Gender Affairs Officer – UNITAMS


Job Opening

Vacancy NoUNITAMS-JO-EL FASHER-2022-95
Posting TitleGender Affairs Officer
Type of AppointmentFixed Term
Organizational UnitPermanent Ceasefire Commission (PCC)
Number of posts01
Issuing Date12/4/2022
Closing Date26/4/2022

Important note: UNITAMS will only accept a properly completed and signed Personal History Form (P.11) received before closing date. Please submit your application on the attached P.11 ONLY. Other UN P.11 formats, incomplete P.11, CV and Resume will not be accepted, nor will late submissions after closing date.

The selected candidate will be expected to deploy in time to commence work as soon as possible.

Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected, subject to clearance of employment reference checks, security and medical. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

This position is locally recruited open for Sudanese nationals only.

UNITAMS will not provide accommodation to locally recruited staff.

UNITAMS is equal employer for men and women. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply


Within delegated authority, the Gender Affairs Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

 Supports the implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security and the DPKO/DFS Policy on Gender in Peacekeeping Operations in the context of the work of the Permanent Ceasefire Committee (PCC) for Darfur and implementation of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA).
 Supports in providing technical support and high level advice to PCC Chair and Secretariat on implementing the Gender,Women, Peace and Security agenda within the mandate of the PCC and JPA commitments of the signatories.
 Advice and provides technical support to the verification teams on effective assessment of gender-related violations of the ceasefire and on strategies for ensuring effective implementation of mandates and policies for the promotion of gender equality and women’s rights in all aspects of the verification in line with the commitments of the JPA and UN Security Council Resolutions on Women, Peace and Security.
 Supports knowledge management and data collection on CRSV and SGBV and facilitates the collection and exchange of information between partners and the Gender Advisory Unit/Section.
 Regularly consults with women’s groups in Darfur and advises on, and supports, implementation of specific modalities for women’s meaningful engagement in the work of the PCC.
 Drafts, collates and edits specified results based inputs for all gender related reports and documentation as required.
 Coordinates, as needed, with other UN agencies, Funds and Programmes that have complementary mandates on gender related issues specifically conflictRelated Sexual Violence through participating in working-level mechanisms, as well as coordinating with relevant institutions.
 Supports the provision of technical expertise as required to relevant partners and mission components on strategies for gender mainstreaming, including expanding the capacity for gender analysis and designing gender-sensitive policies and programmes.
 Supports the results-based budgeting (RBB) process and provides substantive inputs to results-based reporting and analysis.
 Collaborates and supports the delivery of gender training to uniformed and civilian mission personnel and conducts orientation activities on gender mainstreaming in the PCC.
 Performs other duties as required.


Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, international relations, social studies, gender studies or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
Work Experience:
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of international relations, law, gender and/or peacekeeping issues at policy and operational levels. Strong experience in the promotion of gender equality in a post-conflict setting is required. Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization is desirable. Related experience in Darfur peace processes and Juba Peace Agreement is desirable.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Arabic (both oral and written), is required.


Professionalism: Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing other’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own positions; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a written assessment followed by a competency-based interview.


 Applicants must accurately complete, update, sign, and date the attached United Nations Personal History form (P.11 ONLY and forward the duly completed signed P.11 by e-mail to:[email protected]
 Applicants should COPY UNITAMS-JO-EL FASHER-2022—95 Gender Affairs Officer in the SUBJECT line of the email when submitting their signed P.11 form. UNITAMS will not consider any applications which are not received directly in the VA mailbox. Other UN P.11 formats and incomplete P.11 will not be accepted.
 Please note that any information provided on the P.11 form will be considered binding.
 The selected candidates will be subject to reference checks to verify the accuracy of the information provided in the P.11 form.
 Only applicants who are short-listed will receive an acknowledgement within two weeks from the deadline indicated on the VA.

Qualified female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

United Nations Considerations:
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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