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Programme Analyst (Poverty Programme – Private Sector)
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||10-Oct-08 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||100 Series|
|Post Level :||NO-B (National Officer)|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
This is a Notional Officer position open to Nigerian nationals.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director (Programme), and direct supervision of the Poverty Team Leader (TL), the Programme Analyst is responsible for the execution of assessments, provision of technical advice and programme planning, management and monitoring related to poverty reduction
He/she will participate in mainstreaming human and capacity development into programme activities, including policy and programme development, implementation and monitoring, social protection strategies, income and employment generation activities, community based development programmes
The Programme Analyst is especially expected to support monitor, assess and advise on national and State policies, regulatory frameworks, plans and programmes as well as donor interventions in support of private sector development, especially for (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) MSMEs. This will include approaches to increased financial access which benefit the poor by helping them to establish and grow enterprises that are integrated within successful value chains and provide stable and productive employment, increased income and a broader array of products and services at the bottom of the pyramid. The approach in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to foster development in a way that directly engages and benefits the poor as producers as well as consumers.
The Programme Analyst provides matrixed supervision together with the Poverty Team Leader of assigned programme support staff and works in close collaboration with Programme Team members , the Operations team, the Planning and Partnerships Unit (PPU), staff from other UN agencies, UNDP Headquarters, donors, senior managers and technical experts from the private sector and civil society organizations to ensure successful implementation of UNDP-supported programmes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Functions /Key Results Expected
Provision of top quality policy advisory services to the UNDP Country Office and the Government on private sector development - especially of MSMEs - that has clear links with poverty reduction.
Development and management of the country office poverty programmes with particular emphasis on a successful private sector programme built around MSME development that enables poverty reduction.
Creation of strategic partnerships, bringing together the Government, UN agencies, donors and private sector entities.
Design and execution of resource mobilization strategies for financing a growing programme portfolio with emphasis on private sector development.
Support to other programmes managed by the Poverty Team as well as other programmes in the different UNDP practice areas, especially but not exclusively focused on identifying and developing opportunities for the integration of the private sector, particularly MSMEs, in different capacities.
1. Ensures design of private sector intervention opportunities, strategies and projects focusing on achievement of the following results:
2. Contribute to effective management of the Poverty Programme portfolio with emphasis on the private sector component, ensuring quality control, and focusing on the achievement of the following results:
3. Develop strategic partnerships and implement resource mobilization strategies focusing on the achievement of the following results:
1. Provide high quality policy advisory services to UNDP and the Government and facilitate knowledge management focusing on the following results:
IV. Impact of Results
The key results have impacts on the overall success of the Country Offices programme; in particular, the key results have impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets .In specific terms , it has impacts on the following results areas:
Knowledge management and learning
Development and operational effectiveness
Leadership and Management
Required Skills and Experience
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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.