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Programme Analyst

  • Post-graduate education
  • Project, program management
  • Experienced (senior worker)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

The Sub Regional Platform is an integral part of the Regional Services Centre for Africa (RSCA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The RSCA is staffed by approx. 120 staff in the different technical professions of UNDP including expertise on Governance, Peacebuilding, Humanitarian Development nexus and DDR who will provide technical supervision.
The platform has delegated authority from the RSCA Director for management of regional initiatives and supervises the R-UNDG Programme Coordination Specialist for the Great Lakes together with the World Food Programme Regional Director. Operational support for the Platform is provided by UNDP Kenya led by the Deputy Country Director operations.

As an integral part of UNDP’s Regional structure in Africa, and in line with the New Way of Working the East and Southern Africa Sub-Regional Platform (SRP) has been established as an anchor for strategic sub-regional initiatives and strategic support to and representation of UNDP in the Regional UNDG Team.


1. Programme Management and Technical Support (80%)

  1. Contribute to the overall implementation of the UN Great Lakes Regional Strategic Framework and Horn of Africa Regional Initiative ensuring a Humanitarian / Development/Peace and security nexus approach
  2. Assist together with the R-UNDG Programme Coordination Specialist for the Great Lakes and the Pillar Leads in preparation of the work plan, activities, targets, budget, standards for measuring progress and results for Pillar 3 (Mobility) and Pillar 6 (conflict prevention) as well as for the Horn of Africa Regional Initiative work on displacement;
  3. Assist in the implementation of the Cross-border project: Preventing conflict and building peace through addressing the drivers of conflict and instability associated with forced displacement between Burundi and Tanzania.
  4. Raise awareness and promote the integration of agreed priority cross-cutting issues (People Centered Approach) in sectoral needs assessment and contribute to the development of appropriate strategies to address these issues.
  5. Assist in situations of fragility in the inclusion of development and stabilization efforts including resilience building issues at the onset of humanitarian response and in humanitarian strategies and plans
  6. Assist in monitoring progress and identifying risks for timely action and early recovery and durable solutions
  7. Contribute actively to ensuring appropriate UNDP programmatic response to Regional Refugee Response plans drawn up for the sub regions.
  8. Support inside mediation efforts with armed groups in selected situations in the Great Lakes;
  9. Track results, conduct evaluation of the localized, insider mediation to engaging armed groups in DDR/RR with a view to developing an approach/guidance on using insider mediators in DDR/RR.
  10. Provide support on project implementation and delivery to Country offices and regional technical advisers;
  11. Assist in identifying ongoing constraints towards sustainable livelihoods and job creation for refugees and host communities in the sub regions
  12. Assist in promoting additional partnership within regional coordination mechanisms on durable solutions to displacement
  13. Assist in achieving proper coordination with the country support team and BPPS Governance and Peacebuilding and Climate and DDR teams in the Regional Service Centre
  14. Contribute to the assessment of programme impact and assist in providing accurate monitoring of progress and results
2. Knowledge Management (20%)
  1. Assist in knowledge extraction, analysis, documentation, codification of results/lessons learned, on the peace and security, development and humanitarian nexus in the sub -region, ensuring that knowledge sharing and content management is in line with guidelines and performed using corporate tools
  2. Support horizontal sharing of good practices between Country Offices and the two regional initiatives to increase the efficient implementation of the programmes
  3. Support the development of a knowledge sharing platform in support of Resident Coordinators /Resident Representatives, leveraging existing capacities, lessons learned and best practices in the sub-regions
  4. Access UNDP’s worldwide and regional knowledge, best practices and lessons learned, from both BPPS and CRU -  distil best practices and ensure its dissemination for organizational and stakeholders learning and sharing
  5. Contribute to joint guidance notes and lessons learned with UNHCR, IOM, ReDSS on displacement issues
  6. Support a regional online community of practice among the insider mediators focused on DDR/RR

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Project, program management
Seniority: Experienced (senior worker)

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required skills: Budgeting, financial planning; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Partnerships; Technical support; Data collection; Programme management; Project implementation; Data analysis
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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UNDP is the UN's global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help build a better life. In November 1964, an agreement was signed between the Government of Kenya and the UN System. UNDP was at the time known as the Technical Assistance Board (TAB). The Resident Representative of TAB Mr. B Chidzero signed on behalf of other agencies for the commencement of operations in Kenya.