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UN Women: Policy Specialist - Women in Tech/ICT
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
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 programme 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. It identifies emerging issues and trends and develops and proposes new strategies for achieving the agreed goals through innovative approaches and lessons learned about what works in practice.
Economic empowerment is one of the priority areas of UN Women. UN Women’s Economic Empowerment Section works with governments and multilateral partners to promote women’s economic empowerment and increase their access to economic opportunities, especially for those who are most excluded.
The gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will require significant societal transformations and behavioral changes across the globe. It will require using the power of science, technology and innovation for the benefit of all women and men, girls and boys. From mobile banking ventures that facilitate women’s entrepreneurship to e-learning platforms that take classrooms to individuals, technology is a powerful tool to increase awareness, access and the availability of opportunities. This is particularly true for women experiencing marginalization due to their age, ethnicity, education, income, disability, location or migratory status, among others.
At the same time, it is increasingly clear that technology and innovation can be rejected; that they can create new, unforeseen problems of their own; and that they do not benefit all equally. Not only are women under-represented across science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but new technology brings risks of bias and possibilities for misuse, creating new human rights challenges for the 21st century.
UN Women’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) emphasizes innovation and technology as drivers of change. By 2021 the numbers of women who are connected should increase significantly, as should those with access to virtual education, who are producing gender-responsive content, and providing ICT services and expertise.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Economic Empowerment Section, the Policy Specialist: Women in Tech/ ICT will serve as a global focal point providing policy advice and technical support on women in technology (ICT, STEM, STI, AI, digital finance) to UN Women senior management and HQ and field offices, as well to partners, and contributing to interagency and intergovernmental processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide policy guidance and technical support on women in technology (ICT, STEM, STI, AI, digital finance):
Facilitate and oversee knowledge management on women in technology:
Provide substantive support to interagency and intergovernmental processes:
Facilitate partnerships and collaboration on Women in Tech:
Key Performance Indicators:
The successful performance of the Policy Specialist of the key functions directly result in effective and innovative policy guidance and initiatives in the area of women in tech.
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
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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.