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Jobs at UNDP in Uganda - Program Analyst



Job Title: PROGRAMME ANALYST (HIV-AIDS) OPEN TO UGANDAN NATIONALS ONLY
Location :     Kampala, UGANDA
Application Deadline :    01-Mar-13
Additional Category    Democratic Governance
Type of Contract :    FTA Local
Post Level :    NO-B
Languages Required :
    English 
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)    02-Apr-2013
Duration of Initial Contract :    1 Year (full time)

Background
The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Uganda is supporting the Government of Uganda in addressing key development challenges based on the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Government of Uganda’s five-year National Development Plan (NDP).  This is in line with the UN Reforms, the Paris Declaration and the Accra Agenda for Action. Accordingly, upon request of the Government, the UNCT has adopted a “Delivering as One” approach to enable UN in Uganda to respond jointly and more effectively to national development priorities and its mandate.  The UNCT in Uganda has identified a number of areas for joint programming, including several joint programmes as a key implementation modality for the UNDAF. One of these is a Joint UN Programme of Support on AIDS (JUPSA) that brings together the efforts and resources of UN system organizations to support the national AIDS response.

UNDP is a founding cosponsor of the Joint  Programme on HIV/AIDS and work on HIV, health and development to leverages the organization’s core strengths and mandates in human development, governance and capacity development to complement the efforts of specialist health-focused UN agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities
Programme development

    Undertake thorough analysis and research of the situation in the country, including monitoring the changing situation with the epidemic as well as the policy, legal and regulatory framework affecting the situation, including evolving developments, constraints, opportunities and successes.
    Preparation of  substantive inputs for  United Nations Development Assistance Framework ( UNDAF), Country Programme Document ( CPD), Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP), Annual Work Plans (AWPs) and other documents.
    Attend UN Technical Working Group and AIDS Development Partners and Partnership Committee meetings as appropriate and use these forums for taking forward and monitoring the HIV/AIDs practice.
    In collaboration with UNAIDS and other relevant development partners, contribute to the new AID architecture (Paris Declaration, Rome Declaration and other relevant international commitments) towards harmonizing and aligning the UN response to HIV/AIDS.
    Lead strategic engagement at national and lower level structures and systems (coordination, partnership, monitoring and resource utilization) for effective and efficient functioning to reduce vulnerability to HIV/AIDS – ensuring line ministries and urban authorities mainstream HIV/AIDS in development frameworks (such as budget processes), policies and programmes at all levels through appropriate forums.
    Identification of potential areas for support and intervention by UNDP.
    Contribute to detailed design and formulation of programmes and projects, ensuring introduction of appropriate performance indicators, targets and milestones.

Programme /projects management

    Prepare annual consolidated work plans and reports for submission to the JUPSA Steering Committee, as well as periodic narrative and financial progress reports as per the Joint Programme document.
    Co-ordinate participating agencies (under the Governance and Human Rights Thematic Working Group) in annual work planning, review and reporting processes in line with the agreed monitoring and evaluation framework of the Joint Programme;
    Support regular fund disbursement to partners on behalf of the Administrative Agent (UNDP)
     Initiation of projects, presentation of projects for appraisal by the Project Appraisal Committee (PAC), entering projects into the country offices Management information system - ATLAS, finalization of contribution agreements; determination of required revisions; coordination of mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review.
    Contribute to financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of projects, identification of operational and financial problems and development of solutions.
    Ensure an operational and update JUPSA eMIS
    Participation in the audit of nationally executed projects.

Advisory services

    Provide high quality policy advisory services to UNDP and relevant partners to facilitate knowledge management focusing on the following results
    Development of adequate technical capacity to support a highly professional and high quality programme portfolio through development of internal capacity, and creation of national and international support networks of technical experts.
    Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to HIV, Health and Development
    Substantive contribution to knowledge networks and communities of practice in regard to HIV, Health and Development
    Organize trainings for the UNDP and project staff on issues particularly relating to the HIV and AIDS programme dimensions.
    Support to the preparation of high-quality communication products for programme implementation and, more broadly, to publicize the progress and performance of the HIV and AIDS programme.

Strategic partnerships and resource mobilization

     Develop partnerships on HIV and AIDS prevention and management, with other UN agencies, International financial institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors, government institutions, private sector, civil society organizations and other stakeholders.
    Research and analyse information on opportunities for initiating new projects and resource mobilization.
    Prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation with other actors in the practice areas.

Competencies
Functional Competencies:      

Building Strategic Partnerships

    Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

    Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
    Documents innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

    Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
    Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
    Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work
    Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
    Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

    Documents ‘best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system
    Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

    Uses information/databases/other management systems
    Provides inputs to the development of simple system components
    Makes recommendations related to work procedures and implementation of management systems

Client Orientation

    Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
    Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
    Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
    Responds to client needs promptly

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

    Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems
    Prepares timely inputs to reports

Core Competencies:

    Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
    Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
    Self-development, initiative-taking
    Acting as a team player and facilitating team work
    Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
    Creating synergies through self-control
    Managing conflict
    Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
    Informed and transparent decision making

Required Skills and Experience
Education requirement:

     Minimum masters degree in Social Science, Business Administration, Public Health, or other related field.

Experience:

    Minimum five years of national/international professional experience involving programme/project development and management, policy advise and partnership development with focus on the HIV/AIDs Practice area.
    Experience in Knowledge Management and coordination with a diversity of stakeholders.
    Experience in the use of computers and office software packages as well as web based management systems.
    Excellent writing, research, analysis and presentation skills.
    Knowledge of UN and/or UNDP programme management and reporting tools is an added advantage.

Language:

    Fluent in English



How to Apply:
http://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=35654


Deadline: 01/03/2013





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