3 Positions at United Nations Development Programme: (Deadline 3, 10, November 2020)

3 Positions at United Nations Development Programme: (Deadline 3, 10, November 2020)

National PBF Project Coordinator at United Nations Development Programme: (Deadline 3 November 2020)

Background

1. Organizational Context

The Great Lakes region has historically suffered from cyclical violence that finds its roots in poverty and political conflict. “Intensifying hostility among states in the Great Lakes threatens a return to the regional wars that tore that region apart in previous decades” – the International Crisis Group warned in January 2020, calling for greater and more robust UN engagement in support of Peacebuilding in the region. It is against this background that FAO, UNDP and WFP in both DRC and Rwanda have developed the project “Creating peace dividends for women and youth through increased cross-border trade and strengthened food security Cross Border” in collaboration with national counterparts in both countries and with the support from the Peace Building Fund.

The project “Creating peace dividends for women and youth through increased cross-border trade and strengthened food security Cross Border” focuses on one of Africa’s most critical trading posts linking Western and Eastern Central Africa and  the Goma – Rubavu border between DRC and Rwanda, a historical hot-spot of conflict but also key source of resilience in the Great Lakes region.  The project contributes to peacebuilding and social cohesion in the DRC-Rwanda border areas around Goma and Rubavu by deepening economic integration through increased cross-border trade, fostering mutual understanding and dialogue between border communities and strengthening food security, livelihood and income opportunities, particularly for women and youth.

The project is built on the assumption that if essential impediments to local cross-border trade of agricultural products are reduced, if the capacities of young entrepreneurs in cross-border trade development are enhanced and if capacities for agricultural production are strengthened and expanded on both sides of the border, with a focus on the capacities and opportunities of women and young people then, conditions for cross-border trade will improve and cross-border community interaction will foster mutual understanding and trust by providing opportunities for dialogue among social groups around common and mutual economic interests and the increased availability of income and livelihood opportunities will reduce incentives to engage in violence as a means of improving economic circumstances, thus strengthening Peacebuilding.

To achieve this, the project focuses on resolving underlying issues and grievances linked to unequal agricultural production and trade competition on the two sides of the border. Any promotion of agricultural production and cross-border trade needs to be sensitive to the perceived and real concerns over competition between the two border communities.  The project also aims at addressing key impediments to cross-border trade by reducing barriers to access to income-generating activities and food supplies for communities on both sides of the border. Harassment and the prevalence of bribes and unofficial payments at the border are among the most serious hindrances to access to markets by small-scale traders.

Economic inclusion of women and youth is at the center of this project. The proposed strengthening of cross-border trade is a key means of economic integration of vulnerable groups, especially women and youth. The focus on supporting small scale traders, primarily young and female, is a way to empower women and youth at the local level, which has been shown to strengthen the resilience of communities and help mitigate risks of conflict.

Furthermore, there is significant untapped potential to increase profitability, and thus further consolidate livelihoods, by improving the value-chain of agricultural production. This could have an expanded peacebuilding impact by reducing the gap in growth rate of horticulture production and trade between the DRC and Rwanda sides of the border, and by providing opportunities for collaboration around common economic interests between small-holder farmers and traders on both sides of the border

Under the overall guidance and supervision of of  the Team leader of the Transformational Governance Unit based in Kigali, the National Project Coordinator is to work with WFP, FAO and UNDP project teams, government counterparts (including the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture, the gender Monitoring Office, the Rwanda Bar Association, the Rwanda national Police, the Ministry of Youth, UN partners (including Resident Coordinator’s Office), the Private Sector Federation, trade cooperatives and Civil Society Organizations.

The project Coordinator will coordinate the activities under the Outcome and two outputs of the projects and ensure timely and quality delivery of the Peacebuilding Fund project in Rwanda by participating UN agencies and Implementing partners. The National Project Coordinator will promote a client-focused, quality and results- oriented approach in the project and will work in close collaboration with WFP, FAO and UNDP project focal points and in close collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry and Implementing partners for resolving complex programme management issues.

