|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||04-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||16d 20h 12m|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-C|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year extendable depending on performance and budget availability|
|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 UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific addresses gender equality and women’s empowerment challenges in the Asia-Pacific region, including deeply embedded discriminatory social norms and practices that perpetuate inequalities based on gender and other intersectional identities (e.g. ethnicity, class, region, age, disability, migratory status, and sexual orientation and gender identity, among others). The Regional Office works across the following areas: Governance and Inter-governmental support (including on Gender Statistics); Women’s Economic Empowerment (including Migration, Ending Violence Against Women; Women, Peace and Security; Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Action. Covering 42 countries within Asia and the Pacific, it exercises its triple mandate and functions at a regional level and in support of UN Women’s offices and UN Country Teams in 24 countries across the region. The UN Women Asia Pacific Regional Office also oversees and manages programming in programme presences.
Under the supervision of the Strategic Planning and Coordination Specialist, the Programme Specialist will be responsible for supporting regional and country level strategic planning processes, for the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes under his/her portfolio and providing technical support to their implementation, for building partnerships with governments, inter-governmental bodies, UN, civil society, private sector, multi and bi-lateral donors and supporting the office’s engagement in intergovernmental processes. Additionally, he/she will provide technical and capacity development support to UN Women Multi/Country offices/programme presences in UNDAF formulation and implementation processes, including supporting joint programme development, and UN interagency coordination to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment. He/she will also support the office’s resource mobilization in consultation with the UN Women Regional Strategic Partnerships Advisor, and knowledge-building efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
|1. Provide high-quality technical and policy advisory support
2. Support programme/project planning and implementation processes for UN Women Multi-/Country Offices/Programme Presences and the Asia-Pacific Regional Office, based on the Strategic Notes and Annual Work Plans
3. Inter-Agency Coordination Support
4. Support strategic programme development and partnerships, including for joint programming
5. Manage knowledge-building efforts
Required Skills and Experience
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Remark: This position is open to Thai national only.