Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Specialist, the Assistant Programme Officer is responsible for the following duties (in compliance with the Institute’s relevant policies, guidelines, procedures, and processes):
Contributing to UNITAR activities in the area of gender equality in peace and security – with a particular focus on gender in peace operations, by:
1. Support the development of Training Courses for Military Gender Advisors and Military Gender Focal Points (FHQ/SHQ) and support the development and monitoring of related projects:
2. Support to PTPUs contribution towards Gender, Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity:
Significant contribution to the promotion of the UN Gender Uniformed Strategy; significant contribution to the implementation of other pre-deployment training activities; significant contribution to ensuring the quality of training activities; effective contribution to enhancing synergies with partner institutions; different written outputs produced in a timely manner; effective support to the overall Programme Unit.
Education: Completed university bachelor’s degree in international relations, security peace and conflict resolutions, gender studies, international development, or a related field from an accredited academic institution.
Experience: A minimum of 2 year of progressively responsible experience in peacekeeping pre-deployment training, specifically oriented to gender equality, equity diversity and inclusivity, and women empowerment in the security sector field; experience with the UN Secretariat, UN Common System or other international organization is desirable.
Languages: Fluency in both English and French is essential; fluency in one or more official UN languages is an asset.
UNITAR is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Qualified women, individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups, and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.
English and French are the two working languages of UNITAR. Priority will be given to the applicants from the under-represented regions at UNITAR. There will be a probation period of 3 months.
UNITAR staff members are subject to the authority of the UNITAR Executive Director and their appointments are limited to service with the Institute.
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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. UNITAR is a non-smoking environment.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable Staff Regulations and Rules and UNITAR administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
UNITAR DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). UNITAR DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Please submit your application along with a motive letter as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
Due to high number of expected applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.