In addition, the National Project Coordinator will also collaborate on a regular basis with the Project Manager based in Goma, for quality and timely implementation of project outputs but also ensure synergy between the activities implemented in DRC and Rwanda within the framework of this project.

Duties and Responsibilities

II. Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the Team Leader of the UNDP Transformational Governance Unit in close collaboration with  FAO and WFP project focal points, government stakeholders, CSOs, private companies and communities, the National Project Coordinator will implement the agreed activities as per the approved project proposal and ensure that targets are reached as set out in the approved Integrated Results Framework.

The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management and administration of the project in close collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry as lead Ministry, Implementing partners including the Ministry of Youth and Culture, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Gender Monitoring Office, the Rwanda Bar Association, and CSO as well as with WFP, FAO and UNDP technical teams under the broader guidance of the Project Steering Committee. The National Project Coordinator will be responsible for project.implementation, coordination of monitoring and evaluation (M&E), project communication and project reporting.

Specific Duties/Deliverables

 

Project implementation

  • Ensure adequate project, planning, monitoring and evaluation for the project outcome: Social cohesion and peace dividends in the Goma- Rubavu border area strengthened through increased cross-border trade, enhanced food security and increased livelihood and income opportunities, particularly for women and youth.
  • Provide technical support to UN agencies and implementing partners throughout the implementation of the project
  • Directly oversee implementation of the project and regularly update the direct stakeholders..
  • Provide quality assurance oversight to the implementation of the outcome  activities, including enhancing the promotion of peace throughout the income generating activities, food security and dialogue between border communities with a focus on women and youth entrepreneurs and expanding agricultural production and productivity for smallholder farmers, particularly women and young people, to strengthen food security and livelihoods.
  • Oversee the targeting of project beneficiaries to ensure alignment with do not harm principles and leave no one behind.
  • Liaise with FAO, WFP and UNDP project focal points to ensure the effective and efficient project delivery
  • Oversee the collection and maintenance of records on project for statistical purpose in consultation with FAO, WFP and UNDP project focal points.
  • Work in collaboration with UNDP, WFP and FAO gender focal persons to ensure that implemented activities are gender responsive to ensure the full participation of targeted women.
  • Ensure the project results are adequately communicated in collaboration with communication teams from UNDP, WFP, FAO and national counterparts.
  • Ensure that all projects activities remain on track while delivering on the set technical and financial targets.

Project coordination

  • Ensure timely and quality implementation of activities outlined in the approved project proposal, including closely coordinating with WFP, FAO and their respective government and CSO counterparts to ensure timely and quality delivery of outcome activities.
  • Work in close collaboration with targeted beneficiaries including farmers and traders’ cooperatives to ensure their full participation in the project for long-term impact.
  • Overall coordination of planning, implementation, management and monitoring aspects of the project operations.
  • Ensure organization and continuity of the monthly technical meetings
  • Ensure the overall relevance, and performance of the project, the effective realization and quality of outputs, and compliance with  applicable UN and SIG standards, rules and regulations.
  • Ensure strong partnerships and coordination between the project, the Government lead Ministry in particular the Single project Implementation Unit (SPIU), and other project Implementing partners and stakeholders, by facilitating communication and exchange of lessons learned and good practices.
  • Support organizing bi-annual Project Board Meetings to provide comprehensive update on project implementation, identifying challenges faced to find way forward.
  • Follow-up on the implementation of Project Board decisions and recommendation;
  • Ensure synergy between the activities implemented in Rwanda and the activities implemented in DRC within the context of this project and maintain good collaboration with the project team based in DRC.

