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Knowledge Management and Partnerships Analyst

Panama City

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Panama City
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty while protecting the planet. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress. UNDP is the United Nations’ lead agency on international development. We support countries and communities as they work to eradicate poverty, implement the Paris Agreement on climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. We advocate for transformative change, and we connect countries to the resources they need to help people build a better life. UNDP plays a pivotal role in international development as a knowledge broker, capacity builder, innovator, and facilitator of exchanges in the global development debate. We connect countries to the knowledge, resources and networks they need to achieve development breakthroughs. Our work is summed up in our six signature solutions, adapted to context and powered by three potent enablers for greater impact. Responding in an integrated and coherent manner, we are determined to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet from degradation, ensure that all people have prosperous lives, with growth that occurs in harmony with nature, and to foster peaceful and inclusive societies. We are committed to mobilizing the means to implement the 2030 Agenda through a revitalized Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, based on a spirit of strengthened global solidarity.


Following the five recommendations of the United Nations Secretary-General at the regional level to guide the restructuring of the United Nations development system, the Regional Collaborative Platform in Latin America and the Caribbean (RCP LAC) was established in November 2020. The RCP LAC is chaired by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are the Vice-Chairs. The RCP LAC is composed of 24 United Nations entities, across the three United Nations pillars represented at the level of Regional Directors. The overall objective of the RCP is to provide a light and agile United Nations development system which is demand-driven and results-oriented to ensure coordination, collaboration and the best use of United Nations expertise and assets at the regional level. The RCP LAC brings together leadership, accountability and clarity to United Nations development system goals, activities and results in the region and amplifies United Nations country teams’ support at the national level in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving the SDGs. The RCP LAC 13 key functions include, promote joint actions to address gaps in SDG implementation; promote inter-agency joint actions in support of regional integration and collabo-ration; foster inter-agency cooperation and collaboration on sustainable development to ensure or improve implementation of internationally and regionally agreed frameworks, norms and standards; promote coherent regional policy dialogues and responses to challenges related to SDG achievement (regional public goods, agreements, norms, visions and strategies as well as common policy positions), facilitate demand-driven integrated policy advice, normative support and technical capacity to regional and sub-regional organizations, Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs); facilitate development of regional common back office plans and effective and efficient management at the regional level; and support linkages between humanitarian and development programming, in accordance with GA resolution 46/182, and in conflict and post-conflict settings, support the integration of UNCTs’ work with UN peace operations to fully contribute to building resilience, prevention and sustaining peace. The UNV Volunteer will be part of the Joint Secretariat, which is composed by DCO, ECLAC, and UNDP. The main functions of the Joint Secretariat include: 1) Provide support to the RCP Chair and Vice-Chairs and its members; 2) Support the development, implementation and monitoring of the annual RCP workplan: 3) Support the organization of RCP meetings and maintain records of RCP proceedings, and 4) Facilitate discussion and information sharing among RCP members, and prepare progress reports and ad-hoc reports as requested by the Chair and Vice-Chairs. While UNDP will act as the host entity, the UN volunteer will sit in DCO Regional Office. The UN Volunteer will work closely with all the members of the Secretariat.

Task description

While in functional terms, the person will be hosted by UNDP, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks working as part of the RCP LAC Joint Secretariat together with the focal points of UNDP, DCO and ECLAC. Under the direct supervision of the UN Liaison and Interagency Partnerships Advisor at UNDP, and the DCO Senior Regional Coordination Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks • Contribute to RCP LAC efforts by providing support to the Joint Secretariat of the RCP LAC, including on knowledge management, results-based management, and the preparation of RCP LAC meetings. • Assist the RCP LAC Secretariat in the launching, updating and functioning of the RCP LAC rosters of expertise to facilitate demand-driven support to Resident Coordinators and United Nations country teams by pooling policy expertise, including in areas that may relate to prevention and peacebuilding. • Support the establishment of Community of Practices around the RCP LAC Issue-based Coalitions and the Working Groups. • Support the implementation of cross-border/subregional initiatives (i.e. the Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP) for El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and the South-Southeast of Mexico ) as required. • As part of a team the UN Volunteer will participate in the organization of the RCP LAC meetings and events, and contribute to the RCP LAC efforts to promote regional partnerships, including by participating in regional and global inter-governmental fora. • Engage in activities of the Knowledge Management Hub Steering Committee and the Partnerships and Communications Working Group, as well as those of the Issue-based Coalitions and the Working Groups that are relevant for the UN Volunteer assignment.

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