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United Nations Development Programme




Internal/External Vacancy Announcement




“UNDP Armenia is currently undergoing a major re-structuring, with the aim of putting together a team of the top professionals. As a United Nations Agency, UNDP is committed to the highest international standards, and welcomes applications from highly qualified and motivated professionals”.



Post title: Portfolio Coordinator Democratic Governance

Pre-classified grade: Classified Grade: ICS-9

Supervisor: UNDP DRR


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for the general coordination of UNDP’s democratic governance programme. The Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for supervising portfolio support staff and coordinating the activities of specialist personnel. The Portfolio Coordinator works in close collaboration with the National Portfolio Director, Government officials, UNDP’s operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society. In addition, the Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for the following key functions:



· Formulating and aligning UNDP’s democratic governance strategy with national priorities in close collaboration with the National Portfolio Director and all other stakeholders;

· Designing and mobilising resources for relevant, inter-dependent, high-impact programme components in line with UNDP’s democratic governance strategy;

· Coordinating and ensuring appropriate integration and synchronisation of all programme components within the democratic governance portfolio;

· Overseeing and ensuring quality control all over aspects of the programme cycle in the democratic governance portfolio including assessment, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;

· Providing top quality policy advise services to partners on the basis of political, social, economic analyses and supporting knowledge management systems;

· Advocating with partners about democratic governance on the basis of international norms, standards, conventions, treaties and human-rights instruments.



Functions/Key Results Expected


1. Ensures formulation and alignment of UNDP’s democratic governance strategy with national priorities, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q UNDP’s democratic governance strategy contributes directly to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, Poverty Reduction Strategy, United Nations Development Assistance Framework and UNDP’s Country Programme.

q UNDP’s democratic governance strategy is based on a thorough analysis and research of political, social, economic and democratic conditions in the country.

q UNDP’s democratic governance strategy is synchronised with the Government’s overarching official development assistance frameworks and with the programmes of other UN Agencies, non-governmental organisations and multi- and bi-lateral donors.

q UNDP’s democratic governance strategy is based on the principles of development effectiveness and focuses on the progressive achievement of the rights embodied in the Armenian constitution and the international conventions and treaties acceded to by the country.



2. Ensures that relevant, inter-dependent, high-impact programme components are designed for UNDP’s democratic governance strategy and that adequate resources for the strategy are mobilised, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Specific programme components are targeted, results-oriented, achievable and relevant.

q Programme components focus on developing national capacities, enhancing national ownership, nurturing and enabling environment, promoting gender equity and forging partnerships.

q Outcome Boards for each programme component analyse inter-dependencies to ensure achievement of portfolio objectives.

q Substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation with partners are prepared and updated and opportunities for initiation of new programme components are identified.

Adequate resources for programme components are mobilised through partnerships with UN Agencies, Government institutions, bi- and multi-lateral donors, the private sector, and civil society.



3. Ensures that all programme components are coordinated and synchronised within the democratic governance portfolio and with other development partners, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Regular coordination fora on relevant thematic and sectoral issues in the democratic governance portfolio are supported or convened by UNDP.

q Statistical data on thematic and sectoral issues is collected, reviewed, analysed and disseminated to relevant partners.

q Information about all activities within the democratic governance portfolio is disseminated to relevant partners and joint activities with other UN Agencies and partners are clearly identified in Annual Work Plans.

q Annual Work Plans are based on clear, five-year timeframes for step-by-step implementation of programme components.



4. Oversees and ensures quality control all over aspects of the programme cycle in the democratic governance portfolio including assessment, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Results-based management tools, including management targets and dashboards, are used to justify, define, initiate, operate and close programme components.

q Programme effectiveness is monitored in accordance with the Country Office monitoring plan and on the basis of indicators, targets and baselines contained in the Country Programme and UNDAF.

q Performance indicators, targets and milestones are used to guide and supervise portfolio staff.

q UNDP rules, regulations and procedures are followed during all aspects of programme implementation including Annual Work Plans, Programme Appraisal Committees, preparation of budget and audits.

q Procurement and recruitment requests are monitored regularly and operational and financial problems are identified and solutions found.



