Knowledge Management Analyst


Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :27-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :1d 10h 36m
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :6 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.


Background

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains.

Within the GPN, the Crisis Bureau guides UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery. The Bureau has the responsibility for support to prevention, crisis response, resilience and recovery work under the auspices of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Crisis Bureau staff provide global strategic advice to UNDP management and technical advice to regional hubs and Country Offices; advocate for UNDP corporate messages, represent UNDP at multi-stakeholder and engage in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. As part of the Global Policy Network (GPN), the Crisis Bureau works in an integrated manner with UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) ensuring that issues are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes.

The Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions (CPPRI) Team covers the following thematic/programming areas as part of the Global Policy Network (GPN):

  1. Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
  2. Climate Security
  3. Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)
  4. Core government functions and local governance
  5. Women, Peace and Security


Duties and Responsibilities

Knowledge Management Analyst will work within the Climate Security Sub Team and will contribute to the following areas of work:

  • Finalization of synthesis report from the Crisis, Conflict and Climate e-discussions
  • Finalization of study, “Climate Finance for Sustaining Peace,” consultation and report launch

Scope of Work 

1. Project management (34%)

  • Supports project management, implementation and operations in close coordination, including activities related to work planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation
  • Facilitates consultations and support for programme/project proposal preparation and submissions
  • Assures budget planning and funds management, and the timely submission of programme/project proposals and submissions, progress reports etc.) and prepares related documents/reports for UNDP
  • Supports partnerships and resource mobilization strategies
  • Supports delivery of project deliverables and other duties as required 

2. Knowledge management (33%)

  • Undertakes primary/secondary research in the new areas of concern on climate and security based on reviews of existing literature and initiatives
  • Provides support to the development of knowledge products, training materials, climate security risk analysis and assessments at Country Office and regional level
  • Performs other consulting assignments, in collaboration with partners
  • Assists in drafting sections of reports and studies, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of assessments or other background research activities and studies

3. Communications, advocacy and events (33%)

  • Prepares briefing notes, presentations, talking points and periodic updates as requested by senior management, Member States and other partners 
  • Provides substantive and logistical support to events, workshops and multi-partner consultations in coordination with partners, including: preparing agendas, identifying participants, preparation of documents, presentations, logistics, meeting minutes etc.
  • Contribute to Communities of Practice, including UN Community of Practice on Climate and Security.
  • Prepares media and communications products (articles, stories, press releases, reports, human-interest stories, social media, inputs to publications, etc.)
  • Coordinates and supports the editing, design and publication of knowledge and advocacy products
  • Support distribution and dissemination of relevant knowledge products; plan, develop and launch campaigns and roll-out strategies

4. Institutional Arrangement

The Contractor will report to the Climate and Security Risk Policy Specialist of the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions (CPPRI)/ UNDP Crisis Bureau.

 


Competencies

Complete the Competencies section for each set of competencies as follows:

  • Core – applicable to all personnel. Select the relevant level for each competency based on the required behaviours.
  • People Management – if the personnel has people management responsibilities, insert the standard text with the link to the people management competencies list.  
  • Cross-functional & Technical : Insert up to 7 competencies from the approved UNDP Cross-functional & Technical competencies list uploaded on the the competency framework site.

Please refer to the competency framework site for the entire list of competencies and further explanations.

Core

Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility:

LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

Masters degree in climate change, environment, security, international relations, conflict prevention/ peacebuilding, or related areas is required.  

Min. years of relevant work experience

At least two years’ experience with the development of knowledge products for UN, government, and/or bilateral/multilateral organizations is required.

Required  skills

• Demonstrated experience in producing high quality practical advisory reports and knowledge products for a business and development/donor audience;

• Good all-round knowledge of the UN system, in particular its international development/climate change AND its peace and security work;

• Demonstrated experience in organizing and facilitating consultative processes.

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

N/A

Required Language(s)

Fluency in written and spoken English is required, good knowledge of other official UN languages is an advantage.


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