Gender/Political Affairs Officer
Mission and objectives
The United Nations Security Council adopted resolution 2524 (2020) authorizing the mandate of UNITAMS which is to assist the political transition, progress towards democratic governance, in the protection and promotion of human rights, and sustainable peace; support peace processes and implementation of future peace agreements; assist peacebuilding, civilian protection and rule of law, in particular in Blue Nile and South Kordofan (the Two Areas) and Darfur; and support the mobilisation of economic and development assistance and coordination of humanitarian assistance. Gender is mainstreamed across the pillars of support mandated to UNITAMS by SC resolution 2524 (2020).
Under the supervision of the Senior Gender Advisor,, the UN Volunteer Political Affairs Officer will be responsible for performing the following duties within their area of assignment: Outreach and coordination - Develop and maintain active and constructive working relations with women’s groups and civil society and liaison at the appropriate level; with key interlocutors; Identify, monitor and analyze Women, Peace and Security issues and developments with respect to the implementation of UNITAMS mandate at the local and/or national level, with a particular focus on gender-related political dynamics and processes of reconciliation, democratization and security sector reform; Assist with the use of UNITAMS good offices to facilitate inclusive dialogue, build confidence and seek solutions to political/security issues of concern; Identify potential and emerging trends which might affect women’s participation and rights in the political situation; Reporting - Prepare a range of internal reports and briefing papers, including but not limited to situation reports, notes to file, briefing notes, options papers, talking points; Support Mission reporting requirements, including daily and weekly inputs; Ensure effective information management. Any other tasks as required by the supervisors. This assignment is a support service to the UNITAMS Gender Unit, working closely with the Political Affairs Division; it is not a humanitarian assignment. Furthermore, UN volunteers are encouraged to: Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day) Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteer.