3 United Nations UNDP Jobs – Area Project Managers

United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Gulu, Lira and
Moroto, Uganda
The Government of Uganda
launched a Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) which commenced
implementation in July 2009 and now in a second phase running until June 2015.
The main objective of PRDP-2 is to complete the post-conflict recovery process;
to strengthen the foundation for development in Northern Uganda; and to narrow
the gap between Northern Uganda and the national average level of all
socio-economic indicators. In this context, and building on previous UNDP
engagements in Northern Uganda, UNDP has designed a new project financed
jointly by UNDP Uganda and New York to support the deepening of our initiatives
in Northern Uganda that aim to enhance economic recovery peace building and
lead to the long term socio-economic development of Northern Uganda.
 Under the
guidance and supervision of the Northern Uganda Programme Manager with overall
reporting to Team Leader for Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit (CPRU), the
Area Project Managers will provide programmatic and administrative support at
field level for the smooth implementation Local Development and Social Cohesion
in Northern Uganda Project.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide support and guidance to
    implementing institutions in developing results-based Annual Work Plans
    that clearly set out the quarterly and output targets, indicators,
    activities, resource requirements, and budget;
  • Manage the day-to-day project
    implementation, ensure adherence to administrative and financial
    requirements and monitor and make recommendations to partners and
    stakeholders as may be required;
  • Provide support to national
    implementing partners and responsible parties in their implementation of
    activities at field level to ensure their efficient and effective
    contribution to project outputs;
  • Ensure adherence to the UNDP
    monitoring and evaluation system for the project through regular field
    monitoring visits of activities as well as facilitating and supporting
    joint field monitoring visits;
  • Support and follow up with
    implementing partners and responsible parties to prepare and submit timely
    quarterly project progress reports (both substantive and financial)
    detailing progress against the output targets, and the activities
  • Ensure timely, adequate and
    controlled disbursement of funds for field activities, and ensure that
    field activities are implemented adequately with clear accounting systems,
    acceptable to UNDP accounting requirements;
  • Ensure regular and effective
    communication with partners at all levels;
  • Provide support, facilitate and
    assist external evaluations, audits and spot checks on implementing
  • Undertake assessment of counterpart
    strategies and their support capacity to inform UNDP Programming and
    resource allocation/mobilization;
  • Participate and represent country office
    in relevant coordination meetings at field level and in various other
    activities relating to sub region of deployment and prepare information
    briefs to immediate supervisor;
  • Support implementing partners and
    responsible parties on proper management of financial and human resources
    according to UNDP rules and regulations;
  • Advocate and promote awareness and
    understanding of the UNDP mandate, mission and purpose and focus on
    Sustainable Human Development with special emphasis on Northern Uganda;
  • Carry out additional tasks that may
    be assigned as and when necessary.
 Qualifications, Skills
& Experience:
  • Masters Degree in Business
    administration, Development Studies, Project management, Social sciences,
    Economics, International Development, or any other field related to
    recovery programming and peace building.
  • At least 2 years progressive professional
    experience in the   provision of programmatic and administrative
    support to projects implementation with general knowledge of development issues
    in conflict and post-conflict settings. Experience at field level an added
  • Prior work experience in and
    knowledge of or work experience in Northern Uganda or similar context will
    be an added advantage;
  • Knowledge of project monitoring and
  • Conflict and post-conflict work
    experience especially involving Government, Local Government and Community
    systems and structures;
  • Experience in the use of computers
    and office software packages and handling of web based management systems;
  • Experience in establishing
    inter-organizational networks and partnerships at the operational level.
  • Well proven analytical and writing
  • Ability to work in
    multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to travel to project sites
    even in remote areas as required.
in English
  • Project Implementation at field
    level ;
  • Partnership building, dialogue and
  • Capacity building and mentoring;
  • Results Based Management and logical
  • Leadership and effective management.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling
    the UN’s values and ethical standards.
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and
    strategic goals of UNDP and UN.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion,
    race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and
    learning culture;
  • In-depth knowledge on development
  • Ability to advocate and provide
    policy advice;
  • Actively works towards continuing
    personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on
    learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
 Development and Operational Effectiveness
  • Ability to lead strategic planning,
    results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to lead formulation,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and
    projects, and mobilize resources;
  • Good knowledge of the Results
    Management Guide and Toolkit;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Ability to lead implementation of
    new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal
 Management and Leadership
  • Focuses on impact and result for the
    client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Leads teams effectively and shows
    conflict resolution skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with
    energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written
    communication skills;
  • Builds strong relationships with
    clients and external actors;
  • Remains calm, in control and good
    humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and
    ability to manage complexities.
to Apply:
If you believe you are one
of the three ideal candidates for this fantastic opportunity for the United Nations
Development Programme, then visit the web link below for full job details http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=37431
NB: UNDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Qualified Women are encouraged to apply.
20th May, 2013

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