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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

Internship with Innovation Team

United States of America, New York , New York
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
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BackgroundThe Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH) is UNDP's main knowledge and advisory hub for the 19 countries and territories serviced by UNDP's Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS (RBEC). The Regional Innovation Team at the UNDP IRH is the leading innovation advisory resource in the region and supports Country Offices, Governments, and other partners to navigate complex development challenges by harnessing the power of innovation and experimentation. The work is centered around three strategic pillars:Urban Transformation: We reimagine urban development and governance challenges by working with cities to develop portfolios of diverse, innovative, and context-specific interventions and experiments with impact. Using an approach at the intersection of sectors, technologies, and city realms, we provide both tools and funding to prepare for the future.Innovative Finance: To bridge the $2.5 trillion funding gap for the sustainable development goal agenda by 2030, we support UNDP country offices and partners in understanding and using new types of financing solutions and mechanisms to scale high-impact interventions. Examples include crowdfunding, social or green impact bonds, and blockchain-based tokens and cash-transfer systems.Impact Acceleration: In collaboration with other innovation ecosystem players in the region, we work to identify, support, and accelerate high-impact solutions and innovations that address current and emerging development challenges. We do this through innovation challenges, impact acceleration/capacity development programs, and matchmaking initiatives.To learn more about our work, visit https://innovation.eurasia.undp.org/ Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe innovation intern will work closely with the Reginal Innovation Team on the following key areas:Research and Analysis: Research, compile, organize, and visualize data concerning partnerships, resource mobilization, innovative finance, trends and signals, etc.Communications and Knowledge Management: Assist in communications and visibility efforts, focusing on drafting articles, newsletters, social media content, presentations, and other communications materials, as well as preparing knowledge products such as tools and user guides.Portfolio Development & Management: Support the dynamic development and management of our urban transformation portfolios, working closely with country offices and their partners in the region.Capacity Building and Impact Acceleration Programs: Contribute to the design and implementation of tailored capacity-building programs and alumni network initiatives that equip innovators and ecosystem builders with the necessary skills and connections to scale their impact. CompetenciesOriginality in thought and a penchant for innovationStrong research skills, writing, editing, and verbal presentationStrong analytical, coordination, and organizational skillsAbility to work and interact with individuals in a multicultural environment, independently and deliver with tight deadlinesSelf-motivated with the ability to multitask and engage in multiple assignments and pay attention to detailsDemonstrates integrity by upholding the United Nations' values and ethical standardsAppreciates differences in values and learning from cultural diversity. Required Skills and ExperienceAcademic Qualifications/Education:Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master's programme, or higher);Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor's degree or equivalent);Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program. Experience:Knowledge and experience in international development, sustainable development, systems thinking, innovation, and/or design-led approaches to developmentExperience in research, analyzing, synthesizing, and visualizing data, and producing knowledge products – briefs, research papers, and other materialsExperience in communications – preparing and executing communications & social media plans, writing articles/blogs and other materialsExperience with using WordPress platforms and content management, as well as ability to use Canva or other programs for content creation is desirable.Relevant experience in strategic analysis, fundraising, partnership, foresight, Web3 technologies, and innovative finance is desirable.Language skills:Fluency in English is a requirement for this internshipKnowledge in Arabic, French, Russian or other languages spoken in the region is an advantage. 5. Notes: Financial IssuesInternships within the UN system are subject to conditions the applicant must get familiar with before signing his/her internship agreement. Starting from January 2020 interns will receive stipends according to UN rules and regulations. Any further costs associated with the internship must be borne by the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his or her arrangements for travel, accommodation and other costs. Application procedureThe application should contain:Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post;Current and complete CV in English;Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.Candidates who are selected for must submit prior to the interview the following documents:Official letter from the University confirming enrollment in a graduate-level degree programme;Proof of medical and life/accident insurance valid for the location in which the internship will be carried out. Selected intern must have medical and life insurance.UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months.UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship.Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity.It is important to note that interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance. Subsequent EmploymentThe purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern's studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship.More information available at: http://www.undp.org/internships/. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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26/02/2024
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United Nations Development Programme

Human Resources Intern

China, Beijing , Beijing

BackgroundUNDP works in around 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China is the China country office of the United Nations Development Programme – the global development network of the United Nations. UNDP has been working in China over the past 40 years, partnering to advance various phases of China's development. We provide development advisory services and implement projects through innovation and applying our international experience and network in three pillars: supporting China's transformation to a low-carbon economy so that more people enjoy a cleaner, healthier environment; facilitating China's shift to using the SDGs as a standard for its inclusive development, economic decisions and investments, and supporting China's international cooperation and south-south engagement for SDG attainment.   With the increasing needs of HR services to UNDP and other UN organizations in China, an intern is requested to assist the HR team to ensure high quality and consistent service delivery. The HR intern will be expected to promote a client-oriented approach which is in consistent with rules and regulations in the Unit. Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the supervision of the HR officer and HR Associate, the HR intern is expected to complete the following tasks:Facilitate the whole cycle of intern management process, including recruitment, on boarding and separation processes;Collect and check relevant supporting documents from new interns and supporting HR associate to make relevant submission in system, and deal with intern issues with service center;Provide efficient support on documents filing and data management; andSupport other HR related works. CompetenciesGood interpersonal skills and communication skillsSelf - motivated and be responsibleStrong service and client orientationAdvanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software package (MS Excel, Word, etc.) .Fluent in both written and oral EnglishFull computer literacy Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and ExperienceCandidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:Enrolled in a Master's or in a PhD programmeIn the final year of a Bachelor's programme;Or within one year after graduation from a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD programme,Or be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this programMajors in Social Sciences, Human Resources, Management or other related fields. An advanced university degree is an asset.Experience in HR would be an advantage.Language and SkillsExcellent oral and written communication skills in English and Mandarin.Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software package (MS Excel, Word, etc.) and web management system. REQUIRED DOCUMENTSPlease submit your application with below documents in one PDF. For people who apply from UNDP Jobs, please note that the system will not accept the uploading of more than one document so please merge or scan all your documents into one prior to uploading.a)     CV and letter of motivationb)     Copy of school transcriptc)     Indicate if you will be financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation or scholarship programme, and the financial amount.*Candidate who didn't submit required documentation will not be under considerate of the selection processes. INTERNSHIP CONDITIONSInterns must provide proof of enrolment in health insurance plan and medical certificate of good health prior to starting the internship. Any cost arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship assignment will be the responsibility of the intern.The stipend will be paid monthly. Interns will have 1.5 days of leave per month.Interns are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Cost and arrangement for travel, visas, passports, accommodations and living expenses are the responsibility of the nominating institution, related institution or government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or the intern.Interns must not apply for or be appointed to a position that should be encumbered by a staff number during the period of their internship. Interns are expected to fulfil the terms of their internships. Therefore, the internship must not be foreshortened for the purposes of allowing an intern to apply for a position.Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity. Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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26/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Internship - Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions Communications

Turkey, Istanbul , Istanbul

BackgroundWhile UNDP has helped countries achieve significant progress in making gender equality and women's empowerment integral to human development, much work remains to be done. Against a backdrop of growing distrust in governments, a sense of unfairness and a deterioration in the quality of democracies, there is now notable pushback against gender equality. This backlash has also been seen in the form of a rise in fundamentalist ideologies, authoritarianism, and extremism. Women and other affected groups continue to face a host of discriminatory laws and social norms, and women human rights defenders often lose their lives.UNDP's Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025 focused on helping countries shift systems and power structures that generate gender inequalities and women's disempowerment. UNDP targets public institutions to deliver public policies towards gender equality. UNDP commits to equip them with capacities to identify and address backsliding, protect and expand gender equality gains in policies and laws, and address negative social norms in society.  Our vision is to work for a world with strong public institutions and policies that work and are accountable for gender equality and expand spaces for civil society engagement.The Gender Team has the leading role in this work and in the implementation of the Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025. A key pillar of this work is the UNDP Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions, one of UNDP's pioneering flagships, helping create a new generation of public policies, institutions, and policymakers to diminish discriminatory norms, enhancing public institutions skills and capacities for delivering gender responsive public policies. It is a global voluntary awarding program, specifically designed for public institutions, that aims to support, recognize and champion public institutions that commit to and improve on advancing gender equality and women's empowerment.The Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions team seeks to hire an intern. The selected candidate will support the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions programme and the implementation of our communications strategy. The intern will support the communications products needed to position the global Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions as a key player in this space and as a significant mechanism for advancing gender equality in public administration globally. The Communications intern will be based with the Gender Team in the Regional Hub in Istanbul, Turkey     Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the overall supervision of the Global Manager of the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions, the intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:1.Support the implementation of the Gender Equality Seal communication and outreach plan and activitiesDevelop bimonthly Seal newsletter and disseminate through UNDP email groups, social networks and participant public institutions.Produce weekly blogposts related to the activities implemented within the Seal, or other related to be published in the GES online platform blog.Support the content development of the Seal Sparkblue Page.Support organizing and running comms campaigns on social media and tracking impact and results.Support the development of pitches, presentation, key messages, social media card or any other products.Manage the Seal webpage (updating content, identifying potential improvements etc.).Support the organization of global online events (trainings, forums, community of practice exchanges etc.)2. Support Seal implementation and knowledge managementSupport updating the monitoring of Seal KPIsPrepare notes on good practices and lessons learned.Graphic design of simple documents CompetenciesExcellent written and verbal communication skills;Knowledge of gender equality and women's rights in the context of development and interest to to contribute to the question;Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;Strong organizational skills;Excellent interpersonal skills;Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view; consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:Candidates must meet one of the following educational requirements:Currently in the final year of a Bachelor's degree; orCurrently enrolled in a Master's degree; orHave graduated no longer than 1 year ago from a bachelor's or master's degree or equivalent studies.Field of study: communications, journalism, international development, gender studies, public administration, or related fieldLanguage:Fluency in English;Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a strong advantage. Conditions:Costs and arrangements for travel, visas, passports, accommodation and living expenses are the responsibility of:(a) The sponsoring institution, related institution or Government, which may provide the required financial assistance to its students; or (b) The intern. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost). Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to  the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.): Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. We flag matching applications to HR partners and SDC/SECO for visibility. Benefit from free interview/assessment preparation by registering here: Interview and Assessment Centre Preparation for Jobs in Multilateral Organisations. Our coaches stand ready to help prepare for upcoming interview/assessment centre.​ 

