Technical Assistant in Indigenous Governance, Kereimba, Bolivia At UNWomen


Closing date: Monday, June 12, 2023

General

Description of assignment title: Technical Assistant in Indigenous Governance – Kereimba

Assignment country: Bolivia ( Plurinational State of )

Expected start date: 08/06/2023

Sustainable Development Goal: 5. Gender equality

Volunteer category: National UN Community Volunteer

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: UNWomen

Type: Onsite

Duration: 6 months ( with possibility of extension )

Number of assignments: one

Duty stations: Santa Cruz

Details

Mission and objectives

UN Women, is the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, It has been present in Bolivia since 2010 with the mandate to contribute to the implementation of all the human rights commitments of women assumed and ratified by the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

Context

The United Nations entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, UN Women, based on the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works to eliminate discrimination against women and girls; for the empowerment of women, and to achieve equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, for human rights, in humanitarian actions, in peace and security. By placing women’s rights as the central axis of their work, the six priority areas are:

  •  Expand women’s voices, leadership, and participation;
  •  Eliminate violence against women and girls;
  •  Strengthen the implementation of the women’s peace and security agenda;
  •  Increase the economic autonomy of women;
  •  Make gender equality priorities essential in national, local and sectoral plans, budgets and statistics;
  •  Implement global norms, policies and parameters on gender equality and the empowerment of women, laying the groundwork for action by governments and other stakeholders at all levels. Three international agreements form the basis of UN WOMEN’s work: the Beijing Platform for Action, resulting from the Fourth World Conference on Women held in 1995, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, considered as the Fundamental Declaration of Women’s Rights and the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The spirit of these agreements was reaffirmed in the Millennium Declaration and in the eight Millennium Development Goals established for 2015 and later in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.Security Council resolutions, 1325 ( 2000 ) on women, peace and security, and 1820 ( 2008 ) on sexual violence in conflict, They are also key benchmarks for UN WOMEN’s work in supporting women in conflict and post-conflict situations. Under this framework, the UN Women’s Country Office in Bolivia promotes the “ project Strengthening women’s rights in Bolivia within the framework of Agenda 2030 from a gender perspective ” with the purpose of strengthening the knowledge and awareness of the elected national authorities on the agenda of women’s rights. Consequently, in order to promote and contribute to the fulfillment of the human, individual and collective rights of women in indigenous governance,this initiative seeks to strengthen the institutional capacities of the Kereimba Iyaambae Indigenous Autonomous Government ( GAIOC ) in the gender approach; and contribute in this way, to respond to the needs and challenges that prevent indigenous women from enjoying the full exercise of their rights, and move towards the elimination of all forms of violence against women in the political arena. For this reason, identifies the need for an assignment of a United Nations Volunteer to provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae in the gender approach and contribute to design and implementation of actions that promote the exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples and women of the Kereimba Iyaambae Indigenous Autonomy ( AIOC ). to respond to the needs and challenges that prevent indigenous women from enjoying the full exercise of their rights, and move towards the elimination of all forms of violence against women in the political arena. For this reason, identifies the need for an assignment of a United Nations Volunteer to provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae in the gender approach and contribute to design and implementation of actions that promote the exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples and women of the Kereimba Iyaambae Indigenous Autonomy ( AIOC ). to respond to the needs and challenges that prevent indigenous women from enjoying the full exercise of their rights, and move towards the elimination of all forms of violence against women in the political arena. For this reason, identifies the need for an assignment of a United Nations Volunteer to provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae in the gender approach and contribute to design and implementation of actions that promote the exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples and women of the Kereimba Iyaambae Indigenous Autonomy ( AIOC ). identifies the need for an assignment of a United Nations Volunteer to provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae in the gender approach and contribute to design and implementation of actions that promote the exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples and women of the Kereimba Iyaambae Indigenous Autonomy ( AIOC ). identifies the need for an assignment of a United Nations Volunteer to provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacities of GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae in the gender approach and contribute to design and implementation of actions that promote the exercise of the rights of indigenous peoples and women of the Kereimba Iyaambae Indigenous Autonomy ( AIOC ).

