Policy Analyst, Ending Violence Against Women at UN Women, New York, United States

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Deadline: 20 March 2019

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Policy Analyst, Ending Violence Against Women in New York, United States. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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Key Job Responsibilities

The Policy Analyst will perform the following functions-

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  • Support the Joint Global Programme on Essential Services for Women and Girls Subject to Violence (75%):
    • Assist in strengthening and coordinating UN agencies’ action at HQ level, as well as facilitating coordination among relevant agencies at the national level, as part of the roll-out of the Essential Services Package and associated tools in selected pilot and self-starter countries.
    • Compile information and results from country teams to inform donor reports on essential services for which the EVAW Section is responsible, integrating the feedback of EVAW Policy Specialists as part of these processes.
    • Contribute to the updating of information on EVAW on UN Women’s Intranet, including the possible development and general coordination of UN Women’s Extranet/Communities of Practice on the Flagship Programme Initiative on Prevention and Access to Services/Joint Global Programme on Essential Services.
    • Assist in the implementation of relevant, high-impact EVAW advocacy activities with key partners, including those as part of the Joint Programme on Essential Services.
    • Assist in providing technical inputs on the Flagship Programme Initiative (Prevention and Access to Services)/ Joint Global Programme on Essential Services including, where relevant, the Spotlight Initiative content, including policy papers, annual work plans, communications materials etc. both at the global level and prepared by local and regional teams.
    • Assist in synthesizing and disseminating good practices and lessons learnt from the Flagship Programme Initiative on Prevention and Access to Services/Joint Global Programme on Essential Services, to inform the development of the next generation of programmes on essential services.
  • Support the Ending Violence against Women Section in the following areas (25%):
    • Conduct research and analysis to develop knowledge products on the work of the EVAW Section, including assisting in the drafting of conceptual papers, briefings, talking points and reports for UN Women Senior Management.
    • Provide support in the drafting and monitoring of the Section’s annual work plans and budgets.
    • Contribute to the development of communications material on the work of the EVAW Section.
    • Participate and represent the EVAW Section and/or UN Women in meetings.
    • Assist in any other duties as directed by the EVAW Chief of Section.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in law, human rights, political science, social or gender studies.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with 4 years of relevant working experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in law, human rights, political science, social or gender studies.
  • 2 to maximal 4 years, or for those with a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum 4 years relevant working experience in:
    • Providing substantive feedback on policy guidance and instructional materials, especially as a part of international projects in the area of human rights, including women’s rights and, if possible, ending violence against women and girl.
    • Assisting in the organization and implementation of workshops/meetings, including technical online support.
    • Drafting and completing briefs, talking points, reports etc. on a tight schedule and in coordination with and input from multiple project partners.
  • Fluent in English (both written and oral). Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UN Women.