Program Associate Women, Peace, Security and Leadership
Application deadline 7 months ago: Sunday 26 Jun 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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UN Women Liaison Office to AU and UNECA works with the Office of the AU Special Envoy to strengthen African women’s capacity to participate and influence peace and governance processes to advance Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 through the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). UN Women also works with the AUC- Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security for the coordination of WPS related normative, coordination and flagship program initiatives including for the operationalization of the Network of African Women in Conflict Prevention and Mediation (FemWise Africa) by strengthening the role of women in conflict prevention and mediation on the continent.
In the context of AWLN, UN Women supports the coordination of network of women leaders; knowledge generation on promising practices in women’s leadership in WPS; and advocacy to harness the wealth of African women’s leaders’ experiences to enhance their contributions to building and sustaining peace and security. To date, the AWLN has 27 national chapters across the continent and with the leadership of AUC and UN Women will advocate during 2022-2023 for the launch of national chapters in all AU Member States.
It is in this context that UN Women Liaison to the AU and UNECA is seeking to engage the services of an IUNV-Programme Associate- Women, Peace, security and Leadership” to provide programmatic, operational and administrative support to the implementation of advocacy, knowledge management and coordination activities in close collaboration with program teams in the Liaison and other country offices, UN Women Regional Office and HQs.
Provide support to regional women in leadership and peace and security initiatives • Contribute to the conceptualization of advocacy, knowledge management and coordination initiatives around WPS and leadership, • Support for the establishment and operationalization of AWLN national chapters in AU Member States, • Assist in the coordination of regional consultative, knowledge sharing and planning forums on WPS and leadership, • Contribute to the development of written statements to inform the AU Peace and • Security Council Open Sessions, • Consolidate briefing materials and assist in the preparation of power-points and other presentations on UN Women Liaison initiatives on WPS and Leadership, • Support in identifying sources and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers on WPS and leadership priorities, • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Program Management Support • Support the consolidation and dissemination of information from donors, strategic partners, and programme team on collaborations and resources available for regional WPS and leadership initiatives, • Contribute to the preparation of programme work plans, budgets and proposals and programme implementation arrangements, • Assist in drafting annual reports of the UN Women Liaison Office.
Support facilitating knowledge building and partnership • Contribute to the documentation of lessons learnt and best practices related o • WPS and women’s leadership related initiatives including AWLN, • Assist the team in holding regular programme team meetings and take minutes of the meetings • Assist in dissemination of knowledge products generated around women in peace and security and women’s leadership.
Provide administrative, financial and logistical assistance • Support all logistical, administrative and financial arrangements for the coordination of meetings, workshops, events, and missions • Support with travel arrangements of UN Women Special Representative as well as • WPS and leadership teams and consultants including travel requisitions and claims • Receive correspondence and articulate the response with counterparts. • Assist the programme team in the drafting of Terms of Reference (TOR), call for proposals (CFP) and Internal Memos and related
• Accountability • Creativity • Integrity • Knowledge Sharing • Respect for Diversity • Working in Teams
or demonstrated interest in women, peace and security, governance, GEWE, human rights, advocacy, coordination, and partnership related projects and programs. • Demonstrated commitment to carry out administrative and logistical functions related to the UN Women Liaison Office initiatives on WPS and leadership • Good oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • 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 MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Have affinity with or interest in gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System. • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded;
Addis Ababa is the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The population is estimated at about 4 millions. Addis Ababa is located in the Ethiopian highlands at an altitude of 2,500-2,700 meters. The climate is sunny and temperate, but it can be very cold at night, with freezing temperature at times. It is therefore advisable to bring warm clothing and foresee using heaters and/or log fires when necessary. Addis Ababa is the headquarters for the UN Economic Commission for Africa as well as the African Union. Thus, there is a very large community of expatriates from all over the world. There are some 80 embassies/diplomatic missions. Housing is readily available but rent can be expensive. However, shared housing is common and more affordable. Most foodstuffs, beverages, household goods, furniture and clothing, mostly imported from the Middle/Far East, South Africa and Europe can be found, although they can be expensive. Meat, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables are cheap and abundantly available.
The basic infrastructures - roads, utilities, and telecommunications - are below standard, as are medical facilities, which are still largely inadequate, although a few private clinics and hospitals provide reasonably good routine care. Several restaurants around the city serve local or international cuisine and numerous social and sports facilities (fitness, tennis, swimming, riding, golf, etc.) exist in the major hotels or in different establishments around the city. There are no major or special security concerns within Addis Ababa city limits.