Deadline: 21 February 2022
Open to: holders of a Master’s degree or equivalent in gender/women’s studies, international development studies, public administration, public policy or other relevant social science fields or a first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience
Benefits: one year initial contract with a possibility of extension
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.
Established by UN Women with the support of the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family (MOGEF) of the Republic of Korea in 2021, the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality is dedicated to supporting traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in realizing commitments to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and the rights of women and girls through (i) gender capacity-building training programmes, (ii) research and support for production and use of gender data, and (iii) network building, partnership cultivation and advocacy as a leading gender training and knowledge hub in Asia and beyond. The UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality embraces innovation, including as it relates to new technologies and partnerships, to increase the breadth and depth of its work, aligning with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its transformative promise to leave no one behind.
The Director, Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality in the Republic of Korea, operates in a matrix management model, primarily accountable and reporting to the relevant UN Women Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific on UN Women-specific mandates, activities and results as well as Policy, Programme & Intergovernmental Division at UN Women Headquarters. Additionally, as a UNCT member, under the Management and Accountability Framework (MAF) of the UN development, the Director has mutual accountability 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 Director whilst seeking inputs from the UNCT on the Director’s contributions as a UNCT member.
The Director is responsible for leading and managing the UN Women Centre of Excellence for Gender Equality portfolio and for translating the UN Women’s Strategic Plan (SP) in line with global, regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programmes and projects; 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. Three programme teams (training, research and partnerships) and one operations team will report to the Director.
Education and certification:
- Master’s degree or equivalent in gender/women’s studies, international development studies, public administration, public policy or other relevant 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
- At least 15 years of responsible development or gender and women’s policy experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership preferably at the international level
- Experience in gender and women’s issues programming, preferably at the international level, preferably in developing countries
- Experience of work related with multi-cultural issues is an asset
- Experience in leading a team
- Experience working at the Government in the Asian Pacific region is an asset
- Fluency in English is required
- Knowledge of the local language (Korean) is a strong asset
- Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset
One year initial contract with a possibility of extension.
HOW TO APPLY
For more information, visit the official website.