Dec 21, 2020

Program Officer at UNDP

  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • UNDP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic and technical support in close cooperation and coordination with relevant national, regional, stakeholders, on the implementation of the programme elements;
  • Provide direct technical support for the design and delivery of specific activities targeted at building capacities for the Implementing Partner;
  • Liaise with key national and regional stakeholders from Government and civil society organizations to build synergy and collaboration, and to promote wider participation;
  • Assist the Implementing Partner institution in preparing Annual Work Plans and Budgets, financial and procurement requests;
  • Assist in accelerating programmatic as well as financial delivery following UNDPs standard operating procedures and regulations and based on agreed indicators;
  • Follow-up and report on the implementation of the programme ensuring that activities outlined in agreed activities are implemented as outlined in the Annual Work Plan and are executed in a timely manner;
  • Support in organization of field monitoring missions, meetings and coordination with relevant stakeholders;
  • Support Monitoring & Evaluation and Audit functions in collaboration with the UNDP Country Office DGP Unit colleagues required;
  • Submit project briefs to the Programme team on completion of programme activities;
  • Assist in the drafting of narrative activity and financial reports to UNDP and donor partners;
  • Under the guidance of the Programme team, ensure that the project follows financial and administrative documentation procedures in line with UNDP, and donor guidelines and Programme Implementation Manual;
  • Act as a desk officer point of contact for the GDDP.
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrate commitment to UNDP's Mission, vision and values and that of the respective Implementing Partner;
  • Display Cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Sharing:
  • Share knowledge and experience;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skill;
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
  • Good Knowledge of Result Management Guide and Toolkit and perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Result Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of programme, managing data, reporting;
  • Ability to lead implementation of new systems;
  • Strong analytical abilities, particularly in the areas of governance, conflict resolution, capacity development/ knowledge transfer.
Management and Leadership:
  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Good sense of team work , inter-personal and conflict resolution skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Builds strong and harmonious relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Demonstrates openness to change;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in development studies, governance, political science or related social science disciplines.
  • At least 2 years of work experience (4 years with Bachelor's Degree) in a governance and capacity development related field in national and international organizations/in an international development context;
  • Demonstrated experience in programme/project management in the governance area;
  • Proven experience leading complex governance programmes/projects, preferably with the UN System;
  • Good understanding of UNDP programming principles and modalities, with specific emphasis on the national implementation modality.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and Amharic languages, both written and verbal, is required.