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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

Director, Security Office - D1

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. The United Nations Development Programme is the global development network of the United Nations system and is working in 177 countries and territories around the world with its Headquarters based in New York. The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is the central Bureau tasked with the development of corporate strategies, policies, tools and systems in key cross-cutting management areas. Drawing on sound analytics and a risk-management approach, BMS supports the achievement of development results through management advice, innovative business solutions, and other corporate services in line with international best practices and evolving needs and expectations of development partners.   UNDP is a member of the UN Security Management System (UNSMS). Within the context of the overall UN Security Management System (UNSMS), the Security Director is responsible for coordinating UNDP's response to security matters and providing the Administrator and all relevant actors with security advice, guidance, and assistance. The Security Director provides leadership and direction in the formulation and implementation of, and compliance with, security related policies, plans and all security matters to UNDP globally. The UNDP Security Director and the team at Headquarters provide overall management, policy, advisory and operational support including training.  As UNDP Senior Security Manager, s/he is responsible for the formulation of a cohesive corporate security policy Is accountable for the performance of all UNDP security personnel globally, irrespective of funding source, directing appropriate action through the HQ and Regional Security Teams Determines the advice and support received by HQs, country and regional offices in the implementation of policies, procedures and plans issued by UNDSSLeads advocacy for mainstreaming of security into Country Offices (COs) operational activities, including projectsCo-ordinates the organization's higher level response to personnel safety and security issues,  providing all the relevant actors with advice and guidance Acts as focal point to UNDSS and the security sections of other UN organizations at the corporate level. The Director of the Security Office, is the designated Senior Security Manager for UNDP,  appointed by the UNDP Administrator.  S/he reports to the Assistant Administrator through the Deputy Director for Management Services.  S/he manages a workforce of more than 120 security and operational support personnel covering all UNDP HQ locations country and regional offices. Duties and Responsibilities 1) Organizational leadershipSets the strategic direction of security management in UNDP and facilitates its integration into corporate planning, programming and operations;Recommends the organization's and UNDSS's required support and resources in the area of Security for UNDP's global network on the basis of assessments of the risks/threats, as well as the on the basis of UNDP's own capacity to mitigate, through monitoring of the level of MOSS compliance of the Country Offices and projects in the field;Addresses organizational policy and implementation dimensions impacting and overlapping with security in coordination with relevant functional units in UNDP, as well as UNDSS and other organizations;Acts as focal point for the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and security sections of other UN organizations;Represents UNDP at senior representational levels in interagency forums for policy and decision making in the area of security. 2) Policy development, oversight and quality assurance, implementation  Guides the formulation and updating of a cohesive security policy including Commercial Aviation Travel Risk Mitigation;Ensures organizational compliance with all United Nations security policies, procedures and regulations; Contributes to the corporate crisis management of security issues through guidance to HQs, Regional Hubs, Centres, and COs;Supports Regional Service Centers/COs/Project Offices in security planning and the security dimensions of emergency/crisis preparedness, in accordance with country-specific requirements;Oversees the implementation of policies, procedures and plans issued by UNDSS. 3) Management Supervision in the following areas:Oversees and administers allocation and utilization of funding for UNMSM, including premises safety and security compliance and security advisories.Oversees, facilitates, and directs the planning, management, operations and activities of UNDP security personnel for consistently high levels of performance, client service, efficiency and engagementProvides oversight of all security personnel, including their recruitment, irrespective of the source of funding.Advocates the implementation of corporate and best-practice approaches to ensure effective (human, financial and administrative) resources provision aligned with results in the area of security and safety provision.    4) Ensures the provision of timely and effective client support by UNDP Security Personnel, as follows:Security advice to the UNDP Management and personnel.Provision of advice to UNDP management concerning reengineering of existing structures and processes to bring focus to security resulting in enhanced accountability and ownership across organizational lines.  Provision of security support to the UNDP Administrator, and daily security management of UNDP HQ premises.Day-to-day response to personnel safety and security, providing all the relevant actors with technical advice and guidance.Assists the COs in establishing internal communication systems and ensure UNDP communications are integrated into the appropriate UN Security Emergency Communications System. Ensures that security awareness and preparedness training and information tools are effective; and advocate for utilization by clients. 5) Knowledge management Provides inputs to the development of systems to capture and codify knowledge in the Security practice for the enhancement of staff training, learning and awareness concerning security issues.  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 Technical/Functional Primary Security & Safety Knowledge of security systems and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations Security Event Management & MonitoringAbility to plan, manage, and monitor event security Security Policy ManagementKnowledge of security policy concepts and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations Security Testing and Proactive EnhancementAbility to design and implement meaningful security testing and agility to create proactive enhancements Knowledge FacilitationAbility to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Secondary Client OrientationDemonstrates a Commitment to the Provision of Quality Service to Clients, promoting a Mindset of Valuing Clients Building and Promoting Effective TeamsKnowledge of Motivate, engage, and encourage communication, and feedback, for optimal performance and service improvement Required Skills and Experience Education:Advanced university degree in Security Management, Military Affairs, Public Policy, Development or another relevant discipline; formal multi-year education in military/police senior command and staff college is equivalent to an Advanced University degree.A first-level university degree in any of the above disciplines with five additional years of relevant experience in addition to the requirements set out below, may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree. Experience:At least 15 years of progressively responsible experience in security management, law enforcement or national military service, of which at least 5-7 years is in middle or senior management at least 2 years of which should have been spent in an ongoing crisis environment while serving in the UN system.At least 2 years' security management experience in conflict and post-conflict settings in a UN context.Five years' management experience in country/field operations of the United Nations system, demonstrating work experience within the UN Security Management system.Proven experience in personnel management, development and leadership.Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of security policies and procedures is required. Language Requirements:Excellent knowledge of English, in writing, presentation and communication skills.Knowledge of another UN languages is an advantage Other: Current relevant Professional Certification is an advantage, e.g. in Security Management, Physical Security, Investigations, Information Security, Project Management, etc.     ___________________________________________________________________________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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29/07/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Media Analyst - P2

