Programme Specialist -Strengthening National Institutions: UN Women

Deadline: 25 November 2016

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.

Under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Representative, and under the direct supervision of the Deputy Representative, the Programme Specialist, Strengthening National Institutions is responsible for the formulation, management and implementation of programmes under his/her portfolio. She/he provides technical expertise on capacity development of national institutions including the national gender machinery, the Zimbabwe Gender Commission, institutions in the justice law and order sectors, civil society and government departments for gender equality and women’s empowerment with a holistic approach. The Programme Specialist analyses political, social and economic trends, provides policy advisory services to partners in government, UN, development partners, CSOs and academia; she/he works closely with UN Women thematic advisors at regional office and at headquarters, ensuring successful implementation of the UN Women Zimbabwe Strategic Framework 2016 -2020, under his/her portfolio.

The Programme Specialist provides regular analysis of policies and practices to senior management and compiles lessons learned for formulation of strategic interventions, including support on resource mobilization.

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