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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 role of the Regional Office (RO) is threefold: (a) to empower and support country level capacity and processes to deliver on the UN Women mandate; (b) to oversee country and regional based mandate delivery across normative, policy, advocacy and UN Coordination roles; and (c) to deliver on the UN Women mandate at the regional level by leveraging regional coordination mechanisms and liaising closely with other regional bodies.
Reporting to the Deputy Executive Directors, the Regional Director is responsible for leading and managing the RO and for providing leadership and managerial oversight in the region on the direction, strategic design and planning of UN Women regional initiatives as well as contribution to and integration of UN Women interventions in the broader UN development framework and reform. The Regional Director is also responsible for providing managerial support, guidance and oversight of the RO, Multi-Country Offices (MCO) and Country Offices (CO) programme implementation and operations (financial, human resources and administrative), and for political, advocacy, strategic partnership, resource mobilization and representation activities to promote UN Women goals, competencies, interests and objectives.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a development-related area, including economics, public policy or other social science fields;
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
- A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.
- At least 15 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines intellectual, strategic and managerial leadership in development programmes some of which should be in the area of gender equality, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds, Programmes, or UN Mission;
- Experience with managing, supporting and overseeing development policy-making, programme and operations management, resource mobilization and partnership creation;
- Experience leading a team;
- Experience in the region is an advantage.
- Fluency in English is required;
- Knowledge of the another UN official working language is an asset.
Deadline 30-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)