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Job Opportunity at UNDP, Results Based Mgmt Specialist


Results Based Mgmt Specialist 

Background

The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Tanzania supports the Resident Coordinator in promoting attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Africa Agenda 2063. It provides strategic guidance and coordination assistance for the design and delivery of the UN’s Cooperation Framework, UN Development Assistance Plan 2015-2022 (UNDAP II).

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Senior Development Coordination Officer and Team Leader, the Results Based Management Specialist will support a results-oriented and evidence-based approach to UN programming at country level.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Leads the annual process of review and revision of UN Tanzania Joint Work Plans, ensuring the capture and robust analysis of results and constraints/challenges for optimal take-up of lessons learned

As Chair of the Planning, M&E Working Group, leads quality assurance support across the UN joint planning, review and reporting processes at country level, providing recommendations (where relevant) for improved process and quality of data generated

Oversees the management of the Tanzania section of UN Info as the principal planning and reporting platform for the UN Cooperation Framework and the Joint Work Plans thereunder

Updates guidance and delivers orientations for all components under the annual Joint Work Plan review and revision process, building capacity for and understanding of evidence-based monitoring and RBM

Collaborates with UNCT specialists to support the mainstreaming of UN programming principles across the Joint Work Plans and annual reviews

Supports the identification, documentation and analysis of results and key lessons derived from monitoring processes at country level (and where relevant augmented by regional and global processes) to inform strategic planning

Guides routine updates to Theories of Change at Outcome level and leads revision of the overall Theory of Change of the Cooperation Framework as required

2. Supports the timely creation and publication of results-oriented reports, to fulfil transparency and accountability commitments

Drafts the Annual Joint Report of UN Tanzania, including summaries of key achievements, financial delivery and lessons learned

Supports additional reporting of UN Tanzania results and expenditure to meet donor reporting obligations, including (but not limited to) those related to the One UN Fund or global UN funds such as CERF

Prepares semi-annual meetings between the Outcome Groups and One Fund donors for joint review of results achieved

Produces oral or written summaries of latest results as and when required, including (but not limited to) support of internal reporting processes such as the RC Annual Report and resource mobilization efforts

Collaborates to ensure design and layout of all communication products drawn from data captured during planning and review processes is results focused and audience-appropriate

3. Supports UN strategic planning processes at country level, ensuring a results-oriented and evidence-based approach in compliance with corporate requirements

Facilitates orientations and trainings of UN Country Team (UNCT) members, partners and stakeholders in RBM concepts and approaches to enable their meaningful participation in programming processes

Guides the creation of a high quality, SMART Results Framework, overall Theory of Change and costed M&E Plan for the UNSDCF

Collaborates with UNCT specialists to support the mainstreaming of UN programming principles across the UNSDCF, both for the process of development and in the final product

Contributes to the development and application of performance criteria to inform decision-making related to One Fund allocations

Serves as a focal point for the mid- and end-of-term review of the UN Cooperation Framework, promoting alignment with UN Evaluation Group Norms and Standards for Evaluation for improved accountability and learning

Coordinates the RCO’s contributions to Agency evaluations, at the country, sectoral or programme level

4. Contributes to the design, implementation and coordination of UN Knowledge Management (KM) strategies and initiatives

Contributes to the strengthening of systems, processes and capacities for effective Knowledge Management within the RCO, and where relevant the broader UNCT

Supports the capture, dissemination and where appropriate adaptation of current and good practice or innovation in RBM, keeping abreast of latest developments and advising upon their value and potential application

Supports UNCT colleagues and partners to access and apply the data generated within UN Info for their own programming and/or reporting needs

Represents the RCO in relevant for and nurtures new and existing partnerships that can promote RBM across the UN system

Competencies

Innovation

  • Ability to make new and useful ideas work
  • Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them

Leadership

  • Ability to persuade others to follow
  • Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers

People Management

  • Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
  • Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others

Communication

  • Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
  • Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others

Delivery

  • Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
  • Level 5: Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Knowledge of methodologies, asessment tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations
  • Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Data Management

  • Ability to develop and execute architectures, policies, practices and procedures in order to manage the information lifecycle needs of UNDP
  • Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Data Analysis and Visualisation

Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings- undertake & provide analysis of data to assess Org performance and or global trends

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Report Writing

Ability to prepare quality reports

Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Relationship Management

  • Ability to engage and foster strategic partnerships with other parties, Inter-Agency Coordination and forge productive working relationships
  • Level 5: Originate: Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area.

Experience:

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic and technical support to project/programme management, as well as a proven track record of excellent presentation and drafting skills is required.

Language Requirements:

Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable

Other: Describe any additional qualifications:

Non-Smoking environment

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

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.

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The deadline for submitting the application is 25 January, 2021

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