Gender Inclusion and Democracy Officer
Application deadline 8 hours ago: Tuesday 5 Dec 2023 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.
This United Nations Volunteers (UNV) assignment is part of UNDP’s election support programming - The Pacific Elections Assistance Program (PEAP) - supported by the Government of New Zealand – which provides focused, efficient, and sustained electoral support to Pacific Island Countries over the next five years. PEAP has been established as a platform to deliver a comprehensive package of assistance to national and regional partners supporting democratic governance in the Pacific region.
This new initiative focuses on three outputs: (i) EMBs will be able to deliver effective, efficient, and inclusive elections with increased capacity and resources; (ii) EMBs will be able to make robust and informed decisions, safeguarding the integrity of elections with improved independence and stronger mandates; and (iii) Citizens will be able to actively engage, understand, and be committed to protecting democratic rights and values.
By combining multinational electoral support into a single program, PEAP is able to efficiently provide technical advice across multiple focus areas and countries, enabling a continuous, long-term approach to addressing electoral challenges and responding accordingly.
· Redesign and manage the PacWip.org website, ensuring updates are made as needed.
· Conduct research on Pacific Gender topics supporting women's political participation.
· Develop knowledge products related to Gender and democracy.
· Create knowledge products addressing intellectual and psychosocial disability, voting rights in the Pacific, and other inclusion topics.
· Design advocacy tools for inclusion initiatives.
· Provide necessary support to the Communications, Knowledge Management, and Outreach Officer.
· Offer required support to election advisors.
· Adaptability and flexibility
· Political Acumen
· Effective Communication, Information Dissemination
· Data Analysis & Research Skills
· Civic Engagement
Political Science, Communication Studies, Education, Data Science or Research, Civic Education/Public Policy, or other relevant programs; experience with electoral processes is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.
· Other desired/mandatory required technical knowledge:
· Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
· Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
· Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
· Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
· Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, among others), email, and internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
· Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
· Have affinity with or interest in governance, elections and/or development work, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system.
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.
UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances: The purpose of allowances for UN Volunteers is to enable them to sustain a modest and secure standard of living at the duty station. The allowances are in no way to be understood as a compensation, reward or salary in exchange for the volunteer work.
· Monthly Living Allowance: FJD 2086.94
· Entry Lump Sum: USD 400 (approximately FJD 900)
· Comprehensive coverage for health, life and malicious acts for the UN Volunteer and health insurance coverage for up to 3 eligible dependents (Cigna). See the Conditions of Service for more details on eligibility criteria.
· Leave entitlements (annual leave, sick leave, learning leave, maternity/ paternity leave – details can be found in the Conditions of Service: https://explore.unv.org/cos)
· Access to UNV's learning and career development resources
· Exit Lump Sum: FJD 173.91 per month served, paid on completion of contract