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Job Purpose and Organizational Context
The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA) is responsible for positioning UNDP as the world’s leading global development agency, promoting its global authority and thought leadership on sustainable development and the interconnected issues of poverty, inequality, and climate change. BERA leads and supports UNDP in building and nurturing strategic relationships and alliances essential to achieving its mission. Creating strong political and financial backing for UNDP by providing partners and supporters with a clear understanding of what UNDP does and how our mission, capabilities and flagship services relate to them. The Bureau leads UNDP’s work on innovative and diversified partnerships and ways of financing the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also responsible for global campaigns on critical development issues, which aim to inform government policies and build partnerships around high-impact solutions. BERA coordinates and sets corporate standards across the functions of partnerships, marketing and communications within UNDP and leads on internal communications.
The Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy is positioned around three service lines; Public Partnership; Advocacy, Marketing and Communications; and Private and Finance Partners, all working in close collaboration and coordination under the guidance of the Directorate and with the support of the Management Support Unit and Strategic Analysis and Engagement team. BERA has a robust network of Representation Offices (Brussels, Copenhagen, Geneva, Tokyo and Washington D.C.) and Regional Teams in five hubs (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and CIS, and Latin American and the Caribbean) co-led with Regional Bureaux, all of which play a critical role in audience centric communications and management and strengthening of relationships with Public and Private Partners to help build a strong brand for UNDP within the local ecosystem.
The Brussels Representation Office services the European Commission/European Union (EC/EU) and other EU related institutions, UNDP Country Offices (COs), Regional Centers (RCs) as well as HQ, in view of maintaining sound relations in terms of programme/project implementation, policy dialogue and a deepening of the present partnership between the two institutions.
Under the guidance of the Deputy Director, the Programme Analyst works within the EU Contracts Management Unit, under direct supervision of the EU Engagement Specialist in close collaboration with the different units within the Office, including Projects, other UN Agencies, COs, RSCs and HQ, ensuring adequate formulation of new contractual documents, trouble-shooting, quality control and general implementation matters.
The Programme Analyst engages in the Office’s endeavor to explore and engage upon further facilitation of the EC/UNDP relationship. S/he maintains direct relations with EC/EU counterparts in order to foster information sharing, mutual knowledge and further enhancement of the EC/UNDP partnership. Contributing to the Office’s overall efforts in developing, maintaining and sustaining a solid and constructive partnership with the EC, the Programme Analyst contributes towards ensuring the appropriate protection and promotion of the EC-UNDP partnership.
1) Support to the creation, development and solidification of strategic partnerships with the EU institutions and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
2) Provide high quality contractual advisory services and guidance to the UNDP Offices with respect to the implementation of EU-funded actions
3) Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
4) Assist in coordinating the UN Brussels Team’s actions vis-à-vis the EC regarding legal, contractual and implementation-related affairs
Monitoring and evaluation
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Contract Duration: 2 Year with possibility for extension
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