23 February 2017

UN Programme Specialist - Displacement Career Jobs - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:          Programme Specialist - Displacement
Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader, Inclusive Green Growth for Poverty Reduction

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 Programme Specialist – Displacement will work closely with UNDP’s programmes on Climate Change & Disaster Risk Reduction; Peace, Security & System Resilience; and Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy, to support four inter-related areas.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
Management support and oversight of the Country Office’s Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy and related programme;
  • Support resource mobilizations and manage strategic partnerships, including donor relations;
  • Significantly contribute to Inter-Agency Coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence; and
  • Enhance UNDP’s position vis-à-vis Uganda’s nationally-led efforts to management displacement through knowledge broking, strategic communications and the promotion of south-south and triangular cooperation.
Management support and oversight of the Country Office’s Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy and related programme:
  • Manage the planning, implementation, and coordination aspects of the strategy and programme;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on Results Based Management tools and performance indicators; lead programmes/projects appraisal and evaluation according to results-based management requirements;
  • Manage the portfolio of funds/projects through technical monitoring and administrative and financial supervision; ensure the proper application of a monitoring system to track progress on program results and indicators;
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of staff, experts and consultants within the technical assistance team;
  • Identify capacity-building needs of partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring, training and capacity development initiatives to partners;
  • Act as the ex-officio member of the Internal Steering Committee on Displacement, comprising representatives from across relevant programmes, overseeing UNDP’s Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy and related programme.
Support resource mobilizations and manage strategic partnerships, including donor relations:
  • Under the guidance and direction of Senior Management, support resource mobilization opportunities through the development of project proposals to development partners and multilateral funds;
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships with government, thought leaders, donors, UN entities, and implementing partners to enhance comparative advantage and influence;
  • Develop and implement partnerships and resource mobilization strategies;
  • Develop relevant documentation on donors and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost sharing.
Contribute to Inter-Agency Coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence:
  • Provide relevant input when needed on key developments and opportunities to develop and strengthen institutional partnerships for addressing displacement and providing durable solutions and to ensure the inclusion of UNDP’s perspective in the intergovernmental fora.
  • Attend meetings, events, and participating in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies; government ministries, departments and authorities; donors and implementing partners to ensure capacity development programme is harmonized and aligned with other efforts;
  • Enhance UNDP’s position vis-à-vis Uganda’s nationally-led efforts to management displacement through knowledge broking, strategic communications and the promotion of south-south and triangular cooperation
Facilitate knowledge sharing, enhance UNDP's presence/thought leadership in displacement and durable solutions:
  • Keep up-dated knowledge related to the thematic areas at country and region-specific level and proactively share documents with team members and respond to their specific requests for information;
  • Significantly contribute to the development and review of knowledge products in close coordination by analysing and sharing lessons learnt and programme evaluation results; and
  • Proactively contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery in line with budget and workplans;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and evaluation of programmes;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely and quality of reports;
  • Regular communication with other agencies and partners;
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and knowledge management initiatives.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Programme Specialist – Displacement career opportunity should hold a Master’s degree or higher in development studies, economics or another related field.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in programme/project management related to displacement, livelihoods, youth empowerment and/or rural development or related fields;
  • Close familiarity with the work of UNDP, or other UN system development agencies, in a developing country context is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated programme/project development and resource mobilization experience; and
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, interpersonal and intercultural).

Personal Competencies:
Core 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 favouritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
  • Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with clients, focus on impact and result for the client and respond positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Lead teams effectively and show conflict resolution skills;
  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.

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: 3rd March 2017

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