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UN Women is the global champion for gender equality, working to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential. We are trusted partners for advocates and decision-makers from all walks of life, and a leader in the effort to achieve gender equality.

 

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UN Women

Special Representative in Ethiopia - D1

Ethiopia, Addis Ababa , Addis Ababa

BackgroundUN 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. As such, 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.Ethiopia is host to two important African regional bodies that are critical for UN Women's engagement in Africa: the African Union (AU) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). UN Women and the African Union Commission (AUC) have signed an MOU as a basis of cooperation and collaboration between both organizations.Areas of existing joint initiatives include facilitating the acceleration of the ratification and implementation of international and regional women human rights instruments; strengthening the AU's capacities for human rights programming, gender mainstreaming and monitoring; supporting the participation of the women's rights movement in Africa in AU processes; and repositioning EVAW within the work of the AU Peace and Security Council.UN Women's Strategic Plan for 2022-2025 envisions UN Women the centre of excellence and as a thought leader and knowledge hub on Gender Equality, Women's and Girls' Rights and Empowerment. To facilitate the implementation of this new strategy in Africa in collaboration with the African Union and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), UN Women has established a liaison office in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which works closely with the regional offices for East and Southern Africa, West and Central Africa, and the Arab States.The Liaison Office has established a strategic note with four key priorities:Developing an effective system for monitoring and tracking progress on implementation of continental gender equality normative frameworks (support to the duty bearers); Creating platforms for civil society and women's voices so that they can influence progress on gender equality and women's empowerment at the continental level (support to the rights holders);Strengthening UN system coordination on gender equality and women's empowerment at the continental level; and Developing relationships and networks between and across producers and users of gender related knowledge by providing the linkages and sources so that gender equality stakeholders have the essential evidence they need to make informed decisions.Reporting to the Chiefs of Public Partnerships and Inter-Governmental Support sections and in close collaboration with the Regional Directors for East & Southern Africa, West & Central Africa and the Arab States, the Special Representative in Ethiopia – Liaison for the African Union Commission and UNECA will oversee external relations and the overall partnership portfolio of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in addition to managing the office. The Special Representative in Ethiopia, African Union Liaison Office will coordinate strategic partnerships with key Regional Coordination Mechanisms in the areas of Peace and Security, Women's rights, Governance and Women's Leadership in Politics. The Special Representative in Ethiopia will also coordinate the African Women Leaders Network working closely with the AUC partners, HQ peace and Security, Africa Team and the Regional Directors. Duties and ResponsibilitiesLead and oversee the strategic direction on policy advice related to the African Union (AU):Provide substantive policy guidance and support to the Chiefs of Public Partnerships and Inter-Governmental Support sections and Regional Directors for East & Southern Africa, West & Central Africa and the Arab States based on analysis of development and political trends (Regional) and their possible impact on UN Women's work;Define UN Women's role, priorities and strategies within various regional coordination mechanisms to which UN Women is active/participating including RCM and UNLT;Coordinate with the UN Women East and Southern Regional Office (ESARO), West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO) and Regional Office for Arab States (ROAS) on special initiatives and partnerships with African Union Commission (AUC) and UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), including on mainstreaming gender within AU/ECA processes; supporting Gender Pre-Events at Heads of States' Summits and Pre – CSW events;Provide substantive guidance on priority issues for the AU to the Regional Offices;Facilitate the negotiation of agreements with the AU and UNECA;Provide substantive support in the promotion and integration of gender equality and women's rights in select thematic clusters of the RCM Africa as designated by the Chiefs of Public Partnerships and Inter-Governmental Support sections and Regional Directors for East & Southern Africa, West & Central Africa and the Arab States.Provide substantive and strategic leadership to policy development and implementation, monitoring and reporting, research and knowledge management on gender mainstreaming in the UN system;Provide ongoing and up-to-date analysis on inter-agency deliberations on the development, coordination and implementation of policies for gender equality and development issues;Represent UN Women in UN Liaison Team (UNLT) Meetings as necessary and as designated by the supervisorsLead the establishment and strengthening of strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/international actors and development partners:Lead and strengthen strategic partnerships for the UN Women AU Liaison Office;Act as strategic interface with and build and strengthen close liaisons with relevant donors and other actors;Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage the implementation of resource mobilization strategies, plans, and efforts;Manage external relations with donors and partners in the AU;Develop innovative strategies and set direction to enhance existing and new relations;Manage and coordinate high-level policy dialogues with donors, partners and other UN agencies;Produce periodic updates and briefs on regional/country development situation to be used by stakeholders, Africa Regional Offices (ROs) Country Offices (COs) and HQ;Manage the process of collecting and sharing lessons learned on gender equality and women's empowerment to build knowledge and capacity of partners and stakeholders;Oversee the design and implementation of capacity building activities to enhance skills and knowledge.Provide leadership to the regional normative work on gender equality, empowerment and rights of women and girls including support to the Ministerial Meetings and the AU Summit; the preparatory process for CSW in collaboration with UNECA.Leverage UN Women voice and role in the women's rights accountability mechanism, including the Maputo Protocol on Women's Rights, AU special mechanisms and the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights;Collaborate with regional civil society organizations to contribute to the regional and global agenda settings;Provide strategic briefings to the UN Women ELT and Executive Director on the political, security and other developments and liaise with PAPDU as appropriate, especially for countries with peace missions or before UN Security Council;Foster strong synergy and collaboration with the WCARO, ESARO and ROAS member states and regional offices for a common voice on continental issues related to women & girls rights, empowerment and advancement of gender equality;Lead and oversee the design and development of relevant knowledge products;Lead the provision of policy recommendations and guidance to strategic planning and positioning;Lead and provide advice to regional/national bodies;Represent UN Women in interagency groups that influence regional policies, strategies and programmes;Contribute substantively and lead existing thematic and gender equality networks to better connect UN Women and partners;Lead the research, development, and presentation of analytical reports, research papers, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, correspondences;Identify promising practices, technical expertise, and strategic opportunities.Lead Knowledge Management and visibility of UN Women Liaison:                Identify and disseminate lessons learnt and good practices in collaboration with country offices;Ensure technical skills and knowledge are shared within and among CO/RO/ HQ;Manage and monitor the regional knowledge platform and innovative approaches;Ensure all knowledge products and policy briefs from the Liaison Team are translated in French prior to dissemination;Oversee the development and dissemination of communications and visibility products.Manage the Liaison Office:Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals;Finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support;Manage the performance of personnel under supervision; provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide performance feedback and coaching to personnel , ensure performance assessment are implemented on time and ensure personnel are fully aware of UN Women workplace relations policies;Promote teamwork to ensure harmonization, linkages, collaboration and synergy;Ensure a respectful, inclusive safe and healthy work environment for personnel;Identify learning and development opportunities of staff under her supervision and ensure support is provided to build their capacities.The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organisation. CompetenciesCore Values:Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalismCore Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by ExamplePlease visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies. FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:Substantive knowledge or gender equality and women's empowerment issues;Excellent partnerships development, networking and interpersonal skills;Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision;Excellent advocacy and negotiation skills ;Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;Ability to manage complexities;Strong oral and written communications skills, ability to convey complex concepts to different stakeholders;Ability to provide policy advice and support to partners;Strong leadership skills, ability to create and enabling work environment;Strong knowledge of the UN system;Strong knowledge of local country context. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and certification: Master's degree in international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social science fields is required.A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage. Experience: At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience for work focused on, or strongly involving a focus on gender equality at national, regional and international levels, including 5 years' field experience with an international organization;Experience in managing and overseeing development policy-making;Experience working in the region/sub-region where the Liaison Office is located;Experience in partnership engagement with Africa-based RECs, AU Member States Permanent Delegations, parliaments in Africa, NGOs, networks and think tanks.Experience leading and coaching staff in international settings is required.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.Experience in the use of a modern web-based ERP System, preferably Oracle Cloud, is desirable. Languages:Fluency in English and French is required.Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish). Application: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/sites/default/files/2022-07/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form-en.doc. 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.Note: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. Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.) This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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UN Women

Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security (WPS) - P3

Sudan, Central Darfur , Port Sudan

BackgroundUN 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 Sudan's Strategic Note (SN) 2018-2023, aims "to consolidate efforts that contribute to gender equality and women's empowerment in Sudan". Key strategies for the implementation of the country programme include capacity building, advocacy, gender mainstreaming, evidence, information and data collection and the use of media to highlight and inform the general population of Sudan. The SN outlines the overall strategy and plan of action for the UN Women Sudan Country Office (CO) for the years 2018-2023 and includes an Integrated Results and Resources (IRRF) which combines the DRF and OEEF, with expected results and targets/ indicators/ baselines.2023-2024 Annual Work Plan (AWP) of UN Women Sudan Country Office (Co) focuses on three mutually reinforcing priorities on enhancing women's participation in climate resilient agriculture in rural, conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian contexts, strengthening their effective participation in Peace, Security and Humanitarian processes and strengthening women's political participation and leadership  as priority areas that UN Women will work on to contribute towards achieving gender equality and women's empowerment in Sudan.In the WPS domain, UN Women is working at macro, miso and micro level. At the macro level of peace processes, UN Women is supporting the women movement to hold accountable to gender equality and empowerment of women in the peace domain. At the miso level, UN Women supports the strengthening of institutional and technical capacity of women's organizations and governments in relation to human rights and the rule of law, including transitional justice and the security sector. At the micro level, UN Women is working with women peace builders' organizations at community level to strengthen the women led peace movement and develop a common agenda for peace through a bottom-up approach.Reporting to the Country Representative, the WPS Specialist exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under the WPS portfolio.  She/he should work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women regional office and HQ staff, Government officials, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under the WPS. Duties and ResponsibilitiesDesign and develop programme strategies in the area of women, peace and security:Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to women, peace and security.Manage the implementation and management of the women, peace and security programme:Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.Manage technical assistance and capacity development to WPS project/programme partners:Manage the implementation of technical advice and guidance;Develop and implement technical tools, and initiatives;Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the women, peace and security programme; respond to any potential problems;Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.Manage the monitoring and reporting of theWPS  programme/ project:Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results-based management tools;Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.Manage the people and financial resources of the women, peace and security programme:Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;Coach staff and conduct performance assessments;Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.Contribute to inter-agency coordination on women, peace and security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Sudan:Provide technical support to the Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects' capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the women, peace and security;Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to women, peace and security as necessary;Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on women, peace and security.Key Performance Indicators:Timely and quality programme design and inputs to Strategic Note;Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans, and in line with all UN Women operational rules and regulations, including security;Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes;Relations with partners and stakeholders;Quality reports and timely submission;Regular communication with other agencies and partners;Quality of advocacy and communication initiatives. CompetenciesCore Values: Respect for Diversity Integrity Professionalism Core Competencies: Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues Accountability Creative Problem Solving Effective Communication Inclusive Collaboration Stakeholder Engagement Leading by Example Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies:  https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values  FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES: Research and analytical skills;Skills in designing data collection tools;Excellent skills in managing data entry and analysis, ensuring accuracy and reliability of the collected information;Report writing skills;Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and certification:Master's degree or equivalent in public administration, law, human rights, gender equality, management, social sciences or other related areas is required; Experience:At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in managing complex and multi-component programme interventions with national partners, preferably related to Women, Peace and Security, Women's Political Empowerment and Leadership;Extensive experience in supporting the development of NAPs on UNSCR 1325;Experience in training various stakeholders on WPS;Proven experience facilitating high level consultative workshops for Governmental Institutions and CSOs;Experience working on inclusive politics in a fragile context, with demonstrated ability to deliver. Language Requirements:Fluency in English is required;Working knowledge of another official UN language.  Application: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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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.Notes: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.Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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UN Women

