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UN Women - Programme Coordinator: Women Leadership and Political Participation consultant
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 30-Sep-16 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 17-Oct-2016
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months (with possibility of extension)
Expected Duration of Assignment : 6 months (with possibility of extension)
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The project on Women's Leadership and Political Participation is a multi-donor funded project led by UN Women. The project is implemented by UN Women through strategic partnerships with a broad range of implementing partners and key stakeholders.
Under the overall guidance of the Country Representative (a.i) and the direct supervision of the gender and social inclusion Specialist, the Programme Coordinator takes responsibility for coordinating, planning, implementing, and managing the Women's Leadership and Political Participation Project. She/he works in close collaboration with the Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist P4 and the Senior Advisor and Team leader of the Governance Unit. She/he liaises effectively with the programme and operations team at the UN Women country office, UN Women HQ and Regional Office advisors on political participation, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women Programme implementation under the WLPP portfolio.