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. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2022-2025) focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
Since 2016 as part of the Grand Bargain, UNFPA joined donors, other UN agencies and NGOs in its commitment to scaling up high quality, well-coordinated Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) that maximizes results for women, girls, and youth during crises, leaving no one behind. UNFPA issued corporate commitments and guidelines on CVA in 2021 and started to scale-up the integration of CVA across its different programs. UNFPA is also uniquely positioned as both an operational UN agency, working closely with local and national partners, and as the coordination lead of the Gender-Based Violence Area of Responsibility (GBV AoR) and national GBV coordination groups to promote quality CVA.
UNFPA in Türkiye and UNFPA Türkiye Cross-Border office (TXB) for North West Syria (NWS), have integrated CVA into their programing on sexual and reproductive health (SRH), and prevention and response to GBV and protection for the needs of women and girls and other mandate groups, supporting their rights, safety and dignity. Following the earthquake in Türkiye and North West Syria (NWS), UNFPA expanded its CVA support to respond to the immediate needs of its target groups within the affected population of nationals, refugees and IDPs. Leveraging its lead role of the GBV sub-working group and sub-cluster, UNFPA will also make efforts on GBV risk mitigation in cash and vouchers programming through collaboration with the national cash working group and the biggest cash actors.
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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. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
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.
Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Humanitarian Programme Manager, the incumbent supports the design, implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation of the UNFPA CVA programs. The incumbent will work closely with the implementing partners, affected community and MEAL and PSEA teams, and supports the assessment of the opportunities and challenges for the CO on CVA according to contextual and programmatic changes, monitors the impact of programs and documents best practices and successful outcomes. The incumbent will also represent UNFPA in the cash coordination platforms in the country and TXB/NWS.
The consultant is expected to work for 6 months between 1 April 2023 – 30 September 2023 and the consultancy will be Gaziantep based. Office space and computer will be provided in Gaziantep.
Consultant is expected to travel to program implementation sites across Turkiye based on safety/security conditions. The travel expenses of the consultant will be covered by the UNFPA in accordance with UNFPA Travel Policy.
The consultant will provide monthly activity reports (electronic), including the details of working days and tasks on the last working day of each month and the acceptance of services at the end of each completed month will be certified through a Certification of Payment to be countersigned by both parties (IC and UNFPA) and a monthly activity report to be submitted by the consultant including the details of completed tasks and progress.
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Strategies, Policies and capacity-building
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