Phone: +8610 85320800
Fax: +8610 85320900
No.2 LiangMaHe NanLu
Type of Contract: Service Contract SB 2; equivalent to SC4
Duty Station: China
Contract Duration: 1 year (Renewed on a yearly basis subject to good performance and availability of funds)
Supervisor: Country Programme Manager of UN Women China
Despite the great progress China has made in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the past few years, some challenges remain for China to achieve the MDGs by 2015. Gender is one of those challenges. While China faces universal gender issues such as promoting women’s political participation, stopping violence against women, and enhancing women’s economic empowerment, China also faces the challenge of addressing some particular gender issues, such as reducing the sex ratio at birth, promoting rural women’s development, and upholding the rights of migrant women and other vulnerable women’s groups.
The United Nations Theme Group on Gender (UNTGG), set up under the UN Resident Coordinator system, has been active in promoting inter-agency policy dialogue and coordination on gender and development issues, and supporting the Government of China in pursuing its goals to achieve gender equality. Formed in 2003, the UNTGG is composed of UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, and national and international NGOs. It is mandated to provide a platform for inter-agency policy dialogue and coordination on gender and development issues, and to share experiences in effective advocacy and gender mainstreaming in the work of the UN system and the wider community.
Recognizing that gender is an important cross-cutting issue that has strong implications for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the UNTGG set up the China Gender Fund (CGF) in September 2004 with the objective of advancing gender equality and women's empowerment in China. The CGF operates within the context of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), an international framework for protecting women’s rights. The overall goal of the Fund is to contribute to the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals and the reduction of gender inequalities in China, in line with relevant international conventions and agreements.
The CGF awards grants through an open and competitive process. The Fund provides grants of up to 50,000 USD to government institutions, civil society organizations, and academic institutions in mainland China to fund innovative and catalytic proposals that support research on contemporary gender issues, and/or advocacy and dialogue leading to the integration of gender into Chinese development plans, policies and programmes.
Since its inception, the CGF has provided support for strategic actions, as well as generating models of “best practices” on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The CGF has contributed to broadening awareness and understanding of gender equality issues and concerns, advocating for gender responsive policies and laws, promoting women’s access to services, and developing sustainable capacities for continued progress on gender equality. Grantees, comprising government and non-governmental organizations, have engaged diverse actors, such as policy makers, academia, women’s rights based organizations, indigenous communities, and the media. So far, seven Calls for Proposals have been announced, and 53 projects have been granted.
II. Tasks and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Country Programme Manager of UN Women China Office, the Programme Assistant provides programme support services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work of the CGF.
Summary of Key-Responsibilities
Description of Responsibilities
1. Supports effective implementation of the CGF overall programmes, projects and initiatives
2. Support to the effective reporting on progress of programme/project implementation of the CGF.
3. Provide administrative support to the CGF to ensure achievement of result-based management.
4. Support strategic partnerships, communications and the implementation of resource mobilization of the CGF.
5. Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing of the CGF, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Level 1.1: Support the preparation of information for advocacy
· Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences for the CGF
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.1: Contributing to results through provision of information
· Provides information and documentation on specific stages of the CGF projects/programme implementation
Building Strategic Partnerships
Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases
· Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives of the CGF
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.1: Implementing processes and uses products
· Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches of the CGF
Level 1.1: Providing information for resource mobilization strategies
· Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors of the CGF
· Maintains database of project files of the CGF
· Provides data and information needed for preparation of CGF documents
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis
· Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things under CGF
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
· Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
· Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
· Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UN WOMEN’s Goals
Level 1.1: Research and analysis
· Identifies relevant information for advocacy for CGF’s goals for a variety of audiences
Level 1.1: Maintains effective client relationships
· Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
· Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
· Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
· Responds to client needs promptly
IV. Core Competencies:
· Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
· Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
· Self-development, initiative-taking
· Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
· Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
· Creating synergies through self-control
· Managing conflict
· Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
· Informed and transparent decision making
UN Women China Office is looking for a CGF Programme Assistant. Both qualified women and men are equally encouraged to apply for this post. Please send a cover letter (250 words maximum） that addresses your relevant qualifications for this position and a concise CV to email@example.com, or Fax. +86-10-8532-0903, before 10 May 2014.
Phone: +8610 85320800
Fax: +8610 85320900
No.2 LiangMaHe NanLu