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23/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Security Specialist - P3

Central African Republic, Bangui , Bangui

BackgroundDiversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.En 2015, une loi a été promulguée créant une nouvelle juridiction dans l'ordre judiciaire centrafricain : la Cour Pénale Spéciale (CPS). Elle a pour objet d'enquêter, de poursuivre et de juger les violations graves des droits humains, y compris des crimes de génocide, des crimes contre l'humanité et des crimes de guerre commis depuis janvier 2003. La résolution 2301 du Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies du 26 juillet 2016 a donné mandat à la Mission Multidimensionnelle Intégrée des Nations Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Centrafricaine ( MINUSCA) dans le cadre de l'assistance en faveur du renforcement de l'Etat de droit et de la lutte contre l'impunité de fournir une assistance technique aux autorités centrafricaines, en association avec d'autres partenaires internationaux, pour la mise en place, le recrutement et la sélection du personnel et le bon fonctionnement de la Cour Pénale Spéciale centrafricaine et à renforcer la sécurité des magistrats, notamment dans les installations de la Cour, durant ses procédures et à prendre des mesures visant à assurer la protection des victimes et des témoins. Pour répondre au besoin de sécurisation du personnel, des bureaux, des résidences et des missions d'escorte et de protection rapprochée des membres de la CPS, la MINUSCA utilise les services de sa « Joint Task Force » (JTF) composée de la Force et de la Police, en appui aux Forces de Sécurité Intérieure (FSI) de la République Centrafricaine (RCA).   Le PNUD et la MINUSCA ont élaboré un projet conjoint d'appui à la Cour Pénale Spéciale qui a été signé, entre le Gouvernement centrafricain et les Nations Unies, le 26 août 2016 pour contribuer à l'opérationnalisation de la CPS.   A ce titre, le Bureau Pays du PNUD de la RCA recrute un/e Spécialiste Sécurité en charge de coordonner les activités et missions dévolues à la « Joint Task Force » de la MINUSCA et des Forces de Sécurité Intérieure (FSI) dans le cadre de la sécurisation de la Cour Pénale Spéciale. En étroite coordination avec le Greffier en Chef Adjoint recruté sur le plan international de la CPS, le Spécialiste Sécurité sera administrativement supervisé par le Conseiller Gouvernance et Etat de Droit par l'intermédiaire du Chef du Projet d'Appui de la CPS. S'agissant de la sécurité et sureté du personnel du PNUD et de leurs dépendants dans le cadre du projet d'appui à la CPS, le Spécialiste Sécurité recevra les avis et conseils techniques du bureau de sécurité du PNUD, en étroite collaboration avec UNDSS, conformément à la politique et cadre de responsabilités des Nations unies et du PNUD.Le Spécialiste Sécurité se chargera de coordonner, d'organiser et de gérer les activités opérationnelles liées à la protection et à la sécurité de la CPS, de ses locaux, du personnel national et international et de leurs résidences, ainsi que la planification des déplacements du personnel et des fonctionnaires concernés, en étroite collaboration avec JTF conformément au système de gestion de la sécurité des Nations unies (UNSMS). Il a un lien opérationnel avec le point focal JTF/MINUSCA, le bureau de sécurité du PNUD ainsi que UNDSS et échangera toute information/évaluation qui pourrait avoir un impact sur les activités de la CPS en RCA. Position PurposeSous la supervision administrative du Conseiller Gouvernance et Etat de Droit et en étroite coordination technique avec le point focal JTF/MINUSCA, le Spécialiste Sécurité de la CPS sera responsable des fonctions énumérées ci-dessous.Impact des résultatsProtection effective et efficiente des activités de la CPS, de ses bureaux, de son personnel et leurs résidences par la mise en œuvre de mesures de prévention et de mitigation des risques permettant ainsi la conduite efficace des opérations de la CPS sur toute l'étendue du territoire centrafricain.   Duties and ResponsibilitiesMise en œuvre du Plan de Sécurisation de la CPS •   Assister la JTF et les FSI à l'élaboration des procédures standards opérationnelles (SOP) et du Plan de sécurisation des personnels, bureaux, résidences et des déplacements des membres de la CPS. •   Coordonner les activités opérationnelles quotidiennes de sécurisation de la CPS. •   Assister les Points Focaux de la JTF et des FSI à coordonner le déploiement effectif des unités de la JTF et des FSI sur les sites à sécuriser selon le concept d'opération défini. •   Maintenir le contact permanent par les moyens de communication d'urgence ou tout autre moyen avec les effectifs déployés sur le terrain.  •   S'assurer de la mise en œuvre efficace et efficiente des procédures de contrôle d'accès et du bon fonctionnement des dispositifs statiques et mobiles mis en place au siège de la CPS et ses bureaux démembrés ainsi qu'aux résidences des membres du personnel. •   En étroite collaboration avec les Points Focaux de la JTF et des FSI, assurer la coordination des missions d'escorte et de protection rapprochée déployées sur le terrain. •   S'assurer que les opérations de sécurisation des bureaux, ainsi que les autres mesures de protection des activités de la CPS sont conformes au Plan de sécurité et aux normes standards UNSMS. •   Rapporter tout disfonctionnement ou défaillance constaté au Chef du Projet, Point Focal JTF, FSI ainsi que le Bureau de la Sécurité du PNUD (pour les questions spécifiques au PNUD) et recommander des mesures pertinentes de correction.  •   En coordination avec la JTF et les FSI, évaluer sur une base régulière la performance du dispositif de sécurité et de protection rapprochée et donner les orientations idoines. •   Organiser, au moins deux fois l'an, des exercices de simulation du Plan de Sécurisation de la CPS en impliquant les réserves d'intervention (QRF et QRT) en alerte dans les casernes.  Menace et évaluation de risques •   En collaboration avec JTF et FSI conduire périodiquement des évaluations et analyses de risques des bureaux et résidences et recommander des mesures de prévention et/ou de mitigation.•   En coordination avec les Points Focaux de la JTF et des FSI, procéder à une évaluation régulière du Plan de Sécurisation dans la perspective de le réajuster conformément aux analyses de risques. •   Assister UNDSS et JTF/FSI à développer le Plan de Contingence de la CPS. •   En collaboration avec JTF et FSI, procéder à l'évaluation des résidences des membres du personnel international UN et non-UN de la CPS. Liaison, Partage d'information et Formation•   Assurer une bonne liaison professionnelle entre la CPS et les entités du système des Nations Unies (UNDP et MINUSCA) impliquées dans la gestion administrative et sécuritaire de la CPS. •   Développer et maintenir une bonne relation de travail avec les membres du personnel de la CPS et rendre compte de leurs attentes, défis et préoccupations d'ordre sécuritaire au Chef du Projet et au Point Focal de la JTF afin de mieux orienter et cibler l'intervention de la JTF et des FSI. •   Faire le suivi des équipements de sécurité mis à la disposition de la CPS et s'assurer qu'ils sont déployés et maintenus conformément à la politique en vigueur  •   Organiser des briefings, formations et sessions de sensibilisation sur des sujets pertinents de sécurité au profit des personnels de la CPS. •   Maintenir le personnel de la CPS informé de toute situation sécuritaire prévalant dans la ville de Bangui et dans le pays et mettre en place un système de partage des informations et avis de sécurité.   •   Rapporter tout incident survenu ou affectant l'un des sites de la CPS ou impliquant le personnel par écrit au Chef du Projet d'appui à la CPS, au Point Focal de la JTF et au Bureau de Sécurité PNUD/UNDSS.   •   Elaborer des rapports mensuels à transmettre au Chef du Projet d'appui à l a CPS et au Point Focal de la JTF.•   Le cas échéant, participer à la réunion de la Cellule de Sécurité et assister à la réunion de SMT comme observateur Autres tâchesExécuter toutes autres fonctions liées à la sécurité assignées par le Chef du projet d'appui à la CPS.Structure hiérarchique :Le/la Spécialiste Sécurité de la CPS effectuera toute autre tâche rendue nécessaire par sa fonction ou prescrite par le management du bureau PNUD RCA. CompetenciesCore CompetenciesObtenir des résultats: NIVEAU 3: Fixer et aligner des objectifs ambitieux et réalisables pour plusieurs projets, avoir un impact durable.Penser de manière innovante: NIVEAU 3: Atténuer de manière proactive les risques potentiels, développer de nouvelles idées pour résoudre des problèmes complexes.Apprendre en permanence: NIVEAU 3: Créer et saisir les occasions d'élargir les horizons et de diversifier les expériencesS'adapter avec agilité: NIVEAU 3: Initier et promouvoir le changement de manière proactive, gérer de multiples demandes concurrentes.Agir avec détermination: NIVEAU 3: Penser au-delà des tâches/obstacles immédiats et prendre des mesures pour obtenir de meilleurs résultats.S'engager et s'associer: NIVEAU 3: Sens politique, navigation dans un paysage complexe, promotion de la collaboration inter-agencesFavoriser la diversité et l'inclusion: NIVEAU 3: Apprécier les avantages d'une main-d'œuvre diversifiée et défendre l'inclusivité Cross-Functional & Technical competencies Business Direction and Strategy-System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.Business Management-Risk Management: Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risksBusiness Management-Communication: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channelsBusiness Development-Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated needBusiness Management-Portfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization's programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investmentSecurity information management-Security: Analytical capabilities to process diverse security informationSecurity risk management-Security: Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:Un diplôme universitaire supérieur (master ou équivalent), de préférence en sciences sociales, en gestion ou dans un domaine connexe de la sécurité, est requis, ou Un diplôme universitaire de premier niveau (licence) combiné à deux années d'expérience professionnelle sera dûment pris en considération à la place du diplôme universitaire supérieur, ouTout diplôme de l'académie militaire, de la gendarmerie ou de la police équivalent au niveau académique requis (minimum 9 mois à temps plein) avec une expérience de commandement de niveau supérieur. est accepté. Une formation formelle pluriannuelle en gestion de la sécurité, telle qu'un collège de commandement et d'état-major militaire ou policierUne formation formelle en gestion des risques de sécurité est requise"UNDSS Close Protection Supervisor Certification (CPSC)" ou « Close Protection Officer Course – CPOC » est un atoutExperience:Un minimum de 5 ans d'expérience pour les titulaires d'un diplôme de niveau Master (7 ans pour les titulaires de Bachelor) dans le domaine de la gestion de risques de sécurité acquise dans le service public ou privé au plan national tel que dans l'armée, la gendarmerie ou la police ou au plan international dans une institution internationale, parmi lesquels un minimum de 2 ans d'expérience sur le plan international requis ; Les candidats titulaires d'un Bachelor ou un diplôme équivalent devront avoir un minimum de 7 ans d'expérience professionnelle ;Au moins une année d'expérience dans la gestion des questions de sécurité dans un environnement post-conflit ou en conflit ; Connaissance du système de gestion de la sécurité des Nations Unies est un atout ;Réussite au programme de certification en sécurité (SCP) de UNDSS est souhaitable.Expérience dans la coordination des activités opérationnelles est grandement souhaitée ;Expérience de travail dans une cour pénale internationale est un atout ;Une bonne connaissance de l'outil informatique (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) est requise.Langues : Une excellente maîtrise de la langue française aussi bien à l'oral qu'à l'écrit est exigée. La connaissance pratique de l'anglais est un atout.  Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest UN Common System performance evaluations (if applicable).les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées. Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)  Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Non-discrimination UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.   UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. 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22/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Policy Specialist - P4

