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Re advertisement:UN Women: Administrative Associate
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||11-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
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.
*The candidates who have previously applied to this position need not to reapply
Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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 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 overall objective of the United Nations System Coordination Division is to develop and oversee the implementation of the strategy for UN Women’s role to “lead, coordinate and promote the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and the empowerment of women” at global, regional and country level. There are three main areas of work, to engage the UN system in gender mainstreaming as well as enhancing the goal of gender balance: working through the established coordination mechanisms; developing, promoting and monitoring strategies for enhanced accountability in the UN system for gender mainstreaming; and leading, promoting and monitoring gender balance efforts within the UN system.
The UN Secretary-General has brought the attainment of gender parity to the forefront through his System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity, and called for the UN system to meeting parity targets by 2028. The UN Women Coordination Division is not only responsible for UN Women efforts as such, but will continue to offer its expertise system-wide to attain the goal of gender parity.
The Administrative Associate reports to the Senior Advisor/Focal Point for Women in the UN Common System for general guidance and supervision and is responsible for providing support to the Senior Advisor through the administration and execution of a variety of activities and transactions to ensure the efficient flow of information and communication to facilitate timely action and decision making, arranging and scheduling meetings and events; and collecting, verifying and organizing information, materials and documentation for the Senior Advisor’s easy access and use.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide administrative support:
Provide research, analysis and reporting support:
Provide information management and communication support:
Provide administrative support to the financial and operational activities:
Provide other support as requested by supervisor.
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
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, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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