Programme Management Analyst

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United Nations Development Programme


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The UNDP in collaboration with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commission (RRC) plays a central role in disaster risk preparedness, response, and recovery, including supporting capacity for disaster/crisis management and durable solutions. The RRC coordinates with relevant government institutions and national and international partners in supporting durable solution and humanitarian-related work and mobilizes resources from internal and external sources for the reconstruction of affected areas and resettlement of displaced persons. The UNDP is extending technical support to the RRC in providing durable solutions to be implemented through series of activities. This is intended to ensure crisis-affected communities can withstand shocks during the disasters and recover from the disaster’s aftermath of the strike. 

In this regard, UNDP is seeking to engage a Programme Management Analyst to coordinate and support the implementation the YEDCB, SEED4Youth, and other StaRR  programs and project in Western Equatoria State and Upper Nile State.  The Programme Management Analyst will also provide technical advice and leadership on the implementation of durable solution activities in the said states.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Programme Management Analyst shall be required to perform the following:

Programme Management and Technical Support:

  • Ensure delivery and rollout of market-led vocational, agro-value-chain and livelihood, and entrepreneurial skill training for target beneficiaries including maintenance of database;
  • Provide technical and strategic guidance on youth and women employment through sustainable livelihoods and/or employment services including career guidance and counselling, internship, job placements, etc;
  • Guide and coordinate project staff, partners and implementors in areas relating to strategies, planning, management, implementation, and evaluation to ensure smooth progress and quality in implementation;
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of vocational training, private sector development, rural finance and durable solution initiatives; 
  • Provide technical support to implementing partner(s) and monitor the project activities to ensure that progress is made towards achieving the objectives set in the project documents in line with the budget;
  • Follow project budgets to ensure appropriate spending in accordance with donor requirements and agency policies; 
  • Keep track of spending and ensure all financial supporting documents are in place for the milestones;
  • Ensure a fully functioning Integrated Hub that delivers career advice and placement, business development services, and incubates innovative ideas and approaches to business;
  • Establishment of sustainable businesses (cooperatives, MSMEs, VSLAs) and job placements/employment, including the maintenance of the employment database system;
  • Establishment and operationalization of community infrastructure initiatives (using inter-locking bricks machines) through cash-for-work and other schemes. 

Programme Coordination: 

  • Coordinate the implementation of project activities and partners ensuring the achievement of milestones as per the work plan and in the quality expected;
  • Foster and strengthen cooperation and coordination between the project’s diverse stakeholders and beneficiaries to ensure successful project implementation;
  • Support the RRC at state level in the coordination of durable solutions and DRM initiatives.

Monitoring and knowledge management:

  • Ensure accurate records of project outputs and impacts as well as regularly report on progress, best practices, lessons learned, success stories and field observations;
  • Undertake regular monitoring activities, keep track of achievements and lessons learned;
  • Provide regular updates/reports of project achievements and produce human interest stories.

The following are the minimum (but not exhaustive) deliverables of the Programme Management Analyst:

  • Delivery of market-led vocational, agro-value-chain and livelihood, and entrepreneurial skill training for target beneficiaries;
  • Establishment of mutually beneficial and sustainable partnerships with the private sector to address skills mismatch and enhance skills training and delivery through internship programs and curriculum improvement;
  • Development of micro and small enterprises and VSLAs through capacity building and enhancing access to capital and markets;
  • Coordinate and provide technical advice/guidance to project partners and implementors in areas concerning strategies, planning, management, implementation, and evaluation to ensure smooth progress and quality in implementation;
  • Contribute and advise on the development of vocational skills training frameworks and courses/training and business ideas with key stakeholders;
  • Ensure the operationalization and sustainability of the iHubs and the continued provision of career advice and placement services;
  • Construction of homes and community centers through skills development on inter-locking bricks and CFW and other schemes;
  • Support the conduct of studies and research;
  • Provide administrative, logistic, and liaison support for activity implementation;
  • Perform other duties and tasks as may be assigned by line manager(s).

Institutional Arrangement

  • As part of the StaRR Unit, the Programme Management Analystwill be reporting to the Chief Programme Advisor with matrix reporting to and benefiting from oversight of the STARR Unit Team Leader. S/he will work, collaborate, and coordinate on a day-to-day basis with the Programme Coordinator (SEED4Youth, YEDCB) and relevant lead staff of relevant projects (READ, CC4GBV, etc.), in close collaboration with the Project Team, STARR unit, country office program colleagues and partners.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Management, Humanitarian Assistance/ Emergency Response, Social Sciences, or other relevant disciplines. 
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentioned field in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum 2 years (with master’s degree) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant field experience in durable solutions, vocational, livelihood and entrepreneurial skills development; VLSA and cooperative development; private sector partnership; and/or community engagement is required;
  • Experience in the use of computers and relevant office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and ability to use web-based management and electronic log, file and/or scheduling system.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in durable solutions, recovery, and resilience programming in fragile contexts;
  • Extensive knowledge/experience of skills development MSE and cooperative development and challenges;
  • Excellent coordination skills/experience in multi-sectoral programming; 
  • Broad understanding of human mobility, durable solutions.

Required Language(s):

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English is required.
  • Excellent oral communication skills in Arabic are mandatory.

Source: https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/job/17998

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