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External Relations Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Seoul, KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year initially|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year with possibility of extension|
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.
Established by UN Women with the support of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) of the Republic of Korea in 2021, the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality is dedicated to supporting traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in realizing commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the rights of women and girls through (i) gender capacity-building training programmes, (ii) research and support for production and use of gender data, and (iii) network building, partnership cultivation and advocacy as a leading gender training and knowledge hub in Asia and beyond. The UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality embraces innovation, including as it relates to new technologies and partnerships, to increase the breadth and depth of its work, aligning with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its transformative promise to leave no one behind.
Under the supervision of the Director and the technical guidance from the Head of External Relations unit at UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific and in close coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Division (e.g. Public Partnerships Section, Multi-stakeholder Partnership and Advisory Services, and Communication and Advocacy teams) at HQ, the External Relations Specialist will provide technical support to the development and management of UN Women’s strategic partnerships, resource mobilization, advocacy and communication strategy in the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality. The External Relations Specialist will also collaborate closely with the Headquarters, Regional, Multi-Country Office and Country Offices’ (RO/MCO/CO) colleagues to ensure communications strategies, media relations and organizational outreach efforts are aligned with corporate communications policies and initiatives. The External Relations Specialist also collaborates with HQ/RO/MCO and CO colleagues to support outreach campaigns, resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives. The External Relations Specialist mobilizes support in conjunction with intergovernmental processes and support the activities and special events organized for UN Women. External Relations Specialist is expected to manage relevant personnel and vendors, as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Develop and manage Centre of Excellence’s partnerships with stakeholders in the Republic of Korea
2. In close coordination with the Strategic Partnerships Division (SPD) at HQ, lead and facilitate the implementation of national resource mobilization strategies and initiatives
3. Build trust and maintain effective relationships with donors
4. Manage the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
5. Oversee the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country
6. Participate in knowledge building and sharing of external relations’ efforts
7. Coordinate the submission of high quality and timely reports to Donors
8. Manage the implementation and management of the external relations programme
9. Manage the people and financial resources of the external relations programme
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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/en/about-us/employment/application-process 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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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