Job Opening

Posting Title: GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement
Duty Station: HODEIDAH
Posting Period: 26 July 2022 - 08 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Political Affairs-UNMHA-187118-J-Hodeidah (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position of the Gender Officer will be based in the United Nations Mission in Support of the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA), Hudaydah, Yemen and within delegated authority, the incumbent will report to the Head of Mission (HoM).

UNMHA was established by Security Council resolution 2452 (2019) and is mandated to support the implementation of the Agreement on the City of Hudaydah and Ports of Hudaydah, Salif and Ras Issa as set out in the Stockholm Agreement.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Gender Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Advises the Head of Mission and supports mission implementation on the advancement of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)
• Supports and guides mission level implementation of the UN system wide Gender Parity strategy.
• Supports all mission components with the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes promoting gender sensitive approaches and combating gender- based violence.
• Drafts, edits and provides substantive inputs for Mission periodic reports, briefings and speeches including on specific WPS issues
• Supports the delivery of gender training for all Mission personnel in the mission.
• Conducts substantive research and analysis of gender issues in the Yemen context drawing from lessons learned in other Special Political Missions, utilizing analytical monitoring and evaluation processes, including indicators and benchmarks, to ensure measurement of progress in gender mainstreaming in Mission activities.
• Collaborates with UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, as with relevant institutions and NGOs, and regularly participates in inter-agency coordination forum.
• Represents the Mission on gender related issues when needed.
• Establishes working relationships with all mission pillars, sections and partners.
• Provides inputs to planning processes, including results-based budgeting (RBB) and reporting.
• Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of the work of the United Nations, expertise in the field of Women Rights, International Human Rights Law, Human Rights, International Relation, together with a thorough understanding of the concepts and practices related to gender equality, particularly gender mainstreaming and programing in conflict settings. Knowledge of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; Demonstrated drafting, monitoring and reporting skills; ability to adapt to hardship missions and remote locations. Conceptual and strategic analytical capacity, formulate options, draw conclusions and make effective recommendations, particularly in relation to addressing the rights and needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations; ability to formulate policy advice, position papers and reports for the attention of senior managers. Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment. Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines related to gender issues. 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.

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 clients.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in development studies, social studies in International Relations, Human Rights Law, Gender Studies, or in a 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.

Work Experience

At least seven years of progressively responsible policy advice and programme management experience related to the promotion of gender policies including gender equality particularly with UN or international organizations in conflict or post-conflict settings is required.

Proven expertise for integrating gender perspectives into mainstream policies or programmes is required.

Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is required.

Management experience in multicultural settings, including coordination of interdisciplinary teams is desirable.

Expertise in reporting, gathering and analyzing information and strong drafting ability is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available for a period of six (6) months with possible extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

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

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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