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Programme Officer (Capacity Development) UNDP CO - LGA unit - VA No. 2011/07/184 - Kabul, AFGHANISTAN (Re-advertisement)
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||13-Oct-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-B|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 Year (with possibility of extension)|
|UNDP Global Mission Statement:?
UNDP is the UN?s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.?
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement:?
UNDP Afghanistan is supporting the Government to find innovative solutions to its development challenges based on the on-going Country Programme Document approved by the Executive Board for the period 2006 ? 2009.? A new Country Programme Document was approved by the Executive Board during September 2009 for the period 2010-2013. Key priority areas for UNDP assistance are in strengthening democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and reducing poverty. UNDP is strengthening the institutional capacities of key national government and sub-national authorities which aim to enhance human security, human development, peace and stability in Afghanistan.
UNDP, in close collaboration with the Afghan Government and under the government ownership, has identified two principle areas of cooperation: Governance and Sustainable Livelihoods, through its diversified programme activities, which are clustered into (a) Democratic Governance; (b) Local Governance and Administration; (c) Crisis Prevention and Recovery; (d) Sustainable livelihoods and Poverty Reduction; (e) Natural Resources and Environment.?
The UNDP country programme 2010-2013 focuses on institution-building and supports ongoing efforts to systematically build capacities within the Government and civil society to deepen the functioning of transparent and accountable democratic governance. Emphasis will be increasingly placed on sub-national governance, a pro-poor private sector, and livelihood development programmes aimed towards the most vulnerable groups.
The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) recognizes capacity development as one of five key principles for UN country programming The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) position statement (October 2006) highlights when and how UN country teams can address capacity development in their work-as part of the UNDAF process and in the UNCT?s support to national polices and plans.
UNDP Afghanistan, in alignment with the global UNDP strategic focus, treats capacity development as its overarching service which cuts across all its programmatic interventions in Afghanistan. As part of this direction, the capacity development (CD) cluster has been established in the Local Governance and Administration (LGA) unit of UNDP country office. A Capacity Development Cluster Coordinator (CDCC) will work as the technical specialist and will lead, coordinate and manage the capacity development activities of the CD cluster in UNDP Afghanistan. Within the Local Governance Unit, Government has improved ability to deliver services to foster human development and elected bodies have greater oversight capacity?
Outcome 4: The state and non-state institution is better able to promote democratic participation and be accountable to the public
UNDP is supporting a wide range of government institutions focusing on Institutional Development enhancing government service delivery, fostering human development and promoting democratic participation and accountability to the public.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the head of the LGA, the Programme Officer will be responsible for management of UNDP programme in the area of Capacity Development. The incumbent will analyze political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within the Capacity Development portfolio and provides policy advice services.
The Programme Officer will work in close collaboration with Afghanistan Capacity Development Facility and the Afghanistan Subnational Governance Projects and the Capacity Development and Subnational Implementation Clusters, the operations team, 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 ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.?
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.? We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Programme Officer will undertake substantive duties and responsibilities that are focused on developing and implementing programmes, projects and activities in the Capacity Development area. The Programme Officer will work as part of the team, developing and implementing a range of programmatic activities under the relevant portfolio. S/he will also represent UNDP in technical discussions and thematic meetings of relevance to the portfolio. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Summary of key functions:
Ensures implementation of? programme strategies and provide policy advisory support in the area of Justice and Human Rights and Anti-Corruption with focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures effective management and development of the programme within the Justice and Human Rights and Anti-Corruption with?focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the? following results:
Effective Assurance and Oversight of?Project Implementation?
Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization:?
Marketing and Advocacy:?
Knowledge Management and Learning??
Development and Operational Effectiveness??
Required Skills and Experience
Education & Experience:???
Interested and qualified national Afghan candidates should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm and please ensure that to fill up and upload Personal History Form-P.11 which is available at http://www.undp.org.af/Jobs/index.htm in the relevant field of the on-line application
Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Please note that only applications who are short-listed will be contacted.??
For more detailed information about UNDP Afghanistan please visit our website at www.undp.org.af?
The vacancy announcement is open only for Afghan national(s) applicants???
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply
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.