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UN Women: Director, Regional Office ( East and Southern Africa Regional Office)
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One 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 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 Program Division who provides overall strategic direction and supervision.
The Regional Director is responsible for leading and managing the RO 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 RO, Multi-Country Offices (MCO) 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.
The East and Southern Africa Regional Office covers countries which are diverse and complex. UN Women currently has Country Offices in 9 of these countries, with one serving as a Multi-Country Office. While countries in the Horn and East of Africa have experienced serious and protracted internal conflict and humanitarian crises, the Southern African sub-region has enjoyed relative political stability, with a number of countries in the middle income category. The region as a whole is heavily impacted by HIV/ AIDs, with Southern Africa the epicentre of the HIV and AIDs pandemic.
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 RO and all services provided by the RO 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:
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
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.
|Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).|
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.