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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

Head of Dominica Project Office - P5

Dominica, Saint George , Roseau

Background 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. The UNDP Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Multi-Country Office (MCO) covers 10 countries and territories that include Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.  Within the Eastern Caribbean, UNDP aims to create an enabling environment to support national governments capacities for inclusive and sustainable human development; meet their regional commitments, and internationally agreed goals including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As part of UNDP Barbados MCO support to the Commonwealth of Dominica, a Project Office was established in 2017 to assist government with immediate response, recovery and reconstruction post Hurricane Maria. This included strengthening national recovery frameworks, disaster preparedness and climate and community resilience, as well as empowering women to take a more proactive role in emergencies.  Since 2017, the Dominica Project Office has evolved its portfolio to include climate resilience, economic recovery and sustainable development initiatives.   Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative the Head of Dominica Office (HDO) is in charge of liaison with counterparts, and will provide the appropriate direction and adequate management of the Project Office, strengthening institutional and operational capacity, covering Recovery Planning and Implementation, Monitoring, Information Management and Communications, and Partnerships and Coordination.  With direct reporting to the Deputy Resident Representative and in close coordination with the different Head of thematic clusters, the incumbent will work closely with internal and external counterparts, including at highest levels of Government (Prime Minister, Ministers), national institutions, civil society, private sector etc; and will be responsible for the daily management and coordination of the Dominica project portfolio, including the management of the Dominica Development and Reconstruction Facility in support of Governments leadership in implementing reconstruction works, social protection programmes, and response interventions to address COVID-19.  Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions:Programme Development and implementation, Strategic Analysis, Planning and AdviceOffice Management Representation and CoordinationOperational ManagementManagement of communication flowPartnership building and donor liaisonCoordination of the Dominica Development and Reconstruction Facility  1. Ensures strategic programme development, planning, coordination and implementation focusing on achievement of the following results:Analyses the socio-economic and political situation and trends in the area and identifies opportunities and entry points for UNDP.Ensures the team has the adequate guidance, allocate sufficient resources and prioritize the implementation of strategic projects, providing quality assurance and monitoring progress. Provides guidance and manages the overall Dominica Office (DO) programme development and implementation including planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring.Ensures overall efficient coordination of programmes/projects including planning processes and timely delivery of results taking into consideration agreed upon work plans with the DRR Ensures identification and promotion of programming and planning opportunitiesIdentifies and develops new programme and project opportunities. Supports capacity building of national counterparts.Oversees project implementation through close monitoring of results. Ensures effective application of RBM tools, management of scorecard targets and other benchmarks.Coordinates and follows through on decentralized local evaluations.Ensures full compliance with audit requirements and timely follow-up to audit recommendations.Promotes identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning.Ensures proper implementation of programmes based on continuous monitoring and analysis of: (a) the most critical recovery and development needs, response capacities, access situation, operational environment and applicable security issues and (b) implementation progress of the programmes in his geographic area;Acts as Emergency and Response Advisor for the MCO, is available for emergency deployments in the region as a part of the first responders' team   2. Responsible for effective Office management focusing on achievement of the following results:Ensures smooth running of the Dominica Office, builds an effective DO team, promotes teamwork and an environment that is conducive to delivering results.  Ensures full responsibility for the appropriate use and management of resources attributed to the Project Office by tracking use of financial resources, ensuring the integrity of financial systems and consistent application of the Internal Control Framework and/or rules and regulations. Continually find ways to systematically identify and integrate efficiency gains and cost reductions in all operations of the Dominica Office.Approves contracts and ATLAS transactions under written delegated authority from the Resident Representative. Has Atlas manager rights as delegated. Responsible for the management of the Dominica Office staff, monitors their performance, completing performance assessments where necessary.Ensures timely and regular reporting.In collaboration with the Operations staff, ensures that the security needs of offices and projects are met. In collaboration with the Security Advisor ensures enforcement of security procedures and MOSS/MORSS requirements in the Project Office.Mitigates possible risks and impacts associated with the Dominica Office operations (e.g. logistical, security etc.) by proactively designing mitigation measures.Builds capacity of the office staff by identifying capacity needs and establishing training/learning programmes.   3. Responsible for Representation and Coordination in the area focusing on achievement of the following results:Represents UNDP at the local level.Provides strong coordination support to national authorities and other organizations through the establishment of a wider consultation process. Ensures proper coordination and inputs to multi-partner initiatives.Maintains collaboration and coordination with the PRR Portfolio Analyst and other personnel of the MCO to ensure programmatic integration and sharing of best practices. 4. Responsible for the Operational Management of the Dominica Office Is responsible for smooth processing of financial management issues through Atlas, including direct payments, purchase orders and requisitions;Provides leadership in overseeing of effective provision of services to counterparts including fair and transparent procurement, efficient logistics and sound financial management as well as the consistent application of UNDP rules and regulations;Ensures the integrity of financial system and directly oversees the administrative, financial and budgetary aspects of Programme delivery in its geographical area Ensures cost-recovery system for the services provided by the Dominica Office to projects or other agencies in close collaboration with the DCD-O;Is responsible for approval of payments up to an agreed amount upon level. 5. Promotes communication flow in the project office focusing on achievement of the following results:Maximizes communication between the various portfolios and ensures that stakeholders (development partners, bilateral and multilateral donors, private sector, civil society, UN agencies and Government agencies) have one consistent UNDP counterpart.Ensures internal communication and coordination at DO level and effective and proactive communication between relevant units (both programme and operations units).Monitors the perception of UNDP at the local level and suggest media activities that positions UNDP more strategically and effectively as a neutral broker for local development. In the context of the MCO communication strategy, enhances local visibility for UNDP in development effectiveness. Ensures that local development results are effectively communicated in collaboration with Communication Office in the MCO. 6. Fosters partnership building and donor liaison focusing on achievement of the following results:Contributes to the development of the Partnership and Resource Mobilization (PRM) strategy for the local project presences, including planning tools to implement the strategy.Identifies new partnerships and strengthens existing ones at the project office level through innovative approaches to partnership development.Encourages ways of increasing funding base for project office such as engaging in resource mobilization efforts in consultation with local counterparts and following-up with donors on local opportunities. 7. Coordinates the smooth implementation of the Dominica Development and Reconstruction Facility (DDRF)Leads the implementation and monitoring of the DDRF Liaises with high level Government authorities in the implementation and troubleshooting of the DDRFProvides technical assistance and policy advice to Government authorities on implementation of the DDRFOversees project implementation through close monitoring of results. Ensures effective application of RBM tools, management of scorecard targets and other benchmarks.Ensures full compliance with audit requirements and timely follow-up to audit recommendations. Competencies Core Competencies InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas workLevel 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division LeadershipAbility to persuade others to followLevel 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfactionLevel 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgementLevel 6: Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services Technical/Functional Crisis GovernanceLevel 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Disaster RecoveryLevel 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Disaster Risk ReductionLevel 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Result Based ManagementLevel 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree in International Development, Social Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, or other relevant development areas. Experience:A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in development in a governmental, multilateral organization in a multi-cultural setting is required.Experience in the region, including the Caribbean and/or SIDS is an asset.Experience supporting governments implement reconstruction and rehabilitation fundsTrack record in strengthening relations with government counterparts and civil society organizations.Experience with UN and UNDP is an asset.Experience in recovery context is an asset. Language Requirements:English. Other official language of the UN will be desirable   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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United Nations Development Programme