Policy Specialist, Ending Violence against Women - P4

United States of America, New York , New York

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. BackgroundUN 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 (PPID) provides global programming and policy support to allow UN Women offices at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver effective and efficient initiatives to support the implementation of UN Women's Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and internationally agreed goals on gender equality and women's empowerment, including the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. PPID provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and the delivery of integrated policy advice, including through policy analysis and gender mainstreaming. PPID also leverages innovation, knowledge management, and cutting-edge technical expertise to support UN Women programmes and to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and women's empowerment.The work of UN Women's Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Section within PPID is focused on a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women that addresses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, research and data, in public and private spaces. Prevention is an integral part of UN Women's approach to ending violence against women and the EVAW Section has been expanding this policy and programmatic area of work for the organization.Under the general supervision of the Chief of Section, the Policy Specialist is responsible for substantially contributing to the area of VAW programming, including on research and data, in order to achieve gender equality and advancement of women. He/she provides technical and policy advice on VAW programming, data and research at country and regional levels, through strategy development, thematic reviews, tools for capacity building and channels for knowledge sharing and prepare documentation for UN normative intergovernmental processes; prepare studies, reports and content for policy advocacy and programming. The supervisor provides overall general direction and oversight on policy issues and effective delivery of jointly agreed annual workplan and helps the incumbent push through particularly difficult and sensitive issues with key stakeholders.Note: The duty station for the post will be determined at a later stage. Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupport to Intergovernmental Processes and Policy Development:Provide substantive inputs in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as Commission on the Status of Women, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate and prepare analytical summaries of debates, supporting negotiations and analyzing/compiling outcomes;Prepare substantive inputs and coordinate the development of analytical reports related to VAW research and data to contribute to the Secretary-General's mandated reporting to intergovernmental forums;Support the implementation of resolutions, decisions and other directives in relevant areas of focus, including through support to expert bodies created by intergovernmental forums;Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with UN and other global/regional partners and academia, to identify strategic opportunities and strengthen the availability and quality of data on violence;Collaborate with the UN Statistics Division in the global rolling-out of the global VAW indicators;Participate in inter-agency working groups and international fora on VAW data and research to help shape development of global and regional policies, norms and standards and position UN Women in this subject area. Policy advice and Technical Support:In collaboration with the Section team contribute to the development and adaptation of tools, guidelines and manuals on VAW research and data, for use by UN Women country offices, the UN system, and other partners;Identify and catalyze work in new/ cutting edge areas related to measuring VAW, statistics and indicators and through the initiation of global programmes when relevant, including working with the resource mobilization unit to identify potential funding sources in such areas;Support, including through technical inputs, the development of new global normative and intergovernmental standards;Provide technical inputs into programme documents, country strategies, and knowledge products;Provide thematic inputs and guidance to corporate strategic planning and positioning.Provide policy advice and technical support to COs/ROs. Research, Analysis and Knowledge Management:Conduct research and data analysis, in collaboration with the Research and Data Section and other thematic sections in the Policy Division, on VAW;Review and support on-going research on VAW and undertake analysis of global, regional and national trends and changes in VAW prevalence data, causes and consequences of VAW, to identify gaps and challenges;Keep abreast of emerging development issues related to VAW research and data to galvanize UN Women's analytical capacity to respond;Develop flagship publications on key emerging issues related to measuring VAW and VAW research and data and develop internal guidance notes and briefings on the latest data on VAW;In collaboration with the Section team, contribute to the establishment of global communities of practice that promote collaboration, peer support, consultation and surface innovation, good practices, lessons and needs and opportunities;Engage in existing thematic and gender equality networks to better connect UN Women and partner work and promote learning and innovation. Support to Intergovernmental Processes and Policy Development:Provide substantive inputs in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as Commission on the Status of Women, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs, as appropriate and prepare analytical summaries of debates, supporting negotiations and analyzing/compiling outcomes;Prepare substantive inputs and coordinate the development of analytical reports related to VAW research and data to contribute to the Secretary-General's mandated reporting to intergovernmental forums;Support the implementation of resolutions, decisions and other directives in relevant areas of focus, including through support to expert bodies created by intergovernmental forums;Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with UN and other global/regional partners and academia, to identify strategic opportunities and strengthen the availability and quality of data on violence;Collaborate with the UN Statistics Division in the global rolling-out of the global VAW indicators;Participate in inter-agency working groups and international fora on VAW data and research to help shape development of global and regional policies, norms and standards and position UN Women in this subject area. Representation and Advocacy:Represent UN Women at policy making inter-agency, intergovernmental and international technical and advocacy fora as requested by the Supervisor;Participate in international, regional or national meetings and provide programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or hold programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions. Participation in regional or national meetings to be agreed in consultation with relevant Regional or Country Office;Contribute to the development of strategic approaches to policy dialogue, resource mobilization, partnerships, advocacy and outreach;Establish and nurture relationship with academia, research institutes, civil society and experts in Human Rights to expand and share knowledge, exchange views on latest findings, incorporate cutting-edge thinking in UN Women's work;Substantively service high-level corporate advocacy, communications and multistakeholder platforms, including through the coordination of convenings and meetings, preparation of quality speeches, talking points, briefs and media/outreach messages for UN senior officials (e.g. UN Women, SG, DSG, USGs, etc).The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organisation. CompetenciesCore Values:Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalismCore Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by ExamplePlease visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values  Functional CompetenciesConceptual innovation in the provision of policy advice and technical leadership;Excellent and proven knowledge of gender issues and violence against women and girls;Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;Ability to handle a large volume of work under time constraints;Establish, build and sustain effective relationships with clients, demonstrating understanding of client's perspective; anticipate client needs and address them promptly.Excellent networking skillsAbility to interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraisingAbility to perform qualitative and quantitative policy researchAbility to advocate and provide policy adviceExcellent analytical skills;Ability to write policy papers, speeches, briefings;Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation, results based management and reporting Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and certification:Master's degree or equivalent in international development, social sciences, gender/women's studies, public policy or other related social science field is required.A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Specialized training in gender equality and violence against women (VAW) would be an advantage.Experience:A minimum of 7 years of increasingly responsible professional experience at international level in EVAW policy and programming is required.Experience in working with VAW data and research including in designing and analyzing quantitative and qualitative studies would be an asset.Working with the UN would be an asset.Experience working with and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field.Language Requirements:Fluency in English is required.Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish). Application: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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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.Note: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. Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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UN Women

