Programme Analyst/ Sustainable Development / Urbanization, UNDP

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the Programme Analyst advises the Senior Management on all aspects of the Sustainable Development/Urbanization thematic area. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities in the area of his/her portfolio, provides policy advice services; leads team in strategic planning and ensures consistency with UNPFD/CPD and CPAP priorities.
The Programme Analyst co-supervises the programme associates/assistants, and coordinates work of the project personnel. The incumbent works in close collaboration with the operations and programme staff, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQ, Istanbul Regional Hub. As delegated by the DRR may represent the CO to the Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
  • Ensuring the implementation of the programme strategy
  • Management of the CO programme in the focus area and co-lead the program support team
  • Strategic partnerships and support to resource mobilization and implementation
  • Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management  
1. As a member of the CO management team, ensures implementation of the programme strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country and collaborative preparation/revision of CPAP, AWP and other documents.
  • Identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation. 
  • Operationalization of CPD and CPAP in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies. Identification of possibilities for joint programming.
  • Analysis and presentation of UNDP policies and their implementation in the CO.
  • Support the CO business processes mapping and facilitating the work flows between the Policy and Programme Team and the projects.
2. Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the thematic area focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation achieving the  following results:
  • Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. 
  • Strategic oversight of planning, budgeting, implementing and monitoring of the  programme, tracking use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. The Programme analyst performs the function of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for development projects transactions approval. 
  • Effective monitoring, measuring the impact of the CO programme and evaluation. Constant monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustment of programme.
  • Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Ensure preparation of donor reports. 
3. Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and contributes to resource mobilization, focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes in the thematic area.
  • Creation and coordination of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society etc. 
  • Determination of programmatic areas of cooperation, based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities. 
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing.
4. Ensures provision of top quality policy advisory services in the thematic area and facilitation of knowledge building and management  focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
  • Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners. 
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme.
Functional Competencies:   
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.2: Ppreparing information for advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
  • Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
  • Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
  • Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
  • Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
  • Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly
Building Strategic Partnerships 
Level 1.2:  Maintaining a network of contacts
  • Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
  • Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
  • Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)
Level 1.2:  Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
  • Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors 
  • Develops a database of project profiles.  Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Basic research and analysis
  • Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
  • Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks 
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.2: Preparing information for global advocacy
  • Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
  • Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDP’s mandate
Client Orientation
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships
  • Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
  • Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly
Core Competencies:
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity  
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment 
  • Self-development, initiative-taking 
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work 
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively 
  • Creating synergies through self-control
  • Managing conflict
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Informed and transparent decision making
Prince2 training and certification, RMG
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 2 years (post Master) of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services and proven resource mobilization track record, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects and establishing partnerships with international organizations and the national government. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English, Kazakh and Russian. 

NB! How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should apply on-line through this site by clicking "APPLY NOW" button. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.

Please note that only short-listed applications will be contacted.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


Source: UNDP

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Deadline/closing date: 
Sunday, January 21, 2018