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UN Women Costa Rica - Administrative Assistant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||San Jose, COSTA RICA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months (renewable)|
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.
UN Women - in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and European Commission - is proposing the regional programme “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” to contribute to the economic empowerment of women, recognizing them as beneficiaries and partners of growth and development, by increasing commitment of private companies to gender equality and women´s empowerment and strengthening companies’ capacities to implement these commitments. The action will ultimately contribute to the achievement of gender equality through enabling women’s labour force participation, entrepreneurship, economic empowerment and thus their full and equal participation in society.
The guiding platform will be the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs). The WEPs are a set of Principles for business offering guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. Coordinated by UN Women and the UN Global Compact, the Principles emphasize the business case for corporate action to promote gender equality and women's empowerment and are informed by real-life business practices and inputs gathered from across the globe.
Targeting women led enterprises and networks, multi-national companies, and relevant stakeholders in Europe and selected Latin American and Caribbean countries, the project will promote business links, joint ventures and innovation between women from both regions, while supporting inter-regional dialogue and exchange of good practices to increase the capacity of the private sector more broadly in the implementation of gender equal business.
The programme will be implemented in six (6) Latin American and Caribbean countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica and Uruguay. It will also have a regional component under the responsibility of the UN Women Brazil Country Office.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the National Private Sector Specialist, the Administrative Assistant supports the “Win-Win: Gender Equality Means Good Business” Programme in Costa Rica by providing a variety of administrative processes to ensure high quality and accuracy of work. The Administrative Assistant promotes a client, quality and results oriented approach.
The Administrative Assistant works in close collaboration with the programme and project staff in Costa Rica and Brazil – where the regional coordination of the programme is based - and with the operations team at UN Women Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean based in Panama, to ensure consistent service delivery.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected:
1. Support the implementation of operational strategies
2. Support the management of accounting and financial monitoring services
3. Provide general administrative and logistical support to the regional programme at country level
4. Provide administrative support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Applications consists of one attachment that include of a motivation letter, completed and signed UN Women Personal History Form (P11) together with an updated CV and a copy of ID. Applications without the completed P11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. The electronic version of the P11 can be downloaded from the following website: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment.
UN Women 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.
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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.