Job: UN WOMEN: PROGRAMME SPECIALIST FOR THE AFRICA REGION, PROGRAMME TEAM, NY
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Jan-14|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One 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 Programme Division (PD) sets the standards, assures the quality of program design, and provides guidance to country level program work of UN Women, as well as supports the coordination role of UN Women at regional and country level. It supports the effective use of results based management and reporting across the organization. It also manages global Trust funds, and Global Programs, and it provides technical capacity to countries on request, including a humanitarian response capacity.
The Programme Team makes possible the oversight function of the Programme Directorate for UN Women’s programmes and activities in the field. It supports corporate planning and the oversight of planning processes. It leads UN Women’s corporate analysis of developments and trends at the country and regional level, ensuring UN Women’s senior management receives timely advice and recommendations. It supports UN Women’s field based presences, specifically Regional Offices including on operational matters, and connects them appropriately to other parts of headquarters as required. It also helps identify recurrent capacity gaps across regions and works with Regional Offices to ensure that they are addressed. The Programme Team’s members represent UN Women in interagency fora, and provide support to UN Women normative work in intergovernmental processes, as well as contributing to resource mobilization and partnership building more broadly at headquarters level.
Under the general supervision of the Programme Advisor, the Programme Management Specialist is responsible for providing programme management support to the Directorate of PD, Regional Offices (RO), Multi Country Offices (MCO) and Country Offices (CO) in the region. The Programme Management Specialist provides substantive technical support in the areas of: programme management; preparation of briefing materials; financial and operational management; the development and implementation of program standards and tools to support and develop capacity on results based management, quality of program design and adherence to UN Women’s Strategic Plan (SP) and commitments on gender equality and women’s human rights in UN Women programs/ projects as well as standards of accountability framework.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Description of Key Functions:
Programme Management and Oversight Support:
The key results directly impact on the overall effectiveness of Program Director to lead, manage, monitor and oversee UN Women’s programs and operations at the regional and country level leading to enhanced visibility and image of UN women as an effective leader on gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment.
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Ethics and Values:
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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