2 JOB POSITIONS AT UNDP Rwanda : ( Deadline : 11 June 2019 )

2 JOB POSITIONS  AT UNDP Rwanda : ( Deadline : 11 June 2019 )

 

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT UNDP Rwanda : ( Deadline : 11 June 2019 )

 

 

 

JOB AT UNDP Rwanda : Partnerships and Development Finance : ( Deadline : 11 June 2019 )

 

 

Job Description

 

Agency : Resident Coordinator Office

 

Title : Partnerships and Development Finance( For Rwandese Nationals Only)

 

Job ID : 23765

 

Practice Area – Job Family Management

 

Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) : 11/06/2019

 

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

 

Vacancy Type : FTA Local

 

Posting Type : External

 

Bureau : Management

 

Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension

 

 

Background

 

 

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning. A reinvigorated resident coordinator system is at the centre of a repositioned United Nations development system, and while the system has been instrumental in driving coherence on the ground over the past four decades, it is now insufficiently robust to respond to the needs of the 2030 Agenda. The report stresses that resident coordinator offices will need to be adequately staffed to ensure sufficient substantive capacities to lead United Nations country teams. The core capacity will include expertise in coordination and strategic planning, economics, tailored policy support, results monitoring and evaluation, and strategic partnerships, plus a robust standing communications capacity within the United Nations country team. This post is part of this new generation of resident coordinator office, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Development Coordination Officer-Strategic Planning/Team leader, the Partnerships and Development Finance Officer will work in a medium size of large office to support in the design, management and implementation of the One UN Partnerships and Development Finance Strategies which are geared towards realization of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The officer will also support, coordinate and guide resource mobilization for the UNDAP/F while providing advice on Financing for SDG Acceleration. The position is located in the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Rwanda.

The officer will work in close collaboration with relevant UN Agencies through the UN Country Team (UNCT) and the UNDAP/F Results Groups (as per the Delivering as One (DaO) approach) and members of the Resident Coordinators Office (RCO). The officer will maintain close working relationship with relevant Government officials, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and development partners ensuring successful implementation of One UN Partnerships Development Finance strategy. The specific deliverables or tasks of the post will be reviewed annually.

 

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

1.Support to Strategic Planning and Coordination of UN Partnerships

Lead the development and implementation of the UN Partnership Strategy in alignment with and support of the UN Development Assistance Plan/Framework in the country;
Review and refine the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external environment, and to make midterm adjustments;
Support the RC/UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities related with specific partnerships, and suggest mitigation measures as relevant;
In accordance with UN regulations and procedures, provide advice on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership opportunities;
Provide strategic guidance and support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally tailored partnerships and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;
Influence the debate with partners to improve development assistance policies and practice;
Liaise and coordinate with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to help package and define UN’s case(s) for support and differentiated value proposition to engage partners, both traditional and non-traditional;

 

 

2. Support joint resource mobilization for the UNDAP/F

 

Provide strategic guidance and support to RC/UNCT to develop and implement locally tailored resource mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure progress and success;
Manage and provide oversight of all existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships, including high net worth individuals;
Support design, formulation, and implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint programmes, and joint programming processes amongst UN entities with a view for joint resource mobilization;
Supportthe production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about the UN’s SDG investment capacity;
In close collaboration with the UN Communications Group, establish and build the UN brand via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to the diverse partners.

 

 

3. Financing for SDG Acceleration

 

In alignment with the CCA/UNDAP/F and MAPS (Mainstreaming, Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes, provide technical and advisory support on Financing for Development options, instruments, modalities to the RC/UNCT;
Analyze trends and provide advisory services on new and innovative financing mechanisms for development and SDG acceleration;
Develop briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for development for consideration by RC/UNCT;
Facilitate engagement with, and guide and support external stakeholders – including national government, international financial institutions and others – on Financing for SDG acceleration;

Design and execute innovative proposals to strengthen the UNCT’s engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDGs;
In close collaboration with MPTFO, support the establishment and management of the country-based SDG Fund (where relevant).

 

 

4. Knowledge Generation and Management

 

Manage the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to ensure RC/UNCT are informed and positioned to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its resource mobilization targets;
Contribute to relevant Knowledge Networks and Communities of Practice at national, regional and global levels
.
Strengthen the capacity of UNCTs to mainstream and promote SDG investment partnerships;
Provide advice in discovery, evaluation and selection of pipeline opportunities at the sourcing and origination stages.
Undertake other activities relating to the smooth operations of the RC Office

 

 

Competencies

 

Innovation

 

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

 

Leadership

 

Ability to persuade others to follow

 

People Management

 

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

 

Communication

 

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

 

 

Delivery

 

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

 

Professionalism

 

Planning and Organizing

 

Client Orientation

 

Communication

 

Creativity

 

Accountability

 

Teamwork

 

Commitment to Continuous Learning

 

A Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through the following link: https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx

 

Required Skills and Experience

 

 

Education

 

 

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

 

Experience

 

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to partnerships, project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.

