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Presentation at “Integrated Programme on Mainstreaming Gender in UN Peacekeeping to end Conflict Related Sexual Violence”

Switzerland , UN mandate in India 05.02.2018. - 08.01.2018.

DCAF-ISSAT has been requested to present at a training course in Delhi organised by UN Women in partnership with the United Services Institute of India. DCAF-ISSAT’s contribution will consist of two presentations on:

  • Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV); and,
  • Early Warning Signs and Threat Analysis.

 

The course is designed to improve UN peacekeepers’ ability to address CRSV by familiarising peacekeepers with the concept and policy of CRSV, clarify roles and responsibilities for peacekeepers and the international community as well as host nation forces, and equip them with tools and mechanisms to proactively address and prevent CRSV in their operational environment.

 

The training is part of building security capacity in peacekeeping, as well as looking at skills and sustainable structure transfer to host forces. The visit also opens up a first opportunity for DCAF-ISSAT to engage with the India UN Peacekeeping Centre as part of its Peacekeeping Training Centre outreach.

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Presentation at “Integrated Programme on Mainstreaming Gender in UN Peacekeeping to end Conflict Related Sexual Violence”

mandate in India 04.02.2018. - 07.02.2018.

DCAF-ISSAT presented at a training course in Delhi organised by UN Women in partnership with the United Services Institute of India. DCAF-ISSAT’s contribution consisted of two presentations on:

  • Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (CRSV); and,
  • Early Warning Signs and Threat Analysis.

The course is designed to improve UN peacekeepers’ ability to address CRSV by familiarising peacekeepers with the concept and policy of CRSV, clarify roles and responsibilities for peacekeepers and the international community as well as host nation forces, and equip them with tools and mechanisms to proactively address and prevent CRSV in their operational environment.

The training is part of building security capacity in peacekeeping, as well as looking at skills and sustainable structure transfer to host forces. The visit also opens up a first opportunity for DCAF-ISSAT to engage with the India UN Peacekeeping Centre as part of its Peacekeeping Training Centre outreach.

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Project Analyst - Women, Peace and Security

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Period: 01.02.2021. to 31.01.2022.
URL: Apply Now
Application Deadline: 25.12.2020. 12:00

The Project Analyst will carry out the following functions under the direct supervision of WPS Programme Analyst:

  • Work towards timely implementation of the detailed projects’ annual work plans;
  • Provide substantive inputs to programme documents, country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue, and other documents related to Women, Peace and Security (WPS)
  • Provide substantive inputs to the design and formulation of programme/ project proposals and initiatives
  • Coordinate activities under the WPS portfolio;
  • Identify areas for support and interventions within the WPS programming;
  • Provide substantive technical inputs to the annual workplan and budget;
  • Draft reports on activities, outputs and outcomes; and contribute to the preparation of donor and UN Women reports;
  • Contribute to the development of tools and knowledge products supporting/resulting from the project implementation;
  • Ensure adherence to programme / project objectives, rules, regulations, processes and procedures in the planning and implementation of programme/ project activities;
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Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security

Location: Kabuk, Afghanistan
Application Deadline: 30.09.2019. 12:00

Reporting to Senior Programme Manager on WPS (based in the UN Women Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan), the Programme Specialist will be the primary programme specialist for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions on NAP1325 programmatic activities through donor funds. They will work in close collaboration with the programme and operations team in Afghanistan, and relevant UN Women staff in the Regional Office (Bangkok) and HQ (New York), Government officials, civil society and development partners to ensure successful implementation and achievement of planned results.

For more details about the vacancy Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security, please follow the link.

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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Women, Peace, and Security

Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Application Deadline: 23.03.2018. 12:00

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.

Building on over fifteen years of experience in the area of women, peace and security, including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, security sector reform and access to justice, UN Women Asia Pacific Regional Office has been working to ensure a gender sensitive and gender responsive approach to understanding and preventing violent extremism at the regional level. UN Women’s approach to preventing radicalization and violent extremism is firmly based on the empowerment of women to build resilient, cohesive and peaceful communities – with particular attention to those that are most marginalized and in particularly vulnerable situations.

