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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Jobs Vacancies in Ethiopia Job Title Deadline Location Regional Technical Specialist for Ecosystems and Biodiversity 23-June-2017 Addis Ababa Intern for the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development (IGSD) Cluster, Private Sector Unit 25-June-2017 Addis Ababa Logistics Assistant 27-June-2017 Addis Ababa Network Assistant 29-June-2017 Addis Ababa Humanitarian Affairs Specialist (UNOCHA) 29-June-2017 Addis Ababa Common Operations Analyst 30-June-2017 Addis Ababa  

Jun 19, 2017

Full time

Common Operations Analyst

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Job Vacancy in Ethiopia   Vacancy Type:  FTA International Posting Type:  External Bureau : Africa Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension Background Under the UN Delivering as One (DaO) Standard Operating Procedures, the UN needs to ensure efficient and effective delivery of results in support of national development priorities. By strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations support, the UN system can maximize the impact of its development and humanitarian activities. The implementation of DaO requires a ‘step change’ in the way the UN does business. The Operating as One pillar of the DaO process in Ethiopia is therefore supported by a comprehensive UN Ethiopia Business Operations Strategy (BOS) which complements the United Nations Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020. The BOS provides a strategic framework to improve operations efficiency in areas including procurement, human resources, information and communication technologies, legal affairs and business continuity. Under the overall leadership and guidance of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), the Operations Management Team (OMT) is finalizing the development of the BOS 2.0 as well as the implementation of the BOS 2.0 through six OMT Working Groups. Within this concept, the post of the Common Operations Analyst is required to support the OMT as OMT Secretariat. The function is also essential in ensuring the strategic linkages between joint programming under the UNDAF for 2016-2020 and common operations activities. Under the technical supervision of the Chairperson of the OMT and the direct supervision of the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), the incumbent will work closely with OMT, OMT Working Groups (WGs) and RCO staff, as well as technical experts regarding common operations activities. The Chairperson of the OMT will be delegated to work with the incumbent on a daily basis. Duties and Responsibilities Under the technical supervision of the OMT Chairpersons and the direct supervision of the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) the Common Operations Analyst will undertake the following tasks:  Summary of key functions:  Work with the Operations Management Team (OMT) to finalize the development and implementation of the robust, results-oriented Business Operations Strategy (BOS) 2.0 for 2016-2020 at the country level to reduce duplication and improve efficiency;Provide the OMT and its Working Groups (WGs) with technical, administrative and logistical support for the successful monitoring and implementation of the BOS 2.0 and to ensure the delivery of operational efficiency in support of the UNDAF. This includes organizing meetings, workshops, seminars and surveys for OMT and its WGs;Support the OMT Chairperson(s) in managing and coordinating the overall work of the OMT, as well as reporting of results, progress and challenges to the UNCT;Monitor the progress towards the OMT work plan and budget, and the achievements of various common services, and provides regular reports to the OMT Chairperson(s) and the Head of the RCO;Engage with the global and regional experts to share lessons and to resolve challenges, and identify and implement global good practices in the field of common operations;Ensure the development and availability of both local and regional Long Term Agreements (LTAs);Provide support to Delivering as One as needed, within the tasks assigned by the Head of RCO;Draft applications for various funding request as needed. Duties and Responsibilities  : 1. Work with the Operations Management Team (OMT) to finalize the development and the implementation of the robust, results-oriented Business Operations Strategy (BOS) 2.0 for 2016-2020 at the country level to reduce duplication and improve efficiency: Conduct the required analysis and assessments with OMT to decide priorities in common operations, and finalize the BOS 2.0. Operational areas include; Business Continuity Management & ICT, Common Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers and Legal Affairs; On an ongoing basis, promote the simplification and harmonization of UN organizations’ systems and procedures, including reviews of business processes and advice to the OMT for informed decision-making; Ensure the OMT provided with analysis and recommendations for professionalization and harmonization requirements to improve quality and cost-efficiency through common operations; Support with the data collection using the IKM for the reporting on the progress of BoS 2.0. Provide the OMT and its WGs with technical, administrative and logistical support for the successful monitoring and implementation of the BOS 2.0 and to ensure the delivery of operational efficiency in support of the UNDAF: Follow-up on OMT meetings, ensure that relevant technical experts present their work and process at meetings, and finalize and disseminate minutes of these meetings; Facilitate the OMT WGs Chairpersons and their secretariats on a regular basis, and attend the WGs meetings as appropriate; Provide regular OMT briefings to be shared with UNCT members accordingly; Support the OMT and its WGs to conduct capacity development training, business seminars for vendors, legal sensitization workshops, and surveys on common services including vehicle maintenance, travel, cafeteria, …etc. Support the OMT Chairperson(s) in managing and coordinating the work of the OMT, as well as reporting of results, progress and challenges to the UNCT: Provide advice and make recommendations to the OMT on all issues related to common services, including identification and launch of new common services, negotiations with service providers, formulation of draft supplier agreements, and monitoring of the performance of common services; Provide human resources support to the UNCT/OMT and OMT WGs on their joint common operations effort. The incumbent will develop ToR, facilitate hiring process and support the activities. Monitor the progress towards the OMT work plan and budget, and the achievements of various common services, and provides regular reports to the OMT Chairperson(s) and Head of RCO: Ensure adherence to UN policies, procedures, standards and tools, proper accounting practices, financial management and control procedures. Engage with the global and regional experts to share lessons and to resolve challenges, and identify and implement global good practices in the field of common operations: Support the UNCT and OMT with knowledge management, in particular help maintain an intranet file sharing platform for all the UN organizations at the country level; Share and update the relevant OMT and common operations documents, M&E tool, attendance dashboard, local and regional LTA database, IPs database, HR Roster at the Information Knowledge Management (IKM) platform for the use of all the UN organizations; Ensure information and skills on common operations are shared under the peer to peer theme at the local and regional levels; Coordinate workshop in Ethiopia to build close collaboration among operations and programmes; Support the development of induction course materials for skill development, knowledge transfer and maintenance of consistent levels of BOS and UNDAF related capacity at the country level. Support the development and availability of both local and regional Long Term Agreements (LTAs): Ensure the availability of both local and regional LTAs; Strengthen the local LTA database in the IKM platform by ensuring regular updating system is in place; Support the development of regional level LTAs on common services that will be accessible to the BOS implementing UN country offices in the African region; Organize training to Procurement Staff of UN agencies on the use of local and regional level LTAs. Competencies Demonstrate Strong leadership skills; Show strong interpersonal and intercultural competence; Acting as a team player and facilitating team work; Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work; Leverage conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution; Ability to lead strategic planning and implementation, results-based management and reporting; Skill and ability in coordinating, facilitating, and participating in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks or assignments; Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities; Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively; Creating synergies through self-control. Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced university degree in Economics, Business Management, Statistics, International Relations/ Development, International Peace Studies or other relevant discipline. Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in coordinating and supporting complex procurement and operational activities preferably within the UN systems. Experience in the areas of business operations (such as procurement, human resources, HACT and business continuity) is an asset.  

