Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Job opportunity At United Nations- UN Coordination Analyst


About US:
The United Nations is an impartial and trusted partner in Uganda, supporting the Government to achieve its development goals. The United Nations Country Team (UNCT), is comprised of 22 resident and non-resident UN agencies. The UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative (RC/RR) leads the UNCT and is the highest representative of UNDP in Uganda. The RC/RR is also the Designated Official for security for UN Uganda. The UN Resident Coordinator is assisted in her coordination role in the field by United Nations Area Coordinators (UNACs) in the areas where the UN has a strong presence on the ground. The UNAC system is a UNCT-integrated coordination system at the field level that convenes UN agency representatives through regular Area Coordination Team meetings. The UNAC system seeks to accelerate the implementation of Delivering as One at the field level in Acholi and West Nile, Karamoja and South West.

Job Summary:  The UN Coordination Analyst strengthens capacity of the UN Country Team, analyzes political, social and economic trends and provides inputs to preparation of country programming products including the Common Country Assessment  (CCA) and United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs), supports the national strategic setting and coordination including the Local Development Partners Group (LDPG), the Development Partners Group (DPG), the UNDAF Joint Steering Committee (JSC); supports the humanitarian-development-peace coordination including the CRRF and ReHope Secretariat; provides assistance to development and implementation of the collaborative and joint programmes and monitors  progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Global Conferences, provides support to Non Resident UN Agencies (NRAs) to access national systems and for national counterparts to access the expertise of NRAs.

Serving as special assistant to the UN Resident Coordinator, the UN Coordination Analyst supports the RCO internal and external coordination functions and works in close collaboration with RCO leads/focal points on programmes, operations, communications, monitoring and evaluation, gender/human rights, resource mobilization  and peace and development. He/she also engages external partners including UNDG/DOCO, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful implementation of UNCT activities.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Ensures effective support to UNCT in preparation and implementation of country programming processes and products, including UNDAF, CRRF and ReHOPE and UN internal  coordination and harmonization focusing on achievement of the following results:
·         Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country including support for establishing Dev-Info in coordination with relevant national counterparts.
·         Participation in the work of the CCA Thematic Group activities and preparation of inputs to CCA.
·         Participation in the work of the UNDAF Working Groups and preparation of inputs to UNDAF.
·         Participation in the work of theme groups organized around the UNDAF outcomes, including support for monitoring and evaluation within the context of the UNDAF Results Matrix, the UNDAF M&A Plan.
·         Monitoring of all Joint/Collaborative programmes/initiatives of the UNCT and provision of periodic reports as necessary.
·         Identification of strengths and weaknesses in UN Agencies programmes in the context of UNDAF, UN System reform and SDGs. Preparation of high quality documents summarizing the developments in the UNDAF areas of cooperation. Provision of advice on adjusting strategies and implementation modalities.
·         Support strategic coordination including the Local Development Partners Group (LDPG), the Development Partners Group (DPG), the UNDAF Joint Steering Committee (JSC); supports the humanitarian-development-peace coordination including the CRRF and ReHope Secretariat.
Ensures preparation and implementation of the RC Work Plan focusing on the achievement of the following results:
·         Tasked with the preparation of proposals for funding and drafting of the RC Work Plan and reports.
·         Technical support for UNCT Retreats to review the annual work plan and other UNCT meetings.
·         Monitoring of the Support to the Resident Coordinator (SRC) fund and other funds dedicated to UNCT activities.
·         Report on the use of the funds to the UN RC and UNCT, proposal of budget revisions, approval of expenditures reports.
Ensures effective advocacy of UN activities in close consultation with UNIC and the information/ communication focal points of the UN system focusing on the achievement   of the following results:
·         In charge of the maintenance of the systematic information on RC system activities.
·         Arrangement of regular forums and events on issues related to UN activities with media, NGOs, communities, etc.
·         Support for implementation of media and communication strategies of the UNCT, in close consultation with UNIC.
·         Collecting inputs for speaker’s notes, talking points, speeches for major advocacy events of the RC system in close consultation with the UNCT and partners.
·         Preparations of minutes, reports, policy briefs, information notes and other UN internal documents for the UNCT and other UN Coordination bodies.
·         Monitoring of the UN website maintenance.
Support implementation of the resource mobilization strategy for UNDAF implementation focusing on achievement of the following results:
·         Responsible for the development of partnerships with IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society.
·         Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of reports on donors’ strategies.
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
·         Tasked with the identification of sources of information related to coordination. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to country policy goals.
·         Provision of referral services for agencies without field representation to access national institutions and processes and for national partners to access the expertise of agencies without field representation.
·         Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
·         Organization of trainings to UN staff on coordination issues.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The ideal applicant for the United Nations UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) UN Coordination Analyst job placement should hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field.
·         Two years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Knowledge about the UN and RC systems would be an advantage.  Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
·         Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Corporate Competencies:
·         Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
·         Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN
·         Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
·         Treats all people fairly without   favoritism
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge and Learning Management
·         Shares knowledge and experience from within and outside the UN Country Team.
·         Encourages UN staff to share knowledge
·         Develops deep understanding in UNDAF, UN System reform and MDGs
Coordination Effectiveness
·         Ability to lead the implementation of UN programme activities, strengthening of strategic partnerships for UNDAF implementation.
·         Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships with UN Agencies and main constituents, advocate effectively, communicate sensitively across different constituencies.
Management and Leadership
·         Focuses on impact and result for the client
·         Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
·         Establishes priorities for self and other members of the RC office; schedules activities to ensure optimum use of time and resources; monitors performance against development and other objectives and corrects deviations from the course
·         In providing advice to the RC, has the capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations; evaluates information accurately and identifies key issues required to resolve problems
·         Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
·         Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills
·         Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
·         Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
·         Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
·         Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
·         Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior

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.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

Deadline: 6th September 2018

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