UN Women

Generation Equality Faith Support Consultant

UN Women

Job Description

  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.

In this role as the global voice and advocate for Gender Equality and the empowerment of women, UN Women must deliver to an ambitious agenda as a centre of excellence on knowledge, partnerships, advocacy and social mobilization, as well as a convener, thought leader and champion of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Fourth UN World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1995), the international blueprint for gender equality and women’s empowerment. In that context, UN Women is convening the Generation Equality Forum (GEF), a global gathering for gender equality, co-chaired by France and Mexico, with the leadership and partnership of civil society. Building on the Beijing+25 national and regional reviews and CSW64, the Forum will kick off in Mexico in March 2021 and culminate in Paris in June 2021.

In view of the crucial contribution of Civil Society Organizations in the advancement of gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights, the role of civil society and the women’s movement as partners, is seen as fundamental in the full realization of the Beijing+25 agenda. UN Women’s unique and critical role in engaging civil society and partnership building with women’s organizations as stakeholders to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment will be key drivers in helping UN Women achieve its strategic goals and fulfil its organizational mandate, both for the Forum and the months leading up to it, including CSW 65.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Deputy of the Civil Society Division, the consultant  will be responsible for supporting the strengthening of partnerships with civil society organizations for the Beijing+25 agenda, including faith-based organisations and activists.

Duties and Responsibilities


Faith portfolio:
  • Organizing a series of webinars on different topics related to faith and feminism with UN Women’s faith partners including:
  • Supporting the work on social and racial injustice and the role of faith actors in promoting non-violent communications
  • Supporting the Analysis of conservative faith-based organizations in the UN
  • Contributions to the SG reports on Culture of Peace and follow-up if necessary
  • Supporting the strengthening of relations with the UN Inter-Agency Network on Religion and Development (IATF-RD
  • Supporting the development of the UN Women Feminist Faith Strategy including for the mobilization of faith actors in the GEF
  • Strengthening the fellowship programme with students from the Princeton University Office of Religious Life and supporting the development of a project on Stories of Peace with young people of faith
  • Support the creation of a database of speakers and database of talking points on faith for the division.
  • Contribute to research, key messages and briefing notes for senior management.
  • Support the development of a faith advisory group.
  • Well organized series of webinars
  • Research on faith and feminism
  • Briefing notes


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

Required Qualifications, Experience and skills:

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Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

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