|UN Women is the newest UN entity which started operations on 1 January 2011. Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.
The scope of work of the Arab States Regional Director requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender and development issues in the Arab Region, as well as leadership and management expertise to provide UN Women Country Offices and programmes with the support they need to translate UN Women's strategic plan into effective development initiatives, results and strong partnerships. The Regional Director will provide leadership for the effective coordination and integration of gender perspectives in UN Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAF) and promote other UN coordination mechanisms in the region, and will promote coherence and accountability in the UN system's work on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The Regional Director will build strategic partnerships with a wide range of actors, including bilateral donors, the private sector, NGOs, and women's organizations and networks.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Director, Programme Division, the Regional Director has the following key functions:
Strategy Development and Managerial Leadership:
Advocacy, inter-agency coordination and programme support:
Advisory support, programme guidance and oversight:
Representation, Partnership and Resource Mobilization:
Impact of Results
Core Values / Guiding Principles:
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.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
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.
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.
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