Project coordination, strategy and planning (40%)
- Monitor and coordinate timely and good-quality implementation of workplan activities at the global and country level;
- Identify and mitigate for changes in the external environment and promptly agree necessary solutions / actions with respective COs;
- Monitor financial resources to ensure accuracy and reliability of financial reports; follow up with UNDP programme associate and finance staff on issues;
- Coordinate project closure to ensure closure it is done according to the established procedures.
Progress monitoring and reporting (10%)
- Monitoring of progress and risks, ensuring that changes are controlled, and obstacles addressed;
- Final donor reporting
Resource mobilization (5%)
- Liaise with donors for resource mobilization and programme development
Global-level activities and partnerships (5%)
- Ensure the project’s contribution to the global evidence base on parliamentary and joint parliamentary-CSO engagement on WPS.
- Create and maintain partnerships with such relevant initiatives in project target areas.
Incidental support to the Inclusive Processes and Institutions portfolio (40%)
- Establish synergies between the WPS project and IPI portfolio.
- Serve as initial focal point for the Global Parliamentary Report.
- Plan and roll out the mapping exercise of the global parliamentary strengthening programming, ensuring systematic and effective knowledge management.
- Promote active engagement of UNDP’s parliamentary development community on relevant platforms.
- 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
- Knowledge of inclusive political processes standards and principles and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
- Knowledge of parliamentary institutions, process and dialogue support and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations
- Knowledge of gender issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, including analysis of projects from a gender perspective
- Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results
- 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.
- Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
- Master’s degree or higher in law, political science or a related discipline is mandatory.
- At least 2 years’ relevant work experience, including a minimum of 18 months in inclusive political processes activity
- Experience in knowledge management and communication
- Understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the parliamentary and civil society contexts
- Experience in coordinating multi-country projects, especially those pertinent to UNDP’s strategic priorities on gender and inclusive political processes
- Knowledge and research experience in the area of WPS, conflict prevention and peacebuilding
- Experience in coordinating multi-country initiatives
- First-hand experience of work within a parliament
- First-hand experience of work with parliamentary associations
- First-hand experience of working with civil society organizations or associations
- Experience in facilitating online communities of practice
- Working knowledge of another UN language
- Experience with the UN system
- Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable
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Contract Duration: 364 days