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UN Women: UN System Coordination Advisor
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|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.
The 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with other UN Entities, civil society and other relevant actors.
The UN System Coordination Division (UNSCD) of UN Women leads the operationalization of the intergovernmental mandate to “lead, coordinate and promote the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and the empowerment of women” at the global, regional and country levels.
The UNSCD coordinates work with the entities and processes of the UN system also in liaison with other UN Women Divisions, Regional and Country Offices, UN Women engages in the UN Reform processes and the implementation of relevant UN General Assembly resolutions such GA RES 72/279 on Repositioning of the UN Development System and Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) also through engagement across all parts of the organization.
The UNSDC works with the entities of the UN system including with the UN Development Coordination Office (DCO) and other members of the United Nations Development System (UNDS) to develop guidance, tools and training to mainstream gender for entities of the UN system and UN Country Teams including in United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCF, formerly UNDAF). The UNSCD works to support capacity building of UN entity, UNCT and UN Women staff to equip them with knowledge and skills in gender mainstreaming.
At the UNCT level, the UNSCD leads in the implementation of the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard including through support to members of the UNCT including UN Women Regional and Country Offices to guide implementation of this tool at country level. The UNCT-SWAP Scorecard is a standardized assessment of UN country-level gender mainstreaming practices and performance aimed at ensuring accountability for and improving UN Country Team performance on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The UN Coordination Advisor reports to the Director of the UN System Coordination Division of UN Women who provides overall strategic direction, guidance and oversight. The Coordination Advisor will serve as the Deputy and support the Director in the leadership of the Division focusing on the functions below and in close collaboration with other members of the UNSCD , The UN Coordination Advisor will also drive business process improvements and be accountable for overseeing the annual work planning and budget process within the Division in close coordination with the Director. S\he will ensure a further strengthening of linkages between HQ and the field, establish a globally matrixed coordination function and, as part of that, provide strategic and technical support and advice to UN Women offices. S\he will work to identify strategic opportunities to leverage UN Women’s coordination mandate to influence and enhance the coherence of the UN System’s work, to facilitate the mobilization of joint and coordinated action, including through further leveraging joint and coordinated programmes and Multi Partner Trust Funds (MPTFs) and to promote accountability, for the UN System’s work on gender equality and the empowerment of women , including supporting the use and development of accountability frameworks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage UN Women’s engagement and influence in the strategic repositioning of the UN Development System (UNDS) at HQ and regional and country levels and strengthen collaboration with other UN agencies:
Engage with UNSDG and other coordination mechanisms:
Strengthen UN Women’s coordination mandate to enhance accountability for gender mainstreaming at the country level”so as to ensure UN system-wide accountability:
Lead capacity development, knowledge generation and management for gender mainstreaming support in the UNDS and the implementation of UN Women’s coordination mandate:
Serve as the Deputy of the Division and support the management of the UNSCD:
Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.
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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