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Strategic Planning Expert 2011

Location : Kuwait, KUWAIT
Application Deadline :09-Apr-11
Additional CategoryMillennium Development Goals
Type of Contract :Other
Post Level :Other
Languages Required :Arabic   English  
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year


The State of Kuwait in coordination with UNDP strives to enhance institutional efficiency in the Supreme Council for Planning and Development especially in improving performance and coping with analytical approaches needed to fulfill tasks. In this context, the SCPD intends to recruit a senior expert in strategies or relevant disciplines to assist the staff at the office of the Secretary General in that respect.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance in all aspects of planning activities from strategic perspective.
  • Conduct studies on environmental scanning of business and administration to determine indicators to support the planning team.
  • Conduct studies on competitive analysis to assess the effectiveness of state agencies.
  • Provide executable recommendations about Performance Management and best fit systems to be applied in Kuwait.
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning from previous similar projects.
  • Ability to propose creative ideas and approaches in the field.
  • Must commit to 40 hours per week of work on or off site.
  • Skills in training staff in strategic planning.
  • Experience in the adaptation to and the application of computer based tools in planning according to beneficiary's' needs


  • Focuses on impact and result for the beneficiary and responds positively to feedback
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills in Arabic and English.
  • Builds strong relationships internally and externally.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Ability to work in teams.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Ph.D  in Business Management ( all sub-disciplines), Strategic Public Administration, or strategic economics.
  • 15 years of experience in planning at large and at least 10 years in strategic planning.
  • Fluency in English and Arabic.
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.
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