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Thematic Coordination Lead for Generation Equality’s Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition

  • Reporting to the Chief of the Economic Empowerment section of the Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID), UN Women is seeking to fill the position of Thematic Lead for Generation Equality’s Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition to manage and grow the multistakeholder Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice.

Duties And Responsibilities Competencies:

  • Manage the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice:
  • Convene the Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice regularly and in line with Generation Equality core principles of intersectionality, intergenerational and co-leadership
  • Drive multi-stakeholder dialogues and collective agreements around contentious issues between member states, private sector, philanthropic organizations, civil society, youth, adolescent girls, and international/multilateral organizations, drawing on the expertise, knowledge and experience of relevant UN Women focal points.
  • Convene, coordinate and drive progress towards an Action Coalition annual workplan through consensus building leading to co-accountability with a wide range of stakeholders across the Leaders and Commitment-Makers, and in collaboration with UN Women regional and country offices.
  • Develop and deliver a Commitment Maker Engagement Strategy at global level, to ensure engagement of new and existing Commitment Makers to the Feminist Action for Climate Justice Action Coalition.
  • Facilitate cross-thematic collaboration between Action Coalitions that break up siloes, advance thematic synergies and foster collective action.
  • Develop opportunities across to Action Coalitions to support Global Alliances, including the Global Alliance for Care and the Alliance for Feminist Movements, to advance joint action of Commitment Makers.
  • Develop and deliver a clear communications strategy and associated mechanisms with Leaders and Commitment Makers to ensure effective, consistent, and transparent communication, and ensure consistency in approach & synergies across all Action Coalitions.
  • Support the meaningful engagement of youth and adolescent girls across all aspects of the Action Coalition’s efforts and engagement, drawing on the expertise, knowledge and experience of relevant UN Women focal points.
  • Facilitate a regular self-assessment of Leaders on the alignment with the Generation Equality core principles (intersectionality, inter-general, co-leadership).
  • Lead advocacy, knowledge exchange and external engagement efforts for the Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice:
  • Develop a thematic advocacy strategy on Feminist Action for Climate Justice in collaboration with Generation Equality Action Coalition partners (Leaders & Commitment Makers) to accelerate action on (a) Commitments; (b) Global Acceleration Plan targets; and (c) Resource mobilization.
  • Oversee implementation of the advocacy strategy to expand and strengthen the impact of prioritized commitments on Feminist Action for Climate Justice, and support partners to design individual and collective commitments through new or improved partnerships.
  • Support the execution of 2-3 political dialogues per year, bringing together multi-stakeholder partners on Feminist Action for Climate Justice, in collaboration with regional and country offices.
  • Develop relevant technical guidance and knowledge products on Feminist Action for Climate Justice, in collaboration with multi-stakeholder partners, which fosters peer-to-peer learning and cross-thematic collaborations
  • Harness Action Coalitions leadership structures to support Commitment Makers reporting for the annual GEF accountability report. Provide commitments analysis to Leaders using the results of the accountability framework
  • Identify and build a pipeline of stories of progress and impact as a way of conveying the results of the work of the Action Coalition, and work with Communications teams to share and promote these stories
  • Identify strategic opportunities to leverage UN Women’s coordination mandate to influence and enhance the coherence of UN system work to facilitate the mobilization of joint and coordinated action for the Acton Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice.
  • Ensure coherence and synergies across all Generation Equality Action Coalitions by sharing lessons learned and co-designing products and approaches with Action Coalition Thematic Leads.
  • Support the execution of thematic-specific and overarching Generation Equality events and milestones in line with the Generation Equality Project Document.
  • Contribute to and participate in stakeholder engagement and communications opportunities convened and facilitated by the Generation Equality Coordination Hub on the work of the Action Coalition and its contributions to the Generation Equality Project Document, including with the Multi-Stakeholder Leadership Group in its advisory capacity to UN Women and its role as convenor of Generation Equality.
  • Support localization of the Action Coalition on Feminist Action for Climate Justice across UN Women Country & Regional Offices:
  • Prepare and implement a prioritization strategy that leverages existing mechanisms and potential entry points for greater impact of Feminist Action for Climate Justice commitments, in concert with Country & Regional Offices
  • Engage Leaders and commitment makers in forging new partnerships and collectively identify and implement prioritized commitments in collaboration with UN Women Regional Offices
  • Provide technical support to regional and country offices to generate new Generation Equality commitments on Feminist Action for Climate Justice, monitor implementation and facilitate synergetic collaborations among partners.
  • Foster and promote opportunities for local actors to have global voices for Generation Equality and to meaningfully contribute to and participate in global advocacy initiatives.
  • Contribute to Resource Mobilization efforts on Generation Equality
  • Actively support a joined-up approach to resource mobilization for the Generation Equality Project Document as whole and expand / deepen UN Women’s overall partnerships for Feminist Action for Climate Justice.
  • Contribute to the whole-of-organization approach of Generation Equality in collaboration with UNW colleagues and in alignment with the approved Generation Equality Project Document
  • Manage financial resources and supervise staff:
  • Supervise and manage staff, review performance and mentor/ coach staff [as applicable]
  • Develop and prepare annual workplans, financial resources of the programme including budgeting and budget revisions, and expenditure tracking and reporting.
  • Oversee and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners.
  • Ensure appropriate actions are taken to optimize use of programme funds.
  • Contribute inputs to narrative and financial reporting in relation to the Action Coalition’s commitments in the Generation Equality Project Document.
  • Work in regular and close collaboration with the Generation Equality Coordination Hub, including through the exchange of information, given the Hub’s role in coordinating the timely and quality delivery of project document results.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
  • Excellent drafting skills with the ability to edit and clear written work products;
  • Strong planning, goal-setting, prioritization and organizational skills;
  • Strong analytical, information processing, and review strategic skills;
  • Ability to contribute to detailed operational plans, budgets, and monitor these;
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports;
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems and Results Based Management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Ability to work in a high pressured environment with frequent short deadlines;
  • Ability to demonstrate a sense of humor and collegiality with solid interpersonal skills;
  • Defined sense of responsibility, confidentiality and accountability.

Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in social sciences, political science, international relations, business administration or management, public administration, or other related fields; or a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience;

Experience:

  • At least 7 years progressively responsible working in international development, with a focus on climate change;
  • Experience working on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience in programme, policy analysis, and strategic planning;
  • Experience working with, and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field;
  • Experience leading a team;
  • Experience in or with the United Nations system highly preferred.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Consultancy: Consolidation of Financial Inclusion Statistics and Development of Associated Training Material

Scope of work:

  • The overall goal of the project is to establish and describe the current avilablity of gender related financial inclusion data and develop training materials showcasing international best practices of mainstreaming gender in financial inclusion and asset ownership in the region.

Duties And Responsibilities
Deliverables:

  • Inception report that contains a literature review and describes the process and methods that will be used for data collection across member states and the proposed training plan and toolkit.
  • Collection and consolidation of existing financial inclusion indicator data as it relates to the Financial Inclusion Data Working Group indicator framework and the ‘SADC financial inclusion gender actio n plan’ in close collaboration with the SADC statistics unit.
  • Investigate, pronounce and make recommendations on data availability related to outcomes and impact of financial inclusion
  • Make recommendations on improved data use and further research opportunities
  • Consolidation of the key findings of the key indicator study in a 20-page regional report.
  • One training toolkit consisting of 30-50 pages. It should include practical examples from countries in the region and should be compiled as a collection of best practices and practical ‘Ideas and Tips’ of how to mainstream gender in financial inclusion data systems as well as measure outcomes and impact.
  • Facilitate one regional workshop in a country in the SADC region that launches the findings of the study and socializes the measurement toolkit.
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Table 1: Breakdown of interim milestones and deliverables
Deliverables
Number of days
Inception report: Desk review of international best practices and bi lateral consultation with relevant users and producers of financial inclusion statistics. Design of indicator matrix to be shared and completed by SADC member states

  • 8 days

Preparation of overview report on status of financial inclusion in the region

  • 8 days

Preparation of draft training materials

  • 14 days

Preparation and facilitation of workshop to build capacity and share the findings

  • 5 days

Total number of working days
35 days
Competencies
Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrable statistical and related experience in the East and Southern Africa region.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in organizing information and materials for knowledge sharing and learning.
  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and national efforts to implement them is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in economics, finance, gender studies, sociology, development studies or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years experience in working in the field of financial inclusion
  • Experience in gender and women’s economic empowerment work
  • Experience in green economy financing will be an advantage
  • Experience in producing and/or using data and statistics will be an advantage
  • Experience in working with Government

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • All reports/toolkits and PowerPoints must be completed and presented in either English.

Languages:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

APPLICATION DEADLINE :

13-Feb-24.

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