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.
In support of Syria’s political process under Security Council resolution 2254 (2015), and in line with the UN Security Council's landmark resolution 1325 (2000), which enshrines the essential role of women in securing and maintaining peace, UN Women has been bolstering Syrian women’s leadership in peace-making since 2013. This has included logistical and substantive support to the work of the Women’s Advisory Board (WAB) in close collaboration with the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria (OSE), support to Syrian civil society, research and advocacy on gender equality and women’s rights, as well as coordination activities on women, peace and security issues in the context of Syria.
This work is done under the UN Women Syria Programme which receives generous support from the Governments of Finland, the Netherlands, and Norway as well as the European Union under a separate funding stream.
Reporting to the Syria, Women, Peace, and Security Programme Manager, the Programme Specialist supports the planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under their portfolio, with a particular focus on strengthening women’s full, effective and meaningful participation in the UN-led political process as well as building strategic partnerships and networking between actors working on women, peace and security in the context of Syria. As needed, the Policy Specialist will also support the civil society, research, and communications-related programme development, including on knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation, and resource mobilization. The Programme Specialist works in close collaboration with the programme and operations team, UN Women ROAS and HQ staff, UN partners, multi and bilateral donors, and civil society ensuring successful UN Women programme implementation under portfolio.
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop programme strategies in the area of women, peace, and security in the context of Syria
Manage technical assistance and capacity development for project/programme partners
Contribute to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
Manage human and financial resources of the Syria Women, Peace and Security Programme
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Contribute to inter-agency coordination on women, peace, and security issues pertaining to Syria to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners working on Syria
Design and implement advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
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