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Team Leader, Democratic Governance
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Nairobi, KENYA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||2 years|
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.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and was established to coordinate and accelerate the attainment of the rights of women globally. UN Women stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life and supports the formulation and implementation of policies, global standards and norms at both regional and national levels that seek to enhance gender equality and inclusive governance.
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 Constitution of Kenya has clearly articulated Kenya’s constitutional commitments to gender equality and the empowerment of women. Achieving gender parity in all spheres of life and the actualization of gender-responsive laws, policies and planning is expected to empower women on their economic, social and political rights and make progress towards achieving gender equality.? The progressive rights-based Kenya Constitution 2010 provides the legal framework for the Government to fulfil basic rights, and for marginalized and vulnerable groups, especially women and children, to claim their rights. UN Women seeks to increase accountability for national and devolved planning with a goal to ensure that national and devolved planning fully reflects accountability for gender equality commitments and priorities.
In Kenya, the UN Women Country Programme contributes to the development objectives of Kenya's blueprint, the Vision 2030 and is aligned to the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) of 2018-2022, as well as UN Women Global Strategic Plan (2018-2021) and the Kenya Country Strategy (2019-2022) which aims to achieve the following results: (i) increased women's leadership and participation in governance; (ii) strengthened women's economic empowerment; (iii) increased protection of women & access to justice for women; and (iv) strengthened women's leadership in peace building and humanitarian response.
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Deputy Country Director, the Team Leader for Democratic Governance (DG) exercises overall responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing UN Women interventions under his/her portfolio. She/he works in close collaboration with Senior Management, other team leaders at UN Women Kenya, Operations Team, other UN agencies, government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society, with the aim of successfully implementing the UN Women country programme.
He/she will manage the country programme, including continued monitoring of the implementation of the Democratic Governance Component, lead the programme team within the DG Unit in strategic planning, and identify new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF and UN Women Global and Kenya Country Strategy priorities and creative response to emerging challenges and opportunities
Duties and Responsibilities
Design and develop programme strategies in the area of Democratic Governance ?
Manage the implementation and management of the Democratic Governance programme
Manage technical assistance and capacity development to project/programme partners
Ensure monitoring and Quality reporting of Democratic Governance programme/ project
Manage the people and financial resources of the Democratic Governance programme
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies
Contribute to inter-agency coordination on Democratic Governance to achieve coherence and alignment of UN Women programmes with other partners in Kenya
Manage advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts
Key Performance indicators?
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage