Job Description

** For Saudi Nationals Only ** The primary role of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to support country-led efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The work of UNDP in 170 countries around the world is anchored in diverse and effective partnerships, which are vital to our two critical roles at country level: (a) as an integrator across policy, programmatic and organizational silos; and (b) as an operational backbone for the United Nations and other partners. Saudi Arabia is witnessing economic prosperity and progress in all domains of socio-economic development which produced tangible improvement in all human development indicators such as standard of living, health and education services, environmental conditions as well as potentials of comprehensive development. In April 2016, the Government of Saudi Arabia announced its Saudi Vision 2030 – an ambitious long-term development programme. Saudi Vision 2030 represents an ambitious blueprint with long-term goals and expectations. It is expressed in three themes of a vibrant society: a thriving economy and an ambitious nation. A review of the three themes and their underlying issues of national concern reveal a holistic approach to development that encompasses the three dimensions of sustainable development: the social, the economic and the environment. The partnership between UNDP and Saudi Arabia is covering vital sectors and areas which contributes to address the needs of Saudi society, including enhancement of the local capacity of different government institutions and support to policy making and reporting. A wide set of under the scope of technical assistance is provided in order to assist the KSA departments in their reform processes. Duties and Responsibilities Summary of Key Functions:
  • Implementation of Governance programme strategies

  • Management of the CO Governance programmes

  • Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy

  • Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management

1)Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results: • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD CPAP and other documents • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the Governance thematic/sectoral areas assigned • CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management. 2)Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the Governance thematic/sectoral areas assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results: • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results. • Design and formulation of CO programme within the Governance area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of 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 (in small offices), finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme Analyst can perform functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval, participates in recruitment processes for projects. • Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NEX projects. • Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported. • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports. 3)Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results: • Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, Fl’s, government institutions, bilateral 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, 4)Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results: • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driver issues. identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals. • Support to 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. • Organisation of trainings for the operations/project staff on programme issues Perform other duties within your functional profile as assigned and deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the office Impact of Results The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific Governance area of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets. Competencies Core Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 4: Models independent thinking and action Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services Technical/Functional Knowledge Management and Learning Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Development and Operational Effectiveness Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge of methodologies, assessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced university degree in Law, Public Administration, Political or Social Sciences or related field in area of Governance Experience: 2 years 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. 4 years of relevant experience in programme support service with bachelor’s degree will be considered. Experiencein the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems. Language Requirements: Proficiency in English & Arabic Other: Non-Smoking environment
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