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UN Women: Coordination and Planning Specialist
|Location :||Cairo, EGYPT|
|Application Deadline :||19-Oct-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :|
The 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. UN Women will provide support to Member States' efforts and priorities in meeting their gender equality goals and for building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality translate into action. UN Women supports improved UN coordination and accountability mechanisms, and up-scaling of the quality of support provided to Member States in addressing national gender equality priorities. UN Women's coordination work is supported at the regional level by its Regional Centres - working with the UNDG Regional Groups and the Regional Coordination Mechanisms. At the country level UN Women supports and works within UN Country Teams.
UN Women has placed emphasis on improving its planning and results based management as an organization. The Regional Centres (RC) will support and provide guidance to UN Women country presence in planning and results based management.
The Coordination and Planning Specialist reports to the Regional Director (RD) in Cairo who provides overall strategic guidance and direction to UN Women's work in the Arab States region. In carrying out the functions, she/he will work closely with the relevant units in headquarters such as Programme and Coordination Divisions. The Coordination and Planning Specialist supports the Regional Director, who is a member of the Regional Director's Team (RDT) to:
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Support to the Regional Director on UN programming and coordination at the Regional Level and support to country-level work:
Support UN system partnership and alliances at the Regional and Country level:
Support enhanced results-based management practices at the country level to ensure more coherent and coordinated UN Women commitments within the UNDAFs:
Knowledge management and capacity building:
Impact of Results:
The successful management of coordination activities will facilitate and enhance the ability of the Regional Director to work effectively within the context of UN system priorities in the region and support coherent UN response and implementation in line with national strategies and priorities.
The key results also impact on the success of the UN Country Team activities, strengthening of overall coordination capacity, design, implementation and operations of UN activities, creation of strategic partnerships in support of regional and national priorities. Support to results based programme planning and management will improve focus of UN Women programming, its alignment with clear national and corporate objectives, and better results reporting.
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Integrity: 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.
Ethics and Values:
Promoting Ethics and Integrity/Creating Organizational Precedents
Building support and political acumen
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
Working in Teams:
Building and promoting effective teams
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:
Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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.
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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.