Italy, Lazio , Rome

BackgroundDiversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.  UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP's policy work carried out at Headquarter (HQ), Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.The newly established UNDP Climate Hub will be the arrowhead of UNDP's commitment to climate action. The Climate Hub will build on UNDP's existing over USD 4 billion country-level climate portfolio on Climate Change Policies and Strategies, Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Change mitigation, Climate and Forests, covering over 142 countries, as well as on UNDP's Nature portfolio, UNDP's Sustainable Finance Hub and UNDP's Digital offer. The UNDP Climate Hub will be responsible for: thought leadership on Climate and be the custodian of UNDP policy positions on Climate; Strategy and vision formulation; Pipeline development in coordination with the other hubs and the Vertical Fund Programme Support, Oversight and Compliance Unit; provision of integrated policy and programme support to Country Offices; Global engagement, advocacy in collaboration with BERA; Integration across thematic areas; Strategic Partnerships development and resource mobilization; Lead and Support global flagship initiatives and partnerships on Climate; Serve as focal point with relevant UN coordination mechanisms and Conventions (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change); Cross-organization knowledge and learning; and Innovation.The central purpose of the Rome Centre is to ensure the effective implementation and further development of the strategic partnership between UNDP and the government of Italy across the objectives of sustainable development and in doing so advancing the broader partnership between UNDP and G7 and G20 countries.The initial phase of the activities of the Rome Centre will run from 2022 to 2025 gearing up – among other initiatives – to the Italian Presidency of the G7 in 2024. The goals of the partnership are linked to 2030 as a crucial year for global climate and sustainability goals. The Rome Centre in this initial phase will focus on the critical policy areas of climate action, youth engagement and energy for development. These objectives are pursued through the effective implementation of two initial main programmes: the Italy-UNDP Energy Partnership and Youth4ClimateThe Italy-UNDP Energy Partnership aims at identifying investment action opportunities that will be converted to country specific investment plans for scaling up energy access and contributing to the energy transition. The investment plans will enable both public and private financing to be deployed towards bankable initiatives.Youth4Climate supports the implementation of youth-led and youth-inclusive solutions to environmental and climate challenges, both financially and through capacity development, for a more innovative and inclusive impact on the ground.The Rome Centre also has a broader mandate to engage with the Italian ecosystem as a whole, which involves close collaboration with key actors in the public and private sector, with the aim to effectively mobilize financial resources for development objectives. To guarantee the effective implementation of the Rome Centre's workplan, and indeed to ensure the strategic and long term impact of both its programmes, the Centre will develop broader strategic partnerships and reinforce the overall collaboration with Italy and other meaningful partnersDelivering on its programmes, the Rome Centre will provide support to the international cooperation efforts of Italy and it will support UNDP's global policy initiatives. Recognizing that change will be disruptive, UNDP will work to ensure that such transitions are just, and that their impact on vulnerable people is understood and duly mitigated.UNDP will support the activities of the G7 Development Track at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Directorate General for Development Cooperation) during the Italian Presidency of G7 in 2024. The objective of this collaboration is to ensure that the development objectives of the Presidency are achieved and that their follow ups are smoothly implemented. The collaboration signals a desire to further reinforce the strong existing partnership between Italy and UNDP, also making use of the presence in Rome of a UNDP Centre which is mandated to act as the global integrated platform of collaboration between UNDP and the Italian Government. Position Purpose:Policy Specialist will lead in the strategic engagement, reflections and content development in support of the activities defined by the Directorate General for Development Cooperation.In addition to taking a leading role in the process above, the incumbent will work closely with the coordinator of the Rome Centre in the refinement of the Centre's strategic vision and ensuring the further development of the objectives of the Centre in relation to the donor priorities and overarching development objectives of UNDP. Institutional Arrangement:The Policy Specialist will be based in Rome and work from the premises of the Italian Ministry of International Affairs and International Cooperation and/or the UNDP Rome Centre.The Policy Specialist will work in collaboration with the BPPS team and across the entire organisation.The Policy Specialist will report to, and be directly supervised by, the Coordinator of the UNDP Rome Centre.The Policy Specialist will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment.UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. This is a recognition of interconnected nature of development risks & crises that the world is facing and that call for assembling of multidisciplinary teams for an integrated & systemic response. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across issues, units, functions, teams and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration. Duties and Responsibilities:Policy Advocacy of strategic and political initiativesConduct strategic planning for the UNDP Rome Centre's G7 Development Track activities during the Italian Presidency of G7 in 2024Contribute to the development of innovative and impactful policies in the areas of sustainable development at the centre of the 2024 G7 Presidency objectives including support the G7 Team on potential G7 deliverables related to investment policies in Africa;Represent UNDP in high-level negotiations with the Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs, and further reinforce the strong existing partnership.Advisory Role and Decision SupportConduct thorough policy analysis, considering international best practices, to inform evidence-based decision-making, presenting decision-makers with clear options and recommendations.Provide strategic advice to senior management of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Directorate General for Development Cooperation) on complex issues related to development. Anticipate potential challenges and proactively provide solutions to support informed decision-making in particular on the strategic objectives of the Italian G7 Presidency, such as, inter alia, sustainable development, infrastructures, digital, climate and energy. Provide expert input and influence negotiations to ensure alignment with UNDP's strategic priorities.Provide strategic advice to senior management on issues related to G7 Presidency objectives. Strategic Thinking and Coordination to Strengthen Policy EngagementEnsure policy coherence across different areas of activity on sustainable development, including energy, infrastructure, climate, and energy, digital and human security, also further exploring synergies with UNDP's vision. Stakeholders Collaboration and PartnershipsDevelop a comprehensive understanding of the Italian Ministry of Foreign affairs' interests, priorities, and potential areas for collaboration.Prioritize engagement based on strategic goals and opportunities related to G7. Competencies:Core  CoreBehaviouralCompetencies.pdf (undp.org)Achieve Results:LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact    Think Innovatively:LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems  Learn Continuously:LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility:  LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demandsAct with Determination:LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results    Engage and Partner:LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration  Enable Diversity and Inclusion:LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity Cross-Functional & Technical competenciesBusiness Management: Portfolio ManagementAbility to select, prioritize and control the organizations programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimising return on investmentBusiness Direction and Strategy: System Thinking Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the systemBusiness Development: UNDP RepresentationAbility to represent UNDP and productively share UNDP knowledge and activities; advocate for UNDP, its values, mission and work with various constituenciesBusiness Management: Customer Satisfaction/Client ManagementAbility to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns.Partnership management: Strategic engagement Ability to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level vision and objectives 2030 Agenda: Engagement & Effectiveness: Strategic Policy EngagementHorizon-scanning and future of development2030 Agenda: Planet: Nature, Climate and EnergyEnvironmental Governance: Global Environmental Governance  Required Skills and ExperienceEducation: Advanced University degree (master's degree or equivalent) in Social Science, Social Policy or a Development-related area of study is required or First-level university degree (bachelor's degree) in the above fields of study, in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience:Minimum of 7 years (with master's degree) or 9 years (with bachelor's degree) of relevant professional experience at the international level in policy support and policy advisory in public or private organizations.Demonstrable experience in strategic policy development within UNDP or the UN System of development is required. Project management experience in UNDP, other UN organizations, or other Multilateral organizations, including experience in the engagement with donors and member states at a senior level is an asset. Working experience in the European Commission, and proven ability to engage with European Commission Officials and EU member states is an asset.Strong experience in providing technical assistance to European Countries on development related strategic priorities is required. Demonstrated exceptional communication skills, with the proficiency to engage effectively across various levels of stakeholders, including high-level government officials, donors, and international partners is desirable.Language: Fluency in English and Italian is required. Working knowledge of other UN languages is highly desirable DisclaimerImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Non-discriminationUNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.  Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. 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22/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

UN Women: Policy Specialist - Prevention of Violence against Women and Girls - P4

