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UN Women: Coordinator (The Progress of the World’s Women)
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Apr-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-2|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Progress of the World's Women is UN Women's biennial publication. It aims to inspire bold action by Governments and civil society to accelerate their efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment around the world. It was launched to capture and convey successful strategies that can be replicated by programme and donor countries, by UN partners, by international and local NGOs and by women's rights advocates and networks. Progress supports advocacy at global, regional and national levels and contributes to more coherent programming within UN Women and among our partners.
The next edition of the report will be published in 2013.
The Progress of the World's Women team is in the Research and Data section of UN Women. The team researches, writes, produces and disseminates UN Women's flagship biennial report.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Outline of main functions:
Coordination of the production of the Progress of the World's Women 2013/14 report and its associated products:
Work with the Progress team to contribute to communications and outreach activities, including serving as the logistics focal point for all Progress launch and advocacy events. Maintain the website, as needed, post-launch:
Serve as the Progress team's focal point for the newly established operations service centre, liaising as necessary on all matters related to procurement, HR, budget, travel etc. Provide limited administration support to the Progress Manager, as needed.
Serve as the knowledge management focal point for the project:
Contribute to the broader work of the Research and Data section at UN Women. The priority for this position is to work on Progress, but this position may also contribute to UN Women's other knowledge product coordination and production work where appropriate.
Impact of Results:
The work of the Coordinator will contribute substantially to the timely production of the report and to its impact.
These results will specifically contribute to the following deliverables in the UN Women 2011-2013 Strategic Plan.
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
Note: 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.
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.