The UNDP CO in Liberia is seeking suitable candidates for the position of Gender Justice Specialist. Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor/Programme Manager - Rule of Law, the incumbent will contribute to the successful implementation and delivery of the GOL/UNDP/OHCHR Joint Programme entitled Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Liberia: Justice and Security for the Liberian People (2017-2019). The incumbent is also expected to oversee the implementation and delivery of the UNDP/UN Women/IOM Joint Project entitled Inclusive Security: Nothing For Us Without Us (2018-2019).
Implemented in the context of the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development, the GOL/UNDP/OHCHR Joint Programme aims to support the Government of Liberia in its efforts to build a society based on the principles of rule of law, human rights and justice. The programme is geared towards enhancing the capacities of, and public confidence in, rule of law institutions, as well as strengthening access to justice and security, especially for women and girls. Interventions are designed with a view to sustainability and linking activities to ‘system-level’ policy development.
Support rests on a supply and demand equation that combines enhanced service delivery by resilient justice and security institutions with the public’s ability to access such services and hold duty-bearers to account. By increasing public confidence in the sector, support is designed to be catalytic, strengthening state-society relations and creating an enabling environment for development. As such, the programme is oriented around the following four mutually reinforcing interventions:
· Capacity of justice and security institutions strengthened and linkages forged
· Civil society contribution to rule of law and community access to justice enhanced
· Gender responsiveness of justice, security and legislative actors strengthened and women and girls’ access to justice and security improved
· Capacity of key actors and stakeholders to monitor progress and results in rule of law development increased
The outcomes and outputs are based on a clearly defined theory of change, building on the lessons learned during the UN system’s engagement with Liberian rule of law sector since 2003. Capitalising on the comparative advantages of each of the implementing partners, activities are carefully designed to achieve outputs and contribute to outcome level change that impacts the lives of beneficiaries and engenders systemic resilience and human development.
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor/Programme Manager - Rule of Law, the Gender Justice Specialist will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of key components under Outcome 3 of the GOL/UNDP/OHCHR Joint Programme (Gender responsiveness of justice, security and legislative actors strengthened and women and girls’ access to justice and security improved) as well as mainstreaming gender across the programme as a whole. As such, the incumbent will be expected to:
Technical Support and Assistance
Programme Delivery and Implementation
Financial and Operational Management
Coordination and Cooperation
Successful implementation of the GOL/UNDP/OHCHR Joint Programme entitled Strengthening the Rule of Law in Liberia: Justice and Security for the Liberian People (2016-2019) as well as the UNDP/UN Women/IOM Joint Project entitled Inclusive Security: Nothing For Us Without Us, especially in relation to strengthening the gender responsiveness of the different justice and security institutions and sustainably improving women and girls’ access to justice and security
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development & Operational Effectiveness
Partnerships & Teamwork
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Political Science, Social Sciences or related field. A Master’s Degree in Social Sciences or related field will be an advantage
A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the area of design, management and implementation of justice and security sector reform processes and/or capacity development support initiatives
Proven exposure/experience in justice and security sector reform, capacity building, access to justice, legal aid and assistance, gender justice, advocacy and/or human rights
Experience in project/programme planning and execution as well as monitoring and evaluation
Excellent knowledge of UN/UNDP rules, regulations and procedures
Extensive experience of working with government authorities as well as with civil society organisations, professional unions and academic institutions
Knowledge of resource mobilisation processes of multilateral and bilateral donors, combined with experience in project/programme development and fund raising
Fluency in English, including excellent writing skills.
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Contract Duration: 12 Months
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