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Closing Date: 28 January 2022, 5PM Nepal time
Duration: One year (renewable)*
Contract Type: Fixed-Term
Duty Station: Kathmandu, Nepal
* No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5
The Gender Equality and Human Rights (GEHR) Programme Analyst contributes to UNFPA’s work on promoting gender equality and human rights with a special focus on addressing the rights of women and adolescents as well as marginalized population groups, in line with the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action (PoA) and the Sustainable Development Gaols (SDGs) and other global, regional and national frameworks related to UNFPA’s mandate and mission in Nepal.
S/he provides integrated technical and programme advice on gender equality, human rights, gender-based violence, harmful practices, reproductive rights, and social inclusion, and promotes inter-linkages within the gender portfolio of projects and among other programmes in the areas of adolescents and youth and population dynamics, building capacities of staff and partners to incorporate an intersectionality lens across all programme areas.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Representative, the GEHR Programme Analyst will report directly to the UNFPA GEHR Programme Specialist.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who uphold the values enshrined in the United Nations Charter, who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
The UNFPA Strategic Plan embraces the vision set forth in the 2030 Agenda and places the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as a priority and as an essential precondition to reaching those furthest behind. This together with UNFPA’s commitments to support the realization of international commitments and resolutions, including the the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), ICPD Beyond 2014 Review, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action plus 20 Review, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 among others, confirm that gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is at the heart of UNFPA’s work, both as a stand-alone dedicated area of work and from an integrated/mainstreaming approach.
In Nepal, women have long experienced high levels of poverty, social exclusion, marginalization and violence because of their gender. One in four ever married women have experienced spousal physical, sexual, or emotional violence. Social norms that value men and boys over women and girls deny equal opportunities to women and girls and result in a range of harmful practices, including child marriage and gender-biased sex selection. Evidence shows that vulnerabilities of women and adolescents are exacerbated during crisis situations, heightening their risk to gender-based violence. For women from ethnic minorities and groups considered low caste and those living with disabilities, these disadvantages are greatly compounded, making them the most left behind.
To advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, UNFPA contributes to strengthening policy, legal and accountability frameworks. This includes support for policies and programmes and human rights mechanisms that protect the rights of women and girls, promote equal opportunities, and end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls and other marginalized groups.
UNFPA implements comprehensive programmes to change underlying social norms that impede eliminating gender discriminatory practices, including gender-based violence and harmful practices. In Nepal, UNFPA manages a portfolio of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Harmful Practices programmes including projects that focus on ending child marriage, son preference, gender biased sex selection and comprehensive sexuality education.
As the lead agency for gender-based violence area of responsibility under the Global Protection Cluster, UNFPA plays a prominent inter-agency role and supports multi-sectoral capacity building and the use of a continuum approach in development and humanitarian settings to address GBV. All these programmes are closely linked to UNFPA-supported interventions to advance reproductive rights in the country, supported by efforts to improve population data systems to map and address inequalities and improve the availability of sex-disaggregated across the country.
The GEHR Programme Analyst will contribute to UNFPA’s efforts to advance gender equality and human rights within its mandated areas by providing integrated technical and programme support on gender, gender-based violence, harmful practices, and reproductive rights, with specific consideration to social inclusion dimensions of all thematic areas of work. S/he will provide technical assistance for advocacy and policy dialogues and support partnership building to leverage financial and technical resources for accelerated achievement of UNFPA’s transformative programme goals. S/he will coordinate work on gender equality and human rights and engage with UNFPA staff working across thematic teams and at provincial and local level. S/he will participate in national and sub-national networks on issues related to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, human rights and social inclusion.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You will be responsible for:
A. Programme Management and Coordination:
B. Policy Dialogue and Technical Leadership
C. Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
D. Knowledge Management
Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership
Knowledge and Experience:
UNFPA Work Environment
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
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HOW TO APPLY: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.
A full job description of the position can be accessed at https://nepal.unfpa.org/vacancies and only online applications using this link will be accepted.
Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at https://www.unfpa.org/resources/step-step-guide-applying-jobs-unfpa Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.
Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.