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GENDER AFFAIRS OFFICER

Kabul (Afghanistan)

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Gender Affairs Unit, Kabul duty station. The Gender Affairs Officer will report to the Senior Gender Affairs Officer/Chief, Gender Advisory Unit.

Kabul is classified as an “E” hardship non-family duty station.

Responsibilities

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

• Supports the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security and the Department of Political Affairs Strategy on Gender and Mediation. • Supports the process of implementing the Mission’s Gender Action Plan to mainstream gender considerations into the work of each mission component, and technically supports the mission’s Gender Focal Points in other mission components to integrate those into the Mission’s mandated priorities;
• Supports knowledge management and data collection with regard to gender policy, and facilitates the collection and exchange of information between partners and the Gender Advisory Unit;
• Drafts, collates and edits specified results-based inputs for all gender related reports and documentation, as required;
• Coordinates, as needed, with UN agencies, Funds and Programmes that have complementary mandates on gender related issues through participation in working level mechanisms, and coordinates with relevant national institutions and other partners;
• Supports the provision of technical expertise, as required, to relevant partners and Mission components on strategies for gender mainstreaming, including expanding the capacity for gender analysis and designing gender-sensitive policies and programmes; and
• Performs other duties, as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge of gender mainstreaming and in-depth understanding of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; conceptual and strategic analytical capacity and ability to analyze and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of gender-related issues. Ability to advise UNAMA on implementing and integrating existing policies. 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.

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.

Planning & 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 degree) in law, conflict resolution and mediation, international relations, social studies, 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

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in socio-economic development, conflict resolution and mediation, policy analysis, sociological research or related area is required. Experience in the promotion of gender equality in a conflict or post-conflict setting with sound reporting, communication and coordination skills is required. At least two years of experience related to the promotion of gender equality or women’s rights is desirable. Work experience in conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

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 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.

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.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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  • Organization: United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
  • Location: Kabul (Afghanistan)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-24

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