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Programme Officer


About UNDP Afghanistan

UNDP supports stabilization, state building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.

Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities
The Programme Analyst will undertake substantive duties and responsibilities that are focused on developing and implementing gender sensitive programmes, project and activates in the National Governance are. The Program Analyst will work as part of the team, developing and implementing a range of programmatic activities under the relevant portfolio. S/he will also represent UNDP in technical discussions and thematic meetings of relevance to the portfolio. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Summary of key functions:

Policy Implementation services;
Programme Development Services;
Project Assurance and Oversight: support to project implementation;
Marketing and Advocacy;
Partnerships and Resource Mobilization.

Job Details

Date Posted: 07 Mar 2018 Reference: 15014
Closing Date: 21 Mar 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Any
Functional Area: Programme Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 3 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 1 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period:

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensures implementation of programme strategies and provide policy implementation support in the area of National Governance with focusing on achievement of the following results:

Scanning for global and local knowledge and experience in the subject area. Map on a consistent basis the development issues, covering the situation and strategic opportunities in the form of professional papers and reports;
Provide intellectual or substantive support in the subject area through identification of key policy issues and formulation of best possible and alternative policy options for UNDP;
Stimulate strategic support in the subject area and tap into opportunities. Organize strategically important policy dialogues, workshops or seminar. Contribute as a resource person and prepare policy papers or product;
Organize network of prominent policy based prominent national and international experts and support a series of policy dialogue workshops or roundtables. Build alliances for pohcy reform and development amongst the national and international development institutions.
Ensures effective management and development of the programme within the National Governance with focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:

Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and support the collaborative preparation/revision of PRSP, CCA, UNDAF, CPO, CPAP and other planning instruments. Support the management in the operationalization of UNDAF and CPO through CPAP;
Identification of strategic and innovative programme areas of cooperation. Accordingly, prepare programme strategic frameworks;
Document best practices, covering concepts, strategies and implementation approaches and support the management in streaming programmes policies and practices;
Prepare project proposals and project documents to effect the implementation of the CPO and CPAP.
Mainstream Gender equality in programs/projects design and implementation under assigned portfolio making sure the portfolio contributes to UNDP’s key gender related strategic objectives under UNDP strategic plan and UNDP Gender Equality Strategy

Effective Assurance and Oversight of Project Implementation:

Preparation and implementation of the annual gender aware results based work plans and result frameworks as endorsed by the management;
Prepare monthly and quarterly progress reports and organize, correspondingly, monthly and quarterly progress reviews;
Ensure regular monitoring of progress. preparation of progress reports and organization of regular evaluations and reviews;
Use Results Based Management (RBM) IM&E techniques, methods and their applications. Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results;
Use programme management and monitoring modules of ATLAS in particular and knowledge of ATLAS operational services in general;
Ensure organizational set-up and project management systems are fully functional and create best possible enabling environment for high level performance of project implementation teams oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations, Accordingly, organize annual and quarterly work planning and progress reviews;
Effective monitoring, reviews and evaluation to measure the impact of the projects. CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme. Ensure that results and lessons learned feed into the analytical and project work (i.e. results used to make decisions);
Organization of cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with Operations Manager;
Ensure timely preparation of progress reports and submission to the Government and
other development partners.
Marketing and Advocacy:

Support the management in creating positive and appreciative atmosphere for team­based work in UNDP and be an advocate for the work of UNDP;
Disseminate the information on best practices and be active member of the UNDP global and regional networks;
Ensure preparation of brochures, publications, press releases for dissemination of UNDP assistance and experience;
Prepare professional articles and papers;
Expand outreach o the UN, national government, local authorities, private sector, non­
government and international development organizations.
Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
Treats all people fairly without favoritism. Functional Competencies:
Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning

Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
In-depth knowledge on development issues;
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more
Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programme and projects, mobilize resources.
Good knowledge of the results management guilde and toolkit.
Strong IT skills.
Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side) and affect staff behavioral/attitudinal change.
Management and Leadership

Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive constructive attitude.
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills.
Builds strong relationship with clients and external actors.
Remains calm in control and good humored even under pressure.
Demonstrate openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
Prince 2 training and certification, RMG.


Education & Experience:

Master degree in political sciences, law, public administration, economics, social sciences, International Relations or related field.
At least 3 years of relevant experience in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
Female applicants with bachelor degree and 2 years of relevant experience will also be considered.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Excellent spoken and written skills in English.
Proficiency in Dari and/or Pashto

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul


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