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Assistant Administrator & Director, Crisis Bureau
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Jun-23 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||ASG|
|Languages Required :||English|
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.
UNDP is the UN's global development organization, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
Agenda 2030 remains at the centre of the UNs engagement, including in crisis and fragile settings. Underpinning the agenda is the commitment to “Leave No One Behind”, with many of the most marginalized living in protracted crisis settings. In crisis contexts, this necessitates greater coherence across development and humanitarian actors (as well as peacebuilding actors as relevant), and a focus on prevention and system-wide coherence that is very much at the heart of the on-going reform proposals both on the development and the peace and security sides. As the lead UN development agency working on crisis prevention, response, recovery and resilience, UNDP is very supportive of these approaches and engaged at the global policy level and through its programmatic interventions.
UNDP’s corporate Crisis Offer, a framework for development solutions for crisis and fragility, seeks to consolidate and strengthen UNDP’s crisis mechanisms to break the cycle of protracted crisis and fragility; to get ahead of the crisis curve through anticipating and preventing crises; and to sustain development throughout crises. These efforts seek to mitigate potential shocks and disruptions, protect hard-won development gains, and to provide sustained accompaniment throughout crises, and to pursue pathways out of crisis and build longer-term resilience. The CB supports Regional Bureaux (RBx) and Country Offices (COs) to ensure risk-informed and preventive approaches are integrated into development plans, priorities and programmes.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Director is the leader of the Crisis Bureau as well as a member of UNDP’s corporate leadership, and as such, serves as a role model for corporate values, behaviors and substantive skills.
The Director, Crisis Bureau reports to the Administrator / Associate Administrator. S/he is a member of UNDP’s Executive Group and contributes to shaping and monitoring overall corporate strategic directions. S/he directs and manages the work of the Bureau to contribute to the achievements of the organizational priorities and achieve identified outcomes.
The following scope and principal functions of the position include:
Managing the Crisis Bureau and working collaboratively and collegiately across UNDP, to achieve outcomes and results in line with UNDP’s Strategic Plan:
The result of the work of the Director greatly impacts on the standing and reputation of UNDP in all areas related to crisis and fragility related issues. When requested by the Administrator/Associate Administrator, the Director represents UNDP in international and national fora, liaises and interacts on behalf of UNDP with external clients and partners including government, media, civil society as well as other international organizations. The Director is accountable to the Administrator/Associate Administrator for the timely and effective delivery of UNDP’s corporate crisis response to Country Offices.
Required Skills and Experience
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