International Consultant: Terminal Evaluation of UNDP-GEF Project – Home based with missions

The objectives of the evaluation are to assess the achievement of project results, and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming. The evaluator is expected to frame the evaluation effort using the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, as defined and explained in the UNDP Guidance for Conducting Terminal Evaluations of UNDP-supported, GEF-financed Projects.

The evaluator will first review all relevant sources of information, such as the project document, project reports – including Annual PIR, project budget revisions, midterm review, progress reports, GEF focal area tracking tools, project files, national strategic and legal documents, and any other materials that the evaluator considers useful for this evidence-based assessment. A list of documents that the project team will be provided to the evaluator for review. The TE mission will then consist of  field mission to Turkey, Ghana, Tanzania, Madagascar, Zambia, including project sites and interviews will be held with the following organizations and individuals at a minimum: respective ministries and UNDP Country Offices in Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia as well as UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub and project partners WHO and NGO Health Care Without Harm (HCWH); executing agencies, senior officials and task team/ component leaders, key experts and consultants in the subject area, Project Board, project stakeholders, academia, local government and CSOs, etc.

The evaluators will assess the extent to which the project is achieving impacts or progressing towards the achievement of impacts. Key findings that should be brought out in the evaluations include whether the project has demonstrated: a) verifiable improvements in ecological status, b) verifiable reductions in stress on ecological systems, and/or c) demonstrated progress towards these impact achievements.

The MTR consultant will include a section in the MTR report setting out the MTR’s evidence-based conclusions, in light of the findings. The MTR consultant will also rate the countries’ and pilot facilities’ progress based on the criteria (approved by the project board) to decide on which countries would be able to accept additional non-incineration HCWM systems and mercury-free devices during the second procurement round of the project. Additionally, the MTR consultant is expected to make recommendations to the Project Team. Recommendations should be succinct suggestions for critical intervention that are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant. A recommendation table should be put in the report’s executive summary. The MTR consultant should make no more than 15 recommendations total.

Duration The Contract will enter into effect upon signature by both parties, expected for eight (8) months of duration. The international consultant is expected to start in late August 2019.

Travel requirements The evaluator is expected to conduct field missions as follows:

  • One mission of 3 days to Istanbul/Turkey;
  • One mission of 5 days each to the capitals of each project country – Accra/Ghana, Antananarivo/Madagascar, Dar es Salaam/Tanzania, Lusaka/Zambia with additional visits to projects sites as deemed necessary in each country (5 working days for each country in total);
  • Additional travels may be requested by the IRH over the duration of the assignment within the estimated workload.

Schedule of payments and expected outputs The total number of days of work is estimated approximately 60 working days. The breakdown corresponds to the expected outputs and schedule of payments as follows:

10% of payment upon submission of the inception report and mission travel plan;

  • Inception report: Evaluator provides clarifications on timing, method and mission plan of the evaluation (approx. 5 working days; due date – 13 September 2019)

50% of payment upon submission of evaluation mission reports;

  • Completion of evaluation missions and submission of mission reports: 3 days mission to Istanbul-Turkey; 5 days missions to each of Ghana, Madagascar, Tanzania and Zambia; and 5 days for mission reports (approx. 27 working days; due date –30 November 2018)

40% of payment upon approval of the final MTR report and presentation of the MTR report;

  • Draft final report: Full report with annexes (approx. 22 working days; due date – 31 December 2019);
  • Final report: Revised report after comments/feedbacks (approx. 4 working days; due date – 31 January 2020);
  • Presentation of the final TE report during the regional project closure meeting, remote participation (date TBC) (approx. 2 working days; due date – 31 March 2020)

Corporate competencies: 

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.

Functional competencies:

  • Ability to analyze policy documents and make constructive policy suggestions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team;
  • Capacity building skills and flexibility depending on the public;
  • Demonstration of commitment to the Project’s mission, vision and values;
  • Good writing and reporting skills;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations, and to meet tight deadlines.

Education:

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, Public Health or a closely related field is required;

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ relevant experience in health-care waste management, preferably with non-incineration treatment technologies and mercury elimination in health sector
  • Previous experience with results-based management evaluations is required and gender sensitive evaluation and analysis is an asset
  • Experience with Stockholm Convention (on POPs), Minamata Convention (on Mercury and Best Available Techniques/Best Environmental Practices guidelines is an asset;
  • Previous experience in environmental health, infection control and prevention, and health delivery systems is an asset;
  • Experience working with the UN and GEF is an asset.
  • Relevant work experience in Africa is an asset;

Languages:

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English;
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French is an asset.

Consultant Independence:

  • The consultant cannot have participated in the project preparation, formulation, and/or implementation (including the writing of the Project Document) and should not have a conflict of interest with project’s related activities.

Application closing date: 8 September 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

JPO – Democratic Governance Programme Analyst – Ouagadougou

National Accounts 2008 Specialist – Kuwait

The Central Statistics Bureau (CSB) is seeking to recruit a specialist in national accounts to support the Department of Economic Statistics, National Accounts Unit, in developing national accounts in current and constant prices, in accordance with recommendations and suggestions of the National Accounts System (2008). The Specialist will also, focus on capacity building and transfer of Knowledge to National Accounts Unit at CSB. The consultancy will also contribute to the following:

KNDP objectives:

Continue with the development of tools, methodologies, and resources of statistical work on the national level:

  • Complete modernization programs at the Central Statistics Bureau (CSB), including the development of institutional and ICT infrastructure, develop information systems, indicators and database, models, and statistical surveys and transform into the registeredcensus, and develop economic research.
  • Training and Development of national human resources in statistics, allowing to fulfill qualitative and quantitative needs from specialized national cadres in statistics and census.

The assignment will also contribute to the following ICDI/KNDP project outputs

  • Output:Enhanced institutional and human capacities of the CSB for evidence-based plans and policies on sustainable development;
  • Activity Result:Improved capacityand statistical quality management
  • Indicator:Number of analyses conducted using SAM with 2008-2013 data

Under the direct supervision of Assistant Undersecretary for Statistical Affairs Sector and close coordination with the UNDP Project officer, the National Account Specialist will provide support for developing and improving National Account 2008 and contribute to the development of annual action plan following up on its implementation linking in the NMRDP and CSB’s strategic objectives. The consultant will be focusing on achievement of the following results:

Assess the current state and identify the gaps to implement National Account System (2008).

Develop a roadmap for the implementation of the National Accounts System (2008):

  • Upgrade and enhance the National Accounts for the State of Kuwait based on the system of Nationals Account 2008.
  • Provide practical recommendations for CSB on all technical reports and documents related to the National Accounts and assist CSB to enhance the development of the National Accounts 2008.

Provide technical advisory and support for Economics Statistics Department and National Accounts team.

  • Provide technical assistance to National Accounts Unit, in the field of basic accounts, institutional accounts and quarterly accounts in current and constant prices.
  • Technical expertise on how to overcome the missing data and define the appropriate data sources.
  • Technical expertise provided for the upgrading and periodically publishing bulletins on the national account

Conduct capacity building and needs assessment for Economics Statistics Department and National Accounts team. 

  • Based on thorough assessment, identify the coaching and training needs related to national accounts of the Economics Statistics Department and develop a training plan to address them;
  • Developing a training plan for Economics Statistics Department on National Account 2008.
  • Provide coaching and on-the-job-training for staff at the Economics Statistics Department to enable them to implement their role in relation to economics statistics and national accounts.
  • Present monthly reports to the CSB and UNDP Project officer highlighting key deliverables and achievements with recommendations for the way forward
  • Prepare technical reports and technical notes and materials for technical workshops and conferences.

Functional competencies:

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

  • Makes a case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms;
  • Develops and/or participates in the development of tools and mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies.
  • Promotes knowledge sharing.

Promoting organizational change and development 

  • Performs appropriate work analysis and assists in the redesign to establish clear standards for implementation;
  • Develops communications and programs to assist business units in their adaptation to changing the environment.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines;
  • Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit;
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally;
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments.

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
  • Building staff competence and creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Building and promoting effective teams;
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Endorsing learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Fair and transparent decision-making and calculated risk-taking.

I. Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum requirement is a Masters’ degree in  Economics, Statistics, Accounting, or other related fields. A PhD is an advantage.

II. Years of experience:

  • Minimum of 20 years of proven experience at the national or international level in providing advisory services in National Account in general.
  • Has proven experience working on National Account System 2008 in particular.
  • Experience in a governmental statistical institution is an advantage.
  • Experience in using statistical computer programs and excellent computer skills with MS. Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge and familiarity with of the economic and social situation in Kuwait is an asset.
  • UN experience is an advantage;

III. Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is a must. Arabic is desirable.

Application closing date: 3 August 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

UN Women: Resource Mobilization Analyst – New York

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the UN Trust Fund, and direct supervision of the Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager, the Resource Mobilization Analyst will provide assist in the implementation of the resource mobilization and advocacy strategies for the UN Trust Fund, including support in maintaining and stewarding relationships with the existing donors and partners as well as support in cultivating new partnerships with a view of raising new funds for grant making. This will include maintaining the records and contributing to building institutional memory about donors and partners, with specific focus on Member States.

Provide technical support and inputs to the resource mobilization processes:

  • Provide technical support and inputs to the development and implementation of the fund’s resource mobilization strategy and advocacy initiatives to engage Member States, UN Women National Committees, private sector and high level giving individuals;
  • Provide technical inputs to the preparation of funding proposals as required and necessary for potential donors and partners;
  • Coordinate meetings with UN Permanent Missions and supports overall presentation of the UN Trust Fund’s mandate and emerging priorities for accelerated progress towards increase of global giving for addressing the issue of violence against women and girls;
  • Undertake research to develop donor intelligence, policies, sectoral and geographic preferences, economic and political background, development assistance strategies etc. and other activities to identify funding opportunities;
  • Identify opportunities to secure additional resources from Member States, and other partners when and if needed;
  • Develop messaging and analysis to support and strengthen the case for an investment in the global giving to the priority areas identified by the UN Trust Fund;
  • Coordinate closely with the UN Women Strategic Partnership Division as relevant to all resource mobilization activities of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women;

Builds and maintains effective corporate relationships with Member States:

  • Prepare missions, meetings and other consultations with Member States, including writing and preparation of notes, briefs and other materials;
  • Maintain effective corporate relationships with Member States, support the building of networks both in capitals and UN Permanent Missions;
  • Keep a regular update of all donor information, profiles and databases.

Provide advice and support to strengthen internal resource mobilization capacity:

  • Provide administrative assistance in the development of resource mobilization and advocacy products, packaged and positioned to attract and secure increased resources for the funds;
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis of UN Trust Fund resource mobilization efforts to inform further planning;
  • Provide technical input to knowledge sharing and organizational learning among the team members of the UN Trust Fund and other relevant divisions and field offices in UN Women through the development and use of all relevant on-line tools, templates, and guidelines to support resource mobilization initiatives and enhance donor relations;
  • Provide logistics support in organization and preparation of the UN Trust Fund’s advocacy and fundraising events.

Key Performance indicators:

  • Timely attention and response to UN Women’s partners and donors;
  • Quality inputs to resource mobilization strategy and timely support to management of the Trust Fund Unit;
  • Timely targeting of funding opportunities and timely tracking of donor intelligence;
  • Quality communication and advocacy products which result in increased resources and a strong investment case for grant-making.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge on preventing and ending violence against women and girls;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives;
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of the organization;
  • Proven negotiating and public speaking skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
  • Familiarity with UN Multi-donor Trust Funds;
  • Excellent IT skills, including databases, extranet and office software packages.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong initiative-taker;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Focuses on impact and results for client;
  • Ability to identify opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors;
  • Participates effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies, or a related field.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of experience in working in the field of gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience with civil society organizations;
  • Experience with donor relations/resource mobilization with member states.?

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (written and oral);
  • Knowledge of other UN working languages is desirable.

Application closing date: 1 August 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Pacific Development Finance Specialist – Suva

The Pacific Development Specialist (consultant) will provide technical support to countries, draft guidance for Ministries of Finance and Planning, facilitate dialogue and evidence building at country level on integrated approaches to financing, and support the UNDP regional teams on financing SDGs in their design of services for Pacific governments.

Scope of Work

Under the overall guidance of the Development Economist at the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, the specialist will:

Provide substantive capacity to support UNDP and partner governments in DFA follow-up and taking forward priority DFA recommendations, including:

  • Developing practical development finance roadmaps and strategies (including integrated financing frameworks where appropriate), overall or sector-specific, in partnership with governments (primarily MOFs) and other relevant development partners; includes advising on dialogue mechanisms for financing development which support strategy design and implementation;
  • Support improved alignment between planning and budgeting processes. Specific activities would be in response to partner government demand, but could include supporting development of strategic planning guidelines for ministries and provincial governments, developing approaches for review of draft budgets for alignment with national plans, or supporting development of budget proposals by sub-national governments;
  • Support national and, as appropriate, regional mechanisms to track implementation and financing of national and regional development strategies;
  • Developing new frameworks and policies around different types of finance (e.g., remittances, SDG bonds, etc.) at country level;
  • Supporting capacity development in partner governments to better address development financing needs.

Identifying and pursuing opportunities within UNDP’s existing portfolio in the Pacific to take forward thinking and service offers in SDG financing, potentially including:

  • Integrating DFA findings and analysis into the Pacific Floating Budget Office initiative to support improved scrutiny of government budgets;
  • Working with the Pacific Risk Governance Programme to integrate adequate consideration of risk into development financing strategies and processes;
  • Working with UNDP’s private sector engagement initiatives to develop approaches for greater private sector engagement in the SDGs.

Support development of initiatives to address identified development finance needs, including:

  • Initiatives to more efficiently mobilize private sector engagement in the sustainable development agenda and improve alignment of investment decisions;
  • Initiatives to make the most effective use of emerging opportunities to engage with non-traditional partners, including South-South Cooperation and private philanthropy;
  • Initiatives to improve collection and collection of data to provide decision makers with a more comprehensive understanding of development finance flows and support more evidence-based policymaking;
  • Supporting thematic analyses of public sector spending, for example through a gender lens;
  • Supporting the development of dialogue platforms as a space for evidence-based decision making across ministries, and with non-government stakeholders (private sector, CSOs) on SDG financing;
  • Supporting linkages and knowledge exchange with the Bangkok Regional Hub to facilitate South-South learning and knowledge exchange.

Contribute to regional UNDP work to strengthen SDG implementation and financing strategies at country level, with specific attention to country monitoring of development effectiveness principles and interaction of flows both domestic and international, public and private; specifically linking the work on effective development cooperation and aid effectiveness to wider financing for development discussions.

The Specialist (consultant) will function as an integral part of the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji team, and is expected to flexibly respond to demands and opportunities to support countries’ development finance needs over the course of the consultancy.

Institutional Arrangement

  • The specialist will work under the supervision of the UNDP Development Economist, with guidance from the Development Finance Advisor and Team in the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.
  • The specialist will work in close collaboration with the Inclusive Growth Team at the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, the UNDP Multi-Country Office in Samoa, and the UNDP Country Office in the Solomon Islands.
  • The specialist will work in partnership with Pacific Island Country governments and regional organizations on an on-demand basis.

Supervision/Reporting

  • On a day-to-day basis, the consultant would report to the UNDP Development Economist at the Pacific Office in Fiji.
  • Outputs produced by the consultant would also require certification by the Project Manager for the Asia-Pacific Development Effectiveness project, based at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrate integrity and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Promote the vision, mission and strategic goal of UN

Functional Competencies:

  • Effective team player, with good communication, diplomatic and inter-personal skills;
  • Has ability to communicate clearly and present coherent and well-founded arguments;
  • Demonstrates openness to change, responds positively to feedback and different point of view;
  • Excellent communication skills including presentations, networking and interpersonal skills;
  • Has ability to synthesize large amounts of information into succinct written reports;
  • Proven experience in writing, editing and proof reading; Strong analytical skills.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Education

  • Relevant degree or advanced degree in economics, public finance, public policy and administration, international relations, development studies or related field.

Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant professional work experience with track record of research analysis;
  • Research experience in the areas of development finance, budget review and public expenditure review are required;
  • Previous work on Development Finance issues in the Pacific sub-region an advantage;
  • Proven knowledge of the concept of Integrated National Finance Frameworks (INFF) and their adaptation at the country level will be considered a significant asset;
  • Familiarity with UNDP’s DFA methodology and Financing Solutions toolkit as well as wider financing services considered an asset;
  • Experience in country-level work rooted in public policy reforms in close collaboration with government;
  • Excellent writing skills required, as demonstrated by previous research/analytical reports on relevant topics;
  • Ability to lead consultations with senior Government officials required;
  • Sound grasp of substantive policy issues in the public finance field;
  • Excellent knowledge of data collection, analysis and statistics tool are essential;
  • Advanced quantitative and econometric skills and experience with related data analysis tools are an advantage.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

 

UN Women: Resource Mobilization and Reporting Specialist – New York

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the UN Trust Fund and direct supervision and reporting line to the Resource Mobilization and Advocacy Manager, the Resource Mobilization and Reporting Specialist will support implementation of the resource mobilization and communications strategies of the UN Trust Fund and will be responsible for coordinating collection of inputs across the team and drafting reports to donors, Commission on the Status of Women and to the Human Rights Council. Resource Mobilization and Reporting Specialist will steward the existing donors and partners as well as cultivate new partnerships with a view of raising new funds for the UNTF. This will include ensuring continuum of funds flow for the work of the UN Trust Fund and provision of annual grants and actively engaging with UN Women National Committees, private sector and relevant individuals for giving to the UNTF and collaboration.

Provide Strategic Planning and Coordination support to UN Women Partnerships with companies related to the UN Trust Fund:

  • Develop and implement of a private sector, UN Women National Committees and high-net individual donors’ engagement strategies for the UN Trust Fund;
  • Implement UN Trust Fund resource mobilization and communications strategies and initiative with a view of meeting UNTF’s resource mobilization targets;
  • Review and refine the communication and resource mobilization strategies on a regular basis to harness emerging opportunities, to anticipate changes to the internal direction and external fundraising environment, and to make mid-term adjustments;
  • Liaise and coordinate with the Strategic Partnership Division and field offices to help package proposals to engage corporate support for grant giving initiatives;

Provide Partnership Building and outreach support:

  • Serve as focal point with corporate partnerships, UN Women National Committees and high-net worth individual donors in harnessing and strengthening strategic partnerships;
  • Act as a key resource of real-time UN Trust Fund’s partner intelligence for the UN Trust Fund Secretariat and field offices;
  • Build relationships with new donors and partners and provides relevant, effective and timely support to all current and new UN Trust Fund’s donors and partners;
  • Identify and mobilize key strategic partnerships to enhance impact and influence for strategic priorities of the UN Trust Fund;
  • Maintain effective relationships with counterparts in other UN agencies, funds and programmes to promote and strengthen coordinated funding support for ending violence against women agenda and to support effectively civil society initiatives;
  • Develop UN Trust Fund specific guidelines, communications and support material to support the UN Trust Fund team with outreach to companies, UN Women National Committees and high-net worth individual donors.

Provide Outreach and partnerships management support:

  • Steward the existing and establishes new partnerships with corporate world actors, companies and foundations with the view of achieving UN trust Fund’s fundraising targets;
  • Steward the UN Trust Fund’s existing and establish new partnerships with private sector partners, UN Women National Committees, individual givers and high-net individual donors;
  • Identify appropriate data and benchmarks to measure success in alignment with UN Trust Fund’s overarching strategic plan;
  • Ensure effective and efficient positioning and packaging of UN Trust Fund’s strategy with current and potential donors’ objectives to engage long-term support and partnership;
  • Develop and implement differentiated, donor fund-raising approaches, aligned and coordinated with partnership initiatives and outreach activities;
  • Undertake ad-hoc donor/potential donor mapping and analysis (donor intelligence, policies, sectoral and geographic preferences, economic and political background, development assistance strategies etc.), research and other activities to identify funding opportunities for the UN Trust Fund;
  • Prepare funding proposals as required and necessary for potential donors and partners of the UN Trust Fund;
  • Keep a regular update of all donor information, profiles and databases related to the UN Trust Fund’s private sector partners, UN Women National Committees and high-net worth individual givers.

Prepare reports to donors and to the Commission on the Status of Women and to the Human Rights Council:

  • Coordinate across the team collection of inputs for the regular reporting of the UN Trust Fund to its constituents;
  • Coordinate preparations of the regular UN Trust Fund’s Annual Report to donors;
  • Coordinate preparations of the regular annual report of the UN Trust Fund to the Commission on the Status of Women and to the Human Rights Council.

Key performance indicators:

  • Timely and quality development of resource mobilization strategies;
  • Timely and quality implementation of communication and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Regular communication and liaison with country offices and SPD;
  • Strong relationships with donors and partners and new partnerships developed;
  • Timely donor mapping and inputs to reports.

Core values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • In-depth knowledge on preventing and ending violence against women and girls;
  • In-depth knowledge of grant-giving and work with the civil society organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with government representatives;
  • Proven networking skills, and ability to mobilize support on behalf of the organization;
  • Proven negotiating and public speaking skills;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN system and familiarity with inter-governmental processes;
  • Familiarity with the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women;
  • Excellent IT skills, including databases, extranet and office software packages;
  • Very effective at multi-tasking;
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong initiative-taker;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Focuses on impact and results for client;
  • Identifies opportunities and builds strong relationships with client and external actors;
  • Participates effectively in team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, public administration, international relations, communications, women’s studies, or a related field.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience in working in the field of ending violence against women, gender equality and women’s empowerment;
  • Experience with civil society organizations;
  • Experience with donor relations/resource mobilization with member states.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English (written and oral);
  • Knowledge of other UN working languages is desirable.

Application closing date: 1 August 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Administrative Associate – Mogadishu

Under direct supervision of the Operations manager, the Administrative Associate supports the Office Operations by performing a variety of standard administrative processes ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Administrative Associate promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.  S/he works in close collaboration with the Operations, Programme and projects staff team to ensure consistent service delivery and to resolve complex administration related issues and information delivery.

Provide general administration and operations support to the Somalia Programme Office in compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and strategies:

  • Organize shipments, customs clearance arrangements, and prepare documents for UN Women shipments (received/sent);
  • Arrange travel and hotel reservations, prepare travel authorizations, process requests for visas and Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA), identity cards and other documents;
  • Provide administrative support to conferences, workshops, retreats;
  • Provide administrative support to maintenance of premises and common services, as needed;
  • Support collection of information for DSA, travel agencies and other administrative surveys, support to organization of common services;
  • Maintain filing system ensuring safekeeping of confidential materials, as necessary.

Coordinate and organize assets management and procurement processes:

  • Monitor and maintain office stationery supplies including maintenance of stock list of stationery, distribution of stationery and keeping a log of distribution;
  • Coordinate assets management in the office, prepare and submit periodic inventory reports, coordinate physical verification of inventory items;
  • Provide inputs to the preparation of procurement plans for the office and monitor their implementation;
  • Generate procurement related reports; research and draft responses to enquiries;
  • Review procurement requests and initiate procurement procedures for office and project equipment, supplies and services;
  • Organize procurement activities and processes, including preparation and conduct of Request for Quotations, Invitations to Bid or Requests for Proposals, the opening and evaluation of tenders;
  • Coordinate contract negotiations, prepare request for award of contract for the review and approval of relevant authorities, as required;
  • Prepare Purchase Orders (PO) and contracts in and outside Atlas, create vendor profiles in Atlas;
  • Review procurement processes conducted by projects; submissions to the Procurement Review Committee.

Coordinate and organize administrative Human Resources services:

  • Create and upload vacancy announcements and organize interview panels;
  • Assume overall responsibility for attendance and leave management monitoring;
  • Under guidance of the supervisor, organization of local recruitment processes assist in the initial rough drafting of job description, provision of input to job classification process, vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, compilations of matrixes, participation in interview panels etc.
  • Prepare staffing/personnel related reports; research and draft responses to enquiries for clearance by the Operations Manager;
  • Maintain staffing lists and reports.

Provide administrative support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

  • Provide administrative support in the organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on administrative related matters;
  • Compile lessons learnt and best practices in administration, procurement, and human resources.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Adherence to UN Women rules and regulations;
  • Timely and quality procurement services;
  • Perform duties in a transparent and cost-effective manner;
  • Provide timely and quality advice to clients;
  • Timely and quality reports.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Education and certification:

  • Completion of secondary education is required;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration or related fields is an asset.

Experience:

  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in administration, procurement, HR, or logistic support service;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Experience in the use of ATLAS is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Local language is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019 (Midnight New York, USA)

Consultant for Thematic Lead: Agricultural Technology – Global Center for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development

GCTISD is seeking applications for a thematic leadership role on Sustainable Agriculture (including both agri- and aquaculture). The person recruited for this position will work in close partnership with the team on the delivery of the Centre’s workplan and on growing its impact at the country-level. The Consultant is expected to have specialization/expertise in a relevant area, professional experience with project design/management as well as a high level of energy to carry out liaison and support functions for events.

Thematic output under the Sustainable Agriculture Work Stream:

GCTISD seeks to explore partnerships, innovations and solutions (tech and non-tech) that lend themselves to adaption, co-design and/or scaling in developing country contexts. Specifically, this work stream would focus on:

  • Building substantive partnerships with Governments, the agriculture / food & nutrition / commodities sector and related technology sectors (in Singapore and globally), academic institutions and non-government organisations that help further the objectives of the Centre;
  • Identifying innovative existing and emerging technologies, business models, and financing models which promote sustainable agriculture/aquaculture
  • Understanding the challenges/issues faced in developing countries and formulating problem statements that help the GCTISD scan for common ground and potential collaboration.
  • Matching innovations/soluctions or joint research & development efforts with the need/demand in developing countries, leveraging UNDP’s global network of offices and partners;
  • Showcasing innovations which are technically ready (post Proof-of Concept stage) and in broad alignment with the political, social and technological context of developing country contexts;
  • Supporting the adaptation, adoption and scaling of such innovations by national, regional and global stakeholders and partners.
  • Facilitating partners to jointly research and develop solutions for shared challenges where available technology/solutions do not exist or are inadequate

The Consultant will be asked to connect the GCTISD to global thought leadership on the current and future direction of Sustainable Agriculture through her/his professional networks in the sector and a sound understanding of the opportunities and risks related to emerging technologies and innovation.

The ideal candidate for this assignment is a committed, creative self-starter with a passion for promoting Sustainable Agriculture and the Sustainable Development Goals

Candidates are expected to have experience (ideally in developing country contexts) in scaling existing innovations and emerging solutions relevant to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Lead thematic activities and partnership engagements (as assigned by the Director);
  • Continuously scan for and map existing and new innovations in the agricultural system at the pre-production, production, post-production and consumer stage;
  • Draft think pieces, articles, news items, speeches, blogs and other knowledge products;
  • Actively contribute to the internal and external communication and knowledge sharing efforts of the GCTISD (incl. within the relevant UNDP Communities of Practice);
  • Represent the GCTISD as a participant/speaker in relevant events;
  • Provide advisory services to UNDP country offices, regional hubs and headquarters;
  • Connect partners and innovations with the GCTISD’s network and UNDP country offices;
  • Design and management of thematic events (incl. speaker identification, outreach, agenda design, facilitation, etc.) involving researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, non-governmental representatives, government and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Produce documentation of above activities and dissemination material in various forms;
  • Preparing updates, progress and financial reports for internal and external use;
  • Liaise with relevant agencies in the Government of Singapore and other partner governments;
  • Provide overall support to the Director in furtherance of the aims of the Centre.

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

  1. Thematic results-based workplan of activities developed to provide detail to and complement the annual work-plan document of the Centre;
  2. Digital roster of relevant experts, institutional partners, entrepreneurs, funders, etc. developed, updated and maintained throughout the assignment;
  3. Digital roster of relevant experts, institutional partners, entrepreneurs, funders, etc. developed, updated and maintained throughout the assignment;
  4. Annotated database of relevant innovations/solutions (for both internal and external use) developed, updated and maintained throughout the assignment;
  5. Coordination and content leadership role assumed for GCTISD’s first Global Innovation Challenge on sustainable agriculture (to be launched in November 2019);
  6. Problem statements sourced and refined from UNDP’s country offices to be used for GCTISD work, incl.the global innovation challenge;
  7. Partners and collaborators identified and onboarded to provide resources (financial and in-kind) for the implementation of the GCTISD Workplan;
  8. Thematic contribution made to the design and implementation of a 2020 GCTISD flagship event;
  9. Thematic community engagements and knowledge sharing activities of GCTISD organized and facilitated;
  10. Advisory services provided to internal & external partners (as requested by the Director);
  11. High quality reports/documentation for the board as well as funding agencies/institutions drafted and submitted in a timely manner;
  12. Regular updates on activities provided and information on relevant innovations/solutions shared with internal and external partners.

Management Arrangements:

  • The Consultant will report to the Centre Director;
  • All reports and documents relating to the assignment will be submitted to the UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development;
  • In undertaking the assignment, the consultant will work as an integral member of the GCTISD and will receive logistical support when working at the duty station.

Duty Station:

  • The Consultant will be based at the GCTISD offices in Singapore;
  • UNDP will not provide additional Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) to the Consultant during his/her stay. All costs need to be integrated into the lumpsum bid.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Capacity to interact with senior officials and credibly influence senior decision makers in UNDP programme countries and other international development organizations;
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills, including ability to produce high quality practical briefing notes, think pieces and external communications products (e.g. blogs).

Functional Competencies:

Innovation:

Ability to make new partnerships and identify innovations

Collaborates and Integrates

  • Creates new partnerships;
  • Aligns innovations with Sustainable Development Goals;
  • Identify scalable and implementation innovations for developing countries;
  • Generates connections and partnerships that could scale up innovation for greater impact.

Leadership:

Ability to persuade others to follow

Creates excitement for work through demonstrated excellence

  • Generates individual commitment, excitement and excellence;
  • Creates opportunities for team to learn and take on new responsibilities;
  • Actively shares experience and knowledge.

People Management:

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Motivates excellence and engagement

  • Expands team substantive capacity;
  • Models independent thinking and action;
  • Raises standards, motivates excellence;
  • Coaches team members to appropriately share knowledge across teams;
  • Addresses conflicts in a timely, sensitive manner; escalates to leadership when appropriate;
  • Expands team engagement.

Communication:

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Builds trust and creates lasting partnerships

  • Builds professional networks with partners;
  • Sought for advice by subordinates, peers and leaders;
  • Distills strategy into concise practical messages;
  • Influences decision makers;
  • Resolves managerial conflict;
  • Represents organisation in formal settings.

