AD-HOC Leadership Pool: Deputy Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand, D-1

  • Level: D-1
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
  • Closing date: 19 Aug 2022 05:00 PM (America/New_York)
  • Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand

Job Description

Rotation: This post is rotational.

Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand

Closing Date: 19 August 2022

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The Position:

The Deputy Regional Director post is located in Asia and Pacific Regional Office and reports directly to the Regional Director.  The post supports the Director in terms of the day-to-day leadership, programming and representation of the Office. The Region includes Regional and Country Office structures. The Deputy provides leadership and guidance to the regional team of technical and programme staff and provides leadership to the RO in the absence of the Regional Director.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

 

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Qualifications and Experience: 

 

Education:  

  • Advanced university degree (MA or MS) in one of the Social Sciences, including Public Health, Sociology, Demography, Gender, International Relations, Economics, International Development, Public Administration, Management or a related field.

 

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • Minimum 15 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public administration and international development of which 10 years should be in the field of population and development at the international level, preferably with the UN;
  • Strong track record of leadership in development programmes;
  • Proven ability to lead, develop and motivate a diverse team of technical and programme specialists to achieve demonstrable results;
  • Extensive network within the development community;
  • Excellent communication skills in spoken and written English;
  • Field experience is essential.

     

Languages: 

  • Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages an asset. 

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