Job Opening

Posting Title: GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus
Duty Station: NICOSIA
Posting Period: 25 October 2019 - 08 November 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Political Affairs-UNFICYP-125881-F-Nicosia (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Gender Affairs Officer will be located in the Office of Special Representative of the Secretary General under the guidance of the Senior Adviser (D1). The Gender Affairs Officer will support the overall implementation of the Gender Affairs mandate in the mission including ensuring the mainstreaming of Gender Affairs issues in the Mission’s work.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Gender Affairs Officer P-4 supports and guides the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and Gender Equality Policies on Political and Peacekeeping Missions; contributes to the implementation of a mission-wide action plan to translate existing mandates and policies on the promotion of gender equality in all activities of the peacekeeping mission; supports various mission components on the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes promoting gender sensitive approaches and combating gender-based violence; drafts, edits and provides substantive results based inputs for periodic reports, briefings and speeches on women, peace and security issues; establishes working relationships with the Mission civilian, military and police components; facilitate the delivery of gender training for all levels of personnel in the three components; conducts substantive research and analysis of gender issues in the mission, utilizing analytical monitoring and evaluation processes, including indicators and benchmarks, to ensure measurement of progress in gender mainstreaming and sexual violence in peacekeeping activities; collaborates with UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes with complementary mandates as appropriate for the promotion of women and girl’s rights; coordinates with other UN agencies through participating in and leading, as appropriate, relevant country level mechanism for humanitarian coordination on gender-based violence; represents the mission on gender related issues when needed; provides inputs to planning processes, including results-based budgeting (RBB) and reporting; coordinate the work of Gender Focal Points in the Mission as appropriate.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of international relations, international human rights law, women's rights or other related areas, particularly in conflict or post-conflict settings. Knowledge in the areas of gender and peacekeeping or gender in conflict/post-conflict environments. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to prepare well written, analytical reports. 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.

Planning and 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.

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.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's Degree or equivalent degree) in gender and women’s rights, development studies, social science or related humanities field, international relations, human rights, law, gender studies, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance 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.

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No Fee

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