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Governance Associate - Priority to Kuwaiti Nationals

Kuwait (Kuwait)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Kuwait (Kuwait)
  • Grade: GS-6, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-09

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Background

Under the overall guidance of the Programme Analyst (Governance) the Governance Associate ensures effective delivery of the CO’s governance programme by entering and managing data and supporting programme implementation consistent with UNDP rules and regulations.

The Governance Associate can supervise clerical and support staff of the Programme Unit. The Governance Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UNDP HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:
  • Support to formulation of programme strategies and implementation of the Country Programme Action Plan;
  • Support to management of the CO programme;
  • Administrative support to the Programme Unit;
  • Support to Partnership building;
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing;
Supports formulation of programme strategies and implementation of the Country Programme Action Plan focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Collection, analysis and presentation of background information for preparation of Country Office Programme and project planning documents, effective application of Results Based Management tools. 
  • Presentation of background information for formulation of country programme, draft project documents, work plans, budgets, proposals on implementation arrangements. 
Provides effective support to management of the CO programme focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Creation of a project in Atlas, preparation of required budget revisions, revision of project award and project status, determination of unutilized funds, operational and financial close of a project.
  • Provision of guidance to the executing agencies on routine implementation of projects.
  • Presentation of information for audit of NIM projects, supports implementation of audit recommendations.
Provides administrative support to the Programme Unit focusing on achievement of   
the   following    results:
  • Provision of administrative support for the assigned programme portfolio including support to organization of events, keeping proper portfolio documentation and preparation of required correspondence.
  • Review of NIM projects Financial Reports; preparation of non-PO vouchers for development projects.
  • Maintenance of the internal expenditures control system which ensures that vouchers processed are matched and completed, transactions are correctly recorded and posted in Atlas.
  • Timely corrective actions on unposted vouchers, including the vouchers with budget check errors, match exceptions, unapproved vouchers. 
  • Creation of requisitions in Atlas for development projects, register of goods receipt in Atlas.
  • Making budget check for requisitions, POs and vouchers. 
  • Conducting budget revisions
Supports Partnership building focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Analysis of information on partners, preparation of partners’s profile.
  • Tracking and reporting on financial resources. Review of contributions agreement, managing contributions in Atlas.
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in programme.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Impact of Results
 
The key results have an impact on the overall performance of the Programme Unit and success in implementation of programme strategies.  Accurate analysis, data entry and presentation of information ensure proper programme implementation.
 

 

Competencies

Innovation
Ability to make new and useful ideas workLevel 3: Adapts deliverables to meet client needs
 
Leadership
Ability to persuade others to followLevel 3: Proactively seeks and recognizes contributions of others
 
People Management
Ability to improve performance and satisfactionLevel 3: Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making
 
Communication
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 3: Expresses information and views with adaptive reasoning and appreciation for complexity and variation 
 
Delivery
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgementLevel 3: Takes responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value
 
Technical/Functional
 
Innovation
Ability to try out/test new ways of engagement and communications. Openness to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 
Collaboration & Partnership
Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programme/Projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support. Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 
Management and Coordination
Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration. Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet needs. Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 
Advocacy and Activations
Ability to design and implement strategic short/long term campaigns and carry out customized activations to highlight UNDP’s position and support issue-based advocacy.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 
Climate Change
Knowledge of climate change Including climate change international regime and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 
Knowledge sharing and outreach for SSC/TrC initiatives and / or partnerships
Ability to support an effective knowledge brokering function and provide platform for Southern voice in global development issues.Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Knowledge of the Sustainable Development Goals and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 
Gender and Institutional Development
Knowledge of systems for gender mainstreaming and capacity development and interagency collaboration and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Level 3: Implement & Manage: Exercises skills and knowledge independently, demonstrating ability to manage self and team responsibilities, in area of work
 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Secondary Education, preferably with specialized certification in Accounting and Finance. University Degree in Business or Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences and Social Sciences would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.
Experience:
  • 6 years of progressively responsible administrative or programme experience on development issues preferably on issues related to governance is required at the national or international level. 
  • 3 years of relevant experience will suffice for holders of a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and Arabic. 

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