UN Women: Project Coordination Analyst (Unstereotype Alliance National Expansion)



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :18-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-1
Languages Required :
English   Spanish  
Duration of Initial Contract :until 31 March 2023

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.


Background

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 Unstereotype Alliance is a thought and action platform convened by UN Women, that uses advertising as a force for good to drive positive change. It seeks to eradicate all harmful stereotypes from advertising and media content. With a focus on empowering people in all their diversity (race, class, age, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, language, education, etc.) to help create a gender equal world, the Alliance brings together a powerful global coalition of private sector leaders behind the common goal of eliminating gender bias and harmful stereotypes from their advertising.

To create a practical and enforceable way to achieve real global change, the Unstereotype Alliance implemented its National Expansion Programme (NEP) to activate the Alliance’s mission at a local and country level. The UA Secretariat hereby seeks to recruit a Project Coordination Analyst to assist with the strategic and operational development of this workstream.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Unstereotype Alliance Secretariat (HUAS), the NEP Support Officer will assist the NEP Specialist with the coordination and management of the NEP, to maintain continuity and sustain the momentum of the twelve established National Chapters (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey, UAE and UK) as well as the launch of 2 new National Chapters (China and Indonesia) by the end of 2022. The NEP Support Officer will assist with outreach at a country level, providing ongoing strategic, tactical and operational support for established and prospective National Chapters and UN Women Country Office colleagues. This includes the onboarding of national colleagues and members, tracking correspondence, performing data entry, and providing regular reporting while interacting between UN Women focal points in Country Offices and the Secretariat.

The Project Coordination Analyst will coordinate all new and existing chapters with Due Diligence research, and on global projects requiring National Chapter engagement (e.g. B2C campaign activations across all National Chapters, and the launch of the Gender Equality Attitudes Study 2022, which features nine of the 12 established chapters).   The staff will provide support to  the wider Unstereotype Alliance team as appropriate to plan for 2022 UA events (e.g. Cannes Lions festival, UNGA and the Global Member Summit).

 

 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Act as a NEP Focal Point across all National Chapters with ongoing activities and specific events;

  • Organize ongoing engagement opportunities for the NEP Focal Points through bilateral or team meetings for learning and capacity development, ensuring the Secretariat is kept across key communications and is present at meetings.
  • Act as a focal point for day-to-day coordination to support the NEP Focal Points in developing and implementing their strategic plans.
  • Support the organization of key activations at the local level, including the celebration of launches, anniversaries and participation in key local industry awards or events.
  • Assist with preparatory work for new National Chapters, ensuring national focal points are adequately briefed on the member recruitment process, Due Diligence and UA materials, ensuring all research and administrative support is finalized and members are onboarded (using Spanish language where necessary).

Coordinate and Assist with the launch of pipeline National Chapters:

  • Work with the UA Secretariat team and the NEP Specialist to propose the foundation of National Chapters in China and Indonesia, working closely with the UN Women Asia and Pacific Regional Office to engage the local advertising industry.
  • Prepare two National Chapters for launch in 2022, ensuring Country Office colleagues are adequately briefed on the member recruitment process including communications tools for PR/media.
  • Compile key materials and conduct light research to assess the suitability of future prospective National Chapters.
  • Coordinate onboarding sessions with new National Chapters to share the Unstereotype Alliance toolkit in support of the finalization of strategic priorities and the workplan.

Liaise with UA Secretariat to coordinate the representation and engagement of National Chapters globally:

  • Collaborate with the NEP Focal Points and UA Secretariat communications colleagues to provide monthly updates on national chapters for UA’s social media, website, newsletter, All-Member Call and Deputy Vice Chair calls.
  • Prepare briefing notes and interventions to ensure NEP engagement in major global initiatives/events (Cannes Lions, CSW, UNGA, Spikes Asia etc).
  • Assist NEP Focal Points and UA Secretariat to prepare for the hybrid Global Member Summit, ensuring all National Chapters play an active role in the event.
  • Support UA Secretariat communications colleagues with outreach and engagement of National Chapters in the global B2C campaign, ensuring field-facing activations consistent with the UNW Strategic Plan.
  • Assist UA Secretariat communications colleagues with local amplification of the Gender Equality Attitudes Study, specifically those countries featured in the report (Brazil, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Turkey and UAE).
  • Develop and maintain information products including NEP case studies and ‘Information Notes’ to profile the membership and highlight the impacts of the Unstereotype Alliance membership both globally and at local levels.

Provide support on Due Diligence processes as well as operational and administrative procedures:

  • Work with the MPAS Due Diligence Help Desk to streamline Due Diligence submissions and queries from the NEP, conducting preliminary Due Diligence assessments of any global or NEP prospective member to identify their risk level, and guiding NEP Focal Points on the next steps.
  • Complete outstanding Due Diligence assessments for global UA members and monitor any increase in Due Diligence risk for the global and NEP membership in English or Spanish (for Mexico and Argentina).
  • Maintain internal NEP knowledge management including Welcome Packs for new members and allies, onboarding documentation, and other guidance needed across the NEP administrative process.
  • Provide operational and administrative assistance to the NEP Focal Points in terms of due diligence, finances and administrative procedures; fielding queries to the UN Women HQ legal and finance colleagues with Secretariat support.
  • Create and update NEP presentation materials including templated pitch decks, factsheets and case studies for the UA and UN Women network to use.  
  • Perform NEP data entry and identify mechanisms to streamline administrative procedures such as CRM monitoring.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality support to the programme team and partners in line with work plan 
  • Quality and timely systems for tracking/monitoring 
  • Timely submission of accurate and quality reports/materials including for training workshops, learning    Cafés  

 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example. 

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:  https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf

FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:

  • Analytical and academic research skills;
  • Ability to think logically and work with great attention to detail;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions and present findings and recommendations
  • Ability to use office software suites (Canva, Photoshop, Word, Excel, Google Forms etc)

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in International Relations, Event Management, Public Relations, Gender Studies or other related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage

Experience:

  • 1 year of professional experience in project management and community; engagement with the private sector;
  • Experience in excel and data-entry is required;
  • Knowledge of the UN System is preferred.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is a distinct advantage.

 

“The duration of the assignment is until 31 March 2023. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment, subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.

Application:

All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc 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.

GS fixed-term appointment (FTA) and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York.

Note:

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.

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need. 

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application. 

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

 


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