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Programme Coordinator, COVID-19 and Humanitarian Action

Programme Coordinator, COVID-19 and Humanitarian Action

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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 also leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action.

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.

Based on UN legislative mandates and the UN Women Strategic Plan, the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is tasked with providing strategic programme development, policy/technical advisory services and quality assurance support to Multi Country Offices and Country Offices. It undertakes or coordinates regional research and data analysis; advises on norms, policies and strategies for achieving the internationally and regionally agreed goals related to gender equality and women’s empowerment issues. It acts as a knowledge hub at the regional level, collecting evidence on progress and emerging issues and sharing knowledge on innovative approaches and lessons learned in implementation.

The outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019. Since the outbreak of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was first reported in Wuhan, China on December 31, 2019,n a global pandemic has was been declared. , with cCountries across the globe have mobilizing mobilized to respond to the health crisis and manage the significant socio-economic impacts. This unprecedented crisis unfolds against many existing challenges;: Asia- and the Pacific region is the most disaster-prone region in the world, and it is facing the ever-pressing threats of climate change and many large protracted crises and conflict. It is also unfolding amid persistent gender inequalities in the region,: owing to structural inequalities and discriminatory gender norms, women’s employment is concentrated in the informal labour sector with limited protection, and women experience unacceptably high levels of intimate partner violence (IPV).

UN Women is working to ensure that women and girls, especially those most marginalised, are at the centre of COVID-19 prevention. The Programme Coordinator will work on a project focused on Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and will include a regional component. The project aims to increase women’s capacities, resources and skills to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in communities at risk, allow women’s groups and networks to influence and contribute to gender-responsive policies on COVID-19, and leverage national and regional platforms to advance research and tools to inform inclusive and gender-responsive national and regional measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 for socio-economic responses.

Reporting to the regional advisor for humanitarian action, the Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the programme “Women and Girls at the Center of COVID-19 Prevention,” implemented in four countries, which includes coordinating relationships with regional and national partners and stakeholders, and the monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the portfolio.

Location: Bangkok, THAILAND
Organization: UN-Women
Deadline: September 30, 2020
External website link: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=94195
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