Date of Issue: 29 March 2012
Closing Date: 12 April 2012
I. Position Information
Job Code Title : EVAW Specialist
Organization : UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender
Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Classified Grade : SC-Band 5
Direct supervisor : Regional Programme Director
Duty Station : New Delhi
Type of Contract : Service Contract
No. of Posts : One
Duration : One Year
This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex with an approach to have a workforce which reflects diversity and gender
balance, to promote equal opportunities. UN does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS status.
All selections are based on merit.
II. Organizational Context
In recent years a marked intensification of social and political mobilisation from country to global
levels has positioned the issue of violence against women high on the international agenda as a
priority for peace and security, poverty reduction, economic productivity, gender equality and
halting the spread of HIV. These developments, which include landmark UN agreements as well
as the launch of the Secretary-General's Campaign on the issue in 2008, provide a historic
opportunity to push for making real progress in ending violence against women ( EVAW) on the
ground in a scale and scope unprecedented to date in this field.
UN Women is committed to be in the forefront to locate the issue on the policy and legislative
agenda and intensify efforts to support country implementation, including through its role on
behalf of the UN system as manager of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. The
UN Women South Asia Sub-regional Office (SA SRO) implements a range of projects to end
violence against women including:
- The UN Trust Fund work by providing small grants designed to address the priorities,
needs and concerns that have been raised by EVAW practitioners in the South Asia.
- Advisory services to UN sister agencies including work on the South Asia UNiTE
Campaign and Joint Programming work in selected countries.
- Research and knowledge sharing products on EVAW in the South Asia.
- Gender Equality and Trafficking/HIV/AIDS projects to mainstream gender issues in
flagship HIV and economic programmes.
- A 'Safe Cities' project on improved gender-responsive infrastructure, mechanisms,
programming and services for making cities safer for girls and women.
The UN Women SA SRO is, therefore, looking for a EVAW specialist to provide technical
guidance in programming to both internal (UN Women) and external clients and stakeholders, in
particular governments and non-governmental organisations, including UN Trust Fund grantees,
as well as advisory support to UN sister agencies and UN Country Teams (UNCTs).
Under the supervision and guidance of the UN Women SA SRO Regional Programme Director
(RPD), the Specialist will have the following duties and responsibilities:
III. Functions / Key Results Expected
Lead and provide oversight of EVAW Unit programmes to strengthen the SA
SROs areas of interventions as an effective and reliable partner to both
government and non-government stakeholders.
Serve as the lead expert for UN Women SA SRO and the UN Trust Fund at sub-
regional and national levels in providing technical advisory services and
substantive leadership on policy and programming to address violence against
women and girls.
Provide strategic and substantive leadership in the conceptualisation and
development of a comprehensive programme on Ending Violence Against
Women addressing both prevention and response aspects including the
intersectionalities with poverty, governance, HIV/AIDS, migration, trafficking,
crisis/conflict, sustainable development etc. through consultations with a wide
range of stakeholders in the region.
Provide technical backstopping for oversight of implementation of programmes
on EVAW, Anti-Trafficking, Excluded Women, Empowering Widows and
projects supported by the UN Trust Fund on VAW.
Promote quality assurance for management of EVAW programmes – both
programmatic and operational aspects in compliance with UN Women rules and
regulations to ensure smooth work-flow and processes for results-based
management in a timely and cost-effective manner. This will include close
interaction with partner organisations including relevant government agencies,
UN, NGOs and community-based organisations, as well as regular on-site visits.
Review donor reports and progress reports on UN Trust Fund on VAW and
provide feedback to implementing partners as needed to ensure results-based
reports and timely submission of reports to donors.
Convene and provide substantive leadership for technical and programme related
meetings on the issue of violence against women and girls including capacity-
development on combating all forms of violence against women and girls.
Commission and supervise research on specific topics in support of knowledge
sharing and capacity development efforts.
Contribute to cutting-edge knowledge products and monitoring tools on EVAW.
In addition to the above, the EVAW Specialist will carry out any other duties as
requested by the RPD.
IV. Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the success of regional programmes. In particular, the
key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities,
creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
V. Competencies and Critical Success Factors
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN WOMEN
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and
Treats all people fairly without favouritism
Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
In-depth knowledge on development issues
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more
Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
programmes and projects, mobilise resources
Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit
Strong IT skills
Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff
behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership
Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
VI. Recruitment Qualifications
Education: Masters degree or above in International Development or
in the field of social science or other relevant field with a
focus on gender issues.
Substantive knowledge of gender equality and women's
Experience: A minimum of 10 years of relevant national/international
working experience in international development
especially gender equality and gender-based violence.
Experience and knowledge of results-based management
(RBM) and UN Women’s organisational policies, rules
and procedures on finance, operations and programmes.
Experience in the United Nations, a governmental, other
multilateral or civil society organisation in a developing
country highly desirable.
Language Requirements: Fluency in spoken and written English. Knowledge of
local Languages and culture.
Interested applicants should apply for the vacancy, using the “Personal History
Form - P 11” and the latest CV.
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