Programme Specialist - P3

Panama, Panamá , Panama City

Background 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. Job Purpose and Organizational Context UNDP 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 Crisis Bureau guides UNDP's corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery. The UNDP's Crisis Bureau supports emergency and crisis response and ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP's development programmes. The Crisis Bureau assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. The CB'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, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.The Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team (DRT) within the Crisis Bureau provides integrated policy and programme support on disaster risk reduction and recovery in the context of UNDP's broader approach to resilience building. The Team specifically fosters the integration of risk reduction as a key element in sustainable development and recovery at national, sub-national and sectoral level to strengthen resilience. It is also the responsibility of the team to support the regional hubs in their efforts to strengthen national capacities on disaster resilience and disaster risk reduction. The team provides high quality advice and programmatic support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes. The team leads the development and coordination of policy in disaster risk reduction (DRR), and disaster recovery with a focus on resilience building and integrated approaches with climate adaptation.The Programme Specialist is based in the Panama Regional Hub and provides day to day country office support and supports the implementation of regional or multi-country programs and projects. The Programme Specialist will work to ensure quality and coherent policy and programme advisory services within the LAC Region and across other regions, as well as alignment with the Strategic Plan and contribute to advance the credibility and recognition of UNDP's capabilities in this knowledge domain and associated community of practice.The Programme Specialist works under the direct supervision of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor and the overall guidance of the Regional Hub Manager and DRT Team Leader in Geneva. S/he also works under the guidance of the global nodes on Disaster Risk Reduction (Bangkok) and Recovery (Nairobi) and maintains close coordination and collaboration with the Regional Climate Change, and other Advisors and Specialists in the Regional Hub, HQ, Country Offices and Global Policy Centers.The Programme Specialist will support the Regional DRR Advisor to successfully provide technical expertise and policy and programme advisory services to requests coming from the Country Offices and, where appropriate, to government as well as key UN and external partners. S/he is responsible for supporting the following:Substantive delivery of DRR and recovery related technical assistance, and policy and programme support;Substantive development of DRR and recovery related tools and resources;Knowledge management and community of practice on DRR;Advocacy and partner engagement for effective policy positioning on DRR and recovery. Duties and Responsibilities 1. Substantive delivery of programme support and adviceProvide advice to Country Offices (COs) on disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience related to programmatic services, and provision of support for their contribution to the implementation of UNDP's strategic plan.Provide technical inputs for the design, development, and implementation of UNDP disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience building programmes at national and sub-regional levels.Participate in field missions to countries in support of programme formulation, implementation and monitoring.Support monitoring and advice on UNDP's programme resources, including TRAC 1.1.3 and relevant trust fund and programme resources.Appraise country office requests for TRAC 3 Category II support in case of disasters and contribute to the preparation of appeals in post-disaster situations, in coordination with OCHA's regional advisors, ensuring that UNDP programme needs are adequately reflected.Deploy as a first responder and surge support to country offices when requested.Collaborate with UNDP global and regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Advisors, as well as other thematic teams on programmes related to crisis and recovery preparedness, including linkages to climate change, livelihoods, displacement, urban risk, fragility and gender issues.Contribute to the development of strategy and approaches to increase national capacities for disaster risk reduction and recovery, including integrating disaster risk in national and regional disaster risk reduction strategies, policies and legislative system,Support the implementation of global and regional disaster risk reduction and recovery programmes and projects.Support the establishment of partnerships and activities with UN agencies, regional NGOs, regional institutions and academic bodies as necessary.Contribute to corporate processes such as ROAR, IWPs, Regional Program (evaluation, strategy, audit) and gender integration 2. Substantive development of tools and resources, from across UNDP's network of expertiseSupport the identification, development and delivery of tools, methodologies and training support for programme countries and UNDP Country Offices to strengthen the disaster risk reduction and recovery practice at country and regional level.Support reporting, lessons learning and knowledge management products on disaster risk reduction and recovery, with linkages to resilience, climate change and other relevant themes.Provide technical expertise on the content development for regional/CO knowledge products through the analysis of data, case evidence, and research findings on disaster risk reduction and recovery.Review and assess policies in relevant thematic area with the objective to identify gaps and opportunities for development of new policies and to guide the overall team priorities and workplans.Support the capacity development of UNDP staff in application of tools and practices. 3. Knowledge management and community of practice networkingCompile, analyze, report and codify disaster risk reduction and recovery experiences and lessons learned from various country offices, foster cross-country learning and collaboration, and also seek for cross-regional exchanges under the new GPN structureSupport the development and effective application of Crisis Bureau's knowledge management products and policy documents.Provide relevant substantive inputs to the UNDP Community of Practice on Crisis Prevention and Resilience and strengthen linkages with DRR, recovery and climate change communities of practice, both inside and outside of the UN system.Advocate and enable South-South facilitation of exchanges and experiences sharing where valuable.Provide inputs to country offices with requests for information on best practices and experiences on disaster risk reduction and recovery together with partners and expert institutions.Provide substantive inputs from experiences across the region for the development of a roster of outsourced personnel for recovery purposes including post disaster needs assessments.Encourage and support COs to capture good practices through blogs, videos, photo essays etc. and promote on social media and other regional channels as well as the COPs.Conduct capacity mapping and stock-taking of country and regional level status related to disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience 4. Advocacy and partner engagement for effective policy positioning in the regionContribute to the development and nurturing of partnerships with the EU, World Bank, UN agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations, bilateral partners, think tanks, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations to foster and strengthen the practice of recovery.Support consultations on and drafting of joint agreement and MOUs and statements of intent on disaster risk reduction and recovery, including monitoring of implementation.Foster partnership through attendance in regular meetings, contributions to joint knowledge products and joint conferences and workshops.Proactively coordinate with other regional teams on integrated missions and support to the COs.Support the DRT's engagement in partnership through reporting and developing briefing notes and background information when required.Support resource mobilization efforts through development of project concept notes and proposals and contribute to the DRT's resource mobilization plan under corporate guidelines, including adherence to corporate and donor reporting, advocacy and information-sharing requirements.Carry out any other relevant tasks assigned by the supervisor. Competencies Core InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work. LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow. People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction. CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement. Technical/Functional Primary Disaster Risk ReductionKnowledge of DRR concepts, frameworks and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. RecoveryKnowledge of core recovery principles and frameworks, and ability to guide delivery at strategic and country levels. ResilienceKnowledge of how multiple risks and impact on development, and the delivery of resilience to communities and countries through reducing vulnerability and reducing risk. RepresentationAbility to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues). PartnershipsAbility to engage with other agencies and forge productive working relationships. Knowledge ManagementAbility to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge. Secondary AdvocacyAbility to advocate a point of view and influence others. Resource MobilizationAbility to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources. Trends and emerging areas analyticsAbility to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design. Required Skills and Experience Education:A Master's degree, preferably in international development, law, international affairs, business administration, development economics, public administration, Engineering or other relevant field, or extensive compensating experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery is required. Experience:A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience supporting policy and programme advice, including approaches and mobilizing resources in the general area of disaster risk reduction and recovery, or related areas of environmental economics or natural resource management in different development contexts.Experience in either, public sectors (national or multilateral, including UN), or private sectors (academia, non-governmental sector, corporate),Proven track record, knowledge and experience in the field of disaster risk reduction and recovery.Understanding of the international and regional disaster risk reduction systems, networks and key stakeholders.Excellent writing, negotiating and communication skills and ability to mobilize support from a wide range of partners (public, private, academic, civil society, business community leaders) Experience in resource mobilization;Working experience in developing countries is required. Working experience in Latin America and the Caribbean would be an asset.Language Requirements:Proficiency in English and Spanish, oral and written. Working knowledge of French language will be an asset. Other:Proven ability to write reports and formulate proposalsAbility to make presentations and handle discussions with counterparts and partners in both English and SpanishThe UNDP Regional Hub enjoys a non-smoking environment.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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United Nations Development Programme

Gender Advisor - P5

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh , Riyadh

Background Job Purpose and Organizational Context:  Saudi Arabia is witnessing economic prosperity and progress in all domains of socio-economic development which produced tangible improvement in all human development indicators such as standard of living, health and education services, environmental conditions as well as potentials of comprehensive development. In April 2016, the Government of Saudi Arabia announced its Saudi Vision 2030 – an ambitious long-term development programme.  Saudi Vision 2030 represents an ambitious blueprint with long-term goals and expectations. It is expressed in three themes of a vibrant society, a thriving economy, and an ambitious nation. A review of the three themes and their underlying issues of national concern reveals a holistic approach to development that encompasses the three dimensions of sustainable development: the social, the economic and the environment. The primary role of UNDP is to support country-led efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The work of UNDP around the world is anchored in diverse and effective partnerships, which are vital to our two critical roles at country level: (a) as an integrator across policy, programmatic and organizational silos; and (b) as an operational backbone for the United Nations and other partners. The partnership between UNDP and Saudi Arabia dates back to UNDP's launch in 1965.  Since then, UNDP has been providing technical cooperation for various national development goals and facilitating assistance from Saudi Arabia to least developed countries. In the early 1970s, UNDP initiated operations in Riyadh through a sub-regional office to serve the Gulf. Gradually the office was transformed from a sub-regional office into a Country Office fully dedicated to technical cooperation with Saudi Arabia. From that time, the Kingdom has been a strong supporter of UNDP cooperation in the Kingdom, with UNDP premises and project financing in the Kingdom fully supported through the contributions of the Kingdom. Indeed, Saudi Arabia's status as a Net Contributing Country (NCC) to UNDP makes it a unique context with strong levels of ownership and programmes uniquely tailored to the local needs.   The partnership between UNDP and Saudi Arabia is covering vital sectors and areas which contributes to address the needs of Saudi society, including enhancement of the local capacity of different government institutions and support to policy making and reporting. A wide set of under the scope of technical assistance is provided in order to assist the KSA departments in their reform processes. UNDP provided long- and short-term advisory services to partners on policy development and strategic direction-setting for many entities including G20 Saudi Secretariat. Moreover, the new commitments of the kingdom to advance the gender balance has created a new project with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to increase the percentage of women's participation and representation at all levels of employment and in all job, categories including women's leadership positions.  This assignment intends to provide support to overall gender related projects and initiatives for the UNDP Country Office in Saudi Arabia (UNDP CO). Duties and Responsibilities 1. Gender Analysis and strategic advice to the UNDP Country Office Management:Undertake assessments of the country's gender policies and their impact on the achievement of the relevant national targets and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and preparation of top-quality analysis and reports.Provision of in-depth analysis and substantive inputs to strategic documents including the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and the new UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2022-2026. Provide analysis and strategic advice to UNDP on the current gender issues and opportunities to support inclusive engagement of women including through preparation of situation analysis that will feed into the prospective UNDP CO Strategy of Engagement.Identify and advise on entry points for new initiatives for UNDP to strengthen national and local capacities for gender equality and to support the advancement of women's empowerment and gender equality in the Kingdom.Substantial contribution to the preparation of and launch of national and regional gender reports and thematic contributions to the sub-national, National, regional and inter-agency initiatives related to gender issues. Representation of UNDP in different working groups and interagency working groups on Gender. 2. Gender mainstreaming in CO programming:Review the on-going programmes and projects and advice on possible areas for UNDP support and adjustment of to ensure that UNDP programmes are in line with national gender policies and priorities.Guidance and advisory support to UNDP in the development and implementation of UNDP projects and where relevant joint UN programmes in support of international and national commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.Effective application of Results Based Management tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of gender related results across the UNDP's portfolio. 3. Strategic partnership building and resource mobilization: Advise on, advocate for, and facilitate UNDP's efforts in forging strategic partnerships at the national and local level to promote gender equality, women's advancement and women's representation. Advises various ministries, the Family Affairs Council (FAC), the National Family Safety Programme and other national partners of gender inclusive strategies, capacity development and promotion of women in leadership roles. Advise the National partners in developing their capacity development and training strategies and enhancing and evaluating current and prospective training programmes. Advise the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs and other relevant key stakeholders on the participation of women in municipal elections. 4. COVID-19 National Gender Response:Review the national measures that are directly addressing women's economic and social security, including unpaid care work, the labour market and violence against women. Prepare policy advise and concrete proposals to minimize the negative socio-economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls.  Competencies Core Cometencies  InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work Level 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow Level 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliverLevel 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction Level 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacityLevel 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 6: Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services Technical/Functional Detailed list of competenciesGender and Institutional Development Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseGender Issues & Analysis Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseGender Corporate Reporting Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseAddressing Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's Degree or equivalent in Gender studies, Economics, Public Policy, Social Sciences, or a related field is required. Experience: Minimum 10 Years of experience in mainstreaming gender in projects and programmes, especially in the specific area of intervention, notably in the sphere of Economics.Solid knowledge on result-based management and project implementation.Good analytical skills and writing skills.Experience in Saudi development context an asset.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web-based management systems.Experience in working for an international organisations and/or UNDP is highly desirable; Language Requirements: Language proficiency in both written and oral English and Arabic.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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United Nations Development Programme

