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Gender Equality Analyst 25 January 2021 Int. Youth UNWomen United States of America
United States of America
New York (USA)
12 months
25 January 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The Young Women Leaders Programme is an opportunity for 10 young women from the global South to bring their voices, passion and commitment to Gender Equality by learning and contributing across UN Women’s operations in New York City for one year.

Each UN Youth Volunteer under the Young Women Leaders Programme will work closely under the supervision of an experienced UN Women subject matter expert, to develop a work and learning plan.

A specific set of tasks mutually agreed upon between the Young Women Leader (YWL) and supervisor will be drawn from the following broad areas of work taking into consideration career aspirations, individual motivation and organizational needs.

Candidates will be matched with one of the available positions in the area below based on their expression of particular interest.

Please find here a list of general functions and responsibilities that a YWL may be assigned. Based on the selected areas below in which the YWL will be working (as specified below), the supervisor and YWL will develop a more detailed description of assignment

Project Management:

  • Provide inputs to, compile and analyze information related to project or initiative within area of interest
  • Monitor, coordinate and draft reports on activities
  • Raft new proposals or ideas

Policy development

  • Perform background research
  • Provide technical inputs to documents and policies

Knowledge management

  • Provide inputs to knowledge management products
  • Draft briefing notes and presentations
  • Gather and analyze data
  • Draft training materials and organize training sessions

Administration and Operations

  • Develop templates and forms and gather inputs as needed
  • Maintain and databases
  • Respond to queries
  • Provide suggestions for business and operations improvements

Communication and Advocacy

  • Draft, provide input to and disseminate communication materials
  • Maintain and update webpages, intranet pages or other communication channels


  • Reach out to Regional Office and Country Office focal points as needed
  • Respond to queries from stakeholders
  • Participate in internal and external working groups

Candidates will be matched with one of the available positions in the areas below based on their expression of particular interest

  1. Administration – Degree in Business & Administration.

The Division of Management and Administration is responsible for the operational support and management of financial, and administrative resources including information communications and technology, the effective and efficient delivery of essential operations services in UN Women, continuous development and improvement in operations, policies, and methods to align with UN Women and stakeholders’ evolving business needs and advisory support.

  1. Communications & Advocacy Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, media, public relations

The Communications & Advocacy Section is responsible for proactively advancing the strategic positioning of UN Women and its mandate in this context through effective outreach through its strategic communications capacity and function. UN-Women has increasingly and with measurable success and impact used campaigns to drive awareness and engagement on gender equality issues; these are conceptualized and spearheaded by the Communications and Advocacy Section which consists of a team with various communications backgrounds in amongst others, media relations, social media, video and photography, digital content, publications and editing.

  1. Partnership & Resource Mobilization – Degree in economics, business management, social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women's studies

The Resource Mobilization (RM) Section, which is part of the Strategic Partnerships Division leads the development of Resource Mobilization strategies to reach the targets for voluntary contributions in support of the UN Women Resource Mobilization and Partnership Strategy 2018-2021 to deepen and broaden the donor base in order to secure the resources required to fulfil UN Women's mandate in line with the Strategic Plan. Funding sources include governments, the private and voluntary sector, National Committees and other UN entities.

  1. Strategic Planning Degree in international development or public administration, economics

The Strategy, Planning and Resources and Efficiency Division (SPRED) is responsible for advising Senior Leadership on integrating corporate strategy with the resources and setting measurement standards to ensure the organization is working toward achieving the goal of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEEW) in line with the SDG’s, the 2030 Agenda and the UN Women Strategic Plan. The Division monitors compliance with the standards and safeguards for the risks that have been identified to improve decision-making and achieving results while increasing transparency and accountability to its Governing Bodies and Stakeholders. Specifically, the Division 1) formulates policies and procedures aligned to the corporate objectives, internal controls and risk management 2) coordinates strategic, programme and budget plans, 3) manage resource allocation from all sources and 4) monitors and reports on corporate programme and budget implementation in line with the UN Women Strategic Plan

