Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work 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.
UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) was launched in 2009 as a global grant-making fund and an instrument for aid effectiveness, dedicated to the advancement of women’s economic and political empowerment. Grants are awarded directly to government agencies and civil society organizations so that they can turn their gender equality commitments into real gains in the lives of women and girls at local, national or regional levels.
Launched with an initial contribution of US$65 million (EUR 50 million) from the Government of Spain, followed by US$3 million from the Government of Norway and US$800,000 from the Government of Mexico, the Fund ultimately helps the world make progress towards attaining gender equality goals enshrined in crucial international agreements, such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), and the Beijing Platform for Action, among others.
The FGE is managed by UN Women as the Technical/Programmatic and Administrative Secretariat of the Fund on behalf of the UN system, donors and the grantees of the fund. As a Secretariat, UN Women is responsible for supporting the Steering Committee (consisting of donors, UN and other multilateral agencies and civil society organizations’ representatives). In determining the priorities and policies of the Fund, the FGE Unit in UN Women will provide the operational, administrative and technical/programmatic services to make and monitor grants. A Technical Committee, composed of experts in women’s economic and political empowerment from every region of the world, reviews proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the Steering Committee. Knowledge management, communication, monitoring and evaluation aspects of the Fund are central to its operations.
The Deputy Fund Manager reports to the Chief, FGE and will be responsible for: a) assisting in the overall program management and oversight of the Fund’s operations, including operational guidance to HQ staff on grant-making processes in the UN and to Sub-Regional and Country offices where FGE grants have been awarded; b) providing technical direction, guidance and oversight of monitoring and evaluation of the Fund; c) contributing to the introduction of knowledge and innovation in the management and monitoring of the funds and; d) supervision of field-based Programme Monitoring and Reporting Specialists as well as technical staff in HQ, when required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Support to Chief on strategic planning and management
Management and oversight of the Fund’s operations
Oversight of monitoring and evaluation of the Fund and reporting
Support management of transition and decentralization processes
Knowledge management and innovation
Impact of Results:
The successful contribution of the Deputy Fund Manager in the management, oversight and monitoring of the FGE impact on the services provided to the work of the Steering/Technical Committee in reviewing and granting awards, possibilities for greater resource mobilization, the image and the credibility of the FGE Unit and UNW as Secretariat to the FGE and ultimately in advancing the goals and objectives for gender equality and women’s rights.
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
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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