Institutional Development Specialist

  • Added Date: Thursday, 19 September 2019
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 03 October 2019

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  • Be responsible for project components targeting the institutional and capacity development needs of both beneficiary institutions – Parliament of Georgia and Supreme Council of Ajara. In that regard, develop the project’s approach to researching into and identifying the needs of the institutions and their structural units on regular and ad hoc basis; advice on the project’s strategic interventions (e.g. external expertise, trainings, etc.) for continued institutional improvement and development;
  • Provide analytical support to the Project Manager in all the on-going project planning and implementation activities;
  • Regularly liaise with different stakeholders, including civil society organizations, to gather their input relevant for the Parliament’s institutional development; identify potential partnerships and advise on needed interventions from the project;
  • Support and facilitate the work of short-term national and international project experts; contribute in the development of respective terms of references;
  • Engage in and coordinate the preparation of the knowledge-materials produced by the project. During the process ensure that all respective EU/UNDP visibility guidelines are closely followed;
  • Support the project team in preparation of informational materials related to the project activities, such as presentations, briefers for public events and other;
  • Be responsible for M&E function for the entire project, namely: monitor the project implementation progress against the indicators as set out in the project’s Logical Framework; collect data and measure the impact of project interventions; communicate the findings to the project staff and responsible parties; and advice on adjustments or fine-tune strategies needed to address any emerging challenges to ensure smooth and effective project implementation and delivery of planned outputs;
  • Contribute to donor progress reports; monitor the quality and relevance of the reports produced by the project’s responsible parties and advise correspondingly;
  • Perform any other duties and responsibilities required within the project.
  • Demonstrated commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Sensitivity and adaptability to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age;
  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.
  • Excellent intercultural, moderation, facilitation and negotiation skills;
  • Builds strong relationships with stakeholders, focuses on impact and result and responds positively to feedback;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Demonstrates strong oral communication skills;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
  • Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills;
  • Ability to advocate and provide policy advice;
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills. 
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
  • Master’s degree in law, public policy, public administration, development studies or related field (minimum qualification requirement).
  • At least 5 years of working experience in the good governance field with the focus on institutional development and capacity building;
  • At least 3 years of experience in working at donor-funded projects with a direct role in project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of results;
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to liaise and cooperate with a variety of stakeholders, including government institutions, civil society and other; 
  • Proven knowledge of and experience in data collection, analysis and reporting;
  • Good knowledge of the Georgian constitutional framework and governance system, including the powers and functions of the Parliament;
  • Knowledge of other parliamentary systems is an asset.
  • Excellent Georgian language skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent English skills (both written and verbal).

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Contract Duration: 1 year, with possibility of extension

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