Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
UN Women's flagship advocacy initiative, Say NO - UNiTE to End Violence against Women provides a global platform for advocacy and action, contributing towards the objectives of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women, through social mobilization.
Under the supervision of the Chief of Advocacy and Communications and the Say NO - UNiTE Manager, the Website Developer is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining the Say NO - UNiTE website, which is Drupal based, and related on-line applications, positioning the Say NO - UNiTE website as the organization's flagship advocacy and communications platform on ending violence against women and girls. Given the interactive nature of the website, and its role as the social mobilization platform for the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, the incumbent is also responsible for improving the functionality and ensuring enhanced user experience to increase online engagement and knowledge-sharing.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
1. Develops, enhances and maintains the Say NO - UNiTE website
2. Improves the website functionalities, social media integration and user experience
3. Provides technical advice and support on identifying, developing and implementing technical solutions, interactive tools and new technology
4. Collaborates effectively with colleagues in the Advocacy and Communications Section to monitor and evaluate the web-based initiative
Impact of Results
The key results have a significant impact on the visibility and reputation of UN Women as a leading source of knowledge and information in the areas of gender equality and as an advocate for women's rights. The results have a specific impact on the success of the Say NO - UNiTE to End Violence against Women initiative, since the website serves as the central mechanism for advancing and recording social mobilization efforts around the world, piloting new technology and social media approaches, engaging diverse and young audiences to create awareness, focus on prevention and enhance public engagement on ending violence against women and girls worldwide, as aligned with UN Women's thematic and communications strategies. The web development and enhancements achieved enables effective communication and knowledge-sharing through the Say NO - UNiTE platform, fosters strategic and multi-dimensional partnerships, and amplifies the voices of grassroots advocates for women's rights, therefore contributing to UN Women's strategic priorities and goals.
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Note: In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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