DEPUTY RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE/PROGRAMME
|Application Deadline :||02-Aug-12|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||
English French |
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|A number of UNDP Country Offices with a big programme; and a challenging programme and operating environment have two DRRs, one focusing on the UNDP operations and the other on UNDP programmes. The DRRs operate under delegated authority from the RC/RR (documented in writing).
The DRR-Programme covers a broad range of programmatic issues ranging from participation in CCA and UNDAF processes, joint programmes and UNDP projects and programmes within the UNDAF Results Matrix. Under the overall guidance of the RC/RR the DRR-Programme leads strategic planning, programme formulation and monitors programme effectiveness and delivery. The DRR-Programme advises the RC/RR on course correction and creative responses to emerging complex challenges.
The DRR-Programme is responsible for supervision and guidance to UNDP programme staff and ensuring cross-unit cooperation and coordination. The DRR-Programme advocates for UNDP and liaises with other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society.
Duties and Responsibilities
|1. Under overall supervision and guidance of the RC/RR, the DRR is responsible for the strategic direction of country programme activities from programme design through implementation. The DRR-P leads the UNDP programme with the following expected results:
2. Within the UNDAF Results matrix and the Country Programme Action Plan, the DRR-P is responsible for the day-to-day management of the UNDP programme:
- Coordinates and provides substantive contributions from UNDP in the CCA and UNDAF, promotes thematic and sectoral synergies and coordination of programme activities and execution;
- Leads the programme team in programme formulation and networking to ensure a programme which is relevant and responsive to changes in the country context;
- Advises the RC/RR on country programme development and delivery, identifies approaches and modalities to achieve development targets.
3. Under the overall guidance and leadership of the RC/RR, the DRR-P supports partnership building and resource mobilization for UNDP:
- Programme management: the DRR manages UNDP’s commitments within the UNDAF Results Matrix, ensures effective application of RBM tools, monitors unit work plans, programme effectiveness and achievement of results, the DRR maintains regular contact with project and programme counterparts;
- Financial management: the DRR has senior manager rights in Atlas and ensures the integrity of financial systems, review of budget requirements and the consistent application or rules and regulations; the DRR-O ensures cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with the DRR-O;
- Human Resources management: in consultation with the RC/RR the DRR is responsible for recruitment, performance and career management and supervision of UNDP programme and project staff to motivate and promote organizational excellence;
- Team work: Promotes cross-unit team work;
- Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other UNDP staff at Headquarters of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained.
4. The DRR-P ensures knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Supports overall resource mobilization of the RC/RR with a focus on the Country Programme Action Plan and ensures that UNDP mobilizes the support needed for the RC function;
- Advocates for UNDP with government counterparts, donor community, international financial institutions and the UN;
- Represents UNDP in the UNCT and in international fora as requested by the RC/RR.
The results of the work of the Deputy Resident Representative-Programme impacts on the standing and reputation of UNDP in the country. The DRR-P is responsible for daily contact with national counterparts and monitoring of the UNDP programme and for recommendations to the RC/RR on necessary course correction in response to changes in the country context and new programme and resource mobilization opportunities. When requested by the RC/RR, the DRR-P represents UNDP in international and national fora, liaises with external clients and a broad range of constituencies and UNDP counterparts in the Government, local and international media, civil society as well as counterparts from other international organizations. The DRR-P is part of senior management in a CO and promotes good cooperation and coordination among programme and operations staff and between the CO and Government counterparts.
- Advocates for UNDP with Government counterparts and ensures access to best available expertise;
- Promotes identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned from the country programme for organizational sharing and learning;
- Supports capacity-building of national counterparts;
- Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the COs.
- 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 favoritism.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
- In-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills;
- Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP.
Management and Leadership
- Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting;
- Ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
- Ability to apply development theory to the specific country context to identify creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
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- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
- Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
- Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
- Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
- Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in international development, public administration, business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences.
- 7 years of relevant experience in development in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting. 3 or more years of senior-level management responsibilities of similar size and complexity.
- Strong written and spoken skill of the UN working language of the duty station. A second UN language desirable.
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