UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. UNDP is committed to supporting the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) with the achievement of its core objectives of self-reliance and peace and helping it to meet the challenge of the transition from a war to a peace economy. To meet these goals, the Government has identified a comprehensive set of national priorities in the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework (ANPDF). To achieve the Agenda 2030, the Government has also developed a set of 16 Afghan Sustainable Development Goals (A-SDGs) and ten national priority programmes (NPPs) to place the country on a path towards sustainable development.
Progress towards self-reliance and peace across the country will be guided and measured by the targets and indicators described in each of these frameworks. To support the Government’s efforts to implement the ANPDF, NPPs and the A-SDGs, UNDP offers a unique and highly integrated model for sustainable development based mainly on its traditional strengths in three main areas: 1. Promoting Human Development to improve human wellbeing, resilience and support environmental sustainability, 2. Providing technical expertise in the use of a Multi-Dimensional Poverty approach to reduce vulnerabilities, inequalities and exclusions, and, 3. Promoting Human Rights to ensure a fair distribution of development opportunities and benefits in social, political, economic and environmental dimensions. Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the Technical Advisor – HRDDP, and in close collaboration with the Project Management Specialist, the Gender Officer works in the HRDDP unit, which will be established by the Trust Fund Management Unit (TFMU).
According to the Policy, the Gender Unit contributes to the implementation of the HRDDP by providing available information on gender-based human rights abuses/violations perpetrated by non-United Nations security forces requesting or involved in United Nations support, in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and applicable international humanitarian and human rights law obligations on the rights of women and girls. The Gender Officer will liaise very closely with UNAMA, relevant Agencies, Funds and Programmes (AFPs), the Ministry of Interior Affairs (MoIA) as well as other relevant ministries and government officials, donor representatives, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). The duty station for the Gender Officer is Kabul, Afghanistan, and they will follow the working hours and weekends as applicable to UN staff in Afghanistan.
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