Delivery:

Ability to get things done

Creates new standards of work

  • Accepts responsibility for the outcomes of programme delivery;
  • Creates an environment that fosters excitement for work;
  • Sets strategic goals and builds the means to achieve.
  • Master’s Degree in environmental studies, environmental management, agricultural economics, agricultural engineering, or related fields.

Experience:

Minimum of 10 years’ work experience (after obtaining a postgraduate degree).

Demonstrated progressively responsible professional experience in designing and managing programmes as well as demonstrated substance knowledge on:

  • sustainable agriculture/aquaculture practices and their nexus with energy, food, poverty and water issues;
  • agriculture/aquaculture technology and innovation;
  • challenges and opportunities for agriculture/aquaculture in developing country contexts (globally).

Professional experience in consulting/advisory, product development, solution design, technology innovation, start-up finance or business development function are desirable.

Research/publication/writing expertise on technology/innovation and relevant megatrends is an added advantage.

Knowledge and practical application of the following relevant themes and concepts is an added advantage: circular economy, climate change adaptation, ecosystem services, green economy, urban agriculture, innovative farming/aquaculture methods, value-chains, nutrition, food systems, inclusive growth and needs of small holder farmers, etc.

Required skills:

  • Cultural and political awareness, diplomatic, inter-personal, and networking skills;
  • ability to adapt, ability to work independently and take responsibility for delivering results;
  • proficiency in office software applications;
  • user-level skills in theme-related digital technologies.

Language: 

  • Excellent English writing and presentation skills are required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is considered an asset.

Travel:

  • Willingness to travel to developing countries.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019 (Midnight New York, USA time)

 

Head of Information Technology

Purpose of the job:

Drive technological innovation and transformation across the Bank through leadership of the central IT function (IT infrastructure, corporate platforms, IT for corporate services, cloud governance and administration) while maintaining resilience of IT operations as well as strong governance and risk management processes.

Lead and coordinate the development of a Bank-wide IT strategy that supports the BIS in achieving its strategic goals. Ensure the successful implementation of the Bank’s technological roadmap further developing the BIS IT capabilities and operational resilience.

Oversee IT architecture framework to ensure continued alignment of technological development with business goals and support of cost-effective innovation and growth. Manage the Bank’s IT budget according to defined strategy and priorities.

Principal accountabilities:

1.  IT strategy and technological innovation

  • Lead and coordinate the development of an IT strategy that supports the strategic business objectives of the BIS and fosters digital innovation for approval by the Bank’s Executive Committee.
  • Ensure the successful implementation of the IT strategy through management of the central IT function and coordination of IT investments in decentralised business IT functions.
  • Oversee IT architecture framework that ensures continued alignment of technological development with business goals and supports cost-effective innovation and growth.
  • Spearhead technology innovation in the Bank while ensuring resilience of operations and security by design.
  • Chair the Bank’s IT Management Group and own the IT architecture definition process.

2.  Central IT services

  • Lead the delivery of centralised IT infrastructure, platform and corporate application services.
  • Assess, acquire, and integrate vendor technology solutions that are the most appropriate to support the Bank’s business.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with key suppliers / vendors.
  • Ensure reliability of IT operations and monitor performance through KPIs and KRIs.
  • Ensure the development of a roadmap for centralised IT services informed by forward-looking demand management.
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to the central IT function (IMS), including coaching and developing staff, as well as establishing and maintaining quality standards for operational output.
  • Work closely with line managers to ensure the provision of high-quality services, by identifying best practices, setting priorities, allocating resources and ensuring their efficient use.
  • Ensure the right skill mix in IT exists for current and future developments. Develop and maintain a succession and continuity plan for identified critical IT positions.

3.  Risk management and operational resilience

  • Ensure governance and assurance of IT risks both within the unit and as a second line of defence for other units.
  • Ensure resilience of IT operations in particular in terms of business continuity, cyber security and external dependencies.
  • Advise the Bank’s senior management on the overall governance of IT.

4.  External relationships

  • Provide an effective Secretariat for the Group of Computer Experts and its subgroups. Actively participate in meetings of various committees and expert groups of the central banks.
  • Build strong technology vendor partnerships and manage multiple vendor relationships to ensure overall performance objectives are met.

Qualification and experience required:

  • MA/MSc/PhD in computer science or another relevant discipline
  • At least 10 years of experience in senior, visible IT leadership positions, ideally within the financial services sector
  • Proven record of achievement in IT strategy execution and its translation into resilient operations
  • Broad and deep experience of issues relating to risk management and the related governance standards

Skills:

  • Strong leadership skills with a results orientation
  • Innovative and able to articulate a strategic vision
  • Proven business management skills and ability to drive and manage change
  • Excellent analytical problem solving skills and structured thinking
  • Strong relationship management, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels of the institution, including with Management / Board level. Excellent oral and drafting skills in English
  • Personal initiative, high personal energy level and drive, multicultural sensitivity, and gravitas
  • Excellent understanding of the latest IT developments and trends and commitment to ongoing acquisition of knowledge
  • Excellent programme and project management skills

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 4 August 2019

1932 Engineering Specialist – Electrical Engineer (Partnership for Local Development) re-advertisement – Belgrade

Background Information

UNDP supports Serbia in its own efforts to achieve a high level of human prosperity and dignity for all its citizens irrespective of their gender, ethnicity or creed. UNDP promotes sustainable human development, human security and equal possibilities for all, while providing every available support to Serbia in its progress toward joining the European Union.
UNDP’s projects and programmes are implemented within the scope of the Country Program Document 2016-2020 (CDP). CDP derives from and supports the implementation of the UN Development Partnership Framework 2016-2020 with the focus on: (a) accountable and representative governance institutions serving people; (b) equal participation for women and lives free of violence; (c) inclusive and sustainable growth; and (d) low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
“Partnership for Local Development” – The Ministry of Public Administration and Local Self-Government (the Ministry or MPALSG) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shall support local self-governments (LSGs) in repairing existing infrastructure and improving the quality of service provision at local level, thus improving the quality of life of local communities and reducing the population outflow. This will be achieved through efficient utilization of donor, budgetary and loan funds and by establishing innovative financing models to enable fast track repair of public buildings, re/construction of local markets and the upgrade of public spaces.
Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, for activities pertaining to the Partnership for Local Development Project, the Project Engineer has the responsibility to design, oversee and quality assure infrastructure related activities. The Project Engineer should provide technical expertise assuring that the projects produce the results specified in the Project Documents for the infrastructure components, to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and cost.

Duties and Responsibilities

Measurable outputs of the work assignment
Under the guidance of the Project Manager, the Engineering Specialist-Electrical engineer will assist the implementation of activities with the aim of achieving the following project results:
  • Production of infrastructure project design documentation such as pre-feasibility and feasibility study, preliminary design, main design, revision of design documentation;
  • Facilitation of needs assessment process with the beneficiary, design of tender documentation, preparation and execution of tender processes for procurement of goods and services, according to European Investment Bank and national procurement guides, provide inputs for contracts for goods and services;
  • Supervision of project design development process, coordination and supervision of construction works;
  • Financial and project progress reports preparation according to European Investment Bank (EIB) and national guidelines;
  • Be responsible for the management of project activities that require engineering interventions;
  • Review the quality of the executed work, built-in materials and verify that the quality responds to related regulations and specifications;
  • Intervene to resolve problems and/or conflicts and recommend corrections in terms of design, materials or the quality of work and managing these corrections upon the approval by the Project Manager;
  • Provide early warning to the Project Manager of potential problems and/or critical issues regarding the infrastructure improvement and execution of the works;
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of background information for preparation of project annual workplans and progress reports;
  • Providing inputs for creation of project monitoring and evaluation framework;
  • Ensuring full compliance of activities with established project management rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Drafting correspondence on project engineering issues for Project Manager, as required;
  • Liaising with contractors, municipalities and other partners on project matters;
  • Performing other tasks/duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Performance Indicators for evaluation of results
  • Detailed engineering annual and quarterly work plans inputs, in close cooperation with Project Manager prepared;
  • Efficient, cost effective and timely implementation of technical designs, verification and supervision of works ensured;
  • Project data and updates for Project files produced;
  • Final, annual and quarterly reports produced for the engineering project activities;
  • Performing other duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Minimum University Degree in electrical engineering, IT or similar;
  • Possession of the following license would be considered an asset: 350,353, 450 and 453.
  • Experience:
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in construction-related project management in the field of Electrical Engineering, in particular IT/telecommunication systems and electrical installations;
  • Work experience in international organization and/or government institution would be an asset;
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
Knowledge:
  • Knowledge of national legislation;
  • Familiarity with Law on Planning and Construction requirements;
  • Familiarity with the EIB rules and regulations;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Language Requirements:
  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken Serbian and English.

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

UNWomen Policy Advisor

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Policy Adviser, Governance, Peace and Security will engage proactively with local and regional women leaders and UN Entities (including relevant Divisions, Sections, and Country Offices within UN Women) to ensure gender issues are addressed on efforts related to political participation processes, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding including formal mediation processes with UN’s involvement, transitional justice mechanisms, security sector reform processes, post-conflict elections among others relevant in the region. The Adviser will oversee the development of peace and security, leadership and governance programmes and regional interventions, support UN Women offices in the ECA region, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on peace and security, leadership and governance issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide policy advice to Regional Office and Country Offices

  • Provide policy recommendations, strategic advice and proposed courses of action to the Regional Director and Country Representatives;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regional trends, challenges and opportunities in political development, governance and peace and security issues and integrate information in support of policy and programme development, analysis, outreach and advocacy;
  • Prepare analytical reports, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, talking points and others as required by the Regional Director;
  • Represent UN Women at inter-governmental and regional meetings on gender responsive governance and leadership and peace and security issues in the region, as requested by the Regional Director;
  • Work closely with colleagues of UN Women’s Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Sections at HQ to identify promising practices, technical expertise, and strategic opportunities for addressing women’s empowerment and gender issues in the areas of governance and peace and security;
  • Provide technical support to COs in developing and strengthening policies and programmes to scale up efforts to increase women’s participation as candidates and voters; to reduce violence against women in politics; to support newly elected women; to create more gender responsive parliaments, and to promote gender responsive policy making and budgeting;
  • Provide technical assistance to the Government on key governance/political participation and women, peace and security issues, including for the development and implementation of National Action Plans on women, peace and security, in collaboration with the Peace and Security section, at the request of COs.

2. Lead the provision of programme development support to UN Women Country Offices (COs):

  • Manage the development of regional programmes on leadership and governance and peace and security, and monitor implementation;
  • Promote coordination and participation in joint activities with various stakeholders including UN agencies, relevant government stakeholders, civil society, inter-governmental organizations and regional women’s networks;
  • Provide programme guidance and support to UN Women COs to develop and implement programmes at the local and national level on the area of governance, women’s political participation, women’s participation in public service delivery, and on all aspects of women, peace and security in conflict-affected settings, including conflict prevention, mediation, transitional justice, justice and security sector reform, peacekeeping, conflict-related sexual violence, national action plans on SCR 1325, among others.

3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships for the advancement of women, peace and security and leadership and governance; Build and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships to develop regional strategies and initiatives in the areas of women peace and security, leadership and governance.
  • Maintain close liaison with relevant donors, regional entities and other actors supporting efforts on governance/political participation and women, peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to offices in the field in mobilizing resources for the implementation of leadership/governance and women, peace and security initiatives in the region;
  • Liaise with relevant regional organizations engaged in peace and security issues, such as the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), UN peacekeeping missions (ex: UNFICYP), regional networks and academic institutions;

4. Provide technical contributions to resource mobilization on Governance peace and security in the region

  • Participate in the implementation, monitoring and periodic updating of the resource mobilization strategy on governance peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to field-based presences in the region in mobilizing resource;
  • Research and analyze information on donors; prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation.

5. Manage knowledge building and sharing for Peace and Security and Governance in the ECA region

  • Manage the process of compiling reports and lessons learned on peace and security, leadership and governance, and contribute to UN Women’s corporate and regional knowledge management efforts;
  • Establish and regularly update a regional knowledge management platform on peace and security, leadership and government, With HQ and the field, which is regularly updated;
  • Review reports and knowledge products developed in the field to develop regional and sub regional best practices and analysis of lessons learned to improve and scale up results;
  • Prepare briefs and presentations on best practices developed in the region on peace and security, leadership and governance to share with internal and external stakeholders, including at the global level and cross-regionally;
  • Collect information at the regional level to input to into regional mechanisms as appropriate and into annual SG reports such as the report on Women and Peace and Security, as well as other relevant thematic SG reports such as peacebuilding and sustaining peace;
  • Provide strategic information to input into briefings by UN Women’s Executive Director to the Security Council and to UN Women participants in regional coordination mechanisms such as the Regional Monthly Review as requested;
  • Ensure technical skills and knowledge are shared within and among field offices in the region; facilitate cross-regional exchange with Regional Peace and Security Advisors and HQ Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Divisions;

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality technical advice and support
  • Leadership in area of expertise in the region
  • Quality reports and other strategic documents drafted and submitted in a timely manner
  • Regular communication and information flow with other UN Women Advisors Quality strategic documents delivered in a timely manner
  • Timely and quality knowledge products
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders
  • UN Women is well represented in important meetings on topics related to expertise
  • Increase in resources mobilized

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender, human rights, international relations or other social science fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the area of women, peace and security and inclusive governance, preferably with 5 years field experience in one or more of the regions in which UN Women operates;
  • Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of women, peace and security and humanitarian assistance;
  • Significant progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, programme development and implementation, results-based management and reporting;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong partnerships and in mobilizing resources;
  • Experience working in large multicultural development agencies is a distinct advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Working Knowledge of Russian an asset.

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

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Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

Interesse an einer Karriere bei Internationalen Organisationen? Dann könnte ein Einstieg über das Nachwuchsförderprogramm der Bundesregierung für Sie genau das Richtige sein!

Wir suchen Hochschulabsolventinnen und -absolventen (Master bzw. Diplom) mit deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit, zwei- bis vierjähriger Berufserfahrung, sehr guten Eng- lischkenntnissen und Schwerpunkten in beispielsweise folgenden Studiengängen:

  • Sozial- und Politikwissenschaften
  • Rechtswissenschaften
  • Wirtschafts- und Finanzwissenschaften
  • Naturwissenschaften und Ingenieurwesen

Aktuell schreibt die Bundesregierung rund 20 JPO-Stellen in mehr als 15 verschiedenen Internationalen Organisationen aus, z. B. im UN-Sekretariat in New York, bei der UNESCO in Paris, bei UNICEF in Dakar, bei der ILO in Berlin oder bei der Weltbank in Washington.

Es handelt sich um reguläre Arbeitsverträge bei den Vereinten Nationen mit einer Dauer von zwei bis drei Jahren.

Die Ausschreibung endet am 23. August 2019.

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Project Manager – Port-au-Prince

Background

Promoting renewable energies is a priority of the current presidential mandate, which sees solar, wind, hydroelectric and biomass resources as a means of diversifying energy supply with the aim of electrifying the country permanently and sustainably. Emphasis is placed on public-private partnerships to ensure that this future sector generates jobs and wealth while fighting the effects of climate change.

Access to clean and affordable energy is a key enabler of sustainable development, whether it be for nutrition, transportation, education or economic opportunities. In line with the Strategic Plan of the United Nations Development Program (2018-2021), UNDP and its partners are supporting the country through projects to address national priorities for reducing environmental vulnerability, strengthening resilience to climate change and development of ecological potentialities through a decentralized territorial approach. Among other things, it proposes solutions focused on improving access to energy, promoting renewable energies and improving energy efficiency in an inclusive way,

Duties and Responsibilities

The project “Rural Electrification and Empowerment of Women”, ERAF, is part of this dynamic that aims to give access to electricity to remote rural communities in the country. The project proposes the development of renewable energies in Haiti, allowing not only to extend access to clean, reliable and economically viable electricity, but also to save on fuels used in thermal power plants. Responding to the need for alternative energy development models, the project will contribute to Goal 7 of Sustainable Development (SDG7) to promote widespread access to clean, reliable, sustainable and modern energy services. This project is implemented by the Energy Unit of the Ministry of Public Works (MTPTC) with the technical support of UNDP,

The project aims to provide access to electricity in remote rural areas where there is a renewable renewable energy potential. Specifically, the ERAF project aims to:

  • Contribute to advocacy for the promotion of renewable energies in Haiti through the operationalization of the approach and equipment that can be scaled
  • Facilitate access to electricity from renewable energies by building micro-networks on suitable and priority sites
  • Promote the operation of decentralized energy services in rural areas and capacity building for its management
  • Strengthen national and local capacities for inclusive and equitable planning, management and control of decentralized energy services
  • Reduce the urban / rural divide and strengthen social cohesion

1i. Administrative and financial management:

  • Facilitate the day-to-day management of the project’s programmatic and financial activities
  • Support the organization of meetings of the project steering committee
  • Ensure the preparation of multi-year work plans, budgets and budget revisions in collaboration with the national counterpart
  • Monitor budgets and annual project plan
  • Ensure that planned tasks are up-to-date and that activities are not undertaken beyond the period initially planned (except force majeure)
  • Identify project needs and deficiencies related to management, planning, implementation of activities and project control
  • Mobilize the goods and services necessary to ensure the implementation of the activities programmed by the project team and identify areas that require the support of project staff, management, consultants or external specialized firms
  • Identify potential risks and propose mitigation measures, including environmental ones
  • Ensure the visibility of the lessor
  • Ensure timely and quality preparation of quarterly and annual progress reports to UNDP and the lessor
  • Ensure the achievement of the project results, in accordance with the required quality standards, according to the financial and material resources provided and within the given deadlines.

ii. Management of partnerships and supervision of activities in the two regions of intervention

  • Develop and implement a partnership strategy with the private sector and non-governmental organizations, CBOs
  • Ensure the effective implementation of results-based management through the definition and achievement of targets in each region
  • Oversee microsystems implementation work and all other project activities
  • Contribute to the definition, in a participatory way, of interinstitutional collaboration modalities and responsibilities related to the implementation of microsystems and income-generating activities
  • Contribute to advocacy and adoption of an approach for the integration of environmental, climate change adaptation considerations into national energy policies and plans and economic promotion activities of women’s autonomy
  • Strengthen the capacity of state authorities at regional and local levels for the negotiation and participation and ownership of actions in the energy sector
  • At the strategic level, contribute to the discussions and the forum for the development of national strategies and policies and the development of regulatory frameworks for the development of the energy sector

iii. Monitoring and evaluation of project activities and achievement of results

  • Ensure that project planning, monitoring and programming documents (results and resource frameworks, budgeted and results-based annual work plans, etc.) are always up-to-date;
  • Organize a monitoring and evaluation system
  • Prepare and / or update tools for operationalizing project activities: acquisition plans for goods and services, chronograms of activities, etc.
  • Oversee the development of monitoring and evaluation tools and their implementation;
  • Oversee and contribute to the development of terms of reference for project activities, specifications for sub-contracting institutions, etc. ;
  • Ensure effective and efficient management of project activities;
  • Conduct an analysis focused on the results and the impact of the various project products and propose reorganizations whenever necessary;
  • Notify UNDP management in a timely manner in the event of risks that could threaten the completion of activities and make proposals for risk management;
  • Prepare the technical and financial reports by ensuring the quality of writing, the veracity of the data and the respect of periodicity and deadlines;
  • Organize steering committees, validation and follow-up technical committees and prepare reports;
  • Ensure communication on the project, the visibility of the government, the donor, the UNDP, the beneficiaries

Required Skills and Experience

Formation :

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in administration and project management, in economics, social sciences, development or other related field.

Experience:

  • Relevant experience of at least 10 years with progressive responsibility in project / program management and / or coordination.
  • Good experience in planning and budget monitoring with development cooperation actors (control of administrative and financial procedures and other management and monitoring mechanisms)
  • Desired experience of at least 5 years in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Desired experience in strategic planning, development of national policy for promotion and development of sustainable development initiatives related to renewable energies
  • Good knowledge of the institutional aspects related to the management of the environment and natural resources
  • Good knowledge of renewable energy development techniques
  • Good writing and analytical skills.

Application closing date: 4 August 2019

Policy Consultant for Programme Research in the Bri for Sustainable Development Team ff UNDP China – Beijing

Background

China has become a major emerging player in global governance, able to share its valuable experience with the entire international community, acting at the same time as a bridge-builder between institutions and nations in the sustainable development era. China takes a proactive role in shaping new initiatives which complement existing global governance mechanisms. For instance, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been growing steadily with many countries and international organizations engaged.

Since the launch of UNDP China Global Governance Initiative in 2012, UNDP China has become a key partner of the Government of China in international development cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP is recognized as a bridge between China and the world – both regarding understanding of development context, as a channel for international development assistance, and as part of and beyond South-South cooperation. The Chinese government counterparts have characterized UNDP as a chosen partner for advising on development cooperation approaches and integrated development approaches in line with the SDGs.

On the margins of the 71st UN General Assembly session in September 2016, UNDP and the government of China signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on the BRI. This was followed by an Action Plan signed in May 2017 during the first Belt and Road Forum. In the meantime, China Development Bank (CDB) was designated as an implementing partner of the Action Plan and a Joint Statement from May 2017 formalized this cooperation. This strategic partnership highlights UNDP’s firm commitment to facilitating sustainable development across BRI partner countries and putting the 2030 Agenda into action. In the list of deliverables of the 2nd BRI forum, National Development and Reform Commission of China and UNDP co-initiated the Belt and Road Innovation and Development Platform project, authorizing the China Development Bank to execute in name of the Innovation and Development Centre under the project.

Towards this end, the office is looking for a Research Associate/Policy Consultant to help the UNDP Cjina CO to conduct evidence-based research and develop think- pieces under the Global Partnerships Cluster (GPC) and the BRI for Sustainable Develpoment Team

Duties and Responsibilities 

Under the guidance of the Team leader of the BRI for Sustainable Development, the Policy Consultant is responsible for identifying and producing and/or commissionin research and analysis on global and regional development issues. He/she will assist the team to identify policy options in the areas of global and regional development studies, with a focus on the Belt and Road Initiative and of China’s role within it. He/She is expected to:

1. Support the BRI-related research  with a focus on Economic, Enviromental and Social Sustainablility Development

  • Map and analyse key features of the investment environment of countries along the Belt and Road, including economic, legal, social, and policy factors;
  • Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data on China’s role in global economic governance and regional development issues with a particular focus on the Belt and Road investments and projects.
  • Conduct background research pieces on global economic governance and regional development studies with focus on the Belt and Road for external and internal purpose and draft speeches for UNDP Senior Management under this portfolio.
  • Perform statistical analysis, such as regression analysis using historical data along BRI;
  • Map existing BRI investments and financing standards/regulations/polcicies along BRI countries for the forthcoming research report;
  • Support the drafting of the report related the Belt and Road, including by contributing analytical inputs, charts and tables;

   2. Support the implementation of projects under the BRI programme

  • Facilitate information-gathering, field study, and pre-project research of the seclcted project;
  • Facilitate the coordination of country studies, events, forums and workshops under the joint program with the Chinese government and China Development Bank
  • Support environmental and social impact evaluation on local BRI projects.
  • Provide support in the preparation of program positioning, functions, budgets, and proposals on implementation arrangements –such as BRI Innovation and Development Center

3. Support to the team’s specific initiatives

  • Provide support to high-level delegation visits including drafting the briefing package and preparing the Note to File.
  • Provide support to the formulation and implementation of the team’s work plan as well as provide the operational support to the team’s daily housekeeping issues, such as contributing to the team work and periodically reports.
  • Assist policy advocacy and programme advisory tasks such as preparing project briefs, speeches, presentations, and strategy papers related to international development cooperation and brief visiting missions, donor agencies and national counterpart agencies.
  • Maintain good partnership with the relevant UNDP internal units and national counterparts, as well as donors.
  • Conduct the missions in China if needed.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or Doctor’s Degree in Financing and Investment,  Political or Social Sciences, Economics, International Development Studies or related disciplines.

Professional Experience:

  • At least 1-2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in fianancial institutions, government institutions, universities or research think tanks, providing policy support and hands-on experience in policy making and project designing.
  • Research experience matured both in China and abroad;
  • Thorough understanding of China, politically and economically as well as its role in the global and regional development sphere with focus on the Belt and Road Initiative;
  • Sound knowledge of global governance mechanisms and regional development cooperation with particular focus on economic issues and the Asia Pacific region.

Skills:

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • Excellent presentation and networking skills.

Language:

  • Excellent skills in both written and spoken English required.

Application closing date: 9 August 2019 

Intern

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

We are currently looking for Afghan nationals with a strong sense of professional and social commitment to join the Kabul Security Infrastructure Project (KSIP) team as Interns.  In the Project context, Interns will participate in and contribute to the design, construction and refurbishment of buildings for government counterparts as a part of a team of professional engineers and architects.  The Interns will support the experienced professionals by assisting them in various design and construction related tasks, while developing their practical engineering skills to help them in future career development.  The Interns will be engaged in activities such as (but not limited to) the following:

  • Site visits with other members of the team to assess the current situation of buildings to be refurbished, taking detailed notes and assist senior team members in preparing reports.
  • Assist in design drawings and other documentation for building refurbishment work.
  • Assist in review of design documentation for building refurbishment and new construction work.
  • Assist in supervision of site work conducted by Contractors.
  • Assist in contract management including taking site measurements, contract variations, QA/QC inspections, keeping site records, Health, safety and environmental inspections.

Assist in project procurement matters such as preparing tender documents, tendering, contract negotiations and award.

Education/Experience and Language Requirement

Education and Qualifications

  • Applicants must be (or have been) completing a degree in civil engineering within no more than the last 3 years (before application) from a recognized University in Afghanistan.
  • Preferred ‘major area/fields’ of such degree studies are building design and construction.
  • Proficiency in contemporary computer applications is required, including sound knowledge of Microsoft Office tools / applications.

Experience:

  • No specific experience is required for this position.

Language requirement

  • Fluency in English – both written and oral
  • Fluency in Dari and Pashtu – written and oral

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application closing date: 31 August 2019

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Site Engineer – Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Under the overall guidance and direction of the Project Manager (PM), and in close coordination with the Construction Engineer and other project staff, the Site Engineer will carry out on-site supervision of work performed by Contractors to ensure the work is carried out as per the requirements stipulated in the Contract, ensuring high standard of quality, timely completion, maintaining cost under approved budget, while maintaining transparency and integrity in all affairs.

  • Responsible for day-to-day coordination of site work with the contractors and suppliers according to the needs and requirements on site.
  • Inspect and report on Contractor’s works in progress ensuring that the Contractor meets the high quality standards expected by UNOPS as per the Contract.
  • Check contractors’ and suppliers set out and works, including compliance with Contract specifications and ensures that contractors and suppliers comply with their work plans to complete work with specified time frame.
  • Provide support and guidance to the contractor and assists in resolving site problems, as necessary.
  • Attend the project site(s) daily in order to monitor progress of works, identify issues and problems and to provide appropriate solutions through application of sound engineering standards, in consultation with the Construction Engineer/Project Manager.
  • Prepare progress reports on construction activities, according to the agreed timeframe of works on a weekly basis and submit to the Project Manager.
  • Assesse the work activities of contractors, measure completed work and make recommendations to the Project Manager for progress payments to contractors.
  • Maintain records systematically, compile periodic reports and any specific reports required by UNOPS standard procedures.
  • Evaluate and assess works schedules, programmes, site plans including Construction Environmental Management Plan, Health and Safety Management Plan, Procurement Plan and any other relevant plans in comparison with the schedule baselines and report to the Project Manager accordingly.
  • Check all laboratory reports, operation and maintenance manuals, and keep records and report to the Project Manager accordingly.
  • Coordinate with the Contractors and suppliers and Inspect all materials delivered to site to ensure they meet the requirements of the specifications.  Take corrective actions where the quality of materials delivered to site do not meet the specification requirements.  Prepare detailed reports on deliveries made to sites.
  • Conduct, at least on a weekly basis or more frequently as needed, site health, safety and environmental inspections, prepare detailed reports on inspections and submit to the Project Manager.
  • Ensure the health and safety on site is maintained to a very high standard.  Conduct daily inspections and ensure Contractor takes appropriate corrective actions where deficiencies were observed.
  • Check, verify and approve the interim payments submitted by the Contractors and submits detailed reports to the Project Manager.
  • Assesse and report on the project closing plans, as-built drawings, archiving of cost and progress reports and hand over all related reports to the Project Manager.
  • Provide information and assistance to the preparation of high level Technical Reports for projects.

Perform other related duties as required by the Project Manager.

Qualifications and Experience

A.  Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Building/Civil Engineering, Architecture or equivalent professional qualification.

B. Work Experience

  • At least 4 years experience as a Buildings/Civil Engineer.
  • A minimum 2 years’ demonstrable experience in on-site construction of buildings or construction supervision of building works.
  • Proficient in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint), contract management software and experience in handling web-based management systems.
  • Knowledge and skills in using AutoCAD will be an advantage.
  • Knowledge of UNOPS/UN rules and regulations will be an advantage.

C.  Languages

  • Excellent knowledge of both written and oral English and Dari/Pashtu is required.

D.  Key Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • High degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and new work assignments.
  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills and ability to coordinate with various support service units, work on tight deadlines, and handle multiple concurrent activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentational), including ability to present sensitive issues/positions and to write reports and technical decisions quantitatively justified.
  • Good analytical skills; resourcefulness, initiative, maturity of judgment.
  • Self-motivated, versatile and adaptable to different cultures and people.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in the area of professional discipline and job knowledge.
  • Ability to build and promote effective teams and enable competence by sharing knowledge.

Ability to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019

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PhD Fellowship Programme (Monetary & Economic Department)

PhD Fellowship programme (Monetary and Economic Department)

Are you a PhD student in economics, finance or a related field? Do you want to acquire practical experience in policy research and analysis in monetary and financial stability issues?

The PhD fellowship programme at the BIS offers you the opportunity to work in an international financial institution at the intersection of research and policy, working alongside experienced economists and research analysts. This programme will give you practical experience in supporting central banks and other financial authorities and contributing to high-level meetings and BIS publications.

