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Offer: Deputy Representative, UN Women, Khartoum, SUDAN (Job Opportunity)

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (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.
For more information, please visit UNDP Jobs.

Summary of Key Functions

  • Advisory Technical Support on UN Coordination, Joint Programming and Reform
  • Programme Planning, Results Based Reporting, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Knowledge Management and Communications
  • Support to UNW Representative on Advocacy, Representation, Partnerships and Resource Mobilization.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree in development related disciplines, international relations, development studies or other social science fields

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in development cooperation, international relations, public administration or other related field, some of which should be in the area of gender equality and women’s rights at the international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes.

Language:

  • Written and oral proficiency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of Arabic and any other UN working knowledge is desirable.

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.

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: 23 November 2012

Cross posted from UNDP Jobs. Retrieved on 8 November 2012.

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