GBV AoR to ensure coherence, alignment and synergies and avoid duplication and double messaging; - Foster and guide strategic alliances and partnerships for visible and sustainable integration of issues relating to UNFPA mandate in humanitarian and fragile settings and to leverage maximum mainstreaming effects; - Participate in various meetings and discussions related to UNFPA GBV mandate related to humanitarian and development work of general nature, including technical working groups, as appropriate; - Participate in inter-agency meetings/workshops as requested and provide inputs to mainstreaming humanitarian concerns into overall development focused programmes supported by UNFPA.   D. Carry out any other duties as may be required by the Head of RTSU.    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Qualifications and Experience   Education:   Advanced university degree in social sciences, gender studies, humanitarian practice, international development, public health or related field.   Knowledge and Experience:  - 5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in humanitarian programming in the field, essential; - Experience in GBV programming in emergencies, essential;  - Experience in developing and facilitating training courses on GBV or a related subject, essential; - Excellent interpersonal skills, creativity, strong project management skills, a positive and outgoing personality, and ability to interact successfully with people of different backgrounds and cultures   Languages:  - Fluency in English and French is required - Working knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Required Competencies   Values: - Exemplifying integrity - Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system - Embracing diversity in all its forms - Embracing change     Core Competencies: - Achieving Results   - Being Accountable - Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen - Thinking analytically and Strategically - Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships - Communicating for Impact   Functional Competencies: - Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda; - Delivering results-based programmes; - Internal and External communication and resource mobilization; - Innovation and marketing new approaches; - Strengthening the capacity of Country Offices; - Facilitating quality programme results.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- UNFPA Work Environment UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Compensation and Benefits This position offers an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the post.   The package includes a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, housing allowance, home leave, health insurance and other benefits.     ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.   - When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support). This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.     Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:   [Working with the United Nations](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/working/working-united-nations)  [Working with International Financial Institutions](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/ifi)  [For Swiss nationals](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/un-ifi-careers/swiss-nationals)  ___________________________________________________________________________

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24/12/2020 - 11/01/2021

Programme Coordinator, Gender-based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights - P3

Myanmar, Rakhine State, Maungdaw - United Nations Population Fund
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Organizational Setting   The Position:   Under the overall guidance of UNFPA Deputy Representative and with direct supervision of the Head of Rakhine Office, based in Sittwe, the Programme Coordinator, GBV/SRHR, is located in the sub-office in Maungdaw, Rakhine State.    How you can make a difference:   UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.    In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.   UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.   Job Purpose:   UNFPA's Fourth Country Programme Document (2018-2022) for Myanmar was approved by the Executive Board in September 2017. The Programme focuses on three key areas of intervention 1) sexual and reproductive health) 2) gender equality and women's empowerment and 3) population dynamics. The proposed Country Programme is aligned with new UNFPA's Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and the first United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2018-2021). Youth and adolescents as well as gender equality and related human rights, are mainstreamed throughout the programme. UNFPA has partnerships with the government departments, UN agencies, INGOs and local NGOs, foundations and research institutions. UNFPA has a presence in a number of priority states/regions, integrating development, peace building and humanitarian spectrums.   UNFPA has launched the second phase of the "Women and Girls First" Programme (2019-2022), which is a large multi-year, multi-donor initiative, that provides knowledge and technical leadership in partnership with civil society organizations and a wide range of national stakeholders to advance:  gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services, responding to and preventing gender based violence (GBV) and integrating of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS).    Emergency preparedness and humanitarian assistance are integrated in UNFPA's work in Myanmar and are an important aspect in its proposed fourth country programme (2018-2022). UNFPA, in line with its global strategy, contributes to strengthening national capacity to provide sexual and reproductive health services, gender based violence prevention and response and the use of population and rights-based data in humanitarian settings.    The programme coordinator, GBV/SRHR will lead implementation of UNFPA's GBV/SRHR programme in Northern Rakhine which bridges the humanitarian-development-peacebuilding making strategic linkages with UNFPA's overall programme in northern Rakhine, including GBV, SRHR, MHPSS, and youth activities. The programme coordinator is directly responsible for the implementation and coordination of GBV/SRHR programming with government counterparts, NGOs and civil society partners; and representation of UNFPA in the inter-agency coordination platform.  