Assistant ( e ) to the social inclusion program ( LNOB ), Abidjan At UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women


Closing date: Monday, August 28, 2023

General

Description of assignment title: Assistant ( e ) to the social inclusion program ( LNOB )

Country assignment: Ivory Coast

Expected start date: 01/09/2023

Sustainable Development Goal: 5. Gender equality

Volunteer category: National UN Youth Volunteer

Host entity: UNWomen

Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months ( with possibility of extension )

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Abidjan

Details

Mission and objectives

UN Women is the United Nations organization for gender equality and the empowerment of women established on July 2, 2010 by Resolution A / 64/289 of the United Nations General Assembly. Based on the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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. UN Women encourages the participation of women in all spheres of society and emphasizes the following priority areas: 1 ) Leadership and political participation of women; 2 ) Women,peace and security and Gender in Humanitarian Action; 3 ) Economic empowerment of women; 4 ) Elimination of violence against women and girls and Human Rights. It also works on standards by supporting the development, review and implementation of gender-sensitive policies, laws and strategies in all areas of development. The organization makes gender equality a central concern in planning and budgeting for development at the national level. To achieve these objectives, partnerships with governments, national or international civil society organizations, the private sector, the foundations and sister agencies making up the United Nations system are essential. 4 ) Elimination of violence against women and girls and Human Rights. It also works on standards by supporting the development, review and implementation of gender-sensitive policies, laws and strategies in all areas of development. The organization makes gender equality a central concern in planning and budgeting for development at the national level. To achieve these objectives, partnerships with governments, national or international civil society organizations, the private sector, the foundations and sister agencies making up the United Nations system are essential. 4 ) Elimination of violence against women and girls and Human Rights. It also works on standards by supporting the development, review and implementation of gender-sensitive policies, laws and strategies in all areas of development. The organization makes gender equality a central concern in planning and budgeting for development at the national level. To achieve these objectives, partnerships with governments, national or international civil society organizations, the private sector, the foundations and sister agencies making up the United Nations system are essential. the review and implementation of gender-sensitive policies, laws and strategies in all areas of development. The organization makes gender equality a central concern in planning and budgeting for development at the national level. To achieve these objectives, partnerships with governments, national or international civil society organizations, the private sector, the foundations and sister agencies making up the United Nations system are essential. the review and implementation of gender-sensitive policies, laws and strategies in all areas of development. The organization makes gender equality a central concern in planning and budgeting for development at the national level. To achieve these objectives, partnerships with governments, national or international civil society organizations, the private sector, the foundations and sister agencies making up the United Nations system are essential. national or international civil society organizations, the private sector, foundations and sister agencies making up the United Nations system are essential. national or international civil society organizations, the private sector, foundations and sister agencies making up the United Nations system are essential.

Context

The guiding principle Leaving No one on the side ( LNOB ) which underlies these ODDs is an unequivocal commitment which aims to eradicate poverty in all its forms, end discrimination and exclusion, and reduce inequalities and vulnerabilities in the most disadvantaged strata. It is also through this imperative to create the essential preconditions for the inclusion of marginalized social groups ( including women living with disabilities, elderly women and widows, etc.) in different sectors of society, to ensure that they are visible and heard, and that they benefit from the fruits of growth with actions in terms of socio-economic response. As such,Agenda 2030 clearly indicates that disability cannot be a reason or criterion justifying the lack of access to development programs or the non-respect of human rights. Much more, the Sustainable Development Objectives ( ODD ) contain ( 7 ) seven targets explicitly referencing people living with disabilities and six ( 6 ) others dedicated to people in vulnerable situations of which part people living with disabilities. UN Women recognizes the right to employment of people living with disabilities. Based on the principle Do not leave anyone aside, it has made a commitment to pay particular attention to the socio-professional integration of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups, including that of people living with disabilities.Thus, in partnership with the United Nations Volunteers Program, two training sessions on the concept of volunteering at the United Nations level, the UNV program, the operation and the various tools were organized in favor of people living with disabilities, in May 2022 in order to make them aware of existing volunteering opportunities, and to widen the pool of qualified professionals of people living with disabilities at the national level. This program initiated by UN Women has improved the prospects for people living with disabilities with the qualifications required to serve within the United Nations as volunteers and enables Agencies to the United Nations to increase diversity and inclusion among their staff in recruitment through the UNV program.In order to better translate these diversity and inclusion commitments into actions within the framework of the LNOB principle or « Leave no one behind », the UN Women’s Coast of Ivory Office is looking for a UNV associate in the NLOB program to support activities that take into account vulnerable and needy women and girls in its programs. This recruitment, which specifically targets people living with disabilities, will be done through the United Nations Volunteers Program. This recruitment, which specifically targets people living with disabilities, will be done through the United Nations Volunteers Program. This recruitment, which specifically targets people living with disabilities, will be done through the United Nations Volunteers Program.

Task description

Under the general supervision of the UN Resident Representative Women in Côte d’Ivoire and the coordination of the Program Officer, the Assistant ( e ) UNV to the LNOB Program has the mission of supporting the responsible for social inclusion by developing strategies for taking into account vulnerable women and with specific needs in all UN programs Women, such as widows, women living with disabilities or social maladjustment, older women, etc. More specifically, the following actions are expected from the UNV ( e ) to the NLOB Unit: In collaboration with the political participation, governance, ( WPP ) programs, economic empowerment ( WEE ) and gender-based violence ( EVAW ),support the person responsible for including in the development of the UN Women’s NONOB ( Leaving No One Behind ) strategy in Côte d’Ivoire: a. Contribute to the formulation of conceptual notes, terms of reference and projects relating to the support of the following vulnerable categories: people living with a disability; widows; elderly women; b. Develop programs for implementing activities in the ( Action Plan ) portfolio; vs. Facilitate consultations with human rights organizations living with disabilities with a view to validating concept notes; d. Contribute to the facilitation of meetings targeting women belonging to the identified vulnerable categories as well as activities to commemorate international days ( widow’s day, day of people living with a disability, etc. );e. Contribute to the reports of the UN Women’s Office on the LNOB ( Leave No One Behind ) theme in an intersectionality approach; f. Support the establishment of a framework for exchanges with technical ministries and bring to the attention of decision-makers the aspirations of people living with disabilities for integration into policies, and the planning, implementation of national development processes; g. Support the participation of vulnerable categories in policy dialogue with a view to bringing out their common interests and bringing them to the attention of decision-makers for integration into policies, and the planning, implementation of national development processes. h. Share the terms of reference of the activities in relation to its area of intervention,develop the program for implementing activities and write the consultation report. i. Write / Produce the minutes and reports of the meetings j. Perform any ad hoc mission in support of the needs of the Office.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 18 – 26

Nationality

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements

Required experience

No experience required

Area ( s ) of expertise

Administration, Community development, Social work

Driving license

Languages

French, Level: Fluent, Required English, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Social, Humanitarian and / or Human Rights Sciences, or in a similar field.

Competencies and values

Fundamental values: – Respect for diversity; – Integrity; – Professionalism. Basic skills : – Awareness and sensitivity about gender parity – Accountability – Creative solutions to problems – Effective communication – Inclusive collaboration – Involvement of stakeholders – Preach by example

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

Since this is an assignment of the National United Nations Volunteer, the United Nations Volunteer will be responsible for the organization of their own accommodation and other necessities of life. National UN volunteers are covered by the health insurance plan.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity program that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements

Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation ( vaccination ) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 ( Covid-19 ) in line with the applicable host entity policy

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