United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Evaw Coordinator (Prevention)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

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.Violence against women and girls and domestic violence are widespread social problems in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), constituting serious violations of fundamental human rights. This type of violence is still seen and tolerated as “socially acceptable behaviour” and is justified by the prevailing socially accepted gender norms on the role and status of women in the family and in society. BiH prevalence surveys indicate that almost half of women older than fifteen have been subjected to one or more forms of violence at least once in their lifetime. This research confirms that women in BiH are exposed to a high risk of experiencing violence, primarily through their immediate, intimate relationships with partners and family, and secondarily in their broader community. Women who suffer multiple forms of discrimination such as women with disabilities, Roma women and rural women are at greater risk of experiencing such violence.UN Women is committed to supporting governmental and non-governmental led processes in the implementation of the Istanbul Convention and strengthening institutional and social response mechanisms to end violence against women and domestic violence. These efforts have been intensified since 2016 through the implementation of the project “Standards and Engagement for Ending Violence against Women and Domestic Violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2016 – 2019)” and implementation of UN Women strategic Note 2015 – 2021 both supported by Sweden and the regional program on ending violence against women “Implementing Norms, Changing Minds” funded by the European Union.Under the direct supervision of the EVAW Project Manager and overall supervision of the Programme Specialist, the EVAW Coordinator – Prevention supports the implementation of UN Women Strategic Note, outcome 3.3 and 3.4. (eliminating violence against women), with particular focus in coordinating the achievement of the results in the area of preventing violence against women.The EVAW Coordinator – Prevention works in close collaboration with the colleagues in EVAW portfolio (Manager, Technical Project Analysis, Field Coordinator, Associate and Assistant) and the operations team to ensure consistent delivery of results.Duties and ResponsibilitiesSummary of Key Functions:
  • Coordinate the implementation of the EVAW activities in the area of preventing violence against women;

  • Monitor the field work and provide Technical Support in the selected communities;

  • Reporting to UN Women.

Coordinate the implementation of the EVAW activities in the area of preventing violence against women:
  • Support the development and Coordination of the activities aimed at mobilizing women, girls, men and boys at community and individual level in favor of respectful relationships and gender equality;

  • Actively participate in planning meetings, support the development of work plans and propose interventions based on need assessments;

  • Undertake regular field trips to support the work of key partners, both institutions and Civil Society Organizations;

  • Establish effective working relations with responsible parties and stakeholders;

  • Participate in all aspects of the project implementation, communication and information exchange with the EVAW team and responsible stakeholders (government and CSOs);

  • Ensure timely and efficient implementation of the project’s activities in the area of prevention and ensure that the project results are aligned with approved workplan.

Monitor the field work and provide technical support in the selected communities:
  • Design and implement monitoring plans, data collection and verification tools in coordination with EVAW Field Coordinator and EVAW Project Manager;

  • Undertake regular monitoring missions to ensure timely delivery and quality of results;

  • Ensure proper identification of and follow up with the international and national experts/consultants and institutions/civil society groups involved in the implementation of activities;

  • Identify and link to related ongoing activities within other institutions and encourage collaboration and synergies.

Reporting to UN Women:
  • Provide inputs for quarterly, annual and donor reports on the state of the implementation of the coordinated activities;

  • Contribute to ensure project documentation/communication is properly done and tracking system is in place for effective project closure;

  • Ensure adherence to the UN Women operating rules and procedures;

  • Perform appropriate operations in ATLAS.

Impact of Results The overall objective of UN Women work on EVAW is to strengthen institutional and social response mechanisms to violence against women and domestic violence in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The intervention is comprehensive and simultaneously addresses normative change, response to and prevention of VAW. The EVAW coordinator – prevention will be responsible for ensuring effective implementation based on an approved work plan and budget of the UN Women Strategic Note output 3.3.2. Women, girls, men and boys at community and individual level are mobilized in favor of respectful relationships and gender equality.CompetenciesCORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES
  • Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;

  • Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work;

  • Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;

  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;

  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;

  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;

  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;

  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others;

  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;

  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;

  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

  • Excellent substantive knowledge on prevention of violence against women and the situation in Republika Sprska, Federation of BiH and District Brcko;

  • Ability to extract, interpret, analyze data and resolve operational problems;

  • Ability to perform work of confidential nature and handle a large volume of work;

  • Ability to support a team and team building skills;

  • Strong IT skills and ability to apply it consistently in work tasks;

  • Good knowledge of administrative rules and regulations, organizational policies and procedures related to the position and ability to apply it consistently in work tasks;

  • Focus on results and positive response to feedback;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;

  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches;

  • Reports to internal and external partners in a timely and appropriate fashion;

  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet partners and donors needs and deadlines;

  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners;

  • Responds to partners needs promptly.

Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:
  • MA degree in law, economics, political science, social studies or closely related field.

  • BA with additional two years of experience may be accepted in lieu of MA degree.

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in similar positions is required. For candidates with MA, a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience is required;

  • Demonstrated project experience will be highly valued as well as previous work and research on topics related to human rights, gender equality, and preventing and responding to violence against women;

  • Experience working with GE women rights issues is necessary and having a good understanding of violence against women;

  • Experience with the international standards related to the Project Cycle Management and Monitoring and Evaluation of Projects;

  • Previous experience working with international organizations will be considered an asset.

Language Requirements:
  • Excellent English and B/S/C language skills, both written and oral and good translation skills.

  • Short listed candidates will be tested in this field.


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