|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 Zimbabwe United Nations Development Assistance Framework (ZUNDAF 2016-2020) articulates the strategic orientation and collective assistance provided by the United Nations to Zimbabwe. In order to deliver more effectively on ZUNDAF Results Area 2 on Gender Equality, the UN in Zimbabwe has developed a Joint Programme for Gender Equality (JPGE) which is being jointly implemented by four Participating UN Organisations: ILO, UNDP, and UN Women.
The JPGE brings together government departments, UN Agencies, development partners, CSOs and a number of different gender equality advocates to support the Government of Zimbabwe in attaining its development goals (of which SDG 3 on Gender Equality is one). Throughout its interventions, the JPGE engages in capacity-strengthening at macro, meso and micro levels and in advocacy at the highest levels to lobby for integration and ownership of gender issues into policy and legislative development.
The JPGE is addressing three programme pillars:
The JPGE is coordinated by UN Women as the Managing Agency and Administrative Agent, through the JPGE Coordination Unit, staffed by a Programme Analyst and a Programme Assistant, under the overall supervision of the UN Women Country Representative. The mandate of the Coordination Unit is to ensure coordination in the planning, implementation and reporting of the Participating UN Organisations. It also includes strategic analysis, external relationship building, resource mobilization and joint communications of the programme results.
As the programme is entering its final year of implementation UN Women is looking to strengthen the strategic function of the JPGE Coordination Unit in order to ensure that the results of the programme are communicated externally and internally effectively, and that the next phase of the programme is designed in a participatory and inclusive manner. The unit will also strengthen its resource mobilization operations in order to secure funding for the next phase.
For this purpose, UN Women, is looking to engage Consultant Joint Programme Strategist, to drive the implementation of these efforts in the Joint Programme Coordination Unit. The Consultant Joint Programme Strategist will be reporting directly to the UN Women Country Representative.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Providing strategic advice to the JPGE Coordination Unit and the UN Women Country Representative:|
Providing oversight on the external JPGE communications for quality assurance:
Ensure high quality standards of communication materials produced by the programme:
Working with internal specialists on the communication strategy of the programme:
Providing leadership in the production of papers for the benefit of promoting the programme as well as attracting funds to the programme:
Providing leadership in donor interface for the JPGE Coordination Unit:
Document on external information on gender funding trends, including information on:
Review of the JPGE Annual Narrative and Financial Reports for quality assurance and to ensure complete and timely submission of the reports to the UN Women ESARO.
|Core Values/ Guiding Principles:|
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience