Source: UN Women
UN Women. Juba, Sudan.
Closing date: July 5, 2011
UN Women, established by GA Resolution 64/289, and became operational on 01 January 2011, has its vision of a world where women and men have equal opportunities and capacities, where women are empowered and where principles of gender equality are firmly embedded in all efforts to advance development, peace and security. The fundamental objective of UN Women is to enhance national capacity and ownership to enable national partners to formulate gender responsive laws and policies and to scale up successful strategies to deliver on national commitments to gender equality. The UN Women focus will be in five thematic priorities: (1) expanding women's voices, leadership and participation; (2) ending violence against women; (3) strengthening the implementation of the women, peace and security agenda; (4) enhancing women's economic empowerment; (5) making gender equality priorities central to national, local and sectoral planning and budgeting at all levels.
UN Women plans to establish a programme for South Sudan that will be informed by the following elements: (a) building on the lessons learnt from the previous programme that was implemented under the one-country-two-systems; (b) the reforms being put in place by the Government as South Sudan becomes an independent country; (c) the planning scenarios and priorities of the UN in South Sudan that will ensure that the new country functions effectively; (d) the priority areas identified for the UN Women global strategic plan; (e) the priority areas identified during the SP consultations with partners in South Sudan.
An Assistant Representative and Programme Specialist / Head of Programmes will be recruited to head and support the implementation of the programmes in South Sudan. She will coordinate UN Women's work with the Government of South Sudan as well as the other partners such as the UN.
Summary of Key Functions:
* Programme Planning, Implementation and Monitoring.
* Supervision of the work of programme staff of the UN Women office.
* Partnerships and resource mobilization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Programme Planning, Implementation and Monitoring;
The Programme Specialist will have overall responsibility for coordination of UN Women's programme to:
* Mainstream women's' human rights and women empowerment in post-conflict reconstruction and especially in governance and economic management, sustainable recovery and capacity development for government and gender focused NGOs;
* Prepare background project documents and briefs within the context of UN Women's work in South Sudan;
* Monitor and evaluate on-going programmes/projects substantively;
* Assess implementation of the work plan through progress reports, tripartite meetings;
* Propose direction and solutions, and write lessons learned;
*Provide gender technical support to government, UN agencies and other partners;
* Initiate and coordinate capacity building programmes for government and NGO partners;
* Ensure preparation of project budget revisions for the efficient and timely delivery of inputs and realization of targeted expenditure.
Supervision of the work of programme staff of the UN Women office:
* Provide the strategic guidance and development to staff members;
* Ensure effective management and delivery of program resources in line with UNIFEM regulations and procedures to track project budgets and expenditures.
Partnerships and Resource Mobilization:
* Build and nurture partnerships with various stakeholders for delivery of the women's rights agenda and gender equality in South Sudan;
* Represent UN Women in technical government, partners and UN meetings and as appropriate, keep the UN Women Representative informed about policy meetings and issues;
* Identify and follow up opportunities for resource mobilization for UN Women's work in Sudan in consultation with the UN Women Representative;
* Perform other duties as may be requested by the UN Women Representative.
Impact of Results:
The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
Please see a description of competencies at:
Required Skills and Experience:
* Masters (or equivalent) university degree in international law, social sciences, governance, international relations, women's studies or gender development studies.
* A minimum of 7 years in the field of women's rights, peace and security and experience in the UN system and/or the international cooperation field;
* Practical work experience in women's rights and gender equality programming in developing countries with specialized experience in Gender and Development and Program Management;
* Familiarity with development trends in the region;
* Working experience with UN joint programming frameworks and result-based management systems is a particular advantage;
* Practical experience in management of people.
* Fluency in English. Working knowledge of Arabic or other UN language an asset.
Please apply online at: http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?job_id=23501
* 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.
Application Deadline: 5 July 2011.