The respect of Gender Equality principle is strongly embedded in the fundamental principles of Rwanda’s Constitution of June 2003 as revised in 2015 and has witnessed a continued supportive political will. Aligning with the Constitution, the Government of Rwanda placed gender equality as one of the key factors contributing to the country’s sustainable development, good governance and inclusiveness. To implement this principle, several policies, laws, strategies and institutional frameworks have been put in place to support the translation of such commitments into action.
Gender equality is a human right, good governance, democracy, sustainable development and inclusiveness principle as enshrined in the fundamental principles of the Constitution of the Republic of Rwanda adopted in 2003 and revised in 2015 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically goal 5. As such, the public sector, private sector, non-governmental and religious institutions are responsible for mainstreaming gender in their policies, plans and processes to ensure inclusive and transformative development.
To ensure compliance to gender equality principles, the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) has been ascribed the responsibility to ensure that public and private institutions, civil society and faith-based organizations contribute to the attainment of national commitments as enshrined in the National constitution, international/regional instruments as well as policies and programs. To guarantee that gender equality and women’s empowerment principles are mainstreamed in policies and programs of different sectors and at different levels, GMO through its Five-year Strategic plan (2017–2022) aspires to build accountability systems and mechanisms for the sustainability and acceleration of gender equality.
To achieve its mission, GMO works with various partners including the United Nations Systems in Rwanda through the Gender Joint Programme dubbed ‘’ Leveraging the Full Potential of Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment to Achieve Rwanda's Transformation ‘’. The Joint Programme is contributing to further strengthening accountability to gender equality both at the central and decentralised levels.
In line with the above, UNWOMEN on behalf of Gender Monitoring Office is seeking to recruit a dynamic and self-motivated program manager that will coordinate and lead all Gender Joint programme activities planned and implemented through GMO while also contributing to the global picture of institutional development. download full ToR here

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