Back Country Economist (Development Specialist)

 

 

  • Creates effective advocacy strategies
  • Contributes to the elaboration of advocacy strategies by identifying and prioritizing audiences and communication means
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work
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  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UNDP’s mandate and strategic agenda.
  • Sensitizes UN Partners, donors and other international organizations to the UNDP’s strategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts.
  • Develops positive ties with civil society to build/strengthen UNDP’s mandate.
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners.
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments.
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
  • Develops and/or participates in the development of tools and mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies.
  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Continues to seek new and improved methods and systems for accomplishing the work of the unit
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.

 

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise

Developing innovative and creative approaches

  • Leverages different experiences and expertise of team members to achieve better and more innovative outcomes
  • Identifies and develops activities to enhance the visibility of UNDP
  • Develops promotional activities based on monitoring/evaluation information identifying areas requiring higher visibility
  • Reviews documents and materials intended for use within and outside the organization in order to ensure consistency and validity of messages
  • Creates and cultivates networks of partners to promote UNDP’s image
  • Conducts assessments of activities to improve impact and effectiveness
  • Anticipates client needs
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective
  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation 
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

 

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Contract Duration: 12 months

This vacancy is archived.

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