5. Ensures provision of top quality policy advise services to partners on the basis of political, social, economic and democratic trends and supports knowledge management systems, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Sources of information about policy-driven issues are identified and substantive briefs are prepared and disseminated. Best practices and lessons learnt are incorporated into programme components and directly linked to policy goals.

q Policies that concretely address priority problems are developed in consultation with key partners.

q Informed contributions to global and regional knowledge networks and communities of practice are regularly made and new networks at the national level are established and supported.



6. Advocates with partners about democratic governance on the basis of international norms, standards, conventions, treaties and human-rights instruments, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

q Sources of information about compliance with international obligations are identified and trends are monitored. Substantive briefs are prepared and disseminated.

q Advocacy networks are established at national and local levels and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.



Competencies


Corporate Responsibility and Direction:

q Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of UNDP

q Translates strategic aims into achievable plans, with established priorities; manages to them, making periodic adjustments as required

People Skills:

q Recognises and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests, and concerns of others; gives credit to the contributions of others

q Promotes a learning environment; facilitates the development of individual and team competencies

Managing for Results:

q Plans and prioritises work activities to meet organisational goals

Partnering and Networking:

q Builds and sustains relationships with key constituents

q Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP

Innovation and Judgment:

q Conceptualises and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate

q Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations

q Devises new systems and processes, and modifies existing ones, to support innovative behaviours

Communication:

q Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills

Job Knowledge and Expertise:

q Applies the required depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to meet job demands

q Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource





Recruitment Qualifications



Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent in political sciences or related field.



Experience: 2 to 3 years of post-Master’s relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web based management systems



Language requirements: Fluency in English.





Applications can be delivered to the UN House Security Desk at 14, P. Adamyan Str., (former 14 K. Liebknecht St.), to the attention of Ms. Naira Olkinyan.



A complete application form should consist of:

1. A letter of motivation (in English);

2. A full CV accompanied by a recent identity photograph;

3. Copies of diploma(s).



Deadline: 15 February 2005, 17:00



Only short listed applicants will be contacted.









United Nations Development Programme




Internal/External Vacancy Announcement


“UNDP Armenia is currently undergoing a major re-structuring, with the aim of putting together a team of the top professionals. As a United Nations Agency, UNDP is committed to the highest international standards, and welcomes applications from highly qualified and motivated professionals”.



Post title: Portfolio Coordinator Environmental Governance

Pre-classified grade: Classified Grade: ICS-9

Supervisor: UNDP DRR


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for the general coordination of UNDP’s environmental governance programme. The Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for supervising portfolio support staff and coordinating the activities of specialist personnel. The Portfolio Coordinator works in close collaboration with the National Portfolio Director, Government officials, UNDP’s operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society. In addition, the Portfolio Coordinator is responsible for the following key functions:



· Formulating and aligning UNDP’s environmental governance strategy with national priorities in close collaboration with the National Portfolio Director and all other stakeholders;

· Designing and mobilising resources for relevant, inter-dependent, high-impact programme components in line with UNDP’s environmental governance strategy;

· Coordinating and ensuring appropriate integration and synchronisation of all programme components within the environmental governance portfolio;

· Overseeing and ensuring quality control all over aspects of the programme cycle in the environmental governance portfolio including assessment, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;

· Providing top quality policy advise services to partners on the basis of political, social, economic and environmental analyses and supporting knowledge management systems;

· Advocating with partners about environmental governance on the basis of international norms, standards, conventions, treaties and human-rights instruments.



Functions/Key Results Expected


1. Ensures formulation and alignment of UNDP’s environmental governance strategy with national priorities, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q UNDP’s environmental governance strategy contributes directly to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, Poverty Reduction Strategy, United Nations Development Assistance Framework and UNDP’s Country Programme.

q UNDP’s environmental governance strategy is based on a thorough analysis and research of political, social, economic and environmental conditions in the country.

q UNDP’s environmental governance strategy is synchronised with the Government’s overarching official development assistance frameworks and with the programmes of other UN Agencies, non-governmental organisations and multi- and bi-lateral donors.

q UNDP’s environmental governance strategy is based on the principles of development effectiveness and focuses on the progressive achievement of the rights embodied in the Armenian constitution and the international conventions and treaties acceded to by the country.



