Global Coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF Trust Fund to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation, Technical Division, Addis Ababa or other Duty Station, P5

Tags: Human Rights international relations English
  • Added Date: Friday, 30 December 2022
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The Position:
The UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation is the worldโ€™s largest
response to change entrenched social norms an eliminate female genital mutilation and transform
gender norms.
In 2022, the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation entered its Phase
IV which scales-up support to 19 countries from Africa, the Middle East and Asia and strategic actions at
regional level in consultation with regional bodies such as the African Union. Using both top-down and
bottom-up approaches, the Joint Programme ensures increased focus on adolescent girls and womenโ€™s
agency, positive masculinity, catalyzes a global movement to eliminate FGM, increases international and
regional attention to FGM as a priority agenda, supports the implementation of a political accountability
mechanism and civil society dynamic towards the elimination of female genital mutilation, with
strengthened efforts to provide services to hard-to-reach populations. The Joint Programme is
strengthened through a revised Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, including Value for Money and
innovative indicators on Social Norms.
The Global Coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme works under the overall direction and
leadership of the Chief of the Gender and Human Rights Branch of the Technical Division. S/He is a senior
adviser on issues related to gender and social norms and s/he is lead coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF
Trust Fund on Female Genital Mutilation overseeing its efficient implementation and attainment of
desired results at the global, regional and country level.

โ€ข Master Degree on social sciences, public health or related field, Demography, International Relations,
International Development, or other field directly related to the substantive area of work.
Knowledge and Experience:

โ€ข A minimum of 10 yearsโ€™ experience of increasingly responsible professional experience in public
administration and international development, of which at least 4 years in the thematic area.
โ€ข Operational and managerial experience working with governments and CSOs at the field level.
โ€ข Experience working in-country on a gender, child protection and SRH topic.
โ€ข Good management experience leading technical teams towards bold targets and goals
โ€ข Field experience is essential.
โ€ข The incumbent is expected to:
-be an expert and recognized authority in the area of gender work;
-Have the necessary skillset to manage a program with broad geographic reach, and that requires working across other divisions within the larger organization;
-Have the proven ability to lead and manage teams of mid level experts to achieve demonstrable results;
-Have excellent communication skills, speaking and writing in English;
-Strong interest in development work, especially the mission of the United Nations and dedication to the principles of the United Nations;
โ€ข Fluency in English is required.

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