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|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||17-Feb-16|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the 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, UN Women will lead and coordinate the United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member State’s priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The role of the Regional Office (RO) is threefold:
The Regional Director reports to the Director of the Programme Division, who provides overall strategic direction and supervision. The Regional Director is responsible for leading and managing the Regional Office and for providing leadership and managerial oversight in the region on the direction, strategic design and planning of UN Women regional initiatives, as well as contribution to and integration of UN Women interventions in the broader UN development framework and reform. S/he is also responsible for providing managerial support, guidance and oversight of the Regional Office and Country Offices (CO) programme implementation and operations (financial, human resources and administrative), and for political advocacy, strategic partnership, resource mobilization and representation activities to promote UN Women goals, competencies, interests and objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Summary of Key Functions:
Strategic Program Development, Policy and Normative Support:
Oversight, Program and Operational Support and Quality Assurance:
Managerial Leadership and Direction:
UN Inter-Agency Coordination and Intergovernmental Support:
Representation and Advocacy:
Strategic Partnerships and Resource Mobilization:
Impact of Results:
The effective leadership and management by the Regional Director of the Regional Office and all services provided by the Regional Office directly impact on the achievement of program results, on the overall effectiveness of UN Women’s presence at the regional and field level and consequently the visibility and image of UN Women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment.
|Core values and Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communication and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Required Skills and Experience
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.