Jun 17, 2017

Full time

Intern for the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development (IGSD) Cluster, Private Sector Unit

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Vacancy in Ethiopia  In line with its Private Sector and Foundation Strategy, UNDP is becoming increasingly well positioned to support innovative approaches of inclusive market and business development engaging with the private sector and other stakeholders to improve opportunities for the poor to participate in markets as producers, employees or consumers. With Africa being a major focus of UNDPs work, a strategic, regional Private Sector and Inclusive Market Development for Poverty Reduction in Africa project, the “African Facility for Inclusive Markets” (AFIM), operated from November 2010 to 2014. AFIM is now part of the Regional Bureau for Africa’s Regional Programme Document (RPD), under Outcome 1, “Growth and development are inclusive and sustainable, incorporating productive capacities that create employment and livelihoods, especially for the poor and excluded”, and more specifically Output 3: Regional and sub regional systems and institutions enabled to support countries to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and jobs- and livelihoods-intensive. The Regional Programme is implemented by the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA), based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main activities in relation to private sector work under Outcome 1 / Output 3 are as follows: Activity result 3.1.1 - Regional institutional capacity enhanced: Prepare a business plan and mobilize a coalition of support around an AUC African Inclusive Markets Excellence Centre (AIMEC) to assist countries in developing livelihood and employment programmes; Advance sustainable and resilient food value chains in Africa; Advance regional agri-food value chains in Africa; Support follow up to Investment Opportunity Briefs for Great Lakes Region. Activity result 3.1.2 - Transformation of productive capacities  Support a regional agro-business supplier development programme; Support inclusive business ecosystems in Africa in partnership with regional institutions; Create an interactive African youth entrepreneurs’ online portal and award scheme; Support the development of the impact investment sector in Africa; More information on UNDP and its regional private sector work in Africa can be found from www.undp.org/africa/privatesector.   Duties and Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Regional Private Sector Special Advisor of the IGSD Cluster, the intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks: Knowledge Management and Communication: Prepare relevant communications materials (brochure, newsletter, success stories etc.); Assist in developing and disseminating IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit knowledge products; Support the online community of practice. IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit Website Content Management and Expansion: Draft, design and implement IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit website update; Expand IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit website to cover additional focus areas and success stories; Support updates of IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit’s website as required. Research and Data Management: Research private sector and inclusive market development topics and compile information on national and regional level projects; Undertake research on related donors’ initiatives and inclusive business activities by the private sector; Manage files and online database of related documents in a structured way. Programme Implementation: Draft, review and edit concepts notes, knowledge products and presentations; Review and shape inclusive business models and partnership concepts; Participate in meetings and perform other programme implementation support tasks as required. The more specific focus will be decided in consultation with the intern; taking into account his / her skills development interests.   Competencies Corporate Competencies: Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards; Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback; Works collaboratively with team members by sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity; Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners; Positive and results-oriented attitude. Technical / Functional Competencies: Good writing and researching skills; Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills; Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines; Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively; Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views; Computer proficiency: MS Office.   Required Skills and Experience Education: Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); in the fields of business, economics or development studies, or any other field in the social sciences; Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation. Experience: Work experience considered as an asset; but it is not a requirement; Understanding of private sector and inclusive market development would be beneficial; Experience with website content management, web design and development as asset (with content management systems such as Adobe CQ5, Joomla or similar); Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose  and to the ideals of the UN Charter. Language: Proficiency in English; Knowledge of French would be an asset. Intern requiements: Applicants should indicate which months they are available part and/or full time and when they complete their studies; UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution; UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship; The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship; The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan; Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity; The Intern is expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for his/her education programme; The intern will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation etc.; Additional information regarding the UNDP Internship Programme may be obtained at http://www.undp.org/internships.  

