Apply: UN Women Regional Operations Manager

Deadline: 25 June, 2020

Location: Cairo, Egypt

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

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


  • Lead, manage and oversee the operations within the region
  • Serve as a member of the regional senior leadership team and provide advice and support to the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director on operational issues
  • Oversee the work of Operation Teams (OTs) in Country Offices (COs)
  • Develop the annual work plan for the OT and oversee its implementation and monitoring
  • Participate in review meetings to assess the managerial and operational capacities of implementing partners
  • Determine optimal techniques and business processes; lead business process mapping and establish internal standard operating procedures in all areas of the OT’s functions in Regional Office (RO) and COs
  • Oversee and monitor implementation of corporate, budget, financial, procurement, and HR policies and systems and ensure adequate training of staff and project personnel on these issues in RO and COs
  • Ensure a continuous and up-to-date flow of information between the RO and HQ and offices in the region
  • Oversee all operations activities, including finance, human resources, procurement, transport, and administration, and ensure they follow UN Women rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Manage planning, expenditure tracking and auditing of financial resources
  • Lead financial resource management and analysis in RO and across the region to allow for strategic and organisational decision-making
  • Ensure strategic and efficient management of office and programme financial resources
  • Exercise proper financial controls
  • Report at the regional level and to HQ on established structures; seek advice from HQ when deviations may be necessary
  • Work closely with HQ, COs, and offices in the region on audit processes, including preparation and follow up and take corrective action as appropriate on audit findings and recommendations
  • Monitor and manage core and extra-budgetary resource allocations


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, HR, or related field is required
  • First-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Seven years, minimum, of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level, in office management, operations or finance
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Experience coordinating with partners and stakeholders
  • Experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP systems, preferably PeopleSoft
  • Experience of accrual accounting, IPSAS or IFRS is highly desirable
  • Professional background in programming/projects management is desirable
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Knowledge of French or Arabic Language is considered an asset, but not a requirement

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