Job for Coordinator – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job for Coordinator – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Title:           Coordinator – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Team Leader – Inclusive Green Growth Programme

Grade: SB4

About UNDP:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

Job Summary: The UNDP Ecosystem Platform Coordinator will support and facilitate the functioning of the Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform. The Coordinator – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem will be responsible for coordination of stakeholders and activities of the platform, monitoring implementation of the platform action plan, and mobilizing additional resources. S/he is expected to be knowledgeable about multi-stakeholder coordination, have a good understanding of the Uganda tourism sector landscape and experiences in dealing with key public and private tourism stakeholders and have technical knowledge on inclusive business practices.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Uganda Country Director, the direct supervision of the Team Leader – Inclusive Green Growth Programme and technical oversight and support from the responsible UNDP Uganda Programme Officer, the Platform Coordinator will undertake the following tasks:

Coordination of platform:

  • Undertake activities to operationalize the platform and ensure that all documentation for its full operation are in place; including the governance structure, partnership agreements, vision and collaborative action plan, a performance monitoring and evaluation plan and any other required documents.
  • Actively promote and advocate for the platform among all active and potential stakeholders; and act as a first point of contact for platform stakeholders and agencies on the work of the platform;
  • Work in liaison with stakeholders organize platform meetings; facilitate those meetings as well document and monitor the implementation of decisions made by the platform;
  • Build effective partnerships through regular interactions with project stakeholders and share information transparently across the whole network, including by updating the platform website as well as the stakeholder mapping and database
  • The jobholder will also ensure engagement of platform stakeholders in the planning and implementation of platform activities; monitor the work of the platform against the collaborative action plan, follow up to ensure successful implementation of platform activities, and hold platform members accountable for the plan’s delivery;
  • Develop concept notes for platform activities, and Terms of Reference (ToRs) for consultants
  • Develop platform technical reporting mechanisms and prepare platform progress reports.
  • Organize annual reviews of the performance of the platform, including the membership and partnership framework, and the implementation of the agreed-upon interventions, as necessary.
  • The incumbent will identify and support development and dissemination of knowledge products, best practices and lessons learnt from the platform and platform activities.

Resource Mobilization:

  • Formulate a resource mobilization strategy for the platform and platform activities in close collaboration with the UNDP Country Office, including preparation of briefs and specific fund-raising strategies and approaches where useful. Key target group for resource mobilization includes donors, development partners, impact investors and other private sector players.
  • Draft public information materials and online content in support of current and new partnerships and resource mobilization strategies.
  • Interact with external partners (e.g. donors, development partners, impact investors, private sector) to advertise for and promote the platform and platform activities.
  • Mobilize additional resources for the platform and platform activities in close collaboration with the UNDP Country Office

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal applicant for the United Nations UNDP Coordinator – Uganda Tourism Ecosystem Platform job placement should hold a Master’s Degree in international development, economics, business administration, tourism management or related field
  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in private sector, inclusive market development or coordination of multi-stakeholder processes;
  • Good familiarity with tourism sector in Uganda, including knowledge of relevant stakeholders;
  • Credibility and strong network with the participating stakeholders and ability to play a neutral role and resolve conflicts;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Previous experience in working in different political and cultural contexts and the commitment to adapt the processes to the current context;
  • Excellent collaborative work style and understanding of multi-sectoral environments, including public and private sector needs;
  • Previous experience with UN or other international organizations is an advantage.

Personal Competencies:

  • Facilitation skills: Successful convening and relationship-building – particularly in the early stages of a partnership – requires Coordinators to manage a range of encounters between key players, whether in the form of one-to-one meetings, small group activities or larger task-oriented workshops. For an IBEI this also means to drive collective thinking and identify common ground to align strategies of stakeholders. In this role, the Coordinator needs to listen actively, ask the right questions and play a neutral role on content in the negotiation process.
  • Synthesising information & record keeping skills: An IBEI coordinator will need to be highly capable of managing complex data and layers of information and experience. He/she will need to ensure that meticulous records are kept of meetings and decisions – either by themselves or in overseeing someone else in undertaking this important function.
  • Communication & presentation skills: A Coordinator will need excellent communication skills especially in: social interaction; active listening; empathy; concise speaking; ability to tailor written communications to different audiences and conducting meaningful conversations. He/she will have to present the objectives of the platform or details about the partnership itself to different audiences, including potential funders. This requires good story-telling and presentation skills.
  • Coaching & capacity building skills: As a partnership progresses, the Coordinator will have a new focus – transferring responsibilities to partners. This involves stepping back from a front-line role and working in the background to support and coach individual partners or staff in building their own partnering and brokering skills.
  • Institution capacity building skills: An IBEI Coordinator may have a crucial role in increasing the engagement of partner organisations as well as helping each organisation become more ‘fit for purpose’ in their partnering approach. He/she will also need to help partners build governance and accountability procedures as the partnership itself becomes more ‘institutionalised’.
  • Reviewing & revising skills: Partnerships benefit from regular reviews to ensure that they remain animated and do not lose momentum. As someone with close knowledge of the partnership, the IBEI Coordinator is uniquely placed to facilitate reviews him/herself or, if he/she is too close to the partnership to do this objectively enough, to brief someone else to facilitate the review on behalf of the partners. The Coordinator may also have a critical role in revising the partnership based on experience and needs to prepare clear summaries.

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.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.

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Deadline: 23rd November 2017

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