20 June 2016

UN Jobs - Coordinator - Integrated and Governance Portfolio at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Level: P4
Reports to: Country Director (CD)
Job ID: 4316

About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

Job Summary: The Coordinator - Integrated and Governance Portfolio acts as the technical manager of the Portfolio and advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of Governance and related fields including the Rule of Law and Constitutional Democracy, Institutional Effectiveness, and Peace, Security and Systems Resilience. The primary responsibilities of the IG Coordinator is to promote coherence in actions within UNDP and among partners in the Governance sector through: (a) enhanced collaboration and institutional linkages among key partners; (b) increased access, by government and partners, to needed technical (expertise), technological and operational resources to lead, plan, innovate and achieve sustainable transformational results; and (c) improved availability of relevant data from programme monitoring systems, research and evaluations to enable production of quality and timely reports on progress towards (SDGs).  The IG Coordinator technically leads the three Governance result areas (Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy; Institutional effectiveness; and Peace, Security & Systems Resilience) in strategic planning and, identifies new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.The Coordinator technically supervises the Governance team and works in close collaboration with the Management Support, Operations team in the CO, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP IG programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensuring strong Coherence of the Integrated Governance programme towards creating enabling conditions for accelerated and sustained progress towards NDP II and SDG targets and goals:
  • Ensure the Programme is implemented under the Delivering as One modality, based on international human rights standards and restorative justice, and contextualized as appropriate as possible to the Ugandan context;
  • The incumbent will provide overall direction and leadership to the Integrated Governance programme to ensure that UNDP and UNCT’s support contribute to building a strong foundation (rule of law, controlled corruption, effective, efficient and resilient national institutions, sustained peace and security) to accelerate and sustain progress towards the following global commitment:
    • SDG 11: Gender Equality;
    • SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions; and
    • SDG 17: Partnership for the Goals.
  • Work closely with relevant UN agencies and partners to promote overall governance programme coherence and support government’s efforts to optimize the use of aid and national resources through effective coordination of activities among UN, donors, state and non-state actors; and
  • Support the Country Office in the development of effective oversight and accountability mechanisms.
Building institutional linkages among partners working in the governance sector to ensure adequate complementarities, synergies and elimination of duplications:
  • Provide analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.
  • Actively promote the creation and coordination of partnership with the UN agencies, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society, etc.
  • Ensure leadership, within UNDP and UNCT, over UNDAF Governance Pillar Programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, including preparation – in consultation with programme partners (GoU, Donors, CSOs and private sector) - of a joint work plan and related SDG-focused periodic progress reports;
  • Work collaboratively with UNDP SIED Coordinator and relevant UN agencies’ focal points to continuously promote, monitor coherence, complementarities and synergies between UNDAF/UNCT programmes on Inclusive Governance (IG), Human Capital Development (HCD) and Sustainable & Inclusive Economic Development (SIED) and their impact on acceleration of progress towards NDP II and SDG Targets.
Ensuring availability of high-level Expertise within UNDP and implementing partners to drive innovations and knowledge building:
  • Promote innovations through South-South and Triangular learning, strategic and context-tailored research and joint programme evaluations;
  • Oversee the planning and coordination of strategic planning and related capacity building activities in UNDP CO to ensure a smooth transition from micro-project implementation to strategic and context-appropriate upstream support to government and partners.
  • Ensuring Access by the government to required resources to lead, own and sustain efforts towards good governance;
  • Building, establishing and maintaining strategic partnership and facilitate government’s access to resources for development, including: technical, technological, know-how (South-South experiences and cooperation) and financial;
  • Ensuring technical, operational and financial support to the processes of identifying relevant opportunities for South-South Cooperation, mission planning, documentation, feedback to decision-makers and partners and follow-up of actions on recommendation.
Ensuring timely and quality Reporting on progress towards programme goals and related SDGs:
  • Build on political commitment towards institutional effectiveness, transparency and accountability to promote and coordinate efforts towards establishment and functioning of high-level development research and evaluation functions in the government.
  • Promote and support coordination by GoU of data generation and use of system-generated data, including relevant and accessible Big Data, in development progress tracking.
  • Liaise with relevant Regional and HQ units to ensure timely technical inputs to data generation and progress reporting processes through sharing of relevant international best practices;
  • Lead and coordinate UNDP/UNCT reporting on governance programme with emphasis on clear establishment of linkages with and impact on other UN-supported programme (HCD and SIED);
  • Ensure quality, adequate depth and timeliness of SDG progress reporting

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Coordinator - Integrated and Governance Portfolio job placement should possess at least five to seven years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management and policy advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments, civil society and local communities.
  • Previous experience in coordinating and maintain synergy with development partners and the UN system. 
  • Significant experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Personal Competencies:
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
  • Ability to promote knowledge generation and management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example
  • Ability to continually facilitate the evaluation of learning, knowledge building and sharing, in the local and global communities including knowledge sharing, participates in knowledge reuse and provide feedback around community improvements
  • Ability to work 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 engage with high ranking UNDP Managers, Government Officials and International Donor Community and provide policy
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting; full project cycle mastery, excellent work/project planning skills, mastery of UNDP’s programmes
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
  • Ability to formulate and mange budgets, mange contributions and investments, mange transactions, conduct financial analysis reporting and cost-recovery
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Leads, mentors, coaches, encourages and motivates teams effectively, inspires confidence.
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.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 24th June 2016

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