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UN Women: Country Representative
|Location :||San Salvador, EL SALVADOR|
|Application Deadline :||18-Jan-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
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 leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Current UN Women work in El Salvador is aligned with Convention on the Elimination of All forms for Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) recommendations addressed to El Salvador, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2012-2015, UN Women regional Strategic Plan (SP) 2011-2013, as well as with national priorities and gender equality agenda. The overall UN Women El Salvador program’s goal is to build capacity and strengthen institutional responsibilities for formulating and implementing laws, policies and programs with a gender and perspective, aimed at guaranteeing women’s fundamental rights and advancing to gender equality.
UN Women in El Salvador has contributed to position women’s human rights and gender issues on the public agenda. UN Women has supported the Parliamentary Women’s Group in the definition and implementation of a gender agenda and work plan. The main results of this agenda are the institutionalization of the group and creation of a specialized gender unit of the Legislative Assembly, the preparation of gender-sensitive budgets and the strengthening of the national legal framework through the enacting of the Special Law for a Life Free of Violence for Women approved in 2010 and the Law on Equality, Equity and Eradication of Discrimination against Women approved in 2011. These laws constitute an important advance towards ensuring Salvadoran women’s full enjoyment of their rights.
At the local level, UN Women, through the Regional Safe Cities Programme, has contributed to the strengthening of institutional and communitarian response to violence against women with an emphasis on citizen safety, the recovery of public spaces and the increase of women’s political participation. Within this Programme, UN Women has supported the development of specialized police units for women to report cases of violence.
The UN Women program in El Salvador aims to guide, promote and coordinate actions to drive national counterparts to better develop strategic interventions on five priority areas:
In all these thematic areas, UN Women in El Salvador has the expertise, experience, installed capacity and recognized credibility to increase efforts and actions.
The UN Women Country Representative reports to the Director, Regional Center who provides general direction and guidance.
The UN Women Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Country Office (CO) portfolio of countries and for translating the UN Women's SP in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programs and projects for each country under the CO; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, CSOs, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Responsibilities:
Strategic program development and planning:
Country program management and oversight:
UN inter-agency coordination:
Representation and advocacy:
Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization:
Impact of Results:
The successful performance of the Country Representative of his/her key functions directly result in effective and strategic development, implementation and management of high quality country programs and projects and achievement of quality results which in turn directly impact on the credibility and image of UN Women as an effective and efficient partner and as the leading knowledge-based technical and advocacy organization for gender equality and the empowerment of women.
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. 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.