Kenya, Nairobi Area , Nairobi

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. BackgroundUN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.The Policy, Programme and Intergovernmental Division (PPID) provides global programming and policy support to allow UN Women offices at Headquarters and in all field locations to deliver effective and efficient initiatives to support the implementation of UN Women's Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and internationally agreed goals on gender equality and women's empowerment, including the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. PPID provides intellectual and strategic leadership on normative support and the delivery of integrated policy advice, including through policy analysis and gender mainstreaming. PPID also leverages innovation, knowledge management, and cutting-edge technical expertise to support UN Women programmes and to build the capacity of partners to deliver results on gender equality and women's empowerment.The work of UN Women's Ending Violence against Women (EVAW) Section within PPID is focused on a comprehensive approach to ending violence against women that addresses legislation and policies, prevention, services for survivors, research and data, in public and private spaces. Prevention is an integral part of UN Women's approach to ending violence against women and the EVAW Section has been expanding this policy and programmatic area of work for the organization.Under the supervision of the EVAW Chief of the Section, the Policy Specialist is responsible for providing technical advice and support to UN Women country and regional offices working on EVAW, especially in the area of prevention, as well as leveraging the work of existing initiatives to build the EVAW evidence and knowledge base and identifying new strategic partnerships to support evidence-based policies and programming on EVAW, including prevention. The Policy Specialist may be required to supervise a junior professional officer and junior consultants in the EVAW section supporting the prevention portfolio, other external EVAW experts, as well as liaising with other Policy Specialists in Section to ensure successful implementation of the Section's bi-annual work plan. Duties and Responsibilities1.    Provide policy advice and technical support to UN Women country and regional offices and partners in the area of violence against women, and particularly in the area of prevention:Lead the development of tools and guidelines on EVAW for use by UN Women field offices, the UN system, and other entities;Identify and catalyze work in new/cutting edge areas in the area of VAW prevention and identify funding sources;Provide technical support, including through technical inputs and support to intergovernmental processes, to the development of new global normative and intergovernmental standards;Provide technical guidance and advice on programme documents, country strategies, and knowledge products;Provide thematic inputs and guidance to corporate strategic planning and positioning;Provide policy advice and technical support to UN Women field offices.2.     Provide capacity building support to country offices/ multi country offices in close collaboration with regional teams and external partners:Provide capacity building and technical advice to country offices and multi-country offices in developing and strengthening policies and programmes on EVAW and VAW prevention with impact indicators and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms in place;Manage the identification of knowledge and implementation gaps and possible solutions;Develop, implement and monitor capacity building initiatives;Identify spaces for mutual learning and sharing across offices, regions and divisions.3.     Research, analyze and manage knowledge on ending violence against women, particularly in the area of prevention:Conduct on-going research and analysis of global, regional and national trends and promising strategies related to prevention to support the development of policies and innovative programming;Establish global communities of practice that promote collaboration, innovation and exchange of good practices;Maintain, update and oversees the EVAW Global Knowledge Platform, including the Virtual Knowledge Centre, to strengthen the knowledge and evidence base on EVAW;Lead and coordinate the design and dissemination of the quarterly editions of the EVAW Newsletter;Engage in global research and multi-sectoral networks to strengthen and communicate the linkages between research findings on evidence-based programming on EVAW and EVAW policies and programmes within and outside UN Women.4.      Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with stakeholders, regional/ international actors in the area of EVAW, particularly in the area of prevention:Build and strengthen strategic partnerships for the advancement of innovative prevention strategies and programming;Engage actively in existing thematic and gender equality networks and cultivate new partnerships with other relevant interdisciplinary networks (e.g., academia, private sector, information, communication, technologies/innovation) to include a focus in their work on prevention of VAW;Identify strategic opportunities to link and strengthen EVAW programming, especially in the area of prevention, with other EVAW initiatives, thematic areas/priorities of UN Women and UN wide priorities (including but not limited to: Generation Equality Action Coalitions, the Spotlight Initiative, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, SDGs, etc.);Build and strengthen close relationships with relevant donors and other actors, including the private sector, supporting efforts towards EVAW and VAW prevention.5.      The incumbent will perform other duties within their functional profile as requested by the Supervisor and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization. CompetenciesCore Values:Respect for DiversityIntegrityProfessionalismCore Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender IssuesAccountabilityCreative Problem SolvingEffective CommunicationInclusive CollaborationStakeholder EngagementLeading by ExamplePlease visit this link for more information on UN Women's Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES:Strong and proven knowledge of gender issues and violence against women and girls;Excellent networking skills;Ability to interact with donors, identify and analyze trends, opportunities and threats to fundraising;Ability to perform qualitative and quantitative policy research;Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;Excellent analytical skills;Ability to write policy papers, speeches, briefings;Strong knowledge of programme development, implementation, results-based management and reporting. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation and Certification:Master degree (or equivalent) in international development, social sciences, gender/women's studies, law, public policy or other related social science field;A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.Experience:At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in designing and managing programmes, in addition to undertaking policy advocacy, on the elimination of violence against women, especially in the area of prevention;Experience of working with and building partnerships with governments, donors and civil society organizations internationally and in the field;Experience of working in developing countries is an asset;Experience working with the UN is an asset.Languages:Fluency in English is required;Knowledge of another official UN language is desirable.  Application:All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About Us/Employment/UN-Women-P11-Personal-History-Form.doc. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.Note:In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment. Diversity and inclusion:At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women's policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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21/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Senior Women's Protection Advisor - P5

Ukraine, Kiev Oblast , Kyiv

BACKGROUNDUNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.The legal basis for the joint programme is the Legal Annex for the Transitional Framework 2022-2023 which currently serves as a bridging document between the previous UN-Ukraine Partnership Framework (2018-2022) and the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (2024-2027). Additionally, the present Joint Programme is built upon the engagement between the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (SRSG-SVC) to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence which was materialized through the signed 'Framework of Cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the United Nations on the Prevention and Response to Conflict-Related Sexual Violence'.The present programme was mainly designed in response to the needs expressed by the Ukrainian authorities in the course of the development of the Framework of Cooperation on the prevention and response to conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) signed between the United Nations and the Government of Ukraine in May 2022 and the development of the related Implementation Plan (IP) which intends to coordinate the efforts related to CRSV response of a broad range of stakeholders, including international partners, UN agencies, government entities and civil society organizations. In this view, the Joint Programme will create the critical infrastructure in Ukraine that can take over this work and enable an in-person shoulder-to-shoulder collaboration with the Ukrainian government pushing the implementation of the Framework of Cooperation (FoC) forward by responding to the immediate needs that the Inter-Ministerial Working Group is experiencing in terms of human resources. The present programme is fully aligned with CEDAW Convention provisions, its general recommendation No. 30 (2013) on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations and the recent concluding observations of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) Committee on the ninth periodic report of Ukraine [CEDAW/C/UKR/9] issued at the occasion of its 1921st and 1923rd meetings held in October 2022. The Joint Programme practically responds to a number of recommendations expressed by the Committee (especially paragraph 16). DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESThis position is located in the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRCO), in Kyiv. The incumbent reports directly to the Head of the UN Resident Coordinators' Office (RCO), administratively to the UNDP Resident Representative and works under the overall guidance and supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine. In resolution 2467 (2019), the Security Council requested inter alia the timely deployment of women's protection advisors (WPAs) to Offices of UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators in all relevant situations of concern, in addition to their deployment to relevant UN peace operations and special political missions. Security Council resolution 2467 is one in a series of resolutions adopted since 2008, which recognized conflict-related sexual violence as a threat to security and an impediment to the restoration of peace. WPAs advise UN senior leadership on the implementation of the operational provisions of these resolutions by ensuring the establishment and functioning of the Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangements on conflict-related sexual violence (MARA), and by engaging with parties to the conflict to support their compliance with international norms through the adoption of time-bound commitments to prevent and address these crimes. In Ukraine, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC) is supporting the Office of the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator/UN country team and national authorities by strengthening the collective capacity to prevent, document and respond on CRSV, in a coordinated fashion and in line with the Framework of Cooperation (FoC) signed between the SRSG and the Ukrainian DPM on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration in 2022, and with its subsequent Implementation Plan (IP). In this context, a team comprising of a Senior WPA (P5), plus dedicated WPAs in key agencies involved in the implementation of the FoC/IP, namely UNFPA, OHCHR and UN Women is being established to advise UN senior leadership, support coordination efforts and the implementation of the operational provisions of Security Council resolutions 2467, 2331, 2106, 1960, 1888 and 1820. The team will also work closely with and support as appropriate the national structures established to implement the aforementioned Framework of Cooperation, including national experts recruited for this purpose. Key duties and accountabilities include:Provide technical and strategic advice to United Nations Country Team (UNCT): Supporting the implementation of Security Council Resolutions 1820 (2008), 1888 (2009) 1960 (2010), 2106 (2013), 2331(2016) and 2467 (2019) on CRSV, including through a survivor-centered approach. Working in support of the United Nations Resident Coordinator, and in close coordination with relevant entities of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), including UNPFA, OHCHR, OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM, UNODC, UN Women, WHO, as well as the OSRSG-SVC on the provision of technical and strategic advice to relevant national stakeholders in the prevention and response to CRSV;Advising the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team on the integration of strategies for the prevention and response of CRSV, in United Nations' relevant strategic planning frameworks, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, Common Country Analysis (CCA), the Humanitarian Response Plan, Peacebuilding Priority Plans, among others;Lead coordination and engagement with partners: Supporting the engagement with all relevant parties to the conflict on CRSV concerns for the adoption of time-bound commitments by those parties to address CRSV, under the direction of the United Nations Resident Coordinator for Ukraine and in close collaboration with OSRSG-SVC as well as relevant members of the UNCT; Coordinating the implementation of the Framework of Cooperation on the prevention and response to CRSV with the Government of Ukraine and co-chairing at the working level the Ministerial level Task Force established by the authorities;Supporting the relevant national authorities, in close coordination with the Resident Coordinator and UN Women to integrate CRSV considerations within the National Action Plan on Security Council resolution 1325;Convening and coordinating the programme and activities of the working group on CRSV at the country level, and where relevant at the regional level, and enhancing coordination and coherence of the United Nations' system-wide response to CRSV, including through close coordination with the Protection Cluster and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Sub-Cluster, as appropriate; Coordinating with CRSV experts in other UN entities, as well as those deployed by OSRSG-SVC including the Team of Experts on the Rule of Law and Sexual Violence established pursuant to resolution 1888;Collaborating, as appropriate, with the Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) and with Human Rights Council-mandated mechanisms, to share information on incidents, patterns, trends and challenges in the prevention and response to CRSV; Coordinating the implementation of United Nations reporting obligations on CRSV, in close coordination with the United Nations Resident Coordinator and the UNCT, including consultation of key institutional and civil society stakeholders in Ukraine;Providing the necessary support to the UNRCO, as well as the UNCT to strengthen coordination with civil society organizations, in particular women-led organizations, the donor community and regional organizations on issues related to the prevention and response to CRSV; Supporting and working in close coordination with the national institutions and structures established for the implementation of the aforementioned Framework of Cooperation, including the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Commissioner of Gender and Inter-Ministerial Working Group on CRSV; Support data collection and knowledge building: Coordinating the elaboration of situational assessments and roll-out or early warning indicators on CRSV and facilitating country-level coordination on the prevention and response to CRSV; Leading the implementation of the Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Arrangements (MARA) working group on CRSV, created under resolution 1960, to produce timely and reliable information on incidents, patterns and trends of sexual violence in conflict-affected areas. Promote adherence to safe & ethical collection, management and sharing of data according to established protocols.Ensuring effective coordination and information sharing with the Monitoring and Reporting Mechanism on Grave Violations against children, mandated by UNSC Resolution 1612, to address synergies in mandates regarding rape and other forms of sexual violence against children and adolescents.Promoting regular and appropriate information exchange and greater coherence and coordination with United Nations entities, in support of national authorities, in delivering survivor-centred approaches to preventing and addressing CRSV;Ensuring regular and appropriate information exchange on CRSV developments, including with United Nations headquarters focal points; Performing other relevant duties, as required.Other duties:The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization. QUALIFICATIONSEducation:An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Political Science, Law, International Relations, Development Studies, or a related field is required. ORA first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree) in the fields of study listed above, in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience, will be given due consideration in lieu of a master's degree.Experience, Knowledge, and Skills: A minimum of ten (10) years (with Master's degree) or twelve (12) years (with Bachelor's degree) of progressively responsible experience, is required, in human rights, protection of civilians, gender, humanitarian affairs, political affairs or a related area.At least three (3) years of experience working in a conflict or post-conflict setting, is required.Experience supporting or facilitating multi-stakeholder policy and/or advocacy processes at multiple levels is desirable. Experience engaging with and advising senior host Government officials is desirable. Experience working in or in support of a field operation of the United Nations Common System or a comparable international organization, is required. Experience working in the region or with relevant regional organizations is desirable. Experience working on Women's Peace and Security and CRSV concerns and the implementation of all the relevant Security Council resolutions is desirable. Languages: Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Ukrainian is an asset. COMPETENCIESCore Competencies:Achieve Results:  LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have a lasting impact Think Innovatively:  LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, and develop new ideas to solve complex problems Learn Continuously:  LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility:  LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands Act with Determination:  LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate tasks/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner:  LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigating the complex landscape, championing inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion:  LEVEL 3: Appreciate the benefits of a diverse workforce and champion inclusivity Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:Business Direction and strategy: Strategic ThinkingAbility to develop effective strategies and prioritise plans in line with UNDP's objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and create tangible solutions. Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP Business Direction and strategy: Effective Decision MakingAbility to make decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one's authority, area of expertise and resources;Business Management: Project ManagementAbility to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goalsBusiness Management: Partnerships ManagementAbility to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies Business Management: Portfolio ManagementAbility to select, prioritize and control the organization's programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investmentBusiness Direction and Strategy: System ThinkingAbility to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system2030 Agenda – People: GenderGender Issues and Analysis Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest performance evaluations (if applicable).  UNDP Disclaimer for FTA/TA International PostsImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. 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21/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Executive Coordinator, Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTFO) - D2