Regional Strategic Planning Specialist - P4

Panama, Panamá , Panama

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. BackgroundUN 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 has placed emphasis on improving its strategic planning and managing for results by applying the Results-BasedManagement (RBM) throughout all the work of UN Women. This requires dedicated efforts to strengthen results culture in the organization. In order for UN Women to communicate impact stories on women and girls at the corporate level with aggregated results and financial data across all the countries and regions, strategic planning with strong emphasis on results management is pre-requisite to facilitate systematic and effective results monitoring and reporting during the implementation.In the Americas & Caribbean Region, UN Women has a Regional Office based in Panama City, 10 Country Offices, one Multi Country Office and programmatic presence in 5 countries throughout the region. In addition, the Regional Office provides support to the governments, civil society, and UN system as a nonresident agency in countries with no UN Women presence.The goal of UN Women´s presence in the region is to support the achievement of gender equality, women´s empowerment and the promotion and protection of women´s human rights.  Ending violence against women and girls has been identified by UN Women as a key primary focus area in the region.  UN Women is working to improve the quality of, and increase accessibility to, coordinated services and responses to violence against women.  UN Women works with partners to reach a shared understanding at the regional level on the range of services and responses required and the corresponding standards and/or guidelines for the provision of the services that are considered essential to meet the needs of women and girls subject to violence. In addition, UN Women actively participates and contributes to various UN inter-agency processes and collaborates with UN organizations around specific programme areas. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Regional Strategic Planning Specialist is responsible for leading the strategic planning work in their respective region. The Regional Strategic Planning Specialist provides strategic guidance and technical support to the RO and Country Offices (COs) to ensure high quality strategic planning documents at regional and country levels, ensuring the alignment with UN Women Strategic Plan and the corporate standard on RBM. They lead the preparation of the Strategic Note and workplan of the RO in close collaboration with RO colleagues and COs in the respective region. Regional Strategic Planning Specialist also provides guidance, technical support and quality assurance to Country Offices (COs) associated with the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs), Strategic Notes and workplans from the strategic planning and RBM perspectives. They also contribute to HQ-led corporate level initiatives in the areas of Strategic Planning and RBM.The Regional Strategic Planning Specialist works closely with the Regional Coordination Specialist, the Regional Monitoring & Reporting Specialist/Focal Point and the Regional Operation Manager, as well as the rest of RO colleagues and CO colleagues in the region. They also coordinate with other Regional Strategic Planning Specialists in other ROs to facilitate cross-regional learning and peer-to-peer support mechanism. In carrying out the functions, they coordinate and collaborate closely with relevant HQ Divisions and units, including the Strategy, Planning, Resources and Effectiveness Division (SPRED) and the Policy, Programme and Inter Governmental Division (PPID), in order to ensure the implementation of corporate policy, procedures, guidance and systems associated with the strategic planning and results management in their respective region. Duties and Responsibilities1. Provide strategic planning and RBM-related guidance and technical support to the UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and UN Women COs in the region for development of UNSDCFs through the inter-agency regional mechanism, such as Peer Support Group (PSG), in close collaboration with Regional Coordination SpecialistSubstantively support and contribute to the inter-agency strategic planning processes at the regional and country levels,by coordinating with PSG co-chairs and participating in PSG meetings and related activities related to strategic planning,RBM, monitoring and reporting.Review draft Roadmaps, Common Country Assessment (CCA) and UNSDCFs from the perspective of strategic planning,RBM and monitoring/reporting, in line with the guidance/standard from DCO, in close collaboration with RegionalCoordination Specialist.Provide additional technical support to UNCTs and Results Groups, upon request, in relation to UNSDCFs, joint work plans, RBM capacity development, monitoring and reporting.Provide guidance and technical support to UN Women COs in the areas of strategic planning, RBM, monitoring and reporting related to UNSDCFs, Joint Workplans and the UN Info platform, clarifying the alignment and linkage with UN Women Strategic Plan, Strategic Notes, workplans and UN Women Results Management System (RMS)2. Provide strategic guidance, technical support and quality assurance to UN Women COs in the areas of strategic planning, RBM and UN Women Result Management System (RMS)Provide guidance, technical support and quality assurance to UN Women Country Offices in the region to ensure the quality and timely submission and finalization of Strategic Notes, ensuring the full alignment with the respective UNSDCFs and in line with UN Women's relevant corporate policies, procedures and guidance.Provide guidance, technical support and quality assurance to UN Women Country Offices in the region to ensure the quality and timely submission and finalization of workplans, in line with UN Women's relevant corporate policies,procedures and guidance.Lead and manage the regional level review and appraisal process of workplans from COs, in collaboration with the relevant RO colleagues, to ensure quality in the region to facilitate the approval of those CO workplans by Regional Director.Provide guidance and support to COs to ensure amendments of Strategic Notes and workplans are completed in a timely manner in line with relevant corporate procedure, in coordination with HQ.Provide guidance, technical support and training to strengthen the capacity of COs in the areas of RBM in relation to strategic planning.Provide guidance and technical support, upon request, when a CO conducts Mid-Term Review (MTR) of their Strategic Note.Provide guidance and technical support to COs to ensure the effective use of RMS for the planning processes.3. Lead and coordinate the strategic planning processes at the regional levelLead and manage the overall processes and coordinate within RO and with COs in the region to develop a new Strategic Note, ensuring the timely submission and quality in line with the relevant corporate policies, procedures and guidance.Lead the overall processes and coordinate within the RO to develop and finalize workplans of the RO, ensuring the timely submission and quality in line with the relevant corporate policies, procedures and guidance documents.Lead and manage the amendment process of Strategic Note and workplan of RO in line with relevant corporate procedure and in coordination with SPRED/SPU.Provide RBM-related guidance and technical support to RO personnel to improve strategic planning in RO.Provide guidance and technical support to personnel in the RO to ensure the effective use of RMS for RO's planning  processes.Provide support to the Regional Operations Manager for matters relating to the Regional Quarterly Business Review (QBR), the Regional Risk Management process and the development of the regional Office Typology and physicalpresence setup.4. Contribute to HQ-led corporate initiatives in the areas of Strategic Planning and RBM in close collaboration with HQ to ensure the field perspectives and needs are reflected in those corporate initiativesContribute to corporate level strategic planning exercises associated with UN Women Strategic Plan, including development of new Strategic Plan and Mid-Term Review of Strategic Plan.Contribute to development, revision and roll-out of relevant corporate policies, procedure and guidance in the areas of strategic planning and RBM.Contribute to development/revision of corporate RBM capacity development resources and tools in the areas of strategic planning.Contribute to development/enhancement of corporate systems in the areas of strategic planning and results management.5. Oversee documentations in the areas of strategic planning and RBM within the Regional Office and contribute to audits and evaluationsEnsure Strategic Notes and workplans of RO and COs in the region are fully updated in the corporate systems and documented with amendments, ensuring the readiness for future audits and evaluations.Contribute to internal/external audits, corporate/regional evaluations, other assessment/reviews and reporting requirements, by providing necessary data, information and documents associated with UNSDCFs, Strategic Notes and workplans from the region. 6. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:  N/A  CompetenciesCore Values:Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalismCore Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by ExamplePlease visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies:https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:Excellent knowledge of strategic planning and RBMExcellent knowledge of UN system and understanding of inter-agency strategic planning processesExcellent analytical skillsAbility to promote and monitor inclusion of gender-specific results, indicators, targets and activities in various planning frameworksAbility to conceptualize and convey strategic vision.Ability to support others to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the areas of strategic planning Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and Certification:Master's degree or equivalent in development-related disciplines, Social Sciences, Political Science, Development Studies, Public Administration, Gender, or a related field is required.A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience:At least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in development cooperation, international relations, public administration or a related field is required.At least 3 to 5 years of experience in Results-Based Management (RBM) and strategic planning, including managing and coordinating the development of strategy, multi-year planning documents, work plans, and/or programme documents at the country, regional and/or international levels is required.Experience in providing guidance and technical support for development of Theory of Change, results frameworks, logical frameworks and indicators for programmes/projects, to ensure the minimum standard of RBM is required.Experiences in inter-agency strategic planning work related to UNDAF/UNSDCFs at the country, regional or international level is required.Experience in developing RBM resources and tools is desirable.Experiences in conducting RBM training, as a trainer, to personnel and/or external partners to support results-based planning, monitoring and reporting is desirable.Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.), spreadsheet and database packages is required.Experience in the use of a modern web-based results management system, is desirableLanguages:Fluency in Spanish and English is required.Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese or Russian). HOW TO APPLY:Application: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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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.Only short-listed qualified candidates will be contacted.Note: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. Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.) Additional Note:In accordance with the UN Staff Regulation 4.5 (c) A fixed-term appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal or conversion, irrespective of the length of service.  This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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05/06/2024
UN Women