The programme coordinator, GBV/SRHR is also expected to lead COVID-19 response and recovery interventions in Northern Rakhine under the overall framework of UN Framework for the Immediate Socio-economic Response to COVID-19 in Myanmar.    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main Tasks & Responsibilities   You would be responsible for:    A. Partnerships and Coordination - Represent UNFPA in relevant inter-agency/sector meetings, consultations and workshops, provide feedback on GBV/SRHR at sub-national and local level to State Health Department, Department of Social Welfare and other key stakeholders. - Coordinate and regularly update the mapping of stakeholders and health service facilities relevant for GBV/SRH service provision  - Liaise with health and protection staff in other agencies and organizations (including governments, national and international NGOs and women's groups) for coherent programme intervention and integration of SRHR and GBV.  - Ensure the coordination and integration between all components of the Women and Girls First Programme and other programmes, in Northern Rakhine, in particular the integration between SRHR, GBV, Gender, MHPSS, Youth Programming, Peace Building and Development. - Establish linkages with existing SRHR, Gender, and HIV programmes to ensure synergies between programmes and maximize programme impact, working closely with offices in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Sittwe and other locations.  - Coordinate with relevant health and protection partners to ensure implementation of UN Framework for the Immediate Socio-Economic Response to COVID-19 in Myanmar, especially for Pillar 1: Health First and Pillar 2: Protecting People in Rakhine, as well as provide required technical support to both government and NGOs partners for their COVID-19 response and recovery activities. - Represent Maungdaw Inter Agency Group (MIAG) on the Rakhine COVID 19 Task Team and ensure effective representation for MIAG on COVID 19 related issues including the state of quarantine facilities, COVID 19 awareness activities in northern Rakhine and COVID 19 related requirements for staff based in northern Rakhine   B. Technical Support and Programming: - Provide analysis of the political, social and economic environment relevant to population and development, sexual and reproductive health and gender/GBV, and identify opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention.  - Keep abreast of international best practices, guidelines and legal frameworks as well as new national policy developments and strategies, plans and development frameworks and prepare briefs and provide inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.  - Use and systematically apply standard guidelines and protocols such as the MISP, Interagency Field Manual for SRH in Crises, the Essential Service Packages for Women and Girls subject to Violence, Minimum Standards for Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence in Emergencies and related instruments during assessment, planning and implementation of all programming. - Support the implementation of quality SRHR and GBV integrated programmes in Northern Rakhine, including COVID-19 response and recovery interventions, to empower women and young people and improve their access to SRHR and GBV services, including technical guidance, reporting, and financial management and monitoring of activities. Ensure continuity of life-saving GBV and SRHR interventions during humanitarian settings, including COVID-19. - Support the development/revision of GBV/SRHR specific and related assessment tools as well as support the integration of protection and SRHR concerns into multi sectoral assessments.  - Provide technical support and guidance to the IPs in order to ensure high quality implementation of programme activities as well as to ensure service continuity in humanitarian settings, including COVID-19. - Support development and adaptation of GBV/SRHR IEC material as well as structured training curriculums. - Provide technical support in the development/strengthening of humanitarian/recovery coordination mechanisms in place in Northern Rakhine.  - Coordinate, develop and facilitate relevant GBV and SRHR training sessions for partners to support a human integrated rights-based approaches including implementation of standard operating procedures. - Provide technical support to the development of relevant advocacy and policy documents to address SRHR and GBV needs and broader gender issues at the district/township level. - Support proposal development and engage in resource mobilization efforts to support joint programming and strengthen coherence in programme delivery.     C. Capacity Building - Lead development of training material suitable to meet the needs of partners and organizations in Northern Rakhine.  - Support development of IEC material in line with international best practices, including field testing.  - Coordinate and facilitate training sessions on GBV and SRHR for government and nongovernment actors, such as health care providers, non-governmental organizations, the IDP population, women groups, youth groups and peace groups, etc. - Support development of capacity building strategies to ensure both linkages between SRHR, GBV, MHPSS and Youth but also across humanitarian, peace building and development spectrums of intervention.    D. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting - Ensure timely and high quality implementation of UNFPA's programmes in Northern Rakhine while addressing constraints posed by ongoing conflict and COVID-19 restrictions. - Develop monthly reports that capture relevant information and that support the analysis and evaluation of program progress and outcomes. - Collect and compile programme activity information and provide support for the development of annual donor reports, monitoring and evaluating progress toward achievement of programme outcomes. - Regularly and closely follow up with partners in the field and liaise with their Sittwe/Yangon counterparts in all aspects of planning, programming, implementation and review.   - Undertake field monitoring visits in Northern Rakhine to verify quality of project activities as well as arrange periodic project assessment and review with counterparts and other partners.  - Consolidate existing assessments on SRHR and GBV situation in that setting and/or engage the displaced, returnee and host populations in conducting relevant participatory analyses, rapid needs assessments, etc.      