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UN Women: Coordination and Planning Specialist
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||19-Feb-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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 center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, the UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality translate into action. UN Women supports improved UN coordination and accountability mechanisms, and up-scaling of the quality of support provided to Member States in addressing national gender equality priorities. UN Women’s coordination work is supported at the regional level by its Regional Centers – working with the UN Development Group (UNDG) Regional Groups and the Regional Coordination Mechanisms. At the country level UN Women supports and works within UN Country Teams (UNCT).
The Coordination and Planning Specialist reports to the Deputy Regional Director in Nairobi, Kenya, who provides overall strategic guidance and direction to UN Women’s work in the region. In carrying out the functions, she/he will work closely with the relevant units in headquarters such as Programme and Coordination Divisions. The Coordination and Planning Specialist supports the Regional Director, who is a member of the Regional Director’s Team to: a) manage and implement activities to enhance system wide coherence on gender equality and the empowerment of women; b) support UN Women country presences on the ground in their coordination roles with the UNCT in the identification of technical expertise, the implementation of corporate-level accountability tools; and c) provide support to UN Women country presences to ensure high quality planning processes at regional and country level, including through application of results-based programme planning and management.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Support to the Regional Director and Deputy on UN programming and coordination at the Regional level and support to country-level work:
Support enhanced results-based management practices at the country level to ensure more coherent and coordinated UN Women commitments within the UNDAFs:
Knowledge management and capacity building:
Impact of Results:
The successful management of coordination activities will facilitate and enhance the ability of the Regional Director to work effectively within the context of UN system priorities in the region and support coherent UN response and implementation in line with national strategies and priorities. The key results also impact on the success of the UNCT activities, strengthening of overall coordination capacity, design, implementation and operations of UN activities, creation of strategic partnerships in support of regional and national priorities. Support to results based programme planning and management will improve focus of UN Women programming, its alignment with clear national and corporate objectives, and better results reporting.
Core values and Guiding Principles:
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communication and Information Sharing:
Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:
Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
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.
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.
Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. 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.