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|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||25-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
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.
Afghanistan has emerged as one of the world’s most complex emergencies, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. The crisis dynamics in the country are multi-layered. Afghan people are grappling with the devastating effects of conflict, increasing poverty, economic decline and natural disasters, all of which are amplified by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this context, Afghan women and girls face unique vulnerabilities and require urgent support as gender inequality is interwoven with conflict dynamics and humanitarian needs. While the Taliban has provided assurances on women’s participation in humanitarian work and their right to study, work and marry under Islamic Law,developments on the ground reflect an altogether different reality. Many women have been instructed to stay at home for their own safety, have not been allowed to work outside the home or attend school beyond the sixth grade, have been required to have a male chaperone when leaving the house, and/or have not been allowed into public places. Furthermore, no woman has been appointed to the interim government, which was announced on 7 September 2021. These recent discriminations against women exacerbate pre-existing gender inequalities in a country that ranked 166 out of 167 countries on the Gender Development Index in 2019 and where conservative social norms are deeply rooted.
UN Women has been present in Afghanistan for two decades. The criticality of UN Women’s mandate in Afghanistan during this period is particularly pertinent. It is essential that Afghan women and girls can continue to shape the development of their country, and that their gains are protected. UN Women remains fully committed to supporting Afghan women and girls and to putting them at the center of the global response to the crisis in Afghanistan. UN Women’s programming approach is informed by an assessment of the political, economic and humanitarian situation, risks to and capacities of partner organizations, and needs of Afghan women and girls, and will remain adaptive to respond to emerging priorities in a rapidly shifting context. UN Women is committed to monitoring the situation closely to ensure that approaches evolve in line with a dynamic and volatile context and to ensure close coordination with its partners who are supporting the implementation of UN Women’s Strategic Note in Afghanistan. The do no harm principle will inform all interventions.
UN Women Afghanistan is proposing a focused five step approach to staying and delivering in Afghanistan that includes the following elements:
Reporting to the Deputy Country Representative, Communications Specialist will collaborate closely with the Headquarters, Regional, sub offices colleagues to ensure communications strategies, media relations and organizational outreach efforts are aligned with corporate communications policies and initiatives. The Communications Specialist also collaborates with RO colleagues to support outreach campaigns, resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives; The Communication Specialist mobilizes support in conjunction with intergovernmental processes, and support the activities and special events organized for UN Women.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans, with a specific focus on media
Lead the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in Afghanistan
Manage media relations for the ACO
Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors
Oversee the CO’s web/ online presence
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
Key Performance Indicators
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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 employ, 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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