The duration of the assignment is until 31 December 2022. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment, subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.
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 Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) provides global support to UN Women offices at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver results in support of UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and internationally agreed goals on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, including the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Division provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and the 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 programmes and to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls.
The Intergovernmental Support Section (IGS) in PPID is responsible for leading UN-Women’s strategic engagement with, and support for intergovernmental bodies and processes towards ensuring that a comprehensive and dynamic set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is strengthened and implemented. It manages and coordinates the Entity’s substantive engagement with intergovernmental bodies on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and drives the process of integration of normative frameworks into UN Women’s operational and UN system coordination functions.
Under the direct supervision of the Policy Adviser for Intergovernmental Support and the overall supervision of the Chief of the Intergovernmental Support Section, the Intergovernmental Specialist ensures that UN Women provides substantive support to intergovernmental processes, particularly those related to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide technical support to intergovernmental processes with a focus on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development:
Provide research and analysis support on gender perspectives in regard to climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development:
Build relationships with Member States, UN system entities, civil society organizations and other stakeholders with a particular focus on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development:
Provide other support to the effective functioning of the Intergovernmental Support Section, as required:
Key Performance Indicators
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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