Special Assistant to Leadership Team



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :12-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Jan-2023
Duration of Initial Contract :15 January – 31 December 2023

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.


Background

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 Support Analyst, under the supervision of the Regional Director, provides substantive and practical support to the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director in their  responsibilities to manage the Regional Office business unit, lead programming work in the Regional Office and associated non-resident programme presences and in their support to the Regional Director’s oversight of Country Offices in Asia-Pacific region. The Programme Support Analyst will provide timely analytical information, consolidate inputs from various sources, and prepare documentation in a timely manner with high quality. S/he will have proven ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a sensitive and challenging environment. S/he will be confident in engaging in technical work related to gender equality and women’s empowerment.  The incumbent will have excellent communication, coordination, and organizational skills to support the substantive work of theRegional Director amd Deputy Regional Director.  S/he will strategically support the internal communication and coordination functions of the Regional Office.


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities

Provide coordination and facilitation support to ROAP Leadership

Provide coordination support to the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director in their interactions and exchanges with UN Women Representatives, Regional Office and HQ staff, keeping records and ensuring action and follow-up when required in a timely and efficient manner, and serving as minute-taker when requested.

  • Support Deputy Regional Director in coordination of technical assistance requests from Country Offices in collaboration with technical advisors and retainer assets.
  • Provide specialized technical support to the Deputy Regional Director in her leadership of key internal coordination functions including identifying opportunities and developing initiatives to enhance the effectiveness internal communications, including through ROAP Coordination meetings and promotion of enhanced collaboration across thematic areas of regional programming.
  • Review and check quality of draft speeches, talking points and presentation materials for delivery by the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director in key events, meetings and other internal and external fora ensuring that UN Women´s corporate and regional perspective, goals, objectives, strategies and/or policies on gender issues and UN Women programmes are appropriately reflected, working closely with relevant staff as required.

Provide analysis and technical inputs to support the Deputy Regional Director’s Programme Oversight Function

  • Provide relevant input to technical support to non-resident country presences under the Regional Office to facilitate decision-making and ensure follow-up action.
  • Support the effective functioning of cross-pillar support to meet the needs of specific country offices experiencing transitions and other challenges through enhanced coordination between Operations, HR, Planning and Coordination, Monitoring and Reporting teams and the Deputy Regional Director.
  • Provide relevant input when needed on key developments and opportunities to develop and strengthen partnerships and to ensure the inclusion of a gender perspective in relevant regional and Thailand UNCT initiatives.
  • Provide technical support on the development and implementation of work plans and provide recommendations in support of quality assurance.  Provide technical support on implementation of work plans, identification of joint programming opportunities and coordinate technical assistance from RO thematic leads
  • Provide technical support on quality control and identification of potential challenges of areas under his/her responsibility.

Expected deliverables and timelines

Tasks and Deliverables

Target Dates

The deliverables include a monthly report on the summary of products produced during the month (meetings and events arranged talking points prepared, technical support provided, etc)

 

31 January 2023

28 February 2023

31 March 2023

30 April 2023

31 May 2023

30 June 2023

31 July 2023

31 August 2023

31 September 2023

30 October 2023

30 November 2023

31 December 2023

Contract Period and Work location

This consultant will be based in Bangkok, Thailand and will work on a full-time basis. For travel on mission, if required and agreed, travel costs and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be provided. Travel authorization will be granted to the consultant prior to the travel date.


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of UN Women processes and systems
  • Strong networking skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills, communicate effectively with staff at all levels of the organization;
  • Ability to work in a highly pressured environment


Required Skills and Experience

Required qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender is required.

Work Experience:

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience working in international development such as international/regional organizations, INGOs and government institutions;
  • Prior experience with the UN or other international organization working in programming;
  • Prior experience and interest in international development work focused on, or strongly involving gender equality at national or regional level;
  • Experience in technical support provision, communications and facilitation is an asset.
  • Prior experience in the Asia and the Pacific Region will be an asset.  

Language requirement:

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

Evaluation

Technical qualification evaluation criteria:

The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:

           Technical Evaluation Criteria

Obtainable Score

Education

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender is required.

 

20%

Experience and skills

  • 5 years of progressively responsible experience working in international development such as international/regional organizations, INGOs and government institutions;
  • Prior experience with the UN or other international organization working in programming;
  • Prior experience and interest in international development work focused on, or strongly involving gender equality at national or regional level;
  • Experience in technical support provision, communications and facilitation is an asset.
  • Prior experience in the Asia and the Pacific Region will be an asset.  

 

70%

Language and report writing skills

  • Fluency in English is required
  • Working knowledge of another official UN language is an asset

10%

Total Obtainable Score

100 %

 

Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.

Submission of application

Interest candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to hr.bangkok@unwomen.org with -cc to nathanan.mitkasem@unwomen.org, not later than Monday, 12 December 2022, 23:59 Bangkok time.

Submission package includes:

Payments

Payments for this consultancy will be based on the achievement of each deliverable and certification that each has been satisfactorily completed.

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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