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UN Women: Deputy Representative (Programme & Operations)
|Location :||Kinshasa, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||30-May-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :|
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. Much of this works takes place at the national/country level in which UN Women either have a Country Representative on site to manage this programme of work, or a Representative covering several countries where an integrated multi-country programme (MCO) is in place.
The Deputy Representative is supervised by the Country or Multi-Country Representative who provides strategic guidance and direction to the incumbent. The Deputy Representative supports the Representative in the overall management of the CO/MCO. The incumbent is responsible for substantially contributing to the design, implementation, management and oversight of the country/multi-country programme and to the operations supporting its implementation to ensure effective and efficient delivery of results as planned in UN Women’s Strategic Plan and the Multi/Country Office’s plans. The incumbent is expected to bring innovative thinking which fits and adapts to the changing environment to the strategic development of the programme portfolio, and to help raise resources to fund it. He/she also plays a key role in ensuring effective use and management of UN Women resources (material, financial and human) in compliance with UN women programming and operational policies and regulations.
UN Women is present in DRC from 2002 and its interventions in prior years has been focused on promoting gender equality; advocating against Violence Against Women and Girls; curbing HIV and AIDS; ensuring women's active participation in peace processes and supporting women's participation in governance.
UN Women's programming in DRC is developed within the broader framework of the gender priorities identified in a consultation process spanning eleven states. The strategy is aligned to the national policy on gender, as well as the draft PRSP and suggested UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) Results Matrix (2013-2017) with following result areas:
It is in that context that UN Women DRC is now seeking a qualified candidate to take up the position of Deputy Representative. The Deputy Representative reports to the UNW Representative who provides the strategic leadership, guidance and oversight of programs and operations, formulation and execution of UN Women CO strategic programs and plans of actions in line with UN Women and UN development efforts in the country. Under the overall guidance of the UNW Representative the Deputy Representative will provide technical and advisory support to the UN system to ensure coherence, coordination and alignment with national gender priorities. She/He will work closely with the UN Women Gender Coordination Advisor at the UN Women Regional Centre and the UN Coordination Division in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Advisory and specialized technical support
Programme management, monitoring and oversight
Resources and Operations/Office management.
Substantive support to UN coordination, advocacy and partnership building
Knowledge management and capacity building
Impact of Results:
The effective support provided by the Deputy Representative to the strategic development and management of programmes, to their effective and efficient integration with operations in the country office, and the technical support provided to UN Women’s coordination mandate, directly impact the quality of UN Women’s programme development, implementation and results and the quality of its technical expertise. This in turn directly impacts 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 for the empowerment of women.
Core values/guiding principles
Professionalism:Respect for Diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
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.