The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) presents its compliments to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations, and has the honour to request the nomination of candidates for the position of Deputy Executive Director – Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships, at the level of Assistant Secretary General (ASG), based in New York.
The Deputy Executive Director - Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnerships reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the direction and leadership, planning, management and oversight of all services provided by the Intergovernmental Support and Strategic Partnership Bureau of the UN Women to Member States; Intergovernmental Bodies, in particular the General Assembly, ECOSOC/CSW, Executive Board Secretariat; for UN system coordination and policy support and guidance; and for building and enhancing strategic partnerships, resource mobilization, and engagement with Civil Society.
In soliciting nominations for this position, UN Women is seeking an individual with:
Ability to conceptualize, inspire, and convey strategic vision from the spectrum of development experience;
Demonstrated experience in advocacy for gender equality and women’s empowerment;
Demonstrated skills in respecting diversity, consultation and participation;
Demonstrated negotiating, cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills;
Strong partnering, people management, and resource mobilisation skills;
Ability to provide information, tools, resources to support work achievement;
Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated;
Demonstrated ability to develop supportive team environments that empower and encourage individuals to demonstrate initiative;
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Attached is the terms of reference of the position. Further information on UN Women is available on the following website: http://www.unwomen.org/.
In order to ensure a wide pool of candidates for this position, UN Women welcomes any nominations to supplement the Secretary-General’s own search and consultations. UN Women would especially welcome nominations of women candidates.
All nominations should include under a cover note and curriculum vitae of the candidates and must be sent to UN Women by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by 18 December 2017.
Human Rights Screening
In accordance with the policy for the nomination of candidates, the Secretariat wishes to outline that it is the responsibility of the nominating Government to ensure that each candidate it nominates has not been convicted of, or is not currently under investigation or being prosecuted for, any criminal offence, or any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law. In the case of nominees who have been investigated for, charged with or prosecuted for any criminal offence but were not convicted, the nominating Government is requested to provide information regarding the investigation(s) or prosecutions concerned. The nominating Government is also requested to certify that it is not aware of any allegations against its nominated candidates that they have been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any acts that amount to violations of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Individuals who are either nominated by Member States or who seek to serve with the United Nations in any individual capacity will be required, if short‑listed, to complete a self-attestation stating that they have not committed, been convicted of, nor prosecuted for, any criminal offence and have not been involved, by act or omission, in the commission of any violation of international human rights law or international humanitarian law.
Conflicts of Interest
Short-listed individuals will also be required to complete the pre-appointment declaration of interests for senior positions to identify possible conflicts of interest that may arise and to proactively prevent and manage, as much as possible and in a timely manner, situations in which personal interests may conflict or appear to conflict with the interests of the United Nations, should the individual be appointed to this position.
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations the assurances of its highest consideration.
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