E. Management responsibilities: - Manage the sub-office in Maungdaw and supervise the staff. - Ensure full awareness and adherence to all organizational policies (travel, vehicle, procurement, human resources, etc.) - Ensure organizational equipment and assets are maintained and used in accordance with UNFPA policies and business practice.  - Support supervisees to develop Performance Appraisal and Development plans and provide regular feedback and support to facilitate professional development of staff; and ensure their safety and wellbeing. - Oversee the development of action plans and help to bring innovations to programming in collaboration with various sectors/clusters and the network of UNFPA partners. - Write monthly work plans, monthly reports, and other reports as needed or requested. - Perform any other duties as assigned by UNFPA.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Qualifications and Experience   Education:   Advanced university degree in medicine, public health, international development, social sciences, gender/GBV or other related field.   Knowledge and Experience:  - A minimum of 5 years of SRHR and/or GBV professional experience, with preference for a candidate demonstrating the familiarity in both.  - Knowledge of gender issues in development, particularly regarding SRHR and GBV including relevant international human rights standards; and operational and advocacy experience implementing UNSC resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (1325, 1820, 1888, 1889 and 1960, 2347) and Youth, Peace and Security (2050) as an asset; or knowledge and practical experience in sexual reproductive health and rights programming in humanitarian and post-conflict recovery settings, including GBV-SRHR integrated programme; - Experience and capacity in development and delivery of GBV/SRHR training components to government, NGO, and community level participants.  - Demonstrated leadership, facilitation, and team working skills and ability to establish harmonious working relations in an international and multicultural environment. - Demonstrated representational, leadership and management skills.  - Excellent computer literacy (windows environment, MS office applications including Word, Excel and Power-point and Internet skills).     Languages:  Fluency in English is required.    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Required Competencies   Values: - Exemplifying integrity - Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system - Embracing diversity in all its forms - Embracing change     Core Competencies: -  Achieving Results   - Being Accountable - Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen - Thinking analytically and Strategically - Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships - Communicating for Impact   Functional Competencies: - Business acumen - Implementing management systems - Innovation and marketing of new approaches - Client orientation - Organizational awareness     ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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Coordination Specialist, Gender-based Violence & Mental Health and Psychosocial Support - P3

Myanmar, Yangon, Yangon - United Nations Population Fund
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

Organizational Setting   The Position:   Under the overall guidance of the Representative/Deputy Representative, and with direct supervision of Gender Equality/GBV Programme Specialist, the GBV/MHPSS Coordination Specialist will support the Myanmar Country office in leading coordination platforms for GBV and MHPSS in Myanmar. More specifically, this includes chairing national-level GBV sub-sector, providing technical and coordination support to state-level GBV working groups, co-chairing national-level MHPSS working group, and representing GBV and MHPSS coordination mechanism at inter-agency forum.    The GBV/MHPSS Coordination Specialist is located in the UNFPA Country Office in Yangon.    How you can make a difference:   UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA's new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.    In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.   UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.   Job Purpose:   UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. We support countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  Advancing gender equality and promoting the empowerment of women is a key programme priority of UNFPA Myanmar's fourth Country Programme Document (2018-2022). This includes addressing gaps in gender equality, improving sexual and reproductive health services, responding to and preventing Gender Based Violence (GBV) and integrating gender equality and human rights perspectives into national policies, development frameworks and laws.    Under its global mandate to address GBV in humanitarian settings, and as the lead agency for multi sectoral coordination of GBV, UNFPA is committed to ensuring that women and girls affected by the different emergencies are protected and that the needs of GBV survivors are met through adequate health responses, psychosocial support and case management in line with international guidelines and best practices. In Myanmar, UNFPA leads the national GBV sub-sector under the Protection Sector (led by UNHCR) and works closely with Child Protection sub-sector (led by UNICEF and Save the Children) and MHPSS working group (led by UNFPA and Johns Hopkins University) to ensure strong linkages between the sub-sectors and the Protection Sector. UNFPA currently also assumes lead role for state-level GBV working groups in Rakhine, Kachin, and Northern Shan, co-chairs GBV working group in Kayin, and provides technical support to GBV working group in Southern Shan. MHPSS Working Group currently operates at the national level, but with strong participation from the field level. MHPSS working group is also under Protection Sector and sits in at the Protection Sector Strategic Advisory Group.    The incumbent will assist the Myanmar Country office in leading GBV and MHPSS coordination mechanism. He/she will provide GBV/MHPSS coordination support for national and state-level GBV sub-sector/working groups and MHPSS working group to ensure strong partnership and collaboration with the UN, CSOs and national/international NGOs towards a comprehensive multi-sectoral GBV survivor-centered prevention and response and prioritization/integration of quality MHPSS services.    