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IATI Communications and Outreach Specialist
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||01-May-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
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.
Transparency, mutual accountability, and national ownership of development cooperation have become increasingly important in international development. UNDP currently holds key roles in the Secretariats of both the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation and the International Aid Transparency Initiative, enabling the organisation to contribute at all levels to policy discussions in this field. With its unique structure and broad reach across 177 countries UNDP is well placed to respond fully to the high standards of transparency demanded by programme countries and donors alike and to support programme country governments through promoting timely access to comprehensive information on development cooperation flows.
The International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) was launched at the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (2008), and seeks to address the current challenges facing a range of development stakeholders (donors, programme country governments, emerging economies, private sector, foundations, civil society, academia) in the sharing and use of information on development cooperation. Since September 2013 UNDP has co-hosted the IATI Secretariat together with UNOPS, the governments of Ghana and Sweden, and Development Initiatives for a three year period.
2015 is a critical year for IATI. IATI is accelerating support to its members and publishers in meeting their Busan commitments on transparency to “implement a common, open standard for electronic publication of timely, comprehensive and forward-looking information on resources provided through development co-operation.” IATI has also achieved critical mass of publishers reporting their information to the IATI standards. IATI, through UNDP, will build upon its support to partner countries to ensure that available information on development cooperation can be used as part of their budget cycles. IATI also has a great potential to contribute to ongoing global processes and discussions on post-2015. Building on the outcome of the first evaluation of IATI (due to be completed by the end of the first quarter) IATI must itself prepare for changes in priority in the future. Effective communication support plays a critical role to strengthen the IATI Secretariat contribution to IATI in this critical junction.
UNDP is seeking to recruit a IATI Communication and Outreach Specialist to work full-time as a member of the IATI Secretariat. Under the guidance of the Global Policy Advisor, Effective Development Cooperation and working with the IATI Coordinator, the incumbent will support the implementation of IATI joint programme, lead communications including developing the IATI Annual Report 2015, and outreach to new and current members. He/She will also contribute to increasing the impact of UNDP work in Transparency and Effective Development Cooperation at the country and global levels.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of key functions:
Communications and outreach to new members, including production of the IATI Annual Report (2015):
Outreach to partner countries members:
Analytical and programmatic support to UNDP’s work on Transparency at the country level:
Knowledge exchange activities in Transparency and Effective Development Cooperation:
Impact of Results
The key results will have an impact on the overall performance of the International Aid Transparency Initiative and Effective Development Cooperation portfolio, ensuring programme country consultation and engagement in the design of the IATI standard as well as in its implementation and utilisation at the country level. They also help to strengthen UNDP’s image and position as a trusted capacity development partner for both governments and development partners in the areas of transparency, mutual accountability and other areas of development cooperation.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP especially encourages women to apply and values geographical diversity in its workforce.
Due to the large number of applicants for UNDP positions, UNDP regrets that it is unable to inform unsuccessful candidates about the outcome or status of the recruitment process.
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