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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Youth
    • Managerial positions
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2018-11-30

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Coordination Officer – Gender Equality and Youth Development

New Delhi (India)

Background

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Chief of Staff, UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, and the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator, the Coordination Officer – Gender Equality and Youth Development will support efforts for the implementation of the UNSDF, including close coordination with the Results Groups for planning and implementation of work plans, The Coordination Officer – Gender Equality and Youth Development will also support efforts to strengthen the capacity of the UN Country Team; advocacy and outreach on issues related to UN’s mandate; and the organization of meetings and events. A special focus of the work of the Coordination Officer will be to provide support to the Resident Coordinator’s Office in coordinating and planning an integrated UN response on gender and youth issues, in line with the National Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals, the UN Sustainable Development Framework, as well as emerging priorities. 
 
The UN has a large footprint in India with 27 entities. The UNSDF (2018-2022) will have a strong focus on gender equality. The incumbent will lead the coordination of activities emanating from the RC Office, setting priorities, and ensuring follow-up and feedback; and identifying and recommending proposals and actions for enhancing inter-agency coordination in line with UN objectives. The Coordination Officer – Gender Equality and Youth Development will work in close collaboration with UN Women and UNCT members, programme and operations teams of the agencies, UN HQ staff and government officials, technical advisors and experts and civil society ensuring successful planning and implementation of UNCT activities. 
 
Impact of Results: 
 
The key results will have an impact on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the UNRC and the UN Country Team in delivering results, including on gender equality and youth development. 
 
-Effective planning and implementation of the UNSDF
-High quality programming for gender equality and youth development in line with the UNSDF
-Successful implementation of the Gender SWAP
-Increased internal capacity to programme on gender equality and youth development on gender equality and youth development
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
 
1.Ensure effective coordination support for effective implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Framework and other UNCT activities through the UN RC office;
2.Provide high quality inputs to the Results Group on gender equality and youth development and support gender mainstreaming for other Results Groups 
3.Provide advocacy support, and ensure capacity development and knowledge building on gender equality and youth issues.
4.Lead UNCT wide implementation of Gender SWAP
 
1.Ensure effective coordination support for the implementation of the UNSDF and other UNCT activities through the UN RC office; 
 
•Provide support to RC/UNCT in planning and implementation of the UNSDF and the UNCT/RCO work plan, including through quality assurance and support services to the Results Groups 
•Maintain regular flow of information to agencies on issues related to UNSDF and other communication from UN HQs
•Participate in the work of Results Groups organized around the UNSDF outcomes; and provide support for planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the UNCT work plan, the UNSDF Results Matrix, and the UNSDF M&E Plan. 
•Monitor of all Joint/Collaborative programmes/initiatives of the UNCT and prepare periodic reports as necessary, including the annual RCAR for review by senior management
•Prepare high quality documents summarizing the developments in the UNSDF areas of cooperation.  
•Provide support for UNCT Retreats and other UNCT meetings, including technical support. 
•Support annual RCO planning and reporting
 
2.Provide high quality inputs to the Results Group on gender equality and youth development and support gender mainstreaming for other results groups
 
•Analyze the situation on gender equality and youth development using credible reports, studies and statistics, including information from young women and men and organizations working on gender and/or youth, and co/produce analytical papers in support of strategic programming for youth and gender equality;
•Prepare concept notes, programme/project proposals, resource mobilization tools, activity and budget proposals on gender equality and youth development 
•Undertake substantive monitoring, documentation, reporting of the Results group on gender equality and youth development, including through field visits and analysis of reports.
•Support other results groups to prepare gender mainstreaming strategy for their identified areas of joint work
 
3.Ensure advocacy support and knowledge building on gender equality and youth issues.
 
•Ensure sharing of information, tools and best practices with partners working in support of youth and gender equality 
•Organize trainings for UN, government and civil society partners on gender equality and youth development. 
•Support the coordination of joint advocacy and capacity building around youth and gender equality within the United Nations Country Team (UNCT).
•Support gender mainstreaming in the SDG work led by the RC office.
 
4.Lead UNCT wide implementation of Gender SWAP
 
•Support UNCT Agencies in the implementation of the UN-SWAP on GEEW, building on recommendations from the Pilot UNCT Gender Scorecard Assessment 
•Support the implementation of the UNSDF 2013-2017, in line with the UN SWAP
•Work closely with the inter-agency Gender Results Group to ensure the implementation of the UN-SWAP
 

Competencies

CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES
 
•Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
•Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work; and
•Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
 
CORE COMPETENCIES
 
•Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
•Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
•Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
•Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
•Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
•Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent positive behaviour towards others;
•Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively, acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually-acceptable solution;
•Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
•Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.
 
FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
 
•Good knowledge of UN context and topics: Needs a good knowledge of the role of the UN and its components and the Agency’s relationship with the UN. Needs a good knowledge of key UN topics like human rights, gender, youth, among others;
•Good technical and professional skills on gender equality and youth development related to programming, capacity development and advocacy
•Strong oral and written communication skills
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education: 
 
•Bachelor’s Degree in International Development, Gender, Human Rights, Public Administration or Social Sciences;
 
Experience:
 
•At least four years of proven professional experience in working on gender equality and youth issues 
•At least two year of track record in effective programming in national and international agency contexts in India, with demonstrated skills in the area of gender equality and youth development
•Experience in providing technical support and strategic coordination with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, international organizations, donors, grassroots organizations and interagency committees;
•High level of proficiency in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) 
•Familiarity with national youth policies and programmes; CEDAW; Beijing Platform for Action; gender equality initiatives; human rights frameworks; and previous work experience with UN agencies are considered an advantage;
 
Language Requirements:
•Fluency in English and Hindi (spoken and written).
 
Remuneration package is INR 91,380/- per month (taxable).  UNDP also offers additional benefits which include medical insurance coverage and limited pension reimbursement for contract holder and encourages work life balance.
 
 

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