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UN Women: Special Assistant for the Deputy Executive Director for Normative Support, UN System Coordination and Programme Results
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Jul-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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) for Normative Support, UN System Coordination and Programme Results leads the development of the strategies and work programme in the areas of policy development; operations, including programme management, oversight and implementation; normative support and UN System coordination and provides leadership and management guidance and oversight to the staff in these areas aligned with the vision of the ED and UN Women’s Strategic Plan.
The Special Assistant to the ASG for Normative Support, UN System Coordination and Programme Results will provide timely analytical information, coherent policy advice and will have a proven ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a sensitive and challenging environment. She/he has to have excellent communication and organization skills to manage the substantive and normative agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide coordination and liaison support to the Assistant Secretary General / Deputy Executive Director (ASG/DED):
Provide technical support to the ASG/DED:
Provide substantive knowledge management and reporting support:
Provide high level administrative and logistical support:
Perform other official duties and special assignments which may be requested by the ASG/DED.
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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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.