Azerbaijan nationals: Regional Project Analyst

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Baku, , AZ

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1) Supports implementation of the regional Kura-II project at regional level, focusing on:

  • Support to regionalization of all project efforts and building/strengthening linkages between project components, focused on all trainings, project data analysis, and webpage oversite;
  • Supporting IWRM Academy participants needs and training implementation, curriculum development for a wide array of stakeholders, technical document review and editing,
  • Maintaining project curriculum on-line library, and overseeing the development of all web-based training materials for all courses offered by the UNDP-GEF IWRM Academy for professional water managers, and other stakeholder groups;
  • Data compilation and analysis for monitoring and evaluation, training, tracking, reviewing, editing, economic evaluations, and experts roster
  • Develop sector specific Green Business Manuals for different sectors for sustainable water use and update information regularly for Stakeholders
  • Translation and editing of project materials, as required.

2) Implementation of UNDP-GEF Kura II Project, including monitoring and evaluation strategies

  • Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the Kura region and preparation of substantive inputs to projects strategic implementation
  • Conduct monitoring and evaluation of project oriented data, from baseline to end of project to enhance and guide implementation, provide clear documentation of efforts, lessons learned and outcomes, and to provide guidance for replication
  • Provide substantial inputs to the production of Monthly CTA Notes, Quarterly Reports, Annual Reports, and reporting to both UNDP and GEF as required based on M&E information collected

3) Facilitation of strategic partnerships and support implementation of the Kura II Project sustainability strategy and provide top quality advisory services to the Project and ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Analysis and research of information on project partners, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation collaboration, active contribution to the overall Project Office efforts in the international community
  • Draft Lessons Learned and facilitate the creation of project outputs that highlight replication and sustainability of all aspects of the project efforts based on national, regional, and international experiences
  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to project and country policy goals.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Take lead on organization and follow-up of training for the project staff on knowledge management issues for professional growth through active learning.

4) Providing technical level expertise in all project components with focus on stakeholder engagement, data compilation and analysis:

Outcome 1 Institutional Strengthening:

  • Provide information and research support to CTA, for monitoring and evaluation of work done under component 1, including baseline and progress reporting for all 6 outputs.
  • Provide support to the National and Regional Project Advisory Group meetings, through technical coordination efforts
  • Provide technical inputs to the development of educational material, and provide key support to the intersectoral water policy coordination bodies. This includes the development of meeting minutes, support to coordination of meetings and, support to the project team in development of economic benefits of the green technologies for output 1.6.

Outcome 2 Professional Capacity Building:

  • Provide support to the project team and Senior Capacity Building Expert in conducting baseline studies and data analysis for tracking progress for capacity building efforts.
  • Provide support to the trainers for all IWRM Academy efforts, including preparation of materials, translations, editing and video recording.
  • Provide support to the development of on-line, remote trainings for all IWRM Academy courses in close cooperation with international experts and national team to ensure translations are clear and relevant.

Outcome 3 Applied Actions in Critical Areas for Stress Reduction:

  • Support CTA in development and monitoring of all outputs for Outcome 3, including technical inputs for M&E in all request for quotations, and initial review of RFQs for all work to be done by firms.
  • Provide technical and logistical support for IWRM Academy activities to be linked with outcome 3 outputs and used as training vehicles – and to be included in training videos.

Outcome 4 Stakeholder Engagement, Education and Empowerment:

  • Working closely with Sr. Capacity Building Expert, CTA, and International Expert in Stakeholder Engagement and Education, and full project team to develop IWRM Training of Trainers Program for nongovernmental stakeholders, and coordinate the implementation of trainings, including video recording of trainings and oversite training materials development for online trainings.
  • Support the International Expert in Stakeholder Engagement and Education in the formation of IWRM Academic conferences, Support Communications Officer in the implementation of local competitions for climate change adaptation solutions, including creating an active social media campaign to promote the benefits and innovations nationally, regionally and internationally. Develop all media materials for presentation and distribution through IW:LEARN.
  • Conduct baseline and progress reporting based on M&E requirements

Outcome 5 Science for Governance:

  • Provide support in promoting improved science for governance, as needed, and interline with IWRM Academy Efforts.
  • Provide data analysis of baseline and progress reporting based on M&E requirements.

5) Provide oversight and supervision of Junior Experts participating in the project implementation in collaboration with the CTA/RPC

  • Create assignments, supervise, and document inputs of the Junior Experts contributions to the Project with the support of the CTA/RPC
  • Facilitate regular meetings to support country to country knowledge sharing and understanding for integrated water resources management
  • Provide inputs into the performance evaluations of all Junior Experts in Baku, and in coordination with the Team in Tbilisi, for review and approval by CTA/RPC

COMPETENCIES

Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Delivery: Ability to get things done

Knowledge Management: Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Strategic Partnership: Analyzes and selects materials for strengthening strategic alliances with partners and stakeholders and Establishes and nurtures positive communication with partners

Job Knowledge – Technical Expertise: 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. Analyzes the requirements and synthesizes proposals. 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

Creating Visibility for UNDP/Supporting UNDP’s Capacity to Advocate: Promotes awareness of UNDP’s centrally to development through dissemination of information and materials

Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda: Identifies and communicates relevant information for a variety of audiences for advocating UNDP’s mandate

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise: Keeps updated in his/her area of substantive expertise; and Identifies opportunities for conceptual innovation

Client Orientation: Researches potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion, and organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines

Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals: Identifies and communicates relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education

1)

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, international relations, development studies or related field
  • OR Licence degree in social sciences, international relations, development studies
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, international relations, development studies

2) Background in diplomacy, environmental management and transboundary water management are assets;

Experience

1)

  • Master’s or higher degree in above mentioned fields required.
  • OR Licence degree in above mentioned fields with 1 year work experience required at the national or international level in international relations, higher education administration or advocacy.
  • OR Bachelor’s degree in above mentioned fields with 2 years of experience required at the national or international level in international relations, higher education administration or advocacy.

2) Experience in technical editing and translation to English, required; experience in translation of environmental water management materials an asset;

3) Data collection, analysis, assessment and reporting experience required; experience in institutional planning and assessment research and reporting is a strong asset.

4) Demonstrated familiarity with or, ideally, work experience in UNDP or GEF International Waters an asset, experience in Azerbaijan and/or Georgia an asset;

5) Familiarity and sensitivity to wider regional economic development trends shaping water resource management in the Kura Basin including the water nexus approach are an asset;

6) Familiarity with logistical support for stakeholder priorities, water management issues, national stakeholder concerns, training curriculum and water initiatives activities in the Kura basin are an asset;

Language Requirements

  • English is the working language for this assignment; therefore, excellent oral and written communications skills in English are required, as well as the language of the duty station is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Russian or Georgian is preferred.

Other

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems for web page support, required
  • Analysis of databases, and tracking of curriculum, students, and reporting a strong asset

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DEGREE REQUIRED

LANGUAGE REQUIRED