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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Pekanbaru
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Civil Society and Local governance
  • Closing Date: 2019-02-21

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DISTRICT FACILITATOR for Localizing SDGs in Riau (2 posts)

Pekanbaru (Indonesia)

Background

 
“UNDP is the UN's global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, including Indonesia, working to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. UNDP supports implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In Indonesia, UNDP works with the Government to integrate SDGs into national plan and policies.”
 
SDGs in Indonesia.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the corresponding 17 goals that comprise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a promissory note, negotiated and signed by 193 governments, written to people and the planet. Agenda 2030 seeks to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, whilst strengthening universal peace and freedom, and improving the environmental outlook of the planet.
 
SDGs are universal in nature and have a wider scope than its predecessor, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Indonesia played an important role in shaping the post-2015 development agenda and the current list of SDGs. Moreover, the proposed goals and targets align well with the growth and development priorities of the Government of Indonesia (GoI) stated on the 2015-2019 RPJMN. The GoI is committed to pursue the implementation of the SDGs both at national and sub-national level. In July 2017, the GoI enacted the Presidential Decree No. 59 Year 2017 on the Implementation of the SDGs in Indonesia.
 
SDGs Localization in Riau province.
UNDP partners with Riau provincial and district governments to implement the initiative of ‘SDGs Localization in Riau province‘, with supports from Tanoto Foundation. The objective of the initiative is to increase the coordination, coherence, efficiency, and effectiveness of the support for SDGs localization by all stakeholders, including state and non-state actors i.e., sub-national government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, civil society organizations, media/press, youth, and other relevant stakeholders.
 
The initiative commenced in 2016, and the first phase concluded in early 2018. The succeeding second phase of the initiative runs for two years (2018-2020), during which UNDP provides technical assistance to Riau government, mainly through supporting Provincial and District Development Planning Agencies (Bappeda Provinsi & Bappeda Kabupaten).
 
With supports from UNDP, Riau is the first province in Indonesia that established the inclusive SDGs Coordination Team that involved non-state actors, as mandated by the Presidential Decree No. 59/2017. Riau is ready to launch the Sub-national Action Plan on SDGs (Rencana Aksi Daerah/RAD SDGs) in July 2018, and potentially will be the first province to do so. Through technical assistance from UNDP, Riau is steps ahead than other provinces in terms of integrating the SDGs agenda into local development planning, where it has successfully become the center of excellence for SDGs localization in Indonesia. Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappeda) has promoted Riau as good example for SDGs localization and recommended other provinces and districts to study from Riau on how the provincial level establishing an inclusive structure of SDGs governance, developing SDGs indicator and preparing SDGs action plan. During the first phase of the initiative, at least five provinces (Central Java, West Java, Lampung, South Sumatra and Banten), one city (Batam) and one ministry which is the Ministry of Culture and Human Development which visited and studied about SDGs in Riau province.
 
SDGs Localization in Riau province – 2nd Phase (2018-2020)
The second phase of the initiative focuses on five areas, as shown below:
1.Policy Development and Institutional Strengthening
2.Effective Planning and Budgeting for the SDGs Achievement
3.Action – SDG Pilot Village(s): accelerators and SDGs principles
4.Data ecosystem: Monitor and tracking the achievement
5.Advocacy, capacity building and knowledge sharing
 
The role of the District Facilitator is to implement the initiative of ‘SDGs Localization in Riau province’ at district level. As a District Facilitator, s/he will be hold accountable on the implementation at two (2) cities/districts, i.e.: for Pekan Baru (Rokan Hulu and Pekan Baru) or for Teluk Kuantan (Indragiri Hulu and Kuantan Singingi)  of Riau province. S/he will provide technical support to Bappeda Kabupaten and liaise closely with relevant SDGs stakeholders at district level (which include, but not limited to: local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, experts, media/press, and youth). Additionally, s/he will liaise with Bappeda Provinsi and SDGs Team of UNDP Indonesia. S/he is responsible in assisting the Provincial Facilitator of Riau in day-to-day implementation of the initiative and produce results and/or deliverables specified in the project document to the required standards of quality and within the specified time and cost. The primary reporting responsibility of the District Facilitator is to the Provincial Facilitator of Riau.
 
The District Facilitator will be working under overall guidance Project Coordinator for Localizing SDGs in Riau in supporting the project.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support SDGs Riau implementation in providing strategic inputs for the design and implementation of programme/project, focusing on the achievement of the following results: 
•Provision of technical assistance in the implementation of the project, including but not limited to: 
•Supporting the inclusive governance platform (i.e. SDGs Coordination Team) established to contribute to the SDGs implementation in Riau province 
•Liaising with Provincial & District Development Agencies in the implementation of planned activities. 
•Providing technical assistance in the day-to-day implementation of the ‘SDGs Localization in Two Districts in Riau province’ 
•Provision of effective strategic support for the capacity building of districts counterparts 
•Facilitation on coordination, dialogue, and learning among actors (bureaucrats and practitioners) in each key sector 
•Provision of technical support to multi-stakeholders mechanisms, especially in regard to the project’s coordination and government civil society partnership building activities, especially in the governance of the SDGs 
•Maintaining partnerships with relevant stakeholders at provincial level, including but not limited to: local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, experts, media/press, and youth groups 
•Coordinating any activity and/or event related to the ‘SDGs Localization in Riau province’ initiative, including but not limited to: advocacy, capacity building, and knowledge sharing 
•Coordinating activities and events at district level to ensure the program delivery, such as arranging meetings/workshops/focus group discussions and facilitating consultants to conduct analysis 
•Effective planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring of project performance, and the preparation of high quality, timely, and results oriented progress reports 
•Working closely with Bappeda Kabupaten, and SDGs Team of Riau to produce results and/or deliverables as indicated in this TOR, within the specified time and cost 
•Liaising closely with the SDGs Team of UNDP Indonesia, and any UNDP Indonesia partner that relates to the implementation of the initiative 
•Effective recruitment and supervision of project support team, to ensure coherence and establishment of clear roles and responsibilities among team members 
•Updated progress and result regularly to supervisors and the project board 
•Effective implementation  of operations policies for gender sensitive approach at the project level
 