Project Manager - P3

Guinea-Bissau, Bissau , Bissau

Background Although the Bissau-Guinean Constitution is founded on democratic governance principles, expressed in the consecration of people as the holder of sovereignty, the rule of law as an affirmation of the primacy of legality, the separation of powers and respect for human rights, the participation of citizens, and a multi-party system of government, deep challenges persist when looking at the reality of governance in Guinea-Bissau. The challenges stem primarily from intertwined causes, including the political instability that has been affecting the country since its independence, the legacy of colonial and post-independence forms of centralized government systems, and the political-military dynamics. Guinea-Bissau ranked 41st position on the Ibrahim African Governance Index (IIAG) in 2020, showing worrying signs of recent decline, according to the latest report published in November 2020. Good governance reforms are thus urgently needed to improve processes and institutions in order for the State to meet the needs of the Bissau-Guinean citizens. In particular, there is a need to support the rule of law and the legislative power to meet long-term state-building, institutional capacity, and national development objectives. The UNDP Country Office (CO) in Guinea-Bissau, as key government's partner in the area of governance, has been developing and implementing various projects in a variety of governance related domains, including rule of law and justice, anti-corruption and accountability, decentralization and local governance, electoral and parliamentary support as well as civic engagement. Additionally, taking into consideration the UN mission transition, UNDP has been adapting to the new environment by reinforcing some of its capacities in the governance domain.   Following the underlying Japan's New Approach for Peace and Stability in Africa (NAPSA) principle of Africa's ownership in conflict prevention and mediation as well as addressing the root causes of conflict through stabilization and institution building, UNDP is implementing a new "Project on building strong institutions for sustaining peace", with the generous support of the Government of Japan. This project aims to support good governance in Guinea-Bissau by strengthening the rule of law and the capacity of the National Assembly to deliver on its oversight role, which would impact on the stability and strengthen the democratic process. Recognizing the value of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS) to protect and promote of women's rights and gender equality and the UNSCR 2419 on Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) to recognise the positive role young people can play in negotiating and implementing peace agreements and conflict prevention, the project will also foresee to support parliamentarians on their role in supporting the WPS and YPS agendas. In this context, UNDP is recruiting a "Project Manager" to coordinate and manage the overall intervention of the above-mentioned project in order to ensure the smooth and effective implementation of the agreed project activities while achieving all objectives set out in the project document. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Governance Unit at UNDP, the Project Manager will also work in close collaboration with the Chief Technical Advisor on Rule of Law, the UNDP Governance Unit and other Programme Units, other UN Agencies, UNCT and local and national counterparts. Duties and Responsibilities Summary Key Functions:Ensure the implementation of project activitiesProvide programmatic assuranceEnsure operational oversightFacilitate knowledge building and management 1. Ensure the implementation of all project activities and achievement of all project deliverablesEnsure the overall day-to-day management and implementation of project outputs and activities as outlined in the project document;Provide strategic guidance and management oversight to ensure project implementation is on track in order to ensure the project achieves the planned results in accordance with relevant plans;Prepare Annual Work Plans (AWP) and mid-year, annual and final narrative reports;Liaise with partners to ensure smooth implementation of all project activities;Establish annual results, on-going feedback and mid-term and final assessments in line with UNDP Rules and Regulations;Identify and obtain any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project;Ensure project meets expectations with respect to quality, budget, delivery timelines, and strategy;Provide project management support to national implementing partners. 2. Provide effective programmatic assurance and implement assurance activitiesMonitor progress of implementation and update, when relevant, the AWPs;Monitor timely implementation of planned activities, assess the progress toward and the achievement of planned targets;Organize regular reviews to track implementation, inform on the progress in project execution (programme and financial) and coordinate revisions and corrective action;Monitor the implementation and revisions of the project M&E plans and ensure that project's monitoring mechanisms are designed and implemented according to UNDP standards;Provide control quality of AWP and project revisions, ensure that activities, targets and benchmarks are formulated according to UN/UNDP regulations and meet the programmatic standards and agreements with the partners;Support preparation and review, as required, project reports (quarterly, annual and final) and ad-hoc documents to ensure that project reports are consistent with relevant standards and ensure timey submission. 3. Ensure effective operational oversight and implement oversight activitiesEnsure that a Risk Management Framework and accompanying comprehensive risk mitigation measures are developed, implemented and that frameworks are regularly updated;Regularly report on project risks to the Project Coordination Team and Project Board;Ensure that governance processes and procedures for the project are correctly followed and that governance activities such as Project Coordination Team and the Project Board meetings are organized according to an established calendar and their summaries are elaborated;Ensure a timely and adequate follow-up on the recommendations coming from the different governance bodies;Plan and implement reviews and/or external independent validations as required;Oversees the UNDP's corporate systems (ATLAS) are kept updated;Monitor budget execution rates and provides continuous feedback to CO and the projects on rate of financial delivery;Ensure that financial plans are in place and regularly updated;Advice and prompts action in case of under-delivery and lack of/delay of financial planning. 4. Facilitate knowledge building and managementEstablish and maintain a usable, auditable and well-communicated records of the project;Identify and capture lessons learnt and best practices within the project and develop and draft knowledge outputs;Advice on and support the development of communication strategies to position its contents with national and international audiences;Analyse new and emerging policy and strategy initiatives at national (national laws and regulations) and international (UN-system) levels, prepare briefings and advice UNDP Management on the implications for the implementation framework of the project;Actively promote a knowledge sharing and learning culture between the projects and the CO. Competencies Core: Innovation (Ability to make new and useful ideas work): Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them; Leadership (Ability to persuade others to follow): Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers; People Management (Ability to improve performance and satisfaction): Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others; Communication (Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform): Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others; Delivery (Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement): Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions; Technical/Functional: Primary: Trends and emerging areas analytics (Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design): Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise; Results-Based Management (Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results): Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise; Partnerships (Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships): Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise; Project Management (Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals t Management): Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise; Knowledge Management (Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge): Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise; Secondary: Resource Mobilization (Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources ):  Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability) Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Political Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Peace building, International Relations or related field; Experience: Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in governance, rule of law and sustaining peacebuilding programmesPrevious experience in project management in international development organizations and/or bilateral development agencies.Solid background in inclusive and gender-sensitive peacebuilding and political dialogue.Applied design thinking in development an assetExperience of working with UNDP or another UN agency would be an asset.Experience in working in Africa, particularly in Portuguese speaking countries and/or in UN Transition countries would be an assetProven ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.Sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national staff.Proven programmatic management experience with sound knowledge of all aspects of the project cycle (design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation).Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills Language Requirements: Excellent command of written and spoken English.Proficiency in a second language, between Portuguese, French and/or Spanish is required, with a preference for Portuguese.    ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this 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04/03/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Humanitarian, Peace, & Development Specialist / Area Coordinator - P4