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 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 The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world's leading global development network, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission. Creating strong political and financial backing for UNDP by providing partners and supporters with a clear understanding of what UNDP does and how our mission, capabilities and flagship services relate to them. The Bureau leads UNDP's work on innovative and diversified partnerships and ways of financing the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also responsible for global campaigns on critical development issues, which aim to inform government policies and build partnerships around high-impact solutions. BERA coordinates and sets corporate standards across the functions of partnerships, marketing and communications within UNDP and leads on internal communications. The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy is positioned around three service lines; Public Partnership; Advocacy, Marketing and Communications; and Private and Finance Partners, all working in close collaboration and coordination under the guidance of the Directorate and with the support of the Management Support Unit and Strategic Analysis and Engagement team.  BERA has a robust network of Representation Offices (Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and Washington D.C.) and Regional Teams in five hubs (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and CIS, and Latin American and the Caribbean) co-led with Regional Bureaux, all of which play a critical role in audience centric communications and management and strengthening of relationships with Public and Private Partners to help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem.  The position of Media Analyst is within the Advocacy, Marketing and Communications Group in BERA, reporting to the Head of Media. The Media Analyst supports the development and implementation of corporate communications strategies and plans around key corporate priority events and products. Under the guidance of the Media Relations Lead, he/she/they supports all UNDP's media relations at an international level, including developing messaging and Q&As, arranging media interviews with spokespeople and experts, organizing media events, pitching articles for publication, and other outreach as necessary. He/she/they helps to identify key media opportunities and identify human interest stories of UNDP's program work to develop with a view to securing coverage in international media outlets. He/she/they provides support to UNDP's Goodwill Ambassador program, as well as being responsible for monitoring and analysis of UNDP's media impact.  Duties and Responsibilities 1) Contribute to the implementation of the External Engagement StrategyInitiate, draft and edit communications materials, including press kits, fact sheets and infographics. Participate in organizing media events and positioning UNDP senior staff in media outlets. Work closely with policy teams and communications colleagues across the organisation to identify media moments and implement relevant activities. Generate content aimed at external audiences focused on UNDP's global programmatic and policy priorities.2) Support to media relationsDevelop and maintain relationships with media outlets and journalists, particularly in relation to UNDP's priority themes. Pitch UNDP stories and spokespeople to priority media outlets.Identify and develop new opportunities for positive media coverage of UNDP's mission and mandate.Maintain database of media interactions, including interviews, stories published, and media mentions.Build new and update existing targeted media lists using media contacts service provider.3) Support the Goodwill Ambassador and Celebrity Relations programSupport the day-to-day activities of the celebrity and influencer relations division, including drafting web, social media and other comms content; updating the Goodwill Ambassador web page; and tracking and compiling reports on celebrity engagement.Support the expansion of the Goodwill Ambassador program by assisting with research, due diligence and appointment processes.Support media outreach efforts around celebrity supporters, including drafting press materials, posting celebrity-related press releases in the UNDP online newsroom, building media lists, pitching, and creating reach and impact reports.4) Media monitoring and dissemination of communication materialsResponsible for posting press releases and other relevant communication materials on UNDP global website.Responsible for disseminating press releases, media advisories and other relevant communication materials to external media. Responsible for media monitoring of UNDP mentions and identifying important/relevant media articles.Create and maintain database of sensitive issues. Responsible for compiling media coverage reports on UNDP priority issues, key events, signature publications, campaigns and end-of-year media and communications reach and impact.Perform other duties within your functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office.  Competencies Core InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas workLeadershipAbility to persuade others to followPeople ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfactionCommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transformDeliveryAbility to get things done Technical/FunctionalPrimaryProfessionalism Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sectorPlanning & OrganizingDevelops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategiesRelationship ManagementAbility to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationshipsCollaboration and PartnershipAbility to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support. Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDPManagement and CoordinationAbility to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration. Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet needTeamworkAbility to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goalsSecondaryLearning and DevelopmentKnowledge of enterprise learning and development issues, concepts, and principles, and ability to apply them to enhance the fulfilment and performance of employees  Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced degree in relevant field of communications, journalism, social science, or related field. First degree acceptable with an additional two years of experience in relevant field of communications and/or journalism. Experience: A minimum of two (2) years with Master's degree and four (4) years if First degree, of relevant professional work experience required in the field of communications and/or journalism. Experience in media relations.Track record of successfully pitching media interviews and stories to international media outlets.Experience working for international/intra-governmental organizations.Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English required.Knowledge of additional UN language(s) an asset.      ___________________________________________________________________________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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26/07/2021
United Nations Development Programme

