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UN Women: Director of Geneva Office/Chief - Humanitarian Action
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||28-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) is responsible for providing the vision and strategic direction on UN Women’s programmes and policy initiatives globally and integrated support to regional and country offices.
Reporting to the Director of PPID, the Director of UN Women Geneva Office is responsible for overseeing management of the Geneva Office, as well as representation and strategic partnership building of UN Women in Geneva across all impact areas of UN Women’s Strategic Plan.
As Chief of the Humanitarian Section, supported by a dedicated P5 Deputy of Humanitarian Action, this role leads and coordinates humanitarian response on behalf of UN Women, including promoting accountability in the humanitarian system to the established humanitarian normative and policy commitments, strengthening gender in global humanitarian action and their translation into concrete results for gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Chief will lead in advocating for a coordinated and coherent approach in the implementation of UN Women Humanitarian Strategy and Crisis Response Policy and Procedures Guidance, on gender mainstreaming in humanitarian action and are responsible for ensuring that specialized technical and strategic support is available to field offices where needed. The Chief will lead UN Women’s membership in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), as representative on the Emergency Directors Group (EDG) and the Operational and Advocacy Policy Group (OPAG), and ensuring effective corporate engagement across all IASC structures, ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment to be at the core of the coordinated humanitarian response and partnership building efforts with humanitarian actors.
Further, as Director of UN Women’s Geneva Office, this role will oversee management of:
And in addition, will have a matrix manager role to the following positions:
The Director of Geneva Office will be a member of the PPID Leadership Team and will work in close collaboration across all Policy and Programme Functions of PPID.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead and manage UN Women’s strategy and policy on Humanitarian Action:
Oversee strategic and technical support to Country and Regional Offices on humanitarian actions:
Lead Coordination and Partnership Building for the Office:
Lead Advocacy and Communication Initiatives:
Lead Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Initiatives:
Lead the management of UN Women Geneva Office:
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 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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