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Deputy Country Representative - Operations
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||02-Oct-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year extendable based on performance and budget availability|
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 gender 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.
Afghanistan is one of the world’s most complex emergencies, and the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Afghan people are grappling with the impact of conflict, poverty, economic decline, and natural disasters. In this context, Afghan women and girls face unique vulnerabilities and require urgent support as gender inequality is interwoven with conflict dynamics and humanitarian needs. It is essential that Afghan women and girls can continue to shape the future of their country, and that their gains are protected. UN Women remains fully committed to supporting Afghan women and girls and to placing them at the center of the global response to the crisis in Afghanistan.
UN Women has been in Afghanistan for two decades. UN Women’s programming approach is informed by analysis of the political, economic and humanitarian situation, risks to and capacities of partner organizations, and needs and priorities of Afghan women and girls. UN Women Afghanistan currently has four key programme priorities: (1) Gender in Humanitarian Action, (2) Ending Violence Against Women, (3) Women’s Economic Empowerment, and (4) Women, Peace and Security. UN Women Afghanistan operates through its main office in Kabul and five sub-offices located in the provinces Balkh, Bamyan, Herat, Kandahar and Nangarhar.
The Deputy Country Representative - Operations is a member of the Country Senior Management team, together with the Country Representative and Deputy Country Representative - Programmes. The Deputy Country Representative - Operations provides leadership and oversight on all aspects of office management and operations. This includes strategic procurement and logistical services, efficient financial management, ICT and common services consistent with UN Women rules and regulations, consistent with UN and UN Women rules and regulations and provides advice to the Country Representative on the optimum, effective and innovative management practices to enhance operational efficiency and performance. The Deputy Country Representative – Operations also works collaboratively with HR and Security Units.
Reporting to the Country Special Representative, the Deputy Country Representative - Operations is responsible for the smooth functioning and results oriented management of operations in the country Office and to facilitate programme implementation and delivery by providing operational needs of programmes and projects managed by the office. She/he will also will be responsible to lead results, drive change, provide risk informed, solution-focused analysis, advice and services to the ensure Afghanistan Country Office (ACO) and Sub-offices are strengthened and supported in their operations, needs and queries in line with corporate administrative arrangements. The Deputy Country Representative - Operations will provide feedback to the Division of Management and Administration on operational aspects in order to improve corporate operational procedures so they become compatible with regional needs. The incumbent will also ensure compliance with IPSAS accounting standards by reviewing business processes and systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Lead and manage the operations team to promote an environment of management excellence, staff well-being for UN Women Afghanistan Country Office
2. Provide advisory and specialized technical support on the strategic direction of the office
3. Represent UN Women in UN system coordination, with a focus on Operations;
4. Provide technical support in creation of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
5. Oversee planning, expenditure tracking and auditing of financial resources
6. Oversee information and communications technology (ICT) management
7. Lead knowledge sharing on operational management and operational oversight between the Country office and Sub-offices
8. Oversight of procurement and administration processes for the Country Office
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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/en/about-us/employment/application-process 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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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