SENIOR GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER
Application deadline 1 year ago: Thursday 27 Jan 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-5 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 10 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 161,536 USD and 202,441 USD.
Salary for a P-5 contract in BamakoThe international rate of 110,869 USD, with an additional 45.7% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Bamako. Bamako is classified as a "D" non-family duty station. The incumbent reports to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: - Provides advice to the SRSG and senior management on women, peace and security issues and mainstreaming a gender perspective into the tasks of the Mission. - Provides senior management with analysis and guidance on ensuring effective implementation of Women Peace and Security mandates and Departmental policies on gender equality. - Supports and assists senior management to meet their accountability goals on gender equality in line with the Security Council mandates on women peace and security. - Oversees the development of a mission-wide action plan to translate existing mandates and policies on the promotion of gender equality in all civilian and uniformed activities in peace operations. - Establishes and oversee mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on gender mainstreaming in mission activities. - Coordinates and collaborates with the Mission Senior Women Protection Adviser and supports the work of CRSV/SGBV in accordance with comprehensive strategies to combat CRSV where is applies. - Supports Mission leadership to engage with relevant international regional and national actors on the participation and inclusion of women in all phases of post conflict governance and peacekeeping/peacebuilding programmes. - Supports women's participation in the fight against violent extremism. - Contributes to all mission planning and strategic developmental processes especially inputs related to results-based budgeting and reporting. - Ensures liaison and coordination with partners, internal and external as related to gender equality - Drafts, edits all final reporting and written materials from the Gender Team and reports regularly to HQ on gender activities. - Oversees the work of the gender team, the inputs of the Task Force members and all outputs related to gender from the Mission. - Represents the Mission on women peace and security issues where needed. - Performs any other duties, as required
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of and exposure to a range of gender rights issues including approaches and techniques to address and advise on gender mainstreaming in political and dialogue processes and other highly sensitive and complex negotiations and development programmes. Knowledge of institutional mandates of gender rights and other UN organizations, prevailing policies and procedures. 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.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Managerial Competencies Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization's strategy and the work unit's goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
Judgement/ Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in international relations, human rights law, social science or related humanities field. 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in policy, advisory and programme management experience at the national and international levels related to the promotion of gender equality required
Experience integrating gender perspectives into mainstream policies or programmes required.
Experience advising senior management is required.
Experience managing a team is required.
Experience working in a United Nations Common System field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) or a comparable international or non-governmental organization is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages for the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in both oral and written English and French is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an informal interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2022. 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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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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