|UNDP established the Oslo Governance Center in 2002 as part of its global policy network for democratic governance. As a global thematic facility, the Oslo Governance Centre is part of the Democratic Governance Group in UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy providing systematic analysis, research, reviews, and capturing lessons learned with a view to generating innovative thinking and new ideas on Democratic Governance. It also advises UNDP Country Offices in their support to nationally-owned governance assessments. Activities of the Centre are implemented in close cooperation with Policy Advisors in New York, as well with the Practice Team Leaders and Democratic Governance staff in the Regional Service Centres. |
Following an assessment in 2008 to clarify and reposition the Oslo Governance Centre in the context of the UNDP Strategic Plan 2008-2013, the main functions of the Centre are fourfold:
Democratic Governance Analysis and Learning Unit: The unit is responsible for the ‘learning cycle’ work, the reviews of projects funded by the Democratic Governance Thematic Trust Fund, emerging issues, as well as all the training services offered.
Democratic Governance Assessments Unit: The Oslo Governance Centre started work on governance indicators in 2002, and it has since developed into a fully fledged global programme with country, regional and global dimensions.
Duties and Responsibilities
|UNDP is seeking a highly qualified individual for the position of Director of the Centre. The Director be responsible for providing leadership and substantive direction to the Centre’s team of specialized governance advisors in Governance Assessment, Analysis and Learning, as well as for the overall management of administrative support functions.The incumbent will be accountable for the delivery and quality of results to Practice Director (DGG) in BDP, NY. |
The incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:
Required Skills and Experience
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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.
Director, Oslo Governance Centre