Sahel Programme Manager

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 11 January 2017
  • Deadline Date: Wednesday, 18 January 2017

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  • Provide policy, strategic and technical guidance.
  • Ensure implementation of regional component.
  • Provide guidance on programme planning and implementation.
  • Ensure effective implementation of all activities and quick and efficient response to challenges. 
  • Monitor and analyze the project environment and progress, using applicable monitoring and evaluation and risk management tools and advise on timely adjustments and corrective measures as necessary.
  • Develop a project management, performance and monitoring system.
  • Conduct Financial and ATLAS data analysis
  • Provide advice and technical guidance on project implementation and delivery. 
  • Assess program impact and oversee the appropriateness and accuracy of methods used to verify progress and results. 
  • Advise UNDP senior management and senior national government officials on the direction, strategies and technical issues of the programme.
  • Maintain dialogue with partners and stakeholders to advocate, promote and advance organizational issues, priorities, interests and competencies for a successful programme and project delivery.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with clients, partners and stakeholders to link and harmonize approaches and to promote common interests and achievement of results.
  • Ensure that actions regarding the needs of the projects are taken in a timely manner.
  • Provide direction and guidance to project team(s)/responsible parties.
  • Liaise with the project board / project assurance to assure the overall direction and integrity of the project and Organizes meetings of the Project Assurance and the Project Board.
  • Monitors the timely response of the several Country Offices and follow up when delays are detected.
  • Responsible for horizontal sharing of good practices between the COs to increase the efficient implementation of the project.
  • Advises the Country Offices on the application of the rules and regulations for the implementation of the project. 
  • Advises the Country Offices on procurement issues ensuring transparency, accuracy and cost-effectiveness. Actively supports knowledge building, sharing and applying in the project.
  • Responsible for the full compliance with UN/UNDP rules and regulations and policies on financial activities, financial recording/reporting system and follow-up on audit recommendations.
  • Responsible for donor reporting and any other reporting.
  • Ensures that all monthly, quarterly reports from the entire COs are consolidated.
  • Responsible for financial management of project 
  • Submits monthly financial reports to the board. 
  • Introduce innovation and best practices, access to knowledge and expertise and promote its application.
  • Access UNDP’s worldwide and regional knowledge, best practices and lessons learned, distill best practices and ensure its dissemination for organizational and stakeholders learning and sharing.
  • Liaise with other departments within UNDP (BCPR, BDP, BERA, BOM) as needed. 
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values. 
  • Exerts strict adherence to corporate rules, regulations and procedures.  Familiarity with the internal control framework and results-based management tools is a must. 
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability 
  • Good knowledge of the West Africa region, including the political, economic and social dimensions, and their relation to the main engines of instability and conflict.
  • Sound knowledge and exposure to a wide range of post-conflict, peacebuilding, good governance, human rights and development-related issues as well as Disaster Risk Reduction and Management.
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting.
  • Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.  
  • Ability to advocate and provide timely policy advice.
  • Ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems.
  • Ability to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to Results-Based Management, including support to design, planning and implementation of programme, managing data, reporting. 
  • good knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to small arms conventions, recovery and development issues, peace and security and sound knowledge of the institutions of the UN system.
  • Ability to establish and maintain contacts with senior-level officials of the host government required. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential part of the job. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, for effective advocacy and influence on policy makers. 
  • Ability to analyze is required to obtain, evaluate and interpret factual data and to prepare accurate and complete reports and other documents. 
  • Solid knowledge and experience in programme management and financial resources management.
  • Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to draft/edit a variety of written reports and communications and to articulate ideas in a clear and concise style.
  • Ability to plan own work, manage conflicting priorities and work under pressure of tight and conflicting deadlines.
  • Fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
  • Very good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations.
  • Very strong leadership capacities to guide a multi-cultural team in difficult circumstances.
  • A least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in programme/project management, peace and security, conflict and crisis prevention and management, recovery and development, peace building and development and other related areas at the programmatic and operational levels in a governmental, multilateral, bilateral or Civil Society Organizational-setting and within a multicultural environment at national or international level.
  • Ability to use computers and office software packages and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and experience in handling of web based management systems.

Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension

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