Taking into consideration the growing threat of violent extremism in Asia and the Pacific, including the increasing trend of domestic violence incidents, UN Women with the support of the government of Japan is seeking to expand its efforts in the area of prevention of radicalization and violent extremism through empowered women’s influence in building resilient communities, with regional components and particular country focus in Indonesia and Bangladesh.

The Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security, under the supervision of the Regional Policy Advisor, Governance, Peace and Security and the UN Women Country Representative, facilitates (a) the setting up of the programmatic and operational elements necessary for the successful implementation of the upcoming programme in the area of preventing violent extremism at the regional and country levels, as relevant, in coordination with UN Women field-based presences; (b) supports the day-to-day functioning of the programme, providing technical support when necessary; (c) contributes to the creation and dissemination of knowledge products through capturing good practices in support of UN Women advocacy.

Duties and Responsibilities

Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Women, Peace and Security:

  • Design and formulate programme/ project proposals and initiatives;
  • Draft inputs to country strategy documents, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Women, Peace, and Security.

Manage the implementation and management of the Women, Peace, and Security programme:

  • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
  • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/project; ensure synergies with other teams;
  • Manage the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
  • Organize Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings, as needed.

Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners:

  • Build and manage relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the Women, Peace, and Security programme; respond to any potential problems;
  • Identify capacity building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners.

Manage the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project:

  • Manage the monitoring of programme/ project implementation and finances using results based management tools;
  • Oversee field missions and review reports on monitoring missions;
  • Write quarterly reports and donor reports, focusing on results, output and outcomes;
  • Contribute to office donor and UN Women reports.

Manage the people and financial resources of the Women, Peace, and Security programme:

  • Manage the programme budget and draft financial reports;
  • Supervise Programme Associates and Technical Specialists; Mentor and coach staff and conduct performance assessments;
  • Oversee recruitment processes, as necessary.

Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Finalize relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.

Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Women, Peace, and Security to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners  in the Bangladesh:

  • Provide technical support to the Representative on inter-agency coordination related activities by attending meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies, government departments, donors and NGOs to ensure the projects’ capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other in-country efforts.

Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:

  • Develop and review background documents, briefs and presentations related to the Women, Peace, and Security;  
  • Represent UN Women in meetings and policy dialogues on issues related to Women, Peace, and Security;  
  • Develop advocacy strategies and oversee their implementation;
  • Identify best practices and lessons learned to guide programme improvement and strategy planning;
  • Develop knowledge management strategies, products and methodologies on Women, Peace, and Security.

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UN Women: Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security

Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Application Deadline: 08.03.2018. 12:00

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.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide programme development advisory services and develop programmes in the area of Women, Peace and Security:

  • Oversee and manage the design and formulation of programme proposals and initiatives; Identify programmatic areas for support and interventions;
  • Finalize country strategy documents, programme/ project proposals, briefs, policy dialogue and other documents related to Women, Peace, and Security;
  • Facilitate and undertake periodic analyses of regional and country situations pertaining to trends of women, peace and security and especially violent extremism incidents, radicalization levels, terrorism policies and the extent to which these are gender sensitive and gender responsive;
  • Organize periodic consultations with key stakeholders, women leaders, human rights experts and UN partners to gather inputs on programme design, as necessary.

Manage the implementation and management of the Women, Peace, and Security programme:

    • Finalize the annual workplan and budget and manage their implementation;
    • Provide programme advisory support to the Office Management within the Women, Peace, and Security portfolio;
    • Manage the technical implementation of the programme/ project; provide technical advice; ensure synergies with other teams;
    • Review the submission of implementing partner financial and narrative reports as required;
    • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators;
    • Lead Project Steering Committee, project review and/or evaluation meetings.

For full access to, UN Women: Programme Specialist, Women, Peace and Security, please follow the link. 

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Videos

Female Chief Ending child marriage in Malawi

Malawi's Chief Theresa Kachindamoto has broken up over 850 child marriages in the past three years, sent the girls back to school, and banned the sexual initiations of girls. UN Women supports traditional leaders in Malawi to ensure that the recent changes in marital law are fully understood and implemented.

