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UN Women: Policy Specialist, Peace and Security
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Apr-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|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.
The Policy Division develops and implements the UN Women program of work on analysis, research and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance UN Women provides to the intergovernmental process, the UN system, and to UN Women staff working at the country and regional level on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. It identifies emerging issues and trends, and develops and proposes new strategies for achieving the agreed goals through innovative approaches and lessons learned about what works in practice. It also designs and oversees the training and capacity development programs of UN Women, working closely with the UN Women training facility in Santo Domingo.
The Policy Division staff is organized in Thematic Clusters, bringing together technical experts who undertake issues-based research; analyze data on country, regional or global trends, build a knowledge base on policy commitments and their implementation, propose evidence-based options for global policy, norms and standards and for UN Women global programme strategies, and contribute substantive inputs to policy advocacy and technical cooperation programmes.
Peace and Security is one of five thematic areas of UN Women’s strategic plan, and an area in which UN Women coordinates and leads the UN system. The Peace and Security section, located within the Policy Division, is responsible for knowledge functions, technical support, programme inception, interagency coordination, monitoring and accountability of the UN system to key frameworks and intergovernmental support on the full women, peace and security agenda.
Building on the outcomes of the 15 year review of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000), the section has launched a new pooled funding mechanism to accelerate the full implementation of women, peace and security – the Global Acceleration Instrument on Women’s Engagement in Peace, Security and Humanitarian Affairs. The GAI is a pooled funding mechanism managed by the UN’s multi-partner trust fund office. UN Women functions as the Secretariat for the new instrument. The section is also looking at new ways to support country office implementation including through the development and roll out of the new Flagship Programme on Women, Peace and Security. UN Women's Peace and Security Section is responsible for providing technical support to UN Women Country Offices in all areas of peace and security programming.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief, Peace and Security (P5), the Policy Specialist, Peace and Security will be responsible for supporting the establishment and full implementation of the Global Acceleration Instrument, supporting flagship programme development and country office technical support.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical support to the Secretariat of the Global Acceleration Instrument (GAI):
Provide technical support to Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI) design, development and implementation:
Provide advisory, technical and programme support to country offices:
Participate in partnership building and resource mobilization:
Participate in advocacy and communication efforts:
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing:
Any other functions as requested by the Deputy Chief (P5) or Chief, Peace and Security section (D1).
Impact of Results:
UN Women demonstrates global leadership in ensuring the area of women, peace and security through a funding mechanism, flagship programme and country level programming that is effective and responsive.
Core values and Guiding principles:
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating 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.
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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.