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Programme Analyst - Governance Unit

Job Category:
Programme Officers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
29 October, 2006
Last Date to apply:
11 November, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4

2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.


Organizational Context

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the ARR(G), the Programme Analyst is responsible for management of assigned portfolio within the UNDP governance programme i. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and supports formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within governance portfolio.

The Programme Analyst guides programme support staff and coordinates activities with national projects counterparts. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.

Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.

Identification of areas for support and interventions within the governance area.

CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management. 

Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the governance area focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:

Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.

Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies. Introduction of performance indicators/ success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones.

Initiation of a project, presentation of the project to PAC, entering project into Atlas ( in small offices), finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme Analyst performs functions of Manager Level 1 in Atlas for POs and vouchers approval, participates in recruitment processes for projects.

Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NEX projects.

Evaluation of the programme impact. Monitoring and analysis of the programme environment, timely readjustments in portfolio. 

Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results:

Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.

Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization. 

Facilitates provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.

Development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.

Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.

Qualified Women are particularly encouraged to apply

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMaster’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

Must Title Level Description
YesCorporate Competencies: Excellent  Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards; Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP; Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability; Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
YesFunctional Competencies: Excellent  Knowledge Management and Learning Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office; In-depth knowledge on development and governance issues; Ability to advocate and facilitate policy advice; Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills; Development and Operational Effectiveness Ability to contribute to strategic planning, results-based management and reporting; Ability to contribute to formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources; Strong IT skills; Ability to contribute to implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change; Management and Leadership Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback; Works effectively in a team and shows conflict resolution skills;