|Location :||Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC|
|Application Deadline :||21-Apr-11|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-5|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 years|
|The Regional UNDG Team is responsible for providing strategic leadership, guidance and support to the Resident Coordinators (RCs) and to the UN Country Teams (UNCTs) in its respective region, on the implementation of UNDG’s strategic priorities and in meeting their responsibilities under the Management and Accountability (M & A) system. Each Regional UNDG Team is led by a Chair and is supported by a Secretariat located in a regional office. |
In November 2009, the UNDG approved the Implementation Plan for 2010 UNDAF roll-outs. Part of this plan included the provision by the United Nations Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) of additional professional capacity for strengthening the support of Regional UNDG Teams to the Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UNCTs.
Reporting to the Chair of the Regional UNDG Team through or in consultation with the head of the regional office in which the Regional UNDG Adviser is located for general and region-specific direction and guidance, the Regional UNDG Adviser provides advice and support to the RCs and the UNCTs on coordination, UN Reform issues and interpretation of UNDG policies, guidance and tools, and to the Chair in providing strategic leadership to the RCs and UNCTs on UNDG global and region-specific strategic priorities and related matters.
The Regional UNDG Adviser coordinates the Secretariat of the Regional UNDG Team, and serves as the principal focal point for regular contact and communication with the Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO), in particular, the DOCO/Field Support Team (FST) Regional Liaison at HQ for advice and support
Duties and Responsibilities
|Summary of key functions: |
Technical advice and support to RCs and UNCTs:
Success in the role of Regional UNDG Adviser means a stronger regional capacity to advance the achievement by the RCs and UNCTs of the UNDG’s strategic priorities and develop high quality UN programmes. It will enhance the role and image of the UNDG and, more broadly, the UN as the preferred provider of coordinated and coherent delivery of development support through its RCs and UNCTs to national governments and partners.
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.