Philippines, Cotabato City , Cotabato City

Background Following the adoption of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in March 2014, the creation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in early 2019 heralded a new era for potential peace in the region. The Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) has since assumed its role as the interim governing body and is leading the BARMM through a three-year transition ahead of elections in 2022. The establishment of the BARMM was a key milestone but accomplishments are not irreversible. Expectations for the Bangsamoro peace process are high and if unfulfilled, could contribute to instability. With the outbreak of COVID-19, peace is fragile and with increasing poverty, unemployment and inequalities peace may unravel and renew violence in Mindanao. The adoption of the CAB has sought to address some of the underlying causes of the Moro conflict but there are still conflicts between different identity groups, clans and fractions. Some conflict is driven by competition over resources such as land whereas there are also contentious political contests between established and new political actors in the run-up to the 2022 elections.The COVID-19 crisis comes at a critical juncture for the BARMM, with ministries in the process of recruitment, the BTA yet to fully configure its administrative apparatus, and the region as a whole attempting to navigate a delicate ‘normalization' process. While the BARMM Government and other Mindanao regional administrations continue to manage the primary health effects of COVID-19, the secondary impacts resulting from travel restrictions and community quarantines are posing greater challenges to stability. These include lost and diminished livelihoods contributing to increased poverty and hampered access to education opportunities for children and youth. The gendered impact of COVID-19, including greater vulnerability to GBV, and loss of livelihoods and increased unpaid care burdens on women, reinforce gender norms that limit women's ability to exert influence and leadership in their family and community and mitigate conflict.With its significant humanitarian-development-peacebuilding footprint in the Bangsamoro, the UN is well-positioned to support the BTA and provincial and local governments in addressing the development challenges and priorities identified in the first Bangsamoro Development Plan.The Humanitarian, Peace and Development Specialist/Area Coordinator will provide analysis, advice and coordination support to the Resident Coordinator and to UNCT members engaged in peace and development initiatives, in Mindanao and other conflict-affected areas and initiatives. This includes helping the Resident Coordinator's Office and the UNCT with the planning, coordinating, strategic advice, monitoring, reporting and liaison with regional and local authorities and humanitarian development partners to ensure effective implementation of UN localized interventions in BARMM.The Humanitarian, Peace and Development Specialist/Area Coordinator will support the RCO and UNCT members in enhancing a strong network of stakeholders including from Government, academia and civil society— to ensure the continued commitment to peace and promote vis-à-vis the Government a coherent and consistent approach on the peace processes.The UN Resident Coordinator's Office is looking for an individual who is enthusiastic, motivated and committed to making a positive contribution to development in the Philippines.  Duties and Responsibilities Under the overall guidance of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, the Humanitarian, Peace and Development Specialist/Area Coordinator leads the Plannning and coordinating of UN localized interventions to BARMM in close cooperation with UN entities within the context of the UN Socioeconomic and Peacebuilding Framework for COVID-19 Recovery in the Philippines 2020-2023 (SEPF) and the operationalization of this framework through joint work plans, joint programmes and other initiatives . She/he will monitor and report on the implementation of UN localized interventions in order to assess progress, identify challenges and propose solutions. Also, she/ he identifies and promotes partnerships, including for resource mobilization, in support of the implementation of the SEPF with its focus on three pillars – People, Prosperity and Planet, and Peace. The role of the Humanitarian, Peace and Development specialist is also to liaise with regional and local authorities and humanitarian and development partners to ensure effective implementation of UN localized interventions in Bangsamoro, to provide strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT on effective cooperation and partnership with regional players within the framework of the SEPF. He/she leads UN's policy dialogue with the government and development partners. Plans and coordinates UN localized interventions to Bangsamoro in close cooperation with UN entities within the context of the Socioeconomic and Peacebuilding Framework (SEPF) and its operationalization, focusing on achievement of the following results:Supports the implementation of the SEPF in Bangsamoro to ensure that the UN's Bangsamoro level operational activities effectively support the implementation of the Bangsamoro Development Plan as well as the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals;Provides substantive support to programme formulation and revision throughout the SEPF cycle, based on a humanitarian-development-peace nexus approach that leverages linkages between emergency response, preparedness/ prevention, rehabilitation, recovery and development programmes;Supports and facilitates, in close collaboration with OCHA, the development and implementation of inclusive, field level coordination mechanisms, including managing working relationships between implementing agencies of the UN, CSOs, BARMM authorities and the international community, aligned with the SEPF;   Contributes to the UN joint programming process under the SEPF to strengthen the formulation of a new generation of UN joint programmes that have impact at the national and regional level;Assists SEPF result groups in the implementation of joint workplans to ensure SEPF-relevant and SDG-responsive UN operational activities for development and peacebuilding, in alignment with the Bangsamoro Development Plan;Proposes recommendations to enhance UN support to governmental and multi-stakeholder processes on SDG policy development and capacity development at the regional level;Supports the Resident Coordinator/ Humanitarian Coordinator in the day to day planning and management of the Area Coordination Support Office in Cotabato, including assisting in the work planning and budgeting process, financial, administrative and security management, and provide leadership and work direction to the ACSO team.Monitors and reports on the implementation of UN localized interventions in order to assess progress, identify challenges and propose solutions focusing on achievement of the following results:Researches and consolidates data as well as information on emerging best practices in sustainable development in Bangsamoro, and analyzes results and progress to inform further development and joint programme development;Fosters and reinforces linkages between field monitoring, information management and coordination efforts;Provides quality assurance of SEPF implementation (especially under the Peace Pillar), monitoring and results reporting and support inter-agency in collaboration with the RCO Data Management and Reporting Officer; Communicates and coordinates with regional partners in Bangsamoro on data collection and programme implementation, incl. identification of best practices and new programmatic initiatives.Identifies and promotes partnerships, including for resource mobilization, in support of the implementation of the Socioeconomic and Peacebuilding Framework (SEPF) and its operationalization , focusing on achievement of the following results:Builds and expands partnerships with local and regional stakeholders from government, civil society, private sector, academe, media, and others to establish UN's presence and coordination role in the region;Liaises with multiple partners in the region to help define UN's cases for support and differentiated value proposition to engage partners, both traditional and non-traditional;Contributes to the establishment and implementation of the a Bangsamoro specific operationalization of the SEPF as well as the development and implementation of a joint roadmap of international stakeholders for the joint support to the BARMM transition, in order to enhance coordination amongst humanitarian and development partners (UN and beyond) in support of the SEPF, the Bangsamoro Development PLand and, overall, the peace process;Contributes to the development of the UN Philippines Partnership Strategy in collaboration with the RCO Partnership and Development Finance Officer, to include regionally specific partners and partnerships;Manages and provides oversight of all existing resource mobilization partnerships relevant to the region, in collaboration with the RCO Partnership and Development Finance Officer;Supports development and implementation of joint programmes and joint programming processes in support for the implementation of the SEPF, as relevant for the region, and with a view for joint resource mobilization;Supports the RC/HC and the UNCT in identifying risks and opportunities with specific partnerships in the region. Liaises with regional and local authorities and humanitarian and development partners to ensure effective implementation of UN localized interventions in Bangsamoro focusing on achievement of the following results:Consults with UN agencies, CSOs and BARMM authorities in order to develop strategies and track information required for early warning of potential conflict-related vulnerability and vulnerability towards natural disasters;Builds partnerships with regional and local stakeholders from government, civil society, private sector, academe, media, and others to ensure support for and engagement with UN interventions in Bangsamoro;Supports advocacy initiatives on issues impacting peace, development, and response efforts through the collection of information, liaison with all development partners and BARMM authorities, with a particular focus on inclusion of women, youth, IDPs, and Non-Moro Indigenous People;Contributes to raising awareness about the UN and its work, and the SDGs, representing the UN and its values via events, media and public relations opportunities targeted to diverse partners, in collaboration with the RCO.Provides strategic advice to the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT on effective cooperation and partnership with regional players within the framework of the Socioeconomic and Peacebuilding Framework (SEPF) focusing on achievement of the following results:Analyzes, prepares situation reports and provides advise to the RC and the UNCT on policy issues related to peace, development and humanitarian support for Bangsamoro;Provides regular updates and advice to the RC/ HC and the UNCT on humanitarian, development and peacebuilding issues in the Bangsamoro to inform planning and coordination at the national level.Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in focusing on achievement of the following results:Organizes and leads reviews and evaluations of the SEPF and Joint Programmes relating to the Bangsamoro in collaboration with relevant UN agencies;Contributes to best practices of knowledge building and management in support of strengthening results in collaboration with the Development Coordination Officer – Data Management and Results Monitoring/ Reporting in the RCO; Institutes top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management.  Competencies The key result of the post is the strengthening of UN's coordinated contributions to the Bangsamoro peace process and to the region's development pathways to inclusive and sustainable development. The Humanitarian, Peace and Development Specialist/Area Coordinator will contribute to these processes with transparent leadership and communication, applying innovative ideas and high professional standards, and motivating excellence in others to deliver results. CORE COMPETENCIES:Innovation. Ability to make new and useful ideas work. Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them.Leadership. Ability to persuade others to follow. Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers.People Management. Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others.Communication. Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others.Delivery. Ability to get things done while exercising good judgment. Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions. TECHNICAL / FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:Innovation and Strategic Thinking. Ability to try out / test new ways of engagement and communications. Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one's preferred way of doing things. Ability to analyze the organization's value proposition and shape visionary/long term plans. Use insight to identify target audiences and partners and to inform communication objectives, messages and solutions. Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Design Thinking. Knowledge of method (s) for practical, creative resolution of problems and creation of solutions, with the intent of an improved future result. Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Economics & Innovative Finance for SDG. Knowledge of economics concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Knowledge of financing for sustainable development and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Substantive Networking. Ability to substantively engage and foster networks with academia, research institutions, and think tanks. Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.  Required Skills and Experience EDUCATION:Master's Degree or equivalent in political science, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Development, Development Studies, Community Development, Project Management, sociology, sustainable development, public policy, education or related field.EXPERIENCE:7 years of relevant international experience in countries in transition (conflict-post conflict, crisis/reconstruction).Progressively responsible experience in project/ programme management in the context of development cooperation in fragile/developing countries or peacebuilding and conflict prevention or related area is required.Proven track record in working in UN interagency and multi-partner environment.  Previous working experience with the United Nations is an advantage.Strong communication and analytical skills are required.LANGUAGE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:Fluency in oral and written English is required.Demonstrates a high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability.Results-oriented and demonstrates teamwork, good interpersonal skills and well developed communication skills.    ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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03/03/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Policy Specialist Climate & Security Risk - P4

