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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is looking for the highly qualified and experienced international candidates for the position of Development Economist.
Interested candidates are invited to submit by FRIDAY, 18 January 2008 a letter of motivation indicating the position applied for and their Curriculum Vitae to the address below.
Only short?listed candidates whose applications respond to the criteria in the Job De scri ption will be contacted for written test and an interview.
Human Resources Unit
UNDP Viet Nam, 25-29 Phan Boi Chau Street Ha Noi ? Viet Nam
Deadline for submissions: Friday 05:00 PM | 18-Jan-2008
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME JOB DE scri ptION
I. Position Information
Job Code Title: Development Economist
Position Number: (to be created later)
Department: Country Economics
Reports to: Economics Advisor
Position Status: (non-Rotational)
Proposed Grade: L4
Position Classified by: Organizational Design & Broad
Banding Unit, OHR, UNDP New York
Classification Approved by:
II. Organizational Context
The Country Economist Unit (CEU) was established in 2004 to provide a focus for UNDP economic policy research and advocacy and related programmatic activities. Policy research produced by the CEU informs the identification of opportunities for projects and programmes in the CEU and other UNDP Viet Nam clusters and the formulation of UNDP Viet Nam policy positions and documents. CEU programmatic activities include policy dialogue and capacity development projects with the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences and other key government agencies.
The CEU has since its establishment provided policy support to the UN Country Team (UNCT) in producing a number of documents such as Country Common Assessment, United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and other discussion papers and jointly authored official documents.
The CEU is led by an Economics Advisor and staffed by a team of seven international and national staff. The Economic Advisor reports to the Deputy Country Director (Programme) in all matters relating to UNDP projects, programmes and activities. For programmatic and financial matters the Development Economist will have decision making authority and will report to the DCD (P) through the Economic Advisor.
Under the direct supervision of the Economics Advisor, the incumbent is responsible for the development and management of the CEU portfolio of programmatic activities working closely with Government counterparts to produce joint policy research, to identify policy options, to advocate and publicize UNDP policy objectives with an emphasis on human development and finally to build capacity for policy formulation, research management and policy advocacy. In support to the Economics Advisor, the incumbent oversees the day to day internal CEU management activities and manages the financial, programmatic and administrative functions of the unit.
III. Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
Manage and develop the CEU portfolio of Nationally Executed Projects (NEX) programmes/projects in close consultation with Government counterparts in the areas of economic policy formulation, policy research and capacity building on research management and policy advocacy.
Supervise a team of international and national experts, consultants and staff to implement programmes and projects with Government.
Contribute to and manage research activities in collaboration with Vietnamese institutions relating to social and pro-poor growth policies and human development issues.
Build relationships with international and national research institutes, universities and civil society organizations in support of UNDP?s policy research and advocacy programmes
Collaborate and assist the UNDP Country Office on other internal activities, panels and committees at the request of the Economics Advisor or other UNDP Senior Managers.
1. In line with the Country Programme and within CEU scope of activities, manage and develop the CEU portfolio of NEX programmes/projects in close consultation with Government counterparts in the areas of economic policy research and capacity building on research management and policy advocacy:
Seize opportunities for expansion of development programmes through advocating and developing programmes/project proposals, identify potential partners for the development of programmes/projects, define the parameters of action including recommendations for programming mechanism and strategies, and identify potential sources of financing taking into account partner needs.
Manage project implementation, regularly monitor and report on progress ensuring adherence to UNDP rules, regulations and policies, and assess status of performance outcomes relative to project plans.
Coordinate evaluations and audits of projects and participate in tri-partite review and monitoring visits to help project stakeholders achieve their objectives, as well as draw lessons from implementation.
Manages project/programme budgets including budget revisions as required and ensures accurate budget status is available in ATLAS.
2. Supervise CEU team of international and national staff to implement programmes and projects with Government:
Supervise the work of national and international staff in support of the UNDP economic policy research programmes and projects.
Supervise the preparation of terms of reference for consultants and experts, monitor work quality and develop a consultant roster suited to policy analysis and research.
Guide, manage and support other CEU staff in relation to progress on work plans and activities, advocacy role, programme/project implementation and monitoring, staff recruitment, induction and support, and corporate reporting requirements.
Monitor overall financial status of projects in CEU portfolio, including budget and expenditure forecasts, delivery analysis, cost-sharing payments and support cost.
Motivate and promote organizational excellence and supervise staff learning plans and skills development within CEU.
Ensure the rollout of the change management program, streamline the effective use and understanding of PRINCE2, MSP and ATLAS among CEU staff.
3. Contribute to and manage research activities in collaboration with Vietnamese institutions relating to social and pro-poor growth policies and human development issues:
Formulate and implement policy research activities in social and pro-poor growth policies, producing original analysis.
Collaborate with national and international agencies, institutes, universities and other organizations to conduct research on social and pro-poor growth policies and human development issues and to develop capacity within these agencies and organizations.
4. Build relationships with international and national research institutes, universities and civil society organizations in support of UNDP?s policy research and advocacy programmes:
Link Vietnamese institutions with international knowledge networks within UNDP and the UN system and with other agencies, institutes and universities.
Work to establish substantive and enduring collaboration between Vietnamese institutions and international institutions engaged in policy formulation, advocacy and research.
5. Collaborate and assist the UNDP Country Office on other internal activities, panels and committees at the request of the Economics Advisor or other UNDP Senior Managers.
IV. Impact of Results
The key results of the post strengthen the management of UNDP contributions to the national economic policy dialogue and enhance the policy impact of UNDP and UN programmes and projects. In particular, the key results have an impact on the future implementation of an expanded UNDP and UN programmes on economic policy research and formulation as the development economist increases the programme management capacity within CEU and builds relationships between UNDP, government agencies and international and national policy research and advocacy institutions.
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN?s values and ethical standards.
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Shares knowledge and experience and contributes to UNDP Practice Areas and actively works towards continuing personal learning and development.
Ability to provide policy advice services on economic issues.
Practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Ability to lead programme and project planning, results-based management and reporting.
Ability to lead formulation and evaluation of development programmes and projects.
Ability to apply economic theory to the specific country context, carry out economic research.
Management and Leadership
Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to critical feedback.
Encourages risk-taking in the pursuit of creativity and innovation.
Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills.
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Demonstrates strong communication skills
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
VI. Recruitment Qualifications
Advanced university degree (minimum Masters level) in economics or related field.
More than 7 years working experience relating to economic development issues with at least five years? in developing countries;
More than 3 years of practical experience in applying knowledge of technical cooperation and management of development projects;
Knowledge and understanding of the Vietnamese economy would be an advantage;
Capacity to network with national and international policy think tanks, universities and research institutions, IFI and bilateral donor policy specialists;
Proven analytical skills in development economics, and the ability to link such to issues of governance, sustainable development and human development;
Proven experience in the usage of computers and office software packages and statistical software packages; and, Familiarity with UNDP policies and procedures, used of ATLAS and result based management (MSP and PRINCE2) techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively in English;
Good Writing and presentation skills is essential; and,
Working knowledge of other UNDP working languages is an advantage.