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National PCP Coordinator


  • Organization: UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Location: Bishkek
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: Closed

​Requisition ID: 2832 
Grade: SB5 - Local Professional (Mid-Level & Senior) 
Country: Kyrgyzstan 
Duty Station: Bishkek 
Category: National Consultant 
Type of Job Posting: Internal and External
Employment Type: NonStaff-When Act. Employed
Application deadline: 20-Sep-2023, 11:59 PM (CEST)  


Vacancy Announcement
Only nationals or permanent residents of the country of the duty station are considered eligible.
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.



The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.


The Division of Regional Bureaus and Field Offices (GLO/RFO) coordinates the field representation and interventions of UNIDO in the Member States and regions. Within this context, the Division is responsible for determining programmatic priorities for UNIDO's services and ensuring that UNIDO responds to the specific needs and requirements of the Member States and development partners at the country and regional levels.


It facilitates, upon guidance of GLO/FLS, the development of regional strategies, country programmes (including Programmes for Country Partnership - PCPs) and monitors their implementation.


The Division encompasses all the UNIDO field offices and the five Regional Bureaus: Africa (GLO/RFO/AFR), also hosting the IDDA III Secretariat; the Arab Region (GLO/RFO/ARB); Asia and the Pacific (GLO/RFO/ASP); Europe and Central Asia (GLO/RFO/EUR); and Latin American and the Caribbean (GLO/RFO/LAC).


This position is located in the Regional Bureau for Europe and Central Asia (GLO/RFO/EUR).




The National PCP Coordinator will work under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Regional Bureau - Europe and Central Asia (GLO/RFO/EUR). The Coordinator’s duties shall be performed in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations of UNIDO and this Job Description.


ID 160107, Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Kyrgyzstan (Preparatory Assistance)


The draft UNIDO Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for the Kyrgyz Republic was developed following the request for assistance received from the Kyrgyz Government in September 2016. Following the decision of the UNIDO Executive Board of July 2017 on the approval of the development of the PCP Kyrgyzstan in principle, the PCP preparatory assistance (PA) phase was initiated and resulted in three main outputs:


  • Preparation of the Country Diagnostic, which identified five priority industrial sectors/areas and was completed in 2018;
  • Formulation of the National Strategy for Sustainable Industrial Development of the Kyrgyz Republic 2019-2023 together with an Action Plan identifying priority actions for achieving ISID in the Kyrgyz Republic adopted by the Kyrgyz Government in September 2019;
  • Development of the draft PCP programme document, which was finalized in January 2020 in accordance with comments received from the national counterparts and submitted for the Government’s approval received in December 2021. 


Following the receipt of the official approval of the PCP programme document by the Government of Kyrgyzstan, the consultations regarding the finalization and launch of the PCP for the Kyrgyz Republic were resumed. In view of the strong interest of the Government of Kyrgyzstan to pursue the PCP as a viable mechanism to enhance industrial development in the country, a dedicated PCP for Kyrgyzstan Preparatory Assistance project was re-launched with the aim to update and finalize the PCP programme document.


Thus, the role of the PCP National Coordinator will focus on supporting the revision and updating the current draft PCP programme document under the supervision of UNIDO GLO/RFO/EUR to reflect the new development priorities in Kyrgyzstan, as well as conform to UNIDO’s current requirements and guidelines.


The PCP National Coordinator will also support the establishment of the National Coordination Body (NCB) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of Kyrgyzstan, the main PCP coordinating entity, as well as the line Ministries and other relevant stakeholders, bringing together all the line ministries and relevant national stakeholders, which will determine the overall direction of the PCP.


To ensure the mobilization of financial resources for the TC projects to be developed and implemented within the framework of the PCP, a PCP resource mobilization strategy will be developed with the support of the PCP National Coordinator. The resource mobilization strategy will include a comprehensive donor mapping to ensure a systematic and tailored engagement with funding and development partners on the ground and will be implemented in close coordination with the national counterparts in Kyrgyzstan.


