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.
Through the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok and a number of country and multi-country offices as well as programme presences across the region, UN Women builds on a long history of support to governments, civil society and other actors to promote gender equality and empower all women and girls. We stand behind women's equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: addressing gender perspectives in intergovernmental processes women's political participation and leadership enhancing women's economic empowerment ending violence against women and girls and promoting women's participation in peace and security and humanitarian action.
Reporting to Regional Director, the Executive Associate is responsible for providing a variety of executive administrative support to the UN Women Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director maintaining full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment and, in close coordination with the Regional Office (RO) office management and staff, for managing the efficient flow of information and communications to ensure expeditious dissemination of information, timely action and compliance with established deadlines.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provide executive support to the UN Women Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director
2. Provide administrative support to the UN Women Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director
3. Provide effective communication and information management support to the RO
4. Provide support to the Regional Director and Deputy Regional Director's Office's external relations activities
5. Contribute to knowledge building and knowledge sharing
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
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.
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits employ, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age,ability, national origin,or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity, and organizational need.
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UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere toUN Women'spoliciesand proceduresandthestandardsof conduct expected of UN Women personneland will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)
The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations organization tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. Headquartered in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 170 countries.