United States of America, New York , New York

Background Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks. The Executive Coordinator provides vision, leadership and strategic direction to the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTFO). The MPTFO is a UN centre of expertise on pooled financing mechanisms. It supports development effectiveness and UN coherence through the efficient, accountable and transparent design and administration of innovative pooled financing instruments as well as provision of advisory services for fund operations.Hosted by UNDP, the MPTF Office is firewalled from all UN implementing entities, UNDP included. The MPTF Office has put in place a number of tools and systems to support its efficient and transparent fund administration services, including the flagship MPTF Office GATEWAY platform and streamlined business operations and services. As a shared UN service provider, the MPTFO operates on a full cost recovery basis.The MPTF Office's current portfolio is over $18 billion in total (> $1 billion/year) and includes over 100 pooled financing mechanisms (country-level and global MDTFs, Joint Programmes (JPs) and National Funds), established for development, peace, transition, humanitarian and climate change initiatives.  Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe Executive Coordinator reports to the Administrator through the Director of the Bureau of Management and is delegated the accountability for UNDP's functions as Administrative Agent for UN inter-agency pooled funds. She/he leads the deepening of UNDP's strategic partnership with the UN System, National Governments, Contributors/Partners and Multilateral and Regional Financial Institutions with respect to UNDP's role as Administrative Agent and fund manager.1) Provides vision, leadership and strategic direction to the MPTF Office:Advances the vision, mission, and strategic goals of MPTFO as the promoter of a coordinated, cohesive and effective UN development system financing;Oversee the preparation and strategically monitor the implementation of four-year strategic plan to respond to medium to long-term trends in the external environment and evolving demand for UN fund design and administration services;Translate the four-year plans into annual work plans and targets;Regularly review business model, financial projections and options for efficiency gains to ensure the financial integrity and sustainability of the MPTF Office as a lean, fully self-financed unit. 2) Fund Portfolio Development and Administration:Lead the development of new fund architectures and advisory services to respond to evolving demand for integrated fund management solutions;Lead MPTFO fund formulation efforts and ensure highest level of quality for all new funds;Ensure the proper and effective performance of UNDP's Administrative Agent functions in accordance with UNDP's policy on "UNDP's Accountability when acting as Administrative Agent in MPTFs and/or UN Joint Programmes using the pass-through fund management modality" and the "UNDG Protocol on the Administrative Agent for Multi Partner Trust Funds and Joint Programmes, and One UN Funds".3) Partnership Development:Represents the MPTF Office at international, regional and inter-agency meetings and advocate for the role of pooled financing mechanisms to enhance aid effectiveness and UN coherence;Promotes partnerships and establishes synergies with MPTF stakeholders at the senior level (in particular, National Governments, UN Organizations, Resident Coordinators/UNCTs, Contributing Partners and IFIs) to enhance the performance and impact of UN pooled financing mechanisms;Promote an enabling policy environment and up to date standard legal instruments for inter-agency pooled funds within the UNSDG and the UN system at large.4) Human Resource Development:Lead, empower and manage the MPTFO team of approximately 45 staff members and ensure strategic talent management;Adjust MPTFO organizational design as required to maintain a strong alignment between MPTFO 's strategic objectives, division of responsibilities between Programme, Operations and Finance, internal control framework, and individual job descriptions;Encourage and facilitate continuous learning of MPTF Office staff;Facilitate continuous learning for the UN wide talent pool of expertise on inter-agency pooled funds. 5) UN Knowledge Management and Accountability on Pooled Financing Mechanisms:Lead MPTFO staff in identifying, documenting and drafting of best practices and lessons learned on the role, impact, efficiency and effectiveness of pooled financing mechanisms;Ensure continuous competitiveness of MPTF Office services through maximum use of technology for innovations, enhanced accountability, transparency and implementation of lessons learned on designing and managing funds for performance;Submits annual reports to the UNDP Administrator and the UNSDG Fiduciary Management Oversight Group on the operational performance of the MPTF Office as Administrative Agent as well as opportunities, dynamics and challenges for UN pooled financing mechanisms. Competencies   Core Competencies - UNDP Core Competencies can be found here.Achieve Results - LEVEL 4: Prioritize team workflow, mobilize resources, drive scalable results/strategic impact Think Innovatively - LEVEL 4: Easily navigate complexity, encourage/enable radical innovation, has foresight Learn Continuously - LEVEL 4: Create systems and processes that enable learning and development for all Adapt with Agility - LEVEL 4: Proactively initiate/lead organizational change, champion new systems/processes Act with Determination - LEVEL 4: Able to make difficult decisions in challenging situations, inspire confidence Engage and Partner - LEVEL 4: Construct strategic multi-partner alliances in high stake situations, foster co-creation Enable Diversity and Inclusion - LEVEL 4: Create ethical culture, identify/address barriers to inclusion   People Management UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site. Cross-Functional & Technical competencies  Business Direction & Strategy - System Thinking:Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.Business Direction & Strategy - Business Acumen:Ability to understand and deal with a business situation in a manner that is likely to lead to a good outcome. Knowledge and understanding of the operational frameworks in the organization and ability to make good judgments and quick decisions within such frameworks.Business Development - Integration within the UN:Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situationsBusiness Management - Communication:Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.Business Management - Portfolio Management:Ability to select, prioritise and control the organization's programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimising return on investment.Digital and Innovation - Alternative Finance:Ability to identify potential alternative forms of finance and mobilise them for the purpose of addressing development challenges.Ability to review the skills, capacities, procedures and protocols that are needed to enable new financial mechanisms.Ability to assess the risks, limitations and implications of using new financial mechanisms. Finance - Development Finance Expertise:Ability to develop and work with innovative financing mechanisms and instruments, e.g. social/development impact bonds, guarantees, funds,climate finance, etc. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:An advanced (Master's) University Degree in Economics, Finance, Business/Public Administration, or other related fields, ORA first level university degree (Bachelor's degree) in Economics, Finance, Business/Public Administration, Public Administration, or any other related fields, in combination with two additional years of relevant experience in finance management will be considered in lieu of the Master's degree. Experience:A minimum of 15 years of work experience in national/international organizations with senior-level management responsibilities.Knowledge of UNDP and the UN system and good understanding of the multilateral and bilateral development system.Solid experience and demonstrated results in managing teams, leading inter-agency operations, as well as establishing strategic international partnerships, resource management and negotiations.Knowledge of pooled financing instruments and experience in fund development and management is desirable.Experience in developing country setting is highly desirable.Language:Fluency in the English language, both oral and written is required.Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable. Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. DisclaimerImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Non-discriminationUNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. 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20/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Capacity Building Specialist - P3

