Outcome Lead (Peace)


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :30-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA International
Post Level :P-5
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :1 Year with possibility for extension

Background

You are invited to join a team of dedicated development professionals whose primary role is to support the Philippines to achieve the 2030 Agenda.  As part of the UNDP team your focus will be to work with multiple stakeholders to find the country specific solutions that lead to the eradication of poverty and to ensure no one is left behind - and we reach those furthest behind first.

You will be confronted with diverse development challenges, including addressing   basic   development   needs, supporting institutional   transformations   to enable   sustainable   development, and enabling rapid recovery from shocks, crises and conflicts by strengthening development pathways.   These development challenges are not mutually exclusive.  In fact, they often coexist, requiring tailored integrated solutions that can adequately address specific deficits and barriers.

We place a premium on national ownership in the analysis, design and implementation of solutions, as well as a partnership-based approach to leverage the range of skills and resources needed – public and private.  We work closely with all stakeholders in society to find innovative solutions to old development problems.

UNDP is looking for individuals who have the analytical, planning and implementation capacities that can address links, choices and connections across many issues and sectors.  We seek individuals who can apply global best practice to national contexts. We are looking for people who are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to making a positive contribution to Development in the Philippines.

You will have strong knowledge and demonstrated experience in one or all of the following: climate action; institutions and partnerships development; and peace building.  Your role will be to contribute to building and managing a multi-million dollar portfolio of activities that help to shape effective development policy and programs in the Philippines.  You will work collaboratively with your colleagues to ensure holistic, integrated, effective and efficient programming.  You will also work with our sister UN Agencies, UNDP HQ staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP programme.

Under the guidance of UNDP Senior Management, the Outcome Lead Peace will act as a manager of an advisor on all aspects of the CO policy and programme in relation to Conflict Sensitive Development and Peace building. The Outcome Lead (Peace) will have demonstrated experience and understanding of conflict transition in global setting and strong knowledge and experience in working with various peace “tables” in the Philippines. The Outcome Lead (peace) will have the capacity to establish relevant network of government and non-government entities in the national context.

The role of the outcome lead will be to ensure proper management and achievement of the country programme assigned outcome. The Outcome Lead through monitoring of implementation and use of evaluations, reviews and knowledge management products will contribute to pipeline development and resource mobilization. The Outcome lead may task PIAT to undertake researches and analysis and experimentations to support portfolio development and implementation.

The Outcome Lead will manage a team composed by 2 Programme Analysts supported by a pool of Programme Associates and Programme Assistants. The Outcome Lead will supervise directly all Project Managers assigned in their portfolio and will support cross-practice cooperation and coordination, portfolio management to maximize impact and focus on CPD outcome results.


Duties and Responsibilities

1) As a member of the CO management team, ensures the effective implementation of the Country Programme and supports the strategic direction of UNDP focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Contributes to the analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of UNDAF, CPD, Project document and other documents;
  • Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation;
  • Operationalization of UNDAF/ CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identification of possibilities for joint programming;
  • Analysis and presentation of UNDP Portfolio and results;
  • CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit;
  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment and monitoring of programme and management targets and quality assurance and achievement of results;
  • Achieve Programme and Management target at outcome level as well as guide the acceleration of implementation in the portfolio of pertinence;
  • Support the design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies;
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the  programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. The Outcome Lead may be delegated to perform the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects and act accordingly to the CO ICF;
  • Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme;
  • Follow up on DIN/NIM and CO audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported;
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports;
  • Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager.

2) Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports the resource mobilization in cooperation with Senior Management, PIAT and focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes;
  • Creation and coordination of partnerships with the relevant development partners and government;
  • Support the determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and partners priorities;
  • Support the analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.