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

 Background 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. Job Purpose and Organizational ContextThe Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction highlight that for development to be sustainable, it must become resilient to growing risks from climate change and climatic disasters.The Climate Security Mechanism is a joint initiative by UNDP, DPPA and UNEP established in October 2018, to strengthen the capacity of the UN system to address the interlinkages between climate change, prevention and sustaining peace, the evidence base, including on management and response strategies, and policy and advocacy. With this purpose, the Mechanism was tasked by the Executive Committee/ Deputies Committee of the UN Secretary-General to develop a conceptual approach and toolbox for the integrated risk analysis and assessment of climate-related security risks.  The Mechanism also facilitates a Community of Practice on Climate Security of 20+ UN agencies, including the World Bank, the Peacebuilding Fund, and DCO, to promote coordination and information exchange and raise awareness of climate security with UN leadership, Country Offices, Special Political Missions, and Peace Operations.The climate security agenda is a pertinent one in the Arab Region as well, which already stands as the world's most water-scarce and food import-dependent region, and with temperatures rising faster than the global average. Climate change has emerged as one of the most complex and essential phenomena exacerbating poverty and human insecurity in the Arab region. In catalyzing greater levels of water insecurity, reduced agricultural productivity, and fragility of land and ecosystem services, climate change is now increasing social vulnerability, exacerbating conflict, and triggering displacement in the region. Most of the conflict-affected contexts in the region are also some of the world's top climate risk hotspots, with climate-resilient approaches to development becoming increasingly important from both crisis prevention and recovery perspectives.The League of Arab States (LAS) is a regional intergovernmental organization established on 22 March 1945. The main goal of the organization is to "Draw closer relations between member States and coordinate collaboration between them, to safeguard their independence and sovereignty, and to consider the interests of the Arab countries, "with a focus on developing the economy, resolving disputes and coordinating political issues. The League of Arab States aims at improving the standards of living of the Arab citizens through developing and enhancing economic and social policies to achieve Arab integration within the framework of the Arab conventions, charters, and strategies adopted in all areas. In response to the Sustainable Development Agenda 2030, the Secretary-General of the League of Arab States issued resolution 91/1 in April 2016 to establish the Sustainable Development and International Cooperation Department (SDIC) within the structure of the Secretariat to support Arab efforts in implementing the sustainable development goals 2030. LAS-SDIC main challenges in achieving sustainable development are water scarcity, climate change, high rates of illiteracy, increased population rates, low level of infrastructure, and conflicts.LAS-SDIC led the establishment of the Climate Risk Nexus Initiative (CRNI) bringing together multiple UN agencies (UNDP, UNEP-FI, WFP, UN-Habitat, UNDRR) and the Arab Water Council to address the climate risk nexus challenges in the region. One of the projects contributing to the CRNI is the SDG-Climate Facility Project: Climate Action for Human Security, a   four-year regional project for countries in the Arab States, expected to run until December 2022, with a budget of USD 9.4 million. The project aims to enhance the capacity of regional and national institutions across the region to address climate change in a way that brings benefits across multiple SDGs, development and humanitarian goals. The multi-partner initiative promotes integrated solutions for climate action that brings benefits for priority SDGs like poverty eradication, women's empowerment, access to water, access to clean and affordable energy, ecosystem resilience, and for crisis prevention and recovery efforts. It is focused on helping countries to integrate climate risk into their local SDG action, as well as crisis recovery plans and processes. The project also focuses on helping generate and implement innovative finance instruments and partnerships for achieving SDG 13 on climate action in the region, including co-benefits for related SDGs on energy, food, and water.LAS-SDIC established as well the Arab Geographical Information Room (AGIR) to address the integration of the SDGs and help to achieve adequate information that improves the coherence between the three global agendas. AGIR was established by the League of Arab States, hosted by the Arab Water Council (AWC), to address the information and analytical gaps to inform decision-makers in the region better. AGIR, therefore, has been working to "unpack" complex topics of how emerging climate-related risks interact with structural challenges, and how to foster coherence and alignment between regional, national and local actions and minimize trade-offs between different sectors while setting up development plans—contributing to increasing knowledge towards a more in-depth assessment in several climate change areas, including risk, resilience, and nexus. AGIR is utilizing advanced technologies, satellite imagery, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in conducting regional analysis for climate change patterns and hydro-meteorological risks in the Arab region.The Climate Security Mechanism is looking to recruit a Climate and Security Risk Policy Specialist- the Arab States to help: advance the work of regional partners in the Arab States on climate security, building on foundational work ongoing in the region by the League of Arab States, including the Climate Risk Nexus Initiative (LAS-CRNI) and Arab Geographical Information Room, together with the UNDP Regional Hub in Amman connecting to select regional initiatives, such as the SDG-Climate Facility Project: Climate Action for Human Security.The Policy Specialist is co-located at the headquarters of the League of Arab States – Sustainable Development and International Cooperation Department, in Cairo, Egypt and will report to LAS-SDIC Director with a second reporting line to Head of Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions, at UNDP.  Duties and Responsibilities The Climate and Security Risk - Policy Specialist – the Arab States will be expected to undertake the following:  1)    Provide advisory support to strengthen the capacity of the League of Arab States to address the issues of climate-security in the region (40%)a.    Enhance the capacity of the League of Arab States, in particular, the Sustainable Development and International Cooperation Department to address the issues of climate-security in the region through the platforms provided by the LAS;b.    Work in close coordination with the director of the Sustainable Development Department to support her efforts in establishing a clear position of LAS on the issue of climate-security, and articulating linkages to global debates in this regard, including the Climate Security Mechanism, relevant Security Council Resolutions, and others as appropriate, and building on outcomes of the Climate Security Mechanism, including the conceptual approach and the Climate Security Toolbox and the regional SDG-Climate Facility, including activities related to the Climate-Security network for the Arab States;c.    Based on specific demands, and at the request of the director of the Sustainable Development Department, provide technical advice and assistance to member states who are interested in addressing the climate-security nexus at country level;d.    Provide analytical inputs and context-specific updates to the UNDP representative in the CSM and support CSM-led knowledge management activities.2)    Support LAS's knowledge management, advocacy, and communication on the issue of climate-security for the region (40%)a.    Act as a focal point between the LAS and other partners (in particular partners of the SDG-Climate Facility project) to establish synergies and enhance interlinkages between the outputs of those organizations;b.    Take the substantive lead to coordinate the organization of specific policy dialogues and other member-states driven event through the LAS platform to ensure they are informed by ongoing regional research, and other initiatives that address the climate-security nexus in the region, in particular the outputs generated through the SDG-Climate Facility Project, and other topics within the framework of the LAS-driven Climate Security Nexus Initiative;c.    In collaboration with relevant partners, identify areas for further research and analysis on the issue of climate-security in the region; identify potential regional partners who can implement the research activities;d.    Based on regional analysis, available information, support the identification of potential programmatic entry points that can be considered by different actors to support member states' strengthening of climate-security related initiatives at the country level.3)    Support the LAS contributions of the Climate-Security Network for the Arab States (20%)a.    Contribute to knowledge management activities of the Climate Security Mechanism and the UN Community of Practice on Climate and Security;b.    In close collaboration with the SDG-Climate Facility and consultation with the CTA/Project Manager of the SDG-Climate Facility, and other relevant project partners, support the various activities to support the Climate-Security Network for the Arab States;c.    Act as a resource person to lead LAS substantive contribution to the Climate-Security Network for the Arab States, including in particular by representing the interests and needs of LAS member states.  Competencies CoreInnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work.LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow.People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction.CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement. Technical/FunctionalClimate Change and Disaster Risk ReductionClimate Change Adaptation.Development EffectivenessPartnerships.  Required Skills and Experience Education:A master's degree with at least seven years of experience in the field, related to political science, international development, sustainable development, conflict studies, environmental management, natural resource management, and other relevant disciplines;A PhD would be desirable. Experience:Seven years of proven working experience with intergovernmental, international and UN organizations is required.Knowledge and previous experience in international development, sustainable development, climate change, environment, and/or related areas.Experience in the Arab region is highly desirable and a definite asset.Strong political and diplomatic skills.Previous experience of engaging with high-level government officials and senior policymakers, including in developing countries to enable reform.Strong knowledge of the social, economic and development priorities of the Arab States region is required.Excellent understanding of the UN, and other intergovernmental processes is required. Language Requirements:   Excellent written and spoken English required and Arabic is an advantage. Other: 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.    Women are strongly encouraged to apply.     ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. 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01/03/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Gender & Social Inclusion Specialist - P3

