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UN Women: Deputy Regional Director, Americas and Caribbean
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Panama City, PANAMA|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|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 scope and depth of work of the Deputy Regional Director requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender and development issues in the Americas and Caribbean region as well as Programme, RBM and management expertise, to provide UN Women field offices and programmes with the support they need to translate UN Women's strategic plans into effective development initiatives and results and build strong partnerships. The Deputy Regional Director will support effective coordination and integration of gender perspectives in UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCF)to promote coherence in the UN system's work on gender equality and the empowerment of women with colleagues in UN organizations.
Report to the Regional Director, the AC Deputy Director oversees the strategic development of the portfolio and oversight of programme implementation in the region, to ensure delivery results as planned in UN Women’s Strategic Plan, regional strategies and accountability framework. At the country level, where UN Women does not have a presence, the Regional Office (RO) will provide Representation functions as well as integrated policy and technical support to United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) so as to ensure a stronger, more coordinated response to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment at the national level. At the Regional level, within the UN’s regional coordination mechanisms and UN Development Group (UNDG) regional interagency mechanisms, the Deputy Regional Director will manage the regional programmes and monitor regional programme and project implementation, oversee the operations of the office and build strategic partnerships at the policy and programme level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide advisory and specialized strategic support to the Regional Director and Regional Office:
Oversee programme management and monitoring of the projects/programmes in the region:
Oversee the Regional Office’s operations:
Advocate for UN Women’s mandate and lead UN Inter-Agency coordination and intergovernmental support:
Provide strategic partnership building and resource mobilization strategies support to the Regional Director:
Participate in knowledge management and capacity building efforts:
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.