Women Protection Officer
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Women Protection Adviser (WPA), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Support the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1820, 1888, 1960, 2106 and 2242 on Conflict-related Sexual Violence, including the implementation of the Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Arrangements (MARA) by:
- Assisting the Senior WPA in convening the MARA Working Group/Joint Consultation Forum and related activities;
- Contributing to the preparation of reports and other information required under MARA;
- Handling, processing, analysing data and information coming from the field;
- Coordinating with relevant colleagues from the UN Country Team and International Humanitarian actors on CRSV-related issues;
- Participating in UNMISS meetings as well as external meetings (Protection Cluster, MRM on grave violations against children, civil society organizations, etc.) to ensure that CRSV and a survivor-centered approach are fully mainstreamed into activities and discussions;
- Provide technical support to partners implementing CRSV-related projects in various parts of the country (e.g., Unity, Western Equatoria);
- Participating in field investigation missions to document incidents of CRSV;
- Assisting the Senior WPA in engaging with parties to the conflict to prevent and address CRSV;
- Drafting minutes of meetings, reports, preparing quantitative and qualitative data on CRSV to comply with mandatory reporting obligations;
- Ensuring that CRSV considerations are reflected in UN mission and United Nations Country Team (UNCT) early-warning systems;
- Assisting with designing training modules in collaboration with WPA/Gender and WPA/Human Rights Division to raise awareness on CRSV;
- Support training efforts targeting uniformed personnel and relevant civilian authorities mandated to prevent and respond to CRSV;
- Reviewing national discriminatory laws and undertaking research and analysis to provide recommendations with the view to enhancing prevention and response;
- Performing other related duties as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education – Additional Comments:
Advanced degree in law, human rights, social studies or relevant fields.
Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:
At least 3 years of proven professional experience in the area of human rights, gender-based and sexual violence and victims’ protection.
- English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Area of expertise: Human rights Area of expertise details:
- Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments;
- Proven experience in the field of women’s rights, in particular sexual and Gender base violence (SGBV) or CRSV;
- Demonstrated experience in timely delivering of quality products, including knowledge products, and in contributing to complex processes within the women’s protection area of work;
- Experience in designing and backstopping programme initiatives related to women’s protection issues;
- Experience on access to justice practices and policy making is required; understanding of protocol and processes related to cultural norms of driving change processes with judges, lawyers, and defence and security forces;
- Previous professional experience within the UN system or related field of work will be an asset;
- Excellent written and spoken English; Arabic desirable;
- Solid computer skills, including full proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word etc.) and other IT applications and office technology equipment;
- Have a valid driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4×4 vehicles;
- Have affinity with or interest in humanitarian relief, post-conflict situations, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
- Sound security awareness.
Driving license: Yes Competencies values:
Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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Application deadline: 30-12-2020