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UN WOMEN: CHIEF, UN TRUST FUND IN SUPPORT OF ACTIONS TO ELIMINATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (UNTF EVAW)
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||13-Feb-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|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 centre 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.
The UN Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) is a leading global, inter-agency grant-making mechanism, established through General Assembly Resolution 50/166 in 1996. It is managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN System to support the work of governments and NGOs. Since 2008, UN Country Teams are also eligible applicants.
The UN Trust Fund is situated within UN Women’s Programme Division (PD). Under the leadership and overall direction of the Director of Programme Division, the PD sets the standards, assures the quality of program design, and provides guidance to country level program work of UN Women, as well as supports the coordination role of UN Women at regional and country level. It supports the effective use of results based management and reporting across the organization. It also manages global Trust funds, and Global programmes, and provides technical capacity to countries on request, including a humanitarian response capacity
The UN Trust Fund focuses on supporting the implementation of national laws, policies and action plans on violence against women and girls, with an emphasis on ensuring human-rights, gender-responsive and interdisciplinary/multi-sectoral approaches rooted in multi-stakeholder partnerships. Promoting evidence-based, results-oriented grant-making is a major focus of the UN Trust Fund operations, with a view to supporting generation of knowledge and effective, innovative solutions and models for adaptation and up scaling.
The UN Trust Fund Chief Advisor, under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Programme Division, leads the UNTF-EVAW team to deliver high quality support to efforts to end violence against women and girls, ensuring both the effectiveness and efficiency of the Trust Fund, working closely with all parts of UN Women, and in consultation with other UN agencies and members of its governance and consultative mechanisms.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Leadership and overall management of the UNTF-EVAW:
Management and oversight of the UNTF:
Resource mobilization and advocacy:
Knowledge management and capacity building:
Impact of Results:
The ability of the Chief, UNTF-EVAW to effectively plan, implement, manage in a transparent manner and oversee the UNTF-EVAW projects and activities impact on the overall success and sustainability of the UNTF-EVAW and its programmes and projects to promote gender equality and women’s rights.
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.
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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.