Management Specialist

  • Added Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 19 November 2019

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UNDP’s presence in the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) delivers a full range of policy, programme, and operations support to 24 Country Offices (COs) in the Asia-Pacific region. As part of the Country Office Support and Quality Assurance (COSQA) function, strategic management oversight and advisory support is provided through the Management Advisory Services Team (MAST). 

As part of MAST, and under the direct guidance and supervision of the Management Advisor in the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP), the Management Specialist catalyses new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in her/his professional area of expertise. S/he is responsible for CO level Business Operations Strategy; promoting joint UN efforts; and business automation as well as implementation support services, ensuring consistency with UNDP rules and regulations. S/he ensures consistent services delivery to the UNDP CO programmes and projects as well as Regional programme and projects. The Management Specialist provides support to the Asia-Pacific COs and BRH to maximize office performance and adaptability, demonstrating capacity for innovation, creativity and pragmatism in dealing with staff at all levels.

S/he works in close collaboration with programme, operations and project teams in the COs and the Regional Hub; staff in HQ Units and the Global Shared Services Centre (GSSC) as well as other UN agencies to successfully deliver management services. While this position is based in the Bangkok Hub, it includes a roving function within the Country Offices in the Asia-Pacific to accelerate programme delivery. It will therefore require occasionally extended travel within the region, up to 35% of the time.

 

CORE

 

Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions

TECHNICAL/FUNCTIONAL

 

Influencing and Agenda setting: Ability to plan and deliver operational initiatives that make an impact, persuades intended audiences, shapes perceptions of the UNDP and creates positive demand for UNDP's value propositions

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Collaboration and Partnership: Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.  Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Design Thinking: Knowledge of method (s) for practical, creative resolution of problems and creation of solutions, with the intent of an improved future result

Level 5:Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Change Management: Ability to apply a systematic approach to adapt, control and effect change

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Operational Efficiency Ability to identify and execute opportunities to improve operational efficiency

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

 

Education:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Data Analytics or similar from a University listed in http://whed.net/home.php is a requirement.

Master's degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Data Analytics or similar from a University listed in http://whed.net/home.php is a requirement.

Experience:

  • Minimum five years of work experience in the area of business operations at the national or international level is required;
  • Of the above, at least two years must be in a UNDP Country/Regional/HQ location;
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and its application in process improvement is a distinct advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Full proficiency in English is required. 

Other:

  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply;
  • Candidates are required to have unrestricted ability and willingness to travel up to 35% of their time, including at short notice.

Important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Workforce diversity

UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

This vacancy is archived.

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