Entry Level UN National Peace and Development Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

 

Job Title:    National Peace and
Development Officer

Organization: United
Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

 

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 Peace and Development Officer works under
the direct supervision and guidance of the PDA, to provide substantive support
in three main areas of activity, including:

·       
Assist
on research, information-gathering and analysis with specific focus on
supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention;

·       
Identify
entry-points and support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in efforts
to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard
to civil society, including women’s and youth networks;

·       
Provide
technical support for coordination, partnerships and M&E of peacebuilding
programming.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Assisting
on research, information-gathering and analysis with specific focus on
supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention;

·       
Gather
and process data and information relevant to the UN’s role and activities in
Uganda and the sub-region as relevant, with specific focus on supporting and
promoting peacebuilding, social cohesion, conflict prevention and sustainable
development

·       
Support
the PDA in undertaking political, political economy and/or conflict analysis,
monitoring the situation in the country and reporting of issues related to
peace and security through analysis of contextual factors;

·       
Carry
out and coordinate research on particular issues and thematic areas in
particular confict analysis, scenarios planning, dialogue and mediation.

·       
Identifying
entry-points and support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in efforts
to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard
to civil society, including women’s and youth networks;

·       
Assist
the PDA in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national
stakeholders related to social cohesion, dialogue, conflict prevention,
consensus building and contribute to the development of conflict-sensitive
approaches;

·       
Under
the guidance of the PDA, support the exploration of entry points with key
national counterparts including the Government, civil society and research
institutions/think-tanks

·       
Advise
on mainstreaming conflict-sensitive approaches including provision of training
UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict
prevention and/or conflict-sensitive development;

·       
Undertake
mapping and analysis with various partners including civil society actors, youth,
women, and marginalized groups capacities’ for conflict prevention/
peacebuilding at local and national level and using the findings to inform the
support provided by the PDA and UNCT throughout the duration of the assignment;

·       
Support
the PDA in their engagement with national and local stakeholders focusing
particularly on engaging with civil society actors at local level and academia
to help link local initiatives to national-level institutions, structures and
processes, as well as reinforcing dialogue between government and civil society
and/or people-to-people dialogues.

·       
Provide
technical support for coordination, partnerships and M&E for peacebuilding
programming

·       
Support
the external coordination of existing partnerships between stakeholders (government,
civil society, private sector and the international community, including the UN
system).

·       
In close
collaboration with the PDA and the Joint Programme Secretariat, support
monitoring and evaluation function, including collecting, processing and
analyzing data in the framework of peace and development team workplan;

·       
Support
knowledge management and sharing of good practices on conflict prevention and
peacebuilding; ensure that stories and lessons learned are shared with the
Joint Programme Secretariat; and respond to specific requests for information;
and

·       
Perform
an array of duties that support UN coordination and effective Peace and
Development Team programme implementation. These may include: assisting in
organizing meetings and consultations, organizing and implementing consultation
processes with national and international partners.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) National
Peace and Development Officer job must hold an advanced university degree
(Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations,
international economics, law, public administration, or other related social
sciences. In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with additional
years of experience.

·       
At least
two years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis,
development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil
society organization;

·       
Extensive
experience in analysis, research and sound drafting skills;

·       
Experience
in project/programme development, management

·       
Experience
in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding
initiatives and programming;

·       
In-depth
knowledge of and extensive experience in (country/region), including in
dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives; and awareness and familiarity of
key actors and stakeholders across the political, economic, and development
spheres alongside knowledge of government, civil society, and other non-state
actors.

 

Competencies

·       
Innovation:
Ability to make new and useful
ideas 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

·       
People
Management:
Ability to improve
performance and satisfaction Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

·       
Communication:
Ability to listen, adapt,
persuade and transform Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate
independent analysis

·       
Delivery:
Ability to get things done
while exercising good judgement Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for
delivery of products or services

·       
Social
Cohesion:
Knowledge of methods
and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more
civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility Level 4:
Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability
to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of
expertise

·       
Peacebuilding
and Reconciliation:
Ability to
support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development Level 4: Apply
& Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to
advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

·       
Conflict-Sensitive
Programming:
Ability to use
methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various
dynamics in conflict-prone situations Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes
skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and
continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

·       
Conflict
Analysis and Risk Assessment:
Knowledge
of conflict analysis and risk assessment concepts and the ability to apply to
strategic and/or practical situations Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes
skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and
continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

·       
Gender:
Knowledge of gender issues and
the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including
analysis of projects from a gender perspective Level 4: Apply & Adapt:
Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance
innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

·       
Civil
Society Engagement:
Knowledge
to create and implement civil society initiatives and apply across peace and
development work Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge
with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in
professional area of expertise

·       
Knowledge
Management:
Ability to
efficiently handle and share information and knowledge Level 4: Apply &
Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance
innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

 

NB: Qualified Women
are encouraged to apply.

 

How to Apply:

All Interested
candidates please apply online at the link below

 

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