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TB Programme Analyst (NPSA-9), Global Fund Project

Minsk

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Minsk
  • Grade: Junior level - NPSA-9, National Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • HIV and AIDS
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-11
Background
 

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 Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance and supports the results of UNDP’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan, summarized in its “3x6x3” framework, including strengthening institutions to progressively deliver universal access to basic services based on Structural transformation, Building resilience and Leaving no-one behind. The HIV, Health and Development Group (HHD Group) within BPPS, is helping to contribute towards this outcome. The HIV and Health Strategy 2022-2025: ‘Connecting the Dots’ elaborates on UNDP's work on HIV and health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

UNDP has an important role in supporting health outcomes by supporting countries to address the social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and health in partnership with UN entities and other organizations. This is done through UNDP’s core work in reducing inequalities and social exclusion that drive HIV and poor health, promoting effective and inclusive governance for health and building resilient and sustainable systems for health. UNDP also contributes through its coordinating and convening role in bringing together multiple partners and resources at national and local levels.

As a trusted, long-term partner with extensive operational experience, UNDP supports countries in the effective implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral health programmes while simultaneously investing in capacity development so that national and local partners can assume these responsibilities over time. UNDP partners with countries in crisis/post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions. When requested, UNDP provide support through various implementation modalities, including technical assistance, fund administration, interim Principal Recipient (PR) in these settings, working with national partners and The Global Fund (GF) to improve management, implementation and oversight while simultaneously developing national capacity for governments or local entities to be able to assume the PR role over time. Within the HHD Group, the Global Fund – Health Implementation Support Team (GF-HIST) is a dedicated team that supports UNDP Country Offices throughout the grant lifecycle. The support includes programme management, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, capacity development and/or transition and sustainability planning and support to strategic policies and plans and funding proposals.

UNDP has been identified by the Global Fund to support the national stakeholders in the implementation of the Belarus HIV and TB grant (the ‘Grant’). Under the lead and supervision of the Programme Coordinator, the TB Programme Analyst will provide technical support for the implementation of the Global Fund grant. This will be done in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures and corporate agreements with the GF, and working in close coordination with national stakeholders, the GF (including Local Fund Agent), CCM, and technical and UN partners, the GF/HIST and other UNDP programmes. The TB Programme Analyst will ensure close coordination with the functional area of the PMU and the Country Office in all aspects of working planning, oversight, monitoring and capacity building activities and will ensure close engagement with national stakeholders for the achievement of Grant’s objectives.  

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads on the strategic planning, oversight, and management of the TB interventions planned under the Grant to ensure compliance and execution in line with UNDP’s rules, policies and procedures, the Grant Agreement and corporate agreements with the Global Fund ensuring integration of the functional areas;
  • Coordinates the TB programme technical support to the Ministry of Health and SRs to improve the programme’s effectiveness and the achievement of the Grant objectives including strengthen the policy environment;
  • Maintains effective partnership with Government and Regional Institutions, implementing partners and UNDP colleagues to exchange critical and technical information and resolve programme/project implementation issues to ensure results are achieved as planned;
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategy and sustainable financing models for the HIV and TB programme; 
  • Ensures thorough review of SRs quarterly reports and certification of achievement of program targets linked to approved budgets;
  • Ensures engagement with the relevant national counterparts for effective and timely preparation of the quantification of TB health commodities and constant stock management;
  • Work with the PSM Analyst in the Project Management Unit to implement plans as approved under the Grant, particularly on timely delivery of non-health and health products and monitoring of the stock data;
  • Works with the PMU M&E team to implement M&E Plan as approved under the grant, timely and quality data for the grant reporting.
  • Proactively undertakes regular monitoring of project sites independently as well as jointly with the projects’ M&E team, MOH, LFA and other partners;
  • In collaboration with PSM Analyst, monitor the budget execution, and in liaison with the Finance Analyst, conducts a qualitative analysis of the performance of the budget by cost inputs and partners; the analysis is to be shared and discussed at PMU management meetings;
  • Leads the TB quality and timely inputs to the development of Progress Report Update and other donor reports, UNDP corporate reports and tools, including ROAR, risk frameworks and others;
  • Supports the Programme Coordinator on programme audits (including Sub-recipients) and investigations under the guidance of the Resident Representative and in coordination with the Regional Bureau, Office of Audit, and Investigations, GF/HIST and ensures timely follow up on management actions related to TB.
  • Leads the coordination between the Grant and other TB initiatives in the country to ensure and promote continuity and partnership building and avoid duplication of programmatic activities;
  • Provides technical support in the identification of bottlenecks related to the implementation of the Grant, proposes mitigation measures and supports and follows their execution; 
  • Leads knowledge generation through identification, documentation and dissemination of achievements, best practices and lessons learned related to TB and directly linked to the Grant;
  • Performs any other programmatic task assigned by the Programme Coordinator and related to the Grant.

Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

People Management Competencies

UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking: 
    • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized 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.
  • Human-centred Design: 
    • Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process.
  • Knowledge generation: 
    • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.
  • Working with Evidence and Data: 
    • ​​​​​​​Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making.
  • Communication: 
    • ​​​​​​​Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
  • Risk management
    • ​​​​​​​Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks.
  • Access to prevention and treatment services
    • ​​​​​​​Understanding and practical experience of issues related to HIV, Health and Development social determinants of health and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, HIV and AIDS Management, Tuberculosis Management, Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • Bachelor's degree with additional 2 years of relevant experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of the Master's degree. 

Experience:

  • Minimum 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 in TB public health programme management.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in health/community systems strengthening is an asset;
  • Experience in building sustainable partnerships in health care system is an asset;
  • Experience in drafting scientific papers in the field of HIV/TB will be an asset;
  • Knowledge of UN or UNDP’s rules, policies and procedures is an asset;
  • Knowledge of Global Fund rules, policies, and procedures is an asset;
  • Knowledge of e-tool for quantification of TB supplies is asset;
  • Experience in health for prison sector is asset;
  • Working experience with CSOs is an asset.

Languages:

  • Fluency in Russian and English (written and spoken).

Institutional Arrangement

The TB Programme Analyst leads all activities related to the TB interventions and will report to the Programme Coordinator and will supervise Programme Associate. He / She works closely with the HIV Programme Analyst and other functional teams (PSM, Finance, M&E).

Required Documents

  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  • A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  • Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.

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