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Digital Capacity Development Specialist
|Application Deadline :||12-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||IPSA (Regular)|
|Post Level :||IPSA-10|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
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, 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.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
Emerging and future digital technologies and the opportunities they offer will profoundly improve the lives of those furthest behind. Recognizing this potential, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an organization-wide digital transformation that will splice digital into its DNA—harnessing its potential to do good for more people, better and faster. UNDP’s 2019-2021 Digital Strategy has created a new UNDP Digital Unit (Chief Digital Office or CDO), charged with leading the next wave of innovation in sustainable development.
UNDP is the development arm of the United Nations. Present in 170 countries with over 17,000 people, UNDP works on the world’s biggest problems: extreme poverty, climate change, good governance, renewable energy, crisis prevention, and women’s empowerment, among others.
We are leveraging the power and agility of digital to propel all people forward, starting with digital initiative development, scaling innovation, and communicating this organizational change internally and externally. To achieve this, we need a team that's nimble, that's passionate, that has the technical skills required to help close the digital divide. Are you one of these people? Read more about our digital strategy here.
The ‘digital divide’ is severe: 750 million people live in areas without any digital connectivity, and 3.3 billion people live in coverage areas but do not use the internet because of lack of affordability and digital skills. UNDP has partnered with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to help equip governments and individuals around the world with skills and capabilities to benefit from the use of digital technology
The Chief Digital Office (CDO) at UNDP is leading this effort with the goal of supporting government partners to build inclusive digital eco-systems, as well as transforming the organization internally to enable these changes.
The role will report to the Head of Digital Solutions in the UNDP Chief Digital Office (part of Executive Office) and the work can be carried out remotely.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The CDO team is looking for a Digital Analyst to support the work of the UNDP-ITU Joint Facility for Digital Capacity Development. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who is a strategic thinker with strong analytical and communications skills and passion for social impact. You will be working directly on a key initiative that is harnessing the power of digital technology to empower the most vulnerable communities around the world
The Digital Analyst will support the strategic conceptualization and operationalization of the UNDP-ITU Joint Facility for Digital Capacity Development. This is a highly strategic role with consistent exposure to senior management levels in both UNDP and ITU.
Key responsibilities include:
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
Minimum Academic Education:
Minimum years of relevant Work experience:
Required skills and competencies:
Desired additional skills and competencies:
Required Language(s) (at working level):