UN Women, External Relations and Advocacy Analyst, NY

External Relations and Advocacy Analyst

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Location :New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :05-Oct-15
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :English  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year

Background
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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) was established through the UN General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996 with UN Women as its Administrator on behalf of the UN system. The UN Trust Fund is a global multi-lateral grant making mechanism supporting national efforts to prevent and end violence against women and girls, one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world. The UN Trust Fund provides technical assistance and funding to advance the development of innovative models and strategic interventions in the area of ending violence against women and girls. To date, the UN Trust Fund has awarded $96 million to 368 organizations in 132 countries and territories. Currently, the UN Trust Fund portfolio includes over 84 active grants. With its annual call for proposals, the UN Trust Fund receives close to 2,000.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UN Trust Fund Chief and in close collaboration with UN Women colleagues in the field and UN Women Communications Section in Headquarters, the External Relations and Advocacy Analyst will be responsible for coordinating UN Trust Fund’s Communications, Outreach, global advocacy and Partnerships.
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Contributes to the development of UN Trust Fund’s advocacy, partnerships and resource mobilization promotional strategies;
  • Provides advocacy support to the Chief of the Fund and Resource Mobilization Specialist with an aim to position UNTF as the unique global multilateral Fund by highlighting its practices and results;
  • Oversee all activities related to conceptualizing, design and production of all UNTF communications and advocacy materials and online presence.
Description of Key Functions:
  • Contributes to the development of UN Trust Fund’s advocacy, partnerships and resource mobilization promotional strategies;
  • Provides advocacy support to the Chief of the Fund and Resource Mobilization Specialist with an aim to position UNTF as the unique global multilateral Fund by highlighting its practices and results;
  • Oversee all activities related to conceptualizing, design and production of all UNTF communications and advocacy materials and online presence.
Contributes to the development of UN Trust Fund’s advocacy, partnerships and resource mobilization promotional strategies  and activities while focusing on achievements of the following:
  • Implementation of UNTF’s  Communications Strategy;
  • Knowledge and information sharing about UNTF’s work from the pool of global knowledge collated from the monitoring and evaluation of the UNTF’s grantees projects and results in order to build  new partnerships and mobilize resources;
  • Planning and implementation of internal and external communications and outreach activities;
  • Conceptualizing and organizing UNTF advocacy and other promotional activities and events;
  • Supporting UN Trust Fund’s focal points in UN Women field offices in their activities as related and relevant to raising awareness about the UNTF work and resource mobilization.
Provides advocacy support to the Chief of the Fund and Resource Mobilization Specialist with an aim to position UNTF as the unique global multilateral Fund by highlighting its practices and results with a focus on achievement of the following:
  • Information and knowledge sharing with UNTF donors, civil society and members of the larger global community working to prevent and end violence against women and girls;
  • Creating effective and meaningful partnerships with donors, UN agencies, UNTF grantees and civil society and international and national groups leading to provision of support to the UNTF in its advocacy and resource mobilization efforts and activities;
  • Drafting of speeches, talking points, official statements and other relevant materials as needed and requested.
Oversee all activities related to conceptualizing, design and production of all UNTF communications and advocacy materials and online presence:
  • Coordination of all multimedia (photo/video/text) projects from inception of an idea to the final product and its distribution;
  • Coordination of writing, editing, design and production of all UNTF reports and communications materials including UNTF’s annual reports to the Commission on Status of Women and Human Rights Council, UNTF’s Annual Donor Report and its quarterly newsletter;
  • Coordination of the design, development and maintenance of the UNTF web site and intranet space;
  • Coordination of the UNTF social media presence and development of online activities with an aim to increase the online visibility of the Fund and a number of its followers.
Impact of Results
The impact of results will be manifested through the following:
  • Effective and ongoing communications and dissemination of information about the UNTF work, its results and impact particularly to its donors;
  • Impact of UNTF communications strategy and promotional strategies on reaching a number of new donors, as well as reaching UNTF resource mobilization targets;
  • Communications becomes a strong component of business growth and development in the UNTF.

Competencies
Core Values and 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.
Core Competencies:
Ethics and Values:
  • Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.
Organizational Awareness
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
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.
Behavioral Competencies:
  • Very effective at multi-tasking;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong initiative-taker;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Focuses on impact and results for client;
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors;
  • Participates effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
  • Contributes to UNTF Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Develops deep knowledge in one practice area and shares knowledge and experience;
  • Demonstrates strong coaching/mentoring skills, regularly providing helpful feedback and advice to others in the office.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Ability to implement resource mobilization and communications strategies;
  • Ability to dialogue effectively with donors, partners and internal units, ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities for effective communications;
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Demonstrates excellent ability to write and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism;
  • Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
  • Successful multimedia (photo/video/text) project coordination following inception of an idea, production, management and distribution of material;
  • Demonstrates strong IT skills.
Management and Leadership:
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client;
  • Leads and implements communications activities effectively;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and pursues creativity and innovation;
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.

Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, Economics or related field.
Experience:
  • Two years of proven relevant experience at the international level in communications and external relations in the field of preventing and ending violence against women and girls in a multilateral or international organization would be an asset;
  • Previous experience in building new partnerships  for the purpose of resource mobilization will be an advantage;
  • Ability to provide top quality advice services on related issues;
  • Practical experience with design and layout of documents, print materials, and web content;
  • Independent and creative thinking and proficiency in expressing clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form and delivering in a timely manner;
  • Excellent working knowledge of computers including software to edit texts and images, specifically: Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop; contact management: Salesforce; and, distribute material electronically via Voyager or Fetch FTP;
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team in an international, multicultural and interdisciplinary environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships both within and outside the organization.
Language:
  • Fluency in English (written and oral).
Application:
  • 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, please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Note:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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