UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for 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.
The key results of this post directly impact on the ability of UN Women to effectively promote the human rights by applying the human rights-
based approach through the implementation of the UN Women programme portfolio in the country. This impact should lead to enhancing the visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s human rights and empowerment in the country.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - 05 SEPTEMBER 2019 The candidate's application should include completed and signed UN Women Personal History (P-
11) form which can be downloaded from official UN Women website (Employment section). DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES : 1.
Programme Development and Management Ensure substantive contribution to the analysis and research of the human rights situation, as well as the analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country from a human rights perspective and prepare substantive inputs to the UN Women country office programme planning;
Provide substantive input on human rights to new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepare briefs and inputs for policy dialogue and technical assistance coordination on human rights;
Design and formulate the programme initiatives translating UN Women’s mandate, policies, tools and strategies into local interventions and ensuring substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches;
Analyze quality of programme / projects design from human rights perspectives incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems;
Expedite and coordinate programmes / projects implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, government counterparts and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of inputs related to human rights;
Participate in and contribute to the work of the UN Ukraine Human Rights Working group; contribute to coordination of the UN Women human rights activities with the other UN Agencies;
Supervise, coordinate and monitor field level human rights-related activities of portfolio. 2. Technical support in integration of human rights strategies into programming : Provide leadership and support the project and the country office team to integrate human rights and rights-
based approach principles into ongoing and envisaged projects in Ukraine; Provide advice and guidance for the implementation of the Country Strategy by strengthening the human rights-
based approach in programming and implementation; Ensure, advice and guide integration of gender and human rights perspectives and attention to specific inclusion issues within all assigned activities;
Support the translation of UN Women interventions on relevant root causes of compound discrimination into longer-term programming to protect development gains;
Analyse degree of implementation by Ukraine of recommendations made by UN treaty bodies, Special rights issues / events and assess their impact on the human rights situation, provide recommendation to the management related to its mandate implementation;
Collect and analyse human rights monitoring data and indicators, including gender-specific data and indicators at the national and sub-
national / oblast level; Facilitate organization of the project events, studies and the other activities by providing leadership and substantive guidance on human rights, prevention and elimination of a compound discrimination;
Write and / or provide expert input into a variety of reports, communications, briefings, statements, etc. Prepare analytical reports / overviews on human rights 3.
Advocacy support and facilitation of knowledge building and management Manage the establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linkages to international networks on human rights;
Proactively and substantively support and implement relevant, high-impact advocacy activities and campaigns with key partners;
Ensure awareness about current and emerging human rights trends by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and share with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies;
Contribute to the articles and social media materials on the project activities as well as the thematic materials about human rights;
Proactively contribute to human rights knowledge networks and communities of practice. Organize capacity building of staff and partners on human rights-
based approach and human rights strategies; Develop knowledge products on human rights, gender equality, women’s and minority rights, inter-
sectional discrimination in Ukraine. Facilitate formulation of lessons learned and their application. CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES Integrity : Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism : Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work. Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity : Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff.
Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity. QUALIFICATIONS : Education : Master’s Degree or equivalent in Human Rights, Law, Gender Studies and Social Sciences or related field.
Experience : A minimum five (5) years (with Masters’ degree (or equivalent)) of relevant progressively responsible experience at the national and / or international level in human rights, gender equality or other related fields.
Strong experience with implementing human rights projects and initiatives. Experience in advocacy for gender equality and women'
s empowerment is an asset. Experience in establishing coordination and / or inter-relationships among international organization and national governments on human rights is an advantage.
Experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the governmental and non- governmental institutions involved into human rights issues at the national and sub-
national levels; Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office, Outlook, etc.). Language Requirements : Fluency in English and Ukrainian;
Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Ukraine, including Russian, Romani, sign language and the others is an asset.