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. More than ten years after the passage of UN Security Council resolution 1325, there is widespread concern that progress made at the normative and policy levels has not been translated into significant improvements in the lives of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict countries. Both the United Nations and the European Union have committed to closing this implementation gap. To address this, UN Women and UNICEF with funding support from the European Union, will partner in a joint programme that pilots a model for EU/UN collaboration on Women, Peace and Security matters in three states of Northern Nigeria. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women on behalf of UN Women we are currently recruiting for the position of:
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year
The Programme Manager will assume overall responsibility and prime accountability for this project. He or she reports to the Representative and is the focal point for communications and reporting to EU/UN and EU/FGN bodies through the UN.
Under the guidance and the direct supervision of the UN Women Representative and in close collaboration with the Deputy Representative and other program and operation staff, the Program Manager is responsible for the technical management and implementation of the Programme aimed at promoting women’s participation in Peace and Security in Northern Nigeria. The Program Manager ensures smooth functions of the day-to-day management and oversight of the program, especially implementation and delivery of key results in timely manner and in compliance to UN Women rules and regulations. The Program Manager identifies new programmatic opportunities and resources for the country office and keeps the country office abreast of latest thinking, knowledge and developments in the field of gender peace and security issues at international, regional and national levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
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Required Skills and Experience
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