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Job Opening
Job Opening ID221467
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Direction de programmes
Category and Level : Professional and Higher CategoriesP-3

Duty Station : NEW YORK

Department/Office : Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building
Date Posted : Nov 8, 2023
Deadline : Nov 14, 2023
Org. Setting and Reporting
The position is within the Gender, Peace and Security Unit of the Policy and Mediation Division in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs in New York. The incumbent reports to the Team Leader and the Chief of Unit. The GPS unit within DPPA’s Policy and Mediation Division provides technical backstopping and substantive advice to DPPA staff at HQ and the field to ensure that Gender and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) issues are integrated into all of the Department’s work. The GPS unit works in particular towards advancing the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in all political decision-making processes; including conflict prevention and resolution processes; and to address and prevent conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV).
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties: • Participates as the focal point for the development, implementation and evaluation of capacity building initiatives on women, peace and security (WPS); monitors and analyzes the implementation of the WPS Agenda by DPPA and its field missions; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions. • Supports the Department in overseeing and adapting gender-responsive budgeting and the development of projects to implement the WPS Agenda within its peacemaking and conflict prevention efforts. • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources. • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies related to WPS. • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions. • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. • Provides substantive and logistical support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc. • Undertakes outreach activities; design and conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. • Participates in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc. • Coordinates activities related to gender responsive budgeting and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.), in support of the department, and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.). • Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism: Knowledge of the work of the United Nations, in international relations, international human rights law, women’s rights or other related areas, particularly, in conflict or post-conflict settings. Demonstrated professional competence in the areas of gender equality and Women, Peace and Security and in conflict/post-conflict environments.. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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 Women, Peace and Security and gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area, including demonstrated expertise in successfully integrating a gender and WPS perspectives into programmes, is required. Experience working on women, peace and security, including contributing support to senior leadership, is required. Experience with gender responsive budgeting in project development, including the use of planning and management platforms, is required. Experience preparing and conducting WPS-related trainings, including on gender-sensitive analysis, is required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of Arabic or French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
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