Re-advertisement – UN Women: Representative
Advertised on behalf of : UN Women
Location : Yaoundé, CAMEROON
Application Deadline : 02-Mar-16
Type of Contract : FTA International
Post Level : P-5
Languages Required : English French
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year
Applicants who previously applied need not re-apply.
Candidates, who applied earlier do not need to re-apply, as their applications are still valid
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.
Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors. The UN Women Representative reports to the Director, Regional Office who provides general direction and guidance.
The UN Women Representative is responsible for translating the UN Women‘s Strategic Plan (SP), in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programs and projects; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, CSOs, 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.
The UN Women Representative for Cameroon is responsible for ensuring effective execution of UN WOMEN’s mandate and responsibility with respect to the advancement of women in Cameroon.