United Nations UNDP Careers – Coordinator – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform

Organization: United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Team Leader –
Inclusive Green Growth Programme
Grade: SB4
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
Job Summary: The UNDP
Ecosystem Platform Coordinator will support and facilitate the functioning of
the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform. The Coordinator – Uganda Tourism
Ecosystem will be responsible for coordination of stakeholders and activities
of the platform, monitoring implementation of the platform action plan, and
mobilizing additional resources. S/he is expected to be knowledgeable about
multi-stakeholder coordination, have a good understanding of the Uganda tourism
sector landscape and experiences in dealing with key public and private tourism
stakeholders and have technical knowledge on inclusive business practices.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Uganda Country Director, the
direct supervision of the Team Leader – Inclusive Green Growth Programme and
technical oversight and support from the responsible UNDP Uganda Programme
Officer, the Platform Coordinator will undertake the following tasks:
Coordination of platform:
Undertake activities to operationalize the
platform and ensure that all documentation for its full operation are in place;
including the governance structure, partnership agreements, vision and
collaborative action plan, a performance monitoring and evaluation plan and any
other required documents.
Actively promote and advocate for the platform
among all active and potential stakeholders; and act as a first point of
contact for platform stakeholders and agencies on the work of the platform;
Work in liaison with stakeholders organize
platform meetings; facilitate those meetings as well document and monitor the
implementation of decisions made by the platform;
Build effective partnerships through regular
interactions with project stakeholders and share information transparently
across the whole network, including by updating the platform website as well as
the stakeholder mapping and database
The jobholder will also ensure engagement of
platform stakeholders in the planning and implementation of platform activities;
monitor the work of the platform against the collaborative action plan, follow
up to ensure successful implementation of platform activities, and hold
platform members accountable for the plan’s delivery;
Develop concept notes for platform activities,
and Terms of Reference (ToRs) for consultants
Develop platform technical reporting mechanisms
and prepare platform progress reports.
Organize annual reviews of the performance of
the platform, including the membership and partnership framework, and the
implementation of the agreed-upon interventions, as necessary.
The incumbent will identify and support
development and dissemination of knowledge products, best practices and lessons
learnt from the platform and platform activities.
Resource Mobilization:
Formulate a resource mobilization strategy for
the platform and platform activities in close collaboration with the UNDP
Country Office, including preparation of briefs and specific fund-raising
strategies and approaches where useful. Key target group for resource
mobilization includes donors, development partners, impact investors and other
private sector players.
Draft public information materials and online
content in support of current and new partnerships and resource mobilization
Interact with external partners (e.g. donors,
development partners, impact investors, private sector) to advertise for and
promote the platform and platform activities.
Mobilize additional resources for the platform
and platform activities in close collaboration with the UNDP Country Office

Qualifications, Skills and
The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP
Coordinator – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform job placement should hold a
Master’s Degree in international development, economics, business
administration, tourism management or related field
A minimum of five years of relevant experience
in private sector, inclusive market development or coordination of
multi-stakeholder processes;
Good familiarity with tourism sector in Uganda,
including knowledge of relevant stakeholders;
Credibility and strong network with the
participating stakeholders and ability to play a neutral role and resolve
Excellent communication and writing skills;
Previous experience in working in different
political and cultural contexts and the commitment to adapt the processes to
the current context;
Excellent collaborative work style and
understanding of multi-sectoral environments, including public and private
sector needs;
Previous experience with UN or other international
organizations is an advantage.
Personal Competencies:
Facilitation skills: Successful
convening and relationship-building – particularly in the early stages of a
partnership – requires Coordinators to manage a range of encounters between key
players, whether in the form of one-to-one meetings, small group activities or
larger task-oriented workshops. For an IBEI this also means to drive collective
thinking and identify common ground to align strategies of stakeholders. In
this role, the Coordinator needs to listen actively, ask the right questions
and play a neutral role on content in the negotiation process.
Synthesising information & record
keeping skills:
An IBEI coordinator will need to be highly capable of
managing complex data and layers of information and experience. He/she will
need to ensure that meticulous records are kept of meetings and decisions –
either by themselves or in overseeing someone else in undertaking this
important function.
Communication & presentation skills:
A Coordinator will need excellent communication skills especially in: social
interaction; active listening; empathy; concise speaking; ability to tailor
written communications to different audiences and conducting meaningful
conversations. He/she will have to present the objectives of the platform or
details about the partnership itself to different audiences, including
potential funders. This requires good story-telling and presentation skills.
Coaching & capacity building skills:
As a partnership progresses, the Coordinator will have a new focus –
transferring responsibilities to partners. This involves stepping back from a
front-line role and working in the background to support and coach individual
partners or staff in building their own partnering and brokering skills.
Institution capacity building skills:
An IBEI Coordinator may have a crucial role in increasing the engagement of
partner organisations as well as helping each organisation become more ‘fit for
purpose’ in their partnering approach. He/she will also need to help partners
build governance and accountability procedures as the partnership itself
becomes more ‘institutionalised’.
Reviewing & revising skills:
Partnerships benefit from regular reviews to ensure that they remain animated
and do not lose momentum. As someone with close knowledge of the partnership,
the IBEI Coordinator is uniquely placed to facilitate reviews him/herself or,
if he/she is too close to the partnership to do this objectively enough, to
brief someone else to facilitate the review on behalf of the partners. The
Coordinator may also have a critical role in revising the partnership based on
experience and needs to prepare clear summaries.
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: 23rd November
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