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Women Peace and Security Advisor Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months subject to renewal as needed|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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.
Based in Abu Dhabi, the UN Women Liaison Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC is working to strengthen partnerships, mobilize resources and raise awareness to advance UN Women’s key priorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), GCC countries, and beyond. The office is the first of its kind in the GCC and is one of seven UN Women liaison offices (LO) in the world. The office main priorities are:
The UN Security Council Resolution 1325(UNSCR 1325), adopted in October 2000, stressed the importance of equal participation and full involvement of women in all efforts of maintaining and promoting peace and security. In this context, the General Women Union (GWU) in support of UNWomen launched the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak WPS center of excellency to build the capacities of different stakeholders in UAE and globally on issues related to WPS. Therefore; UN Women LO for the GCC seeks to hire a consultant to support the UAE efforts in developing a strategy and curricula for the center, provide capacity building training and activities and eventually support the accreditation process. The consultant will also support the implementation of the NAP on 1325. Finally, the consultant will provide technical support related to the WPS events that will take place during the upcoming period. The consultant will, under the supervision of the Director and the Programme Specialist will work closely with GWU and other Governmental stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Strengthen the capacities of national and international stakeholders specifically the security sector on the WPS agenda.
Provide technical support to the WPS center of excellence.
Support the implementation of SCR1325.
Support the high-level meeting on women, peace, and security.
Payment will be disbursed monthly upon satisfactory satisfactorily performance and receipt of the deliverables.
This is a home-based assignment with travel to UAE when needed. UN Women LO for the GCC will organize the logistics of the travel and paid daily substance allowance and terminal fee as per the travel policies set by UN Women. The transportation fees for attending the meetings are under the responsibility of the Consultant.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of application:
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application by the deadline indicated in the post by submitting the following: