Programme Manager

  • Added Date: Thursday, 07 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Similar jobs

Programme Manager
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Added: Friday, 22 February 2019
Deadline: Thursday, 07 March 2019
Programme Manager
Organization: UNOPS
Added: Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Deadline: Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Programmes Manager
Organization: Nonviolent Peaceforce
Added: Monday, 18 February 2019
Deadline: Sunday, 24 February 2019
  • Ensure Effective management of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme;
  • Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key donors, prospective funding partners and lead the resource mobilization for the Joint Programme;
  • Ensure effective management of the Peace and Development Advisor (PDA) cadre and the management processes on prioritizing PDA deployments;
  • Support Peace and Development Advisors in identifying catalytic programmatic activities with UNCTs, and in dialogue and mediation activities.
  • Ensure Effective management of the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme;
  • Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key donors, prospective funding partners and lead the resource mobilization for the Joint Programme
  • Ensure effective management of the Peace and Development Advisor (PDA) cadre and the management processes on prioritizing PDA deployments;
  • Support Peace and Development Advisors in identifying catalytic programmatic activities with UNCTs, and in dialogue and mediation activities.
  • Lead day-to-day management of the Programme including design, development and implementation of the agreed workplan in the Programme Document;
  • Coordinate the Secretariat team, ensure coherence among workplans of different team members;
  • Manage staff and consultants, as agreed, in the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme Secretariat
  • Organize the annual Steering Committee and Technical Committee meetings, and facilitate Joint Programme team meetings;
  • Have overall responsibility for the Annual Work Plans, Budgets and Programme Evaluations, and communication with the donors and other Programme stakeholders, including senior management; 
  • Manage all financial transactions of the Programme and review financial reports developed by the Programme Admin Finance;
  • Manage and supervise the implementation and monitoring of programme activities to ensure overall quality control and in particular the gender parity and gender mainstreaming aspects of the Programme;
  • Manage processes to develop annual reports based on the agreed monitoring framework, and review reports produced by other team members; 
  • Lead all evaluation and be the primary focal point for auditing processes of the Programme on behalf of UNDP and DPPA;
  • Organize and participate in relevant coordination mechanisms to ensure good coordination, coherence and team work;
  • Work closely with other cross-pillar programmes to establish and maintain synergies;
  • Ensure that procurement, programme contracting and all financial transactions are conducted in an ethical manner and ensure that UNDP’s procurement policies and standards are adhered to and are implemented.

Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key donors, prospective funding partners and lead the resource mobilization for the Joint Programme

  • Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships on behalf of the Joint Programme management;
  • Lead efforts to mobilize resources for the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme; 
  • Steer media communication and public outreach;
  • In coordination with senior management maintain contact with relevant thematic staff in relevant partner capitals and New York based Missions;
  • Liaise with the Peacebuilding Support Office and the Peacebuilding Fund with regard to the Joint Programme
  • Lead effective management processes to prioritise the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors based on an annual criticality assessment;
  • Review and adjust the criticality assessment process based on the effects of the UN reform on the Joint Programme;
  • Facilitate the criticality assessment between DPPA desks, UNDP Regional Bureaux, PBSO and RCs;
  • Inform Resident Coordinators and Regional Divisions/RBx of the decisions of the criticality assessment;
  • Ensure oversight of Peace and Development Advisor recruitment processes;
  • Liaise, as appropriate, with RCs and Resident Representatives to ensure respect of Joint Programme SOPs in terms of administrative, operational and performance management of deployments;
  • Promote the recruitment of National Peace and Development Advisors and the establishment of Peace and Development Teams.
  • Support PDAs in initiating catalytic conflict prevention activities such as dialogue processes; support to facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes; building local capacity for negotiation, mediation, and reconciliation processes; support to capacities of networks of mediators and facilitators at national and local levels; support to electoral violence prevention initiatives; support and design of conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives geared towards countering violent extremism; strengthen women’s and youth initiatives and groups in peace processes; undertake/ support confidence-building measures; organize and facilitate training and capacity building workshops for national stakeholders at all levels; and other inter-group process, as required; 
  • Provide strategic guidance and support to RCs/PDAs/UNCTs designing Peacebuilding Fund supported programmes, where applicable; ; 
  • Provide funding for the catalytic activities based on the agreed workplan and established criteria and ensure quality control of the programmatic activities through the relevant Joint Programme team members (M&E and regional specialists);
  • Support the PDAs in identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the UNCT, including within the framework of common country planning processes (UNDAF, CPD, etc.);
  • Support PDAs in linking the results of their work and their individual workplans to the Joint Programme global workplan.
  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
  • Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development
  • Conflict-Sensitive Programming
  • Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations
  • Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
  • Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships
  • Ability to identify and organize programmes  and projects to implement solutions and generate resources
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, conflict studies, political economy, or other related social sciences. In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with additional years of experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of programme management of conflict prevention related programmes,
  • Extensive experience in joint programming including at the global and country level;
  • Proven resource mobilization skills and track record of engagement with donors; 
  • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming; 
  • Fluent written and spoken English is required. 
  • Fluency in a second UN language is highly desirable

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.

Scam warning

The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

 

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

This vacancy is archived.

Recommended for you