Cameroon is a country Like most African commodity-dependent countries, Cameroon have experienced the paradox of growth. Over the past decade, Cameroon’s economic growth has been dynamic but has not benefited the population equally. The economy grew by an average of 4,7% per year between 2010 and 2018. This good performance was initially achieved thanks to the increase in oil production, and to public investments program in major infrastructure projects designed to make Cameroon an upper-tier middle-income country under the implementation of the Cameroon "Vision 2035" since 2010. Although Cameroon did demonstrate reasonable rate of economic growth during this period, there remains challenges to be addressed which include consequences of Boko-Haram’s activities in the Far North and situation of North-West and South-West region. 6 of 10 regions are affected by socio-political and security crises. This includes 1) violent extremist armed groups in Far-North (Cameroon is the second most affected country in the Lake Chad Basin crisis in terms of displacement, number of people in hunger and children suffering from acute malnutrition); 2)the impact of Central African crisis in the East and Adamawa (refugees, insecurity generated and kidnapping); and 3) violent insurrection in the North-West and South-West regions (this has resulted in significant numbers of displacement, damages of public infrastructures, broken of social cohesion and slowing down of economic growth ).
In the last 2 years UNDP Cameroon has been directly involved in several strategic processes related to the crisis. This includes: 1) supporting the development of the Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessment (RPBA) that covered the North, North-East, East and Adamoua regions; and 2) UNDP Cameroon has contributed to the development of the Lake Chad Basin Regional Stabilization Facility; 3) UNDP collaborated to the formulation of the Presidential Plan for Reconstruction and Development (PPRD) of the North West and South West regions; 4) UNDP is the implementing partner and fund manager of the PPRD.
As such, UNDP will build on its extensive experience to implement similar Recovery and Reconstruction large programs. It is in this framework that UNDP Cameroon is seeking for a Program Analyst to support on analyzing, developing projects and reporting to donors.
Summary key of duties
Under the direct supervision of Resident Representative and in close collaboration of with the DRR and the ARR Governance & crises and the PPRD Project manager or the Field Coordinator, the Program Analyst ensures analysis, projects development and reporting.
He/she will be responsible for the followings:
- Contribute to the development of a database of potential partners (who does what, in which sector, their priorities, time to engage contacts, resource person, perception of UNDP, what are their needs ...) in the area of stabilization, ER & Reconstruction.
- Support the development of specific communication tools needed for partnership and resource mobilization,
- Participate in the development of specific donor-driven fundraising strategies, approaches and reporting;
- Produce high quality concept notes and proposal to donors;
- Preparing minutes of high-level meetings with donors, government and other key stakeholders
- Producing analytical notes as required
- Supporting the RR in advocacy and partnership work, particularly in the areas mentioned above;
- Perform any other duties that the Resident Representative would assign as needed.
KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
The key results have an impact on the success of both CO and PPRD implementation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.
- People management
- Building Strategic Partnerships
- Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
- Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
- Promoting Organizational Change and Development
- Design and Implementation of Management Systems
- Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
- Client Orientation
- At least 2 years of relevant professional work experience in one or some of the areas below:
- Stabilization - Screening Persecution Rehabilitation and Reintegration (SPRR) Early Recovery & Reconstruction – Reporting & M&E.
- Strong skills and experience on donor analysis and advocacy
- Strong skills and experience on communication and visibility of UNDP interventions in the field
- Strong skills and experience on writing high quality of proposals and donor reports
- Good knowledge of UNDP procedures on PPM is an asset - Good knowledge of crises affected countries is an asset - Good oral and written communication skills
- Good knowledge in the analysis and mainstreaming of the gender approach.
Contract Duration: 364 days