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Prog Analyst,Governance and Sustainable Peace (Only for Myanmar National)

Yangon (Myanmar)

Background

Job Title : Programme Analyst (Governance and Sustainable Peace)
Position Number : One
Reports to            : Programme Specialist – Governance and Sustainable Peace (P3)
Duty Station : Yangon (possible move to Naypyitaw)
Approved Grade  : NOB
                      (min net pay - 25,786 US$/annum to max net pay – 31,646   US$/annum)
Post Category      : Fixed Term Appointment
Duration : One year with possible extension
Closing Date : 20 July 2018
 
Myanmar has embarked on a major transition towards democracy, market style economy and peace. Myanmar has low middle-income status (LMIC) and is committed to lifting itself out of Least Developed Country (LDC) status within the next seven years. Following the implementation of the first ever UNDP Country Programme during 2013-2017 and as a key development partner of the government of Myanmar, UNDP will implement a new UNDP Country Programme for the period 2018-2022, striving to deliver on a large and relevant programme portfolio that is responsive to the main development challenges facing the country.  
 
The UNDP Country Office in Myanmar is a key interlocutor and advisor to the union government on parliamentary development, rule of law, human rights, access to justice, civil service reform and anti-corruption issues and is expanding its programme at the state, region and township levels in order to ensure stronger institutions at all levels of government as well as broader civic engagement as part of the effort to support Myanmar’s democratic transition and build and sustain peace.   
 
The UNDP Myanmar Governance and Sustainable Peace Team anchors UNDP’s programme portfolio in these areas and provides thought leadership on cross-cutting development issues in Myanmar, and globally, to ensure that UNDP’s mandate of convening development partners in support of the national development agenda, informed by a commitment to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, is amplified by internal knowledge, research, and stand-out policy advice. 
 
The new UNDP Myanmar Country Programme (2018-2022) is being finalized and a new structure to support a more integrated and collaborative way to help Myanmar achieve sustainable development and sustainable peace will be implemented. The Country Office has aligned the new office structure with the new CPD and designed new ways of working that will facilitate more collaboration across the office, create the foundations for more sub-national level work and higher delivery, facilitate the transition of the country office from Yangon to Naypyidaw during the upcoming CPD period, and emphasize learning and support to national staff capacity development.  
 
The Programme Analyst works under the overall guidance of the Programme Advisor/Chief of Unit, and the direct supervision of the P3 Programme Specialist. S/he also works in close collaboration with his/her Unit and other Programme Units, the Programme Support, Strategic Planning and other teams, Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQ and Bangkok Regional Hub staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to help implement the UNDP country programme in the area of Governance and Sustainable Peace. S/he provides quality technical advice to Government and partners in his or her work area.  
 
The Programme Analyst will be initially based in Yangon but with relocation to Naypyidaw when conditions permit. S/he will need to spend a balance of time between the Yangon and Naypyidaw offices until eventual full-time transition to the Naypyidaw office. 
UNDP Myanmar is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

Supports development of Governance and Sustainable Peace Programme activities from design through implementation, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 
  • Conducts thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of project documents, AWP and other documents in the area of work;
  • Supports operationalization of CPD by providing input to ongoing and new programmes and projects and in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identifies opportunities for new programme/project development including joint programming with UN agencies;
  • Identifies, in close collaboration with national and international partners, programme areas of cooperation;
  • Designs and formulates components of UNDP programme translating programme priorities into local interventions and ensuring coordination and networking with clients, stakeholders and programme partners; 
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) and HQ to apply in country programming new global and regional initiatives, polices and knowledge products. 
 
Manages assigned programme components, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 
  • Manages component including providing technical guidance, oversight and quality control of program operations from planning, budgeting to implementation and monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that results are delivered in accordance with work plan, standards, allocations, framework and rules and regulations;
  • Supports effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of result, as quality assurance, ROAR, IWP etc.; 
  • Coordinates the annual work planning process with CO units and project managers; 
  • Monitors work plan implementation, ensures it is on track, and supports resolution of bottlenecks working with CO units, BRH and HQ;
  • Supports development of programme / outcome level work plan, monitoring plan, human resources and procurement plans;
  • Drafts Terms of References and procurement specifications;
  • Prepares periodic and ad hoc reports; ensures timely completion of required quarterly and annual reports;
  • Ensures project and programme reviews and evaluations take place; 
  • Maintains regular contact with project and programme counterparts in order to ensure monitoring of projects' progress, monitoring of unit work plans, programme effectiveness and achievement of results;
  • Supports audit exercises;
  • Takes on corporate and CO responsibilities such as participation in CAP and interview panels.
Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 
  • Researches and analyses information on existing and new partners;
  • Identifies, synthesizes and presents ideas and concepts for possible areas of cooperation;
  • Establishes close working relationships and creates programmatic linkages with relevant government agencies; UN Agencies, IFI’s, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society;
  • Suggests programmatic areas of co-operation based on UNDP´s strategic goals, country needs and donor priorities;
  • Identifies funding opportunities for ongoing and new projects;
  • Identifies and supports development of national partnerships for service provision to projects in areas such as monitoring, training, and others;
  • Represents UNDP at external meetings within his/her area of programming.
 
Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of the following results:
 
  • Identifies sources of information related to policy-driven issues; identifies and synthesizes best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals;
  • Coordinates and ensures integration in project design the development of policies, institutions and advocacy that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
  • Implements relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns with key partners;
  • Ensures that lessons learned from projects are captured and recorded into the CO knowledge networks;
  • Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building.
 

Competencies

IV. Competencies and Selection Criteria

Description of Competency at Level Required

(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)

Core

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs

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 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation

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

Primary

Trends and emerging areas analytics

Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design

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

Results-Based Management

Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results

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

Partnerships

Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships

Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work

Project Management

Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals t Management

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

Secondary

Resource Mobilization

Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency)

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Master’s or Bachelor Degree in Development Studies, Political Science, Economics, Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Law, Public Administration, Peacebuilding or related field;
  • Prince2 training and certification, RMG are desirable.
Experience:
  • Minimum of 2 years with Master’s degree or 4 years with Bachelor degree of progressively responsible experience in Governance and Sustainable Peace programme/project management in international development organizations, bilateral development agencies and/or international NGOs. · 
  • Experience of working with UNDP or another UN agency would be an asset. ·  
  • Proven ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams. 
  • Proven programme management experience with sound knowledge of all aspects of the project cycle (design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation). · 
  • Experience of fundraising, resource mobilization and donor relations would be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills
 
Language Requirements:
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Fluency in written and spoken Myanmar
 

Disclaimer

Paper-based applications will not be accepted.

UNDP is an equal opportunity employer and 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. 

Only those candidates in whose qualifications and experience the Organization has further interest will be contacted for subsequent interview(s). 

UNDP regrets its inability to reply individually or attend to telephone or e-mail queries on the advertised posts. 

Kind regards,

Human Resources Unit

UNDP-Myanmar

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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Yangon (Myanmar)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Environment
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Peace and Development
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-17

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