Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women 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, UN Women is expected to 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.
The Director, Policy Division, reports to the Assistant Secretary-General, Policy and Programme Bureau, who provides overall intellectual strategic direction and guidance. The Director is responsible for providing direction and leadership in the Policy Division in the formulation of all policies, the strategic planning of knowledge management programmes and ensuring that UN Women meets all reporting requirements for support to intergovernmental processes and the management and oversight of work in progress to ensure delivery according to timeline, plans, performance standards and objectives.
The Director also serves as a member of the Executive Director’s senior management team and provides advice and counsel in UN Women strategic discussions and development and policy setting.
The Executive Associate reports to the Director, Policy Division, and is responsible for providing support to the Director through the administration and execution of a variety of activities and transactions to ensure the efficient flow of information and communication to and from the office of the Director to facilitate timely action and decision making, arranging and scheduling meetings and events and collecting, verifying and organizing information, materials and documentation for the Director’s easy access and use.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Administration of information and communication in the Director’s Office:
Support to the Division’s budget preparation and financial services and operations:
Impact of Results:
The efficient and prompt delivery of services impact on a whole range services and operations in the Division and result in meeting client (internal / external) needs and satisfaction. The accurate analysis and presentation of information strengthens the capacity of the Director to act/respond promptly and appropriately.
Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
GS fixed-term appointment (FTA) and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York.
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.
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