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UN Women: Operations Manager
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||10-Apr-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year|
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.
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.
The overall development objective of the Sudan AWP 2012/2013 is to consolidate efforts that contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sudan. It focuses on 4 outcomes; viz. women’s political participation, peace building, ending violence against women and gender responsive budgeting and planning. Key strategies for the implementation of the programme include capacity building, advocacy, gender mainstreaming, evidence, information and data collection and the use of media to highlight and inform the general population of Sudan.
The development of the programme was guided by key principles and frameworks; at the national level, the results have been guided by Sudan’s development priorities as stated in the current IPRSP pillars 1 and 2; the Sudan National Strategic Plan goal 1 on sustaining peace, goal 3 on poverty and MDGs and goal 5 on good governance; sectoral priorities in the National Policy for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality, on goal 3 on women’s economic empowerment, on goal 4 on women’s human rights and rule of law, goal 5 on political participation and decision making, goal 6 on peace building and conflict resolution and ongoing reforms by the Government of Sudan after the end of the CPA. Results have also been identified based on the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4 as well as lessons learnt from implementing the 2008-2011 CP.
Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Deputy Representative, the Operations Manager serves as a member of the senior management team, with oversight responsibilities for all aspects of Country Office (CO) operations, This includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, security management, ICT and common services consistent with UN Women rules and regulations. The Operations Manager additionally serves as a key advisor to the UN Women Representative on matters of organizational integrity with the aim of ensuring: (i) compliance with UN Women policies and regulations; (ii) effective systems to support programme delivery and growth; (iii) accountability to organizational values and principles; and (iv) an enabling workplace environment in which staff potential is maximized.The Operations Manager leads and guides the Country Office Operations Team and fosters collaboration within the team, with programme staff and with other UN Agencies and a client-oriented approach. The Operations Manager works in close collaboration with programme teams in the CO, providing close guidance to programme staff who perform adjunct operations functions, ensuring that such staff are knowledgeable of rules and procedures governing programme finances, donor reporting, and personnel. She/he also works in collaboration with operations staff in other UN Agencies, UN Women Sub-regional Office and HQ staff and Government officials to successfully deliver operations services. The main role is to lead the operations team, ensuring the smooth functioning of all support services in the CO/MCO and to the Country Programme, and consistent service delivery including constant evaluation and readjustment of the operations services to take into account changes in the operating environment as and when needed.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Description of Functions:
Lead and guide the Operations Team in the provision of results-oriented support services to the CO and Country Programme.
Manage budgetary planning, monitoring and financial administration:
Ensure the provision of the full range HRM services (eg recruitment, contract administration, staff development, etc) to the CO/MCO.
Provide efficient procurement and logistical services and supervision through the Procurement team:
Information and communication management and supervision of ICT team:
Common Services organization and management, establishment of partnerships with other UN Agencies:
Focal Point for security issues, and ensures security plans and related infrastructure is in place:
The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness of the Country Programme implementation and on the, efficiency and effectiveness of the use of corporate resources, human, financial and material. The key results also impact on ensuring the safety of staff and of the material assets of UN Women
Core values and Guiding principles:
Required Skills and Experience
UN Women Background:
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.
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