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UN Women: Speechwriter and Communications Advisor
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Dec-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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, 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. UN is expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Speechwriter and Communications Advisor position is located centrally in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General / Executive Director, UN Women. The incumbent reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with the Chief of Staff. The Office of the Executive Director, UN Women is responsible for managing and ensuring the provision of substantive support to intergovernmental processes on gender equality and the empowerment of women on a global level. The Office of the Executive Director is responsible for providing vision, strategic planning and establishing priorities, leading the senior management team, leading advocacy as a global voice for women, ensuring coordination in the UN Common System, providing overall management and oversight and ensuring accountability to governance bodies.
The Speechwriter maintains a close working relationship with the Communications and Advocacy team to ensure consistent messaging and coherence in similar areas of work.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
The Speechwriter and Communications Advisor to the Executive Director, UN Women, will ensure the Executive Director is effectively supported to play her role as the "global voice' for women, including developing communications products and managing public relations so as to most effectively convey the desired information/message to the targeted audiences and promote public understanding of UN Women operations and activities. S/he will have a proven ability to think strategically work and act under pressure with discretion in a sensitive and challenging environment. S/he has to have excellent communication and organization skills to manage the substantive and normative agenda. S/he will also advise and support the Executive Director in internal communications.
Within the relevant delegated authority and in close coordination with the Communications and Advocacy team , the Speechwriter, and Communications Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:
The Key Results have an impact on the overall efficiency and success of the Office of the Executive Director UN Women. In particular, the key results will ensure communication products and public relations that most effectively convey the desired information/message to the targeted audiences and promote public understanding of UN Women operations and activities.
Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
Important Application Information:
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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