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.
The Strategic Partnerships Division (SPD) works to strengthen UN Women’s position as a partner of choice for gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) among governments and private sector actors around the world. The Division does this by positioning GEWE in the intergovernmental and multilateral fora, and engaging with governments and private sector corporations, foundations and individuals as policy, programme and resource partners. A key premise for SPD is that engagement with partners should be holistic based on multiple aspects of partnerships, including policy advocacy and resource mobilization.
SPD convenes a number of partnerships with private sector partners and seeks to ensure that these are complementary and synergistic. The Multi-Stakeholder Private Partnership Section brings these together, leveraging the range of UN Women’s partnership vehicles and its National Committees to achieve maximum impact for gender equality. It is the driver of UN Women’s corporate engagement with the private sector both in terms of substantive partnership and resource mobilization.
With European Union funding, UN Women and the International Labour Organization have created an innovative programme that focuses on “Promoting women’s economic empowerment at work through responsible business conduct in G7 countries” (WE EMPOWER) that is being implemented over a period of three years 2018-2020. The project’s operational platform is the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), established by the UN Global Compact and UN Women in 2010. The WE EMPOWER-G7 programme advances women’s economic empower in the private sector by developing various knowledge products on the implementation of the WEPs, convening knowledge exchanges and organizing advocacy campaigns to put the WEPs into action.
UN Women seeks a Consultant for the activities under the deliverables of WEPs in accordance with the WE EMPOWER – G7 Programme plan and objectives and the implementation of the programme in G7 and EU countries. The Consultant will support the delivery of the programme’s two main objectives: (1) Facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogues and knowledge exchanges (case studies, good practice, tools), campaigns and incentives and (2) Further engage with the private sector in the elimination of gender inequality faced by women in the world of work.
Reporting to the Policy Adviser for WEE and WEPs, and under day-to-day supervision of WE EMPOWER – G7 WEPs Specialist, the WEPs Consultant will work closely with the entire WE EMPOWER-G7 team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Support the WEPs Secretariat in its day-to-day operations in accordance with the WE EMPOWER – G7 Programme plan and objectives.
Description of key functions:
Responsibilities are not limited to but will include:
WEPs Secretariat Operations
WEPs Outreach and Advocacy
WEPs Knowledge and Communication Products Coordination
Impact of Results:
The position has an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of WE EMPOWER – G7 and WEPs programme interventions and results. Efficient and prompt delivery of services will contribute to positioning the WEPs Secretariat as the framework for women’s empowerment and gender responsive in the workplace, marketplace and community.
Core values and Guiding principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
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