UN Women: Campaign Manager UNiTE to End Violence against Women

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :26-Apr-12 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-4
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year


The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the key entity within the United Nations system mandated to promote gender equality and women's empowerment at international, regional and national levels. In line with the organization's 2011-2013 Strategic Plan, preventing violence against women and girls (VAW/G) and expanding access to survivor services is one of the six main goals of UN Women. The Strategic Plan also highlights the important role of UN Women in supporting a strengthening of system-wide approaches for more coherent e to accelerate efforts in key areas, including by intensifying the Secretary-General's global UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign.
Due to the acceleration of social and political mobilization to address VAW/G at different levels, the issue is now firmly positioned high on the international agenda as a priority for peace and security, poverty reduction, economic productivity, gender equality and halting the spread of HIV. These developments, which include landmark UN agreements as well as national progress in key areas such as legal and policy reform, enhanced knowledge base, and numerous awareness-raising initiatives, culminated with the launch of the Secretary-General's Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against  in 2008. Building upon existing efforts and bringing together a range of stakeholders, the UNiTE Campaign provides a historic opportunity to push for making real progress to prevent and respond to all forms of violence against women and girls by 2015.
The regional component of this Campaign, Asia-Pacific UNiTE, was launched in Bangkok on 25 November 2010. It is coordinated by the Asia-Pacific Regional Coordination Mechanism Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (TWG-GEEW), Co-chaired by UN Women and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).
Based in the UN Women Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, the Asia-Pacific UNiTE Campaign Manager will work under the overall supervision and guidance of the Director of the UN Women Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific, in close coordination with the TWG-GEEW UNiTE working group and the Global UNiTE Campaign Secretariat in New York. He/she will be responsible for coordinating with internal and external clients to ensure the effective implementation of the UNiTE Campaign in the region; providing technical and management support to facilitate the monitoring, documentation and reporting on results and lessons learned at national and regional level; developing communications materials and strategic partnerships; and organizing high-level functions and events undertaken under the framework of UNiTE.

Duties and Responsibilities

I.     Provide technical and management support to ensure effective implementation of the UNiTE Campaign in the Asia-Pacific Region and to strengthen inter-agency commitments for the campaign at all levels 