 

Policy advice and support to UNDP, FAO and WFP and national counterparts on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in the long-term beyond the PBF project

  • Ensure the integration of the UN programming principles (Leave no one behind, human rights-based approach, gender equality, sustainability and resilience as well as accountability), environmental protection, inclusion and other relevant cross-cutting themes in the design and implementation of conflict prevention and peacebuilding projects.
  • Provide support in drafting policy notes, speeches, statements, communication products, etc. on peace building and conflict prevention
  • Lead resource mobilization initiatives for conflict prevention and peacebuilding within the framework of this project

Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

  • Provide technical advice to the project in developing baselines and indicators for project monitoring and evaluation, as well as in preparing project reports focused on capturing results, lessons learned and good practices for possible wider application.
  • Ensure timely compilation and submission of quality progress reports to UN PBF together with WFP and FAO project focal points as per the contractual agreement for PBF project.
  • Organize and document quarterly project review meetings with government and partners to track project progress and prepare Quarterly progress reports.
  • Ensure compliance to the PBF and UNDP monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements.
Competencies

III. Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates high moral integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards, sound political judgment, as diplomacy, impartially and discretion and proved capacity of initiative, leadership and autonomy.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic, goals of UNDP.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitively and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional Competencies:

Strategic Policy Direction

  • Be able to lead the strategic planning, formulation and monitoring of programmatic issues
  • Ability to identify programme/project development challenges and highlights key peacebuilding issues and provides policy advice based on best global experiences and practices.
  • Demonstrates capacity to provide substantial advice in formulating policy options for Rwanda Government on cross-border trade and peace consolidation
  • Excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities, ability to get capacity built, excellent ability to demonstrate national capacities built (mastery of the tools and their application);
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Display understanding of the relevant contemporary ICT tools and continuously act towards personal capacity building;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with all UN staff.

Programme Support

  • To be able to provide advice and recommendations to the UN team on how UN can further strengthen and support the government after the end of PBF project.
  • To be able to guide and advise, in close consultation with the Project Board in preparation of the project activities and budgets of the project.

Management

  • Demonstrates proven team-working skills, specific experience of mentoring colleagues and of other aspects of capacity development.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to establish good working relationships with national and local authorities, and donor partners.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure.
  • Ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a politically sensitive environment, with a minimum of comfort.
  • Proven negotiation, analytical, networking and organizational skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time to meet goals in a highly pressured environment and to support other colleagues in achieving similar goals.
  • Demonstrates capacity to respond flexible and positively to change through active involvement and generation of innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations.
  • Ability to facilitate strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
  • Ability to facilitate implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project interventions as well as resource mobilization in close consultation with local counterparts and transferring knowledge.

Knowledge Management and Learning

  • Promotes knowledge management and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example: Excellent knowledge of capacity building theory and the application of methodology: good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies;
  • Excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities, ability to get capacity built, excellent ability to demonstrate national capacities built (mastery of the tools and their application);
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
  • Display understanding of the relevant contemporary ICT tools and continuously act towards personal capacity building;
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with all UN staff.

Communications and Networking

  • Has excellent oral communication skills in English and competency to manage inter-group dynamics and mediate conflicting interests of varied actors.
  • Has excellent written communication skills in English, with analytic capacity and ability to synthesize project outputs and relevant findings for the preparation of quality project reports.
  • Maturity and confidence in dealing with senior and high-ranking members of national and international institutions, government and non-government.
Required Skills and Experience

 

VI. Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

Advanced University Degree (Masters or equivalent) in Development Studies, Law, International Business and trade, Agricultural business, Economics, Project Management or a related field. Post graduations, specific study and publications in peace building, food security, cross border trade and governance matters are an asset.

