DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR PROGRAMME
|Application Deadline :||31-Jul-12|
|Additional Category||Millennium Development Goals|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 Year|
UNDP Tanzania,is one of the RBA country office with a big programme and a challenging programme and operational environment in East Africa. With two Deputy Country Directors (DCDs), one focusing on programme and the other on operations, the DCDs operate under delegated authority from the Country Director and works closely with the UN Resident Coordinator.
The Deputy Country Director – Programme (“DCD-P”) 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 Country Director, the “DCD-P” supports the strategic planning, programme formulation and monitors programme effectiveness and delivery. The DCD-P advices the Country Director on course correction and creative responses to emerging complex challenges.
The DCD-P is responsible for supervision and guidance to UNDP programme staff and ensuring cross-unit cooperation and coordination.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the Country Director, the DCD-P is responsible for the management, oversight and implementation of the UNDP Tanzania Country Programme.
1. The DCD-P leads the UNDP programme with the following expected results:
- 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 Country Director on country programme development and delivery, identifies approaches and modalities to achieve development targets.
2. Within the UNDAF Results matrix and the Country Programme Action Plan, the DCD-P is responsible for the day-to-day:
- Programme management: the DCD-P 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 DCD-P maintains regular contact with project and programme counterparts;
- Financial management: the DCD-P 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 DCD-P ensures cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with the DCD-O;
- Human Resources management: in consultation with the Country Director, the DCD-P 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.
3. Under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director, the DCD-P supports partnership building and resource mobilization for UNDP:
- Supports overall resource mobilization of the Country Director with a focus on the Country Programme Action Plan and ensures that UNDP mobilizes the support needed for the RC function whenever requested by the RC;
- 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 Country Director.
4. The DCD-P ensures knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
- 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:
- 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
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
- 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
Management and Leadership:
- 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
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Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in international development, public administration, business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences.
- 10 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 English language. A second UN language desirable.
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