- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
Policy Advisor, Women, Peace and Security
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||03-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||0d 11h 19m|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||364 Days|
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. Placing women’s rights at the center 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 civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women works to support women’s engagement in peace and security to promote improved implementation, and monitoring and reporting 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), 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009), 1889 (2009), 1960 (2010), 2122 (2013) and 2242 (2015), relevant Statements by the President of the Security Council, as well as related accountability frameworks established by the UN system. In conflict resolution, the UN Women works to strengthen the capacity of actors engaged in inclusive peacemaking, conflict resolution, and national dialogue processes to enhance women’s participation and influence and to secure gender-equality outcomes.
At the regional level, UN Women works to drive forward the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda in the Arab States. This includes support to regional bodies and civil society organizations, collaboration with UN agencies – in particular the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and support to UN Women’s country offices. Regional work includes support to the implementation of regional and National Action Plans on Women, Peace, and Security, regional dialogue work on gender and preventing violent extremism and work on inclusive peace and mediation processes.
Reporting to the Regional Director, the Policy Advisor, Women, Peace, and Security, will oversee the development and implementation of WPS programmes, provide capacity building to country offices and programme presences, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on WPS. The advisor will also support in further defining UN Women’s support in the humanitarian – peace - development nexus and work closely with the humanitarian and other teams in RO for programmatic complementarity and coherence.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the development of programmes on WPS across the region
Lead the provision of capacity building support to regional and country office teams and partners
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors and development partners
Manage the resource mobilization strategy for WPS in the region
Lead the design of WPS in the region and the development of relevant knowledge products
Manage knowledge building and sharing for WPS
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 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
Education and certification:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from P11 form. 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.