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UN Women: Operations Specialist
|Location :||Port-au-Prince, HAITI|
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||4 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.
Over the past four years, the UN Women Haiti Country Office (CO) has been rapidly evolving. This has translated into a significant increase in the range of programmes currently being implemented in support of national partners working on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Toward this end, and under the overall responsibility on UN Women’s Regional Programme Director and the direct supervision and guidance of the UN Women Representative in Haiti, the UN Women Haiti CO will be engaging an Operations Specialist to act as an advisor to Senior Management on all aspects CO management and operations. This includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, ICT and common services consistent with UN/UN Women rules and regulations. The main role is to lead operations, ensuring smooth functioning of the CO/programmes/ projects operations, consistent service delivery and constant evaluation and readjustment of operations to take into account changes in the operating environment as and when needed.
The Operations Specialist will provide support to operational excellence and efficiency in order to meet delivery targets for 2012 as part of the CO management team.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Financial resources management
Human resources management and oversight of the HR processes
Information and communication management and oversight of ICT staff
Focal Point for security issues
Overall operations management, UN Common services organization and management, and establishment of partnerships with other UN Agencies
Core values and Guiding principles:
Integrity: Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Professionalism: Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity: Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Development and Innovation:
Take charge of self-development and take initiative
Work in teams:
Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Communicating and Information Sharing:
Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
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.
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.