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.
The Spotlight Programme is a joint initiative of the United Nations system and the European Union in partnership with the Government and civil society of Mozambique to contribute to the elimination of gender-based and sexual violence, harmful practices and obstacles to access to sexual and reproductive health rights. It will focus on consolidating gains by developing a more effective response to violence against women and girls and the promotion of sexual and reproductive health rights, through innovative approaches that strengthen an enabling legal and policy framework, effective and coordinated institutions, community mobilization and empowerment, increased and equitable access to holistic and integrated care services, access to and use of quality statistical data and strengthened and dynamic women’s rights organizations.
Within the UN Women Mozambique Country Office under the supervision of the Programme Officer and overall guidance of the Program Specialist, the incumbent analyzes overall trends in development and in policy making, together with constraints, opportunities, potential and challenges with a stronger emphasis in creating the conditions to prevent SGBV and early marriage at the individual, relationship, community/organizational and societal level, and strengthen demand for services with a survivor centric approach. The incumbent will be based in the field (either Gaza, Manica or Nampula) and will be responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the field-based presences in, as required. The Project Officer will coordinate the implementation of the SLI Programme activities in the province. In the provinces of Gaza and Manica, the project officer will act as focal point of the Spotlight Initiative on the Elimination of SGBV.
Reporting to Programme Officer the project officer is contribute to the achievement of project results which includes coordinating relationships with provincial and district partners and stakeholders, monitoring and reporting, and the finances and personnel of the project. As a focal point of the SLI Programme in the Provinces of Gaza and Manica, the project officer will report to the SLI Programme Coordinator at the Resident Coordinator Office in Maputo.