Date of Issue: 24 February 2017
Closing Date: 12 March 2017
|I. Position Information|
|Job Code Title:||Programme Officer (Gender), Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India*|
|Organization:||United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)|
|Direct Supervisor:||Programme Specialist (Governance), UN Women India MCO
|Duty Station:||New Delhi, India|
|Location:||Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India|
|Type of Contract:||Service Contract|
|No. of positions:||One|
*Open to Indian Nationals Only
|One Year (Renewable – subject to availability of project funds)
|This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex with an approach to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender balance, to promote equal opportunities. UN does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status. All selections are based on merit.|
|II. Organizational Context|
UN Women is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women created to accelerate progress on gender equality and the realization of women’s rights. UN Women is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels.
Within the overall context of UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014-17, UN Women MCO in New Delhi under the Governance Programme is implementing a three-year project, entitled, ‘Gender-responsive governance leading to better outcomes for women based on improved access to their rights and entitlements’. It is aimed at strengthening capacities of governance institutions to better leverage opportunities created for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through legislation, policies and programmes.
To implement this programme, UN Women will work closely with central ministries such as the Ministry of Panchayati Raj (MoPR), in addition to select state governments. One of the key strategies for this programme is to strengthen government institutions through technical partnerships on gender responsive governance
The technical support will be aimed at informing the gender responsive design and implementation of flagship policies and schemes of the Ministry, support the government’s commitment to normative frameworks such as CEDAW and Beijing Platform for Action, and support advocacy efforts on key legislations to promote women’s political participation and leadership.
In connection with the above tasks, UN Women will place a Programme Officer (Gender) at the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. The Programme Officer will be placed in MOPR and will directly report to the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj in charge of capacity building and women empowerment.The Programme Officer will also meet with UN Women on a monthly basis or when required to discuss work undertaken.
|III. Functions / Key Results Expected|
|The Programme Officer will provide inputs and support implementation of UN Women’s Work Plan on Gender Responsive Governance. Key Responsibilities include:
|IV. Impact of Results|
|The key results will have an impact on the overall performance of the Programme Unit and success in implementation of the regional strategy and annual reporting. Accurate analysis, data entry and presentation of information will ensure proper programme implementation.|
|V. Competencies and Critical Success Factors|
|Core Values/Guiding Principles
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Work in teams:
|VI. Recruitment Qualifications|
|Education:||Master Degree in Social Sciences, Public Policy, Economics, Women’s studies or a related field.|
|Experience:||A minimum of 5 years of relevant programmatic and technical experience in the field of gender and development. Proven ability to dialogue with senior government functionaries and experience working with the Government& experience of working in the area of Panchayati Raj desirable.
Excellent analytical writing, presentation and documentation skills required. Computer skills. Analytical and excellent writing skills. Should be well versed with the use of computers and its programmes / applications. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spread sheet and database packages.
|LanguageRequirements:||Fluency in written and spoken English, Hindi and knowledge of language of the duty station.|
Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
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;
UN Women will only consider applications from consultants as per the relevant terms and conditions laid down by Government of India (for outsourcing through bilateral/multilateral organisations).
UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.
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.