UNDP Deputy Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia

UNDP Deputy Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia


  • 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 equal partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action as well as peace and security. As such, UN Women seeks to complement and enhance the capacity of other UN entities to serve their respective mandates to deliver on gender equality and on women’s empowerment.

  • In line with the UN Women Global vision of “Achieving gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls, and the fulfilment of their human rights’’, the Ethiopia Country Programme is fully aligned with the Ethiopia United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2025 that address multidimensional poverty, inequalities, social exclusion, and marginalization, with a focus on youth, women and girls; supporting the transition to an inclusive and diversified economy; deepening Ethiopia’s democratic transition and promoting peace; and promoting a green and resilient economy. The Programme is organized in four thematic priority areas;

  • Ending violence against women and girls;

  • Governance and participation in public life;

  • Economic empowerment and resilience; and

  • Peace, security, humanitarian action, and disaster risk reduction.

  • Reporting to the Country Representative, Ethiopia, the Deputy Country Representative is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Country Office (CO). The incumbent is responsible for substantially contributing to the design, implementation, management, and oversight of the country Programme and to the operations supporting its implementation to ensure effective and efficient delivery of results as planned in UN Women’s Strategic Plan and the CO plans.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Manage the programme and operations team

  • Manage the day-to-day work of the programme and operations teams, including finalizing the team’s annual workplan;

  • Manage the process of programme conceptualization, planning, implementing and monitoring; and the management of material and financial resources;

  • Technically support the development of the Office security strategy and plan, as required.

    Provide advisory and specialized technical support on the strategic direction of the office

  • Advise and guide the Country Representative on strategic areas;

  • Provide specialized technical and strategic support in managing all aspects of the programme design and related activities and for ensuring compliance and accountability in programme monitoring, reporting and evaluation;

  • Develop policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/materials for use in the development and presentation of innovative and coherent policy and programmatic positions;

  • Serve as a senior member of the management team.

    Represent UN Women in UN system coordination, with a focus on programming

  • Ensure UN Women’s participation in UN system thematic and other working groups to advance UN Women’s mandate.

    Provide technical support in creation of strategic partnerships and resource mobilization strategies

  • Provide substantive research and inputs in the formulation and implementation of the country resource mobilization strategy;

  • Establish and maintain relations with government, partners, stakeholders and donors to achieve active collaboration, cooperation and alliances on programme development and implementation and resource mobilization.

    Represent UN Women and support advocacy strategies

  • Represent and advocate for UN Women in organizational, regional, global, public information/ relations events and key meetings, as delegated;

  • Develop and implement advocacy and public communication strategies.

    Facilitate knowledge management, innovation and capacity building

  • Manage the process of collecting and
    sharing lessons learned on gender equality and women’s empowerment to build knowledge and capacity of partners and stakeholders;

  • Oversee the design and implementation of capacity building training activities to enhance skills and knowledge.

    Manage personnel under supervision

  • Manage the performance of personnel under supervision; provide managerial direction, guidance and leadership to staff and provide performance feedback and coaching to personnel supervision, ensure performance assessment are implemented on time and ensure personnel are fully aware of UN Women workplace relations policies;

  • Create an enabling, conducive and caudal work environment;

  • Identify learning and development opportunities of staff under her supervision and ensure support is provided to build their capacities

    Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality provision of strategic support and advice to the Country Representative

  • Timely and quality delivery of the programme teams

  • Regular interaction and establishment of joint activities and programmes with other agencies and partners

  • Quality of inputs provided in formulation and implementation of the country resource mobilization strategy

  • Quality and number of knowledge management and advocacy initiatives undertaken

  • Quality mentoring, training, coaching which affects performance of personnel, inclusive workplace environment

  • UN Women is seen as a reliable and trustworthy partner, providing substantial inputs to progress UN women’s mandate


    Core values

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

  • Respect for Diversity

    Core Competencies

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues

  • Accountability

  • Creative Problem Solving

  • Effective Communication

  • Inclusive Collaboration

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Leading by Example

    Functional Competencies

  • Excellent programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills

  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them

  • Ability to provide policy advice and support to partners

  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making

  • Strong leadership skills, ability to create and enabling work environment

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent knowledge of Results Based Management

  • Strong knowledge of the UN system

  • Strong knowledge of local country context

  • Strong negotiation skills

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education and Certification

  • Master’s degree in international development, public administration, public policy, or other relevant social science fields is required.

  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

  • A project/programme management certification (such as PMP®, PRINCE2®, or MSP®) would be an added advantage.

    Professional Experience

  • At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience that combines strategic and managerial leadership in development programmes with a strong focus in the area of gender equality and women’s empowerment at the national or international level, preferably in developing countries within the UN system, Agencies, Funds or Programmes;

  • Field based experience working with multi-cultural teams.

  • Experience in leading a team

    Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English is required.

  • Knowledge of another UN working language would be an asset.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNDP Deputy Country Representative Jobs in Ethiopia

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