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Result-Based Budgeting Analyst (NPSA9)

Ulaanbaatar

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Ulaanbaatar
  • Grade: Junior level - NPSA-9, National Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: Closed
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.

Project Description:

The project implementation unit is comprised of 5 staff including the Project manager, Admin & Finance officer (AFO), Monitoring & Evaluation officer (M&E), Communication officer, and Chief technical advisor as a full-time Sustainable Development Economist.  Under the project implementing unit (PIU), a team in line with components A, B, C, and D is located to ensure and coordinate the effective implementation of planned interventions per each component.

With this organizational chart, component A part is structured under functional teams of i) results-based planning, ii) result-based budgeting, and iii) result based reporting. The position refers to a result-based budgeting team under the function of employment program costing and budgeting.

Rationale/background and the objectives of the project: The project is EU-funded “SDG-Aligned Budgeting to Transform Employment in Mongolia” project which aims to support increased employment and the promotion of decent work in Mongolia. The Project plans to achieve its goal by conjoining two main streams of activities:

  • Enabling and promoting employability in Mongolia via direct interventions and policy improvements
  • Improving the public finance management systems to absorb results-oriented, effective, and evidence-based policies and budget initiatives in the employment and labor sectors.

The Project is managed by UNDP in partnership with FAO and ILO and had the following four components below illustrated:

  • Component A: Bridging Policies with Budgets (UNDP-led)
  • Component B: Budget Oversight and Transparency (UNDP-led)
  • Component C: Employment Promotion: Boosting Employability (UNDP & FAO-led)
  • Component D: Effective Application of International Labour Standards by Strengthening Institutions of Work (ILO-led)

The main partners of the project are the Ministry of Finance (MOF), Ministry of Economy and Development (MED), Ministry of Labour and Social Protection (MLSP), Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry (MOFALI), Ministry of Education and Science (MOES), National Audit Office (NAO), Parliament Standing Committees, as well as Mongolian Employers’ Federation, Confederation of Mongolian Trade Unions, industry representatives and civil society organizations.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The RBB Analyst will directly report to the National Project Manager. The outputs should be acceptable to the respective ministries.  

The RBB Analyst will provide the overall coordination between the project and the MoF; and has a leadership role in performing the below tasks:

  • Provide support to aimag and districts’ Labour and Welfare Service agencies and units’ on preparing budget proposal of 2023 on the evidence and result-based approach which involve update on classification of programs
  • Develop guidelines on Public Institutional Review on the case of Labour and Welfare Service agencies’ overlaps and fragmentation of structure, staffing, and functions to improve the quality and outcomes of services provided by the state on employment promotion
  • Conduct PEIR in the culture and physical education sector
  • Develop criteria, methodology, and instructions for optimizing the budget allocations of the Employment Support Fund (ESF) for the local areas on the implementation of employment promotion programs and services
  • Assess the impact of the draft law on Employment promotion and estimate the cost of implementing the law
  • Analyze the software and systems used for budgeting, financing transactions, execution, and reporting of the Employment Support Fund and develop recommendations and action plans for improvement
  • Develop costing methodology of selected services and measures of employment promotion programs and conduct cost of the services and measures
  • Reflect and include information of two SDG priority areas in the Civil Budget
  • Conduct training
  • Law, regulations on budget and employment and policy document of Mongolia, training materials on IRBM and its components  
Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by the deadline
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is a 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, be aware of unconscious bias, and confront discrimination

People Management Competencies:

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

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:

Business Management:  

  • Partnerships Management: 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
  • Risk Management: Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risk
  • Working with Evidence and Data: Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data to discover useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making

2030 Agenda: Engagement & Effectiveness

  • Effectiveness: System-wide approaches to strategic planning and results

2030 Agenda: Peace

  • Governance: Public Sector Reform

2030 Agenda: Prosperity

  • Inclusive growth: Public Expenditure and Financial Management
  • Inclusive growth: SDGs/National Development Strategy, Planning and Budgeting
Required Skills and Experience
 
Education:
  • Master’s degree or higher in Economics, Finance, Development Studies, Public Policy, Labour, Employment Relations, Rural Development or other closely related fields Bachelor’s degree may be considered with additional relevant work experience.

Experience:
  • Minimum 2 years (with MA degree) or 4 years (with BA degree) of experience in policy making, policy analysis, and research in economic development, finance, employment promotion, labour relations, agricultural development and other related fields
  • Solid track record of providing strategic and multi-stakeholder coordination and building partnership with government, development partners, civil society organizations and/or other stakeholders is required.
  • Experience in conducting research and analysis in employment policy and financing mechanism is desirable 
  • Experience in preparing budget proposals for ministries and provinces under result-based budgeting methodology is desirable
  • Good analytical skills and report writing skills
  • People management skills
  • Strategic thinking skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Zero tolerance for any harassment, i.e. any offensive behaviour, words and actions, including sexual and psychological harassment, bullying, etc. 

Required Languages: 

  • Excellent knowledge of English and Mongolian, both spoken and written.

Note: This position is open to Mongolia nationals only.

Disclaimer
 
 
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 
 
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
 
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