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Regional Project Manager
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||19-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :|
|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.
The UN Women Pacific Multi-Country Office is based in Suva, Fiji and works alongside over 20 other UN agencies in the region and in 14 countries: Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
Under its Strategic Note 2018-2022, UN Women Fiji MCO focuses on delivering on four interlinked programme areas underpinned by support for intergovernmental and normative processes:
Markets for Change / M4C:
The Markets for Change - Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Project (hereinafter referred to as the M4C project) is a six-year initiative aimed at ensuring that marketplaces in rural and urban areas are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory environments, promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The M4C project aims to promote the gender, social and economic empowerment of market vendors, with specific attention to the needs and aspirations of women market vendors. Through the creation of representative groups in marketplaces, a focus on economic security, the strengthening of local government institutions, procedures and development approach, and the design and building of gender-responsive infrastructure, market vendors will be able to influence decision-making on market management and resource allocation, supporting the economic and social empowerment of market vendors, and the advancement of women market vendors. The Markets for Change project is implemented by UN Women, with UNDP acting as the Responsible Party for the delivery of one of the 4 Outcomes of the Project.
Under the overall guidance of the Multi-Country Office Representative, and the direct supervision of the Deputy Country Representative, the M4C Regional Project Manager, will ensure that the M4C project substantively contributes to UN Women’s work in gender equality, women’s leadership and women’s economic empowerment.
The Regional Project Manager, Markets for Change is the team leader with responsibility for the overall quality assurance to and coordination of the management and implementation of the Markets for Change Project as a regional project and for the implementation of the regional components of the project. This includes oversight and support of the three-country based M4C Project Managers, and their respective teams in Fiji, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, and other regional staff as required, ensuring strategic direction and consolidation of the M4C Project at a regional level.
The Regional Project Manager will adopt an approach focusing on quality and results oriented management. He/ She will work in close collaboration with UN Women MCO team, in addition to the UN Women Regional Office for Asia and Pacific and HQ teams, in order to implement ensure complementarity with sister UN agencies and other national/international stakeholders towards common goals as set out in the SDGs, the UNDAF and other development priorities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide programme development advisory services to the Markets for Change:
Oversee the implementation and management of the Markets for Change:
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to Markets for Change partners:
Oversee the management and implementation of programme activities through knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation, communications and reporting:
Manage personnel and financial resources of Markets for Change:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Lead advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
Key Performance Indicators:
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.
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