Mali, Bamako , Bamako

Background Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.Pursuant to a request for United Nations (UN) electoral assistance from the Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization (MATD) on 27 November 2020, the Under-secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs approved the deployment of a Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) to Mali. Due to the deteriorating COVID-19 situation and the reinforcement of related restrictions, the mission could not physically deploy, and a virtual assessment was instead conducted remotely from 19 February and 6 March 2021. The NAM consulted a wide range of national and international stakeholders, including election authorities.The last legislative elections in Mali, held in March and April 2020 were characterized by legal, social, security and political challenges, resulting in a coup on 18 August 2020 that led to the establishment of a transitional government. The transitional government, mandated with holding general elections, is facing the challenge of achieving political consensus among political actors. The NAM found out that the current electoral process faces various challenges, notably of political, legal and security nature. Nevertheless, the transition government has initiated consultations with political actors on key electoral and constitutional reforms, including the establishment of a single electoral management body (EMB). The NAM's interlocutors agreed on the need to establish such a structure although they had different positions on the timing of its operationalization.The NAM found that a significant challenge in this regard was to undertake several reforms, including a revision of the Constitution, in a rather limited period of time, which is further compounded by the lack of clarity and adequate communication around the electoral calendar. The NAM also found that the level of implication of women and youth, as well as public trust in institutions and political actors are low. Furthermore, given the volatile security situation, holding electoral operations in areas that are de facto outside of the government control remains a serious challenge.The NAM found that the UN is considered a credible and neutral partner by all actors in the process and its engagement through good offices as well as technical assistance will have the potential to strengthen confidence in the electoral process.Given the above, the NAM concluded that the UN should continue its engagement in support of the upcoming elections and constitutional referendum. Following this recommendation, a new Basket-fund on electoral assistance funded by Technical and Financial Partners (PTF) was set up. This UNDP-managed project, the "Projet d'Appui aux Réformes et aux Elections au Mali (PAREM)", jointly implemented with UN-Women, went operational on 1st July 2021. It aims to provide technical, financial, material and logistical support to build the capacities of the key actors involved in political and institutional reforms, and the electoral process. Position PurposeTo strengthen its support to the transition process, reforms and elections in Mali, the UNDP country Office in Mali is seeking to recruit a Capacity Building Specialist.UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration. Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor, the capacity building specialist will:1. Ensure Capacity building of the office/projects :Collaborate and support Malian election management bodies, political parties, media and CSOs to analyse and identify their training needs in order to implement their training plan;Contribute in designing training manuals adapted to the needs and training cycles of the elections management body its staff;Provide support to various stakeholders in the design and production of training materials and manuals for various training sessions scheduled;Provide support in the designing of ToRs for the recruitment of national trainers, and in the different stages of their recruitment;Organize and deliver training sessions planned within the framework of this project for the staff of the EMBs and their branches with the objective of providing support for capacity building of the electoral administration.Supervise the cascade training plan and related logistics;Coordinate the deployment of trainers and maintain close communication with them.2. Provide Reporting, Institutional Communication and Civic Education:Coordinate the project communication strategy and plan implementation. Provide support to national partners in the implementation and monitoring of an electoral education and voter awareness strategy and plan.Contribute to the visibility of PAREM of the technical and financial partners contributing to the Basket Fund.Assist in the design and production of various awareness and voter education materials.Contribute to the establishment of an information and exchange system on the electoral process, as well as the actions of other actors or stakeholders in connection with the processActively participate in the implementation and supervision of awareness campaigns.Provide progress reports, as well as ad hoc information, to the UNDP Chief Technical Advisor upon request.Be responsible for the preparation of all project reports, including meeting reports, activity reports and periodic reports as well as the end of project report.Coordinate all reporting tasks Support the development and implementation of a strategy and terms of reference for quality civic education for the population; to this end, the expert will propose materials and content Information/communication campaigns to raise interest and participation of the population in the various elections.Coordinate all tasks including training related to sensitization and civic education of voters and the population. 3. Carry out any other task within the framework of UNDP electoral support activities:Effective direction to and empowerment of superviseesRole-modelling of UN values and encouraging supervisees  to act ethically both in their relationships with each other and in the business decisions and actions they takeTangible steps to promote gender equality in UNDP (e.g. work to eliminate gender biased and ensure equal opportunities) as well as to create and maintain an inclusive,  and respectful working environment free from any form of bias, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and abuse of authority.Effective performance management of supervisees (incl. annual individual performance plans of supervisees completed on time; regular meetings with superviseesorganized during the year to monitor progress towards agreed goals, provide feedback and support; annual review (mid-term and annual) held on time)Support to supervisees in facilitating their learning and development. Ensuring that all supervisees have completed mandatory on-line courses on timeSupport to supervisees in implementing various arrangements in place to ensure their safety and securitySupport the supervisees in maintaining their health and well-being (e.g. staff are encouraged to use leave, with excessive leave balances being reduced/eliminated). The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of  the Office and the Organization.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: The capacity building specialist will supervise 1 communications analyst and 1 IUNV Monitoring and evaluation specialist. CompetenciesCore CompetenciesAchieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impactThink Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problemsLearn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demandsAct with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity Cross-Functional & Technical competenciesBusiness Direction & Strategy - System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.Business Management - Portfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization's programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.2030 Agenda: Engagement & Effectiveness - Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement: UN Transitions Communication - Crisis and reputational risk:  Ability to prepare for and respond to potential issues that may negatively impact UNDP's reputation.General (across the functions) - Public relation: Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organisation, its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public.Business Management - Results-based Management : Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results. Required Skills and Experience Education:Master's degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Political Science, Social science, or equivalent disciplines is required. orA bachelor's degree in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree. Experience:Minimum of 5 years (with master's degree) or 7 years (with bachelor's degree) of relevant experience in electoral assistance or election observation is required.Electoral experience in minimum 3 countries is desired. Demonstrated experience of sound understanding of the political and socio-economic environment of Mali and the foreign institutions present is desired.Good experience and knowledge of the rules and procedures of the Electoral Commission is desired.Good knowledge and practical experience of electoral processes, particularly in Africa is desired.Professional experience as capacity building specialist within the framework of electoral assistance is desired.Professional experience in electoral reporting is desired.Professional experience in sensitization and civic education is desired.Professional experience in institutional communication is desired.Experience in UNDP  is desired. Good knowledge of IT tools (MS Word, Excel, Internet), and of online content management and publication tools is desiredLanguage:Fluency in oral and written French and English is required.Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset. Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest UN Common System performance evaluations (if applicable).Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)  Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Non-discriminationUNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. 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20/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Head - Oversight and Support Team - P4

Yemen, Sana'a , Sana'a

BACKGROUNDUNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has worked directly with the government and people of Yemen for more than 50 years. UNDP's new programme (2023-2024) aims to increase food security and nutrition, sustainable and resilient livelihoods and environmental stability; improve rights-based good governance, inclusive, gender-sensitive public services and the rule of law; increase income security and decent work for women, youth and vulnerable populations; and strengthen social protection, and basic service delivery focused on support to marginalised groups, and women and youth leadership in decision-making processes. UNDP Yemen established an organisational structure to align the Country Office capacities with the envisaged new country programme framework. The Oversight and Support Team (OST) in the UNDP Yemen Country Office comes directly under the supervision of the Resident Representative. OST provides strategic planning, oversight support and advisory services to Senior Management on quality programme and project management and leads on strengthening programme and project quality assurance, programme finance management, results-based management systems and gender-sensitive programing in the Country Office. The Head of the OST works closely with Deputy Resident Representative (Programme) and the Deputy Resident Representative (Operations), acting as a bridge and enhancing information sharing between Programme and Operations Units. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIESUnder the direct supervision and guidance of the Resident Representative- UNDP, this leads and coordinates the work of OST to help the Country Office to ensure systems are in place and capacities are strengthened for programme and project quality assurance, reinforce the communication of results to partners, and support the programme unit to ensure compliance with UNDP's programming guidelines, and project management rules, regulations and procedures, while leading on preparing Country Office responses to HQ compliance and reporting requirements. Key duties and accountabilities include:Ensure effective programme accountability and oversight mechanisms are in place:Support Senior Management to ensure that programme activities respond to the development needs of Yemen and per the national and sub-national priorities as articulated in the Country Programme Document (CPD) and all relevant national and sub-national strategiesSupport Senior Management to coordinate the operationalisation of the CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identification of possibilities for joint programming;Support Senior Management to ensure accountability of the Country Programme to donors and counterparts through the delivery of outcome-level results and management of programme resources.Conduct analysis on and present UNDP policies and procedures, and their implementation in the CO;CO business processes mapping and establishing and maintaining internal Standard Operating Procedures for key business processes. Ensure strict and consistent application of UNDP rules and regulations and ensure the implementation of clear accountability mechanisms throughout the programmes and in full compliance with quality standards and rules;Ensure effective implementation of the Internal Control Framework in collaboration with the Operations UnitCoordinate the audit exercises among programme, project and operations staff and ensure compliance with audit quality standards and timeframes.Participate in internal control mechanisms for adherence to UNDP rules and regulations in contracts, assets, procurement, recruitment, etc., as required;Ensures synergies and complementarity between the various programme components and other units in UNDP Yemen to achieve CPD outcomesEnsure effective programme management:Under the overall guidance of Senior Management, supports the Programme Units and Project Managers to elaborate coherent work plans and budgets for all activities in the Programme portfolio and supports the continuous monitoring of project work plans;Under the overall guidance of Senior Management, coordinates with Programme Unit to ensure the Integrated Work Plan is prepared.Establish a quality and accountable reporting system and quality assure key programme and project reports. Ensure timely and adequate reporting against the Country Office's annual plans in consultation with Senior Management, including providing timely and articulate progress reports such as the Results Oriented Annual Report (ROAR);Support preparation of high-quality project documents and proposals and encouraging adequate peer review of the same through established mechanisms (LPAC);Guided by the Resident Representative and in coordination with the Deputy Resident Representatives, facilitate country office resources allocation processes, support resources planning and ensure monitoring of resources;Ensure the effective monitoring of resource allocation and delivery, raises delivery gaps and propose adequate and sound solutions.Provide advice for risk management and contingency planning, as required.Effective application of RBM tools, the establishment of management targets and monitoring: Establish and maintain a robust Results-Based M&E system, which ensures quality control of the programme and results.Provide strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking the use of financial resources following UNDP rules and regulations. Coordinate development and implementation of the evaluation plan and regular updates of the Evaluation Resource Center.Support the utilisation of evaluation findings and recommendations in improving programme quality. Provide quality assurance for the programme/project boards by carrying out objective and independent programme oversight and monitoring functions;Contributes to preparations for all Audits (CO, DIM and NIM audits); Ensures full HACT compliance and roll-out of related policies;Ensures the development and implementation of Audit recommendations for the programme;Supports the Programme Units, working in coordination with the Operations unit to organise a cost-recovery system for the development enabling services provided by the CO to projects;Organize trainings for programme and project staff on aspects required to strengthen Results-based Management and quality assurance;Promotes the effective application of RBM tools for Programme effectiveness and achieving results.Promotes partnership building and resource mobilisation in support of implementing the Country Programme: Effective and efficient preparation and clearance of agreements with partners (donors, government, CSOs, UN agencies and other partners);Supports the Communications Unit to communicate results to partners, both Government and donor partnersSupport the development, elaboration and implementation of the CO partnerships and resource mobilisation strategies to achieve programme outcomes;Develop mechanisms and instruments for the selection of appropriate government and civil society partners in the implementation of the programme;Facilitate the engagement with non-traditional donors to support the programme;Lead and coordinate the rollout of partner and staff feedback surveys and consolidate the programme response and follow-up as and when required;Promote closer linkages with the other UN Offices, programmes, agencies and IFIs, and other international and national stakeholders concerned with or providing assistance on the programme issues; Lead the development of Joint Programme Documents when needed.Conduct research on information on donors, and support preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing;Support regular and ad-hoc liaison with donors and partners as required;Assist CO in organizing regular donor meetings.Ensures provision of high-quality advisory services and technical expertise, and facilitation of knowledge-building and gender mainstreaming: Provide technical support and advice for programme implementation to Pillar Leads, project teams and counterparts based on CO programme priorities. Identify policy-driven issues, best practices and lessons learned on at global, regional and national level and ensure these are integrated into the programme planning and implementation;Advise on the design and implementation of coherent institutional capacity development strategies by the Programme Pillars ensuring these strategies contribute to the national development plan and SDG achievements;Proactively identify risks and challenges to the on-going operations of the country programme and provides project teams on mitigation strategies;Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals;Make sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;Promote national staff skills and technical knowledge development through coaching, mentoring and encouraging staff learning and participation in specialized knowledge networks.Advice and support to UNDP management on gender issuesLead gender seal certification process and follow up Advice policy and facilitation of knowledge building on gender issuesManagement and implementation of the CO gender equality strategyAdvocacy and promotion of UNDP's mandate and missionSupervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: This position will supervise the positions in the Oversight and Support Team, including at a minimum Deputy Head, OST, Gender Analyst, Programme Finance Associates (2), M&E Analyst. This position will be responsible for timely conduct of Performance Reviews, and supporting learning, career and professional growth of the Unit members. COMPETENCIESCore Competencies: Achieve Results:  LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact Think Innovatively:  LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems Learn Continuously:  LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiencesAdapt with Agility:  LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands Act with Determination:  LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater resultsEngage and Partner:  LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaborationEnable Diversity and Inclusion:  LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivityPeople Management Competencies: UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.  Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:Business Management: Results-based ManagementAbility to manage programmes and projects with a focus at impro􀁙ed performance and demonstrable resultsBusiness Management: Partnerships ManagementAbility to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policiesPartnership management: Resource MobilizationAbility to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirementsBusiness Management: Client ManagementAbility to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests.Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concernsBusiness Management: Working with Evidence and DataAbility to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discerning useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-makingBusiness Direction and Strategy: Systems ThinkingAbility to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the systemFinance: Financial planning and budgetingAbility to create and manage processes to achieve UNDP's long and short-term financial goals, including through planning, budgeting, forecasting, analyzing and reporting QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Economics, Political Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, Development Sciences, Social Sciences or related field. OR A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.Experience, Knowledge, and Skills: Minimum of 7 years (with Master's degree) or 9 years (with Bachelors' degree) of relevant work experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, implementation, operations, monitoring and evaluation of development/cooperation projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organizations and national governments. Practical experience in development cooperation in crisis affected, middle income and/or developing countries.Proven experience in partnership building and networking; Demonstrated knowledge of and experience applying RBM methodologies and tools (i.e. project and programme management, design and implementing monitoring systems, managing evaluations and analytical report writing);  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.Thorough knowledge of UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures is essentialKnowledge of UNDP's ERP and CPS platforms is an asset.Experience and Knowledge in UNDP's corporate planning and reporting requirements is an asset.Knowledge and Experience in Programme Finance is an asset.Demonstrated knowledge and experience applying risk management systems, including the Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfer (HACT) Framework, particularly within a UNDP Direct Implementation Modality (DIM) context is essential. Demonstrated experience managing and leading teams. Languages:  Fluency in oral and written English Language is required; Arabic language would be an asset. Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest performance evaluations (if applicable). Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period. UNDP Disclaimer for FTA/TA International PostsImportant information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rostersNote: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Scam warningThe United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. Our coaches are here to help tailor your application to the requirements of the job (service provided at your own cost).Interview preparation: When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support.Additional services for  Swiss nationals who get invited to the selection process (written test, interview, assessment centre, etc.):Let us know by writing to recruitment@cinfo.ch. 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20/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Intern - Urban Risk Management and Resilience

