Associate Gender Officer at UNOPS, Baghdad, Iraq

Deadline: 6 April 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Associate Gender Officer in Baghdad, Iraq.

The Associate Gender Officer will support the Senior Gender Advisor (SGA) within all tasks necessary to appropriate implementation of programme activities and actions.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Associate Gender Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Provide ongoing technical support to the SGA in the implementation of the Gender Strategy and Gender Action Plan, and withingender mainstreaming of UNMAS operations and in the implementation of gender responsive Capacity Enhancement Programme of national authorities on Explosive Hazard Management (EHM).
  • Support in training of local and international staff (UNMAS and UNMAS IPs) on gender & diversity in EHM, when required.
  • Support the SGA to liaise closely with government partners at various levels, state institutions and other partners assisting them to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment, in particular in EHM.
  • Stay abreast of all relevant developments, programmes, projects and activities pertinent to the UNMAS mandate in the political, constitutional, electoral, human rights, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction and development areas.
  • Support in undertaking ongoing analysis on gender issues in Iraq to inform policy decisions and activities of UNMAS Iraq.
  • Support the appropriate inclusion of a gender perspective in all UNMAS operations, proposing innovative and gender /cultural sensitive ideas and actions.
  • Participate and make contributions on gender mainstreaming and partner with UN agencies including UN Women, UNAMI and UNDP in particular in the areas of security and women’s participation in EHM.
  • Support in establishing contact and maintaining a contact data base of key strategic partners within the Government, civil society and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).
  • Support in identifying and working with Civil Society Organizations, women groups, religious leaders, community leaders and other partners to promote women’s participation in security and advocate for women’s role recognition in the framework of UNSCR 1325 and its National Action Plan.
  • Organize and participate in working groups, meetings, conferences, consultations, workshops and training programmes with other agencies and partners on gender issues, upon request from SGA.
  • Collaborate with UNMAS communication experts in the realization of communication tools related to gender & diversity in EHM.
  • Perform other relevant duties as required and requested by the supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Business Administration, Law or Social Science or any other related field.
  • First level University degree (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) in Gender Studies, Business Administration, Law or Social Science or any other related field with a minimum 2 years of relevant experience.
  • High school (secondary school) with a minimum 6 years of relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in Gender Mainstreaming or Gender Analysis.
  • Experience working in conflict or post-conflict environments with international organizations is desired.
  • Experience working with government counterparts and civil society is desired.
  • Proficiency in computers and office software packages (MS Office) is required.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (speaking, reading and writing) is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is desired.
  • Nationality of Iraq.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.