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UN Women: Head of Office
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Beijing, CHINA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English Chinese|
|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 China office works closely with government institutions, civil society, private sector companies, academic institutions, and other actors to promote gender equality in the world’s most populous country. Our portfolio of programmes addresses two main areas of work: women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG). Within WEE, we work on poverty alleviation targeting rural farming women, promoting gender equality within corporate social responsibility, advancing women’s equal employment, empowering women entrepreneurs, and promoting the digital transformation of women. Within EVAWG, we work closely with the government on implementation of the newly-enacted national law on domestic violence, as well as on the prevention of violence and promotion of healthy relationships among youth. Our longest running programme is the China Gender Fund (CGF), an innovative, multi-donor programme that gives out grants to Chinese institutions to address a wide variety of emerging gender issues. The China office also addresses issues related to gender and HIV/AIDS, and gender and the media. In addition, the China office is increasingly promoting the incorporation of gender concerns into the Chinese government’s South-South collaboration agenda. Finally, UN Women serves as Chair of the UN Theme Group on Gender in China, coordinating the UN agencies and other development stakeholders to advance the overall gender equality agenda in China.
Reporting to the Regional Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP), the Head of Office is responsible for leading and managing the China Country Office (CO) portfolio 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 programmes and projects for China; 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the strategic planning and development of the country programme:
Manage the China Country Office:
Manage UN system coordination:
Manage UN Women and lead advocacy strategies:
Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies:
Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building:
Key Performance Indicators:
Performance of staff, security plans are in place and up to date, office produces quality knowledge products.
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.
Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.
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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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.