Jun 17, 2017

Intern

Regional Technical Specialist for Ecosystems and Biodiversity

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Vacancy in Ethiopia Duties and Responsibilities   The Regional Technical Specialist for Ecosystems and Biodiversity is primarily responsible for providing technical, policy, and programming implementation support and oversight, and knowledge and capacity development services pertaining to the work of the Ecosystems and Biodiversity signature programmes to UNDP country offices, working with other UN agencies, governments and inter-governmental organizations, NGO’s, donors, the private sector and many others.  Specific results are expected in the areas of:   Innovation, Strategic Leadership, Policy Dialogue and Advocacy  Contributing to a strategic understanding of, and engagement with, the substantive technical issues, institutions, and processes within the region, including establishing contact and developing strategic partnerships with other agencies, donors, NGOs, the private sector, scientific institutions and the like;  Participating in the development and implementation of UNDP’s global and regional strategies on environment and sustainable development within the BPPS and beyond; engagement in policy and advocacy work with external partners where relevant Providing policy development support and guidance to country offices and governments;  Supporting the development of strategic UNDP policy position papers and internal briefing notes;  Facilitating policy analysis and the development of technical tools and guidance;  Maintain trusted relationships with country offices, government and non-governmental partners’ role within the region;  Keeping the Regional Team informed of trends and issues with respect to the substantive technical area and contribute actively to regional UNDP-GEF programming and Business plans;  Keeping the Principal/Senior Technical Advisors informed of trends and issues in the region; Work in coordination with other RTAs/RTSs in the region to develop projects requiring technical guidance from multiple areas. Key result:  New strategic opportunities for UNDP are realized, UNDP’s technical focus is leading edge and innovative, UNDP has strong partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, UNDP has a trusted leadership role in the technical area of expertise.   Portfolio Management  Assisting in the maintenance of programme/project and portfolio information and corporate information systems; Facilitating the identification, and sourcing of technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports. Key result:  Portfolio of programmes/projects managed efficiently and effectively.  UNDP recognized as providing outstanding programme and project oversight and supervision support.   Resource Mobilization  Supporting programme and project identification and development, including on integrated approaches and multifocal area projects; Providing timely and quality information and technical advice on sources of funds, policies, priorities and activities – including the Global Environment Facility funds, the Green Climate Fund, other multilateral donors, bilateral donors and foundations; Identifying and suggesting to the STA and regional RTL priorities and entry-points for UNDP assistance; Facilitating the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of programme/project concepts and full-fledged proposals for financing; Providing guidance and support in the identification and sourcing of technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports; Facilitating liaisons with potential financing agencies and institutions. Key result:  Resources are mobilized in support of developing country clients as a consequence of the identification, development and funding of high technical quality and results based programmes and projects in line with country priorities and UNDP strategic priorities.   Development Impact  Assisting with inception, contracting and start up of programmes/projects including establishment of indicators, benchmarks and work plans; Supporting UNDP country offices and programme/project implementation partners in supervision, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, troubleshooting and adaptive management;  Preparing reports and communications pieces effectively showcasing socio-economic development benefits as well as environment results. Key result:  UNDP programmes and projects consistently deliver high quality, high impact development results.   Learning, Knowledge Management and Self Development  Evaluating, capturing, codifying, synthesizing lessons and stimulating the uptake of best practices and knowledge, including the development of knowledge materials; Peer reviewing, commenting on, and seeking to improve the technical quality of programmes/projects, policies, practices, guidelines, advisory notes, publications and the like;  Contributing to the preparation of regional Community of Practice meetings;  Supporting the preparation and delivering of training courses; Responding to queries on programme/project progress, impacts and lessons; Developing and carrying out a personal learning plan (5%). Key result:  UNDP recognized as a learning and knowledge management organization.   Competencies   Core   Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work. Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow. People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement. Technical/Functional   Environmental Issues Knowledge of environment issues, concept and principles and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Natural Resource Management Knowledge of NRM concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Economics Knowledge of economics concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Development Planning Knowledge of development planning processes and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Program Planning and Design Develop programmes and projects through a process of logic. Resource Mobilization Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources. Results Based Management Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results. Advocacy and Representation Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues). Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge of methodologies, tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting. Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge. Project Management Ability to plan, organize, motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. Technical Ability to provide guidance on biodiversity and ecosystem management, and where relevant, on sustainable land and forest management.  Ability to guide the design and implementation of multi-sectoral and sectoral programmes and projects at different scales, and to work with multiple stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines.   Required Skills and Experience   Education Master’s degree or higher in ecology, biology, environmental sciences, economics, social sciences with a specialization in environment and development, or other closely related field. Experience Minimum of 7 years’ experience working with developing countries on Ecosystems and Biodiversity; Experience working with developing countries on ecosystem-based mitigation and adaptation to climate change an advantage; Experience with conceptualizing and developing projects and programmes, with experience with the Global Environment Facility an advantage; Experience in project management (direct experience an advantage) and guiding project implementation and management;  Experience in the policy development processes in Ecosystems and Biodiversity;  Experience developing and maintaining strategic partnerships; Experience in facilitation and coordination; Full computer literacy; Experience working in Africa is an advantage; Working experience in an international organization is an advantage as is knowledge of UNDP policies, procedures and practices. Language Requirements Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills; Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an added advantage.   

Jun 12, 2017

Full time

Vacancies at UNDP Ethiopia

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis ababa

Vacancies at UNDP Ethiopia Project Manager (Highland) Service Contract Closing date: 01 June 2017   Project Manager (Food Security) Service Contract Closing date: 01 June 2017 Program Assistant Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 01 June 2017 Human Resource Assistant Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 06 June 2017    How To Apply: UNDP employment modalities Fixed Term Appointment (FTA): is a modality of hiring individuals under a staff contract for a period of one year or more. Service Contract (SC): is a modality for hiring individuals under a non-staff contract for a period of six months or more The use of UNDP's name and logo without UNDP consent is inappropriate. UNDP strongly recommends that people who receive solicitations to apply for positions or engage in procurement processes exercise caution to ensure authenticity. UNDP advises the public that: •UNDP dose not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment or procurement process. All information related to these processes is published on the national or global UNDP websites •UNDP does not request or issue personal bank checks, MoneGram, Western Union or any other type of money transfer at any stage of its procurement or recruitment processes •UNDP does not request any information related to bank accounts or other private information prior to formal registration as a vendor •UNDP does not offer prizes, awards, funds, certificates, scholarships or conduct lotteries through telephone, e-mail, mail or fax. •Related queries can be sent through scam.alert.et@undp.org

May 30, 2017

Full time

UNDP Jobs in Ethiopia: Policy Specialist (Energy)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Background The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan.  BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.  BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to support emergency and crisis response.  BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working.  BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.    Reporting to the Head of the Global Energy Policy Team, with a secondary report to the Regional Hub Manager, the Energy Policy Specialist based in Addis Ababa is the lead expert in the thematic area of sustainable energy in the region. S/he is responsible for providing policy and programme advisory services to Country Offices on sustainable energy as well as political and technical engagement with governments, African institutions and development partners. S/he does this in response to requests from country offices and Regional Economic Communities. In alignment with the Strategic Plan and within the framework of UNDP sustainable energy strategy, the Energy Policy Specialist advances the credibility and recognition of the organization’s programmes in this thematic area. S/he works closely with energy and climate colleagues across the global energy policy team, African Country Offices, the GEF EITT team and RBA, guiding and providing policy and programming services in the area of sustainable energy. Conceptual guidance is informed by the empirical perspectives of country partners as well as UNDP’s energy and climate mitigation approaches and policies. The Policy Specialist advances results, the credibility and recognition of the organization’s policies and programmes in this thematic area. S/he is responsible for leading the following:   Programme Support and Policy Implementation; Policy Advice and capacity development; Resource Mobilization;  Partnerships, Representation and Advocacy;  Knowledge Management.    Duties and Responsibilities   1. Programme Support and Policy Implementation:   Guide the implementation of UNDP’s policies and approaches to the SDG on sustainable energy (SDG#7) including the identification of programming opportunities and support to ongoing sustainable energy programmes; Support implementation of the UNDP Strategy on Energy;  Develop linkages with other UNDP thematic areas, in particular climate change mitigation, to maximize synergies, optimize results on the ground, and promote a coordinated and coherent approach of UNDP’s work; Ensure coherence in terms of messaging and conceptual positioning of UNDP in the sustainable energy space vis a vis partners and clients; Design and implement initiatives on key emerging policy agendas such as decentralized, small scale, off-grid energy solutions at regional, national and sub-national levels; Provide inputs and insights into other relevant energy policy partnerships and frameworks such as NEPAD, AU, AfDB, SE4ALL, GEF, etc. and Coordinate the production and dissemination of relevant policy guidance, analysis, and tools in close collaboration with RBA, the global energy policy team UNDP, other UN bodies, Multilateral Development Banks and other relevant partners;    2. Policy Advice and capacity development:   Provide guidance and input to Country Offices supporting them in providing policy advice and programme support on sustainable energy, including development of institutional, policy and budgetary frameworks, mainstreaming energy into development planning and budgeting, and strengthening capacities; Engage in policy dialogue with country partners, represent UNDP at conferences, workshops and technical meetings and ensure that the programmatic experience from the ground informs corporate policy; Ensure thematic linkages between global policy development and sustainable energy/ climate mitigation programming including, on topics such as energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency and Apply integrated multi-disciplinary approaches, including Development Solutions Teams (DSTs), to meet policy and programming needs in line with corporate guidance and standards;  Promote South-South cooperation and networking of regional communities and their member States’ to strengthen their capacities to deliver sustainable energy plans and programmes; Design capacity development plans and support their effective implementation at both regional and national levels.   3. Resource Mobilization:   Mobilize financial resources from relevant donors and partners for implementing sustainable energy programmes and projects; Develop substantive work plans in line with corporate guidance and programmes ensuring alignment with other UNDP energy and climate mitigation programmes and initiatives in Africa; Lead the formulation of funding proposals, donor briefings and presentations in support of UNDP resource mobilization efforts for Africa;  Engage in negotiations with counterparts in multilateral and bilateral agencies to promote UNDP’s experience and expertise;  Establish and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues in other teams and partners, by promoting consistent and constructive communication, and open information sharing and Ensure that the work on energy policy is conducted in accordance with relevant business processes and that high-quality outputs are delivered on time.   4. Partnerships, Representation and Advocacy:       Position UNDP as a leader on decentralized, sustainable energy solutions in Africa;   Mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with regional bodies, UN entities, vertical funds such as GEF and GCF, development banks and bilateral partners providing substantive inputs to those partnerships in support of UNDP initiatives; Represent BPPS/RBA/UNDP and engage in UN inter-agency coordination and international regional meetings and other fora to develop partnerships and advance UNDP’s strategic agenda;  Provide high-level technical advice to support UNDP’s contribution to key regional policy processes; and Advocate policy and positioning of this thematic area with civil society partners, includin g academ ia and the private sector.   5. Knowledge Management:    Advance policy dialogue through regional exchange of knowledge and share knowledge products, tools and guidance to help influence/advance policy dialogue in the thematic area and present such material at various fora; Oversee the Africa specific knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned ensuring that knowledge sharing and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools; Develop specific knowledge products to increase visibility of UNDP’s energy work in Africa.  Document sustainable energy delivery systems and establish knowledge platforms to inform policies and programmes for UNDP and its partners.     Competencies   Corporate competencies:   Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow. People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Delivery: Ability to get things done. Technical/Functional   Primary:   Energy Access: Knowledge of energy access concepts and/or issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Energy Efficiency: Knowledge of energy efficiency concepts and/or technologies and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Energy Financing (Market based): Knowledge of market based energy financing and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Climate Change Mitigation: Knowledge of climate change mitigation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Representation: Conceives of and transforms strategies to better position UNDP to act and deliver.   Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources. Partnerships: Ability to engage with other agencies and forge productive working relationships. Secondary:   Trends and emerging areas analytics: Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design. Advocacy:  Ability to advocate a point of view and influence others. Knowledge Management: Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.     Required Skills and Experience     Education:   Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Energy, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics, Social sciences or related disciplines.   Experience:   At least 7 years of professional work experience, managing sustainable energy and/or climate mitigation programmes and/or providing policy advice and pioneering approaches in the area of sustainable energy. 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Apr 22, 2017

Full time

 

 

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Multiple UNDP Jobs Vacancies in Ethiopia

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Jobs Vacancies in Ethiopia Job Title Deadline Location Regional Technical Specialist for Ecosystems and Biodiversity 23-June-2017 Addis Ababa Intern for the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development (IGSD) Cluster, Private Sector Unit 25-June-2017 Addis Ababa Logistics Assistant 27-June-2017 Addis Ababa Network Assistant 29-June-2017 Addis Ababa Humanitarian Affairs Specialist (UNOCHA) 29-June-2017 Addis Ababa Common Operations Analyst 30-June-2017 Addis Ababa  

Jun 19, 2017

Full time

Common Operations Analyst

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Job Vacancy in Ethiopia   Vacancy Type:  FTA International Posting Type:  External Bureau : Africa Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension Background Under the UN Delivering as One (DaO) Standard Operating Procedures, the UN needs to ensure efficient and effective delivery of results in support of national development priorities. By strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of its operations support, the UN system can maximize the impact of its development and humanitarian activities. The implementation of DaO requires a ‘step change’ in the way the UN does business. The Operating as One pillar of the DaO process in Ethiopia is therefore supported by a comprehensive UN Ethiopia Business Operations Strategy (BOS) which complements the United Nations Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020. The BOS provides a strategic framework to improve operations efficiency in areas including procurement, human resources, information and communication technologies, legal affairs and business continuity. Under the overall leadership and guidance of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), the Operations Management Team (OMT) is finalizing the development of the BOS 2.0 as well as the implementation of the BOS 2.0 through six OMT Working Groups. Within this concept, the post of the Common Operations Analyst is required to support the OMT as OMT Secretariat. The function is also essential in ensuring the strategic linkages between joint programming under the UNDAF for 2016-2020 and common operations activities. Under the technical supervision of the Chairperson of the OMT and the direct supervision of the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), the incumbent will work closely with OMT, OMT Working Groups (WGs) and RCO staff, as well as technical experts regarding common operations activities. The Chairperson of the OMT will be delegated to work with the incumbent on a daily basis. Duties and Responsibilities Under the technical supervision of the OMT Chairpersons and the direct supervision of the Head of the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) the Common Operations Analyst will undertake the following tasks:  Summary of key functions:  Work with the Operations Management Team (OMT) to finalize the development and implementation of the robust, results-oriented Business Operations Strategy (BOS) 2.0 for 2016-2020 at the country level to reduce duplication and improve efficiency;Provide the OMT and its Working Groups (WGs) with technical, administrative and logistical support for the successful monitoring and implementation of the BOS 2.0 and to ensure the delivery of operational efficiency in support of the UNDAF. This includes organizing meetings, workshops, seminars and surveys for OMT and its WGs;Support the OMT Chairperson(s) in managing and coordinating the overall work of the OMT, as well as reporting of results, progress and challenges to the UNCT;Monitor the progress towards the OMT work plan and budget, and the achievements of various common services, and provides regular reports to the OMT Chairperson(s) and the Head of the RCO;Engage with the global and regional experts to share lessons and to resolve challenges, and identify and implement global good practices in the field of common operations;Ensure the development and availability of both local and regional Long Term Agreements (LTAs);Provide support to Delivering as One as needed, within the tasks assigned by the Head of RCO;Draft applications for various funding request as needed. Duties and Responsibilities  : 1. Work with the Operations Management Team (OMT) to finalize the development and the implementation of the robust, results-oriented Business Operations Strategy (BOS) 2.0 for 2016-2020 at the country level to reduce duplication and improve efficiency: Conduct the required analysis and assessments with OMT to decide priorities in common operations, and finalize the BOS 2.0. Operational areas include; Business Continuity Management & ICT, Common Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Harmonized Approach to Cash Transfers and Legal Affairs; On an ongoing basis, promote the simplification and harmonization of UN organizations’ systems and procedures, including reviews of business processes and advice to the OMT for informed decision-making; Ensure the OMT provided with analysis and recommendations for professionalization and harmonization requirements to improve quality and cost-efficiency through common operations; Support with the data collection using the IKM for the reporting on the progress of BoS 2.0. Provide the OMT and its WGs with technical, administrative and logistical support for the successful monitoring and implementation of the BOS 2.0 and to ensure the delivery of operational efficiency in support of the UNDAF: Follow-up on OMT meetings, ensure that relevant technical experts present their work and process at meetings, and finalize and disseminate minutes of these meetings; Facilitate the OMT WGs Chairpersons and their secretariats on a regular basis, and attend the WGs meetings as appropriate; Provide regular OMT briefings to be shared with UNCT members accordingly; Support the OMT and its WGs to conduct capacity development training, business seminars for vendors, legal sensitization workshops, and surveys on common services including vehicle maintenance, travel, cafeteria, …etc. Support the OMT Chairperson(s) in managing and coordinating the work of the OMT, as well as reporting of results, progress and challenges to the UNCT: Provide advice and make recommendations to the OMT on all issues related to common services, including identification and launch of new common services, negotiations with service providers, formulation of draft supplier agreements, and monitoring of the performance of common services; Provide human resources support to the UNCT/OMT and OMT WGs on their joint common operations effort. The incumbent will develop ToR, facilitate hiring process and support the activities. Monitor the progress towards the OMT work plan and budget, and the achievements of various common services, and provides regular reports to the OMT Chairperson(s) and Head of RCO: Ensure adherence to UN policies, procedures, standards and tools, proper accounting practices, financial management and control procedures. Engage with the global and regional experts to share lessons and to resolve challenges, and identify and implement global good practices in the field of common operations: Support the UNCT and OMT with knowledge management, in particular help maintain an intranet file sharing platform for all the UN organizations at the country level; Share and update the relevant OMT and common operations documents, M&E tool, attendance dashboard, local and regional LTA database, IPs database, HR Roster at the Information Knowledge Management (IKM) platform for the use of all the UN organizations; Ensure information and skills on common operations are shared under the peer to peer theme at the local and regional levels; Coordinate workshop in Ethiopia to build close collaboration among operations and programmes; Support the development of induction course materials for skill development, knowledge transfer and maintenance of consistent levels of BOS and UNDAF related capacity at the country level. Support the development and availability of both local and regional Long Term Agreements (LTAs): Ensure the availability of both local and regional LTAs; Strengthen the local LTA database in the IKM platform by ensuring regular updating system is in place; Support the development of regional level LTAs on common services that will be accessible to the BOS implementing UN country offices in the African region; Organize training to Procurement Staff of UN agencies on the use of local and regional level LTAs. Competencies Demonstrate Strong leadership skills; Show strong interpersonal and intercultural competence; Acting as a team player and facilitating team work; Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive areas of work; Leverage conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution; Ability to lead strategic planning and implementation, results-based management and reporting; Skill and ability in coordinating, facilitating, and participating in a collaborative approach to the completion of tasks or assignments; Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities; Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively; Creating synergies through self-control. Required Skills and Experience Education: Advanced university degree in Economics, Business Management, Statistics, International Relations/ Development, International Peace Studies or other relevant discipline. Experience: Minimum of 2 years of experience in coordinating and supporting complex procurement and operational activities preferably within the UN systems. Experience in the areas of business operations (such as procurement, human resources, HACT and business continuity) is an asset.  

Jun 17, 2017

Full time

Intern for the Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development (IGSD) Cluster, Private Sector Unit

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Vacancy in Ethiopia  In line with its Private Sector and Foundation Strategy, UNDP is becoming increasingly well positioned to support innovative approaches of inclusive market and business development engaging with the private sector and other stakeholders to improve opportunities for the poor to participate in markets as producers, employees or consumers. With Africa being a major focus of UNDPs work, a strategic, regional Private Sector and Inclusive Market Development for Poverty Reduction in Africa project, the “African Facility for Inclusive Markets” (AFIM), operated from November 2010 to 2014. AFIM is now part of the Regional Bureau for Africa’s Regional Programme Document (RPD), under Outcome 1, “Growth and development are inclusive and sustainable, incorporating productive capacities that create employment and livelihoods, especially for the poor and excluded”, and more specifically Output 3: Regional and sub regional systems and institutions enabled to support countries to achieve structural transformation of productive capacities that are sustainable and jobs- and livelihoods-intensive. The Regional Programme is implemented by the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA), based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The main activities in relation to private sector work under Outcome 1 / Output 3 are as follows: Activity result 3.1.1 - Regional institutional capacity enhanced: Prepare a business plan and mobilize a coalition of support around an AUC African Inclusive Markets Excellence Centre (AIMEC) to assist countries in developing livelihood and employment programmes; Advance sustainable and resilient food value chains in Africa; Advance regional agri-food value chains in Africa; Support follow up to Investment Opportunity Briefs for Great Lakes Region. Activity result 3.1.2 - Transformation of productive capacities  Support a regional agro-business supplier development programme; Support inclusive business ecosystems in Africa in partnership with regional institutions; Create an interactive African youth entrepreneurs’ online portal and award scheme; Support the development of the impact investment sector in Africa; More information on UNDP and its regional private sector work in Africa can be found from www.undp.org/africa/privatesector.   Duties and Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Regional Private Sector Special Advisor of the IGSD Cluster, the intern shall perform, inter alia, the following tasks: Knowledge Management and Communication: Prepare relevant communications materials (brochure, newsletter, success stories etc.); Assist in developing and disseminating IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit knowledge products; Support the online community of practice. IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit Website Content Management and Expansion: Draft, design and implement IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit website update; Expand IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit website to cover additional focus areas and success stories; Support updates of IGSD Cluster, Private Sector Unit’s website as required. Research and Data Management: Research private sector and inclusive market development topics and compile information on national and regional level projects; Undertake research on related donors’ initiatives and inclusive business activities by the private sector; Manage files and online database of related documents in a structured way. Programme Implementation: Draft, review and edit concepts notes, knowledge products and presentations; Review and shape inclusive business models and partnership concepts; Participate in meetings and perform other programme implementation support tasks as required. The more specific focus will be decided in consultation with the intern; taking into account his / her skills development interests.   Competencies Corporate Competencies: Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards; Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive / integrate feedback; Works collaboratively with team members by sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity; Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners; Positive and results-oriented attitude. Technical / Functional Competencies: Good writing and researching skills; Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills; Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines; Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively; Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views; Computer proficiency: MS Office.   Required Skills and Experience Education: Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); in the fields of business, economics or development studies, or any other field in the social sciences; Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation. Experience: Work experience considered as an asset; but it is not a requirement; Understanding of private sector and inclusive market development would be beneficial; Experience with website content management, web design and development as asset (with content management systems such as Adobe CQ5, Joomla or similar); Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose  and to the ideals of the UN Charter. Language: Proficiency in English; Knowledge of French would be an asset. Intern requiements: Applicants should indicate which months they are available part and/or full time and when they complete their studies; UNDP internship programme does not provide a salary or remuneration for the internship; All the expenses connected with the internship will be borne by the intern, sponsoring Government or institution; UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents and/or illness or death incurred during the internship; The intern is responsible for obtaining necessary visas and arranging travel to and from the duty station where the internship will be performed; Interns are not eligible to apply for, or be appointed to, any post in UNDP during the period of the internship or for six months immediately following the expiration date of internship; The intern must provide proof of enrollment in health insurance plan; Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity; The Intern is expected to work full time but flexibility is allowed for his/her education programme; The intern will have to obtain financing for subsistence and make his/her own arrangements for internship, travel, VISA, accommodation etc.; Additional information regarding the UNDP Internship Programme may be obtained at http://www.undp.org/internships.  

Jun 17, 2017

Intern

Regional Technical Specialist for Ecosystems and Biodiversity

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNDP Vacancy in Ethiopia Duties and Responsibilities   The Regional Technical Specialist for Ecosystems and Biodiversity is primarily responsible for providing technical, policy, and programming implementation support and oversight, and knowledge and capacity development services pertaining to the work of the Ecosystems and Biodiversity signature programmes to UNDP country offices, working with other UN agencies, governments and inter-governmental organizations, NGO’s, donors, the private sector and many others.  Specific results are expected in the areas of:   Innovation, Strategic Leadership, Policy Dialogue and Advocacy  Contributing to a strategic understanding of, and engagement with, the substantive technical issues, institutions, and processes within the region, including establishing contact and developing strategic partnerships with other agencies, donors, NGOs, the private sector, scientific institutions and the like;  Participating in the development and implementation of UNDP’s global and regional strategies on environment and sustainable development within the BPPS and beyond; engagement in policy and advocacy work with external partners where relevant Providing policy development support and guidance to country offices and governments;  Supporting the development of strategic UNDP policy position papers and internal briefing notes;  Facilitating policy analysis and the development of technical tools and guidance;  Maintain trusted relationships with country offices, government and non-governmental partners’ role within the region;  Keeping the Regional Team informed of trends and issues with respect to the substantive technical area and contribute actively to regional UNDP-GEF programming and Business plans;  Keeping the Principal/Senior Technical Advisors informed of trends and issues in the region; Work in coordination with other RTAs/RTSs in the region to develop projects requiring technical guidance from multiple areas. Key result:  New strategic opportunities for UNDP are realized, UNDP’s technical focus is leading edge and innovative, UNDP has strong partnerships with a wide range of stakeholders, UNDP has a trusted leadership role in the technical area of expertise.   Portfolio Management  Assisting in the maintenance of programme/project and portfolio information and corporate information systems; Facilitating the identification, and sourcing of technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports. Key result:  Portfolio of programmes/projects managed efficiently and effectively.  UNDP recognized as providing outstanding programme and project oversight and supervision support.   Resource Mobilization  Supporting programme and project identification and development, including on integrated approaches and multifocal area projects; Providing timely and quality information and technical advice on sources of funds, policies, priorities and activities – including the Global Environment Facility funds, the Green Climate Fund, other multilateral donors, bilateral donors and foundations; Identifying and suggesting to the STA and regional RTL priorities and entry-points for UNDP assistance; Facilitating the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of programme/project concepts and full-fledged proposals for financing; Providing guidance and support in the identification and sourcing of technical expertise and support including assisting with the preparation of TORs, identification and evaluation of experts and reviewing reports; Facilitating liaisons with potential financing agencies and institutions. Key result:  Resources are mobilized in support of developing country clients as a consequence of the identification, development and funding of high technical quality and results based programmes and projects in line with country priorities and UNDP strategic priorities.   Development Impact  Assisting with inception, contracting and start up of programmes/projects including establishment of indicators, benchmarks and work plans; Supporting UNDP country offices and programme/project implementation partners in supervision, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, troubleshooting and adaptive management;  Preparing reports and communications pieces effectively showcasing socio-economic development benefits as well as environment results. Key result:  UNDP programmes and projects consistently deliver high quality, high impact development results.   Learning, Knowledge Management and Self Development  Evaluating, capturing, codifying, synthesizing lessons and stimulating the uptake of best practices and knowledge, including the development of knowledge materials; Peer reviewing, commenting on, and seeking to improve the technical quality of programmes/projects, policies, practices, guidelines, advisory notes, publications and the like;  Contributing to the preparation of regional Community of Practice meetings;  Supporting the preparation and delivering of training courses; Responding to queries on programme/project progress, impacts and lessons; Developing and carrying out a personal learning plan (5%). Key result:  UNDP recognized as a learning and knowledge management organization.   Competencies   Core   Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas work. Leadership Ability to persuade others to follow. People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement. Technical/Functional   Environmental Issues Knowledge of environment issues, concept and principles and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Natural Resource Management Knowledge of NRM concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Economics Knowledge of economics concepts, principles and policies and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Development Planning Knowledge of development planning processes and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Program Planning and Design Develop programmes and projects through a process of logic. Resource Mobilization Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources. Results Based Management Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results. Advocacy and Representation Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues). Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge of methodologies, tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting. Knowledge Management Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge. Project Management Ability to plan, organize, motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals. Technical Ability to provide guidance on biodiversity and ecosystem management, and where relevant, on sustainable land and forest management.  Ability to guide the design and implementation of multi-sectoral and sectoral programmes and projects at different scales, and to work with multiple stakeholders across a wide range of disciplines.   Required Skills and Experience   Education Master’s degree or higher in ecology, biology, environmental sciences, economics, social sciences with a specialization in environment and development, or other closely related field. Experience Minimum of 7 years’ experience working with developing countries on Ecosystems and Biodiversity; Experience working with developing countries on ecosystem-based mitigation and adaptation to climate change an advantage; Experience with conceptualizing and developing projects and programmes, with experience with the Global Environment Facility an advantage; Experience in project management (direct experience an advantage) and guiding project implementation and management;  Experience in the policy development processes in Ecosystems and Biodiversity;  Experience developing and maintaining strategic partnerships; Experience in facilitation and coordination; Full computer literacy; Experience working in Africa is an advantage; Working experience in an international organization is an advantage as is knowledge of UNDP policies, procedures and practices. Language Requirements Excellent knowledge of the English language, with exceptional writing, presentation and communication skills; Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an added advantage.   

Jun 12, 2017

Full time

Vacancies at UNDP Ethiopia

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis ababa

Vacancies at UNDP Ethiopia Project Manager (Highland) Service Contract Closing date: 01 June 2017   Project Manager (Food Security) Service Contract Closing date: 01 June 2017 Program Assistant Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 01 June 2017 Human Resource Assistant Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 06 June 2017    How To Apply: UNDP employment modalities Fixed Term Appointment (FTA): is a modality of hiring individuals under a staff contract for a period of one year or more. Service Contract (SC): is a modality for hiring individuals under a non-staff contract for a period of six months or more The use of UNDP's name and logo without UNDP consent is inappropriate. UNDP strongly recommends that people who receive solicitations to apply for positions or engage in procurement processes exercise caution to ensure authenticity. UNDP advises the public that: •UNDP dose not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment or procurement process. All information related to these processes is published on the national or global UNDP websites •UNDP does not request or issue personal bank checks, MoneGram, Western Union or any other type of money transfer at any stage of its procurement or recruitment processes •UNDP does not request any information related to bank accounts or other private information prior to formal registration as a vendor •UNDP does not offer prizes, awards, funds, certificates, scholarships or conduct lotteries through telephone, e-mail, mail or fax. •Related queries can be sent through scam.alert.et@undp.org

