re-advertised: UN Coordination Analyst


Location : Minsk, BELARUS
Application Deadline :15-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
English   Russian  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year with further extension based on performance results

Background

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE JOB:

  • This is a local position, therefore only citizens of the Republic of Belarus are eligible to apply.
  • To apply for the vacancy kindly upload  UNDP Personal history form. UNDP PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11) can be downloaded at the following link:UNDP PERSONAL HISTORY FORM 

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), the UN Coordination Analyst strengthens capacity of the UN Country Team (UNCT), analyzes political, social and economic trends and provides inputs to finalization, implementation and monitoring of country programming products, including the country analysis, and United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs), supports the national strategies setting, provides assistance to development and implementation of the collaborative and joint programmes and monitors progress towards development goals, provides support to agencies without field representation to access national systems and for national counterparts to access the expertise of agencies without field representation.

The UN Coordination Analyst supervises the UN Coordination Unit support staff under the guidance of the RC. The UN Coordination Analyst works in close collaboration with UNCT members, programme and operations teams of the Agencies, the Strategic Planning Specialist, headquarteres staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of UNCT activities.


Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures effective support to UNCT in finalization and implementation of country programming processes and products, including country analysis, UNDAF, joint work plans, and UN programmes focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country  in coordination with relevant national counterparts.
  • Participation in the work relating to the implementation of the UNDAF, including support in monitoring and evaluation within the context of the UNDAF Results Matrix and the UNDAF M&E Plan.  .
  • Monitoring of all Joint/Collaborative programmes/initiatives of the UNCT and provision of periodic reports as necessary.
  • Identification of strengths and weaknesses in UN Agencies programmes in the context of UNDAF, UN System reform,  MDGs, Post-2015 Development Agenda and Standard Operating Procedures. Preparation of high quality documents summarizing the developments in the UNDAF areas of cooperation. Provision of advice on adjusting strategies and implementation modalities.
  • In close consultation with Heads of UN Agencies, coordinate efforts of UNCT to align their policies and procedures with the UNDG Standard Operating Procedures, including through providing technical support to UNDAF Results Groups Joint UN/National Steering Committee, UN thematic groups and monitoring of the Delivering as One status achievement.
  • Collection of good Delivering as One practices and organization of good Delivering as One practice examples and presentation of the same through meetings, remote support and missions.

Ensures preparation and implementation of the RC Work Plan focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Preparation of proposals for funding and drafting of the RC Work Plan and reports.
  • Technical support for UNCT Retreats to review the annual work plan and other UNCT meetings.
  • Monitoring of the Support to the Resident Coordinator (SRC) fund and other funds dedicated to UNCT activities.
  • Manage the budget on behalf of the RC, report on the use of the funds to the UN RC and  prepare budget revisions for approval .

Ensures effective advocacy of UN activities in close consultation with DPI and the information/ communication focal points of the UN system focusing on the achievement   of the following results:

  • Maintenance of the systematic information on RC system activities.
  • Arrangement of regular forums and events on issues related to UN activities with media, NGOs, communities, etc.
  • Support for implementation of media and communication strategies of the UNCT, in close consultation with DPI and the UN Communication Group.
  • Monitors and drives the implementation of UNCT strategies on cooperation with external partners, youth, civil society and private sector
  • Contributes inputs for speakers notes, talking points, speeches for major advocacy events of the RC system .
  • Monitoring of the UN website maintenance and UN social media.

Ensures effective resource mobilization for UNDAF implementation focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Development of partnerships with IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors,
  • Ensure implementation and monitoring of UNCT strategies on cooperation with private sector, civil society and youth.
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of reports on donors strategies support to UNCT resource mobilization for joint initiatives.

Ensures facilitation of innovation, knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to coordination. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to country policy goals.
  • Provision of referral services for agencies without field representation to access national institutions and processes and for national partners to access the expertise of agencies without field representation.
  • Identification of innovative practices within the country and outside relevant to the work of the UNCT.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings to UN staff on coordination issues, including within the context of implementing the UNDAF and the Standard Operating Procedures.

The key results have an impact on the success of the UN Country Team activities. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design and implementation of UN programme activities, strengthening of strategic partnerships for UNCT Programming including UNDAF implementation.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:       

Level 1.2: preparing information for advocacy

  1. Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UN’s priorities
  2. Maintains a functioning network of contacts with a variety of stakeholders to promote a better understanding of UN’s development agenda and to support advocacy efforts

Results-Based Programme Development and Management (For UN Coordination)

Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis

  1. Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  2. Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  3. Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
  4. Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly

Building Strategic Partnerships (For UN Coordination)

Level 1.2: Maintaining a network of contacts

  1. Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  2. Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches (For UN Coordination)

Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products

  1. Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  2. Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches

Resource Mobilization (For UN Coordination)

Level 1.2: Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategy

  1. Collects, researches and analyzes information on resource mobilization and utilization, drafts reports and documents and maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors and donor funded projects
  2. Provides data and information needed for preparation of fund raising activities and resource mobilization documents ensuring needs of donors are met

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing (For UN Coordination)

Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis

  1. Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  2. Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise (For UNDP and UN Coordination)

Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline

  1. Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  2. Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  3. Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  4. Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  5. Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals (For UN Coordination)

Level 1.2.: Preparing information for global advocacy

  1. Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UN’s goals for a variety of audiences
  2. Maintains a functioning network of contacts in the media and civil society, to promote a better understanding of UN’s priorities and to support advocacy efforts

Client Orientation

Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships

  1. Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  2. Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  3. Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients

Core Competencies

  1. Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  2. Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  3. Self-development, initiative-taking
  4. Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  5. Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  6. Creating synergies through self-control
  7. Managing conflict
  8. Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  9. Informed and transparent decision making


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, Law or related field.
  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Knowledge about the UN would be an advantage.  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Russian. Knowledge of the Belarusian language is an asset.


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.

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