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 UN Women Pacific Multi-Country Office is based in Suva, Fiji and works alongside over 20 other UN agencies in the region and in 14 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Under its Strategic Note 2018-2022, UN Women Fiji MCO focuses on delivering on four interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:
UN Women implements the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme at the global, regional and national levels. The WRD programme has a strong focus on the Pacific with three programme countries: Fiji, Vanuatu and Kiribati. In the Pacific, disaster risks converge with critical socio-economic vulnerabilities, environmental degradation and climate change. Disasters and climate change are widening inequalities and undermining poverty reduction in the region. Threats such as COVID-19 are further exacerbating the inequalities and hardships faced by women and girls including those with disabilities. Women and girls face greater vulnerability and exposure to disasters, yet women remain largely ignored and their capacities unleveraged in conventional resilience building processes. As a result, women are generally absent in the development of resilience strategies and decision-making processes for prevention, preparedness and recovery. This is compounded by significant gaps at the global, regional and country level in relation to the availability and use of sex, age and disability disaggregated data (SADDD), knowledge sharing on women’s resilience; an enabling environment for building women’s resilience (including capacities, leadership and funding); translation of commitments into action; coordination and private sector partnership; and a need for transformative change to tackle the underlying drivers of disproportionate risk.
Un Women’s WRD programme proposes a comprehensive package for building women’s resilience to disasters, climate change and threats (including COVID-19). The aim of the WRD Programme will be to render women’s and girls’ lives and livelihoods disaster-resilient, contributing to sustainable and secure communities, by promoting gender responsive prevention, preparedness and recovery systems, plans and tools; and by enabling targeted action to help women and girls withstand hazards and threats, recover fully from disasters and increase their resilience to future risks. The expected end-of-programme outcomes are:
In close coordination with the WRD Global Coordinator as matrix manager and under direct supervision by the Deputy Representative, the WRD Regional Gender and Resilience Specialist is responsible for the provision of programme development advisory support to the Pacific component of the WRD Programme, oversight of the the implementation and management of the regional WRD programme component, management of technical assistance and capacity development to WRD partners, leading advocacy, policy, knowledge building and communication efforts, building partnerships for the WRD programme and develop resource mobilization strategies in complementary areas to WRD.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide programme development advisory support to the Pacific component of the Women’s Resilience to Disasters (WRD) Programme:
2. Lead and oversee the implementation and management of the regional WRD programme component:
3. Manage technical assistance and capacity development to WRD partners:
4. Lead advocacy, policy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
5. Provide monitoring and Reporting support
6. Build partnerships for the WRD programme and develop resource mobilization strategies in complementary areas to WRD
7. Oversee work of the humanitarian and DRR team:
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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|Closing date:||December 3, 2021|