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.
UN Women Regional Office for the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region was established in Istanbul, Turkey, at the beginning of 2014 as a part of the UN Women’s new regional architecture. Based on UN legislative mandates and the UN Women Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for ECA is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy/ technical advisory services and quality assurance support to field offices and Regional/Sub-regional programmes. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.
Reporting to the ECARO Programme Specialist, the Programme Assistant works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Support Unit (PSU) in exercising its oversight, technical support and quality control and implementation of effective regional programmes consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he provides programmatic, operational and logistical assistance to the team for the smooth programme implementation and oversight.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide programmatic and operational support to PSU to exercise its programme oversight/programme support function
Provide administrative support to the financial management of projects
Maintain record keeping/filing
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification: