Women, Peace and Security Support Officer

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This is a UNV International Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Youth contracts.

UN Women is mandated by the UN Security Council to support UN system-wide coordination on the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda, and to this end UN Women has been working with government, UN partners and civil society throughout the region to support women’s participation and influence at all levels of decision-making to prevent and resolve conflicts. UN Women Ethiopia Country Office works to support the Government of Ethiopia, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to implement the Women, Peace and Security agenda. It provides technical support to the Ministry of Women and Social Affairs in developing a National Action Plan on UNSCR 1325 and also other technical and capacity building support to government ministries, including the Ministry of Peace. UN Women works closely with civil society organizations working on peacebuilding, conflict resolutions and the WPS agenda through capacity building, programme support and awareness raising. As part of the UN Country Team in Ethiopia, UN Women seeks to mainstream gender in all peace, conflict and humanitarian issues.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist on Women, Peace and Security and Humanitarian Action, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Contribute to the development of Programme Formulation and strategies in the area of Women, Peace and Security (WPS) - Support the development of background documents, concept notes, briefs, speeches and presentations related to WPS; - With support from the WPS-HA team, identify priorities and entry points for UN Wom-en in the area of Youth, Peace and Security; - Support in identifying strategic areas for intervention that focus on the peace and hu-manitarian nexus;

Provide inputs to building partnerships, administer programmes and resource mobili-zation strategies - Provide inputs to projects proposals and other resource mobilization efforts; - Participate in coordination and planning meetings with stakeholders, donors and part-ners; - Support budget preparation, monitoring & evaluation and reporting on activities; - Assist the WPS-HA team in procurement of goods and services and other administra-tive tasks;

Participate in advocacy, knowledge building and coordination efforts - Assist the WPS-HA team in organizing trainings, workshops and other events and support the secretariat; - Support the WPS-HA team in identifying and implementing capacity building interven-tions for stakeholders; - Assist UN Women team for the collection and documentation of lessons learned, good practices and innovative approaches and share with partners and key stakeholders; - Other related duties as required;

Accountability Adaptability and Flexibility Commitment and Motivation Communication Ethics and Values Knowledge Sharing Respect for Diversity Working in Teams

(up to two years) or demonstrated interest in: • Gender equality, women’s empowerment;
• Conflict prevention and resolution, mediation, peacebuilding; • Peace, security issues, including UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans; • Humanitarian relief and assistance, human rights issues;
• 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.

Added 9 months ago - Updated 8 months ago - Source: unv.org