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Associate Gender Affairs Officer, P-2
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   13 Feb 2013
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   29 Jan 2013
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur
DUTY STATION:   El Fasher
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   13-SSC-UNAMID-425935-R-EL FASHER


All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application (successful or unsuccessful) at the end of the recruitment/rostering/selection process within 14 days (ST/AI/2010/3 on Staff Selection System).
 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, and under the overall supervision of the UNAMID Senior Gender Adviser, the Associate Gender Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Supports and guides the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security; Supports the UNAMID Gender Affairs Unit with respect to gender mainstreaming, gender equality practices and sexual and gender-based violence, including conflict-related sexual violence, in the mission area; Assists the Senior Gender Adviser in the design and implementation of mission and sector-wide plans that translate existing policies and mandates on the promotion of gender equality in all activities of UNAMID; Participates in the design and delivery of appropriate training for all levels of uniformed and civilian UNAMID personnel; Undertakes ongoing research and analysis on gender issues in Darfur and Sudan to inform UNAMID policy decisions; Provides ongoing technical advice to various Mission components in order to build and expand capacity for gender analysis and the design of gender-sensitive policies and programmes; Assists the Senior Gender Adviser in setting up mechanisms, processes and structures in the mission that will facilitate gender mainstreaming; Provides technical advice to state and Darfur government institutions, particularly those created under the Transitional Darfur Regional Authority (TDRA); Ensures partnership with and provides technical advice to state government, civil society organizations and women's groups with regard to women's political representation, women's participation in the peace process and the protection needs of women and children; Participates and makes substantive contributions to the work of inter-agency coordination mechanisms that address the protection needs of women and children; Liaises with UN agencies that have complementary mandates for the promotion of women and girls' rights; Contributes to the implementation of reporting obligations, documentation of good practices, the preparation of policy papers, and related submissions for sector management, senior mission leaders and DPKO; Serves as Officer-in-Charge in the absence of Head of Unit as necessary; Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies
PROFESSIONALISM - Recognized expert in the field of gender affairs; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations; ability to provide technical expertise and advice on strategies and approaches to guide gender mainstreaming in post-conflict processes; ability to analyze and evaluate critical matters pertaining to a broad spectrum of gender-related issues. 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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. TEAMWORK - Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; Is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts responsibility for team shortcomings. COMMITMENT TO CONTINUOUS LEARNING - Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession; Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; Shows willingness to learn from others; Seeks feedback to learn and improve.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, women’s studies, development studies, social studies or 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 two years of progressively responsible professional experience in the field of international relations, law, gender and/or peacekeeping issues at policy and operational levels is required. Experience in the promotion of gender equality in a post-conflict setting outside the candidate’s country of nationality and/or birth is required. At least one year’s field experience in sub-Saharan Africa is required; prior experience in Sudan is desirable. Prior experience with the United Nations, UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes or other international aid agencies is desirable.

Languages
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. A working knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Other Skills


The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

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Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.