Country Representative

UN Women
Location: Kathmandu Nepal
Salary:As Per Organization's Rule
Posted Date: 2021-04-09 Deadline: 2021-04-27 (7 days left)
  • Location : Kathmandu Nepal
  • Salary : As Per Organization's Rule
  • Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
  • Nature : Contract
Job Description

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Application Deadline: 27-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category: Management

Type of Contract: FTA International

Post Level: P-5

Languages Required: English 

Duration of Initial Contract: One year

Expected Duration of Assignment: One year with possibility of extension

 

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Background

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.

The Country Representative operates in a matrix management model, primarily accountable and reporting to the relevant UN Women Regional Director on UN Women -specific mandates, activities and results.  Additionally, as a UNCT member, under the Management and Accountability Framework (MAF) of the UN development and resident coordinator system, the Country Representative has mutual accountability with the Resident Coordinator for periodically reporting on contributions and support for the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF, formerly UNDAF).The Regional Director conducts the performance review of the Country Representative whilst seeking inputs from the RC on the Country Representative’s contributions as a UNCT member.

The Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the Nepal Country Office 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 under the Nepal CO; 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

  1. Manage the strategic country programme planning and development
  2. Manage the Nepal Country Office
  3. Provide support to the Resident Coordination and serve as a member of UN Country Team
  4. Represent UN Women and lead advocacy strategies
  5. Create and maintain strategic partnerships and manage resource mobilization strategies
  6. Lead knowledge management, innovation, and capacity building
  7. Oversee safety, security and well-being of personnel, programmes, and organizational assets

Key Performance Indicators

  1. Timely and quality development and implementation of the Country Strategic Note and Annual Workplan
  2. Timely and quality delivery on operational goals
  3. Timely submission of UN Women Country Reports, donor reports, and audit responses
  4. Quality and level of engagement with UNCT, including joint planning joint programming, joint resource mobilization, joint advocacy, working groups
  5. UN Women is seen as a reliable and trustworthy partner by governments, donors, and civil society
  6. Timely development and implementation of CO resource mobilization strategy, resulting in sufficient resources to implement Strategic Note
  7. Performance of personnel, enabling work environment, security plans are in place and up to date, office produces quality knowledge products


 

Job Specification

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
  • Excellent people management skills in a multicultural environment; ability to deal with individuals from all backgrounds
  • Results-oriented; Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
  • Ability to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all
  • Leading, developing, and empowering people
  • 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
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual thinking
  • 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
  • Excellent diplomatic and written and verbal communication skills

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

  • 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.
  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in development cooperation at the international level,
  • Experience 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.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language will be an asset.

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Organization Summary

UN Women, the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of  Women is operational from 1st January 2011. The UN Women was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 2 July 2010 to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide. It is a result of years of negotiations between UN Member States and advocacy by the global women’s movement and is also a part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact

Industry Type NGO / INGO / Social Work
Location Nepal
Organization Size 50-100
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