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.
Ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG), including harmful practices, has been a clear and committed priority of the Government of Egypt. While there have been gains in terms of gradually evolving legislative frameworks and increased national-level awareness about the prevalence of gender-based violence and the legislative provisions to protect individuals from harm, the most significant gains in recent years have been the establishment of core essential services for women and girls escaping violence. These gains and investments are significant, but so are the demands. A continued lack of consistent and thorough implementation of the legislative and regulatory frameworks coupled with insufficient allocation of financial and human resources continues to challenge national response to EVAWG. Equal to these requirements, is the need to address the social norms – and within this, gender norms – which are at the root of all forms of VAWG including female genital mutilation (FGM). Gender norms are not static – they evolve and change over time – but only with concerted investment and only with strong community-wide ownership of the means and strategies, alongside significant investment in the engaging private sector, men, youth, and community leaders in guiding the change needed. Building on over 20 years of investments, partnerships and technical expertise, UN Women Egypt Country Office (ECO)/s portfolio, in coordination with international development partners, supports national stakeholders in a) strengthening the capacity of duty-bearers to provide quality essential services for survivors of violence in an integrated and coordinated manner. In this regard, UN Women also supports the provision of shelters, legal aid, and psycho-social support for survivors of violence; b) advancing gender equitable social norms, attitudes, and behaviors at the individual and community level; and c) establishing and operating safe and economically viable public spaces for women and girls who are empowered to access and use them.
Reporting to the Deputy Representative, the Programme Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls portfolio, which includes programmes around Essential Services Package for Women and Girls Subject to Violence, Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls, engaging Boys and Men, and ending FGM. The Programme Coordinator’s role would include establishing, coordinating, and strengthening relationships with national partners and stakeholders as well as international partners; and the day to day management of the monitoring, reporting and financial delivery under the portfolio, as well as day-to-day supervision of all UN Women personnel under the EVAW portfolio.
Section: Responsibilities / Duties
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate the EVAW Programme/Portfolios
Guide coordination with national partners and other stakeholders
Coordinate the monitoring and reporting on the EVAW Portfolios
Manage financial resources and supervise EVAW team
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Advocate and facilitate knowledge building and management and communication
Key Performance Indicators
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Section: Requirements: Education / Experience / Languages / other requirements:
Required Skills and Experience
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