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United Nations Development Programme  

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UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 10 years.

 

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United Nations Development Programme

Private Sector Engagement and SDG Partnerships Intern

Philippines, Manila , Manila

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. BackgroundCORPORATE BACKGROUND:UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:Sustainable developmentDemocratic governance and peacebuildingClimate and disaster resilienceIn all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable. INTERNSHIP OFFICE BACKGROUND: UNDP is committed to help achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and remains dedicated to its goal to help improve the lives of the poorest women and men, the marginalized and the disadvantaged in Philippines. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development recognized the importance of the private sector in addressing sustainable development challenges. Under Goal 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), two indicators state: "Businesses operate according to internationally recognized standards of responsible business conduct" and "Businesses contribute directly to the Goals according to capacity and expertise." Clearly, with the private sector's ability to create sustainable, innovative, and scalable market solutions to address the world's problems, they play a critical role in ensuring the achievement of SDGs by 2030. While there has been increasing awareness on SDGs among businesses, businesses still require practical guidance and direction that resonate with the business community – highlighting how they can contribute to and benefit from SDGs. The G20 Framework succinctly summarizes this idea, it says: "For private capital and innovation to flow towards advancing the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), societies will have to structure incentives that simultaneously advance business and development." In this regard, UNDP has been working closely with the private sector to co-design innovative solutions and strategies that will help unlock the potential of private finance in accelerating the SDGs in the Philippines. Through the SDG Investor Maps, SDG Impact Measurement and Management, and the Integrated National Financing Frameworks, the UNDP intends to bring together businesses, international financing institutions, the diplomatic community and other civil society organizations in devising strategies that will mobilize resources for the country's critical SDG targets and indicators. UNDP seeks the services of a Private Sector Engagement Intern, based in Manila who will support project management, conduct outreach to private sector companies, and assist in the sustaining activities of UNDP Private Sector Engagement strategies.  Reporting structure and partners The Private Sector Engagement Intern will report to the SDG Focal Point of UNDP Philippines and will work in close collaboration with the various programmes and project staff as well as partners and other private sector stakeholders in support to successful programme and project implementation.  Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:1. Project planning and implementation – 50%Support the mapping of UNDP Philippines' initiatives with the Private sector in the achievement of the SDGs. The intern will coordinate with the SDG Specialist/Focal Point and the Impact Advisory Team to kickstart activities for the achievement of the goals;Support strategic programmatic engagement with key private sector and stakeholder partners, with a particular focus on local and international financial institutions;Participate in meetings and represent UNDP in various fora as required;Contribute to relevant reports, publications, and briefing notes;Conduct other research and data collection tasks related to impact investing and SDG Financing, as needed.2. Analysis – 30%Identify and analyse emerging development priorities and provide recommendations on strategic interventions;Assist in due diligence tasks such as company, industry and economic analysis;Assist in the preparation of notes, summaries, presentations for events, meetings, and advisory activities;Provide inputs and background information of the current private sector trend in terms of sustainability, new business models and innovations;Conduct a desk review of the research on private sector SDG aligned initiatives for the publication Transformational Business;Provide research support on SDG Financing and impact measurement and management.3. Other – 20%Overall support of the mapping and research exercise, including logistical support for key high-level meetings;Drafting of knowledge/best practice and blogs on SDG financing and private sector initiatives;Provide administrative support to the conduct of national and international conferences and SDG events, etc. CompetenciesOther competencies and attitude:Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;Good quantitative and qualitative skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;Initiative-taking person with a goal-oriented mind-set;Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude. Required Skills and Experience:Education:Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Administration, Development Communication, Business Management, Social Sciences or any related disciplines:currently in the final year of a Bachelor's degree; orcurrently enrolled in a Master's degree; orhave graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a master's degree or equivalent studies.Experience:A minimum of one year of professional work experience in either the development sector or in the private sectorFamiliarity in innovative finance, project finance, international financial market, and partnershipsBackground in social impact measurement and managementKnowledge in private sector sustainability metrics.Language Requirement: Fluency in English is required. Other desirable work experience:1. Volunteering, working as part of a team, emerging market experience, resource mobilization, partnerships and coordination, research.2. Familiarity with the UN system will be an asset.  INTERNSHIP CONDITIONSUNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;Interns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan;Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;Interns are expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for education programmes;Interns need to obtain financing for subsistence and make own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation, etc. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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15/04/2024
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United Nations Development Programme

French Web & Social Media Intern

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. BackgroundThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.At UNDP, external and internal communicationnationally, regionally and globallyis critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships. The Office of Communications at UNDP is at the forefront of advancing online communications and outreach within the organization.Project Description The Digital Communications team works closely with the other teams in the Communications group to ensure that the tone and visual representation of UNDP branded products are consistent. Reporting to the Website Specialist, the Intern will support the team conceptualizing and creating web and social media visual assets for campaigns, events and other promotional purposes (French). Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe interested candidate will:Research content and produce French language material and updates for French social media platforms (Facebook, X);Ensure global campaigns follow up and support, and audience engagement on French social media platforms;Produce graphic material to be used on French social media platforms;Provide assistance in curating and presenting stories, images and videos in UNDP's web content management system;Review and edit web stories, headlines and captions in French and English, liaising with the rest of the team to ensure consistency across languages;Assist in reviewing French translations, proofreading and reformulating, if necessary, for optimal web presentation;Assist the French Web Editor in maintaining contacts with content providers in order to solicit material for website, and/or for approval of drafts;Support the monthly reporting of digital channels performance (French) by gathering and analyzing main metrics. CompetenciesExcellent French writing and editing skills;Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;Attention to detail is crucial;Responsible, responsive, and enthusiastic;Interest in global issues and the United Nations;Must be able to work in a multi-cultural environment and be aware of political sensitivities. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation: Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) Be enrolled in a graduate school Programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree Programme (minimum bachelor's level or equivalent);(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.Experience:Web and social media experience are an asset.Language:Native French and fluency in written and spoken English; Spanish desirable.Availability: Must be available at least four days a week. Application procedureThe application should contain:Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post;Current and complete CV in English;Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of:letter from his/her university confirming current enrollment and graduation date;copy of his/her most recent school transcript;copy of passport;completed UNDP internship application form;signed UNDP Internship Agreement;Medical Certificate of Good Health;Copy of medical Insurance UNDP Terms & Conditions for InternshipAny individual hired under these conditions are not staff and therefore, are not covered by UN Staff Regulations and RulesUNDP internship Programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; However, monthly stipend is provided based on the location of the internAll the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institutionUNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internshipThe intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performedThe intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan;Interns are not considered staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacityThe internship period shall not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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15/04/2024
United Nations Development Programme

