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Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Advisor
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 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.
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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.
UN Women’s Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) has recently adopted its new Strategic Note (2022-25). Our vision is to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and the full enjoyment of their human rights in the Arab States, propelling peace, economic prosperity and sustainable development for all. Our goal is to accelerate achievements for the largest possible numbers of women and girls in the region, including the most vulnerable, in the next 4 years. To accomplish this, we work with our partners and offices across 17 countries to implement targeted programmes that support women’s economic empowerment, women’s leadership and participation, women, peace and security and humanitarian (WPS-HA) issues, as well as ending violence against women.
The scope of work of the Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian Advisor is to deepen results in the area of WPS-HA, where possible bringing regional coordination and programmatic synergies to these areas for greater impact in the lives of women and girls.
Under the supervision of the Regional Director, and in close collaboration with the Chief, Peace, Security, Humanitarian and Resilience (PSHR) and the team in HQ, the advisor is expected to engage proactively with local and regional women leaders, UN Entities (including relevant Divisions, Sections, and Country Offices within UN Women) and regional and sub-regional bodies. The position requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality, peace and security, and humanitarian issues to translate UN Women's strategic plan and regional strategic notes into effective programmes and results. It also requires the provision of solid WPS-Humanitarian programming support to country offices, developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN organizations, and CSOs in the region, as to develop programmes that enhance the synergies between peace processes at national and community level and peace dividends on community level (including social services and economic opportunities). The identification of partnerships on regional and national level, as well as donors and resource mobilization opportunities is critical for the post.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Policy Advice to Regional and Country Offices:
Support the development of programmes/projects and mobilization of resources for women, peace and security and humanitarian response:
Coordination - Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners:
Knowledge management, reporting and results-based management:
Impact of Results:
This post should be able to help ensure that gender issues are addressed within the Region which relate to all areas of peace, security and humanitarian action and recovery. An effective incumbent should help UN Women to translate their strategic plans in the area of Peace and Security and humanitarian action into effective programmes and results within the Region. The overarching impact would be to help ensure the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, and a future where women and girls would enjoy identical human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security as men.
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
Required Skills and Experience
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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