Background   UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.   UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.   Office/Unit/Project Description   The UN Reform Resolution tasks UNDP to provide countries with an “integrator function” to accelerate progress towards the SDGs by tackling multiple interlinked and interdependent development challenges. The UNDP Global Policy Network (GPN) draws on expertise globally to provide more effective responses to the complex development challenges countries face in achieving the SDGs and responding to crisis in an integrated and coherent manner. Anchored in the Crisis Bureau (CB) and the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), the GPN has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The SDG Integration Team within UNDP’s GPN aims to build a coherent and consolidated menu of services ( “SDG-i offer”), being South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) part of them. SSTC under SDG Integration works to achieve an increased scale and effectiveness of UNDP’s interventions through SSTC, by cultivating of a network of SSTC knowledge and solutions partners, articulating the direction of UNDP’s work in SSTC and demonstrating results distinctively through SSTC, developing UNDP’s SSTC policy, guidance and programme offer, undertaking increased research and analysis on SSTC, contributing to the SSTC inter-agency mechanism led by UNOSSC, and fostering engagement and mutual learning across all levels within UNDP and with external partners on SSTC.

Under the guidance of the SSTC Policy Specialist, BPPS, the SSTC Programme Officer will be responsible for the establishment of new SSTC partnerships and resource mobilization efforts, as well as project management and implementation for impactful SSTC. The SSTC Officer should have a mastery in engaging with multistakeholder partners, including governments, private sector and others. The SSTC Officer will liaise with external partners as appropriate, as well as with other units and teams within UNDP at global, regional and country levels.   Duties and Responsibilities The SSTC Programme Officer will:

1) Partnerships and Resource Mobilization

Example of Duties:

In collaboration with relevant teams and units, identify partnership opportunities, provide analysis for new partnerships prospect, and act as responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of SSTC partners in selected thematic areas. Engage with new and existing partners for SSTC, building and maintaining trust and effective relationships, aligning UNDP’s corporate priorities with the interest of partners and donors. Identify funding opportunities for potential BPPS management engagement, advising and providing technical and strategic inputs to management as needed. Develop and implement differentiated resource mobilization strategies or initiatives, prepare funding proposals and concept notes as appropriate, to mobilize external resources for SSTC. Identify opportunities for maximizing UNDP’s presence in global, regional and national events to disseminate UNDP’s SSTC portfolio and results, and to establish new SSTC partnerships. Provide regular updates on partners profiles and donor intelligence, including through UNDP’s Unity/Quantum+ platform.

2) Support Project Management

Example of Duties:

Support project management and implementation of SSTC global projects and initiatives as needed, in line with workplans and other instruments agreed with partners and relevant teams. Support general administration and operations as needed (i.e. annual reports, grants agreement, budget oversight and allocation, procurement, organization of meetings, etc.). Monitor, report and communicate results as and when appropriate, both to UNDP and to external partners and donors, including through internal and external channels (e.g. ROAR, platforms such as Sparkblue, Yammer and South-South Galaxy; thematic publications, newsletters, etc.).

3) Corporate SSTC and SDG Integration

Example of Duties:

Facilitate knowledge sharing, peer learning and exchanges by assisting in the organization of study tours, virtual and in-person workshops, deployment of experts, thematic discussions, events, field visits, fairs, and related activities, contributing to the implementation of the UN system-wide Strategy on SSTC and its Action Plan. In collaboration relevant teams, integrate and link SSTC projects and initiatives with UNDP corporate priorities, and promote joint work with other units and teams across the Organization at global, regional and country levels (e.g. Communities of Practices – CoPs-, regional Bureaus, etc.). Contribute to the development of knowledge products, providing analytical support to identify, collect, systematize and disseminate SSTC good practices and lesson learned.

4) Others

Perform other duties as indicated by the supervisor. Institutional Arrangement The SSTC Programme Officer will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the SSTC Policy Specialist, SDG Integration, BPPS, GPN and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the scope of work mentioned above. The SSTC Officer will be given access to the necessary information for executing the tasks under this assignment. Competencies


Achieve Results:

LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems

Learn Continuously:

LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences

This vacancy is archived.

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