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UN Women: Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Mar-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 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 UN Women’s UN System Coordination Division (UNSCD) leads the operationalization of the intergovernmental mandate to “lead, coordinate and promote the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and the empowerment of women” at the corporate, regional and country team levels. The UNSCD is responsible for implementing system-wide accountability frameworks on gender mainstreaming: the UN-SWAP at corporate level and the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard at country team level. The Division seeks to contribute to enhancing coherence in the work of the UN system on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
The Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist is a member of the UN System Coordination Division’s team which is part of the Strategic Partnerships, Coordination and Intergovernmental Bureau of UN Women.
Under the guidance of the UN Coordination Advisor, the Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist will contribute to and support gender mainstreaming in the UN system, including through providing Technical contributions and substantive support to the implementation of the UN System-Wide Action Plan and Accountability Framework on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP) and the synergies and complementarities with the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard; providing Substantive support to monitoring and reporting individual and aggregate results in the UN system to intergovernmental processes and high-level UN global coordination mechanisms; providing Substantive support to the preparation of communication materials, implementation of capacity building initiatives, knowledge management and outreach efforts; and providing other support as requested.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical contributions and substantive support to the implementation of the UN System-Wide Action Plan and Accountability Framework on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP) and the synergies and complementarities with the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard:
Provide substantive support to monitoring and reporting individual and aggregate results on the implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy in the UN system to intergovernmental processes and high-level UN global coordination mechanisms:
Provide substantive support to the preparation of communication materials, capacity building initiatives, knowledge management and outreach efforts related to gender mainstreaming and system-wide accountability frameworks:
Provide programme support to UNSCD management priorities:
Provide any other support as requested by the supervisor and Division Director
Key Performance Indicators
The results of the work of the Inter-Agency Coordination Specialist impact the effectiveness of UN Women's support to the UN System in improving accountability and systemwide performance on gender mainstreaming at global, regional and country team 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.