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Country Representative, Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) - Re-Advertised
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Sarajevo, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) is an upper-middle-income country in Southeastern Europe that is still grappling with the aftermath of a war that concluded in 1995 with the Dayton Peace Accords (DPA). The DPA, a document meant to stop the conflict but not to serve as an all-encompassing governance blueprint for a quarter of a century, established an extremely complex country structure with two entities (the Federation of BiH comprised of 10 cantons and 79 municipalities, Republika Srpska comprised of 66 municipalities) and Brcko District. The country aspires to become a member of the European Union (EU) yet continues to struggle with its peacebuilding process and internal efforts to establish a common development vision. As a result, political deadlock is endemic and impedes both its EU accession process and its overall development.
BiH has a population of 3.5 million people. Extensive emigration from the country has further aggravated a demographic crisis produced by forced wartime migration and low fertility rates. The demographic situation has serious implications for the sustainability of social protection systems, education, and health care. Furthermore, the economy faces numerous structural weaknesses, such as inefficient markets, low labor force participation rate, limited access to finance, insufficiently developed business clusters and value chains, unclear property rights and a cumbersome regulatory environment.
BiH has ratified or inherited a number of international commitments on gender equality but significant gender gaps remain. Women in BiH face a particularly precarious reality, they are excluded from the political and decision-making processes, they have disproportionately limited access to livelihoods and disproportionately subjected to violence. Of particular concern is the situation of Roma and other minority women who are even more severely disadvantaged and marginalized.
The Country Representative operates in a matrix management model, primarily accountable and reporting to the relevant UN Women Regional Director on UN Women -specific mandates, activities and results. Additionally, as a UNCT member, under the Management and Accountability Framework (MAF) of the UN development and resident coordinator system, the Country Representative has mutual accountability with the Resident Coordinator for periodically reporting on contributions and support for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF, formerly UNDAF).The Regional Director conducts the performance review of the Country Representative whilst seeking inputs from the RC(s) on the Country Representative’s contributions as a UNCT member.
The Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the BiH Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women's Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects under the BiH CO and connected with sub-regional priorities; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities
1.Manage the strategic programme planning and development
2.Manage the BiH Country Office
3.Provide support to the UN Resident Coordination and serve as a member of UN Country Team(s)
4.Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies
5.Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies
6.Lead knowledge management, innovation and capacity building
7.Oversee safety, security and well-being of personnel, programmes and organizational assets
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Required Skills and Experience
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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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