The UN House Project Manager - P4

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

BACKGROUNDUNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.The Government of Egypt has offered the United Nations to construct a UN building where the UN entities in Egypt should co-locate. This is to help enable the UN to come together in an integrated way in support of the Government, the people of Egypt, and in line with the General Assembly resolution on the UN reform of the Development System including achieving efficiency gains through common back offices and common premises. The government started the conceptual design and construction started construction at the designated land/plot. The building will be approximately 75km outside of Cairo in the Diplomatic District of the new Administrative Capital City. Egypt hosts 38 UN country entities, including 20 Country Offices and 18 Regional Offices. In total, 34 UN entities expressed their intention to move into the new UN Common Premises, totaling approximatively 2000 personnel.The project is implemented under the overall guiding principle of shared ownership and leadership by all the UN entities in Egypt, participating in the UN Common Premises. The Resident Coordinator convenes concerned Heads of Agencies regularly and triggers relevant decisions. The Operational Management Team and its UN Common Premises task team convene operational heads to gather necessary data and costs, aggregate preferences and make technical recommendations. UNDP, as lead agency, establishes and signs with the Government the UN Common promises agreement on behalf and for the best interests of participating UN agencies, based on the work of the UN House Project Manager, in accordance with its rules and regulations and is accountable for its outcomes. A structured project management environment has been agreed among all stakeholders as the norm for overseeing the construction of the One UN Common premises together with the contents of its Common Back-Office as per the agreed UN Development System's Business Operations reform.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESThe UN House Project Manager will act as the main focal point for all matters related to the One UN Common premises project and coordinate all aspects of efficient project management. The UN House Project Manager will be the UN focal point on the construction site, collaborating with the local authorities, architects, and UN Stakeholders. The UN House Project Manager will ensure that the design of the building suits UN standards and requirements and will coordinate UN preparation to move to the new office. Working under the supervision of UNDP Operations Manager (in the capacity of Lead Agency signatory of the Memorandum of Agreement), key responsibilities and functions are:Project Management:Put in place industry-standard project management portfolio with project documents, files, work plan, and risk register.Create a project filing system that allows project business continuity, external reviews such as audits, and internal information management functions. Some review and repair work on exiting files could be required.Coordinate and provide technical leadership among multiple stakeholders with varied technical competencies.Develop a framework for monitoring the implementation of the recommendations from internal UN experts on areas such as IT infrastructure, environmental sustainability, air quality, inclusive access, security, Occupational Health and Safety, etc.Create a Gantt chart for the overall project, submit periodic status reports and inform the working group and the management regarding progress, challenges, and suggested corrective actions.Review documentation such as: architectural/engineering drawings, specifications, schedules, health and safety plans, quality control and assurance plans, surveys, inspection report, substantial completion reports, site activity log, material samples, tests and inspection.Coordinate with the focal points of each participating agency and other relevant stakeholders to understand existing practices and the space programming requirements and prepare design solutions as needed.Oversee on-site construction, ensuring that the work is carried out in full compliance with the approved project, and that all interests of the UN system are served throughout the construction phase of the project.Plan and coordinate the move of agencies from their existing offices/temporary swing space(s) or building(s) if necessary, to the new building and respond effectively to problems related to information/communication connectivity. Develop communications materials intended for technical and non-technical stakeholders around the project implementation to increase UN staff awareness on the One UN Common premises.Any other duty as required.Technical quality assurance support and coordination between UN and Government on design and construction issues:Facilitate and coordinate the sharing of information between the United Nations System and the Government using courtesy and diplomacy in all exchanges.With full respect for the roles and responsibilities of the different stakeholders in the project, provide technical support to the UN and the Government towards ensuring the design chosen by the government is respected and adhered to.Provide proactive and constructive advice to stakeholders actively involved in the construction of the UN building, including proposing changes to design, plans that either lower initial construction costs, lower operational costs for the UN, and/or increase the users quality experience of the final building, and increases flexibility and space optimization.Manage UN visits to the site, in close coordination with the Government.Help optimize environmental sustainability as per UN guidelines, inclusive access, air quality, and other Duty of Care and staff well-being standards:Advocate for and provide solutions towards ensuring that the building meet all international standards and is in full compliance with UN standards on Duty of Care, well-being, air quality, accessibility, etc.Working closely with Greening sub-group and other key stakeholders help implement the UNEP recommendations towards achieving green and sustainable UN Common premises.Working closely with Change Management group (to be established) to incorporate measures to ensure staff well-being.Smart Facility Management design, systems, procedures that integrate smart building management across all services provided for FM, admin, ICT, and Security:Help establish a Building Management System that allows for 'smart' management of the building facilities through the internet of things, data sensors, etc., on all equipment. Support procurement process towards achievement of these goals.Support in selection of internal ticketing system for services related to Facility Management, IT, and other building services in a one-stop-shop, in compliance with the UN guidelines.Support in designing and establishing services solutions that meet the Management Board's quality and budgetary requirement:Provide technical input and advice as and when required for the UN system to design services: (mainly facilities services) and service delivery structures for the UN building. Coordination with Stakeholders:Under the direct supervision of UNDP OM, work implies frequent interaction with and acting as the focal point for the following:Resident Coordinator and Head of RCO, Chair of OMT, UN management, UNDP (in capacity as Lead Agency for the Memorandum of Agreement), internal UN colleagues, TTCP, various UN entities, as well as the Egyptian Government officials and its project team and construction unit.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:The UN House Project Manager will supervise an NOB Assistant Project Manager.QUALIFICATIONSEducation:A Master's degree (MSc) in Architecture, Construction Engineering, or related field.  A Bachelor's degree with two additional years of experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the Master's degree.Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:Minimum 7 years (with Master's) or 9 years (with Bachelor's) of experience in the design, management and implementation of large office buildings projects, with solid experience in construction supervision and leading the process from inception to project closeout.Proficient and experienced user of technical design tools, such as CADProficient and experienced user of project management software and GANTT chart-style tools is required.Knowledge of international standards and building codes such as IBC and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is desired.Experience in dealing with high level officials (UN, governments) is desired.Experience working for the UN, or an international organization is desired.Experience working with UN operations/administration desired.Language Requirements:Proficiency in oral and written English and Arabic. COMPETENCIESCore Competencies:Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impactThink Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problemsLearn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demandsAct with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.People Management Competencies: UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site. Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies: Business Direction & Strategy: Effective Decision MakingAbility to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one's authority, Effective Decision-Making area of expertise and resources.Business Development: Collective Intelligence DesignAbility to bringing together diverse groups of people, data, information or ideas, and technology to design services or solutions.Business Development: Integration within the UNAbility to identify, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work, knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.Business Management: Project ManagementAbility to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.Business Management: Partnerships ManagementAbility to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.Business Management: CommunicationAbility to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels Business Management: Operations Management Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the organization's business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.Knowledge of relevant concepts and mechanisms. Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest performance evaluations (if applicable). UNDP Disclaimer for FTA/TA International PostsImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: 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.Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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United Nations Development Programme

Operations dept Internship

Djibouti, Djibouti , Djibouti

BackgroundThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Djibouti has positions for qualified interns for a period of 6 months, starting mid-April 2024 and later during the year.UNDP partners with national governments and people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crises, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. Active in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers a global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP helps countries to build and share development solutions in the following four main areas:1. Inclusive Livelihood and Resilience;2. Democratic Governance;3. Crisis Prevention and Recovery;4. Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development.In all its work, UNDP works to ensure the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, youth, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.The objectives of the UNDP in Djibouti derive mainly from the Country Program Action Plan (PAPP), and contributions to the strategic results of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).The main objective of the country program is to accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals. It tackles the interrelated challenges of development, humanitarian assistance and resilience and seeks to reduce poverty, gender inequalities, geographic inequalities and exclusion.It promotes environmental sustainability and resilience through integrated strategies. It supports the most vulnerable and strengthens national institutional capacities for inclusive growth, poverty reduction, prevention of violent extremism and strengthening social cohesion. Duties and ResponsibilitiesFunctions/Duties and Output Expectations Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the intern supports the Office Operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The intern will learn client, quality and results-oriented approach.The Intern works in close collaboration with the programme and projects staff, UN Agencies  and the Operations team to ensure consistent service delivery.The interns are expected to support in undertaking the following specific tasks:Provide general administrative and logistical support to the Office in accordance with UNDP rules, regulations, policies, and strategiesArrange travel and hotel reservations for both international and in country travels, process requests for visas, identity cards and other documents, collect information for DSA, as required;Provide administrative support to conferences, workshops and retreats for UNDP and other non-resident UN agencies;Maintain proper filing system and ensuring safekeeping of documentation.Provide administrative support to procurement and assets managementMonitor and maintain office stationery supplies and telephone cards including maintenance of stock list of stationery and telephone cards, distribution and keeping a log of distribution, as required;Support to organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, and RFPs documents, seeking quotations for micro-purchasing and their preliminary evaluation, and filing.Provide administrative support to the implementation of Human Resources servicesRequests and follow up for recruitments and other HR services via UNall portal working closely with the Operations lead;Update the UN/UNDP orientation documentation and follow up with orientation package for newcomersCompilation and filing of HR documentation.Provide administrative support with the implementation of common services activitiesPrepare invoices for agencies working closely with the Operations lead for common premises and services at Mezz towerFollow up implementation of Operations Management team (OMT) recommendationsDevelop feedback mechanism for services provided by the building management CompetenciesFunctions/Duties and Output Expectations Under the supervision of the Operations Manager, the intern supports the Office Operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The intern will learn client, quality and results-oriented approach.The Intern works in close collaboration with the programme and projects staff, UN Agencies  and the Operations team to ensure consistent service delivery.The interns are expected to support in undertaking the following specific tasks:Provide general administrative and logistical support to the Office in accordance with UNDP rules, regulations, policies, and strategiesArrange travel and hotel reservations for both international and in country travels, process requests for visas, identity cards and other documents, collect information for DSA, as required;Provide administrative support to conferences, workshops and retreats for UNDP and other non-resident UN agencies;Maintain proper filing system and ensuring safekeeping of documentation.Provide administrative support to procurement and assets managementMonitor and maintain office stationery supplies and telephone cards including maintenance of stock list of stationery and telephone cards, distribution and keeping a log of distribution, as required;Support to organization of procurement processes including preparation of RFQs, and RFPs documents, seeking quotations for micro-purchasing and their preliminary evaluation, and filing.Provide administrative support to the implementation of Human Resources servicesRequests and follow up for recruitments and other HR services via UNall portal working closely with the Operations lead;Update the UN/UNDP orientation documentation and follow up with orientation package for newcomersCompilation and filing of HR documentation.Provide administrative support with the implementation of common services activitiesPrepare invoices for agencies working closely with the Operations lead for common premises and services at Mezz towerFollow up implementation of Operations Management team (OMT) recommendationsDevelop feedback mechanism for services provided by the building management Required Skills and ExperienceCompetenciesExcellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;Ability to multi-task, to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision;Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners; Required Skills and ExperienceComputer proficiency: MS Office Eligibility and skillsEligibility:Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: (a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master's programme, or higher);(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor's degree or equivalent);(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program. Language:Fluency in written and spoken French. Fluency in English desirable. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. 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United Nations Development Programme

