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UN Women: Research Specialist, MDGs and Post-2015 Framework
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Apr-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||364 Days|
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.
The Research and Data Section is responsible for leading UN Women’s research and data agenda and for positioning UN Women as a global knowledge broker on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It produces knowledge products including UN Women flagship publications such as Progress of the World’s Women and The Survey of the Role of Women in Development.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Research and Data, the Research Specialist will be responsible for undertaking rights analysis and research on the gender equality dimensions of the post-2015 development framework, including the sustainable development goals (SDGs), and assuming substantive responsibility on defining principles and standards for addressing gender equality priorities (including goals, targets and indicators) in the future framework – both in terms of a separate gender equality goal and across all areas of the post-2015 framework.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Description of Functions:
Data analysis, including review and improvement of gender statistics and gender indicators related to MDGs, Post-2015 and SDGs :
Conduct extensive and on-going analysis of literature and contemporary debates on all aspects of the post-2015 agenda:
Drafting of policy papers and background notes:
Support to UN Women internal coordination structures and UN Women’s contributions to interagency and intergovernmental structures relevant to the Post 2015 agenda.
The Research Specialist delivers high quality contributions to policy papers and reports; produces analytical inputs and advice. The Specialist supports further development of UN Women’s knowledge base on the UN development agenda.The key results directly impact on the overall quality of the Division’s contributions related to post 2015 development framework including the sustainable development goals (SDGs) leading to enhanced visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment.
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Required Skills and Experience
UN Women Background: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.
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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.