UN Women announces vacancy for Programme/Finance Associate
Location: Kathmandu, NEPAL
Application Deadline: 06-Jul-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: FTA Local
Post Level: GS-7
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Aug-2023
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, 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 Nepal’s Strategic Note (SN) for the period 2023-27 lays out the agency’s unique role and comparative advantage in supporting national stakeholders in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in line with internationally agreed normative standards. The SN is aligned with and contributes to Nepal’s national priorities as described in Nepal’s Fifteen Plan, its gender equality commitments, the needs of women’s organisations and the UNSDCF 2023-27 with a commitment to leaving no one behind.
UN Women is one of the implementing partners of the EU-funded UN Joint Programme “Empowered Women, Prosperous Nepal”. The Joint Programme is a four-year (2023-2026) joint programme to be implemented by four agencies (UNICEF, UN Women, ILO and UNFPA). The project will be implemented in three provinces of Nepal namely Madhesh, Karnali and Sudurpaschim province.
The overall objective of this project is to contribute to the full realisation of Nepalese women and girls’ human rights and agency. The project seeks to unlock Nepalese women and girls’ potential through strategic actions targeting the underlying drivers of gender inequality and investment in gender equality accelerators. In realizing the aforementioned objectives, the project will focus on achieving the following outcomes (1) Men and boys, families and communities demonstrate more gender-equitable behaviours and support for positive social and gender norms that promote GEWE, and women and girls have increased agency and voice. (2) Women, men, girls and boys, in all their diversity, access opportunities to exercise their equal economic, labour and social rights. (3) Institutions deliver gender equality outcomes in all spheres, in line with international and national normative frameworks.
Reporting to Programme Specialist, Inclusive Governance, the Programme/Finance Associate works with and provides support to the members of the Programme Team in the development and implementation of effective programmes consistent with UN Women's rules and regulations. The Programme/Finance Associate contributes to research, financial management, and programme implementation including providing necessary operational, administrative and programmatic support. The Programme/Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project staff in the Regional Office and UN Women HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide advanced administrative and logistical support to the formulation and management of programmes
Provide advanced administrative support to the financial management of the Programme Unit
Provide advanced administrative support to the Programme Unit
Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Required Skills and Experience
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an electronic application (consolidated as ONE attachment). Kindly note the system allows only one attachment, please combine the below-listed document into one document (PDF). Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications without the complete documents will not be considered for further assessment).
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and sexual harassment (SH). Everyone is responsible for preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA), and all UN personnel must adhere to the standards of conduct that preserve PSEA principles (both during work hours and outside work hours). All selected candidates will, therefore, go through a safe hiring process.
UN Women retain the right to contact referees directly. UN Women is committed to achieving workforce diversity (in term of gender, nationality, minority groups, caste/ethnic groups, Person with Disability etc.) and have the policy to have a gender balance among staff at all levels. Qualified female candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the highest confidentiality.
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