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UN Women: Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jun-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
The 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, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist is a member of the UN System Coordination Division’s team part of the Strategic Partnerships, Coordination and Intergovernmental Bureau of UN Women. The Coordination Division is responsible for implementing UN Women’s Coordination Strategy as it pertains to (1) enhanced UN system coherence and mobilization of joint action (2) increased system-wide gender mainstreaming (3) system-wide application of accountability frameworks on gender equality and the empowerment of women (4) improvement in gender balance and the status of women in the UN system.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, UN System Coordination Division, the Inger-Agency Coordination Specialist will contribute to and support gender mainstreaming in the UN system, including through preparation of reports and knowledge products and providing substantive and organization support to the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANGWE) and its task forces. He/she also contributes substantively to the work on gender parity, as well as the Coordination Division's contribution to the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical contributions to gender mainstreaming across the UN System:
Provide technical contrpbutions to strengthening gender parity across the UN System:
Provide substantive and organizational support to the Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE):
Participate in knowledge management and capacity building efforts:
Key Performance Indicators:
The Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist, UN Women, impacts on the efforts to support the leading, coordination and promoting the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and the empowerment of women” at Global, regional and country level.
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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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.