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Policy and Research Papers

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence In Asia-Pacific: Putting Victims/Survivors First

The Government of the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific have joined together to work towards better addressing the needs of conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) victims/survivors and their children, including through National Action Plans on Women, Peace and Security (NAPs-WPS). Focusing on Nepal, Myanmar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste, the project considers the needs of victims/survivors to receive healthcare and psychosocial support, economic opportunities and security of housing, access to justice, and measures to combat stigma. This report evaluates some of the obstacles to comprehensively addressing these needs in conflict and post-conflict settings, whether through NAPs-WPS or other mechanisms, and provides case studies to consider the local realities of victims/survivors and their children.

For full access to the report, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence In Asia-Pacific: Putting Victims/Survivors First, please kindly follow the link. 

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Matrix: Early-warning indicators of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence

This matrix was produced by UN Action as an illustrative, system-wide reference document and inventory that can be adapted and integrated into existing and emerging early warning systems and prevention mechanisms at the local, national and regional level, on a case-by-case basis. It can inform the tools used for planning, reporting, information-collection and analysis within DPKO-led Peacekeeping Missions, DPA-led Special Political Missions, UN Country Teams, or at Headquarters-level. The list of indicators is meant to enrich the overall reading of the environment by monitors and prompt an analysis of changes in the operating environment, such as in the mobility patterns of women and girls (e.g., absence from schools or market-places), in the conduct of armed groups (e.g., pillage or proximity to civilian centers), or in terms of escalated political rhetoric (e.g., ethnic/gender-based propaganda) to name a few.

To read Matrix: Early-warning indicators of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, please follow the link.

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Gender-Sensitive National Action Plans on Preventing Violent Extremism

Terrorism and violent extremism impact women and girls in specific ways. Many terrorist and violent extremist groups are placing control over women and girls at the heart of their agendas, using gender stereotypes to radicalize and recruit. Limitations on women’s rights, including restrictions on their freedom of movement and freedom of expression can signal early warning signs of rising extremism. Increasingly, women and girls are themselves being recruited forcibly or willingly to these groups.

However, to date women’s participation in national, regional and global processes to tackle violent extremism, and their roles and priorities within prevention and response frameworks, have been underrepresented and undervalued. This guidance note makes a number of recommendations for how a gender-sensitive approach can help address violent extremism. 

For full access to the report, Gender-Sensitive National Action Plans on Preventing Violent Extremism, please follow the link. 

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Enabling the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through SDG 16+

This report seeks to provide an overview of global SDG 16+ action, illustrating SDG 16+ progress and country experiences and the perspectives of multiple stakeholders active on 16+. The report uses the term ‘SDG 16+’, that has been coined to reflect the linkages between goals and targets beyond SDG 16 that embody commitments to peace, justice, and inclusion across all the SDGs. By focusing on SDG 16+, this report recognizes the interdependent nature of SDG 16, its 12 targets and the 24 other targets of other SDGs that directly measure an aspect of peace, justice and inclusion. Multi-stakeholder partnerships are key to delivering on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This is no less true for SDG 16+, which serves as an enabler and accelerator for all SDGs. The issue of reporting on peace, justice and inclusion is fundamental to the sustainable development goals. Whatever countries are trying to achieve across the SDGs has to involve key elements of SDG 16+, including effective institutions, participatory decision-making, access to justice for all, a reduction in violence, tackling corruption and access to information. All of the key parts of SDG 16+ are at the fore in the implementation of Agenda 2030.

For full access to the report, Enabling the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda through SDG 16+, kindly follow the link. 

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Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

UN Women’s new flagship report, provides a comprehensive and authoritative assessment of progress, gaps and challenges in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from a gender perspective. The report monitors global and regional trends in achieving the SDGs for women and girls based on available data, and provides practical guidance for the implementation of gender-responsive policies and accountability processes. As a source of high-quality data and policy analysis, the report is a key reference and accountability tool for policymakers, women’s organizations, the UN system, and other stakeholders.

To access the report  Turning promises into action: Gender equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, kindly follow the link. 

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