Programme duration:   between 3 and 11 months Start date:   flexible

Accountabilities:

  • Conduct research in collaboration with BIS economists
  • Research topics related to the characteristics of financial intermediation, financial innovation and digitisation, post-crisis monetary and financial stability frameworks and the global economy and spillovers

Requirements:

  • Enrolment in a PhD programme in economics, finance or related fields
  • Excellent knowledge of financial and monetary economics, with specialisation in topics relevant to the BIS research agenda
  • Experience in conducting research in relevant fields
  • Ability to apply tools used in economic analysis to a range of topics

What do we offer? If you are selected, you will receive a contract for a period between three months and up to 11 months. We offer a competitive net of tax salary, health insurance coverage and travel and relocation assistance. This position is in Basel, Switzerland, and our status as an international organisation allows us to recruit globally regardless of nationality.

Application process:

To apply please submit your CV (in English) including the names of at least two referees and a cover letter summarising your research topics.

Application deadline:   Monday 30 September 2019

The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Local Consultant for Product Development, Promotion, Marketing and Networking – Home-based and Podgorica

Objective of the assignment:

The Consultant is supposed to provide support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to build profitable businesses that address climate change mitigation and adaptation needs. Focus of the assignment will be on development and delivery of Green Business incubator mentoring program.

Job content:

Consultant will be engaged under Individual Contract and will work under supervision of Project Manager.

Overall, the   incumbent   will   create   and   implement   strategies   to establish   and successfully grow the business incubation program, aimed at supporting growth  of entrepreneurs  (individuals  and  organisations). In close coordination  with  UNDP team,  the  Incubation  Specialist  will  be  responsible  for developing a comprehensive program of business incubation services to be offered to the   supported entrepreneurs. These  services should  include, but  are  not  limited to  technical  and  professional entrepreneurial  development programmes, including needs assessment  of  each  entrepreneur,  business mentoring  and  coaching,  personal development, networking and connecting, business advisory, access to markets/trade, customized   technical   assistance,   access   to   facilities,   investment   readiness, and marketing, etc.

Topics to be covered by the exercises:

  • Product Development,
  • Promotion, Marketing
  • Networking

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Assess the capacity and needs of existing and prospective entrepreneur;
  • Develop the detailed mentorship program and work  with prospective entrepreneurs to make the incubated venture successful.

The program will be divided in two components:

1. Mentoring Support Programme for basic users consisting of:

  • Basic entrepreneurship training (relevant information for the topics of the ToR);
  • Mentoring activities (proposed set of activities for users engagement and information    exchange);
  • Other support activities (any additional activity neded to address identified needs of existing and prospective entrepreneurs).

2. Mentoring support programme for advanced users:

From the pool of existing and prospective entrepreneurs select candidates for:

  • Mentoring activities
  • Specific expertise support (Based on collaboration between mentors and start-ups, certain specific business support needs can be identified as individual sensitive areas that require special attention and temporary involvement of different external experts which perform individual expertise services for a start-up – this is not a know-how transfer process, but just a plain service provision to resolve specific tasks (e.g. introduction of specific ICT solutions, preparation of technical documentation, website development, preparation of specific legal baselines like GDPR adjustments, etc.).
  • Other support activities (Some of activities could focus on networking with successful entrepreneurs, peer-to-peer networking).

Mentoring support programme for advanced users should support advanced users and stimulate them to create new/further develop existing young innovative companies, thus contributing to the creation of new high-skilled jobs and raising of employment rate in the targeted area. SDG considerations should be mainstreaming in the mentoring program as much as possible and relevant experience of SDG accelerator should be further explored, and its experience shared, and if possible, replicated in the context of Montenegro.

Expected results/ Deliverables:

  • Mentoring activities delivered as direct support;
  • Program is focused on Green Jobs support;
  • Progress of participants’ development is observed through regular weekly monitoring and hands-on work, which is a basis for steering of their development path according to their individually set goals, competences and specific needs;
  • Transfer of relevant know-how and entrepreneurial skills from experienced experts to the users, and thus teaching them how to achieve the most efficient performance of their business activities on their own in the future;
  • Minimum 2 thematic entrepreneurial workshops per month on topics related to current trends implemented in Cetinje;
  • Minimum 1 thematic entrepreneurial workshops per month on topics related to current trends implemented in Niksic;
  • Minimum 1 thematic entrepreneurial workshops per month on topics related to current trends implemented in Kolasin;
  • Minimum 10 entities (private or legal supported with individual programs)
  • Minimum 10 female entrepreneurs supported

Time duration: The Consultant will be engaged during the period from  5 August 2019 until – 30 September 2020  (100 consultancy days) and will be paid in lump sum upon the completed tasks set by the ToR for this position. Only local travel (Niksic, Kolasin, Cetinje and Podgorica) is envisaged.

Application closing date: 28 July 2019

Statistical Analyst

Purpose of the job: 

The Macroeconomic and Statistical Support Unit operates the BIS Data Bank on behalf of, and in cooperation with, its member central banks and provides statistical support to internal customers. Our unit provides a broad range of high-quality up-to-date economic, monetary and financial statistics to economists and statisticians at central banks and the BIS, and to external users through the BIS website. We also support the Secretariat of the Irving Fisher Committee on Central Bank Statistics. Our Statistical Analysts are responsible for all statistical matters relating to a group of reporting central banks and/or a set of statistical topics in the Data Bank.

Principal accountabilities: 

  • Data collection, processing and dissemination

Collects and processes data from some specific sources, in particular macroeconomic time series from central banks but also supervisory authorities; national statistical agencies; other international organisations; and commercial and other private sector institutions and disseminates it to internal and external users;

  • Database maintenance

Maintains statistical databases for internal and external users and quality control on data stored in the databases;

  • Data analysis and communication

Carries out statistical analysis using appropriate techniques; undertakes conceptual analysis and responds to enquiries and requests from internal and external users;

  • Meeting and statistical support

Prepares publication-quality tables and graphs for BIS meetings and publications as well as for the BIS Statistical Bulletin; drafts short notes on specific topics;

  • Statistical IT

Participates in testing new statistical applications and implements them in an efficient manner;

  • Monitoring of international statistical developments

Follows and studies statistical methodologies and technical developments in central banks, supervisory authorities and various international statistical groups; sets up data and metadata using international standards (e.g. SDMX);

  • External representation

Attends international meetings at the BIS or outside to learn about statistical standards and issues;

Carries out other tasks, for instance, with respect to the unit’s internal administration and participates in departmental or bank-wide projects as required.

Qualifications: 

  • Masters degree in economics, finance or statistics;
  • or equivalent professional experience as an economist or statistical/research analysts at a central bank or supervisory authority, an academic or other international institution, or a private sector organisation.

Skills: 

  • Sound knowledge of statistical methodologies, in particular in relation to national and financial accounts, money and banking, balance of payments, and/or financial statistics;
  • Strong understanding of statistical databases and related statistical IT applications and end-user applications (e.g. Tableau, SQL), as well as strong programming skills (e.g. Matlab, Python);
  • Experience in regular statistical production and in the assessment and management of data quality, data consistency and data comparability;
  • Good analytical skills and ability to learn and keep abreast with new techniques and technologies;
  • Strong team spirit;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Good communication skills for dealing with internal and external customers;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.

The BIS’s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: open until filled

INTERN – ICT Support

To effectively and efficiently implement the 2018-2020 Strategic Plan for UN Women Cameroon seeks to recruit an ICT Intern.

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Finance Associate, the ICT Intern will work in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations teams for resolving complex ICT-related issues.

  • Monitor the network connection on a daily basis to ensure stable and responsive network environment
  • Develop user requirements and specifications for software and equipment
  • Review Troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and provide solutions to hardware/software problems
  • Perform other ICT related support tasks, as required.

Learning objectives

  • Increased knowledge on providing hardware and software maintenance services;
  • Increased knowledge on providing quality support and advice to staff members;
  • Learn more about timely web maintenance;
  • Increased understanding of workings of UN Women.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications

Education:

  • The intern must have studies in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or ICT related field or other similar subject at the university level.
  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in French are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women.

Application Information:

  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

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

UN Women Internship Policy:

1.) Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

(a) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);

(b) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);

(c) Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) or (b) above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.

2.) UN Women internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship;

3.) All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution;

4.) UN Women accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship;

5.) The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed;

6.) Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to positions in the professional and above category in UN WOMEN during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship;

7.) The intern must provide proof of enrollment in a health insurance plan, proof of school enrollment, a scanned copy of his/her passport, two letters of recommendation, and application

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.

Application closing date: 26 July 2019

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Programme Management Specialist

Under the supervision of the Country Representative, the Programme Management Specialist is responsible for managing the development, implementation, monitoring and reporting of programmes for the CO, including providing technical support to the implementation of the Country Office programme, managing the monitoring and reporting for the Country Office, overseeing and guiding people and budget management for the programme team, building partnerships and providing support in developing resource mobilization strategies, and managing knowledge building efforts.

1. Manage the programmatic development for the Country Office, based on the Strategic Note

  • Provide overall programme advisory support to the Office Management;
  • Guide the development of the CO programme, and provide technical support to the design and formulation of programme/ project initiatives;
  • Review and provide feedback to project/ programme strategies and documents, workplans, case studies and related knowledge products and publications, as needed;
  • Provide technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning, implementation, monitoring and progress reporting;
  • Review and evaluate proposals and oversee the preparation of donor proposals and reports;
  • Draft policy documents, briefs and other strategic papers/ materials for the use in the development and presentation of policy and programmatic positions.

2. Provide technical support to the implementation of the Country Office programme

  • Review programme annual work plans to assure compliance with UN Women programme goals and results-based indicators;
  • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
  • Draft reports on activities, outputs and outcomes; and compile information in preparations of country office donor and UN Women reports;
  • Analyze and ensure alignment of project budgets with logical framework matrices and work plans;
  • Manage programme quality control and identification of potential challenges;
  • Align programme activities with operations team in close liaison with Operations Managers;
  • Build and manage relationships with national partners, as necessary.

3. Manage the monitoring and reporting for the Country Office

  • Recommend and establish programme monitoring standards, criteria, and other indicators for measuring and assessing progress/results;
  • Manage the monitoring of mutually agreed results frameworks and performance indicators;
  • Coordinate the process of gathering information and preparing progress reports on programme implementation; prepare technical reports;
  • Prepare programme team for audits and monitor implementation of audit recommendations;
  • Provide training on results-based management to office staff, as necessary.

4. Oversee and guide people and budget management for the programme team

  • Lead a team, perform staff performance reviews, ensure capacity development of staff members by suggesting development opportunities;
  • Monitor and analyze financial situation on the portfolios and programmes to ensure adherence to delivery rates and utilization of resources to meet agreed upon targets and results;
  • Ensure effective information flow, communication and coordination across the office, between programmes, projects and operations, and with other UN Women offices and units.

5. Build partnerships and provide support in developing resource mobilization strategies

  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, finalize substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for resource mobilization and cost sharing;
  • Determine programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UN Women, country needs and donors’ priorities and develop the relevant partnerships.

6. Manage knowledge building efforts

  • Manage the process of identifying and synthesizing of best practices and lessons learned that are directly linked to the implementation of the programme and contribute to their global dissemination.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Strong programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them
  • Ability to synthesize program performance data and produce analytical reports to inform management and strategic decision-making
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of Results Based Management
  • Good knowledge of UN programme management systems

Education and certification:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Political Science, Development, Public Administration, Gender is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A project/programme management certification would be an added advantage

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, including programme design, programme coordination, monitoring and evaluation, donor reporting and capacity building;
  • Experience in working in a gender related area is an asset;
  • Experience in setting priorities, budgets, work plans, participating in programme development and programme writing;
  • Experience in leading teams effectively is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required
  • Working knowledge of French or Portuguese is an asset

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.

Application closing date: 26 July 2019

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Finance Associate – Buenos Aires

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director of Financial Management  in Headquarters (HQ) in coordination with the Regional Office Finance Specialist and the daily supervision of the Country Representative,  the Finance Associate is responsible for the execution of a wide range of financial services and administrative processes in the Country Office (CO), ensuring timeliness, efficiency and transparent use of financial resources and delivery of services in accordance with organizational financial rules, regulations, policies, procedures and approved allocations. The Finance Associate promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN Women rules and regulations, standard practices and guidelines.

The Finance Associate works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operations Team as well as with the Operations and Programme teams in UN Women Regional Office and HQ for solving complex finance-related issues and information delivery.

1. Implement financial strategies, in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems

  • Perform duties in full compliance with UN Women financial regulations and rules, policies and standard operating procedures, including internal controls;
  • Review and verify financial transactions, activities, and documentation; taking corrective actions as needed and reporting any unusual activities;
  • Monitor financial exceptions reports for unusual activities or transaction, investigate anomalies and report to the supervisor conclusions and/or present recommendations for actions/decisions;
  • Draft reports on financial status, procedures, exchange rates, costs and expenditures;
  • Follow-up on audit recommendations to monitor implementation of corrective actions;
  • Collect, verify and present information and data for use in the planning of financial resources and the formulation of the Country Office (CO) programme work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements and execution modalities;
  • Provide assistance in Annual Work Plan entry in Results Management System (RMS) as required.
  • Provide advice and recommend solutions to a wide range of financial issues;
  • Monitor the proper functioning of the financial resources management system for office and programmatic budgets and resources;
  • Implement cost saving and reduction strategies;

2. Prepare and administer CO budgets in full compliance of UN Women rules, regulations, policies, and recording and reporting systems

  • Formulate the budget, control allotments, monitor expenditures, and prepare revisions according to the needs of the CO;
  • Track the appropriate and timely use of financial resources;
  • Prepare cost recovery documents or bills for the services provided by UN Women to other programmes or organizations;
  • Create projects in Atlas, prepare budget revisions, revise project awards and status; and determine unutilized funds;
  • Implement and maintain control mechanism for development projects through monitoring budgets preparation and modifications and budgetary status;
  • Maintain internal expenditure control system;
  • Undertake corrective actions on un-posted vouchers, including vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions and unapproved vouchers. Respond to RO /HQ requests to resolve financial data issues;
  • Prepare VAT reimbursements with adequate documentation support;
  • Input data in Atlas and monitor status. Keep stakeholders and clients informed for timely action and/or decisions;
  • Manage petty cash fund, cash impress level.

3. Provide finance support to the Programme and Operations team

  • Review accounts receivables for UN Women projects and follow-up with project managers and finance section at regional office and/or headquarters on contributions, deposits creation in Atlas and their application to AR pending items;
  • Prepare PO and non-PO vouchers for development projects;
  • Record and post transactions in Atlas, process payroll, travel claims, MPOs, and other entitlements;
  • Monitor the setup of budgets in ATLAS to ensure they are in accordance with budgets agreed with donors and are input into ATLAS at the detailed Activity ID level;
  • Monitor each month over-expenditure of budgets and follow up with Budget Owner;
  • Monitor regularly transactions posted to projects ensuring actual expenditure has been recorded against correct budget category and activity, take timely corrective actions as required;
  • Monitor proper follow up of advances to implementing partners, review their financial reports together with project managers;
  • Monitor the financial status and under the guidance of the Regional Office Finance Specialist implement control mechanisms for management/development projects;
  • Monitor and proper follow up of all the financial items in Month-end and Year-end closure instructions status and under the guidance of the Regional Office Finance Specialist, take correction actions as required;
  • Keep stakeholders and clients informed for timely actions/decisions and review status reports for quality control;
  • Provide information inputs to financial reports for Regional Office, HQ Finance and stakeholders;
  • Associate revenue and expenditure in commitment control for non-core projects;
  • Provide inputs and take necessary actions to facilitate timely financial project closure;
  • Support financial donor reporting by providing timely information and taking necessary actions as required by UN Women Virtual Global Service Centre for financial donor reporting.

4. Provide administrative support to Resource Mobilization

  • Compile and process information from donors, CO, and programme team, as inputs to various databases and documents.
  • Prepare drafts for cost sharing agreements including conditions of contributions within resource mobilization efforts, adhering to standard agreements where possible.
  • Follow up on contributions within the CO resource mobilization efforts.

5. Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing

  • Conduct training and/or helping organize training events and activities; as well as participate in trainings;
  • Collect and compile lessons learned and best practices in financial management and services. Disseminate to clients and stakeholders as appropriate to build capacity and knowledge;
  • Contribute to financial business operational practices and management innovations.

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.

Application closing date: 26 July 2019

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Research Analyst I

Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst in the Nigeria Strategy Support Program (NSSP) at the IFPRI Abuja Office in Nigeria. The selected candidate would conduct research for the Nigeria Strategic Support Program (NSSP) of the Development Strategy. This position is based at the IFPRI-NSSP Office in Abuja and is for is for one year renewable appointment. The NSSP is a country program with a focus on strategy and policy issues in relation to agriculture, the food system, agricultural transformation, and poverty reduction in Nigeria. Interested applicants must be authorized to work in Nigeria.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Collection and analysis of primary and secondary data
  • Conducting high-quality, scholarly literature reviews for the NSSP Office
  • Contributing to the writing of research reports, journal articles, policy briefs, and other publications of relevance to the country program
  • Conducting empirical work for the NSSP Office
  • Contributing to training courses within Nigeria conducted by NSSP as part of NSSP’s capacity building program
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics, Development Economics
  • Familiarity with both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
  • Experience conducting economic analysis and familiarity with various statistical software packages, such as Stata
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews, synthesize research findings and draft policy briefs
  • Strong English writing and verbal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, proactive approach to work, and a team-oriented spirit.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience conducting research in developing countries, especially in Nigeria
  • Ability to engage with policymakers
  • Strong interest in international and rural development

Application closing date: open until filled

Project Coordinator

Job Summary:

HarvestPlus seeks a highly-motivated Project Coordinator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for overall coordination of the Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) project. This position is a one-year, fixed-term appointment and is renewable contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and program funding. The position is based at the BIeNGS project office in Jamalpur under the HarvestPlus Bangladesh Country Office. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Bangladesh.

Background:

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future . Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and partner organizations.

Essential Duties:

The Project Coordinator’s responsibilities include working closely with the BIeNGS Project Manager (at World Vision Bangladesh) to prepare comprehensive action plans including resources, timeframes, and budgets for the project. S/he will perform various coordinating tasks, like scheduling and risk management, along with administrative duties, like maintaining project documentation and handling financial queries. To succeed in this role, s/he should have excellent time management and communication skills. Collaboration with clients and internal teams is required to deliver results on deadlines. Ultimately, the Project Coordinator’s duties are to ensure that all project deliverables are completed on time, within budget, and meet high quality standards.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate project management activities, resources, equipment and information, and supervise project staff.
  • Prepare annual project implementation plan; monitor project progress and manage potential challenges as necessary.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to identify and define requirements, scope, and objectives.
  • Assign tasks to internal teams and assist with schedule management.
  • Track project evolution and suggest changes to accommodate stakeholders’ needs.
  • Oversee and monitor project budget and expenditure.
  • Oversee project monitoring, communication, marketing, and procurement activities.
  • Analyze risks and opportunities; work with the Project Manager to eliminate blockers/bottlenecks/shortfalls.
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all stakeholders.
  • Prepare/maintain and issue all appropriate legal paperwork (e.g. contracts and terms of agreement).
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports.
  • Ensure standards and requirements are met through conducting quality assurance tests.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture or a related field, plus a minimum of three years of professional experience as a Project Coordinator or a similar role.
  • Experience in project management, from conception to delivery.
  • Demonstrated success and experience managing and developing a project team.
  • An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules, and step-by-step action plans.
  • Organizational, planning, implementing, and controlling skills, including multitasking.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control.
  • Exceptional oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge in file management, transcription, and other administrative procedures.
  • Ability to work under pressure on tight deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in European Commission-funded project management.
  • Hands-on experience with project management tools.

Application closing date: open until filled

Project Officer

Job Summary:

HarvestPlus seeks a highly-motivated Project Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for supervision of all activities at the sub-district level of the Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) project. This position is a one-year, fixed-term appointment and is renewable contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and program funding. The position is based at BIeNGS project offices in the Jamalpur and Sherpur districts under the HarvestPlus Bangladesh Country Office. Interested applicants must have work authutorization to work in Bangladesh.

Background:

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and partner organizations.

Essential Duties:

Project Officer’s responsibilities include working closely with the BIeNGS Project Coordinator to prepare comprehensive action plans, including resource requirements, timeframes and budgets for projects activities at sub-district (Upazila) level. S/he will perform various supervision tasks, like scheduling and risk management, along with administrative duties, like maintaining project documentation and handling financial queries at activity level. S/he should have excellent time management and communication skills. Collaboration with clients and internal teams is required to deliver results on deadlines. S/he will directly supervise community facilitators. Ultimately, the Project Officer’s duties are to ensure that all project activities in his/her working area are completed on time, within budget and meet quality standards.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in partnership building with a wide range clientele including: farmers, NGOs, private and public sector organizations.
  • Conduct practical demonstrations/field days, trainings, and other events for popularizing biofortified crops.
  • Provide technical inputs and knowledge to partners, farmers, and other beneficiaries.
  • Conduct focus group discussions and meetings with organized farmers groups on biofortified crop production.
  • Assist in the identification of training needs for clients viz. farmers, technicians, seed producer, miller, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the development of training manuals.
  • Assist with farmer meetings to ensure biofortified crop production.
  • Liaise with value chain actors for marketing Biofortified products.
  • Assign tasks to Community Extension Facilitator (CEF) and assist with schedule management.
  • Maintain and monitor activity budgets according to compliance policy.
  • Monitor day-to-day project progress and provide updates to Project Coordinator.
  • Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities through collection of project data in a regular basis.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture or a related field.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work effectively under pressure during peak seasonal periods.
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, show initiative, and work productively as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Demonstrated affinity for working with farmers.
  • Good oral and written communication, organization, and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literate in MS Office and experience in report writing.
  • Experience with monitoring and documentation of fields activities.
  • Experienced in motorcycle driving with a valid driving license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post Graduate degree in Agriculture.

Application closing date: Open until filled

Research Assistant / Research Analyst I

Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Assistant / Research Analyst I for a one-year, exempt, renewable appointment in its Development Strategies and Governance Division (DSG). The RA will work with and assist senior researchers in analysis of various data sets, including household and market surveys and secondary data on prices, trade and macro-economic variables. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Final title and grade will be determined by education and experience.

Essential Duties:

The selected candidate will:

  • Assist with data collection, compiling, and data cleaning of primary and secondary data from various sources.
  • Assist with the development and documentation of constructed datasets.
  • Assist with economic modeling and statistical analysis.
  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Assist with the drafting of research papers and project reports.
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:

  • At the Research Assistant level, Bachelor’s degree in economics, agricultural economics, development studies, public policy, public administration or a relevant discipline.
    • At the Research Analyst I level, Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant professional experience or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Experience conducting and writing up literature reviews for academic publications.
  • Experience working in an international setting abroad doing research, capacity building or other development related activities.
  • Experience with data analysis using statistical software packages (e.g., Stata).
  • Experience in quantitative research methods and data processing, analysis, and management, including manipulation of large datasets.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and produce completed products on time.
  • Knowledge of issues related to poverty, economic transformation, agricultural development and governance in Africa or South Asia.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills in English.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural teams.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics.
  • Experience with simulation modeling software (e.g. GAMS).

Physical Demand & Work environment:

  • Employee will sit in an upright position for a long period of time
  • Employee will lift between 0-10 pounds.
  • Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing computer terminal; extensive reading.

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an equal employment opportunity employer – F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Application closing date: open until filled

Scientific Assistant

Grade: B4                                                                  

Salary: €3900[1]

Contract Type: Full time fixed term contract – up to a maximum of 5 years

Location: Strasbourg (France)

Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e25/2019

Deadline for applications: 02/08/2019

Are you a scientist with excellent skills in chemical synthesis or analytical chemistry? Could you critically review data according to rules and participate in the decision-taking process for the Certification of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP)?  This position is an exceptional stepping-stone for a scientist wishing to develop a career in regulatory affairs.

The main responsibilities of the job:

Within the Certification of Substances Department, the successful applicant will provide professional scientific assistance and technical support to the CEP, for example validating applications, participating in the scientific evaluation of revisions of applications or gathering data on manufacturing sites for the inspection programme as well as ensure the link between the evaluation and inspection activities.

What we look for in someone to undertake this role effectively:

  • have a higher education degree or qualification in a relevant area (for example: pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, food science)
  • have a short professional experience (minimum 6 months) in at least one of the following areas:
  • methods of synthesis or physicochemical analysis of pharmaceutical substances or medicinal products, acquired either at university (e.g. during Ph.D. studies), in the pharmaceutical industry, an official medicine control laboratory or a similar organisation
  • scientific evaluation of marketing authorisation applications of medicinal products with a focus on the Common Technical Document (CTD) Module 3.2.S or Active Substance Master Files (ASMFs) in a licensing authority
  • gathering and analysing scientific data, reporting on quality data relevant to marketing authorisation applications (CTD Module 3.2.S or ASMFs) for submission to competent authorities including experience in ensuring compliance with regulations during the preparation of submissions
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe’s official languages (English) and knowledge of the other (French)

What we offer:

  • a good insight into the European regulatory framework from the EDQM perspective; experience of evaluating a wide range of pharmaceutical substances produced by manufacturers worldwide; exposure to the documentary standards required by European regulatory bodies
  • the chance to work in an ISO 9001 certified, multinational/multicultural workplace – over 20 nationalities work at the EDQM which is situated in the European quarter of Strasbourg (a UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • highly competitive, income tax-free salaries, an attractive benefits package including health insurance, additional allowances such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate) and an annual training programme

 

Applications must be submitted by 02/08/2019 (midnight French Time) at the latest.

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[1] Gross, as of 1 January 2019

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CEP Revisions’ Team Supervisor (Grade B5)

Salary: 4 550€ [1] per month

Contract Type: Fixed term contract – maximum cumulative total of 5 years

Location: Strasbourg (France)

Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e24/2019

Deadline for applications: 02/08/2019

[1] Gross, as of 1 January 2019

 

The Council of Europe and its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) are looking for a motivated and effective supervisor with strong scientific expertise to provide assistance in the treatment of revisions of Certificates of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) applications, and thus ensure manufacturers continue to comply with the European Pharmacopoeia and the requirements of the relevant EU legislation.

The main responsibilities of the job:

Within the Certification of Substances Department, the successful applicant will supervise the work of a group of scientists within the Certification of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) Revisions Team. Other responsibilities include assisting the Head of Section in the management of the activities, training and coaching junior staff and cooperating with other colleagues within the EDQM on various projects. More details are available in the vacancy notice.

What we look for in someone to undertake this role effectively:

  • completed higher education degree/qualification in pharmacy, chemistry etc.
  • at least 3 years professional experience in the evaluation or the preparation of documentation on the quality of substances for pharmaceutical use (CTD module 3.2.S), including methods of synthesis and of various analytical methods used for the control of substances, gained either in an authority or in the chemical or pharmaceutical industries
  • preferably experience in management of small teams
  • good knowledge of one of the two official languages (English) and basic knowledge of the other official language (French)

What we offer:

  • a good insight into the European regulatory framework from the EDQM perspective; experience of evaluating a wide range of pharmaceutical substances produced by manufacturers worldwide; exposure to the documentary standards required by European regulatory bodies
  • the chance to work in an ISO 9001 certified, multinational/multicultural workplace – over 20 nationalities work at the EDQM which is situated in the European quarter of Strasbourg (a UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • highly competitive, income tax-free salaries, an attractive benefits package including health insurance, additional allowances such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate) and an annual training programme

More details and information on the recruitment process can be found on our Employment website. Applications must be submitted by 02/08/2019 (midnight French Time) at the latest.

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Communications Officer

Background Information – Myanmar

Myanmar is one of UNOPS leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund, the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS Myanmar is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar and Cambodia, and for the Global Fund¹s Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative targeting drug resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS Myanmar Operation Centre (MMOC) counts with specific communications teams dedicated to the different funds/programmes and this position will concentrate on the Director’s office and some projects’ needs while ensuring the required coordination and collaboration with other colleagues.

The position is under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme & Partnerships and works in close collaboration with project teams in procurement, infrastructure and project management services. He/she works in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Review and follow actions required under MMOC Stakeholder engagement and Communications strategy;
  • Produce information materials to strengthen awareness of the work of UNOPS in Myanmar;
  • Track, research and analyze information on assigned topics/issues; gather information from diverse sources and help to assess news value and/or potential impact;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns
  • Draft/compile a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc.) of information communications products for target audiences including press releases, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, website, etc.;
  • Organize the production and distribution of MMOC projects/programmes related information material;
  • Support communications plan activities under each project for greater visibility, ensuring adequate tools and innovative approaches are used;
  • In consultation with the supervisor and other relevant parties, identify and propose information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience;
  • Identify key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships and maintain working relationships with the same;
  • Organize or participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, press briefing, interviews, etc.; prepare briefing materials for senior officials prior to their participation in such events; respond to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepare related correspondence;
  • Ensure effective and efficient functioning of MMOC communications activities in full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made;
  • Coordinate and participate in MMOC communications group;
  • Supervise other communications colleagues setting up work plans and supporting growth, through delegation exposure or coaching;
  • Follow up on deadline, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports, presentations/etc. to supervisor and management;
  • Draft routine correspondence, interoffice circulars, general briefing notes, documents, reports, and minutes of meetings when requested;
  • Prepare spreadsheets, database files, presentation slides/power points, and tables ensuring appropriate style and accuracy if information;
  • Prepare high quality briefing materials for appointments, meetings, missions, etc.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

  • Master degree in communication, media studies, journalism, or related field is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of similar experience is considered as equivalent.

b. Work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in development and implementation of communications strategies, external relations and/or other communication roles is required.
  • Experience in a development country is required.
  • Experience in South-East Asia would be an asset.
  • Proven ability to write excellent reports and briefs is highly preferred.
  • Excellent presentation skills would be an asset.

c. Language Requirement

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

Application closing date: 24 July 2019

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Fund Manager

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS is in the process of becoming a Management Agent for the “Programme d’appui à la mise en œuvre du Plan Stratégique National à vision multisectorielle de Planning Familial” funded by CAFI and Norway through the FONAREDD (Fonds National REDD + de la RDC).

In this context, UNOPS will manage funds received by FONAREDD, and provide limited supervision of NGOs which will be the implementing partners (as they are already pre-selected), UNOPS’s main focus will on the administrative and financial procedures to reach the project objectives

SPECIAL CALL FOR APPLICATION

Congoleses (1) Who are residing outside of Democratic Republic of Congo at the time of application (2) Who have been living there for five years or more (3) Who are fulfilling the requirements stated on this job advert are strongly encouraged to apply.

