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Re advertisement-UN Women: Chief, Leadership and Governance
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||31-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
*The candidates who have previously applied to this position need not to reapply
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 Policy Division develops and implements the UN Women program of work on analysis, research and knowledge management that provides the evidence base for the advice and guidance UN Women provides to the intergovernmental process, the UN system, and to UN Women staff working at country and regional level on issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. It identifies emerging issues and trends, and develops and proposes new strategies for achieving the agreed goals through innovative approaches and lessons learned about what works in practice. It also designs and oversees the training and capacity development programmes of UN Women, working closely with the UN Women training facility in Santo Domingo.
The Policy Division staff is organised in Thematic Sections, bringing together technical experts who: undertake issues-based research; analyse data on country, regional or global trends; build a knowledge base on policy commitments and their implementation; propose evidence-based options for global policy, norms and standards and for UN Women global programme strategies; and contribute substantive inputs to policy advocacy and technical cooperation programmes.
The Section Chief reports to the Director, Policy Division for strategic guidance and direction, and is responsible for leading the development of thematic work within the mandates of the Division. Lead the substantive support to intergovernmental processes and policy development related to Leadership and Governance, lead the provision of advisory services for programme support, lead research, analysis and content development in the area of Leadership and Governance, lead the representation and advocacy in the area of Leadership and Governance, lead the Leadership and Governance Section, oversee knowledge management and capacity building in the section.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the global policy support related to Leadership and Governance:
Lead the development and/or support to leadership and governance programmes, including Flagship Programme Initiatives:
Lead knowledge management and capacity building:
Lead research, analysis and content development in the area of Leadership and Governance:
Develop, maintain and expand partnerships and lead advocacy initiatives for tangible advancement of women’s participation in Leadership and Governance:
Management of the Leadership and Governance Section:
Key Performance Indicators:
The Section Chief impacts on success of the efforts to develop and implement the UN Women Policy Strategies. The Section Chief is responsible for developing and implementing the organization policies in his/her thematic area of expertise to achieve gender equality and advancement of women.
Key performance Indicators include:
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-valuesand-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.