IC - Result Based Management



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :10-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
12-Sep-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :10 Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :10 Days

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

The UNV Field Office (FU) in Uganda is organizing a Capacity Development and Learning Facility (CDLF) Workshop for 60 serving UN Volunteers in September 2022. The details of which are outlined further in the Terms of Reference (TOR) document attached.

The thematic focus of the training is Results Based Management (RBM).

The purpose of the training is to give participants background knowledge, skills and practical experience in order to make them capable of delivering project results for the respective Host Entities mandates their partners and communities.  The training also aims at giving participants a thorough understanding of the principles and practice of RBM: defining realistic expected results, monitoring progress toward achieving expected results, integrating lessons learned into management decisions and reporting on performance.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1:

To introduce participants to the concept of Results Based Management, principles, characteristics, and processes involved for effective Project Management.

Objective 2:

To equip UN Volunteers with the knowledge and skills to apply Results-Based Management (RBM) principles in supporting the UN System’s programming processes.

Objective 3:

Participants to understand and be prepared to use RBM practical frameworks, tools, and approaches to communicate, document, and report on programmes in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda/ SDGs, Uganda’s 3rd National Development Plan (NDPIII) 2020/21 – 2024/25 and the UNSCDF for Uganda (2021 – 2025).

SDG Goals:

1. Goal 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries

2. Goal 16 - Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels

3. Goal 3 - Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

UNDP intends to employ the services of Individual National Consultants to Train UNVs on background knowledge, skills and practical experience in order to make them capable of delivering project results for the respective Host Entities mandates their partners and communities

Application Process

Applicants are requested to apply online at http://jobs.undp.org by 10th August 2022. The application document can be accessed on https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=93793 . Candidates are invited to submit applications together with their CV for these positions. UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will consider the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send an email to:  ug.procurement@undp.org for any inquiries.

Note: UNDP is an equal opportunity Organization, Women, Youth and People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

PLEASE NOTE THAT – UNDP DOES NOT CHARGE ANY FEES AT ANY STAGE OF ITS PROCUREMENT PROCESSES. UNDP HAS ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FRAUD AND CORRUPTION, MEANING THAT UNDP STAFF MEMBERS, NON-STAFF PERSONNEL, VENDORS, IMPLEMENTING PARTNERS AND RESPONSIBLE PARTIES ARE NOT TO ENGAGE IN FRAUD OR CORRUPTION

 


Duties and Responsibilities

The tasks to be undertaken by the consultant will be as follows:

  1. Before the learning event:
  • Work with the UNV FU Team to:
  • Involve HE supervisors and UN Volunteers in the design of the training programme.
  • Design systematic instructions to ensure: (i) identification of desirable learning outcomes, (ii) statement of trainee-oriented objectives for each session, and the (iii) ideal approaches for the learning.
  • Develop trainee readiness materials like a simple flyer relating the learning to their needs and the UN System in Uganda’s mandate towards achieving SDGs and the self-assessment exercises.
  • Design a peer coaching component that will guide participants transfer the learning.
  1. During the training:

•        Work with the participants to develop application-oriented objectives with behavioral statements guiding participants to think of what they will do beyond the respective sessions. The same objectives should be used to start formulation of an Action Plan and eventually a RBM Plan with assignments to all participants as either individuals or small groups.

•        Give individualized feedback to participants – using feed-forward guidance that will help trainees know what they will do and how to integrate the learning in their respective personal development plans/assignments.

•        Develop and provide participants with learning transfer aids – containing key points/steps covered during each training session.

•    Upload all learning materials on the share point Platform for future reference and replication.

•        Support trainees identify and link with trainee buddies based on their interests, functions, and experience among others.

  1. After the training:

-        Conduct training evaluations and give feedback: one evaluation immediately and another one after 2 months to remind participants of what they learnt and how to replicate it.

-        Use the evaluation and feedback data to design a simple and straight forward refresher session with a summary of the essential concepts and skills trainees (i.e., TOT materials/guidance notes) will need for cascading events in the 1st quarter of 2023.

-      Work with UNV FU and HEs to develop recognition strategies which will motivate participants

transfer the same skills to peers and HEs’ staff.

-        Provide follow-up support to: (i) find out how individuals/groups are progressing with learning transfer activities, (ii) find out the major ideas taught and discussed being used, (iii) the results so far and (iv) what more support is needed to do even better.

-        Capture key take-aways and action points of each session, compile them into a report on the training results within one week after the training.

-      Draft and share a short article for the UNV newsletter along with photo of volunteers in action


Competencies

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

•           Exhibit sharp attention to detail and ability to track and organize multiple issues.

•           Very effective at multi-tasking.

•           Strong initiative-taker.

Creative solutions:

•           Works toward creative solutions by analyzing problems carefully and logically.

Priority setting:

•           Sets priorities, produces quality outputs, meets deadlines and manages time efficiently.

Achieving results:

•           Focusses on achieving results for external and internal clients.

Technical knowledge:

•           Demonstrates sufficient technical knowledge to perform effectively in own specialty.

•           Familiarity with UNDP and UN system is an asset.

Team player:

•           Displays open, co-operative behavior with other team members.

•           Have a can do, whatever it takes to get it done attitude, comfortably with a certain 

fluidity and a fast pace.

•           Convey a sense of humor, and ability not to be flustered and to find solutions across cultures.

•           Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability


Required Skills and Experience

Advanced degree in statistical analysis, social sciences, planning development, planning economics or development economics, development Studies, public administration or related fields.

•    Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in training and facilitation.

•    Proven track-record in facilitation of trainings in the fields of Results Based Management.

•    Experience in participatory facilitation methodologies and familiarity with visual and creative aids to

ensure participants’ engagement.

•    Excellent communication and organization skills.

•              Experience and knowledge of the UN system and current international development frameworks, in particular Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030, would be an asset



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