Consultant – State Technical Specialist – Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

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Job title: Consultant – State Technical Specialist – Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) (Open to Indian Nationals Only)

Company: United Nations Development Programme

Job description: Job Description : UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between w

Job Description : UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls the empowerment of women and the achievement of equality between women and men and other diverse gender as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. The Department of Women and Child Development (DWCD), Government of Madhya Pradesh and UN Women have been working together on their shared mandate of enhancing gender equality and women empowerment in the State. Under this collaboration, UN Women provides technical assistance to the DWCD’s initiatives to address issues of violence, through policy-based and community-level interventions. The key interventions, in the state is to strengthen and scale up ‘Safe Cities for Women and Girls’ Programme in Madhya Pradesh to enhance women’s and girls’ rights to enjoy public spaces and services free from violence and build capacities of the State Government officials to strengthen mechanisms for gender equality and women’s empowerment and address issues of violence against women and girls in public, private and workspaces. Within this context, UN Women seeks the services of a State Technical Specialist- Ending Violence Against Women to be placed in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Under the guidance and supervision of Commissioner/Director, The Department of Women and Child Development, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, and the UN Women Program Specialist- EVAW, the State Technical Specialist- Ending Violence Against Women will undertake the following key tasks and other responsibilities as may be assigned. Duties and Responsibilities Provide technical support for implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of select initiatives of the Department of Women and Child Development. Support over all coordination and implementation of initiatives planned under the Safe City programme in consultation with DWCD Facilitate a multi-stakeholder coordinated response through effective coordination between DWCD and other key stakeholder departments of Core Group on Women’s Safety headed by the Chief Secretary. Strengthen linkages of the Safe City program with other initiatives of DWCD aimed at enhancing women’s safety in public spaces Coordinate and work with other nodal departments towards drafting of an action plan for mainstreaming gender in the context of ending violence against women & girls in their existing programmes and policies. Coordinate on the programmatic implementation with relevant partner organisations and agencies in the state. Coordinate for activities on EVAW/G with relevant team members within the Department and UN Women, and work with them in close collaboration to ensure successful implementation of the programmes. This will also include facilitating systematic coordination between UN Women and the Department of Women and Child, Madhya Pradesh Assist the Department in undertaking action on issues related to EVAW/G as per the priorities of the Department. Develop and propose recommendations for restructuring of schemes and programmes of the Department that provide institutional support to women in difficult circumstances, including women facing gender-based violence, to ensure greater access by women to these schemes and programmes with a focus on access to justice mechanisms. Develop resources to build capacities of relevant stakeholders on addressing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAW/G), including facilitation of knowledge building and management of documents related to EVAW/G. Support conducting assessment of existing schemes, policies, and programmes for their impact on women. Informing policy formulations through evidence-based research Develop State Action Plans based on the State Policy for Women, especially on ending violence against women. Provide coordination and support (IEC/advocacy) on Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) trainings with the implementing partners and select state departments Support synthesis of lessons learnt, and best practices related to programmefor the state of Madhya Pradesh Participate in key meetings, conferences, and trainings and prepare proceedings report/meeting minutes and training reports. Be the interface between UN Women and the Government of Madhya Pradesh and facilitate meetings. Document and maintain reports/files, good practices and extend support in preparation of quarterly/biannual/annual narrative reports and for the website. Any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor(s). Expected Deliverables: Monthly detailed and comprehensive narrative report of all activities undertaken (as part of the report include templates & plans developed, anecdotes that capture the process, partnerships, best practices and lessons learnt, photographs, press coverage, questionnaires, human interest stories, lists of participants, key strategies and recommendations) in hard and soft copy will be submitted to UN Women with an acknowledgement of UN Women’s support to Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh. 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. 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. 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 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. Functional Competencies: Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback. Required Skills and Experience Education: Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/Economics/Social Work /Gender Studies/Public Administration/Policy or related fields. Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience at the national/state level working with development projects including hands-on experience of design, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of projects preferably on Gender Equality and Women’s Rights. Experience of working with national/ state governments particularly on gender issues is required. State specific experience will be preferable. Language: Proficiency in English good command over state language in reading and writing. Interested applicants should apply to this announcement through UNDP jobs site: Application: Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document: All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment Applications received after the close date will not be accepted Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Evaluation and Selection Criteria: Criteria for shortlisting of CVs will be based on the following assessment: Required Degree and Qualification (5 points) Minimum Experience relevant to the assignment (10 points) Working knowledge and experience of working with National /State Government (5 points) The evaluation process for selection of the candidate will be based on the following assessment: Interview (80 Points) Written Test (20 Points) Please Note: For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy. Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process. Note: In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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Location: Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

Job date: Sun, 17 Jul 2022 22:49:56 GMT

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