3) Provide strategic and analytical support to Senior Management in relating with government officials, academia, civil society, and with the wider political and civic leadership, including through:

  • Advise UNDP Senior Management on the possible approaches to addressing the wider challenges of effective governance, inclusion, and the prevention of violent extremism in Mindanao, and especially in the context of the on-going political transition of the region as well as of the major Moro armed groups;
  • Provide concrete assistance (analysis; research; resource mobilization; technical support, and facilitation as appropriate) for UNDP initiatives in support of greater convergence and dialogue among the Moro leadership, including through “insider mediation;” the prevention of violent extremism; and the building of capabilities for effective and inclusive governance during the transition to an autonomous Bangsamoro entity;
  •  Engage national counterparts, development partners, and UN headquarters entities, as appropriate, in the context of UNDP support for the implementation of the efforts to prevent violence extremism and sustain peace in the wider Mindanao region;
  • Provide continuous analysis to UNDP, UNCT, DPA and PBSO (at least so long as PBF activities are on-going), on political developments and conflict dynamics, with a view to identifying appropriate ‘entry points’ for continued support by the UN/UNDP for the implementation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro, as well as other initiatives to bring lasting peace to Bangsamoro, to the wider Mindanao region and in other conflict affected areas;
  • In coordination with the Senior Management, share the experience of the Philippines more widely in the SE Asia Region and provide analysis and facilitation support in the region as requested and upon agreement by the Resident Representative.

4) Support senior management in areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders

  • Provide systematic support in this context for the development of the Philippines’ National Action Plan on the prevention of violent extremism;
  • Regularly engage with UNDP’s global and regional capacities, especially through the Bangkok regional hub, on the prevention of violent extremism to enable the development of comparative analysis, the identification and sharing of key lessons learned, and the consolidation of a community of practice on this issue in the Philippines, and with Malaysia and Indonesia with whom Philippines has now established a framework for collaboration on the prevention of violent extremism;
  • Support programmatic initiatives, especially in partnership with the Office of the Presidential Advisor on the Peace Process and the UN agencies implementing assistance from the Peace-building Fund to obtain lasting peace and reduce violence in Mindanao, aimed at the implementation of the CAB.

5) In close coordination with Senior Management establish and support partnerships with the UN and other key national, regional and international actor's development partners.

  • Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships with both national counterparts and international partners for peace building-related strategies and initiatives;
  • Maintain close liaison with relevant donors and other actors supporting UN joint action towards peace building efforts;
  • Contribute to UN coherence and joint programming initiatives;
  • Support the country office in mobilizing resources for UNDP support to peace building and conflict prevention initiatives, and specifically maintaining human resource capacity while at the same time create appropriate synergies with the UN and development partners;
  • Provide to periodic (monthly and as requested) written and oral briefing on the overall context, developments and updates on specific interventions.


Competencies

    Competencies and Selection Criteria

                    Description of Competency at Level Required

The key results are to achieve the delivery and quality impact and overall success of the country programme by reaching UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Core

 

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 6: Accepts accountability for the outcomes of programme delivery and facilitates improvement and innovation in the delivery of products and services

Technical/Functional

 

Strong political acumen and extensive experience of providing policy advice;

Well-developed skills and demonstrated experience in facilitation, consensus-building, multi-stakeholder processes and negotiation;

Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Excellent analytical skills. Experience and specialist knowledge in building national capacities in peace processes and national reconciliation;

Proven high-level facilitation, training, networking, coordination, team-building, consensus-building and organizational skills;

Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;

Possesses specialist knowledge in the area of conflict prevention, social cohesion, dialogue and governance reform or related areas, as well as in-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues;

Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relationships with internal and external parties in a multi-cultural environment;

Sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;

Proven ability to incorporate into his/her work relevant international practices.

Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Results-based Management

Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results

Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development

Level 6: Integrate & Empower: Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

Team building

Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals

Level 6: Integrate & Empower:Leads integral work of teams utilizing expertise, vision, problem-solving capability, and collaborative energy in professional area of expertise

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or Equivalent in Peace and Conflict Studies, International Development, Development Studies, Community Development, Project Management or other related fields.

Experience:

  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, preferably in peacebuilding and conflict prevention; or related area;
  • Previous work experience with international organizations an advantage;
  • Possess a comprehensive set of competencies in peacebuilding, prevention of violence and social cohesion;
  • Demonstrates a high tolerance for change, complexity and unpredictability;
  • Results-oriented and demonstrates teamwork, good interpersonal skills and well-developed communication skills.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable.

Other:

  • Non-Smoking environment.


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