Entsendung eines Junior Professional Officers -JPO: Angelika KARTUSCH, 3. Jahr (Ko-Finanzierung)

Contract partner: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme - United StatesCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 50.000,00Project start: 31.05.2008End: 30.05.2009

Short Description:

Overall goal

The Trust Fund in Support of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women was established by a General Assembly resolution in 1996, as a key mechanism to support the growing movement around the world to eliminate gender-based violence. The Trust Fund is a UN interagency mechanism, administered by UNIFEM, which identifies and provides technical and financial support to innovative and catalytic projects. The Trust Fund generates lessons and good practices that inform larger programmes of UNIFEM, and its civil society, government, and United Nations partners at the national regional and global levels. Since the Trust Fund began its operations, it has awarded $8.3 million in grants to 175 initiatives in 96 countries.

After one and a half year working for the UNIFEM Trustfund in Support of Action to Eliminate Violence Against Women, UNIFEM requested Ms. Kartusch moving to Brussels for the newly opened UNIFEM office. The excellent evaluation of the Austrian expert's activities led UNIFEM to request a one year extension of her contract, which, according to the rules, is put into a co-financing arrangement.

The tasks to be performed cover a wide range of actvities: programme support, networking with EU, governmental and civil society organizations, and preparation of papers and documents.

project number0529-02/2008
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.