Ukraine nationals: Programme Analyst (Environment - Team Leader)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Kyiv, , UA

The UNDP Country Office in Ukraine sought to reposition itself strategically and realign its human resources to better respond to the Country Programme Document (CPD) 2018-2022 and the articulated need to work in a more integrated and collaborative manner to help Ukraine address interrelated development challenges and achieve sustainable development, particularly in those regions which have a high level of poverty.

The change process in UNDP Ukraine is anchored in two fundamental components: 1) Actively positioning UNDP for emerging opportunities arising for the SDG implementation, as reflected in the CPD  2018 – 2022, as well as implications of the UN development system reform; and 2) Adopting a new resource management paradigm, as the global funding landscape for development cooperation is transforming. As such, UNDP is systemically changing how its institutional activities are financed and Country Offices are compelled to unlock new business models that enable our programmes, projects, and services to create the development impact in a self-sustaining and scalable manner.

Drawing on the above, a new programme portfolio design has been developed whereby the CO will use three work streams, which will align existing project-level interventions behind programmatic portfolios supported by an Operations Team. These are: 1) Democratic Governance, 2) Environment and 3) Inclusive Development, Recovery and Peace Building

Given the imperative to support the country in the implementation of the SDGs and improve human development in the most excluded and vulnerable populations, the interconnection among these areas, providing an integrated approach to advocate for sustainable Human Development and reduction of inequalities, is a priority for the CO.

Post-Specific Context

In this context, the Programme Analyst (Team Leader), is deemed a key element to the success of this new country programme in the assigned thematic area. Under the guidance and supervision of the DRR the incumbent is responsible for the management of UNDP programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned. As such s/he is entrusted with the oversight off the programmatic area covering a wide arrange of issues and programme sub-themes including environment, climate change, disaster risk management etc.

The Programme Analyst (TL) analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his/her portfolio, as well as providing policy advice support. the thematic areas and sub-areas. She/he will provide policy and programmatic guidance to other members of the Programme Unit, especially regarding cross cutting issues. S/he will give emphasis and support to strategic positioning of the office and strategic advice, policy advocacy, programme design and monitoring, partnership and pipeline building and maintaining, team management and supervision, and innovation within the thematic area assigned.

The incumbent is also entrusted to promote the inclusion of cross cutting programme considerations with special focus to the rights of vulnerable groups and constituencies. Thus, she/he must have a proven capacity to engage a diverse stakeholder base and to effectively network for solid partnership building and joint programming (public-private, civil society, South-South, etc.) as well as the participation of trust funds such as the GEF, Green Fund etc.

S/he provides management of the team under the assigned thematic area as well as substantive backstopping to senior management as required.

The incumbent will also endeavor to engage in collaborative policy discussions under the oversight of senior management, with project staff to ascertain emerging needs in the thematic area as well as opportunities to capitalize on new or innovative programme strategies as well as to ensure coherence of programme strategies and activities.

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Implementation of programme strategies
  2. Management of the CO programme under portfolio and the Environment team.
  3. Substantive support to the development of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy 
  4. Provision of quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management