Program Director Baladi Program

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Country: Lebanon Organization: Caritas Closing date: 15 Oct 2020 POSITION OBJECTIVE:The Program Director leads the consortium by providing high-level coordination, compliance and supervision on all levels. The PD is directly responsible for the proper coordination with AOR assigned by USAID and will have to ensure submission of all required documents. The PD is responsible to ensure the proper implementation of the award as per Cooperative Agreement between Caritas and USAID. The PD is responsible for the proper coordination with Caritas headquarters and is directly reporting to Caritas Lebanon President and General Director.DUTIES:Ensure successful completion of the objective of the award in line with rules and regulations of the donor reflected within the Cooperative AgreementTake strategic decisions regarding the programReview and approve yearly work plansReview and approve yearly financial plansReview and approve budgetsCoordinate in finalizing municipal pro…

Consultancy to Develop the CEDAW Recommendations National Action Plan, Harare, Zimbabwe

Consultancy to Develop the CEDAW Recommendations National Action Plan, Harare, Zimbabwe Consultancy to Develop the CEDAW Recommendations National Action Plan Advertised on behalf of : Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE Application Deadline : 26-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA) Additional Category : Gender Equality Type of Contract : Individual Contract Post Level : National Consultant Languages Required : English Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 07-Sep-2020 Duration of Initial Contract : 45 days Expected Duration of Assignment : 45 days 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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms for Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and other instruments on gender equality provide the core framework for UN Women's work in Zimbabwe. UN Women's focus is on increasing capacities of the government to implement international human rights obligations, including CEDAW and supports strengthening of relations between Zimbabwe and the Committee on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee). Under CEDAW, as with other human rights treaties, States are required to submit periodical reports to the Committee on the legislative, judicial, administrative or other measures adopted to implement the Convention. Following these reports, the Committee issues recommendations in the form of Concluding Observations for further measures that States need to undertake to fulfill the treaty's obligations. In February 2020, the Government of Zimbabwe presented the country's 6th Periodic Report on the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). The CEDAW Committee issued a set of recommendations for Zimbabwe which the State Party is expected to implement and report on in two years and four years respectively. UN Women seeks to engage a consultant to support the Government in drafting of a multi-sectoral Costed National Action Plan for the implementation of the Recommendations by the CEDAW Committee. Duties and Responsibilities Scope of the Assignment: Under the overall supervision of the Director Gender and Women Affairs in the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development, and the guidance of the UN Women Deputy Country Representative the Consultant will support the development of Zimbabwe's CEDAW Committee Recommendations National Action Plan. Duties and Responsibilities: Carry out an analysis of the CEDAW Concluding Observations; Carry out stakeholder consultations; Produce a first draft of the Costed CEDAW Recommendations National Action Plan and share with stakeholders for feedback; Prepare and submit the final Costed CEDAW Recommendations National Action Plan. Expected deliverables: A consultancy work plan that includes timeline and a proposed outline and methodology for the consultancy (to be consulted with and approved by Ministry of Women Affairs and UN Women); Costed National Action Plan on CEDAW Committee Recommendations. Competencies Core Values: Respect for Diversity; Integrity; Professionalism. 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 Core Values and Competencies:? Functional Competencies: Proven research, analytical and drafting skills, Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with various public and non-public stakeholders; Excellent writing skills in English Strong interpersonal skills; Strong initiative-taker; Focuses on impact and results for the partner; Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.? Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's degree in law human rights, social sciences, development studies, gender studies or similar disciplines; Work Experience: 7 years of relevant professional experience in the areas of human rights, gender equality and development, women's empowerment; Extensive and proven work experience in the area of gender equality, women's human rights and the work of international human rights mechanisms; Specific knowledge and experience related to international human rights instruments and mechanisms and in particular CEDAW, as well as the Zimbabwe's legislation and Policies on gender equality and women empowerment; Experience in conducting studies, writing reports and other publications on issues related to human rights, women's rights and gender equality; Experience of working in/with government institutions. UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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