UN Women announces vacancy for Deputy Country Representative
Location: Kathmandu, NEPAL
Additional Category: Management
Type of Contract: FTA International
Post Level: P-4
Languages Required: English
Duration of Initial Contract: One year initially
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.
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.
In Nepal, UN Women focuses on strengthening women’s voice, agency, and leadership across sectors to advance women’s rights, provide space for women’s meaningful participation, and contribute to tangible differences in their lives. The UN Women Nepal’s Strategic Note (SN) for the period 2023-2027 lays out the agency’s unique role and comparative advantage in supporting national stakeholders in advancing gender equality and the empowerment of women in line with internationally agreed normative standards. The SN is aligned with and contributes to Nepal’s national priorities and commitments as described in the Nepal Constitution 2015 and the Fifteenth Periodic Plan, the needs of women’s organizations, and the UNSDCF with a commitment of leaving no one behind. UN Women will advance its efforts in Nepal in accordance with its unique role and triple mandate (normative, operational and coordination) and lessons learned to achieve gender equality and social inclusion and empower women and girls in Nepal to realize their human rights
The SN highlights the structural causes of gender inequality and inter-sectional social exclusion as bound up in its social norms. UN Women believes in a holistic approach to tackling structural gender inequality, transforming discriminatory social norms and ending harmful practices. UN Women pursues transformative change in social norms across its programming areas namely gender responsive and inclusive governance (GRIG), ending gender-based violence, humanitarian action, DRR and climate change, as well as women’s economic empowerment (WEE). Further, the UN Women Strategic Note underscores the need for programming across the post-conflict, humanitarian and development continuum. UN Women is currently implementing a longer-term initiative on storytelling to understand pathways for social norm change and the factors that spur transformative shifts toward gender equality.
Reporting to the Country Representative, Nepal, the Deputy Country Representative is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Country Office (CO). The incumbent is responsible for substantially contributing to the design, implementation, management and oversight of the country programme in coordination with the operational team supporting its implementation to ensure effective and efficient delivery of results as planned in UN Women’s Strategic Plan and the CO plans.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Manage the programme team
2. Provide advisory and specialized technical support on the strategic direction of the office
3. Represent UN Women in UN system coordination, with a focus on programming
4. Provide technical support in creation of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
5. Represent UN Women and support advocacy strategies
6. Facilitate knowledge management, innovation and capacity building
7. Manage personnel under supervision
Key Performance Indicators
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from Application and recruitment process | About us: Careers at UN Women | UN Women – Headquarters 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.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check).
Application Deadline: 26-Jul-23 (Midnight New York, USA)