Job Purpose and Organizational Context
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) was established to promote, coordinate and support South-South and triangular cooperation globally and within the United Nations system. UNOSSC, hosted by UNDP since 1974, was established by the UN General Assembly with a mandate to advocate for and coordinate South-South and triangular cooperation on a global and UN system-wide basis.
Under the strategic framework (2018-2021), UNOSSC focuses its work, on three strategic outcomes targeting:
UNOSSC has regional teams in Africa, Asia and Pacific,
To better leverage advantages in the application of South-South cooperation as means to implement the 2030 Agenda, the UNOSSC Strategic Framework (2018-21) has highlighted the need for strengthening its regional offices to respond to the multifaceted needs of developing countries.
The Second UN High-level Conference on South-South Cooperation (BAPA+40, 2019) outcome document further calls for United Nations system to continue its support to regional and sub-regional organizations, recognizing the role of the United Nations Regional Commissions in supporting South-South and triangular cooperation initiatives, in accordance with their respective mandates, and bearing in mind the ongoing United Nations Development System reform.
In this context, through its regional office in Africa, UNOSSC responds to the needs of the continent and the priorities set by countries and continues to provide support to the various South-South cooperation activities, African institutions, and other UN agencies as well as non-state actors such as the Private Sector. UNOSSC-Africa has opted to provide support to the continent primarily through the African Union, its organs and institutions. It has therefore been working on supporting various departments of the African Union Commission, including:
UNOSSC-Africa is also working with African countries, facilitating access to resources from the Global South for the achievement of the SDGs.
UNOSSC-Africa collaborates with UNDP RBA and BPPS on areas of common interest, both at the Regional Service Centre and at the Country Offices level where implementation of UNOSSC inter-regional activities will take place.
Beyond Africa, UNOSSC-Africa has also developed relationships with non-African organizations such as the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), MERCOSUR, ASEAN and institutions such as Shenzhen Youth Federation in view of supporting its activities.
UNOSSC-Africa’s work as such reflects the BAPA+40 Outcome document as it expands on traditional South-South Cooperation as well as triangular cooperation activities.
Under the supervision of the UNOSSC-Africa Regional Chief, the South-South and Triangular Cooperation the Associate Programme Manager is sought to support the implementation of UNOSSC Programmes and activities in Africa.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Provide analytical support to the Regional Office in their South-South Cooperation mainstreaming work focusing on the following:
Support monitoring and implementation of the programmes/ initiatives/ projects focusing on the following:
Organize processes to support efficient administration of work plans and activities, focusing on the following:
Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on the following:
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
Finance and Project Management
Building Strategic Partnerships