UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.
The Spotlight Initiative is a global, multi-year partnership between the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU), focusing on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG). The initiative places SDG 5 at the center of efforts (as well as SDG 16) with the aim to provide an enabling environment for the implementation of all goals. Spotlight provides a model for partnership with donors, civil society, and all UN partners, to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a comprehensive manner leveraging comparative expertise.
The Spotlight initiative in the Pacific focuses on Intimate partner (physical, sexual and emotional) violence (IPV) to address the continuum of gender-based violence in the Pacific region. The Initiative aims at improving access to services, particularly for those most left behind and will build upon existing programmes, both at the country and regional level.
The Spotlight Pacific Regional Initiative builds on existing Pacific Islands Forum commitments as well as country specific commitments in Fiji, Republic of Marshal Islands and Solomon Islands to ending domestic and intimate partner violence The programme will focus on understanding the cost of violence through research, and improved planning and budget allocations to address violence and supporting CSO to advocating to governments to increase funding based on evidence and increasing the quality and availability of administrative data.
The recipient UN organizations are: IOM, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA and UN Women. UN Women will be the technical lead for the Spotlight Regional and Samoa programmes.
Reporting directly to UN Women EVAWG Technical Specialist and coordinating closely with the UN Women Fiji MCO EVAWG team, Operations team and UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, the Regional Programme Technical Specialist has responsibility for implementing UN Women’s Regional, Multi-Country and Samoa Spotlight programming in close collaboration with the Resident Coordinators office Spotlight staff, through the provision of technical oversight and coherence of the Spotlight Pacific programming through planning, implementing, coordinating and reporting on UN Women’s Spotlight programmes actions.
The Regional Programme Technical Specialist works within UN Women’s EVAWG team and work closely with the Spotlight Pacific Regional Steering Committee, the Spotlight Regional Coordinator of the Fiji MCO Resident Coordinators Offices and the Samoa Resident Coordinator, UN implementing agencies other stakeholders for the Regional and Samoa Programmes, and the Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls.
The Regional Programme Technical Specialist provides technical guidance and oversight across all Spotlight activities under the Regional and Samoa programmes and manages implementation of the UN Women Spotlight programme including Supervision of the UN Women Spotlight staff (regional and Samoa).
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Support the technical coherence of the Regional and Samoa Spotlight programmes in close cooperation with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Regional Spotlight Coordinator and Spotlight receiving UN Agencies
2. Manage implementation of the UN Women Regional and Samoa Spotlight Programmes
3. Oversee the monitoring and reporting of the UN Women Spotlight programme (Regional and Samoa)
4. Oversee the people and financial resources of the UN Women Spotlight programme (Regional and Samoa)
5. Oversee advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts of the UN Women Spotlight programme
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Required Skills and Experience
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All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.