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UN Women: Senior Research Consultant (Women's Rights Inclusion in Security Policies Measure)
|Location :||Home based (with one trip to NY)|
|Application Deadline :||18-Oct-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20-30 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20-30 days|
Submitted to the Security Council in October 2010, the Secretary-General’s report S/2010/498 on women and peace and security presented a set of indicators for use at the global level to track implementation of resolution 1325 (2000). In its presidential statement (S/PRST/2010/22) following the presentation of this report, the Security Council supported taking forward the set of indicators “for use as an initial framework to track implementation of its resolution 1325 in situations of armed conflict and post-conflict and other situations relevant to the implementation of resolution 1325, as appropriate, and taking into account the specificity of each country.” The report summarizes the next steps required to take forward the set of indicators, such as the definition of methods for data collection and collation, development of reporting templates, elaboration of guidance, definition of timelines, etc. (see paragraphs 119-124).
UN Women is leading an inter-agency process to ensure the coordinated implementation and reporting on these indicators in the annual report of the Secretary-General on women and peace and security. The indicators are organized in three sets by phases of implementation: (i) indicators monitoring progress on existing UN commitments to 1325 implementation; (ii) indicators that require a shift in UN activities to meet commitments; and (iii) indicators for voluntary reporting by Member States.
Among the indicators for voluntary reporting by Member States is 1325 indicator on the extent to which measures to protect women’s and girls’ human rights are included in national security policy (NSP) frameworks. NSPs set out how national security is to be achieved. A gender-sensitive NSP can identify the needs and priorities of different sectors in society (e.g., women, youth) and enables more effective early warning for conflict. As part of the 1325 indicators system, regular measurement and examination of existing or new NSPs can help ensure NSPs are gender-sensitive. The indicator aims to recognize lessons on constructing or reforming NSPs both to become more gender-sensitive and to ensure that they include criteria for measuring compliance with UNSC resolutions in their design.
In 2012, a series of consultations will be held to develop and refine the technical definitions, data collection mechanisms and reporting channels of the voluntary Member State indicators.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Peace and Security Section of UN Women, the Offeror will coordinate and conduct research and produce a report reviewing a) existing national security policies, and relevant literature to these, that have been promulgated since 2000 in a selection of case study countries, b) elaboration of a methodological approach to measure and evaluate the extent to which national security policies incorporate protection of women’s and girls’ human rights, and c) an application of this approach to existing national security policies in a selection of case study countries. This will involve:
Develop a listing of national security policy frameworks and review of literature on gender dimensions of these frameworks:
Development of a methodology to assess inclusion of women’s and girls’ rights through national security policies:
Pilot and testing of methodology through select case study countries:
The final report should also highlight key gaps and challenges and include a set of proposed policy recommendations for improving the assessing the extent to which measures to protect women’s and girls’ rights are included in national security policy frameworks.
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Required Skills and Experience
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.