May 30, 2017

Full time

UNDP Jobs in Ethiopia: Policy Specialist (Energy)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) -Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Background The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan.  BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.  BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to support emergency and crisis response.  BPPS ensures that issues of risk are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working.  BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.    Reporting to the Head of the Global Energy Policy Team, with a secondary report to the Regional Hub Manager, the Energy Policy Specialist based in Addis Ababa is the lead expert in the thematic area of sustainable energy in the region. S/he is responsible for providing policy and programme advisory services to Country Offices on sustainable energy as well as political and technical engagement with governments, African institutions and development partners. S/he does this in response to requests from country offices and Regional Economic Communities. In alignment with the Strategic Plan and within the framework of UNDP sustainable energy strategy, the Energy Policy Specialist advances the credibility and recognition of the organization’s programmes in this thematic area. S/he works closely with energy and climate colleagues across the global energy policy team, African Country Offices, the GEF EITT team and RBA, guiding and providing policy and programming services in the area of sustainable energy. Conceptual guidance is informed by the empirical perspectives of country partners as well as UNDP’s energy and climate mitigation approaches and policies. The Policy Specialist advances results, the credibility and recognition of the organization’s policies and programmes in this thematic area. S/he is responsible for leading the following:   Programme Support and Policy Implementation; Policy Advice and capacity development; Resource Mobilization;  Partnerships, Representation and Advocacy;  Knowledge Management.    Duties and Responsibilities   1. Programme Support and Policy Implementation:   Guide the implementation of UNDP’s policies and approaches to the SDG on sustainable energy (SDG#7) including the identification of programming opportunities and support to ongoing sustainable energy programmes; Support implementation of the UNDP Strategy on Energy;  Develop linkages with other UNDP thematic areas, in particular climate change mitigation, to maximize synergies, optimize results on the ground, and promote a coordinated and coherent approach of UNDP’s work; Ensure coherence in terms of messaging and conceptual positioning of UNDP in the sustainable energy space vis a vis partners and clients; Design and implement initiatives on key emerging policy agendas such as decentralized, small scale, off-grid energy solutions at regional, national and sub-national levels; Provide inputs and insights into other relevant energy policy partnerships and frameworks such as NEPAD, AU, AfDB, SE4ALL, GEF, etc. and Coordinate the production and dissemination of relevant policy guidance, analysis, and tools in close collaboration with RBA, the global energy policy team UNDP, other UN bodies, Multilateral Development Banks and other relevant partners;    2. Policy Advice and capacity development:   Provide guidance and input to Country Offices supporting them in providing policy advice and programme support on sustainable energy, including development of institutional, policy and budgetary frameworks, mainstreaming energy into development planning and budgeting, and strengthening capacities; Engage in policy dialogue with country partners, represent UNDP at conferences, workshops and technical meetings and ensure that the programmatic experience from the ground informs corporate policy; Ensure thematic linkages between global policy development and sustainable energy/ climate mitigation programming including, on topics such as energy access, renewable energy and energy efficiency and Apply integrated multi-disciplinary approaches, including Development Solutions Teams (DSTs), to meet policy and programming needs in line with corporate guidance and standards;  Promote South-South cooperation and networking of regional communities and their member States’ to strengthen their capacities to deliver sustainable energy plans and programmes; Design capacity development plans and support their effective implementation at both regional and national levels.   3. Resource Mobilization:   Mobilize financial resources from relevant donors and partners for implementing sustainable energy programmes and projects; Develop substantive work plans in line with corporate guidance and programmes ensuring alignment with other UNDP energy and climate mitigation programmes and initiatives in Africa; Lead the formulation of funding proposals, donor briefings and presentations in support of UNDP resource mobilization efforts for Africa;  Engage in negotiations with counterparts in multilateral and bilateral agencies to promote UNDP’s experience and expertise;  Establish and maintain professional working relationships with colleagues in other teams and partners, by promoting consistent and constructive communication, and open information sharing and Ensure that the work on energy policy is conducted in accordance with relevant business processes and that high-quality outputs are delivered on time.   4. Partnerships, Representation and Advocacy:       Position UNDP as a leader on decentralized, sustainable energy solutions in Africa;   Mobilize, foster and strengthen strategic partnerships with regional bodies, UN entities, vertical funds such as GEF and GCF, development banks and bilateral partners providing substantive inputs to those partnerships in support of UNDP initiatives; Represent BPPS/RBA/UNDP and engage in UN inter-agency coordination and international regional meetings and other fora to develop partnerships and advance UNDP’s strategic agenda;  Provide high-level technical advice to support UNDP’s contribution to key regional policy processes; and Advocate policy and positioning of this thematic area with civil society partners, includin g academ ia and the private sector.   5. Knowledge Management:    Advance policy dialogue through regional exchange of knowledge and share knowledge products, tools and guidance to help influence/advance policy dialogue in the thematic area and present such material at various fora; Oversee the Africa specific knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned ensuring that knowledge sharing and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools; Develop specific knowledge products to increase visibility of UNDP’s energy work in Africa.  Document sustainable energy delivery systems and establish knowledge platforms to inform policies and programmes for UNDP and its partners.     Competencies   Corporate competencies:   Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow. People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction. Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform. Delivery: Ability to get things done. Technical/Functional   Primary:   Energy Access: Knowledge of energy access concepts and/or issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Energy Efficiency: Knowledge of energy efficiency concepts and/or technologies and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Energy Financing (Market based): Knowledge of market based energy financing and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Climate Change Mitigation: Knowledge of climate change mitigation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations. Representation: Conceives of and transforms strategies to better position UNDP to act and deliver.   Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources. Partnerships: Ability to engage with other agencies and forge productive working relationships. Secondary:   Trends and emerging areas analytics: Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design. Advocacy:  Ability to advocate a point of view and influence others. Knowledge Management: Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge.     Required Skills and Experience     Education:   Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Energy, Engineering, Natural Sciences, Environmental Studies, Economics, Social sciences or related disciplines.   Experience:   At least 7 years of professional work experience, managing sustainable energy and/or climate mitigation programmes and/or providing policy advice and pioneering approaches in the area of sustainable energy. Experience working in Africa is required.   Language Requirements:   Fluency in English and French, both written and oral.      Disclaimer   Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders) Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. For more information please click here and here. UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications. 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Apr 22, 2017

Full time