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UN Women: Knowledge Management Specialist, Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
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 program 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 on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Peace and Security Section of the Policy Division supports UN Women to fulfill its triple mandate (normative, coordination and operational) in the area of peace and security. The Section promotes improved implementation, and monitoring and reporting of global commitments on women and peace and security, including as set out in the Beijing Platform for Action, ten Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2122 (2013), 2242 (2015), 2467 (2019), and 2493 (2019), linked thematic and country specific resolutions, such as on youth, peace and security and sustaining peace, relevant Statements by the President of the Security Council, and as well as related accountability frameworks established by the UN system. From October 2020, this will also include activities related to the Compact on Women, Peace, Security and Humanitarian action as part of the Generation Equality campaign. It supports UN Women’s role as a leading knowledge provider in this area.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief (P5), the Knowledge Management Specialist, Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action will take a lead role in the coordination, substantive preparations, visibility and outreach around UN Women’s thought leadership on women, peace and security and humanitarian action. Based on UN Women’s new knowledge-management strategy, the Policy Specialist will design a thematic strategy, and support knowledge production and dissemination, visibility, communication and outreach efforts, and internal capacity building through the coordination of the UN Women Community of Practice on Women Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action. The Specialist will work to develop and institute a section-wide knowledge and information management strategy, and support the work of the UN Women including coordination, capacity building and strategic partnerships, and learning and knowledge production and management. She or he will act as an important channel to build linkages between country and regional offices through the Community of Practice, and global outreach and strategic communications. The Policy Specialist will also contribute to the broader work of the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section and help strengthen interagency collaboration on the WPS agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate implementation of the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section’s knowledge management strategy
Maintain and further strengthen UN Women Community of Practice on Peace, Security and Humanitarian
Coordinate and support the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section in the production of reports and other documentation, policy briefs, communication and outreach tools and other external knowledge products.
Serve as lead focal-point for visibility, communications and awareness-raising activities in support of UN Women’s work on women, peace, security and humanitarian action.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Certification:
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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