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UNDP Jobs Uganda 2022 – Fresher Project Officer (Analyst)

UNDP Uganda Jobs 2022

Job Title: Project Officer (Analyst) – UNDP Jobs Uganda 2022

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

 

 

United Nations Development Programme Profile:

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nation’s global development network. UNDP advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice, training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.

 

 

Roles and responsibilities:

Oversee and guide project management:

  • Conducts programming processes for project implementation in conformity with UNDP standards and policies;
  • Conduct support activities for smooth project implementation and alignment with budgets;
  • Prepare work plan for initiatives under data, innovation, digital transformation, behavior sciences, futures and foresight initiatives;
  • Develop, modify, and adapt appropriate implementations strategies for project activities.
  • Produce concise regular updates and write report briefs for the project (implementation progress, situational updates, operational requirements) in close consultation with the team.

Provide technical support and capacity development to project partners:

  • Facilitate and maintain relationships with national partners to support implementation and expansion of the project;
  • Coordinate capacity building opportunities and initiatives of Pulse Lab Kampala;
  • Provide partners and the local government with assistance, training, and capacity development initiatives as needed.

Provide technical inputs to monitoring and reporting of project activities:

  • Provide technical inputs to the establishment of an effective monitoring system for the delivery of project results;
  • Draft quarterly and annual progress reports and donor reports and organize progress reviews, as necessary.

Provide substantive technical inputs to people and financial management of the project:

  • Provide inputs for research work at the Lab with monitoring of evolving contexts and supports knowledge building and sharing with partners and stakeholders;
  • Conduct tasks for the smooth operations of the Lab including financial, HR, and corporate reporting;
  • Prepare, monitor, and maintain project agreements, budgets, and cash flow to ensure those project deliverables are achieved.

Provide substantive inputs to knowledge building and sharing and communications and advocacy:

  • Conduct consultations with government representatives, development partners, donors, and any other relevant stakeholders to implement and expand data, innovation, digital transformation, behavior sciences, futures and foresight initiatives;
  • Coordinate event organization, capacity-building activities with partners and the team, and contributions to summits and conferences when necessary.

Other Duties:

  • Conduct other activities in support of data, innovation, digital transformation, behavior sciences, futures and foresight implementation;
  • Any other task assigned by the Lab Manager/Head of Office.

 

 

Qualifications

  • The ideal applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Project Management, or related field.
  • At least two years of professional work experience in managing information technology-driven projects;
  • Proven ability to develop plans, coordinate and implement complex activities with a diverse range of partners in a multi-cultural context;
  • Proven experience in monitoring of work plans and project implementation;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.) and advanced knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages. Experience in handling web-based management systems such as Trello;
  • Experience in Project management software such as MS Project, Trello, etc;
  • Past UN experience is desirable.
  • Ability to plan and produce quality results to meet established goals;
  • Generates innovative, practical solutions to challenging situations.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements;
  • Remains calm, composed, and patient when faced with conflict; manages it productively, focusing on mutually acceptable solutions.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Competencies:

Core competencies

  • Achieve Results: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.
  • Engage and Partner: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

  • Effective Decision Making: Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority area of expertise and resources.
  • Negotiation and Influence: Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates in-in situations.
  • Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant to context and responsive to a stated need.
  • Knowledge Facilitation: Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share particularly externally.
  • Collective Intelligence Design: Ability to bringing together diverse groups of people, Data, information or ideas and technology to design services or solutions.
  • Monitoring: Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results.
  • Evaluation: Ability to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks – Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise.
  • Is willing to learn from others. Planning and Organizing:
  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • Uses time efficiently to meet project goals.

Planning and Organizing:

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
  • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work;
  • Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • Uses time efficiently to meet project goals.

Functional Competencies:

  • Displays open, co-operative behavior with other team members.
  • Maintains strong relationships with partners and clients.
  • Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view.
  • Sets priorities, produces quality outputs, meets deadlines, and manages time efficiently;
  • Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment; Self-development, initiative-taking, eagerness to learn new technologies.
  • Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
  • Experience in Project management software such as MS Project, Trello, etc.
  • Past UN experience is desirable.
  • Language: Fluency in both written and spoken English.

 

 

How To Apply for UNDP Jobs Uganda 2022

All interested and suitably qualified candidates should submit their applications through the link below.

Click here to apply

Closing Date: 19th April 2022

 

 

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