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UN Women hires 01 Regional Policy Specialist, Political Participation and Governance

UN Women hires 01 Regional Policy Specialist, Political Participation and Governance

Regional Policy Specialist, Political Participation and Governance
Localisation Dakar / Sénégal
Expiration 10 Aout 2017
Description de l’offre

Job Title: UN Women: Regional Policy Specialist, Political Participation and Governance

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversee the development of programmes on women’s political participation and governance

• Oversee the development of regional programme documents on
women’s political participation and governance, including those
related to the flagship programme initiative on Women’s Political

• Provide technical inputs to programme proposals and project
documents from country offices;

• Provide advice on contextualizing/ localizing programme
documents, country strategies, and knowledge products;

• Coordinate the development, monitoring and reporting of women’s
political participation and governance programmes in
collaboration with programme teams and in close cooperation with
the Political Participation Unit at UN Women Headquarters.


Core values


Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.


Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the
pertinent substantive areas of work.

Respect for 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.

Core Competencies

Ethics and Values

Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness

Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation

Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams

Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic
environment and to maintain effective working relations with
people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing

Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for
effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence

Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle
tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent
behavior towards others.

Conflict Management

Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging
different feelings and views and directing energy towards a
mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making

Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.Functional

• Excellent knowledge of women’s political empowerment and
leadership (including issues related to democratic development,
electoral assistance, campaigns, legal frameworks, political
parties, legislatures, local government);

• Strong knowledge of the region;

• Knowledge of the UN System;

• Excellent networking skills;

• Ability to interact with donors, identify and analyze trends,
opportunities and threats to fundraising;

• Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative policy

• Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;

• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;

• Ability to write policy papers, speeches, briefings;

• Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation,
results based management and reporting;

• Ability to work collaboratively in diverse teams, as well as
strong communication skills;

• Ability to undertake frequent travel within the West and
Central Africa regions.

Required Skills and Experience


• Master’s degree or equivalent in political science, gender
studies, law, human rights, international relations or other
social science fields is required.


• At least 7 years progressively responsible experience in
designing and managing programmes and advocating for women’s
political empowerment and/or gender-responsive governance,
ideally with some experience in developing countries;

• Experience in programme, policy analysis, and strategic

• Experience working with, and building partnerships with
governments, donors and civil society organizations
internationally and in the field;

• Experience working with the UN is an asset;

• Experience working in West and/or Central Africa is an asset.


• Fluency in English and French is required;

• Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an

• Knowledge of Portuguese and any other language(s) pertinent to
the West and Central Africa region are assets.

Application Information

• All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed
UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded

• Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be
treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further

• UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in
which there is further interest.

Coordonnées de l’offre

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