Experience:

  •  7 years of proven experience in peacebuilding and cross border trade programme implementation with Government Institution, CSOs, local, regional or International Organizations.
  • Past experience in working with the UN in particular – would be an asset.
  • Knowledge of UN assistance procedures and best practice and regional experience in East and Central Africa would also be an asset.
  • Knowledge or experience in applying peace building or PBF modalities, guidance, approachesand projects is an asset.
  • Proven experience in mainstreaming UN programming principles and project management principles.
  • Experience in working, liaising and collaborating with officials, governments’ representatives, civil society organizations, and international organizations.
  • Experience in coordinating on peacebuilding or similar projects would be an added value.
  • Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe In-Design; web-based management systems; Fluency in the use of social media.

Language requirements:

  • Demonstrated analytical skills and fluency in both English and French with excellent verbal and drafting skills.

NB: Female candidates and candidates with disability are encouraged to apply

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Learning Analyst at UNDP Rwanda: (Deadline 10 November 2020)

Background

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development.
UNCDF’s financing models work through three channels: inclusive digital economies, connecting individuals, households, and small businesses with financial eco-systems that catalyze participation in the local economy, and provide tools to climb out of poverty and manage financial lives; local development finance, that capacitates localities through fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance to drive local economic expansion and sustainable development; and investment finance, that provides catalytic financial structuring, de-risking, and capital deployment to drive SDG impact and domestic resource mobilization. By strengthening how finance works for poor people at the household, small enterprise, and local infrastructure levels, UNCDF contributes to Sustainable Development Goal-SDG 1 on eradicating poverty and SDG 17 on the means of implementation. By identifying those market segments where innovative financing models can have transformational impact in helping to reach the last mile and address exclusion and inequalities of access, UNCDF contributes to a broad diversity of SDGs.
UNCDF hosts the Secretariat of the Better Than Cash Alliance.
The Better Than Cash Alliance is a partnership of 75 governments, companies and international organizations that accelerates the transition from cash to digital payments in order to reduce poverty, drive inclusive growth and accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Billions of dollars in cash payments and transfers are made daily in emerging and developing economies, including payment of salaries, social welfare and relief, payments to suppliers, remittances, etc. The problems with these cash payments include a lack of transparency, accountability and security, as well as inefficiency. Furthermore, the individuals who receive the cash payments are often part of the 1.7 billion excluded from the formal financial sector. This means they are excluded from access to a range of appropriate and affordable financial services to help them save safely, take advantage of economic opportunities and reduce their vulnerability to risk.
Shifting these payments from cash to digital has the potential to improve the lives of low income people, particularly women -who are twice as likely to be excluded from the financial system, while giving governments, the development community and the private sector a more transparent, time and cost efficient, and often safer means of disbursing payments. Digitizing payments can also contribute to women’s economic participation by providing them with more control over family finances, increasing personal security, and improving economic opportunities.
The Alliance Secretariat works with its 75 members to navigate their digitization journeys, by:
• Providing advisory services based on member priorities
• Sharing action-oriented research and fostering peer learning
• Conducting advocacy at national, regional and global level
The Better Than Cash Alliance Secretariat Core Values:
• Achieving together  • Striving for excellence • Service oriented • Results oriented
The Alliance is looking to hire a Learning Analyst (Digital Payments) to support the designing of the Alliance learning strategy and activities and actively support the capturing lessons learned from Alliance advisory services for the scale of digitization initiatives globally and in-country.
For more information on the Alliance, please visit the website: http://www.betterthancash.org/
Duties and Responsibilities

 

This role will work under the supervision of BTCA Technical Advisor (Digital Payments Resource and Innovation Hub) and guidance of BTCA Deputy Director, the incumbent will support the design and implementation of the Better Than Cash Alliance’s global learning strategy serving  governments, companies and international organization.