Background information – DR Congo

Located in Kinshasa, DRC the UNOPS Hub in Central Africa covers eleven countries, including DRC. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management, amongst others

Functional Responsibilities

The Fund Manager will report to the UNOPS CDOH Head of Programme and will be responsible for the Managing Agent function coordination, communication with Secretariat, the technical committee and the partners and donors as well as MA function performance management. The MAU Coordinator/Fund Manager is responsible for general oversight, as well as responsible for NGO contracting and with the Finance Officer, responsible for the coordination of the NGO evaluations and audit exercises; he/she will have to conduct regular contract monitoring in the field and NGO offices.

The managing agent function is highly visible and entails financial and reputational risks which the MAU Coordinator will be responsible for managing:

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish solid working relationship with the FONAREDD secretariat, implementing partners, MPTF and other key stakeholders
  • Chair the Management Committee
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover of deliverables
  • Advise FONAREDD on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes
  • Manage the information flows between the Management Committee / UNOPS CDOH management

Delivery and Performance:

  • Manage delivery of the programme’s outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Ensure timely payments to the Implementing partners
  • Authorize, monitor and control work packages to be delivered by the UNOPS team or by implementing partners
  • Advise the Management Committee of deviations that have or will exceed set tolerances as approved in the programme plan
  • Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of implementing partners from a fiduciary and contract management perspective
  • Control risks to UNOPS internal business case and take corrective action
  • Represent UNOPS at Management Committee meetings on a periodic basis in order to discuss key issues and propose solutions to fiduciary and operational challenges that arise
  • Ensure that activities are carried out in a timely fashion and the delineation of responsibilities remains clear
  • Monitor progress of the programme at a strategic level and ensure periodic progress and updates are made to the Management Committee

Procedures:

  • Follow the Project Management Cycle and ensure that UNOPS organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)

Requirements 

Education

  • Advanced University degree (Master’s or equivalent) in International Relations, Political/Development Studies, Business/Public Administration or other relevant discipline is required
  • First level University degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in International Relations, Political/Development Studies, Business/Public Administration or other relevant discipline in combination with two (2) additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • A relevant combination of academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university education

Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressive and responsible programme/project implementation and management with a least two (2) years in fund/grant management is required;
  • Experience of managing government and donor relations while working for an international organizations or related experience is required;
  • Demonstrable project management and fiduciary management skills are and asset.
  • Prior experience in supporting or managing implementation of multi-donor fund supported projects would be a strong asset
  • Prior related experience in the UN system is an asset
  • Experience in the usage of computers and in office software packages is required.

Languages

Fluency in written and oral French and English is required

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

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Business Development Advisor

Background – job-specific

The UNOPS Ukraine Office is an Operations Center (UAOC) for the delivery of services in Ukraine under Europe and Central Asia Region (ECR). At the same time the UAOC is expected to perform the role of UNOPS Eastern European Operational Hub as it will be providing support and coordination for UNOPS activities in the sub-region, including Belarus.

The UAOC will strengthen UNOPS capacity to support the Governments of the sub-region in their vital needs related countries development as well as provide better opportunity to access innovative sources of funding through interaction with institutional donors, charity organizations, IFIs, international business associations to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the sub-region.

In the framework of the mentioned mandate, UNOPS is exploring options in supporting the Government of Belarus in the achievement of the SDGs through expertise, best practices and collaborations to fill the missing financing and technical know-how gaps needed to develop sustainable projects.

In line with this background and with UNOPS’ corporate goal to expand its operations across Eastern Europe, the UAOC is creating a position of Partnerships Development Advisor to specifically assist in the identification of new project opportunities in Belarus under the overall direction and responsibility of the UNOPS Ukraine Head of Program.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Business Development and outreach
  • Proposal writing
  • Partnerships Development
  • Other general responsibilities
  • Monitoring and progress controls

Business Development and outreach

  • Carry out a review and analysis of the national development strategy, UNDAF for 2016-2020 for Belarus, other relevant publications and key reference materials to fully understand the country context;
  • Collect, analyse and keep abreast of development trends and needs in Belarus to identify areas of collaboration within UNOPS’ mandate;
  • Conduct viable business development intelligence and identify opportunities (facilitate assessments of partner needs, UNOPS comparative advantages, and partner survey analysis, among others). Provide in-depth evaluation of economic, political, social and other relevant reports to assess potential business opportunities;
  • Draft a sector map of on-going programmes and key actors in the areas of ECR interest per the UNOPS Strategic Plan 2018-2021;
  • Lead identification, design, formulation and negotiation of new projects and programs and draft concept notes, proposals and project briefs for discussions with partners (minimum 3 proposals)
  • Support in establishment and maintaining relations with Belarus based clients, government entities, IFIs, donors to identify and pursue business opportunities within UNOPS thematic scope;
  • Assist clients and partners in adapting/formulating project ideas/project proposals in accordance with UNOPS business patterns and practices;
  • Interact actively with partners and clients to follow-up on meetings, decisions and commitments.

Proposal writing

  • Compile, write, edit, and produce competitive and high-quality concept papers and proposals, both unsolicited and solicited for UNOPS partners. This includes analysing, summarising and the use of information, official statistics, and any other UNOPS and partners materials as appropriate;
  • Submit at least 3 viable drafts for team reviews, incorporating comments from reviewers in liaison with relevant stakeholders.

Partnerships development

  • Based on the identified map of actors and country’s needs, prepare an initial advisory and synthesis note for UAOC Management on potential areas of engagement for UNOPS in the country;
  • Develop approaches and provide advice on establishing new partnerships; develop and manage partner relationship management intelligence;
  • Lead UNOPS efforts in developing business opportunities with potential partners in Belarus, using existing information and materials, as well as inputs from and relevant to substantive discussions between UNOPS and partners in Belarus;
  • Advise the supervisor during meetings, follow-ups, and negotiations with donors, government and other partners and clients to achieve the most cost-effective and mutually beneficial terms for UNOPS engagements with prospective clients and partners;

Other general responsibilities

  • Ensure facilitation and promotion of knowledge building and knowledge sharing among colleagues;
  • Perform other duties as requested by the supervisor to support UNOPS ECR’s outreach and business development activities in Belarus.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

Master’s degree (or equivalent) in project management, Business administration, international relations, development studies, social science, engineering, environmental studies or related discipline is required.

Relevant first university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) with additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of work experience in business development (at least 3 years), project development or project management in Belarus is required, international experience is an advantage;
  • Excellent communication, networking and presentation skills;
  • Excellent research and drafting skills;
  • Strong negotiation skills;
  • Experience of working with the UN system a distinct advantage;
  • Strong professional network in Belarus is required.

Languages:

Fluency in oral and written English and Russian are required.

Application closing date: 21 July 2019

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Job Summary:

HarvestPlus seeks a highly-motivated Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluation activities of the Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) project. This position is a one-year, fixed-term appointment and is renewable contingent upon continued satisfactory performance and program funding. The position is based at BIeNGS project office in the Jamalpur district under the HarvestPlus Bangladesh Country Office. Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in Bangladesh. Background:

HarvestPlus improves nutrition and public health by developing and promoting biofortified food crops that are rich in vitamins and minerals, and providing global leadership on biofortification evidence and technology. HarvestPlus is part of the CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). CGIAR is a global agriculture research partnership for a food secure future. Its science is carried out by its 15 research centers in collaboration with hundreds of partner organizations. HarvestPlus is based at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and collaborates with multiple CGIAR centers and partner organizations.

Essential Duties:

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will be responsible for the design, coordination and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation, research, and learning framework of the BIeNGS Project. S/he will assist the Project Manager to develop a systematic monitoring plan to improve the qualitative and quantitative evidence gathered by the project. S/he will also provide technical assistance to the implementing agencies, particularly in relation to monitoring, reporting, and governance challenges.

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

System Setup

  • Assist in the revision of the project log frame matrix, particularly in the areas of performance indicators and their measurement.
  • Assist in the development and/or finalization of the detailed project work plan and update project activities and timeframes.
  • Assist in developing the overall framework for project M&E including mid-term project review and impact assessment. This includes developing a project performance monitoring plan with relevant data collection systems.
  • Review the quality of existing data and collection methods.
  • Maintain baseline data for each project component and for all project indicators.
  • Liaise with collaborating partners to review their management information systems and agree on any required changes, support, and resources.
  • Organize and undertake training with collaborating partners on M&E as required.

Coordination and Implementation of M&E

  • Collect data on a regular basis to measure achievement against the performance indicators.
  • Check data quality with partners.
  • Maintain and administer the M&E database; analyze and aggregate findings.
  • Support qualitative and quantitative project progress reporting.
  • Identify lessons learned and develop case studies to capture qualitative outputs of the project.
  • Provide feedback to the supervisor on improving project performance using M&E findings.

Communication

  • Produce reports on M&E findings and prepare presentations based on M&E data.
  • Provide the Project Manager with management information she/he may require.
  • Present monitoring and evaluation reports.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Development, or a related field.
  • Knowledgeable in M&E methods and approaches in the agriculture, health, nutrition, or rural development sectors.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and refining data collection tools.
  • Demonstrated experience with data quality assessments and oversight.
  • Working knowledge of program implementation, and monitoring and evaluation techniques and practices.
  • Familiarity with substantive issues such as agricultural policies, agricultural extension systems and services.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent computer applications skills including MS Office.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a proven ability to manage multiple competing priorities under strict deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills.
  • Ability to drive motorbike with valid driving license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M&E working experience in EU-funded projects and/or International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO).
  • Advanced certificate in M&E, Statistics, or Economics.

Application closing date: open until filled

Research Analyst I/Research Analyst II

Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as a Research Analyst I (RA I) or Research Analyst II (RA II) within the Markets, Trade, and Institutions Division (MTID). The position offers an opportunity to gain first-hand field and analysis experience in an international organization undertaking cutting-edge development research based in Washington D.C., with travel overseas. This is a one-year, exempt, fixed-term, renewable appointment.  Final position title will be based on experience.  The RA I/ RA II will support senior research staff in MTID with evaluations and experiments related to information and communication technologies, agricultural extension, and nutrition programs in Central America.

Essential Duties:

Specific Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Organization, cleaning, management and statistical/econometric analysis of large household data sets.
  • Assisting with the development and implementation of quantitative surveys in developing countries, including questionnaire development and programming for CAPI, field team training and development of software applications for recording interview responses on tablet computers.
  • Assisting with planning and running field operations related to survey collection, ensuring adherence to the research design, monitoring data quality, and supporting data analysis as needed
  • Conducting literature reviews, preparation of tables and graphs to contribute to proposals, project deliverables, briefs and papers.
  • Ability and willingness to travel overseas (including the Central American Region)
  • Assist in preparing large datasets for public access to promote transparency and openness in social science research
  • Contribute to management of research projects and coordination with partners
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • At the Research Analyst I level, Bachelor’s degree in Economics and two years of relevant work experience or a Master’s degree in related field.
    • At the Research Analyst II level, a Master’s degree in Economics and three years of relevant work experience.
  • Excellent skills in programming in STATA and in managing household databases.
  • Familiarity with quantitative research methods used in behavioral and development economics, particularly randomized controlled trials and laboratory experiments.
  • Excellent econometric skills on cross-section and panel data analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in-depth statistical analysis and report the results.
  • Demonstrated professional level of attention to detail evidenced by accurate and reproducible work.
  • Experienced in conducting literature reviews of academic publications, research reports, etc.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task as needed, consistently meet deadlines and manage time well
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and to work in a team-oriented multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to work independently, with initiative and minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated fluency in written and spoken Spanish
  • Ability and willingness to travel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Skilled in programming in R, Python, JavaScript, SQL, etc.
  • Strong background in applied microeconomics and knowledge of quantitative impact evaluation methods.
  • Experience in survey design, questionnaire design, and conducting and supervising household surveys in developing countries.
  • Field experience related to agriculture and nutrition, is a strong plus.
  • Experience with data entry and CAPI software packages (CSPro, Survey CTO, Survey Solutions, Epi Info, or alike).
  • Proficiency in French, for possible work in West Africa

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) is an equal employment opportunity employer – F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

Application closing date: open until filled.

Data Manager

Job Summary:

The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks a qualified candidate to serve as Data Manager in its Poverty, Health and Nutrition Division (PHND). This is a one-year, renewable appointment based in the South Asia office in New Delhi.

The successful candidate will support senior research staff in PHND with data management.  Specific areas of work include establishing procedures for centralized management of multiple large datasets, ensuring appropriate data management procedures, supporting compliance with data governance guidelines and providing oversight and guidance to the work of a large team of research analysts.  The data manager will also help to support responsive and pro-active quantitative analysis using survey data from India and other Asian countries, transfer of data summaries and other findings in response to stakeholder requests.  Interested applicants must have work authorization to work in India.

Essential Duties:

Specific duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Data Management

  • Use information-management best practices to harmonize data-collection processes and sources across the PHN studies.
  • Ensure that the PHN dataset management is compliant with IFPRI’s and global data governance guidelines.
  • Establish a centralized system of large datasets.
  • Ensure that all the research staff are trained on appropriate data documentation pertaining to all data work.
  • Support preparation of datasets for public use and for storage in public institutional data repositories.
  • Support timely transfer of datasets in response to stakeholder requests.

Data Analysis

  • Perform extensive analysis of database entities, relationships, and attributes to assure dataconsistency.
  • Assist in the preparation of project reports, policy briefs, and peer reviewed academic publications.

Other duties

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, Computer Sciences, Demography, Public Health, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Public Policy or equivalent in other Social Sciences.
  • 5 years of proven experience in data analysis and data management following the Master’s degree.
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Excellent knowledge of STATA
  • Experience working with large surveys in developing-country contexts.
  • Experience with data management. Significant knowledge of different data-collection methodologies.
  • Experience in managing, training, and supporting staff.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; excellent English-language writing skills.

Preferred skills:

  • Survey data collection experience
  • Experience working with large datasets from India, including NFHS, NSSO, Census and other public datasets
  • Experience with database management software including R and other statistical programs, and of web-based database management tools.
  • Experience with data entry and Computer Assisted Personal Interviews (CAPI) software packages (CSPro, SurveyCTO, Surveybe, Epi Info, etc.)
  • Knowledge of multilevel regression methods
  • Experiences in data visualization or maps such as Tableau, GIS, or others

Counterparty Credit Analyst

The Bank for International Settlements is seeking a Counterparty Credit analyst to conduct credit analysis of a variety of entities – primarily corporates – as a member of the Credit Analysis team at our headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

We are an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability and a bank for central banks. We have recently embarked on a new strategy that includes expanding our range of products, widening our investment universe and extending our customer outreach.

Your contribution to our mission You will support us by formulating proposals and recommendations for credit ratings and associated limit structures. You will monitor compliance with credit rules and limits, and authorise temporary limit extensions. You will help develop new financial products and contribute to the specification and testing of IT solutions for measuring credit risk. You will help develop and maintain the general framework for credit analysis, including infrastructure and credit processes, as well as enhancements to the Bank’s internal rating methodology.

Your qualifications and experience You will have a university degree and at least five years’ experience as a credit analyst specialising in non-financial corporate institutions. You will also have excellent written and spoken English and a proven track record in drafting credit recommendations.

What you can expect in return We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment, giving you exposure to a range of state-of-the-art technologies and business areas. Furthermore, Credit Analysis has a presence in our Asian Office, which may offer a future opportunity to work in Hong Kong SAR. You’ll receive a competitive compensation package, including full relocation and health insurance. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application Deadline – 12/08/2019

Senior Portfolio Manager

Purpose of the job:

We are looking for Senior Portfolio Managers within the BIS Asset Management team.

Portfolio Managers are responsible for managing fixed income portfolios entrusted to BIS AM – namely the BIS’ Own Capital, the BIS Pension Fund and mandates on behalf of Third-Party clients. The unit maintains and develops the active investment decision-making process and runs the portfolio management operations.

The position holder conducts analysis of economic and financial topics relevant for the investment process. He/she actively participates in the investment strategy meetings, constructs portfolios and implements trades. She/he reports to internal and external customers on the investment strategy and the performance of the portfolios and supports the overall objectives of BIS AM.

Principal accountabilities: 

Investment decision-making process

  • Contributes to the development of the investment decision-making process with the aim of supporting an active portfolio management style that targets outperformance of benchmarks.
  • Maintains and develops qualitative and quantitative tools for the support of the investment process.
  • Actively participates in investment strategy meetings. Leads the discussion on specific risk factors/currencies, suggests active positions and generally contributes to the discussion on active positioning.
  • Regularly reports, in writing and orally, to internal and external clients and committees on the unit’s positioning and performance.

Portfolio management operations

  • Implements the agreed investment strategy in all portfolios he is responsible for, comprising portfolio construction, trade execution and input of trades into trade capture systems.
  • Continually monitors and assesses the performance of his portfolios.
  • Monitors portfolio guidelines and ensures compliance of the portfolio with those guidelines at trade execution and on an ongoing basis.
  • Adheres to internal policies and procedures, such as BIS AM’s best execution policy.
  • Maintains good relationships with commercial banks and other intermediaries that facilitate the execution of transactions.

Market research

  • Analyses economic and financial market topics relevant to the investment decision-making process and portfolio management to identify potential risks and opportunities.
  • Identifies market trends with respect to reserve management investment products and services, and fixed income portfolio management techniques.
  • Researches topics of particular interest for the bank’s management.

Banking and Asset Management business area

  • Takes active part in the development of the Asset Management business area as a whole and contributes to the achievement of the units objectives.
  • Supports Central Bank Sales (CBS) in maintaining existing and developing new business and customers.
  • Represents BIS AM in meetings with internal and external clients – including visits to BIS AM’s existing and prospective clients to communicate investment approach, strategy and portfolio performance.
  • Represents BIS AM in working groups, seminars and conferences. Advises central banks on reserve management techniques and solutions.
  • Represents AM in departmental and/or Bank-wide projects.
  • Provides knowledge, guidance and support to other internal units in delivering portfolio management products and services.
  • Demonstrates a proactive approach in establishing and developing good working relationships with internal units and central banks.

Job Requirements: 

  • PhD/MSc in Economics, Finance or equivalent; CFA charter holder is advantageous.
  • At least eight years of experience in fixed income portfolio management.
  • The position holder is a highly respected and seasoned professional with a proven track record in asset management.
  • The position holder demonstrates the highest level of ethical/business standards when interacting with external/internal clients and colleagues.
  • Thorough understanding of the parameters surrounding supranational and central banking institutions.
  • Energetic and proactive attitude. Excellent negotiation and mediating skills. Ability to work under pressure. Multi-culturally adept.
  • Excellent verbal and drafting skills in English and working knowledge of another major language.
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently and back-up team members.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 4 August 2019 

Scientific Programme Manager

Role: Scientific Programme Manager (Grade A1/A2)

Salary: 4 600€[1] per month

Contract Type: Renewable fixed-term contract

Location: Strasbourg (France)

Reference: Vacancy Notice n°23/2019

Deadline for applications: 30/08/2019

 

The Council of Europe and its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) are looking for a motivated Scientific Programme Manager in the fields of biological products and microbiology.

The main responsibilities of the job:

Within the European Pharmacopoeia Department, the successful applicant will provide scientific advice, guidance and support in developing and maintaining monographs and texts of the European Pharmacopoeia in the fields of biological products and microbiology. More details are available in the vacancy notice.

What we look for in someone to undertake this role effectively:

  • hold a higher education degree or qualification in pharmacy, biology, chemistry or a similar domain;
  • have at least 4 years’ experience in methods applied in the quality control of biological substances for pharmaceutical use or biological medicinal products acquired in a licensing authority, in an official medicines control laboratory, at university (e.g. during PhD studies), in an analogous organisation or in the private sector;
  • have a very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe’s official languages (English) and basic knowledge of the other (French) or capacity to acquire the knowledge whilst in post;

What we offer:

  • a great opportunity to participate in the work on the 11th Edition of the European Pharmacopoeia, as we recently celebrated the publication of its 10th Edition;
  • the chance to work in an ISO 9001 certified, multi-national/multi-cultural workplace – over 20 nationalities work at the EDQM which is situated in the European quarter of Strasbourg (a UNESCO World Heritage site);
  • highly competitive, income tax free salaries, an attractive benefits package including health insurance, additional allowances such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate) and an annual training programme.

Applications must be submitted by 30/08/2019 (midnight French Time) at the latest.

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Senior Systems Engineer, Windows Server

The BIS is looking for a Senior Systems Engineer to join its Windows server service delivery team. As a solution-oriented standout colleague, you will support us by managing a wide variety of business-critical applications used across the Bank.

Key responsibilities:

Your focus will be on maintaining, monitoring and enhancing the core Windows server operating system to ensure a secure, supportable and highly available environment. You will be part of the team managing services including: Windows server deployment, hardening and management within a virtualisation platform; Active Directory and Group Policy; messaging service platforms; and SQL Infrastructure services. You will also be responsible for a small team of contractors.

Qualifications, skills and experience:

You will have a university degree or equivalent work experience, Microsoft certifications and ITIL qualifications.

You will also have at least five years’ experience in a Windows server engineering role. We look forward to meeting candidates who also have in-depth knowledge of System Centre, VMWare, Active Directory infrastructure design and implementation, Group Policy, PowerShell, certificate authorities and Kerberos delegation. In addition, you should have a good understanding of networking principles, segmentation, firewalls and other associated infrastructure.

What you can expect in return

Simply put, we want your time at the BIS to be a career-enriching and rewarding experience. We offer a genuinely unique international working environment with colleagues from more than 60 countries, which will give you a broad exposure to a range of state-of-the-art technologies and business areas. You will also receive a competitive compensation package net of tax, including health insurance, and comprehensive support to help you relocate smoothly. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 4 August 2019

Senior Network Engineer (Palo Alto)

The BIS is looking for a Senior Network Engineer to join the team responsible for the design, implementation and secure operation of the Bank’s network infrastructure. As a solution-oriented standout colleague, you ensure the support and maintenance of business-critical networks through both service provider management and third-level support as required. You have a sound understanding of the technical interdependencies across different IT environments and are a strong communicator who approaches each challenge with a business focus.

Key responsibilities:

  • Implementation and maintenance of the networking infrastructure technologies, ensuring optimal secure environment availability and resilience
  • Management of service providers with an emphasis on efficiency and quality
  • Business-oriented customer relationship management with a focus on high quality of service
  • Willingness to work outside normal working hours during service windows and to provide on-call cover for evenings and weekends

Qualifications, skills and experience:

  • University degree or equivalent work experience
  • In depth knowledge of the following products including migrations/implementations/operations:
    • Palo Alto firewalls
    • F5 LTM and APM
  • Cisco – (Catalyst, Nexus, ISE)
  • Experience in network design, support, implementation and management, switching, routing and cabling (including fibre) infrastructure
  • Experience in monitoring e.g. Cisco Prime, Nagios, Cacti
  • Experience in developing and implementing zone concepts leveraging service defined networking tools like NSX/ACI
  • Experience with Cloud technologies e.g. MS Azure
  • Consistent track record in provision of third-level support and design input in an enterprise environment
  • IT project management experience
  • Creative, customer-oriented problem-solving approach
  • Excellent communication, presentation and team-working skills
  • Excellent command of English

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 8 August 2019

Administrative Officer

Administrative Officer

The Bank for International Settlements is an international organisation promoting global monetary and financial stability, and a bank for central banks. We are seeking a highly organised Administrative Officer to work in our Monetary and Economic Department to coordinate production of one of our flagship publications.

Your contribution to our mission The role requires you to lay out and format all chapters of the BIS Quarterly Review, liaise with authors, editors, management and central banks about requirements, deadlines and changes, and assemble the final publication. You will also provide general administrative services, including organising meetings, maintaining web pages and formatting documents.

Your qualifications and experience We look forward to meeting candidates with A-levels, a two-year secretarial diploma or the equivalent. You will be proficient in Microsoft Office and SharePoint and have outstanding formatting and table-making skills, with an eye for detail. You will also have excellent organisational and time management skills, and very good written and spoken English.

What you can expect in return We offer a unique, highly rewarding, international work environment. You’ll receive a competitive compensation package, including full relocation and health insurance. And because of our status as an international organisation, we are able to hire globally and welcome applications from candidates of all nationalities.

The BIS’s head office is located in Basel, Switzerland, with representative offices in Hong Kong SAR and Mexico City. All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Application closing date: 24 July 2019

Operator, Multiple Positions

Background Information – Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country. Background Information – Job-specific

The UNOPS Afghanistan Operations Center (AFOC) under the UNOPS Asia Region Office (AR) has been established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of programmes and projects in Afghanistan and to ensure that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed. AFOC plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness. UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. UNOPS Afghanistan has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS Afghanistan is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community. On behalf of partners, UNOPS is implementing the Inter-Agency Information Centre (IAIC), a toll-free humanitarian helpline that connects people to assistance and functions as an information exchange platform between affected populations and humanitarian and development partners. Feedback and complaints from affected populations is channeled to partners to improve programming and the timely delivery of a relevant response.

Functional Responsibilities

UNOPS is seeking to an IAIC Call Handling Agent (“Operator”) to be responsible for answering and making calls, sharing information with and gathering information from callers, inputting accurate data entry, and flagging urgent issues. The Operator must be proficient with written and spoken English, Dari and Pashtu. Knowledge of Urdu is an asset. The outcome of this consultancy is to further strengthen and streamline IAIC’s management processes as part of its overall objective to strengthen accountability to affected populations in Afghanistan. The IAIC is currently open seven days per week, from 7am to 7pm; Shift schedules are open to change depending on operational requirements. Female operators are available during working hours.

This result of this consultancy achieves IAIC’s objectives through the provision of:

  • Information sharing, information gathering, inputting data accurately, and escalation of urgent issues;
  • Professional-grade call handling ability, displaying sensitivity, neutrality, and patience, and adhering to confidentiality and data protection principles;
  • Knowledge and implementation of protection standards

The incumbent reports to the Project Manager, who reports to the Head of Programme Afghanistan Operations Centre (AFOC) – Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Operator will perform the following duties with transparency and integrity, and in adherence to the humanitarian standards for information management as provided by the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Sphere Handbook:

  • Capture and relay accurate and timely information to callers in a professional manner while conducting inbound and outbound calls ensuring absolute data entry accuracy and adherence to protection, data protection, and confidentiality principles;
  • Liaise with supervisors, other operators, and third parties to gather information and resolve issues. Represent the call centre in meetings, when required;
  • Receive inbound calls and make outbound calls, including for monitoring and evaluation purposes;
  • Handle calls in a timely and professional manner, including distressing calls. Ensure that all calls are treated with the degree of empathy, respect, dignity, and understanding commensurate with the sensitivity of the call and the vulnerability of the caller;
  • Write clear and concise caller notes in English, ensuring a rapid call handling time;
  • Build and foster an effective workplace environment;
  • Attend briefings, meetings, trainings, quality assurance performance improvement sessions called by supervisors. Maintain and advance core skills (active listening, stress management) and to augment existing skills, knowledge, and capacity on specific areas, including protection and gender-related issues. When required, represent the call centre in meetings;
  • Remain informed of accurate and up-to-date information on the humanitarian response and information relevant to affected communities;
  • Support visibility efforts to raise awareness of the IAIC among affected populations and humanitarian actors – this may involve field visits and/or representation at meetings, among other activities;
  • Support internal and external information management structures to ensure the timely accurate delivery of information to both affected populations: Flag information gaps and call trend analysis to supervisors. Ensure that enquiries that fall beyond the scope of developed scripts, intake forms, and guidance notes are referred to the supervisor for further action;
  • Demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, follow procedures, and act professionally at all times – especially under times of stress;
  • Conduct self-appraisals and apply for leave in accordance to guidelines;
  • Perform duties in line with key performance indicators (KPI) (eg time to resolve issue, time per interaction, optimisation rate, number of interactions handled per day, performance indicators);
  • Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to their job; incumbents may be asked to perform other duties which reasonably correspond to the general character of their job and their level of responsibility, including taking meeting minutes. Perform Acting Supervisor duties as required;

The interview process will include a technical examination and a phone/in-person interview. Duration and Timeline: initial two-month contract, with possibility to extend depending on performance.

The incumbent will receive relevant training to implement their duties professionally and to the highest standard. The incumbent must be willing to work flexible hours on a shift schedule.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

Secondary education required, Diploma or University Degree, preferably in international relations or IT.

Experience:

Required:

  • 6 years of related work experience, in the humanitarian or development field, customer service, call centre, IT, administration
  • Strong communication skills, demonstrating active listening skills and patience
  • Proven experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Advanced experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, diverse team.

Desired:

  • Experience in accurate data entry
  • Experience in gender sensitivity, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, mine-risk awareness, active listening techniques, basic counselling, and UN referral pathways.
  • Strong knowledge of protection issues
  • Experience working in a call centre or other related field handling customer enquiries.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian field
  • Knowledge of current political, economic, and social fabric of Afghanistan
  • Working knowledge of communicating with disaster affected populations, accountability to affected populations, and protection response infrastructure

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English, Pashtu, and Dari is required.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019 

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Communications Analyst – Bogotá

Background

UN 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.

UN Women in Colombia in accordance with national priorities and international instruments for the protection of women’s human rights, mainly the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), works to achieve substantive equality between men and women in all aspects of life, focusing on strengthening the leadership and political and economic empowerment of women and their right to a life free of violence, both in the context of conflict and outside this, as bases for a stable and sustainable peace. In this way, UN Women supports national efforts to make women beneficiaries and main actors in the sustainable development and construction of peace, democracy and security in Colombia.

The Colombia CO requires a communications team with a clear, innovative, consistent, coherent to strength the communication strategy, which will allow UN Women Colombia to multiply its efforts to achieve gender equality.

Under the supervision of UN Women Colombia Representative, the Communications Analyst is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office communications, innovation and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Programme and strategic areas of UN Women Colombia as well as the Regional Office, and UN Women Headquarters communication teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and design communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans

  • Draft and implementation the communication strategy of UN Women Colombia, through compliance of specific plans for media communication, social networks, editorial contents, campaigns, programmes, events and other initiatives in support of UN Women’s strategic objectives, ensuring compliance with UN Women rules and regulations for Communications;
  • Conduct communication needs assessments for UN Women Colombia, including strategic communication plans, projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives; analyze requirements and synthesize proposals for elaboration of communication strategies ensuring a gender perspective;
  • Coordinate and provide input to in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events;
  • Provide inputs on communication to the Representative and personnel of UN Women; implement crisis communications strategies for UN Women Colombia over pertinent issuance of official communications related to the Office common interest issues, as required;
  • Provide guidance on ensuring that all communication channels of the agency are used effectively and in accordance with the Communications and advocacy strategy of the agency, as well as the goals of the organization.

