Regional Director - Arab States


UN Women

  • Career category:Finance, Fundraising/ Grant management, Programme/ Project design & management
  • Job type:Job
  • Humanitarian or Development:Humanitarian & Development Nexus
  • Experience level:10+ years
  • Organisation type:Inter-governmental
  • Remote option:No
  • Right to work requirements:International contract
  • Salary: Not Disclosed
  • Work schedule:Full-time
  • Length of contract:Temporary/ Fixed-term
  • Deadline:24/06/2024
  • Location:Egypt
Leadership Movement building Political participation Peace and Security

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

Duties And Responsibilities

Manage the strategic direction of the Regional Office and the region:

Develop and manage the implementation of UN Women’s regional vision and strategy;
Identify programme opportunities, approaches, and modalities; make recommendations on regional programme strategies;
Provide direction in the formulation of high quality and relevant regional and country programmes and projects;

Oversee programme management and monitoring of the projects/programmes in the region:

Oversee the overall management of the CO and MCO programmes;
Lead the regional programme and project planning and review processes to ensure that financial resource allocations, organizational structure and staff planning are in line with programme needs;
Lead and oversee the appraisal and approval of UN Women programmes;

Lead the management of human and financial resources of the Regional Office:

Set performance plans and evaluation standards; ensure performance reviews are implemented;
Lead and manage the regional budget preparation and submission process to ensure budget proposals are correctly presented and submitted;
Establish and oversee the Regional Office security strategy, plan, and measures to ensure the protection and security of UN Women’s staff, eligible dependents, property and operations.

Advocate for UN Women’s mandate and lead UN Inter-Agency coordination and intergovernmental support:

Consult and/or engage senior partners in the Regional UN Development Group (UNDG)/UN system, and Regional Development Team (RDT) and Regional Coordinator Management (RCM), in programming, policy discussions, agenda setting and to actively promote gender equality and women's empowerment issues and its integration in UN programming processes;

Lead strategic partnership building and oversee resource mobilization strategies:

Maximize partnership opportunities to mobilize resources for UN Women programmes and initiatives;
Oversee the development and management of regional resource mobilization strategies, plans and efforts in the region;

Participate in knowledge management and capacity building efforts:

Ensure regular assessments of regional and country strategic and implementation plans;
Lead the design, collection, and dissemination of knowledge products and promote knowledge sharing and building.

Required Skills and Experience

Master’s degree or equivalent in development-related area, including economics, 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 would be an added advantage.
At least 15 years of progressively responsible development experience that combines intellectual, strategic and managerial leadership in development programmes some of which should be in the area of gender equality, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds, Programmes, or UN Mission is required.
Fluency in English is required.

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