UN-WB Liaison Officer - P3

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairobi

 Background Somalia is often cited as an example where there has been constructive and innovative partnership between the World Bank and United Nations. Its enduring country platform – the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) – and the Mutual Accountability Framework (MAF) have been central to this partnership and the humanitarian-development-peace (HDP nexus) more broadly. The SDRF serves as both a coordination framework and a financing architecture for implementing the NDP-9. In addition to the coordination role it plays for all development resources, the SDRF provides a common governance structure for three multi-partner trust funds administered by the African Development Bank, the United Nations and the World Bank.To leverage their collaboration in Somalia, the UN and WB have jointly financed a liaison officer since 2017 to support the aid coordination and effectiveness agenda, often using the SDRF and MAF as a springboard for this partnership. The liaison officer has played a key role in supporting the aid architecture; conducting aid flows analysis and supporting development of an online Aid Information Management System (AIMS); advancing the use of country systems (UCS) agenda; facilitating the development and monitoring of MAFs; and providing general liaison support across the UN and WB as and when needed.UN and World Bank leadership in Somalia reaffirmed their commitment to this partnership at the UN-WB Steering Committee for Crisis Affected Situations on 5 October 2020. Continued support for a joint liaison officer position is part of a larger proposal aimed at strengthening UN-WB partnership in Somalia.  Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Functions:Dedicated support for UN-WB Partnership;Support country platforms, tools and frameworks;Use of Country Systems.Dedicated support for UN-WB Partnership:Provide liaison support across the UN and World Bank at both strategic and technical levels;Produce concise quarterly updates on UN-WB partnership across the HDP nexus to track progress and inform coordination efforts at both a strategic and technical level. These should also be adapted and integrated into other forms of reporting (e.g. country and fund-level progress reports);Facilitate regular discussions between UN-WB leadership on the partnership at country level, including an annual review of commitments on agreed priorities for the partnership;Promote collaboration and innovation between the UN and World Bank on cross-cutting issues, notably gender equality and women's empowerment, resilience and recovery, and the environment and climate change;Promote information sharing and dialogue across the UN-WB, with government and the Somalia Donor Group;Support country platforms, tools and frameworks:Support government, UN, WB and donor community with the development and monitoring of the Mutual Accountability Framework (or any successor agreements) and with substantive preparations for high level policy forums;Collaborate with colleagues in the Partnership Unit of the Integrated Office to support strengthened aid coordination and effectiveness in Somalia, promoting the use of collective tools, platforms and frameworks (Aid Information Management System, SDRF aid architecture);Support coordination between the three SDRF Funds administered by the UN, World Bank and African Development Bank;Use of Country Systems:Support development and monitoring of commitments on the Use of Country Systems (UCS) through a dedicated roadmap and/or integrated into the MAF;Support government and partners to develop guidance on different aspects of UCS and promote awareness of related standards and processes within the international community;Promote strengthening of and improved UCS from 'on plan' to 'on treasury'Coordinate with the Anti-Corruption Advisor and Risk Management Unit on critical UCS issues, identifying opportunities to minimize opportunities for corruption and strengthen risk managementIn all of these tasks, s/he will work closely with a number of actors across the UN and World Bank, as well as with government (notably OPM/ACU, MoF and MoPIED), the African Development Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Somalia Donor Group.The UN-WB Liaison Officer will be based in Nairobi with travel as needed throughout Somalia. S/he will report directly to the Head of the RC Office for work planning, reporting and administrative requirements, with a dotted line to the Senior Operations Officer in the World Bank Country Management Unit and to the Senior UN-WB Partnership Advisor at PBSO.  Key results expected include:Continued innovation and strengthening of UN-WB Partnership in Somalia focusing on the key needs of the HDP nexus;Collective priorities defined and monitored through Mutual Accountability Framework (MAF);Updated UCS Roadmap developed, endorsed and monitored by government and international partners;Increased adherence to aid effectiveness principles on the part of government, the UN, the WB, and donors;Increased coherence between UN and WB Trust Fund portfolios.  Competencies Core Competencies    Leadership : Ability to persuade others to follow : Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriersInnovation : Ability to make new and useful ideas work : Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement themPeople Management : Ability to improve performance and satisfaction : Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in othersCommunication : Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform : Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to othersDelivery : Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement  : Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutionsTechnical/Functional Competencies.   Crisis governance - Knowledge of Crisis Governance concepts and principles and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations : Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseCrisis policy and tools - Ability to develop and implement methods and tools for crisis situations. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertisePartnerships -  Ability to engage with other agencies, donors and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseRelationship management -  Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency coordination and forge productive working relationships. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseEffective development cooperation - Knowledge of development cooperation which can then be carried forward into inclusive, country led mechanism for development cooperation and national and regional levels. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseStrategic planning - Ability to make decisions that align with strategy, vision and mission. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseGlobal development finance -  Knowledge of global development financial trends, global financial institutions and processes and ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseAnti-corruption - Knowledge of anti-corruption concepts principles and methods and the ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseCore government functions - Knowledge of key public administration areas and cover government functions and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations in different development situations. Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseSocial inclusions and inequalities - Knowledge and nature of trends of multi-dimensional inequalities and disparities, issues of social exclusion (including issues of disability and ageing) and ability to apply in strategic and/or practical situations. 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 in political or social sciences, international Relations, development, or related disciplines with 5 years relevant experience ORExperience:        Relevant work experience (minimum of 5 years with master's degree) with bilateral or multilateral agencies dealing with issues related to aid delivery in fragile states context.Good knowledge of recent aid effectiveness principles and practices, including on issues related to donor performance, risk management, financing, aid effectiveness and monitoring and evaluation in fragile states.Knowledge of the UN and World Bank.Understanding of national planning tools and the Use of Country Systems is desirable.Language Requirements:              Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language 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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26/07/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Team Leader - Environment - P3

Laos, Vientiane , Vientiane

 Background Under the overall guidance of the Resident Representative and direct supervision by the Deputy Resident Representative, the Team Leader of Environment (Natural Resources Management, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction) manages a major programme portfolio in selected programme practice areas. The main role is to manage the portfolio including development, implementation and continued monitoring of implementation. The Team Leader leads the portfolio team in strategic planning and identifies new programme areas including securing the necessary resources for operationalizing the programme while ensuring consistency with UNPF/ CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.The Team Leader leads and supervises the portfolio team and works in close collaboration with the governance and livelihood / poverty teams, Operations team in the CO, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff as well as Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP programme.Reporting structure:  Reports to Deputy Resident Representative; 5 direct reports.   Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions:Ensuring the strategic direction of the portfolioManagement of the CO programme and supervision of the Programme teamStrategic partnerships and resource mobilizationProvision of top-quality policy advisory services to the Government and UNDP and facilitation of knowledge & capacity building and management1. As a member of the CO management team, ensures the strategic direction of the portfolio focusing on achievement of the following results:Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of CCA, UNPF, CPD, CPAP, AWP and other documents.Thorough analysis and research contributions to development of products and policy advisory services that aim to support the government of Laos in implementation of policies aiming at achievement of SDGs relevant to natural resource management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, disaster risk reduction and reduction at national and sub-national levels.Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation.Operationalization of UNPF/ CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identification of possibilities for joint programming.Analysis and presentation of UNDP policies and their implementation in the CO.CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.Liaison between UNDP and the Government of Lao PDR with respect to major programme issues in the assigned thematic areas and provide solutions in seeking consensus.Liaises regularly with the Government counterparts and advises Deputy Resident Representative and Resident Representative on the strategic direction of the programme portfolioDevelopment of strong synergies with other parts of the programme portfolio to demonstrate their contribution to the SDGs implementation in Laos.2)    Ensures effective management of the portfolio and supervision of the unit members focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results.Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the implementing partners.Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the portfolio, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. The Team Leader performs the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval.Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports with strict adherence to timelines and required quality standards.Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the unit to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager.Effective people management and capacity building of staff in the unit.3)   Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization focusing on achievement of the following results:Develops and implements strategic partnerships with donors, UN and non-UN System organizations and NGOs, UN Agencies, IFIs, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, mass organizations, civil society etc. to achieve programme outcomes for all the programme areas assigned;Leads preparation of funding proposals and briefing documents for donors, organizes donor briefings and organizes and supports negotiation with multi and bilateral agencies in cooperation with Government counterparts and advisors;Determines programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors' priorities; Coordinates with the key government institutions including Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) in addition to the relevant line ministries to ensure that UNDP continues to remain a strategic and major partner in the areas of NRM, Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction.4)   Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and published best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.IV. Impact of ResultsThe key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching UNPF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.  The relevant national institutions like Ministry & provincial departments of Forestry (Agriculture), Natural Resources & Environment, Labour & Social Welfare, will be strengthened and impacts of Climate Change, disasters in Lao PDR will be reduced through efficient and effective programme development and implementation. Competencies Description of Competency at Level Required(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)CoreInnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas workLevel 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement themLeadershipAbility to persuade others to followLevel 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriersPeople ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfactionLevel 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in othersCommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to othersDeliveryAbility 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/FunctionalResource mobilizationAbility to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resourcesResults Based ManagementAbility to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable resultsNatural Resource Management Knowledge of natural resource management principles, policies and laws, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsClimate ChangeKnowledge of climate change policies and laws, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsDisaster Risk ReductionKnowledge of disaster risk reduction policies and laws, and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situationsAll Technical/Functional competencies are applied to the Level 5: 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 in Development, Economics, Environmental or Natural Sciences, Environmental Management or Policy or related field. Experience:At least 5 years of relevant experience at the international level with progressive responsibility in the fields of environmental policy, NRM, Climate Change, Disaster Risk Reduction or other relevant areas. Hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Knowledge and hands-on experience of management of vertical funds (e.g. GEF and GCF) will be an asset.Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems. Language Requirements:Fluency in English (oral and written)       ___________________________________________________________________________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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23/07/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Human Resources Specialist - P4

