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UN Women: Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|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's Peace and Security Section is responsible for providing technical support to UN Women Country Offices in several key areas including conflict prevention and peacebuilding, justice sector and security reform, promoting women's political participation and mainstreaming gender issues into governance reforms. It has global components but is grounded in country-level activities. The Peace and Security Section supports UN Women to fulfill its coordination mandate in the area of peace and security, and UN system efforts to promote improved monitoring and reporting on the implementation of global commitments on women and peace and security, including as set out in Beijing Platform for Action and in Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2122 (2013), 2242 (2015) and 2436 (2018) and relevant Statements by the President of the Security Council.
The Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations (the Fund) aims to support and incentivize efforts to increase the meaningful participation of uniformed women in United Nations peace operations. The Fund primarily offers financial assistance and incentives for Troop and Police Contributing Countries (T/PCC) to identify and overcome barriers to the deployment of trained and qualified uniformed women peacekeepers. The Fund can also support projects submitted by United Nations organizations which are designed to implement, and test innovations aimed at enhancing the meaningful participation of uniformed women deployed in United Nations peace operations. The fund is managed through a Secretariat, hosted in UN Women.
Reporting to the Manager - Elsie Initiative Fund for Uniformed Women in Peace Operations (Fund Manager), the incumbent will be responsible for providing analytical, communications and knowledge management support to the Secretariat. The three-person Secretariat provides technical and administrative support to the Steering Committee and manages all aspects of the Fund’s allocation and project cycles, monitoring and evaluation, communication, knowledge management and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead Knowledge management and information sharing initiatives:
Lead the management and communication of the Fund’s Programme Cycle:
Provide policy and technical advice:
Provide support to the Fund’s management requirements:
Provide Advocacy and Communication support to all partners:
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:
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Technical / Functional Competencies:
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.