Project chief analyst ( called to form a roster ), Bogota, Colombia At UNDP – United Nations Development Program


Closing date: Monday, June 5, 2023

Job Identification : 10328

Locations : Bogota, Colombia

Posting Date : 05/31/2023, 01:40 PM

Apply before : 05/06/2023, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NPSA-8

Vacancy Type : Others

Practice Area : Governance

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description

Background

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘ leave no one behind ’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

United Nations Development Program – UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, assisting in developing policies, leadership and partnership skills, institutional capacities and resilience building, promoting development. In Colombia, he works in 28 departments and 319 municipalities.

UNDP is part of the 26 United Nations Agencies, Funds and Programs in Colombia, contributing to the achievement of the United Nations Framework for Cooperation on Sustainable Development. The UNDP Country Program Document 2021-2024 seeks to support the efforts of the Colombian government for the transition towards peace and the consolidation of its position as a upper-middle-income country; with three work priorities: 1 ) Stabilization: “ Peace with Legality ”; 2 ) Migration as a development factor; and 3 ) Technical assistance as an accelerator of the achievement of the catalytic Sustainable Development Goals.

At the programmatic level, UNDP Colombia is organized into 2 Clusters and 5 Portfolios: The Inclusive Sustainable Development Cluster that groups the portfolios of Sustainable Development and Reduction of Poverty and Inequity and the Cluster of Peace Building and Inclusive Governance that brings together Portfolios of Democratic Governance, Peacebuilding and, Response to Crisis and Rule of Law. One of the priorities of the Peace area, UNDP Development and Reconciliation is the accompaniment to the implementation of the Final Agreement for the Termination of Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace.

To advance on the path of sustainable human development in the country, we must overcome the democratic crisis that manifests itself in a low presence of institutionality in the territories; pronounced gaps in capacities for territorial governance; deficiencies in the representativeness of different populations; threats to social leadership; and growing mistrust of democracy and its institutions. For UNDP in Colombia, it is a priority to help correct this democratic crisis and mitigate its effects, in this sense, the Democratic Governance Area intends to do so through projects that seek to improve relations between state institutions and civil society, promoting participatory and incident citizenship -with special emphasis on marginalized, excluded and underrepresented populations-,strengthening institutions to respond to citizen interests.

Duties and Responsibilities

As Chief Project Analyst, he / she is expected to:

  •  Provide technical support to the Management of the Democratic Governance area in the design and execution of the assigned Portfolio Projects;
  •  Prepare action plans to ensure the proper implementation of the projects assigned to you;
  •  Facilitate and coordinate the establishment of a coordination mechanism with institutional, public, private and community actors within the framework of the projects assigned to it ;
  •  Organize meetings of Technical and Management Committees;
  •  Lead the process of establishing a platform of actors for inter-institutional coordination through interaction and dialogue for a coordinated response;
  •  Provide technical knowledge in the preparation and issuance of guidelines, circulars / policy guidelines on political and electoral representation, citizen participation and social dialogue, incident and effectiveness in public management;Identify research priorities and facilitate research studies.
  •  Forge alliances to take advantage of resources and implementation to work on democratic governance initiatives along the lines of political and electoral representation, citizen participation and social dialogue, incident and effectiveness in public management
  •  Compile and share the results of the different project review meetings.
  •  Prepare Quarterly Reports, Annual Project Reports against proposed plans
  •  Develop and monitor the design of digital platforms configured for data analysis and decision making;
  •  Organize workshops, seminars and round tables to share the project products with the actors involved in the State. Support related UNDP thematic activities such as publications, knowledge sharing and group discussions;
  •  Effectively support Management in the Democratic Governance Area in identifying opportunities / ideas to achieve project product activities through consultations with the Government, other donors and NGOs
  •  Any other tasks assigned by the Supervisor

Institutional organization

The Chief Project Analyst will be based in Bogotá and will work under the supervision of the Management of the Democratic Governance Area.

Competencies

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plan and Monitor Your Own Work, Pay Attention to Details, Deliver Quality Work Before Deadline

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas / known risks, is a pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn continuously: LEVEL 1: Open-minded and curious, share knowledge, learn from mistakes, ask for feedback

Fits with agility: LEVEL 1: Fits change, constructively manages ambiguity / uncertainty, is flexible

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ctua with Determination: LEVEL 1: Show momentum and motivation, able to act and deliver calmly in the face of adversity, confident

Cross-cutting competences and techniques

Business Development

Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to encourage taxpayer individuals and communities to participate and share, particularly externally.

Business Administration

Communication: Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and unambiguously, both through written and verbal communication; to personalize messages and choose communication methods based on the audience

Ability to manage internal and external communications, through the media, social networks and other appropriate channels.

Business Administration

Risk Management: Ability to identify and organize actions around proactive risk mitigation and management.

External relations and Advocacy

Event Planning and Development: Ability to plan, manage and execute public and private events to ensure that they support and expand individual communications and advocacy initiatives, as well as the brand and general mandate of UNDP.

External relations and Advocacy

Partnership Management / Commitment to CSOs: Knowledge and understanding of CSOs and the ability to relate to CSOs

Business Administration

Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and program performance and results

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Professional or equivalent title in any of the following areas: Social Sciences, Social Work, International Development or field related to 2 years of professional experience or master’s or equivalent in any of the previous areas.

Experience:

  •  At least 2 years of experience in research and / or implementation of democratic governance projects in political and electoral representation or citizen participation and social dialogue, incident or effectiveness in public management.
  •  Previous experience in research and analysis of policies and programs related to political and electoral representation or citizen participation and social dialogue, incident or effectiveness in public management

Disclaimer

All posts in the NPSA categories are subject to local recruitment. Candidates selected pursuant to this vacancy may be subject to UNDP’s policy on Probation upon assignment.

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Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience, and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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