Ending Violence against Women and Girls Specialist

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Addressing conflicts between customary and statutory law in line with the international and regional frameworks is also critical for the protection of women’s rights. With these daunting challenges, there is need for continued and renewed effort to engage countries and regional Economic Communities, and to use regional frameworks to effectively influence national laws and policies to end VAWGHPs and promote SRHR.

In its new Strategic Note (2022-2025), UN-Women in West and Central Africa will promote integrated approaches to : (i) support countries to strengthen the development, monitoring and reporting of global norms and standards on ending violence against women and girls (VAWG); (ii) supporting the formulation of national action plans on VAWG prevention that promote positive social norms, including by engaging men and boys, and strengthening the knowledge and evidence base on policy and practice to prevent VAWG; (iii) forging linkages with other thematic areas and driving synergies with other sectors to address VAWG and safety of women, such as the agriculture, environment, infrastructure and transportation sectors; (iv) expanding key partnerships, including with women’s organizations, research networks and the private sector, to ensure the continuation of essential support ; (v) Collaborating with UN agencies to ensure quality, accessible essential services for victims/survivors, with a focus on strengthening women’s access to justice and police response to VAWG to end impunity, in coordination with UNDP, UNODC, and OHCHR; (vi) scaling up evidence-based prevention strategies to address the root causes of VAWG, including through engaging men and boys, with UN agencies. (vii) engaging in VAWG data work with key partners such as WHO, UNDP, UNFPA and Regional Economic Commissions. (viii) Ensuring that VAWG is prioritized in COVID-19 response and recovery plans, through coordination of UN system partners.

Under the direct supervision of the EVAW Regional Policy Specialist, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in the area of EVAW  Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives; Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions on EVAW  Finalize strategic documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs and other documents related EVAW;  Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.

  1. Manage the implementation and management of EVAW programme  Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation.  Manage the technical implementation of the programme; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams.  Review the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports as required.  Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators.  Lead project review and/or evaluation meetings on EVAW.

  2. Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners  Provide technical advice to partners; oversee the provision of technical guidance by the team  Build, manage, and expand relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the EVAW programme; respond to any potential problems.  Serve as an expert resource to partners on programmes/initiatives on EVAW  Implement and oversee capacity building opportunities and initiatives.  Provide partners with advanced technical assistance, training and capacity development initiatives.

  3. Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project  Manage the process of monitoring the programme/ project implementation of activities and finances using results-based management tools;  Finalize quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;  Write internal and external progress and other reports.

  4. Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies  Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.  Finalize relevant documentation on donors and develop potential opportunities for resource mobilization.  Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

  5. Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence in the area of EVAW  Provide substantive technical support to the EVAW Policy Specialist on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees;  Coordinate with other UN agencies, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts;  Prepare substantive inputs to CCA/ UNDAF and other documents, as necessary.

☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Building Trust ☒ Client Orientation ☒ Commitment and Motivation ☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning ☒ Communication ☒ Creativity ☒ Empowering Others ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☒ Knowledge Sharing ☒ Planning and Organizing ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Self-Management ☒ Working in Teams

programme management A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage

Dakar, capital city of Senegal is a "family duty station." Living conditions are good and peaceful. Social climate and services such as medical care, flights to African countries and other continents, access to internet and easy transport within town are all available. The national currency is the CFA franc (US $ 1 = approx. 600 FCFA). Commercial banks exist. Major credit/debit credit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD) are accepted in some hotels and department stores. Senegal is a country with a high incidence of malaria. The use of mosquito nets is highly recommended. Vaccination for yellow fever is mandatory (yellow immunization card could be asked upon arrival at the airport). Other vaccinations such as meningitis, hepatitis B are also recommended. Basic drugs are available in pharmacies but is recommended to bring its specialized drugs.

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