Programme Analyst (Peace)


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :30-May-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-A
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 Outcome Lead (Peace) lead the day to day management of the portfolio of activities that contribute to effective achievement of progress in the SDG dimensions of Peace in the Philippines. He/She will have knowledge of government institutions both at national and sub-national level. He/She will have relevant exposure in programming in the context of Conflict Sensitive Development and Peace building. He/She will have knowledge of issues and solutions in relations to conflict transition and experience in knowledge of the various peace “tables” in the Philippines.

The role of the Programme Analyst will be to support the proper management and achievement of the country programme assigned outcome. The Programme Analyst through direct monitoring of implementation and use of evaluations, reviews and knowledge management products will contribute to pipeline development and resource mobilization.

The Programme Analyst will support the management of a team composed by a Programme Associates and Programme Assistants. The Programme Analyst will support Project Managers assigned in their portfolio and will contribute to cross-practice cooperation and coordination, portfolio management to maximize impact and focus on CPD outcome results.


Duties and Responsibilities

1. Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provides support, as necessary, to the analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and contributes to the preparation of substantive inputs to UNDAF, CPD and formulation of project documents.
  • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the assigned CPD outcome areas.
  • Effective application of RBM tools and achievement of programme and management targets. Support the design of mechanisms to accelerate delivery and enhance impact of programme portfolio.
  • CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.

2. Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the assigned CPD outcome areas focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:

  • Support to the design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.
  • Participation and contribution to project to PAC, finalization of partnership agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme Analyst can perform functions of Manager Level 1 if delegated by the CO Senior mgt, participates in recruitment processes for projects.
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Leadership in audit of NIM/DIM projects.
  • Effective follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.

3. Ensures support to strategic partnerships and ensures effective implementation of the country office resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Operationalization of partnerships with the development partners in the specific CPD outcome areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
  • Analysis of counterpart capacities and identification of capacity building support packages for National Partners, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

4. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing   on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
  • Effective contributes to sharing competencies and expertise across projects, teams and peers.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

5. Ensures provision of top-quality advisory services to the Government oriented to capacitate national ownership of UNDP programme and facilitation of knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of evidence based related to outcome results to feed back into the Programme & Impact Advisory Team effort of the CO steering relevant to the country Programme.
  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
  • Professional growth through active learning.


Competencies

Core

 

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

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 and hiring managers are encouraged to familiarize themselves for more information

Quality Assurance

Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to ensure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Project Management

Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Operational Efficiency

Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Knowledge Facilitation

Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Team building

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

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in in Business Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or relevant Outcome discipline.

AND/OR

  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience.
  • Certification in Project Management will be an asset.

Experience:

  • Relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • 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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