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Programme Analyst PDIG Cluster NO-A


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bogotá
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date:
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 does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The United Nations Development Program – UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, providing assistance to develop policies, leadership and association skills, institutional capacities and resilience building, fostering development. The UNDP Strategic Plan 2022-2025  describes the future direction of UNDP, continuing to work through its six signature solutions on poverty and inequality, governance, resilience, environment, energy and gender equality. These are where countries’ needs are greatest and where the capabilities and position of UNDP within the United Nations development system best equip the organization to work. Learning from the lessons of the last four years, the signature solutions will be adapted to better match countries’ evolving priorities. Collaborating across the strengthened United Nations system and beyond, UNDP will develop integrated approaches that apply combinations of solutions for greater impact. Powerful enablers – strategic  innovation, digitalization and development finance – will further accelerate and scale results.

UNDP is part of the 26 United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programs in Colombia, contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Cooperation Framework for Sustainable Development. The UNDP Country Program Document 2021-2024 seeks to support the efforts of the Colombian government for the transition to peace and the consolidation of its position as a medium-high income country; with three work priorities: 1) Stabilization: “Peace with Legality”; 2) Migration as a development factor; and 3) Technical assistance as an accelerator of the achievement of the catalytic Sustainable Development Goals.

Within this framework, UNDP Colombia Office covering 28 departments in 319 municipalities, works in alliance with the Government - at the national and local levels - the private sector and social organizations in prioritizing actions that allow transforming living conditions of the most vulnerable populations.

At the programmatic level, the office in Colombia is organized into two Clusters that work in an articulated manner on different development initiatives: The Inclusive Sustainable Growth Cluster groups together the Sustainable Development and Poverty and Inequality Reduction portfolios and the Cluster of Peace Development and Inclusive Governance that brings together the Inclusive Governance, Peace Development and Recuperation and Crisis Response and Rule of Law Portfolios.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist (Crisis Response & Rule of Law), the Programme Specialist  (Peace Development & Reconciliation) and the Programme Specialist (Democratic Governance), in close articulation with the Management Analyst, the Programme Analyst  analyzes political, social and economic trends and participates in the formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within the 3 portfolios of the of Peace Development and Inclusive Governance Cluster: Crisis Response & Rule of Law, Peace Development and Recuperation and Inclusive Governance.
Position Purpose
The Programme Analyst assures coherent response as part of the Peace Development and Inclusive Governance Cluster, works in close collaboration with the CO Management Support, other programme and operations teams, project coordinators, Government officials, civil society, private sector, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and technical advisors/experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Implementation of programme strategies
    • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNSDCF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.
    • Analysis and synthesis of proposals on the areas for support and interventions within the practice area specialization assigned.
  2. Participates in effective management of the Country Office programme within the practice area specialization assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme
    • Design and formulation of some parts of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions.
    • Performs a variety of programme management functions such as: Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to PAC), finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme Analyst performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval (if authorized by SM), participates in recruitment processes for projects.
    • Application of conceptual models in support of programme design
    • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NIM projects.
    • Preparation of inputs for reporting, including donor reporting.
    • Support proactively results oriented monitoring of the programme portfolio, including design and implementation of Monitoring Plans and preparation of quality inputs for Annual Results Oriented Report and other reports.
    • Management of external outcome oriented evaluations.
  3. Supports creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
    • ​​​​​​​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.
  4. Provides top quality advisory services to the Government and ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management
    • ​​​​​​​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.
    • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
    • Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.
    • Professional growth through active learning.
  • Achieve Results:

    • ​​​​​​​ LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

  • Think Innovatively:

    • ​​​​​​​ LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

  • Learn Continuously:

    • ​​​​​​​ LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

  • Adapt with Agility:

    • ​​​​​​​ LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

  • Act with Determination:

    • ​​​​​​​ LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

  • Engage and Partner:

    • ​​​​​​​ LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

    • ​​​​​​​ LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical:

  • Partnership management Relationship management:
    • ​​​​​​​Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding.
  • Partnership management Resource mobilization:
    • ​​​​​​​Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirements.
  • Finance - Accounting General:
    • Knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, frameworks, standards, regulations, policies and trends, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations.
  • 2030 Agenda:- Engagement & Effectiveness - Effectiveness
    • Project Quality Assurance
  • 2030 Agenda:- Engagement & Effectiveness - Effectiveness
    • Programming (PPM) policies and procedures
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master's degree in political sciences, public/business administration, economics, environmental sciences, social sciences or related fields.

  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2 years of relevant experience will be considered.

  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects would be desirable.

  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web based management systems.

  • Good knowledge of UNDP programming tools for planning, monitoring, and general knowledge of UNDP Practice Areas. 

  • Work experience in UNDP and demonstrated knowledge of UNDP policies and procedures is desirable.

  • Fluency in Spanish and English.

Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

Important applicant information

All posts in the NO categories are subject to local recruitment.

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