vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER, P3
Département / Bureau: Convention sur la lutte contre la désertification
Lieu d'affectation: BONN
Période de candidature: 12 mai 2021 - 10 juin 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 155560
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Cadre organisationnel

The objective of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is to combat desertification and land degradation, and to mitigate the effects of drought (DLDD) in affected countries around the world, particularly in Africa, through effective action at all levels. Established in 1994, the UNCCD is the sole legally binding international agreement linking environment and development to sustainable land management. In decision 30/COP.13 Parties to the UNCCD adopted the Gender Action Plan (GAP) recognizing that all aspects of DLDD have gender dimensions and call to further mainstream gender equality and empowerment of women and girls into desertification/land degradation and drought-related policies and activities, as appropriate, to implement the Convention and the UNCCD 2018−2030 Strategic Framework.

The Global Mechanism (GM) is an institution of the UNCCD, mandated to assist countries in the mobilization of financial resources from the public and private sector for activities that prevent, control or reverse desertification, land degradation and drought. As the operational arm of the convention, the Global Mechanism supports countries to translate the Convention into action. With the view to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of existing financial mechanisms, the GM is requested to promote “actions leading to the mobilization and channeling of substantial financial resources, including for the transfer of technology, on a grant, and/or on concessional or other terms, to affected developing country Parties” (Article 21, para. 4, UNCCD). Such actions include a broad range of country-level strategic planning and implementation efforts.

The Global Mechanism is currently spearheading several initiatives to implement its resources mobilization mandate and respond to Parties’ need for innovative approaches to attain the Convention’s aims, including:
(i) Supporting countries in the development of land-based transformative projects and programmes through the provision of technical support to achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN);
(ii) Development of innovative financial initiatives aiming at channeling resources from new public and private funding sources, including through blended finance;
(iii) Development of new integrated approaches to facilitate the financing and implementation of projects contributing to achieve synergies across the objectives of the three Rio Conventions; and
(iv) Strengthening and developing partnerships with a view to facilitate country-level implementation of the Convention.


The promotion of gender equality is both central to UNCCD’s mandate and is a priority within the organization’s activities. Under the overall supervision of the LDN and Land Restoration Programme Coordinator of the Global Mechanism and working in close coordination with the External Relations, Policy and Advocacy (ERPA) unit of the UNCCD, the incumbent will be responsible for the following tasks:
•Contributing to the development of gender transformative projects and programmes developed by the Global Mechanism in line with the UNCCD Gender Action Plan, other relevant UNCCD policies and international best practice.
•Provide support in the development of gender responsive LDN transformative projects and programmes in close collaboration with the project managers by delivering support for improvements and/or providing gender related technical assistance on the implementation of ongoing project.
•Supporting the development and implementation of joint collaborative mechanism between UNCCD secretariat and GM led projects to ensure that opportunities to promote and implement gender responsive approaches are executed efficiently and cost effectively.
•Providing gender related technical input at different levels of proposal development and project lifecycle; providing technical review of final versions of project concept notes and/or full fledge project documents ; and leading and taking responsibility for the gender -responsive design of the whole proposal, including coherence with the gender requirements of the funding source.
•Assist in identifying and supporting the delivery of gender technical outputs during project design and project implementation.
•Be proactive in canvasing suggestions for partnerships and resource mobilization, including with the private sector, to support projects and programmes advancing gender equality and initiate follow up processes.
•Participating in evaluating project’s gender equality performance and take lead on gender equality action planning including assisting with the analysis of data, identifying potential gaps and strategies to address them.
•Review and monitors programme results, outputs and outcomes from the gender perspective and provide substantive inputs to the preparation of donor and the annual reports relating the UN System-wide Action Plan (UN-SWAP) on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
•Identify opportunities for capacity building of partners and develop gender responsive technical/ programming support, design tools and deliver trainings to partners, as needed.
•Preparing, maintaining and updating an LDN/Gender knowledge agenda, capturing lessons learnt including collection and dissemination of knowledge products to stimulate internal and external knowledge exchange and initiate global learning and communities of practice.
•Undertakes outreach activities: building, maintaining and utilizing networks and relationships with relevant stakeholders e.g. UNCCD parties, companies, research institutions, universities, donors, etc. to support implementation and expansion of the Gender and LDN programme.
•Ensures provision of timely and quality technical backstopping by identifying the needs and sources for technical assistance and facilitating the provision of expert support (consultants/short timers).
•Performs any other job-related activities required to achieve the goals and objectives of the team, the Unit, the Programme or the secretariat.


Professionalism: Knowledge of gender equality, gender mainstreaming concepts and analysis. Ability to identify issues, analyses and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Conceptual, analytical and political skills. 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 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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.

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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a field relevant to the assignment, for example in gender studies, social sciences, agriculture economics, rural development or another relevant field.

