The primary role of the DCO regional teams is to channel strategic support to Resident Coordinators (RC) and UN country teams (UNCT), and foster interaction, cross-region sharing of experience, and synergies among RCs / UNCTs to advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. Within delegated authority, the Regional Director will be responsible for the following: • Directs and manages the DCO Regional team, including management of the work programme and resources, ensuring relevant links with counterparts in other regions and with DCO New York. • Provides strategic support to RC leadership and support RC offices to deliver on their functions, responding to RC/UNCT queries and requests for support, guidance and strategic advice. • Manages day-to-day operations of the RC system in the region, including operational backstopping of RCOs in collaboration with DCO New York. • Supports the Assistant Secretary-General for Development Coordination in performance management of RCs at the D1 and D2 level. • Provides strategic guidance to UNCTs to ensure quality and timely support to Member States in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. • Provides leadership and strategic thinking to identify existing and emerging development challenges and priorities in the region and advises the UNSDG on emerging regional issues. • Engages with DCO New York and the UN development system partners at the regional level to facilitate enhanced tailored support to RCs/UNCTs in crisis/complex settings, and support the integration of UNCT work with UN peace operations and Special Political Missions, as relevant. • Provides effective Secretariat support to the Regional Collaboration Platform (RCP) and its associated subsidiary bodies. Coordinate engagement of RCs and UNCTs with the RCP, enabling access to regional UN expertise. • Promotes regional level knowledge exchange, including through regional and global RCO communities of practice. • Chairs the regional Peer Support Group to ensure high quality Common Country Assessments and Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks. • Supports RCs in implementing the Management and Accountability Framework at the country level and manage the UNCT dispute resolution mechanism in the region • Promotes and supports the roll-out of common operational services initiatives/business innovation at the country and regional level, contributing to enhanced efficiency gains. Support RCs and UNCTs in their efforts to establish SDG-related partnerships with external partners at regional levels, including with IFIs, international organizations, CSOs and private sector, at the request of RCs/UNCTs. • Reports on regional results and provides support and quality control to RCs, UNCTs, and RCOs in the region on planning, monitoring and results-reporting tools. • Supports, tracks and reports on implementation of UN reform initiatives in the region. • Contributes to the formulation of DCO strategies and policies by participating in the Senior Management Team and various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the Director and Deputy Director of DCO; contributes to the overall management of the Office’s activities and operations. • Facilitates DCO engagement with host Governments, donors and counterparts; chairs meetings and seminars on substantive issues; represents the Organization at international, regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conferences, providing expertise, as needed. • Performs other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization.