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Gender Community of Practice Facilitator, UNDP’s Global Policy Network
Procurement Process :Other
Office :Home based(during COVID19)and office based in NY - UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Deadline :14-Jul-20
Posted on :23-Jun-20
Reference Number :67225
Link to Atlas Project :
00124566 - Global Project SDG Integration Service Offer for the GPN
Overview :

** Dear candidates, please note that the deadline has been extended through 21 July.

** Dear candidates, please note that the deadline has been extended through 14 July.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global organization with 18,000 staff working in approximately 170 offices globally. UNDP works in development and crisis settings with the aim to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and exclusion, and sustained development results. Coming together under the new framework of the Global Policy Network (GPN), the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and Crisis Bureau (CB) sit at the core of UNDP’s global policy, programming, and knowledge capacities.

The current revitalization of these functions aims to better capture UNDP’s knowledge, innovations, good practices and lessons learned from country, regional and global experience, drawing from a network of internal and external expertise, in order to address complex problems. To this end, UNDP has recently re-established its global Communities of Practice (CoPs), of which UNDP has a rich history, to promote and support knowledge flows within and across the GPN areas of work and enrich UNDP’s global policy and programme functions. The new model of the CoPs has a more inclusive, flexible approach taking advantage of existing networks, both internal and external to UNDP, to build inclusive communities around UNDP’s main thematic areas of work. Powered by a powerful community engagement platform, SparkBlue the CoPs are now able to easily conduct internal and external engagements.

One of the key thematic area the CoP structure aligns to is focused on the topics of Gender. The CoP on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women encourages members to engage with global gender experts, join discussions and debates, find cutting-edge solutions and access networks and knowledge. The UNDP Corporate Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2021 outlines in detail how the Gender Team works to implement gender equality as a core objective of UNDP through a two-pronged approach (i) mainstreaming gender in all core practices; and, (ii) dedicated interventions that empower women and promote gender equality.  The Strategy sets out institutional arrangements which are aimed at ensuring oversight, commitment and leadership to achieve gender equality both within the organization and in the work of the organization. As part of this process, UNDP is committed to building a global, dynamic and professional CoP dedicated to promoting and mainstreaming gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The Facilitator will report to the Policy Specialist: Community and Network Management in the Knowledge Management team, and will work closely with colleagues in the Gender team in the GPN.

For further information please refer to the following link:

Should you have any questions please email no later than 3 July 2020.

Best regards,


Central Procurement Unit