UN Women Regional Director, Arab States - D1

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

BackgroundUN 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 role of the Regional Office (RO) is threefold: (a) to empower and support country level capacity and processes to deliver on the UN Women mandate; (b) to oversee country and regional based mandate delivery across normative, policy, advocacy and UN Coordination roles; and (c) to deliver on the UN Women mandate at the regional level by leveraging regional coordination mechanisms and liaising closely with other regional bodies.Reporting to the Deputy Executive Directors, the Regional Director is responsible for leading and managing the RO and for providing leadership and managerial oversight in the region on the direction, strategic design and planning of UN Women regional initiatives as well as contribution to and integration of UN Women interventions in the broader UN development framework and reform. S/he is also responsible for providing managerial support, guidance and oversight of the RO, Multi-Country Offices (MCO) and Country Offices (CO) programme implementation and operations (financial, human resources and administrative), and for political, advocacy, strategic partnership, resource mobilization and representation activities to promote UN Women goals, competencies, interests and objectives. Duties and ResponsibilitiesManage the strategic direction of the Regional Office and the region:Develop and manage the implementation of UN Women's regional vision and strategy;Identify programme opportunities, approaches, and modalities; make recommendations on regional programme strategies;Provide direction in the formulation of high quality and relevant regional and country programmes and projects;Lead the establishment of the regional annual work plans in collaboration and discussion with the regional team;Lead the RO senior management team; contribute to UN Women's senior management meetings in strategic planning and formulation of regional and global policy and strategies. Oversee programme management and monitoring of the projects/programmes in the region:Oversee the overall management of the CO and MCO programmes;Lead the regional programme and project planning and review processes to ensure that financial resource allocations, organizational structure and staff planning are in line with programme needs;Lead and oversee the appraisal and approval of UN Women programmes;Lead and guide the RO's consolidated and coordinated programme, policy and normative support and technical advisory services to MCOs and COs in the region;Monitor and ensure the appropriate utilization of resources of regional programmes and projects that are managed by the Regional Office.Lead the management of human and financial resources of the Regional Office:Set performance plans and evaluation standards; ensure performance reviews are implemented;Lead and manage the regional budget preparation and submission process to ensure budget proposals are correctly presented and submitted;Establish and oversee the Regional Office security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure the protection and security of UN Women's staff, eligible dependents, property and operations.Advocate for UN Women's mandate and lead UN Inter-Agency coordination and intergovernmental support:Consult and/or engage senior partners in the Regional UN Development Group (UNDG)/UN system, and Regional Development Team (RDT) and Regional Coordinator Management (RCM), in programming, policy discussions, agenda setting and to actively promote gender equality and women's empowerment issues and its integration in UN programming processes;Coordinate and oversee the preparation of reports for presentation to inter-governmental bodies such as the Commission on the Status of Women, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy-making organs;Review and endorse reports prior to submission to the Director, Programme Division;Represent, lead, coordinate and contribute to strategic and policy discussion on gender equality, and women empowerment issues within the UN system, intergovernmental, international, regional and national conferences and meetings and advocate for UN Women's policy and initiatives;Represent UN Women with governments, UN agencies, NGOs, academia, media and the private sector to raise awareness and stimulate action to advance gender equality and women's rights.Lead strategic partnership building and oversee resource mobilization strategies:Maximize partnership opportunities to mobilize resources for UN Women programmes and initiatives;Oversee the development and management of regional resource mobilization strategies, plans and efforts in the region;Provide strategic direction, advice and guidance to Country Representatives in mobilizing resources for their COs/ MCO; Oversee CO's/MCO partnership agreements including cost sharing agreements in line with the corporate Delegation of Authority; Provide COs/MCO with donor intelligence;Finalize donor reports from COs/MCO for quality assurance and compliance.Participate in knowledge management and capacity building efforts:Ensure regular assessments of regional and country strategic and implementation plans;Lead the design, collection, and dissemination of knowledge products and promote knowledge sharing and building.The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organisation. CompetenciesCore Values:Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalismCore Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by ExamplePlease visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies:https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:Ability to envision and lead the strategic direction for UN Women in the region;Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management principles and approaches;Ability to lead fund raising strategies and activities and proactively engage with the multilateral and bilateral donor community;Demonstrated political acumen and technical capacity in representing the organization effectively in national and international fora to advocate and to promote organizational priorities, initiatives;Strong knowledge of countries in the region;Experience in oversight or managing programs in, or close to, emergencies and conflict situations;Strong knowledge of UN system. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation: Master's degree or equivalent in development-related area, including economics, public policy or other social science fields is required.A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.A [project/programme management] certification would be an added advantage.Experience: At least 15 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines intellectual, strategic and managerial leadership in development programmes some of which should be in the area of gender equality, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds, Programmes, or UN Mission is required.Experience with managing, supporting and overseeing development policy-making, programme and operations management, resource mobilization and partnership creation is required.Experience leading and coaching staff in international settings is required.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.Experience in the use of a modern web-based ERP System, preferably Oracle Cloud, is desirable. Languages: Fluency in English is required.Knowledge of Arabic and French is desirable.Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (Chinese, Russian or Spanish). Application: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/sites/default/files/2022-07/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form-en.doc. 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. Note: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.Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.) This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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04/06/2024
UN Women

