United Nations Convener

United Nations Convener - Job Description ( A Voluntary position)

Desirable Qualities and Skills

1 Knowledge of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

2 A passion for local and global issues affecting women and girls, of gender inequality, the empowerment of women, and the impact of poverty in NZ and for Pacific nations.

3 Awareness of the issues faced in the UN Beijing Platform for Action, CEDAW and at CSW.

4 Able to write, speak well, organise, and use different technology platforms.

5 Available time throughout the year to attend to UN and NGO communications and network.

6 Able to relate to Ecumenical Women, the faith based alliance for advocacy at the UN.

7 Convene a committee of 3 - 4 women, with experience in the field of women’s rights, NGO advocacy and international affairs.

1. At all levels of Presbyterian Women, encourage an understanding of the PW special consultative status at the United Nations and advocacy for the rights of women, in New Zealand/Pacific and internationally.

2. Represent Presbyterian Women at the annual Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.

3. Maintain PW’s consultancy status at the UN (through ECOSOC) including compiling the UN audit report every 4 years on PW’s involvement with women in NZ and internationally.

4. Liaise on behalf of PWANZ with other women’s groups on international human rights, in particular: NZ Ministry of Women’s Affairs International Caucus, NZ National Council of Women, Pacific Women’s Watch, Ecumenical Women (at the UN) and other NGO groups attending CSW eg NZ Federation of Graduate Women, Zonta international, other NZ Women’s Networks.

5. As a member of the PWANZ Executive, report on the work of UN in church publications and web site, and in the PW annual report.

6. Compile a budget and put in funding applications as appropriate (eg the Council for World Mission or PCANZ).

7. Lead a delegation of up to twenty self funded lay and ordained women including younger women to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations each year.

8. Promote the work at the United Nations at Presbytery and national level to the wider church committees including the General Assembly, Council of Assembly, the Leadership Sub Committee, and the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership.

Please email application to pwanz2016@gmail.comApplications must be received by 5pm on Friday 18 August 2017


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