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Policy Advisor, Women, Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Bamako, MALI|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 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 by the implementation of the National Plan of the UN resolution 1325.
UN Women's Peace and Security cluster is responsible for providing technical support to UN Women Country Offices in a number of areas, including: conflict prevention and peacebuilding, justice sector and security reform, transitional justice, promoting women's political participation and mainstreaming gender issues into governance reforms. It has global components but it is grounded in country-level activities. To further this work, UN Women has entered into a joint partnership with the Peacebuilding Support Office to support the implementation of the Secretary-General's Report on Women's Participation in Peacebuilding. UNWOMEN aims to strengthen women’s participation, leadership and empowerment in both humanitarian response and peace and security settings.
In the specific context of Mali, the signing of the peace accords now paves the way for a transitional phase which will facilitate a consolidation of the peace dividend. Women's participation in the current process and in the post-conflict phase during which the peace agreement will be implemented is therefore crucial. At the same time, women constitute strong actors for peaceful coexistence, community reconciliation and to improve prevention efforts against radicalization and the spread of extremism.
Under the supervision of the UN Women Country Representative and in close collaboration with the deputy Country Representative, the Regional Peace and Security Adviser and the Peace and Security team in HQ, the Women Peace and Security policy advisor will further UN Women's mandate in ensuring the participation of women in all aspects of conflict resolution, fighting against radicalization, peacebuilding and post-conflict recovery as described in the national plan of United Nations Resolution 1325 for Mali Country, which includes provide advisory and technical support in the area of women, peace and security, provide programme management support, lead coordination and policy development initiatives, provide technical support in strategic partnerships, resource mobilization and advocacy, liaise with partners and stakeholders, provide technical support in monitoring and reporting, and provide inputs to knowledge management and capacity building.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide advisory and technical support in the area of women, peace and security:
Provide programme management support:
Lead coordination and policy development initiatives:
Provide technical support in strategic partnerships, resource mobilization and advocacy:
Liaise with partners and stakeholders:
Provide technical support in monitoring and reporting:
Provide inputs to knowledge management and capacity building:
Required Skills and Experience
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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