  1. UN CoordinationDegree in international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social science field

The UN System Coordination Division leads, coordinates and promotes the accountability of the United Nations system in its work on gender equality and the empowerment of women” at the global, regional and country levels, including the coordination of gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment dimensions of the 2020 agenda, facilitating the UN SWAP implementation at System and Country Level, mainstreaming gender across the UN System and providing capacity development support to other agencies as needed

  1. Policy SupportDegree in social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development

The Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) provides global support to UN Women offices at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver results in support of UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and internationally agreed goals on gender equality and women’s empowerment, including the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Division provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and the delivery of integrated policy and program advice, including through policy analysis and gender mainstreaming. UN Women leverages innovation, knowledge management, and cutting-edge technical expertise to support UN Women programmes and to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UN Women provides Policy support in the areas of Economic Empowerment, Ending Violence Against Women (EVAW), Humanitarian Action, Leadership and Governance, Peace and Security, and Research and Data

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree (with two years of experience) or Master's degree (with minimum one year of experience) in a related field is required:

  1. Administration –Business & Administration
  2. Communications & Advocacy –communications, public relations, journalism
  3. Partnership & Resource Mobilization –economics, business management, social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women's studies
  4. Strategic Planning –international development or public administration, economics
  5. UN Coordination –international development, public administration, public policy, or other social science
  6. Policy Support - social sciences, human rights, gender/women's studies, international development
12 Months

Demonstrated commitment to Gender Equality and 1 year of experience with Master's Degree; 2 years of experience with Bachelor’s Degree.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience
  • Knowledge of gender equality and women's rights issues;
  • Strong IT literacy in standard applications is mandatory (Excel, Word, PowerPoint,etc)
  • Analytical and interpersonal skills

Language skills

Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN Official language (e.g. Arabic, French, Spanish) is desirable.

Core Values and Guiding Principles

The UN Volunteer will adhere to the UN Women’s core values, integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, as well as its core competencies related to Awareness and Sensitivity regarding gender issues, accountability, creative problem solving, effective communication, inclusive collaboration, stakeholder engagement, leading by example.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, and on any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please apply via the link below. You can then either log in if you already have an account or register via ‘Candidate Signup’.

Application deadline: 25 January 2021

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for the Young Women Leaders Programme must be nationals of the Global South and no older than 29 years old throughout the entire duration of the assignment.

Applications from women with disabilities, LGBTQI, gender non-conforming individuals, and other marginalized groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Communications Analyst 26 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNWomen Mali

Communications Analyst

International Specialist
Bamako (MLI)
12 months with possibility of extension
26 January 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

1. Provide substantive support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
• Provide analysis for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
• Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach activities into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives, as necessary mainly related to Women Peace and Security and Governance Flagships;
• Monitor and analyze print and social media and provide analysis to RO/HQ;
• Provide inputs and support to the launch of in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events.
2. Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the Mali
• Draft briefing materials both in French and English, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
• Identify storylines for publication and articles;
• Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
• Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
• Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.

3. Coordinate media relations for the UNWOMEN Mali
• Coordinate the establishment of relevant relationships;
• Maintain list of relevant media in country;
• Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
• Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences and briefing session for press, as required;
• Draft talking points.
4. Coordinate the Mali’s online presence
• Coordinate Mali’s country office FB content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
• Coordinate Mali’s social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
• Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, resources.
5. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

• Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals and activities;
• Organize and conduct training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.
6. Others
• Support UN Women’s presidency of UNCG in 2018 and increase visibility of the United Nations in Mali
• Undertake other related tasks, as requested by the Line Manager

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required

24 Months

• At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
• Experience in media relations is an asset;
• Experience in the use of social media.
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
• Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
• Sound security awareness;
• Have affinity with or interest in Gender thematic and women empowerment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 26-01-2021