Team Leader, Decentralization and Local Governance - P4

Cape Verde, Praia , Praia

Background Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.Cabo Verde has experienced a positive path towards sustainable development for more than two decades. It has been ranking within the top 11 African countries in human development and classified among medium income countries since 2008. However, the country remains vulnerable to external shocks owing to its dependency on tourism. In the past couple of years, multiple crises have challenged the country's development progress: COVID-19, with a socio-economic impact amongst the highest in the world, led to a decrease of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 14.8%, public revenues by 25%. Climate change impacts on biodiversity and food security as changing weather patterns (especially droughts) influence agricultural production and ocean warming with decreasing fish stocks. Also, the current war in Ukraine is having a negative impact on the economy that is heavily relying on fossil fuels and where 80% of food stocks are imported. Vulnerable groups are the most affected: 32% of the population are still living under the poverty line with 13% being extremely poor. But not all islands and communities are equally affected. There are significant territorial differences. Cabo Verde adopted a decentralization reform with the aim to promote national cohesion by reducing regional asymmetries, improving effectiveness of public policies, and aiming at fulfilment of rights by all citizens. The new National Strategic Development Plan (PEDS II 2022-2026), stipulates that: "by 2026, 100% of municipalities have adopted results-based planning and budgeting instruments". The new United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2023-2027, as well as the new Common Country Program Document of UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF for the cycle 2023-2027, is aligned to that vision, with one of the three strategic areas, "Transformative governance and strengthened territorial cohesion", tackling the problem of territorial inequality. Significant progress has been achieved concerning decentralization during the last five years. Each municipality has defined its agenda for local sustainable development through Municipal Strategic Sustainable Development Plans (PEMDS), established participation mechanisms ('Local Platforms') and built the capacity of local actors.This new Joint Programme (JP) builds upon these achievements to accelerate local development by tackling some of the main issues that persist, including in particular the limited capacity of local authorities to generate own-source revenues, to manage effectively and efficiently existing resources (including natural resources), to effectively engage local populations in local development agenda as well as to allow them to better access basic services, economic infrastructures and assets.The Joint Programme implementation will be overseen by a Steering Committee and led by a Joint Programme Management Team. On the United Nations side, the Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) will lead the steering process while the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) will collaboratively implement the Joint Programme activities.UNDP has been a key partner in the country supporting local development and decentralization. The recent implementation of the Programa "Plataformas locais" (local Platforms) and the "Fundo de Descentralização" programmes showed the importance of the territorial approach in supporting sustainable development based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country, achieving profound transformations and impacts on territorial capacities and local development. UN-Habitat is the United Nations (UN) agency mandated to promote inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities and communities. In Cabo Verde, it has supported national and local governments in several normative and operational processes, including the establishment of the National Urban and Housing Policies, Local Housing Plans, and participatory upgrading of informal settlements.The Joint Programme will support local governments, local and community development actors, national entities, especially the newly created Ministry of Territorial Cohesion (MCT), and also entail significant engagement with the National Association of Municipalities (ANMCV) and other city associations in organizing fora related to experience sharing, at national level and with international partners. It will support the production of guidelines, handbooks, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and templates to standardize and sustain all good practices consensually agreed.  Position PurposeTaking into account the particular context of intervention of the Joint Programme and the wide range of technical areas targeted (Decentralization, Local Governance, Municipal Finances, Results-Based Management, and Local Development), a significant emphasis will be placed on the coordination of efforts within the program itself, the synergies with other ongoing local development programmes and the leverage of capacity-building efforts of Programme counterparts throughout its implementation. Therefore, the Chief Technical Adviser will lead the strategic and operational implementation of Joint Programme to ensure its effective implementation.To carry out this Joint Programme, the Team Lead (Principal Technical Manager) will be assisted by a team composed of: i)  a programme management officer (administrative and financial support); a national senior project manager (Outcome 1) (85% of dedication, based in Cabo Verde) ; a national expert in local administration (Outcome 2) (100% dedication, based in Cabo Verde, for 1 year); a national expert in local economic development (Outcome 3) (100% dedication, based in Cabo Verde); three national experts in local finances and local development (based in Cabo Verde, regionally). At the nationallevel, the main implementing partners will be the Directorate of Decentralization in the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion and the NationalAssociation of Cabo Verde Municipalities (ANMCV). Other partners include:  the Embassy of Luxembourg, other United Nations agenciessuch as UNICEF, UNFPA, UNIDO and IOM; decentralized cooperation in Cabo Verde, national and international NGOs, bilateral development agencies and academic institutions. At the local level the main partners will be the 22 Cabo Verde's municipalities, associations, NGOs, and the private sector and, above all, the local "Concelhos de Concertação Local" that replace the platforms created in the framework of precedents projects.To manage the Joint Program, the recruitment of a Team Lead ) is foreseen in agreement with steering committee members (co-chaired by The Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, the Ministry of Territorial Cohesion, and the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office, and with representatives from (i) UNDP; (ii) UN-Habitat; (iii) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs; (vii) The Ministry of Finances; (vii) the National Association of Cabo Verdean Municipalities).The Team Lead will work under the joint supervision of the Resident Representative of the UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF Joint Office in Cabo Verde in matrix with the DRR and the Portfolio Manager for West Africa on the Regional Office for Africa (ROAf) of UN-Habitat.The Team Leader Adviser will also :Provide strategic orientations for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda2030) as well as of the Local Governance and Local Development strategy of the Joint Office and UN Habitat in Cabo Verde, in line with the globalapproach of the UNDP and UN-Habitat.Provide advice and expertise on decentralization and local development issues to national and local partners and the United Nations System to develop partnerships and contribute to additional resourcesmobilize, in collaboration with the Government, UNDP and UN-Habitat. Advocate for theJoint Programme and build knowledge in the field of local governance and local development.The Team Leader will have to master the use of technical project monitoring tools to facilitate the localization of SDGs at the local level, the management of the Joint Programme and the integration of the LocalEconomic Development (LED) approach in the entireprocess of strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Joint Programmer's activities and ensure sound communication with partners and donors on this issue.UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.  Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvide Technical leadership:During inception phase: review and update Programme Document, finalise logical framework, define (jointly with national authorities and other stakeholders) the procedures for selecting and financing subnational projects (all three documents to be approved at the first Steering Committee meeting). Supervise, coordinate, and contribute to the achievement of the Programme outcomes and production of project outputs across all technical components, as per the Joint Programme document, in a timely and high-quality fashion.Ensure technical soundness and alignment between the different products to be developed throughout the Programme, in alignment with national policies, regulations and other relevant references, as well as global frameworks on the fields covered by the Programme, in articulation with national and international experts.Ensure adequate engagement, appropriation and leadership from governmental and municipal counterparts on the implementation of Programme activities, and that the implementation of the Programme actively and consistently leverage capacity-building opportunities for the Programme counterparts.Capture lessons learnt during the Joint Programme implementation and oversee the exchange and sharing of experiences and lessons learnt with relevant partners and development projects nationally and internationally.Assist MCT, municipalities, associations, CSOs, staff, students, and others with development of essential skills through training workshops and on-the-job training thereby increasing their institutional capabilities, prepare a capacity buildingprogram for both municipalities and local associations to reach out in an easy manner to the Joint Program resources available.Encourage staff, partners, and consultants such that strategic, intentional and demonstrable efforts are made to actively includewomen in the Joint Programme, including activity design and planning, budgeting, staff and consultant hiring, subcontracting, purchasing, formal community governance and advocacy, outreachto social organizations, training, participation in meetings; and access to program benefits. Ensure the management of the Joint Programme:Coordinate, in consultation with the Project Management Unit, the local, national and international activities of the project, and supervise their implementation.Coordinate the recruitment and selection of the Joint Programme personnel, consultants and subcontracts, including drafting terms of reference and work specifications and overseeing all contractors' work.Support the formulation, implementation and monitoring (technical and budgetary) of the project/Programme: Annual working plans, procurement plans, ensuring their alignment with the guidelines of the Government of Cabo Verde, UNDP and UN-Habitat in Cabo Verde.Ensure the use of resources is in accordance with UNDP regulations and rules, as well as its policies and procedures.Mainstream gender, environmental and human rights approaches in all project's activities.Organize annual Steering Committee meetings to seek approval of annual reports and annual work plans.Represent the Joint Programme at technical level in the Steering Committee and any other consultation and coordination body at the local, national and international levels.Liaise with UNDP, UN-Habitat, Steering Committee, relevant government agencies, municipalities and all Joint Programme partners, including donor organizations and CSOs for effective coordination of all project activities.Prepare and ensure timely submission of annual Reports, annual Joint Program Implementation Reports, Technical reports, quarterly financial reports, and other reports as may be required by UNDP, UN-Habitat, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the Government of Cabo Verde. Establish a committeefor guiding and facilitating decision-making for financing projectsfor the 22 Municipalities of Cabo Verde in accordance with approved procedures.Systematize and facilitate access to all information and lessons learnt during the implementation of the Joint Programme.Communicate the resultsobtained throughout the program on the main areas covered by the Programme, such as poverty reduction, community engagement, disaggregated by location, sex and age. Ensure provision of oversight, monitoring & evaluation:Monitor the progress of the Joint Programme according to the framework established during the Programmer's inception phase.Provide direction and guidance to the Joint Programme team(s)/ responsible party(ies); supervise and coordinate the work of all Joint Programme staff, consultants and subcontractors ensuring timing and quality of outputs.Execute activities by managing personnel, goods and services, training and grant and low-value grants, including drafting terms of reference and work specifications, and overseeing all contractors' work.Provide oversight to the management of requests for the provision of financial resources to project counterparts, through advance of funds, direct payments, or reimbursement using relevant guidelines and templates.Provide oversight of management of financial resources and accounting to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports, submitted on a quarterly basis.Monitor progress, watch for plan deviations and make course corrections when needed to achieve results.Provide support for completion of assessments required by UNDP, spot checks and audits.Perform regular progress reporting to the Joint Programme Board as agreed with the board, including measures to address challenges and opportunities.Support and inform the Mid-term review and Terminal Evaluation processes.Monitor implementation plans including the gender action plan, stakeholder engagement plan, and any environmental and social management plans.Disseminate the Joint Programme reports and respond to queries from concerned stakeholders.Ensure that the indicators included in the Joint Programme results framework are monitored annually in advance of the annual steering committee.Monitor and track progress against the UNSDCF and JWP of the UNDP and UN-Habitat indicators.Manage and monitor the Joint Programme risks – including social and environmental risks - initially identified and submit new risks to the Steering Committee for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the project risks log.Building Partnership/Resource Mobilization:Support in the implementation and coordination overall resource mobilization.Advise the Resident Representative in providing and driving opportunities of the partnerships, resource mobilization, directly engaging local development partners, resulting in concrete contributions to results and enhanced financing for the SDGs. Advise the Resident Representative in building and deepening partnerships, engaging diverse stakeholders, fostering strategic partnerships with the Government, private sector, NGOs, donor community, international financial institutions and other UN entities.Advocates catalyze advocacy activities and information sharingKnowledge Management: The Team leader ensures knowledge building and management by focusing on the following results: Promote identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned from the Joint Program for organizational sharing and learning. Promote a knowledge-sharing and learning culture in the Project team. Apply lessons learned from the project management efforts and program development.The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:  Project management officer (administrative and financial support, based in Praia, Cabo Verde).  National senior project manager (Outcome 1) (85% dedication, based in Praia, Cabo Verde). National expert in local administration (Outcome 2) (100% dedication, based in, Praia, Cabo Verde).  National expert in local economic development (Outcome 3) (100% dedication, based in Praia, Cabo Verde).  Three national experts in local finances and local development (based in Cabo Verde, regionally). CompetenciesCore Competencies:Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact.Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences.Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration.Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.  Cross Functional and  Technical Competencies:Business Management - Portfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organizations programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.Business Direction & Strategy - System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.Partnership Management - Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/ projects/ initiatives) with funding opportunities and establish a plan to meet funding requirements. Business Management - Partnership Management: Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.2030 Agenda: Peace - Governance: Localization of the SDGsLocal Governance2030 Agenda: Peace - Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions: State-building and Governance. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Economic Sciences or International Relations or related relevant field is required. Or A first-level university degree (bachelor's degree) in the above -mentioned fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience:Minimum of 7 years (with master's degree) or 9 years (with bachelor's degree) of professional experience in the fields of international cooperation, human development, project and team management in governance and local development is required.At least 5 years of experience in the management of integrated localdevelopment projects in the fields of Local Governance, Local Economic Development and Municipal Finances is an asset.At least5 years of experience workingwith ministries, nationaland subnational institutions and other stakeholders concerned with local development planning and management is an asset.Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), database packages, and web-based management systems such as ERP is required. Proven experience and knowledge of negotiation skills with technical and financial partners is an asset.Experience in functioning of the UN system and projects aiming to meet the SDGs is an asset.Experience in leadership, managerial and coordination of the implementation of large multi- stakeholder projects, including financial and technical aspects is an asset.Experience in coordination and supervision of multiple project implementation units, in partnership with a variety of subnational stakeholder groups, at government and community levels is an asset.Demonstrated excellent analytical and drafting/ presentation/reporting skills, particularly in the context of donor-funded UN projects is an asset. Language:Fluency in oral and written English or French is required. Working knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. DisclaimerImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: 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.Non-discriminationUNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. 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11/04/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Programme Dept Internship

Djibouti, Djibouti , Djibouti

BackgroundThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Office in Djibouti has positions for qualified interns for a period of 6 months, starting mi-April 2024 and later during the year.UNDP partners with national governments and people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crises, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. Active in more than 170 countries and territories, UNDP offers a global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP helps countries to build and share development solutions in the following four main areas:1. Inclusive Livelihood and Resilience;2. Democratic Governance;3. Crisis Prevention and Recovery;4. Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development.In all its work, UNDP works to ensure the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, youth, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.The objectives of the UNDP in Djibouti derive mainly from the Country Program Action Plan (PAPP), and contributions to the strategic results of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).The main objective of the country program is to accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals. It tackles the interrelated challenges of development, humanitarian assistance and resilience and seeks to reduce poverty, gender inequalities, geographic inequalities and exclusion.It promotes environmental sustainability and resilience through integrated strategies. It supports the most vulnerable and strengthens national institutional capacities for inclusive growth, poverty reduction, prevention of violent extremism and strengthening social cohesion. Duties and ResponsibilitiesFunctions/Duties and Output Expectations Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative (Programme), the intern is expected to perform the following tasks:1.     Conduct research in the thematic priority areas that is determined jointly by the supervisor and the intern (e.g. inclusive livelihood, socio economic recovery, environment, health, governance, climate change among others);  2.     Compiling best practices, lessons learnt, experiences and stories on key thematic development areas (e.g. inclusive livelihood, governance, climate and environment);3.     Conducting the research on the best practices in the priority thematic areas determined by the supervisor4.     Support the UNDP team in developing infographics related to the various data analysis results5.     Support the UNDP team in developing knowledge products6.     Provide support to the UNDP Programme cluster's seminars, workshops, conferences, where applicable. At the end of the internship, the following outputs will be expected: -1.     A research report in the thematic priority areas that is determined jointly by the supervisor and the intern.Inputs for the knowledge product CompetenciesCompetenciesExcellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;Ability to multi-task, to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision;Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners;Computer proficiency: MS Office   Required Skills and ExperienceEligibility:Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: (a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master's programme, or higher);(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor's degree or equivalent).(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program. Language:Fluency in written and spoken French. Fluency in English desirable. Required Skills and ExperienceCompetenciesExcellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;Ability to multi-task, to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively with minimum supervision;Networking skills to engage with key internal and external partners;Computer proficiency: MS OfficeRequired Skills and Experience Eligibility and skillsEligibility:Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: (a) Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master's programme, or higher);(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor's degree or equivalent).(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.(d) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.Language:Fluency in written and spoken French. 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10/04/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Deputy Executive Coordinator, Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTFO) - D1

