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UN Women: Policy Specialist - Ending Violence against Women and Girls
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||9 months (August 2019 to April 2020)|
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.
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.
UN Women launched the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Flagship Programme Initiative (FPI), building on its “Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls” Global Programme, to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls (SVAWG) in public spaces. There are presently over 40 cities that participate in the Global FPI, including cities in developing and developed countries.
The Global FPI was designed with local and global partners in response to growing concerns across the world about every day experiences of women and girls of sexual violence in public spaces as they go about their daily routines, whether on city streets, parks, markets, pathways to schools, buses and trains or in their own neighborhoods. It also contributes to the emerging international knowledge base on effective human rights based comprehensive strategies on safe and sustainable cities.
The Global Programme is based in the Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Section, Policy Division, UN Women Headquarters in New York. The section is responsible for several functions including policy and technical advice to regional and country offices on EVAW, supporting the normative work on EVAW at the global level and developing and supporting national teams to develop policy driven programme initiatives.
Under the supervision of the Policy Advisor, Safe Public Spaces, the Policy Specialist, Ending Violence against Women and Girls is responsible for: research, analysis and knowledge management on safe transportation with women and girls, contributing to the organization of global policy advocacy events and substantive technical advice to associated knowledge products, and policy and programme action, and representation and advocacy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead Research, analysis and knowledge management on safe transportation with women and girls:
Provide substantive contributions to the organization of global policy advocacy events and provide substantive technical advice to associated knowledge products and policy and programme action:
Provide Representation and advocacy support:
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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