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United Nations recruiting Systems Manager to Support Updating of Gender Equality Constitutional Database

United States of America, 23 July 2015


Grounded in the vision of equality and non-discrimination 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. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, United Nations leads and coordinates the System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. In keeping with its role as a knowledge broker of gender equality issues, United Nations launched the first global constitutional database on gender equality-related provisions in December 2013. Its scope extends to 196 constitutions of Member States and Territories of the United Nations and is organized on the basis of five geographical regions (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceana). The database is funded by SIDA and operates as an organic resource for legislatures, constitutional bodies, academics, students, Civil Society Organizations and United Nations partners. As a searchable engine, it is underpinned by a number of categories—initially 16, recently expanding to 25, reflecting the social, economic, cultural and political perspectives of constitutional provisions which are critical for advancing constitutional rights from a gender perspective.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working in close consultation with the Information and Communications Technology Department, the consultant will undertake the following deliverables:

  • Transpose draft constitutional database provisions into a format that is appropriate for web-based access, viewing and research

  • Transport the web-based versions onto the constitutional database website; and

  • Ensure that all other related tasks including quality assurance steps following uploading are completed.

Data entered during this task will later be imported into the organization’s Content Management System for effective and satisfactory user reach, access and utilization.

Submission Deadline: 31 July 2015

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