Provide operational and coordination support for timely implementation of Communications strategy

  • Prepare the project timeline and production schedule, ensure that planning mechanisms are established to meet the deliverables of the project;
  • Draft and implement the Communications area annual budget, and coordinate the proposed activities to ensure consistency with the objectives of the Office and in accordance with financial regulations;
  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources including budgeting, budget revisions, and expenditure tracking, and reporting and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
  • Provide support and prepare Terms of Reference for the implementation of contract management for consultants;
  • Supervise personnel of the Communications Area to ensure timely compliance of activities.

Coordinate and implement the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country

  • Following the guidelines from HQ and RO, develop and produce communication products and materials, including briefing materials, press releases, and drafts of articles, and manage its dissemination;
  • Identify and propose information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms and partners;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Manage the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Conceptualize and coordinate public information products such as printed material, audio, video, images and photographic material, among others.
  • Provide suggestion on how to Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programme and other initiatives.

Coordinate media relations for UN Women Colombia

  • Supervise and analyze present events, public opinion and press coverage, to identify problems and trends; provide input to the Representative over appropriate actions/responses on the Office´s interest issues
  • Manage relationships with press in country.
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for press, as required; and draft talking points.
  • Undertake missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of UN Women and its work.

Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors

  • Identify and develop new communication partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
  • Design, and maintain the Office Public Relations (PR) plan with opinion leaders, media communication and public figures.
  • Collaborate in designing and execution of resources mobilization strategies with private sector and individual donors.
  • Provide inputs to donor reports as needed.

Maintain UN Women Colombia’s web/online presence

  • Manage the Office websites’ content based on corporate requirements and coordinate continued updating;
  • Manage the Office social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
  • Ensure UN Women strategic communications through media communication relations, social networks, websites and other.

Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate;
  • Communication Focal point at the country UNCT, RO and HQ, as well as other COs to ensure the UN Women Colombia positioning.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Marketing, or similar relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in professional communications at national or international level in progressively responsible functions
  • Experience in managing teams is an asset
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues, and gender priority agenda of the Organization is required;
  • Experience in media relations and in social media is an asset;
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required;
  • Experience related to UN and/or any other international agency is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required;
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application closing date: 21 July 2019 

Rule of Law & Human Rights Officer (Only for Myanmar National)

Background

The Strengthening Accountability and Rule of Law (SARL) Project supports the Government of Myanmar to address low public trust in state institutions at a critical time in Myanmar’s transition. Building on the clear initiative of all three branches of the Government of Myanmar to promote transparency and accountability, the project helps to strengthen institutional frameworks and capacities for good governance. SARL is organized into three thematic intervention areas: (1) Anti-Corruption, (2) Parliament, and (3) Rule of Law and Human Rights.

Within the Rule of Law and Human Rights (ROLHR) component, SARL supports institutional capacity of formal justice sector institutions to provide higher quality, more accessible and responsive legal services to the public and to other government entities, as well as institutional justice sector efforts to coordinate among themselves and development partners in order to address the urgent needs identified at the local and national level, and to leverage resources to provide a cohesive justice sector reform strategy.

The Project Officer works under the direct supervision of the SARL Project Manager and supports all aspects of the ROLHR component of SARL. This includes providing quality control over implementing partners of UNDP who deliver rights awareness programs, to ensure that UNDP observes its “Do No Harm” guiding mandate and that the messages of the implementing partners are aligned to UN standards. The Project Officer also acts as a key liaison with the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) as it works towards creating regional offices, strengthens its capacity to increase adherence by government officials to human rights norms, and their efforts to educate the public about their rights.

The Project Officer works in close collaboration with the Country Office Programme Unit, Programme Support Unit and other project teams, government officials, technical advisors and experts, implementing partners, beneficiaries and civil society to support successful implementation of the project.

The Project Officer will be based in Yangon with frequent travel required to the States and Regions, particularly to Rakhine, Shan and Kachin States where Rule of Law implementing partners are operational.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  1. Coordination and implementation of project activities in field of Rule of Law and Human Rights (ROLHR)
  2. Support to day to day management activities of the ROLHR component and provision of high quality technical assistance and training to government counterparts
  3. Facilitation of strategic partnerships in the field of ROLHR
  4. Provision of top quality advisory services to government counterparts and facilitation of knowledge building and management

Ensures coordination and implementation of the activities relating to rule of law and human rights, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Support delivery of the project activities relating to rule of law and human rights including monitoring, and reporting on the project interventions, and contributing to all routine quarterly and annual results reporting
  • Coordinates with government counterparts to implement technical activities including, for example, drafting correspondence, identifying timelines, and designing concept notes, terms of reference, approaches, methodologies, etc.
  • Provides implementation support to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of technical assistance, by leading planning and organization of agreed activities.
  • Support facilitation and delivery of workshops, seminars, capacity building training, local policy advocacy initiatives with stakeholders as necessary
  • Monitors issues and risks related to project implementation, identifies mitigation measures, and implements agreed actions.
  • Provide advice on the Myanmar context to the Chief Technical Advisor and Project Manager

Provides high quality technical assistance to counterparts focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provide technical assistance to the MNHRC, Union Coordinating Body for the Rule of Law Centre and Justice Sector Affairs, and Coordinating Bodies established in States and Regions.
  • Liaise with counterparts to support the implementation of technical activities including, for example, drafting correspondence, identifying timelines, and designing concept notes, terms of reference, approaches, methodologies, etc.
  • Advise on national human rights issues and provide contextual information in support of the development of analysis briefs and contribute to design and implementation of project activities.
  • Co-facilitate training/workshops for justice and MNHRC officials on gender equality, HLP, SGBV, rule of law, fair trial, etc.

Supports creation of strategic partnerships focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Acts as the technical liaison with counterparts and stakeholders in the field of ROLHR including development partners, academia/think tanks, civil society, I/NGOs, parliament, etc., and provides technical inputs, as required.
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, counterparts and implementing partners, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new project activities, active contribution to the overall project effort to mobilize resources.
  • Organizes key events such as consultation meetings, trainings, committee meetings, etc. as needed for the implementation of UNDP’s technical assistance.

Leads knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Documents the processes taken during the provision of technical assistance and lessons learned so that the know-how can remain within government institutions.
  • Participates in design of monitoring tools and analysis of monitoring results to ensure achieving successful results of technical assistance.
  • Keep abreast of good practices in other countries and identifies learning points for Myanmar.
  • Identifies opportunities for government counterparts to share their experience with other countries and facilitates South-South cooperation.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s or Bachelors Degree in Human Rights, Law, Public Administration, Development Studies, International Studies, or other relevant discipline.

Experience:

  • Masters degree with 2 years professional experience (or 4 years with a Bachelors degree) in the implementation of democratic governance programmes and projects.
  • Solid knowledge of democratic governance issues in relation to ROLHR, and a good understanding of the functions, processes and role of the human rights and justice sector institutions in Myanmar.
  • Experience of interacting with, and providing technical assistance to, high level government counterparts.
  • Experience in coordinating with wide range of stakeholders, including government, development partners, academia/think tank, civil society, I/NGO, parliament, etc.
  • Solid knowledge of project management principles and best practices.
  • Computer literacy – MS office applications, web-based management information systems.
  • Demonstrated strength in interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • Fluency in Myanmar.

Application closing date: 18 July 2019

Project Coordinator – PS 113345 “Strengthening the Penitentiary System in the Republic of Panama”

Background

Organizational Context

Under the supervision of the Program Officer, the Project Coordinator will ensure the technical and administrative aspects to achieve the results and expected goals of the project “Strengthening the Penitentiary System in the Republic of Panama.”

The Project Coordinator will work in coordination with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Ministry of Government, specifically with the Directorate General of the Penitentiary System (DGSP), and will work closely with the project ” Support to the Reforms of the Ministry of Government “, and with the key actors identified in the project document to guarantee the achievement of the expected results of these initiatives.

Job Objective and Brief Project Description

Under the supervision, guidance and advice of UNDP, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating, integrating, monitoring and ensuring the implementation of the Project.

The Project Coordinator is an integral part of the team of the Project Coordination Unit and will be responsible for the daily supervision of the project. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the execution of the work plan, achievement of the goals and ensuring the execution of the overall strategy and coordination of the project to ensure that the agreed objectives are met. The Project Coordinator is responsible for the administrative and technical coordination of the project and to report on the progress and feedback received from the project partner.

In 2014, the Ministry of Government conducted a planning exercise, based on the objectives established in the Government Strategic Plan (PEG), with the aim of strengthening its management model, with a country vision. This plan has allowed the administration of public resources aimed at achieving results, which served as a platform to establish a Framework Agreement with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), through project PS 92046 “Support to the Program of MINGOB reform “that technically and administratively accompanies the Ministry of Government, along eleven components, including the Penitentiary System, as one of the most important.

Functions / Expected Results

Managerial Responsibilities

Carry out the general coordination for the achievement of the results and expected goals of the project

  • Carry out the general coordination of the activities described in the results frameworks of the proposal, in close coordination with the UNDP and with the team designated by the DGSP-MINGOB
  • Participate in activities that contribute to the implementation of the project
  • To provide the necessary technical inputs for the development of strategic initiatives according to their experience
  • Based on the work plan of the project, propose the steps and instruments for the development of the activities
  • Support in the preparation of the terms of reference for external consultants hired by the Project, supervise and coordinate the work of these, and review and approve their products.
  • Identify the risks that may affect the achievement of expected impacts of the Project, and the definition and application of the corresponding mitigation strategies.
  • Organize and support the evaluation of the Project.
  • Review and supervision of the activities carried out by the Project Assistant
  • Follow up on the execution of the expected products in each of the components of the project

Carry out annual programmatic and budgetary planning based on results

  • Prepare the work plan and annual budget of the project, in relation to the budget allocation and the time of execution of the project
  • Coordinate the actions of the Project, in compliance with the work plan and annual budget

Monitor the progress of activities and results of the project

  • Maintain records that allow to know the progress of the project with respect to the annual goals contained in the work plans.
  • Prepare progress reports and reports requested by UNDP and DGSP
  • Follow up payment requests, payment processing
  • Process payment requests and contract requests with UNDP
  • Follow up the budget and the project’s finances
  • Carry out a continuous and periodic monitoring of the impacts of the Project, with respect to the achievements foreseen in the Work Plan and annual budget and the impacts foreseen in the Project’s results framework
  • To carry out, within the framework of its experience and technical competences, other activities assigned to it in support of project management

Technical responsibilities

  • Serve as general coordinator of the team of consultants who participate in the different components and activities of the project and ensure the presentation of their products within the agreed deadlines, ensuring quality control.
  • Ensure that the initial meeting generates a clear roadmap about the scope of services and project tasks carried out with the support of key national implementation partners and UNDP technical staff.
  • Participate in the identification and evaluation of the team of project consultants
  • Ensure the proper execution of the work plan and ensure the coordination of the work of all consultancies, as well as supervise the technical quality of the deliverables
  • To carry out, within the framework of its experience and technical competences, other activities assigned to it in support of project management
  • Develop strategic relationships with public and private institutions, political parties, civil society organizations, academic and research centers, and in general, all key actors for the execution of the project
  • Identify the execution partners to carry out the various activities and develop a global execution plan for the project
  • Maintain direct and fluid communication with the INL donor
  • Perform work related to gender integration and work within the project
  • Work towards the strengthening of human rights and gender equality within the DGSP

Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications and requirements for Contracting

Education:

  • Master’s degree in the fields of Political Social Sciences, Humanist, Project Management or business management, and / or related disciplines, will be positively valued
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences, Political Science, Humanities or related disciplines

Experience and Knowledge required

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in the management of programs or projects in the field of research in social sciences, political science, humanities and / or related areas
  • Experience in management of administrative and financial procedures of development programs, and / or international organizations
  • Experience in working with government entities, international cooperation agencies, will be positively valued

Required languages:

  • Excellent command of the Spanish language. Writing, Reading and Conversation
  • Desirable average level of the English language. Writing, Reading and Conversation

Application closing date: 18 July 2019

Humanitarian Affairs Officer – Cairo

Background

The Regional Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Cairo facilitates humanitarian action across the Middle East, North Africa. It focuses on a) support to emergency response and b) development of regional coordination networks. For this purpose, the Regional Office works with United Nations and Inter-Agency Standing Committee Country Teams, national authorities and relevant humanitarian partners in respective countries and territories. At regional level, it collaborates with regional inter-governmental organizations and the regional offices of Inter-Agency Standing Committee’s partner agencies.

The Regional Office has different program units involved in the above-mentioned activities. They include a disaster response unit, external and media relations, partnership and policy unit and information management unit.

The National Humanitarian Affairs Officer will work as part of the disaster response unit, where he/she will have a key role in managing information and promoting response activities

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office, and with guidance from the Regional Disaster Response Advisor, the National Humanitarian Affairs Officer will:

1.Identify information requirements for better understanding and reporting on humanitarian trends and developments in the region;

2.Support the information collection process to improve information products such as mapping of available capacities, who does what and where data base and inter-agency reports; assist with data entry into relevant databases as appropriate;

3.Liaise with humanitarian partners at country and regional level to triangulate humanitarian information and effectively identify and map humanitarian needs and response activities;

4.Track information required for early warning of potential humanitarian emergencies:

5.Prepare briefing materials and presentations providing up-to-date analysis on trends and developments on the humanitarian situation in the region or in specific countries:

6.Promote appropriate preparedness measures in respective countries of the region. As appropriate, facilitate inter-agency contingency planning;

7.Promote the implementation of relevant aspects of the Hyogo Framework for Action by United Nations Country and Inter-Agency Standing Committee Country Teams and national authorities; collaborate with relevant regional partners, such as UNDP Regional Disaster Reduction Advisors and the ISDR Secretariat, in this respect.

8.Help with responding to emergencies, such as through drafting of situation reports and supporting the preparation of Flash Appeals;

9.Provide surge support to facilitate emergency response coordination in the region as required;

10.As appropriate, help organize and/or participate in inter-agency assessment missions to build consensus on humanitarian needs and priorities;

11.Support and participate in lessons learned exercises and evaluations;

12.Any other duties as determined by the supervisor and/or the Head of Office.

Required Skills and Experience

Education & Experience:

  • Masters or Advanced university degree in political or social science, public administration, law, development studies, international affairs or any other related field from a recognized institution with a minimum of two years’ professional experience in humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, rehabilitation, development, resources mobilisation as well as good communication skills. OR
  • Alternatively, a bachelor’s degree in the above subjects with four years’ experience in lieu of a Master’s Degree.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Written and Spoken English & Arabic is required. Knowledge of French and other UN working is an advantage.

Application closing date: 24 July 2019

Associate Programme Officer

Background – UNMAS

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a division of the Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI) in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO). UNMAS is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly (RES/68/72) to ensure an effective, proactive and coordinated response to the problem posed by a wide range of explosive hazards. Legislative mandates also recognize UNMAS technical expertise in responding to threats posed by unsecured and unsafe conventional weapons and ammunition stockpiles. As an office within DPKO, UNMAS supports peacekeeping and special political missions in accordance with Security Council mandates.

Background – UNMAS Iraq

The UNMAS Iraq programme was formally established in June 2015, at the request of the UN Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) and the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Iraq, to lead the UN efforts to mitigate explosive threats in the country, as well as to support the enhancement of national and regional mine action capacities. UNMAS is supporting multiple layers of operations under the UNMAS Iraq Strategic Plan which focusses on three main components: 1. Explosive Hazard Management; 2. Capacity Enhancement, and 3. Risk Education.

In 2017, UNMAS resource mobilized over $70,000,000 in funding and is now seeking additional staff for a short period of time to support implementation..

Functional Responsibilities

* CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, the Associate Programme Officer’s responsibilities include:

Programme Management

  • Draft scheduled and ad-hoc reports as per donor agreements, actively support data collection and ensure adherence to donor requirements;
  • Monitor project implementation against deliverables in donor agreements, if tolerances are exceeded, immediately flag to management;
  • Monitor compliance to requirements in donor agreements;
  • Prepare draft budgets and project proposals for new projects and extensions of ongoing projects;

Communications/Knowledge management/Coordination

  • Maintain documentation of decisions and actions taken on programme issues and keep electronic filing up to date;
  • Seek opportunities for visibility and communication initiatives in collaboration with the UNMAS Iraq Communications Officer and ensure that activities are appropriately branded with UNMAS or donor branding;
  • Prepare talking points, briefing notes, ad-hoc donor briefs, summary notes and minutes;
  • Assist the UNMAS Iraq management team with logistical and substantive support during donor visits, visits to embassies, presentations, workshops, and visits to/by Mine Action stakeholders both in-country and internationally, when required;
  • Attend coordination meetings and assist on any programme input; support the Mine Action Sub-Cluster Coordinator as needed;
  • Provide programme information to partner agencies, non-governmental organizations and contractors and UN agencies;

Translation

Provide timely translations from Arabic to English and vice versa, in line with United Nations standards and of various types of documents covering a broad range of topics. Perform any other duties as requested by the Senior Programme Officer.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

* CANDIDATES WITH NO UN OR UNOPS EXPERIENCE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!

Education and relevant years of experience

  • Advanced University Degree (Masters Degree or equivalent) in business administration, project management, social science or other related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; OR;
  • First level University degree (Bachelors Degree or equivalent) in business administration, project management, social science or other related field with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience

Work Experience

  • Relevant experience is defined as experience in programme management, project management or business administration
  • Experience in donor reporting, managing donor agreements, or preparing project proposals is required

Language

  • Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) is required
  • Fluency in Arabic (speaking, reading and writing) is required

Application closing date: 18 July 2019

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Infrastructure Project Manager – Global Roster

Background Information – Job-specific

The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. The Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

The Project Manager is responsible to create the Implementation Plan, use the Project Initiation Documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

The project manager for infrastructure projects will be managing project(s) which ultimate goal is to deliver infrastructure physical assets or technical outputs. Those infrastructures are diverse and range from educational and health facilities to roads, bridges, irrigation systems or ports. While the complexity of those may vary, maintaining high standards in terms of quality, health, safety and sustainability is always expected.

Depending on the nature and configuration of the project, the Project Manager might be executing technical studies, reviews, designs, supervision or operation and maintenance services of one or several physical infrastructure assets, in one or multiple sites. Depending on the implementation modality it may involve large volumes of procurement of goods, services and HR services.

UNOPS operates in complex contexts where resources might be scarce, local capacity low and where professional judgement and experience in these environments are of uttermost importance.

Infrastructure Project Managers at this level are expected to manage infrastructure implementation projects that are of low to moderate complexity from a stakeholder management, financial management,risk management, governance, resource management and quality management perspectives.

Functional Responsibilities

  1. Project Delivery and Performance
  2. Procedures
  3. Monitoring and reporting
  4. Stakeholder engagement
  5. Quality assurance
  6. Knowledge management and innovation
  7. Personnel management

1. Project Delivery and Performance

  • Develop, complete and update implementation plan(s)
  • Implement the approved plan (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Board.
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life span.
  • Manage the production of the required outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensure that quality of work packages and deliverables complies with the quality requirements defined in the Implementation Plan.
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Manage acceptance and delivery of work packages
  • Monitor project progress ensuring that work packages are being executed properly
  • Control project and work packages changes
  • Accept goods, services or works delivered by suppliers.
  • Lead contract management duties including supplier performance evaluation.
  • Act as the Employer’s Representative within the FIDIC works contracts.
  • Identify, and anticipate in a timely manner, potential risks and issues and advises mitigating measures to senior management/ Project Board so that maximum benefit to partner(s) and other stakeholders is achieved
  • Identify and report to the supervisor potential business opportunities for UNOPS

2. Procedures

  • Comply with all organizational policy and specifically the Project Management Manual
  • Prepare/adapt all relevant plans for approval by the Project Board.
  • Manage the reporting obligations defined in the Legal Agreement(s) and in the Implementation Plan
  • Ensure maintenance of the project files and lessons learned are recorded
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project
  • Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
  • Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.
  • For project closure purposes, provide a formal handover of the project to the closure manager
  • Support project audit activities, including planning, preparation and coordination during the audits and follow up on audit observations/recommendations

3. Monitoring and reporting

  • Prepare and issue regular project and/or financial reports in accordance with Partner and UNOPS requirements for reporting.
  • Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality).
  • Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by the organization’s standard procedures.
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system.
  • Ensure all project team members track and regularly update milestones and targets for the duration of projects’ life span

4. Stakeholder engagement

  • Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Establish solid working relationships with the Project Board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders
  • Enable the formulation of project communications plans. Coordinate internal project communications. Monitor the effectiveness of project communications
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication, ensuring effective timing and interdependency management of communications. Ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover outputs

5. Quality assurance

  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure projects comply with audit requirements
  • Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers’ quality systems
  • Coordinate quality reviews of project documents and deliverables
  • Provide quality control for management outputs (project documents, reports, etc.)

6. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Encourage routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of staff.
  • Actively interact with other Project Managers and the wider PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices
  • Contribute to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that lessons learnt are shared in a timely and appropriate manner. Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Research and logging of lessons learned throughout the project life span.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Groups on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies

7. Personnel Management

  • Lead and motivate the project management team
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted fairly, accurately and timely
  • Select, recruit and train team as required and taking into account gender parity and diversity objectives.
  • Ensure safety and security for all project personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

Requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in a relevant technical discipline (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.).
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certifications

  • Certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is required or achieve certification within the first (3) months of appointment.
  • Professional certification from an accredited institution ( PEng., CEng. , etc) is an asset
  • Complete the UNOPS PMM, UNOPS PMM Infra perspective and oneUNOPS Projects trainings within (3) months from joining UNOPS.

Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in implementing and managing infrastructure projects (Roads, Bridges, Health facilities, Buildings, Water services, Renewable energy and distribution, etc.) is required.
  • Experience in developing countries or post conflict environments is an asset.
  • Experience in contract management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of FIDIC contracts is an asset.
  • Experience in writing reports, performing data analyses, and writing technical documents is an asset.
  • Strong analytical capabilities with the ability to manage tasks associated with the development of projects.
  • Technical acumen, with the ability to understand and speak to technical project plans and documents.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methodologies is an asset.
  • Experience in planning and applying Health & Safety procedures is an asset.
  • Experience in developing Procurement strategies is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Project and Schedule Analysis.
  • Experience in risk management for infrastructure implementation projects is an asset.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working in multicultural teams.
  • Experience in managing teams is an asset.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English or French or Spanish is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

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Senior Infrastructure Project Manager – Global Roster

Background Information – Job-specific

The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. The Senior Project Manager acts on behalf of the Project Board to manage the project on an ongoing basis during the Implementation Stage. The main responsibility of a Senior Project Manager is to ensure that the project outputs are delivered within the specified project tolerances of time, cost, quality, scope, risk and benefits. He/she is expected to meet the organization’s performance and delivery goals.

The Senior Project Manager is responsible to create the Implementation Plan, use the Project Initiation Documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) outputs are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the partner(s). Success of the project(s) and hence Senior Project Manager will be based on the defined Success Criteria.

The Senior Project Manager for infrastructure projects will be managing project(s) which ultimate goal is to deliver infrastructure physical assets or technical outputs. Those infrastructures are diverse and range from educational and health facilities to roads, bridges, irrigation systems or ports. While the complexity of those may vary, maintaining high standards in terms of quality, health, safety and sustainability is always expected.

Depending on the nature and configuration of the project, the Senior Project Manager might be executing technical studies, reviews, designs, supervision or operation and maintenance services of one or several physical infrastructure assets, in one or multiple sites. Depending on the implementation modality it may involve large volumes of procurement of goods, services and HR services.

UNOPS operates in complex contexts where resources might be scarce, local capacity low and where professional judgement and experience in these environments are of uttermost importance.

Senior Infrastructure Project Managers at this level are expected to manage infrastructure implementation projects that are of moderate to high complexity from a stakeholder management, financial management,risk management, governance, resource management and quality management perspectives.

Functional Responsibilities

Project Delivery and Performance Procedures Monitoring and reporting Stakeholder engagement Quality assurance Knowledge management and innovation Personnel management

1. Project Delivery and Performance

  • Develop, complete and update implementation plan(s)
  • Implement the approved plan (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the Project Board.
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life span.
  • Manage the production of the required outputs, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary.
  • Ensure that quality of work packages and deliverables complies with the quality requirements defined in the Implementation Plan.
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Manage acceptance and delivery of work packages
  • Monitor project progress ensuring that work packages are being executed properly
  • Control project and work packages changes
  • Accept goods, services or works delivered by suppliers.
  • Lead contract management duties including supplier performance evaluation.
  • Act as the Employer’s Representative within the FIDIC works contracts.
  • Identify, and anticipate in a timely manner, potential risks and issues and advises mitigating measures to senior management/ Project Board so that maximum benefit to partner(s) and other stakeholders is achieved
  • Identify and report to the supervisor potential business opportunities for UNOPS

2. Procedures

  • Comply with all organizational policy and specifically the Project Management Manual
  • Prepare/adapt all relevant plans for approval by the Project Board.
  • Manage the reporting obligations defined in the Legal Agreement(s) and in the Implementation Plan
  • Ensure maintenance of the project files and lessons learned are recorded
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project
  • Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
  • Where the Senior Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.
  • For project closure purposes, provide a formal handover of the project to the closure manager
  • Support project audit activities, including planning, preparation and coordination during the audits and follow up on audit observations/recommendations

3. Monitoring and reporting

  • Prepare and issue regular project and/or financial reports in accordance with Partner and UNOPS requirements for reporting.
  • Regularly review project status, evaluating performance criteria (scope, cost, schedule and quality).
  • Maintain diaries and progress reports as required by the organization’s standard procedures.
  • Provide routine oversight and analysis of delivery data within the dashboard system.
  • Ensure all project team members track and regularly update milestones and targets for the duration of projects’ life span

4. Stakeholder engagement

  • Develop stakeholder profiles and facilitate the formulation of stakeholder engagement strategies
  • Establish solid working relationships with the Project Board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders
  • Enable the formulation of project communications plans. Coordinate internal project communications. Monitor the effectiveness of project communications
  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement and communication, ensuring effective timing and interdependency management of communications. Ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover outputs

5. Quality assurance

  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure projects comply with audit requirements
  • Work with procurement/purchasing staff to ensure effective interface with suppliers’ quality systems
  • Coordinate quality reviews of project documents and deliverables
  • Provide quality control for management outputs (project documents, reports, etc.)

6. Knowledge management and innovation

  • Encourage routine and effective capacity building activities are conducted in order to build the long-term and sustainable capacity of staff.
  • Actively interact with other Project Managers and the wider PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practices
  • Contribute to the oversight of lessons learned procedures, ensuring that lessons learnt are shared in a timely and appropriate manner. Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Research and logging of lessons learned throughout the project life span.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Groups on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies

7. Personnel Management

  • Lead and motivate the project management team
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted fairly, accurately and timely
  • Select, recruit and train team as required and taking into account gender parity and diversity objectives.
  • Ensure safety and security for all project personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

Requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree in a relevant technical discipline (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Water Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, etc.).
  • A combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.

Certifications

  • Certification in Project Management (PRINCE2, PMI, etc.) is required or achieve certification within the first (3) months of appointment.
  • Professional certification from an accredited institution ( PEng., CEng. , etc) is an asset
  • Complete the UNOPS PMM, UNOPS PMM Infra perspective and oneUNOPS Projects trainings within (3) months from joining UNOPS.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in implementing and managing infrastructure projects (Roads, Bridges, Health facilities, Buildings, Water services, Renewable energy and distribution, etc.) is required.
  • Experience in developing countries or post conflict environments is an asset.
  • Experience in contract management is an asset.
  • Knowledge of FIDIC contracts is an asset.
  • Experience in writing reports, performing data analyses, and writing technical documents is an asset.
  • Strong analytical capabilities with the ability to manage tasks associated with the development of projects.
  • Technical acumen, with the ability to understand and speak to technical project plans and documents.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance methodologies is an asset.
  • Experience in planning and applying Health & Safety procedures is an asset.
  • Experience in developing Procurement strategies is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Project and Schedule Analysis.
  • Experience in risk management for infrastructure implementation projects is an asset.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working in multicultural teams.
  • Experience in managing teams is an asset.

Languages

  • Full working knowledge of English or French or Spanish is essential.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset.

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

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JPO – SDG Impact Analyst – New York

The UNDP JPO Programme equips outstanding young leaders with the skills and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive difference in the world. This post is open in the context of the JPO scheme sponsored by the Government of Norway and is addressed exclusively to nationals of Norway.

Background

The UNDP Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme:

The UNDP JPO Programme equips outstanding young leaders with the skills and experience required to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and make a positive difference in the world. As a pathway into the world of development, the programme offers young professionals excellent exposure to multilateral cooperation and sustainable development while providing a valuable entry point into the UN system.

During their assignments, JPOs benefit from the guidance of experienced UNDP staff members and are actively involved in supporting the design and implementation of UNDP’s programs within UNDP’s headquarters, regional or country offices.

Job Purpose:

SDG Impact was launched on 25 September 2018 at the General Assembly by the UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. SDG Impact seeks to refine UNDP’s offering to the private sector by launching a new platform that would provide investors (financial and corporate), with clear guidance, tools, and insights to catalyze and leverage SDG aligned investments. By promoting the development and adoption of universally agreed standards for SDG-enabling investment and supporting private sector actors to meet those standards, UNDP can catalyze much-needed private capital in support of the achievement of the SDGs.

The SDG Impact Analyst supports the SDG Impact team with the delivery and achievement of project objectives based on the established work plan and budget.

Reporting structure and partners

The position is part of the structure of the SDG Impact Team, which is currently housed in the UNDP Executive Office.

Content and methodology of supervision:

As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities:

  • Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO
  • Establishment of a work plan, with clear key results
  • Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment
  • Easy access to the supervisor
  • Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness
  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise
  • Completion of the yearly UNDP Performance Management Document (PMD)
  • If more than one supervisor; clear agreement of the roles and responsibilities between the relevant parties

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Contribute to outreach and fund raising with donors

  • Conduct analysis on donor interests and propose areas where outreach could be productive vis a vis mobilization of funds for the project
  • Prepare briefings, discussion points, suggested actions for successful resource mobilization
  • Conduct analysis and suggest proposed actions for investor advocacy

2. Support UNDP Country Offices on implementation of SDG Impact products and services

  • Support the production of country mapping reports for investors
  • Support Country Offices on the development of content
  • Support investor activities with Country Offices

Required Skills and Experience

Education requirements

Master’s Degree in Finance, International Relations, Business Management

Working experience requirements

  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in the area of impact management and/or impact investing
  • Professional experience working for a management consultancy or impact investing firm are highly desirable

Language requirements

Fully proficient in written and oral English

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

Chief Technical Advisor (Elections) – Bangui

Background

After the break-up of the constitutional order in March 2013 by the rebel ex-Seleka coalition and the subsequent transition period, the organization of pluralist elections emerged as the consensual solution for an exit from crisis. This imperative has been supported politically, technically and financially by national actors through the various transitional institutions as well as by regional and international actors.

