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UN Women: Deputy Director – Civil Society and Outreach
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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
UN Women takes a lead role in helping to drive commitment and action on gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment as the imperative of our time. Such leadership is especially urgent at a time when Member States of the United Nations and all stakeholders have committed to accelerated implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in the context of the fact that no country has fully achieved gender equality and the empowerment of women.
In view of the crucial contribution of civil society organizations in the advancement of gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights, the role of civil society and the women’s movement as partners, supporting UN Women’s leadership, is fundamental in the full realization of gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment. UN Women’s unique and critical role in engaging civil society and partnership building with women’s organizations as stakeholders to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment is a key driver in helping UN Women achieve its strategic goals and fulfil its organizational mandate.
2020 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA). UN Women is playing a leading role in the Beijing+25 process by convening civil society in the review and appraisal of the implementation of the BPfA, assessing current challenges that affect the implementation, and contributing towards the full realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through a gender perspective.
Under the general guidance and direction of the Director, Civil Society Division, the Deputy Director is responsible for strengthening of partnerships with civil society organizations towards Beijing+25, and its follow up, influence standard setting, normative discussion and decision processes, leading advocacy and alliance building initiatives, leading advisory, coordination and collaboration responsibilities, representing UN Women in high level meetings and managing the division.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead initiatives related to Forging Strategic Partnerships with civil society organizations:
Facilitate the coordination and implementation of CSO participation in the Beijing+25 review processes and beyond, and intergovernmental processes including CSW:
Provide substantive contribution to strategic and thematic discussions at UN Women:
Provide representational support:
Provide substantive support to knowledge management and sharing:
Provide people and office management support:
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.