Project Coordinator – Kyiv

Project Coordinator,  under the overall guidance of the UNFPA Representative and UNFPA Assistant Representative, and the direct supervision of the UNFPA Programme Analyst, Gender and Women’s Empowerment, will be responsible for   the management  of a 3 year Project on Social Norms Change and Gender Stereotypes Elimination for Better Resilience and Prosperity of Women and Men in Ukraine, supported by the Government of Sweden.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. The Fund operates globally since 1969 in more than 150 countries and territories. UNFPA focuses on women and young people, because these are the groups whose rights are often compromised UNFPA has been active in Ukraine since 1997.

For UNFPA, gender was always in the core of its mandate and center of all Program activities and interventions. UNFPA helps the Government of Ukraine, local authorities, civil society and networks to empower women and ensure their involvement into decision-making processes through development of gender policies and legislation, support of gender research and combating gender discrimination and violence.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

Working within a large and complex Country Office environment, you will support the effective results-based management of UNFPA development project aiming to achieve the following:

Objective 1. To enhance capacities of the education system to integrate gender sensitive and non-discriminative content and approach in the school curriculum, textbooks and education materials and teaching practices and to support educational practitioners  to promote stereotype-free gender norms among young Ukrainian men and women;

Objective 2.  To support men and boys’ engagement into advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment at the community level through applying equal distribution of duties in family life, including care of their children and participation in fathers programmes;

Objective 3. To engage corporate sector and provide it with guidelines and tools to introduce family friendly gender sensitive approaches in their corporate policies and programmes for staff and corporate social responsibility programmes, including domestic and gender-based violence prevention practices. 

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