Programme Analyst - IPSA 8 - Office-based


Location : New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Application Deadline :12-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 15h 35m
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-8
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :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

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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.

 

Office/Unit/Project Description

The UN Reform Resolution tasks UNDP to provide countries with an “integrator function” to accelerate progress towards the SDGs by tackling multiple interlinked and interdependent development challenges. The UNDP Global Policy Network (GPN) draws on expertise globally to provide more effective responses to the complex development challenges countries face in achieving the SDGs and responding to crisis in an integrated and coherent manner. Anchored in the Crisis Bureau (CB) and the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), the GPN has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan, which is aligned with the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

An SDG Integration Team located with UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) aims to build a coherent and consolidated menu of services (the SDG Integrator “offer”) emphasizing direct short-to-medium-term engagements to respond rapidly to requests from country offices for support on national implementation and monitoring of integrated policy solutions, qualitative and evidence-driven analysis for accelerated progress, and knowledge sharing and upscaling of innovative approaches to sustainable development.

In December 2020, UNDP launched the Data Futures Platform as an open resource that translates multidimensional data into actionable insights to support Governments and other development practitioners. It operates across the entire breadth of UNDP’s work with a goal to support decision makers to analyze potential impacts of different combinations of policy choices, across countries and regions, before investments are locked in. In March 2021, UNDP’s first corporate Data Strategy was approved, laying out a set of Data Principles and setting a foundational framework for our approach to data.

Under the guidance of the Global Advisor of the SDG Integration Bureau for Policy and Programme Support/Global Policy Network, the Programme Analyst will support coordination across the various data and analytics engagements of the SDG Integration team, including analysis on the Data Futures Platform and Country Office support activities.

 

Institutional Arrangement

The Programme Analyst will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Global Advisor of the SDG Integration Team, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support/Global Policy Network and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the scope of work mentioned above. The Analyst will be given access to relevant information necessary for the execution of the tasks under this assignment. S/he will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop. Given the global nature of UNDP’s work, the Analyst is expected to be reasonably flexible with his/her availability for such consultations taking into consideration different time zones


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The Programme Analyst will contribute to the following tasks:

  • Proactively engage with UNDP Country Offices to update country pages and dashboards on the Data Futures Platform with current data and insights;
  • Lead on coordination across engagements and requests for support from UNDP thematic teams and Country Offices; elevate requests and activities to relevant team members accordingly;
  • Develop communications and outreach materials, in coordination with the Communications Specialist, SDG Integration;
  • Support the onboarding and deployment of new workforce and online data volunteers to support various initiatives undertaken by the SDG Integration Team as well as units working with the team;
  • Support partnership development activities.


Competencies

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

 

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies 

Thematic Area

Name

Definition

Digital & Innovation

Storytelling

Ability to empathise with people's perceptions, motivations, feelings and mental models and craft narratives to build an emotive argument for change accordingly. Ability to present data, insights or information in compelling ways to mobilise resources, talent or action. Ability to choose media and channels that is fit for purpose to reach specific target audiences.

Digital & Innovation

Agile' methodologies and practices

Ability to manage projects and processes through continuous iteration, learning and improvement.  Ability to manage a self-organising cross-functional teams, foster a team culture of curiosity and learning. Being nimble and being able to improvise and quickly adjust to unforeseen events or changes in conditions or context.

SDG Integration

Role of science, technology, innovation for SDGs

 

Effectiveness

Performance and data analysis and sharing lessons

 

Digital & Innovation

Data literacy

Understand the potential as well as the limitations of using data driven innovation. Ability to use a mix of data sources (quantitative, qualitative or real-time techniques) to develop understanding, identify patterns to inform decision making or identify opportunities for further exploration.


Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

  • Master’s degree in International Development, Economics, or other related fields;
  • Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.

Min. years of relevant work experience

  • Experience supporting data related projects for sustainable development (with master's degree);
  • 2 years experience with bachelor's degree in supporting data related projects for sustainable development

Required skills

  • Experience with data and innovation related project management for sustainable development
  • Experience coordinating across a variety of geographically dispersed stakeholders

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

  • Understanding of SDG impact at national level
  • Experience with data and statistical analysis
  • Experience working with a UN or multilateral development agency

Required Language(s)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Working knowledge of another UN language, particularly French or Spanish

Professional Certificates

  • N/A


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