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UNISFA Vacancies 2023 for Gender Affairs Officer Jobs in Abyei Location.
UNISFA Jobs in Abyei 2023:- New job notification not for UNISFA job opportunity portal for the post of Gender Affairs Officer. Gender Affairs Officer Vacancy is for the Abyei location. Candidates should apply through unisfa.unmissions.org before the last date which is 20/06/2023.
Gender Affairs Officer Jobs at UNISFA Details
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Gender Affairs Officer Jobs Description
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Chief of Staff/Principal Officer of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei. The incumbent will report directly to the Chief of Staff/Principal Officer or their designate.
Within delegated authority, the Gender Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Supports and guides the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and policies on gender equality in Peacekeeping Operations .
• Contributes to the implementation of a mission-wide action plan to translate existing mandates and policies on the promotion of gender equality in all activities of the peacekeeping mission.
• Supports various mission components on the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes promoting gender-sensitive approaches and combating gender-based violence.
• Drafts, edits and provides substantive inputs for periodic reports, briefings and speeches on women, peace and security issues in peacekeeping operations.
• Supports the delivery of gender training for all levels of personnel in civilian, police and military components.
• Conducts substantive research and analysis of gender issues in peacekeeping operations, utilizing analytical monitoring and evaluation processes, including indicators and benchmarks, to ensure measurement of progress in integration of gender and sexual violence in peacekeeping activities.
• Collaborates with UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes that have complementary mandates as appropriate for the promotion of women and girl’s rights; coordinates with other UN agencies through participating in and leading, as appropriate, relevant local-level mechanisms for humanitarian and coordination on gender-based violence such as the Protection Cluster and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) sub-cluster/working group, as well as with relevant local institutions, women organizations and networks and NGOs.
• Represents the Mission on gender related issues when needed.
• Establishes working relationships with mission civilian, police and military components, where they exist.
• Provides inputs to planning processes, including results-based budgeting (RBB) and reporting.
• Provides day-to-day supervision of staff (or acts as Officer in Charge) when needed.
• Strengthens the work of the Gender component in responding to CRSV
• Drafts, edits and provides substantive inputs for periodic reports, briefings and speeches on SGBV and CRSV-related issues in peacekeeping operations.
• Promotes the inclusion of prevention and response activities on CRSV in strategies, standard operating procedures, etc.
• Participates in the work of mission’s Joint Inspection Teams, UN Inter-Agency Assessment Missions and similar modalities,
• Provides gender-sensitive technical assistance as it relates to sexual violence to national authorities
• Performs other duties, as assigned.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of international relations, international human rights law, women’s rights or other related areas, particularly, in conflict or post-conflict settings. Knowledge in the areas of gender and women, peace and security in peacekeeping contexts and/or in conflict/post-conflict environments. Shows ability to complete in-depth studies and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to advance the implementation of gender equality and WPS mandates across the Mission and in specific areas and/or countries. Shows ability to relate to various issues and perspectives to political, social, economic and humanitarian programmes and how these impact the implementation of the gender equality and WPS mandates in affected countries and areas. Ability to prepare well written analytical reports. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in development studies, social studies in International Relations, Human Rights Law, Gender Studies, or in a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least seven years of progressively responsible policy advice and programme management experience related to the promotion of gender equality particularly with international organizations in conflict or post-conflict settings is required.
Proven expertise for integrating gender perspectives into mainstream policies or programmes is required.
In-depth knowledge of the work of the United Nations, particularly in peacekeeping; Expertise in the field of International Relations and/or Women’s’ Rights, International Human Rights Law is required, together with a thorough understanding of the concepts and practices related to gender issues, particularly gender mainstreaming and sexual and gender-based violence.
Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
• This position is temporarily available for a period of 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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