United States of America, New York , New York

BackgroundDiversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.Hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF Office) is the only United Nations unit exclusively dedicated to the design and administration of multi-stakeholder pooled financing instruments. Since 2003, it has supported over 200 UN-implemented pooled funds, providing an integrated platform of inter-agency pooled fund services to help UN organizations and partners make fast and efficient progress towards collective outcomes, like the 2030 Agenda. The MPTF Office's current portfolio is over $18 billion in total, with more than $1 billion per year in contributions and includes more than 150 active pooled financing mechanisms.The MPTF Office's trustee and fund design and administration service is a standard-setter in the UN System - professionalized, highly transparent and firewalled from all UN implementing entities. The MPTF Office has put in place a number of tools and systems to support its transparent and accessible fund administration services such as its digital platform the MPTF Office Gateway. As a shared UN service provider, the MPTF Office operates in a distinct and dedicated business unit. It provides an integrated service platform that, in addition to core trust fund design and administration functions, provides complimentary services to users like data analytics, research administration, and knowledge management.   Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe MPTFO Deputy Executive Coordinator reports to the Executive Coordinator and supports her/him by overseeing the effective management of the Office, representing the MPTFO in key UN Interagency fora, leading the MPTF Office in quality assurance, performance standards, portfolio analytics and enabling functions in pooled fund design and administration; and overseeing the hosting services to pooled funds where MPTFO hosts an MPTF Fund Secretariat. She/he is a primary contributor to deepening UNDP MPTFO's strategic partnerships with the UN System, National Governments, Contributors/Partners and Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions with respect to UNDP's role as Administrative Agent for inter-agency pooled funds. 1) Contribute Strategic Leadership and Direction to the MPTF OfficeAdvances the vision, mission and strategic goals of the UNDP MPTFO in support of an effective and efficient UN development system;Prepares and monitors consultative strategic plans to respond to medium and long-term trends in the external environment, evolving demand for pooled fund design and administration services and features required for internal functions in the office;Oversees the preparation of annual work plans and targets, and monitors progress;Oversees Annual Reports of the MPTF Office to internal and external stakeholders;Leads on MPTFO's engagement with UNDP governance and oversight bodies, including internal and external Independent Audit and Evaluation; andActs as Executive Coordinator a.i. in the absence of the Executive Coordinator.2) Quality assurance in fund design, risk and policy managementOversees and ensures the efficient and smooth functioning and business processes of the office's portfolio management team ensuring supportive systems, practices and monitoring of fund administration quality, KPI's, coverage, information exchange. Leads the Fund Appraisal Process for new funds or fund extension;Engages in UNSDG policy frameworks for pooled funds, including by promoting policy innovations based on demand trends;Leads and supports MPTFO's engagement in UNSDG oversight mechanisms for pooled funding mechanisms, in particular with Fiduciary Management Oversight Group (FMOG)Provides risk-based advice to the Executive Coordinator on emerging opportunities, new fund designs and cross portfolio issues;Provides guidance for on new product development designs ensuring adherence to the UN Funding Compact principles;Enables and leads Fund Portfolio team to ensure the effective use of standard legal instruments and oversees the day-to-day work of the legal advisor in view of ensuring clearance of non-standard agreements and escalation to UNDP Legal Office and/or UNSDG mechanisms as appropriate;Oversees policy development and implementation of operational policies for MPTFO fund design and administration services; andOversees the Office monitoring and evaluation function, including implementation of monitoring frameworks, and undertaking of reviews and evaluation exercises at the Office lever as well as in support to the Portfolio team for evaluation of key pooled funds.3) Partnership DevelopmentLeads and supports the office's engagement and partnership development in relevant UNSDG inter-agency fora; Leads on partnership development and management with selected contributors, UN entities and non-UN organisations as required;Provides strategic input into interagency initiatives advancing pooled funding design and administration; Leads on partnerships with the World Bank and other International Financing Institutions; andRepresents the office in UN system accountability, financing and policy reforms linked to pooled financing mechanisms.4) Leads on Advisory Services ProvisionManages UN system relationships for MPTFO service provision in hosting MPTF fund secretariats and other Advisory Services;Leads and manages the office's Advisory Services function including support to Fund Secretariats, with the support of Portfolio Managers; andEnsures Advisory Services are provided on a full cost recovery basis and appropriate SOPs are in place.5) Knowledge Management and Accountability on Pooled Financing MechanismsLead MPTFO staff in identifying, documenting and drafting of best practices and lessons learned on the role, impact, efficiency and effectiveness of pooled financing mechanisms;Improves knowledge management processes across the office especially related to data and analytics on financing of the UN Development System and pooled funding data in particular.Ensure continuous competitiveness of MPTF Office services for innovations, enhanced accountability, transparency and implementation of lessons learned on designing and managing funds for performance. CompetenciesCore Competencies - UNDP Core Competencies can be found here.Achieve Results - LEVEL 4: Prioritize team workflow, mobilize resources, drive scalable results/strategic impact Think Innovatively - LEVEL 4: Easily navigate complexity, encourage/enable radical innovation, has foresight Learn Continuously - LEVEL 4: Create systems and processes that enable learning and development for all Adapt with Agility -LEVEL 4: Proactively initiate/lead organizational change, champion new systems/processes Act with Determination - LEVEL 4: Able to make difficult decisions in challenging situations, inspire confidence Engage and Partner - LEVEL 4: Construct strategic multi-partner alliances in high stake situations, foster co-creation  Enable Diversity and Inclusion- LEVEL 4: Create ethical culture, identify/address barriers to inclusion   People ManagementUNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site. Cross-Functional & Technical competencies Business Direction & Strategy - System Thinking:Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.Business Direction & Strategy - Business Acumen:Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks. Business Development - Integration within the UN:Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situationsBusiness Management - Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.Business Management - Portfolio Management:Ability to select, prioritise and control the organization's programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimising return on investment.Digital and Innovation - Alternative Finance: Ability to identify potential alternative forms of finance and mobilise them for the purpose of addressing development challenges.Ability to review the skills, capacities, procedures and protocols that are needed to enable new financial mechanisms.Ability to assess the risks, limitations and implications of using new financial mechanisms.Finance - Development Finance Expertise: Ability to develop and work with innovative financing mechanisms and instruments, e.g. social/development impact bonds, guarantees, funds,climate finance, etc. Required Skills and Experience Education:An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Social Sciences or any other related fields, ORA first level university degree (Bachelor's degree) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Social Sciences, or any other related fields, in combination with two additional years of relevant experience will be considered in lieu of the master's degree. Experience:A minimum of 15 years (with Master's Degree) or 17 years (with Bachelor's Degree) of experience in international organizations with senior level management responsibilities, is required;Extensive knowledge of UNDG and UNDP programming, is required;Familiarity with UNDP financial rules and regulations is desirable;Knowledge of UNDP and the UN system and good understanding of the multilateral and bilateral development system is an advantage;Experience working in more than one UN agency with both country office and HQ settings, is preferred;Solid experience and demonstrated results in managing teams, leading inter-agency operations, as well as establishing partnerships, resource management and negotiations is desirable.  Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: 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. Non-discriminationUNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. 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08/04/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Project, Research and Communications Specialist - P4

