JPO - Programme Analyst

Location : Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA
Application Deadline :01-Sep-13 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-2
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :Initially one year with the possibility to extend up to 3 years
Expected Duration of Assignment :Initially one year with the possibility to extend up to 3 years


This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is open exclusively to developing countries  candidates from the following list:
For all other eligibility criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation: and the site of the JPO Programme
In line with its Private Sector Strategy, UNDP is becoming increasingly well positioned to support innovative approaches of inclusive market development (IMD) engaging with the private sector and other stakeholders to improve opportunities for the poor to participate in markets as producers, employees or consumers.
With Africa being a major focus of UNDPs work, a new strategic, regional Private Sector and Inclusive Market Development for Poverty Reduction in Africa programme, the “African Facility for Inclusive Markets” (AFIM), commenced in November 2010. The project has accomplished several milestones documented in a positive Mid-Term Evaluation.
AFIM’s four main outputs are:
  1. Increased capacity of regional organizations, governments, and other stakeholders to support inclusive market development in the region
  2. Inclusive market development initiatives at sub-regional and country levels developed and supported
  3. Alliance of partners for African inclusive market development established
  4. Improved access to finance for small producers and enterprises facilitated
This programme is demand based and aims to complement and support implementation of existing and emerging UNDP private sector country projects as well as support the development and implementation of new sub-regional and country initiatives.
AFIM is in full alignment with UNDP’s MDG Breakthrough Strategy as its primary aim is to support poverty reduction and the MDGs by contributing to capacity development for evidence-based policy dialogue and advocacy and institutional strengthening for the expansion of a vibrant indigenous private sector in Africa through initiatives that involve public and private stakeholders at regional and national levels
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Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of duties and expected output
  • Provide analytical and practical support to the AFIM team, AUC, NEPAD, RECs, Private Sector Organizations, UN country offices, governments and private sector on inclusive market development in Africa:
  • Undertake research on related donor initiatives and inclusive business activities by the private sector
  • Compile information on Private Sector and Trade related projects on country and regional levels
  • Support the capacity building and training activities for AFIM target beneficiaries such as AUC, NEPAD, RECs, Governments, Private Sector Organizations and UNDP CO staff
  • Support the online COP “African Private Sector Development”   (
  • Prepare relevant communications materials and support the development of publications to support Advocacy and Awareness Raising
  • Undertake updates of internet website ( and Teamworks as required
  • Support updates on AFIM Facebook ( and Twitter (
  • Prepare relevant reports to project board and RBA
  • Active participation in supporting strategic linkages between different UN agencies, other donors, AUC. NEPAD, RECs, governments, private sector entities and academia on building inclusive markets Active participation in supporting strategic linkages between different UN agencies, other donors, AUC. NEPAD, RECs, governments, private sector entities and academia on building inclusive markets
  • Support the development and implementation of a successful Resource Mobilization Strategy
  • Support of activities related to organization of strategic private sector engagement and partnership development
  • Assists in the organization and servicing of AFIM project board meetings, expert groups, panels, round tables, reports for intergovernmental processes as well as internal reporting
  • Performs other complementary duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary to ensure the complete, timely and successful delivery of the AFIM work plan


Core competences:
  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
Key competencies 
  • Knowledge of inclusive market development, in particular of value approaches and the landscape of regional economic cooperation and key players are indispensable
  • Knowledge of UNDP programming and project rules and regulations particularly regarding collaboration guidelines with the private sector are beneficial
  • Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills
  • Strong project management skills and good networking skills to engage with both internal and external partners
  • Positive, constructive attitude and openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback



Required Skills and Experience

  • Master degree or equivalent Advanced Degree in a related field of expertise
Working experience :
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience related to developmental issues, preferably in relation with private sector development
  • Hands on work experience in project support services delivery in developing countries in general and Africa in particular with UN agencies
  • Experience of private sector and inclusive market development as asset


  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of other UN languages would be an asset


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