UN Women: Private Sector and Outreach Analyst



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Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :03-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
English  
Expected Duration of Assignment :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.


Background

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 year 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the international blueprint for gender equality and women’s empowerment. Despite the commitments made in Beijing to take strategic, bold action in twelve critical areas of concern, and some ensuing progress in these areas, not a single country today can claim to have achieved gender equality. The Beijing Platform for Action’s 25th anniversary commemoration is therefore a rallying point to finally achieve the human rights of all women and girls and will be a moment for global mobilization.  In that context, UN Women is convening the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a global gathering for gender equality, co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. The GEF is a civil society–centered, dialogue-based, and multi-stakeholder global gathering for gender equality, fundamentally rooted in the same logic that made the momentous advance of the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action possible twenty-five years ago. Kicked off in Mexico City, Mexico, and culminating in Paris, France, in June/July 2021, the Forum will launch a set of concrete, ambitious, and transformative actions to achieve immediate and irreversible progress towards gender equality: The Action Coalition.

Under the direct supervision of the Private Sector Coordinator and in collaboration with the UN Women Action Coalition Directorate and the Generation equality Action Coalitions Secretariat, the Private Sector and Outreach Analyst will provide coordination, private sector partnership development and outreach support to the overall effort to build and strengthen the collaborative efforts and partnerships with the private sector, including foundations.

NOTE: The duration of the assignment is for 364 days. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment, subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide partnership development and engagement support for Philanthropic Foundations:  

  • Provide coordination support to the Action Coalitions management of the six largest foundations partnerships;
  • Cultivate new foundation partners, strengthen existing partnership relations, maximize partnership impact by coordinating the organization of partnership events and stakeholder engagement platforms;
  • Identify new foundation prospects for possible engagement as Commitment Makers;
  • Provide inputs to funding proposals in support of the Action Coalitions Secretariat from Foundations;
  • Coordinate internal knowledge sharing, including internal newsletter, monthly update and coordination call).

Provide outreach and engagement support:

  • Provide technical input, coordination support and guidance to engage and secure maximum  corporations commitments in close collaboration with UN Women Action Coalitions Private Sector and Foundation Lead;
  • Provide inputs to a comprehensive and strategic approach that facilitates large-scale, collaborative multi-stakeholder support from foundations, corporations, governments and non-governmental agencies for major funding initiatives, in close collaboration with other members of the Resource Mobilization Team;
  • Provide coordination and partnership development support to Regional Offices (ROs) and (Multi) Country Officers on corporate engagement events and activities;      
  • Develop and maintain the Foundations and corporations activity database/tracker for Commitment Makers.

Provide operations administration, communication and knowledge sharing support:

  • Coordinate the Action Coalitions Due diligence process (foundations, Corporations) in close collaboration with multi-Stakeholder Partnerships and Engagement Section (MPES) team;
  • Provide inputs to Foundation and corporate co-leads communication and Advocacy activities in line with the communication and Advocacy Strategy;
  • Draft inputs to briefing note, research etc., as needed;
  • Coordinate Foundations and Private sector events, webinars and weekly coordination calls.

Key Performance Indicators: 

  • Timely  the preparation of the Paris Forum with a focus on Philanthropic Organization participation;
  • Timely support to  mobilization of private sector commitments announced in July 2021;
  • Outreach tools and materials developed and updated continuously;
  • Funding plan developed and successfully implemented.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to provide  efficient operational support;
  • Affinity with UN Women mandate on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Ability to conceptualize and actualize goals consistent with a strategic, long-term focus for partnership development;
  • Good negotiating and people skills;
  • Ability to focus on impact and results for client;
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support;
  • Ability to Identify opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors;
  • Good understanding  of major  private and corporate  private sector landscape, operations  and culture(s), particularly in the areas of international development and marketing.


Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in business administration, marketing, international relations, communications/advocacy or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: 

  • Minimum two years of experience in working in the field of partnerships, communications  and development.
  • Experience in coalition building with government, private sector.
  • Experience in gender equality issues highly desirable;.
  • Experience in the UN system an asset. 

Languages: 

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application:

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.

Note:

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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