United States of America, New York , New York

BackgroundUNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and building resilience to crises, shocks and disaster/climate risks in an effort to safeguard development. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and access cutting edge technical and advisory support in the pursuit of their sustainable development objectives. UNDP's policy work is carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, and forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge that contextualizes global perspectives and advocacy.Recognizing the imperatives brought about by rapidly evolving development and risk management landscape, UNDP's Global Policy Network (GPN) works across knowledge domains and thematic areas to support countries and communities identify context specific development interventions, in support of the signature solutions and outcomes envisioned in the UNDP Strategic Plan (2022-2025). The GPN also aims to provide rapid and integrated support to UNDP country offices, combining policy advice, technical expertise, financial resources, agile tools and procedures, and partnerships.Within the GPN, the Crisis Bureau (CB) guides UNDP's corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for risk reduction, crisis prevention, response and recovery and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team (DRT) supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-2030) by providing integrated policy and programme support on disaster risk reduction and recovery in the context of UNDP's broader approach to resilience building. It fosters mainstreaming of disaster/climate risk reduction as a key element to deliver sustainable development at the national, sub-national and sectoral level with a focus on integrated approaches and the mainstreaming of risk considerations across other strands of the 2030 Agenda.One of the key focus areas under DRT's strategy and its technical, policy and programmatic support to countries relates to urban risk management and resilience. Given the rapidly urbanizing world, concentration of socio-economic development assets and increasing evidence of accumulation of disaster and climate risks in urban areas, the primacy of addressing/reducing urban risks and fostering resilience has become a sine qua non for achieving the objectives of the 2030 Agenda including the SDGs, the New Urban Agenda, Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for DRR.Over the past decade, UNDP has implemented several urban risk management and resilience building projects at global, regional, national and city level to support local and municipal authorities on different facets of urban risk management and resilience. Recognizing the convergence of thematic workstreams like climate adaptation and mitigation, sustainable development, inclusive growth, local governance, poverty eradication, migration, crisis prevention, fragility and disaster/climate risk reduction etc. in urban contexts, the need to advance an integrated approach addressing different dimensions of resilience and all typologies of risks in a comprehensive manner has been strongly felt. As a key milestone in the process, DRT conducted an analysis of the policy and programmatic work on urban risks and resilience over the past decade identifying existing demands and emerging needs in 'A Decade of Urban Resilience: An Analytical Review', which informed the development of the 'Urban Risk Management and Resilience Strategy' to advance policy, programmatic and technical action at national and sub-national level.The need to strengthen UNDP's urban risk management and resilience thematic area and to augment partnerships with key actors and stakeholders to implement global, regional, national and city-level urban resilience programs has gained urgency. One of the key areas inviting greater focus from city counterparts and offering significant potential to contribute towards advancing urban risk management and resilience related programmatic work pertains to effective water governance at city level to catalyze urban resilience through improved management of water resources and reduced consequences of water-related risks within an urban context.  Duties and ResponsibilitiesIn line with the needs and priorities above, both the thematic focus areas have assumed greater centrality within the on-going urban resilience related programs – while constituting key components of upcoming global, regional and national/city-level initiatives.With a view to scale-up DRT's capacity to support the process of programmatic advancement of the urban risk management and resilience building strategy, it is considered essential to augment technical expertise around these areas. Accordingly, the scope of work and key objectives of the assignment(s) as envisaged to be performed by the Intern are as follows viz. Improved water governance to build water resilienceIdentify tools and methodologies to assess water infrastructure and services to identify gaps and needs to build water resilience;Research and identify potential interventions to improve access to and to ensure effective delivery of water resources;Research and review good practices and successful initiatives for integrated water governance for sustainable water resource management and risk reduction;Identify potential for application of digital technologies and innovation to improve provision, supply, management and monitoring of water infrastructure and services; andSupport development of contextual water resource management interventions like water and rainwater harvesting, recycling, waste reduction and other innovative practices with potential for being advanced as part of community-led approaches towards urban resilience. CompetenciesGood understanding and familiarity with disaster and climate risk related issues, climate adaptation, urban planning and development, sustainable development, etc. will be desirable including a discipline relevant to resilience building and sustainable development.Relevant academic/research experience in areas relevant to the objectives of the Internship.Research and analytical orientation and demonstration of understanding of 2030 Agenda including Sendai Framework, New Urban Agenda, SDGs, urban resilience etc.  Familiarity with appropriate IT tools and emerging technologies and knowledge of using the Adobe Creative Suite and MS tools etc.Strong organization, inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team environment with cultural sensitivity and ability to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders.Sound computer skills, experience using web-based applications, social media and data management systems including Power BI. Required Skills and ExperienceApplicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:(a) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme or in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master's programme, or higher) with focus on focus on urban planning, architecture, disaster management, climate change, environment, water resource management and related academic areas; or(b) Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a)  and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation;(c) Be enrolled in a postgraduate professional traineeship program and undertake the internship as part of this program.The applicant should be enrolled in a programme, as stated in requirements (a).Languages:Fluency in English, both oral and written is required.Working knowledge of other official UN languages (preferably French or Spanish) is an asset. Institutional and Management Arrangements:The intern will be part of UNDP's Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team. The Internship will be carried out under the overall guidance of the Head, DRT and Team Leader, DRR and in close day-to-day consultation with Policy Specialist, Disaster/Climate Risk Governance and Thematic Lead for Urban Resilience, and the Intern will support timely delivery of the key tasks and deliverables as envisaged and any other tasks as required. The Intern will be responsible for organizing her/his own laptop and other IT resources to support the assignment and UNDP will not be responsible for meeting any expenditure incurred thereon including internet and other IT support services over the duration of the Internship. Travel: The assignment does not entail or envisage any travel. However, depending on the need, any travel outside the regular place of stay (home/office) by the Intern, if required, would be paid for separately.Application Procedure:The application should contain a) brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post; and (b) current and complete CV in English. Conditions of the Internship:As of 1 January 2020, Interns may be given a stipend according to the UNDP Internship Policies, if is not financially supported by any institution or programme, such as a university, government, foundation, or scholarship programme;Interns are responsible for securing adequate medical insurance for the duration of the internship. UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;In cases when the intern is expected to travel to the duty station, the intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; this internship is homebased;Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship;Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;The purpose of the Internship Programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern's studies. Therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;The intern will be evaluated at the end of the contract and due recognition of work will be issued in writing.For more information about the application process and UNDP's internship terms and conditions, visit: www.undp.org/internshipsIn case an applicant is successfully selected, s/he will be requested to provide electronic versions of the following documents upon selection:Copy of the applicant's most recent resume or curriculum vitae;Letter from his/her university confirming current enrolment and graduation date.Letter of recommendation from a professor.Copy of his/her school transcript.Copy of passport.Completed UNDP internship application form.Medical Certificate of Good HealthProof of valid Medical Insurance coverage for the duration of the internship assignment. Insurance coverage must include adequate coverages in the event of an injury or illness during the internship with specific indication of the following:  a) in the event of injury, transportation to home country or country of residence for further treatment; and, b) in the event of death, requires preparation and return of the remains to the home country, or country of residence.Application process:In your application, please (i) state in one paragraph why you would like to be considered for the internship, and (ii) indicate your preferred start and end date, as well as your availability timeframe in 2024-2025.Please combine the above into one single PDF document as the system only allows to upload one document.Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Application preparation: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. 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19/02/2024
United Nations Development Programme

