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 as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Women and girls in Rakhine are among the poorest in the Myanmar. They hold subordinate position in households, communities, workplaces and society, which greatly undermines their capacities, potential and rights. Institutionalized discrimination continues to prevent women from equal participation and from assuming decision-making roles at all levels. These persistent gender inequalities and gender-based discrimination mean that women are disproportionately affected by the development challenges facing Rakhine State, including outward migration for work, high rates of unemployment and intercommunal tensions.
To address their specific needs and catalyze leadership of the women in Rakhine State, UN Women Myanmar Country Office is working to support strengthening women’s leadership, participation and self-reliance through improved livelihood security. The Rakhine programme promotes the empowerment of women to engage in, contribute to and benefit from community resilience and inclusive growth and development in Rakhine State through developing an enabling and supportive environment to increase women’s access to and control over financial resources and develop new sources of income for promoting their leadership and participation outside household duties.
Reporting to the Programme Associate, the Administrative Assistant works with and provides support to the members of the Programme team in the development and implementation of the Project for humanitarian and development assistance to help create conditions conductive to the return of displaced persons from and within Rakhine State and to promote resilience-based development in consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. S/he contributes programme, administrative, and logistical assistance to the team for the smooth programme implementation. The Administrative Assistant works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the UN Women Myanmar.
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Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy
All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action
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