UN Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning Jobs in Ethiopia

UN Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning Jobs in Ethiopia



This position is located in the UN Resident Coordinator’s Officer (RCO) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader reports to UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC & HC).


Responsibilities


  • Leads the provision of strategic guidance to the UN RC & HC and UN Country Team (UNCT) on effective, quality and timely UN support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)
  • Initiates, establishes and coordinates external partnerships and joint resource mobilization efforts for the new generation UNDAF
  • Coordinates the Business Operations Strategy and develops business innovations
  • Manages and directs knowledge management and capacity development activities in and outside the UN System
  • Leads and coordinates overall management of the RCO to ensure efficient and effective substantive coordination support to the UN RC & HC/UNCT and adherence to organizational policies and procedures


    Requirements


  • Proven knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to sustainable development. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks.
  • Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction.
  • Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment.
  • Proven ability to analyze complex data and produce reports leading to sound policy recommendations for achieving sustainable development; Solid understanding of the political environment and the programmes and activities of the UN system in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals; Ability to think strategically, to identify key emerging sustainable development issues and related policy implications.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
  • Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Serves as a role model that other people
    want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
  • Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
  • Empowering Others: Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work; encourages others to set challenging goals; holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility; genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, sustainable development policy, project/programme management, or resource mobilization in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.
  • A minimum of two years of experience with sustainable development assistance frameworks and/or humanitarian response plans is required.
  • Experience in resilience initiatives, the New Way of Working framework, humanitarian assistance, peace operations and the Nexus of Human Rights strategies is desirable.


    How to Apply



    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 3rd July, 2019


    For more information and job application details, see; UN Senior Development Coordination Officer, Strategic Planning Jobs in Ethiopia


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