In a highly globalized development environment, UNFPA is becoming a key player in youth and women empowerment and human rights, particularly in sexual and reproductive health rights as well as effective emergency and humanitarian response.
Latin America and the Caribbean is a region with a high proportion of middle income countries, strong socio-economic disparities and areas prone to natural disasters.
The Regional Director will lead a highly creative and qualified team in support of initiatives to lead a transformation process which includes the development of new modes of engagement to advance ICPD priorities and are aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Post 2015 development agenda, or other international commitments as contained in their national development plans in the region.
UNFPA is searching for a candidate with strong leadership and innovation capacity to develop a new approach to business models that allow to develop innovative partnerships, to conduct substantive political and policy dialogue with governments, civil society, private sector and development partners to further promote UNFPA mandate.
In addition to that, the successful candidate will lead important emerging initiatives for transformational change in the areas of UN delivering as one as well as south-
south cooperation, resource mobilization and new partnerships for knowledge management in the region.
Key activities include :
Education : Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, Sociology, Gender, Political Science, International Development, Economics, Public Administration, Management or other related field.
Knowledge and Experience :