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UN Women: Policy Specialist, Transitional Justice
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jan-18 (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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women (UNW) 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 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 technical support to UN Women Country Offices in a number of areas, including: conflict prevention and peace building, justice sector and security reform, promoting women's political participation and mainstreaming gender issues into governance reforms. It has global components but is grounded in country-level activities.
Under the supervision of the Policy Advisor, Rule of Law, Justice and Security (P5), the Policy Specialist on transitional justice is responsible for coordinating UN Women’s global work on transitional justice, including in particular managing the EU and Canada funded multi-year global programmes on gender and transitional justice and rapid deployments of gender expertise to international and national justice mechanisms such as courts, commissions of inquiry and truth-seeking bodies as prioritized in UN Women’s 2018 to 2021 Strategic Plan; providing technical advice and strategic guidance for UN Women at the global, regional and country levels; making strategic interventions in contemporary transitional justice processes to support their capacity to address crimes against women, and providing hands-on technical support to UN Women country offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical assistance and programme support in the area of Transitional Justice:
Provide coordination and policy development support:
Provide representation, partnerships and advocacy support:
Provide learning and knowledge management support:
Provide any other functions as requested by the Supervisor.
Impact of Results:
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.