UN Women

UN Women Careers

UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.


UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to implement these standards.

It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.


Aims of UN Women

  • Increasing women’s leadership and participation;
  • Ending violence against women and girls;
  • Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action;
  • Enhancing women’s economic empowerment;
  • Making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

 

Candidates currently not working at the United Nations are strongly encouraged to apply for the roles below:

Why Goal 5 matters

The targets of proposed Goal 5, on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, are measurable and attainable. This comprehensive goal includes nine targets that largely reflect UN Women’s proposals. Full implementation of this goal matters because it has the potential to transform unequal power relations between women and men and address structural barriers impeding progress.

These targets seek to:

  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. Laws and policies need to be urgently reviewed, amended or abolished as a first step towards achieving substantive gender equality, complemented by measures to change discriminatory social norms and practices.
  • Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual exploitation. This is also central to eradicating poverty and realizing sustainable development, peace and security, and human rights.
  • Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations. This can be achieved through legal reforms, policies and protection measures, community mobilization and engagement of religious and community leaders, as well as those affected.
  • Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies. Such work must be reduced and redistributed between households and the State (through the provision of services and infrastructure) and between women and men.
  • Ensure women’s effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. For democratic accountability and legitimacy, women’s full involvement is key in implementing the new development agenda.
  • Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. Women have the right to live free of discrimination and violence, and to control and decide freely on matters related to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health. For this, they need access to essential information, education and services.
  • Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources. This is essential for their economic security and status, for decent work, sustainable livelihoods and to ensure an adequate standard of living.
  • Enhance the use of enabling technologies, in particular, information communication technologies (ICTs), to promote women’s empowerment. Access to quality infrastructure and technology is key to improving women’s formal employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and reducing unpaid care work.
  • Adopt and strengthen policies and legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels. National legislation must guarantee equal rights, aligned with international standards.

All goals and targets outlined in the draft outcome document “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” will be formally adopted by world leaders at a United Nations Summit in New York from 25-27 September 2015.


New York, United States
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The Digital Fundraising Specialist will focus in getting UN Women fit for digital business and revamping UN Women Donation Online presence, by developing and rolling-out the system road test to be fit for success and accelerating rapidly through 2019 to be ready for the major opportunity of Beijing+25 in 2020.
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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The Finance Associate is responsible for the execution of a wide range of financial services and administrative processes in the RO, ensuring timeliness, efficiency and transparent use of financial resources and delivery of services in accordance with organizational financial rules
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Conduct a consultancy to provide training and support to companies for the implementation of the guide "Guidance to private companies for planning, detection and reference of cases of violence situations in the context of the relationship" and follow up and accompaniment technical assistance in the implementation of the guide
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Within the framework of this consultancy, it is expected that the contracted person will be able to develop the training process directed to the judicial personnel of the specialized jurisdiction, for which it is expected to hire 8 facilitators (one for each thematic area),
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Competitive
The Programme Operational Support (POS) Assistant supports directly the Representative in everyday administrative matters and the Projects / Programme / Operations activities by performing a variety of standard administrative processes
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It is expected that the Liaison / Focal Point of the Safe Cities Program and Public Safe Spaces for Women and Girls (Safe Cities) in Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, and, where appropriate, the Northeast zone, will contribute to the achievement of the results and impact of the Program
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It is expected that the Liaison / Focal Point of the Safe Cities Program and Public Safe Spaces for Women and Girls (Safe Cities) in Guadalajara and its metropolitan area will contribute to the achievement of the results and impact of the Program, through technical and logistical support in the framework of the intervention methodology.
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It is expected that the Technical Consultant of the Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces for Women and Girls (Safe Cities) Program will contribute to the achievement of the results and impact of the Program, through specialized technical support within the framework of the intervention methodology .
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The HR Assistant is responsible for administratively supporting the recruitment and placement, administration of benefits and entitlements of staff and local external contractors, other HR administration issues and separation of personnel.
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Islamabad, Pakistan
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Competitive
The Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Pakistan Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women's Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Competitive
The Planning and Coordination Specialist reports to the Regional Director and the Deputy Regional Director of UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA RO). The Planning and Coordination Specialist will lead the work of ECA RO in the areas the UN System Coordination, Strategic Planning and Results-Based Management
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The Programme Manager (based in the UN Women Country Office in Kabul, Afghanistan) will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions in the above-mentioned areas of work and the full scope of the women, peace and security portfolio in country.
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Asia and the Pacific UN Women Representative is responsible for leading and managing the India Multi-Country Office (MCO) portfolio (Sir Lanka, Maldives, and Bhutan) and for translating the UN Women's Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities
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Company Statistics

Date Established

2010

Member States

45

Headquarters

New York, United States

Number of employees

1001 - 5000