Project and Partnership Analyst

Location : Rome, ITALY
Application Deadline :30-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 year

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, a copy of the certificate/diploma of your highest academic achievement and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.


  • UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements;
  • Any travels related to official performance of duties will be covered by UNDP.

Office/Unit/Project Description:  

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global organization with 17,000 staff working in approximately 170 offices globally.UNDP works with both governments and businesses to strengthen the environment and business practices for greater alignment with all dimensions of the 2030 Agenda. The Rome Centre for Sustainable Development (RCSD) was conceived during Italy’s G7 Presidency in 2017, at the Environment Ministers’ meeting in Bologna. In implementing the G7 decision, the Italian Ministry for Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS, currently the Ministry of Ecological Transition, IMET) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) took the decision to set up the “Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development” (ACSD). The mandate of the ACSD changed in December 2020 and the office was renames RCSD. The consultant will be supporting the implementation of the RCSD Programme of Work.

Institutional Arrangement:

The IPSA Holder will report to the  Manager of the RCSD for task. The consultant will be office based in Rome.

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work: 

The IPSA Holder shall:

  • Proactively support the finalisation of the workplan and budget and any required revision, including relevant required documents, such as a revised project document, a monitoring and evaluation plan and a quality assurance system according to UNDP Rules and Regulations; 
  • Support the development of partnerships with key Italian and international institutions;
  • Support the implementation of joint inititiaves with key partners, including the management of grants and innovation challenges;
  • Support the provision of the RCSD strategic support to bilateral cooperation activities of Italian Cooperation Agencies, including the establishments of partnerships with the DG for Bilateral Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and the Italian Cooperation Agency (AICS);
  • Supports the preparation of project progress updates and annual/final reports by implementers as outlined in the cost sharing agreements.



Professionalism: Shows pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients " and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Required Skills and Experience


Min. Academic Education:

  • Masters’ Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Minimum 2 years of direct work experience on management of projects in an international context, preferably within UNDP;
  • Relevant experience in programme/project management, financial resources management, budget management, and/or administrative support functions;
  • Experience in project oversight and/or monitoring highly desirable;
  • Experience with tools and methodologies to follow-up on projects or project cycle management.

Desired additional Skills and Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strategic partnerships, including with UN and international organizations, NGOs and the private sector;
  • Knowledge of UNDP Environment, Energy and Climate offer an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of an ERP System (such as Atlas) and UNDP procurement, programming, and budgeting structure is an advantage;
  • Experience in supporting partnership development and management ad advantage.

Required Language(s) (at working level):

  • Excellent knowledge of the English language is required;
  • Working knowledge of Italian is an advantage.

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