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Re-advertisement - UN Women: Chief of Communications and Advocacy
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||01-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|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.
In this role as the global voice and advocate for gender equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women must deliver to an ambitious agenda as a centre of excellence on knowledge, partnerships, advocacy and social mobilization, as well as a convener, thought leader and champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN Women will take a lead role in helping to drive commitment and action on gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment as the imperative of our time. Such leadership is especially urgent at a time when Member States and all stakeholders have committed to accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption, in the context of the fact that no country has fully achieved gender equality and the empowerment of women, and the intention of realizing that goal by 2030. It is also urgent at a time when Member States are committed to adopting a transformative post-2015 development agenda with gender equality and the empowerment of women as a stand-alone goal and with gender-specific targets integrated across the entire agenda.
The Communications & Advocacy Section is responsible for proactively advancing the strategic positioning of UN Women and its mandate in this context through effective outreach. Since the inception of UN Women, communications and advocacy demand and output have grown exponentially. The Chief of Communications and Advocacy is the driver of those, and oversees a fast-growing portfolio with increasing responsibility and a global audience counting hundreds of millions.
UN-Women has for instance increasingly and with measurable success and impact used campaigns to drive awareness and engagement on gender equality issues; these are conceptualized and spearheaded by the Section Chief and implemented by a diverse team of professionals. A case in point is the campaign leading up to the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action. This campaign demonstrates the central role that communications plays in driving UN Women’s advocacy. Titled “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture It!”, the campaign kicked off in May 2014 and helped reignite debate around gender equality and women’s empowerment, engaging Governments, the UN system and the wider public and reaching more than 360 million people.
Under the general direction and guidance of the Director, Strategic Partnerships Division, D-2 (primary) and Deputy Executive Director, Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau (ASG) (matrix manager). The Chief of Communications & Advocacy works under the supervision of the Director, Strategic Partnerships Division and heads a team of currently 15 staff. In addition, the Chief of Communications & Advocacy guides and coordinates the work of over 150 UN Women communications officers and focal points around the world on global campaigns and initiatives and provides guidance through corporate communications policies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead UN Women on Strategic Positioning, Branding and Messaging:
Lead the communications & advocacy team and guides and supervises all communications initiatives:
Provide substantive lead and guidance for UN Women’s work on gender and media:
Manage the Unit:
Key Performance Indicators:
The Chief of Communications & Advocacy is a key function in positioning UN Women and its mandate to external audiences. The incumbent is a major driver of the organization’s global advocacy on women’s empowerment, women’s rights. As such, the post is critical in advancing the international gender equality agenda.
Key performance indicators include:
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 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.