Programme Officer

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Category:
Field Operations
Total Position:
1
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
UNDP
Job Province:
Islamabad Capital Territrory
Gender:

UNDP provides equal opportunity to all qualified female & male including the physically challenged candidates.

Minimum Education:
Masters
Degree Title:
Master\'s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field
Minimum Experience:
2 Years
Apply By:
Dec 9, 2019
Posted On:
Nov 25, 2019
Job Description

Background   Democratic Governance Unit (DGU) aims to support the government in democratic development by building accountable, transparent, inclusive governance institutions and promotion and protection of the rule of law in Pakistan.  Various projects under the DGU work towards improved governance at federal, provincial and district levels by  

  • supporting the devolution and decentralization objectives, strengthening state institutions capacity to deliver rights based services to citizens.
  • supporting the government to promote an enabling environment for rule of law and access to justice institutions
  • improving governance by enhancing the capacity of Election Commission of Pakistan and federal & provincial legislatures
  • providing support to the government in integrating and mainstreaming the newly merged districts of KP 
  • working in collaboration with Ministry of Planning Development and Reform for institutional reform and modernization of the public sector

  Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative, Democratic Governance Unit 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.     Duties and Responsibilities   Summary of Key Functions:  

  • Implementation of Governance programme strategies
  • Management and quality assurance (monitoring and evaluation) of the CO Governance programme
  • Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy  
  • Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management
  • Uphold the uphold the non-discriminatory behavior towards gender equality and human rights.

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

  • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to strategic documents like UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF), Country Programme Document (CPD), Common Country Analysis (CCA) and other documents.
  • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic area of Democratic Governance. 
  • CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.

  Ensures effective management of the Country Office (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:  

  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
  • 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.
  • Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to Project Appraisal Committee (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 also performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval, participates in recruitment processes for projects.
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. 
  • Follow up on audit recommendations and ensure that all exceptions are timely reported.
  • Regular preparation of aggregate reports on activities, outputs and outcomes. 
  • Preparation of donor reports.

  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:  

  • 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. 
  • 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.

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 policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  • Support to development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.

  The incumbent of the position will uphold the non-discriminatory behavior and ensure that:  

  • Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
  • Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
  • Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
  • Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
  • Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
  • Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings, etc

    Competencies   Core Competencies:   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 Competencies:   Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda  

  • Ability to identify and communicate relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Results-Based Programme Development and Management  

  • Ability to assess project performance to identify success factors and incorporate best practices into project work & monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Gender  

  • Displays gender sensitivity and promotes gender equality in all aspects of work
  • Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situation
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Building Strategic Partnerships   

  • Ability to maintain an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Resource Mobilization   

  • Ability to analyze information/databases on potential and actual donors 
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise  

  • Ability to understand and apply fundamental concepts and principles of democratic governance and have basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures 
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  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing  

  • Ability to generate new ideas and approaches, research best practices and propose new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals  

  • Ability to identify and communicate relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  Client Orientation  

  • Ability to research potential solutions to internal and external client needs and report back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • 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:

  • Masters Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field

  Experience:

  • 2 Years (Minimum 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing Programme Management services)

  Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English. 

    Disclaimer   Please Note: 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, or ii) 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   "UNDP has zero tolerance towards Sexual Harassment (SH) and Sexual Exploitation & Abuse (SEA)”.  

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