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UN Women: Policy Specialist, Inclusive Peace Processes
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||9d 14h 25m|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|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 Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section supports UN Women to fulfill its coordination mandate in the area of peace and security and UN system efforts to improve implementation, and monitoring and reporting of global commitments on women and peace and security, including as set out in Beijing Platform for Action, ten Security Council resolutions and various other frameworks. In the area of mediation and conflict resolution, UN Women works to strengthen inclusivity by generating knowledge, providing expertise, building partnerships, facilitating dialogue and building the capacity of actors engaged in peacemaking to enhance women’s meaningful participation and ultimately secure gender-equality outcomes.
UN Women’s Peace, Security and Humanitarian Section has been implementing a project on gender-inclusive peace processes for more than four years. The project, which is integrated within a broader portfolio as well, has been instrumental in raising the profile of one of the most intractable issues in the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda—women’s direct participation in formal, high-level peace and political processes. Widespread and deep gender-based exclusion has continued into the 21st century. With its partners, UN Women has been building political partnerships across peace tracks, pushing knowledge generation forward, making expert resources available and offering spaces to strategize and build movements towards peace at national, regional and global policy levels. Still, despite significant efforts by the UN, civil society and others, high-level peace processes remain largely stalled and women’s meaningful participation and influence at the track I level limited, hampering the likelihood of reaching durable peace agreements.
Reporting to the Deputy Chief, the Policy Specialist will play key role in overseeing the implementation of the project “Enhancing Women’s Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Context in the MENA Region.” She or He will act as an important channel between country and regional offices, and global policy-related work in the areas of gender equality, conflict resolution and mediation. The Policy Specialist will also contribute to the broader work of the Peace, Security and Humanitarian section on mediation, including policy development and coordination, capacity building interventions and strategic partnerships, and learning.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead project management and coordination for the “Enhancing Women’s Leadership for Sustainable Peace in Fragile Context in the MENA Region project ”:
Provide substantive support to policy development and coordination:
Provide substantive support and capacity building to UN Women field offices:
Provide technical support to partnership building:
Provide technical inputs to the development of knowledge products:
Key Performance Indicators:
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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