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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||13-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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.
NOTE: The duration of the assignment is for 6 months. 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.
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 equal partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action as well as peace and security.
UN Women seeks to complement and enhance the capacity of other UN entities to serve their respective mandates to deliver on gender equality and on women’s empowerment. To respond to the changing humanitarian situation, the UN Women Ethiopia Country Office (ECO) is working actively to prevent violence against women and girls through on-going focus on participation, protection, as well as recover and relief efforts. Within the new humanitarian context, additional emphasis is being placed on the gendered impacts of conflict in the northernmost regions of the country.
Reporting to the Representative and working very closely with the Deputy Representative, the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Specialist will exercise overall responsibility for planning and implementing UN Women interventions under their portfolio, offering cross-cutting support to the Women in Governance and Leadership (WILG) Unit, the Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (EVAWG) Unit, and the Humanitarian Unit. Moreover, the WPS Specialist will work closely with the operations team, UN Women HQ staff, Government officials, donors, and civil society to ensure successful programme implementation under their portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide programme management and technical advice on Women Peace and Security (WPS) to Country Office and Senior Management:
Manage WPS programme design, implementation, monitoring and Evaluation:
Oversee technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Manage inter-agency coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence for the Women, Peace and Security in Ethiopia:
Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
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
Education and certification:
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.