Expérience professionnelle

At least 5 years of proven ability and solid experience providing technical assistance in gender transformative approaches and developing successful proposals for external donor funding, including technical writing, particularly in the context of land/natural resource use and management, land and forest restoration, agriculture, food and water security is required
Demonstrated application of technical principles and concepts in gender integration at micro, meso and macro levels is required. General knowledge of gender transformative project design is required (clear gender targets, clear objectives for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, development of gender responsive/sensitive indicators, gender-based analysis, among others.
Excellent social and networking skills, ability to engage with governments and the private sector including influencing skills and experience of working effectively in an international organization is required.
Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability; demonstrated ability to handle complex issues is required

Connaissances linguistiques

L’anglais et le français sont les langues de travail du Secrétariat de l’ONU. Pour le(s) poste(s) à pourvoir, la maîtrise de l’anglais est exigée et [la « maîtrise » ou la « connaissance »] du français est [« souhaitable » ou « un atout »]. La connaissance d’une autre langue officielle de l’ONU serait un atout.

Méthode d'évaluation

L’évaluation des candidats qualifiés pourrait inclure un exercice d’évaluation, pouvant être suivi d’un entretien d’appréciation des compétences.

Notice spéciale

Le Secrétariat de l’Organisation des Nations Unies tient à ce que son personnel comprenne autant de femmes que d’hommes et souhaite que la représentation géographique soit aussi diverse que possible. Les candidatures de femmes sont fortement encouragées.

Charte des Nations Unies

Aux termes du paragraphe 3 de l’Article 101 de la Charte des Nations Unies, la considération dominante dans le recrutement du personnel doit être la nécessité d’assurer à l’Organisation les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité. Ne seront pas retenues les candidatures des personnes qui ont commis des violations du droit international des droits de l’homme, des violations du droit international humanitaire, des actes d’exploitation, d’atteintes ou de harcèlement sexuels, ou au sujet desquelles il existe des raisons plausibles de croire qu’elles ont été impliquées dans la commission de tels actes. L’expression « exploitation sexuelle » désigne le fait d’abuser ou de tenter d’abuser d’un état de vulnérabilité, d’un rapport de force inégal ou de rapports de confiance à des fins sexuelles, y compris mais non exclusivement en vue d’en tirer un avantage pécuniaire, social ou politique. On entend par « atteinte sexuelle » toute atteinte physique de nature sexuelle commise par la force, sous la contrainte ou à la faveur d’un rapport inégal, ou la menace d’une telle atteinte. Le harcèlement sexuel s'entend de tout comportement déplacé à connotation sexuelle raisonnablement propre ou de nature à choquer ou humilier, lorsqu'il entrave la bonne marche du service, est présenté comme une condition d'emploi ou crée au lieu de travail un climat d'intimidation, d'hostilité ou de vexation, et lorsque ce comportement est assez grave pour justifier le licenciement de son auteur. La candidature de personnes qui ont commis des infractions autres que des infractions mineures au code de la route ne sera pas retenue.

Sera dûment prise en considération l'importance d'un recrutement effectué sur une base géographique aussi large que possible. Aucune restriction ne sera imposée par l'Organisation à l'accès des hommes et des femmes, dans des conditions égales, à toutes les fonctions, dans ses organes principaux et subsidiaires. Le Secrétariat de l'Organisation des Nations Unies est un espace non-fumeurs.

La considération dominante dans l’engagement, la mutation ou la promotion du personnel est la nécessité de s’assurer les services de personnes possédant les plus hautes qualités de travail, de compétence et d’intégrité. En acceptant une offre d’engagement, les membres du personnel sont soumis(es) à l’autorité du Secrétaire général, qui peut leur assigner l’une quelconque des tâches ou l’un quelconque des postes de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, conformément à l’alinéa c) de l’article 1.2 du Statut du personnel. Dans ce contexte, tous les membres du personnel recrutés sur le plan international sont tenus de changer de fonctions périodiquement à l’intérieur d’un même lieu d’affectation ou dans un autre lieu d’affectation, dans les conditions fixées par le Secrétaire général.

Les candidats sont invités à respecter scrupuleusement toutes les instructions disponibles sur la plateforme de recrutement en ligne Inspira. Pour des informations plus détaillées, ils ou elles peuvent consulter le manuel d'instructions pour le candidat, en cliquant sur le lien hypertexte « Manuels » sur le côté supérieur droit de la page d'accueil de leur compte Inspira.

Les candidatures feront l'objet d'une évaluation et d'un examen préalables sur la base des informations soumises conformément aux critères d'évaluation de l'avis de vacance de poste et aux dispositions législatives internes applicables de l'Organisation des Nations Unies, notamment la Charte des Nations Unies, les résolutions de l'Assemblée générale, le Statut et le Règlement du personnel, les textes administratives et les directives. Les candidats doivent fournir des informations exhaustives et précises conformément aux instructions fournies sur la plateforme Inspira. Une fois la candidature envoyée, aucune modification, suppression ou révision, ni aucun ajout ou changement ne pourra être fait. Il sera procédé à une vérification des références des candidats faisant l'objet d'une attention particulière pour s'assurer de l'exactitude des renseignements qu’ils ont fournis dans leur candidature.

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