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Legal Head of the Guaraní Indigenous Autonomous Government of Kereimba Iyaambae, his team and the remote supervision of the Coordinator of the Area of Governance and Political Participation, the volunteer will have the following functions and responsibilities: a ) Prepare and implement a calendar of meetings with zonal authorities and captaincies, as well as representatives of civil society, AIOC leaders Kereimba Iyaambae to gather information on perceptions and main challenges. This will include the prior logistical and operational organization of the events, as well as foreseeing aspects related to the transfer of the consultant to captaincies and areas as appropriate.b ) Prepare and implement a meeting schedule with GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae staff to collect on-site information on the state of institutional situation. c ) Identify gender-inclusive participation mechanisms. d ) Participate in meetings, trainings and workshops implemented by UN Women to accompany and strengthen their human rights and women’s rights capacities. e ) Support in the organization and development of technical capacity-building workshops aimed at authorities and representatives of the three areas, captaincies and communities belonging to the territorial jurisdiction of the AIOC Kereimba Iyaambae.f ) Contribute to the production of practical tools to include the gender perspective with cultural relevance in the Guaraní indigenous governance Kereimba Iyaambae. g ) Apply the tools for validation and feedback, generating new capacities in the autonomous institutionality of the Guaraní indigenous government Kereimba Iyaambae. h ) Contribute to the monitoring of acts of violation of political rights of women elected and designated authorities. i ) Participate in coordination meetings with GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae, UN Women and ILO. j ) Promote awareness and awareness of the gender perspective. k ) Contribute to the elaboration of a diagnosis and institutional mapping of the Kereimba Iyaambae indigenous autonomous government;and contribute to the generation of evidence with a gender perspective that makes visible the experiences, challenges and opportunities of men and women in the Guaraní territory. l ) Support in the design of an action plan for mainstreaming the gender approach in the Guaraní indigenous autonomous government Kereimba Iyaambae according to the mapping of needs identified in the diagnosis. m ) Facilitate or coordinate the development and / or implementation of an action plan for gender mainstreaming in the GAIOC Kereimba Iyaambae. n ) Carry out administrative expenses of funds allocated according to UN Women policy and procedures or ) Support the organization, logistics of workshops, meetings and events of the project; p ) Any other task assigned by your supervisor. In addition to the above,UN Volunteers are urged to join the UNV program mandate within their allocation and promote voluntary action through integration into communities in the development of his work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate part of their working time to one of the following recommended activities: q ) Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteering by reading relevant publications from both the UNV and external programs, as well as playing an active role in the activities of the UNV program ( for example, in the events commemorating the International Volunteer Day ); r ) Know and develop traditional forms and/or volunteer venues in the host country;s ) Provide annual and end-of-allocation self-assessment reports on UNV stocks, results and opportunities; t ) Contribute with articles/criticism of their experiences in the field and send them to headquarters for inclusion on the website, publications, pamphlets / brochures, press releases, etc. of the UNV program; u ) Assist with the Mentor Program for the new UN Young Volunteers; v ) Promote or advise local groups in the use of the Online Volunteer service of the UNV program or promote the use of the service to relevant local individuals and organizations when technically possible. Expected results: pamphlets / brochures, press releases, etc. of the UNV program; u ) Help with the Mentor Program for the new UN Young Volunteers; v ) Promote or advise local groups in the use of the Online Volunteer service of the UNV program or promote the use of the service to relevant local individuals and organizations when technically possible. Expected results: pamphlets / brochures, press releases, etc. of the UNV program; u ) Help with the Mentor Program for the new UN Young Volunteers; v ) Promote or advise local groups in the use of the Online Volunteer service of the UNV program or promote the use of the service to relevant local individuals and organizations when technically possible. Expected results:

  •  Contribution to the development of the Program in indigenous territory;
  •  Contribution to the preparation of a diagnosis and institutional mapping of the Kereimba Iyaambae indigenous autonomous government
  •  Respect for UN rules and regulations;
  •  Quality support for the development of events in the indigenous territory;
  •  Delivery in time and form of the inputs that are required by the Governance and Political Participation Area within the framework of its allocation;
  •  Effective relationships with partners and stakeholders;
  •  Punctuality and quality of delivery of products that are requested within the framework of your assignment;
  •  Optimal compliance with the activities detailed in the previous point.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 18 – 80

Nationality

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

Requirements

Required experience

0 years of experience in Coordination with actors from civil society, social organizations, indigenous people and / or government agencies. Monitoring and defense of the rights of indigenous peoples and / or women and / or the environment. – Experience in training processes in indigenous territories and / or with a gender perspective. – It will be positively valued to have been an elected or original authority at the local or national level. Specific Knowledge: – Empirical knowledge about the territorial, environmental, cultural, social and political dynamics of the Kereimba Iyaambae indigenous territory. – The command of the Guaraní language will be positively valued.

Area ( s ) of expertise

Business management

Driving license

Languages

Spanish, Level: Fluent, Desirable Guarani, Level: Fair, Desirable

Required education level

Secondary education

Competencies and values

Fundamental values:

  •  Ethics and professional integrity.
  •  Cultural sensitivity and diversity of values.
  •  Respect for diversity. Main competences:
  •  Awareness and sensitivity regarding gender issues.
  •  Responsibility.
  •  Creative problem solving.
  •  Effective communication.
  •  Inclusive collaboration. Functional competences:
  •  Writing skills in Spanish.
  •  Correct elaboration of knowledge products.
  •  Gender and intersectional perspective.
  •  Sensitivity to interculturality and various realities of Bolivian territory.
  •  Know the Bolivian human rights regulatory framework.
  •  Know instruments and mechanisms to guarantee the rights of indigenous peoples.
  •  Know the Bolivian regulatory framework to guarantee women a life free of violence.
  •  Know the Bolivian regulatory framework related to women’s political participation and the prevention of political harassment and violence.
  •  Availability of time for product development.
  •  Availability to travel and move along the AIOC Kereimba Iyaambae.

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

Santa Cruz de la Sierra, known simply as Santa Cruz, is a city located in the eastern plains of Bolivia, on the banks of the Piraí River. It is currently the most populous city in the country with a total of approximately 1.9 million inhabitants in 2022 and 2.3 million in its metropolitan area. It is the capital of the Department of Santa Cruz, the department with the largest Gross Regional Product in Bolivia, and one of the most developed cities in the country. Kereimba Iyaambae is a Guaraní indigenous autonomous territory located in the Cordillera province of the department of Santa Cruz in eastern Bolivia. In March 2021 it was consolidated as the Indigenous Autonomy of the Guaraní Nation, being the second in the department of Santa Cruz ( after Charagua Iyambae ). The Guaraní Kereimba Iyaambae Indigenous Autonomy is organized in three areas: Kaaguasu Zone,GKK Zone and Urban Zone, therefore, its Zonal Captains become Zonal Executives who are part of the Indigenous Autonomous Government ( GAIOC ). This, in turn, has an approximate of 140 natural authorities that make up the Ñemboatiguasu ( Grand Assembly ) who exercise their functions in what was known as the municipality of Gutiérrez.

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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