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28 Dec 2020

Women Protection Officer

Job Description

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.

Language skills:

  • 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

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 30-12-2020

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