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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree
United States

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UN jobs in USA – Policy and Knowledge Management Specialist
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  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Mid level – P-3, International Professional – Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Political Affairs
    • Legal – Broad
    • Economics
    • Women’s Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2023-07-12

About UNDP:

Information about the organization that has offered the UN jobs in USA – Policy and Knowledge Management Specialist job:

UNDP Programe is well arranged and manifestly image Albania’s improvement priorities articulated in the National Strategy for Development and Integration as well as in the Albania-United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026. Our Programme is alike with the UNDP Global Strategic Plan. It is  contributed towards the European Union Integration Agenda through several European Union acquis chapters. The Programme contributes to the goals of several Sustainable Development Goals. Furthermore, Based on its reputation and strength as a UN system integrator for Agenda 2030 and trusted impartial partner, UNDP will set economic transformation and eradication of multidimensional poverty and establish systems that address risk disasters and social injustice within the SDGs. In addition ,The key component of UNDP’s means will be integration and innovation.

Tasks of UN jobs in USA – Policy and Knowledge Management Specialist:

Manage Knowledge building and sharing for the “3R Programme in Rwanda and Senegal”:

  • Develop and oversee a knowledge management and evidence uptake strategy for the “3R Programme in Rwanda and Senegal” to support the effective exchange of best practices, learning and approaches and the translation of research and evidence into policy and practice impact;
  • Define and enforce a knowledge management approach/strategy for the 3Rs Programme aimed at enhancing knowledge sharing and delivering of planned results;
  • Collect process for global publication on Gender, Care, and financing for gender equality as some of the key outputs of the 3Rs Programme;
  • Liaise with feminist economists and experts to develop substantive inputs and provide quality assurance for publication;
  • Support Global Expert Group Meeting by drafting concept notes and relevant inputs to the conference;
  • Aid development of tools (including score card) to track adoption and implementation of care policies, practices and tools at country level;
  • Prepare written derivatives for various programmatic and policy advocacy purposes i.e., policy briefs, case studies, blogs, briefings to leadership, short topical papers etc.;
  • Determine opportunities for research dissemination and evidence uptake with country, regional and global teams and partners (e.g., at key global and regional forums);
  • Coordinate a Community of Practice on Care, Decent Work and Macroeconomic Policies to promote internal learning and understanding exchange on the care economy across country, regional and global teams.

Oversee coordination, communication and advocacy efforts:

  • Coordinate policy inputs from the 3Rs programme country offices;
  • Cooperate with other UN Women country/regional offices, to strengthen existing synergies in macroeconomic and care economy, and build new ones;
  • Provide coordination help to the organization of global and regional consultations and thematic meetings, major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, workshops and knowledge products (when required);
  • Upgrade and communicate on new corporate knowledge sharing mechanisms, and actively manages the existing community of practice;
  • Cooperate with the UN Women Communication Team to enhance, update, and assist in the external dissemination of the joint programme results/events;
  • Build relations with exterior professionals and institutions, including donors, UN system agencies and civil society organizations, in the substantive areas of the joint programme in support of knowledge sharing and networking;
  • Help the Senior Policy Advisor on Gender and Macroeconomics in communications and advocacy efforts.

Provide technical and programme help and manage capacity development/building:

  • Recognize training/capacity development needs and support partners/country offices through technical assistance, mentoring, training and skills sharing initiatives in collaboration with the Senior Policy Advisor on Gender and Macroeconomics and Manager of the “3R Programme in Rwanda and Senegal”;
  • Provide aid to the organization of global and regional consultations and thematic meetings, major advocacy campaigns, events, trainings, and workshops;
  • Provide technical help to the “3R Programme in Rwanda and Senegal” and other country offices on the implementation of policy tools and trainings on care and macroeconomics;
  • Provide advice, technical service and backstopping to the Senior Policy Advisor on Gender and Macroeconomics for the improvement of the joint programme knowledge products and management;
  • Proactively engage in the association and delivery of substantive trainings/learning sessions for the implementing countries;
  • Provide quick support and backstopping to the Senior Policy Advisor on Gender and Macroeconomics and the Programme Manager on other relevant programmatic tasks key to the joint programme implementation.

Perform policy research and analysis:

  • Conduct study and analysis on care economy priority areas at global and regional/country level;
  • Provide substantive inputs to the growth of publications related to the care economy;
  • Source and carry out research on articles, books, case studies etc. to produce useful data and material to assist in producing papers, speeches, and related policy products;
  • Provide technical help the Senior Policy Advisor on Gender and Macroeconomics and the “3R Programme in Rwanda and Senegal” to roll-out existing policy tools on the care economy and macroeconomics at country and regional level;
  • Establish and nurture connection with academia, research institutes, civil society, and experts to expand and share knowledge, exchange views on latest findings and incorporate cutting-edge thinking on the care economy in UN Women work;
  • Keep up to date on the latest evolutions in all relevant thematic areas and maintain a ‘watching brief’ of the current debates related to feminist economics, macroeconomics, and the care economy.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely delivery of understanding management strategy and implementation, including guidance to country and regional offices;
  • Quality and timely technical contributions to thematic, regional, and country programmes as requested and as per work plan;
  • Quality growth of knowledge products and inputs to written publications;
  • Quality and timely reporting;
  • Timely and quality dissemination and uptake of best practices, learning, and evidence;
  • Powerful relations with partners and stakeholders.


Qualifications of UN jobs inUN jobs in USA – Policy and Knowledge Management Specialist:


  • Master’s degree or equal in Economics, International economics, International Development, Sociology, gender/women’s studies, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying background may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work background in women’s economic empowerment policy advocacy at the international level, with specific thematic knowledge and experience in the care economy.
  • Background in providing technical advisory support to country and regional offices on women’s economic empowerment on the care economy.
  • Background in actively managing a community of practice on the relevant policy area.
  • Background in identifying, analysing and disseminating policy lessons and good practices and writing reports/publications to influence policy and practice.
  • Experience in cooperating with different countries, departments, and donors/partners.
  • Work background in the UN system and working knowledge of the principal UN initiatives on women’s economic empowerment and the care economy.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is needed;
  • Understanding of another UN official working language is an asset.


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