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul

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.UNDP, as an integral part of its mission to fight poverty and improve the lives of people around the world, is committed to being open, transparent and accountable. As part of this commitment, UNDP adopted International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and established a Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU) to provide IPSAS transactional recording (in the areas of revenue, expenses and fixed assets), procurement, advisory and support services to UNDP Offices worldwide, and to provide training to UNDP Offices where needed. Human Resources services within the GSSU was set up earlier in 2003 in Copenhagen and it provides customized service packages to more than 40,000 UN personnel from agencies, funds and programmes across the UN System. GSSU/HR in Copenhagen has established a legacy as a major Human Resources administration center within the United Nations and is recognized as a centre of excellence. The Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU) is part of the Bureau for Management Services (BMS).In the area of Human Resources, the GSSU supports both staff and management in UNDP offices and units with the full cycle of HR services ranging from recruitment, talent management, learning and development, HR policy and advisory services, benefits and entitlements management, payroll and banking transactions.  The Recruitment Unit in the Global Human Resources Regional Service Center (GHRSC) in Istanbul is responsible for the execution of recruitment processes and services for all locally recruited staff and Service Contract holders (SC) in the five UNDP Regional Bureaux (RBA/RBAS/RBAP/RBEC/RBLAC), and supervises and manages recruitment processes and services delegated to GSSU/RSCs in six Regional Service Centers – Addis Ababa, Dakar, Amman, Bangkok, Istanbul and Panama. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the P5 HR Manager in the GHRSC Istanbul, the incumbent is accountable for the transparent implementation of recruitment transactions, products and services in a way that is consistent with the purpose and objectives of the Clustering Business Case, which intend to support UNDP Country Offices by providing cost-effective solutions, improving governance and controls and increasing efficiency. S/he interprets and applies Staff Rules and Regulations, recruitment policies and procedures, establishes internal procedures, maintains high workforce morale and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex technical recruitment issues. The incumbent will supervise the GHRSC Recruitment Unit and will ensure timely, accurate and client-oriented services. In addition, s/he collaborates and coordinates the work and shares knowledge and best practices with other GSSU HR teams and advocates a single approach to maintain and enhance the cohesiveness of the work. The Recruitment Specialist will work in close collaboration with HR, Finance, Procurement and Payroll Management Teams in the GSSU and with other BMS units as necessary to analyze and deliver strategic business services and products that meet the needs of client country offices.  Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions:Implementation and Delivery of Recruitment StrategiesPerformance and Delivery of Recruitment ServicesCase Management and ResolutionManagement ExcellenceImplementation and Delivery of Recruitment Strategies:Control regular interaction with HR focal points in all UNDP Country Offices on consolidated global recruitment strategies and plans.Lead all activities that ensure transparent and competitive recruitment, selection and placement processes including but not limited to job classification, preparation and validations of terms of reference for SC holder positions, vacancy announcements, screening of candidates, reference checks, organization of interview panels, preparation of interview minutes and recommendations to Compliance Review Boards/Panels, candidate selection/approvals for SC holders, and handover of completed recruitment cases to the GHRSC Benefits and Entitlements Unit for hiring, onboarding and contract management.Lead the creation and maintenance of data banks of job descriptions, terms of reference and candidate rosters.Within delegated authority and in consultation with GHRSC, Regional Bureaux and Country Office management, make determinations that may include the creation of precedents and, with respect to sensitive cases, recommend solutions that are considered technically accurate.Guide the timely application of the advice and guidance provided by Central Recruitment in OHR on recruitment processes, procedures and best practices to develop and share insights to further enhance the effectiveness of the function.Oversee the collection, collation and assembly of inputs to recruitment guidelines, tools and policies that are responsive to the individual business needs of the five Regional Bureaux and the delivery of People for 2030.Guide the production of substantive and technical inputs and feedback on the development and implementation of e-recruit/applicant tracking systems as necessary.Lead and coordinate recruitment business process mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in recruitment and control of the workflows.Provide motivation and encouragement for contribution to the development of procedures and practices that enhance and improve recruitment.Performance and Delivery of Recruitment Services :Accountable for the compliance of recruitment strategies with UNDP Staff Rules and Regulations, UNDP processes and guideline, and Service Contract holder policies and procedures by providing ongoing operational guidance, interpretation and technical support to the various GSSU recruitment teams.Guide team leaders and members with advice and solutions on more complex recruitment cases or cases of an exceptional nature. Directly take appropriate action on difficult cases to identify and deliver a solution.Manage the work of the GSSU Recruitment Teams to ensure a consistent and high-level service quality.Act as approver (Level 2) for compensation payments for Service Contracts and liaise with GSSU Payroll and Finance Units to seek clarifications and agreements on common approaches.Guide vacancy management, including the design of vacancy announcements and approval of job postings.Lead the coordination of timely transparent and competitive recruitment and selection processes, vacancy announcements, screening, assessments, reference checks, selection of candidates, interview minutes and reporting in line with UNDP policies and standards.Control assessment processes, including management of test and competency-based interviews.Supervise interview panels as applicable.Lead the design of strategies and ensure positive candidate experience, including communication with and provision of guidance to candidates on their inquiries about UNDP career opportunities and application processes.Provide leadership on the development and delivery of an effective onboarding process in collaboration with GSSU-BES, Talent Acquisition and People Programmes and Talent Development Units for newly hired and transitioning candidates to ensure a smooth transition to the new role.Establish data driven Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for recruitment thatare aimedto enhance the candidate experience and reduce the time to hire;Monitor and report achievement of the established KPIs in a timely manner and build action plans necessary to keep effective work delivery.Case Management and Resolution:Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation, and administration of policies, procedures and guidelines on all recruitment related matters applicable to staff and SC holders.Guide GSSU Recruitment Teams with solutions on difficult cases and deliver solutions. Analyze and evaluate requests from managers and staff, taking into account the needs, policies and practices of the Organization.Deliver advisory services to managers and employees in the area of recruitment.Identify needs for new or modified policies and practices and initiate or propose the actions required.Actively liaise with relevant UNDP/UN entities to seek policy clarifications and/or identify agreed solutions.Liaise with the GSSU Payroll and Finance Units on complicated cases and suggest solutions. Build and manage a client/account management system to support efficient service delivery.Management Excellence:Promote management excellence in the GHRSC Recruitment Unit by ensuring accountability in all areas and by demonstrating a high level of skills in the management of workforce resources including selection based on merit and the needs of the organization, employee aspiration and counselling, systematic and equitable performance management, and employee development and learning activities. Effectively manage the human and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) of the Unit  and ensure both are optimally utilized.Monitor and manage compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in all activities in recruitment. Ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations. Advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls.Provide quality assurance to corporate UNDP networks and maintain up-to-date knowledge of trends and best practices. Distill best practices and comparative experiences. Propose quality enhancements in order to maximize policy impact and relevance.Direct the maintenance on the GSSU HR/ intranet / Knowledge Management / Self-Service portal of comprehensive recruitment information for staff and managers including standard operating procedures, process workflows, user guides and frequently asked questions.  Competencies Core:InnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work.Leadership:Ability to persuade others to follow.People Management:Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.CommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.Delivery:Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.Technical/Functional:RecruitmentKnowledge of recruitment and HR issues and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical solutions to secure and retain quality candidates.Human Resources Management (General):Knowledge of HR management concepts, issues and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations.Case Management:Ability to organize, record, and manage employee interactions with recruitment concepts and issues.Service Delivery Coordination:Ability to coordinate and deliver services in line with unit work plans and Service Level Agreements and standards of excellence in UNDP.Problem Solving:Accurately accumulating information and its analysis; forecasting potential problems and planning; allowing for alternative, creative solutions and identifying most reasonable solutions.Mentoring & Capacity Building:Ability to coach/mentor technical staff to enhance sustain capacity development.Management & Coordination:Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration. Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet need.Knowledge Facilitation:Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.  Required Skills and Experience Education:Masters' University Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences, Law or related field;Bachelor's degree in the relevant field with an additional 2 year of relevant experience will also be acceptable.Experience:Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in Human Resources Management, including some experience specifically in the provision of HR advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems;At least 2 years of recent supervisory responsibility leading teams in a diverse team environment;Familiarity with remote reporting lines would be an asset;Familiarity with HR management, including talent acquisition and recruitment, in the UN system is a great advantage;Experience in the usage of computers and MS Office packages (MS Word, Excel etc.);Demonstrated knowledge of integrated HR management systems would be an asset;Work experience in a UNDP Country Office is desirable.Language Requirements:Fluency in English (both oral and written);Working knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.Other:Familiarity with HR module in Oracle-based Enterprise Resources (ERP) is 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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23/07/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Partnerships & Communications Specialist - P4

