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UN Women: Research Specialist on Social Norms
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 20h 24m|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 April 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.
The duration of the assignment is until 30 April 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.
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 Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) sets the programmatic standards, assures the quality of programme design, and provides guidance to country level programme work of UN Women, as well as supporting the coordination role of UN Women at regional and country level. The division has global policy expertise, manages Global Trust Funds, and Global Programmes, and provides technical capacity to countries on request, including a humanitarian response capacity.
The UN Women Strategic Plan (2022-2025) is based on key findings from an extensive consultative process and draws from the analysis of lessons learned and recommendations from evaluations, audits, and other assessments, including those from the 25-year review and appraisal of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Given the interconnected nature of global challenges, UN Women will focus on integrated approaches with seven systemic outcomes to address the root causes of inequality and affect broader systems change, across its four thematic focus areas: 1) governance and participation in public life; 2) women’s economic empowerment; 3) ending violence against women and girls; and 4) women, peace and security, humanitarian action, and disaster risk reduction.
The Integrated Results and Resources Framework (IRRF) outlines the specific results that UN Women aims to achieve and their respective set of indicators. One of the seven systemic outcomes, Outcome 3 envisions that: More men and boys, and women and girls, adopt attitudes, norms and practices that advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, including those that promote positive social norms.
This is a relatively new area of work for UN Women which requires the development of baselines, milestones and targets for the IRRF, as well as programmatic guidance, internal capacity building, and collaboration with United Nations and expert partners.
The Research and Data Section (R&D) in PPID is responsible for leading UN Women’s research and data agenda and for positioning UN Women as a global knowledge broker on gender equality and women’s empowerment. It leads UN Women’s work on gender statistics, and produces knowledge products including UN Women flagship publications such as Progress of the World’s Women, The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development (World Survey) and the global Beijing review reports.
The Political Analysis and Programme Development Unit (PAPDU) supports the organization to strengthen programming, including through innovation and drawing upon promising practices derived from UN Women and its partner experience.
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Chief, Research and Data section and with matrix reporting to the Programme Specialist, Political Analysis and Programme Development Unit, the Research Specialist on Social Norms is responsible for laying the groundwork for the implementation of key elements of UN Women’s Strategic Plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Commission and manage research on key aspects of gender and social norms:
2. Programme Guidance
3. Build networks of external partners on social norms
4 Support internal capacity building and knowledge management
Key Performance Indicators
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
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/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.
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.
Diversity and inclusion:
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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