The Women United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of (hereafter 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. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations system all 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 Representative requires experience and in-depth understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, as well as sound management and programming expertise, to translate UN WOMEN's strategic plans into effective development initiatives and results. It also requires developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN organizations, CSOs, 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.
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is a small country in Southeast Asia with an estimated population of about1 million and one of the poorest economies in the world. While the young nation has seen some initial progress and achievements in gender equality and women’s empowerment since its independence in 2002, this has been primarily thanks to technical assistance provided to the Government by development partners such as the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), members of the UN Country Team, bilateral donors and other development agencies.
It is expected that the key themes of the current programme of UN Women in Timor-Leste will continue under the new Annual Work Plan 2012-2013 with the aim to build the capacity and provide support in the following areas:
UN Women in Timor-Leste cooperates closely with other UN agencies, especially through the Gender Thematic Working Group, on joint programmes with the Government and its institutions, the Parliament, and civil society. The Representative will work closely with the UN Country Team to exchange information, coordinate activities and support program delivery.
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Director of UN Women’s Asia Pacific Regional Centre in Bangkok, in addition to the representational duties as Head of Office the Representative will provide oversight in managing the programme and operations of the country office to maintain strong partnerships on the ground and to ensure timely implementation of a results-based and rights-based country programme, with high quality outputs that deliver results towards achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment in Timor-Leste.
The Representative works in close collaboration with the UN WOMEN Regional Centre in Bangkok, Thailand team in operations and program and UN WOMEN HQ units and sections in New York.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Regional Director, the Representative has the following key functions:
Strategic Programme Development and Advocacy
Strategic support to and leadership within the UN System
Country Programme Management and Oversight
Representation and Partnership Building
Knowledge Management and Reporting
Impact of Results:
The Representative impacts on the success of efforts to formulate and implement the UN Women Programme Strategy at the country level to promote and advance gender equality and women’s empowerment issues.
CORE VALUES / GUIDING PRINCIPLES:
Integrity: 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.
Ethics and Values:
Promoting Ethics and Integrity / Creating Organizational Precedents
Building support and political acumen
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
Working in Teams:
Building and promoting effective teams
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:
Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
Required Skills and Experience
Note: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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