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UN Women: Policy Specialist, Governance, Leadership and Political Participation
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Panama City, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||01-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|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.
UN Women’s work on governance and national planning is about ensuring that countries set up governance frameworks that enable implementation of gender equality goals including women’s economic empowerment, health, education and the elimination of violence against women and for addressing inequality at large. In 2011, UN Women established a section on Governance and Leadership, with specific work dedicated to women’s leadership and political participation.
The advancement in this thematic area has been significant in the Americas and the Caribbean region. UN Women has contributed to advance the concept of Parity Democracy, with PARLATINO and engaging various counterparts and partners, like universities, UIM, ParlAmericas, CIM, IDEA and UNDP, among others. The Policy Specialist will continue efforts towards attaining parity democracy in the region.
Under the Strategic Plan and the Agenda 2030, Governance shall cover institutional, legal, political and electoral reforms towards a governance system with gender equality and parity. The five key priorities for the Americas and the Caribbean region for the next four years towards improving the quality of democracy and governance through a profound cultural transformation where equal representation and parity are at the core of our partners’ agendas include:
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Policy Specialist on Governance, Leadership and Political Participation will oversee the development of programmes and resource mobilization strategies on the thematic areas of gender-responsive governance, national planning, women’s leadership and political participation, provide capacity building to Programme Presence Offices (PPO), Country Offices (CO) and Multi Country Office (MCO) in the region, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products.
Duties and Responsibilities
Oversee the development of programmes on gender-responsive governance, women’s leadership and political participation to support Programme Presence Office (PPO) / Country Office (CO) / Multi Country Office (MCO) teams:
Provide capacity building support to Programme Presence Office/Country Office/ Multi Country Office teams and partners:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners:
Manage the resource mobilization strategy for gender-responsive governance, women’s leadership and political participation in the region:
Oversee the design of gender-responsive governance initiatives in the region and the development of relevant knowledge products:
Oversee knowledge building and sharing for gender-responsive governance and women’s leadership and political participation:
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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