Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
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.
Placing women’s rights at the centre of its efforts, UN Women is mandated to lead and coordinate United Nations’ system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming are translated into action. It is also mandated to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
As the UN agency with the mandate to work on gender equality, UN Women is responsible for leading and coordinating United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world and at the country level. UN Women is also expected to provide strong and coherent leadership in support of countries’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society, the nodal government agency, private sector and other relevant actors.
As a part of its normative and coordination mandate, UN Women co-facilitates the Feminist Policy Collective, which is an alliance of individuals and organisations working on policy and financing related to women’s rights and gender equality. It aims to modify the nature and practice of gender responsive budgeting from an ex-post analysis of the budget to a Transformative Policy and Financing agenda for gender equality.
UN Women believes that at both national and subnational levels, fiscal policy can be shaped to achieve gender equality outcomes. For instance, well-designed gender budgets can support increased investment in infrastructure, essential services, education, training and skills development for women and girls.
In this context, the Coordinator will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Advisory Groups of Feminist Policy Collective and Deputy Representative at UN Women, to support in management of planned activities and coordinate with relevant team members, including implementing partners and government officials, to ensure successful implementation of the Collective’s mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
UN Women MCO is seeking the services of an experienced consultant to assist in its normative and coordination mandate and strengthening of norms and standards internationally. The main objective of this assignment will be to work closely with the Feminist Policy Collective and provide support on effective management and implementation of workplan on transformative financing for gender equality.
Under the supervision of Advisory Group, Feminist Policy Collective, the Coordinator will undertake the following tasks:
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Master's degree or equivalent in Social Science, Political Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Journalism, Gender Studies, or related field.
Language Requirement: Fluency in English.