Country Representative, New Delhi, India

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: India

City: New Delhi, India

Office: UNDP Delhi

Grade: D-1

Closing date: Monday, 6 January 2020


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.

Reporting to the Regional Director, Asia and the Pacific, the Country Representative is responsible for leading and managing the India Country Office (CO) portfolio and for translating the UN Women’s Strategic Plan (SP) in line with regional and national priorities, into development initiatives and results by developing, implementing and managing programs and projects for each country under the India CO; and developing effective partnerships with Government counterparts, UN system agencies and organizations, civil society organizations, and with bilateral and non-traditional donors in order to promote inter-agency partnerships, support for UN reform, and mobilization of visibility and resources to advance gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Manage the strategic country programme planning and development

Develop and implement strategic direction of the CO;
Lead the design, planning, formulation, preparation and development of the Country Strategic Note;
Identify planning and programme needs, opportunities and approaches to strengthen UN Women country presence and relevance;
Provide strategic advice and leadership to UN Women’s Executive Director, Regional Director and Senior Management on the regional and country direction;
Manage and ensure the quality of results-based and rights-based programming for the CO; Finalize the annual work plan and budget;
Engage and collaborate with senior partners in the UN System.

2. Manage the India Country Office

Lead the office in the delivery of operational goals; finalize the annual work plan and budget; and oversee the implementation, including providing direction, guidance and technical support;
Oversee and approve programme work plans and the optimum and appropriate allocation and use of resources; monitor the overall progress and compliance of the CO;
Manage the preparation of UN Women mandated country reports;
Manage the audit review process and timely response to audit reports;