This will include the implementation of  learning and knowledge components  in-country work with Alliance members with focus on below job functions :

  1. Support the design of learning by Alliance members on all aspects of digitizing payments: including Alliance member Peer-Exchanges
  2. Facilitate learning by Alliance Secretariat to keep ahead of innovation in digital payments in emerging economies
  3. Undertake research on digital payments

Detailed Description of Job Roles and Responsibilities:

  1. Facilitate the design of learning by Alliance members on all aspects of digitizing payments: including Alliance member Peer-Exchanges
  • Support the BTCA Technical Advisor (Digital Payment Resource & Innovation Hub) to lead and implement an effective global learning strategy for all Alliance members with an emphasis on action-based and digitally-enabled solutions on the topic of digitization of payments.
  • Work with Alliance regional, in-country and corporate leads to assess and prioritize learning needs and ensure alignment.
  • Identify the most effective modalities and tools to facilitate member learning including online, bilateral, in-person, and peer exchanges (i.e.south-south ).
  • Help develop learning content on digital payments and translate content into teaching products, both digitally and in-person.
  • Identify strong partners and digital learning platforms, manage those relationships and oversee the Learning budget in partnership with the Head of the Digital Payments Innovation and Resource Hub.
  • Integrate intuitive learning technologies and tools that optimize and focus on the learner experience and encourages engagement.
  • Manage the delivery of webinars/virtual trainings where necessary.
  • Peer Exchanges: Alliance peer exchanges provide members with opportunities to learn from each other about progress and good practices on making digital payments responsibly and widely available in their economies.
    • The learning analyst will support the organization of peer-exchanges across all member-groups (Government, Corporate and IDOs), including the drafting of clear project-plans for each in-country activity
    • Identify the exchange-planning process including content development on digitization of payments, pre-trip dissemination, identification of appropriate participation for member countries and logistics.
    • Accompany participants on their visits to ensure the smooth execution of all activities agreed on project plan.
    • Work with regional and in-country team to ensure knowledge from peer exchange visits is properly disseminated back in the participant countries and post-event engagement is assured.
    • Collaborate in managing relations with member countries focal points as needed.[1]
    • Track peer exchange learnings and commitments for results measurement purposes.
    • Working alongside the Head of Communications, develop effective communication strategies to increase awareness and usage of learning initiatives.
    • Liaise with other learning networks within the UN (i.e. UN Learning Managers Forum) and other fora, to identify and implement good practices in learning development.

2.  Facilitate learning by Alliance Secretariat to keep ahead of innovation in digital payments in emerging economies

  • Work with the Head of the Digital Payments Resources and Innovation Hub and the Leads to ensure the team continuously draws valuable lessons from existing initiatives.
  • Support the organization learning sessions for Alliance staff, to ensure the team keeps abreast of innovations and trends in digital payments/fintech/digital innovation/responsible practices.
  • Monitor and establish metrics to ensure learning efforts make a compelling ROI case that results efficiently and effectively in meeting the needs of the Alliance.
  • Serve as an internal technical resource on learning and training for program/initiative execution.
  • Track and share learning, professional development and training opportunities for Alliance staff.
  • Work alongside the Head of Communications, to develop effective communication strategies to increase awareness and usage of learning initiatives.
  • Ensure all types of learning initiatives have clear results consistent with the Alliance TOC, track progress, collate and present results.

 3. Undertake research on digitizing payments

  • As a member of the Digital Payments Resource and Innovation Hub team, conduct secondary research on governments, companies and development partners on digitization.
  • Support the development of learning products leveraging the Hub’s research work.
  • Conduct in-depth research on topics related to digital payments, digital financial services and financial inclusion, regulation and fintech in specific markets (e.g. Government to Person Payments, Responsible Digital Finance, Financial Inclusion trends and Fintech);
  • Coordinate and/or support production of research-based initiatives in partnership with regional, in-country and corporate leads.
Competencies

 

Core Competencies:

Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

Delivery: Ability to get things done

Level 2: Execute & Learn (Perform defined tasks)

Technical/Functional Competencies:

Digital Payments/Financial Services Technical Expertise
Level 2: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Project Management
Level 3: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
Knowledge Management
Level 3: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise
Digital Communications
Level 2: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Event Planning
Level 2: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise
Required Skills and Experience

 

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s level) in international affairs, development, political science, or another relevant field.

