Build partnership and capacities of Government counterparts for stabilisation planning and implementation at the subnational level in assigned regions focusing on:
- Identify critical gaps and needs with Government counterparts’ stabilisation team, and build capacity of counterparts to address those needs;
- Work with counterparts to develop a stabilisation plan for the assigned areas;
- Work with counterparts to operationalize the stabilisation plan for the assigned areas, leveraging the UN family and other Government entities as required;
- Conduct regular site visits to monitor stabilisation planning and implementation, liaise with local officials and civilians, prepare site visit reports and advise the Stabilisation Specialist on any local response.
- Liaise with relevant government and non-government partners as well as the international community and UN partners as part of overall relationship management for stabilisation in the assigned areas;
- Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with UN colleagues and counterparts, Government representatives, civil society actor’s, enhancing relation with military and law enforcement actors, and other national and international partners on information sharing, policy and coordination matters, as well as transitional measures from stabilisation to long term recovery;
- Consult and cooperate with partners to develop strategies and plans of action to address political changes;
- Support preparations for official meetings, events and visits;
- Participate in fact finding missions and drafting written reports on findings.
- Develop, oversee and monitor work plans and budgets for the assigned areas and engineers;
- Identify risks and challenges to the ongoing operations of the projects and provide advice to the Stabilisation Specialist on mitigation strategies;
- Manage day to day administrative matters for the assigned portfolio with support from the programme team and the Stabilisation Specialist;
- Identify, analyse and monitor political developments, trends and emerging issues regarding returnees in newly liberated areas.
- Prepare summary and analytical reports including, but not limited to situation reports, briefing notes, weekly reports, and inputs for narrative reports for the Stabilisation Specialist;
- Prepare contextual information materials such as background notes, political profiles for the areas of Kirkuk and North Salah Al Din;
- Continuous analysis and monitoring of the situation in the liberated areas, to support planning for FFS activities and preparation of presentation to FFS senior management.
- Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices moving forward;
- Sound contributions to analytical reports on stabilisation where required.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through leadership and personal example;
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
- Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting;
- Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects;
- Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery;
- Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioural/attitudinal change;
- Strong IT skills, knowledge of ATLAS system desirable;
- Excellent knowledge of financial rules and regulations, accounting;
- Excellent knowledge of Results Management Guide and Toolkit.
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
- Master’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field. OR;
- Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of masters.
- A minimum two (2) years (with Masters’ degree), or, minimum four (4) years (with Bachelors’ degree) of relevant experience at the national and/or international level in project/programme formulation, management, or implementation services;
- Proven experience, working in close partnership with and establishing strong relationships with a broad base of stakeholder, with a special emphasis on Government partners.
- Proven experience working in, and/or knowledge of the context in Salahaddin, Kirkuk, Anbar, Ninewa and Diyala Governorates, is required;
- Previous experience in the design and/or implementation of community level social cohesion, peacebuilding or reconciliation initiatives;
- Previous experience working with UNDP/UN or International NGOs would be an asset;
- Proven ability to use computers and office software packages, and experience in handling web based management systems.
- Fluency in English and Arabic, both written and spoken, is essential;
- Fluency in Kurdish is an advantage.
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