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. UN Women also provides strategic and technical support to government, CSOs, and women’s organizations for the joint effort to ensure gender equality and the empowerment of women (GEWE).
UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) Strategic Notes (SN) 2021-2025 and 2022 Annual Work Plan (AWP) are aligned to and contribute towards the effective implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF 2020-2025) which outlines the vision and strategic focus of the United Nations in Ethiopia and its support to the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in the implementation of the Ten-Year Perspective Development Plan - Ethiopia 2030: The Pathways to Prosperity (2020 – 2030). The SN is also grounded in the UN Women's global Strategic Plan (2021-2025) and aligned to major international, regional, and national commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The SN is organized along 4 pillar outcomes namely (1) All people in Ethiopia enjoy the rights and capabilities to realize their potential inequality and with dignity; (2) All people in Ethiopia live in a cohesive, just, inclusive and democratic society; (3)All people in Ethiopia benefit from an inclusive, resilient, and sustainable economy and (4) All people in Ethiopia live in a society resilient to environmental risks and adapting to climate change under which it addresses thematic issues such as women’s participation in leadership and decision-making, women’s economic empowerment, addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG), gender-responsive budgeting, gender in humanitarian action, gender statistics and coordination and normative support.
Gender statistics is increasingly becoming a priority area for UN Women considering the critical significance of disaggregated data and statistics for making policy decisions and tracking progress and gaps. UN Women has launched the flagship program, ‘Making Every Woman and Girl Count”. The program is focused on building a supportive policy and institutional environment to prioritize gender data and effective monitoring of the SDGs, increase data production, and access to data to inform policy and advocacy. UN Women ECO has been implementing the flagship program since January 2019 to strengthen the production, dissemination, and utilization of gender statistics. UN Women ECO has collaborated with key government institutions including the Ministry of Planning and Development (MPD) and Central Statistics Agency (CSA) and CSOs to strengthen policy frameworks; build the capacity of institutions; incorporate gender into surveys and undertake specific surveys for gender statistics and expand capacity for citizen-generated data.
In this context, UN Women Ethiopia is seeking a Programme officer -Gender statistics. reporting to the National Programme coordinator. The Programme officer contributes to the effective management of UN Women programs on gender statistics in the Country Office by providing substantive inputs to program design, formulation, implementation reporting, and evaluation. The Programme officer provides technical support to the Central Statistics Agency and the Ministry of Planning and Development (CSA & MoPD in the mainstreaming of gender issues into the National Plan and Statistical System (NSS). The Programme officer support and facilitates the delivery of UN Women programs by monitoring results achieved during implementation ensuring appropriate application of systems and procedures and developing enhancements if necessary. The Programme officer works under the direct supervision and guidance of h the National Program Coordinator and in close collaboration with the UN Women coordination team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide substantive inputs in the design of surveys and survey instruments from a gender perspective and in the preparation of survey reports and other knowledge products from a gender perspective
Provide substantive inputs to building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
Provide technical support to inter-agency coordination for the implementation of the “Making Every Woman and Girl Count program.
Provide technical assistance and capacity development to project/program partners
Facilitate the organization of user-producer forums and conferences on gender statistics
Required Skills and Experience
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