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UN Women: Coordination Specialist, Women, Peace and Security (2020)
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
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.
The Policy Division develops and implements the UN Women program of work on analysis, research and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance UN Women provides to the intergovernmental process, the UN system, and to UN Women staff working at country and regional level on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Peace and Security Section of the Policy Division supports UN Women to fulfill its triple mandate (normative, coordination and operational) in the area of peace and security. The Section promotes improved implementation, and monitoring and reporting of global commitments on women and peace and security, including as set out in the Beijing Platform for Action, Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2122 (2013) and 2242 (2015), linked thematic and country specific resolutions, such as on youth, peace and security and sustaining peace, relevant Statements by the President of the Security Council, and as well as related accountability frameworks established by the UN system. It supports UN Women’s role as a leading knowledge provider in this area.
Under the supervision of the Policy Specialist (P4), the Coordination Specialist, Women, Peace and Security will take a lead role in the coordination, substantive preparations and outreach around the upcoming anniversary of 1325 in 2020. The Coordination Specialist will act as a focal point for 2020 preparations, which will mark the 20-year anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and the 25-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and support consultations, event management, knowledge production and related follow-up. The Coordination Specialist will also contribute to the broader work of the Peace and Security Section. Based on UN Women’s new knowledge-management strategy, the Coordination Specialist will design a thematic strategy, and support knowledge production, communication and outreach efforts, including coordination of the UN Women Community of Practice on Women Peace and Security (WPS).
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate UN Women’s preparations and follow-up to 2020 – the 20-year anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security and 25-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action:
Provide coordination support to the Peace and Security Section in the production of intergovernmental and other documentation, policy briefs, communication and outreach tools and other external knowledge products, particularly in relation to the 20th anniversary of 1325 in 2020:
Coordinate implementation of the Peace and Security Section’s knowledge management strategy:
Maintain and further strengthen UN Women internal knowledge network on Women, Peace and Security:
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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