Application closing date: 20 March 2018
|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.
Escalation of violent conflict on 25 August targeting the Rohingya population in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has pushed over 688,800 Rohingya people (as of 21 Jan), 52% of which are women and girls, across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Since October 2017, after being granted access by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh, UN Women Bangladesh (BCO) has been engaged in the refugee crisis response for the new influx of Rohingya refugees BCO has developed a humanitarian response programme in partnership with the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs to meet the specific needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised Rohingya Refugee Women and Girls in Cox’s Bazar. The objective of the programme is to ensure protection, as well as equitable and safe access to and benefit from urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance and information to the most vulnerable, and marginalized Rohingya women while assisting them to live with dignity. The programme also promotes women’s participation and leadership in community management and peace and social cohesion building activities. UN Women will also be supporting capacity building of national actors for documentation of the conflict related sexual violence. UN Women co-chairs the Gender in Humanitarian Action Working Group for the Rohingya Refugee Response with UNHCR and co-hosts an inter-agency Senior Gender Capacity Adviser (GenCap) who support promotion of e gender-responsive humanitarian action across the Inter-Sector Coordination Group.
Under the supervision of the Country Representative, the Head of Sub-Office is responsible for overseeing the management, development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes for Cox’s Bazar as well for managing the human and financial resources of the team in Cox’s Bazar. This includes providing technical support to the implementation of the programmes in Cox’s Bazar, overseeing the monitoring of progress against mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators, monitoring the programme financial situation to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results, reviewing and developing partnerships and resource mobilization strategies; and leading knowledge management efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Oversee the programmatic development in Cox’s Bazar, based on the Strategic Note:
Lead the implementation of the programmes in Cox’s Bazar:
Represent UN Women in coordination mechanisms at the sub-office level and ensure coordination on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE) across the humanitarian and peace/security engagements of the UN at sub-office level:
Oversee monitoring and reporting for Cox’s Bazar programmes:
Review budget management for Cox’s Bazar sub-office and manage people:
Build partnerships and support in developing resource mobilization strategies:
Lead knowledge building and sharing efforts:
Perform other job-related duties as requested by supervisor from time to time.
Required Skills and Experience
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.