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UN Women: Planning and Coordination Specialist, Europe and Central Asia Regional Office
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||10-Jan-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||TA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||364 days|
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 are translated into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts while building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
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 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 Regional Offices – working with the Regional UN Development Group (RUNDG) and the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM). At the country level UN Women supports and works within UN Country Teams (UNCTs).
UN Women has also placed emphasis on improving its planning and Results-Based Management (RBM) as an organization. UN Women Regional Office will support and provide guidance and support to UN Women Country Offices (COs) and Programme Presence Offices (PPs) in planning and RBM.
The Planning and Coordination Specialist reports to the Regional Director and the Deputy Regional Director of UN Women Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA RO). The Planning and Coordination Specialist will lead the work of ECA RO in the areas the UN System Coordination, Strategic Planning and Results-Based Management (RBM) and to provide guidance, technical support and quality assurance to Country Offices (COs) and Programme Presence Offices (PPs) in these areas, as specified in the Strategic Note and Annual Work Plan (AWP) of ECA RO.
In carrying out the functions, she/he will work closely with the relevant units in UN Women headquarters, such as Programme and Coordination Divisions, as well as COs and PPs in the ECA region. The Planning and Coordination Specialist supports the Regional Director of ECA RO to:
Provide guidance and technical support to UN Women COs and PPs to ensure high quality planning documents at regional and country levels, ensuring the alignment with the UN Women Global Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the corporate standard of RBM.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide guidance and technical support to the UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and Results Groups in the ECA region for the development and implementation of UNDAFs through the ECA Peer Support Group (PSG) mechanism:
Provide guidance and technical support to the UN Women COs and PPs and Gender Theme Groups (GTGs) to better integrate gender in UNCT work and accountability mechanism:
Provide technical and coordination support to the Regional Director of ECA RO in participating in meetings of the Regional UN System under the framework of Regional UN Development Group (RUNDG) and the Regional Coordination Mechanism (RCM) and in contributing to inter-agency SDGs-related initiatives at the regional level:
Co-Chair the ECA Regional Issue-Based Coalition on Gender Equality (IBC-Gender), and coordinate with the UN Coordination Section in UN Women HQ and Gender Task Force of UNDG:
Provide guidance, technical support and quality assurance to UN Women COs and PPs in the areas of strategic planning, RBM and UN Women Result Management System (RMS):
Lead and coordinate the strategic planning processes at the regional level and coordinate with the Planning and Programme Guidance Unit (PPGU) in UN Women HQ:
Lead and manage documentations of and reporting on RO’s work in the areas of planning, RBM and UN system coordination:
Supervise RBM and UN Coordination Interns:
Key Performance Indicators:
The post has an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of the coordination and planning work of UN Women ECA RO, which, in turn, impact on the overall effectiveness of the UN Women ECA RO in the region.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf.
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.
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.