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Programme Analyst - Governance - NPSA 9 - Tripoli, Libya


  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Tripoli
  • Grade: Junior level - NPSA-9, National Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • International Relations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

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UNDP Libya is working rapidly to respond to several crises in Libya by formulating and implementing projects that help stabilize the country and instill trust and confidence amongst communities, and between communities and the government. The UNDP Libya Country Office (CO) has made strong commitments to international donors,  its Libyan counterparts and citizens to help restore and improve public services; enhance the effectiveness and reach of existing public institutions; expand civic engagement and participation in political and development processes; increase economic opportunities in a more diversified economy; strengthen social cohesion, support elections, reconciliation and politic dialogue initiatives; and contribute to stability throughout the country to ensure development gains. All these initiatives are captured in the Country Programme Document and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework, both corporate processes which are undergoing formulation.

In this context, the UNDP Libya is rapidly responding to the situation in Libya. To this end, the Country Office is strengthening its internal capacities through an enhanced recruitment approach and re alignment of its programmatic offer in a bid to respond to the needs and priorities of the country. It is envisaged that this support will provide timely, cost effective, integrated, and dynamic solutions for the delivery of much needed services under a rapidly changing context in the country thus ensuring smooth business continuity and sustainable development.


Institutional Arrangement


The Program  Analyst  will report directly to Programme Specialist (Team Leader).

Duties and Responsibilities


Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative-Programme and the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist (Team Leader), the Programme Analyst is responsible for supporting the management and implementation of interventions of the Governance programme. The Programme Analyst  analyzes political, social, and economic trends and supports formulation, management, and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio and provides policy advice services to various stakeholders through the Team Leader. UNDP is currently implementing projects, in collaboration with various stakeholders, including the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) that support both national and local elections, rule of law, national reconciliation and political dialogue. All these are important themes that are impacting on improved governance in Libya. The programme officer will have expertise in one or more of these thematic areas.

Implementation of Governance Programme strategies in line with UNDP corporate frameworks

  • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social, and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, CPD, and other documents as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with other team members ensure identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned. 
  • CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.

Ensures effective management of the CO Governance/Programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country Governance Programme achieving the following results:

  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Participate in the design and formulation of the CO Governance Programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of Governance Programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets, and milestones.
  • Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to PAC, entering project into Atlas finalization of contribution agreements; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. 
  • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of nationally executed (NEX) projects.
  • Evaluation of the programme impact. Monitoring and analysis of the Governance Program environment, timely readjustments in portfolio.

Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy   focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Supports the development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, international financial institutions (IFI’s), government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities. 
  • 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.

Ensures provision of top-quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to Governance Program country policy goals.
  • Development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects 

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 
Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Cross-Functional & Technical 
Thematic Area Name Definition
Business Development Knowledge Generation Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need
Business Development Knowledge Facilitation Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally
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


Business Management 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 


Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels



Business Management Customer Satisfaction/Client Management

Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs. 


Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. 


Look for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests. 


Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns.

Business Management Monitoring Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results
Business Management Risk Management Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field. A Bachelor’s degree may also be considered with 4 years of relevant work experience.


Min. years of relevant Work experience 
  • Minimum 2 years  (with Masters) and 4 years (with Bachelor degree) of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. 


Required skills and competencies
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.


Desired additional skills and competencies
  • Good networking abilities and partnership development
  • Experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects/programme
  • Experience 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
Required Language(s) (at working level)
  • Fluency in oral and written English, Arabic is required. 
Professional Certificates    N/A


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