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UN Women: Senior Gender Advisor to the Resident Coordinator
|Location :||Sana'a, YEMEN|
|Application Deadline :||26-Oct-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :|
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), and in close coordination with UN Women’s Arab States Regional Director, Senior Gender Advisor to the RC will be responsible for providing strategic and technical support to strengthen the work of the United Nations in Yemen on gender equality across priority sectors.
The scope of work of the Senior Gender Advisor to the RC requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, regional political acumen, as well as programming expertise. The Senior Gender Advisor to the RC is responsible for ensuring effective execution of UN Women's mandate and responsibility with respect to the advancement of women in Yemen. The Senior Gender Advisor to the RC will provide technical and programme support services to the UN Country Team (UNCT) to strengthen the UN response to addressing national priorities for gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with UN Women’s strategic vision. S/he is the first line of contact between UN Women and its partners and clients in-country, working in close collaboration with the UN Women Regional Office in Cairo as well as UN Women HQ in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordination, Programme and Technical Support
Strategic advice to the UN RC and UNCT in promoting women’s rights and gender equality in the country.
Representation and Partnership Building
Impact of Results:
Core values and Guiding principles:
Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
Demonstrate and promote ethics and integrity by creating organizational precedents
Build support for the organization and ensure political acumen
Development and Innovation:
Support staff competence development, and contribute to an environment of creativity and innovation
Work in teams:
Build and promote effective teams. Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communication and Information Sharing:
Create and promote an environment for open and effective communication
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Share knowledge across the organization and build a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Ensure fair and transparent decision making processes and manage risk
Required Skills and Experience
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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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.