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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: 2019-03-21

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Provincial Facilitator SDGs - Riau

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 Provincial Facilitator is to manage the implementation of ‘SDGs Localization in Riau province’ 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. As Provincial Facilitator, s/he will be hold accountable on the implementation at provincial level and on the coordination of the implementation at district level. S/he will provide technical support to Bappeda Provinsi, especially with BAPPEDA-SDGs Secretariat of Riau Province, and liaise closely with relevant SDGs stakeholders at provincial level (which include, but not limited to: local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, experts, media/press, and youth groups). 
 
Additionally, s/he will liaise with Bappeda Kabupatens, especially the 4 pilot districts in this phase 2 program - and SDGs Team of UNDP Indonesia in Jakarta. The primary reporting responsibility of the Provincial Facilitator is to the SDGs Technical Advisor – UNDP Indonesia.
 
 

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Support UNDP Indonesia 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 Riau province’
•Provision of effective strategic support for the capacity building of sub-national 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 and supporting District Facilitators in 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 Provinsi, 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, National SDGs Secretariat, and relevant partners 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
 
2.Support to UNDP Indonesia 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
•Strengthen communication of the project in order to communicate results, deepen stakeholders knowledge and buy-in to the project, and to facilitate resource mobilization for the project
•Mobilized local resources, such as funds from local bank/private sector/philanthropy
 
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:
•Completion of design on the consultation and inception of project document’s concept and its components
•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.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
 
5.Facilitate individual consultant(s)/institution(s) hired by UNDP to implement SDGs-related activities in Riau province (e.g. facilitating partners 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.
 
 
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:
•Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
•Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation 
•Building and promoting effective teams, including working in teams and empowering project staff to create an enabling gender equality environment on non-hierarchical bases.
•Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
•Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
•Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
•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
 
 
Functional Competencies:   
 
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise 
•Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
•Continues to seeks new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
•Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
•Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
•Ability to carry out gender-related economic, environmental, public research and analysis, to contribute to the formulation of policies, programme interventions, procedures, guidelines and tools.
 
Development and Operational Effectiveness
•Experience in managing large-scale post-disaster infrastructure programs/projects;
•Ability to lead strategic planning, change processes, results-based management and reporting;
•Ability to lead formulation, oversight of implementation, monitoring and evaluation of  development projects;
•Ability to apply development theory to the specific country context to identify creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
 
 
 
Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise
•Leverages different experiences and expertise of team members to achieve better and more innovative outcomes
•Ability to analyze differentiated needs and interests of men and women as well as with a specific emphasis and respect to sexual orientation, region, ethnicity, age, disability, language etc.
•Ability to consider that men and women are effected differently from different interventions and needs to be approached differently.  
 
 
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
•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
•Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
•Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
•Excellent written communication and analytical skill to synergize project financial delivery and support internal capacity
 
 
Client Orientation 
•Anticipates client needs
•Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
•Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective
 
 
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda 
•Creates effective advocacy strategies
•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
•Advocacy skills to promote gender equality approaches, to achieve the UNDP Gender Equality agenda or national gender equality agenda with internal and external partners
 
Building Strategic Partnerships 
•Sensitizes Stakeholders, donors and other international organizations to project’s strategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts
•Strategic thinking and building partnerships to promote Gender Equality
 
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing 
•Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
•Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
•Promotes knowledge management on gender equality issues
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:*
Bachelor’s degree in public policy, development studies, international relations, and/or any social science field. 
 
Experience:*
•Minimum of 5 years of working experience in development and/or technical assistance field
•MUST have experience working with government at sub-national level (provincial and/or districts)
•Experience working with development organizations or NGOs
•Experience working on development program/project/initiative
•Experience working on Sustainable Development Goals issues
Language Requirements:•Fluency in written and spoken English is required
•Fluency in written and spoken Bahasa Indonesia is a necessity.
 
Other Requirements:
•Practical experience in organizing meetings/workshops/focus group discussions with multi stakeholders
•Practical experience working with sub national government/stakeholders
•Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
•Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
•Fluency in English with excellent written communication skills, and strong experience in writing reports
 
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. 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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