The organization of the 2015/2016 general elections allowed the return to constitutional order marked by the establishment of the various institutions provided for by the Constitution of March 2016, with the exception of the Senate whose establishment depends on elections localities that have not been organized.

The next elections in 2020/2021 will be decisive for the strengthening of democracy, political stability through the consolidation of constitutional institutions and will be a step forward in the culture of democratic political change. Following negotiations in Khartoum in Sudan between the Central African government and 14 armed groups, the holding of elections has become a sine qua non for the post-crisis and the democratic consolidation, according to the article. 20 of the Political Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in the Central African Republic which states that “the Parties also agree that the holding of free, fair, inclusive elections transparent and credible is the only way to ensure political change and to contribute to the consolidation of democracy in the Central African Republic. They therefore undertake to support the organization of elections at the presidential, legislative, regional and municipal levels in a peaceful atmosphere. ”

The inclusive nature of elections will be essential to ensure cohesion by encouraging the participation of minority, vulnerable or socio-specific groups, such as youth, women, people with disabilities, and their representation in decision.

It should also be stressed that the commitment of the Government and the National Assembly to accelerate the adoption of the legislative texts relating to the elections (Electoral Code, organic law of the NSA law on decentralization) will contribute to the establishment of a climate of trust between political actors, favorable to the organization of elections in a peaceful environment.

From a security point of view, the CAR faces a highly volatile context despite some progress in restoring state authority, as well as the presence of MINUSCA and other international partners.

The limited capabilities and resources of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) and the Gendarmerie and Police Internal Security Forces (ISF) do not allow them to exercise their authority to control the national territory. In this context, the restoration of security as well as the authority of the State will be essential for the conduct of peaceful and inclusive elections.

The CAR Government has thus taken stock of the importance of the forthcoming elections in consolidating peace and strengthening constitutional institutions. The referral to the United Nations in June 2018 for assistance in the organization of the forthcoming elections reflects a political will and a commitment to the organization of the forthcoming elections within the constitutional deadlines. In response, NAM recommended support for the electoral process through an integrated United Nations Electoral Assistance.

The recruitment of the CTP is part of this support for the implementation of the electoral assistance project.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct authority and supervision of the Resident Representative of UNDP in CAR, and in close collaboration with MINUSCA and in accordance with the United Nations Policy on Electoral Assistance and the requirements of the United Nations Security Council, the UNDP PTC will be responsible for implementing and administering the electoral assistance project in CAR. 13

Coordination

  • Effectively ensure the administrative and technical management of the electoral assistance project for the 2020-2021 elections;
  • Manage, supervise and coordinate, technically and administratively, project staff, including experts, consultants and local staff;
  • Support the planning and coordination of partner support to NSA and other actors and advise administrations in this regard;
  • Report to the members of the Steering Committee (CP) the status and monitoring of the basket fund and provide the secretariat of the said Committee;
  • Provide the Steering Committee with information for strategic planning and decision-making, written progress reports and financial reports at CP meetings for adoption;
  • Prepare, hold and animate, in collaboration with the President of the NSA, the meetings of the Technical Committee (TC);
  • Contribute to the provision of technical assistance to the electoral process, in close coordination with MINUSCA, within the framework of the United Nations Integrated Electoral Assistance.

Reporting

  • Prepare bi-monthly activity reports indicating the status of implementation of the activities in relation to the results defined in the project, mentioning the possible constraints to be raised, annual reports on the activities of the Project, quarterly detailed financial statements, for the attention of UNDP and CP;
  • Hold the secretariat of the periodic information and consultation sessions of UNDP and NSA with development partners;
  • Communicate regularly with MINUSCA on the status of resource mobilization, procurement and procurement, deployment of equipment and implementation of projects and related challenges, to facilitate the information of the Security Council the United Nations and the Secretary-General by his Special Representative, who is the primary responsibility for electoral assistance in the context of the deployment of United Nations missions;
  • Ensure the sharing of information with stakeholders in the electoral process;
  • Prepare and assist project evaluation missions;
  • Supervise the work of preparing the project audit.

Technical assistance in electoral matters

  • Advise ANE and other national institutions involved in elections on the planning, organization and conduct of the electoral process;
  • Advise the national authorities on the organization of the polls (census of voters, scheduling of electoral operations, voting procedures, counting of ballots, compilation of results, management of electoral disputes, etc.) and, on the basis of experience gained , make recommendations on reforms and adjustments likely to improve the conduct of electoral operations.

Mobilization of resources and other tasks

  • Contribute to the mobilization of resources from partners and donors under the general direction of the RR and in close coordination with MINUSCA;
  • Perform any other duties relevant to the elections, at the request of the Resident Representative or his deputies.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

A university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, social sciences, public administration, public management or equivalent field.

Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years of specific professional experience in the field of electoral systems, administration and management of electoral processes.
  • Proven experience in providing technical advice to stakeholders in electoral processes, including election management bodies and development partners.
  • Proven experience in the planning, implementation and supervision of electoral assistance projects financed by international organizations.
  • Proven experience in project management and human resources management.
  • Specific experience in coordinating TFP, Government-TFP relations and managing a multi-donor pool.
  • Knowledge of financial rules and regulations of UNDP, and / or other development partners.
  • Professional experience in transitional or emerging democracies. Previous experience at the same level of position is an asset.
  • Relevant prior experience with UNDP in the management of sensitive projects, and / or in support of the electoral cycle is an asset.

Languages

Mastery of French, both oral and written. A very good level of English is also required.

Application closing date: 19 July 2019

Regional Coordinator for Africa (Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery) – Nairobi

Background

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 is carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, and 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 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. The Global Policy Network (GPN) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021).

Within the GPN, the Crisis Bureau guides UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery. The UNDP’s Crisis Bureau supports emergency and crisis response and ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. The Crisis Bureau assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. The CB supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts. The CB’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.

The Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team provides integrated policy and programme support on disaster risk reduction and recovery in the context of UNDP’s broader approach to resilience building. The Team specifically fosters the integration of risk reduction as a key element in sustainable development and recovery at national, sub-national and sectoral level to strengthen resilience. It is also the responsibility of the team to support the regional hubs in their efforts to strengthen national capacities on disaster resilience and disaster risk reduction. The team provides high quality advice and programmatic support in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes. The team leads the development and coordination of policy in disaster risk reduction (DRR), and disaster recovery with a focus on resilience building and integrated approaches with climate adaptation.

The Regional Team Coordinator is based in the UNDP Sub-Regional Platform in Nairobi and reports to the Manager of the UNDP Regional Hub in Addis, with a secondary reporting line to the Head of the Team for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience in Geneva. S/he is the lead expert in the thematic area of disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience in the region and manages a team of Specialists in this area. S/he works in close coordination and under the guidance of the global nodes on Disaster Risk Reduction (Bangkok) and Recovery (Nairobi). S/he also works in close coordination and collaboration with the Crisis Bureau Country Support Management Team and other GPN teams under the Planet group (Climate, Energy, DRR/Recovery and Environment). In collaboration with other Advisors and Specialists in the Regional Hub, the Sub-Regional Platform, HQ, Country Offices and Global Policy Centers, s/he is responsible for providing policy and programme advisory services to Country Offices and oversees the utilization of products and tools in this thematic area.

Duties and Responsibilities

Working to ensure quality and coherent policy and programme advisory services within their region and across other regions as well as alignment with the Strategic Plan, the regional Coordinator advances the credibility and recognition of the organization’s programmes in this thematic area. S/he is responsible for leading the following:

  • Programme Support and Policy Advice;
  • Support Policy Development;
  • Resource Mobilization;
  • Partnerships, Representation and Advocacy;
  • Innovation and Knowledge Management.

1. Programme Support and Policy Advice

  • Lead the regional GPN team in the thematic area of disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience in the Africa Regional Hub for the provision of programme support to Country Offices, helping them to ensure relevance of the services provided to country and regional context including crisis situations;
  • Deliver technical policy advice and programme support, and provide integrated solutions in collaboration with cross-thematic teams in the Regional Hubs and HQ, that responds to country office needs, including through the provision of capacity building and backstopping;
  • Lead the management and implementation of the RBA regional programme components pertaining to disaster risk reduction, recovery, and resilience in Africa;
  • Strengthen and lead integrated multi-disciplinary approaches, including through Community of Practices (COPs), to deliver advisory services / programming needs in line with emerging client needs;
  • Identify and recommend to management new opportunities for policy advisory directions and roles;
  • Lead UNDP’s engagement with the African Union, the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), the African Development Bank and others regional bodies on disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience;
  • Contribute to UNDP’s work and engagement with other stakeholders on the Humanitarian-Development Peace nexus agenda, in particular through the lens of resilience;
  • Identify mission-critical roles for the thematic area in disaster response and recovery, and provide timely technical policy and programme advice for crisis situations coordinated by the Crisis Bureau;
  • Liaise with the HQ Crisis Bureau colleagues to provide related contributions to UNDP SURGE for country offices; and
  • Ensure proper coordination with the RBA Country Support and Country Oversight teams in the Regional Hub and HQ.

2. Support Policy Development

  • Lead the integration of UNDP’s work on the disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience thematic areas within the region into a coherent policy and programming framework in support of the implementation of the UNDP Strategic Plan and Signature Solutions;
  • Advise the Head of the Global team as well as the coordinators of the Global Nodes on DRR (Bangkok) and recovery (Nairobi) and RBA on policy gaps and opportunities for development of overall team priorities and work plans;
  • Design policy initiatives for relevant contexts on emerging policy agendas collaborating with policy teams in HQ and communicating and representing perspectives and knowledge from Country Offices and the region;
  • Critically assess and measure policy services in the designated area and recommend to COs, HQ and Hub Management new policy and strategic alignment options; and
  • Foster policy innovation in the specific thematic area to enhance programme delivery.

3. Partnerships, Representation, Advocacy and Resource Mobilization

  • Mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with UN entities and other relevant regional bodies and provide substantive inputs to those partnerships in support of UNDP initiatives;
  • Represent UNDP and engage in UN interagency coordination as well as in other fora with the aim to advance UNDP’s strategic agenda in developing disaster resilience particularly in the context of the Sustainable
  • Development Agenda, the UN Reform, the Sustaining Peace Agenda, the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, and the SE4All;
  • Advocate policy and positioning of this thematic area in various fora and through programme efforts, including academia and civil society;
  • In collaboration with BERA, the Head of the Global Team, and RBA through the Regional Hub Director, lead and/or contribute to resource mobilization efforts to support the delivery of UNDP results and oversee the preparation of funding proposals, donor briefings in the thematic area; Set the overall direction for the regional team, including roles and responsibilities, accountability and reporting.
  • Overall Management and Resource Mobilization.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change, Economics, Public Administration, social sciences or related disciplines.

Experience:

  • At least 10 years of professional work experience leading teams, providing policy and programme advice and pioneering approaches in the general area of disaster risk reduction, recovery and resilience in different development contexts.
  • Experience in designing and delivering disaster risk reduction and recovery related policy and programme support that fosters linkages with resilience, climate change and other themes.
  • Proven ability to turn knowledge of global and regional DRR and recovery policies, frameworks and principles into policy, strategic and/or practical guidance.
  • Ability to establish networks and partnrships with knowledge and experience of UNDP and UN system policies and programming.
  • Strong and relevant experience working in developing country settings and disaster prone regions is required, including experience in disaster/crisis contexts.
  • Experience working in the Africa region is an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in English, both written and oral is reqiured. Fluency in French is strongly desirable. Working knowledge of another UN language, in particular Portuguese, is an asset.

Other:

  • Describe any additional qualifications
  • Non-Smoking environment

Application closing date: 31 July 2019

Director, Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development

Background

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.

Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Bureau (CB) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes.

The scope and ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), together with the important commitments made in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, are far beyond what international organizations, governments and aid flows can achieve alone. The SDGs demand that markets be fundamentally reshaped to be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable while generating profits, innovation and growth. UNDP is in the final stages of approving the “Making Markets work for the SDGs: UNDP’s Private Sector Development and Partnership Strategy”, which supports governments to align private sector activities and financial investments with the 2030 Agenda. The new strategy recognizes the essential role finance and investors have in achieving the SDGs, while also making it clear that the SDGs are a good business opportunity. The strategy will be implemented in collaboration with other UN agencies and will contribute to the UN development system reform.

UNDP launched in March 2019 a Finance Sector Hub as a finance and innovation platform that draws on a critical mass of UNDP expertise, initiatives, and partnerships to support the mobilization and leveraging of resources for the SDGs and lead the implementation of the new private sector strategy and other initiatives. The Hub is an integral part of both the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), as part of the Global Policy Network (GPN).

The Finance Hub includes the global private sector team located at the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), established in 2011 as a partnership between UNDP and the Turkish Government. In this new set-up, the Finance Sector Hub brings together UNDP’s work on public finance to the SDGs and on the private sector, as a way to better link all sources of finance for the SDGs. The IICPSD will lead the implementation of the new private sector strategy. Therefore, the IICPSD will be tasked with the implementation and coordination of the private sector engagement and development strategy and its services lines working with other teams located in regional and central bureaux.

The Centre efforts is a leading center of excellence on engaging the private sector in development globally and will align and create synergies with the work of UNDP’s Country Offices, Regional Hubs and Finance Sector Unit , by focusing on the following objectives: (i) Support the development of inclusive markets and inclusive business models that engage poor people into value chains as producers, employees, consumers and entrepreneurs, with the end goal of poverty alleviation; (ii) Creation of a demand driven set of tools and guidelines for engaging the private sector in development, in key markets that will be used as best practices guidelines; (iii) programmatic private sector partnership for SDG implementation across UNDP, by designing, establishing and monitoring concrete global and national public private partnerships that creates results for development; and (v)global Centre of excellence for dialogue on private sector development by convening business and supporting actors. This could especially have a focus on South-South dialogue;

The IICPSD is governed by an Executive Council (EC), in which Government of Turkey and UNDP (BPPS and RBEC) are equally represented. The EC defines the long-term strategy for the IICPSD, and approves its annual work plan and budget. The IICPSD Director is accountable to the EC for the strategy and annual workplan, while his/her functional reporting on a daily basis is to the Director of the Finance Sector Hub. The Director of the IICPSD has the substantive technical knowledge required to engage the private sector in development, with an emphasis on private sector partnership, foundations, private sector development, inclusive business, Islamic finance and blended finance solutions. S/he is responsible for providing leadership and substantive direction to the IICPSD, as well for the overall management of staff.

The Director of the IICPSD has strong leadership skills, with private sector-oriented thinking, a visionary perspective on development, an ability to inspire and innovate and a strong record in team building and collaboration. S/he must have a strong track record mobilizing large-scale funding and translating strategy into concrete results on the ground. The profile for this post demands strong advocacy and influence skills, analytical abilities and an ability to make strategic decisions while dealing with complexity.

Duties and Responsibilities

Policy Formulation and Development:

  • Provide guidance and support to UNDP senior staff and the IICPSD EC, as part of the Finance Sector Hub in its efforts to make the IICPSD a globally recognized partner of choice and thought leader for the private sector in development and inclusive business in order to influence both public policy and development thinking on the one hand, and business practices on the other;
  • Develop high quality policy options, tools and guidelines to increase the private sector and impact in development, including in conflict and early recovery contexts;
  • Contribute to the Finance Sector Hub with the aspects of private sector and private capital are essential areas for SDG Financing
  • As an integral part of the Finance Sector Hub, build strategic service lines around training, research and capacity and develop flagship products for the Center and mobilize resources either through cost recovery/cost sharing or additional financial contribution to ensure financial sustainability of the Center;
  • Leverage IICPSD value added with the private sector by exploring various innovative opportunities and platforms, drive investment and private sector activities that results in an increase in the role of companies in development;
  • Build a South-South global constituency around private sector- development issues and strengthen linkages between Centre and other institutions to ensure the private sector is able to contribute more effectively to the SDGs;
  • Develop the policy proposition for a better integration of the work of foundations with private sector, particularly corporate foundations;
  • Lead, with the Director of Finance Sector Hub, UNDP corporate strategies, policies and procedures to better engage private sector in development, including the implementation of UNDP’s private sector strategy;
  • Contribute to external and internal networks that permit the effective implementation of strategies for building sustainable partnerships with new global development partners;

Policy Advice/ Programme Support Delivery:

  • As part of the Finance Sector Hub Provide program support to the Regional Bureaux and Country Offices in the area of private sector in development and foundations, in both long-term development and conflict and early recovery contexts, as and when needed;
  • Establish clear internal communication around agreed corporate priorities as well as establishing mechanisms and tracking system to facilitate exchange of information and identification of synergies between IICPSD and the private sector;
  • Act as a resource person to ensure internal coherence in approaching the private sector as part of the Finance Sector Unit, at HQ, Regional and Country-levels;
  • Act as a resource person to ensure internal coherence in approaching the private sector at HQ, Regional and Country levels, as part of the global private sector team in the Finance Sector Hub;
  • Establish and maintain regular forum with two-way feedback mechanism to ensure effective flow of information and communications regarding the dialogue with the private sector across the organization for supporting CO work.
  • Establish and maximize synergies with the Istanbul Regional Hub (IRH), capitalizing on its co-location, and coordinate, when appropriate, external engagement with the IRH.

Overall Management and Resource Mobilization:

  • Develop, in close collaboration with EC members, the Finance Sector Hub and other parts of UNDP, as well as in collaboration with external partners, comprehensive annual work plans for the IICPSD, including the elements of the work plan that fall outside of the EC mandate;
  • Provide to the Finance Sector Hub and the EC, results based planning and performance tracking;
  • Prepare annual reports on the activities and results of the Centre for the EC;
  • Ensure that the IICPSD’s operations and management are in line with UNDP’s rules and regulations and follow the decisions of the EC, and seek operational synergies with IRH;
  • Provide strategic direction to, and oversight of the activities of the Center, in line with the Finance Sector Hub, ensuring integrity and accountability of human resources, financial resources, administration, finance, IT, procurement, and security;
  • Financial management: Ensures the integrity of financial transactions, systems and reports by consistent application of rules and regulations.
  • Human Resources management: Ensures that systems are implemented to perform effective people management for organizational excellence, in accordance to UNDP rules.
  • Facilitate the environment, approve strategies and actively engage in resource mobilization of financial resources.
  • Explore opportunities with new and existing foundations for bringing financial resources to various development causes, particularly the SDGs;

Partnerships, Representation and Advocacy:

  • Identify, initiate and build new partnerships with the private sector in order to expand on current global initiatives and explore opportunities for leveraging financial resources from the private sector to support various development causes;
  • Develop networks of institutional partners (including universities, business intermediaries from the South and North, foundations, content providers) who would contribute to the activities of the Center, when appropriate coordinate with the IRH on developing Turkish based partnerships;
  • Position IICPSD as a leading center of excellence through convening high-level private sector actors and stakeholders to drive agenda setting;
  • Mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with the private sector and provide substantive inputs to those partnerships;
  • Develop strategic partnerships with foundations, UN and other relevant bodies and provide substantive inputs to those partnerships;
  • Advocate the importance of the private sector and foundations in the SDGs in various international fora;
  • In coordination with the BERA, BPPS, Finance Sector Hub, Regional Hubs in particular IRH, and UNDP COs, develop and maintain strong relationships with key policy makers and partners, including senior-level officials of the Government of Turkey and representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), think-tanks and the academic community, private corporations, and the media to promote the work of the IICPSD;

Knowledge Management:

  • Ensure that knowledge creation generated by the Center is promoted and is integrated, via the Finance Sector Hub, into UNDP’s activities;
  • Establish and manage UNDP global community of practice of private sector in development
  • Develop and maintain UNDP’s relations with foundations by providing an engagement framework across the organization in approaching foundations based on sound knowledge about how foundations operate and their contribution to the SDGs;

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

A Master’s degree, preferably in international development, international affairs, business administration, development economics, or other relevant field, or extensive compensating experience in the area of private sector in development.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in private sector and public sectors (national or multilateral, including UN).
  • Proven track record and high level technical competency in the area of private sector in development with in depth knowledge of inclusive business models and their potential contribution to development ;
  • Proven track record and experience of developing and managing strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships and initiatives in the area of business and development
  • Excellent negotiating and communication skills and ability to mobilize support from a wide range of partners (public, private, academic, civil society, business community leaders)
  • Strong ability and proven experience in fundraising from private sector, foundations and governments for the initiatives in the area of sustainable development
  • Technical competency and expertise in development finance with a significant understanding of private finance and blended finance solutions for achieving SDGs
  • Knowledge or experience in green finance, including climate finance, green bonds, relevant project finance, and impact investing preferred
  • Experience working for UNDP desirable.

Language Requirements:

Fluent and proficient in English is required, with fluency in at least one other UN language strongly desirable.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019

Sustainable Develop Specialist – Bangkok

Background

The Specialist Development Programme (SDP) seeks to strengthen UNDP’s capacity to support countries to make the 2030 sustainable development agenda a reality.

At the UN Sustainable Development Summit of September 2015, UN Member States adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core. It commits all countries to work together to promote sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection and to benefit all, including women, children, youth and future generations. On 1 January 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into effect. Over the next fifteen years, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. The Sustainable Development Goals and targets are integrated and indivisible, global in nature and universally applicable, taking into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities.

While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection.

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 and programme work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office (CO) levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep, local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. Within this context, UNDP invests in 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 UNDP Strategic Plan.

Over 50 years in Thailand, UNDP has been assisting Thailand both in developing solutions to its own ongoing development challenges, and in its south-south cooperation and engagement in global development. UNDP Thailand works closely with the Royal Thai Government at the national and subnational level. Many of our initiatives are implemented by government agencies and we also work with Private Sector Companies, Think Tanks and Civil Society Organizations at various levels, as partners to contribute towards SDGs.

The SDG Programme Specialist provides advisory, analysis, coordination and quality assurance support to the Resident Representative. S/he collaborates with teams within the country office and throughout UNDP and in close collaboration with the SDG Integration Team at BRH, to support integrated programmatic design and implementation, representational, advocacy, partnership and communication commitments of the Thailand Country Office.

Information on the receiving office:

For more than 50 years, UNDP has been working as a trusted partner of the Royal Thai Government and the people of Thailand on some of most important development initiatives and share Thailand’s experience with other countries. As a part of UN Country team, UNDP aims to advance inclusive, sustainable and human-centred development for all people in Thailand.

In line with our strategic plan 2017 – 2021 which set out the direction to support countries to end extreme poverty, reduce inequality, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, UNDP Thailand supports Thailand on its path towards inclusive green growth and democratic governance. With innovation deeply embedded in our development approach, in partnership with government and non-government entities, our work span primarily in the areas of biodiversity, climate change (mitigation and adaptation), peacebuilding and social cohesion, advancing anti-corruption efforts, improving efficiency in government spending, reducing marginalization and exclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people and sustainable livelihoods.

In all activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women and girls, minority groups, and most vulnerable communities.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Programme Support

  • Provide advice to the Country Office senior management in terms of the overall approach to promotion and implementation of sustainable development agenda, the SDGs and SDG localization in Thailand;
  • Support the Programme and Projects with mainstreaming the sustainable development goals into the current and future programmes and projects and support SDG localization initiatives;
  • Deliver UNDP’s SDG integration services in collaboration with technical experts from across UNDP’s network of capacity and in-house resources across knowledge domains (including the Accelerator Labs Network, SDG Impact, and the Country Support Platforms) to demonstrate intersectional policy advice and integration capabilities.
  • Coordinating multi-disciplinary engagement and collaboration across the SDGs, including an in-house coordination platform for scoping and deploying technical engagements that draw from UNDP’s network of SDG advisory expertise;
  • Provide coordinated technical support on SDG implementation, leveraging experience form across the organization as they emerge from the Regional Innovation Centre, the Accelerator Labs Network, the SDG Finance Hub, and the Country Support Platforms.
  • Cooperate with the Country Office programme teams to ensure that SDGs, targets and indicators are properly inter-linked with the country programme monitoring framework and the government’s national development plan and its sectoral plans and strategies;
  • Collaborate with Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) and Headquarters (HQs) to share information on Thailand’s achievements and plans in sustainable development and SDGs domain;

2. Policy Support

  • Promote cooperation with the Royal Thai Government and relevant departments and ministries for implementing SDGs and sustainable development agenda;
  • Where possible assist the Royal Thai Government, provincial and local authorities in mainstreaming SDGs into the national, sectoral, regional and local policies and programmes, through actively participating in the SDG localization;
  • Contribute into the policy advice and capacity building services to improve the national, regional and local statistics to reflect SDGs, targets and indicators.
  • Provide overall advice to the relevant internal and external parties to ensure alignment with global development policies, norms and standards.

3. Communication and awareness raising:

  • Cooperate with Communication team, SDG Integration Team, Regional Innovation Centre team and Development Economist to develop and implement various activities aimed at promoting the SDG agenda in Thailand;
  • Provide support to the Government of Thailand in communicating the SDGs achievements and challenges to various stakeholders and the national and sub-national levels.
  • Present the work of UNDP in leading SDG Integration efforts in conferences and meetings on the 2030 Agenda and SDGs organized by different stakeholders, nationally and regionally

4. Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

  • Support the Programme and Project teams to engage with national, sub-national, regional and global partners on sustainable development and SDGs issues;
  • Support the Programme and Project teams to foster strategic partnerships at the national level with UN and external institutions, including national and sub-national authorities, communities, private sector, academia, CSOs, IFIs, international organizations, media, etc.
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization for projects and programmes related to the SDGs, including engaging with, mobilize and foster external partnerships behind large scale and integrated SDG solutions

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies, business administration or a related area.

Work Experience requirements:

A minimum of five years of paid working experience in project management in the development sector or the private sector and/or crisis/post-conflict management work experience in developing countries and management in a multi-cultural environment.

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in English

Nationality:

This post is opened in the context of the SDP scheme sponsored by the Government of Norway and is open exclusively to nationals of Norway.

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

Local Consultant – technologist FBiH

Background

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) has undertaken important steps towards understanding and addressing climate change issues. It is increasingly recognized not only by the Government and scientific community, but also by its citizens that climate change is an issue of key strategic importance. B&H has put great emphasis on climate change as one of the most significant development challenges facing the country. The importance of adaptation was clearly reflected in its Second National Communications and Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy (CCA LEDs), adopted in 2013. In 2015, B&H submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), as part of the negotiations leading to the historic Paris Agreement, which it signed in April 2016.

Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina and key domestic stakeholders realize the increasing threat posed to them and the development of the country by climate change and the need of adapting to it in order to avoid or minimise negative consequences. The government is motivated to support and implement the national adaptation planning (NAP) process as adaptation issues are becoming very important for the country’s further development.

The overall project’s objective is to support the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance the national adaptation planning process. Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources will be used to enable the government to integrate climate change related risks, coping strategies and opportunities into ongoing development planning and budgeting processes. The project will advance adaptation planning in B&H with a focus on most vulnerable sectors such as water management, agriculture, forestry etc., upgrading the knowledge base for adaptation, prioritizing adaptation interventions for the medium term, building institutional capacities for integrating climate change adaptation and demonstrating innovative ways of financing adaptation at the sub-national/local government level.

The overall objective of this assignment is to provide leadership and expert support for improvement of the legislation of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) in the light of EU legislation transposition issues and improvement of water management practice in FBiH.

Legal/policy expert will work closely with the appointed Working Group (WG) chaired by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism, UNDP and other experts. As a result of this consultancy a new Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage (hereinafter referred to as the Decree) is to be made in accordance to the needs of management practice in FBiH and EU legislation requirements. Existing Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage („FBiH Official Gazzette“, number:101/15, 1/16 i 101/18), includes only limit values of waste water emissions and some of the industrial emissions compatible with urban waste waters, as well as industrial emissions which contain some of the limit values for dangerous and priority substances which are not sorted as per type of the industry, only general parameters are given for them.

Development of the Decree will be done in constant cooperation with the appointed working group and requires a joint and coordinated approach of technical and legal experts.

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant should work in close consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP project manager. Specifically, his\her responsibilities are but not limited to the following:

1. Review existing Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage for FBiH and other relevant legislative framework in the light of transposition of EU directives, using, among other inputs, reviews and recommendations provided by the Working Group (WG), UNDP and other sources.

2. Participate and facilitate Working Group (WG) meetings, when necessary. Work closely with the WG in outlining and examining the current policy framework related to water management and waste water discharge in FBiH and which could best elaborate current practice and its deficiencies.

3.Consult with WG on findings and propose draft text of the new Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage in line with the Article 55, Law on Waters, FBiH, which contains the following:

  • Conditions for the discharge of urban waste water emissions into environment and public sewage – correction of the existing Regulation
  • Conditions for the discharge of technological waste water emissions into environment and public sewage industrial emissions compatible with urban waste waters, with prescribing limit values for each particular type of industry derived from reference documents for each of the industrial branches.
  • Conditions for the discharge of technological waste water emissions into environment and public sewage all other industries in FBiH with prescribing limit values for each particular type of industry.

New Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage should also consult relevant EU Directives:

  • Directive 2000/60/ EC of the European Parliament and the Council-Water Framework Directive;
  • Directive 2006/118/EC on the protection of groundwater against pollution and deterioration;
  • Directive 2006/11/EC on pollution caused by certain dangerous substances discharged into the aquatic environment of the Community;
  • Directive 91/271/EEC (supplemented by a directive 98/15/EC) concerning urban waste-water treatment.
  • Directive 2013/39/ EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013 amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy Text with EEA relevance;

4. Conduct Impact assessment of the proposed Decree, in accordance with the regulations on the Impact Assessment Procedure („FBiH Official Gazzette “, number 1/94, 8/95, 58/02, 19/03, 2/06 i 8/06), and fill out the appropriate prescribed form in accordance with it.

5. Facilitate not more than 3 workshops organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism and UNDP, prepare relevant documentation and guide discussion with aim to communicate proposed legislative changes with wider public. Ensure wider accepting and ownership of the proposed law changes.

