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UN Women - Country Programme Manager
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||14-Sep-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 Year (renewable)|
Nepal is in a transition phase after a decade long internal conflict. The ten-year conflict has led to the displacement and erosion of human rights of millions of historically excluded and discriminated women. The signature of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in November 2006 gave the hope to halt the conflict. After being postponed twice, Nepal held elections for the Constituent Assembly (CA) in April 2008, and the country was declared Federal Democratic Republic.
UN Women is United Nation's Development Fund for Women and has the objective of providing financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies that promote women's human rights, political participation and economic security. Within the UN system, UN Women promotes gender equality and links women's issues and concerns to national, regional and global agendas by fostering collaboration and providing technical expertise on gender mainstreaming and women's empowerment strategies.
UN Women Nepal is working together with UN organizations work together as a UN Country Team (UNCT) under the leadership of the Regional Programme Director and UN Resident Coordinator and with a view to having common programmes, budgets and administrative systems for achieving development effectiveness.
Specific programme areas of UN Women's involvement in Nepal include: supporting government institutions in strengthening the national structures and mechanisms for gender mainstreaming in all relevant government programmes; projects, policies, actions and budgets; supporting efforts for the elimination of violence against women and combating HIV/AIDS; ensuring safe migration of women; preventing trafficking; CEDAW learning and sharing both at national and regional levels; promoting the economic security for women; supporting excluded women's network; and taking the Beijing biennial review process forward. These interventions arise from UN Women's larger vision of making gender equality and women's empowerment (especially for excluded women) an integral part of the fundamental changes that Nepalese society is facing currently. Towards this, UN Women will scale up its work on promoting and deepening its partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including the government, the civil society, women's organisations, UN agencies and donors.
Given the present context in the country, UN Women proposes to scale up its work on promoting and ensuring gender equality and women's rights with particular focus on excluded women and deepen its partnership with a range of stakeholders in Nepal including the government, the civil society, women's organisations, UN agencies and donors. UN Women will expand its programme initiatives in Nepal through developing its Country Programme Strategy and scaling up some of the initial initiatives that have been implemented to date.
UN Women is committed to strengthening its support to Nepal through the recruitment of an International Country Programme Director be based in Nepal, to manage UN Women development assistance in Nepal as well as to contribute its technical expertise and resources to the effort of the RC and the UNCT to offer holistic support to assist the country to move forward on its commitments on women's empowerment and gender equality.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Country Programme Manager for Nepal is responsible for ensuring effective execution of UN Women's mandate and responsibility with respect to the advancement of women in Nepal. S/he is the first line of contact between UN Women and its partners and clients, and will represent UN Women in key events and meetings.
The Country Programme Manager will work under the supervision of UN Women South Asia Regional Programme Director and in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) system.
The Country Programme Manager's responsibilities will have the following main domains:
Strategic Policy Coordination and Partnerships
Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization
Financial and Human Resources Management
The Country Programme Manager is accountable for integrity, transparency, and equity in the management of UN resources including:
Ensuring safety and security of staff and operations
Carry out ongoing advocacy to maximise UN support towards the realisation of national plans and priorities including programmatic support to the national efforts to further gender equality and in particular to the SAARC gender info base, GRB and aid effectiveness, Migration, CEDAW implementation, honouring Beijing and MDG commitments, organising events, facilitating the full engagement of NGOs with a view to supporting strategic collective action between NGOs as well as improved cooperation between NGOs and the government; facilitate linkages with UN Women regional programmes in South Asia.
Support the Resident Coordinator's office to enhance gender mainstreaming, internal UN coordination as well as country-coordination on gender, in the UN initiative:
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.