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UN Women: Migration & Humanitarian Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||26-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|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.
UN Women in ECA Region works towards strengthening the gender responsiveness of migration management, refugee response, peace, security, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian action in Europe and Central Asia Region countries through advocacy, coordination, policy advice for evidence-based decision making and through providing technical advisory support to country offices. UN Women's engagement in humanitarian action, migration and refugee response aims to ensure consistency and sustainability in addressing gender equality concerns across the humanitarian-development continuum in line with the Sustainable Development Goal commitments, leaving no one behind.
UN Women works proactively with humanitarian actors to ensure their emergency response plans adequately integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment; that women and girls are equally consulted to understand and address their needs and vulnerabilities; that women’s leadership is leveraged; that gender is integrated into humanitarian assessments, reporting and monitoring tools; and that gender experts are included in response to conflict and crisis.
The objective of UN Women interventions is to create a more enabling environment for women and girls to lead, participate in and benefit equally from all aspects of migration management, refugee response, peace, security, disaster risk reduction, and humanitarian action, supporting state and non-state actors for their meaningful contribution to national, regional and global debates and policy making to enforce the gender equality commitments set up by the Agenda 2030, CEDAW and Beijing platform for Actions.
The scope of work of the Migration & Humanitarian Specialist requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality, migration and humanitarian action, to translate UN Women's strategic plans into effective programmes and results and developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant government counterparts, UN organizations, donors, CSOs.
The specialist is expected to support UN Women to reach its Strategic Note (SN) Outcome 4: “Women and girls benefit from inclusive, gender sensitive refugee response, and peace and security interventions” for Turkey and Outcome 6: “Governments and civil society in ECA are able to monitor and report on a progress in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Istanbul Convention and WPS resolutions” for ECA Regional Office.
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Humanitarian Specialist will oversee the development of Migration & Humanitarian programmes, provide capacity building to Country Offices (CO) and Multi Country Offices (MCO), establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on [thematic area].
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the development of programmes on Migration & Humanitarian actions to Country Office/ Programme Presence teams:
Provide technical and capacity building support to Country Office/ Programme Presence teams and partners:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners:
Manage the resource mobilization strategy for humanitarian action in the region:
Oversee the design of migration & humanitarian action in the region and the development of relevant knowledge products:
Oversee the advocacy of humanitarian action through inter-agency coordination:
Oversee knowledge building and sharing for humanitarian action:
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
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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.