Job Vacancies United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Position: Advisor, Intergovernmental Support
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Friday, 02 March 2012
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women (UNW) leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance of the Deputy Executive Director (ASG) the Advisor will Support the Directorate in its interaction with the Inter Governmental Support Division (IGSD) especially in areas related to the development of a strong normative-operational link in the work of UN Women
Identify, develop and monitor a strategy for the Office of the Deputy Executive Director and the IGSD for strengthening attention to gender equality and women’s empowerment in sectoral policy making processes and in operational activities
Serve as the Focal Point in the Directorate for communicating, facilitating, receiving and undertaking a preliminary assessment of the relevance of contributions of inputs from other Divisions into UN Women outputs being coordinated by the Inter-Governmental, Coordination & Partnerships Bureau.
Work with the IGSD to develop identify, develop and implement a strategy to enhance attention to the Agreed Conclusions of Commission on Status of Women and other normative guidance provided by intergovernmental bodies to ensure the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women
Advise the Deputy Executive Director in close collaboration with the Director of the IGSD on communication needs and opportunities both within and outside UN Women, and design and implement plans/activities to ensure optimal communication of the work of the Intergovernmental Support Division to other parts of UN women as well as to external audiences, including through the UN Women website, the UN Women Intranet, Newsletters and other forums
In close coordination with the Director of the IGSD, monitor sectoral intergovernmental processes (normative as well as operational processes), identify and propose priorities and strategies for UN-Women engagement
In close coordination with the Secretary of the Executive Board and the Executive Secretary of the Commission on the Status of Women, provide support in planning and organizing Executive Board sessions and the Commission on the Status of Women respectively, as well as substantive briefing sessions and related work, including preparing quality and timely documentation, briefings and reports. Ensure that Senior Management is well prepared for these events.
Organize and convene meetings with key stakeholders involved in sectoral normative and operational processes to share key priorities and action points for the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, and the integration of gender perspectives in such processes. Liaise with Member States and other key stakeholders to ensure that UN Women priorities and positions are reflected in intergovernmental processes and outcomes.
Lead and undertake research and analysis for analytical reports on gender equality prepared by the Bureau and prepare issues papers and other materials to communicate the results of the work of the Bureau
Contribute to the development/expansion of knowledge management tools in regard to global normative and operational policy guidance on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Work in collaboration with the Senior Advisor and Special Assistant to the Deputy Executive Director to ensure a smooth running of the Directorate.
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values: Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents
Organizational Awareness: Building support and political acumen.
Planning and organizing: Proven ability to plan strategic direction and ability to organize and service intergovernmental bodies and international technical meetings
Developing and Empowering People / coaching and mentoring: Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
Working in Teams: Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling and collaborative work environment, including the ability to effectively lead, supervise, mentor, develop and evaluate staff.
Communicating Information and Ideas: Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
Self-management and Emotional intelligence: Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements: Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards. Ability to interact and negotiate with high-level government officials are required
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning: Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning.
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Fair and transparent decision-making; calculated risk-taking
Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the field of gender equality thematic areas Leadership – Proven track record of excellent management and technical leadership skills and ability to delegate appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority.
Substantive knowledge and experience related to Intergovernmental processes.
Substantive knowledge of gender issues, public policy and coordination.
Ability to conceptualize and convey strategic vision.
Strong communications skills, with proven expertise in writing cogent and convincing policy and programme documents for development practitioners
Proven analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal office performance.
Good planning, goal-setting and prioritization skills.
Effectiveness in establishing and fostering good relations with government counterparts, UN agencies, donors, and NGO partners.
Required Skills and Experience
Master degree (or equivalent) in gender issues, political affairs, international relations or social science or related fields.
A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in development, law, policy analysis, sociological/gender equality or related areas, including in the thematic area and in managerial leadership
Experience in UN intergovernmental processes, preferably with a focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment and knowledge of UN system gender architecture and strategic stakeholders/partners will be an asset.
Proven ability to organize and manage knowledge management processes and tools management experience is a requirement including proven strong people management skills and public speaking skills
Written and oral proficiency in English is required.
Knowledge of another UN working language is desirable.
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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment 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.
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.
United Nations Development Programme 304 East 45th Street New York Telephone: (212) 909-7940
Incoming search terms for the article:
- Powered by Article Dashboard oregon public broadcasting
- Powered by Article Dashboard activity
- pligg content management system cultural competence
- pligg content management system appreciation
- pligg content management system oregon public broadcasting
- pligg content management system form of government
- Powered by Article Dashboard directorates
- pligg content management system providing emotional support to staff
- Powered by Article Dashboard new york child support laws
- Powered by Article Dashboard build a content management system