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Programme Analyst

UN Offices

Job Description

UN Volunteer mobilization and management
  • Liaise with UN agencies in the country to ensure an understanding of UNV’s mandate, key offers and the added value that UN Volunteer assignments bring in support to the achievement of their respective mandates;

  • Under the overall guidance of the Portfolio Specialist in the Regional Office, maintain business intelligence on UN agencies, identifying specific entry points to diversify partnerships with the key result of increased volunteer assignments, including the assessment and reporting on the forecast demand for UN Volunteers in the country;

  • Identify volunteer placement opportunities and present UNV value proposition and volunteer modalities with the objective of maximizing international and national volunteer presence;

  • Ensure that incoming and outgoing UN Volunteers are adequately briefed and debriefed and extend support and guidance to UN Volunteers serving in the country;

  • Work closely with the Field Security Officer and provide support to the UN Designated Official to ensure a detailed understanding among UN Volunteers on all security-related issues;

  • Monitor the well-being and performance of serving UN Volunteers through routine field visits to their duty stations and discussions with their supervisors and counterparts;

  • Oversee and approve UN Volunteers’ entitlements as delegated, authorized, or needed;

  • In the event where no UNV Programme Assistant/Associate is present, support the recruitment of national and international UN Volunteers as well as other administrative duties for placement and management of UN Volunteers assigned to the country in line with the conditions of service and in close Coordination with the relevant organizational units.

Advocacy, partnership building, and UNV programme integration
  • Support key results and delivery of UNV’s Strategic Framework in the country;

  • In collaboration with the Regional team establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships, including the formalization of partnerships and other exchanges of confidence such as inclusion in the Country Common Analysis and UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDCF)as well as with government, UN agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other relevant development partners;

  • Participate in UN thematic forces, UN-led assessments, Programme Management Team (PMT) meetings, post-conflict needs assessments, UNSDCF planning processes, technical missions and funding appeals to identify opportunities for volunteerism and volunteer placement;

  • Under the overall guidance of the Regional Portfolio Specialist, establish, foster and maintain effective outreach and relationships with local Civil Society Organizations, prioritizing those focused on volunteerism, to contribute to community-led sustainable development in the country;

  • In close collaboration with the Volunteer Advisory Services Section, encourage national and local actors to establish a framework on volunteer infrastructure that supports volunteerism for peace and development, including the adoption of relevant policies and legislation;

  • Gather business intelligence related to partnerships, promotion of volunteerism and shaping and delivering volunteer infrastructure advisory services and conduct country scans as input for corporate planning processes;

  • In close coordination with the Regional Office, contribute to the preparation, and dissemination of country-specific promotional information on the mandate and work of UNV with relevant development partners and the media;

  • Coordinate activities and plan events, in collaboration with other agencies, for annual, national and UN-recognized international celebrations, including the International Volunteer Day (IVD);

  • Encourage and monitor serving UN Volunteers to embrace the ideals of volunteerism, act as advocates for volunteer action, and document their experiences in promoting volunteerism.

  • Support and monitor the implementation of the Field Unit’s annual work plan, including management and reporting on UNV support funds and budget;

  • Ensure coordinated and effective delivery of UNV services in the country, enabling a supportive and collaborative work environment;

  • Supervise any UNV assigned personnel within the FU including performance assessment and Capacity Development.

Core Innovation
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work

  • Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Technical/Functional Sustainable Development
  • Knowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
  • Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development

Development Planning and Monitoring
  • Ability to develop business and planning processes at the national and local level and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

Relationship Management
  • Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, inter-agency coordination and forge productive working relationships

Results-based Management
  • Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results

Project Management
  • Ability to plan, organize, motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals

Knowledge Management
  • Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge

  • Master degree in social sciences, international development, project management, public/business Administration or related fields.

  • One year of relevant work experience preferably in a humanitarian, development and/or peace related field;

  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master's degree.

  • Relevant work experience with the United Nations is an asset ;

  • Previous experience in a civil society setting and/or as a volunteer with volunteer management and/or promotion of volunteerism is a distinct advantage.

Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.

  • Computer literate and experience using Microsoft Office package and Internet.

  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted;

  • The successful candidate will hold a UNDP letter of appointment;

  • This post is open to nationals of Jordan only.

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