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Operations Manager - Global Pulse Lab
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Apr-14 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year (Renewable)|
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.
Please note that Ugandan Nationals are not eligible to apply to International positions in their country.
Global Pulse is an innovation initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General, established to harness today’s new world of digital data and real-time analytics to gain a better understanding of changes in human well-being. Global Pulse aims to contribute a future in which access to better information sooner makes it possible to keep international development on track, protect the world's most vulnerable populations, and strengthen resilience to global shocks. Global Pulse is being implemented as a global network of Pulse Labs, bringing together expertise from UN agencies, governments, academia, and the private sector to research, develop, test and share tools and approaches for harnessing real-time data for more effective and efficient policy action. For more information on Global Pulse go to http://www.unglobalpulse.org.
Pulse Lab Kampala
Global Pulse is establishing an innovation hub for real-time monitoring in Kampala. The Lab will function as an open innovation space where policy experts together with UN development practitioners and other partners experiment with new types of data and emerging technologies to evaluate their potential to enhance both public policy decision-making and community resilience. Following the development of useful approaches, Pulse Lab Kampala will support institutional adoption of these innovations into policy and practice.
The Operations Manager will report to the UN Resident Coordinator. The position implies frequent interaction with the following:
Designated department heads in Government, donor representatives, officials from non-governmental organizations, international organizations, consultants, civil society, and senior officials from the private sector. It also entails interface and coordination with the UN Country Team, and its attendant working groups.
As Team Leader, the Operations Manager will have responsibility for the successful implementation of Global Pulse in Uganda. This position will provide strategic leadership and bear primary administrative responsibility for all activities aimed at fulfilling the Lab objectives. The incumbent is expected to ensure the Lab’s technical approach remains cognizant of local realities on both technical and infrastructural environments, and is responsible for forging high-value relationships and building sustainable and effective solutions.
Duties and Responsibilities
| Summary of Key Functions:
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
|Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).|