UNOWAS recruits 01 Gender affairs officer

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UNOWAS recruits 01 Gender affairs officer

Description de l’offre

Job Opening

Department/Office: SRSG for West Africa/United Nations Office in West Africa
Duty Station: DAKAR
Posting Period: 16 July 2021 – 30 July 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Political Affairs-UNOWA-156055-F-Dakar (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located within the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Dakar. The Gender Affairs Officer will report to the Mission Gender Affairs Officer.

Within delegated authority, the Gender Affairs Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties:

•Supports the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and the DPPA Women, Peace and Security Policy (June 2019).
•Supports the process of implementing the Mission’s Gender Work Plan and strategy to mainstream gender considerations into the work of each mission component.
•Supports knowledge management and data collection with regard to gender policy and facilitates the collection and exchange of information between partners and the Gender Unit.
•Drafts, collates and edits specified results-based inputs for all gender related reports and documentation as required.
•Supports the results-based budgeting (RBB) process and provides substantive inputs to results based reporting and analysis
•Supports the delivery of gender training to uniformed and civilian Mission personnel and conduct orientation activities on gender markers in the mission.
•Facilitates the development and implementation of annual workplans of the 17 chapters of the Working Group on Women, Youth, Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel.
•Supports the Working Group’s resource mobilization efforts.
•Undertakes relevant research activities based on the needs expressed by various actors and members of the Working Group, and in line with the Gender Unit plans.
•Supports women’s networks working on Gender, Women, Peace and Security issues within the region, including, NOPSWECO, ROAJELF, MARWOPNET, Senegal-the Gambia-Guinea Bissau Forum for Peace and Security and the G-5 Sahel Women’s Platform.
•Coordinates activities aimed at updating the database on Gender, Women, Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel.
•Performs other duties as required.

PROFESSIONALISM: Recognized expertise on gender equality and women’s empowerment; track record on advising peers. Strong conceptual and strategic analytical capacity and experience in the development and use of gender markers. Ability to analyze and evaluate critical matters pertaining to organizational gender responsiveness. Solid familiarity with monitoring gender deliverables, preferably in the field of peace and security. Ability to extract lessons learned and prepare good practices for broad use. 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating 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 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.

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in gender studies, law, international relations, social studies, or in a related area is required. 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of international relations, law, gender and peacekeeping issues at policy and operational levels is required.
Experience in the promotion of gender equality is required
At least three years of field experience in one or a combination of the thematic areas: gender mainstreaming; analysis and monitoring of the implementation of women, peace and security agenda; women’s political participation is desirable
Experience in the conception, roll-out and monitoring of gender markers is desirable

English and French are the working languages of the Secretariat. For this position, fluency in French and English (both oral and written) is required.

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.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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