UN Programme Specialist – Displacement Career Jobs – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:          Programme Specialist – Displacement
Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader,
Inclusive Green Growth for Poverty Reduction
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s
global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to
knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The
UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries
including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed
countries.
Job Summary: The Programme
Specialist – Displacement will work closely with UNDP’s programmes on Climate
Change & Disaster Risk Reduction; Peace, Security & System Resilience;
and Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy, to support four inter-related
areas.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Management support and oversight of the Country Office’s Emergency
Response and Resilience Strategy and related programme;
  • Support resource mobilizations and manage
    strategic partnerships, including donor relations;
  • Significantly contribute to Inter-Agency
    Coordination to achieve a coherent and aligned presence; and
  • Enhance UNDP’s position vis-à-vis Uganda’s
    nationally-led efforts to management displacement through knowledge
    broking, strategic communications and the promotion of south-south and
    triangular cooperation.
Management support and oversight of the Country Office’s Emergency
Response and Resilience Strategy and related programme:
  • Manage the planning, implementation, and
    coordination aspects of the strategy and programme;
  • Provide guidance to staff and partners on
    Results Based Management tools and performance indicators; lead
    programmes/projects appraisal and evaluation according to results-based
    management requirements;
  • Manage the portfolio of funds/projects
    through technical monitoring and administrative and financial supervision;
    ensure the proper application of a monitoring system to track progress on
    program results and indicators;
  • Coordinate and supervise activities of
    staff, experts and consultants within the technical assistance team;
  • Identify capacity-building needs of
    partners and lead the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring,
    training and capacity development initiatives to partners;
  • Act as the ex-officio member of the
    Internal Steering Committee on Displacement, comprising representatives
    from across relevant programmes, overseeing UNDP’s Emergency Response and
    Resilience Strategy and related programme.
Support resource mobilizations and manage strategic partnerships,
including donor relations:
  • Under the guidance and direction of Senior
    Management, support resource mobilization opportunities through the
    development of project proposals to development partners and multilateral
    funds;
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships
    with government, thought leaders, donors, UN entities, and implementing
    partners to enhance comparative advantage and influence;
  • Develop and implement partnerships and
    resource mobilization strategies;
  • Develop relevant documentation on donors
    and potential opportunities for resource mobilization;
  • Analyze and research information on
    donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation,
    identification of opportunities for cost sharing.
Contribute to Inter-Agency Coordination to achieve a coherent and
aligned presence:
  • Provide relevant input when needed on key
    developments and opportunities to develop and strengthen institutional
    partnerships for addressing displacement and providing durable solutions
    and to ensure the inclusion of UNDP’s perspective in the intergovernmental
    fora.
  • Attend meetings, events, and participating
    in groups and committees as needed;
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies;
    government ministries, departments and authorities; donors and
    implementing partners to ensure capacity development programme is
    harmonized and aligned with other efforts;
  • Enhance UNDP’s position vis-à-vis Uganda’s
    nationally-led efforts to management displacement through knowledge
    broking, strategic communications and the promotion of south-south and
    triangular cooperation
Facilitate knowledge sharing, enhance UNDP’s presence/thought
leadership in displacement and durable solutions:
  • Keep up-dated knowledge related to the
    thematic areas at country and region-specific level and proactively share
    documents with team members and respond to their specific requests for
    information;
  • Significantly contribute to the
    development and review of knowledge products in close coordination by
    analysing and sharing lessons learnt and programme evaluation results; and
  • Proactively contribute to knowledge
    networks and communities of practice.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • Timely and quality of programme delivery
    in line with budget and workplans;
  • Timely and quality monitoring and
    evaluation of programmes;
  • Relations with partners and stakeholders;
  • Timely and quality of reports;
  • Regular communication with other agencies
    and partners;
  • Quality of advocacy, communication and
    knowledge management initiatives.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations
    UNDP Programme Specialist – Displacement career opportunity should hold a
    Master’s degree or higher in development studies, economics or another
    related field.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    programme/project management related to displacement, livelihoods, youth
    empowerment and/or rural development or related fields;
  • Close familiarity with the work of UNDP,
    or other UN system development agencies, in a developing country context
    is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated programme/project development
    and resource mobilization experience; and
  • Excellent communication skills (written,
    verbal, interpersonal and intercultural).
Personal Competencies:
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the
    UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and
    strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.
Functional Competencies:
  • Ability to lead formulation,
    implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and
    projects;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning,
    results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to formulate and manage budgets,
    manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct
    financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
  • Ability to implement new systems and
    affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change;
  • Ability to build strong relationships with
    clients, focus on impact and result for the client and respond positively
    to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy
    and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy
    advice;
  • Lead teams effectively and show conflict
    resolution skills;
  • Demonstrate good oral and written
    communication skills.
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: 3rd March
2017
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