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UN Women: Policy Analyst, Security Council
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||01-May-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-2|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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 UNW program of work on analysis, research and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance UNW provides to the intergovernmental process, the UN system, and to UNW staff working at 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 UNW, working closely with the UNW 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 UNW global programme strategies, and contribute substantive inputs to policy advocacy and technical cooperation programmes.
UN Women’s Peace and Security Section is responsible for providing corporate policy and strategic advice as well as technical support to UN Women Country Offices and partners in several areas, including: mediation and conflict prevention, peacebuilding and recovery, rule of law and transitional justice, women’s participation in peace and security processes and institutions, and mainstreaming gender into peacekeeping operations, efforts to counter violent extremism, and post-conflict governance.
As a result of the high-level review of 1325 and resolution 2242, UN Women has been tasked with the Secretariat of the new Informal Experts Group of the Security Council on women, peace and security, the Global Acceleration Instrument, a network of national focal points on 1325, and a new inter-agency working group on gender and countering violent extremism. Furthermore, the global study and the other two reviews of the peace and security architecture – both on peace operations and peacebuilding – have generated a number of processes that require UN Women’s engagement and dedicated follow-up, in addition to the regular policy and programming responsibilities of the team.
Under the direct supervision of the Policy Specialist, Security Council, and the overall supervision of the Chief, Peace and Security, the Policy Analyst will support UN Women’s engagement with the Security Council and the team’s work on peacekeeping, with a particular focus on following up on the recommendations of the 2015 reviews and resolutions 2212 and 2242, which have triggered important changes on the Council’s working methods with regards to women, peace and security and increased the demands from Member States on the team’s policy support.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide research, analysis and coordination support in UN Women’s engagement with the Security Council:
Provide technical support in the implementation of key recommendations of the global study and the 2015 high-level reviews:
Provide technical support to country offices:
Perform any other duties as required by the Chief, Peace and Security, UN Women.
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
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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