Jordan, Amman , Amman

 Background 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.The UN considers Yemen the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. The impact of the conflict has been devastating, with tens of thousands of civilians killed or injured and public infrastructure throughout the country severely damaged or destroyed. An estimated 80 per cent of the population, 24 million people, requires some form of humanitarian or protection assistance. More than 20 million Yemenis are food insecure and an estimated 3.3 million people remain displaced.During peace consultations convened by the Special Envoy for the Secretary General for Yemen in Sweden in December 2018, the parties to the conflict agreed to redeploy forces from Hodeida, exchange prisoners and move forward with initiatives in Taizz. After more than three years of war, and over two years since the last peace talks, the Stockholm agreement represents a significant step forward. Its successful implementation can play a key role in paving the way for further progress on the peace process led by the Special Envoy.The aim of the Peace Support Facility (PSF) is to support the peace process by accelerating the implementation of agreements reached by the parties to the conflict during negotiations led by the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy to Yemen. The Facility also aims to build public support for the peace process by achieving tangible, rapid improvement in the daily lives of people in priority areas identified by the UN Special Envoy. The intention is to demonstrate concrete alternatives to conflict, create local demand for peace and incentivize parties to deepen their engagement in the Special Envoy's peace process. The project's overarching output is that the peace process in Yemen is supported with fast, flexible initiatives, agreed by the parties, that deliver tangible, rapid improvements in the daily lives of people, and reinforce and build public support for the political process.The Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist will, under the overall guidance of the Team Leader Peace Operations Support, and under the direct supervision of the Peace Support Facility Manager, provide guidance and direction to ensure mainstreaming and promotion of gender equality and social inclusion in the work of the PSF.S/he will develop a Gender Strategy and regularly integrate gender and social inclusion during all stages of programme design, implementation, monitoring and reporting. The Gender and Social Inclusion Specialist will work to ensure that the PSF genuinely engage women and excluded groups in planning processes and project implementation, also promoting the role of women in peacebuilding in line with UNSC Resolution 1325. S/he will also support the design of initiatives identified by the Special Envoy which focus on neglected geographical areas and among underrepresented groups, with particular attention to promoting the inclusion of women.The Gender and Inclusion Specialist will play an important role in strengthening PSF staff and partners' capacities to improve gender-sensitive and socially inclusive programming, planning and reporting.  Duties and Responsibilities 1. Provide strategic and technical support to strengthen PSF gender programming:Gather and analyse gender-related data and information on Yemen, and in particular on areas of relevance to the work of the PSF;Develop a gender strategy for the PSF and provide regular advice on how to mainstream gender and promote women's empowerment across the different areas of work;Regularly review the PSF resource and results framework to strengthen/add gender-related indicators and related budget allocations for gender-specific interventions;In coordination with the Office of the Special Envoy, identify opportunities for PSF interventions that promote the role of women in dialogue and peacebuilding, in line with UNSC Resolution 1325;Support the preparation of gender-related information and documentation for the meetings of the Facility Steering Committee, and of any other relevant coordination mechanism. In this regard, ensure PSF contribution to and coordination with the women's platform to ensure gender participation in the peace dialogue;Lead the coordination, with other relevant UN entities, in ensuring coherence and avoiding overlapping of gender-related interventions;Undertake gender analyses of key components of PSF work to strengthen its understanding of the gender dynamics and identify ways to strengthen its gender equality and women's empowerment activities;Contribute to donor liaison and reporting by providing input on PSF gender-related work and results;Identify and follow-up on strategic opportunities for resource mobilization for implementation of gender-related activities.2. Ensure gender-sensitive implementation and monitoring of PSF interventions:Develop gender analyses for individual PSF interventions, identifying potential opportunities for promoting gender equality and women's empowerment, and potential risks of negatively affecting gender equality together with mitigation measures;Design and implement mechanisms to ensure an adequate number of women beneficiaries in each PSF intervention;Regularly monitor, collect and analyze data on women beneficiaries and women's participation in PSF interventions;Support PSF interventions to correctly plan and capture gender results, and promote more systematic reporting on gender-specific issues;Ensure the existence of mechanisms for women's groups/leaders to raise gender equality concerns regarding the PSF during the stakeholder engagement process;Collaborate with relevant M&E staff to make sure that the impact measurements focus on women.3. Support the planning, development and implementation of activities that promote social inclusion of vulnerable and excluded groups:In coordination with the Office of the Special Envoy, identify initiatives that will generate demand for peace, especially in neglected geographical areas and among underrepresented groups;Provide advisory support to the PSF manager to integrate social inclusion aspects in project interventions;Conduct research and analysis on vulnerable and excluded groups in Yemen and identify programmatic entry points for promoting social inclusion;Develop indicators, baselines and targets to reflect the PSF work on social inclusion, and ensure provision of gender disaggregated data;Contribute to developing and implementing inclusive mechanisms and fora to engage local authorities, civil society, youth and women in the definition of programme priorities and needs;Contribute to individual project risk analyses, to identify potentials opportunities and risks related to exclusion/inclusion of marginalized and vulnerable groups;Support the development of mechanisms for local communities or individuals to raise concerns and grievances regarding project implementation;4. Lead capacity development, knowledge sharing and contribute to advocacy and communications of PSF gender and social inclusion work:Conduct regular training and orientation on gender and social inclusion and other related subjects to PSF staff;Develop and conduct, when relevant, capacity development programme on gender equality and women's empowerment for partner organizations and communities;Contribute to PSF and broader CO communications efforts to highlight results and achievements on gender;Provide technical support in the design of advocacy messages and outreach products on issues related to gender equality, women's empowerment and social inclusion, with a focus on vulnerable groups' engagement in the peace process;Support relevant PSF staff members to ensure a gender-balanced team, including the recruitment of female field monitors and engineers;Monitor, document and disseminate PSF lessons learned in the field of gender and social inclusion;Conduct field visits to monitor Gender and Social Inclusion aspects of all programmes.The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;activities are designed and implemented in accordance with "Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP";any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;differentiated needs of women and men are considered;inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.  Competencies Core Competencies:Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas workLevel 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement themLeadership: Ability to persuade others to followLevel 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriersPeople Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfactionLevel 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in othersCommunication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to othersDelivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgementLevel 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutionsTechnical/Functional Competencies:Gender Issues and Analysis: Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspectiveLevel 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Gender and Institutional Development: Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and capacity development and interagency collaboration and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsLevel 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Civil Society Engagement: Knowledge of civil society initiatives creation and implementation and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsLevel 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Results-based management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable resultsLevel 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Peacebuilding and reconciliation: Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and developmentLevel 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.Social Cohesion: Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility.Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise.  Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's Degree or equivalent, in International Relations, Political Science, Gender Studies or related social sciences.A Bachelor's degree with at least 7 years of relevant experience can be accepted in lieu of a Master's degree.Experience:A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the area of gender equality, women's empowerment and inclusion of vulnerable groups;Proven experience in the area of gender mainstreaming in UN programmes and project is required;Experience working on issues of women in the context of crisis and peacebuilding is a distinguished advantage;Hands-on project experience with civil society, local communities and/or vulnerable groups is an asset;Experience in the Arab States region and knowledge of the nature of the conflict in Yemen is an asset.Language Requirements:Proficiency in English. Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.Other:Good research and analytical skills;Ability to establish, develop and maintain relations with and between diverse array of stakeholders;Ability to produce well written reports demonstrating analytical ability and communication skills;Experience conducting conflict- and gender-sensitivity analyses;Facilitation and training skills.   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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26/02/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Crisis Risks & Early Warning Specialist - P3

United States of America, New York , New York

 Background 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. Job Purpose and Organizational ContextUNDP 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 Crisis Bureau guides UNDP's corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery.One of the areas of responsibility of UNDP's Crisis Bureau is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to anticipate and to respond in the timeliest and most effective manner to crisis, primarily regarding sudden onset crises and complex protracted crises, triggered by natural disasters, armed conflicts, and health crises alike.  The Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team (CFPET) provides crisis risk and early warning support to HQ and to Country Offices (COs) to address their needs in contextual risk analysis, adaptation, early action and—acknowledging unique contextual circumstances as well as unique CO requirements—provide tailored support.As part of its supporting role, the Crisis Bureau has developed the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD), a platform that facilitates integrated risk analysis by drawing from diverse quantitative and qualitative data, transforming the data to analysis, and visualizing the resulting information as a resource for the organization to more effectively manage crisis-related risks, and to ensure development initiatives that are risk-informed.The Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team is seeking a Crisis Risk and Early Warning Specialist to support the organization's analytical capacities, notably through the development and management of CRDs. The Crisis Risk and Early Warning Specialist will be responsible for the following:1)    Support the application and expansion of the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD)2)    Contribute to the design and application of methodologies for multidimensional risk   analysis;3)    Take part in internal and inter-agency decision-making mechanisms for early warning and horizon scanning;4)    Capacity building and knowledge management.  Duties and Responsibilities 1)     Support the application and expansion of the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD)Provide support to HQ, Regional Hubs and Country Offices to define requirements for risk analysis and early warning, and translate these requirements into Crisis Risk Dashboard implementation plans, in support of risk-informed responses;Liaise with relevant staff to ensure coherence and synergies with UNDP's corporate tools and processes related to risk management and context assessment;Gather feedback from users in Regional Hubs and Country Offices and translate it into actionable modifications for CRD applications, as well as in guidance material.Support technological innovation by identifying new data sources and new functionalities for the CRD, including by remaining abreast of existing relevant initiatives in the UN, donors, civil society, private sector and academia2)     Contribute to the design and application of methodologies for multidimensional risk analysisSupport the roll-out, design and development of solutions for multidimensional contextual risk analysis;Contribute to the work of the Crisis Fragility Policy and Engagement Team on designing and implementing a UNDP Strategy on Fragility, and in particular on developing a UNDP framework and model to understand and analyze the multidimensional aspects of fragility;Liaise with other technical teams in the Global Policy Network to bring together different approaches and methodologies for contextual assessments.3)     Take part in internal and inter-agency decision-making mechanisms for early warning and horizon scanningRepresent UNDP in Headquarters-based working groups and mechanisms for early warning, such as the Inter-Agency Standing Committee group on early warning early action and readiness;Support UNDP Regional Bureaux in their participation in the Regional Monthly Reviews (RMR) process and in Inter-Agency Task Forces when required;Contribute to UNDP internal processes for horizon scanning, crisis preparedness and crisis response.4)     Capacity building and knowledge managementCoordinate the development of training material on crisis risk analysis, early warning and preparedness;Support planning, organization and facilitation of expert workshops and consultations on crisis risk analysis, and related tools for early warning;Contribute to establishing a repository of methodologies, best practices and available expertise on early warning, risk analysis / monitoring, scenario planning, including through literature review and expert consultations, and by maintaining a dedicated database of resources.  Competencies CoreInnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work.LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow.People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction.CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.DeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement.Technical/FunctionalTrends and emerging areas analyticsAbility to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design.Early WarningKnowledge of early warning and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.Knowledge ManagementAbility to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.Data analysis and visualizationAbility to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings- undertake & provide analysis of data to assess Org performance and or global trends.  Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.Experience:At least 5 years of progressively responsible professional development experience at the national and international level with particular emphasis in the areas of crisis-prone contexts;Experience in designing / maintaining data-based early warning solutions at Headquarters and field level;Knowledge of, and first-hand experience with contextual analysis methodologies related to crisis early warning (conflict analysis, risk analysis, context assessments etc.);Experience working within the UN system, preferably with UNDP, in the area of early warning, risk management, conflict prevention, disaster risk reduction or emergency preparedness.Proficiency in the use of information management tools, particularly Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft SharePoint, GIS cartographic platforms, and big data platforms for early warning.Language Requirements:    Proficiency in English;Working knowledge of French or Spanish desirable.Other:    Non-Smoking environment.    ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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26/02/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Gender Advisor - P5

