UN Jobs – National Field Coordinator – Displacement at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Specialist – Displacement
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 National
Field Coordinator – Displacement willsupport the implementation of the
Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy based in Yumbe. The Strategy is
implemented under UNDP’s flagship Inclusive Green Growth for Poverty Reduction
programme, in close collaboration with UNDP’s programmes on Climate Change
& Disaster Risk Reduction; Peace, Security & System Resilience; and
Rule of Law & Constitutional Democracy.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
Implementation support and oversight of displacement and durable
solutions project activities at the field level;
  • Represent UNDP in relevant field
    coordination mechanisms, including livelihood sector coordination group,
    and ensure all activities are harmonized and aligned with other efforts;
  • Build and establish meaningful
    partnerships with other actors in the field; and
  • Significantly contribute to knowledge
    management and sharing.
Implementation support and oversight of displacement and durable
solutions project activities at the field level:
  • The jobholder will provide implementation
    support to UNDP’s partners operating in the field and ensure that the
    activities are implemented in accordance to the work plan;
  • Carry out regular monitoring of project
    activities, detect risks and issues, and inform the Progamme Specialist in
    a timely manner with recommendations on corrective measures;
  • Collect and analyze data, track progress
    on programme results, and prepare progress reports ensuring the proper use
    of the monitoring framework and system in place;
  • Capture lessons learned and make
    recommendations in order to improve performance;
  • Offer support, facilitate and assist in conducting
    assessments, external evaluations, audits and spot checks;
  • Identify capacity-building needs of
    partners and support the coordination of technical assistance, mentoring,
    training and capacity development initiatives to partners; and
  • Perform administrative and financial
    management of UNDP’s field presence in Yumbe.
Represent UNDP in relevant field coordination mechanisms, including
livelihood sector coordination group, and ensure all activities are harmonized
and aligned with other efforts:
  • Develop a good understanding and knowledge
    of what other actors are doing in the areas of livelihoods, disaster risk
    and climate change, and sexual and gender based violence;
  • Represent UNDP in relevant field
    coordination mechanism, including the livelihood sector coordination
    group;
  • Ensure all UNDP’s activities are
    harmonized with other efforts and duplication avoided;
  • Ensure compliance to relevant guidelines
    and policies; and
  • Provide technical inputs, especially in
    the thematic areas where UNDP has a comparative advantage, and ensure the
    inclusion of UNDP’s perspective in relevant fora.
Build and establish meaningful partnerships with other actors in the
field
  • Effectively network and establish close
    working relations with key stakeholders including District Local Government,
    Office of the Prime Minister, UN agencies, partners, private sector, and
    community leaders;
  • Convey, explain and clarify UNDP’s
    position vis-à-vis Uganda’s nationally-led effort in managing displacement
    to stakeholders; and
  • Organize field trips and monitoring visits
    for partners and donors as required.
Contribute to knowledge management and sharing:
  • Actively contribute to the development and
    review of knowledge products;
  • Identify and document success stories with
    a human story;
  • Provide contents to be shared through
    various media, including UNDP website, Facebook, and Twitter; 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 National Field Coordinator – Displacement career opportunity should
    hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher in management, economics, political
    science, or other related field.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in
    managing displacement, livelihoods, youth empowerment, energy and
    environment,  and/or rural
    development projects or related field;
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    implementation of cash for work projects is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with the work of UNDP or other
    UN system development agencies;
  • Demonstrated programme/project management
    skills;
  • Experience working in refugee settlements
    or similar context; 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: 9th March
2017
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