Wednesday, May 19, 2010

UNDP, MDG Officer - Advocacy and Programme, Deadline June 2, 2010.

Vacancy Announcement

Position title: MDG Officer- Advocacy and Programme
Type of Contract: FTA
Level: NO-B
Organizational Unit: UNDP, Resident Coordinator Support Unit
Duty Station: Dili, Timor - Leste 
Duration: 1 (one) Year, extendable
Expected Start date: As soon as possible

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Resident Coordinator Unit, and in daily collaboration with the UNDP MDG Advisor, the MDG Officer will coordinate all the communication activities approved under the MDG Achievement Fund Advocacy Project 2010-2013.   The Communication Officer shall facilitate the planning, monitoring, document repository and progress reporting on these advocacy activities.  This will include working with the various partners for the actual implementation of the MDG Advocacy activities.

The Officer provides assistance to the overall MDG advocacy activities in the country; particularly in support of the two joint programmes financed by the MDG Achievement Fund, one on gender and one on nutrition.

The MDG Officer works closely with the recently established MDG Steering Committee of the government of Timor-Leste. 

The s/m will also work in close collaboration with UNMIT PIO and the Joint Programme coordinators and implementing agencies.

Duties and Responsibilities

In close consultation with the key focal points of the Joint MDG Fund projects on Gender and on Nutrition, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officers of the lead agencies, the UN Communication Group, and the MDG Steering Committee, she/he will
Coordinate the implementation of the activities outlined in the approved MDG Advocacy Project;
Participate in the development of detailed work planning for the MDG Fund joint programmes communication processes, including audience analysis and pretesting of messages and materials, and to undertake follow up actions necessary to make sure that the plans of actions are implemented based on the approved plans.
Ensure facilitation and sharing of information related to the MDG Fund Joint Programmes.  Maintains and prepares documentation on the MDG Advocacy Project and drafts necessary documents, including minutes of meetings, briefing materials, progress reports and financial reports. The Officer is responsible in incorporating corrections and suggestions from peer review and other processes related to the MDG Advocacy Project in these documents.
Develops and updates, in consultation with the critical partners, monitoring tools to closely reflect the status of the various activities found in the MDG Advocacy Project.
 Ensure effective support to the coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities and reporting under the MDG Achievement Fund.
Ensures effective execution of funds under the Focus Country Initiative for Advocacy and M&E under the MDG Fund Joint programmes, including preparation of administrative arrangements, budget summaries, processing expenditures, and ensuring that other relevant administrative tasks relevant to the MDG Fund are performed up to date.

·         Bachelor Degree in Economics, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences or related field. Masters Degree would be an advantage, but not required.
 §         At least 3 years of relevant experience in programmatic, communications, editorial, and/or publishing fields. 
 §         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).
  Thorough understanding of all stages of communication processes.
Experience in coordination work in related field involving multiple partners and agencies.
Uses MS Office applications, including Word and Excel.
Well organized and attentive to details.
Good team player
Excellent English and Tetum writing and editing skills.

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
02 June 2010

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