Offer: Job: Program Coordinator, UN Women, New York
Coordinator (The Progress Of The World’s Women)
UN Women. New York, NY, USA.
Closing date: April 21, 2012.
Progress of the World's Women is UN Women's biennial publication. It aims to inspire bold action by Governments and civil society to accelerate their efforts to achieve gender equality and women's empowerment around the world. It was launched to capture and convey successful strategies that can be replicated by programme and donor countries, by UN partners, by international and local NGOs and by women's rights advocates and networks. Progress supports advocacy at global, regional and national levels and contributes to more coherent programming within UN Women and among our partners.
The next edition of the report will be published in 2013.
The Progress of the World's Women team is in the Research and Data section of UN Women. The team researches, writes, produces and disseminates UN Women's flagship biennial report.
Summary of Key Functions:
Work with the Progress Report team, and coordinate the production of the Progress of the World's Women 2013/14 report and its associated products, including monitoring the project timeline and deliverables, coordination of meetings and other events, lead on editorial, reference and fact checking processes for the project, and liaise with UN Women Operations colleagues and vendors on procurement, budget and services provided;
Work with the Progress team to contribute to communications and outreach activities, including serving as the logistics focal point for all Progress launch and advocacy events. Maintain the website, as needed, post-launch;
Serve as the knowledge management focal point for the project;
Serve as the Progress team's focal point for the newly established operations service centre, liaising as necessary on all matters related to procurement, HR, budget, travel etc. Provide limited administration support to the Progress Manager, as needed;
Contribute to the broader work of the Research and Data section at UN Women. The priority for this position is to work on Progress, but this position may also contribute to UN Women's other knowledge product coordination and production work where appropriate.
Impact of Results:
The work of the Coordinator will contribute substantially to the timely production of the report and to its impact. These results will specifically contribute to the following deliverables in the UN Women 2011-2013 Strategic Plan.
Required Skills and Experience:
Master`s degree or equivalent in development studies, gender, economics, international relations, or a related discipline. Background in project management is required.
Minimum of 2 years of professional experience combined at national and/or international levels in advocacy, project management and communications. Previous experience working on gender advocacy products and/or major institutional reports.
Written and oral proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another of the UN working languages highly desirable.
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All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment. 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 assessment.
Application Deadline: 21 April, 2012.