Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Assistant Country Director, Democratic Governance Unit (DGU), the Programme Analyst is responsible for management and quality assurance (monitoring and evaluation) of UNDP programme within the thematic area of Democratic Governance. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio, provides policy advice services.
The Programme Analyst supervises and leads programme support staff, coordinates activities of the projects’ staff. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.
Summary of Key Functions:
q Implementation of Governance programme strategies
q Management and quality assurance (monitoring and evaluation) of the CO Governance programme
q Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
q Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management
1. Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
q Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to Common Country Assessment (CCA), UN Sustainable Development Framwework/One Programme III (UNSDF/OPIII) and other documents.
q Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic area of Democratic Governance.
q 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 thematic area of Democratic Governance focusing on quality assurance (monitoring and evaluation)control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:
q Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
q 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.
q Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to PAC, entering project into Atlas, finalization of contribution 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 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval, participates in recruitment processes for projects.
q Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NIM projects.
q Follow up on audit recommendations and ensure that all exceptions are timely reported.
q Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
3. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the Management Support and Business Development Team focusing on achievement of the following results:
q Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
q Analysis and research of information on donors, 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 provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
q Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
q Support to development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
q Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
q Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.2: Preparing information for advocacy
q Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
q Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
q Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
q Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
q Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
q Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
Building Strategic Partnerships
Levle 1.2: Maintaining a network of contacts
q Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
q Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
q Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
q Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)
Level 1.2: Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
q Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors
q Develops a database of project profiles. Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis
q Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
q Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
q Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of democratic governance and rule of law
q Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to democratic governance and applies them consistently in work tasks
q Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
q Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
q Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
q Demonstrates in-depth knowledge and hands on experience of project/programme monitoring and evaluation.
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.2: Preparing information for global advocacy
q Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
q Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDP’s mandate
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships
q Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
q Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
q Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly
q Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
q Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
q Self-development, initiative-taking
q Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
q Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
q Creating synergies through self-control
q Managing conflict
q Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
q Informed and transparent decision making
q Minimum Education Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration,
Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field
q Minimum Experience: 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing Programme Management services
HEC attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UNDP. During the recruitment process, candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.
Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to(i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, orii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.
UNDP provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates, female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply (local and internal VA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) does not charge fee at any stage of the recruitment process including application, interviews, selection or induction etc. Moreover, UNDP does not concern itself with any information on the applicants bank accounts