Myanmar: International Programme Specialist, Gender, Policy and Advocacy, P3

Organization: UN Population Fund
Country: Myanmar
Closing date: 22 Aug 2017

The Programme Specialist Gender, Policy and Advocacy will work with UNFPA National Progrramme Specialist, who is based in Nay Pyi Taw to support gender policy development as well as engage and support UNFPA advocacy efforts on laws and policies more broadly. This will entail the following description of activities. Provide technical support for policy dissemination and policy development on gender, including through implementing partners. • Develop a legal framework for norms and standards to which Myanmar is accountable for GBV and SRHR including an analysis CEDAW concluding recommendations, ICPD, CSW 57 Agreed Conclusions, Rights to Shelters and protection orders and Security Council Resolutions as they relate to Women, Peace and Security. • Work closely with Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), Department of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement (MoSWRR), Office of the Attorney General, Myanmar Police Force, Members of Parliament, and other relevant authorities at the national, state and regional levels to ensure robust and active participation for the dissemination of the NSPAW; • Support the operationalization of the NSPAW through coordination support through the proposed Technical Working Groups under the Myanmar National Committee for Women’s Affairs, UN Gender Theme Group, GBV Coordination Working Group and the Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment Sectoral Working Group; • Work with Government to support development of National GBV Standard Operating Procedures, GBV Guideline for Ministry of Health and Sports; Standard Operating Procedures for Myanmar Police Force, Clinical Management of Rape Guidelines, Case Management Standard Operating Procedures for Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement and Standard Operating Procedures for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement hotline. The Programme Specialist will also support the development and approval of Standard Operating Procedures in the emergency response areas of Rakhine, Kachin and northern Shan States as well as approval of the Guidance on the Emergency Treatment of Patient Law 2014. • Provide technical support to and identify opportunities for the organization of relevant advocacy and communication/information events to address gender (in)equality and GBV issues; • Work with UN and implementing partners to support advocacy for gender equality. Contribute to UNFPA advocacy on sexual and reproductive health and human rights for women and youth. • Provide analyses of policy and legal developments with regard to the international legal and human rights concerns as well as the gender equality issues these raise, taking into account ICPD PoA and Beijing agreements. • Participate in gender coordination mechanisms such as the UN Gender Theme Group and UN Human Rights Theme Group and coordinate activities from the ‘Women and Girls First’ initiative with UN partners. • Monitor UN rights conventions and instruments and provide technical assistance to the national counterparts. • Analyse and Monitor Universal Periodic Review (UPR) recommendation and follow up with UNFPA response and action plan under UN coordinated effort. Contribute to women and youth participation, peer education and advocacy on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). • Participate in gender- and youth- related events and organize relevant campaigns on gender equality to support policy dissemination and involvement of stakeholders. • Developing meaningful youth participation, advocacy and youth SRHR through supporting the establishment of young women’s and young men’s groups in the areas of the ‘Women and Girls First’ initiative. • Develop youth participation and youth SRHR advocacy within the CO Adolescents and Young people programme component. Perform any other task required in the context of gender, policy and advocacy in support of the UNFPA CO programme.

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