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UN Women: Policy and Programme Advisor – EVAW (Spotlight)
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||19-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|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. The Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division provides global programming and policy support to allow UN Women offices at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver effective and efficient initiatives to support the implementation of UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and internationally agreed goals on gender equality and women’s empowerment, including the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Division provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and the delivery of integrated policy advice, including through policy analysis and gender mainstreaming. The Division leverages innovation, knowledge management, and cutting-edge technical expertise to support UN Women programmes and to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Ending Violence Against Women is a key outcome area in the strategic plan of UN-Women and one of the largest areas of work across the organisation. The work of UN Women’s Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Section is focused on a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women that addresses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, safe public spaces, and research and data. The section also oversees the successful implementation of different global programmes where UN Women is a partner, including the Spotlight Initiative.
The Spotlight Initiative has been designed by the UN and EU as a global financing mechanism in support of the implementation of the SDGs mainly Goal 5 and Goal 16. The Initiative contributes to accelerating the realignment of the United Nations development system with the 2030 Agenda, and enable critical system-wide capacities that can lead to more impactful and synergic support by the UN country team in line with the UN System-Wide Strategic document. The Spotlight Initiative provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate that a significant investment in gender equality, backed by expertise, a comprehensive theory of change and strong partnerships, can make a transformative difference in the lives of women and girls, as well as contribute to the achievement of all the SDGs.
UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA, as core agencies, along civil society, provide technical support in the design and implementation of activities, under the leadership of the Executive Office of the Secretary General. UN Women as the technical and normative lead on gender equality and women’s empowerment in the UN System, houses the Technical Unit of the Spotlight Secretariat. At country and regional level, UN Women is implementing key components of the programmes, and in most Spotlight countries, UN Women has been designated as the Technical Coherence Lead agency to guide the UN system in the implementation of strong, coherent programmes that will make a difference in women’s and girls’ lives and will deliver results on ending violence. In this context, UN Women’s Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW) Section in New York provides daily support to country and regional offices to accelerate implementation, deliver results, document lessons learned and build the evidence of what works and what doesn’t in different contexts addressing violence against women and girls.
Reporting to the Chief of the Ending Violence Against Women Section, the EVAW Policy and Programme Advisor, will oversee and provide high level technical advice and support to the UN Women country and regional offices working on different areas of VAW programming, including the Spotlight Initiative. The Programme and Policy Advisor will provide capacity building to Country Offices (CO) and Multi Country Offices (MCO), establish and strengthen partnerships, facilitate internal coordination within the relevant divisions of UN Women to ensure delivery of programme results and implementation of policy guidance in EVAW programming, and link the EVAW work of UN-Women with the broader UN reform.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide high-level policy and programme advice, technical guidance and oversight on ending violence against women and girls for Spotlight programme portfolio:
Lead the provision of capacity building support to Country Offices/ Multi Country Offices and work in close collaboration with Regional and HQ teams and external partners:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners:
Facilitate internal and external coordination mechanisms for strengthened EVAW programming and delivery of results:
Lead and support management of knowledge building and sharing between countries and regions:
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
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.