Mais mulheres na ONU

Alcançar a paridade de gênero em todo o sistema das Nações Unidas é um dos objetivos definidos pelo secretário-geral, António Guterres, desde o início de seu mandato. Em 2017, o chefe da ONU lançou a estratégia em prol da contratação de um número equilibrado de homens e mulheres na organização em cargos seniores até 2021, e para toda as Nações Unidas até 2028.

Achieving gender parity throughout the United Nations system is one of the goals set by Secretary General António Guterres since the beginning of his term. In 2017, the head of the UN launched the strategy for hiring a balanced number of men and women in the organization in senior positions by 2021, and for the entire United Nations by 2028.


The System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity covers targets and accountability; special measures; enabling environment; senior appointments; and mission settings. It balances accountability with incentives, recognizes different starting points and challenges, and provides tools to empower and encourage staff and managers alike. The goal is not just about numbers, but about transforming the institutional culture to access and capitalize on the Organization’s full potential. It is about creating a working environment that embraces equality, eradicates bias and is inclusive of all staff. It seeks to further geographic diversity, particularly from underrepresented groups, and advocates that the twin goals of parity and diversity should be mutually reinforcing rather than exclusive. Initiatives should be sought which strengthen both simultaneously.


Para mais informações sobre a nova estratégia, clique aqui.

To read more about the new strategy, click here.

Recruiting WOMEN to senior civilian positions

We are looking for senior qualified women with proven leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter to create a ‘talent pipeline’ of Directors in UN Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions.

We seek seasoned managers who have worked in the areas of conflict management, governance, political analysis, media/strategic communication, law, amongst others, to compete for senior positions in our field missions. These roles are mostly at non-duty family stations in conflict or post conflict settings, at the D-1 and D-2 levels in the areas of:

  • Political/Civil Affairs
  • Public Information and Communication
  • Rule of Law and Security Institutions
  • Senior Resources Management Positions
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Service Delivery
    • Director and Deputy Director Mission Support

Who is eligible?

Women with an advanced level university degree, with at least 15 years of relevant professional work experience in one of the areas listed above, and fluent in English. Additional fluency in French or Arabic is strongly desirable. You do not need to have prior UN experience, but it is generally required to have experience in conflict-affected or post-conflict countries or humanitarian emergencies. We have asked Member States to help us identify women with the above eligibility criteria for the talent pipeline. Women at the P-5 level and above in the United Nations agencies, funds and programmes, as well as women in our partner intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are also welcome to express their interest directly. This initiative is part of the Secretary-General’s effort to improve the representation and retention of women in the UN system.

Career support activities for women staff members at the P4 to D1 levels are currently being developed.

Why would I want to join this initiative?

Members of the talent pipeline will benefit from regular updates on field mission vacancies for which they are qualified, as well as guidance on the application and assessment process. Note that being a member does not constitute an automatic offer to a post, and all members of the talent pipeline would apply to specific openings via the UN Careers website.

How do I express my interest?

Referrals or applications to the talent pipeline should include a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae (or PHP) (which should describe, amongst others, the different positions encumbered, managerial and budgetary experience as well as experience in post-conflict countries or emergencies) and are welcomed via the following website E-mailed applications are not considered. For questions about the initiative, please reach out to the Senior Women Talent Pipeline team via


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