UNDP operates in more than 170 countries and territories around the world. UNDP offers global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations that can withstand crisis, and that drive and sustain growth that improves the quality of life for everyone.
In Botswana, the role of UNDP is shaped by the status of the country as an upper middle-income country. UNDP has been collaborating with the Government, civil society and the private sector to develop solutions to meet global and national development challenges. UNDP’s approach has been to develop and sustain strategic partnerships that find innovative solutions to address gaps on both the demand and supply side of development processes.
Botswana has reached a relatively high level of infrastructure development, is well-resourced and able to fund most of its developmental needs. However, Botswana requires best practices, high-quality policy advice on how best to respond to challenges associated with its middle-income status, including widening inequalities and disparities, persistent poverty among population groups, and climate change and natural disaster risks.
In support of the implementation of the Vision 2036, NDP 11 and SDGs, UNDP is supporting the Botswana’s agenda for Economic Diversification and Inclusive Growth (EDIG). The overall objective of UNDP’s support is to strengthen the capacities of institutions that are responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of inclusive growth policies and programmes to achieve economic diversification and growth, job creation and poverty eradication.
Guided by the UNDP’s Draft Strategic Plan’s 2018 - 2021, integrative approach and the UNDP strategy on inclusive and sustainable growth, this project will support Botswana in efforts to diversify sources of economic growth, eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. It will contribute primarily to the Strategic Plan outcome – growth and development are inclusive and sustainable, incorporating productive capacities that create employment and livelihoods for the poor and excluded. It will also support the achievement in other areas of work, gender equality and women’s empowerment and prioritization of poverty, inequality and exclusion in development debates and actions.
It is directly aligned with the SDGs that emphasize the need to transition to more inclusive and sustainable growth pathways so that economic growth does not take place at the expense of the poor and vulnerable groups. The Strategy contributes directly to Goal 8 of the SDGs: sustained, inclusive and sustainable growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.
Summary of key functions:
In this role, the Project Officer will be responsible for providing technical expertise and ensuring the following quality results are achieved:
Function/Expected Results: Provide substantive technical support to the implementation and management of the EDIG
Function/Expected Results: Provide technical assistance and capacity development to EDIG programme partners
Function/Expected Results: Provide technical inputs to the monitoring and reporting of the programme/ project
Function/Expected Results: Provide substantive inputs to advocacy, knowledge building and communication efforts:
Job Knowledge and Technical Expertise
Leadership and Self-Management
Knowledge Management and Learning
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Contract Duration: One Year