Sweden, Stockholm , Stockholm

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 The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world's leading global development agency, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission. Creating strong political and financial backing for UNDP by providing partners and supporters with a clear understanding of what UNDP does and how our mission, capabilities and flagship services relate to them. The Bureau leads UNDP's work on innovative and diversified partnerships and ways of financing the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also responsible for global campaigns on critical development issues, which aim to inform government policies and build partnerships around high-impact solutions. BERA coordinates and sets corporate standards across the functions of partnerships, marketing and communications within UNDP and leads on internal communications.The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy is positioned around three service lines; Public Partnership; Advocacy, Marketing and Communications; and Private and Finance Partners, all working in close collaboration and coordination under the guidance of the Directorate and with the support of the Management Support Unit and Strategic Analysis and Engagement team. BERA has a robust network of Representation Offices (Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Germany) and Regional Teams in five hubs (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and CIS, and Latin American and the Caribbean) co-led with Regional Bureaux, all of which play a critical role in audience centric communications and management and strengthening of relationships with Public and Private Partners to help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem.UNDP's Nordic Representation Office (NRO) is located in Copenhagen with satellite offices in Norway, Finland and Sweden. It serves as a liaison and communication office, which works to share knowledge and raise awareness about UNDP's mandate, work and results. NRO works both as a liaison office between UNDP's headquarter in New York (/BERA) and the Nordic member states, and as a communication office, which focuses on reaching the public through the media, public events, presentations, field trips and cooperation with Nordic stakeholders, including civil society, private sector, and schools and research institutions. This position is based in Stockholm.The extension of the post at P4 level beyond the one-year period advertised is dependent on the continuation of the SIDA communication support project. Duties and Responsibilities Oversee the management of the SIDA communications project (2019-2022), which seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of the SDGs, and knowledge of the work of UN/DP and how Sweden contributes to those results with a domestic Swedish audience;Provide strategic support and guidance to maintain, nurture and further develop tailored partnerships for outreach, advocacy to position UNDP as a key substantive partner with Swedish interlocutors;Identify new funding and partnership opportunities to ensure that UNDP maintains and potentially grows its current share of funding;  Develop and coordinate key engagement strategies around priority issues and campaigns in UNDP, including setting priorities, goals, and KPIs for existing and new partnerships;Perform intelligence gathering, analyse donor trends and funding landscape and provide input into RO policy recommendations and corporate strategies tailored to specific donors;Coordinate with BERA Communications teams on outreach and marketing activities relevant to advocacy of UNDP's mandate and position UNDP with relevant partners and clients of the Representation Office;Network and build trusted and constructive relations with partners in all areas related to resource mobilization and programming;Under the guidance of the Director, represent UNDP in public events, media engagements and bilateral meetings with donors;Act as a liaison on behalf of the Director, with relevant partners in Sweden including government, CSOs and private sector partners;Supervise the UNDP Sweden team and ensure effective and efficient delivery of the office's activities and budget;Perform other duties within the functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office. 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 PartnershipsAbility to engage with other agencies, donors and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relations. RepresentationAbility to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues). Brand & Quality ManagementAbility to position a UNDP brand and uphold it to a high level. Knowledge ManagementAbility to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge. Relationship ManagementAbility to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships. Public RelationsAbility to manage the spread of information between the UNDP and the public. Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree in Public Administration, Law, European studies, Political Sciences or related field. Experience:A minimum of 7 years of professional experience at the national or international level in programming and providing management advisory services;Managerial and budget management experience an asset;Familiarity with the UN/UNDP system and UNDP-Swedish partnership an asset;Partnership-building and fundraising including with private sector entities an asset.Familiarity with MFA and SIDA funding management and procedures. Language Requirements:Fluency in English and Swedish; both oral and written, is required.Working knowledge of another UN language is 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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21/07/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Partnerships Specialist - P3

