UNCDF JPO – Programme Analyst Job – United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Job Title:  UNCDF JPO – Programme Analyst, Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

About US:

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.

Job Summary:  Within this programme context, UNCDF is seeking a  Programme Analyst (JPO), P-2 to support the effective delivery of the Programme’s activities in Africa with a focus on eastern and southern Africa in particular Somalia, reporting to the Global Manager, P-5, based in Kampala, Uganda and in close collaboration with the LoCAL global Facility and LDFPA colleagues across the region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Programme implementation support (40%)

  • Contribute to and provide effective support for programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and completion activities, in close collaboration with the LoCAL Global Manager and the LoCAL Facility (global) and UNCDF;
  • Contribute to the provision of technical assistance for LoCAL in the region (e.g. writing terms of reference, recruitment and management of national consultants);
  • Support establishment of effective and efficient partnerships at the programmatic and operational levels with national counterparts and development partners to coordinate and ensure successful implementation of in-country activities;
  • Contribute to strengthen the quality of the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of LoCAL in the region (e.g. preparation and monitoring of the annual work plan, participation to field missions contribution to the preparation of the annual report);
  • Contribute to preparation and timely submission of comprehensive technical and financial reports in line with contractual agreements and provide inputs for semi-annual reporting.

Policy, regulatory and technical support to government counterparts and key stakeholders (30%)

  • Contribute analysis and input to provision of policy, regulatory and technical advice to government counterparts at central and local levels (e.g. related to NDC, NAP, LTS);
  • Contribute to the technical dialogue and support provision of policy and technical advisory services to national and local government counterparts in relation to decentralization and climate change, climate finance and (direct) access to international climate finance and (e.g. through accreditation to the Green Climate Fund and Adaptation Fund and subsequent direct access);
  • Support the process of preparation, design, submission and approval of programme/project concepts and full-fledged proposals for financing

Knowledge management and communication (10%)

  • Contribute to the knowledge and communication efforts of LoCAL in the region based on lessons learned and results achieved (e.g. stories from the field, photos/videos, webpage and social media presence, as appropriate);
  • Support the preparation of various written outputs and knowledge products, e.g. draft background papers, analyses, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc;
  • Support organisation of events, meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc;
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Communication and Visibility Plan of the programme, in collaboration with project team, partners and technical consultants;
  • Support the process of convening national and regional stakeholders to share lessons learned.

Networking and partnership building (20%)

  • Collect intelligence on technical and financial partners, identify opportunities for collaboration with key actors and support the development of partnerships for LoCAL in the region.
  • Contribute to collaborative working relationships with other local stakeholders such as CSOs at the local level by building linkages and networks to enhance climate resilience
  • Contribute to efforts to ensure close collaboration with UN system, as well as identify opportunities for collaboration and joint programming with other UN agencies and partners to maintain and/or strengthen UNCDF/LoCAL strategic positioning and presence in selected countries;
  • Contribute to UNCDF/LoCAL and government resource mobilization efforts and support partnership building efforts for effective UNCDF/LoCAL positioning in the UN System and with development partners networks.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent Advanced Degree preferably in Environmental Science or Management, Climate Change, Business Administration, International Relations, Development Studies or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ paid work experience in progressively more responsible positions in project management in the environment/climate change area with result-oriented objectives, preferably in Africa.
  • Demonstrated technical and intellectual skills in area of specialty (climate change adaptation and/or climate sensitive public financial management and governance, in particular at local level) is required;
  • Strong awareness of key and emerging issues related to environmental sustainability and climate change and with addressing gender equality as project objective and/or cross-cutting issue in developing countries;
  • Previous relevant work experience, working in Africa and/or Least Developed Countries (LDCs) is highly preferable.
  • Relevant technical experience with policy and regulatory bodies and central and local governments in developing countries is desirable;
  • Understanding of key concepts related to decentralization and local economic development;
  • Experience with a UN organization/agency is desirable.
  • Fully computer literate (office software, use of social media etc)
  • Nationality of the applicant
  • Language requirements: Full fluency in written and spoken English is required.
  • Full fluency knowledge of other UN languages is an asset

Core Competencies

  • 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 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
  • 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

Important: Under the UNDP JPO programme framework, the following position is open only to Danish nationals. The applicant must be fluent in both Danish and English. For the full requirements and information about the JPO Programme, please visit: https://www.undp.org/jposc

How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below.

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  • A brief motivation letter in English that explains why you’re the ideal candidate for the position by using examples of your interests and achievements
  • Copy of your passport
  • Copy of your Master degree

Deadline: 25th April 2023

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