Head of Unit Environment Country Office Indonesia .
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Duties and Responsibilities
- Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), Country Common Analysis (CCA), Country Programme Document (CPD) and Annual Work Plan (AWP) and other documents.
- Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation.
- Operationalization of UNSDCF, CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identification of possibilities for joint programming.
- Analysis and presentation of UNDP policies and their implementation in the CO.
- CO business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management, control of the workflows in the Programme Unit.
- Effective application of Result Based Management (RBM) tools, establishment of management targets (balance score card) and monitoring achievement of results.
- Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies.
- Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. Head of Unit performs the function of Manager Level 2 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval.
- Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
- Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
- Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.
- Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager.
- Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes.
- Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, International Financial Institution (IFI’s), government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc.
- Determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
- Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.
- Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
- Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
- Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
- Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
- Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
- 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
Required Skills and Experience
- Minimum Master’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in international development, environment, energy or climate change-related issues, public administration, business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences. Advance degree (Master degree or its equivalent) would be desirable.
- Minimum 5 years for Master’s Degree or 7 years for Bachelor’s Degree in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing inter-relationships among international organization and national governments.
- Solid experience in the Environment sector and networking a high-level government, experience dealing with governmental/ international/civil society organization, in a multi-cultural setting would be highly desirable.
- Experience working with the private sector, CSO, universities will be highly desirable
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, and handling of web-based management systems will be an advantage.
- Knowledge of UN/UNDP’s rules and procedures would be desirable but not essential.
- Fluency in English and Bahasa Indonesia in both writing and speaking.
ATLAS Position Number 00000555
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