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UN Women: Programme Advisor, Arab States
|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.
The Programme Division (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 provides technical capacity to countries on request, including humanitarian response capacity.The Programme Team makes possible the oversight function of the Programme Directorate for UN Women’s programmes and activities in the field. It supports corporate planning and the oversight of planning processes. It leads UN Women’s corporate analysis of developments and trends at the country and regional level, ensuring UN Women’s senior management receives timely advice and recommendations. It supports UN Women’s field based presences, specifically Regional Offices (RO) including on operational matters, and connects them appropriately to other parts of HQ as required. The Programme Team’s members represent UN Women in interagency fora, and provide support to UN Women normative work in intergovernmental processes, as well as contributing to resource mobilization and partnership building more broadly at HQ level.
Under the overall leadership and direction of the Director of Programme Division, and day-to-day supervision of the Deputy Director, the Programme Advisor, supports the Division in all aspects of field based programmes in Arab States Region. He/she supports the Programme Director’s overall oversight function to ensure high quality programme design and implementation within the Arab States Region. S/he promotes adherence to UN Women Strategic Plans (SP) and commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights in UN Women programs and projects. At HQ s/he acts as liaison for UN Women’s RO for Arab States Region and represents and reflects the region’s perspectives and concerns in interagency and intergovernmental fora and discussions at the HQ level, as well as in UN Women’s internal processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Description of Functions:
Proactively provides substantive advice to the PD Directorate on strategic program planning and development in consultation with the Arab States Regional Office:
Support to Director of Programmes with timely analysis on overall portfolio implementation in the region, highlighting critical developments and their impact on programming:
Substantive support and advice to UN Women’s RO and MCO/CO on UN inter-agency coordination, UNDAF/CCPD development and joint programming as well as normative processes as required.
Active engagement in following up on partnerships and resource mobilization on behalf of the region.
Knowledge management and key advocate of capacity building of UN women program staff and external partners within the region. Helps ensure relevance and effectiveness of such capacity building initiatives.
Impact of Results:
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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.