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Technical Adviser, Gender, Equality and Women's Empowerment, Technical Division, New York

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
  • Closing Date: 2019-01-03

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Job summary

The Technical Adviser post is located in the Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch of the Technical Division, and reports directly to the Branch Chief who provides overall strategic direction. S/He is the principle technical adviser and authoritative expert in the Fund for the area of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment and its linkages with the ICPD Programme of Action, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the UN Reform agenda. The Technical Adviser works in an integrated, coordinated, and systems strengthening approach which is fundamental to the Division’s and UNFPA’s overall strategy.


Post-graduate University Degree or equivalent in gender studies, international development/relations, social anthropology, law and women’s rights, sociology, cultural studies, public health, demography, socio-economics, or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post.     


Knowledge and Experience: 

• 10 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment, of which at least seven years at the international level;

• Knowledge and experience on gender and development 

• An acknowledged expert and recognized authority in the technical area;

• Understanding of human rights dimensions of gender, including promoting rights of marginalized groups, essential

• Broad experience in gender programming, essential

• Experience in culturally sensitive programming is essential

• Experience in advising and supporting initiatives to eliminate GBV, essential

• Experience working on linkages between gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights desirable

• Gender budgeting understanding/experience an asset

• Knowledge and experience of working with civil society in support of gender equality and women’s empowerment, an asset

• Knowledge and experience of working in areas related to harmful practices, an asset

• Strong track record of technical leadership, publications, and proven ability to produce demonstrable results;

• Extensive network within development community;

• Field experience desirable

• Experience working for the UN preferred


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