•Thorough familiarity with the development context and challenges with regard to key developmental issues with special focus on development programmes in the state.
Business Direction and Strategy Competency:
•Ability to develop effective strategies and prior it ized plans in line with UNDP's objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.
•Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.
•Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.
Effective Decision Making
•Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one's authority, area of expertise and resources.
•Ability to represent UNDP and productively share UNDP knowledge and activities, advocate for UNDP, its values, mission and work with various constituencies.
Business Management Competency:
•Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.
•Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.
•Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks.
•Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both thro ugh written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
•Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.
People Management Competencies:
Show Managerial Courage
•Face up to organizational and people problems.
•Not be afraid to take decision and action when and as needed.
•Not hold back anything that needs to be said, respectfully and diplomatically.
•Address conflict in a timely manner, not allow conflicts in teams linger.
•Help others through emotional or tense situations. tactfully bringing disagreements into the open and finding solutions all can endorse.
Build an Enabling Workplace
•Create a working environment where people are engaged and want to do their best; empower and enables team members to perform and have a positive workplace experience.
•Promote honestly, openness, trust and psychological safety and create opportunities to innovate and learn.
•Recruit and promotes individuals based upon objective measures and meritocracy; acknowledge and utilise the talent of others Encourage collective action and integration.
Manage Performance and Ensure Accountability
•Ensure regular conversations with people about work.
•Provide positive and constructive feedback.
•Discuss poor performance in a timely manner.
•Provide praise and recognition, as well as ensure accountability.
•Demonstrates focus on achieving quality results and impact.
•Consistently strives to meet or exceed excellent standards.
•Efficiently establishes appropriate plans and resources for self and others to accomplish goals.
•Holds self and others accountable for results.
•Seeks patterns and clarity outside, across and beyond boxes and categories, resists false certainty and simplistic binary choices.
•Looks beyond conventional approaches and established methods.
•Proposes new ideas, approaches, and solutions to problems.
Adapt with Agility
•Actively pursues opportunities for learning and self-development, professionally and personally.
•Keeps up to date with new developments in own professional area.
Enable Diversity and Inclusion
•Understands and appreciates issues from the perspective of others.
•Treats all individuals with respect, considers ethical l implications and responds sensitively to all differences among people.
•Fully accepts and values all people, creating an inclusive environment.
•Understands that inclusion is multi-faceted (e.g. race, gender, age, disability, culture, etc.) and treats everyone fairly and equally.
•Demonstrates honesty and transparency.