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UN Women: Policy Specialist - Governance and National Planning
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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 brings together technical experts to undertake issues-based research; analyze data on country, regional and global trends; build an evidence base on policy commitments and their implementation, including through knowledge and exchange platforms/communities of practice. It provides advice and guidance to support UN-Women’s contribution to intergovernmental processes, the UN system and to UN-Women staff working at country and regional level. The Policy Division identifies emerging issues and trends and proposes new strategies for achieving gender equality goals through innovative approaches and lessons learned about what works in practice.
The Governance and National Planning (GNP) Unit leads UN-Women’s work on gender responsive planning and budgeting. This area of work is guided by UN-Women’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan and its corporate theory of change for Output 5 “more national and local plans and budgets are gender responsive.” UN-Women’s GNP portfolio focuses on advancing global norms and standards on gender responsive planning and budgeting, strengthening capacities of national partners, improving multi-stakeholder coordination and developing and monitoring international and national policy standards. This work is done through partnerships with governments, UN agencies, International Financial Institutions, civil society and academia.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Policy Advisor, Governance and National Planning, the Policy Specialist contributes to the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of UN-Women’s GNP portfolio. The Policy Specialist is responsible for leading research and analysis; providing high-quality technical advice services; identifying policy and programmatic trends; collating and codifying country, regional and global knowledge. She/he will manage the development of policy-focused guidance, tools and knowledge products and support inter-agency and intergovernmental coordination, in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead research and analysis on gender responsive Governance and National Planning (GNP):
Manage policy advice and technical support on gender responsive GNP:
Lead knowledge management and learning in gender responsive GNP:
Provide substantive support to interagency and intergovernmental processes:
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 us/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.