Fresher UN Development Coordination Officer – Data Management & Results Monitoring Jobs – UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO)

Organization: UN
Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The United Nations
is an impartial and trusted partner in Uganda, supporting the Government to
achieve its development goals. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), is
comprised of 22 resident and non-resident UN agencies. The UN Resident
Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR) leads the UNCT and is the
highest representative of UNDP in Uganda. The RC/RR is also the Designated
Official for security for UN Uganda. The UN Resident Coordinator is assisted in
her coordination role in the field by United Nations Area Coordinators (UNACs)
in the areas where the UN has a strong presence on the ground. The UNAC system
is a UNCT-integrated coordination system at the field level that convenes UN
agency representatives through regular Area Coordination Team meetings. The
UNAC system seeks to accelerate the implementation of Delivering as One at the
field level in Acholi and West Nile, Karamoja and South West.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
substantive support for the development and implementation of the UNCT data and
research strategies
  • Assists in the design and implementation of the UNCT’s data and
    research strategy, in alignment with the Country Common Analysis (CCA) and
    UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF);
  • Undertakes empirical analysis, data mining and visualization, as
    assigned, to assist the Resident Coordinator (RC) and UNCT, including
    results groups, in developing reports and working papers on sustainable
    development topics;
  • Compiles and analyses information on the latest developments of the
    use of new types of data sources and tools (e.g. big data) for sustainable
  • Provides substantive and analytical support to RC/UNCT in preparing
    and positioning the UN to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable
    Development Goals (SDGs) in the country, including the drafting of
    reports, as well as analytical and position papers;
  • Contributes to UNCT research and development of data and research
    tools and methodologies at the country level;
  • Keeps abreast of emerging development issues to optimize UNCT’s
    analytical capacity to respond to national priorities;
  • Contributes substantively to the development and implementation of
    peer review and quality assurance mechanisms for UNCT’s research products;
  • Administers UNINFO planning, monitoring and reporting system and
    contributes to the development of the One UN Country Results Report.
Assists in the
development and expansion of strategic research and data partnerships,
including with UN entities at regional and HQ level, government counterparts,
research institutes, leading global thinkers on development, and civil society,
among others.
  • Supports the UN’s work with national data and statistical systems,
    facilitating engagement with national entities and data systems;
  • Communicates and coordinates with existing partners and helps form
    new partnerships with UN agencies, academia, the private sector, and
    governmental agencies to further the use of data science for development.
  • Communicates and coordinates with internal and external partners on
    data collection and project/research implementation;
  • Supports the convening of key thinkers on sustainable development
    and 2030 Agenda to provide inputs on, advise and steer the UNCT’s research
    and data agenda.
  • Assists in strengthening the UNCT’s partnerships with research
    institutions and similar entities across the UN system though concrete
    collaboration on areas of the 2030 agenda.
monitoring and reporting of UNCT results under the UN Development Assistance
Framework (UNDAF)
  • Supports inter-agency efforts on results and progress monitoring and
    reporting on the UNDAF and Joint Programmes, particularly through UNINFO;
  • Assists in preparing the UNDAF monitoring and evaluation (M&E)
    framework and reporting results at country, regional and global levels.
  • Contributes to independent evaluations of UNDAFs as a key element of
    the UNDAF cycle, and other interagency work related to monitoring,
    evaluation and reporting;
  • Serves as country focal point for country-level, regional and global
    M&E initiatives and networks.
  • Supports knowledge management and capacity development related to
    data and monitoring
Assists in the
sharing of best practices within the UNCT and with UNCTs in the (sub)region and
globally, based on a solid understanding of the incentives that people need to
utilize knowledge.
  • Advocates for knowledge sharing, inspiring others within the RCO and
    UNCT to contribute their expertise through internal and external platforms
    and tools, working closely with colleagues at the regional level to ensure
    usable knowledge is shared between and applied by UNCTs.
  • Assists in the identification of good practices and lessons learned
    at the different levels of the UN System (national, regional and global)
    and share findings with HQ, Regional and country colleagues so that best
    practices benefit UN’s work;
  • Contributes to the UNCT’s exchange of best practice, trends,
    knowledge and lessons learned with external partners.
  • Provides substantive support for assigned thematic activities and
    knowledge-sharing forums and encourages others to participate.
  • Contributes to knowledge sharing (including through training and
    peer exchange) amongst UN staff on issues related to UN strategic planning
    frameworks, methodologies and tools;
  • Draws upon other UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge
    networking to provide contributions to strategic planning processes

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UN Resident Coordinator’s
    Office (RCO) Development Coordination Officer – Data Management &
    Results Monitoring job placement should hold an advanced university degree
    (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public
    administration, information management, statistics, sustainable
    development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level
    university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying
    experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience in
    providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge
    management or project/programme management in the context of development
    cooperation or related area is required.
  • Language:   Fluency in one of
    the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, is
    required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official
    language is an advantage. 
  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts
    and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data
    collection.  Ability to undertake
    research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on
    sustainable development issues. 
    Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
    competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient
    in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is
    motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence
    when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in
    stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
    and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
    required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for
    completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when
    planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time
  • Communication:
    Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly
    interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions
    to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors
    language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness
    in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Teamwork: Works
    collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits
    input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to
    learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and
    acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may
    not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments
    and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Accountability:
    Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers
    outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and
    quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations
    and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes
    responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility
    for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Creativity:
    Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different
    options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades
    others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual
    ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new
    ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional
  • Client Orientation:
    Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and
    seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains
    productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect;
    identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
    monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment
    to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of
    progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products
    or services to client.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning: Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
    actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally;
    contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates; shows
    willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.
  • Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability
    and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to
    apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new
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: 1st February 2019
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