Outcome Lead (Institutions/SDG Partnership)


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :30-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-C
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 the Deputy Resident Representative, the Outcome Lead (Institutions & Partnerships) manages a portfolio of activities that contribute to institutions strengthening and partnership. He/She will have demonstrated knowledge of government institutions both at national and sub-national level. He/She will have demonstrated substantial experience in partnering with the private sector and other key stakeholders such as youth, women, indigenous people and marginalized groups. He/She will have strong familiarity with the architecture of development finance for SDG and the support required to national and sub-national entities in their advancements towards agenda 2030.

The role of the outcome lead will be to insure 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.

2) Ensures effective management of the CO programme and supervision of the Programme team focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the following results:

  • 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.

3) 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.

4) Ensures provision of top-quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to programme implementation related issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country programme goals;
  • Coordination and support to development institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
  • Maintain effective network with development partners and Government at national level and subnational level and where necessary link up with the corporate Global Policy Network of UNDP and other international actors;
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.


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 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions

Technical/Functional

 

Priority Setting

Ability to scan and synthesize diverse sets of information to arrive at strategic priorities and positioning recommendations

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Local Governance

Knowledge of local governance systems and institutions, decentralizations policies and laws, basic service delivery and recovery planning and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Risk Management & Resource Allocation

Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them 

Ability to distribute resources in a strategic or tactical way 

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement 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 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Communication

Ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Mentoring and capacity building

Ability to coach/mentor technical staff to enhance sustain capacity development

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Team building

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

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

Experience:

  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web- based management systems.

Language Requirements:

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

Other:

  • Non-Smoking environment


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.


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