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Ethiopia: JPO - Programme Analyst, Democratic Governance and Capacity Development Job Vacancy in Ethiopia

Organization: UN Development Programme
Country: Ethiopia
Closing date: 16 Sep 2018

Background

The Governance Unit of UNDP Ethiopia works to support democratic development and the promotion and protection of human rights and capacity development.

The Junior Programme Officer will support the implementation of projects under the Governance Unit, with focus on project activities that link to Governance and Democratic Participation, Local Economic Governance, Support to Conflict Prevention and Peace Building, Capacity Development Projects and other SDG and UNDAF related activities. The Governance Unit works towards improved governance in Ethiopia through political and fiscal devolution, transparency and accountability, strengthening of state institutions, leadership/capacity development, promotion of human rights and local participation, localization of the SDGs as cross-cutting themes, and civil society engagement. The JPO will be a member of the Governance Unit and assist UNDP and Government of Ethiopia in implementing programmes/projects within the Governance Unit including developing related research and communication materials and supporting resource mobilization efforts. Under the overall supervision and guidance of the UNDP Country Director, the JPO will report directly to the Team Leader, Governance Unit and work within the Unit’s team with Programme Officers and Programme Associates.

The Country Office works under the National Implementation (NIM) modality, and the candidate is expected to work closely with implementing partners.

Under the leadership of the Country Director (DP) and the direct supervision of the Team Leader, Governance Unit, the candidate contributes to the functioning of the Unit's activities. As such, he / she provides support to the management of programs and projects. He / she works closely with other colleagues in the unit with which he / she forms a united team to achieve results.

Co**n**t**e**n**t and methodology of supervision:**

As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following supervision modalities

  • Structured guidance provided by the supervisor, especially in the beginning of the assignment, with the purpose of gradually increasing the responsibilities of the JPO
  • Establishment of a work plan, with clear key deliverables and results
  • Effective supervision through knowledge sharing and performance/development feedback throughout the assignment
  • Easy access to the supervisor
  • Participation in Unit/Team/Office meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness
  • Guidance and advice in relation to learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise
  • Completion of the yearly UNDP Performance Management Document (PMD)

Training and Learning:

As part of the UNDP JPO programme overall framework, the JPO will benefit from the following training and learning opportunities:

  • Participation in a two-week long Programme Policy and Operations Induction Course in New York within the first 3 to 6 months of assignment
  • Use of yearly JPO duty-related travel and training allocation (DTTA), as per the online DTTA guide
  • Other training and learning opportunities, as presented in the UNDP JPO Orientation Programme

In addition, the JPO will benefit from the following specific training and learning modalities/opportunities in the receiving office:

  • Participate in workshops/seminars organized by UNDP led projects and other national and international partners working in the field of governance;
  • Participate in the programme retreats to be organised by the office, which will cover issues related to Governance
  • Attend in-house knowledge sharing events;
  • Corporate programme/project and resource management tools and methods;
  • Have access to corporate online learning portal with self-learning trainings;
  • With agreement from the supervisor, attend regional and national conferences/workshops as a participant or speaker;

Practical information concerning the selection process

  • Selected applicants will be expected to partake in face-to-face Interviews planned to take place in Copenhagen in early to mid-October 2018
  • Applicants will need to shoulder travel cost should he/she be travelling to Denmark for the interviews
  • Selected candidates are expected to participate in an induction course conducted by DANIDA at Danish MFA premises planned for the early Dec18 or early Jan19
  • Assumptions of duty will be expected Feb. 2019 at the latest

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Participation and contribution to the governance pillar of UNDP interventions

  • Contribute to the formulation of programs and projects in the areas of Democratic Governance for UNDP within the framework of the Country Program Document (CPD) and United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). This will involve: preparation of concept notes; participation in project formulation and appraisal process, coordinating with UN agencies, government implementing partners, donors, civil society, etc.; ensuring quality and compliance of project design;
  • Develop, in collaboration with other team members and key partners (projects, national democratic institutions), annual work plans of the Governance projects;
  • Contribute to strategic oversight of the planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of the governance pillar activities, monitoring of financial expenditures according to UNDP procedures and rules;
  • Based on the analysis and extensive research on the national and international situation, provide substantive contributions in the formulation of strategic notes and other relevant documents with regards to Governance and democratic participation;
  • Draft policy notes, technical presentations and analytical pieces on the governance context and challenges in
  • implementing programmatic interventions;
  • Carry out other support duties related to the mandate and functions of UNDP as assigned by the supervisor.

Policy Advice/ Programme and Project Delivery Support

  • Support the Governance team in preparing initial drafts of technical advice on governance issues;
  • Prepare material as requested by supervisor to support the application of integrated multi-disciplinary
  • approaches to meet policy and programming needs in line with corporate guidance and standards;
  • Monitor and quality assurance of implementation of assigned programs and projects through, inter-alia,
  • participation in periodic field visits; organization of and reporting on the Review Meetings; assistance to
  • mandatory annual external audit, spot checks, programmatic monitoring etc. so as to ensure that projects are implemented and their outputs and impact being assessed in pursuance of the stated objectives of the projects.
  • Identify, document and share best practices and lessons learned related to governance programmes and projects;
  • Implement and enforce tools of result-oriented management- establishment of targets and monitoring of results;
  • Perform regular projects visits and prepare reports on the progress of projects, challenges and recommend solutions
  • Contribute to the preparation of donor reporting in a timely manner;

Pa**r**tnerships and Resource Mobilization**

  • Undertake research to support the Team Leader and Programme Managers in partnership building and resource mobilization, developing first drafts of papers and materials, and participating in relevant external meetings, in line with the Country Office’s partnership and resource mobilization strategy and action plan;
  • Perform analysis and research to support the implementation of partnership strategies with UN and external
  • partner institutions, including governments, private sector, academia, NGOs, and CSOs;
  • Participate in relevant external meetings, including resource mobilization, partnership and advocacy activities with UN partners, permanent missions, and external stakeholders, as requested by the Supervisor.

Kn**o**wl**e**d**g**e Management**

  • Develop and maintain a repository of key documents, presentations, photos and other materials that are necessary for the team to access and make use of knowledge products;
  • Facilitate the exchange of knowledge on specific thematic areas with regards to UNDP’s mission

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Innovation - Ability to make new and useful idea 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

  • Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

  • People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

  • Delivery - Ability to get things done

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional Competencies

Primary

  • Problem Analysis and Decision-Making

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  • Job Knowledge and Technical Expertise

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  • Client Orientation

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  • Results-based Program Development and Management

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Secondary

  • Knowledge Management

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  • Capacity Building

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

  • Innovation

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

  • Master’s Degree in Governance, Law, International Development, Public Policy or equivalent Advanced Degree in a related field of expertise

Experience

  • A minimum of two years and a maximum of 4 years of paid working experience in governance, rule of law and human rights
  • Work experience in developing countries, preferably in the African region would be desirable

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in both Danish and English is required

Nationality

Under the UNDP JPO programme framework, the following position is open only to Danish nationals. The applicant must be fluent in both Danish and English. For the full requirements and information about the JPO Programme, please visit: http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home/how-to-join/the-jpo-programme.html

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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