Head of Poverty Reduction, Environment and Climate Change Unit, Harare, Zimbabwe

  • Permanent
  • Zimbabwe

UNDP

Strategic Programme guidance: As a senior member of the CO management team, ensures the strategic direction of Unit programme

  •  Continuous scanning/analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country that is relevant to the Unit priorities.
  •  Providing strategic oversight and guidance to the unit project managers ensuring that their projects are aligned to strategies and Outcomes in the CPD.
  •  Identification of strategic and innovative programme areas of cooperation.

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  •  Support the CO team in the establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.
  •  Contribute to the SDGs targets and actively seek to advance UNDPs integrator role.
  •  Support and direct when required capacity assessments and IP audits as well as timely implementation of recommendations.

Staff Management and Supervision: effective management and supervision of the Unit programme team focusing on quality control of the full cycle of programming from formulation to implementation.

  •  Establishment of unit staff goals and targets ensuring that they are regularly reviewed.
  •  Supervision and mentoring of programme unit staff and guiding their learning and professional development.
  •  Ensure the unit has the right skill set to deliver on outcomes by identifying skills gaps and needs, supporting the recruitment of the right staff in line with the organigram.
  •  Conducting staff performance appraisals and addressing performance gaps.
  •  Supporting Country Office management team in ensuring staff welfare remains in focus and duty of care is provided.

Strategic Partnerships and Resources Mobilization: Establishes and maintains strategic partnerships and leads resource mobilization.

  •  Identifying strategic partners to deliver unit programmes and partnership engagement plan; Development and implementation of the CO partnerships and resources mobilization strategies to achieve programme outcomes.
  •  Creation and coordination of partnerships and joint programming with other UN Agencies under the delivery as one mantra of the UN system.
  •  Identify donor priorities, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for cost-sharing, and design programme areas for cooperation.
  •  Continuously scanning for funding windows and leading the unit team in developing bankable proposals.
  •  Maintain a unit pipeline of ideas, idea notes, concept notes, and proposals.

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Unit Programme and Resources management

  •  Ensure unit projects are effectively managed within the project management cycle and UNDP POPP standards are consistently applied.
  •  Manage unit programme resources – budgeting allocation and expenditure tracking.
  •  Ensure budgets and expenditures are within authorised spending limits.
  •  Ensure production of quality financial and narrative reporting;

Policy advisory: Ensures provision of top-quality policy advice services to the Government

  •  Provision of policy advice to Government and strategic advice on development and implementation of policies and strategies.
  •  Continuously identify policy needs and gaps and seek opportunities to support policy development and implementation through unit programmes.
  •  Lead evidence-based programming, documentation of lessons and best practices and share with government and partners.
  •  Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:

  •  This post has additional managerial responsibilities exercised through the ATLAS system, participation in management meetings and supervision of other cross cutting country office processes and task teams.

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