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UN Women: Regional Programme Director
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Sep-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 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.
The East and Horn of Africa Sub-Regional Office covers all countries of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Member States (Djibouti, South Sudan, North Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya) as well as Tanzania which falls under the East Africa Community. The SRO manages a large budget portfolio and covers a number of countries in the region in post conflict and complex emergencies situations (Somalia, North and South Sudan and Kenya).
The Regional Program Director (RPD) reports to the Chief of the Africa Geographic Section with overall strategic guidance provided by the Director of Programme Support. He/She is responsible for leading and managing the Sub-Regional Office (SRO) and directing the strategic development, planning, management and oversight of programming in the countries within the sub-region, to ensure delivery of results as planned in UN Women global and regional strategies, objectives and accountability framework.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
1. Strategic program development and planning
2. Managerial leadership and direction
3. Program management and oversight
4. External relations, communications and resource mobilization
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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
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.
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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.