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UN Women: Policy Analyst, African Union Women, Peace and Security Liaison
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||23-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-2|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|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 Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section is responsible for providing technical support to UN Women Country Offices in a number of areas, including: conflict prevention and peacebuilding, justice sector and security reform, promoting women's political participation and mainstreaming gender issues into governance reforms. It has global components but is grounded in country-level activities. The Section supports UN Women to fulfill its coordination mandate in the area of peace and security and UN system efforts to promote improved monitoring and reporting on the implementation of global commitments on women and peace and security, including as set out in Beijing Platform for Action and in Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000), and subsequent resolutions and relevant Statements by the President of the Security Council.
In a bid to enhance the participation and leadership of women of Africa in a peaceful, stable and prosperous Africa as envisioned by Agenda 2063, the African Union Commission, through the Office of the African Union Commission (AUC) Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security and UN Women are undertaking a project, with the support of the Federal Republic of Germany on “Women’s Leadership Initiative for Stability in Africa” for the period 2017 to 2021. It aims to operationalise the “African Women Leaders Network” (AWLN), an initiative that seeks to enhance the role and leadership of women in the transformation of Africa, in line with Agenda 2063 and the Global Sustainable development Agenda 2030.
The African Union Permanent Observer Mission at the United Nations in New York will support the rollout of the project’s implementation. Moreover, the project will ensure, the AWLN is supported with the necessary coordination and administrative structures to facilitate its sustainability, including through strengthening of the Office of the AU Permanent Observer to the UN in New York. For this purpose, the AUC and UN Women seek to recruit a Policy Analyst on Women, Peace and Security to support the implementation of the project. The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section at UN Women Headquarters in New York and work in close consultation with the Office of the AUC Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security in Addis Ababa and the AU Representative at the United Nations in New York. The incumbent will be based in the AU Permanent Observer Mission in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide policy analysis support on women, peace and security related to the African Union Commission (AUC):
Provide partnership building and advocacy support:
Provide coordination support to the AWLN and other initiatives:
Provide knowledge management and communication support:
Provide any other support as requested by 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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