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UN Women: Policy Specialist - Ending Violence against Women
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|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, 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.
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, research and data, and creating safe public spaces in different settings. Under the supervision of the Senior Policy Advisor on Safe Public Spaces, the Policy Specialist is responsible for providing policy advice and technical support to UN Women country and regional offices and partners in the area of ending violence against women, and particularly in the area of the prevention and response to sexual harassment in workplaces and public spaces, leveraging the work of existing EVAW initiatives to build the EVAW evidence and knowledge base, and identifying new strategic partnerships to support evidence-based policies and programming on EVAW and the prevention and response to sexual harassment in workplaces and public spaces.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide policy advice and technical support to UN Women country and regional offices and partners in the area of ending violence against women, and particularly in the area of the prevention and response to sexual harassment in workplaces and public spaces:
Provide capacity building support to country offices/ multi country offices in close collaboration with regional teams and external partners:
Research, analyze and manage knowledge on ending violence against women, particularly in the area of prevention and response to sexual harassment in workplaces and public spaces:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors in the area of EVAW, and particularly in the area of prevention and response to sexual harassment in workplaces and public spaces:
Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor.
Key Performance Indicators:
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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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