Germany, Berlin , Berlin

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 Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world's leading global development agency, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission. Creating strong political and financial backing for UNDP by providing partners and supporters with a clear understanding of what UNDP does and how our mission, capabilities and flagship services relate to them. The Bureau leads UNDP's work on innovative and diversified partnerships and ways of financing the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also responsible for global campaigns on critical development issues, which aim to inform government policies and build partnerships around high-impact solutions. BERA coordinates and sets corporate standards across the functions of partnerships, marketing and communications within UNDP and leads on internal communications.The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy is positioned around three service lines; Public Partnership; Advocacy, Marketing and Communications; and Private and Finance Partners, all working in close collaboration and coordination under the guidance of the Directorate and with the support of the Management Support Unit and Strategic Analysis and Engagement team. BERA has a robust network of Representation Offices (Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and Washington D.C.) and Regional Teams in five hubs (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and CIS, and Latin American and the Caribbean) co-led with Regional Bureaux, all of which play a critical role in audience centric communications and management and strengthening of relationships with Public and Private Partners to help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem.In April 2021 UNDP opened a new representation office in Germany. The office is a reflection of the complementary agenda between UNDP and Germany and the shared ambition of supporting country-led efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the promotion of democratic governance, poverty eradication, stabilization and conflict prevention in fragile contexts and action on inequalities, climate change and the environment, making for a highly convergent partnership agenda.   The Office is expected to deepen the partnership with Germany, increase the visibility of UNDP and its work among German constituents and support UNDP at headquarter, regional and country levels in better positioning with German counterparts. The office will cultivate, build and nurture strategic relationships including with parliament and its committees, Ministries, KFW, civil society, the private sector, foundations, academia, think tanks and the media. The Office is located in Bonn with a satellite office set up in Berlin.To support the Director in his/her day-to-day activities, networking and outreach, and working in close collaboration with the Office's Senior Partnership Advisor and Deputy Director, the Partnership Specialist will ensure that the Director is well informed, prepared and thoroughly briefed on current and on-going issues and able to follow-up on meetings and requests.Consequently, the role of the Partnership Specialist carries a significant responsibility to ensure accurate, credible and timely information flow and reporting. The Partnership Specialist ensures full confidentiality and discretion in all aspects of the business of the office, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made. Duties and Responsibilities Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Director and in close liaison with the Partnership Advisor and Deputy Director, the Partnership Specialist has the following duties and responsibilities;Provision of Strategic Policy Guidance for Communication, Advocacy and Resource MobilizationEngages in the development and ensures implementation of tailored communications, outreach, resource mobilization and other strategies to deepen and broaden UNDP's existing partnership with key German;Support RO Director in the development and maintenance of effective cooperation with senior officials; outreach to parliament, parliamentary committees, Ministries, political parties and other relevant political actors at federal and state level;Based on collection and analysis of political intelligence, propose entry points to optimize current trends in the country's political and financial support to UNDP;Brief stakeholders on UNDP's work and results and advocate for UNDP positioning. Management and Operation SupportConduct research, substantive review and critical analysis of information and documents for the Director;Ensures day to day implementation of the office's strategic planning processes including results-based management and reporting (Track, monitor and follow-up on the progress of various initiatives, projects, action items);Gather, investigate, research, analyze, and/or study information affecting the Office and propose effective follow-up actions;Prepare outline and/or draft of papers, speeches and talking points for the Director.Develops and/or contribute to the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations, and responses on institutional, development, strategic and operational issues, as appropriate.Organise visits of UN/DP senior staff and management to Germany, including in the context of annual consultations or reviews, conferences, bilateral meetings, fund-raising initiatives etc. preparing presentations, briefing notes and talking points as appropriate;Administrative, travel and logistical support as is appropriate and required; PartnershipsInforms CO's/HQ on strategic communication approaches and types of information products needed to respond to the German aid climate;Supports CO's and HQ with assessments of changing German development priorities for input into UNDP's communication and advocacy policy making and strategy setting;Provides input to the RO leadership in shaping and advancing overall engagement, cooperation and partnership building with partners in Germany;Supports the RO in engagements with UNDP Regional and Central Bureaus, helping to identify new entry points and programming opportunities between Germany and UNDP in German priority areas;Engages in the building and strengthening of knowledge, understanding, and importance of UNDP's work and value to a wide range of partners in Germany in order to enhance strategic, political, funding and overall support to UNDP;Identify project opportunities and seek partnerships with German stakeholders where relevant, to raise awareness and mobilize support for the SDGs and UNDP's work; Perform other duties within your functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office. 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.     Technical/Functional     PartnershipsAbility to engage with other agencies, donors and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relations. RepresentationAbility to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues). Brand & Quality ManagementAbility to position a UNDP brand and uphold it to a high level.    Knowledge ManagementAbility to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.    Relationship ManagementAbility to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships. Public RelationsAbility to manage the spread of information between the UNDP and the public. Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree in Public Administration, Economics, International Relations, Business, Environmental Management or related field. Experience:5 years of relevant experience, with strong experience in working with Members of parliament, parliamentary committees, Ministries, political parties and other relevant political actors at federal and state level.Excellent analytical and information-management skills to distill the considerable volume of information submitted to the Director down to their core/key elementsExperience in working with German parliament and German budgetary processes is an asset.Strong oral and written communication skills with capacity to research briefs, news items as well as basic copy editing, proofreading and presentation skills.Excellent computer skills.Proven networking, team-building, and organizational skills.Knowledge of working with an international organization an asset. Language Requirements:   Fluency in English and German 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. 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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19/07/2021
United Nations Development Programme

