Advocacy, Outreach and Reporting Coordinator

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United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)


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Background
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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.

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with our broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, we help nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet. UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) derives its mandate from United Nations General Assembly Resolution 33/147 of 20 December 1978. Called upon by United Nations Member States in that year, UNDP was requested “to improve the economic and social conditions of the Palestinian people by identifying their social and economic needs and by establishing concrete projects to that end”.

UNDP’s Palestinian Programmatic Framework (PPF) 2023-2025 sets out a vision of “a world in which all Palestinians can enjoy a dignified life and fulfil their own vision of a unified, peaceful and free society”. The PPF is centered around the concept of “Transformative Resilience” and its three elements: a cohesive Palestinian identity, self-reliance, and ownership and leadership. Over the next three years, UNDP/PAPP will build on its experiences and achievements to make critical contributions to the priorities defined by the Palestinian national development plans and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), through interventions in three programmatic priority areas: i) democratic governance and quality services; ii) inclusive economic opportunities; iii) sustainable natural resources management.

The Transparency, Evidence, Efficiency, Effectiveness and Accountability (TEA3) programme is a Sweden and UK funded programme of support to the Government of Palestine (GoP). The programme is designed to continue supporting the GoP’s institutional development, improving accountability and promoting transparency to preserve the political viability of a two-state solution in the absence of significant political change; a key priority going forward is maintaining the GoP’s capacity, financial viability and accountability. TEA3 is a scaled-up follow-on from the 2-year Transparency, Evidence and Accountability (TEA) programme, which was funded by the UK and implemented by UNDP from 2020 –2022.

The TEA3 programme will continue to support interventions in two thematic areas 1) transparent and accountable management of public resources and 2) improved integrity for effectiveness in priority sectors that provide services and utilities to citizens and the business community. TEA3 will both scaleup the pilots of TEA and expand its sectoral focus(e.g., local government, public utilities, etc.) and regional scope(e.g., covering the Gaza Strip and more West Bank regions). The programme will use an adaptive, learning evidence-based approach to ensure flexibility within a volatile operating environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will undertake the following key functions:

  • Coordinate Advocacy and Outreach activities related to the Transparency, Evidence, and Accountability (TEA) Programme and broader governance team.
  • Responsible for Coordinating TEA3 programme/governance team reporting requirements including monitoring of results.
  • Contribute to Governance related Functions. Incumbent will be part of the Governance team and will engage and support on various issues related to the expansion and diversification of the portfolio.

1. Coordinate Advocacy and Outreach activities related to the Transparency, Evidence, and Accountability (TEA) Programme and broader governance team.

  • Responsible for working with TEA programme team in planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of the advocacy and outreach strategy for the project and Coordinatedd activities.
  • Provides advice to project team on a range of advocacy and outreach issues, methods, and approaches; anticipates and resolves communications related issues/problems.
  • Coordinate and follow up with UNDP communications team on all communications (advocacy & outreach) products produced by the TEA programme and Governance team.
  • Produce in coordination with the programme and governance team: case summaries, presentations, news alerts, read outs, reports, advocacy outreach campaigns, event products (i.e. Roll-ups, brochures, flyers, etc.) and fact sheets.
  • In coordination with the Communication Analyst, coordinate and follow-up with media outlets in producing social media and other relevant posts/campaigns.
  • Responsible for daily follow-up of advocacy related activities in in close coordination with programme team.
  • Support TEA project team in collecting data about and ensuring developed digital platforms are operational.
  • Share information on upcoming events, visits, and strategic meetings in a timely and effective manner.
  • Responsible for the design of advocacy materials presenting UNDP’s work/results related to the TEA programme (and governance team) for a wide range of external audiences.
  • Responsible for preparingresponses to internal and external requests for information and prepare replies to partner queries in relations to communication, media and advocacy activities.
  • Responsible in creating high quality information and visibility of the project activities among stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the preparations of the TEA team in the organization of high-level donor visits and other key events.

2. Responsible for Coordinating TEA3 programme/governance team reporting requirements including monitoring of results.

  • Collect and report lessons learned & risks to inform the programme team and implementing partners on necessary corrective and/or preventive actions.
  • Monitor &evaluate the media and advocacy related activities against the Programme M&E Framework and coordinate with the RBM team in developing the Coordinated indicators, monitoring plan, data collection tools, surveys, reporting, etc.
  • Produce in coordination with the programme team regular and ad hoc briefings and updates, including the utilization of infographics.
  • Attend on behalf of the TEA and governance team any required meetings and events, including drafting with the project management and RBM teams clear reporting of recommendations and action points.
  • Contribute in the preparation and drafting of any reports related to the TEA and any other Governance Programme.
  • Monitor and report on any relevant gender mainstreaming considerations are embedded in TEA and Coordinated project activities.
  • Contribute to the elaboration of concept notes, partnership contractual arrangements, communication documents, and preparation of external engagement (e.g.: speeches, talking points, briefing notes, etc).
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and follow up of mid-term, final and impact evaluations.

3.Contribute to Governance related Functions. Incumbent will be part of the Governance team and will engage and support on various issues related to the expansion and diversification of the portfolio.

  • Provide any required support in expanding and diversifying the Governance portfolio programmes.
  • Complement and synergize with other programmes within the Governance portfolio as well as other UNDP thematic areas.

 

4. Institutional Arrangement

Under the guidance of the Programme Design and Implementation Analyst (Governance), and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Outreach, Advocacy, and Reporting Coordinator will support the implementation and amplification of the key functions assigned in close collaboration with Programme and Operations staff, as well as Communications Unit and the Results Based Management team.

Competencies
Core competencies:
Core
Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Openminded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
People Management: (N/A)  
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies:
Thematic Area Name Definition
Business Development Knowledge Generation Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.
Business

Management

Risk Management Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and

proactively managing risks

Business Management Communication
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.

 

  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
Business Management Digital Awareness &Literacy Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use

them as needed.

External Affairs &Advocacy Relationship Management Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations,

trust, and mutual understanding.

Ethics UN Policy Knowledge

– ethics

Knowledge and understanding of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules and other policies relating to ethics and integrity.
2030 Agenda: Engagement and

Effectiveness

Crises Management/Country

Management Support

Resilience based programming
Required Skills and Experience
Min. Education requirements – Secondary Education is required OR; University degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, international relations, social sciences, development studies, communications, media, law, journalism, or any other related field will be given due consideration but not a requirement.
Min. years of relevant work experience –  Minimum of 7 years with High School Diploma or 4 years with a BA degree of progressively responsible administrative and/or project experience is required.
Required skills
  •  Proven experience in working with international organizations or donors is required.
  • Relevant experience and knowledge in advocacy and outreach campaigns is required.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc)
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
  • Experience in Programme / Project Coordination and results-based management is an asset.
  • Proven experience in liaising with diverse stakeholders – including otherUN agencies, government partners, and donors is an asset.
  • Strong proficiency in multi-media tools,including social media.
  • Knowledge of the UN system andfamiliarity with UNDP procedures wouldbe an asset.
  • Knowledge of Quantum or UN financial management system will be an asset.
  • Strong communication skills/experience and reporting is desired
Required Language(s) Fluency in both Englishand Arabic languages (Verbal and Written)
Professional Certificates N/A
Disclaimer
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
Non-discrimination
UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
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