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UN Women: Policy Specialist - Gender and Peacebuilding Peace and Security
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||13-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
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.
The Policy 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 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.
To further this work UN Women has entered into a partnership with the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) 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 principal 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 PBF for gender-responsive peacebuilding projects. The Business Plan of the Peacebuilding Fund for 2017-2019 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. At the same time, several important and time-bound policy initiatives are underway, which require technical expertise on gender-responsive peacebuilding, including the roll out of the Peacebuilding Commission Gender Strategy, PBSO Gender Policy 2017-2019, the elaboration of the Secretary-General’s report on peacebuilding and sustaining peace, mandated by General Assembly resolution A/RES/72/262 and review and possible revision of the Seven-Point Action Plan.
Under the supervision of UN Women’s Policy Specialist on Sustaining Peace in close coordination with the PBSO’s Chief of Policy, Planning and Application Branch, the Policy Specialist is responsible for providing technical programmatic support to the UN country teams working on peacebuilding and policy support on gender and peacebuilding to all UN Women offices.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Advisory services and technical support to the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF):
Provide Policy development and research support:
Provide knowledge management and capacity building support:
Provide any other support as requested by supervisor.
Key Performance Indicators:
UN Women demonstrates global leadership on gender-responsive peacebuilding and women’s participation in transitions and improves the responsiveness of the UN’s peacebuilding efforts to engage women and respond to their needs. UN Women leverages partnership with the UN Peacebuilding Support Office to increase political space and financial resources to women’s participation in peacebuilding.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf.
Required Skills and Experience
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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