2. Support to SDGs Riau implementation in creating strategic partnerships, and in the implementation of a resource mobilization strategy related to specific high-priority project, focusing on the achievement of the following results: 
•Establishment and maintained good working relationships with the relevant public and development partners, civil societies, and private sector who are potential to contribute to the achievement of project 
•Strengthen reputation by effective quality design, reliable delivery as well as integrity and accountability 
•Identification of key partners/stakeholders to ensure synergies with other projects/initiatives and to avoid duplication of activities among actors 
 
3. Support to the management of the programme/project, including ensuring effective quality assurance and oversight, and application of Result Based Management across the portfolio, focusing on the achievement of the following results: 
•Identification of potential ideas for new project development by promoting innovative intervention and technologies 
•Identification of opportunities for mobilizing resources for the project, and prepares substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation 
•Expansion and exploration of new resources to support project and its scale up from government cost-sharing, bilateral-multilateral donors, private sector, and philanthropists 
 
4. Support production and dissemination of lessons learned across the portfolio and ensuring effective cross-project and cross-unit knowledge fertilization, focusing on the achievement of the following results: 
•Effective support on knowledge generation and knowledge sharing based on programme/project experiences, and, when appropriate, make contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice 
•Compilation of key sources of information and best practices for projects and thematic issues within the portfolio and facilitate access to this information by programme and project staff and other relevant counterparts 
•Maintain knowledge and advocacy networks which are linked to thematic issues or projects within the portfolio 
•Timely preparation on briefs, talking points, and other documents 
•Timely production of key programme and project results data and promotional material to showcase the progress, achievements, and impacts of UNDP’s work 
•Leads in generating knowledge products, such as best practices and lessons learned for knowledge sharing; ensure dissemination and utilization of knowledge products.
•Support of individual consultant(s)/institution(s) hired by UNDP to implement SDGs-related activities in Riau province but not limited to:
•Facilitating the SDGs Center Universitas Padjadjaran to conduct analysis of SDGs indicators & to run dashboard development process in pilot districts of Riau province (LOGOD Dashboard), Capacity Building consultant, Gender Consultant, and other as necessary. 
 
5. Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:
•Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff. 
•Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in project support management 
•Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
•Effective contribution to  learning and knowledge sharing in gender analysis and gender mainstreaming
  
6.The incumbent of the position should avoid any kind of discriminatory behavior including gender discrimination and ensure that  
•Human rights and gender equality is prioritized as an ethical principle within all actions;
•Activities are designed and implemented in accordance with “Social and Environmental Standards of UNDP”;
•Any kind of diversities based on ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, class, gender are respected within all implementations including data production;
•Differentiated needs of women and men are considered;
•Inclusive approach is reflected within all actions and implementations, in that sense an enabling and accessible setup in various senses such as disability gender language barrier is created;
•Necessary arrangements to provide gender parity within all committees, meetings, trainings etc. introduced.
 
 

Competencies

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, including working in teams and empowering project staff to create an enabling gender equality environment on non-hierarchical bases.
•Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively, including communication skills to exchange information, and key ideas in a manner that engages the audience and helps others to understand and retain messages about gender equality and parity 
•Creating synergies through self-control
•Managing conflict, including conflict resolving skills to manage gender barriers and gender blind behaviors within the project and with  partners
•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
 
 
Functional Competencies:   
 
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Support the preparation of information for advocacy
•Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
•Contributes to the elaboration of advocacy strategies by identifying and prioritizing audiences and communication means
•Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work
 
 
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Contributing to results through provision of information
•Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
•Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
•Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
Building Strategic Partnerships 
Maintaining information and databases
•Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
•Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Implementing processes and uses products
•Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)
Providing information for resource mobilization strategies
•Maintains information/databases on potential and actual donors
•Maintains database of project files
•Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents
 
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
•Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
•Promotes knowledge management on gender equality issues
 
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
•Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding 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
•Theoretical and/or practical knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment in development programming
 
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Research and analysis
•Identifies relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
 
Client Orientation
Maintains effective client relationships
•Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
•Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
•Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
•Responds to client needs promptly
•Ability to consider that men and women are effected differently from different interventions and needs to be approached differently.  
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:*
Bachelor degree in Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Engineering or other relevant fields of study.
 
Experience:*
Minimum 4 years of professional experience, preferably in the field of development 
 
Language Requirements:
•Fluency in written and spoken English is an absolute necessity;
•Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia is required.
 
Other Requirements:
•Knowledge of SDG related programmes and experience in implementing development related projects and programmes highly desirable.
•Ability to engage and negotiate with high level personnel in governmental institutions, external agencies, etc.
•Knowledge and network with SDG related key stakeholder would be desirable.
•Excellent interpersonal communication skills, writing ability and administrative skills.
•Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams.
 
UNDP 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. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP Indonesia 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 Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements

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