The protection and promotion of the universal values of the rule of law, human rights and democracy are ends in themselves and are important factors in the process of building systems of justice, fairness and stability for the well-being of the citizens.
The political commitment of the Mozambican government in addressing human rights obligations is evident and reflected on its Constitution, policies and the engagement in the international arena as State Party of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Mozambique has ratified most international and regional human rights instruments and mechanism that define the human rights normative standards.
Gender equality, centered in human rights, is both a development goal on its own and a critical factor for achieving sustainable development. It underlies one of the guiding principles of the 2030 Agenda for Development – the concept of ‘leaving no one behind’.
UNDP supports partners to eliminate gender inequalities through targeted, gender-focused programmes and by working to ensure that all development efforts take into account the experiences, needs, and contributions of women.
In the last decade, Mozambique has seen significant improvements on legislation and policies promoting gender equality and towards ending the violence against women.
Despite the past and on-going efforts made by the Government of Mozambique and its partners, several challenges remain and the UN, including UNDP is called to contribute to the process of full realization of women’s rights in the Country.
Within UNDP, 2018 was characterized by formulation of several new portfolios, an exercise which has not ended, and which is likely to be finalized within the first half of 2018. Given that CO staff has been the key resource in this process, there is a need to let the process be well finalized, while at the same time ensuring a smooth beginning of the implementation of such initiatives. Another challenge is that 2019 should have been the third year of implementation of projects within current CPD programming cycle, however, in practice, this is in most cases the first year. This means that the CO cannot afford to have a break in this last moments of formulation to avoid losing more time looking for quality. To accomplish the above, Governance Unit needs to work with both staff of the new CO organigramme derived from the Change Management process and staff from the previous Organigramme, given their full knowledge of the process, expertise and experience.
Against this background the CO seeks to recruit a Specialist on Gender and HIV/AIDS.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Governance and Social Cohesion Unit, the Gender and HIV/AIDS specialist will ensure the finalization of the formulation of the Gender and HIV portfolio, while at the same time ensuring the implementation of ongoing actions in these areas. It is expected that by the time, the CO will finalize its procurement process to fill up the human resources needed to carry out tasks in relation to these portfolios.
The Specialist will be housed at UNDP office, with frequent visits to the indicated institutions and whenever necessary will travel to projects sites.
The key functions of the Gender and HIV/AIDS Specialist include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:
Ensure the formulation of the Gender and HIV/AIDS component within the CO, by:
Knowledge Management and Learning