Job Opening

Posting Title: SENIOR GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER, P5
Job Code Title: SENIOR GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Support Mission in Libya
Duty Station: TUNIS
Posting Period: 12 June 2018 - 26 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Political Affairs-UNSMIL-99029-F-Tunis (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Gender Affairs Unit of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). The position is currently based in Tunis, Tunisia. Tunis is classified as an "A" duty station and a family duty station. Applicants should expect to travel on a regular basis (and eventually be relocated) to Libya as the Mission moves forward with its plan to redeploy staff members into Libya. The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief of Staff.

UNSMIL's mandate as renewed in SC resolution 2376 (2017) of 14 September 2017 includes, as an immediate priority, support to the Libyan political process, as well as the undertaking of: (a) support to key Libyan institutions; (b) support for the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance; (c) human rights monitoring and reporting; (d) support for securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and (e) coordination of international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to GNA-led efforts to stabilize post-conflict zones.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

• Provides advice to the SRSG and senior management on women, peace and security issues and mainstreaming a gender perspective into the tasks of the Mission.
• Provides senior management with analysis and guidance on ensuring effective implementation of Women Peace and Security mandates and Departmental policies on gender equality.
• Supports and assists senior management to meet their accountability goals on gender equality in line with the Security Council mandates on women peace and security articulated in the mission’s strategy.
• Oversees the development of a mission-wide action plan to translate existing mandates and policies on the promotion of gender equality in all political actions and plans.
• Establishes and oversee mechanisms for monitoring, evaluating and reporting on gender mainstreaming in mission activities.
• Coordinates and collaborates with the Mission Senior Women Protection Adviser/Officer or Focal Point and supports the work of Conflict-related Sexual Violence (CRSV)/Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in accordance with comprehensive strategies to combat CRSV where is applies.
• Supports Mission leadership to engage with relevant international regional and national actors on the participation and inclusion of women in all phases of post conflict governance and peacekeeping/peace building programmes.
• Supports women’s participation in collaboration with UN agencies and Human Rights Division in the fight against violent extremism.
• Contributes to all mission planning and strategic developmental processes especially inputs related to results-based budgeting and reporting.
• Ensures liaison and coordination with partners, internal and external as related to gender equality
• Drafts, edits all final reporting and written materials from the Gender Team and reports regularly to HQ on gender activities; provides inputs to the Secretary-General’s reports on Women, Peace and Security
• Oversees the work of the gender team, the inputs of the Task Force members and all outputs related to gender from the Mission.
• Represents the Mission on women peace and security issues where needed.
• Contributes to the effective functioning of established coordination mechanism for gender mainstreaming and the advancement of women's rights in country.
• In collaboration with Mission and UNCT partners, advises and technically supports national authorities, civil society organizations and human rights machineries on advancing the Women, Peace and Security agenda.
• Performs any other duties, as required

Competencies

Professionalism: Demonstrated knowledge of and exposure to women/gender rights issues including approaches and techniques to address and advise on gender mainstreaming in political and dialogue processes and complex, sensitive negotiations and development programmes; Full familiarity with institutional mandates on gender rights, prevailing policies and procedures, including UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; Ability to advise senior management and other senior officials on gender equality and women's and girls’ rights in the context of the UN Security Council resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; Strong interpersonal skills; ability to conduct high-level discussions and negotiations in a productive manner; Ability to evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of gender-related issues, including sexual violence, and prepare succinct, analytical reports; Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment; Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

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 the 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 client.

Managerial Competencies
Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

Judgement/ Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in international relations, human rights law, social science or related humanities field. 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

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible policy, advisory and programme management experience at the national and international levels in gender, civil, social, development or political affairs. Of these, a minimum of five years’ work experience on issues related to the promotion of gender equality is required. At least three years of direct related experience in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) - or similar international organization or non-governmental organization in a conflict or post-conflict country is required. Extensive experience in drafting reports and analytical briefs is required. Experience in policy development and policy advice is required. Experience in capacity-building and advisory functions with client/national authorities is required. Strong knowledge of the work of the United Nations in Libya is desirable.

Languages

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

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 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. 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.

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