Deputy Executive Director (Programmes)

Hosted Entities Global Executive Leadership Initiative
Job categories Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5117/22201
Level ICS-14
Department/office ECR, GVA, WASH
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level D2
Duration 1 year, with possibility of extension subject to funding and satisfactory performance
Application period 21-Jul-2021 to 30-Aug-2021

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The ‘Global Executive Leadership Initiative’ (GELI) is a project hosted under UNOPS Geneva. The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. 

GELI is an innovative program for senior field leaders from across the system that focuses on development of leadership skills.  GELI is a multi-donor initiative through which senior field leaders will engage in a highly interactive cutting-edge learning with an approach of bringing leaders from multiple organizations on a leadership development training.  Senior field leaders will also have a unique opportunity to participate in peer exchange with other senior field leaders from across these pillars, as part of the GELI alumni.  

GELI will offer a platform for senior field leaders across the international system to enhance their skills and impact, manage complexity, deliver results, and lead and engage across the humanitarian-development-peace and security spectrum, taking into account the global socio-political and economic trends that are influencers.  

The Global Executive Leadership Initiative is located in Geneva, Switzerland.  More information on the GELI programs can be found on the website at

This position is located in the Global Executive Leadership Initiative (GELI) which is hosted under the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The GELI Deputy Executive Director directly reports to the Assistant Secretary-General / Executive Director (ASG/ED), GELI.

GELI  supports the United Nations Secretary-General’s ambition to achieve 50/50 gender balance in senior positions and diversity. To this end GELI  strongly encourages female candidates and those from under-represented states, from the international NGO community, to apply for this position.

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Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in one of the followi...

At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in areas such as polit...

Fluency in English (oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN offic...

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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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