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Programme Analyst - Governance

Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Democratic Governance
    • International Relations
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-11

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Background

UNDP has an extensive and growing Governance portfolio in PNG covering a wide range of work and services to its partners and clients in line with the key priorities of the PNG Government and UNDP Country Programme Document. These include policy and advisory support on democratic governance and development issues, finance management, parliamentary strengthening, political party reforms, peacebuilding and conflict prevention, electoral support, private sector engagement and promotion of human rights and gender equality through work on gender-based violence prevention and supporting women’s leadership roles. UNDP also works to support development of policy, promoting civic engagement to advance the 2030 Agenda on the Sustainable Development Goals.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative responsible for Governance, the Programme Analyst is responsible for management of UNDP programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio, provides policy advice services.

The Programme Analyst will assist with supervising the programme support staff and coordinating activities of the Governance portfolio. The Programme Analyst will work in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results by support the Governance portfolio through the following:

  1. Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.
  2. Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.
  3. Support design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions.
  4. CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.

Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned  focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the UNDP PNG Country Programme Document (CPD) on support such as:

  1. Perform the role of Project Manager in the CO Internal Control Framework.
  2. Effective application of RBM tools, annual report of results and supporting establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of results.
  3. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.
  4. Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NEX/NIM projects.
  5. Evaluation of the programme impact through monitoring and analysis of the programme and projects. Taking actions in a timely manner for readjustments in portfolio.

Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy by supporting the portfolio on work such as:

  1. Fostering and maintaining partnerships with key government institutions, donors, development partners and civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
  2. Support analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.

Ensures provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management by undertaking work such as:

  1. Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  2. Development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  3. Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Competencies

 

Core

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

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 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

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

Local Governance
Knowledge of  local governance systems and institutions, decentralizations policies and laws, basic service delivery and recovery planning and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

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

Civic Engagement
Knowledge of frameworks and dialogue processes for effective and transparent engagement of civil society, women’s and youth groups, indigenous peoples and other excluded groups   in national development and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

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

Quality Assurance

Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to insure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled

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

Team building

Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals

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

Communication

Ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders

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

Required Skills and Experience

 Education:

  • Master's degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.
  • Where a candidate has no Master’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience will be considered.

Experience:

  • 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English.

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