Programme Analyst

Application Deadline :19-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :6d 8h 5m
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :IPSA (Regular)
Post Level :IPSA-9
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :12 Months

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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Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as  reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.


  1. UNDP will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station, as well as their return to their home upon completion of their services. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
  2. Offical travel to GFCR priority countries might be required as determined by the workplan of the Fund Secretariat. However, this is dependent on the changing narture of the current pandemic as to if and when travel will be required.

Office/Unit/Project Description 

The Global Team is an independent structure under the Global Fund for Coral Reef Executive Board and administratively hosted by the UN Multi Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTFO). While hosted within the MPTFO, the Global Team will work closely with relevant focal points of the Participating UN Organizations (UNDP, UNEP, UNCDF) and the Investment asset management team.

The Global Team directly supports the GFCR Executive Board and manages the day-to-day management and operation of the Fund. The Global Team has management, technical, and operational expertise, and one of its primary roles is to develop the Fund investment plans and manage approval of project or programme proposals in accordance with financial decisions made by the GFCR Executive Board and in open collaboration with the Investment Window partners. The Global Team guarantees that successful innovative blended solutions are developed in accordance with agreed-upon objectives and criteria specified in the Terms of Reference and criteria specified in the Standard Operations Manual.

Institutional Arrangement

The Programme Analyst will report to the Head of the GFCR Fund Secretariat

Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The Programme Analyst will provide the following functions:

  • Supports the development of the Investment plan with Conservation Finance Alliance;
  • Supports calls for proposals, reviews with Global Team and the scientist advisory group, provides input and recommendations on proposals and coordinates submission to the Executive Board;
  • Liaises with Investment Window partners on all programming aspects;
  • Follows up on projects implementation status, flagging issues and managing risk; missions to project sites to assess progress towards objectives, adherence to ESG and workplan, and provides feedback on progress;
  • Contributes to the development of the Fund’s results-based management system;
  • Coordinates with M&E and scientist experts mobilized by UNEP;
  • Liaises with UN Agencies and other partners regarding relevant co-financing such as the GCF submission and the Joint SDG Fund;
  • Supports the preparation of project progress updates and annual/final reports by implementers as outlined in the Fund programming cycle and legal agreements;


Leadership: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others.

  • Actively shares knowledge

Communication and relationship management: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

  • Communicates ideas and positions with command and confidence
  • Finds common ground to solve problems

Innovation: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

  • Contributes to prototyping, piloting, and evaluating lessons / feedback

People Management: Models independent thinking and action

  • Demonstrates behaviors of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships

Delivery: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services.

  • Embraces complex challenges and opportunities for getting work done
  • Ability to embrace challenges with minimal supervision
  • Works to develop organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability

Technical Abilties: Apply and Adapt

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

UN System

In-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the UN system and the mandates of constituent agencies, including with UN corporate standards and language requirements.

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Marine sciences, Development Studies, Public Administration and/or other relevant field.  

Min. years of relevant Work experience

At least 2 (two) years of relevant experience at the national or international level in  Marine Conservation, Programme Management and innovative financial solutions;

Excellent knowledge of information technology;

Excellent communication and writing skills.

Desired additional skills and competencies

Prior experience with Innovative UN financial mechanisms

Previous field experience in Marine Protection innovative solutions

Knowledge of and previous experience in UNDP and/or another UN entity is desired

Required Language(s) (at working level)

A strong command of English, is essential.

Knowledge of other UN official languages will be considered an asset.

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