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh , Riyadh

Background The 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, as envisaged by 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are on the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners that can bring about results.  The primary role of UNDP is to support country-led efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The work of UNDP around the world is anchored in diverse and effective partnerships, which are vital to our two critical roles at country level: (a) as an integrator across policy, programmatic and organizational silos; and (b) as an operational backbone for the United Nations and other partners. UNDP Saudi Arabia works on Sustainable Economic and Social Development through diversifying economic sources, developing human capabilities, creating job opportunities and promoting private sector involvement in the Sustainable Development Goals achievement. This focus area is addressing SDG 1, 8, 9, 11 and 16.  The partnership between UNDP and Saudi Arabia dates back to UNDP's launch in 1965.  Since then, UNDP has been providing technical cooperation for various national development goals and facilitating assistance from Saudi Arabia to least developed countries. In the early 1970s, UNDP initiated operations in Riyadh through a sub-regional office to serve the Gulf. Gradually the office was transformed from a sub-regional office into a Country Office fully dedicated to technical cooperation with Saudi Arabia. From that time, the Kingdom has been a strong supporter of UNDP cooperation in the Kingdom, with UNDP premises and project financing in the Kingdom fully supported through the contributions of the Kingdom. Indeed, Saudi Arabia's status as a Net Contributing Country (NCC) to UNDP makes it a unique context with strong levels of ownership and programmes uniquely tailored to the local needs.   Cooperation with UNDP in Saudi Arabia has matched the evolution of development needs and priorities in Saudi Arabia responding to specific needs of the Government over the past 40 years. Partnerships between national institutions and UNDP enjoy a unique bond of common responsibilities towards the national interest. This has included a working relationship over the past decades built on open dialogue and common interests for national development. The joint programmes between UNDP and the Government have covered a variety of development priorities and sectors, with key results over the years in strategy and policy development, and capacity development of Saudi people and institutions.   Examples of UNDP Support to the development process in the Kingdom is exemplified through a number of successful projects. UNDP supported the formulation and to some extent the implementation of national strategies and policies in the energy, water, youth, urban, tourism, and food and drug sectors. UNDP technical expertise assisted in formulating strategies and action plans, as well as economic modelling, to assist the Ministry of Economy and Planning, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. UNDP provided support for the development of national capacities and institutions such as the General Authorities of Statistics. UNDP provided long- and short-term advisory services to partners on policy development and strategic direction-setting for many entities including G20 Saudi Secretariat. Moreover, the new commitments of the kingdom to advance the gender balance has created a new project with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to increase the percentage of women's participation and representation at all levels of employment and in all job categories including women's leadership positions.  This assignment intends to provide support to overall gender related projects and initiatives for the UNDP Country Office in Saudi Arabia (UNDP CO). Duties and Responsibilities In this section list the primary responsibilities of the position (Typically five).  As needed add additional context below the responsibilities.  Tip: Focus on what the job entails not how to do the job.  1) Knowledge management Support  UNDP in the development and implementation of UNDP projects and where relevant UN programmes in support of international and national commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls as outlined in the current and new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and current and new UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD)Provide analysis and strategic advice to UNDP on current gender issues and opportunities to support inclusive engagement of women including through preparation of situation analysis that will feed into the prospective UNDP CO Strategy of Engagement (in close consultation with the National Gender Officer)Identify and advise on entry points for new initiatives for UNDP to strengthen national and local capacities for gender equality and to support the advancement of women's empowerment and gender equality in the country (in close consultation with the National Gender Officer)Advise and support UNDP in forging strategic partnerships at the national and local level to promote gender equality, women's advancement and women's representation (in close consultation with the National Gender Officer) 2) UN coordination Provide substantive support for the following current and potential initiatives based on UNDP added-value and comparative advantages: Support the Family Affairs Council (FAC) in formulating or validating its strategy and attempting to incorporate CEDAW recommendations where relevantSupport the National Safety Porgramme (NFSP) in developing its training strategy and enhancing and evaluating current and prospective training programmes Support the current Umbrella Programme with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) in the promotion of women in leadership positions, and provision of relevant capacity development programmes.  Support the existing cooperation with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs the participation of women in municipal elections through raising awareness and capacitating the candidatessupport current Umbrella Programme with the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP) in developing gender-responsive economic plans, policies and social protection systems.Support the promotion of women in leadership positions, and provision of relevant capacity development programmes with entities such as Shura Council and Council of Saudi ChambersStrengthen women's economic role in the Private Sector with entities such as Saudi General Investment Authority (SAGIA), Saudi Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises (Monsha'at), and the Islamic Cooperation for Development of the Private Sector (ICD)Approach CSOs such as Prince Sultan Fund (PSF), and Al Nahda Society, and King Khalid Foundation in further developing their current programmes geared towards providing technical and financial support to Saudi women. 3) COVID-19 Responsesupport to conduct socio-economic impact on women's development and provide response to mitigate it, and focus on the following themes:Gender-based violence (GBV) during the pandemicImpact on women working in handicrafts and traditional industriesGender-sensitive and non-discrimination measuresUnpaid care and domestic work during COVID-19 4) Other tasks that may be required Any other ad-hoc request to support gender-related activity or result Competencies Core Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work, Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division.Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow, Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliverPeople Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction, Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacityCommunication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform, Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumenDelivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement, Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services Technical/Functional  Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseIntegrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseIntegrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseIntegrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseIntegrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseIntegrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseIntegrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertiseIntegrate & Empower:Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's Degree or equivalent in Gender studies, Public Policy, Social Sciences, or a related field is required. Experience:expertise in mainstreaming gender in projects and programmes, especially in the specific area of interventionSolid knowledge on result-based management and project implementationGood analytical skills and writing skillsExperience in Saudi development contextExperience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web-based management systems Experience in working for an international organisation and/or UNDP is required   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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24/02/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Procurement/Contracts Analyst - P2

Denmark, Copenhagen city , Copenhagen

Background The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 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 Hubs 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 assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts. The Bureau Management Services (BMS) provides vital management support in areas such as procurement, administrative services, budget and finance, human resources, information and communications technology, legal issues, safety and security, administration of multi-donor trust funds, change management, and crosscutting business solutions. The 2030 Agenda for SDGs and the pledge to leave no one behind reflect the interconnectedness of health and sustainable development, including widening economic and social inequalities, the climate crisis, rapid urbanization, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases (e.g., malaria, tuberculosis), the growing burden of non-communicable diseases and the emergence of health threats. UNDP's partnership with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in line with UNDP's HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: Connecting the Dots, makes a vital contribution to UNDP's Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SDGs and the pledge to leave no one behind. As a long-standing partner of the Global Fund, UNDP's value proposition lies in providing an integrated package of development solutions to strengthen institutions to deliver health services. Through its contributions as interim Principal Recipient (PR) and provider of technical assistance to Global Fund grants in 53 countries since 2003, UNDP's provision of integrated policy, implementation and capacity development support to countries has yielded significant health and development results in challenging operating environments. Based on demand from Country Offices, and building on the relationships, expertise, systems and partnerships, including across the UN family, and comparative advantage established through the Global Fund partnership, the GPN/BPPS/Global Fund Partnership/Health Implementation Support Team (Global Fund Partnership Team) is providing support to Country Offices through three overarching modalities: 1) the Global Fund portfolio, 2) health procurement and supply chain management support, and 3) other health implementation support beyond the Global Fund, including Gavi-funded activities and Solar for Health. As part of the Global Health Procurement Centre, and under the supervision of the Procurement Specialist responsible for planning, procurement architecture and special projects, the Procurement/Contracts Analyst will support further development and monitoring of the procurement architecture for health products according to UNDP policies, rules and regulations, more particularly for pharmaceuticals and will support market research activities and contribute to the elaboration of new procurement strategies to respond to new demands coming from countries. Duties and Responsibilities 1.  Supports the development and maintenance of procurement architecture to efficiently and cost-effectively meet UNDP's needs for the procurement of quality health products, more particularly pharmaceuticals, with the following key responsibilities:Ensures compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implements effective internal control, proper design and functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system.Supports the development and establishment of various Long-Term Agreements (LTAs), in line with UNDP Quality Assurance for health products and Procurement policies and UNDP rules and regulations;Conducts market research and trend analysis to support the development of tailored procurement strategies for new procurement processes;Supports maintaining the procurement architecture in place through Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with other partners and LTAs with manufacturers/suppliers;Supports long-term procurement planning to inform decision making leading to most cost-effective means of procurement;Consolidates demands and shares forecasts with suppliers based on Country Offices Health Procurement Plans;Evaluates on a regular basis the prices and delivery times obtained through the procurement architecture in comparison to other procurement partners to further inform the evolution of the UNDP procurement architecture;Elaboration and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies 2.   Support procurement service delivery to Country Offices through procurement arrangements with partners for health products, more particularly pharmaceuticals, with the following key responsibilities:Liaises with UNDP Country Offices and Requisitioning Units to enable efficient and cost-effective procurement and logistics support;Conducts procurement processes in response to specific needs and transmits Cost Estimates to Requisitioning Units;Supports the development and implementation of Key Performance Indicators to monitor the performance of suppliers under the established Long Terms Agreements and provide regular consolidated reports;Conduct quarterly meetings with suppliers and liaise procurement service partners to ensure timely and effective delivery of required goods and services;Supports the identification and mitigation of procurement and delivery related risks;Guides Country Offices on utilization of procurement architecture and facilitates the communication with procurement services partners on complex and/or urgent cases;Provides support and guidance to Country Offices on the development and implementation of procurement strategies for complex cases;Supports the mapping of procurement business processes and the elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in procurement, and proposes controls for the workflows;Develops and maintains the PSM Expert Roster in coordination with the GPN Roster Deployment Team.Provide support to Country Offices implementing health infrastructure works procurement. 3.  ​Supports the elaboration of innovative procurement strategies to respond to new demands/opportunities with the following key responsibilities:Compiles and analyses historical data for forecasting of health products including pharmaceuticals;Manages internal and external data requests relating to health products' supply and pharmaceuticals;Identifies areas for analysis and opportunities to support health procurement projects and complete reporting requirements (with partners and other bureaus); andParticipates in meetings with suppliers/other procurement partners. 4.   Knowledge Sharing on procurement services for health products to UNDP Country Offices and HIV, Health and Development Group with the following key responsibilities:Ensures systematic knowledge sharing on health procurement with Country Offices by assisting in the organization of training workshops and knowledge tools;Supports identification and implementation of sustainability practices in health procurement and communication of results among internal and external stakeholders;Assists in the development and introduction of health procurement analytical tools and approaches; andSupports in the preparation and communication of results.Any other activity assigned by the Procurement Specialist (Copenhagen). Competencies InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas workLevel 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully LeadershipAbility to persuade others to followLevel 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others People ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfactionLevel 4: Models independent thinking and action CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis DeliveryAbility to get things doneLevel 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services Technical/Functional PartnershipsKnowledge of anti-corruption concepts, principles and policies and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situationsLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise ProcurementAbility to acquire goods, services or works from an outside external sourceLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Strategic SourcingKnowledge of strategic sourcing concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Supplier ManagementKnowledge of supplier management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Contract ManagementKnowledge of contract management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Secondary  Knowledge ManagementAbility to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and shareLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Project ManagementAbility to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goalsLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise LogisticsKnowledge of logistics operations, principlesand methods, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsLevel 4: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced university degree in business administration, commerce or law or related technical field required.  Completion of relevant training, academic and/or professional certification in Procurement is an asset  Experience:Minimum two years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience in international health procurement required. Knowledge and understanding of global pharmaceutical and health products markets desirableExperience and knowledge of UN procurement processes and procedures required. Experience and knowledge of UNDP procurement processes and procedures is an asset. Experience of working with health products suppliers an asset. Language:Fluency in English both written and oral.  Working knowledge of another UN language is a plus   ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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22/02/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) - P6

