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Gender and Human Rights UNV - Suriname

Paramaribo (Suriname)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Paramaribo (Suriname)
  • Grade: National Specialist - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Human Rights
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-28

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

The aim of the joint SDG Programme is to develop a National Roadmap for a Sustainable Financial System to reorient the flow of international and local resources toward more inclusive and gender responsive sustainable in the Republic of Suriname. As such, the Gender and Human Rights UNV will supports synergies between the joint SDG Programme and UNFPA’s programme interventions.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
● Provide technical guidance to inform the selection of partners (including community and youth and female led organizations) for the awareness events, workshops, multi stakeholder’s dialogues and capacity building interventions during the implementation of the joint SDG Programme
● Identify capacity building needs of these partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives targeted to partners.
● Provide technical support for the development of a training package on gender and human rights to strengthen the capacities of those involved in the roll-out of the joint SDG programme;
● Assist the Liaison Officer in developing a strategy to engage women and young people in all phases of the joint SDG programme
● Provide technical guidance for the development of the TOR for the consultancies for the Gender analysis including causes of gender inequality and opportunities for mitigation and the; Gender sensitive policy, systems and regulations that can create the right gender-based signals
● Supports the consultant with the analysis on relevant national Gender and Human Rights issues and the identification of opportunities to address the issues hindering desired progress;
● Assist the Liaison Officer with the conducting of studies and research and keep abreast of new policy developments and strategies, policy papers, strategy documents, national and regional plans and development frameworks in the area of gender equality and community and youth participation.
● As necessary, collaborate with the other UN Recipient Organizations such as UNDP, UNEP and FAO for those activities involving these agencies.
● Identify and establish linkages between activities under the joint SDG Programme and UNFPA activities under regular resources
● Build and strengthen multi-sectoral partnerships including with government agencies, civil society, UN Agencies and development partners for more effective and coordinated programme development and implementation as appropriate
● Produce periodic updates and briefs on the joint SDG Programme to inform stakeholders and the donor community
● Identify promising practices, technical expertise and strategic opportunities relating to the work under the joint SDG Programme and identify, develop and disseminate knowledge products, lessons learned and good practices
● Assists in creating, documenting and communicating acquired knowledge via webinars/trainings, briefing notes, traditional and social media communication pieces and, on-line discussions for staff and relevant partners.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate withintheir assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
● Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
● Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
● Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
● Contribute to articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
● Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
● Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible;

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in, Social Science, Gender Studies, International Development, Law, Human Rights, Political Science, International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Research methods or another related field.

Required experience: 60 Months Experience remark:

Demonstrated interest and/or professional work experience in the field of population development and/or gender, with focus on human rights and/or participative and decision making processes.

  • Appreciation of research, monitoring and evaluation concepts and experience in programme/project management is an advantage;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is desirable;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, women, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to lead formation of strategies and their implementation; to build and sustain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, coordinate and advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituencies; and to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyse trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer would be highly regarded as well as, flexibility and openness to learning and new experiences and, motivation to contribute towards development and serving others;
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Dutch(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Gender equality and the advancement of women, Human rights, Other development programme/project experience Area of expertise details:

work experience in the field of population development and/or gender, with focus on human rights and/or participative and decision making processes.
Appreciation of research, monitoring and evaluation concepts and experience in programme/project management is an advantage;

Driving license: No Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 28 October 2020 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

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