United Arab Emirates, Dubai , Dubai

BACKGROUNDDiversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.The Knowledge Project is a joint initiative between UNDP's Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) established in 2008. It aims to promote knowledge societies and policies as transformational means to achieving sustainable development in the Arab States region and beyond. The project builds on the Arab Knowledge Reports, the Arab Knowledge Index, the knowledge4all portal, the Arab Reading Index, the KnowTalks series, the Future of Knowledge Foresight Report series and the Global Knowledge Index (GKI). Moreover, the project has recently launched an ambitious initiative to develop the skills of citizens in the Arab States region.In 2024, the Knowledge Project has a multifaceted work plan aimed at advancing its mission on multiple fronts. It is set to produce GKI 2024 through a data update. Through the FutureSkills4All initiative, the project is committed to reskilling and upskilling 6,000 learners, empowering them with essential skills for the future. Additionally, the project is set to organize the Knowledge Summit and host a series of engaging KnowTalks events, providing platforms for thought leaders to discuss critical topics and disseminate valuable insights.To enhance knowledge accessibility, the project will focus on improving its knowledge4all portal and mobile application, making information readily available to a wider audience. Furthermore, the integration of the pilot artificial intelligence (AI) policy tool into the portal represents a significant step toward leveraging AI for knowledge dissemination.Simultaneously, the Knowledge Project will commence the revision of the GKI ensuring that it remains accurate and relevant, which is scheduled to be launched in 2025 as GKI 2025.In addition to these efforts, the Knowledge Project will implement a robust outreach and dissemination strategy to maximize the impact of its project outputs, ensuring that its valuable resources reach a diverse and global audience.Accordingly, UNDP's Regional Bureau for Arab States is seeking the services of a Project, Research and Communications Specialist to lead and coordinate the development of the Knowledge Project's knowledge products and publications, including the Global Knowledge Index; create platforms for knowledge sharing; as well as lead the development and implementation of strategic communications, advocacy and stakeholder engagement. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the guidance and supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser/Project Manager, the Project, Research and Communications Specialist will be responsible for providing technical support to the Knowledge Project in the areas of research, project management, and communications.The Project, Research and Communications Specialist is responsible for the following: Lead and coordinate the production of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) and the development of high-quality knowledge products and publications, including research reports, policy briefs, and other analyses in support of the Knowledge Project and UNDP's policy and programme work.Lead the knowledge4all portal management and create and manage knowledge sharing platforms and events.Lead the development and implementation of strategic communications and advocacy.Lead stakeholder engagement and provide technical assistance and capacity building to project partners and other stakeholders.Promote innovation and actively lead on effective knowledge management and results-based management.UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.  Key duties and accountabilities include:Lead and coordinate the production of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) and the development of high-quality knowledge products and publications, including research reports, policy briefs, and other analyses in support of the Knowledge Project and UNDP's policy and programme work:Lead and coordinate the entire process of the GKI production, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and quality standards;Coordinate the development and revisions of the GKI, involving the identification of Advisory Committee members, peer-reviewers and other stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive approach;Undertake research on conceptual and methodological areas of knowledge to support the GKI framework;Conduct and coordinate background research for the GKI, coordinating with researchers and contributors to gather necessary data and insights;Draft sections of the GKI, contributing to the articulation of findings and insights;Coordinate and participate in various rounds of proofreading of chapter drafts, fact-checking, ensuring consistency of data throughout the report, and checking for proper referencing;Lead in-person consultations and meetings with key stakeholders to discuss collaborations, seek advice on the GKI's statistical, structural, and strategic aspects, and ensure stakeholder buy-in and support;Identify and liaise with authors of background papers, drafting terms of reference for research, commenting on contributions received, and integrating them into the report chapters;Oversee the work of the GKI Advisory Committee, consultants, and the commissioning of papers, coordinating the review and feedback process;Monitor and keep records of the research team's work, including feedback from peer-reviewers, readers groups, Advisory Committee, Regional Bureaux, and other entities.Lead the quality assurance efforts for the GKI, ensuring the final product meets high standards of accuracy and relevance;Contribute to the finalization of the report by interacting with the editing and production teams, overseeing the dissemination of final products;Design, coordinate, and implement research initiatives supporting the Knowledge Project and UNDP's policy work;Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on key knowledge for development issues in the region, draft reports and other knowledge products;Guide the research of team members involved in both quantitative and qualitative analysis;Develop and maintain close research collaboration with academics, and researchers in various universities and research institutions, as well as with UN system partners;Ensure quality assurance, relevance, and impact evaluation of knowledge products and project outputs.Lead the knowledge4all portal management and create and manage knowledge sharing platforms and events:Lead the management and revamping of the knowledge4all portal and mobile application, ensuring these platforms are user-friendly and serve as effective tools for knowledge dissemination;Lead the development of a content strategy that ensures the portal provides timely, relevant and high-quality content. This includes curating articles, research findings, and multimedia resources;Implement a system for regular content updates and revisions to keep the portal dynamic and informative;Oversee the conceptualization and implementation of different IT tools and portal modules to enhance the accessibility and functionality of the knowledge4all portal;Oversee UX/UI reviews to ensure the portal and mobile application are intuitive, engaging, and accessible to users of varying technical skills;Ensure analytics tools are utilized to track user behaviour, content popularity, and engagement levels on the portal;Ensure performance indicators are set to regularly assess the portal's impact and user satisfaction, adjusting strategies as necessary to improve outcomes;Design and manage digital and in-person platforms that facilitate discussion, exchange of ideas, and knowledge dissemination;Organize events such as workshops, seminars, talks, and conferences to promote dialogue on key issues, including the Knowledge Summit and KnowTalks;Develop a strategic approach to content creation that aligns with the goals of the knowledge sharing platforms and events. This includes identifying key themes and topics that resonate with the target audience and reflect current knowledge trends and challenges;Curate high-quality content to provide valuable insights and stimulate thoughtful discussions among participants;Collaborate with thought leaders, subject matter experts, and practitioners to contribute to events and activations, ensuring a diverse range of perspectives and expertise is represented;Establish a coordination framework to manage the collaboration between different stakeholders involved in the organization and execution of events and platform activities;Ensure the smooth operation of events and platforms, overseeing logistical aspects and fostering a conducive environment for discussion;Moderate and facilitate discussions and activities on these platforms and during events, ensuring discussions are aligned with the events' objectives;Implement interactive elements in digital platforms and events, such as live Q&A sessions, polls, and interactive workshops, to enhance participant engagement;Foster partnerships with organizations, academic institutions, and industry groups to co-create content, sponsor events, and provide platforms for networking and collaboration among participants;Implement mechanisms to collect and use feedback from participants and stakeholders on both the content and the overall experience of the knowledge sharing platforms and events.Lead the development and implementation of strategic communications and advocacy:Lead the development and execution of effective communications strategies across various channels to promote the work of the Knowledge Project and increase its visibility. This includes communications plans and materials such as social media content, newsletters, web stories, and other communications products;Coordinate communications activities with project partners, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of these strategies to ensure they effectively promote the project's goals;Advocate for key policy positions or programme initiatives across various communication mediums to inform and influence relevant audiences;Deliver presentations effectively and actively engage in discussions;Represent the project professionally, effectively communicating its mission and work.Lead stakeholder engagement and provide technical assistance and capacity building to project partners and other stakeholders:Implement inclusive strategies to engage disadvantaged and vulnerable population groups, ensuring their voices are heard and their needs are addressed;Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations, fostering a sense of shared commitment and mutual support;Engage with a diverse range of stakeholders, including community members, government officials, and partners, to ensure their views and needs are considered in the project's activities and outputs.Provide guidance and support on technical matters related to the projects, such as research methods, methodologies, tools, or best practices.Troubleshoot issues that arise during project implementation, working collaboratively with team members and partners to find effective solutions.Continuously update technical knowledge and skills, ensuring that advice and support remain relevant and up to date.Develop and deliver training workshops and other capacity building activities.Provide technical advice and guidance to project partners and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of capacity building activities.Promote innovation and actively lead on effective knowledge management and results-based management:Foster a culture of innovation, seeking out and promoting new approaches and tools to improve project outcomes;Identify strategies for improving processes, tools, or outputs, promoting efficiency and effectiveness;Manage knowledge resources, ensuring they are stored, organized, and shared appropriately to maximize their impact;Track the use and impact of knowledge products, using insights to continuously improve knowledge management practices;Support effective implementation of the Knowledge Project through monitoring project implementation and ensuring adherence to planned activities and timelines;Produce progress reports and conduct other reporting exercises as needed;Draft project documents including but not limited to proposals, concept notes, briefing notes, terms of references, and performance evaluation reports. Other Duties:The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization. Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:The Project, Research and Communications Specialist will directly supervise a team of four (04) staff members. COMPETENCIESCore Competencies: Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact. Think Innovatively:  LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences.Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands. Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results. Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration. Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.  People Management Competencies: UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site. Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies: Business Direction & Strategy: System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system. Business DevelopmentPortfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization as programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally.Collective Intelligence Design: Ability to bringing together diverse groups of people, data, information or ideas, and technology to design services or solutions.Human-centred Design: Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process.Business ManagementCommunication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience and Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels. CommunicationsAdvocacy strategy and implementation: Ability to create and implement advocacy strategies which lead to impactful change. QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in a Social Science field, Economics (especially development economics), Sociology, Political Science, and Communications, is required; orA first-level university degree (bachelor's degree) in the above-mentioned fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:A minimum of 7 years (with master's degree) or 9 years (with bachelor's degree) of relevant professional experience in research, project implementation, and communications in the field of sustainable development.Proven experience in developing knowledge products and managing projects related to international development issues is required.Demonstrated excellent analytical and research skills is desired.Previous experience working on composite indices is highly desirable.Previous experience working on areas such as education, research and development, ICT and economy is highly desirable.Demonstrated experience in strong communications skills, including experience in developing communications strategies and materials for diverse audiences is desired.Extensive experience working in the Arab States region is highly desirable.Previous UNDP experience is highly desirable.Languages:Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required. Working knowledge of French is highly desirable. Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest performance evaluations (if applicable). UNDP Disclaimer for FTA/TA International PostsImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: 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.Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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04/04/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Data Analysis Intern - Home-Based

