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Coordinator - Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD)
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||20-Apr-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||180 working days, over a 12 months period|
Established in 2004 to raise the contour of capacity development on the international policy agenda, the Learning Network on Capacity Development (LenCD) is an informal network aimed at supporting the emerging global community of practice around capacity development, by promoting exchange of knowledge, experience and approaches among practitioners. The LenCD strategy is conceived around the following areas: (i) practice: promoting concrete practice change on the ground; (ii) evidence: distilling and disseminating lessons; and (iii) policy: bringing relevant knowledge back to inform policy decisions on capacity development. The network is governed by a multi-partner steering group, and is supported by a UNDP project, which functions as the network’s secretariat, providing coordination and knowledge management support.
Since its inception, LenCD has been connecting the capacity development community, facilitating learning and dialogue around capacity development, and informing policies and practice on the ground. In 2011, LenCD’s initiatives were, for the most part, oriented towards preparing for the 4th High Level Forum in Busan, where LenCD has played a critical role positioning capacity development higher on the international development agenda, by organizing a thematic dialogue on capacity development and rallying support behind the Building Block on Effective Institutions.
In collaboration with its partners, in 2012 and beyond, LenCD will contribute to bring forward the commitments made in Busan by the international community, including in the areas identified in the New Consensus on Effective Institutions. LenCD will continue promoting capacity development in international policy fora, deepen the learning and knowledge on CD, nurture a dynamic community of practitioners around critical themes, and expand the body of knowledge and learning for supporting effective institutions.
While continuing to draw from the initiatives and energies of its partners, to pursue these initiatives, LenCD will rely on the coordinator, who will work in close collaboration with the UNDP LenCD project manager and the LenCD knowledge manager.
Objective of the assignmentUnder the guidance of the LenCD steering group, and with the administrative support of the LenCD project manager, the LenCD coordinator will be responsible for moving the LenCD agenda forward in a multi-partner network and to facilitate the implementation of the work streams agreed by the steering group, as reflected in the LenCD work plan. The LenCD coordinator will be working closely with the LenCD knowledge manager as well as with network partners in implementing jointly agreed initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Act as primary contact and facilitator for LenCD
Deliverables : Communication strategy developed and implemented;Options and strategy notes to facilitate collective decision making; Reports on events attended on behalf of LenCD and commentaries/analyses posted on the LenCD portal; Regular reports on LenCD achievements, challenges and lessons learnt.
2. Take the lead in bringing forward LenCD regional agendas
Deliverables : Support provided to regional platforms in the areas of knowledge management, including: products/services and technology, information and knowledge sharing on CD; and others; At least one learning event organised in each of the regions (conditional to availability of funds).
3. Lead phase II of the LenCD-Train4Dev Learning Package on Capacity Development:
Deliverables : The Train4Dev LenCD CD e-learning course developed and launched; The CD Learning Package – phase I – translated into French and Spanish; The CD Facilitator’s Guide adapted, on the basis of feedback received from pilots; The scholarship fund established and operational.
4. Lead the Capacity Development and Results Agenda
Building on LenCD’s recent work in this area, the coordinator will work with the knowledge manager to:
Deliverables : New body of evidence on CD and results collected, analysed and made available on LenCD.org; knowledge sharing/learning events on CD and results organised.
5. Develop and implement the “Making Reform Happen” work stream, in support of the Building Block on Effective Institutions
A community of practice around “making reform happen”, including but not limited to:
6. Support the Knowledge Management Function
Required Skills and Experience
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.