Work Experience/Skillset Requirements:

  • Minimum two years of relevant professional experience, preferably working or researching on digital government, digital financial services at the international level and in-country;
  • Previous experience in a learning/knowledge role in the development, consulting or technology space, required.
  • Demonstrated performance in designing and delivering a learning strategy at the global level, required.
  • In-depth knowledge of digital payments and of the digital financial services space, including benefits of digitization, innovative business models, policy and regulatory challenges, accelerators for eco-system development and understanding of responsible digital payments, preferred.
  • Proven track record in designing, planning and implementing government-to-governments peer-exchanges on topics related to digital payments such as Government-to-Person payments, tax incentives, financial inclusion policies, etc., essential;
  • Demonstrated excellent writing, editing and communications skills to an international standard including correspondence, reports, talking points and briefing material essential;
  • Experience conducting research and preparing policy briefs on digital payments, digital financial services and financial inclusion; essential;
  • Experience in event management and organization of high-level meetings with senior government officials and senior business leaders; an advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in both English both oral and written, is required;
  • Working proficiency in French or other official UN languages is required.

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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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Programme Associate FTA for Rwanda Nationals Only at United Nations Development Programme: (Deadline 13 November 2020)

I. Organizational Context

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Sustainable Growth Unit and Programme Analysts, the Programme Associate provides leadership in execution of services in the CO Programme Unit, supports the design, planning and management of the country programme by managing data and facilitating programme implementation. The Programme Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Programme Associate supervises and leads the support staff of the Programme Unit. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex programme-related issues and information delivery.

II. Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Administration and implementation of programme strategies, adapts processes and procedures
  • Support to management of the CO programme
  • Administrative support to the Programme Unit
  • Support in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Ensures administration and implementation of programme strategies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Presentation of thoroughly researched information for preparation of CCA, UNDAP, CPD, CPAP, effective application of RBM tools and establishment of management targets (BSC). Establishment of the mechanisms to track use of RBM tools and maintenance of RBM database.
  • Presentation of information/ reports for identification of areas for support and interventions.
  • Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies, preparation of reports.

Provides effective support to management of the CO programme focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Presentation of thoroughly researched information for formulation of country programme, preparation of project documents’ drafts, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements.
  • Initiation of a project, entering project into Atlas (in small offices), preparation of required budget revisions.
  • Provision of guidance to the executing agencies on routine implementation of projects, tracking use of financial resources.
  • Follow up on performance indicators/ success criteria, targets and milestones, preparation of reports.
  • Analysis of the situation in programme, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions.
  • Preparation and conduct of audit of NEX projects, implementation of audit recommendations.

Provides administrative support to the Programme Unit focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Proper control of the supporting documents for payments, review of NEX projects Financial Reports.
  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas.
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers.

Provides support in creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy   focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Analysis of information on donors, preparation of donor’s profile and database, establishment of contacts with donor counterparts.
  • Track and reporting on mobilized resources.

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in programme and success in implementation of programme strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of information enhances UNDP position as a strong development partner. The information provided facilitates decision making of the management.

Competencies

III. Competencies and Selection Criteria

Core

  • Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work. Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs.
  • Leadership:Ability to persuade others to follow.Level 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making.
  • Communication:Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation.
  • Delivery:Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.Level 3: Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value.

Technical/Functional

  • Results-Based Programme Development and Management:Contributing to results through provision of information.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
  • Building Strategic Partnerships: Identifying and building partnerships.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.
  • Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:Developing new approaches.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.
  • Resource Mobilization: Implementing resource mobilization strategies. Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.
  • Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise: In-depth knowledge of the subject matter. Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.
  • Client Orientation: Contributing to positive outcomes for the client. Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work.
Required Skills and Experience

 

IV. Recruitment Qualifications

Education:

  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political or Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
  • Prince2 training and certification, RMG.

Experience:

  • 7 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience is required at the national or international level. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

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