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Gender Mainstreaming Assistant

Georgia (Georgia)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Georgia (Georgia)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-07

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Context

This UNV assignment is part of UNDP Georgia’s flagship 7-year program on Reducing the Risk of Climate-Driven Disasters, which includes three inter-related projects: GCF-funded Scaling-up Multi-Hazard Early Warning System and the Use of Climate Information in Georgia SDC-funded Strengthening Climate Adaptation Capacities in Georgia SIDA-funded Improved Resilience of Communities to Climate Risk The Program is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Agriculture (MEPA) and other relevant ministries. An overall objective of the Program is to reduce exposure of Georgia’s communities, livelihoods and infrastructure to climate-induced natural hazards through a well-functioning nation-wide multi-hazard early warning system and risk-informed local action. The overall Program aims to provide critical climate risk information that would enable the Government of Georgia to implement a number of nation-wide transformative policies and actions for reducing exposure and vulnerability of the population to climate-induced hazards. This flagship Program will thus catalyse a paradigm shift in the national climate risk management, climate-proofed disaster risk reduction and early warning approaches. The Program innovation and transformative change will also include (a) participatory “Last Mile” communication solutions tailored to the needs of local communities, including Community-based Early Warning Systems (CBEWSs); (b) increasing implementation capacities for carrying out cost-effective risk reduction and community resilience measures through such innovative approaches as watershed/floodplain restoration, agroforestry, etc., and combination of structural and non-structural protection measures aimed at reducing exposure and increasing effectiveness of the early warning; (c) combining best available science and local knowledge for vulnerability assessment, hazard and risk mapping,

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Ketevan Skhireli, GCF MHEWS Project Coordinator, UNDP Georgia the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Support team of program on Reducing the Risk of Climate-Driven Disasters (Program here and after) (GCF/SDC/SIDA funded projects) in capturing main needs of gender mainstreaming across the program. Assist team leaders in panning specific gender related interventions in activities. Support Project Coordinator in developing annual Gender Resource Plan. Assist Project coordinator, Team Leaders and Project M&E Associate in monitoring of Gender Action Plan (GAP). Assist Gender Expert in organizing and conduction trainings, meetings and workshops with project staff, project beneficiaries and stakeholders. Assist in reporting of gender mainstreaming related activities to donor, Project Steering Committee, etc. Carry out other duties and tasks, related to gender mainstreaming and reporting, as deemed necessary by the GCF/SDC/SIDA funded Project Managers and UNDP CO

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