Programme Specialist, Women Peace and Security, Kabul with travel to provinces

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Afghanistan

City: Kabul, Afghanistan

Office: UNDP Kabul, Afghanistan

Closing date: Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Programme Specialist, Women Peace and Security-Re-advertised

Advertised on behalf of : Location : Kabul with travel to provinces, AFGHANISTAN

Application Deadline : 30-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)

Type of Contract : FTA Local

Post Level : NO-C

Languages Required : English

Duration of Initial Contract : One year extendable

Background

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women works on 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 center of all of its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States‘ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

In Afghanistan, UN Women works in four thematic areas i.e. Governance and Participation, Ending Violence Against Women, Women Economic Empowerment, and Women Peace and Security (WPS). On Women Peace and Security, UN Women is catalyzing the UN system and supporting Afghanistan to deliver on the women, peace and security agenda and enhanced capacities and opportunities for gender equality advocates to participate in peace processes at all levels. UN Women ACO assists the Government of Afghanistan to implement their commitments on women, peace and security and more women and civil society organizations and those actors with gender equality agendas, influence peace, and security processes. UN Women’s priority outcomes for WPS in Afghanistan are the following: (i) supporting an enabling environment for the implementation of WPS commitments; (ii) ensuring that women are represented and meaningfully participate in all peace and security, peacebuilding and recovery processes, including formal and informal peace negotiations processes; and; (iii) supporting gender-responsive security sector and justice reforms.

Under the overall guidance from the Country Representative and Deputy Representative, , the WPS Specialist will report directly to the Head of WPS Thematic Area and will primarily focus on engagement with civil society, as well as with government counterparts and be responsible for coordinating, and monitoring of UN Women interventions implemented through civil society organizations and selected government institutions