Saudi Arabia, Riyadh , Riyadh

 Background The electricity sector in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing a major transformation with a number of ongoing initiatives which aims to increase efficiency of the sector and the added value, at the time which the energy mix is being diversified in the country and the sector is under restructuring. According to the general policies of the Ministry of Energy and the tasks entrusted to it. Deputyship seeks to provide a comprehensive and efficient electrical service -not less than the best global practices-, achieve sustainability, participate in preparation policies and supervision of their implementation to raise the quality of electrical service, provide the necessary electrical safety conditions within the electrical system in the Kingdom, propose policies and strategies for achieving the sustainability of electric energy and follow up their implementation in coordination with the relevant entities. Therefore, the ministry needs to obtain the technical and administrative support in order to contribute to the implementation of national priority initiatives and programs to achieve the vision and objectives of Ministry within the vision of KSA 2030, with the aim of upgrading electrical services and obtaining high reliability. The Chief Technical Advisor will play a key role in supporting the cooperation between UNDP and the Ministry of Energy within the auspices of the Advisory Support for Sustainability and Resilience in the Electricity Sector Project. The Chief Technical Advisor acts as the head of the Technical Assistance Team that ensures the achievement of the Programme goals and responsible for the mobilization, the supervision and the coordination of all experts foreseen under the contract. A Chief Technical Advisor will be appointed by National Project Manager to manage the project as well as oversee all technical project activities, monitor progress. She/he reports to UNDP via progress reports (quarterly and annually) and is directly responsible for the tasks related to planning and coordination of the technical assistance requirements of the Programme.  The Chief Technical Advisor will be based at the Deputyship and will have the dual task of assisting the Deputyship at the Ministry of Energy in the implementation of the project and coordinating all technical assistance inputs. These two tasks will include but not limited to assisting the project to carry out technical studies on energy mix for electricity production in KSA, review of the Saudi Building Code in the field of electrical works and provide strategic advice in relation to energy storage.  The Chief Technical Advisor will support the implementation of the process of changing the electricity distribution voltage to 230/400 volts, reviewing of energy bylaws and the assessment of  the capacity of technical employees of the Electricity Deputyship while providing support to the Capacity Development Programme (Training) for the employees of the Deputyship.  Both tasks will entail the development of extensive working relationships with all the Deputyship's departments and other stakeholders relevant to the project. The Project   builds on cooperation between UNDP and the Ministry of Energy that started with the launch of the first National Energy Efficiency Programme (NEEP) in 2003 to improve the management and the efficiency of electricity consumption in the Kingdom.    Duties and Responsibilities Summary of key functions:- Senior high level policy advice on Sustainable Energy.- Quality of technical assistance inputs to the Deputyship of Electricity-Ministry of Energy- Guidance for programmatic direction and effective program management- Partnership building - Capacity Development and Knowledge management 1. Policy Advice: Review the existing national policies of the Energy sector and provide policy advice to the Senior Government Officials on:• Prepare policy briefs on Sustainable Energy based on in-depth assessment of the demand and supply including the forecasted needs for electricity in the Kingdom and the associated economic analysis.• Take leadership role in designing and commissioning technical studies on Energy Mix for Electricity Production in KSA; prepare policy options accordingly. • Review and propose modifications to the Saudi Building Code in the field of electrical works.• Storage of energy, benchmarking against the international best practices in this area. • Support the implementation of the changing the electricity distribution voltage to 230/400 volts.• Review the Energy bylaws and provide policy advice accordingly.  2. Technical Assistance: Organizes, manages, and ensures the quality of technical assistance inputs to the Deputyship of Electricity-Ministry of Energy on:• Electricity, production, transmission, and distribution systems for industrial commercial, and residential facilities.• Perform advisory work in each of the deputyship specialized power sector areas including the renewable energy).• Propose studies, prepare scope of works, and evaluate studies related to the electricity sector and their outputs. Provide technical advice and conduct studies related to the electricity sector.• Ensures the timely fulfilment of technical assistance activity planning and reporting requirements. In particular, the Chief Technical Advisor supports the Deputyship in preparing/updating annual plans of activities and related financial requirements for project activities and expert mission costs.• Provides relevant documentation and briefings to the Ministry in advance of meetings or events in which it is to be represented.• Track and report progress as required against project deliverables, performs other managerial tasks, especially in relation to the delivery of project activities foreseen in the Project Document.• Provide support in revising and evaluating the policies and regulations related to electricity sector. 3. Guidance for programmatic direction and effective program management:• Provides strategic direction to the overall energy portfolio and leads the project teams. • Identifies risks and challenges to the program and provides advice to the Deputy Minster and UNDP on mitigation strategies.• Identify global best practice of Ministries of Energy/Energy Departments regarding electricity affairs, and write-up of lessons learned for knowledge sharing.• Ensures that appropriate environmental and safety standards as well as due diligence are applied to the relevant activities in the program 4. Partnership building:• Playing a leading role in developing new proposals or initiatives related to sustainable energy• Builds solid relationships with key national partners at high level and identifies institutional development and capacity building opportunities and priorities, where relevant. • Ensures appropriate levels of visibility and public awareness on results and ongoing activities.• Advise and evaluate on potential partnerships with specialized training institutes in the fields of electricity and sustainable energy.  5. Capacity Development: • Assess the Capacity of the technical employees of the Electricity Deputyship. • Capacity Development Programme (Training) for the employees of the Deputyship • Ensures the good performance of the project team, notably through the promotion of a productive working relationship with counterparts at national and the observance of a service approach to technical assistance.• Provides direction and guidance to assigned staff; evaluates and reviews work performance for acceptability and conformance with deputyship standards.• Works with employees of the Electricity Deputyship to correct deficiencies; plans, coordinates, and arranges for appropriate training of subordinates; documents corrective action and applies the national policies, as needed; participates in the interview and selection process of new employees; recommends merit increases, reassignment, and promotions according to established guidelines.  Competencies LeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow: Positions the organization as a center of expertise and influence Inspires others to reach new heights InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work: Promotes stakeholder-centered design and appropriate risk-taking approaches for office / programme / divisionPeople ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction: Empowers team managers to act independently and takes people management decisionsCommunication & Relationship ManagementAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform: Reconciles contrasting positions and ambiguous circumstances by communicating a clear path for resolution and progressDeliveryAbility to get things done while exercising good judgement: Sets strategic goals and builds the means to achieve optimal service delivery and organizational excellenceEnergy AccessKnowledge of energy access concepts and/or issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations :Navigate & Guide: Charts a course for a systems approach to continuous learning, adaptation, and excellence, creating institutional imperatives to realize progress within across the relevant professionEnergy Financing (Market based)Knowledge of market-based energy financing and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations: Navigate & Guide: Charts a course for a systems approach to continuous learning, adaptation, and excellence, creating institutional imperatives to realize progress within across the relevant professionSustainable and Renewable Energy Options:Knowledge of sustainable consumption and production patterns and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations: Navigate & Guide: Charts a course for a systems approach to continuous learning, adaptation, and excellence, creating institutional imperatives to realize progress within across the relevant profession  Required Skills and Experience • A minimum of 15 years relevant professional experience with 5 years relevant international experience. • Relevant experience in the Middle East is an asset.• A minimum of 3 years of experience as Chief Technical Advisor in international development programs/projects.Specific professional experience• Strong experience in electricity systems development and energy policies development, planning and implementation, especially in developed countries at similar economic level as KSA. • Proven experience in public private partnerships in the Energy sector in Developed countries.• Specific applied knowledge and practical experience of energy management and system development techniques and strategic design.• Experience with sector analysis and institutional capacity building. • Experience in sector-wide approaches involving partners coordination and incorporating partner cooperation effectiveness.• Experience in M&E schemes in the area of Electric policy is an asset. • Experience of Energy governance of the regulatory system in a decentralization context is an asset.• Experience in the preparation of research proposals is an asset. • Specific experience in other technical areas covered by the project is an asset.Skills• Ability to work at senior level in a changing, multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships.• Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills• Proficient user level computer skills of Office and other software• An excellent verbal and written command of English is essential. Knowledge of Arabic language would be an added advantage. • Proven experience in the management of international teams of experts of different technical backgrounds. • Ability to interact in different cultural and multi-professional academic and institutional environments and to create good working relationships with peers and with political and professional hierarchies.  ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ___________________________________________________________________________ 

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