UN Women: Programme Analyst – Women, Peace and Security Deployments
New York City (United States of America)
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UN Women has established a partnership with Justice Rapid Response (JRR), the world’s only intergovernmental stand-by facility of active duty criminal justice and related professionals, ready for deployment by the international community to investigate, analyze, and report on situations where serious human rights and international criminal violations have been reported. In order to ensure that an increasing number and variety of trained Sexual Gender- Based Violence (SGBV) experts are available to the international community, UN Women and JRR, while engaging the training expertise of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), have created a training, roster management, and deployment mechanism that provides a holistic group of needed experts in a timely manner.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Peace and Security Section, the Programme Analyst- Rapid Deployments will provide operational and programming support to the deployment of SGBV experts to national and international accountability mechanisms.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide Analytical and Research Support:
- Provide analysis on the impact of rapid deployments to national and international accountability mechanisms, including an assessment of official findings and internal reports from deployed experts;
- Research issues relating to the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence under international criminal law, as assigned;
- Provide research and writing support for UN Women’s publications and internal and external communications relating to the deployment of experts to accountability mechanisms.
- Draft papers and background documents as neeeded.
Provide Programme Coordination Support:
- Maintain files and databases for a roster of international criminal justice investigators;
- Perform human resource, procurement and administrative support functions required to facilitate rapid deployments;
- Liaise regularly with the national, regional, and international bodies requesting support though the deployment of an expert, and with partner organization Justice Rapid Response;
- Provide coordination and administrativesupport to the development of internal guidance on administrative systems and procedures for rapid deployments.
Provide Monitoring and Reporting Support:
- Provide technical inputs to and review programme proposals, and narrative and donor reports;
- Provide technical inputs to the preparation and review of financial proposals to donors, and support UN Women finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of financial projections and reports.
Provide roster development and management support:
- Provide technical coordination support to the development and management of surge capacity rosters for the humanitarian section
- Maintain surge capacity rosters.
Perform any other functions as requested by the Chief, Peace and Security.
Key Performance Indicators:
- Timely and quality analysis on rapid deployments;
- Quality research resulting in inputs to reports;
- Timely and quality maintenance of databases and files;
- Timely and quality support to ensure efficient deployment.
- Respect for Diversity;
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
- Creative Problem Solving;
- Effective Communication;
- Inclusive Collaboration;
- Stakeholder Engagement;
- Leading by Example.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf.
- Ability to perform a broad range of specialized activities aimed at effective and efficient functioning of office, including data/schedule management, maintenance of protocol, information flow;
- General knowledge of gender related issues;
- Good analytical skills;
- Good research skills;
- Good written and oral communication skills;
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion;
- Ability to pay close attention to detail;
- Creates, edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
- Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master degree in public administration, management or a related field.
- A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible operational, finance, analytical and research experience preferably in a large or international corporation or organization;
- Some experience in development and maintenance of surge rosters;
- Experience in the use of computers applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and web based management systems;
- Experience in access to justice programming is an asset;
- Experience with ATLAS an advantage.
- Experience in working on gender and human rights issues.
- Fluency in English is required;
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
- All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.