UN Programme Manager Job Careers – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:        Programme Manager
Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Specialist (Displacement)
About US:
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 Project Manager will support
implementation of the Uganda Host and Refugee Community Empowerment within the
UNDP Emergency Response and Resilience Strategy.
 Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Perform project
management functions:
·        
Provide
assistance to Project Management Unit to develop results-based Annual Work
Plans that clearly set out output targets, indicators, activities, resource
requirements, and budget;
·        
Support
to implementing partners in the coordination of activities to ensure their
efficient and effective contribution to project outcomes;
·        
Preparation
of quarterly, annual and as when required progress reports detailing progress
against the output targets, and the activities undertaken to UNDP;
·        
Closely
monitor overall the project progress, impact and risks and inform the project
board of any changes within the project environment which would affect foreseen
and agreed upon expected outcomes;
·        
Sharing
information regularly on the progress of project implementation, and any
relevant issues as may be necessary;
·        
Timely
disbursement and reporting on funds;
·        
Ensure
that the project board meetings are convened to report on project progress and
approve subsequent activity/work plans.
Ensures the
provision of effective technical assistance to project implementation:
·        
First
point of call for the project implementing partners, whether through provision
of direct technical assistance or identification and facilitation of
alternative support options;
·        
Backstopping
of experts providing technical assistance to the project implementing partners.
Knowledge building
and sharing:
·        
Contribute
to the development and review of knowledge products;
·        
Identifying
and codifying good practices globally and regionally for consideration;
·        
Synthesis
of lessons learnt and document best practices;
·        
Provide
contents to be shared through various media, including websites for UNDP and
donor (Korea International Cooperation Agency); Facebook, and Twitter; and 
·        
Proactively
contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·        
The
ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Programme Manager job placement
should hold an advanced (Masters) University Degree in business administration,
management, economics, development studies or related field. Post Graduate
Diploma or Certification in Project Management an advantage
·        
A
minimum of seven (7) years progressive working experience at national or
international level in project implementation and management including
familiarity in practical application of Results Based Management;
·        
Experience
in implementation of crisis response programmes/ projects is desirable;
·        
Experience
in implementation of projects or initiatives for enhancement of inclusive and
equitable economic livelihoods for refugees and host-communities in
humanitarian and developing context;
·        
Understanding
of refugees and host communities’ dynamics in context of Uganda and East
African Region an advantage;
·        
Experience
working with UNDP and/or other UN Agencies or International NGOs is desirable;
·        
Some
knowledge and experience working with government and sub-national humanitarian
and development actors is an asset;
·        
Demonstrated
initiative, problem solving skills and focus on outcomes and ability to meet
deadlines;
·        
Excellent
oral and written communication skills in English.



Competencies
Corporate
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
·        
Management
ability for a team to produce quality outputs in a timely manner;
·        
Ability
to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of youth
development and empowerment projects;
·        
Ability
to administer budgets, train and work effectively with counterpart staff at all
levels and with all groups involved in the project;
·        
Promotes
the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the project;
·        
Demonstrated
expertise in youth development and empowerment;
·        
Demonstrated
expertise in Enterprise Development;
·        
Demonstrated
expertise in programme/project management for results for a large,
multi-stakeholder project;
·        
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;
·        
Excellent
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: 8th April 2019
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