The UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations (UN), 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 center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate UN 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 is the key entity within the UN system mandated to promote gender equality and women's empowerment at international, regional and national levels. In line with the organization's 2011-2013 Strategic Plan, ending and preventing violence against women and girls (VAW/G) is one of the six main goals. The Strategic Plan also highlights the important role of UN Women in supporting the strengthening of a coherent, system-wide approach to accelerate efforts in this area, including the management of the UN Secretary-General's global UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.
Launched in 2008 the UNiTE Campaign seeks to raise public awareness, generate political will and resources for ending and preventing VAW/G, and accelerate progress in this area. Building upon existing efforts and bringing together a range of stakeholders, the campaign provides a historic opportunity to push for making real progress in all parts of the world by 2015.
The UNiTE Campaign global secretariat is based in the UN Coordination Division within the Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships Bureau of UN Women in New York. The secretariat is responsible for proactively driving the implementation of the UNiTE Strategic Direction 2011-2015 as approved by the UNiTE campaign High-Level Steering Committee.
Based in the UNiTE secretariat in New York, the UNiTE Campaign Coordinator will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the UNiTE Campaign Manager and in close collaboration with the UNiTE regional secretariats based in Addis Ababa, Bangkok and Panama City. S/he will support the overall implementation and monitoring of the UNiTE Strategic Direction 2011-2015 and the UNiTE Communication Strategy, and will be responsible for working closely with internal and external clients to ensure the provision of effective and timely technical support. S/he will facilitate the monitoring, documentation and reporting on UNiTE results and lessons learned at global and regional levels; advancement of strategic partnerships; development of campaigning materials; and the implementation of high-level activities and events undertaken under the framework of UNiTE Campaign. The UNiTE Campaign Coordinator will support the maintenance and updating of the UNiTE web site, both technically and editorially; liaise with vendors and editors for the development of campaigning materials and UNiTE website, and provide support in global awareness raising projects developed in the context of UNiTE Campaign.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Responsibilities of the UNiTE Campaign Coordinator include:
Coordinates campaign activities and UNiTE networks:
Engages in strategic partnerships and outreach
Supports content development of UNiTE materials for print, web and social media channels
Supports monitoring and evaluation of UNiTE Campaign Action Plans
Impact of Results
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
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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