UNDP in Guyana is reorganizing internally and moving to a collaborative business model. Internally, an energetic and innovative team will converge around the planning, design, implementation and quality assurance of an integrated programme in a fast-paced environment. Fostering strategic partnership and alliances with different stakeholders will require a team which consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and has a strong client orientation. Strong UN partnerships are valued for Delivering Together in a true spirit of collaboration and teamwork.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the DRR (P & O), the Programme Analyst is responsible for management of UNDP programme in Energy, Environment and Extractive Industries. The Programme Analyst analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities programmatic leadership of the environment, energy, and disaster risk reduction programmes as well as technical, quality assurance supporting the Deputy Resident Representative and Strategic Management Unit with business development and resource mobilization efforts.
She/he should have an understanding of policy and implementation in Guyana in natural resources and land management for sustainable development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and energy efficiency. In addition, an understanding is required of cross-cutting issues of the SDGs such as gender equality and broader inclusion and equality of minority and disadvantaged population groups, poverty reduction and capacity building.
The Programme Analyst supervises programme support staff and coordinates activities of project staff in his/her portfolio. The Programme Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in UNDP and other UN Agencies, UNDP HQ and Regional Hub programme advisory teams as well as external partners that includes Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors, civil society and communities ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation. She/he should be able to build on or establish sound partnerships with government and donor partners to support resource mobilization efforts of the country office (CO); with other UN Agencies to develop Joint Programmes and to support the UN mandate for Delivering as One in-country and at Caribbean regional level through the UN MSDF platform; and with other developing countries and development partners to support the UNDP South-South Cooperation agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
- Implementation of programme strategies
- Management of the CO Energy, Environment and Extractive Industries programme.
- Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
- Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management.
1.Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
- Thorough analysis and research of the environmental, political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to UNMSDF, CPD and other documents
- 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
- Adhering to CO business processes for accountability and transparency and control of the workflow of the Environment and Energy Unit
- Ensuring cross-unit linkages in the programme team, linkages between the CO programme and the GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP, as a member of the GEF SGP National Steering Committee, and performing all functions as required of an NSC member.
2.Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the Energy, Environment and Extractive Industries 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 (as required), finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review. Programme Analyst can perform functions of Manager Level 2 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 NIM projects
- Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported
- Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes.
- Preparation of donor reports.
3. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy for the Energy, Environment and Extractive Industries programme in cooperation with the Strategic Management Unit, 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
- Supporting UN Joint Programming/Delivering as One; the UNDP South-South and Triangular Cooperation Agenda; and development objectives towards improved livelihoods and elimination of inequality through effective governance of natural resources. outcomes and active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
4. Ensures provision of top quality advisory services on the EEEI themes 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
- Support to 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.
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Ag
Preparing information for advocacy
- Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate.
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Contributes into results through primary research and analysis
- Assesses project performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into project work
- Researches linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration
- Monitors specific stages of projects/programme implementation
- Analyzes country situation to identify opportunities for project development
- Participates in the formulation of project proposals and ensures substantive rigor in the design and application of proven successful approaches and drafts proposals accordingly.
Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining a network of contacts
- Maintains an established network of contacts for general information sharing and to remain up-to-date on partnership related issues
- Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders.
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Enhancing processes or products
- Generates new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
- Documents and analyses innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches.
Resource Mobilization (Field Duty Stations)
Providing inputs to resource mobilization strategies
- Analyzes information/databases on potential and actual donors
- Develops a database of project profiles. Identifies opportunities for project proposals for presentation to donors.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
- Generates new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things
- Documents and analyses innovative strategies and new approaches
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
- Understands and applies fundamental concepts and principles of a professional discipline or technical specialty relating to the position
- Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
- 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
- Demonstrates in-depth understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments.
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Preparing information for global advocacy
- Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
- Identifies and takes advantage of opportunities for advocating for UNDP’s mandate.
Establishing effective client relationships
- Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion
- Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
- Anticipates client needs and addresses them promptly.
- Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity
- Demonstrate UN values and principles
- Ability to communicate (orally and in writing) development messages and principles
- Encouraging open communication in the team, including the ability to receive feedback and self-reflect for self-improvement
- Initiative-taking and proactive research and outreach
- Ability to work collaboratively with supervisors, colleagues and external partners in fostering cooperation and synergy, resolving problems, and preventing and managing conflict
- Ability to address complexity, uncertainty and adversity
- Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
- Informed and transparent decision making and sound judgment.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Development Studies, Environmental Sciences, Agriculture, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
- Two (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 on natural resources management, environment, climate change, DRM or extractive industries;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages;
- Experience in handling of web based management systems.
- English proficiency.
- Second UN language highly desirable.
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