Project Officer (For SEYCHELLES Nationals ONLY)

Location : Mahe, SEYCHELLES
Application Deadline :21-Sep-11 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Service Contract
Post Level :SC-9
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One year with possibility of renewal


Working under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager (based in Mauritius), the Project Officer will support the timely implementation of all UNDP activities in Seychelles.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Day to day management of the UNDP  Projects and Programme in Seychelles Unit
  • Monitoring project delivery and manage portfolio of UNDP projects in the Seychelles
  • Maintaining a network of peers in the Government, UN, NGOs and stakeholder organization for the UNDP programme in Seychelles
  • Drafting progress reports and minutes of steering committee meetings
  • Providing support for the preparation and drafting of project documents and ensuring consistency with national development objectives and UNDP policies and procedures
  • Arranging briefings and related activities for missions in Seychelles (donors, technical advisors, consultants, UN agencies).
  • Providing administrative support to the Resident Coordinator system by liaising with resident and non resident UN agencies
  • Representing UNDP in various forums and meetings at the national level.

The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.


Functional Competencies:    

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.2: Ppreparing information for advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
Building Strategic Partnerships
Levle 1.2:  Maintaining a network of contacts
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)
Level 1.2:  Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
  • Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks 
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.2: Preparing information for global advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
Client Orientation
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity 
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Prince2 training and certification, RMG

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences and other relevant field.
  • Candidates having a Bachelors Degree with five (5) years of relevant working experience will also be considered


  • Three (3) years of post Master or Bachelors with 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. 
  • Field-based experience with civil society is also very pertinent to this post.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and integrated computer systems or in handling web based management systems.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and creole is essential.
  • Knowledge of French would be an asset but not a requirement.

  • Salary will be based on local UNDP salary scale for Service Contract. 
Mode of Application
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply on-line through UNDP jobs website:
  • Please ensure that you upload your UNDP Personal History Form – P11 (available at and CV as one attachment 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 short-listed candidates will be contacted. 
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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