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UN Women: Country Programme Manager: Officer-in-Charge
|Location :||Kinshasa, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||06-Sep-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months|
|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 centre of all its efforts, the 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.
Since 2002/3 interventions in the DRC have been focused on promoting gender equality; advocating against Violence Against Women and Girls; curbing HIV and AIDS; ensuring women's active participation in peace processes; supporting women's participation in governance. The necessity to advance gender equality and women's human rights in the DRC has been enhanced by the heightened incidences of sexual and gender based violence in conflict zones of the country, and the relatively low participation of women in politics and decision-making organs.
Duties and Responsibilities
|The incumbent will report directly to the Regional Programme Director (RPD) and work closely with the UN Country Team as well as with the Ministry of Gender and other national and international partners.
The specific tasks include:
Strengthen the UNWOMEN team in the DRC - including making recommendations on key actions needed to build both the human and technical/operational capacity of the team to deliver on the Country Strategy:
Impact of Results:
The Country Programme Manager will have an impact on the success of the efforts to formulate and implement the UN Women Programme Strategy at the country level to promote and advance gender equality and women's empowerment issues.
Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
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.
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.