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Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality in the Republic of Korea
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Seoul, KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)|
|Application Deadline :||21-Feb-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year with possibility of extension|
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.
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.
Established by UN Women with the support of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) of the Republic of Korea in 2021, the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality is dedicated to supporting traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in realizing commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the rights of women and girls through (i) gender capacity-building training programmes, (ii) research and support for production and use of gender data, and (iii) network building, partnership cultivation and advocacy as a leading gender training and knowledge hub in Asia and beyond. The UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality embraces innovation, including as it relates to new technologies and partnerships, to increase the breadth and depth of its work, aligning with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its transformative promise to leave no one behind.
The Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality in the Republic of Korea, operates in a matrix management model, primarily accountable and reporting to the relevant UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific on UN Women-specific mandates, activities and results as well as Policy, Programme & Intergovernmental Division at UN Women Headquarters. Additionally, as a UNCT member, under the Management and Accountability Framework (MAF) of the UN development, the Director has mutual accountability for periodically reporting on contributions and support for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF, formerly UNDAF). The Regional Director conducts the performance review of the Director whilst seeking inputs from the UNCT on the Director’s contributions as a UNCT member.
The Director is responsible for leading and managing the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality portfolio and for translating the UN Women's Strategic Plan (SP) in line with global, regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects; 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. Three programme teams (training, research and partnerships) and one operations team will report to the Director.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage the strategic country programme planning and development
2. Manage the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality
3. Provide support to the Resident Coordination and serve as a member of UN Country Team
4. Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies
5. Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies
6. Manage and oversee knowledge management, innovation and capacity building
7. Oversee safety, security and well-being of personnel, programmes and organizational assets
Key Performance Indicators:
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)
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