Through the coordination mechanism, the GBV/MHPSS Coordination Specialist will support quality and multi-sectoral service delivery, contribute to strategic decision making, plan and implement sector/cluster strategies, coordinate for monitoring and evaluation, build national capacity and support advocacy. He/she will coordinate closely with the UNFPA Gender/GBV team and other relevant programme colleagues to reinforce linkages between humanitarian and development interventions.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Main Tasks & Responsibilities   You would be responsible for:    A. Coordination - Act as co-chair for the national MHPSS Working Group, currently a working group of the Protection Sector, and maintain strong links with other clusters/sectors including the Health Cluster. This includes building effective relationship with a range of MHPSS actors in Myanmar and ensuring their activities are coordinated. - Lead and coordinate the national GBV sub-sector and provide regular oversight and support for GBV coordination at the state level.  - Lead the GBV Information Management System (GBVIMS) Task Force, inclusive of ensuring quality reporting, analysis and presentation of data collected through GBVIMS. This also includes strong collaboration with the global GBVIMS Steering Committee as well as leading the process of GBVIMS+ rollout in Myanmar. - Work in close collaboration with the relevant government counterparts, the chairs of the various working groups/clusters, and other stakeholders to strengthen and facilitate inter-agency, multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response interventions at national level. - Represent GBV sub-sector/MHPSS working group at the Protection Sector, Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) and other relevant inter-agency coordination forum. - Work in close partnerships with other sectors/clusters to ensure GBV and MHPSS are mainstreamed across other areas of humanitarian intervention, such as, shelter, WASH and health sectors. - Promote and facilitate the inclusion of GBV and MHPSS into all assessment tools, preparedness and contingency planning, the Humanitarian Programme Cycle and other appeal processes and documents.   B. Capacity Building and Technical Support - Provide technical support in developing and implementing a multi-sectoral and coordinated GBV prevention and response programmes for GBV humanitarian actors to include referral and reporting mechanisms, information sharing, coordination and monitoring/evaluation - Ensure coordinated capacity building support for MHPSS working group members by setting quality assurance and standard training packages.  - Develop harmonized guidelines and tools for MHPSS working group. - Provide technical support to identify capacity building needs, develop capacity building plan and conduct a series of capacity building activities for GBV sub-sector members to ensure quality and multi-sectoral GBV prevention and response interventions. - Support strengthening of coordination capacities of chairs/co-chairs of state-level GBV working groups. - Support development of IEC materials in line with international best practices to be utilized by GBV sub-sector and MHPSS working group members. - Provide technical support to other sectors/clusters to ensure adequate mainstreaming and integration of GBV and MHPSS related issues.   C. Advocacy and Informing Strategic Decision-Making - Coordinate assessments and studies conducted by GBV sub-sector members and disseminate the findings/reports to mitigate GBV risks and ensure effective GBV service delivery. - In line with the Protection Sector Strategy and Advocacy Strategy, identify key advocacy issues in consultation with GBV sub-sector/MHPSS working group members and carry out advocacy activities. - Support GBV and MHPSS actors to collect, store, analyze and disseminate relevant data in ethical and safe manner to be utilized for advocacy, programming, strategic planning and decision-making, etc. - In collaboration with Protection Sector, produce advocacy materials, required data, and document briefs to highlight and advance GBV and MHPSS issues.    D. Monitoring and evaluation  - Conduct monitoring and evaluation as per the Humanitarian Response Plan. - Working closely with Protection Sector, ensure quality and timely reporting to the Protection 4Ws and any other reporting requirement. - Support implementation of MHPSS working group indicator framework.   Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Qualifications and Experience   Education:   Advanced university degree with specialization in areas such as public health, psychology, (clinical) social work, gender studies, development studies, law, or other related disciplines.   Knowledge and Experience:  - Five years of relevant professional experiences, including experiences on GBV/MHPSS-related coordination and programme management  - Demonstrated experience engaging with and providing technical assistance to national/governmental actors and counterparts.  - Demonstrated knowledge of IASC Guidelines on MHPSS in Emergency Settings, GBV Standard Operating Procedures, GBV Information Management System, IASC GBV Guidelines, GBV Coordination Handbook, etc. - Demonstrated experience on Counseling skills and clinical supervision of lay counsellors  - Field experience in complex emergencies, including humanitarian emergency response, in the areas of GBV and/or MHPSS as an advantage   Languages:  Fluency in oral and written English essential.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Required Competencies   Values: - Exemplifying integrity - Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system - Embracing diversity in all its forms - Embracing change   Core Competencies: - Achieving Results   - Being Accountable - Developing and Applying Professional Expertise/Business Acumen - Thinking analytically and Strategically - Working in Teams/Managing Ourselves and our Relationships - Communicating for Impact   Functional Competencies: - Advocacy/ advancing a policy-oriented agenda - Delivering results-based programmes - Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships - Internal and external communication and resource mobilization - Innovation and marketing of new approaches     ___________________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:    - Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a [Job Application Support](http://www.cinfo.ch/en/job-application-support).  - After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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