Wednesday, December 9, 2009

UNDP, UN Coordination Analyst, Deadline December 18, 2009.


Position title: UN Coordination Analyst
Type of Contract: Fixed Term Appointment
Level: NO-A
Organizational Unit: UNDP, Resident Coordinator Support Unit
Duty Station: Dili, Timor - Leste 
Duration: 1 (one) Year, extendable
Expected Start date: February 2010            


Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Resident Coordinator Unit, the UN Coordination Analyst provides assistance to the execution of services in the UN Resident Coordinator Unit by providing substantive/programmatic support to the core functions of the RC Unit/ Office of DSRSG and undertaking the administrative functions of the Unit.

The UN Coordination Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations programme and project staff of the UN Agencies and relevant staff in UNMIT. 

Duties and Responsibilities

1.      Ensures effective support to UNCT in preparation and implementation of UNDAF focusing on achievement of the following results:
q          Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country, presentation of reports.
q          Participation in the work of the CCA and UNDAF Working Groups and preparation of inputs to CCA, UNDAF.
q          Support to the organization of UNCT meetings and retreats as necessary.
Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals on UN programmes, identification of strengths and weaknesses in UN Agencies programmes in the context of UNDAF, UN Reform and MDGs.

2.      Ensures effective supports in preparation and implementation of the UN Coordination Work Plan, focusing on the achievement of results:

q          Preparation and collection of inputs to the RC Work Plan and Annual Report.
q          Support monitoring of UNDAF implementation.
q          Assist the coordination efforts to prepare other initiatives that require joint planning.
Maintain overall records of UNCT ongoing activities, in view of fostering synergies amongst
agencies and with UNMIT.
q          Assist –substantively and with secretariat- selected Working Groups such as HIV/AIDS, Gender, Operations, Learning, and Information. Serve as focal point to ensure that these groups’ work-plans advance as per the UNCT goals for each year.
q          Support initiatives to advance integration in the districts between UNMIT and the UN agencies.
   3.    Ensures effective performance in all level administrative task of the Resident Coordination Unit, focusing on the achievement of results:

q          Preparation of materials and arrangements for the UNCT and other meetings convened by the DSRSG, as well as minutes, information packages, and briefing notes.
q          Process expenditures for the RC Unit and maintain budget reviews updates for the RC Unit funds.
q          Administration and secretariat support provided to some inter-agency working groups.
q          Ensure that other relevant administrative tasks for the unit are performed up to date.

4.    Ensure facilitation and sharing of information related to the work of the UN agencies, funds, and programmes:
q          Implement and recommend information and communication related activities of the unit.  Identification of sources of information related to coordination. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to country policy goals.
q          Establish networks with UN agencies/units for the regular preparation and dissemination of the “UN Calendar and Documents of Interest”.  Preparation of other public information materials as required.
q          Training to UN staff on integration and coordination issues, in English and Tetum.
Establishing and maintaining other relevant information such as donor assistance to the UN per sector.


·         Bachelor Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field. Masters Degree would be an advantage.

§         At least 4 years of relevant experience in programmatic and administrative experience.  Knowledge about the UN and RC systems would be an advantage. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc). 
      Good writing skills in English.

§         Fluency in the UN and national language of the duty station.

Please submit your applications together with curriculum vitae and relevant supporting documents to the following address:

Human Resources Unit

United Nations Development Programme

Obrigado Barracks Compound, Building 11

Caicoli Street,

Dili, Timor-Leste

Fax: +670 3313534

The deadline for submitting applications is 18 December 2009.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.