Gender Parity Consultant, Focusing on Advocacy and Communications

UN Women
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Aug 23

Position description

The Consultant will work under the overall guidance of the Senior Advisor and direct supervision of Gender Parity Specialist and will have regular meetings with the supervisor and other members of the team on topics of direct relevance, particularly in the context of reporting and monitoring on gender parity progress system-wide, tasks related to the network of Gender Focal Points and capacity development and in implementing the Field-specific Enabling Environment Guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support the internal and external communication for the Secretary-General’s 2023 report on the improvement in the status of women in the UN system, including the inter-governmental negotiations of the General Assembly’s Third Committee;
  • Lead and coordinate internal and external communications to promote gender parity, the Enabling Environment Guidelines and other products of the Office, and plan social media content to promote the Secretary-General’s Strategy on Gender Parity, amongst others;
  • Support the advocacy for the UN System-wide Dashboard on Gender Parity;
  • Support the advocacy for the knowledge sharing platform on addressing sexual harassment as well as peer-to-peer learning dialogues;
  • Research, develop, prepare, and design communication products;
  • Take notes and draft report on the Global Annual Meeting for UN Gender Focal Points which will take place in October 2023;
  • Draft and review articles, talking points and presentations as needed;
  • Liaise closely with relevant UN-Women divisions/units as well as external key partners and stakeholders;
  • Lead to ensure brand consistency for all communication products;
  • Perform other official duties and special assignments as needed.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct;
  • Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work: gender equality.

Functional competencies:

  • Strong organizational and planning skills;
  • Ability to work well under pressure, and to meet deadlines;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, Adobe/InDesign software packages.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, International Relations, Global Development, Public Policy, Management, Social Sciences, Political Science, Gender/Women’s Studies, or related field;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with five additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 2 years of related work experience required.


  • Proficiency in oral and written English is required.


  • Experience in writing, editing, content production and dissemination;
  • Demonstrated research skills and knowledge on gender equality;
  • Excellent organizational and coordination skills;
  • Familiarity with UN system or UN Women’s work;
  • Familiarity with social media platforms such as LinkedIn and Twitter.

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