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Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Innovation (Kuwaiti Nationals Only)
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-2|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One year initially with the possibility to extend for 1-2 additional one-year periods|
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.
Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals recognize innovation as key to accelerating progress towards the achievement of global development targets and finding new paths to sustainability. Embracing this opportunity, UNFPA announced “Promoting Innovation and Creativity” as an organizational corporate priority in 2014. In September 2014 UNFPA launched its Innovation Fund which establishes a two-streamed approach to promoting innovation: 1) testing innovative initiatives to strengthen UNFPA’s operations and delivery, and 2) promoting UNFPA’s culture and capacity to innovate. In April 2015, the Executive Committee approved an expanded UNFPA Innovation Strategy 2014-2017, where innovation becomes core to how we work as an organization.
As UNFPA innovation continues to grow, the JPO will support the expanded operations of the innovation corporate initiative. In particular the JPO will support the operationalization of the eight-prongs of expanded UNFPA Innovation Strategy, with particular focus on communications and media; knowledge management, dissemination and documentation of UNFPA innovation initiatives; design of innovation events, learning and training tools, and activities. The JPO will also provide support to the innovation core team in the technical, planning, managerial and administrative coordination of the Innovation Fund.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Innovation Corporate Sponsor, and the direct supervision of the Manager Innovation Fund / Adviser on Population and Economics, the Junior Professional Officer, Innovation will support the expanded operations of the innovation corporate initiative.
In particular, the JPO will support the operationalization of the eight-prongs of expanded UNFPA Innovation Strategy, with particular focus on communications and media; knowledge management, dissemination and documentation of UNFPA innovation initiatives; design of innovation events, learning and training tools, and activities. He/She will also provide support to the innovation core team in the technical, planning, managerial and administrative coordination of the Innovation Fund.
Major activities will include:
Content and Methodology of Supervision
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