International Gender and EVAW Expert
Application deadline 6 months ago: Tuesday 2 Aug 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Expert contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Expert contracts.
• Excellent advocacy knowledge and skills • Good knowledge of gender equity and women’s empowerment issues. • Excellent personal and professional communication and presentation skills. • Experience in Results-based Management and reporting. • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment. • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Program Management Specialist, the gender and EVAW Expert will:
• Provide the technical inputs to the UNW Iraq and Yemen portfolio on resilience building through MHPSS, especially COVID-19 impact and response. • Support UNW as the Development Partner Focal Point on Human Rights and Gender within the Gender Working Group to facilitate a coordinated approach between the Government and partners and the follow-up of the CEDAW recommendations. • Support Iraq and Yemen teams, UN agencies and stakeholders to mainstream gender through their plans, strategies, and programs to reflect on their interventions, • Support the UN Output on Gender Equality, Human Rights and Women’s Empowerment as needed. • Ensure the UNW Iraq and Yemen gender portfolios are responsive to the SDG5 indicators by identifying opportunities and preparing project proposals. • Keep abreast of relevant new UN and UNW policy and strategy, particularly in relation to emerging issues and humanitarian response vis a vis Gender and GBV and assessing the implications on program execution and ensuring their integration. • Build on Gender, MHPSS-related results under UNW Country Programs to ensure MHPSS, male engagement and Gender-responsive humanitarian response • Proactively contribute to Gender advocacy, partnership building and resource mobilization efforts of the Country Office by preparing relevant documentation (i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events). • Support the UNCT meetings and CSOs working groups regarding gender, women’s empowerment, GBV, Human rights and humanitarian preparedness and responses • Maintain close communication with partners and UN agencies, national authorities, development actors, civil society organizations and other international and local key stakeholders, working on women’s empowerment, ending violence against women and gender equality; • Provide assistance and support for the Inter-Agency Team (IAT) with in-country assessments, • Support the program team in the implementation of strategic and operational objectives of projects/programs, and the exchange of information; • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programs/projects and initiatives on gender and EVAW; • Engage in discussions with potential partners in the field, including embassies or other inter-governmental organizations, in order to mobilize resources locally and generate interest at a more upstream level in funding UN Women program; • Provide technical assistance and capacity development to gender and EVAW project partners as needed; • Support research and analysis on gender-responsive and inclusive gender equality efforts and sustaining gender equality with a particular emphasis on the contexts of Iraq and Yemen; • Develop and implement outreach strategies to engage diverse groups of young women rights activists in national, global gender and EVAW strategies and projects; • Support the development of communications assets to strengthen knowledge on gender and EVAW, showcase the work of women activists and advocate for young Women’s inclusion in the analysis, design and implementation of gender and EVAW strategies and projects; • Provide technical inputs to the annual work- planning and reporting exercise on gender and EVAW; • Mainstream gender dimension into all stages of the budget cycle through committing to conceiving, planning, approving, executing, monitoring, analyzing and auditing budgets in a gender-sensitive way. Mainly planning and implementing budgeting to seek to ensure that the collection and allocation of resources are carried out in ways that are effective and contribute to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment; • Other relevant tasks as requested.
• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues • Accountability • Creative Problem Solving • Effective Communication • Inclusive Collaboration
with civil society on public work and women’s rights. • Excellent knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues, Gender/Resilience building, and/or psychosocial support. GBV and MHPSS humanitarian preparedness and/or response and PSEA. • Strong experience in organizing, managing, and facilitating consultation workshops with technical government officials, high-level government leaders, and stakeholders. • Proven ability and experience in preparing high-quality project proposals and reports. • Excellent familiarity with international laws/ treaties/conventions and some background on the Arab states’ local laws concerning women’s rights and engagement in the political Arab contexts with proven experience in research and gender mainstreaming.
UN personnel in Iraq operate in a volatile security environment. International personnel operating in Iraq must take online security awareness in the field training (BSAFE) prior to arrival in Iraq and undertake a mandatory Security Induction Awareness Training (SAIT) or SSAFE immediately upon arrival.
Baghdad, Iraq, is a non-family duty station which is classified as Hardship Level E by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security. UN staff members and United Nations Volunteers work and live in a secure compound. Their movements outside the compound are guided by the prevalent UN security guidelines in the duty station.
The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle in Baghdad is 4 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman, Jordan. The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraq Dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,250 Iraqi dinars.
The market is mostly cash-based; both USD and Iraqi Dinar are widely accepted. Payments by credit cards are accepted in a limited number of shops.