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. BackgroundUNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP's policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.  Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP's Strategic Plan.  BPPS's staff provides technical advice to Country Offices, advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government, and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.    UNDP Nature Hub is  the arrowhead of UNDP's commitment to a "Nature Pledge" that aims to put nature at the heart of sustainable development. UNDP's Nature Pledge for 2030 focuses on three systemic shift areas: value shift, economic and finance shift and policy and practice shift;  that are necessary to trigger accelerated and scaled action for achievement of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF).   As part of the Nature Hub, the Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) team contribute to the Nature Pledge through the transformation of food and agricultural commodity systems into resilient, equitable, inclusive, environmentally, socially and economically sustainable systems. With a global portfolio invested in projects related to Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems and spread over 137 countries, UNDP seeks to promote a new paradigm for food and agricultural commodity systems that is based on diversified, resilient, agroecological systems and value chains which work simultaneously on achieving economic, environmental, social and health outcomes, with smallholders central to the transformation as the engine of economic development.  The UNDP FACS Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team plays a key role in the delivery of the UNDP FACS strategy, through:  i. Developing innovative, system-informed and participatory MEAL frameworks and tools (i.e., the Signals of Change Framework, and the Causality Assessment for Landscape Interventions), and promoting and supporting their adoption in the context of relevant projects, programmes and portfolios. ii. Providing broader MEAL advice and support to initiatives in the UNDP FACS portfolio (e.g., on learning- focused approaches to monitoring and evaluation, qualitative and quantitative methods for outcome monitoring, and the wider development of logical frameworks), including through needs assessment, diagnostics, and co-creation of targeted solutions.  iii. Encouraging sensemaking, learning and knowledge sharing on:  a. Innovative, system-informed and/or participatory MEAL approaches for portfolios and interventions working with FACS, including through managing a dedicated community of practice, facilitating learning sessions, and compiling/developing and publishing emerging knowledge and insights;b. How food and agricultural commodity systems change, and how development interventions can support a positive transformation, including through preparing and facilitating reviews at portfolio and initiative/project level. iv. Gathering, processing, and sharing with relevant (internal and external) stakeholders the latest information on progress, achievements, risks, and challenges at portfolio level (this includes information on how gender mainstreaming and social and environmental safeguards are being addressed at all relevant levels), including to support decision-making, learning and communications at portfolio level, and comply with corporate and other reporting requirements.   Duties and ResponsibilitiesSupport in maintaining up-to-date information on progress, achievements, risks and challenges at portfolio level to support decision-making:Support gathering, processing and sharing the latest information on progress, achievements, risks and challenges at portfolio level (see FACS impact book).Support GCP phase II project management and coordination - incl. through developing and updating a risk monitoring plan, SES management measures, gender action plan and their integration in pillar workplans. Support the follow up of deliverables of the ongoing research project with students at the University of Michigan, aimed at unpacking results from ongoing and past interventions aimed at promoting more sustainable commodity sectors through effective collaborative action. Support the Systems Monitoring Learning and Evaluation initiative funded by the Gates Foundation as needed. Support in the development/implementation of digital tools or dashboard to support data collection. Support in any other reporting requirement. Support learning and knowledge sharing on system-informed MEAL approaches: Support the coordination of learning sessions at project/initiative level and support learning reviews at portfolio level as relevant. Support the member's outreach and coordination of events of the Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Community. CompetenciesAchieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.Act with Determination:  LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:(a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor level or equivalent) in a relevant study area, such as environmental management, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, global development, social or political sciences, international relations, or any other related field, or(b) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) such as environmental management, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, global development, social or political sciences, international relations, or any other related field, or(c) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) in environmental management, agriculture, sustainable development, economics, global development, social or political sciences, international relations, or any other related field and. If selected, must start the internship within one year of graduation.Experience:Experience in data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation is an advantage;Experience with monitoring and reporting is an advantage;Experience with GIS and handling geospatial data is an advantage;Experience with developing dashboards in Excel, Power Bi, or other data visualization software is an advantage.Experience in programme management support and coordination is an advantage; Experience in the preparation of (virtual) events and workshops is an asset.IT skills:Mastery of MS Office package, especially Microsoft Excel;Experience with GIS and handling geospatial data is an advantage;Experience with developing dashboards in Excel, Power Bi or other data visualization software is an advantage.Language Requirements:Fluency in English is required.Fluency in Spanish is an advantage. Internship ConditionsApplicants should become familiar with the internship conditions prior to signing an internship agreement. For information visit www.undp.org/internships/  Institutional ArrangementsThe intern will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Analyst. Financial aspects, expenses and medical benefitsUNDP will not pay for the internship but may provide a monthly stipend in accordance with the provisions of the UNDP Internship policy;UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical insurance for the intern or for any costs arising from accidents and/or illness during the internship period. Interns, whether engaged in-person or remotely, are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of their internship with UNDP and must provide self-certification of good health prior to starting the internship. UNDP will not reimburse the medical insurance of the intern. Any costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.UNDP is not responsible for any claims by an intern or third party in the case of loss or damage to property or death or personal injury as a result of actions or omissions on the part of the intern during the internship period.Working conditions:When completing an in-person internship in a UNDP Office, interns must be provided with the workspace and equipment necessary to accomplish the activities related to the internship.When completing a remote internship, interns will be responsible for providing their own equipment, internet and communication access and work space. Subsequent EmploymentThere is no expectation of employment with UNDP following an internship.  Interns cannot apply for, or be appointed to, any position during the period of their internship.Important note:Interns are considered as gratis personnel. They are not staff members.Interns may not be sought or accepted as substitutes for staff to be recruited against authorized posts.Interns may not represent UNDP in any official capacity. ApplicationPlease provide the following documents to be considered:CV.Motivational letter.In case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of:Letter from his/her university confirming current enrolment and graduation date.Letter of recommendation from a professor.Copy of his/her most recent school transcript.Copy of passport.Completed UNDP internship application form.Signed UNDP Internship Agreement.Medical Certificate of Good Health.Proof of medical insurance.Kindly note the above documentation is required within one week after selection. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility.Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here : Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.

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03/04/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Project, Research and Communications Specialist - P4

