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Representative, UN Women Multi-Country Office for Bhutan, India, Maldives and Sri Lanka (re-advertisement)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year extendable depending on performance and budget availability|
This is a re-advertisement of the position. Candidates who applied earlier are still under consideration, and do not need to re-apply.
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 Multi-Country office (MCO) in India, which also manages UN Women’s presences in Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka, works closely with government institutions, civil society, private sector companies, academic institutions, and other actors to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment. Our portfolio of programmes address three main areas of work: women’s economic empowerment (WEE); ending violence against women and girls (EVAWG); and Gender-Responsive Governance. Across all three areas, the SN for the MCO focuses on frontier areas that are critical to a middle-income economy framework. Within WEE, we work on access to decent work and social protection, focusing on women farmers, manual scavengers and informal sector workers, while also promoting gender equality within corporate social responsibility and empowering women entrepreneurs across select sectors. Within EVAWG, we work closely with the government on inclusive urban development and planning, access to services for survivors of violence, cyber crime, addressing the declining child sex ratio, and implementation of national and state level laws on addressing VAWG. Our programme on Gender Responsive Governance includes the implementation of Gender-Responsive Budgeting strategies while engendering institutions of Governance and ensuring greater participation of women in public life. The MCO also addresses issues related to gender and the media. In addition, the MCO office is increasingly promoting the incorporation of gender concerns into the South-South collaboration agenda, through the SAARC. Finally, UN Women serves as Chair of the UN Theme Group on Gender and Youth in India, coordinating the UN agencies and other development stakeholders to advance the overall gender equality agenda, including the implementation of inter-governmental norms, conventions and standards.
Reporting to the Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific UN Women Representative is responsible for leading and managing the India Multi-Country Office (MCO) portfolio (Sir Lanka, Maldives, and Bhutan) 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 each country under the India MCO; 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
Manage the strategic country programme planning and development:
Manage the India Multi-Country Office:
Represent UN Women in UN inter-agency coordination:
Represent 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:
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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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.