Programme Analyst – Environment 269 views


Programme Analyst – Environment

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 20 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 06 December 2019
  • Organization: UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Country: Papua New Guinea
  • City: Port Moresby
  • Contract Type: FTA Local
  • Post Level: NOB
  • Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Office’s Head of Environment and Climate Change Portfolio, the Programme Analyst will be responsible for supporting programme quality and effectiveness. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and will lead formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within the portfolio, provide policy advice and project support services. The Programme Analyst, in collaboration with the Programme Specialist, oversees monitoring and evaluation to ensure the smooth implementation of projects within the portfolio. He/she will also be responsible for providing support to relevant project teams on quality assurance, reporting and public relations. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations team, project staff, the Programme Support Unit, Government, civil society and other development partners.

    Summary of Key Functions:

    • Implementation of programme strategies;
    • Support of projects on quality assurance, monitoring and evaluation;
    • Building of strategic partnerships and support of the portfolio’s resource mobilization strategy;
    • Provision of top-quality policy advice services to the Country Office and facilitation of knowledge building and management;
    • Oversight of information management and monitoring, review and evaluation functions for the portfolio.

    Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achieving the following results:

    • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social, economic and environmental situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to strategies, reviews, evaluations and project designs;
    • Contribute to the development of a portfolio strategy through the collection and compilation of data, information and context analysis;
    • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the portfolio to improve the quality of project delivery where required;
    • Country Office business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.

    Supports effective project management of Environment Portfolio business focusing on quality control and quality assurance from formulation to implementation of the country programme to achieve the following results:

    • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of project results;
    • Coordination of programme implementation with executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones;
    • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NEX projects;
    • Conducts field visits to project sites and provides recommendations towards effectively implementing project activities;
    • Evaluation of programme and project impacts;
    • Monitoring and analysis of the programme environment with advice provided on any timely readjustments necessary to maintain the portfolio’s standards of quality;
    • Coordinate and provide inputs on behalf of the portfolio into a range of annual corporate reports, including but not limited to the Results Orientated Annual Report and Integrate Work Plans.

    Builds strategic partnerships and implements a resource mobilization strategy focusing on achieving the following results:

    • Developing partnerships with other UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society to support the strategic goals of UNDP and PNG;
    • 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;
    • Participate in UN working groups and prepare action plans to be implemented by the relevant projects.

    Ensures provision of top-quality policy advice services and facilitates knowledge building and management focusing on achieving the following results as a minimum:

    • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues;
    • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals;
    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
    • Organization of training for projects staff on programme and project related issues.

    Oversight of information management and monitoring, review and evaluation functions for the portfolio:

    • Evaluation of programme and project impacts;
    • Monitoring and analysis of the programme environment with advice provided on any timely readjustments necessary to maintain the portfolio’s standards of quality;
    • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the portfolio to improve the quality of project delivery where required.

     

    Core

     

    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

    Technical/Functional

     

    Knowledge Management and Learning

     

    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Development and Operational Effectiveness

     

    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Management and Leadership

     

    Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

     

    Education: 

    • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Development Studies or related field. Where a candidate has no Masters degree, a Bachelors degree with a minimum of four year’s relevant experience will be considered.

    Experience: 

    • Two years (with Masters) of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects;
    • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

    Language Requirements: 

    • Fluency in English.

    Important applicant information

    All posts in the NO categories are subject to local recruitment.

    Applicant information about UNDP rosters

    Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

    Workforce diversity

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    Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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