Data and Budget 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.In 2017, the European Union and the United Nations established the Spotlight Initiative aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls. The Spotlight Initiative follows a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women's empowerment. In line with the principles of Agenda 2030, this approach takes a human rights-based approach and considers the specific needs of women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination in order to uphold the principle of "leaving no one behind". To manage this Initiative, the European Union and the United Nations established a Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) with a dedicated governance structure. Within the MPTF Secretariat, The Senior Fund Manager leads the Management Unit of the Spotlight Initiative Secretariat. The Spotlight Initiative Secretariat, composed of a Management Unit and a Technical Unit, supports the Operational Steering Committee of the Fund with strategic advice, coordinating the Fund's operations and programming.  The Management Unit is staffed with further experts in fund portfolio management. The Management Unit provides strategic, operational and administrative support to the Operational Steering Committee and is responsible for the coordination and day-to-day management of the Fund ad well as managing the portfolio of the fund. The Unit codifies the Fund's policies and rules of procedure into an Operational Manual. The Unit also provides strategic advice and quality control over the fund operations and coordinates its governance meetings. The Management Unit facilitates collaboration and communication on Fund operations between the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Recipient UN Organizations, and Resident Coordinators.  The Management Unit is responsible for reporting progress of funded projects through periodic progress updates (which includes consolidated narrative reports) received from Recipient UN Organizations and presenting an overview of the progress to Spotlight Initiative Governing Body and Operational Steering Committee. It is also responsible to ensure portfolio level quality assurance, in particular to ensure compliance with decisions of the Operational Steering Committee. This entails quality assurance and compliance with the fund guidance, such as the Operations Manual and other guidelines, in particular in the area of and budget compliance and quality control for the whole Spotlight Portfolio. The MPTFO is upgrading the Gateway 2.0 into a new generation Fund Management Platform (FMP) to allow a more sophisticated and accountable management of the funds and joint programmes under its umbrella. It is expected that the Management Unit will engage in extensive exercise to populate the FMP and to provide inputs to its finalization. Extensive work will also need to be done to link existing Spotlight Initiative data and financial information analysis systems to the new FMP and engaging Recipient UN Organizations in the process.  Duties and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Coordination Specialist, the Data and Budget Analyst's responsibilities include the following main functions:  Coordinate Fund Management Platform (FMP) system engagement of Spotlight:  In very close collaboration with the MPTF office provide: Lead the overall engagement of Spotlight with the FMP for an effective integration of the Fund into the platform.Support to the finalization of the FMP architecture and functionalities with regards to modules relevant to the Spotlight Initiative fund management.Present the information, data and analysis needs of the Spotlight Initiative following it's guiding principles and commitments to certain goals.Identify gaps in functionality needs and conceptualize and propose options for add-on functionalities, including for data visualization, to the MPTF FMP and other existing Spotlight Initiative platforms and processes. Coordinate closely with the Spotlight Secretariat teams responsible for monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, communications and contractual/governance compliance to ensure adequate support of those areas, including synergies and avoiding duplications related to FMP decisions and set up. Facilitate liaison with Recipient UN Organizations to propose and negotiate necessary data and information inputs to adequately feed the FMP to meet Spotlight needs.Develop and execute a structured strategy for the initial backlog populating of the FMP and any other related platform and processes.Develop and execute an internal Spotlight Initiative protocol for populating, update uploading, maintaining and ensuring quality control of the FMP and any other related platform and processes.Consult as needed with Programme level colleagues (country and regional level) to ensure feasibility of processes related to the population, maintenance and update of the FMP and any other related platforms or processes, proposing a piloting strategy if relevant.Develop and roll out any training modules or briefing packages necessary to ensure capacities and information of Spotlight Secretariat team, related Recipient UN Organization teams (at HQ and programme level), the EOSG and any other relevant stakeholders.Lead the Management Unit's budget oversight, quality assurance and compliance support:Coordinate the Management Unit for programme budget and AWP guidance, quality assurance and compliance support.Support the establishment of a reporting and tracking system to monitor Spotlight Programme compliance with engagements made in terms of CSO financing and SRHR spending. Propose on any opportunities for linkages to the FMP.Liaise with Recipient UN Organizations to collect  necessary data and information inputs to adequately report on CSO financing and SRHR spending.Support the systematic monitoring of cash flow management and planning needs, including through the FMP to anticipate cash shortages within programmes.Review  programme budgeting, annual work planning and related processes including budget revisions, guidance and compliance, including direct country support as needed. Provide support as needed  to Spotlight budgeting processes related to Phase II of programming and any further phases. Suggest and develop adequate data visualization to support and showcase financial and budgetary analysis of the Spotlight Initiative programme portfolio including in linking with the FMP: use the most appropriate visual elements (graphs, charts, maps etc.) to provide a graphical representation of information that facilitates understanding of the status and data patterns, trends and outliers.Contribute to Fund operations and management support:Substantively contribute to the servicing of the Coordination and Governance mechanisms of the Spotlight Initiative by developing briefs and information notes on related areas of work to Support the update of the Fund operational arrangements and rules of procedures related to the respective area of work (Operations Manual and other guiding documents); Provide overall support to the functions of the Management Unit of the Spotlight Secretariat as needed.   Competencies CoreInnovationAbility to make new and useful ideas work Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement themLeadershipAbility to persuade others to follow Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriersPeople ManagementAbility to improve performance and satisfaction Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in othersCommunicationAbility to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to othersDeliveryAbility 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 solutionsTechnical/Functional PrimaryResults-Based Programme Development and ManagementProvides information for linkages across programme activities to help identify critical points of integration; Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation; Provides background information to identify opportunities for project development and helps drafting proposals; Participates in the formulation of project proposals. Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseTeamwork Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertisePlanning& Organizing Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseAccountability Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable. Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertiseClient Orientation Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client. 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 EducationMaster's degree in international development, economics, social studies, business studies or other related fields. ExperienceMinimum 5 years of relevant experience at the national and international level in international development issues, preferably in a field office. Experience in designing/managing large projects/programmes or funds with complex multi-stakeholder setups, including their related Results Based Management frameworks.Experience in implementing projects originating from pooled funding mechanisms is an advantage. Experience in working in a country office of a participating agency is necessary.Experience in gender initiatives demonstrating an understanding of key concepts and the stakeholders engaged in the field of ending violence against women and girls and/or related policy matters would be an advantage.  Direct experience with online data management platforms such as Results Management Systems or Grant Management Systems with back-end development experience being an advantage. Language RequirementsFluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.         ___________________________________________________________________________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

