Gender Equality Officer

Job categories Project Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5327/25432
Department/office AFR, KEMCO, Mozambique
Duty station Pemba, Mozambique
Contract type Local ICA Specialist
Contract level LICA Specialist-8
Duration open ended
Application period 13-Feb-2023 to 28-Feb-2023

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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Background: UNOPS

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  UNOPS supports partners to build a better future by providing services that increase the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of peace building, humanitarian and development projects.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organizations.

Project Background

Project - NCRP (Mozambique Northern Crisis Recovery Project)

The project ‘Mozambique Northern Crisis Recovery Project is based in and around the City of Pemba in Cabo Delgado Province supporting the IDPs living in 20 relocation sites and returnees to the northern districts of Cabo Delgado. The project supports both IDPs and host communities. The project comprises 4 main components:

Component 1: Social Cohesion and Resilience to conflict through psychosocial social support and community peace building; and enhancing State-society trust and confidence.

Component 2: Livelihoods and economic strengthening through provision of agriculture and fisheries inputs, cash for work programs for youth and women and the provision of kits for micro and small business development; and training on entrepreneurship and business management.

Component 3: the restoration of basic services, small works for agriculture production, education and health Infrastructure and the construction or rehabilitation of school and health infrastructure and community services and amenities in temporary and relocation sites, host communities and the recently liberated districts in the northern part of Cabo Delgado.

Component 4: project implementation, financial management, procurement, safeguards, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation.

The project is implemented in collaboration with government authorities and is guided by the programme guidelines provided by the World bank as the funding source.

The project team is expected to contain management staff, safeguards and monitoring and evaluation staff and infrastructure staff and will require significant stakeholder and partner coordination and management.

Job Specific

UNOPS has a series of Environmental & Social safeguards instruments to ensure that the Project is in compliance with the World Bank’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). Instruments include an Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF); Labor Management Procedures (LMP); a Resettlement Policy Framework (RPF); a Stakeholder Engagement Plan (SEP); and a Gender Based Violence/ Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (GBV/PSEA) Action Plan, among others. The Project’s GBV/PSEA Action Plan includes a plan for sensitization and awareness raising of all project workers as well as community members on GBV/SEA; the signing of Code of Conducts as a risk mitigation measure; the mapping and development of partnerships with identified GBV service providers; as reporting and response framework; as well as an accountability framework, including referral pathways development for each project implementation site. The GBV/PSEA Action Plan also includes other measures to mainstream the gender approach across all the project components.  

UNOPS will require a GBV/Gender Equality Officr to work as part of the Social Cohesion Team to assist the GBV/PSEA Specialist in the implementation of the entire GBV/PSEA Action Plan across all the target districts of NCRP south and north, including assistance with GBV cases that are reported through the Project’s Grievance Redress Mechanisms. The latter will be implemented in close collaboration with the Safeguards Team of the project. 

UNOPS -Mozambique Office is recruiting this position through an Emergency Procurement Process (EPP).

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