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Re-advertisement - UN Women: Deputy Regional Director, Latin America and Caribbean
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|Location :||Panama City, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||29-Oct-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
Candidates who previously applied need not re-apply.
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, 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 scope and depth of work of the Deputy Regional Director requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender and development issues in Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region as well as programme and management expertise, to provide Country Offices and programmes with the support they need to translate UN Women's strategic plans into effective development initiatives and results and build strong partnerships. The Deputy Regional Director will support effective coordination and integration of gender perspectives in UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) to promote coherence in the UN system's work on gender equality and the empowerment of women with colleagues in UN organizations.
In line with the UN Women Strategic Plan, the Regional Director will lead UN Women’s regional portfolio for Latin America and Caribbean covering a very diverse region. The Deputy Director oversees the strategic development of the portfolio and oversight of programme implementation in the region, to ensure delivery results as planned in UN Women’s Strategic Plan, regional strategies and accountability framework. At the country level, where UN Women does not have a presence, the Regional Office (RO) will provide integrated policy and technical support to United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) so as to ensure a stronger, more coordinated response to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment at the national level. At the regional level, within the UN’s regional coordination mechanisms and UNDG regional interagency mechanisms, the Regional Office will provide technical advice and leadership so as to ensure gender equality is mainstreamed throughout the UN System’s response to Member State needs and prioritize.
The Deputy Regional Director will be under the supervision of the Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Description of Key Functions:
Advisory and technical support, programme management, monitoring and oversight:
Advocacy and support to UN coordination, joint programming and reform:
Knowledge management and capacity building:
Support to operations management:
Impact of Results:
The effective support provided by the Deputy Regional Director in the management of programmes and operations directly impacts the quality of UN-Women programme development, implementation and results that in turn directly impact the credibility and image of UN Women as an effective partner for regional and country organizations and as a competent knowledge based organization on gender equity and women's human rights issues.
Core values and Guiding principles:
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Appropriate 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.
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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.