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, the 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.
Under the UN Women’s first Strategic Plan (2011-2013), the Deputy Country Director, under the supervision of the Country Director is responsible for leading and managing the country portfolio. The Deputy Country Director oversees the strategic development of the portfolio and oversight of programme implementation to ensure delivery of results as planned in UN Women’s Strategic Plan.
The Deputy Country Director, Afghanistan will take the lead in managing the day-to-day implementation of UN Women’s Afghanistan Country Office Portfolio, under the overall strategic guidance and direction of UN Women’s Country Director and is responsible for providing specialized technical and strategic support to the Afghanistan Country Office in managing all aspects of programme management and related activities in the office/region.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Advisory and technical support:
Programme management, monitoring and oversight:
Advocacy and support to Country Director and UNW presences on UN coordination, joint programming and reform:
Knowledge management and capacity building:
Day to day backstopping of operations:
Impact of Results:
The effective support provided by the Deputy Country Director in the management of programmes and operations in the Country Office directly impacts on the quality of UN Women programme development, implementation and results that in turn directly impact on the credibility and image of UN Women as an effective partner for and country organizations and as a competent knowledge based organization on gender equity and women’s human rights issues.
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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