Under the supervision of the Regional Director, and in close consultation with EVAW and other relevant Sections in HQ, the EVAW Policy Specialist, is expected to provide support for conceptualization and of flagships and joint programmes; strategic partnership-building, including with key regional inter-governmental and non-governmental partners working on issues of EVAW/G; resource mobilization support for country and regional level activities; coordination of regional knowledge-sharing and best practices exchanges; and commissioning of studies and research to highlight the gender aspects and women’s role. He/she provides technical advice on EVAW at country and regional level, through strategy development, thematic reviews, tools for capacity building and channels for knowledge sharing; prepares documentation for the Senior Management on the issue; prepares reports and content for policy advocacy; and establishes and strengthens partnerships. He/she will coordinate UN Women WCARO’s prerogatives pertaining to the Spotlight Initiative by providing oversight of Spotlight countries in West Africa. He/She will also supervise UN Women WCARO ’s area of prerogative within the Muskoka’s initiative on maternal newborn and child health and HIV/AIDS prevention & response.
Reporting to the Regional Director a.i, the Policy Specialist, Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) will oversee the development of EVAW programmes, provide capacity building to Country Offices (CO), establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on EVAW.