Apply: UN Women Regional Director

Deadline: 03 July, 2020

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

UN Women is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Director.

UN Women is the UN organisation dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women.


  • Develop and manage the implementation of UN Women’s regional vision and strategy, including strategic note
  • 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
  • Lead the establishment of the regional annual work plans in collaboration and discussion with the regional team
  • Lead the Regional Office senior management team; contribute to UN Women’s senior management meetings in strategic planning and formulation of regional and global policy and strategies
  • Oversee programme management and monitoring of the projects/ programmes in the region
  • Lead the regional programme and project planning and review processes to ensure that financial resource allocations, organisational structure and staff planning are in line with programme needs
  • Lead and oversee the appraisal and approval of UN Women programmes
  • Lead and guide the Regional Office’s consolidated and coordinated programme, policy and normative support and technical advisory services to Country Offices (COs) in the region
  • Monitor and ensure the appropriate utilisation of resources of regional programmes and projects that are managed by the Regional Office


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a development-related area, including Economics, Public Policy or other social science fields
  • First-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Project/programme management certification (such as PMP, PRINCE2, or MSP) would be an added advantage
  • 15 years, minimum, 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
  • Experience with managing, supporting and overseeing development policy-making, programme and operations management, resource mobilisation and partnership creation
  • Experience leading a team
  • Experience in the region is an advantage
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of the another UN official working language is an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

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