 

 

Language requirement

 

Fluency in English and local language is required. Knowledge of another official language of the UN will be desirable

 

 

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JOB AT UNDP Rwanda : Data Mgt & Results Monitoring/ Reporting : ( Deadline : 11 June 2019 )

 

 

Job Description

 

Agency: Resident Coordinator Office

 

Title : Data Mgt & Results Monitoring/ Reporting

 

Job ID : 23768

 

Practice Area – Job Family Management

 

Vacancy End Date (Midnight New York, USA) : 11/06/2019

 

Duty Station : Kigali, Rwanda

 

Grade : NOC

 

Vacancy Type : FTA Local

 

Posting Type : External

 

Bureau : Management

 

Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension

 

 

Background

 

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/729 of 1 June 2018, which gave the Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning. A reinvigorated resident coordinator system is at the centre of a repositioned United Nations development system, and while the system has been instrumental in driving coherence on the ground over the past four decades, it is now insufficiently robust to respond to the needs of the 2030 Agenda. The report stresses that resident coordinator offices will need to be adequately staffed to ensure sufficient substantive capacities to lead United Nations country teams. The core capacity will include expertise in coordination and strategic planning, economics, tailored policy support, results monitoring and evaluation, and strategic partnerships, plus a robust standing communications capacity within the United Nations country team. This post is part of this new generation of resident coordinator office, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda.

 

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Development Coordination Officer-Strategic Planning/Team leader the Data Management &Results Monitoring/Reporting officer will work in a medium size of large office to support in the design, management and implementation of the One UN Data Monitoring and Reporting strategy which are geared towards realization of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The officer will also lead and guide the monitoring and reporting activities of the Resident Coordinators office. The position is located in the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Rwanda.

 

 

 

 

The Data Management &Results Monitoring/Reporting officer will work in close collaboration with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Staff of all relevant UN Agencies (as per the Delivering as One (DaO) approach) through the Monitoring &Evaluation Technical Working Group and members of the Resident Coordinators Office (RCO). The officer will maintain close working relationship with relevant Government officials, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of One UN Data Monitoring and Reporting strategy. The specific deliverables of the post will be reviewed annually.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

1. Provide substantive support for the development and implementation of the UNCT’s data and research strategy

In alignment with the CCA/UNDAP/F, coordinate design and implementation of the UNCT’s data and research strategy;

Apply expertise in empirical analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the RC/UNCT, including results groups, in developing reports and working papers on a range of sustainable development topic;

Collect information on the latest developments of the use of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. big data) for sustainable development;

Provide substantive and analytical support to RC/UNCT in preparing and positioning the UN vis-å-vis SDG acceleration in the country, including the preparation of reports, as well as analytical and position papers;

Support UNCT research and the development of adequate tools and methodologies at the country level;

Keep abreast of emerging development issues to galvanize UNCT’s analytical capacity to respond to national priorities;

Contribute substantively to the development and implementation of peer review and quality assurance mechanisms for UNCT’s research products;

Act as the administrator for UNINFO and lead the development of the One UN Country Results Report.

2. Develop and expand strategic research and data partnerships, including with UN entities at regional and HQ level, government counterparts, research institutes, leading global thinkers on development, and civil society, among others.

Support UN’s engagement with national data and statistical systems, facilitating this engagement with national entities and data system;
Communicate and coordinate with existing partnerships and help form new partnerships with UN agencies, academia, the private sector, and governmental agencies to further the use of data science for development;

Communicate and coordinate with internal and external partners on data collection and project/research implementation;

Support the convening of key thinkers on sustainable development and 2030 Agenda to input on, advise and steer the UNCT’s research and data agenda;

Strengthen the UNCT’s partnerships with research institutions and sections across the UN system though concrete collaboration on areas of the 2030 agenda

3.Coordinate monitoring and reporting of UNCT results under the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

Support inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and reporting on the UNDAF and Joint Programmes, particularly through UNINFO;

Provide quality assurance of the UNDAP/F M&E Framework and results reporting to country, regional and global levels;

Facilitate independent evaluations of UNDAP/Fs as a key element of the UNDAP/F cycle, and other interagency work related to monitoring, evaluation and reporting;

Act as country focal for country-level, regional and global M&E initiatives and networks.

4.Support knowledge management and capacity development related to data and monitoring

Facilitate the sharing of best practices within the UNCT and with UNCTs in the (sub)region and globally, based on a solid understanding of the incentives that people need to utilize knowledge;

Serve as a key advocate for knowledge sharing, inspiring others within the RCO and UNCT to contribute their expertise through internal and external platforms and tools, working closely with colleagues at the regional level to ensure usable knowledge is shared and acted upon from one UN country team to another;

Support the identification of good practices and lessons learned at the different levels of the UN System (national, regional and global) and share findings with HQ, Regional and country colleagues so that best practices benefit UN’s work;

Lead the UNCT’ s exchange of best practice, trends, knowledge and lessons learned with external partners;

Lead in designing thematic activities and knowledge-sharing forums and encourages others to participate;

Contribute to knowledge sharing (notably through training and facilitating peer exchange) amongst UN staff on issues related to UN strategic planning frameworks, methodologies and tools;

Draw upon other UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge networking to provide contributions to strategic planning processes.

Undertake other activities relating to the smooth operations of the RC Office

 

 

Competencies

Innovation

 

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

 

Leadership

 

Ability to persuade others to follow

 

People Management

 

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

 

Communication

 

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

 

Delivery

 

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

 

Advocacy

Professionalism

Client Orientation

Planning and Organizing

Communication

Teamwork

Accountability

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Technological Awareness

Creativity

Required Skills and Experience

 

 

Education

 

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Experience

 

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge management or project/programme management in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.

 

 

Language requirements

 

Fluency in English and local language are required. Knowledge of another official language of the UN will be desirable.

 

 

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