UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
|United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) strives to promote gender equality and women’s human rights, strengthen the implementation of gender-sensitive policy and legislation, and eliminate all forms of violence against women. UN Women is strategically positioned at both the national and provincial levels in moving towards the realization of gender equality and women’s empowerment. UN Women provides support to innovative initiatives that promote women’s human rights, with a special focus on their economic security, governance/ political participation, freedom from violence, as well as access to justice.
With the financial support of the EU, UN Women in partnership with the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AIC)is implementing a project titled Women’s Empowerment for Resilience, Inclusion, Sustainability and Environment in the Eastern States. The project aims to create a conducive environment for the economic empowerment of women living in the most vulnerable situations in the Khartoum, Kassala, Gedaref, and Red Sea states. Specifically, the project objectives focus on improving access of young women and men, living in vulnerable situations, to a more inclusive market system. As part of the project intervention, UN Women focuses on enhancing women’s entrepreneurial capacities for effective engagement in value chains and gender inequality transformation. Enhancing women’s entrepreneurial capacities in the value chains transformation is one of the key targets of the project intervention. This includes transformation of the pattern of women’s production from first-stage production of raw material to a more valuable production through the value chains techniques and technology. The implemented activities include enhancing the system of value chains through providing of food processing machines and equipment through which women beneficiaries of the project can benefit from service to enhancing their productivity of the agricultural products.
In this regard, UN Women which is grounded in the vision of achieving gender equality and women empowerment seeks to recruit a qualified national consultant to assess the suitable equipment and machines for value chains transformation in the targeted communities, and localities in the project areas in the Red Sea, Gedarif, and Kassala states, develop the technical and functional specifications of the proposed machines and equipment in the project target areas. The Consultant will evaluate the technical risks, potential impacts, and benefits of the Project.
The overall objective of the assignment is to provide detailed information that the UN Women can use for the Project and take a decision on the prospective financing of the activity, also to develop the project sufficiently designed to be progressed to the pre-tender stage.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the supervision of the UN Women Project Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the following functional responsibilities:
IMPACT OF RESULTS
The effective and successful achievement of results by the Mechanical Engineer directly impacts on the achievement of project outcomes in terms of sound engineering practice; scope of work; time; budget and meeting stakeholder expectations. This consequently reinforces the visibility and image of UN Women as an effective service provider in project services, management and strengthens its competitive position as a partner of choice in sustainable development and project services.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum of 4 years’ experience of technical experience in food processing machines
Professional license or registration
You can apply by submitting your application via e-mail to:firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the post reference and the title.
Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment .
UNWOMEN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.