Gender and Climate Change Support Officer
01 October 2020
31 May 2020
Description of task
Under the direct supervision of Gender and Protection Specialist, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Support the development of programme strategies in the area of gender, resilience and climate change
- Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives on gender equality programming in gender, disaster risk reduction, resilience building and climate change to country offices in the Pacific region;
- Identify areas for support and intervention related to the programme;
- Contribute to and support the facilitation of regular reviews and assessments of programming by the Fiji MCO on DRR and climate change issues.
Assist the implementation and management of the gender, DRR and climate change programme
- Provide technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
- Support the implementation of programme activities including donor funded programmes;
- Support the coordination of the call/request for proposals, including the organization of technical review committees, and capacity assessment of partners;
- Review, coordinate and monitor the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
Support the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
- Monitor gender and humanitarian regional and country programme performance and track progress to assess impact and compliance with sustainable development goals and results-based performance indicators and to help assess future programme orientation;
- Closely monitor the delivery status and prepare periodic written progress updates - both narrative and financial - in relation to the agreed work plan and implementation strategy;
- Provide support in advancing thematic coordination by identifying programmatic entry points and ensuring consistency and complementarity in relation to other UN Women programmes;
- Draft reports on monitoring missions, programme results s, outputs and outcomes;
- Provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports.
Support with advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
- Promote the use and improvement of knowledge management mechanisms to share information about gender and climate change related initiatives;
- Share and develop technical and strategic position papers, presentations, advisory and briefing notes, as needed;
- Identify relevant lessons learnt and participate in their dissemination between countries in the region, as appropriate;
- Provide substantive inputs to the development of relevant advocacy and communication/information materials at the regional and national level to address gender (in) equality issues;
- Contribute to the development of the UN Women regional and global knowledge hub.
Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
Education - Additional Comments:
- Knowledge in climate change
- Knowledge and interest in gender equality work preferred;
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in climate change.
- Experience in working in gender is desirable.
- Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
Area of expertise: Other development programme/project experience
Area of expertise details:
Learning and development are a central part of the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aim to strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high.
Learning elements for the UN Youth Volunteer include the development of:
Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time management, problem solving, team building; and career preparedness such as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching.
Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills; multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress management.
Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic responsibility; and engagement and active participation.
Beyond the learning opportunities provided by UNV, the host agency will support knowledge and capacity development in the technical areas that are relevant to the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment. The host agency will provide, at its expense, UN Youth Volunteers with equal opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops offered to its personnel.
Driving license: No