Operations and Fund Analyst - P2

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 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 ContextIn 2017, the European Union and the United Nations established the Spotlight Initiative aimed at addressing all forms of violence against women and girls. The Spotlight Initiative follows a transformative and evidence-based approach, addressing unequal power relations between men and women and focusing on gender equality and women's empowerment. In line with the principles of Agenda 2030, this approach takes a human rights-based approach and considers the specific needs of women and girls who experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination in order to uphold the principle of "leaving no one behind". To manage this Initiative, the European Union and the United Nations established a Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) with a dedicated governance structure. Within the MPTF Secretariat, The Senior Fund Manager leads the Management Unit of the Spotlight Initiative Secretariat.The Spotlight Initiative Secretariat, composed of a Management Unit and a Technical Unit, supports the Operational Steering Committee of the Fund with strategic advice, coordinating the Fund's operations and programming.The Management Unit is staffed with further experts in fund portfolio management. The Management Unit provides strategic, operational and administrative support to the Operational Steering Committee and is responsible for the coordination and day-to-day management of the Fund ad well as managing the portfolio of the fund. The Unit codifies the Fund's policies and rules of procedure into an Operational Manual. The Unit also provides strategic advice and quality control over the fund operations and coordinates its governance meetings. The Management Unit facilitates collaboration and communication on Fund operations between the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, Recipient UN Organizations, and Resident Coordinators.The Management Unit is responsible for reporting progress of funded projects through periodic progress updates (which includes consolidated narrative reports) received from Recipient UN Organizations and presenting an overview of the progress to Spotlight Initiative Governing Body and Operational Steering Committee. It is also responsible to ensure portfolio level quality assurance, in particular to ensure compliance with decisions of the Operational Steering Committee. This entails quality assurance and compliance with the fund guidance, such as the Operations Manual and other guidelines, in particular in the area of and budget compliance and quality control for the whole Spotlight Portfolio.Staff designated to fulfill Management Unit functions will work closely with the Administrative Agent (MPTF), Recipient UN Organizations, the Governing Body, Operational Steering Committee, UN Resident Coordinators and under the overall supervision of the EOSG.  Duties and Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Senior Fund Manager, the Operations and Fund Analyst will manage the operational and administrative tasks required for the operations of the unit and provide overall fund management support, including the following functions:1)    Fund management supportProvides coordination and administrative support to the meetings of the Governing Body and Operational Steering Committee, as needed, including ensuring good archiving of all related decisions and key communications.Supports the servicing of meetings and general communication flow including through circulating agendas, minute taking, ensuring follow-up tracking and administrative support including for key stakeholder meetings such as with the EU, the EOSG, Recipient UN Organizations HQ and other coordination or partnership efforts.  Prepare, update and monitor the global Spotlight Secretariat budget for the Management Unit and its related Annual Work Plan.Track and prepare funds transfer processing documents, ensuring compliance and record keeping including preparing the fund transfer requests for EOSG and MPTF, ensuring accuracy of figures and good cash management planning.Support the production of the Global Annual Report with coordination, input gathering, drafting brief sections and securing necessary services (consultants, design, editing).Contribute to fund portfolio analysis, including financial analysis, by collecting data, analyzing the information and developing short briefs and presentations, including data visualization as relevant.Support the Data Analyst in the maintenance and update of the Fund Management Platform (MPTFO) and related tools as requested.Support the update of the Fund operational arrangements and rules of procedures related to the respective area of work (Operations Manual and other guiding documents);Provide overall support to the functions of the Management Unit of the Spotlight Secretariat as needed.2)    Administrative and Operations supportEnsure the overall operational support for the Management Unit including administration, human resources, procurement, premises and finance processes liaising with relevant units and troubleshooting compliance/contractual issues as required.Liaise closely with the MPTF operations team for the preparing documents, decision documentation and other background documents required to complete operational processes.Support the Management Unit in liaising with relevant support units for IT and connectivity needs.Maintain the Spotlight Secretariat cloud based shared drive to ensure effective record keeping, information and documentation access.Makes all the necessary logistical arrangements for field missions, travel and event organization.Manages and maintains updated contacts database and mailing lists.3)    Country supportSupports the Management Unit team members in providing management, operational and budget planning and troubleshooting assistance to Country and Regional teams as they implement the Spotlight programmes.Maintains a list of FAQs related to country support provided and in relation to the Spotlight Operations Manual to facilitate the tracking and analysis of issues raised and future updates of the manual.Support the quality assurance of programme budgeting, annual work planning, annual reports and related processes including budget revisions, guidance and compliance, including direct country support as needed.Keep track programmatic elements such as the Country-level Steering Committees composition, configurations of Spotlight Programme Management teams and other similar elements to ensure the application of global guidelines and portfolio analysis.Keeps track and manages all Regionals, Countries and Joint Programmes related information and relevant files in a single share drive or online tools available to all members of the Steering Committees.  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/FunctionalPrimaryClient ServiceAbility to engage with clients and provide responsive, high quality services to achieve client satisfaction.Working in TeamsAbility to work effectively with diverse groups of colleagues across departments towards common goals.OperationsAbility to manage day-to-day office activities (including but not limited to administration, HR, procurement, travel management, facilities and asset management) to meet operational needs.Knowledge ManagementAbility to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.  Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Operations Management or a related field or a Bachelors' degrees with 2 additional years of relevant experience in lieu of an advanced Degree.Experience:Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national and international level in international development issues, experience in client support an added advantageDemonstrated ability to build and maintain client-oriented working relationships with stakeholdersExperience working on financial and budgetary programme/fund management aspects requiredAdvanced excel skills an added advantageExperience working in operations or very directly handling operational processes in UNDP or other UN Agencies is an advantage;Direct experience with online data management platforms such as Grant Management Systems, ERP systems (such as Atlas) and with back-end development experience being an advantage;Language Requirements:    Fluency in oral and written English is required.Proficiency in another UN working language is 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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