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POLICY SPECIALIST, MANAGEMENT
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jan-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
UNDP, the global development network for the United Nations system, is on the ground in 166 countries and is uniquely equipped to help developing countries build sustainable capacity to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
The Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) provides the substantive support for UNDP's work in four thematic ("practice") areas: Democratic Governance; Poverty Reduction; Energy and Environment; and HIV/AIDS and 2 cross-cutting areas of Gender and Capacity Development. Across all of these practices, UNDP seeks to strengthen national and local capacities while promoting human rights and gender equality. Each practice works in response to demand from developing countries through analysis, policy advice and support for knowledge networking and sharing of good practices, as well as advocacy, alliance building and promotion of frameworks on key issues.
The Policy Specialist works in the BDP Directorate and contributes to the strategic coordination and facilitation of the BDP Directorate`s office. The Policy Specialist works under direct supervision of the Special Advisor to Director and close cooperation with other BDP thematic practices and operations team.
He/she supports the BDP`s strategy in partnership building and resource mobilization for various programmatic areas, he/she supports strengthening of BDP`s position towards donors and partners, introduces relevant tools and procedures and coordinates their implementation, systematically collects and analyses donor intelligence, he/she serves as main focal point for the relations between BDP and Executive Office covering the relations with donors and other external partners.
The Policy Specialist also contributes to the strengthening of BDP`s capacity in programme monitoring thought the implementation of monitoring systems, policies and strategies across the programmatic areas, contributes to the risk management through designing and implementing the risk management mechanisms and quality assurance processes.
The Policy Specialist maintains working relations with colleagues from UNDP (various HQ units, especially the Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy), UN Agencies, Government counterparts, multi-lateral and bilateral donors, private sector and civil society representatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Coordination of the cross- bureau relationships with strategic partners and donors
Support to the multi-practice coordination and reporting
Building Strategic Partnerships
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
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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.