PROGRAMME ANALYST (HIV/AIDS) - OPEN TO BOTSWANA NATIONALS ONLY
|Application Deadline :||14-Jul-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-B|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year renewable|
|Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Poverty Unit Manager, the Programme Analyst is responsible for the management of the HIV/AIDS and gender components of the UNDP Programme. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends as they relate to HIV/AIDS and gender and supports the formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio. He/She will also provide policy advisory and advocacy services.
The Programme Analyst acts as a quality assuror vis-à-vis project activities within his/her portfolio. The Programme Analyst works in close cooperation with the operations team, programme staff in UNDP and 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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Implementation of UNDP programme strategies on the thematic areas of HIV/AIDS and Gender:
- Analysis and documentation of political, social and economic developments with a bearing on the programme portfolio with the Analyst’s brief and preparation of substantive inputs into Common Country Assessment, UN Development Assistance Framework, Country Program Document, One UN Programme Operational Plan and other documents.
- Identification of areas for support and intervention within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned, including areas for joint UN work on the thematic areas assigned.
- Management of the component of the Country Office (CO) programme on the thematic areas of HIV/AIDS and Gender.
- Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results in consultation with PMSU.
- Design and formulation of UNDP CO programmes/projects within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. This includes contribution to the formulation, implementation and coordination of UN work on the thematic areas assigned (through UN Program Coordination Groups – PCGs). Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.
- Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to Project Appraisal Committee, supervising Programme Associate in entering project into Atlas, finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme Analyst performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval, participates in recruitment processes for projects.
- Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions and participation in audit of NEX projects.
- Evaluation of the programme impact, including monitoring and analysing the programme environment and ensuring timely readjustments in the programme portfolio.
Creation of strategic partnerships, including actively participating in, and contributing to, the work of joint UN Program Coordination Groups (PCGs) on the thematic areas assigned
- Development of partnerships with UN Agencies (through PCGs), IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
- Analysis and research on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects.
Provision of quality policy advisory services to programme partners and facilitation of knowledge building and management on both HIV/AIDS and gender:
- Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
- Support the development of policies and strategies to address priority issues in the area of HIV/AIDS and gender as identified by the Government and other strategic partners.
- Active contribution to UNDP/UN advocacy on MDGs.
- Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
- Sharing information, organization of trainings for the CO staff on the thematic areas assigned.
- 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.
- Knowledge Management and Learning.
- Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office.
- In-depth knowledge on development issues.
- Ability to advocate and provide policy advice.
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
- Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
- Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources.
- Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit.
- Strong IT skills.
- Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change.
Management and Leadership:
- Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
- Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
- Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.
- Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in a Health and/or Development Related field. Knowledge of Health, HIV/AIDS and gender issues will be an added advantage.
- At least 5 years work experience in the area of health and development, at least two of which should have been at the level of providing management advisory services, policy advisory and advocacy services; hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
- Familiarity with international best practices, national policies, and legal and institutional frameworks in relation to the management of HIV/AIDS and gender in Botswana.
- Sound analytical, conceptualization and communication skills.
- Ability to work as team member in a multicultural environment.
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages.
- Experience in handling web based management systems.
- Fluency in spoken and written English and Setswana.
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.