Programme Analyst, Buenos Aires, Argentina 208 views

Job ID: 27559

Practice Area – Job Family: Democratic Governance

Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 22/12/2019

Duty Station: Buenos Aires (ARG), Argentina

Education & Work Experience: I-Master’s Level Degree – 4 year(s) experience

Languages: English, Spanish

Grade: NOA

Vacancy Type: FTA International

Posting Type: External

Bureau: Latin America & the Caribbean

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Democratic Governance Coordinator, the Program Analyst asses governance issues such as constitutional and legal frameworks, public sector management, open government, justice sector reform, access to justice, human rights, anticorruption.

In addition, the Program Analyst ensures the effective project implementation focusing on formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within a portfolio.

The Programme Analyst can supervise and lead program support staff. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the Program and Operations teams, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions:

  • Implementation of program and cluster strategies and projects;
  • Management of the CO cluster program and projects;
  • Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy;
  • Provision of top-quality advisory services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management.

1. Ensures implementation of programme and cluster strategies and projects focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Thorough analysis and research of the governance including political situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.
  • Analysis and synthesis of proposals on the areas for support and interventions within the practice area specialization assigned.

2. Participates in effective management of the CO cluster program and projects within the practice area specialization assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country program achieving the following results:

  • Design and formulation of some parts of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions.
  • Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to PAC, finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme Analyst performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval (if authorized by SM), participates in recruitment processes for projects.
  • Substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, and development of solutions. Participation in audit of NIM projects.
  • Preparation of inputs for reporting, including donor reporting.

3. Supports creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
  • Substantive promotion development and contribution to strengthen relationship with UNDEF and other trust funds.

4. Provides top quality advisory services to the Government and ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
  • Professional growth through active learning.

Impact of Results

The above-mentioned key results will impact on the design, programming and implementing of activities; will support the creation/consolidation of strategic partnerships as well as resource mobilization targets.


Functional Competencies:

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda


  • 2: Preparing information for advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate

Results-Based Programme Development and Management


  • 2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation

Building Strategic Partnerships


  • 2: Maintaining a network of contacts
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches


  • 2: Enhancing processes or products
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things

Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)


  • 2: Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
  • Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing


  • 2: Basic research and analysis
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise


  • 2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals


  • 2: Preparing information for global advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences

Client Orientation


  • 2: Establishing effective client relationships
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Self-development, initiative-taking
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s Degree or equivalent in law, political science, sociology, or related fields with democratic governance orientation/specialization.


At least 4 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects in any of the following areas of specialization: law, access to justice, public sector management, capacity development, human rights, anti-corruption. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

Fluency in Spanish and English.


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