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Democratic Govern Specialist – Guinea-Bissau

  • Cidade: Bissau
  • Estado: Guinea-Bissau
  • País: Guinea-Bissau
  • Criado: 16/04/2019 23:05
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Organization: UN Office Africa

In Guinea-Bissau, although the Constitution is founded on democratic governance principles, notably the consecration of people as the holder of sovereignty, Rule of Law as an affirmation of the primacy of legality, separation of powers, respect for human rights, participation of citizens, and a multi-party system of government, challenges ahead persist relative to effective transparent and inclusive democratic governance. The challenges primarily stem from intertwined causes, including the political instability that has been affecting the country since its independence, the legacy of colonial and post-independence forms of centralized government systems, and the political-military dynamics.

Guinea-Bissau has shown overall Governance deterioration, as measured by the Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance with notable poor performance in areas that include rule of law, personal safety, participating and human rights, welfare and sustainable economic opportunities. Weaknesses in areas such as access to justice, endemic corruption, decentralization, public administration and civil services, parliament human rights and gender inequality require attention as they result in the state inability to provide effectively and efficiently goods and services to the population and to build social cohesion between the state and citizens.

The UNDP Country Office (CO) in Guinea-Bissau, as key Government partners in the area of Governance, sought to reposition itself strategically and realign its human resources to better respond to the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2021-2025 that will start to design soon and to ensure the completion of objectives and targets set for the CPD 2016-2020 and the articulated need to work in a more integrated and collaborative manner to help Guinea-Bissau address interrelated development challenges and achieve sustainable development goals. In line with the UNDP Strategic Plan Signature Solution 2: Strengthen effective, accountable and inclusive governance, the programme in Guinea-Bissau will continue flagship programmes including Integrated Support to Rule of Law and Justice, strengthening oversight institutions, including the Parliament and Civil society Organizations, Decentralization and Local Development, Reform of Public Administration, Elections management Bodies Capacity Strengthening and Civil Service and Fight against corruption. The Country Office positioning take into consideration the UN mission transition, as UNDP is expected to take over some of its responsibilities.

In this context and under the overall guidance and supervision by the Deputy Resident Representative the Democratic Governance Portfolio Team Leader Democratic analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio, provides policy advice services. S/he also works in close collaboration with his/her Unit and other Programme Units Programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQ and Addis-Ababa Regional Hub staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society to help implement the UNDP country programme in the area of democratic governance. S/he provides quality technical advice to Government and partners in his or her work area.

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Implementation of programme strategies.
  • Management of the Country Office programme.
  • 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:

  • Conducts thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of UNDAF, CPD, Project Documents, Annual Work Plans and other documents in the area of work;
  • Ensures operationalization of CPD though ongoing and new programmes and projects and in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identifies opportunities for new programme/project development including joint programming with UN agencies;
  • Identifies, in close collaboration with national and international partners, strategic programme areas of cooperation;
  • Designs and formulates components of UNDP programme translating programme priorities into local interventions and ensuring coordination and networking with clients, stakeholders and programme partners;
  • Collaborates with colleagues in Addis Ababa Regional Service Center (RSC)and Head Quarters (HQ) to apply in country programming new global and regional initiatives, polices and knowledge products.

2. Manages Country Office assigned programme components, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Provides component managerial leadership, technical guidance, oversight and quality control of program operations from planning, budgeting to implementation and monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that results are delivered in accordance with work plan, standards, allocations, framework and rules and regulations;
  • Ensures effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets and monitoring achievement of result, as quality assurance, ROAR, IWP etc.;
  • Leads the annual work planning process with CO units and project managers;
  • Monitors work plan implementation, ensures it is on track, and supports resolution of bottlenecks working with CO units, RSC and HQ;
  • Develops programme / outcome level work plan, monitoring plan, human resources and procurement plans;
  • Drafts Terms of References and procurement specifications;
  • Prepares periodic and ad hoc reports; ensures timely completion of required quarterly and annual reports;
  • Ensures project and programme reviews and evaluations take place;
  • Maintains regular contact with project and programme counterparts in order to ensure monitoring of projects’ progress, monitoring of unit work plans, programme effectiveness and achievement of results;
  • Organizes regular coordination across outcome teams and other projects to ensure synergies and integration; promotes cross component and cross programme collaboration;
  • Supports audit exercises;
  • Takes on corporate and CO responsibilities such as participation in CAP and interview panels.

3. Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and supports resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Implements CO partnerships and resource mobilization strategy to achieve programme outcomes;
  • Researches and analyses information on existing and new partners;
  • Develops ideas and concepts for possible areas of cooperation;
  • Establishes close working relationships and creates programmatic linkages with relevant government agencies;
  • UN Agencies, IFI’s, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector and civil society;
  • Suggests programmatic areas of co-operation based on UNDP´s strategic goals, country needs and donor priorities;
  • Identifies funding opportunities for ongoing and new projects.
  • Identifies and supports development of national partnerships for service provision to projects in areas such as monitoring, training, and others;
  • Represents UNDP at external meetings within his/her area of programming.

4. Ensures provision of top-quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identifies sources of information related to policy-driven issues; identifies and synthesizes best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals;
  • Coordinates and ensures integration in project design the development of policies, institutions and advocacy that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
  • Supports the establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks;
  • Implements relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns with key partners;
  • Ensures that lessons learned from projects are captured and recorded into the CO knowledge networks;
  • Builds capacities of national staff and mentor staff in the area of work;
  • Ensures provision of top-quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building.

Competencies and Selection Criteria

Description of Competency at Level Required

Core

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions

Technical/Functional

Primary

Trends and emerging areas analytics

Ability to scan the horizon and identify approaches and initiatives to bring into policy and programme design

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Results-Based Management

Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Partnerships

Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships

Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Project Management

Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals t Management

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Knowledge Management

Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Secondary

Resource Mobilization

Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency)

Level 3: Apply & Adapt (Recognized contributor with demonstrated ability)

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Political Sciences, Economics, Social Sciences, Law,Public Administration, Peacebuilding or related field;
  • Prince2 training and certification, RMG are desirable.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in governance and sustainable peace programmes and project management in international development organizations and/or bilateral development agencies.
  • Experience of working with UNDP or another UN agency would be an asset.
  • Experience in working in Africa, partoculallry in Portuguese Speaking countries and/or in UN Transition countries would be an asset
  • Proven ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
  • Sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national staff.
  • Proven programmatic management experience with sound knowledge of all aspects of the project cycle (design, implementation, monitoring & evaluation).
  • Excellent skills in fundraising, resources mobilization and donor relations would be an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills

Language Requirements:

Excellent command of written and spoken French or English. Proficiency in Portuguese would be an asset.

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

Deadline Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2019

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