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Coordinator (Joint UN-WB Aid)

Job ID5862

Background
As part of the Somali Compact, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and development partners agreed to establish the Somalia Development and Reconstruction Facility (SDRF) as a centerpiece of the New Deal partnership.

Coordinator Job Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

The UN-WB Aid Coordination Officer will support the United Nations, the World Bank, Government, and contributing donors to the SDRF Trust Funds in the following functions:

  • Aid coordination and Aid Effectiveness
  • Risk Management
  • Joint Programmatic and analytical initiatives

Aid Coordination and Aid Effectiveness

  • Support teams on fund management and preparation for SDRF SC, PSG WG, HLPF and HLACF meetings. Support the development of a joint WB-UN position on a mutual accountability framework to support the National Development Plan;
  • Develop and support the implementation of aligned procedures for identifying, measuring, and reporting on SDRF portfolio performance and results;
  • Engage with the Use of Country Systems Working Group to develop and implement a post-2016 roadmap for better use of country systems, establishing concrete, agreed targets for both government and development partners.

Risk Management

  • Support the funds on portfolio risk management, notably by providing analysis for the joint risk management strategy, compiling input from other stakeholders, operationalizing mitigation measures, and reporting on progress;
  • Support coordination with donors on risk management and related matters: monthly consultative group meetings, (including, when appropriate, joint UN-WB donor briefings) the Somalia Donor Group, quarterly sector meetings (WB-specific) and bilateral requests.

Joint Programmatic and analytical initiatives

  • Enhance UN-WB coordination at the project level, with special focus on projects using country systems (UN National Window and World Bank recipient-executed projects;
  • Facilitate analytical work that supports greater UN-WB collaboration and systematically capture lessons learne;
  • Identify opportunities to create integrated Humanitarian/Development solutions, combining the strategic advantages of the UN and WB

Competencies

Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda

  • Creates effective advocacy strategies
  • Contributes to the elaboration of advocacy strategies by identifying and prioritizing audiences and communication means
  • Performs analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses
  • Uses the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for advocacy work.

Results-Based Programme Development and Management

  • Provides inputs to the development of organizational standards for accountability and results-based management
  • Develops and applies tools and techniques in assessing the application of programme and/or administer the policies and procedures
  • Undertakes ad hoc analysis of issues emanating from policy application reviews.

Building Strategic Partnerships

  • Effectively networks with partners seizing opportunities to build strategic alliances relevant to UN/UNCT’s strategic agenda
  • Sensitizes UN Partners, donors and other international organizations to the UN/UNCT’sstrategic agenda, identifying areas for joint efforts
  • Develops positive ties with civil society to build/strengthen UN/UNCT’s mandate
  • Identifies needs and interventions for capacity building of counterparts, clients and potential partners
  • Displays initiative, sets challenging outputs for him/herself and willingly accepts new work assignments
  • Takes responsibility for achieving agreed outputs within set deadlines and strives until successful outputs are achieved
  • Effectively attentive to programmatic synergies in inter-agency meetings.

Innovation and Marketing New Approaches

  • Seeks a broad range of perspectives in developing project proposals
  • Generates for regional and innovative ideas and effective solutions to problems
  • Looks at experience critically, drawing lessons, and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Identifies new approaches and promotes their use in other situations
  • Documents successes and uses them to project a positive image
  • Creates an environment that fosters innovation and innovative thinking
  • Makes the case for innovative ideas from the team with own supervisor

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

  • Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms
  • Develops and/or participates in the development of tools and mechanisms, including identifying new approaches to promote individual and organizational learning and knowledge sharing using formal and informal methodologies

Knowledge/Technical Expertise for Coordinator Job

  • Understands more advanced aspects of primary area of specialization as well as the fundamental concepts of related disciplines
  • Keeps abreast of new developments in area of professional discipline and job knowledge and seeks to develop him/herself professionally
  • Demonstrates comprehensive knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the current guidelines and project management tools and utilizes these regularly in work assignments
  • Ability to build and sustain effective partnerships within Government entities, UN Agencies, WB and donors
  • Experience in New Deal principles and ability to translate global New Deal policy into effective and coherent advice to national
  • counterparts, the UN and the WB
  • Ability to lead the design and implementation of risk management systems and approaches
  • Experience in risk management related training and capacity building
  • Experience in data collection, analysis, and management
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to produce high-quality work and manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.

Client Orientation

  • Anticipates client needs
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective
  • Solicits feedback on service provision and quality

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents
  • Building support and political acumen
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Building and promoting effective teams
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and
  • knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking

Required Skills and Experience for Coordinator Job

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in political or social sciences, international Relations, Development or related disciplines.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience with bilateral or multilateral agencies dealing with issues related to aid delivery in fragile states context;
  • Good knowledge of recent aid management practices and New Deal implementation, including on issues related to donor performance, risk management, financing, aid effectiveness and monitoring and evaluation in fragile states;
  • Knowledge of the UN and World Bank and understanding of national planning tools and the New Deal architecture is desirable.
  • Advanced skills in the usage of computer software packages and web based management systems.

Language requirements:

Fluency in written and spoken English

 

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