International Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) Programme Specialist
Application deadline 6 months ago: Tuesday 2 Aug 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.
• Excellent advocacy knowledge and skills • Good knowledge of gender equity and women’s empowerment issues. • Excellent personal and professional communication and presentation skills. • Experience in Results-based Management and reporting. • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender equality and women's empowerment. • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Programme Management Specialist, the WPS Expert will: • Develop programme strategies in the area of Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) and women’s participation and protection. • Support strategies and activities related to the INAP on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (UNSCR 1325) with a focus on its three main strategic pillars: Participation, Protection and Prevention • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programs/projects and initiatives on WPS and humanitarian complex, • Identify areas for priority support and intervention related to WPS programs; and peace, and development, from a gender perspective; • Follow up with key international and national partners on the implementation of targeted interventions that support women’s engagement and leadership in WPS in Iraq and Yemen; • Coordinate the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of WPS and protection programs and activities; • Engage in discussions with potential partners in the field, including embassies or other inter-governmental organizations, to mobilize resources and generate interest at a more upstream level in funding UN Women programme; and provide technical assistance as needed; • Support research and analysis on gender-responsive and inclusive and sustainable peacebuilding focusing on Iraq and Yemen; • Develop communications assets to showcase the work of women peacebuilders, and advocate for young women’s inclusion in the analysis, design and implementation of peacebuilding programs; • Provide regular updates on developments of WPS policy and programming, advice on entry points and opportunities for UN Women’s engagement; • Provide technical inputs to the annual work- planning and reporting exercise on WPS agenda; • Lead the technical management, monitoring and reporting of specific programs, in terms of reviewing narrative and progress reports; • Draft and finalize UN Women annual report and assist the development of M&E Plans for projects, including indicator selection, target setting, reporting, database management, • Developing M&E and/performance monitoring plans and developing Monitoring Frameworks (PMFs) including targets and indicators as well as Baseline Surveys; • Provide training and mentoring to partners and staff to ensure the implementation of strong M&E systems; • Participate in and provide support to joint inter-agency UN planning processes and similar exercises; • Provide technical support to UNCT in monitoring and reporting and preparing analytical and regular progress reports on UN Women’s programme experiences; • Quality assurance of Iraq and Yemen office’s inputs and reporting requirements to UNCT and corporately (i.e., annual report, quarterly report, etc.); • Provide technical support and quality assurance of programme documents through review of results frameworks (aligned to SMART indicators), M&E plans and establishment of M&E mechanism in the programme design phase; • Ensure the availability of data for related reporting requirements, mid-term reviews, and final evaluations; • Other relevant tasks as requested.
• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues • Accountability • Creative Problem Solving • Effective Communication • Inclusive Collaboration
with civil society on public work and women’s rights • Excellent knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues, knowledge of WPS is an asset • Excellent familiarity with international laws/ treaties/conventions and some background on the Arab states’ local laws in relation to women’s rights and women engagement in the political Arab contexts. • Excellent reporting and M&E skills
UN personnel in Iraq operate in a volatile security environment. International personnel operating in Iraq must take online security awareness in the field training (BSAFE) prior to arrival in Iraq and undertake a mandatory Security Induction Awareness Training (SAIT) or SSAFE immediately upon arrival.
Baghdad, Iraq, is a non-family duty station which is classified as Hardship Level E by the United Nations Department of Safety and Security. UN staff members and United Nations Volunteers work and live in a secure compound. Their movements outside the compound are guided by the prevalent UN security guidelines in the duty station.
The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle in Baghdad is 4 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman, Jordan. The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraq Dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,250 Iraqi dinars.
The market is mostly cash-based; both USD and Iraqi Dinar are widely accepted. Payments by credit cards are accepted in a limited number of shops.