Duties and Responsibilities
Gender Responsive Conflict Analysis for UN-Planning Exercise
- Objective: Produce a gender-sensitive conflict analysis for the UNCT and Mission in Afghanistan to inform joint planning.
Process & Preparation Deliverables
- Produce an inception report (3 to 5 pages) outlining methodology and steps to be undertaken. (3 days) home-based;
- Carry out desk-based gender-responsive conflict and peace analyses on Afghanistan (8 to 12 pages) (21 days) home-based
- Support the organization and lead the facilitation of consultation processes in Afghanistan (in coordination with the RC Office), bringing together UNCT members, civil society, women, youth, and government stakeholders (including field missions as necessary and feasible). (25 days) Kabul based;
- Develop a facilitators guide, including visual materials, for the consultation process that can be replicated in later processes. (4 days) Kabul based.
Final Product Deliverables
- Finalize gendered conflict profile and report (including, e.g., political, economic, socio-cultural context, and key issues) of Afghanistan to inform UN and national planning processes. (6 days) home-based;
- Produce a final analytical assignment report (5 to 10 pages) outlining key lessons learned, good practices, stakeholder analysis, recommendations for next steps and specific aspects to be included in upcoming projects and initiatives. (2 days).home-based.
Gender Responsive Conflict Analysis Toolkit for Afghanistan
Objective: Gender Sensitive Conflict Analysis Toolkit for Future Use in Afghanistan by UN Women and other Stakeholders.
Deliverables: Produce a rapid gender-responsive conflict analysis tool based upon the above research, consultations and reports, and facilitators guide, including visual materials, as a context-specific toolkit for the United Nations and other partners. (7 days) home based.
- Respect for Diversity;
Essential Knowledge and experience:
- Excellent grasp of substantive gender equality and women, peace and security issues relevant to peace processes;
- Substantive experience in conducting research and writing for international organizations on women, peace and security. Specific experience on women’s meaningful participation in peace processes is an added value;
- Excellent writing skills. Strong publication record on issues including gender equality and women, peace and security.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the United Nations' values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN and UN Women;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Ability and willingness to work as part of a team to meet tight deadlines and produce high-quality work.
- Excellent program formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation skills;
- Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them;
- Excellent knowledge of Results-Based Management;
- Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making;
- Strong organization skills and the ability to pay close attention to detail;
- Strong policy analysis experience and knowledge of WPS;
- Ability to lead the formulation of strategies and their implementation;
- Strong networking skills;
- Ability to negotiate and interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities, and threats to fundraising.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Master’s degree or equivalent in conflict prevention and peacebuilding programming, gender/women's studies, international development, or a related field is required.
- At least 10 years progressively responsible experience in conflict prevention and peacebuilding programming, training, and analysis with significant experience mainstreaming gender into analysis and planning processes;
- Experience working in the UN and multilateral organizations in conflict and post-conflict contexts;
- Experience working with multiple partners within the UN Country Team;
- Experience developing and monitoring programs funded by the Peacebuilding Fund highly desirable;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Additional official UN language considered an asset;
- Ability to work independently and deliver on tight timelines;
- Outstanding partnership skills, particularly with civil society and government stakeholders.
- Fluency in English is required;
- Knowledge of Dari and/or Pashto language is an asset.