GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER
Application deadline 5 months ago: Thursday 7 Apr 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 74,649 USD and 97,747 USD.
Salary for a P-3 contract in BiraoThe international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 0% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting These positions are located in the Gender Affairs Unit United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), This postis located in Birao. The incumbent reports to the Chief of Unit.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Gender Affairs Officer at ` this level will be responsible for the following duties:
- Supports the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and the DPKO/DFS Policy on Gender in Peacekeeping Operations.
- Supports the process of implementing the mission’s Gender Action Plan to mainstream gender considerations into the work of each mission component, and technically supports the mission’s Gender Focal Points in other mission components to integrate into the mission’s mandated priorities.
- Supports knowledge management and data collection with regard to gender policy and facilitates the collection and exchange of information between partners and the Gender Advisory Unit/Section.
- Drafts, collates and edits specified results based inputs for all gender related reports and documentation as required.
- Coordinates, as needed, with other UN agencies, Funds and Programmes that have complementary mandates on gender related issues through participating in working-level mechanisms, as well as coordinates with relevant institutions.
- Supports the provision of technical expertise as required to relevant partners and mission components on strategies for gender mainstreaming, including expanding the capacity for gender analysis and designing gender-sensitive policies and programmes.
- Supports the results-based budgeting (RBB) process and provides substantive inputs to results based reporting and analysis
- Supports the delivery of gender training to uniformed and civilian mission personnel and conduct orientation activities on gender mainstreaming in the mission.
- Performs other duties as required.
[Gender Affairs Officers (Women’s Protection) may also be responsible for the following duties which will vary according to the mission (per of Terms of Reference: Women’s Protection Advisers (DPA, DPKO/DFS, OHCHR, OSRSG-SVC):
Strengthens the work of the Gender component in responding to Conflict Related Sexual Violence (CRSV) with respect to mainstreaming policies to combat Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and CRSV;
In collaboration with Human Rights Officers (Women’s Protection), provides training to all mission components on sexual violence concerns at the working level.
- Participates in the work of the mission’s Joint Protection Teams, UN inter-agency Assessment Missions and similar modalities.
- Supports the knowledge management and data collection process on CRSV and Sexual and Gender- Based Violence (SGBV) and facilitates the collection and exchange of information between partners and the Gender Advisory Unit/Section.
Collaborates and supports the delivery of training to uniformed and civilian mission personnel and conduct orientation activities on gender mainstreaming in the mission.
Competencies Professionalism: 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.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international relations, social studies, gender studies or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years with a master's degree or seven (7) years with bachelor's degree of progressively responsible experience in the field of international relations, law, gender and/or peacekeeping issues at policy and operational levels is required .
Experience in the promotion of gender equality in a post conflict setting is required.
Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French (oral and written) is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporarily available. 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.
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.
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