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UN Women: Chief, Economic Empowerment Section
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, USA, Panama City, Panama or Dakar, Senegal*|
|Application Deadline :||06-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||16d 16h 4m|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
Note: The duty station for the post will be determined at a later stage.
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 Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) provides global support to UN Women offices at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver results in support 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 and program 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.
UN Women’s Strategic Plan addresses women’s economic empowerment as one of its key outcomes – women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy – with work in three main areas: more policies promote decent work and social protection for women; more women own, launch and/or manage small, medium and large enterprises; and more rural women secure access to productive resources and engage in sustainable agriculture. To this end, the Economic Empowerment section pursues flagship programme initiatives on income security through decent work and social protection, stimulating women’s entrepreneurship and gender-responsive procurement, climate-resilient agriculture and sustainable energy, as well as a global programme on making migration safe for women. It is also leading on joint programmes with ILO on women’s decent employment through investments in the care economy; with FAO, IFAD and WFP on rural women’s economic empowerment; and with UNIDO on economic empowerment of women in green industry.
The Chief of the Economic Empowerment section reports to the PPID Director and is responsible for leading the organization’s work on women’s economic empowerment, providing global policy support and developing thematic work and knowledge production in line with the mandate to further women’s income security, decent work, and economic autonomy. The incumbent is responsible for developing, maintaining and expanding partnerships, developing and supporting high-level advocacy initiatives and managing the Economic Empowerment section.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead UN Women’s economic empowerment strategy:
Guide development and implementation of policy and programmatic initiatives:
Oversee knowledge production and management:
Provide substantive advice and support to intergovernmental processes and events and other key global initiatives:
Strengthen and expand partnerships and advocacy initiatives:
Manage the Economic Empowerment section:
Key Performance Indicators:
The Chief has a significant impact on whether efforts to implement UN Women’s Strategic Plan and achieve results in the area of women’s economic empowerment are successful, and whether UN Women’s policy advice and technical assistance to the UN system, governments, civil society, and other stakeholders, as well as to relevant global normative and policy frameworks and their operationalization, are effective and make a difference for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment.
Key Performance Indicators include:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: 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.