Operations Analyst - P1

United States of America, New York , New York

BackgroundUN 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 (PPID) drives UN Women's positioning as a global thought and practice leader on gender equality and women's empowerment to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by:  Connecting and consolidating UN Women's knowledge and experience from across the field for normative policy advancements,  Facilitating substantive thematic coordination across the UN System, Leading cutting-edge policy analysis based on data and evidence, and  Providing technical advice to support field programming for impact at scale. PPID enables UN Women to function as a globally networked and matrixed development organization that is equipped to deliver results as part of a repositioned UN development system where they are most needed in the field, including across the Humanitarian-Development-Peace nexus in protracted crises, conflict, post-conflict, humanitarian and disaster settings.Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director, the operations analyst will support the oversight and coordination of all functions related to the Directorate's key activities. S/he follows up on major decisions to ensure delivery of PPID's goals and financial results, including through compilation of information and analysis, handling daily operations and playing an advisory role to the Director. S/he will be responsible for maintaining and improving operational excellence and supports the analysis of organizational efficiency and effectiveness results achieved during implementation of PPID's Strategic Note.  Duties and Responsibilities1.     Provide operational and coordination support for management and oversight of the Policy Programme & Intergovernmental Division (PPID):Provide operational and coordination support in the development, implementation and monitoring of PPID's Strategic Note (SN) and biennial work plans (BWPs);Support the planning and expenditure tracking of financial resources of the Division in accordance with PPID SN/BWPs and UN Women rules and regulations and policies. Develop and present operational status reports.Provide input and guidance on all major initiatives and problem-solving challenges to achieve the goals of PPID SN/BWPs, including targeted financial results;Coordinate effective information flow and  communication across the Division on operational matters;Provide technical support to PPID Sections on coordination, management and monitoring of financial, administrative, human resources, procurement and logistical matters according to UN Women's standard criteria;Facilitate the process of PPID meeting internal management requirements and deadlines;Support coordination of inputs for audits and evaluations and support follow up on recommendations to ensure efficient implementation based on established plans and timelines, in coordination with the Programme Support Management Unit (PSMU) and other relevant PPID Sections;Provide support in finalization of the Risk Register2.       Manage quality assurance and approval processes for the PPID Directorate:Manage online requests for Director and Deputy Director's review and approval. Support policies and procedures compliance review in coordination with the Programme Support Management Unit (PSMU);Contribute substantial inputs to guidance notes and standard operating procedures on business processes.  Compile/analyze data on approval requests and service performance against Division and organizational need. Organize reporting systems on services delivery and propose and implement any service improvements.3.     Provide technical inputs to the management of people and finances of PPID DirectorateMonitor budget implementation and programme activity expenditures and perform budget revisions when required;  Provide inputs to financial reports; Oversee the work of Programme Associates and Assistants as needed.4.     Contribute to knowledge sharing and capacity building on operational issues among PPID Sections:Coordinate and support sharing of knowledge and good practice on operational policies and procedures between the PPID Sections.Analyze and consolidate information on operational challenges and lessons learned and bring issues that require management action to the attention of PPID Director/Deputy Director.Provide technical inputs to background documents, briefs and presentations related to operations and management of the Division's resources;Identify opportunities for operational capacity building of PPID staff and personnel and coordinate and facilitate trainings as needed.5.     The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.  CompetenciesCore Values:Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalism Core Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by ExamplePlease visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values  FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:Good knowledge of finance/ budgeting and analytical skills;Strong organizational skills;Strong communication skills;Excellent problem-solving skills;Good knowledge of project/programme management in the context of the UN Finance and Operations Rules and Regulations;Good interpersonal and negotiation skills;Ability to be self-motivated, with a strong entrepreneurial spirit;Ability to be system/ process and detail oriented;Ability to manage tasks effectively. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and Certification:Master's degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, HR, or related field is required;A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience:At least one year progressively responsible experience at the national or international level, in office management, operations or finance;Experience providing support in staffing, mentoring and development of its personnel is required;Experience in liaising with diverse stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, international organizations and grassroots organizations is required;Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and modern ERP systems, preferably Oracle Cloud, is required; Management experience in back-office support operations is required. Languages:Fluency in English is required;Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable (French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish). Application: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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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. Note: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. Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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31/05/2024
UN Women

