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UN Women: Policy Specialist - Gender and Peacebuilding
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||14-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|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 Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division develops and implements the UN Women program of work on analysis, research and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance UN Women provides to the intergovernmental process, the UN system, and to UN Women staff working at country and regional level on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The Peace and Security Section of the Policy Division supports UN Women to fulfill its coordination mandate in the area of peace and security, UN system efforts to promote improved implementation, and monitoring and reporting of global commitments on women and peace and security, including as set out in the Beijing Platform for Action and in Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security, on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, relevant Statements by the President of the Security Council, as well as related accountability frameworks established by the UN system.
To further this work UN Women has entered into a partnership with the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) to support the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Report on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding and the Women, Peace and Security agenda more broadly.
Under the commitment on post-conflict financing, the Secretary-General committed the UN to allocate at least 15 per cent of UN-managed funds in support of peacebuilding to projects that address women’s specific needs, advance gender equality and/or empower women as their principle objective. The Gender Promotion Initiative is a special call for proposals that enables UN Country Team members and civil society organizations in select countries to access the Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) for gender-responsive peacebuilding projects. The 2020-2024 Investment Plan of the Peacebuilding Fund further commits to allocating up to 30 per cent to projects that promote gender equality. Lessons learned and good practice from PBSO’s experience must be documented and disseminated to inform practice and system reform processes at HQ and at the country level. Implementation of the Peacebuilding Commission Gender Strategy and Action Plan, as well as the elaboration of the Secretary-General’s report on sustaining peace, mandated by Security Council resolution 2282 (2016) and implementation of the revised SG’s Seven-Point Action Plan are important and strategic policy areas of partnership.
Under the supervision of the Policy Specialist - Sustaining Peace, and in close collaboration with the front office of PBSO/DPPA, where this position is based, the Policy Specialist - Gender and Peacebuilding will provide policy and programmatic expertise to UN entities and country teams working on peacebuilding and policy support on gender and peacebuilding overall.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop policy and research at the normative and programmatic levels:
Provide advisory services and technical assistance related to gender-responsive peacebuilding:
Lead knowledge management and capacity building:
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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