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UN Women: Communications and Outreach Specialist on Ending Violence against Women
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Aug-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The current global policy context provides an historic opportunity to make considerable gains in ending violence against women and girls. Increased political will, strengthened UN resolve, the launch of the UN Secretary-General’s Campaign on ending violence against women, are all conducive and positive signs in this regard. At the root of gender-based violence are the discriminatory attitudes and practices towards women that perpetuate it: These can only be transformed by first changing the ‘hearts and minds’ of the public at large.
A strong component of this post is geared towards communications with and mobilization of the mass media, the private sector and other non-traditional partners and outlets, as well as to capture the imagination and interest of potential donors. UN Women is searching for an experienced professional committed to gender equality who can bring the necessary expertise to develop and implement multi-pronged, multi-media communications strategies to achieve advocacy, outreach and resource mobilization goals on ending violence against women and girls. To reach new audiences and funders, a strong communications background is essential, including use of the internet and modern technologies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Senior Adviser and Chief of the Ending Violence against Women section of UN Women in New York, and working in close coordination and consultation with the relevant staff of the team, other HQ sections and country offices, the Communications and Outreach Specialist would be responsible for:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
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. More information on UN Women can be found through www.unwomen.org.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
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.
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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.