Junior Professional Officer - Policy Analyst, Rule of Law and Gender Justice

UN Women
  • Location
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 10

Position description

Unit/ Project Background:

The UN Women Indonesia office is committed to empower women to ensure their full participation in maintaining tolerance, sustaining peace and promoting the Rule of Law.

The Women, Peace and Security Unit works on a portfolio addressing women’s involvement in the prevention of violent extremism, the implementation of the international Women, Peace and Security agenda and the advancement of Gender Justice in Indonesia.

UN Women’s concept of Gender Justice goes beyond women’s consideration in the legislative framework and their access to the justice system. Gender Justice is based on several factors- women are active citizens, they have a right to live a life free from violence, they fully participate in decision making, enjoy their rights and have responsive avenues to find redress if their rights are violated.

Content and methodology of supervision

As part of the UN Women JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:

  • Structured guidance provided by the direct supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO.
  • Establishment of an individual work plan, with clear deliverables.
  • Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment.
  • Easy access to the supervisor.
  • Participation in regular office and WPS team meetings to ensure integration with all aspects of the Section’s areas of work and operational effectiveness.
  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise.
  • Completion of the yearly UN Women Results and Competency Assessment (RCA).
  • In addition, the following specific supervision arrangements will apply:
  • Interaction with the direct supervisor will take place on a daily basis, with progress reviewed on a bi-weekly basis; additional meetings with and support provided from the UN Women Representative, Indonesia as necessary.

Training component: Learning elements and expectations

The JPO will benefit from the following specific learning modalities/opportunities:

  • Develop in-depth knowledge of UN Women’s programming on Gender Justice and Women, Peace and Security.
  • Gain ability to prepare quality knowledge products such as briefs, concept notes and talking points, including for senior management.
  • Develop skills in the area of advocacy and donor reporting.
  • Have access to on the job training and mentoring, including bi-weekly meetings with the immediate supervisor.
  • Participate in international and interagency meetings for UN Women.
  • Have a greater knowledge of and ability to create partnerships with a broad range of development partners, including UN agencies, civil society organizations and donor partners.

As part of the UN Women JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:

  • Participation in a two-week long UN Women Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course in New York within the first 3 to 6 months of assignment.
  • The JPO position includes a Duty travel and training allowance (DTTA) of $ 4.000 per year which may be used for learning activities related to the assignment and career development.
  • Other training and learning opportunities, as available in UN Women.

Duties and Responsibilities

UN Women’s WPS security covers the portfolio of Gender Justice , Prevention of Violent Extremis and women’s integration in sustaining peace. The JPO will learn in the office the sustaining peace work with grassroot women and about the policy aspect of prevention.

The JPO will witness and join the development and implementation aspect of a multi agency joint Gender Justice Programme planned for a timeframe for 5 years.

1. Support the development, implementation and coordination of a joint Gender Justice Programme in Indonesia (75%)

  • Support the development and negotiations of the UN Rule of Law/ Gender Justice joint programme (UN Women, UNODC and UNDP).
  • Support the implementation of the Gender Justice programme inception phase.
  • Support the national team to compile information and results from the implementing partners to develop donor briefs on Gender Justice and Rule of Law.
  • Assist in the implementation and provide technical assistance of advocacy activities with key partners with specific focus on VAW prevention, legislative change and justice reform.
  • Develop research pieces (bi-annual) on Gender Justice outlining best practices and relevance for Indonesia.
  • Assist the Gender Justice team to coordinate regular donor and partner briefings.

2. Support UN Women’s work on Women, Peace and Security in Indonesia (25%)

  • Contribute to the coordination between CSOs, Government and development partners to develop the second Indonesian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.
  • Support coordination and logistics of coordination meetings on Women, Peace and Security and Prevention of Violent Extremism.
  • Participate and represent the WPS Unit and/or UN Women in meetings.
  • Assist in any other duties as directed by the UN Women Indonesia Representative.


Integrity: Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stays composed and positive even in difficult moments, handles tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and has a consistent behaviour towards others;

Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.

Planning and organizing: Identifies priority activities and assignments; uses time efficiently able to adapt to work demands and changing deadlines.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master degree or equivalent.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with one additional years of qualifying experience (at least four years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in international law, political science or related studies.
  • Part of the candidates' academic training (Bachelors or Masters) must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme:

Working experience:

  • Two to maximal four years, or for those with only a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum four years to max 6 years, relevant working experience, in:
  • Supporting Rule of Law, Women’s Access to Justice or Ending Violence against Women programmes.
  • Assisting in the organization and implementation of workshops/meetings, including technical online support;
  • Drafting and completing briefs, talking points, reports etc. on a tight schedule and in coordination with and input from multiple project partners;


  • Fluency in English (both written and oral).
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Application instructions

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