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1629 Portfolio Manager, Delivery Unit
|Location :||Belgrade, SERBIA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Dec-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months (with possibility of extension)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 months (with possibility of extension)|
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.
To manage the “Management of Citizen-Centric Policy Measures – Office of the Prime Minister” project and other initiatives up to a value of 1 million USD annually and to provide support to the Program Analyst for Good Governance with resource mobilization and knowledge codification within the portfolio.
To ensure result-oriented, effective, efficient and accountable implementation of the assigned projects and portfolio activities and achievement of envisaged results.
UNDP responds to the global challenge of developing institutions and processes conducive to development.
UNDP work in 2016-2020 through the Country Program Document (guided by the National Priorities for International Assistance, in 2014-2017) and builds on results achieved to date. The focus of the new programme is on: (a) accountable and representative governance institutions serving people; (b) equal participation for women and lives free of violence; (c) inclusive and sustainable growth; and (d) low-carbon and climate-resilient development.
UNDP works across a variety of development contexts including stable, conflict/post conflict and transitional settings, and supports Governments to achieve national development priorities which are in line with globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In order to steer reforms at a fast-track pace, the Office of the Prime Minister is setting up a Delivery Unit as a single information and coordination point supporting the head of Government in reaching evidence-based policy decisions.
The overall objective of the project is to enable the Government to drive forward a set of citizen-centric policy measures and interventions, which will make a substantial difference to the quality of life experienced by Serbia’s citizens.
The purpose of the project is the support the Office of the Prime Minister by providing advisory services to its Delivery Unit tasked with supporting the Cabinet in delivering better results faster in five key priority areas: infrastructure, investment climate, agriculture, restructuring of public enterprises and public administration reform.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of specific functions:
Management of the projects and implementing activities to achieve the desired outputs:
Monitoring of progress and risks, ensuring that changes are controlled and problems addressed; Reporting on progress including measures to address challenges and opportunities:
Support partnerships, resource mobilization and advocacy activities at project level
Ensure implementation of knowledge management activities
Performance indicators and means of verification for evaluation of results
Required Skills and Experience
Short-listed candidates will be requested to provide, prior to the interview the proof of required academic credentials (for external applicants).
As this position is under Service Contract modality, only applicants with Serbian nationality or valid working permit in Serbia will be considered for the vacancy.