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Gender Equality & Human Rights Specialist

Gender Equality & Human Rights Specialist

Number of Position: One [1]

Category: Fixed-Term Appointment [NO-C]

Job Opening ID: 40323

Duty Station: Kathmandu

Deadline: Monday, 22 November 2021 by 5.00 pm Nepal time

Duration: 1 year initially

Eligibility: Advanced degree in Gender Studies, Human Rights, Law, Public Policy, Development Studies or related disciplines. At least five years of increasingly responsible professional experience at the advisory/managerial level in managing gender and/or human rights programmes. Demonstrable technical expertise in gender equality, including knowledge of gender-based violence and harmful practices. Strong understanding of women’s rights and gender equality dimensions and inclusion in policy and programme formulation, implementation and monitoring. Proven experience in coordinating/managing a team of staff, experts and consultants. Familiarity in communicating in a clear and articulated manner, technical and/or complex issues to different types of audiences. Demonstrated ability to network within the development sector, including with civil society. Demonstrated experience in coordination and liaison with government counterparts, NGOs, UN agencies, private sector, development partners and CBOs. Possess excellent interpersonal, negotiating, intercultural communication skills, and political acumen. Ability to work independently and in culturally diverse teams. Working experience in the humanitarian setting is an asset.

How to apply: UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

A full job description of the position can be accessed at and only applications using this link will be accepted.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.