|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.
One of the key areas of concern is the economic empowerment of women. It is expressed in targets and indicators of SDG 5 (Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG 8 (Promote inclusive and sustainable development, decent work and employment for all). Progress toward it depends not only on the adoption of a set of public policies by governments, but also on the existence of an enabling environment and active engagement of the corporate sector. This is also relevant to the achievement of SDG 17 (Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development).
About 90 per cent of jobs in the world are in the private sector. This represents a huge potential to implement transformative actions in the world of work and social responsibility in favor of women, benefiting the whole society. There is an increasing consciousness, interest and commitment of private and public-sector companies on the value and benefits of gender equality and the economic empowerment of women and its role to achieve it.
In this context, the project Women´s Economic Empowerment in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador aims to capitalize and expand the wealth of experiences, tools, methodologies, and lessons learned accumulated in the member states of the Central American Integration System (SICA) through the MYDEL multi-bilateral program of Italian Cooperation and UN Women, promoter of the Service Centers for Women Entrepreneurship (CSEM). The project seeks to emphasize the responsiveness developed through this MYDEL program, focused on women and based on the place, to the present challenges such as the increasing inequalities, the generalized unemployment and the pressure on the natural resources of Central America, especially the climate that impacts on the economy. The initiative will focus on improving the economic governance for gender equity and the empowerment of women based on partnership processes at the local, national and Central American level.
Under the overall supervision of the Country Representative in El Salvador and in close coordination and guidance of the Regional Economic Empowerment Specialist of UN WOMEN LAC Regional Office, the Programme Coordinator will be in charge of the overall project management, and implementation of activities, managing the development of competitive grant financing, knowledge products and the communication strategy to support advocacy, resource mobilization, learning, reporting and accountability.
The Programme Coordinator is also responsible for monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Lead the coordination of the Women Economic Empowerment Programme in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador:
Manage coordination with national partners and other stakeholders:
Oversee the monitoring and reporting on the Women Economic Empowerment Programme in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador:
Manage financial resources and supervise staff:?
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication:
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:?http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience