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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Port-au-Prince
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • Human Resources
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-25

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Development Effectiveness & Business Partner

Port-au-Prince (Haiti)

Background

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, and in response to the General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the UN Secretary General’s report (December 2017) Repositioning the UNDS to deliver on the 2030 Agenda puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements of the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda The report makes a strong case for the need to ensure the empowered RC has an Office that will enable the RC to deliver on his/her accountabilities. The core capacity will include expertise in coordination and strategic planning, economics, results monitoring and evaluation and strategic partnerships.

Furthermore, development effectiveness has been an historical challenge in Haiti. The experience in recent years suggests that international assistance needs to be better programmed, coordinated, monitored and communicated in order to be effective in supporting Haiti to achieve its development goals. In order to address these needs the development partners organized the group Concertation Technique des Partenaires (CTP). This group is an informal forum where development partners meet monthly at the head of cooperation level for consultation. The group is chaired by Canada, while USAID ensures the Vice-presidency. The CTP focus its activities mainly on issues related with donor coordination and development effectiveness. However, substantive subjects related with political, economic and development areas are also addressed by the Group in order to reach common positions and better advise national authorities. In addition, the Heads of mission of bi and multilateral institutions in Haiti stressed the need to create a Heads of mission group (Concertation des Chefs de missions) in order to address development issues from a political level. The group is chaired by the European Union and Chili ensures the vice presidency. The CTP is supported by a Secretariat, which has been provided by the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO).

Under the overall leadership of the DSRSG/RC/HC and the direct guidance of the Head of the Resident Coordinator Office (RCO), the incumbent will advise the UNCT on strategic partnerships ad will lead the CTP Secretariat. The incumbent will carry out the following main duties.

Duties and Responsibilities

Secretariat of the CTP:

In consultation with the chair and deputy chair of the CTP, plan, organize and follow up on CTP decisions, reports and any other relevant issues as deemed necessary for the positioning and strengthening of the role of the CTP.

  • Ensure the coordination of the CTP’s secretariat: coordinate the daily activities and prioritize actions of the team
  • Ensure the partners’ sectoral coordination: Ensure the logistic of both group and the realization of Heads of Mission group (CDM)’s and Heads of cooperation’s (CTP) support documents
  • Facilitate the elaboration of partners’ common messages: facilitate the consultation and coordination in defining common messages and ensuring their coherency: Elaborate an analytical transversal document based on sectoral notes with the heads of sectoral groups; Organize common field visits; Elaborate and organize CTP retreats in order to prioritize CTP’s common actions
  • Ensure dialogue with other stakeholders
  • Support the Cadre de Coordination de l’Aide Externe au Développement (CAED)’s revitalization: support to the organization of the Comite de l’Efficacité de l’Aide (CEA) and the implementation of its decisions, enhance tools to improve relations between the partners and the government; support the elaboration of a partnership framework; support the sectoral tables’ revitalization
  • Facilitate the relationship between the government and the CTP/CDM
  • Elaborate the CTP’s communication
  • Gather and analyze information about donor policies, trends and preferences;
  • Prepare briefs and other documents explaining donor policies/trends and alert on major donor issues.
  • Map out Donor’s sector involvement and maintain a macro picture of current and future funding trends.

Support the integration of the Global Development effectiveness agenda in the Country

  • Performs any other tasks related to donor coordination

Competencies

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Management & Leadership  (Ability to persuade others to follow)

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

  • Knowledge Management & Learning (Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge)

Level 4: Models independant thinking and action

  • Delivery (Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement)

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES

  • Report Writing (Ability to prepare quality reports)

Level 4: Apply and and adapt: Contribute skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in profesional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or an equivalent in Economics, Social Sciences, International Law, Political Sciences or related field.

Experience:

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience at the national or international level;
  • Knowledge of the UN System is required;
  • Knowledge of the development effectiveness agenda
  • Experience in international aid coordination is an asset
  • Experience in Haiti and knowledge of Haitian Government is an asset;
  • Proven record in networking with UN partners, donors and other international organizations, seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances;
  • Previous work experience in an Integrated Mission Setting and working in an RC office would be a major asset
  • Work experience in post-conflict settings would be a major asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken French and strong knowledge of English

Disclaimer

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UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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