Gender & Development Specialist
Closing date: 18th November 2014
Duty Station; New Delhi
Purpose of the Post
Accountable for providing guidance and coordination in formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of gender results in all UNICEF-assisted programmes, including in emergencies, contributing to gender equality in clearly defined for measuring advancement of gender equality in programme outcomes (PCRs) and outputs (IRs).
Accountable for facilitating more effective cross-sectoral programming with strong gender components and leveraging sectoral programming, training, networking, and measuring efforts in order to make the integration of gender relevant and sustainable and enhance cross-sectoral collaboration on gender.
A. Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Programme Planning, Development and Management.
Enhance effective sectoral or inter-sectoral planning, development by supporting the timely completion of the gender awareness and gender equality aspects of the Situational Analysis. Facilitate its periodic update through accurate and complete monitoring and analysis, promoting the use of gender disaggregated indicators and their analysis.
Collaborates with all sectors to ensure the development and use of gender indicators that are rigorous, manageable and useful for timely reporting and the timely preparation or finalization of sectoral input. Provide substantive advice, recommendations and input in the formulation of country programme documents and plans of actions for mainstreaming gender across all aspects of the programme.
Takes primary responsibility for the development of the work plans and technical decisions that build gender into programme management, implementation and monitoring, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches.
Ensures that annual management and workplans include specific gender targets for achievement of UNICEF’s gender goals.
2. Promotion of UNICEF’s Global Goals
Promotes the organization goals of UNICEF through advocacy and policy dialogue through active engagement in communication, networking and participation at every opportunity inside and outside UNICEF, leveraging the strength of UNICEF mission, goals and programmes. Strengthen policies and strategies for gender and equality in line with UNICEF’s priorities.
3. Knowledge Management.
Promotes knowledge management by exchange of knowledge, information, experience or lessons learned; promote gender awareness knowledge sharing and recommendations on introduction of new initiatives into the country programme.
Design and implement strategies to provide public information on UNICEF-gender programmes to create greater public awareness about the gender/women’s equality issues and their critical role in achieving the MDGs. Design and develop global gender roll-out modules and learning programmes to support managers.
4. Rights-Based and Results-Based Approach.
Promotes the mainstreaming of gender and rights based programmes through participation in the formulation of programme goals, strategies and approaches. Bring coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or inter-sectoral management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
5. Sectoral Work Plan Development, Implementation, and Monitoring.
Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for programme management, implementation and monitoring of assigned project/sectoral activity, in compliance with the defined programme strategies and approaches.
6. UNICEF and Government Accountability.
Collaborates with the Operations and Supply Sections and Government authorities to establish and maintain sound internal controls (as required) to ensure accountability. In an advisory capacity, supports programme planning, implementation and coordination.
7. Communication, Collaboration, Networking and Partnership.
Ensures exchange of information, experience; and courses of action to support the strengthening of relationships and collaboration with key partners on gender equality programme requirements and objectives. Conduct field visits to monitor programmes and collect information.
Collaborates with Communication and Communication for Development groups to ensure development of effective communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and social mobilization efforts.
Overall coordination with Regional Advisers and HQ Specialists. Collaborates with other Programme/Project Specialists to ensure the integration of the sectoral programme with other sectors.
Interacts with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of programme implementation to follow up on agreements and recommendations. Provide technical advice and guidance on appropriate technical, financial and institutional capacity building measures to achieve gender and rights based programme goals.
B. Qualifications, Skills and Attributes
Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Gender Development Studies, or other relevant field.
Minimum Five years of professional work experience at national level in programming for gender equality and women’s rights, including field work experience.
Background/familiarity with mainstreaming gender equality in development and in emergency.
Knowledge and awareness of gender in emergencies.
Fluency in written and spoken English required. Working knowledge of Hindi is highly desirable.
c. Competency Profile
(For details on competencies please refer to the UNICEF Professional Competency Profiles.)
i) Core Values (Required)
· Commitment • Diversity and Inclusion • Integrity
ii) Core Competencies (Required)
• Communication [ II ] • Working with People [ III ] • Drive for Results [ III ]
iii)Functional Competencies (Required)
• Leading and Supervising [ II ] • Formulating Strategies and Concepts [ III ]
• Analyzing [ III ] • Relating and Networking [ II ]
• Deciding and Initiating Action[ III ] • Persuading and Influencing [ II ]
iv) Technical Knowledge [ III ]
a) Specific Technical Knowledge Required (for the job) [ II ]
(Technical knowledge requirements specific to the job can be added here as required.)
o Advanced knowledge in gender equality or related technical areas of UNICEF programmes.
o Advanced technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in the following:
§ Strengthening gender and diversity systems, Anti-Harassment Policy
§ Partner capacity for protecting women and children against violence.
§ Gender in emergencies; in respect to improving justice for women and children.
§ Strengthening gender equality.
§ Use of data indicators to develop strategy for enhancing gender awareness and alignment
§ of gender equality with business goals.
§ Recognized specialist knowledge of successful approaches for identifying and monitoring gender disparities and introducing gender mainstreaming policies and strategies.
b) Common Technical Knowledge Required (for the job group) [ II ]
• Methodology of programme/project management
• Programmatic goals, policies and strategies for gender sensitivity sectoral programmes
• Knowledge of global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
• UNICEF policies and strategy in gender and development.
• Core commitments for children in emergencies and gender in emergencies.
• UNICEF financial, supply and administrative rules and regulations.
• Rights-based and Results-based programming in UNICEF.
• UNICEF programme policy, procedures and guidelines in the Manual.
• Mid-Term Strategic Plan
c) Technical Knowledge to be Acquired/Enhanced (for the Job) [ II ]
§ Government development plans and policies
§ Knowledge of local conditions and country legislation relevant to UNICEF programmes
§ UN policies and strategy to address international humanitarian issues and the responses.
§ UN common approaches to programmatic issues and UNICEF positions
§ UN/ convention on All Forms of Discrimination of Women; Beijing Platform for Action,
§ UN security practices and guidelines. UN Security Council Resolution on Gender Equality.
§ UN guideline on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN staff and partners.
§ UNICEF’s Gender Parity and Equality Strategy.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, P11 and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18th November 2014. The P11 form can be downloaded from the following link: http://www.unicef.org/india/careers_1440.htm.
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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
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 Reference to UNICEF and/or UN in terms of technical knowledge requirements (a and b above) are applicable only to those who are or have been the staff members of UNICEF or the UN common system.