Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
About the Portfolio/Programme/Project
UN Women is implementing its Strategic Note 2017 - 2021 to support the national development priorities on GEWE in Tanzania. The priorities are aligned with the UNDAP 2015 -2021 where UN Women Tanzania, as part of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP), focuses on women’s leadership and participation in decision making at all levels; elimination of violence against women and girls; ensuring gender equality and accountability in governance and national planning; and women’s economic empowerment.
UN Women’s programmatic framework supports a comprehensive approach to prevention and response to Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAW/G) through the development, implementation and monitoring of the National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children working in collaboration with UNICEF and UNFPA in Mainland and Zanzibar. The comprehensive National Action Plan to End Violence against Women and Children (NAP) spearheaded by the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children (MHCDGEC) is a substantive policy framework that guide UN Women’s work. Furthermore, UN Women support capacity development of key government institutions to review discriminatory laws and implement laws and policies on EVAWG in line with international standards and the recent CEDAW recommendations. Selected CSOs are being strengthened to enhance national level advocacy for the reform and implementation of laws and policies to end violence against women and girls with particular focus on the engagement of men and boys, including in the context of the HeForShe campaign. UN Women critical attention to promote the availability and accessibility of quality services for women and girls who are subject to violence; and will support the establishment of effective services and coordination mechanisms for the protection of women and girls in public spaces. UN Women contribute to the following Outcome: 3.1 Enabling legislative and policy environment in line with international standards on EVAW/G and other forms of discrimination is in place and translated into action. Achievements in prevention and response to EVAW/G intends to be documented progressively while also building a knowledge base for future acceleration of programme implementation.
The position of the Program Specialist for EVAW will be funded by UNDAP One Fund a period of four (4) years. Reporting to the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist, EVAW/G will oversee implementation of a thematic area on EVAW exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio.
She/he works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors, and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under his/her portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Ending Violence Against Women and Girls:
Manage the implementation and management of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme:
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:
Manage the people and financial resources of the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls programme to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Tanzania
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Required Skills and Experience:
Education and certification: