United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Project Assistant / Ending Violence against Women and Girls
Millions of women and girls worldwide suffer some form of gender-based violence, be it domestic violence, rape, female genital mutilation/cutting, dowry-related killing, trafficking, sexual violence in conflict-related situations, or other manifestations of abuse. In fact, for women and girls 16-44 years old, gender based violence is a major cause of death and disability (About UNiTE: Fact Sheet, p. 1 http://endviolence.un.org/pdf/factsheets/about_unite.pdf;). Up to 70 per cent of women experience violence in their lifetime (Violence Against Women: The Situation; http://endviolence.un.org/pdf/factsheets/unite_the_situation.pdf).
Violence against women and girls persists in every country in the world as a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality. Such violence is unacceptable, whether perpetrated by the State and its agents or by family members or strangers, in the public or private sphere, in peacetime or in times of conflict. The UN Secretary-General has stated that as long as violence against women continues, we cannot claim to be making real progress towards equality, development, and peace ( “In-depth study on all forms of violence against women”, Report of the UN Secretary-General, 6 July 2006, p. 9;).
States have an obligation to protect women from violence, to hold perpetrators accountable and to provide justice and remedies to victims. Eliminating violence against women remains one of the most serious challenges of our time. The knowledge base and tools to prevent and eliminate violence against women developed over the past decade must be utilized more systematically and effectively to eliminate all forms of violence against women. This requires clear political will, outspoken, visible and unwavering commitment at the highest levels of leadership of the State and the resolve, advocacy and practical action of individuals and communities (ibid).
In order to support the Government of Georgia to meet its obligations undertaken on the international, regional and local levels inter alia in terms of eliminating violence against women and girls and in particular domestic violence and sexual violence, UN Women Georgia Country Office starts implementation of project “Unite to Fight Violence against Women” generously supported by the European Union Delegation to Georgia.
The Project will be implemented for the period of 36 months in Tbilisi, Guria and Qvemo Qartli regions of Georgia; The action responds directly to the women’s rights and gender equality commitments undertaken by the Government of Georgia (GoG) on international and national levels, and aims to prevent violence against women and domestic violence and to eliminate its causes and consequences. The specific objective of the action is to create an enabling legislative, policy and service delivery environment in line with internationally binding standards on EVAWG at national and local levels in Georgia.
In order to ensure successful implementation of the Project “Unite to Fight Violence against Women” and meet the contractual obligations of the initiative, UN Women plans to hire a Project Analyst, who will work under direct supervision of the UN Women Programme Analyst on Ending Violence against Women and Girls and overall guidance of UN Women National Programme Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Assistant will carry out the following functions under the direct supervision of UNITE Project Analyst and EVAW Programme Analyst:
format, grammar, and spelling;
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Proficiency in IT skills demonstrated;
- Knowledge and understanding of UNDP/UN WOMEN administrative procedures and functions will be an
- Familiarity with results based management and human rights-based programming will be an asset.
- Excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills;
- Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment demonstrated;
- Strong organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines;
- Ability to work as a member of a team;
- Ability to approach work with energy, commitment and a positive, constructive attitude;Resourceful in finding solutions.
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Required Skills and Experience
Academic Background: Bachelor’s degree in finance, administration, or in similar discipline;
Relevant work experience:
- At least seven years of work experience in the area of finance, general administration, procurement,
- Work experience in development projects will be an asset.
Languages: Fluency in English and Georgian languages.
The application consisting of a CV, cover letter, and P11 form, for the position of United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women) Project Assistant / Ending Violence against Women and Girls on the level of SB3-MID must be in English, and submitted electronically through the website: http://jobs.undp.org/
P11 form can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.