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Re advertisement- Senior Research Coordinator
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 Months|
*The candidates who have previously applied to this position need not to reapply
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) aims to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to Member States and United Nations entities on South-South and triangular cooperation enabling developing countries to effectively face their development challenges and harness global opportunities to address them, in tandem with monitoring progress on implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy and the Nairobi Outcome.
UNOSSC engages with Member States globally, regionally, as well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of Southern solidarity towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.? UNOSSC works with a wide range of partners including global centers of excellence to intensively explore how building endogenous capacity can be encouraged, how broadening and sharing technological advances within the global South will systematically occur, and how emerging innovative financing mechanisms can be harnessed through South-South and triangular cooperation. UNOSSC ensures that our southern constituencies have timely access to high quality analytical planning, mapping, programming, and reporting on data, trends and opportunities that will propel South-South and triangular cooperation in ways that ensure success.
The Executive Committee of the United Nations Secretary-General, in decision 2017/63, called for strengthening the United Nations positioning and capacity to support South-South cooperation. The decision mandated:
UNOSSC to consider commissioning an independent annual comprehensive South-South cooperation report. UNOSSC, supported by DESA, UNDG, and UN regional and country teams, to conduct a mapping of major development cooperation activities led by the South and key South-South cooperation providers, assessing potential linkages with the 2030 Agenda and opportunities for UNs engagement and to do so efficiently, based on the existing mapping and reviews already conducted.
Duties and Responsibilities
To procure the services of an experienced Senior Research Coordinator with a strong background in international and sustainable development, social sciences research , policy analysis, and South-South solutions, as well as with extensive experience working in the UN and in collaboration with major players of SSC.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director, Programmes and Operations, the Senior Research Coordinator will lead the overall development of the first independent annual comprehensive South-South cooperation report as mandated by the Executive Committee of the United Nations Secretary-General.
The functional duties and responsibilities of the Senior Research Coordinator include, but are not limited to:
Professionalism: Strong analytical and negotiation skills. Ability to handle effectively multiple tasks and proven ability to work and act under pressure and with discretion in a politically sensitive and challenging environment. Sound political judgment as well as diplomacy, impartiality and discretion.?Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.
Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours. Acts without consideration of personal gain. Resists undue political pressure in decision-making. Does not abuse power or authority. Stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular. Takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills (spoken/written), including the ability to listen to and incorporate the views of stakeholders. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both verbally and written). Ability to tailor language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Ability to communicate effectively via tele-communication tools.
Teamwork:? Proven ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accept joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Client orientation: Ability to identify clients’ needs and suggest appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Planning and Organizing: Ability to develop clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; ability to foresee risks and allow for contingencies when planning; and, ability to identify priority activities and adjust them as required. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.
Respect for Diversity: Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender and geographical balance. Respect for, and understanding of, international political processes; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and discretion.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Skills:
Required minimum years of specific work experience:
DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED
EVALUATION AND SELECTTION PROCESS
A cumulate analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals. The evaluation criteria as shown below shall be used to evaluate all the proposals received. The award of the Individual Contractor contract shall be made to the individual whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Proposal (70% total)
Candidates will be shortlisted following desk review of CV/P11 against required skills and experience.
Shortlisted candidates CV/P11, technical proposal, and interview performance will be evaluated against the following criteria:
Financial Proposal (30% total)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (µ/z),
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Only selected candidates will be notified
UNDP Individual Consultant General Conditions for Contract apply and can be downloaded at:
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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.