Gender Human Rights Associate
Application deadline 9 months ago: Monday 28 Feb 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Youth contracts.
Improved governance for accountable, responsive institutions and civic engagement (GRICE), become the bedrock for ensuring human rights, rule of law and curbing corruption. The COVID-19 pandemic curtailed a wide range of basic human rights that many people took for granted from the right to leave your home or to shop for groceries, to the right to travel or to meet with family or friends. Many of these measures were necessary to tackle the pandemic head-on, yet they can inadvertently affect people’s livelihoods and security, their access to healthcare to food, water and sanitation, work and education. At the same time, responses to the pandemic that respect human rights will result in better outcomes in combatting COVID-19 and improve governance for accountable and responsive institutions.
The UN Volunteer will support the governance for accountable, responsive institutions and civic engagement (GRICE) Portfolio. The UN Youth Volunteer will support the team in rolling out the new portfolio ensuring that human rights-based approach, gender equality and inclusive governance approaches are mainstreamed in the programme and that new learning opportunities and policy engagements are pursued.
The UNDP UNV Programme equips outstanding young leaders with the skills and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda and make a positive difference in the world. As a pathway into the world of development, the programme offers young professionals’ excellent exposure to multilateral cooperation and sustainable development while providing a valuable entry point into the UN system.
During their assignments, UN Volunteers benefit from the guidance of experienced UNDP staff members and are actively involved in supporting the design and implementation of UNDP’s programs within UNDP’s headquarters, regional or country offices.
Under the direct supervision of the GRICE portfolio lead, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
(i) Support the GRICE team in programme planning and implementation ensuring rights-based approach and gender issues are mainstreamed
a. Support planning. b. Contribute to programme implementation. c. Work closely with the Acc Lab team to support piloting of new ideas and interventions that aim to expand the GRICE portfolio offer; and d. Assist in reviews and reporting on implementation progress and results.
(ii) Contribute to proposal development, partnerships engagement and resources mobilisation initiatives by the GRICE team:
a. Providing technical inputs and participating in information collection to formulate specific needs driven GRICE programme interventions/projects. b. Supporting the GRICE team in resources mobilisation; and c. Supporting the team in partnerships mapping and stakeholder engagement.
(iii) Assist the GRICE team in conducting a country office staff learning needs assessment, and in developing and implementing a learning strategy to enhance knowledge building on inclusive governance, human rights, democracy programming and policy support:
a. Contributing to knowledge gaps and learning needs analysis. b. Assist in identifying knowledge resources and learning platforms. c. Support knowledge sharing, advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts; and d. Participate and contribute to policy dialogues on GRICE issues.
(iv) Support the GRICE team in building synergies across the SEMER and SIGG pillars and contribute to inter-agency coordination on governance, human rights, gender equality issues to achieve coherent and aligned programmes and results:
a. Support in identifying opportunities for synergies and joint programming. b. Support efforts to mainstream governance, gender equality, human rights-based approaches in the other country office programme portfolios; and c. Attend joint agency meetings and thematic groups and assist in implementing joint work of the UN Agencies related to GRICE and gender mainstreaming.
(v) Work closely with the Country Office M&E and Gender Focal Point to ensure GRICE outcomes are effectively measured and reported:
a. Support the development of GRICE M&E framework that is linked to the CPD and the strategic plan results framework. b. Support the development and reporting of gender mainstreaming indicators; and c. Support the CO in maintaining its Gender Seal programmatic commitments.
Accountability Adaptability and Flexibility Building Trust Commitment and Motivation Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication Creativity Ethics and Values Integrity Knowledge Sharing Leadership Managing Performance Professionalism Self-Management Vision Working in Teams
• Demonstrated interest or experience (up to two years) in the field of gender and human rights of women (including Governance, EVAW, WEE, Planning, Leadership and Participation). • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e., studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded. • Experience in establishing relationships among international organization and national governments in the field of gender and human rights of women, specifically in the are-as of Governance, Planning, Leadership and Participation are an asset; • Experience in projects or programmes resources management support (financial, hu-man, etc.). • Experience working in the UN System would be an advantage.
Windhoek is the capital city of the Republic of Namibia. The city has a population of about 250 305 and is cosmopolitan in nature, consisting of people of all walks of life. It is relatively safe, very peaceful and has a good and easily accessible transport and communication network systems. There is ample access to various social amenities and the standard of living is very close to that of Europe. The climate is pleasant with a mild winter from May to August and a hot summer (high temperature but very low humidity) from September to April. Windhoek is classified as an A duty station. Support is generally provided to help find accommodation nearby the office.