UNDP Mozambique is recruiting a Programme Specialist who will backstop the Country Director in the oversight of the Programme Unit within the thematic area of Natural Resources Management, Resilience and Climate Change. She/he will provide policy and programmatic guidance to other members of the Programme Unit, especially regarding cross cutting issues on energy, environment, climate change, disaster risk reduction and resilience. The incumbent will also lead UNDP’s efforts to further strengthen its climate change policy advisory capacity while closely supporting an effective implementation and reinforcement at local level of the National Strategy for Climate change adaptation and disaster management. In addition, the incumbent will undertake a leadership role in fostering inter-thematic discussions in a cross-cutting relationship collaboration with the focal points of the transversal areas (South-South Cooperation, Gender, etc.).
Moreover, in close collaboration with the Policy Advisory Services’ team, the incumbent’s lead role in the Programme Unit is to promote the inclusion of cross cutting programme considerations in the country programme with special focus to the rights of vulnerable groups and constituencies (women, youth, disabled, ageing, indigenous groups, people living with HIV etc.). Thus, she/he must have an excellent capacity to engage a diverse stakeholder base and to effectively network for solid partnership building (public-private, civil society, South-South, etc.).
In close collaboration with the Country Director, the Programme Specialist supervises the performance of the team in strategic planning, implementation, identifies areas for appropriate programme interventions based on solid analysis of political, social and economic trends of relevance, while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/ CPD priorities. Additionally, the incumbent will also lead the programme unit’s efforts in the identification of creative and innovative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities, formulation and management of the cluster’s programmes and projects and monitoring and evaluation of programme activities (in close collaboration with the M&E Officer).
The incumbent will contribute to the promotion and observation of the UNDP Gender Equality Strategy in all programmes and projects under her/his management as well as support the Youth Global Programme for Sustainable Development and Peace – Youth-GPS (2016-2020).
The incumbent works in close partnership with the Operations Unit, programme staff, other UN Agencies, UNDP HQ and RSCA staff, Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation.
Incumbent will approach work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and display a strong client orientation. As such s/he will display flexibility in performing other emerging tasks assigned by RR/RC, CD or supervisor/manager.
Ensures the management of the Resilience and Natural Resources Management Cluster and the implementation of programme strategies and Policy Advice focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures effective development, management and oversight of the CO programme on the Resilience and Natural Resources Management focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:
Ensures policy development and fostering innovation on cross-cutting themes for the Natural Resources Management, Resilience and Climate Change portfolio focusing on achievement of the following results:
Promotes a substantive and strategic policy engagement on climate change with government and development partners, building on and ensuring consistency with international policy guidance on climate change provided by HQ focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the CO, other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff, and the private sector focusing on achievement of the following results:
As a senior technical expert, ensures proactive provision of top quality advisory services to government and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Knowledge of economic and financial issues, including resource revenue management, related to conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
Global Environmental Governance: Knowledge conventions and MEAs (such as CBD and UNCCD) and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.
Management and Coordination: Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration. Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet need.
Results-based management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance and demonstrable results.
Collaboration and Partnerships: Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support. Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP.
Strategic thinking/Visioning: Ability to analyze the organization’s value proposition and shape visionary/long term plans. Use insight to identify target audiences and partners and to inform communication objectives, messages and solutions.
Resource mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources
Job Type: Full-Time
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