Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations System’s efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. UN Women provides 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 Peace and Security cluster is responsible for providing technical support to UN Women Country Offices in a number of areas, including: conflict prevention and peacebuilding, justice sector and security reform, transitional justice, promoting women's political participation and mainstreaming gender issues into governance reforms. It has global components but is grounded in country-level activities. To further this work UN Women has entered into a joint partnership with the Peacebuilding Support Office to support the implementation of the Secretary-General’s Report on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding. At its core the report contains a 7 point action plan for gender-responsive peacebuilding with concrete recommendations covering the following thematic areas: mediation, UN post-conflict planning, financing for peacebuilding, the deployment of civilian capacities, governance, rule of law and economic recovery. The joint partnership works to translate these commitments into country level results. The staff member will manage the South Sudan component of this joint programme and have dual reporting lines to the UN Women South Sudan Country Director and the Chief of the Peace and Security thematic cluster (on behalf of the UN Women/PBSO joint programme Steering Committee).
UN Women has established a programme for South Sudan that targets 5 key priority areas: (i) Peace consolidation and gender responsiveness of security sector reform processes strengthened; (ii) Protection of women and girls enhanced; (iii) Women’s economic security enhanced; (iv) Women’s leadership and gender-responsive governance, enhanced, and (v) Women’s access to adult literacy services increased. Priority area one specifically looks at supporting women’s peacebuilding networks and efforts. Additionally, the South Sudan UN Country Team will soon begin a process to ‘nationalise’ the 7-point action plan in order to generate concrete results in the area of women’s participation in Peacebuilding, which UN Women South Sudan will coordinate and oversee.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Analyst will provide short term support to establish the country mechanisms for this joint partnership between the PBSO and UN Women. Specific duties include:
Support to National Women’s Organizations to Engage in Peacebuilding:
Technical Support Provided to Conflict Mitigation Mechanisms:
Technical Assistance on Women and Peacebuilding to UN partners, to be undertaken in tandem with the UN Women Coordination Specialist:
Impact of Results:
The Gender and Peacebuilding Analyst will provide critical short term support to the South Sudan UN Women office through establishing the country partnership implementation mechanisms and conducting critical preliminary baseline studies. In addition the Analyst will work with civil society organizations and the UN to raise awareness of the importance of women’s engagement in peacebuilding, and establish sustainable structures for advocacy and civil society engagement in peacebuilding.
Core Values/ Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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