Jordan, Amman , Amman

BackgroundDiversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.. Background and Organizational ContextThe Knowledge Project is a joint initiative between UNDP's Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF) established in 2008. It aims to promote knowledge societies and policies as transformational means to achieving sustainable development in the Arab States region and beyond. The project builds on the Arab Knowledge Reports, the Arab Knowledge Index, the knowledge4all portal, the Arab Reading Index, the KnowTalks series, the Future of Knowledge Foresight Report series and the Global Knowledge Index (GKI). Moreover, the project has recently launched an ambitious initiative to develop the skills of citizens in the Arab States region.In 2024, the Knowledge Project has a multifaceted work plan aimed at advancing its mission on multiple fronts. It is set to produce GKI 2024 through a data update. Through the FutureSkills4All initiative, the project is committed to reskilling and upskilling 6,000 learners, empowering them with essential skills for the future. Additionally, the project is set to organize the Knowledge Summit and host a series of engaging KnowTalks events, providing platforms for thought leaders to discuss critical topics and disseminate valuable insights.To enhance knowledge accessibility, the project will focus on improving its knowledge4all portal and mobile application, making information readily available to a wider audience. Furthermore, the integration of the pilot artificial intelligence (AI) policy tool into the portal represents a significant step toward leveraging AI for knowledge dissemination.Simultaneously, the Knowledge Project will commence the revision of the GKI ensuring that it remains accurate and relevant, which is scheduled to be launched in 2025 as GKI 2025.In addition to these efforts, the Knowledge Project will implement a robust outreach and dissemination strategy to maximize the impact of its project outputs, ensuring that its valuable resources reach a diverse and global audience.Accordingly, UNDP's Regional Bureau for Arab States is seeking the services of a Project, Research and Communications Specialist to lead and coordinate the development of the Knowledge Project's knowledge products and publications, including the Global Knowledge Index; create platforms for knowledge sharing; as well as lead the development and implementation of strategic communications, advocacy and stakeholder engagement. Position PurposeUnder the guidance and supervision of the Chief Technical Adviser/Project Manager, the Project, Research and Communications Specialist will be responsible for providing technical support to the Knowledge Project in the areas of research, project management, and communications.The Project, Research and Communications Specialist is responsible for the following:Lead and coordinate the production of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) and the development of high-quality knowledge products and publications, including research reports, policy briefs, and other analyses in support of the Knowledge Project and UNDP's policy and programme work.Lead the knowledge4all portal management and create and manage knowledge sharing platforms and events.Lead the development and implementation of strategic communications and advocacy.Lead stakeholder engagement and provide technical assistance and capacity building to project partners and other stakeholders.Promote innovation and actively lead on effective knowledge management and results-based management.UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration. Duties and ResponsibilitiesLead and coordinate the production of the Global Knowledge Index (GKI) and the development of high-quality knowledge products and publications, including research reports, policy briefs, and other analyses in support of the Knowledge Project and UNDP's policy and programme work:Lead and coordinate the entire process of the GKI production, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and quality standards;Coordinate the development and revisions of the GKI, involving the identification of Advisory Committee members, peer-reviewers and other stakeholders to ensure a comprehensive and inclusive approach;Undertake research on conceptual and methodological areas of knowledge to support the GKI framework;Conduct and coordinate background research for the GKI, coordinating with researchers and contributors to gather necessary data and insights;Draft sections of the GKI, contributing to the articulation of findings and insights;Coordinate and participate in various rounds of proofreading of chapter drafts, fact-checking, ensuring consistency of data throughout the report, and checking for proper referencing;Lead in-person consultations and meetings with key stakeholders to discuss collaborations, seek advice on the GKI's statistical, structural, and strategic aspects, and ensure stakeholder buy-in and support;Identify and liaise with authors of background papers, drafting terms of reference for research, commenting on contributions received, and integrating them into the report chapters;Oversee the work of the GKI Advisory Committee, consultants, and the commissioning of papers, coordinating the review and feedback process;Monitor and keep records of the research team's work, including feedback from peer-reviewers, readers groups, Advisory Committee, Regional Bureaux, and other entities.Lead the quality assurance efforts for the GKI, ensuring the final product meets high standards of accuracy and relevance;Contribute to the finalization of the report by interacting with the editing and production teams, overseeing the dissemination of final products;Design, coordinate, and implement research initiatives supporting the Knowledge Project and UNDP's policy work;Conduct qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on key knowledge for development issues in the region, draft reports and other knowledge products;Guide the research of team members involved in both quantitative and qualitative analysis;Develop and maintain close research collaboration with academics, and researchers in various universities and research institutions, as well as with UN system partners;Ensure quality assurance, relevance, and impact evaluation of knowledge products and project outputs.Lead the knowledge4all portal management and create and manage knowledge sharing platforms and events:Lead the management and revamping of the knowledge4all portal and mobile application, ensuring these platforms are user-friendly and serve as effective tools for knowledge dissemination;Lead the development of a content strategy that ensures the portal provides timely, relevant and high-quality content. This includes curating articles, research findings, and multimedia resources;Implement a system for regular content updates and revisions to keep the portal dynamic and informative;Oversee the conceptualization and implementation of different IT tools and portal modules to enhance the accessibility and functionality of the knowledge4all portal;Oversee UX/UI reviews to ensure the portal and mobile application are intuitive, engaging, and accessible to users of varying technical skills;Ensure analytics tools are utilized to track user behaviour, content popularity, and engagement levels on the portal;Ensure performance indicators are set to regularly assess the portal's impact and user satisfaction, adjusting strategies as necessary to improve outcomes;Design and manage digital and in-person platforms that facilitate discussion, exchange of ideas, and knowledge dissemination;Organize events such as workshops, seminars, talks, and conferences to promote dialogue on key issues, including the Knowledge Summit and KnowTalks;Develop a strategic approach to content creation that aligns with the goals of the knowledge sharing platforms and events. This includes identifying key themes and topics that resonate with the target audience and reflect current knowledge trends and challenges;Curate high-quality content to provide valuable insights and stimulate thoughtful discussions among participants;Collaborate with thought leaders, subject matter experts, and practitioners to contribute to events and activations, ensuring a diverse range of perspectives and expertise is represented;Establish a coordination framework to manage the collaboration between different stakeholders involved in the organization and execution of events and platform activities;Ensure the smooth operation of events and platforms, overseeing logistical aspects and fostering a conducive environment for discussion;Moderate and facilitate discussions and activities on these platforms and during events, ensuring discussions are aligned with the events' objectives;Implement interactive elements in digital platforms and events, such as live Q&A sessions, polls, and interactive workshops, to enhance participant engagement;Foster partnerships with organizations, academic institutions, and industry groups to co-create content, sponsor events, and provide platforms for networking and collaboration among participants;Implement mechanisms to collect and use feedback from participants and stakeholders on both the content and the overall experience of the knowledge sharing platforms and events.Lead the development and implementation of strategic communications and advocacy:Lead the development and execution of effective communications strategies across various channels to promote the work of the Knowledge Project and increase its visibility. This includes communications plans and materials such as social media content, newsletters, web stories, and other communications products;Coordinate communications activities with project partners, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of these strategies to ensure they effectively promote the project's goals;Advocate for key policy positions or programme initiatives across various communication mediums to inform and influence relevant audiences;Deliver presentations effectively and actively engage in discussions;Represent the project professionally, effectively communicating its mission and work.Lead stakeholder engagement and provide technical assistance and capacity building to project partners and other stakeholders:Implement inclusive strategies to engage disadvantaged and vulnerable population groups, ensuring their voices are heard and their needs are addressed;Establish and maintain partnerships with relevant organizations, fostering a sense of shared commitment and mutual support;Engage with a diverse range of stakeholders, including community members, government officials, and partners, to ensure their views and needs are considered in the project's activities and outputs.Provide guidance and support on technical matters related to the projects, such as research methods, methodologies, tools, or best practices.Troubleshoot issues that arise during project implementation, working collaboratively with team members and partners to find effective solutions.Continuously update technical knowledge and skills, ensuring that advice and support remain relevant and up to date.Develop and deliver training workshops and other capacity building activities.Provide technical advice and guidance to project partners and monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of capacity building activities.Promote innovation and actively lead on effective knowledge management and results-based management:Foster a culture of innovation, seeking out and promoting new approaches and tools to improve project outcomes;Identify strategies for improving processes, tools, or outputs, promoting efficiency and effectiveness;Manage knowledge resources, ensuring they are stored, organized, and shared appropriately to maximize their impact;Track the use and impact of knowledge products, using insights to continuously improve knowledge management practices;Support effective implementation of the Knowledge Project through monitoring project implementation and ensuring adherence to planned activities and timelines;Produce progress reports and conduct other reporting exercises as needed;Draft project documents including but not limited to proposals, concept notes, briefing notes, terms of references, and performance evaluation reports.The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:The Project, Research and Communications Specialist will directly supervise a team of four (04) staff members. CompetenciesCoreAchieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact. Think Innovatively:  LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems.Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences.Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands. Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results. Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration. Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity. People ManagementUNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site. Cross-Functional & Technical competencies Business Direction & StrategySystem Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.Business DevelopmentPortfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization as programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally.Collective Intelligence Design: Ability to bringing together diverse groups of people, data, information or ideas, and technology to design services or solutions.Human-centred Design: Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process.Business ManagementCommunication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.CommunicationsAdvocacy strategy and implementation: Ability to create and implement advocacy strategies which lead to impactful change. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in a Social Science field, Economics (especially development economics), Sociology, Political Science, and Communications, is required; orA first-level university degree (bachelor's degree) in the above-mentioned fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience:A minimum of 7 years (with master's degree) or 9 years (with bachelor's degree) of relevant professional experience in research, project implementation, and communications in the field of sustainable development.Proven experience in developing knowledge products and managing projects related to international development issues is required.Demonstrated excellent analytical and research skills is desired.Previous experience working on composite indices is highly desirable.Previous experience working on areas such as education, research and development, ICT and economy is highly desirable.Demonstrated experience in strong communications skills, including experience in developing communications strategies and materials for diverse audiences is desired.Extensive experience working in the Arab States region is highly desirable.Previous UNDP experience is highly desirable.Language Requirements:Fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required. Working knowledge of French is highly desirable. Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest Performance Evaluations (if applicable).Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. DisclaimerImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. 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02/04/2024