|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jan-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 23h 53m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months|
|UN Women is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women with the objective of providing support to national partners in implementation of international commitments; financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies that promote women’s empowerment and gender equality; and leadership and coordination in UN country teams on their response to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN Women Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa (ESARO), through its work on women’s economic empowerment, has made considerable advances leading in the area of gender equality in rural women technologies, and continues working to scale up these successes. Work on innovations, and gender and resilience in general is also gaining increasing attention. Improving women’s access to innovative technologies in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) presents great potential for shared economic growth and could drastically reduce poverty levels in these countries, as well as strengthen resilience.
As part of this workline, UN Women ESARO has launched a project in Kenya which aims to increase access to postharvest technologies for women farmers. This is a collaboration which is undertaken jointly with Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and Stockholm Environmental Institute (SEI) and is being implemented with a grant provided by the Rockefeller Foundation. The project will explore women’s barriers to access to postharvest technologies: adjust existing technologies to meet the needs of women farmers. It also includes a component of capacity building of women farmers. We are also collaborating with UNDP-UNEP-PEI on costing, and addressing, the gender gaps in agriculture in the ESA region. In addition, we are forwarding the innovation agenda in the region. All these activities require specific management and coordination support.
UN Women ESARO is seeking a WEE Program Consultant to support the WEE Team in general follow-up on the resilience and gender agenda; implementation, coordination and management of the Post-harvest initiative; the Cost of the Gender Gap study – in the lead-up, execution, and post-event phases, including reporting; and management of the innovation agenda in the region.
He/she will work as part of the WEE team and under the overall guidance of the WEE Advisor. S/he will also be in close communication with focal points from the partners involved in the implementation of the Project and the wider WEE set of partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Leadership and Self-Management:
Required Skills and Experience