INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT IN RESULT BASED MANAGEMENT
|Application Deadline :||26-Aug-12|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Six Months|
UNODC has a broad mandate to provide leadership to the international community in the fight against drug abuse and crime, and to provide technical advice and assistance to countries in establishing legislative and policy frameworks for drug and crime control; supporting drug law enforcement and the elaboration of crime prevention and criminal justice structures; alternative development; and promoting national and international action to prevent and reduce drug abuse and crime.
UNODC aims to contribute to stability and development in a nation plagued by problems of drugs and crime. The agency helps the Afghan government to change this situation by providing evidence-based policy advice, and guiding the delivery of effective counter-narcotics and criminal justice interventions. UNODC's activities are closely coordinated within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment:
The primary objective of the work of the Consultant is to support, in cooperation with other staff of the Regional and Country Offices and of UNODC as a whole, the implementation of Results-Based Management (RBM) in UNODC’s projects and programmes in Afghanistan as well as in neighbouring countries, including through contributions to monitoring the planning and reporting of UNODC projects and programmes and their alignment with the strategic documents that guide the work of UNODC. The Consultant will work with both the Afghanistan Country Programme team, as well as the team for the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries.
The Consultant will work with UNODC staff to develop data collection plans for the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring countries, based on the indicators in the Regional Programme. He/she will be responsible for drafting a risk assessment for UNODC’s Regional Programme in Afghanistan and Neighbouring countries. The Consultant will work with UNODC staff to develop data collection plans for the Country Programme for Afghanistan (2012 – 2014).
Scope of the Assignment:
The Consultant will report directly to the Deputy Representative and the Regional Programme Coordinator who will supervise the Consultant’s work and provide feedback on his/her performance. Among his/her main duties, the Consultant will:
- Review projects and programmes for alignment with the principles of Results-Based Management and the strategic direction of the UNODC.
- Critically analyze programmes and other information, providing draft recommendations on follow-up as needed.
- Contribute to the other work of the Office as required, particularly in supporting the implementation of the results-based management framework in UNODC.
- Develop, in collaboration with other staff in the Office, data collection plans for the indicators of the Afghanistan Country Programme.
- Facilitate programme criticality review of the country programme.
- In collaboration with other staff in the Office and the region, collection of data for the indicators of the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries.
- Drafting of a risk assessment document for the UNODC’s Regional Programme in Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries.
- Reviewing the Regional Programme’s monitoring and reporting portal in line with improvements to results.
- Projects and programmes are reviewed for alignment with the principles of Results-Based Management and the strategic direction of the UNODC.
- Specific advice and guidance given to staff on the planning and implementation of the principles of results based management.
- Data collection plans and methodologies are prepared for the use of programme and project managers for the Afghanistan Country Programme.
- Data collection plans and methodologies are prepared for the use of programme and project managers for the Regional Programme for Afghanistan and Neighbouring Countries.
- A risk assessment document is produced.
- Professionalism: In-depth and wide substantial technical knowledge and expertise in all aspects of Program and Project related issues; conceptual and analytical skills that lead to the formulation of policies, programmes, strategies and recommendations.
- Communication: Ability to draft and write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally; ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts and external partners; excellent interpersonal and communication (spoken, written and presentational) skills, including ability to express clearly and concisely ideas and concepts in written and oral form.
- Accountability: Reliability and commitment to timely delivery of high quality outputs and to achieving organizational goals; strong sense of responsibility and result orientation.
- Planning and organizing: ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work-plan; ability to plan and ensure timely delivery of services, work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Law or the equivalent. The Consultant should have the ability to analyze complex problems and communicate ideas effectively orally and in writing. A first level university degree with at least four years of professional experience will also compensate.
At least two years of professional experience related to project and programmes. A combination of some of the following work experience is desirable for successful completion of the duties of the Consultant:
- Experience with results-based management;
- Experience in project and programme cycle planning;
- Experience in a developing country;
- Experience in an international organization;
- Work with a non-governmental organization;
- Quantitative or qualitative research.
- Fluency in English with very good drafting ability and good oral communication skills, knowledge of local or other United Nations languages an asset.
Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
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.