|Location :||Kinshasa, CONGO, DEM. REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||25-Apr-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
The UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality as 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. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, the UN Women also leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
UN Women relies on a wide range of partnerships to fulfill its mandate, which include governments and intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, including women's NGOs and grassroots organizations, networks, the academia, multilateral partners and faith based organizations. Its support is aligned with commitments to gender equality and women's human rights as agreed in international and regional framework such as the MDGs, the Beijing Platform for Action, CEDAW, and the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa and the Protocol on Women Human Rights in the African People Charter.
UN Women was established in the DRC in 2002/3 and its interventions has been focused on promoting gender equality; advocating against Violence Against Women and Girls; curbing HIV and AIDS; ensuring women's active participation in peace processes; supporting women's participation in governance. The necessity to advance gender equality and women's human rights in the DRC has been enhanced by the heightened incidences of sexual and gender based violence in conflict zones of the country, and the relatively low participation of women in politics and decision-making organs.
UN Women will capitalize on this position and experiences to strengthen partnerships in the DRC with key national stakeholders as well as with donors to ensure the realization of women's rights in the DRC.
In order to strengthen its presence in the DRC, UN Women seeks to recruit a Country Programme Manager. The Country Programme Manager will be the first line of contact between UN Women and its partners and will represent UNWOMEN in key policy discourse in the DRC. He/she will be responsible for ensuring effective execution of UN Women's mandate with respect to the advancement of women's human rights and gender equality in the DRC. Thus, the scope of work of the Country Programme Manager requires experience and in-depth understanding of the development context in the DRC, gender equality and women's empowerment issues, as well as sound management and programming expertise to translate UN Women's strategic plan into effective development initiatives and results. It also requires developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with the 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 resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the UN Women Central Africa Regional Programme Director, and close guidance from the Chief of Africa Section, the Country Programme Manager will undertake the following functions:
Summary of Key Functions:
1. Technical Leadership and Coordination at country level
2. Strategic Policy Coordination, Partnerships and Representation
3. Advocacy, Donor Relations and Resource Mobilization
4. Programme Management, Communication and Knowledge Management
5. Financial and Human resource management
1. Provides technical leadership and support at the country level
Development and Operational Effectiveness
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.