GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER
Closing date: 10 February 2020 - 10 March 2020
This position is located within the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO), Kinshasa. The Gender Affairs Officer will report to the Senior Gender Adviser, Chief of the Gender Affairs Section.
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 DPO Policy on Gender in Peacekeeping Operations 2018-2021.
•Supports the process of implementing the Mission’s Gender Action Plan and strategy to mainstream gender considerations into the work of each mission component, and technically supports the Mission’s Gender Focal Points across pillars and components to deliver on the Mission's gender mandate.
•Supports knowledge management and data collection with regard to gender policy and facilitates the collection and exchange of information between partners and the Gender Affairs Section.
•Supports the Gender Affairs Section in providing timely and close guidance –including through regular field visits to the Field Offices for a practical gender mainstreaming in their planning and rolling-out of field activities
•Supports the implementation of the Mission Leadership Team (MLT) decisions on the Gender markers in the Mission through coaching to components, sections and offices in crafting gender analysis, defining and updating the gender sensitive indicators and reporting with sex-disaggregated data.
•Advises and guides Mission components so that all proposals for QIPs (Quick Impact Projects) and CVR (Community Violence Reduction) are gender responsive.
•Drafts, collates and edits specified results-based inputs for all gender related reports and documentation as required.
•Coordinates, as needed, with other UN agencies, Funds and Programmes that have complementary mandates on gender related issues through participating in working-level mechanisms, as well as coordinates with relevant institutions.
•Supports the provision of technical expertise to relevant partners and Mission components on the roll-out of gender markers strategies for gender mainstreaming, including expanding the capacity for gender analysis and designing gender-sensitive policies and programmes.
•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 dialogue between the Mission's leadership and the civil society organizations, including women's groups, on gender issues.
•Performs other duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Recognized expertise on gender equality and women’s empowerment; track record on advising peers, senior management and uniformed personnel. 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.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of international relations, law, gender and/or peacekeeping issues at policy and operational levels.
Experience in the promotion of gender equality in a post conflict setting 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 required.
Experience in the conception, roll-out and monitoring of gender markers is highly 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.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Extension of appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
The united nations secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
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