2. Ensures that relevant, inter-dependent, high-impact programme components are designed for UNDP’s environmental governance strategy and that adequate resources for the strategy are mobilised, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Specific programme components are targeted, results-oriented, achievable and relevant.

q Programme components focus on developing national capacities, enhancing national ownership, nurturing and enabling environment, promoting gender equity and forging partnerships.

q Outcome Boards for each programme component analyse inter-dependencies to ensure achievement of portfolio objectives.

q Substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation with partners are prepared and updated and opportunities for initiation of new programme components are identified.

q Adequate resources for programme components are mobilised through partnerships with UN Agencies, Government institutions, bi- and multi-lateral donors, the private sector, and civil society.



3. Ensures that all programme components are coordinated and synchronised within the environmental governance portfolio and with other development partners, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Regular coordination fora on relevant thematic and sectoral issues in the environmental governance portfolio are supported or convened by UNDP.

q Statistical data on thematic and sectoral issues is collected, reviewed, analysed and disseminated to relevant partners.

q Information about all activities within the environmental governance portfolio is disseminated to relevant partners and joint activities with other UN Agencies and partners are clearly identified in Annual Work Plans.

q Annual Work Plans are based on clear, five-year timeframes for step-by-step implementation of programme components.



4. Oversees and ensures quality control all over aspects of the programme cycle in the environmental governance portfolio including assessment, planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Results-based management tools, including management targets and dashboards, are used to justify, define, initiate, operate and close programme components.

q Programme effectiveness is monitored in accordance with the Country Office monitoring plan and on the basis of indicators, targets and baselines contained in the Country Programme and UNDAF.

q Performance indicators, targets and milestones are used to guide and supervise portfolio staff.

q UNDP rules, regulations and procedures are followed during all aspects of programme implementation including Annual Work Plans, Programme Appraisal Committees, preparation of budget and audits.

q Procurement and recruitment requests are monitored regularly and operational and financial problems are identified and solutions found.



5. Ensures provision of top quality policy advise services to partners on the basis of political, social, economic and environmental trends and supports knowledge management systems, focusing on achievement of the following results:

q Sources of information about policy-driven issues are identified and substantive briefs are prepared and disseminated. Best practices and lessons learnt are incorporated into programme components and directly linked to policy goals.

q Policies that concretely address priority problems are developed in consultation with key partners.

q Informed contributions to global and regional knowledge networks and communities of practice are regularly made and new networks at the national level are established and supported.



6. Advocates with partners about environmental governance on the basis of international norms, standards, conventions, treaties and human-rights instruments, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

q Sources of information about compliance with international obligations are identified and trends are monitored. Substantive briefs are prepared and disseminated.

q Advocacy networks are established at national and local levels and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.



Competencies


Corporate Responsibility and Direction:

q Serves and promotes the vision, mission, values, and strategic goals of UNDP

q Translates strategic aims into achievable plans, with established priorities; manages to them, making periodic adjustments as required

People Skills:

q Recognises and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests, and concerns of others; gives credit to the contributions of others

q Promotes a learning environment; facilitates the development of individual and team competencies

Managing for Results:

q Plans and prioritises work activities to meet organisational goals

Partnering and Networking:

q Builds and sustains relationships with key constituents

q Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside of UNDP

Innovation and Judgment:

q Conceptualises and analyses problems to identify key issues, underlying problems, and how they relate

q Generates creative, practical approaches to overcome challenging situations

q Devises new systems and processes, and modifies existing ones, to support innovative behaviours

Communication:

q Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills

Job Knowledge and Expertise:

q Applies the required depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to meet job demands

q Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource





Recruitment Qualifications



Education: Master’s Degree or equivalent in social or environmental sciences or related field.

Experience: 2 to 3 years of post-Master’s relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Experience in the use of computers and office software packages and handling of web based management systems.



Language requirements: Fluency in English.



Applications can be delivered to the UN House Security Desk at 14, P. Adamyan Str., (former 14 K. Liebknecht St.), to the attention of Ms. Naira Olkinyan.



A complete application form should consist of:

1. A letter of motivation (in English);

2. A full CV accompanied by a recent identity photograph;

3. Copies of diploma(s).



Deadline: 15 February 2005, 17:00



Only short listed applicants will be contacted.
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