Security and Safety Specialist - P3

Haiti, Centre , Port au Prince

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. BackgroundUN 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.In Haiti, UN Women collaborates with the government and other stakeholders to uphold international standards of gender equality and women's rights. Within the framework of the UN Women Haiti Strategic Note (2024-2027), UN Women's strategic focus is on strengthening national structures and mechanisms for integrating gender perspectives into policies, plans, and budgets. Additionally, UN Women is dedicated to supporting efforts to prevent and address violence against women, promote women's economic empowerment, and bolster policies and investments in women's resilience, particularly in the face of climate change and security threats. UN Women Haiti's country program has just formulated a 4-year strategic plan from 2024 to 2027 focused on 3 strategic outcomes, aligning with the strategic framework of cooperation and development between the United Nations and the Haitian State. The same results seek to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in general by 2030 and to SDG 5 in particular focusing on gender equality. The three pursued results are as follows:Result 1: Legitimate and responsible institutions ensure the rule of law, good governance, and respect for human rights.Result 2: The population, particularly vulnerable and marginalized groups, has better access to equitable, inclusive, and quality basic social services, which focus on human rights, gender equality, and the inclusion of people with disabilities in contributing to strengthening the social contract.Result 3: A new inclusive, equitable economic model, driving new investments, growth, and sustainability, favorable to the rapid creation of decent jobs focusing on youth and women, capable of substantially reducing poverty and inequalities, is formulated, approved, and implemented.To achieve the above results, UN Women intends to use its triple mandate with innovative approaches and strategic partnerships in project implementation, coordination, monitoring and evaluation, data collection and knowledge management, communication, and advocacy. In the current context of acute security crisis in Haiti, the role of the UN Women Security Specialist is crucial for several reasons:1. Ensuring staff safety: With the increase in kidnappings, clashes between armed gangs, and widespread insecurity throughout the country, ensuring the protection and safety of UN Women personnel working in the field is paramount. The Specialist advises on preventive measures, emergency procedures, and alert systems to be put in place.2. Ensuring continuity of operations: In such a volatile environment, UN Women's ability to carry out its programs for women's rights depends on their security. The Specialist assesses risks and develops plans to ensure activities can continue as much as possible.3. Ensuring security during movements: Field missions represent a major challenge currently, whether for delivering humanitarian aid or monitoring projects. The expertise of the Specialist is indispensable for securing these movements in high-risk areas.4. Working in coordination: Effective security management requires close collaboration with authorities, law enforcement, other UN agencies, and humanitarian partners on the ground.The Security Specialist plays a very important role in directly supporting the UN Women Country Representative by providing technical expertise and offering informed advice to the Country Representative to adjust operations and proactively manage risks to ensure the safety and effectiveness of UN Women's operations in Haiti. Reporting hierarchically to the Global Security Advisor HQ via the Regional Security Specialist, the Security Specialist contributes to the overall security and well-being of UN Women personnel and partners in Haiti. The UN System in Haiti as well as other institutions including Embassies, NGOs and government, are suffering from huge numbers of resignations of national staff mostly leaving the country due to increasing insecurity and economic instability making their lives very difficult to handle. In addition to this, the UN women Country office soon launching its new Strategic Note targeting more resource mobilization to respond to the new UN security council resolution 2699 adopted on 2nd October 2023 authorizing a multinational security support Mission for Haiti.  Duties and Responsibilities1. Provide technical support, guidance, and advice to the Country Office:Provide timely and accurate security advice and recommendations to the Country Office, and approve organizational missionsClarify, interpret, and implement existing UN and UN Women security policy as applicable.Oversee security evaluations and provide advice on security and safety measures for the residences (Residential Security Measures -RSM) of UN Women personnel, as well as on the latest trends, threats and risks to personnel safety and security.Track developing threats and related risks, reviewing the impact of security and safety factors and risks to UN Women personnel,premises, assets, programme design and delivery.Provide recommendations regarding effective risk prevention and mitigation measures, including specific UN Women support needsCapacity build UN Women Local Security Assistant through assessment of needs, continuous education, training, shadowing, and guidance.2. Oversee security assessments and take necessary action:Oversee substantive assessment of the security and safety situation in the area of responsibility and ensure adequate collation and verification of security information.Conduct security assessments of UN Women premises, operations and equipment and provide recommendations on risk management.3. Liaise with and participate in the local security community:Maintain close liaison with the UN Women Regional Security Specialist.Actively participate in UNSMS Security Cell.Liaise and coordinate with the host government security and safety organizations and/or personnel, including national and local provincial authorities, military, police officers, fire service as well as non-governmental organizations, UN entities, and other non-Stateactors.Participate as a member of security and safety groups, particularly Inter-Agency Security Management Network Working Groups asdirected by the UN Women Global Security Adviser.Provide an advisory presence to the UN Women Representative and management team, at UN security management meetings such asthe country Security Management Team (SMT), United Nations Country Team (UNCT), and Operations Management Team (OMT).Maintain a security and safety network of international and national security personnel.4. Collect, update, and communicate security information:Provide updates and information to HQ in relation to the security and safety intranet portal and documentation.Disseminate security and safety information and measures to personnel.Disseminate analytical products and outputs to stakeholders.Conduct regular communications with the UN Women Security & Safety Services Team.Establish a UN Women Warden System/Communication Tree as required.5. Develop, maintain, manage, and implement the UN Women Security Plan, including updating personnel lists:Oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of the UN Women Haiti Security Plan in accordance with the SMT Approved UNSMS Country Security Plan.Manage the preparation and review of the UN Security Plan and provide technical support in its development and implementation.Provide advice, recommendations and where necessary specifications in the selection and purchasing of security equipment.Prepare and submit security clearance/movement of personnel requests.Maintain, coordinate, and implement the UN Women Warden System.Identify and update information related to UN Women offices and residences in Haiti, including input to the UN Women Global PremisesDirectory.6. Monitor, manage and implement UN Women compliance of the Security Risk Management Measures (SRMM) established for the duty station:Compile data required for the SRMM Self-Assessment of the UN Women Security and Safety Compliance Business Process.Provide technical support to and advise the UN Women Local Security Assistant in the completion and updating of the UN Women SSCS, SSCAP, and SSCEF compliance tools.Implement SRMM for UN Women personnel, premises, assets, systems and protocols, in accordance with organizational risk acceptance, ensuring the mainstreaming of security is applied in all programmatic planning platforms.Provide UN Women managers with prescriptive content such as policy, risk management methodology, SRMM and RSM.Provide technical support to security compliance input of all UN Women offices within area of responsibility.Provide technical support to the Programme team in completing and submitting the UN Women online Programme Assessment format.7. Report security incidents affecting UN Women personnel, programmes, offices, and assets:Collate information and provide inputs to security reports, such as the Security & Safety Incident Recording System (SSIRS), Security Risk Management (SRM) Assessments and other ad-hoc incident reports.Oversee security evaluations and surveys of all Country and Sub Offices.Develop accurate and timely written country briefings; add inputs to position papers from a field perspective as required.Provide information to the country UN Security Management System (UNSMS) as required.8. Develop and conduct country specific security & safety education and training courses:Participate in the development and delivery of UNSMS training where possible.Develop UN Women-specific security training based on established needs and conduct security and safety training aligned to corporate requirements.Provide security and safety orientation and briefings to newly assigned personnel.Provide security and safety mainstreaming sessions as required.Provide security and safety awareness sessions as required.Provide Business Continuity and Crisis Management training sessions as required.Fully rollout Business County and Crisis Management Application (BCCMA).Coordinate with HQ Security & Safety Services Team with regard education and training needs, products and corporate initiatives.9. Perform other security-related tasks, including but not limited to:Provide Air Travel Focal Point services to UN Women as per CATSU requirements.Maintain liaison with commercial companies used for UN Women security at offices and residences, in order to ensure the effective and efficient use of the guard force services in line with established or developed terms of reference.Ensure 100% compliance with completion of the UN Women Security and Safety Compliance Survey, Action Plan, and Enhancement Funding needs.Ensure 100% compliance with the UN Women Business County and Crisis Management Application (BCCMA).Active participation at all UNSMS Security Cell meetings.Deliver SMT talking points for the Country Representative prior to the meeting and provide updates on the Security Cell discissions.Complete a review of physical security arrangements at UN Women office locations in operational areas.Prepare movement plan for field missions for UN Women personnel.Establish proof of life protocol with the CO and regional HR Business Partner for CO based and visiting personnel.Develop a quick reference guide for the HIM scenario for the Country Office aligned to the UNSMS HIM Policy and Guidelines.Provide support to UN Women's efforts with the Multinational Security Support mission in Haiti.10. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization. CompetenciesCore Values:Integrity;Professionalism;Respect for Diversity.Core Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;Accountability;Creative Problem Solving;Effective Communication;Inclusive Collaboration;Stakeholder Engagement;Leading by Example.Please visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies:https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values Functional Competencies:Strong knowledge of business, operations, and programming cycle.Strong knowledge of security and safety risk management.Strong knowledge of local country's security situation/ laws.Good knowledge of UN System policies and procedures.Ability to work under pressure and in crisis situations.Strong analytical skills.Ability to be strategic and provide advice Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and certification:Master's degree or equivalent in security management, risk management, business administration, leadership, political/social science, international relations, legal, or a related field.A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. UN, military or police senior Command and Staff College qualification with command experience at the senior level, may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience:Minimum 5 years of progressive experience in security and/or safety, with experience of programme management in the field in a development context; 7 years if not in possession of a Master's degree.Budget management experience as it relates to field support is desirable.Experience of conducting security risk assessments as an integral part of operational planning and the enabling of operations is desirable.Experience working with the UN Security Policy Manual in highly desirable.Language Requirements:Fluency in English and French are required.Knowledge of another UN official working language is desirable (Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian). HOW TO APPLY:Application: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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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.Only short-listed qualified candidates will be contacted. Note: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. Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.) Additional Note:In accordance with the UN Staff Regulation 4.5 (c) A fixed-term appointment does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal or conversion, irrespective of the length of service. This fixed-term appointment is budgeted through 31 December 2025. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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UN Women

