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UN Women: Programme Specialist – Liaison Office Geneva
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||09-Jan-19 (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 center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Geneva is host to over 40 UN entities representing a strategic mix of specialized agencies, entities with a critical normative support function, programme entities and smaller technical offices, as well as close partners of the UN system. More than 200 non-governmental organizations are headquartered in Geneva – many of which work directly or indirectly on gender equality and women’s rights. A large number of intergovernmental processes with direct relevance to the gender equality and empowerment of women agenda are held primarily or exclusively in Geneva. Geneva is the internationally recognized center of expertise in many of UN-Women’s priority areas.
The UN Women Liaison Office at Geneva has the following functions:
Under the direct supervision of Director of the Liaison Office, the Liaison Office Programme Specialist will provide substantive, technical and research support in all functions of the UN-Women Liaison Office at Geneva.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide substantive and technical support to the Liaison Office’s engagement with intergovernmental processes with a particular focus on trade, development, labor and digital connectivity:
Strengthen partnerships with Geneva-based UN entities, other international organizations, member states, civil society organizations and other stakeholders in the fields of trade, development, labor and digital connectivity:
Undertake research and analysis on gender perspectives in regard to assigned areas of work, in particular in relation to trade, development, labor and digital connectivity:
Organize panel discussions, side events, briefings and stakeholder events, and other alliance building activities:
Provide other support to the effective functioning of the Liaison Office, as required:
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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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.