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|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||07-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Other|
|Post Level :||Other|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|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.
UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD), strive to enhance institutional capacities at various government agencies by providing them with necessary technical support to strengthen their capacities and skills to perform their expected duties.
Under the framework of the Institutional Capacity Development for Implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan (ICDI/KNDP) project, UNDP and GSSCPD attempt to improve human capacity and organizational effectiveness of the GSSCPD for development planning. The aim is to support GSSCPD attain the ability to deliver effectively according to its mandates.
GSSCPD is responsible for elaborating, coordinating and overseeing the Kuwait National Development Plan (KNDP) which addresses the challenges of economic development, human and social development, the efficiency of the state institutions and administration and combating corruption, in accordance with H.H. the Amir’s State Vision “Kuwait 2035”.
Within this context, GSSCPD is seeking to recruit Economic Specialist to support the Economic Development Department at GSSCPD in proposing interim goals for economic development as well as policies to achieve those goals in light of the local, regional and international condition. The Specialist will focus on capacity building and transfer of knowledge specifically to GSSCPD Economic Development Department. The consultancy will also contribute to the following:
Prepare the political and social environments to adopt development related directions and priorities as well as cohesive policies, and programmes that are characterized as stable and sustainable in collaboration with the legislative and executive leaders and development partners.
The assignment will also contribute to the following ICDI/KNDP project outputs:
Purpose and Objective:
The main purpose of the assignment is to support the Economic Development Department. The specific objectives are to:
To develop capacity and transfer knowledge, guide, orient and train staff at the Economic Development Department at the GSSCPD in improving its institutional performance standards and technical abilities that contribute to the development of the government administrations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Secretary General, the direct supervision of the Head of Economic Development Department and with close coordination with the GSSCPD Project Manager, the Economic Specialist will assume the following tasks:
Assist in planning projects and activities related to the development of public administrations and e-governance in line with the KNDP:
Capacity building, training and ongoing support for Economic Development Department at GSSCPD
As indicated above, a key objective and approach in this assignment is to develop national capacities through facilitating learning from other countries experiences, training and knowledge and skills transfer to the staff of the Economic Development Department at GSSCPD. The specialist would thus be required to submit a capacity development/expertise and knowledge transfer plan based on an understanding of the needs of the Department.
Outputs and Deliverables:
Roles and Coordination Requirements
The Specialist will work under the direct management of the Head of the Economic Development Department at the GSSCPD. The Specialist will also indirectly report to the ICDI/KNDP project management based with the International Cooperation Department at the GSSCPD by submitting regular reports on progress and impact of the assignment.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Required Skills and Experience
Type of Consultancy: GSSCPD Contract