JPO - Gender and Harmful Practices Prevention Analyst

Level: P-2
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 29 October 2017 - 12:00am (Oslo time)
Duty station: New York, USA

This position is open to Norwegian nationals only.
The applicants can be no more than 32 years of age.
General Information
Sector:  Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch (GHRCB), HQ
Duty Station: New York
Duration: One year, renewableThe JPOs will be offered one-year contracts with extensions up to three years.
Background information
UNFPA Objectives:
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports programme countries, through its Country Offices, in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, every young person is free of HIV, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.
UNFPA makes critical contributions to promoting the broader gender equality agenda at global, regional and country levels using ICPD as the entry point. ICPD provides UNFPA with a particular responsibility for some specific aspects of gender equality and given the Fund’s expertise in this area in a number of countries, and within the context of the United Nations system collaboration and partnerships, UNFPA will continue making a significant contribution to furthering the human rights of women and girls, with specific focus on reproductive health and rights, within the areas of its comparative advantages and in response to country priorities and specificities and in line with the Sustainable Development Agenda.
Organizational Setting
The Global Programme to Prevent Son Preference and Gender-biased Sex Selection: Improving the sex ratio at birth in select countries in Asia and the Caucasus aims to contribute to building on and strengthening evidence-based national policies and programmes in addressing son preference, low value of girls and gender inequalities resulting in gender-biased sex selection in identified countries of prevalence in Asia and the Caucasus. The main objectives of the Programme are to contribute to a reduction in the imbalance in sex ratio via : (a) expanding the existing knowledge based on existing son preference and sex ratio imbalances through demographic, socio-cultural, operations and policy research at national and regional levels; (b) strengthening multi-stakeholder and multi-sectorial national capacity for advocacy, development, implementation and evaluation of policies and programmes to address son preference and gender-based sex selection: and, (c) establishing an inter-regional mechanism to monitor trends, exchange information and tools, and maintain dialogue among affected countries through south-south and triangular cooperation.
This is a pilot initiative wherein activities of the Programme shall be carried out at the global, regional and country levels. Countries involved in the programme are Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in the Caucasus: and Bangladesh, Nepal and Vietnam in Asia, where there is increasing evidence of a high imbalance of the sex ratio at birth (SRB), as deciphered from census and birth registration data.
The position as the Coordinator for the Programme is located in the Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch (GHRCB) of the Technical Division at UNFPA Headquarters. The Coordinator reports directly to the Chief of the Gender, Human Rights and Culture Branch. The coordination of the Programme will be undertaken in close collaboration with the Gender-Based Violence Advisor within GHRCB. The incumbent will coordinate the Programme, and provide technical advice to all aspects related to the Programme, including monitoring and evaluation, knowledge development and sharing, advocacy, financial and substantive monitoring and reporting. The position will initially be for 1 year fixed term, commencing January 2017. This is a project funded post.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced University Degree or equivalent in human rights, gender equality, gender-based violence, social development or other field directly related to the substantive area identified in the title of the post
  • At least 2 years of experience in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights, and a human rights-based approach to programming. Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of any other working languages of the UN is an asset

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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