|Location :||Seoul, KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)|
|Application Deadline :||21-Mar-11|
|Additional Category||Millennium Development Goals|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year (renewable)|
|After four decades, UNDP phased out its development cooperation activities with the Republic of Korea. With the completion of UNDP Country Programme in December 2009, the UNDP Country Office formally ceased operations. UNDP has over the years provided over US$ 100 million in resources for development to the Republic of Korea and has played a an important role in helping Korea to make a successful transition from net recipient of development cooperation to donor and member of OECD/DAC. |
At this juncture, UNDP and the Government of Korea have established a new kind of UNDP presence and platform for cooperation in the Republic of Korea in the form of a Policy Centre. The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre for Global Development Partnerships will undertake policy analysis and research on global partnerships in international development, with particular emphasis on the role of new and emerging donors in a changing international aid environment. The key functions of the new Centre are:
1. To serve as the immediate interface with the Government on all aspects relating to the evolving Republic of Korea-UNDP partnership;
2. To serve as a knowledge Center for comparative experiences and approaches of new development partners in reducing poverty and achieving sustainable human development;
3. To facilitate and promote learning, networking, policy dialogue and consultation among new development partners and to contribute to capacity development in developing countries
The expansion of the new development partners and their increasing active role in South-South cooperation and knowledge sharing provide a very dynamic environment in which the Policy Centre is expected to play an important role.
As a start up venture, the initial set up of the Policy Centre will be small. Thus, the role of the first Policy Specialist will be critical, to contribute establishing a solid policy foundation for the Centre and its reputation, which will allow it to build on the above mentioned trends and grow over the years. As such ,the Policy Specialist provides analysis for and contributes to the formulation of the strategic focus of the Centre
Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Policy Center, the Policy Specialist analyses and provides advice to UNDP management and the Government of Korea on policies and trends in global partnerships for development and identifies entry points for relevant linkages to UNDP/UN programmes. The Policy Specialist prepares strategic policy papers and briefings supporting development partnerships and knowledge sharing. The Policy Specialist works closely with Government of Korea counterparts, academia, research institutions, civil society and the private sector to identify and develop alternative policy options for development and foster collaboration with other development partners. The Specialist monitors policy developments in Korea and advises the Director and UNDP partners on policy issues. S/he contributes to UNDP’s policy dialogue with the Government and donors.
The Specialist engages in an active dialogue and collaboration with the UNDP country offices, the UNDP regional Centers, UNDP HQ and develops and nurtures an strong network with colleagues from UN Agencies, IFIs, Government officials, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society. The policy Advisor also works in close collaboration with the Communications Officer to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the Centre’s communication strategy and to strengthen the Centre’s public image.
This is a Development project Funded post.
Duties and Responsibilities
|Summary of key functions: |
The key results of the post strengthen UNDP’s contributions to the global policy dialogue and enhance the policy impact of UNDP programmes and projects. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design of programmes, and creation of strategic partnerships. The post enhances the engagement of UNDP in the fostering of global partnerships for development.
The quality and pertinence of the Policy Advisors inputs also contributes to the image, positioning, and long term relevance and growth of the Centre.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.