  • Offer ongoing leadership and Secretariat support to ensure the effective functioning of the UNiTE working group, in close consultation with the TWG-GEEW Co-Chairs
  • Provide regular technical and management support, tools and advisory services to country, sub-regional and regional colleagues, both from UN Women and other UN Agencies, to facilitate the continued roll-out of the Campaign in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Develop and sustain close collaboration with the Global UNiTE Campaign Secretariat and other regional UNiTE Campaign Secretariats, to ensure the development of strong regional components of global UNiTE Campaign initiatives; provide substantive regional inputs into global events, reports and other results; and strengthen information-sharing and learning across countries and region.
  • Build and maintain strong bilateral relationships with members of the UNiTE working group to ensure strong inter-agency commitment and support for the Campaign.
  • Ensure continuous capacity development, management, oversight and team building support for Asia-Pacific regional UNiTE Campaign Secretariat team members.
II.    Develop and manage the implementation of the Secretary-General's UNiTE to End Violence against Women Campaign in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Coordinate the development, management, monitoring and reporting on annual work plans, focusing on key results to be achieved, synergies with other initiatives, partners involved, and budgets required, seeking and incorporating inputs from concerned stakeholders.
  • Mobilize and manage the human and financial need required for implementing the Campaign, ensuring quality, accountability, transparency and efficiency.
  • Liaise with administrative and support staff for the contracting of goods and services needed to implement the campaign, including by providing terms of reference for consultants or institutional services agreements; and in ensuring timely submission of reports from implementing partners and vendors.
  • Liaise and consult with inter-agency colleagues, in particular those working in the areas of EVAW/G and Communications, as well as leading practitioners from civil society and other stakeholders, to achieve the above and related tasks.
  • Provide demand-driven technical support and advice to Campaign-related events and initiatives at the country, sub-regional and regional levels, including in preparing reports, concept notes, presentations, guidance materials, and other tools, liaising with concerned UN agencies and United Nations Country Teams as required.
III.    Communications and strategic partnerships for social mobilization
  • Build and sustain strategic partnerships to ensure broad ownership of the campaign and synergies with key actors, including governments, regional bodies, the private sector, NGOs, youth networks, research institutions/academics, UN agencies, other bilateral and multilateral aid organizations, under the overall framework of the UNiTE Campaign.
  • Provide technical and management support to ensure the development and implementation of a regional communications strategy, as part of the regional Campaign strategy, to ensure the effective development, production and dissemination of Campaign products, tools and messages.
  • Organize regional meetings and events for key stakeholders to exchange knowledge and experiences and to build broad ownership and commitment for the campaign.
  • Effectively engage with various media outlets in the region to ensure good media coverage of key Campaign events, results and messages and to raise public awareness on issues of VAW/G.
  • Identify and follow-up on strategic opportunities for resource mobilization for the UNiTE Campaign in the Asia-Pacific region, in close coordination with concerned UN Women colleagues, especially from the UN Trust Fund to End VAW, members of the EVAW team, and the global UNiTE Campaign Secretariat.
IV.    Knowledge management, monitoring and reporting on results of the UNiTE Campaign
  • Develop a strategy for monitoring and documenting Campaign results, preparing regular progress reports on towards overall results, trends, achievements and challenges related to the UNiTE campaign in the region
  • Coordinate with concerned colleagues and partners to ensure the implementation of the above strategy and facilitate sharing of results and related information with internal and external partners.
  • Contribute to the systematic tracking, synthesizing, packaging and dissemination of lessons learned and emerging or good practices under the five UNiTE outcomes, including those gained through the UN Trust Fund to End VAW, and organize events to disseminate and share this knowledge.
  • Prepare substantive written contributions and inputs for use in various reports, events and platforms, including donor and annual progress reports; web stories, speeches and press releases; fundraising proposals and other products, focusing on key results (achieved and expected) under the framework of the UNiTE Campaign in the region.
  • Represent the UNiTE Campaign in high-level policy, programme and expert group meetings related to violence against women and girls, or related areas, and share information from these meetings to concerned colleagues and partners.
Expected Results:
  • Enhanced coordination of the SG's UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign in the Asia-Pacific region supported through the provision of quality Secretariat and management support for inter-agency coordination, at regional and national level.
  • Increased number and quality of strategic partnerships and joint initiatives that build synergies between UNiTE and existing organizations and programmes to EVAW/G, involving UN Agencies, governments, civil society and other partners.  
  • Increased number and quality of knowledge and communications tools and/or products produced and disseminated linked to the five outcomes of the UNiTE Campaign.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the successful implementation of the UNiTE Campaign in the Asia-Pacific region at national and regional levels. In particular, the key results will have an impact on inter-agency coordination, the creation of strategic partnerships, and the development and dissemination of knowledge and communications tools and products around the UNiTE Campaign.


Core Values and Guiding Principles:
  • Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
  • Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
 Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UN Women's mission, vision and values and ethical standards
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN Women
  • Displays sensitivity and fairness with regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, and disability.
Functional Competencies

Development and Coordination Effectiveness
  • Ability to lead the results-based planning, management, monitoring and reporting on programmes, projects and campaigns
  • Builds and sustains strong partnerships and strategic alliances with internal and external actors
  • Coordinates effectively across different constituencies to achieve joint results
  • Strong interpersonal, advocacy and negotiating skills
Management and Leadership
  • Builds and promotes effective teams and displays good mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Sets goals and establishes priorities for self and others to ensure optimal use of time and resources
  • Build strong relationships with clients, focusing on impact and result for the client
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view; actively solicits and provides feedback
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive and constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates excellent  oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
  • Manages stress and remains calm, in control and good-humored even under pressure
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes knowledge management and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Social Science, Political Sciences, Public Administration, International Relations, or related field
  • Minimum 7 years' relevant experience, preferably from the UN System or an international organization.
  • Proven managerial experience in developing, implementing and monitoring programmes, projects and/or campaigns.
  • Substantive knowledge in Ending Violence against Women preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Asia-Pacific region highly desirable.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages an advantage.


  • 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  
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.
  •  Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

Note: 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.

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