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Re advertisement: UN Women: Country Representative
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jun-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 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.
*The candidates who have previously applied to this position need not reapply.
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.
Under the general direction and guidance of the Regional Director, West and Central Africa, the UN Women Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Nigeria Country Office and for translating the UN Women's Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programs and projects for the Nigeria Country Office and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment.
In addition, the UN Women Representative will act as UN Women’s liaison to the Economic Community of West African States in Abuja. Under the overall guidance of the Regional Director and UN Women headquarters she/he, will enhance cooperation between the institutions, and influence policies at regional level. UN Women’s strategic partnership with ECOWAS will bring UN Women’s value added technical expertise, advocacy and capacity building from a gender and women’s human rights perspective.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide strategic country programme planning and development:
Lead the management of the Nigeria country office:
Participate in UN system coordination:
Serve as the Liaison to the ECOWAS:
Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies:
Create strategic partnerships and lead resource mobilization strategies:
Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building:
Key Performance Indicators:
The successful performance of the UN Women Representative of the key functions directly result in effective and strategic development, implementation and management of high quality country programs and projects and achievement of quality results which in turn directly impact on the credibility and image of UN Women as an effective and efficient partner and as the leading knowledge-based technical and advocacy organization for gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Respect for Diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Development and Innovation:
Work in teams:
Communicating 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.
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