Programme Specialist, Arab States and West Africa - P4

United States of America, New York , New York

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. BackgroundUN 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 (PPID) provides global support to UN Women offices in all field locations and at Headquarters to deliver results in support of UN Women's Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and internationally agreed goals on gender equality and women's empowerment, including the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Division provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and delivery of integrated policy and programme advice, including through policy analysis and gender mainstreaming. The Division leverages innovation, knowledge management, and cutting-edge technical expertise to support UN Women's operational work to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and women's empowerment at the country level and coordinate the contribution of the UN system.The Political Analysis and Programme Development Unit (PAPDU) is a unit within PPID focused on providing regional and country analysis and field support, and developing approaches and guidance on cross- cutting programming priorities and principles. PAPDU is also engaged in the development of political analysis, support to senior management in participation in high level meetings and is engaged in corporate support and quality assurance processes.Under the supervision of the Chief of PAPDU, the Programme Specialist is responsible for providing political and regional analysis, and supporting programme planning at field levels.The position will support the work in the regions of the Arab States and West Africa, working in close collaboration with regional and country offices in Arab States region as well as West Africa in line with UN Women's All-Africa strategy.  The support to Africa will be implemented in close collaboration with the regional Africa specialist in the PAPDU team. Duties and Responsibilities1. Lead political analysis, forecasting and horizon scanning on strategic, emerging and/or topical issues in Arab States region and West Africa to inform UN Women work and positioning in inter-agency initiatives and processesMonitor and analyze development trends, political developments, gender equality issues  across the regions to offer substantive recommendations to inform corporate decisions;Conduct desk research, track, and analyze emerging and evolving crisis and complex development situations, identify critical issues for UN Women programming and offer substantive recommendations to the PPID and UN Women Senior Management on corporate advice to country and regional offices in the development of strategies for positioning of UN WomenContribute to crisis situation rooms for Arab States region and West Africa, including with pollical analysis and development of key messages.Stay abreast of the work and priorities of regional inter-governmental organizations such as the Arab League, African Union and regional strategies such as Agenda 2063 and the UN Integrated strategy for the Sahel (UNISS).Act as the focal point for Arab States and Africa (in coordination with the other Africa regional specialist) in HQ and respond to information requests and representation of UN Women in inter-agency meeting and processes when required.Participate in relevant external meetings, partnerships and advocacy activities with UN partners, Permanent Missions, and external stakeholders.2. Support effective representation of UN Women leadership on issues pertaining to Arab States region and North Africa - liaising and coordinating with CO/ROs and units across the organizationPrepare background analysis and briefing documents for UN Women senior management participation in the SG's Executive Committee and other high level meetings as relevant for Arab States region and West Africa in close coordination with regional offices.Support political analysis in crisis contexts to support UN Women's response, as well as the UN preventative mechanisms, such as the Regional Monthly Reviews (RMRs) for Arab States region and West Africa.3. Support country and regional SN planning, project development and oversight with a focus on Arab States region and West AfricaSupport the implementation of the UN Women Strategic Plan 2022-2025 in Arab States region and West Africa through and technical support to offices in the CCA/UNSDCF and Strategic Note (SN) planning process.Support quality assurance processes for Strategic Notes and the projects from the region reviewed at HQ level and annual results reporting. Support CO/ROs integrate cross cutting programmatic principles such as leave no one behind and a human rights-based approach in its strategy and projects.Provide technical support to COs/ROs on the integration of normative and inter-governmental commitments (Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Agreed Conclusions, Universal Periodic Review (UPR) General Assembly (GA) resolutions, High Level Political Forum (HLPF) voluntary reports) in field-level programming and advocacy to ensure an effective flow of information between HQ and field offices;Support the alignment of SNs and projects with Gender Equality Accelerators;Provide technical support along with UN Women's UN System Coordination Division, to facilitate COs/ROs in carrying out their coordination function, to ensure their full contribution through the UN System Development Group (UNSDG) Regional Directors teams.4. Support partnerships, knowledge management and interagency collaboration with a focus on Arab States region and West AfricaSupport the implementation of key recommendations from corporate evaluation linked to strategic programme development;Prepare synthesis of UN Women's programmes and results in Arab States region and West Africa for internal and external communication and reportingSupport cross regional analysis and sharing of lessons learnt in different areas to support programme developmentStrengthen and maintain partnerships with Permanent Missions and UN partners.5. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.Support corporate functions in line with the implementation of the UN Women Strategic Plan and mandate.Support to UN Women's engagement in inter-agency work such as the UNSDG and related to development of guidance on UN reform and country level programming around the CCA/UNSDCF and related monitoring aspects. CompetenciesCore Values:Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalismCore Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by ExamplePlease visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process#_Values  FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skillsKnowledge in the thematic areas covered by the UN Women Strategic Plan 2022-2025Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on themExcellent knowledge of Results Based ManagementAbility to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-makingAbility to lead formulation of strategies and their implementationStrong networking and coordination skills Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and Certification:Master's degree or equivalent in political science, women studies, law, economics  or a related field is required.A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience:At least 7 years of progressively responsible work experience in political analysis, programmatic work in the area of gender equality and UN coordination.Experience working on emerging and/or topical issues in Arab States and West Africa is desirable.Experience in managerial roles is desirable.Experience in both field office and headquarters is required.Experience in the UN System is desirable.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.Experience in the use of a modern web-based ERP System, preferably Oracle Cloud, is desirableLanguages:Fluency in English is required.Fluency in Arabic is desirable.Knowledge of French is desirable. Application: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/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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.Note: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. Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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