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UN Women: Policy Specialist - Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Mar-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||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.
UN Women’s Policy Division provides the substantive underpinning for UN Women's normative, operational and coordination work. It provides this substantive input through research and analysis; technical guidance; knowledge management; training and capacity building; partnerships and global programmes; UN system coordination and collaboration; normative and intergovernmental work; and corporate positioning. The Policy Division is organized into four thematic sections that address UN Women’s Strategic Plan, including Economic Empowerment, and two functional sections, Research and Data and the UN Women Training Centre.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, Peace and Security, the Policy Specialist, Peace and Security is responsible for UN Women’s engagement with the Security Council in the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda. In this regard the Policy Specialist will act as an important channel between country and regional offices and global policy-related work to support engagement with the Security Council, in particular to follow-up on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2122 (2013) and 2242 (2015) by coordinating information and support in relation to the Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security (WPS), a body established by the Security Council to strengthen the Security Council to strengthen the flows of quality information and analysis on women, peace and security to the Security Council for action and outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide substantive technical support to intergovernmental processes and policy development:
Engage in capacity building and knowledge management:
Represent and advocate for UN Women:
Key Performance Indicators:
The Policy Specialist, Peace and Security, impacts on the success of efforts to strengthen consistent Security Council implementation of the women, peace and security agenda:
Core values and Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communication and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
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.
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. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
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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.