In response to the General Assembly 71/243 resolution on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the Un Secretary General’s report “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 32030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet” (December 2017) puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda. This was further reinforced by the June 1st 2018 General Assembly resolution (72/729), which gave the Secretary General the mandate to implement the repositioning.
The reform of the United Nations Development System (UNDS), has involved a repositioning exercise by the United Nations country team (UNCT) in Chile that will have to be consolidated in the medium term, which includes that the resident coordinator office (RCO) will need to be adequality staffed to ensure sufficient substantive capacities to lead the UNCT. In this context, the formulation of a new CCA/UNDAF has also posed a demanding challenge to the RCO to incorporate the new national priorities, aligned with corporate mandates and guidelines.
The core capacity will include expertise in coordination and strategic planning, economics, results monitoring and evaluation, and strategic partnerships, plus a robust standing communications capacity within the United Nations country team.
This post is part of this new generation of resident coordinator offices, with the new skillset and competencies required to deliver the 2030 Agenda.
The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordination Office (RCO) in Chile and reports to the UN Resident Coordinator (RC).
Within delegated authority, the Development Coordination Officer, Data Management and Results Monitoring/Reporting will be responsible of the following duties:
Summary of Functions:
1. Provides substantive support for the development and implementation of UN Country Team (UNCT) data and research strategies
2. Develops and expands strategic research and data partnerships
3. Coordinates monitoring and reporting of UNCT results
4. Supports knowledge management and capacity development
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension