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Jobs at UN Women: Country Representative- Ajira Tanzania, International Jobs

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Location : Kigali, RWANDA
Application Deadline : 01-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 6d 12h 46m
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English  
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year

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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.
Reporting to the Regional Director, East and Southern Africa Region, the Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Rwanda Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women’s Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects for the country; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, 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.

Duties and Responsibilities
Manage the strategic country programme planning and development:
  • Develop and implement strategic direction of the CO;
  • Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note;
  • Provide substantive advice to the Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional strategy, direction and planning of programmes and projects;
  • Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget;
  • Lead the monitoring of the results-based management approach to programme planning and design.

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Manage the Country Office:
  • Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; Finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support;
  • Oversee and approve programme work plans and monitor the overall progress and compliance of the Rwanda CO;
  • Manage the preparation of UN Women mandated country reports;
  • Manage the audit review process and timely response to audit reports;
  • Maintain and update country office security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure full compliance with UN security policies, procedures and requirements;
  • Manage the performance of staff under his/her supervision; provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide performance feedback and coaching to staff under supervision;
  • Maintain and update CO security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure full compliance with UN security policies, procedures and requirements.
 Represent UN Women in UN system coordination:

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 Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies:
  • Represent UN Women in intergovernmental forums, public information/relations events and key meetings, participate in policy dialogue; discuss policy initiatives, report on progress achieved and/or present policy papers/ideas;
  • Build relations and partnerships with high level and senior government officials as well as multi-lateral, bi-lateral agencies and NGOs; and participate in regional, country and other critical meetings and events;
  • Lead and support advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment to ensure that UN support towards realization of the national plans and priorities are done in a gender responsive manner, and within agreed international frameworks that promote and protect gender equality.
Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies:
  • Lead the development of resource mobilization strategies and manage the implementation of resource mobilization strategies, plans, and efforts;
  • Establish and maintain relationships with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization;
  • Finalize donor reports and negotiate and/or approve cost-sharing agreements with donors; Establish reporting accountability framework to ensure that donors are duly informed on a timely basis.
Knowledge management, innovation and capacity building:
  • Manage the development and implementation on CO communication plans, based on UN Women’s communication strategy;
  • Approve the implementation of innovation and best practices in the CO;
  • Promote learning and development by providing opportunities for training and capacity guiding to enhance the competencies/productivity of staff members;
  • Lead the production of knowledge products.

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Key Performance Indicators:

Core values:
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

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Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.
Functional Competencies:
  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice and interact with high level decision makers;
  • Excellent knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment in country;
  • Strong knowledge of UN system;
  • Ability to envision and lead the strategic direction for UN Women in the country;
  • Excellent networking skills;
  • Ability to identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising and develop strategies.

Required Skills and Experience

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  • Master’s degree or equivalent in development related disciplines, economics or public policy or other social science fields is required;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in aid development cooperation, some of which is in gender and women’s issues programming, at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes or UN Mission;
  • Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams;
  • Experience in leading a team.

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  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language will be an asset.
  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from? 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.

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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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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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