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UN Women: Deputy Chief of Humanitarian Action
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Geneva, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||31-Mar-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 15h 0m|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||until 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.
The duration of the assignment is until 31 December 2023. Whereas an external candidate will be offered a temporary appointment; subject to release agreements, staff members in UN Women may be administered as a temporary assignment and staff members in the UN Common system may be administered under a loan arrangement.
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.
The Humanitarian Action Section within PPID leads UN Women’s effective engagement in humanitarian action from development to operationalization of its strategy and accompanying policy and procedures as well as various guidance and instruments necessary for UN Women to effectively respond to the needs of women and girls in situations of crisis and fragility. It leads UN Women’s membership in the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and its normative contribution to 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 to be at the core of the coordinated humanitarian response, and partnership building efforts with humanitarian actors. Working closely with Regional Offices, it supports Regional and Country Offices with the humanitarian response in line with the Crisis Response Policy and Humanitarian Strategy through activation of surge deployments and operational support for effective engagement with Humanitarian Country Teams and the humanitarian clusters.
Reporting to the Chief of Humanitarian Action, the Deputy Chief of Humanitarian Action supports the Chief specifically on leading UN Women’s Humanitarian Action. The Head of Humanitarian Action coordinates the implementation of UN Women’s Humanitarian Strategy and oversees support to the humanitarian response of country and regional offices, including the development of institutional policies and procedures and capacities to rapidly respond to humanitarian emergencies. The Head of Humanitarian Action also supports the Chief with management of human and financial resources of the Humanitarian Unit.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide advisory and specialized strategic support on Humanitarian Action to the Chief of Humanitarian Action
2. Oversee development, management and monitoring of global projects coordinated by the Humanitarian Section
3. Coordinate support to Country and Regional Offices on humanitarian crisis response
4. Advocate for UN Women’s mandate and support UN Inter-Agency coordination and intergovernmental normative processes
5. Provide strategic partnership building and resource mobilization strategies support to the Chief of Humanitarian Action
6. Participate in knowledge management and capacity building efforts
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
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/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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