Programme Associate – UN Volunteers, UN Women – Brasília, DF

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The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

UN Women’s work under the women, peace, and security (WPS) agenda is guided by a robust set of internationally agreed norms and standards. Nine UN Security Council resolutions form the foundation of the women, peace, and security agenda. Responsibility for implementing UN Security Council resolutions related to women, peace and security lies primarily with UN Member States and the UN system, in partnership with civil society organizations, and international and regional security institutions. Towards that end, the Council has encouraged governments and other actors to develop strategies and national action plans with goals and timetables that can be monitored. UN Women helps countries develop national action plans (NAP) that respond to their priorities, emphasizing the need for working closely with civil society organizations. UN Women assists in building national capacities to implement the plans by providing guidelines and training, specifically on indicators, monitoring and accountability. In 2017, the Brazilian Government adopted the first National Action Plan for the implementation of Resolution 1325 (2000), on “Women, Peace and Security”. The drafting of the Plan was undertaken by a working group (WG) coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and integrated by representatives of the Ministry of Defence, including all three Armed Forces, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security (then Ministry of Justice an Citizenship) and the Special Secretariat for Policies for Women. The WG also counted on the support of members of civil society (Igarapé Institute) and UN Women. In 2019, the first NAP was extended for additional four years, until March 2023.

Task description
Under the direct supervision of the National Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Support formulation, implementation and monitoring of initiatives on Women, Peace and Security, particularly in support of the implementation of NAP 1325; Provide inputs to the design and formulation of project/programme proposals, strategies and initiatives;

 

Support the organization of meetings, training workshops and other events;
Assist in the logistics of events, meetings and missions;
Assist the overall facilitation and reporting of key events and meetings;
Support advocacy and communications activities, including preparation of briefing notes, talking
points, PowerPoint presentations, two-pagers, etc;
Draft monthly, quarterly and annual reports, donor reports, interagency reports and other reports as
needed;
Support building partnerships and resource mobilization strategies on Women, Peace and Security,
particularly in support of the implementation of NAP 1325
Identify synergies and opportunities for partnerships with UN agencies, government and state
institutions, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society;
Research and monitor activities of relevant UN agencies, government and state institutions, multi and bi-lateral donors and civil society; Communicate and provide general information to partners and stakeholders, as required; Provide inputs to briefing notes, talking points, and donor profiles; Draft resource mobilization materials, such as briefs on possible areas of cooperation, project summaries, project profiles, concept notes and project proposals;.
Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing on Women, Peace and Security particulary in support of the implementation of NAP 1325.

Qualifications/Requirements
Education:University degree in Communication, Journalism, Social Science, Law or related areas.

Experience Remark: Working experience organizing events.
Working experience in communication (reporting, media, arts, campaigning).
Working experience in promoting human rights, specially gender and race equality, within civil society organizations and movements.
Language: Portuguese (Mandatory) , Level – Fluent
AND – English (Mandatory) , Level – Working Knowledge

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only Brazilian nationals and legal residents in Brazil with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Please remember to indicate in your UNV profile that you are interested in serving as a national volunteer.

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