Field Security Specialist - P3

Syrian Arab Republic, Damascus City , Damascus

BackgroundDiversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a 'leave no one behind' approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.Country Office success in its delivery of UNDP programmes is dependent on ensuring an adequate security framework is in place. The Host Government has primary responsibility for the security and protection of personnel employed by United Nations Security Management System organizations, their eligible family members, and property. The Country Office security team, in collaboration with UNDP Security Office and regional security staff, reinforces and supplements the capacity of the Host Government where needed to enable ongoing delivery of UNDP programmes, particularly in insecure and unstable environments. Specifically, the security team ensures the integration and mainstreaming of security risk management into Country Office operations, including the incorporation of security considerations into the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of all country office projects and programmes.At the Field Level, the Field Security Specialist will be supervised by the Resident Representative, who will serve as the primary supervisor.In terms of functional matters related to UNDP security, the FSS reports to the UNDP Security Office through the Sub Regional Security Specialist (Levant) / RSA, who will serve as the secondary supervisor.At the Headquarters level, UNDP BMS/Security Office (SO) will, through the SRSS Levant/ RSA, provide policy and technical advice to the UNDP FSS regarding the safety and security of UNDP personnel, eligible dependents, property and operations within the context of UNDP's development role, while dovetailing with and respecting UNDSS's mandate and role, and working within the UN and UNDP security policy and framework. Position PurposeUnder the strategic guidance and supervision of the Resident Representative (RR) or Deputy Resident Representative (DRR), the Field Security Specialist (FSS) provides leadership support in security management and policy guidance to enable effective UNDP programme delivery throughout a large and/or complex country within the framework of UN and UNDP security policies and procedures while protecting and minimizing risk to UNDP personnel and operations in covered locations.  The FSS ensures the mainstreaming of security and costs into all programming processes at the country office level as well as for individual projects; and maintains a security network of international and national security personnel. The FSS may supervise the Country Office GS security team and/or staff; and works in close collaboration with UN Department of Security and Safety (UNDSS), security partners in other UN agencies, national and local security counterparts, counterparts in Diplomatic missions, NGOs, municipal/civic/religious and traditional leaders to exchange information and implement security programs. UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration. Duties and Responsibilities1. Provide leadership support in security management and policy guidance to enable effective UNDP programme delivery throughout a large and/or complex country within the framework of UN and UNDP security policies and procedures while protecting and minimizing risk to UNDP personnel and operations in covered locations:In consultation with the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) in the Country Office, support and conduct security risk management for the UN Security Management Systems (SMS) and UNDP Programmes. Ensure the mainstreaming of security and security costs into all levels of programme design, implementation and delivery through the substantive monitoring of ongoing and future projects, programmes and costs; and provide innovative and proactive support, direction and solutions in complex situations where required. Serve as permanent member of project appraisal committee (PAC).Contribute substantively to the UN SMS-wide security risk management process in designated/security area. Ensure security support needs are identified and provided based on review of possible impacts of potential security factors and trends on UNDP planning, programme design and delivery as well as the possible impact of programme design on stability and security.  Conduct security risk assessment of operations in the districts and regions where UNDP projects are implemented; and identify and implement appropriate risk mitigation measures. Develop UNDP Ad Hoc SRM documents where required.Support implementation of person-centered security risk management approaches where security assessments and resultant security measures and procedures are guided by a nuanced evaluation of specific threats or vulnerabilities in a country facing conflict, political unrest or other volatility.   Assist and provide substantive inputs to UNDSS in preparing the security risk management process and other country security documents of country/areas where UNDP personnel, dependents and equipment are present. 2. Work in collaboration with the UN Department of Security and Safety (UNDSS) and assist in leading the country office security team to ensure that UNDP procedures conform to the UN security framework:Provide inputs and assist UNDSS in establishing, maintaining and updating country specific security and contingency plans in accordance with the UN Security Policy Manual (SPM) as well as providing security related contributions to updating emergency business continuity plans for the country office in concert with the UN Country Team business continuity plan and guidance from the SRSS/ Regional Security Advisor. Ensure that all UNDP personnel are included in the Security Plan of the respective country offices being prepared by the UNDSS, which will include working in collaboration with HR and other relevant units to maintain and incorporate in those Security Plans an updated list of all UNDP personnel.Formulate and test UNDP specific security and contingency plans and support the testing of CO Business Continuity Plans.Develop and deliver security orientation and training to UNDP personnel on security guidelines and procedures, and security awareness in a country. Coordinate with UNDSS in implementation of Warden, fire safety, first aid, and radio communications training for the appropriate personnel members. Monitor security compliance of UNDP personnel, operations and equipment and advise on selection and procurement of appropriate security equipment.3. Monitor and oversee security compliance of UNDP premises and international personnel residences:Support the implementation of physical security and security risk management measures for UNDP premises, and as requested, participate in ensuring security management oversight of common premises.Conduct periodic appropriate security assessments of UNDP premises and equipment and advise on shortfalls in security preparedness with recommended improvements, solutions and implementation. Represent UNDP security interests in any common premises that UNDP occupies in the country ensuring that personnel safety and security are primary considerations.4. Provide timely and accurate security advice and briefings to UNDP Management and Personnel and collaborate with key security partners internally and externally to ensure a constant flow of information on important security matters affecting UNDP programmes, the Country Office and its personnel:Produce security reports as required by the Country Office and the Security Office in a timely and efficient manner.Immediately report all security-related incidents involving UNDP personnel and eligible dependents to the Resident Representative, SRSS Levant and UNDSS in the country. Establish and/or implement internal communication systems and ensure UNDP communications are integrated into the appropriate UN Security Communications System (SCS). Liaise with and coordinate activities of partner organizations and counterparts in the planning, preparation, and execution of missions, ensuring the safety and security of UNDP personnel as the highest priority. Maintain a security network of international and national security personnel, including law enforcement, military and civil intelligence authorities, counterparts in the Diplomatic Missions and municipal/civic/traditional leaders. Participate as a member of the security cell established by DSS and participate in inter-agency security coordination efforts.Contribute to knowledge networks and professional communities.5. Contribute to the proper management of security-related funding mechanisms and ensure that security costs are mainstreamed through the lifecycle of UNDP projects:Support mainstreaming of security costs into country projects/programmes.Monitors that all projects/programmes contribute resources to the implementation of security measures.Formulate and manage the annual work plan and related budget for security-related projects, initiate budget revisions. Monitor that allotted UNMSM funds are budgeted in Quantum promptly.Ensure that costs and expenditures remain within budgeted and approved limits through the monitoring of monthly Quantum budget reports.Ensure that the security costs are included in all appeals and project documents. Participate in the drafting of project proposals and reviews, to be presented to donors. Provide inputs to donor reports, as required.Support mainstreaming of security costs into country projects/programmes.Monitors that all projects/programmes contribute resources to the implementation of security measures.Formulate and manage the annual work plan and related budget for security-related projects, initiate budget revisions. Monitor that allotted UNMSM funds are budgeted in Quantum promptly.Ensure that costs and expenditures remain within budgeted and approved limits through the monitoring of monthly Quantum budget reports.Ensure that the security costs are included in all appeals and project documents. Participate in the drafting of project proposals and reviews, to be presented to donors. Provide inputs to donor reports, as required.The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:   Supervises the CO security team personnel.CompetenciesCore competenciesAchieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact.Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problemsLearn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences.Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands.Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.Engage and Partner: LEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration.Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity. Cross-Functional & Technical competenciesBusiness Management - Portfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control the organization's programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimizing return on investment.Business Direction & Strategy - System Thinking: Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.Security Services - Security advice, planning and coordination: Ability to provide with authoritative advice and guidance on security management, plan and coordinate security activities.Security Services - Security information management: Analytical capabilities to process diverse security information and develop recommendations.Security Services - Security risk management: Ability to assess threats and risks, identify and oversee implementation of mitigation measures, including ability to design and test security plans.Security Services - Physical/premises security design, implementation and management: Ability to conduct accurate premises assessments on UN facilities to ensure appropriate mitigation measures are in place. Ability to design, support the implementation and test physical security systems for UNDP premises.Security Services - Security crisis management & response: Knowledge of crisis management and response arrangements as well as the ability to prepare for, respond to, support/manage security crisis events. Required Skills and ExperienceEducation:Master's degree or equivalent preferably in social sciences, management, or related security field is required, or A Bachelor's degree in combination with two years of qualifying work experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the Masters degree, orA formal multi-year education in security management, such as military or police Command and Staff College (minimum 9 months full-time) with senior-level command experience. Formal training in security risk management is required.Experience:Minimum 5 years (with master's degree) or 7 years (with bachelor's degree or formal multi-year security management education) of relevant security or development experience is required. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) is required.Previous experience working in a conflict/post-conflict or crisis environment is an asset. Previous experience working for a United Nations organization with knowledge of the UN Security Management System as well as UNDP business, operations and programming cycle and Country Office structure/roles and responsibilities is an asset.Language Requirements:Proficiency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Arabic language is desirable.Note: Please upload copies of your academic qualifications and 3 latest UN Common System performance evaluations (if applicable).Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.Disclaimer Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.Non-discriminationUNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. 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