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POLICY SPECIALIST (HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT OFFICE)
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||30-May-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year (renewable)|
HDR.undp.org presents the mission, output and organization of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO).
Barriers to human development posed by vulnerability, poverty, lack of equity, empowerment and sustainability are among the current concerns and areas of research at HDRO.
The research team of the HDRO works with the director who is the “lead author” to develop the annual Human Development Report (HDR), an independent analytical report based on the human development paradigm, which is presented to and globally launched with the UNDP Administrator.
The work of the research team includes developing proposals for the annual theme, in-house and commissioning/review of externally conducted research, innovative approaches to measurements of human development, networking and consultations with leading scholars and other stakeholders around the world, and writing the report.
The research team also works with colleagues on databases, indicators and HDR statistical tables, as well as production, communication and advocacy of report findings. The team also contributes to quality assurance for regional and national human development reports through occasional reviews.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Senior Policy Advisor, the Policy Specialist contributes substantively to Human Development Report, through research management, analytical contributions, writing and managing statistical databases. The Policy Specialist also participates in outreach for the HDRs and HDRO.
Duties and Responsibilities
Contributes to and supervises background research for the Human Development Reports:
Contributes to the writing of the Human Development Report:
Collaboration with other units of HDRO:
In close cooperation with the Senior Policy Advisor, supports the preparation, monitoring and execution of the unit budget:
In close cooperation with the Senior Policy Advisor, works on the elaboration of the work and learning plans for the Research Team:
Some official time can be used for self-learning, including UNDP mandatory courses.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Management and Leadership:
Essential knowledge and experience:
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.