Local Governance and Administrative Services Specialist

  • Added Date: Monday, 15 April 2019
  • Deadline Date: Monday, 29 April 2019

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  • Contribute to the analysis of administrative reform results and compilation of decentralization best practices relevant for target communities in the East;
  • Contribute to improving local institutions and administrative services in GCAs of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts and promote the inclusion of women in local governance;
  • Assist to set up and operationalisation of up to 10 mobile administrative offices (mobile TsNAPs); provide support to the purchasing of vehicles and specialized equipment;
  • Contribute to the identification of a total of 25 territories (13 in the Donetsk region and 12 in Luhansk) where these units will be operating;
  • Ensure the implementation of a “one-stop shop” approach in provision of a range of priority administrative, legal aid and information services to population of pre-selected target territories; 
  • Facilitate the process of development and design of a system of geo-localisation of the mobile service units and make it available to users through SMS notifications, GPS based apps or other relevant e-solutions;
  • Contribute to the creation and set up of an Information Platform, which can be accessed online through browsers and apps;
  • Promote the sustainability of the Project’ interventions and draw important lessons learnt to inform the further implementation of the programme;
  • Mobilise the young population in GCAs to support, on a voluntary basis, the new model of service delivery;
  • Facilitate the process of setting up a network of mobile Centres of Administrative Services (TsNAPs) and ensure the hand over of all purchased assets to responsible local authorities;
  • Ensure capacity assessment, capacity building and technical assistance for improvement of local public service provision for target communities;
  • Pilot innovative approaches and technologies through an assessment of applicability and identification and development of e-tools for improving local services and increasing transparency in pilot regions;
  • Contribute to preparation of annual, quarterly, and detailed implementation work plans, and other related documents for timely commencement and implementation of the component activities;
  • Collect and analyse of the data and relevant studies on decentralization, local services and shared services (education, health, and social services). Ensure availability of an up-to-date information on all critical administrative services issues related to RPP;
  • Initiate and facilitate experience exchange and study tours to exchange and learning of the experience of other regions in implementing regional policy and preparing proposals 
  • Perform other activities as requested by Programme Coordinator and UNDP Project Office Management.
  • Full and efficient implementation of the assigned activities related to administrative services’ delivery as part of the Local Governance and Decentralization Reform component of the RPP;
  • Results, experiences and lessons learned during implementation of assigned work is disseminated at the local and national levels;
  • Reporting and quality monitoring activities completed.
  • Respective sections of the annual work plan for the Local Governance and Decentralization Reform component of RPP is fully and timely implemented;
  • Funds delivery allocated for administrative services support activities reached 100%;
  • Programme and Component activities are carried out in strict accordance with UNDP rules and procedures.
  • Communication;
  • Delivery;
  • Innovation;
  • Leadership;
  • People Management;
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Knowledge Management and Learning; 
  • Development and Operational Effectiveness;
  • Conflict Management;
  • Result orientation;
  • Teamwork;
  • Self –management and emotional intelligence;
  • Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:
  • Client Orientation:
  • Innovation and Marketing New Approaches:
  • Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
  • Ability to implement project/programmes components for results, including the ability to translate strategic aims into achievable annual work plans; and prepare inputs to project/programme reports in a timely manner;
  • Good interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to handle politically sensitive issues and establish partnership with government authorities and CSO’s and within UNDP; 
  • Sound judgment and maturity to foster a positive work environment;
  • Good facilitation skills;
  • Familiarity with national legislation on recovery issues;
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, coordination and facilitation skills;
  • Excellent usage of computers and office software packages.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Public Administration, Political Sciences, Law, Economics, Social Sciences, or other relevant areas;
  • At least 3 years of proven experience of analysis and research in the field of decentralization, inter-governmental relations, local service delivery, public administration, territorial administrative reorganization or other relevant areas;
  • Experience in delivering capacity development, advisory and advocacy services to the Government in the relevant fields would be a strong advantage;
  • Sound knowledge of public sector reforms generally and the reforms currently undertaken at the local level by the Ukrainian Government would be a strong advantage;
  • Experience of working with relevant stakeholders from the governmental and non-governmental institutions involved in governance issues at the national and sub-national levels would be an asset;
  • Working level of English;
  • Fluency in Ukrainian and Russian is required.

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Contract Duration: 12 month with possible extension

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