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UN Women: Programme Specialist – Humanitarian Action
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
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.
UN Women is committed to the achievement of equality between women, men, boys and girls as partners and beneficiaries of humanitarian action. In October 2012, UN Women established its Gender and Humanitarian Action Unit to consolidate its advocacy, coordination and capacity development role for the integration of gender equality across humanitarian action. This has now further developed to include a unit for disaster risk reduction with a focus on prevention, mitigation and preparedness, in Geneva, and a humanitarian unit in New York focusing on humanitarian norms and standards, coordination, and emergency management, and consolidated under the Humanitarian Action and Crises Response Office (HACRO).
In this context, emanating from the World Humanitarian Summit, the Grand Bargain is an agreement between the biggest donors and aid providers, which aims to get more means into the hands of people in need. However, gender did not feature in the negotiations on the Grand Bargain. UN Women has therefore led efforts to mainstream gender, including Gender Based Violence, in the Grand Bargain process. In an attempt to address the lack of a gender perspective in the Grand Bargain, UN Women, together with other governmental, UN and INGO partners, formed an informal Friends of Gender Group (FoG) at the first meeting of the Grand Bargain signatories in Bonn in 2016.
To further advance the efforts to address GBV and promote Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (GEEWG) through the Grand Bargain, UN Women will strengthen its engagement to improve leadership, coordination and policy coherence. UN Women will in particular focus on the following workstreams: Workstream 2: More support and funding for local and national responses, Workstream 3: Increase the use and coordination of cash, Workstream 5: Improve joint and impartial needs assessment and Workstream 6: A participation revolution. These workstreams have been deemed priority workstreams by the Friends of Gender Group on mainstreaming gender in the Grand Bargain. UN Women will implement a 12 month project for which UN Women will hire a Policy Specialist.
Under the guidance of the Chief of HARCO and the direct supervision of the UN Programme Specialist (P4) the Policy Specialist is responsible for the coordination of the project implementation, providing technical guidance and input, establishing and strengthening strategic partnerships, providing inputs to knowledge management and developing knowledge products.
Agenda for Humanity Website (2018) Initiative Grand Bargain, Available Online at: https://www.agendaforhumanity.org/initiatives/3861 [Accessed 4 June 2018].
 Independent draft Report on the Grand Bargain (2018)
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate project implementation:
Provide technical assistance and input on Grand Bargain workstreams:
Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the Grand Bargain workstreams:
Coordinate reporting, monitoring and evaluation of the project:
Provide technical inputs to Knowledge Management:
Develop knowledge products:
Key Performance Indicators:
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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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.