Furthermore, the role of the PCP National Coordinator will be crucial to build on the existing activities in Kyrgyzstan and further reinforce the UNIDO projects portfolio in the country.



The National PCP Coordinator under the supervision of the Chief of the Regional Bureau - Europe and Central Asia will support the update and finalization of Programme for Country Partnership (PCP) for Kyrgyzstan programme documents by ensuring continuous coordination with national stakeholders and partners, supporting PCP resource mobilization, monitoring and reporting activities and assisting with communication and awareness raising. Specifically, the National PCP Coordinator will perform the following duties:





outputs to be achieved

Expected duration


  1. Maintain dialogue with the national stakeholders in the Government of Kyrgyzstan; coordinate the  nomination of the national focal points from the line Ministries; support the establishment of the PCP National Coordination Body (NCB) in coordination with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce

Regular dialogue is maintained; national focal points are appointed from the line Ministries; the PCP NCB is established






Within the period


Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  1. Support updating of the PCP programme document through conducting desk research, analyzing the socio-economic situation in Kyrgyzstan and its most recent national strategic planning documents, assessing national priority areas and industrial sectors with high growth potential, and validating findings with the national stakeholders, including line ministries, and diverse national and international partners

Regular reports provided

Within the period


Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  1. Support activities of the UNIDO CP Project Management Unit (PMU), as well as promote communication between national counterparts, the Programme Management Unit (PMU), UNIDO’s technical project managers and other relevant stakeholders; support the preparation of the UNIDO field mission to Kyrgyzstan ensuring coordination with relevant national counterparts

Regular dialogue ensured; reports provided



  1. Maintain regular dialogue with the PCP operational focal point from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of Kyrgyzstan and ensure close contact with the PCP thematic focal points at the relevant line Ministries for the identification of needs and new project opportunities based on the priorities of key counterparts; initiate the prioritization exercise and technical consultations between UNIDO backstopping technical project managers and the Government counterparts.

Regular dialogue is maintained; reports from meetings with Government focal points provided; prioritization exercise and technical consultations initiated

Within the period

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  1. Support the preparation of project proposals to be developed within the framework of the PCP thematic components based on consultations with the Government, development partners and donors while closely monitoring emerging needs and priorities of all the relevant stakeholders and ensuring the complementarity of efforts

Preparation of project concepts is initiated

Within the period

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  1. Engage with the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) in Kyrgyzstan in the framework of the UNSDCF implementation, Joint Work Plan planning and reporting on UN INFO; contribute to UNCT reports, joint planning, events, and fund mobilization

UNIDO inputs to UN INFO platform provided; inputs to UN Kyrgyzstan  annual reports and work  plans submitted

Within the period

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  1. Support the development and streamlining of the PCP Resource Mobilization Strategy based on the short- and medium-term priorities identified in cooperation with the Government

PCP Resource Mobilization Strategy developed and streamlined

Within the period

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

  1. Ensure a wide promotion of PCP-related activities among national counterparts, development partners and donors through UNIDO’s and counterparts’ platforms and channels

The PCP-related communication and awareness-raising activities are ensured

Within the period

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan




Education: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent)  in Economics, International Relations, Business Administration, Development Studies or a field relevant to international development is required.


Technical and Functional Experience:


    • A minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience in the field of development, project management, and economics at national level is required.
    • Experience in the public sector and at the international level, involving technical cooperation in Kyrgyzstan is an asset.
    • Experience in evaluating the needs, challenges and opportunities in the countries of Europe and Central Asia and specifically Kyrgyzstan is desirable.
    • Experience in cooperating with government stakeholders, business associations and the private sector, as well as working with UN agencies is desirable.
    • Excellent communication and drafting skills.


Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English and Kyrgyz is required. Fluency in or working knowledge of Russian is desirable.




Core values:

1. WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly, and impartially.

2. WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner.

3. WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully, and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective.


Core competencies:

1. WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity.

2. WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing, and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer, and healthier world.

3. WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work.

4. WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.

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