6. In close cooperation with the WG and other experts, which will provide inputs/advices, develop and finalize draft proposal of the Decree on conditions for waste water emissions into environment and public sewage that is ready for procedure of the formal adoption by relevant FBiH authorities.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

B.Sc. in technology engineering;

Experience:

  • Minimum 10-year experience in working with industry sector in FBiH;
  • Knowledge of the environmental issues in BiH;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant EU directives;
  • Familiarity with UN system and the UNDP rules, procedures and regulations would be advantage.

Languages Requirements:

Knowledge of English is an asset.

Application closing date: 25 July 2019

EU-CBM/ International Consultant on Cultural Heritage

Background

In 2019 the UNDP Moldova launched the fifth phase of the European Union Confidence Building Measures Programme (EU-CBM V), funded by the European Union and implemented by the UNDP Moldova. The overall goal of the Program is to increase confidence between both banks of the Nistru River by ensuring socio-economic development through involvement of local authorities, civil society organizations, private actors, and other community stakeholders.

The EU CBM programme is focused on 4 specific fields: promoting business development; support to community development and cross river platforms of cooperation; preserving cultural and historical heritage and assistance to media development and cooperation.

Culture is essential for the development of any society. Culture may have a strong dynamic and transformative force for social transformation on both banks. The activities under this component will provide support to the cultural sector with a focus on historical heritage with a view to investing in the country’s future and facilitating development and conflict settlement.

Cultural and Historical heritage component focuses on conservation-restoration of historical monuments of national importance and on conservation-restoration of smaller scaled historical heritage endangered projects, which are considered to have a national interest for both banks (Confidence building measures dimension).

Two Flagship projects to undergo conservation-restoration under EU-CBM programme are: Bender Fortress located in Transnistrian region and Chisinau Circus located in capital of Moldova.

Since the Programme started in January 2019, synergies were established with EU-funded TWINNING programme whose experts provided series of seminars on conservation-restoration practices as well as conducted preliminary assessments of both Flagship project sites.

Duties and Responsibilities

The major objective of present assignment is to provide guidance, strategic advice and support to EU CBM V Programme in the conceptualization, initiation and operationalization of Cultural heritage component of the programme.

The scope of work will consist of consulting on relevant International procedures for Cultural Heritage component implementation, both for identified Flagship projects and yet to be selected smaller scale cultural heritage projects, providing a clear guidance for short term and long term interventions, participation in developing of relevant TORs, supervision and monitoring of both design and conservation/restoration works.

The expected outputs of the present assignment are:

  • Provision of specific technical expertise for identification, contracting, supervision and monitoring of subcontractors to elaborate masterplans, conduct technical expertise and develop technical design, and perform conservation/rehabilitation works at two Flagship Projects – Bender Fortress and Chisinau Circus;
  • Assistance in implementation of Cultural Heritage component (conceptualization, identification of focus areas, development of selection criteria for grant support of 10 small scale cultural heritage objects; provide support in the evaluation and implementation process).

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Architectural Conservation/Architecture; Economics applied to Cultural heritage; Land Use Planning/Urban Planning; Archeology or other relevant field.

Years of experience:

  • At least 10 years of progressive professional international experience (expertise, management position, consultancy, advising, etc.) in the area of Cultural Heritage conservation;
  • Possession of relevant professional licenses [if any, please, submit copies];
  • At least 5 records of practical experience in developing masterplans/conservation programmes/supervision of conservation works for cultural heritage sites;
  • Experience of work in Moldova and/or South East European Countries is an advantage;
  • Experience of work with international organizations/projects, including UN and/or European ones;
  • Proven experience in strategic programming and project proposal drafting

Application closing date: 22 July 2019

Business Plan Expert – Nicosia

Background

Cyprus joined the EU in 2004 as a de-facto divided island. On 26 April 2004 the Council of the European Union stated its determination to “put an end to the isolation of the Turkish Cypriot community and to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community”. Against this background, the Commission implements an aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot community based on the Aid Regulation (EC No. 389/2006). The programme is managed by the Commission’s Structural Reform Support Service. The programme aims to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community.

Based on a long-standing partnership and UNDP previous experience in implementing large and medium-size EU funded urban upgrading and infrastructure projects in the northern part of Cyprus, the European Commission requested UNDP to continue supporting this type of infrastructure projects through the establishment of a new instrument called “Local Infrastructure Facility”.

The Facility will help identify, screen, mature, prepare for tender, and implement local infrastructure investments, targeting the funding on competitive basis to ensure best value for money and providing support also to those communities with a lower technical and administrative capacity. This will in turn result in a greater positive impact on the standard of living of local populations and increase the visibility of EU interventions in the priority areas.

One of the priority areas is the project of Pedieos River/Kanlidere Rehabilitation Project

Pedieos River/Kanlidere Rehabilitation

One of the projects selected with a degree of maturity and considered as a priority project is the ‘Pedieos River/Kanlidere Rehabilitation (linear park) Project’. This project located in Nicosia will be implemented in both north and south and also within the UN buffer zone of Nicosia. It is a bi-communal project consisting of construction flood protection measures and a linear park (walking and cycling path) along a length of approx. 5.6 km of riverbed, to specifications similar to the already completed river linear park in the southern part of Nicosia.

EC commissioned a detailed Feasibility Study (FS) for the ‘Pedieos River/Kanlidere Rehabilitation Project’, completed in January 2019. The FS also includes operational, maintenance, personnel, energy, replacement costs for the selected option. The FS will be given to the expert as reference.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives of the Assignment

The objective of the assignment, using the outputs of the relevant Feasibility Study, the expert will develop a ‘business plan’ for the beneficiary for the Pedieos River/Kanlidere project, hereafter referred to as ‘facility’.

The business plan must be in such details as to give guidance to the beneficiary in putting place measures and procedures to implement the business plan.

Duties, Responsibilities and Deliverables/Outputs

Under direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close engagement with the beneficiary, the expert will:

  • Analyse the data given in the Feasibility Study for the Pedieos River/Kanlidere
  • Obtain information, data from the beneficiary regarding its’ human, admin, technical, financial setup for managing the ‘facility’ after completion
  • Assess possibilities of revenue generating actions especially the recreational areas in the project
  • Establish financial benchmarks for the additional revenue generating actions and services and related revenues in terms of moneys
  • Establish operational and maintenance costs of facilities and ledger these in expenditures
  • Establish revenues, incomes, contributions for the facility and ledger these in revenues
  • Collate a 10-year projection of revenues and expenditures; 10 years from 2021
  • Collate a draft business plan covering all the aspects but not limited to the above
  • Presentation of the draft business plan to the stakeholders and obtaining feedbacks
  • Collate a final business plan which can be used by the beneficiary from 2021 to 2031

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree or equivalent in finance, business development, economics or any other related field

Experience:

  • At least 5-year professional experience in developing business plans
  • Experience in working in Cyprus

Language Requirements:

  • Excellent English skills (both written and verbal)
  • Knowledge of Turkish and/or Greek language

Application closing date: 21 July 2019

International Expert in Water Utilities Management

Background

Financed by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance (MEG) Project is a 12-year intervention in the domain of local governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Project’s overall goal is defined as follows: Local governments, assigned with appropriate competences and finances, have improved their democratic governance, apply sound public policy and performance management systems, and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly those related to economic and environmental sectors. The expected concrete improvements the Project will contribute to are clustered in three outcomes, as follows:

Outcome 1: Supported local governments apply effective development management systems characterized by stronger oversight of the legislative and greater accountability towards the citizens. Outcome 2: Citizens and businesses in target localities benefit from good quality services provided by LGs in the economic and environmental sectors. Outcome 3: Improved regulatory framework at higher and local government levels and pro-active. The Project’s territorial focus is on the North-West part of the country (including Una-Sana Canton and Prijedor region) and the North-East region (the wider Doboj-Tuzla area), covering 18 partner local governments: Bihac, Bosanska Krupa, Cazin, Doboj, Gracanica, Gradacac, Gradiška, Kalesija, Kostajnica, Kozarska Dubica, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Sanski Most, Tešanj, Teslic, Tuzla, Velika Kladuša and Žepce.

The Project is implemented in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Ministry of Development, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH), the FBiH Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry, the Ministry for Administration and Local Self-Government of Republika Srpska (RS), the RS Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management and both entity Associations of Municipalities and Cities (AMCs).

The purpose of the consultancy is to share international best experiences in the area of managing water utilities during the MEG Project Conference. In this regard, an International Expert in Water Utilities Management (hereinafter – the Consultant) will be engaged.

The main objective of this consultancy is to prepare and deliver three presentations related to the issues, adequate solutions and best practices in water utilities’ asset management, staff optimization and tariff setting procedures. The presentations will be given as part of a 2-day MEG Project Conference, tentatively scheduled for the second half of September or first half of October 2019, in Sarajevo.

Duties and Responsibilities

During the three years of MEG project implementation, it was noticed that the water utilities in BiH on average have low performance in the following areas:

  • Assets management, underlining regular maintenance and replacements needed for the network infrastructure – one of the main issues is that the assets are not recorded in fixed assets books which prevents depreciation calculation and its inclusion into the water tariff structure, resulting with lack of funds for investment maintenance.
  • Human resources management – characterized with high political pressure for unnecessary employments in all public institutions, including public water utilities. Too often additional burden in employment is not needed within the organizational structure and does not match actual needs for a water utility to function efficiently. Result is overemployment, sometimes quite heavy, but still lacking key expertise such as NRW management, zone mapping, etc.
  • Tariff setting process – conveniently highly politically driven and without real intention to cover all related water service provision, resulting with low tariffs kept and insufficient level of income to enable financial sustainability of water services provision.
  • In order to raise awareness of the problem as well as encourage broader discussion on the subject with aim of stimulating change of the current situation, this consultancy will provide expert support to ensure that the issue has been correctly presented to relevant stakeholders and that the best messages on needed reforms in BiH has been transferred, in order to potentially replicate international best practices in the areas of assets management and staff optimization in water utilities, and tariff setting procedures, among others. To that end the consultant will perform the following tasks:

Task 1 – Preparing for and delivering presentations during the MEG Conference

In agreement with the Project and based on the best experiences from Switzerland and eventually other countries that are comparable to BiH’s complex administrative structure and/or similar transitional experience from planned to market economy, the Consultant will prepare and deliver the following three (3) topics for the MEG project Conference presentation:

  • Ownership of communal infrastructure and asset management, its registration in fixed assets books, i.e. – which concrete records/books should be maintained if the owner is local government (LG) or their water utility company (WUC); accuracy of asset inventory books; options for registration of existing infrastructure assets that are in the use and steps to follow to register such communal infrastructure assets; calculation of full depreciation costs and their inclusion into the tariff; expenditure of funds collected on the basis of calculated real and full depreciation (accounting procedures, separation of costs and revenues referring to the investment maintenance and similar); roles and responsibilities of key actors (LGs and WUCs).
  • Efficiency and service quality improvements of WUCs organizational structure and number of employees in WUCs (water supply and wastewater management companies) – dealing with the overstaffing; employment standards; methods and procedures for new employment (eliminating potential political interference); use of IT tools for optimizing work labor; economy of scale and options for cooperation of water utilities and/or regionalization; effective outsd will be ourcing and public-private partnerships.
  • Procedure for determining tariffs for water supply services, waste water treatment management and treatment services – key actors and their responsibilities in water tariff setting procedures; eligibility of costs that are covered by tariffs (i.e. are capital investment costs fully covered by the tariff or can they partly be covered by LG budget?); what is the financial flow of the investment maintenance costs recovery and other financial inflows, taxes, consents; volumetric pricing and fixed O&M costs (fixed part vs. variable volumetric part of tariffs); public and private service providers and the way of contracting providers by the local communities; customer service contracts and non-payment measures.

Each of the three presentations should be prepared using PowerPoint or Prezi, and draft presentations shall be delivered at least 10 days before the Day 1 of the MEG Conference, which will be commented and/or approved by the MEG project management.

Actual three oral presentations on the Day 2 of the MEG conference should last maximum 20 minutes each, followed with about 40-50 minutes of panel discussion that will besides the consultant include other representative participants from BiH water sector, and will be moderated by conference moderators with sufficient expertise in the discussed areas.

It is envisaged that this task will be delivered during the period of September – mid-October 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed total of 6 expert days, from which 2 days will be spent at the MEG project Conference event in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

University degree in engineering or business and administration.

Experience:

  • At least 15 years of relevant experience in the field of water utilities management;
  • Proven experience in capacity building and technical assistance projects in the water supply and wastewater sector, with a particular focus on water utilities’ management;
  • Experience in provision of technical assistance to public institutions in the area of water utilities management;
  • Proven training and group facilitation skills;
  • Excellent communication skills.

Languages Requirements:

Excellent writing and oral communication skills in in the official languages in English.

Application closing date: 22 July 2019

Procurement Associate, Operations Unit – Nur-Sultan

Background

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Operations Manager, the Procurement Associate provides leadership in execution of procurement services in CO ensuring their effectiveness, transparency and integrity. The Procurement Associate promotes a client-focused, quality and results- oriented approach in the Unit.

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

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Administration and implementation of operational strategies;
  2. Organization of procurement processes;
  3. Implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools;
  4. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Ensures administration and implementation of the operational strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of procurement activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations, policies and strategies; implementation of the effective internal control, proper functioning of a client-oriented procurement management system;
  • CO Procurement business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in Procurement and Logistics, control of the workflows in the Procurement Unit;
  • Elaboration of proposals and implementation of cost saving and reduction strategies in consultation with office management;
  • Provision of researched information for formulation and implementation of contract strategy and strategic procurement in the CO including tendering processes and evaluation, managing the contract and contractor, legal considerations and payment conditions, sourcing strategy, supplier selection and evaluation, quality management, e-procurement introduction.

Organizes procurement processes for CO, NEX/DEX projects and at the request of other Agencies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Preparation of procurement plans for the office and projects and their implementation monitoring;
  • Organization of procurement processes including preparation and conduct of RFQs, ITBs or RFPs, receipt of quotations, bids or proposals, their evaluation, negotiation of certain conditions of contracts in full compliance with UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Preparation of Purchase orders and contracts in and outside Atlas, preparation of Recurring Purchase orders for contracting of services, vendors’ creation in Atlas. Buyers profile in Atlas;
  • Review of procurement processes conducted by projects; submissions to the Contract, Asset and Procurement Committee (CAP) and Advisory Committee on Procurement (ACP);
  • Implementation of the internal control system which ensures that Purchase orders are duly prepared and dispatched. Timely corrective actions on POs with budget check errors and other problem;
  • Presentation of researched information on procurement in the CO;
  • Preparation of cost-recovery bills in Atlas for the procurement services provided by UNDP to other Agencies;
  • Organization of joint procurement processes for the UN Agencies in line with the UN reform.

Ensures implementation of sourcing strategy and e-procurement tools focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Development and update of the rosters of suppliers, implementation of supplier selection and evaluation.

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

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

The key results have an impact on the overall CO efficiency in procurement and success in implementation of operational strategies. Accurate analysis and presentation of information, well- organized transparent procurement processes ensure client satisfaction and timely delivery of UNDP programmes/ projects. The information provided facilitates decision making of the management.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Secondary Education with specialized training in procurement. University Degree in Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.

Experience:

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

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English, Russian;
  • Knowledge of Kazakh is added value.

Application closing date: 21 July 2019

Information Management and Data Science Internship for Crisis Risk Analysis & Early Warning UNDP Crisis Bureau

Background

UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of contextual analysis, crisis prevention and recovery, and the management of multidimensional risks as fundamental for development. The Crisis Bureau is responsible for UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies, vision and priorities for crisis prevention, response, and recovery. The Bureau supports policy and programme development in keys areas including Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding, Rule of Law and Human Rights, Migration and Displacement, Livelihoods and Economic Recovery, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery.

One of the areas of responsibility of UNDP’s Crisis Bureau is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to anticipate and to respond in the timeliest and most effective manner to crisis, primarily regarding sudden onset crises and complex protracted crises, triggered by natural disasters or armed conflicts alike. The Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team provides crisis risk and early warning support to HQ and to Country Offices (COs) to address their needs in contextual risk analysis, adaptation, early action and—acknowledging unique contextual circumstances as well as unique CO requirements—provide tailored support.

To improve UNDP’s crisis risk analysis capabilities, the Crisis Bureau is exploring the targeted use of data science to harness new and emerging technologies such as machine learning / artificial intelligence and alternative data sources such as social media analytics and satellite imagery analysis, to support forecasting collective risks to human development (including risks of disasters, impact of climate change, risk of violent conflict and social unrest) in order to inform preventive action to mitigate the potential effects of crises on affected populations.

In support of UNDP’s engagement on the use of data science for crisis risk analysis and early warning, the Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team is seeking an information management and data science intern to support the organization’s early warning capacities, information gathering and management, and the development of machine learning tools and competencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

The intern will provide support to the early warning team in its information management and data science tools development activities, particularly related to the further development and operation of the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD), which is a data management and visualization platform to track crisis risks.

Information management and tools development support may include:

  • Identifying additional data sources and manage data flows that support crisis risk analysis by engaging in data modeling and database development;
  • Supporting the collection, management, and publishing of documents, data, information, and digital content, using UNDP’s content management systems;
  • Developing customized applications and tools to strengthen CRD data collection, analysis and visualization capabilities;
  • Support the development of training material for the Global Crisis Risk Dashboard
  • Developing customized CRDs that offer country- or issue-based tracking and analysis by designing and developing visual interfaces, human-computer interaction modeling, and usability testing;
  • Researching innovative forms of acquiring data for early warning, particularly in context where data is scarce;
  • Contributing new ideas for improving the CRD in terms of the early warning data, and in terms of how the dashboard is used for effective crisis risk analysis;
  • Other related duties as may be assigned by the Early Warning Programme Specialist.

Machine learning / artificial intelligence tools development support may include:

  • Identifying new use cases for Machine Learning via Crisis Risk Dashboard applications
  • Supporting the development of machine learning models applying structured and unstructured learning including but not limited to regressions, random forest models, clustering models, sentiment analysis, NLP (natural language processing) and Topic Modelling

The intern is expected to participate as an active member of the team and openly contribute his/her perspectives throughout the internship.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Applicants must meet one of the following requirements: (a) be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); (b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent, preferably Master’s level); or (c) have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one year period of graduation;
  • Preferred field of study in a quantitative field such as Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, Economics, Quantitative Social Sciences, etc.
  • Be computer literate in standard software applications, and with particular knowledge/expertise in data science, information management, information systems, geographic information systems (GIS), database development, web management, visualization, or other related areas;
  • Have a demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter; and
  • Language: Fluency in spoken and written English is required for the internship.

Application closing date: 26 July 2019 

Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant – The incumbent provides, legal programmatic, language interpretation, secretarial and clerical assistance in the Rule of Law Project of the Human Dimension Department.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Researches and prepares background information  to queries from programmatic personnel in the Rule of Law Project of the Human Dimension Department;
  • Reviews and analyses legal documents, legislation, and data obtained in programmatic activities and drafts summaries, updates or reports based on this information and analysis or in cooperation with the Department staff;
  • Assists Head of Rule of Law and/or Legal Advisers in reporting and in the monitoring of programme implementation;
  • Attends meetings and roundtables in the capacity of a representative of the Human Dimension Department as necessary, and writes reports on such meetings;
  • When required, communicates with relevant justice sector interlocutors, other international organisations,  and civil society;
  • Translates texts and document of various kinds (legal texts including laws, decrees, court documents, administrative decisions; incoming and outgoing official and formal communication);
  • Provides interpretation services from/into local language/English, during meetings, conferences, seminars, round table meetings, etc.;
  • Drafts correspondence in English and local language; prepares summaries of relevant documents, helps with various administrative duties;
  • Assists in the planning and preparation of programmatic meetings, roundtables and other events;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Necessary Qualifications:

Completed secondary education supplemented by formal training in office work, languages or Law/ or Social science; Minimum 4 years of office work or translation/interpretation experience with an established basic knowledge of domestic and international human rights standards and legislation, the rule of law, judicial reform, and judicial institutions; Computer literate with practical experience in Microsoft packages; Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and local language.

Required competencies: 

Core values

  • Commitment: Actively contributes to achieving organizational goals
  • Diversity: Respects others and values their diverse perspectives and contributions
  • Integrity: Acts in a manner consistent with the Organization’s core values and organizational principles
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own action and delegated work

Core competencies

  • Communication: Actively works to achieve clear and transparent communication with colleagues and with stakeholders of the Organization
  • Collaboration: Works effectively with others on common goals and fosters a positive, trust-based working environment
  • Planning: Works towards the achievement of goals in a structured and measured manner
  • Analysis and decision-making: Analyses available information, draws well-founded conclusions and takes appropriate decisions
  • Initiative-taking: Proposes and initiates new ideas, activities and projects
  • Flexibility: Respond positively and effectively to changing circumstances

Managerial competencies (for positions with managerial responsibilities)

  • Leadership: Provides a clear sense of direction, builds trust and creates an enabling environment
  • Strategic thinking: Identifies goals that advance the organizational agenda and develops plans for achieving them
  • Managing performance: Helps to maximize team performance by providing active feedback and skill development opportunities

Remuneration Package:

Monthly remuneration, subject to social security deductions is 2,298.08 BAM/month. Social benefits will include participation in the Cigna health insurance scheme and the OSCE Provident Fund. Appointments are normally made at step 1 of the applicable OSCE salary scale. At the discretion of the appointing authority, a higher step may be approved up to a maximum of step 3 subject to specific conditions.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 19 July 2019 – 23:59 Central European Time (CET/CEST)

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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (RCO)

Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist (RCO)

Background

In the midst of an internal reorganization, and in order to better understand the various future activities required by the transition, the Coordination Office wishes to proceed with the recruitment of its staff. This post is housed in the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Haiti.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide technical support for the design and implementation of the United Nations Country Team strategies for data and research.

  • Plan and facilitate the design and implementation of the United Nations Country Team strategy for data and research in accordance with the Joint Country Analysis and the United Nations Assistance Framework. Development (UNDAF).
  • Undertake empirical analysis, data mining and visualization to assist the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team, including outcome groups, in producing reports and discussion papers on a range of development issues sustainable.
  • Collect information on recent developments in the use of new types of data sources and tools (eg large data) for sustainable development.
  • Provide technical and analytical support to the Resident Coordinator and the United Nations Country Team to assist them in preparing and leading the United Nations to work more rapidly towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the country, including establishing reports, analytical documents and briefing notes.
  • Undertake research and development of research and data tools and methods for the United Nations Country Team at the national level.
  • Keep abreast of emerging development issues to maximize the analytical capacity of the UN Country Team to respond to national priorities.
  • Provide substantive input to the development and implementation of peer review mechanisms and quality assurance mechanisms for United Nations Country Team research outputs.
  • Administer the UNINFO system and facilitate the preparation of the UN standard report on results achieved in the country.

Create and develop strategic research and data partnerships, including with United Nations agencies at the regional and headquarters levels, government counterparts, research institutes, leading thinkers of the world on development issues, and civil society among others.

  • Support United Nations activities related to national statistical and data systems, facilitate collaboration with national data systems and organizations.
  • Communicate and coordinate with existing partners and help create new partnerships with UN agencies, academic institutions, the private sector and government agencies to promote the use of data science for development purposes .
  • Ensure communication and coordination with internal and external partners on data collection and the implementation of projects and studies.
  • Support initiatives to bring together key thinkers around the issue of sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda to provide input, advice and guidance to the United Nations Country Team research and data program respect.
  • Help strengthen United Nations Country Team (UNCT) partnerships with research institutions and similar organizations at the system level, through concrete collaboration in the areas related to the 2030 Agenda.

Required Skills and Experience

Formation :

Advanced university degree in public administration or business, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related field. Otherwise, a first-level university degree plus two additional years of relevant experience.

Professional experience :

At least five years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge management or project management and programs in the field of development cooperation or a related field.

Language skills :

English and French are the two working languages ​​of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in French is required. Knowledge of English is desirable.

Application closing date: 18 July 2019 

Research and Communication Intern – Istanbul

Research and Communication Intern – Istanbul

Background

The IICPSD offers a selected group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to IICPSD’s work as a center of excellence for private sector in development and inclusive markets. It is designed to provide support to IICPSD’s applied research and policy advisory services and to complement the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to private sector engagement, skills generation, impact investing and other topics of international development. The Programme operates under the rules and regulations of the UNDP Internship Policy.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties that the intern will be expected to assist in:

  • Implementing social media plan to accelerate recognition of the Center globally;
  • Producing issues-based stories and newsletters for the website;
  • Updating UNDP website content and profiles on social networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) with information about project activities and events;
  • Keeping an updated media and partners contact list;
  • Creating a knowledge repository of communication-related aspects for the organization;
  • Drafting and edit a range of materials, including blog posts, brochures, presentations developed by global team and pilot country coordinators, and supporting documents for procurement and events;
  • Organizing conferences, forums or other collaborative events;
  • Providing research, writing and editing support on issues related to developing inclusive markets and business impact in achieving the sustainable development goals;
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) be enrolled in a second university degree programme (Master Degree); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (Bachelor Degree); or c) have graduated with a university degree in in fields such a field such as business, law, development, public administration or similar and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Experience:

  • Solid experience in managing social media content;
  • Solid experience in academic writing, research and analysis;
  • Computer literate in software applications;
  • Experience on the role of private sector in development is an asset;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP’s Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs;
  • Previous experience on project designing and implementation is an asset;
  • Social media account management and content development skills are desirable.

Language:

  • Strong spoken and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset;
  • Fluency in Turkish is an asset.

Application closing date: 18 August 2019

Climate Change Policy Specialist (CCCA 3) – Phnom-Penh

Application closing date: 9 July 2019

Background

The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) is a joint initiative of the Royal Government of Cambodia and development partners to address climate change in Cambodia. It provides a unified engagement point to pool resources for the mainstreaming of climate change in national and sub-national policies and programmes.

The CCCA has been active since 2010, with significant results including the development of the Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan 2014-23 (CCCSP) and corresponding strategic plans and actions plans in fourteen priority ministries and agencies, the successful operation of a grant facility (42 Government and NGO projects supported in key areas of the climate change response), and increased visibility and understanding of climate change, both within Government and in society at large.

The new phase of the Cambodia Climate Change Alliance programme (2019-2024) builds on these initial achievements and aims to support the scaling-up of the climate change response at national level and in priority sectors by focusing on three main drivers of change:

Ensuring that locally relevant, reliable information on climate change is generated and available to key stakeholders; Developing and implementing tools for the effective mainstreaming of climate change in the policies, programmes and budgets of priority sectors (rural development, public works and transport, education, energy and environment); Strengthening capacities for the mobilization, coordination and tracking of public and private climate change finance. The CCCA is closely aligned with the national institutions in charge of climate change. It is implemented by the National Council for Sustainable Development (NCSD), an inter-ministerial body bringing together the representatives of thirty-six ministries and agencies, and twenty-five provincial governors.

The CCCA will include a mix of technical and policy advisory support, and financial support. It engages a broad range of stakeholders in line with their respective roles in the climate change response, and promote innovative partnerships between government, civil society, academia and the private sector.

The Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor for the CCCA programme. S/he will provide technical advice and capacity development support to programme stakeholders on climate change mitigation and adaptation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

The Climate Change Policy Specialist is expected to undertake the following functions:

  • Capacity development support to NCSD and other partner institutions on planning, monitoring and evaluation of the climate change response;
  • Advisory support to NCSD on the management of the national knowledge management system for climate change, and the related research and capacity development activities;
  • Support to CCCA programme management and Cambodia’s international engagement on climate change.

1. Capacity development support to NCSD and other partner institutions on planning, monitoring and evaluation of the climate change response:

  • Support NCSD in operationalizing the national monitoring and evaluation framework for climate change, in consultation with Ministry of Planning. This will include support to relevant inter-ministerial mechanisms (e.g. Climate Change Technical Working Group);
  • Support NCSD with the design of a comprehensive capacity development programme in support of this framework, including identification of potential national and international partnerships. The capacity development programme should include at a minimum the General Secretariat of NCSD and ministries in charge of public works and transport, rural development, education, energy, and environment;
  • Provide training and mentoring services on planning tools, M&E indicators and tools for climate change adaptation and mitigation, in support of Cambodia’s Climate Change Strategic Plan and commitments under UNFCCC (including the Nationally Determined Contribution). Promote the full integration of these tools in regular national and sectoral programming systems, legal frameworks and practices;
  • Provide advisory support and quality assurance for documents produced by NCSD on the planning, monitoring and evaluation of the climate change response;
  • Provide advisory support and training to pilot sub-national entities on climate change planning, monitoring and evaluation tools, in line with their respective mandates.

2. Advisory support to NCSD on the management of the national knowledge management system for climate change, and the related research and capacity development activities:

  • Identify key capacity needs in NCSD and other partner institutions for the effective management of the national knowledge management system on climate change, and advise NCSD on the design and implementation of the related capacity development plan;
  • Monitor the performance of the knowledge management system and advise on potential improvements to meet the needs of the key user groups. Support the implementation of these measures once approved by NCSD;
  • Support the development of existing and new research partnerships with national and international universities / research institutions, ensuring alignment of the research agenda with national priorities;
  • Mentor researchers and NCSD staff to produce tailored advocacy products for target groups, based on the research results. Provide quality assurance for knowledge products on climate change produced with CCCA support;
  • Support NCSD with the targeting and design of the CCCA grants for climate change innovation, in line with national research and technological needs. Assist in the monitoring of these programmes and inclusion of their findings/recommendations in the knowledge management systems and in policy discussions.

3. Support to CCCA programme management and Cambodia’s international engagement on climate change:

  • Contribute to drafting the CCCA annual/quarterly work plans and budgets and quarterly/annual progress reports;
  • Provide quality assurance and mentoring services for NCSD staff in charge of preparing Cambodia’s submissions and negotiating positions to the UNFCCC;
  • Provide other climate change technical advisory support to UNDP or NCSD as requested by the Chief Technical Advisor or CCCA Programme Manager.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s Degree in Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources, Economics, Physical Planning, Engineering or related discipline.

Experience:

  • At least 7 years of experience including at least 3 years supporting climate change response in developing countries;
  • Proven experience on planning and M&E of climate change adaptation / mitigation, and establishment of knowledge management systems in developing countries;
  • Proven experience in providing capacity development and advisory support to Government institutions in developing countries;
  • Specialized expertise in climate change vulnerability mapping/analysis, climate change research, and/or climate change awareness / education would be an advantage;
  • Experience developing and managing capacity development programmes for government institutions along with proven ability to negotiate and troubleshoot relationship with national and international stakeholders;
  • Prior experience in mobilizing resources and forming multi-stakeholder partnerships; and
  • Knowledge of UN/UNDP policies and procedures and experience in implementing UN/UNDP project at the country level would be an asset.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Khmer would be an asset.

