Programme Specialist job at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Vacancy title:
Programme Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Lawyers & Lobbyists ]

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Deadline of this Job:
27 December 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Nairobi , East Africa

Date Posted: Thursday, December 15, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Key duties and accountabilities include: Fund management:
• Operationalize the SJF’s Terms of Reference by supporting the Fund’s governance, programme development, and reporting processes
• Contribute to the implementation, monitoring, and periodic review of the SJF's Investment and Resource Mobilization strategy and associated results framework
• Support the production of SJF reports and communication material to highlight programmatic results and fund-level impact
• Support the design results frameworks for the SJF aligned with other relevant frameworks, including the UN Cooperation Framework
• Support communication and marketing initiatives for the SJF
• Develop an updated operations manual for the SJF, in cooperation with the SJF Operations Specialist
• Together with the SJF Operations Specialist and M&E Specialist maintain a fund performance dashboard to track implementation progress across the portfolio
• Support the preparation of the semi-annual/annual reports and other briefings for partners and stakeholders as and when required.
• Coordinate with the MPTF Office to facilitate information flow, including the provision of Fund-related data for the MPTF Gateway

UN coordination:
• Provide programme design support, guidance, updates, and information to implementing partners and other fund stakeholders
• Provide technical advice and innovative approaches to the full programming cycle, from inception and design to implementation and evaluation of programme results
• Guide delivery of technical assistance, capacity development, and engagement with implementing partners
• Support the UN Results Groups to identify joint programming opportunities for the SJF
• Build, manage, and expand relationships with partners to support coordinated implementation of programmes
• Organize joint field missions by programme teams
• Promote synergies and interlinkages between programmes and SJF Windows and feed data and analysis from programmes into design and implementation of other programmes
• Represent the SJF in the UN Somalia Programme Management Team and other internal coordination fora
• Coordinate with other UN administered pooled funds (Peacebuilding Fund and Somalia Humanitarian Fund) to explore opportunities for co-investment and coordinated delivery

Knowledge management
• Monitor and analyze delivery and status of individual programmes against the SJF strategy and results frameworks
• Harvest, compile, and analyze information generated across the fund portfolio to feed into strategic discussions with fund stakeholders on investment pipeline.
• Coordinate and contribute to the active exchange of information with the programme teams of all windows
• Support the chronicling and communication of knowledge products and good practices on progamming pooled funds in complex settings.
• Cooperate closely with Integrated Office units, UNSOM, and UN Country Team on UN-wide data and analysis functions to support UN programming through the SJF and other UN-administered pooled funds.

Other responsibilities
• Provide advice and support to other units in the Integrated Office, including the PBF secretariat
• Other tasks as required
• Together with SJF Operations Specialist, deputize the MPTF Senior Trust Fund Manager when required

• Master's degree in social policy, public policy, politics, law, economics, development studies or a related area.

Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
• At least five years progressive experience of working with development, humanitarian response, political affairs, or programme management in the UN system, international organization, or government
• Experience of working with bilateral donors or UN pooled funding instruments an advantage
• Knowledge of programme design, results-based management, M&E approaches, the UN development system, and the 2030 Agenda
• Experience in providing support to diverse actors on fund management, programme design and implementation, and strategic planning
• Experience working in conflict/post-conflict environments, especially in the Horn of Africa, constitutes a significant advantage
• Good planning, facilitation, communication skills with ability to transfer knowledge and skills in complex institutional environment
• Proven ability to work effectively with people at all levels of an organization, maximizing coordination and cooperation
• Excellent drafting skills is a significant advantage

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 60

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Kenya
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 27 December 2022
Duty Station: Nairobi
Posted: 15-12-2022
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 15-12-2022
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 15-12-2066
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