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Economic Analyst (300 series)

Job Category:
Programme Officers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
13 June, 2007
Last Date to apply:
26 June, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

2-3 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.



Description:
 

Organizational Context

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the ARR- Poverty Reduction and Gender, the Economic Analyst is responsible for management of  UNDP programme within the areas of MDG driven economic and poverty policy related work of the unit. The Economic Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio, provides policy advice services.

The Economic analyst supervises and leads programme support staff, coordinates activities of the projects’ staff. The Economic 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.

Prepare reports on Pakistans economy with specific responsibilities for data processing, preparing table and graphs.

Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned.

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 economic sector work of the poverty policy and gender portfolio,  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. Economic 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.

Ensures provision of top quality economic 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 poverty 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 economic 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.

Corporate Competencies
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;

Functional Competencies

Knowledge Management and Learning:Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office; In-depth knowledge on development issues; Ability to advocate and provide 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 lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting; Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources Strong IT skills; Ability to lead 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; Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMaster’s Degree or equivalent in Economics, Development Economics or Business Administration with Economics and Finance Majors.