Project Analyst, Zugdidi, Georgia

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Georgia

Field location: Zugdidi

Office: UNDP in Zugdidi

Closing date: Tuesday, 3 January 2023

Job Identification : 7349

Locations : Georgia

Posting Date : 12/22/2022, 02:03 PM

Apply Before : 01/03/2023, 04:59 AM

Degree Level : Advanced/Postgraduate Degree

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NB4

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree

Other Criteria : 1 year experience is desirable (with Master’s degree) or 3 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of qualified work experience

Required Languages : English, Georgian and Russian

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

Job Category : Management

Job Description

Background

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Office/Unit/Project Description

The USAID-funded Partnering for Resilience Program (hereinafter the "project") is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with four UN Agencies: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The project aims to foster the peacebuilding and conflict transformation with an ultimate goal to promote an enabling environment for sustainable peace.

The project builds on the success and lessons learned from previous and current interventions of UNDP and UN partner organizations in support of conflict-affected communities and the lasting peace in general. The project has three objectives to reach the ultimate goal of the intervention:

Objective 1: Improved enabling environment and increased demand for sustainable peace

Objective 2: Expanded interaction and confidence-building opportunities

Objective 3: Strengthened information ecosystem.

Under the overall guidance of UNDP CPR Team Leader, direct supervision of the UNDP Project Manager, and in close cooperation with the UNDP Deputy Project Manager, the Project Analyst will be based in Zugdidi and will provide support to the community mobilization, resilience building and grant components of the project, including the calls for proposals, handle finance/admin matters, and participate in the overall monitoring of sub-grants. He/she will also supervise community mobilization and public awareness activities ensuring the smooth implementation the project in the area of responsibility. The Project Analyst also provides technical and analytical inputs for the project reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities: Contribute to coordinated, coherent and efficient workflow processes for smooth implementation of the project:

In cooperation with the Project Manager and the deputy Project Manager participate in the development of LVGs for CSO partners and grantees;
Contribute to the preparation of reporting, including but not limited to the project interim and final reports and briefs and development of user-friendly charts, tables and diagrams reflecting project achievement, statistical data, and outreach;
Performs other duties assigned by the Project Manager;
Ensures donor and UNDP visibility in all activities performed within the project

Perform in full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies, and strategies, as well as ensure effective internal controls.

Planning, implementing, and overseeing field activities with regard to the project implementation:

Plans operational implementation of all project related activities in the area of responsibility, including, but not limited to launching events, meeting with local stakeholders, communities, awareness-raising and information sessions, negotiations with partners, support to the capacity building of project partners, developing strategic priorities and project ideas/fiches etc.;
Supports international and local consultants in performing relevant activities in the AoR;
Establishes and maintains strong channels of communication with all local partners (including CSOs, local institutions, communities, businesses etc.);
Facilitates knowledge management with regard to lessons learnt within the Project;
Cooperates with other stakeholders- and enhances exchange of experiences of all project activities implemented in the AoR;
Plans and supervises capacity building activities implemented within low value grants and responsible partner agreements;
Provides timely reports to the Project Manager.

Building partnerships with key stakeholders at the local level and other UNDP partners:

Ensures understanding of project goals, approaches and expected results by key partners at the local level (districts, villages, business associations, civil society etc.), through awareness-raising initiatives and dissemination of information.

Maintain communication with partner organizations;
Through various interventions (meetings, presentation, negotiations etc.) ensures the project buy-in from critical partners at the local level;
Maintains close relationships with stakeholders, by conducting analysis of interests of key groups, as well as analysis of risks and relevant mitigation activities.

Institutional Arrangement:

The Project Analyst will work under the overall guidance of the CPR Team Leader and the direct supervision of the UNDP Project Manager and in close cooperation with the project and other UNDP teams in the Country Office.

Competencies

Core Competencies:

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross Functional & Technical competencies:

Business Direction and Strategy - Entrepreneurial Thinking:

Ability to create clarity around UNDP value proposition to beneficiaries and partners and to develop service offers responding to client needs based on UNDP’s organizational priorities and mandate.

Business Management - Partnership Management:

Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies.

Partnership Management - Relationship Managment:

Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding

Partnership Management - Emerging partnerships:

Ability to engage with emerging partners, develop and manage a strategy and develop approaches to developing and managing these new strategic partnerships.

Strategic engagement:

Ability to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level visio and objectives.

Partnership Management - CSO engagement:

Knowledge and understanding of CSOs and the ability to engage with CSOs.

Business Management - Monitoring:

Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programm performance and results.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Master’s degree or equivalent in Social Sciences, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, International Relations, or a related discipline.

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, with additional 2 years of working experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.

Experience:

Minimum 1 year experience is desirable (with Master’s degree) or 3 years (with bachelor’s degree) of work experience in project planning and implementation, working with relevant stakeholders and communities

Languages:

Fluency in English, Georgian and Russian languages is required.

Required skills:

Awareness/understanding and consideration of Do No Harm principle;
Ability to conduct strategic planning, results-based management, and reporting.

Ability to lead monitoring activities of management projects

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section:

Experience in working on complex projects would be an asset.

Experience in rural development and agriculture will be an asset.

Experience in working with UNDP and the UN system; including knowledge of its

practices and procedures would be an asset.

Travel

Visits to target regions may be required on a need’s basis.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns, or other materials.

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