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UN Women: Head of Office
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||05-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 20h 9m|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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 sustainable development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Geneva is the internationally recognized center of expertise in many priority areas of UN Women’s engagement and in related global issues, including human rights, health, peace and security, labour, economics, trade, migration, humanitarian affairs, disaster risk reduction, science, telecommunications, the environment and sustainable development. In line UN Women’s normative and coordination mandate, the UN Women Office in Geneva engages with intergovernmental processes and a broad range of UN entities and stakeholders in Geneva in these issue areas to effectively contribute to normative advancements towards the full realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls and their human rights.
The UN Women Office in Geneva delivers on UN Women’s normative support functions and strengthens linkages between normative work and operational activities. It contributes to the Entity’s support for the development and strengthening of a comprehensive set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment that is dynamic, responds to new and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities and is applied through action by Governments and other stakeholders at all levels.
The UN Women Office in Geneva is organizationally integrated into UN Women’s Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID). The Division provides global programme and policy support to allow UN Women at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver effective and efficient initiatives to support the implementation of UN Women’s Strategic Plan based on international goals on gender equality and women’s empowerment, including the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Division provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and the delivery of integrated policy advice, including through policy analysis and gender mainstreaming. The Division leverages innovation, knowledge management, and cutting-edge technical expertise to support UN Women programmes and to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division, and working in close coordination with HQ Sections and other Divisions, the Head of UN Women´s Office in Geneva, will (a) Strategically influence, engage and deepen partnerships with the broad range of stakeholders and intergovernmental processes at UNHQ Geneva on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls; (b) Enhance UN-Women’s global voice for women and girls and establish its leadership role in International Geneva and at UNHQ Geneva to support the accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; (c) Accelerate operational results for women and girls in sectors covered by the Geneva-based UN entities and intergovernmental processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the engagement with intergovernmental processes and stakeholders on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls:
Enhance UN Women’s global voice and its leadership role for gender equality in the peace, development, human rights and humanitarian community, and inter-agency mechanisms and fora in Geneva and at UNHQ Geneva:
Lead in coordination with relevant HQ section chiefs, the management of human and financial resources of the Office:
Impact of results:
The Head of Office impacts on the effective development of a comprehensive set of global norms, policies and standards on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls that is dynamic, responds to new and emerging issues, challenges and opportunities and is applied through action by Governments and other stakeholders at all levels.
Key Performance Indicators
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. 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.
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.
Diversity and inclusion:
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)
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