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UN Women: Country Representative
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Quito, ECUADOR|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English Spanish|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
The country strategy of UN Women in Ecuador for the 2019-2022 period is aligned with the 2017–2021 National Development Plan, with the UNSDCF 2019-2022 and the UN Women Global Strategic Plan. It is focused on three Strategic Priorities: 1) women’s economic empowerment; 2) ending violence against women and; 3) Women, environment and Climate Change, with two crosscutting components: humanitarian settings and public policies and laws. All the components of the strategy have differential components for Indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian, Montubio and rural women.
UN Women’s strategic approach puts emphasis on the creation of partnerships between Government, civil society, women’s movement, private sector, academia, international development partners and other entities of the UN system. In the new strategic orientation of the UN System in Ecuador, the promotion of joint interagency initiatives is a priority to generate greater coherence to leave no one behind and accelerate achievement of the goals of the Agenda 2030.
The Country Representative operates in a matrix management model, primarily accountable and reporting to the relevant UN Women Regional Director on UN Women -specific mandates, activities and results. Additionally, as a UNCT member, under the Management and Accountability Framework (MAF) of the UN development and resident coordinator system, the Country Representative has mutual accountability with the Resident Coordinator 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 Country Representative whilst seeking inputs from the RC on the Country Representative’s contributions as a UNCT member.
The Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Ecuador Country Office (CO) portfolio 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 programmes and projects under the Ecuador CO; 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 Ecuador Country Office:
Provide support to the Resident Coordination and serve as a member of UN Country Team:
Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies:
Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies:
Lead knowledge management, innovation and capacity building:
Oversee safety, security and well-being of personnel, programmes and organizational assets:
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Values and Competencies Framework: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
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/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. 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.
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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