Programme Manager

Application closing date: 30 June 2019 

Background Information – Job-specific

Thailand Operations Hub (THOH) is a UNOPS business unit under the UNOPS Asia Regional Office and it was established to better support, develop and oversee the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific.

The Hub comprises three main portfolios –THOH Thailand, THOH Indonesia and THOH Pacific and provides a wide range of services including Project Management, Transactional HR, Financial, and Procurement to clients that include other UN entities, INGOs and governments/government agencies donors. Most of THOH projects are implemented in South East Asia and the Pacific.

THOH is hiring for the position of Programme Manager under its Thailand office. Reporting to the Multi-Country Office Director, who provides general guidance and supervision, the Programme Manager is responsible for programme development planning and preparation, and for managing all stages of programming to achieve results in the area/s of responsibility under assigned programme/portfolio that includes projects under Thailand Office and Pacific Cluster. The incumbent manages some projects (playing the role of Project Manager) and coordinates project implementation, including supervising Project Managers for assigned projects.

The role contributes, as part of the Senior Management Team for THOH, to the development and implementation of strategies to enhance the competencies and position of UNOPS in sustainable project management and services to partners, stakeholders and UN system partners.

Functional Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions

  • Programme implementation and oversight
  • Portfolio development and planning
  • People management
  • Partnership and networking
  • Service delivery and quality assurance
  • Knowledge management and innovation

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the general guidance and supervision of the Multi-Country Office Director, the Programme Manager’s responsibilities include the following:

Programme implementation and oversight

  • Establish and execute the programme implementation plans for the programme in collaboration with partners, set objectives, performance measurements, standards and results expected to ensure timely and partner oriented services.
  • Monitor and supervise the timely and cost-effective implementation of the programme according to UNOPS goals and partner expectations, approved budget and full cost recovery.
  • Accept responsibility for project portfolio oversight as delegated by the Multi-Country Office Director and through the role of Project Executive on Project Boards.
  • Mentor and assist Project Managers in planning, execution and delivery of allocated projects, ensuring incorporation of best practice project management processes.
  • Facilitate timely and accurate project tracking, analysis of outputs, and reporting.
  • Develop and implement the programme governance framework.
  • Perform the role of project manager for assigned projects
  • Provide surge capacity as and when required

Portfolio development and planning

  • Support the Multi-Country Office Director to ensure the financial sustainability of the assigned programme and delivery of desired results, ensuring compliance with organizational strategies, rules, regulations and standards of performance.
  • Coordinate closely with partnerships and business development team to ensure portfolio growth and diversity.
  • Submit mandated reports and critical issues to the Multi-Country Office Director and clients, to drive future process improvement and business development planning.
  • Analyse and keep abreast of political and development trends in the geographical area, to identify and propose to the Multi-Country Office Director areas for UNOPS engagement and support based on country priorities, strategic areas of focus and comparative advantage.
  • Manage and oversee the preparation of programme documents (including business cases/strategies, policy briefs, programme plans and risk assessments).
  • Ensure the accurate and timely completion of programme/business recommendations for the review and approval of the Multi-Country Office Director.
  • Consult and collaborate with internal and external colleagues and partners to ensure linkages, consistency, and harmonisation of approaches and compliance with guidelines, framework and standards of accountability, integrity and performance.
  • Plan and propose to the Multi-Country Office Director required office and programme resources for assigned portfolio.
  • Determine pricing strategies based on UNOPS pricing policy and models to ensure an appropriate balance between revenue and development capacity within UN mandate and spirit.
  • Manage programme resources in accordance with UNOPS standards of ethics, integrity and accountability framework and financial sustainability.

People management

  • Plan, recruit, manage and develop programme personnel/technical experts with the skills and competencies needed to ensure optimum performance and encouraging the formation of diverse teams in term of gender and geography.
  • Supervise Project Managers for assigned projects
  • Promote teamwork, collaboration and diversity by providing timely guidance and supervision to the team to enable them to perform their duties responsibly, effectively and efficiently.
  • Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.

Partnership and networking

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships through active networking, advocacy and effective communication of UNOPS competencies in project service delivery and management.
  • Support the business development function by identifying and developing new business and partnership/customer opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the Partnerships and Business Development Officer to prepare proposals and partnership engagements.
  • Contribute to current and future growth plans for THOH, ensuring alignment with the UNOPS AR and corporate strategic plans.

Service delivery and quality assurance

  • Establish and maintain appropriate arrangements for direct operational support for delivery of the programme, including leveraging regional or corporate support facilities whenever available.
  • Monitor and oversee programme/project implementation, review progress, assess constraints and take corrective action, ensuring early warning of risks to Multi-Country Office Director and Head of THOH for action and/or intervention.
  • Take responsibility for financial decisions/exercise financial control to ensure the fiscal health/sustainability of the programme, including submitting financial reports to the Head of THOH.

Knowledge management and innovation

  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure UNOPS is continually incorporating best practice approaches.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.
  • Plan, implement and organise strategic capacity building of personnel, partners and stakeholders.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Project Management, Social Sciences, Administration, Economics or other related field is required.
  • A relevant first university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in combination with two (2) additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is required.

Experience:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in leading/coordinating project implementation in a large international and/or corporate organization.
  • At least two (2) years of experience at an international level is required.
  • Experience in project management is required.
  • Experience as programme manager is a distinctive advantage.
  • Experience managing people as a direct supervisor is required.
  • Some experience in the UN system organizations is desirable.
  • UNOPS experience in the field of project management is required.
  • Experience managing both implementation and transactional projects a distinct advantage.
  • Experience working in South East Asia is a distinct advantage.
  • Experience managing an office is desirable.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Knowledge of French an added advantage, noting that the assigned Programme includes a project in a French speaking country in the Pacific.
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Project Manager (Re-Advertisement)

Application closing date:: 24 July 2019 

Background Information – Job-specific

SPECIAL CALL FOR APPLICATION

Burundians (1) Who are residing outside of Burundi at the time of application (2) Who have been living there for five years or more (3) Who are fulfilling the requirement s stated on this job advert are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the project(s) and provides services to the different donors, partners and beneficiaries. He/she is expected to meet and exceed the organizations performance and delivery goals.

Concerning this specific Camp management project, UNOPS provides various services to the UN Compound in Bujumbura for its ongoing operations. These include the provision of electricity and water, cleaning services, maintenance, sewage and solid waste disposal, and security services etc.

Background information – DR Congo

Located in Kinshasa, DRC the UNOPS Hub in Central Africa covers eleven countries, including Burundi, and has an active portfolio of over $200m, mostly related infrastructure projects. The office has developed strong working relations with the international partners, UN agencies including UN Missions and Governments across Central Africa over the years. It provides technical support and capacity building in strategic development areas including infrastructure rehabilitation and development across health, education, public works, governance/public administration sectors; procurement, project management and sectoral advisory services; peace and security, environmental preservation and protection among others.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The project manager is responsible to produce/read the project initiation documents (PID), Legal Agreement and have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the project(s) products are capable of meeting the business cases for both UNOPS and the client. Success of the project(s) and hence Project Manager will be based on the Success Criteria of UNOPS engagements which are linked to the below responsibilities. The duties and responsibilities of the Project Manager Level 2 are similar to that of the Project Manager Level 3, with the difference in grades being determined by the project(s) level, complexity and level of responsibility of the specific position. A project manager at this level would normally be responsible for one or more UNOPS Level 2 project(s). A project manager at this level would likely be expected to manage a mid-sized project with mid-level risk or complexity. The project would rely on a number of external suppliers for its successful delivery, managing tight timeline with some flexibility. The project manager is responsible for all aspects of the project life cycle. S/he must be able to apply, with some degree of autonomy, the below duties and responsibilities of the project success criteria:

Stakeholder Management:

  • Establish solid working relationship with the project board (Executive, Senior Users and Senior Suppliers), client and key stakeholders
  • Manage communications and ensure stakeholders are aware of project activities, progress, exceptions and are in a position to accept handover products
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance)
  • Manage the information flows between the Project Board/OC Director and the project(s)

Delivery and Performance:

  • Develop and maintain project plans
  • Implement approved project plans (including the establishment of milestones) within tolerances set by the project board
  • Embed sustainability dimensions including social and gender inclusion, environmental and economic aspects into project life cycle.
  • Manage the production of the required products, taking responsibility for overall progress and use of resources and initiating corrective action where necessary
  • Liaise with any external suppliers or account managers
  • Authorize Work Packages
  • Advise the Project Board and OC Manager of any deviations from the plan
  • Identify and manage risks so that maximum benefit to client and stakeholders is achieved
  • Manage and review product quality and ensure products are accepted
  • Monitor and evaluate performance of service providers
  • Identify and report potential business opportunities for UNOPS to supervisor
  • Identify and report threats to UNOPS internal business case to supervisor

Partnership and programme development planning:

  • In collaboration with the CDOH Partnership development Advisor identify main partners, strategic positioning of UNOPS in the potential operational niches, to grow a pipeline opportunities in Burundi.
  • Monitor and evaluate humanitarian and development trends and needs to identify areas of collaboration within UNOPS mandate and existing capacity.
  • Provide advice and feedback to UNOPS Hub and HQ on the development of framework partnership agreements that can increase opportunities at the regional level.

Procedures:

  • Follow the Project Management Cycle Instructions and ensure that all organizational policy is complied with (Organizational Directives and Administrative Instructions)
  • Prepare/adapt the following plans for approval by the Project Board: I. Project Initiation Documentation; II. Stage/Exception Plans and relevant Product Descriptions
  • Prepare the following reports:

i. Highlight Reports

ii. End Stage Reports

iii. Operational Closure Checklist

iv. End Project Report

v. Handover Report

  • Maintain the following: i. Electronic Blue File; ii. Procurement, HR and Finance files as required by those practices as per OD12.
  • Ensure that all expenditure comply with UNOPS Financial Rules and Regulations (FRR).
  • Manage budgets, cash flow and obligations to ensure that deliverables are met and payments to contractors and personnel are received on time.
  • Understand and manage UNOPS overheads, allocable charges, and related corporate charges as they apply to the project Understand the unique structures of the UN and budget appropriately for personnel
  • Manage and remain accountable for expenditures against the budget (based on accurate financial reports)
  • Where the Project Manager has no delegation as a committing officer, s/he retains these responsibilities and will monitor and instruct/request others to carry out the relevant commitments and disbursements.

Knowledge Management:

  • Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Actively interact with other PMs and the PM community to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
  • Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies
  • Complete lessons learned as per reporting format
  • Incorporate lessons learned from others as per planning format

Personnel Management: if applicable

  • Lead and motivate the project management team
  • Ensure that behavioural expectations of team members are established
  • Ensure that performance reviews are conducted
  • Identify outstanding staff and bring them to the attention of the OC Director
  • Have a thorough understanding of UNOPS personnel contract modalities (including ICA and Staff)
  • Select, recruit and train team as required by project plans
  • Perform the Team Manager role, unless appointed to another person(s)
  • Perform Project Support role, unless appointed to another person or corporate/programme function
  • Ensure safety and security for all personnel and comply with UNDSS standards

Core Values and Principles:

  • Understand and respect UNOPS sustainability principles

I. Look for ways to embed UNOPS sustainability principles in day to day project management

II. Seek opportunities to champion gender equality at work place

III. Champion and communicate project’s sustainability aspects with key stakeholders

  • Understand and Respect National ownership and capacity

i. Understand the principles of the Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness and mainstream them into the project plans

ii. Seek opportunities to recruit qualified local staff

iii. Look for ways to build capacity of local counterparts

  • Partnerships and Coordination Understand the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and UNOPS, the project’s place in the UN system

i. Strive to build strong partnerships and effective coordination among relevant project actors (e.g. United Nations, governments, and non-governmental organizations or other relevant partners)

  • Accountability for results and the use of resources

i. The project management processes are designed to deliver maximum accountability, transparency and results. If a project or processes is not in line with this, it is the responsibility of the PM to raise the issue with a supervisor

  • Excellence

i. Contribute to innovation and the adaptation of best practice standards of sustainability and quality.

Requirements

Education

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline is required.
  • First level University Degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in Project Management, Business Administration, International Relations, Political/Security/Development Studies, or other relevant discipline in combination with 2 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • Secondary education in combination with relevant academic credentials and/or industry certifications and qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the university education
  • PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification – Preferred
  • Complete the UNOPS Project Management Foundation course (within one year after signing this TOR)

Experience

At least five (5) years of progressive experience in project development and management, with focus on monitoring, reporting, development and coordination in either public or private sector organizations is required.

Languages

  • Fluency in French is required
  • Intermediate knowledge of English is required
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Voluntary Assistant Roster, WFP Headquarters

Application Closing date 31 December 2019

What is WFP looking for?

WFP is a high-performance driven organisation.  The work environment is a diverse, dynamic, challenging and satisfying one in which to further expand your career.  Voluntary Assistants provide valued short-term assistance to the programmes many different divisions (including Human Resources, Programme & Policy, Supply Chain, Finance, Travel, Government and Private Partnerships, Communications and Operations).

What is the Voluntary Assistant Roster?

The Voluntary Assistant roster is a list of individuals who are available for short-term voluntary assignments at WFP Headquarters, Rome, Italy.  Inclusion on the roster is for a 12 month period after which individuals need to re-register their interest in order to be re-included.  Assignments as a WFP Voluntary Assistant can be for a maximum of 12 months total.

Essential Requirements:
  • Over 18 years of age at the time of application;
  • Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; knowledge of a second UN language (Arabic, French, Spanish, Russian or Chinese) is desirable;
  • Non-Italian nationals must possess a valid permit of stay at the time of application.

In addition to the above, we are looking for individuals that stand out from the crowd, who have personal qualities to bring to the organisation which complement and enhance our dynamic and multicultural work environment. The ideal WFP Voluntary Assistant will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Strong motivation to contribute to WFP’s mission in a voluntary capacity;
  • Client Orientation & Team Work;
  • Cultural Sensitivity;
  • Attention to detail.

Individuals will only be contacted if there is a voluntary opportunity for which their profile is considered suitable.

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Head of Credit Analysis

Application closing date: 21 July 2019 

Description

The BIS seeks to appoint a Head of Credit Analysis. In this key position, and reporting directly to the Head of Risk Management, you will be responsible for maintaining the exceptional credit quality of the Bank’s $400 billion balance sheet, and for developing the necessary risk framework and policies for its international banking business.

Join us, and contribute to the Bank’s overall success as a core member of the senior risk management team. Leading a 10-strong team of credit risk professionals, you will act as the reference point on all credit risk-related matters for the BIS’s Banking and Finance Departments, as well as the Legal Service and Management. In addition, you will maintain relationships with the Bank’s counterparties, rating agencies, and risk management peers in central banks, international organisations and commercial institutions.

We would like to meet candidates with at least 10 years of experience in a relevant role, combined with a quantitative background and an advanced degree in an appropriate discipline. You will have broad knowledge of financial risk management and measurement. Your written and spoken English is excellent; fluency in another major language would be a further asset.

This is your opportunity to work at the hub for central bank cooperation. We offer competitive conditions of employment and the chance to work in an international environment together with colleagues from more than 60 countries.

All new staff members are recruited on a fixed-term basis without expectation either of any contract renewal or conversion. The contract may however be extended or converted to an open-ended one at the end of the term, subject to organisational needs and individual performance. The BIS is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and strives for diversity among its staff.

Programme Specialist – New York

Application closing date: 18 July 2019 

Background

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. Working in support of the Regional Bureaus, 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 guides UNDP’s corporate crisis and fragility-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery and lead corporate support in response to crisis.

Support to country operations is coordinated by the Country Support Management Team (CSMT), working closely within the GPN, with the GPN Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team, the GPN SDG Integrator Team and GPN technical teams. The overall goal of the CSMT is to ensure strong, coherent and coordinated support to country offices (COs), as it relates to crisis and fragility, within the full spectrum of the GPN’s service offer. The CSMT steers the effective interaction of GPN Teams, Regional Bureau/Regional Hub and CO counterparts for integrated country support. It ensures that UNDP corporate support is provided before, during and after crises (in line with UNDP Standard Operating Procedures during the response phase). The CSMT aims to provide regular analytical updates in consultation with Regional Bureaus to support early warning and early action. It also supports and coordinates the GPN crisis response capacity and takes the lead in a UNDP-wide approach to strengthen UNDP capacity in preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from crisis.

Under the supervision of the Team Leader for Asia/Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and the CIS, the Programme Specialist coordinates the Crisis Bureau interventions in these regions in close collaboration with GPN Teams and the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific (RBAP) the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (RBLAC) and the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC). S/he allocates resources in line with the GPN vision and agreed priorities and to provide strong, coherent and coordinated support to COs in the Asia/Pacific, Latina America, the Caribbean, Europe and the CIS Region.

Duties and Responsibilities

Strategic country support coordination and timely delivery of technical assistance, programme and operational support

  • Ensure timely application of agreed business processes to guarantee predictable country support for COs on crisis prevention, response and recovery issues.
  • Stay abreast of developing crisis in regions in Asia/Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean Europe and the CIS regions and identify/understand the regional and country support needs as it relates to crisis and fragility.
  • Support prioritisation exercise with RBAP, RBLAC and RBEC to determine region priorities, taking into account local needs, capacities and resources, as well as corporate and partnership crisis related commitments.
  • Contribute to the roll out of the New Way of Working at country level.
  • Coordinate CB’s review of Country Programme Documents in priority countries in consultation with all GPN Teams, ensuring that programmes are crisis/conflict sensitive and reflect crisis-related priorities in fragile contexts.
  • Support effective coordination across the GPN to ensure the provision of crisis and fragility-related synchronized, consistent, coherent and comprehensive support and advisory services.
  • Working with the GPN Teams, contribute to ensuring quality assurance and relevance of crisis prevention, response, stabilisation and recovery programmes and ensuring alignment with corporate strategies and policies, through the review of substantive inputs to established country programming processes (e.g. CCA, UNDAF, CPD, Integrated Strategic Framework and other joint analysis and programming tools).
  • Ensure continuous liaison with RBAP, RBLAC and/or RBEC, Regional Hubs and GPN focal points at the technical level to ensure alignment with regional priorities, integration of the Regional Bureaus’ inputs into GPN/CB country support and coherence with related development practices.
  • Ensure that the country information databases are up to date on crisis and fragility related matters and informed by steady observation and monitoring of events, regular communications with RBAP, RBLAC and RBEC, internal analysis and outside specialized source.
  • Support initiatives to strengthen the capacity of COs for crisis preparedness, response and recovery through organizational learning activities in collaboration with GPN Teams (e.g. training packages and modules, workshops, web-based materials, webinars etc.).
  • Support the continuous collation of lessons learnt and best practices in crisis preparedness, response and recovery.

Timely management and coordination of crisis response

  • Support recovery programming in times of crisis, the implementation of timely, sequenced and appropriate UNDP response and recovery activities, safe and sustainable response actions and timely and commensurate funding allocations.
  • Ensure the secretariat function of temporary support structures, timely organization of coordination meetings, information sharing and proper record of decisions.
  • Support the determination of Level Declaration, composition of the SURGE Planning Team, deployment of First Responders, selection of SURGE Advisors, etc.
  • Coordinate the preparation of all background material submitted to the Crisis Board, including the Exigency Memo, the SURGE Plan, Business Cases and After-Action Reviews.
  • Support crisis response allocations and track timely delivery of the funds.
  • Support the establishment of the Crisis Management Support Team when L2 or L3 crisis have been declared.
  • Follow UNDP rules and procedures and agreed internal business processes for the sourcing, selection, deployment, management and exit of advisor deployed in response to crisis.
  • Support country level post-crisis assessment processes (e.g. recovery and peacebuilding assessments / post disaster needs assessments) from a process design and coordination perspective, working closely with GPN technical teams, RBAP, RBLAC and/or RBEC.
  • Support the development of recovery plans, recovery frameworks, strategic response plans, etc.

Partnership and collaboration with UN and non-UN partners

  • Engagement and liaison with relevant partners, including UN entities, in relation to operational country specific issues in close collaboration with RBAP, RBLAC and/or RBEC.
  • Maintain strong relationships at the technical level within the UN System and collaborates closely with UN system partners on country specific crisis situations, in particular with : (i) DPPA and DPO on issues of integration and mission transition, and in the context of countries with peacekeeping and special political missions; (ii) DPPA/PBF in relation to peacebuilding project development and implementation support; (iii)
  • OCHA on issues related to humanitarian response plans, humanitarian planning at country level and the operationalization of the New Way of Working at country Level; (iv) UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, to ensure coherent responses.
  • As appropriate, liaise and collaborate with the WB and other IFIs on country-specific issues in particular on PDNA and RPBA in close collaboration with the GPN Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team.
  • In close coordination with RBAP and/or RBEC, BERA and relevant GPN teams, keep track of the organization of country specific and crisis related International Pledging Conferences and ensure CSMT support as required.

Planning for the Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and the CIS region and deployment for immediate crisis response

  • Broker prioritization / organizational focus on high-impact crisis support vis-à-vis the broader GPN and Regional Bureau and aligns the use of resources behind these priorities.
  • Support the establishment of work plans for Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and the CIS and internal collaboration practices, role modeling how integrated work approaches are translated in UNDP’s crisis support.
  • Support the programme support function for Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and the CIS, ensuring that robust systems are in place to monitor the status of Crisis Bureau support together with financial and risk management obligations (i.e. associated budgets and expenditure reports in ATLAS, etc.).
  • Support the contracting and supervision of consultants to support programme development in the Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and the CIS Team.
  • Deploy as first responder – within 48 hours after a crisis – to support Country Offices in initial assessment, the setup of appropriate temporary crisis response structures, draft early recovery projects proposals and prepare for the SURGE Planning mission;
  • Participate in UNDP multidisciplinary teams to contribute to the formulation of national and regional strategies in post-conflict settings;
  • Support post-crisis assessment processes (e.g. RPBA / PDNA) from a process design and coordination perspective, working closely with GPN teams;
  • Participate in inter-agency mission and coordinate inputs from various GPN teams;
  • Support country level preparedness planning and programme criticality;
  • Represent CB as part of the SURGE planning team;
  • Ensure that critical cross cutting issues such as gender and conflict sensitivity are mainstreamed in assessments and plans.

Knowledge Development and Management

  • Actively contribute to community of practices to ensure wide dissemination of best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of programmes related to crisis and fragility in Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and the CIS;
  • Influence and promote the advance of policy dialogue in thematic relevant to the Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and the CIS regions such as disaster risk reduction and recovery through synthesis of knowledge emerging from the implementation of programmes in-country;
  • Support the knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned in the implementation of programmed in priority countries, in line with guidelines and corporate tools, including After Action Reviews.;
  • Support the capacity development of UNDP staff in the Asia/Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe and the CIS regions in application of tools and practices related to crisis and fragility.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

A Master’s degree, preferably in international development, law, international affairs, business administration, development economics, or other relevant field

Experience:

  • 7 years of professional work experience providing policy and programming advice and pioneering approaches in results-based management, knowledge generation and dissemination to advance sustainable agenda at international level. First hand expertise of crisis response, including managing rapid response in crisis settings and complex emergencies;
  • Knowledge and understanding of crisis prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (both disasters and conflicts); resilience; stabilisation; transition; etc.); international crisis response architecture (including humanitarian system; peacekeeping operations; special political missions; etc.); gender equality in the context of programming in humanitarian and early recovery settings);
  • Proven ability to coordinate crisis response with UN entities, including knowledge of UN policies and procedures on crisis response and complex emergencies, as well as related management of information;
  • Knowledge of UNDP’s crisis response, prevention and recovery mandate, policy and tools.
  • Experience working in a crisis context as part of UN Management highly desirable.

Language Requirements:

Fluent and proficient in English and Spanish. Knowledge of other UN

Finance Assistant – Antananarivo

Application closing date: 4 July 2019 

Background

Under the supervision of the Financial Analyst, the incumbent is in charge of the regular accounting tasks (accounting and various analyzes, budget monitoring, bank reconciliations, preparation of payroll). He is also in charge of the payments of the other Agencies of the United Nations System as well as the common services of the United Nations System.

He / She assists the Financial Analyst to discuss with the staff of the section and the UN Agencies, expenditure authorizations, explains the financial rules and procedures of the UNDP.

He / she must work closely with operations, programs and projects teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. For all clients he / she is responsible for, he / she must:

  • Check the accounting documents and proceed to the payment of suppliers, Individual Contract contracts;
  • Prepare internal and out-of-country mission expenses as well as accessories (terminal dues, reimbursement F10 and other travel items);
  • Manage the cash flow and propose the level of bailout of periodic bank accounts;
  • Save bank deposits.

2. In collaboration with the projects / programs, ensure that budget lines are allocated for each position in Atlas;

3. Analyze all transactions in ATLAS (transactions performed by finance, projects and agencies);

4. Proceed with the execution of the pay cycle, the finalization and issuance of checks as well as bank transfers;

5. Prepare the first payrolls;

6. Ensure the correct classification and accessibility of the accounting documents in accordance with the rules and procedures in force;

7. Assist the audit missions in the collection of financial information and the production of replies to the requests of the auditors;

8. Actively participate in closing accounts, obtain accounting information and make them available;

9. Prepare cost recovery invoices for services provided by UNDP to other Agencies and implement cost recovery monitoring in liaison with the Agencies with respect to its portfolio of activities;

10. Contribute to the maintenance of Dashboard finances;

11. Respect segregation of duties in accordance with the Internal Control in force;

12. Share with colleagues a summary of lessons learned and best practices in Finance;

13. Make quality contributions in knowledge networks and specialized circles;

14. Perform all other duties of other Finance Unit colleagues in case of absence;

15. Perform other assigned duties.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree + a certificate in finance, accounting, or management.
  • Obtaining a certificate in Accounting and Finance from UNDP is required (EPSI)

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in the field of accounting, finance and budget;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software (MS Word, Excel, etc.), and good knowledge of spreadsheets, experience of accounting software;
  • Good command of French

Stop TB Partnership –TB Financing Advisor, Kazakhstan

Application closing date: 20 July 2019

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership (STBP) Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the STBP is to realize the goal of elimination of tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The STBP is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the Global Plan to End TB, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the broad range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National TB Program (NTP) of Kazakhstan are implementing important transformations in the TB care delivery system in order to expand people-centered approaches, improve the service performance and increase efficiency. While the Government is committed to allocate substantial financial resources for TB prevention and care, the ongoing structural reforms in the health care system, in particular, implementation of the mandatory health insurance, require further improvements in the financial planning, allocation and provider payment mechanisms, in order to ensure efficient and high-quality TB services.

Upon the request of the NTP and with funding and technical support from the United States’ Agency for International Development (USAID), the Stop TB Partnership will employ an in-country Advisor in Kazakhstan, who will work in the area of TB financing, allocation and provider payment mechanisms.

Functional Responsibilities

The objectives of the USAID-funded technical assistance project in Kazakhstan are to: support the NTP in the expansion of DR-TB interventions; identify programmatic gaps and assist in bridging them through the provision of coordinated technical expertise; improve effectiveness and coordination in the implementation of the Global Fund grants; and facilitate resource mobilization for TB control.

Under the guidance of UNOPS / STBP’s Team Leader, Country and Community Support for Impact, and in close coordination with USAID, the Advisor will provide strategic guidance and technical support to the NTP in the implementation of innovative approaches, regulations and practices related to financing, allocation and provider payment mechanisms in TB care. The Advisor will also support the NTP in identifying key programmatic gaps that require additional technical support and in ensuring the effective and coordinated implementation of the relevant components of the Global Fund TB project.

The Advisor will undertake the following functions:

  • Inform the NTP and partner agencies working in TB field on the up-to-date evidence, innovations and international best practices in health financing, allocation and provider payments; and provide other relevant capacity building support as required.
  • Support the NTP in mapping the key systemic challenges and programmatic gaps in the provision of patient-centered TB care, related to financial arrangements, service delivery systems and health system resources. In collaboration with USAID and other partners, identify the ways for bridging these gaps through provision of additional technical expertise in priority areas.
  • Provide strategic advice and technical expertise in the design and implementation of new approaches and compensation schemes for provider payments for TB and Drug Resistant TB cases in line with the criteria set by the Mandatory Health Insurance Fund;
  • Lead and coordinate the development of diagnosis-related groups (DRGs) for different categories of TB cases treated, including cost recovery modeling and forecasting for medical facilities at different levels of care;
  • Provide technical support for piloting the new mechanisms, including those for outpatient treatment and case management of TB and DR-TB patients;
  • Advise on upgrading the management information system to accommodate for the new financing and allocation mechanisms in TB services with appropriate linkages to programmatic performance and quality improvement;
  • Guide the NTP in monitoring and evaluation of the innovative interventions, documenting and disseminating the good practices and lessons learned;
  • Facilitate effective communication on and coordination of the health system strengthening interventions for TB across the national stakeholders and international partners: USAID and its subcontractors, the Global
  • Fund, WHO, the World Bank and others.

Communication, Coordination and Reporting

The primary point of contact for the Advisor in the country will be the Director of the National Scientific Center for Phthisiopulmonology (NSCP) in Almaty. The Advisor shall work in close cooperation with and receive support from her/his point of contact, other officers of the NTP and the STBP’s resident TB Advisor in Kazakhstan, as well as USAID TB team officers at the Regional Mission in Almaty and in Washington. The Advisor shall develop written plans of activities with specific deliverables in cooperation with the national counterparts and above officers.

The duty station for the assignment is Almaty, Kazakhstan. In agreement with the NTP, the Advisor will be based at the NSCP. She/he will undertake duty travel in-country and abroad, as required.

The Advisor shall participate in regular coordination meetings with the project partners and conference calls with participation of STBP’s CCS4i Regional Advisor in Geneva, TB Advisor in Kazakhstan and USAID. The Advisor shall produce monthly activity reports and submit them to STBP and USAID.

Education / Experience / Language requirements

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, finance, Business Administration, Management, public health or similar field.

Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressive work experience in one or more of the following fields: health financing, health system policy and regulations, health services organization and management. Track record of economic analyses in health care, development and implementation of payment schemes and mechanisms for health care provider institutions.
  • Experience in implementation of health insurance is highly desirable.
  • Experience working with disease control programs, in particular in financial aspects of TB programs, in Eastern European and Central Asian countries is a strong asset.
  • Proven networking capacity with important stakeholders at the national level and international organizations is an asset.

Languages

Proficiency in Russian; working knowledge of English (minimum at intermediate level). Knowledge of Kazakh language is an asset.

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